Whether you’re watching lone gunslingers, epic brawls in desert saloons, or deadly outlaws, there’s no doubt that Western films are a cherished American staple. And actors like Clint Eastwood and John Wayne are beautifully synonymous with this film genre. This is exactly why we rounded up the greatest Western films of all time, check it out and add a new one to your list of ‘must-see’ flicks.
Bad Day At Black Rock (1955)
Kicking off this list is Bad Day At Black Rock, a 1955 powerfully tense, fast-paced suspenseful drama with a hard message toward racial prejudice. The film takes us on the journey of a mysterious man who arrives at a tiny isolated town in search of a man. Bilge Ebiri even considers the film as “one of the greatest films ever made.”
Django Unchained (2012)
Quentin Tarantino knocks it out of the park with this revisionist Western film starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, and Samuel L. Jackson. Django Unchained was nominated for numerous film industry awards, including five Academy Awards. The film grossed just over $425 million worldwide, not bad. Set in the South just two years before the Civil War, we watch as a freed slave, together with the help of a German bounty hunter, sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.