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In the mood for watching a good western movie? Browse this list of westerns from the Valley Cottage Library's collection, from John Wayne to Ed Harris.
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True Grit (2010)

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True Grit
A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn young woman track down her father's murderer.

 

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

 A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way.

 

For a Few Dollars More (1965)

Two bounty hunters with completely different intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw.

 

Seraphim Falls (2006)

 

Meek's Cutoff (2010)

 

Blazing Saddles (1974)

To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

 

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys and their lives over the years.

 

Alias Smith and Jones

TV series.

Hannibal Heyes and Kid Curry, two of the most wanted outlaws in the history of the West, are popular "with everyone except the railroads and the banks", since "in all the trains and banks they robbed, they never shot anyone". They are offered an amnesty on condition that they stay out of trouble for a year and that they don't tell anyone about it. With a view to keeping their noses clean they adopt the identities of Smith and Jones and use all of their ingenuity keeping out of the way of the law.

 

Deadwood

 

No Country for Old Men

 

Comanche Moon

 

A Fistfull O Dollars

 

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.

 

Unforgiven (1992)

Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.

 

3:10 to Yuma (2007)

 

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close.

Paul Newman and Robert Redford in their glorious prime!

 

Ned Kelly (2003)

A film about the legendary outlaw whose story outgrew his life

 

How the West Was Won (1962)

A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century--including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.

 

Broken Trail (2006)

Set in 1898, Print Ritter and his estranged nephew Tom Harte become the reluctant guardians of five abused and abandoned Chinese girls. Ritter and Harte's attempts to care for the girls are complicated by their responsibility to deliver a herd of horses while avoiding a group of bitter rivals intent on kidnapping the girls for their own purposes.

 

Appaloosa (2008)

1882, New Mexico Territory. Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are itinerant lawmen, hired by desperate towns as marshal and deputy. The city fathers of Appaloosa hire them after Randall Bragg, a newly-arrived rancher with money and a gang of thugs, disrupts commerce and kills three local lawmen. Cole and Hitch contrive to arrest Bragg and bring him to trial, but hanging him proves difficult. Meanwhile, a widow has arrived in town, Allison French, pretty, refined, and good-natured. Virgil falls hard, and it seems mutual, but there may be more to Allie than meets the eye. Can friendship and skill with a gun overcome a pernicious villain and green-eyed jealousy?

 

Have Gun Will Travel

 

Gunsmoke

 

The Wild Bunch

 

Annie Get Your Gun

 

Duck You Sucker

 

This publication was supported in part by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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