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The Best Western Movies Ever Made

May 17, 2022
Even though it seems that the time of good westerns is gone, it must be said that they had a significant influence on modern cinema and storytelling. They are still loved and regularly rewatched by many movie fans. Westerns showed a romanticized image of the Wild West and the life of cowboys. At the same time, creators of those movies revolutionized how people look at cinema in general. Westerns introduced stuntmen to Hollywood, mixed drama with comedy, and proved that a good story could be worth millions of dollars. Here are the top westerns movies ever made that shaped an industry and changed the movie-watching experience.
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The Searchers

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The Searchers

This movie, based on the novel with the same title, was a great hit. With a $3.75 million production budget, it quickly earned $5 million, which was a significant sum in 1956. Since that date, Warner Bros made several more millions on this production.

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Movie Plot: An American Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from the Comanches.

  • Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
  • Rated: Passed
  • Released: 26 May 1956 in USA
  • Runtime: 119 min
  • Starring: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond
  • BoxOffice: N/A
  • Awards: Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations.

The Searchers was Written by Frank S. Nugent (screenplay), Alan Le May (from the novel by) and directed by John Ford and produced by Warner Brothers.

7.9/10 IMDB Rating 98% Rotten Tomatoes 94/100 Metacritic
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