Seven Best

Seven Best: Modern Westerns

No longer defined by white hats and spangly shirts, the Western has evolved over the past few decades to include closer representations of the original stories, and a more nuanced definition of a hero. It’s not just the bad guys who wear black anymore.

Westerns were all the rage at my house growing up, but I never connected with them. Maybe because they were black and white, or maybe because I was bored by the 89 minutes of idle talk, followed by the 60 seconds of a shootout in the middle of the street. But as I grew older, Hollywood began to add a little more action into their Westerns, and even recently, a little more accuracy into the tall tales of the Old West. Follow along!!

  • Deadwood
  • Tombstone
  • Unforgiven
  • Young Guns
  • 3:10 to Yuma
  • Magnificent Seven
  • Open Range
  • Assassination of Jesse James
  • Hateful Eight
  • The Quick and the Dead
  • Django Unchained
  • Logan
  • The Kid

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