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Top 100 Westerns

(December 23, 2014)
Frontera Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Sweetwater

Ed Harris and Eva Longoria star in "Frontera" (2014) -- the top renting film from our Western Section. George Roy Hill's classic western, "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969, w/Paul Newman and Robert Redford) dropped to the 2nd position followed by "Sweetwater" (2013). With the exception of  "The Lone Ranger" (2013), the rest of the Top 10 are mostly classics with Fred Zinneman's "High Noon" (1952), John Ford's "The Searchers" (1956) and Gordon Doublas' "Stagecoach" (1966) leading them out. Oddly, Sam Peckinpah's "The Wild Bunch" (1969) has dropped off the list entirely but it looks like all the major Sergio Leone spaghetti westerns have managed to hang on. Here are the Top Renters from the Westerns section:

Note: Some folks will argue that "Star Wars" and "Tampopo" (among others) are westerns. They are. They follow the same motif and use many of the same elements but here at Renter we keep them in the SciFi and Japanese sections respectively. Our Western Section (with a few exceptions) only has films that follow the classic definition of a western: "A film, television drama, or novel about cowboys in western North America, esp. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries." Included, of course, are all of the spaghetti westerns.

1 FRONTERA
2 BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID
3 SWEETWATER
4 LONE RANGER, THE (2013)
5 HIGH NOON
6 SEARCHERS
7 STAGECOACH
8 BIG JAKE
9 HONDO
10 ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES, THE
11 BEND OF THE RIVER
12 BUFFALO GIRLS
13 CAT BALLOU
14 DESTRY RIDES AGAIN
15 DORADO, EL
16 FURIES, THE
17 HANG 'EM HIGH
18 JOHNNY GUITAR
19 LONESOME DOVE
20 MAVERICK (TV)
21 MCLINTOCK!
22 RIO BRAVO
23 SABATA
24 SONS OF KATIE ELDER
25 TOMBSTONE
26 WILD WILD WEST (1999)
27 ALAMO, THE
28 APPALOOSA
29 BIG COUNTRY
30 BLACKTHORN
31 BULLET FOR GENERAL, A
32 DIABLO, EL
33 DJANGO
34 DJANGO KILL
35 FAR COUNTRY, THE
36 FISTFUL OF DOLLARS, A
37 FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE
38 GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY, THE
39 GREAT SILENCE, THE
40 GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORAL
41 HIGH NOON (2000)
42 HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER
43 LAST OUTLAW, THE
44 LONE RANGER: THE MOVIE
45 MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, THE
46 MAN FROM LARAMIE, THE
47 MY DARLING CLEMENTINE
48 MY NAME IS NOBODY
49 ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
50 OUTLAW JOSEY WALES, THE
51 RED RIVER
52 SCALPHUNTERS, THE
53 SHANE
54 SPAGHETTI WESTERN COLLECTIONE
55 TRUE GRIT (2010)
56 TRUE GRIT
57 TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA
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