It is sad but true-westerns seem to have gone out of style. There are of course the old classics, but nothing new and significant in this genre has been released in some time. I am a huge fan of westerns in general and especially those with my favorites like John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and Robert Duvall.

Now I know, the Duke is gone, so alas there can be no more John Wayne Westerns, and both Eastwood and Duvall are aging, so who is the next great american cowboy?

In the past few years, there have been some honorable mentions that even made it on my top ten list below, so perhaps this genre is making a come back. I certainly hope so. The conflict between cowboy and indian, or that of the sheriff and the outlaw is a classic contrast that is as attractive today as it was perhaps fifty years ago.

Top Ten Westerns Movies

1. Lonesome Dove (1989)

2. Open Range (2003)

3. Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee (2008)

4. Dances with Wolves (1990)

5. Rio Bravo (1959)

6. The Unforgiven (1992)

7. Cold Mountain (2007)

8. Gone with the Wind (1939)

9. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

10. High Noon (1952)

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