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Top Six Westerns Red Dead Redemption Fans Need To See

G4 writes: "An informal poll of the employees of G4 revealed that 100 percent of gamers want to play or are playing Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption, but only 33 percent were familiar with the best Western films ever made. As a public service, we've compiled a list of six must-see Westerns made over the last 60 years, in reverse chronological order. All of these films are perfect for Red Dead Redemption fans."

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Cevapi882648d ago (Edited 2648d ago )

The first 3 are pretty good...although The Good The Bad and The Ugly is probably the best western for me at least...the rest of the list though misses out on a lot of great movies...and idk why they went and did a generational list...just include the best classics no matter what year it came out

Once Upon A Time in The West
High Noon
For A Few Dollars More
Rio Bravo
And if you are going to talk about a movie in the 2000's i don't think anything comes close to 3:10 To Yuma

Close_Second2647d ago (Edited 2647d ago )

...to Yuma was good but I actually prefer Open Range (2003).

I agree with Once Upon a Time in the West. I also enjoy the Outlaw Josey Wales, Pale Rider and where is Butch Cassidy and the Sandance Kid!

morganfell2648d ago

There was no Tombstone because maybe they felt that a movie that used history as a basis shouldn't have been so outrageously inaccurate.

Kratos Spartan2648d ago

Tombstone is still just about the best Western I've ever enjoyed watching.

You ain't no Daisy...

Bathyj2648d ago

Really. In my video store Pearl Harbour is in the True Stories section.

Val Kilmer, as he was in The Doors, is oscar worthy in Tombstone. He's not just acting, HE IS Doc Holiday. He's your huckleberry.

I really wanted to like The Propersition, Guy Pierce along with Russel Crowe stole LA Confidential. It had it great moment but I just didnt take to it. Maybe I should see it again, I dont always get into a movie in one sitting.

Also, I'm pretty sure The Wild Bunch, didnt have Bullet Time.

"I am the man with no name. Smith. Zap Smith. Branigan."

morganfell2648d ago

Well he really isn't Doc Holiday. A good study of historical references will show he had far too much humor. In fact Doc had a reputation for being incredibly mean and harsh. In this respect Dennis Quaid's portrayal in Wyatt Earp was much closer to the mark.

thorstein2648d ago

Clint Eastwood... amazing....

ReservoirDog3162647d ago

It's not exactly a western but still, everyone should see the Akira Kurasawa's Yojimbo. It feels exactly like watching a western and it even inspired A Fistful of Dollars which was Sergio Leone's first spagetti western.

Believe me, watch Yojimbo. And if you have netflix, you can watch it instantly.

And this list should have less The Quick and the Dead and more of Unforgiven.

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Rikitatsu2649d ago

The list is a joke, I'm sorry.
It's missing a lot of classics.

Darkstorn2648d ago

They got 'Shane' on there...

hoops2648d ago

Please don't mention John Wayne Westerns. Those were frekn terrible and cliche with terrible acting. They could have put every single Sergio Leone movie up and the list would be complete. Shane is great for that list.
Unforgiven would hve been a good one.

beavis4play2648d ago

your commments on the wayne movies are misinformed. i understand you have preferences but some of waynes cowboy movies were very good: "big jake" and "the sons of katie elder" are great westerns. the acting and stories in both are great.

then there is "the shootist". if you don't like that then you don't know good movies/acting/stories (western or any other kind)

ReservoirDog3162647d ago

Have you seen The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance? That's a great John Wayne western. Try telling me that's "terrible acting."

Akagi2648d ago

Haha! What a crappy list. Seriously.

mcnablejr2648d ago

They aren't looking for the top 6 westerns. They are looking for the top six, in relation to rdr.