8 Great Lone Stranger Westerns

8 Great Lone Stranger Westerns

To celebrate the release of Three Amigos on this day in 1986 we give you a small list of some of the best westerns to grace the silver screen. Sit back and make sure that your gun is loaded and ready for action.

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And then he ended his career by arguing with a chair in his latest western:
The Seated, The Standing, & The Senile.

Editor's Note: Some readers are reporting that there are great westerns not featuring Clint Eastwood. We're investigating these claims, but are inclined to think they're full of it.
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You're darn right there are -

The Searchers (John Wayne and John Ford) and The Magnificent 7 off the top of my head.

Having said that, I'm pretty confident that the majority of great westerns include Clint.

BTW, one more bone to pick with you guys - how do you forget The Unforgiven?? That may be his best work.

I wholeheartedly support the fact that every one of those films is a Clint Eastwood film. Probably my favorite actor of all time.

Before I clicked the link, I thought it would be funny if all the movies were Clint Eastwood. This article brought a great big smile to my face.

Just Clint Eastwood?

Whatever you say, Pilgrim.

i'd say once upon a time in america is one of the finest westerns ever filmed, and it stars Charles Bronson in the lead role

wrightguy0:
i'd say once upon a time in america is one of the finest westerns ever filmed, and it stars Charles Bronson in the lead role

Once upon a time in the West, you mean. And I totally agree with that. I'd put it right up there with The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

(Not that Once upon a time in America was a bad film, no indeed!)

yeah where is Unforgiven?

Lone Stranger westerns are almost all Clint :) .

Once Upon is one of the few exceptions. Unforgiven wasn't a Lone Stranger film, but damn fine. Watch your whiskey folks.

Other goodies I enjoyed were Silverado, Wyatt Earp(Costner) and the already mentioned Magnificent Seven. Cat Balou had a great Lee Marvin.

I'm a little confused, is the 'Lone Stranger' tagline being used here in reference simply to Clint Eastwood westerns, or those Westerns that focus on a 'lone stranger' protagonist?

If the later, then both Shane and Once Upon A Time in the West are notable absences. (Could also include Support Your Local Gunfighter/Sheriff if we're gonna have a bit of fun with this!)

Isn't Clint Eastwood playing the same character in both A First Full Of Dollars and For A Few Dollars More? In fact in as far as I can remember there is even some debate as to whether he's also the same character in The Good The Bad And The Ugly

Where's the Courier?

(I'm british and a gamer, New Vegas is about as close as I'll ever get to a western!)

Never cared much for Clint's westerns. Nobody was my biggest western hero, aka Terrence Hill (My Name is Nobody, 1973).

my favourite woudld have to be pale rider. you never do find out who or what the preacher is.. simply a gunfighter/preacher? a ghost? one of the 4 horse men of the appocalypse?

At first I was like "waah?" But then I saw The Outlaw Josey Wales and I could sit back happily.

I came here for Clint Eastwood, I was not disappointed.

Unforgiven would have been good though.

Now I could get behind this... Still I wish the author had just went with western's in General. I hate not having the opportunity to mention Tombstone. Oh, yes... That movie is badass because of Val Kilmer and Sam Elliot. Hell Sam Elliot alone is badass, but Kilmer as Doc Holliday was awesome.
Anyway no Eastwood list is complete without Unforgiven. If you don't mention that movie, Clint Eastwood will knock your door down and murder your family.

I saw this, I thought to myself "So, which Clint Eastwood film has he picked to represent his contribution?". Guess that answered that.

 

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