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These Are Some of the Best Westerns In Movie History

Western films take viewers to a point in time when gunfire permeated the desert air like the heat, when outlaws stormed into town on horseback, ready for trouble. While it’s easy to dismiss the genre as just an endless game of cowboys and Indians, several Western films have achieved status as some of the most revered films of all time. If you love tales of adventure in the Wild West, read on as we count down some of the greatest Western classics of all time.

1. Rooster Cogburn

This film was released in 1975 as a sequel to the 1969 film True Grit. As in True Grit, John Wayne stars as Marshal Reuben J. Cogburn, as known as “Rooster.”  


In this film, Rooster is stripped of his badge and must prove himself worthy of it once more by putting a stop to a gang of notorious outlaws. It received tepid reviews from critics, but it transfixed enough audiences to be named the 25th highest grossing film of 1975.