Meine zehn liebsten Neo-Western

7. Februar 2016 at 18:40

 

 

 

Nach dem erneuten Anschauen eines meiner Lieblingsfilme, nämlich dem großartigen No Country for Old Men von den Coen-Brüdern, kam mir der Gedanke zu dieser Liste. Der Neo-Western ist nicht zu verwechseln mit dem zeitgenössischen Western, einer Art modernes Update des klassischen Western, Filme also wie beispielsweise Open Range, The Unforgiven, True Grit oder 3:10 to Yuma. Der Neo-Western hingegen bedient sich zwar auf offensichtliche Art und Weise an erzählerischen Strukturen, Motiven und Mechanismen des klassischen Western, verfrachtet diese aber in ein völlig anderes Setting, sei es vielleicht die moderne Großstadt oder gar das Weltall. In jedem Fall enstehen in diesem Spannungsfeld immer mal wieder ausgesprochen gute und spannende Filme und meine liebsten zehn davon stelle ich euch nun mit dieser Liste vor. Viel Spaß damit!

 

 

 

10.

Vampires (1998)
Vampires poster Rating: 6.1/10 (40,443 votes)
Director: John Carpenter
Writer: John Steakley (novel), Don Jakoby (screenplay)
Stars: James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee, Thomas Ian Griffith
Runtime: 108 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Released: 30 Oct 1998
Plot: A vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to endure sunlight.

 

 

 

9.

Lone Star (1996)
Lone Star poster Rating: 7.6/10 (22,661 votes)
Director: John Sayles
Writer: John Sayles
Stars: Stephen Mendillo, Stephen J. Lang, Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Peña
Runtime: 135 min
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Released: 21 Jun 1996
Plot: When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.

 

 

 

8.

Last Man Standing (1996)
Last Man Standing poster Rating: 6.4/10 (43,059 votes)
Director: Walter Hill
Writer: Ryûzô Kikushima (story), Akira Kurosawa (story), Walter Hill (screenplay)
Stars: Bruce Willis, Bruce Dern, William Sanderson, Christopher Walken
Runtime: 101 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Released: 20 Sep 1996
Plot: A drifting gunslinger-for-hire finds himself in the middle of an ongoing war between the Irish and Italian mafia in a Prohibition era ghost town.

 

 

 

7.

Red Hill (2010)
Red Hill poster Rating: 6.4/10 (7,048 votes)
Director: Patrick Hughes
Writer: Patrick Hughes
Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Steve Bisley, Tommy Lewis, Claire van der Boom
Runtime: 95 min
Rated: R
Genre: Thriller, Western
Released: 05 Nov 2010
Plot: A young police officer must survive his first day's duty in a small country town.

 

 

 

6.

The Rover (2014)
The Rover poster Rating: 6.4/10 (25,563 votes)
Director: David Michôd
Writer: Joel Edgerton (based on a story by), David Michôd (based on a story by), David Michôd
Stars: Guy Pearce, Chan Kien, Tek Kong Lim, Tawanda Manyimo
Runtime: 103 min
Rated: N/A
Genre: Crime, Drama
Released: 20 Jun 2014
Plot: 10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his only possession, his car. Along the way, he captures one of the thieves' brother, and the duo form an uneasy bond during the dangerous journey.

 

 

 

5.

Outland (1981)
Outland poster Rating: 6.6/10 (20,847 votes)
Director: Peter Hyams
Writer: Peter Hyams
Stars: Sean Connery, Peter Boyle, Frances Sternhagen, James Sikking
Runtime: 112 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Released: 22 May 1981
Plot: In the distant future, a police marshal stationed at a remote mining colony on the Jupiter moon of Io uncovers a drug-smuggling conspiracy, and gets no help from the populace when he later finds himself marked for murder.

 

 

 

4.

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia poster Rating: 7.5/10 (13,080 votes)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
Writer: Frank Kowalski (story), Sam Peckinpah (story), Sam Peckinpah (screenplay), Gordon T. Dawson (screenplay)
Stars: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Gig Young
Runtime: 112 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Released: 13 Mar 1975
Plot: An American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.

 

 

 

3.

Desperado (1995)
Desperado poster Rating: 7.2/10 (133,245 votes)
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Writer: Robert Rodriguez
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Joaquim de Almeida, Cheech Marin
Runtime: 104 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Released: 25 Aug 1995
Plot: A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.

 

 

 

2.

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Assault on Precinct 13 poster Rating: 7.4/10 (29,381 votes)
Director: John Carpenter
Writer: John Carpenter
Stars: Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer, Martin West
Runtime: 91 min
Rated: X
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Released: 05 Nov 1976
Plot: The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.

 

 

 

1.

No Country for Old Men (2007)
No Country for Old Men poster Rating: 8.1/10 (488,336 votes)
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Writer: Joel Coen (screenplay), Ethan Coen (screenplay), Cormac McCarthy (novel)
Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson
Runtime: 122 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Released: 21 Nov 2007
Plot: Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.