Meine zehn liebsten Western

26. April 2015 at 15:45



Letztlich erwies sich dann doch die Sichtung von The Salvation als Geburtshelfer für diese Liste, auch wenn ich die Idee schon sehr lange mit mir herum trage, denn ich bin ein großer Fan von Western, weniger jedoch vom klassischen amerikanischen Western und vielmehr vom Italowestern. Der Western ist das vielleicht größte und am meisten definierte amerikanische Filmgenre überhaupt, ist er doch in seinen handelnden Figuren, erzählenden Elementen, Motiven, Orten und Stilmitteln stark festgelegt und folgt häufig festen Regeln. In dieser heutigen Liste geht es erst einmal nur um den klassischen amerikanischen Western, aber eine zweite mit meinen zehn liebsten Italowestern wird in Kürze folgen, vielleicht sogar auch noch eine mit dem Neo-Western als Thema. Viel Spaß mit dieser Liste voller rauchender Colts und bleihaltiger Luft…..





3:10 to Yuma (2007)
3:10 to Yuma poster Rating: 7.8/10 (213,869 votes)
Director: James Mangold
Writer: Halsted Welles (screenplay), Michael Brandt (screenplay), Derek Haas (screenplay), Elmore Leonard (short story)
Stars: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Logan Lerman, Dallas Roberts
Runtime: 122 min
Rated: R
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Released: 7 Sep 2007
Plot: A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher.





True Grit (2010)
True Grit poster Rating: 7.7/10 (207,646 votes)
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Writer: Joel Coen (screenplay), Ethan Coen (screenplay), Charles Portis (novel)
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin
Runtime: 110 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Released: 22 Dec 2010
Plot: A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn young woman track down her father's murderer.





High Noon (1952)
High Noon poster Rating: 8.1/10 (69,233 votes)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Writer: Carl Foreman (screenplay), John W. Cunningham (magazine story "The Tin Star")
Stars: Gary Cooper, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges, Katy Jurado
Runtime: 85 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Western
Released: 30 Jul 1952
Plot: A marshall, personally compelled to face a returning deadly enemy, finds that his own town refuses to help him.





The Searchers (1956)
The Searchers poster Rating: 8.0/10 (55,502 votes)
Director: John Ford
Writer: Frank S. Nugent (screenplay), Alan Le May (from the novel by)
Stars: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond
Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Released: 13 Mar 1956
Plot: A Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from an Indian tribe.





Rio Bravo (1959)
Rio Bravo poster Rating: 8.1/10 (38,152 votes)
Director: Howard Hawks
Writer: Jules Furthman (screenplay), Leigh Brackett (screenplay), B.H. McCampbell (short story)
Stars: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson
Runtime: 141 min
Genre: Western
Released: 4 Apr 1959
Plot: A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy.





The Wild Bunch (1969)
The Wild Bunch poster Rating: 8.1/10 (57,793 votes)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
Writer: Walon Green (screenplay), Sam Peckinpah (screenplay), Walon Green (story), Roy N. Sickner (story)
Stars: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien
Runtime: 145 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Released: 18 Jun 1969
Plot: An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them.





Open Range (2003)
Open Range poster Rating: 7.5/10 (49,457 votes)
Director: Kevin Costner
Writer: Lauran Paine (novel), Craig Storper (screenplay)
Stars: Robert Duvall, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, Michael Gambon
Runtime: 139 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Romance, Western
Released: 15 Aug 2003
Plot: A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.





The Magnificent Seven (1960)
The Magnificent Seven poster Rating: 7.8/10 (57,224 votes)
Director: John Sturges
Writer: William Roberts (screenplay)
Stars: Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson
Runtime: 128 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Released: 23 Oct 1960
Plot: An oppressed Mexican peasant village assembles seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.





Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid poster Rating: 7.4/10 (11,817 votes)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
Writer: Rudy Wurlitzer
Stars: James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Richard Jaeckel, Katy Jurado
Runtime: 122 min
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Released: 1973-08-31
Plot: An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.





Unforgiven (1992)
Unforgiven poster Rating: 8.3/10 (238,392 votes)
Director: Clint Eastwood
Writer: David Webb Peoples
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris
Runtime: 131 min
Rated: R
Genre: Western
Released: 7 Aug 1992
Plot: Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.