25 best Western movies ever

With Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained hitting cinemas, we saddle up and look back over the best tales from the Wild West on the silver screen

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

Brat Pitt stars as Jesse James, the infamous frontier outlaw – but it's Casey Affleck who steals the film as his associate Robert Ford. A shifty, twitchy fellow who hero-worships Pitt's bandit leader, he's a modern celebrity stalker transposed to the world of the Old West – and as his obsession curdles into hatred of his idol, so director Andrew Dominik deconstructs the myth of the outlaw hero.

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