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

Blazing Saddles (1974)

Mel Brooks lends his comedic touch to the Western genre in this satirical comedy starring Cleavon Little as the first African-American Sheriff in the West and Gene Wilder as sozzled gunslinger Jim. Breaking the fourth wall in the most blatant way imaginable, the fight scene which spills out into the Warner Brothers lot and across other film sets – culminating just outside the premiere of the film itself – is the highlight of Brooks' masterpiece.

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