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

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

Sergio Leone put away the crowd-pleasing antics of his Dollas trilogy to create two and half hours of cinematic history with this scorched-earth homage to the gritty realities of homesteading on the new frontier. Expertly paying homage to practically every film in the Western genre, Leone helps Henry Fonda finds his dark side and gives Charles Bronson his own theme tune (supplied, of course, by long-term Leone sidekick Ennio Morricone).

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