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

Rio Bravo (1959)

John Wayne makes yet another appearance in our list, this time as a small town sheriff who turns to a ragtag band of allies (Dean Martin included) to stop a bad guy from busting his murderer brother out of jail. An archetypal western that ticks all the boxes and has clear-cut “goodies” and “baddies” – yet certainly one of the best of its period.

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