25 best Western movies ever

Stagecoach (1939)

John Wayne became a Hollywood star following his role in Stagecoach, which was also John Ford’s first ever non-silent western and his first shot in Monument Valley, the red, mesa-filled landscape that quickly became a western staple. The movie, which depicts the fraught journey of a motley band of strangers through Apache territory, was considered by Orson Welles to be a "perfect" film; he reportedly watched it over 40 times while making Citizen Kane.

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