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

McCabe & Mrs Miller (1971)

McCabe & Mrs Miller (1971)

Robert Altman was never going to make a straight-up, old-fashioned Western, and McCabe & Mrs Miller subverts many of the genre conventions: Warren Beatty’s McCabe is not a virtuous, salt-of-the-earth hero but a scheming gambler, while Julie Christie’s Mrs Miller is an opium-addicted prostitute – and one without a heart of gold. America's foremost film critic Roger Ebert considers McCabe & Mrs Miller to be Altman’s best movie.