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

True Grit (2010)

True Grit (2010)

Purists will always argue that the 1969 version of True Grit was better, but they’re only saying that because it had John Wayne in it. The Coens pay willing tribute to the dusty genre, with Jeff Bridges in fine form as the sozzled US Marshal Rooster Cogburn – but it's Hailee Steinfeld's steely Mattie Ross that gives the 21st century cut its compelling human heart.