The western movies are the carriers of the evolving civilization and culture of the movie world. One has to be amazed to see these cinematography works of the lives of people devastated by war, thinking how horrible their normal life was at that time! The feature is prepared this time by the list of such best western movies that have been famous in different counties worldwide. Let's get to know about them.
Top 10 Greatest Western Films Ever Made in Movie Industry
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly | 1966 | Italian Western
In the screenplay of Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Luciano Vincenzoni, and the direction of Sergio Leone, this is the most influential film in the western film reign.
The story follows three fortune hunters who end up pointing their guns at each other over the buried gold after the death of its owner.
Popular actor and director Clint Eastwood won the ‘Audience Award’ as ‘Best Actor’ at the 1966 Faro Island Film Festival for starring in the movie. The film won the ‘OFTA film hall of fame’ award in 2016.
Django Unchained | 2012 | American Western
This revolutionary film features a story of a slave who strives to rescue his wife with the help of a dentist-cum-bounty hunter from mandingo fights –a brutal game of wrestling to death.
The movie was made by giving a tribute to the Italian film Django (1966) by Sergio Corbucci. The renowned crime genre filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has done both of the writing and directing the film starred by Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx, and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Tarantino and Waltz won Oscar for Best original screenplay writer and best supporting actor respectively.
Sholay | 1975 | Indian Western
This is a furious and dramatic tale of two jail inmates who take the proposal of a former police officer to bring the most ruthless bandit alive.
Ramesh Sippy directed this film in the screenplay of Salim Javed and under the production of his father G. P. Sippy.
Amitabh Bachchan, Amjad Khan, Dharmendra, and Sanjeev Kumar were in the prime movie casts.
Amjad Khan, Dwarka Divecha, and Ram Yadekar won Bengal Film Journalists Association Awards for Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, and Best Art Direction respectively.
The New Land | 1972 | Swedish Western
The main idea was brought from two novels by Vilhelm Moberg – The Settlers(1956) and The Last Letter Home(1959). The film portrays the struggling endeavor of a Swedish immigrant family for starting over in America.
Bengt Forslund and this film's director Jan Troell contributed to the screenplay of the movie.
The movie stars Liv Ullmann, Max von Sydow, and Eddie Axberg.
This drama film received the Oscar nomination and won the Golden Globe award for best foreign-language film.
White Sun of the Desert | 1970 | Russian Western
This action movie is about a Red Army soldier who has to guard the harem of a guerrilla leader despite the end of the Russian Civil War.
The movie is shown to astronauts for a positive vibe before most of the space missions.
Valentin Yezhov and Rustam Ibragimbekov wrote the screenplay of the film under the direction of Vladimir Motyl. Anatoly Kuznetsov and Pavel Luspekayev played the major characters in the movie.
President Boris Yeltsin awarded this movie the state prize in 1998.
A Place in the World | 1992 | Argentine Western
This philosophical movie depicts a simple living in the Argentine wilderness through some debates among idealistic family members. With a political plot, this film creates a western attitude free from violence.
Alberto Lecchi, Kathy Saavedra, and this film's director Adolfo Aristarain co-wrote the screenplay of the movie. The film stars Federico Luppi, Cecilia Roth, and Jose Sacristan.
This movie won Goya Award as Best Spanish Language Foreign Film, and Silver Condor Awards in Eight categories at Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards.
Aferim! | 2015 | Romanian Western
An estate owner hires a policeman to capture his slave who had an affair with his wife.
Based on such a story, Aferim! was made in the screenplay of Florin Lazarescu and this film's director Radu Jude.
Teodor Corban, Victor Rebengiuc, Mihaela Sirbu, and Alexandru Dabija were in the main casts of this comedy film.
The movie won Silver Berlin Bear award at Berlin International Film Festival for Best Direction and Tiantian Award at Beijing International Film Festival for Best Cinematography.
Lemonade Joe | 1964 | Czechoslovakian Western
Oldrich Lipsky co-wrote the screenplay of this film with Jiri Brdecka, the director of the movie, based on his own stage play and novel with the same name.
This western parody depicts a funny business rivalry between Lemonade and Whiskey based on a small town full of rural characters.
The musical comedy movie, also titled by the Horse Opera, stars Karel Fiala, Rudolf Deyl, Milos Kopecky.
Lipsky won the Silver Seashell award at the 1964 San Sebastian International Film Festival.
The Tracker | 2002 | Australian Western
A brilliant native tracker joins on a quest of a group of three white men including the follower, the veteran, and the fanatic to capture the murderer of a white woman.
The film, written and directed by Rolf de Heer, ends up in an amazing twist with such a story.
Gary Sweet, Damon Gameau, and David Gulpilil star in this historical film.
Gulpilil won the Australian Film Institute Award, Film Critics Circle of Australia Award, and Inside Film Award as Best Actor.
The Good, the Bad, the Weird | 2008 | South Korean Western
The story of this film centers on Manchurian wilderness where three hidden treasure hunters get involved in conflict with Japanese forces and Chinese dacoits while fighting each other. This film actually is a remade version of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly(1966).
The action-comedy film starred by Jung Woo-sung, Song Kang-ho, and Lee Byung-Hun is written by Kim Min-suk and the film's director Kim Jee-Woon.
Jee-Woon Kim won Blue Dragon Award, Cine21 Movie Award, and Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival Award as Best Director.
The best ever Western films about the nomadic life of the civil war-torn bounty hunters still stun moviegoers today. The combination of the characters' emotions with the artistic visuals of that time has influenced many 21st century movies. As a result, Western films are appearing in new forms in front of the new movie-loving generation.