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Clint Eastwood's Unforgettable Oscar Winning Film 'Unforgiven' Is A Classic! The Top 7 Best Western Films

Updated on December 2, 2014


Many of us are intrigued by the nature of a lawless period in time. Audiences flock to the box office to view movies based on legendary western icons, such Wyatt Earp, and Doc Holliday captures the interest of Hollywood. Outlaws such as Billy the Kid, produce big blockbuster movies.

Listed are the top 7 western movies, featuring the unforgettable Oscar Winning Western by Clint Eastwood,'Unforgiven.'

7. The Assassination of Jesse James


The Assassination of Jesse James

6. The Good The Bad And The Ugly

Good the Bad & The Ugly [Blu-ray]
Good the Bad & The Ugly [Blu-ray] | Source

Clint Eastwood Plays Lee Van Cleef In, 'The Good The Bad & The Ugly'

Clint Eastwood(the Man with No Name) is good, Lee Van Cleef (Angel Eyes Sentenza) is bad, and Eli Wallach (Tuco Benedito Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez) is ugly in the final chapter of Sergio Leone's trilogy of spaghetti westerns (the first two were A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More). In this sweeping film, the characters form treacherous alliances in a ruthless quest for Confederate gold

The Good The Bad And The Ugly - The Best Theme Tune Ever

5. True Grit

True Grit Poster
True Grit Poster | Source

John Wayne In True Grit

This movie is about a young teen age girl who needs to find closure by locating the man who killed her dad. The determined girl settles on Rooster Cogburn-a one-eyed, drunk, with a spiraling career in law enforcement/U.S. Marshall.The book was written by Charles Portis. The 1969 western won an Oscar for John Wayne. The movie was revised in 2010 by the Coen brothers. Jeff Bridges played Rooster Cogburn.

True Grit

4. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Butch Cassidy Sundance Kid Paul Newman Movie Poster
Butch Cassidy Sundance Kid Paul Newman Movie Poster | Source

Paul Newman and Robert Redford

The SundanceKid played by (Redford) is the frontier's fastest gun. His sidekick, Butch Cassidy (Newman), is always dreaming up new ways to get rich fast scheme. If only they could blow open a baggage car without also blowing up the money-filled safe inside... Or remember that Sundance can't swim before they escape a posse by leaping off a cliff into rushing rapids... Times are changing in the west and life is getting tougher. Eventually they decide to pack off and head to Bolivia

Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid

3. Django Unchained

Django Unchained - Movie Poster Art Print (The Took His Freedom. He's Taking Everything)
Django Unchained - Movie Poster Art Print (The Took His Freedom. He's Taking Everything) | Source

Django Unchained

Jamie Foxx Plays Django

Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, this movie features and Oscar award winning cast, starring Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave who teams up with a bounty hunter played by Christoph Waltz who won best supporting actor for his role. In the movie Django is free to locate his wife played by (Kerry Washington) who was in the hands of a ruthless man named Calvin Candie, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Candie’s partner in crime played by Samuel L. Jackson; makes this a riveting movie.

2. Tombstone

Poster Tombstone
Poster Tombstone | Source

Kurt Russell Plays Wyatt Earp & Val Kilmer Plays Doc Holliday

This Western has become a modest cult favorite since its release in 1993, when the film was met with mixed reviews but the performances of Kurt Russell (as Wyatt Earp) and especially Val Kilmer, for his memorably eccentric performance as the dying gunslinger Doc Holliday, garnered high praise. The movie opens with Wyatt Earp trying to put his violent past behind him, living happily in Tombstone with his brothers. Everything is fine until a murderous group comes to town known as the cowboys. Wyatt Earp tries to keep peace in the town, which starts a gun slinging war.


1. Unforgiven

Unforgiven 11 x 17 Movie Poster - Style D
Unforgiven 11 x 17 Movie Poster - Style D | Source

"Unforgiven" Won Four Academy Awards in 1992.

The movie, 'Unforgiven,' produced and directed by Actor Clint Eastwood, is an unforgettable Western.

The film features a retired gunslinger, named William Munny played by (Clint Eastwood). Ned Logan played by (Morgan Freeman), William's best friend.

The two outlaws William, Ned and their new companion Schofield Kid, played by (Jaimz Woolvett), pack up their guns one last time to kill two men for brutally assaulting a young prostitute.

A group of outraged women who worked with the woman who was victimize scrounge up a bounty to help bring her attacker to justice. The women live in a remote town in Wyoming, called Big Whiskey.

Big Whiskey is controlled by a ruthless sheriff, known as Little Bill Daggett played by (Gene Hackman) who landed an Oscar® for Best Supporting Actor.

Unforgiven Is The Perfect Classic Movie To Own!

"Viewer Discretion Is Advised"

Clint Eastwood Wins the Oscar® For Best Director for "Unforgiven"


What makes the movie, 'Unforgiven', an unforgettable classic western is the intriguing tone and dialog which captivates the audience. The characters are both believable and entertaining.

*Honorable Mention* 'Lawless' Based On A True Story

Picture by Emunah
Picture by Emunah

Based On A Bestselling Novel, 'Lawless' Is A Great Movie!

LAWLESS (With Time Can Integrity Kill Corruption?)

Where Does The Search For Integrity Lead Us?

In the movie ‘Lawless’, Based on a true story, (Shia Labeouf) plays Jack Bondurant, a non aggressive young man born into a family of outlaws. His older brother Forrest Bondurant is deemed “immortal” by the locals in Franklin County, Virginia where the brothers are involved in a profitable bootlegging business. Jack’s soft characteristics agitate his older brother who encourages his younger brother to toughen up if he wants to be a part of the family business.

Lawless- Great Scene, "We're Survivors'

The Wettest Country In The World Is A Good Read!

Fleeing From Corruption In Due Time May Keep The Peace

To despite John’s attempt to be a true gangster like his older brother Forest, his gentle spirit in search of integrity through an individual who does not take part in violence, leads him into a relationship with the pastor’s daughter Bertha Minnix, played by( Mia Wasikowska.)

In some cases perhaps fleeing from corruption could lead one into a life of integrity. And in other cases corruption could be the only way of life for those who do not know how to live a life of peace and honesty.

The Wettest County in the World

The Wettest County in the World, inspired the movie "Lawless." Written by Matt Bondurant,

In the movie one can't help but hope that Jack finds the life of peace that he is searching for. I found this movie to be truthful concerning a purposeful life. Just because someone may carry themselves in an indestructible manner does not mean that they are not in search of peace. Our hardships in life make us stronger. Finding the will to live through the season of corruption, in time integrity can be found.

Lawless is an exceptional Movie!

Emunah La-Paz

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