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Top 10 Western Movies

The American Film Institute asked more than 1,500 members of the film community to pick the ten best films representing ten American genres: animated, fantasy, gangster, science fiction, western, sports, mystery, romantic comedy, courtroom drama, and epic. The criterion for inclusion was feature-length (over 60 minutes), an American film, critical recognition, any major awards won, popularity over time, historical significance, and cultural impact. This list was released in 2008.

  1. The Searchers (1956)
  2. High Noon (1952)
  3. Shane (1953)
  4. Unforgiven (1992)
  5. Red River (1948)
  6. The Wild Bunch (1969)
  7. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  8. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
  9. Stagecoach (1939)
  10. Cat Ballou (1965)

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  • Top 10 Western Movies - The following list includes the top 10 Western movies of all time, according to the American Film Institute, including movies such as The Searchers, High Noon, and Shane.

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