100 Greatest Westerns Revisited

As we move toward the WLA Conference at the end of the month, it seemed like a good time to revisit Wild West magazine’s special edition: 100 Greatest Westerns. Here are the films that made the top 10 on the list:

1. High Noon (1952)

2. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)

3. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

4. Ride the High Country (1962)

5. Rio Bravo (1959)

6. Seven Men From Now (1956)

7. The Searchers (1956)

8. Shane (1953)

9. Tombstone (1993)

10. Red River (1948)

Click here to see the full list of Wild West‘s 100 Greatest Westerns.

The primary benefit of a “best” or “greatest” list is as a conversation starter, and I take Wild West magazine’s list as just that rather than as something definitive or objective. In the interest of continuing the conversation, I invite you to add to the list. What films are missing? What films shouldn’t be on the list?

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