HIGH NOON (1952)

A western parable in which Gary Cooper is very convinced he is right and everyone else is wrong. He would have fit right in on Twitter.

THE WILD BUNCH (1969)

A violent, nihilistic revisionist Western that changed how violence was shown on-screen.

THE SEARCHERS (1956)

John Wayne drags a handsome guy around the American West because he is so racist. It’s kind of like the Odyssey.

BLAZING SADDLES (1974)

Mel Brooks takes a western pastiche and pushes the boundaries of comedy about racism. Oh, and it’s super funny.