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10 Westerns We Remember Watching With Our Parents

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Did anyone else grow up watching Westerns with their parents? The genre was absolutely everywhere in the 50s, 60s, and 70s, but then seemed to fizzle out over the next few decades as people lost interest, kept alive thanks to being shown on TV and introduced to us by the older generation.

While some probably think of Westerns as cheesy and unintentionally hilarious, these 10 movies show just why the genre was so huge for so many years.

Tombstone (1993)

You've got Kurt Russell as Wyatt Earp, and Val Kilmer as his Huckleberry, Doc Holliday. What else could you possibly want?

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly (1966)

The movie that plenty of people think of when they think of a "western," this 3+ hour epic is still awesome today thanks to beautiful shots, Ennio Morricone's iconic soundtrack, and all time great performances by Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach.

3:10 To Yuma (2007)

Made during a time when Westerns had more or less completely died off, this remake that came 50 years after the original is just plain awesome. Christian Bale and Russell Crowe play off each other perfectly, and Ben Foster is enjoyably sadistic through the whole movie.

The Searchers (1956)

The undisputed classic that cemented John Wayne as Hollywood's favorite cowboy, this is pretty much what set the standard for the Western for decades.

These next few movies are just as great now as they were back then...

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