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Dances with wolves

by:Costner, Kevin, (1955- ...)

Rewarded for his heroism in the Civil War, Lt. John Dunbar wants to see the American frontier before it is gone. Assigned to an abandoned fort with a Sioux tribe as his only neighbor, he overcomes the language barrier and mutual fear and distrust to become a friend of the tribe. But his knowledge of their ultimate fate forces him to make a crucial decision.

Editions:278  Date:1961 - 2021  Rating:MPAA rating: PG-13.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Western films, Western films, History


The searchers

by:Ford, John, 1894-1973

A Civil War veteran spends five years on the trail of a Comanche raiding party that kidnapped his dead brother's daughters. Breathtaking scenery gives a picture of frontier families separated by miles of emptiness.

Editions:216  Date:1956 - 2015  Rating:Not rated.  Genre(s):Western films, Western films, Feature films, Film adaptations, Drama



by:Eastwood, Clint, 1930-

Two retired, down-on-their luck outlaws pick up their guns one last time to collect a bounty offered by the vengeful prostitutes of the remote Wyoming town of Big Whiskey.

Editions:243  Date:1992 - 2017  Rating:MPAA rating: R for language, violence and for a scene of sexuality.  Genre(s):Western films, Western films, Drama, Feature films, Western films



by:Ford, John, 1894-1973

A group of passengers with nothing in common are stuck inside a coach that is being attacked by bandits and Indians.

Editions:207  Date:1639 - 9139  Rating:Not rated.  Genre(s):Feature films, Western films, Western films, Drama, Western films


The good, the bad and the ugly

by:Leone, Sergio, 1929-1989

In the Southwest during the American Civil War, three men seek a stolen gold shipment. With greed as their sole motivation, they overcome anything that gets in their way--including each other.

Editions:227  Date:1964 - 2021  Rating:Rated R.  Genre(s):History, Drama, Spaghetti Westerns, Spaghetti Westerns, Western films


Brokeback Mountain

by:Lee, Ang

It's 1963, a time in the United States when life was simple, straightforward, and the lines between the sexes and sex roles were crisply drawn and severely delineated. Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist find themselves thrown together when they are hired to tend sheep in the remote area of Brokeback Mountain, Wyoming. Because of the job, the two are forced to spend many hours together alone in the wild. Ennis and Jack are inexorably drawn to each other through their proximity, loneliness and through a shared lack of tenderness and emotion in their lives and are emotionally, physically, and psychically bonded to each other almost from the start.

Editions:194  Date:1984 - 2015  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for sexuality, nudity, language and some violence.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Film adaptations, Western films, Romantic plays


The daybreakers

by:L'Amour, Louis, 1908-1988

Orrin and Tyrel Sackett are forced to leave their home in the Tennessee mountains when Tyrel shoots Long Higgins, after he accidentally shoots Orrin's bride-to-be. Higgins is the last of a family with which the Sacketts have been feuding. To keep from getting into a situation with the local sheriff, a distant cousin of the Sacketts, the two strike out for the western lands.

Editions:91  Date:1960 - 2011  Genre(s):Western stories, Western fiction, Western fiction, Western films, Western television programs


The wild bunch

by:Peckinpah, Sam

Outlaws on the U.S.-Mexican border face the march of progress, the Mexican army and a gang of bounty hunters led by a former member as they plan to rob a U.S. Army train.

Editions:178  Date:1969 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: R.  Genre(s):Feature films, Western films, Western films, Drama, Western films


True Grit

by:Coen, Joel, 1954-

Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and surprises on the journey, and each has his or her "grit" tested.

Editions:117  Date:1969 - 2018  Rating:MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of western violence including disturbing images; Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Western films, Action and adventure films, Film adaptations


The Magnificent Seven

by:Sturges, John, 1910-1992

The citizens of a small Mexican farming village hire seven gun fighters to defend them from a ruthless and exploitative group of bandits led by Calvera. As Calvera's next raid approaches, the peasants and the gun fighters work together to prepare to defend the village.

Editions:204  Date:1960 - 2015  Rating:Not rated by MPAA.  Genre(s):Feature films, Western films, Western films, Drama, Western films


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