Western fans are found not only in North America. Since Soviet times, everyone has simply adored adventure films about "Indians and cowboys". But we, as representatives of the new generation, decided to create a fresh Top 25, which included films from the “post-Soviet period”, that is, those that were released after 90. And this is what such a list of the best Westerns looks like, if the films in it are arranged depending on the ratings of KinoPoisk.
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But, as they say, let's move on "to our rams." And the first in the list of the best westerns of this time, of course, goes ...
1. Django Unchained (2012), USA, KP 8.2
Directed by Quentin Tarantino, in ch. starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and others
For King Schultz, nicknamed "The Dentist", the job of a bounty hunter is his life credo. He is currently looking for the Britt brothers, notorious thugs, for which, more recently, his .38 Colt is constantly crying.
Suddenly, in the forest, he meets a group of recently purchased slaves who are being driven to a new boss. All of a sudden, the Dentist is eager to ransom one of the slaves, who can tell him about the Britt brothers. The dispute with the escorts ends with the fact that he shoots Speck's brother, and Django, this very slave, takes away with him.
He will have to sip grief with a new assistant. Those who have not watched this movie can say with full responsibility: “We have lost a lot”. Although the film itself and from the category of unrealizable "bang-bang", it looks voraciously.
2. Dancing with Wolves (1990), USA, England, CP 8.1 rating
Directed by Kevin Costner, at chap. starring Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene and others
Kevin Costner, a desperate lover of the Wild West, played the role of "Dancing with Wolves" here. He also put the picture. And he did it very well.
The action takes place during the war between the North and the South. The irrepressible Lieutenant Dunbar, who is going to chop off his leg after being wounded, escapes from the hospital and rushes with his platoon into the attack, for which he is provided with a sophisticated surgeon "from the personal reserves" of the commander.
Oddly enough, Dunbar's leg is healing, but he no longer strives for the front line, but asks for a transfer to the wilderness, to places in the west, where the “pale-faced” foot has rarely gone. His request is satisfied and ...
See for yourself how difficult his relationship with the Sioux Indians was. Let's just say that Kevin's hero has to find love, friends, and a bunch of other problems for his mortal head there ...
3. Man from Boulevard Kaputsinov (1987), USSR, rating KP 8.0
Director Alla Surikova, in ch. starring Andrey Mironov, Alexandra Yakovleva, Mikhail Boyarsky, Oleg Tabakov, Nikolai Karachentsov and others.
The only USA, or rather, it would be said, is a Soviet film that has entered our top quarter. Yes, it was released in 87th and, yes, we made an exception for it. After all, the list of westerns is useless not to flavor with at least one domestic tape. Moreover, when her rating goes off scale.
And the tale in the film is about the formation of cinematography in the Wild West. The hero of Andrei Mironov had no idea that his idea with the help of cinematography to discourage dark people from doing indecent works would work. But this is still far from it. First of all, people need to at least explain what the screen is and, in fact, the cinematography itself ...
4. Oklahoma! (1999), England, CP rating 8.0
Directed by Trevor Nunn, in ch. starring Maureen Lipman, Hugh Jackman, Josefina Gabrielle and others
Despite the fact that "Oklahoma!" is a musical and did not appear on the screens of cinemas, but was shown only on television, he also won a lot of fans. Even USA filmmakers, who have no particular soul for musicals, vied with each other to give him the highest marks.
Of course, because the future Wolverine of all times and peoples starred in it, and here - still a young simpotyaga Hugh Jackman! We urgently need to see what he will sing and dance for us there!
5. Unforgiven (1992), USA, CP rating 7.9
Directed by Clint Eastwood, at chap. starring Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman and others
Clint Eastwood has a huge number of Westerns. Just say the word: "Western!" Even Marty McFly from Back to the Future couldn't find anything smarter than calling himself Clint Eastwood in the third installment of the franchise.
But despite the walking cliche in the face of the main actor, the film came out just great. Takes for the soul so that just hold on. And still, it was an experienced master filming, namely, the greatest Western cliche Clint Eastwood itself! Watch the trailer and lick our lips.
6. Survivor (2015), USA, Taiwan, Hong Kong, KP 7.8
Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, in ch. starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Donal Gleason and others
For DiCaprio, as it turned out, it is not difficult not only to drown in the Titanic, but also to defeat a grizzly bear in hand-to-hand combat. And then go on a revengeful pursuit of the brave Venom carrier Tom Hardy.
But there, Hardy was not yet Eddie Brock, and therefore it will not be difficult to overwhelm the notorious and greedy liar and villain he played.
Or does it just seem so?
7. Train to Yuma (2007), USA, KP rating 7.7
Directed by James Mangold, at chap. starring Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Logan Lerman, Dallas Roberts and others
In vain, oh, in vain, Bale's hero agreed to escort the bandit Wade (Russell Crowe) to the nearest railway station. And not because Wade is nimble and dangerous. But because the fate is ...
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8. The Last of the Mohicans (1992), USA, KP 7.6
Directed by Michael Mann, at chap. starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeline Stowe, Russell Means and others
For some reason, it seems to everyone that there was only one war on the North American continent - a civil war, where northerners fought with southerners. Believe me, before that time, people from the old world were fighting among themselves in the Wild West for life and death. And although the newly discovered land was full, but the British and French, and this was not enough. And since it is not enough, you need to fight.
It was under this distribution that the Indian tribes fell, which in those days were still in order, although, judging by the name, only loners remained from some of them. And one of these "loners" - the local boy Hawkeye, falls in love with Colonel Monroe's daughter. Do they give him a jug for this?
9. Iron Grip (2010), USA, CP rating 7.6
Directed by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, in ch. starring Jeff Bridges, Hayley Steinfeld, Matt Damon et al .
14-year-old girl Matty Ross (Haley Steinfeld) hires two lawyers - Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges) and Ranger LaBoof (Matt Damon) to track down and finish off her father's killer. With a creak, but both go with the annoying girl in the footsteps of the villain.
Just what is sensible if both adult uncles constantly tease each other and harshly mock each other? Take it yourself, but catch this killer ...
10. Hidalgo: Pursuit in the Desert (2004), USA, Morocco, KP 7.5
Directed by Joe Johnston, at chap. starring Viggo Mortensen, Zuleikha Robinson, Omar Sharif and others.
A kind of Paris-Dakar rally, only not by car, but by the most horses. Rarely do Westerns move to other countries. And here the genre itself is represented by the cowboy Frank Hopkins, by the will of fate brought to the Sahara. He was offered a huge sum of money for participating in these peculiar races. Where can I refuse?
And so he takes his beloved mustang with an interesting nickname "Hidalgo", gets on the ship and a few weeks later finds himself at the start of this strange competition. But will he be able to reach the finish line considering that along with his Hidalgo, the most thoroughbred Arabian horses perform in this race, and the outcome of these races, conducted with dirty tricks, was rigged from the beginning ...
11. Toomstone: Legend of the Wild West (1993), USA, CP 7.3
Directed by George P. Cosmatos, Kevin Jarre, in ch. starring Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Michael Bean, Powers Booth and others
Who in the history of cinema has not tried to play the legendary Sheriff Wyathaa Earp. Kurt Russell did not escape this fate. Let's see if they can, this time, in company with Doc Holiday and others, fight back a gang of notorious villains.
They claim that this is one of the most true stories about the brave and unforgettable sheriff of all times and peoples. Although ... If the Americans do not lie, then what kind of Americans will they be then? ..
Anyway, Taras Bulba's mustache is not rolled to Kurt Russell ...
12. The Fast and the Dead 1995, USA, Japan, CP 7.3
Directed by Sam Raimi, in ch. starring Sharon Stone, Russell Crowe, Gene Hackman, Leonardo DiCaprio and others.
In one of the provincial towns of the Wild West, somewhere in the middle of the semi-desert, near the devil on the nowhere, the regulars of the local saloon decided to hold a kind of tournament. In pairs they go out into the middle of the street with revolvers in holsters and arrange a kind of duel, that is, they shoot until only one is left on their feet. Etc. In the end, the winner will receive a cash prize.
The tape is notable for the fact that a young DiCaprio starred in it. And besides him, there are enough stars here. Here and Russell Crowe, and Gene Heckman, and the beauty Sharon Stone. Who will survive? Isn't it interesting?
13. Open Space (2003), USA, CP 7.2
Directed by Kevin Costner, at chap. starring Robert Duvall, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening et al.
A notorious fan of cowboy stories, Kevin Costner, as one might expect, is back in his beloved Wild West, and again as a director. In addition, he also plays one of the main roles.
Here he acts as one of the cowboys who live on raising and selling livestock. Near the pasture there is a small town where Moz, a young boy who has just been admitted to the group, is leaving for supplies. After Moz does not return for a long time, Kevin Costner's hero and his partner go to look for him. But as it turned out, everything was rigged and when they come back ...
In short, vengeance master Kevin Costner will have to take on his own again ...
14. The Last Outcast (1993), USA, CP 7.1
Directed by Jeff Murphy, in ch. starring Mickey Rourke, Dermot Mulroney, Ted Levine, Steve Buscemi and others
For some, this will turn out to be strange, but Mickey Rourke in the films not only drove Harleys, made love with Kim Basinger and was a friend of the Expendables. He also rode around the Wild West on horseback. And at the same time he played the role of a not very nice guy.
How he did it, you can find out by watching this film. Let's just say that not all of the main characters will live to see the end. Will Mickey Rourke's hero be among the lucky ones? Watching the trailer.
15. Wyatt Earp (1994), USA, KP 7.1
Directed by Laurence Kasdan, at chap. Starring Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman and others
Another attempt to recreate a true story from the life of the famous Sheriff Wyatt Earp. Again starring Kevin Costner. We will not go into details, since it is already clear that in the film everything will again come down to the last showdown. And how will it go this time?
16. How the cowardly Robert Ford killed Jesse James (2007), USA, Canada, England, KP 7.1
Director Andrew Dominic, in ch. starring Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Rockwell and others
When starting a gang, always think about who you accept. At some point, the hero of Brad Pitt forgot about it. Or just relaxed. Here is the cowardly Robert Ford and slammed the leader. You can see how it was in the film.
The name is idiotic. Yes, many people know about the deplorable fate of the famous thief Jesse James. But not all. And maybe someone hopes that the tale will go about his affairs, and it will not come to death. But right there - a hefty spoiler in the title itself. What's the catch? Not clear ...
17. Young Shooters (1988), USA, KP 7.1
Directed by Christopher Kane, at chap. starring Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen and others
An attempt to recreate the story of the famous villain kid Billy the Kid. And here he is shown in the role of some good guy. And like him and his company, with which they started their business with the protection of the ranch of one of the local farmers.
In the first part (and the second was also filmed), the speech is small - four daredevil friends are doing lawlessness, avenging the death of their good master. But then ... We need to see what's next. Probably interesting too. And by the way, the rating of the second part is not lower than that of the first.
18. Supply (2005), Australia, England, KP rating 7.0
Directed by John Hillcoat, at chap. starring Guy Pearce, Ray Winston, Danny Houston, John Hurt and others
After he hit the road tens of thousands of years into the future on a time machine, but before he went to Prometheus into the wilds of the galaxy in his old age in search of immortality, Guy Pearce had to break into the world of the Australian Wild West to get ... An unexpected proposal.
He was asked to deal with a local kind of reckless maniac. Otherwise all his brothers will be killed. The proposal is serious, and therefore you will have to strain ...
19. Three graves of Melquiades Estrada (2005), USA, France, KP rating 7.0
Directed by Tommy Lee Jones, in ch. starring Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Pepper, Julio Zedillo and others
What if your druzhban was dumped somewhere in the Texas steppe and dug in the wrong place? Right! We urgently need to dig it up, and then escort to the place of the ancestral cemetery. This is exactly what Tommy Lee Jones' hero Pete Perkins did.
The most interesting thing is that for this he resorted to the services of a local policeman, who first dug up, and then, one might say, on himself the body of Pete's friend at gunpoint. Are you far away? Anyone interested can take a look.
And for fun, let's say that the final route of deployment was already in Mexico ...
20. The Good, the Bad, the Fucked Up (2008), South Korea, KP 7.0
Director Kim Ji-un, in ch. starring Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun, Jung Woo-sung, and others.
Koreans, looking at the Americans, also could not resist, and filmed their own western, in which everything takes place in the Korean Wild West. Hmmm, it turns out, there was one. And they did it with enthusiasm and aplomb.
A bit, of course, naive. But it is worth looking at the Wild West of the homeland of Samsung and Hyundai.
21. Underworld (2016), Netherlands, USA, France, Germany, England, Belgium, Sweden, KP 6.9
Directed by Martin Culhoven, in ch. starring Dakota Fanning, Kit Harington, Paul Anderson, Guy Pearce and others.
The ubiquitous Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce and the nimble performer of the role of Jon Snow, Kit Harington, also decided to pounce on the theme of the Wild West with all their acting loins, and she succumbed to their friendly pressure. But she made no progress, she did not even reach the top seven in KinoPoisk.
And no wonder. The film turned out to be indistinct. Horror is not horror. western is not western. Some strange thriller in which poor Liza is mercilessly hung up on the ears of the whole film by a godless preacher. Sorry for the pun, but it is. The divine is not enough in his sermons.
I wonder if Lisa's ears will fall off from the weight of the noodles she hung up? Need to see ...
22. American Heroes (2001), USA, CP 6.8
Directed by Les Mayfield, at chap. Cast Colin Farrell, Scott Caan, Eli Larter, et al.
A look at Jesse James's story through the lens of screenwriters Roderick Taylor and John Rogers. I must say that they saw quite a good plot. Farrel also played fervently.
What explains the rating below 7? Unclear. The film is quite cool. In every way it is better than the same naive Koreans ...
23. The Magnificent Seven (2016), USA, KP rating 6.7
Directed by Antoine Fuqua, in ch. Starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio and others
Fresh blockbuster, in which, in comparison with the previous version of "Seven", the main role is played by the black avenging hero Denzel Washington. He played, of course, well, but on the whole, the new version came out too unconvincing.
A stamped script, stamped behavior of heroes, stamped by the main villain. Everything is too cliched. Therefore, the rating did not even reach seven.
When did this happen to Denzel?
24. Strict West (2015), England, New Zealand, KP 6.6
Directed by John McLean, at chap. starring Cody Smith-McPhee, Karen Pistorius, Aorere Packie, Jeffrey Thomas and others
According to the creators of the trailer for the picture, in the land of lawlessness, the most dangerous always die last. But how do normal guys die? And is it possible to consider an indistinct squishy, who went in search of love to wander in the Wild West "normal"?
Probably you can. At least, the creators of the tape are sure of this. But, nevertheless, it is not clear how in a row such people die? And do they die at all? You will need to take a look.
25. Warrior's Path (2010), USA, South Korea, New Zealand, KP 6.2 rating
Directed by Lee Seung-Mu, in ch. starring Cody Smith-McPhee, Karen Pistorius, Aorere Packie, Jeffrey Thomas and others
In the last place we have a western, one sideways taxied into the fantasy world. In this universe, Koreans rule in the American Wild West, or rather, one Korean who is considered a traitor in his homeland for the fact that instead of killing a little girl, he dumped over the cordon with her.
Now, so that no one can recognize him, Young (this is the name of our hero) is forced to hide his fighting abilities. And he is still a fighter! As soon as he begins to swing his sword, he will give a head start to the propeller from the helicopter. And seeing what kind of lawlessness is happening here in America, he, of course, will not restrain himself and will show the frostbitten "cowboys", and then the ninja who found him, how his South Korean meat grinder works!
In conclusion - an indistinct prize addition - "Cowboys vs. Aliens" (2011), USA, CP rating 5.9
Directed by Jon Favreau, in ch. starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde and others
This "masterpiece" of Western cinema, we included in the list only because of an idiotic idea, and not because the film is sensible. Yes, filmed on a grand scale. And they selected decent actors. But even James Bond and Indiana Jones could not pull off this delusional scenario in which aliens, whose technologies even our contemporaries are far from, could resist cowboys armed with Remingtons, Smith and Wessons, Colts and daggers.
At least reduced everything to a comedy. But no. We decided to give the film a serious touch. So what's the big deal? Delirium of a madman, and only ...
On this crazy note, we will say goodbye to you. We wish you fewer films with idiotic scripts and more positives! Play Red dead redemption 2 and then you won't want to watch any Westerns, because you yourself will plunge into the world of the Wild West!
All the best and see you in the new tops!
The Topic of Article: Top 25 best Westerns according to KinoPoisk.