PBR Streetgang wrote:
Probably, yeah. Definitely higher than High Noon, which is no more than a good movie imo. Okay, it's an important and iconic western and all that, so it needs to be Top 10 at the very least, but wtf greatest of all time???? No, sir.
I can't emphasize enough how wrong this is. High Noon
is the most acclaimed Western of all-time with only The Searchers
as competition. I did the homework on this.
What homework was that then? tbh I do not give a fuck about acclaim. If you're going to let that be the decisive factor for your list then the list will look like shit.
I used mostly Western-specific lists, plus the American Film Institute lists and IMDB.
Also you should consider the fact that IMDb (to a great degree) and AFI is really just a bunch of Americans deciding on what movies are important. This is no good reflection on what acclaim these films really have imo. pauldrach showed you this.
High Noon at the top spot is bullshit, and so is Shane. And I really like both of these films. Unforgiven and The Magnificent Seven also have no place in a Top 10 list at all imo. Unforgiven is Top 20 for sure, but wtf is The Magnificent Seven doing up there? Would not even be Top 50 if were up to me.
My personal Top 10 judging by what the criteria should be imo (not my personal favourites list)
1. The Searchers
2. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
3. High Noon
6. Red River
7. Rio Bravo
8. Once Upon a Time in the West
9. The Wild Bunch
10. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance