major genre of American cinema, the Western knows a new life in recent years, like the myth of the Great West Conquest found new vitality in opposition to superhero films. Here are our top 10 100% subjective.
"The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" by Andrew Dominik
The ultimate modern western. Andrew Dominik rewrites the myth of Jesse James to integrate the great American story. And the divine music of Nick Cave and Warren Ellis makes you want to get back on his horse again and again.
"Django Unchained" by Quentin Tarantino
Master Quentin Tarantino, great lover of the genre, sign a large mural on slavery, with a "western" part in its first hour.
"True Grit" Coen Brothers
The Coen brothers have also tried the genre successfully with this western-comedy that gives pride to the players.
"Open Range" Kevin Costner
Less known than his masterpiece, "Dances with Wolves", "Open Range" is nevertheless a real and great success, classical in form and substance.
"Eight bastards" Quentin Tarantino
Second QT. Again, one may question the name "western" but the friend Quentin sign a great private session where the guns are out.
"The Revenant" Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Revenge-Movie relentless Survival in frozen ground, western ... "The Revenant" is at the crossroads of genres but the Indians never far ...
"The last track" of Kelly Reichardt
Yes, westerns are female. The proof with this beautiful film, floating and contemplative with too rare Michelle Williams.
"3:10 to Yuma" by James Mangold
A western action, remake of a classic 50s, with two stars Russell Crowe and Christian Bale,
"The Homesman" Tommy Lee Jones
A western upside, which leaves the Great West to return to civilization. Selected in competition at Cannes.
"Appaloosa" Ed Harris
A classic Western, which pays tribute to the masterpieces of the genre, with perfect casting: Viggo Mortensen, Renee Zellweger and Jeremy Irons Ed Harris, actor-director.