Nothing is better than a cozy Friday evening with your western match at home, watching a great movie curled up on the couch. If you want to see some new movies that is fine, but you should also know some of the classic Western movies if you want to dazzle your date. See what this genre has to offer on our list bellow.
This movie from 1959 is about a guy who wants to avenge his wife’s murder. It was filmed entirely in Sierra Nevada, so you will also get to see some breathtaking locations.
If you want to see the only movie Marlon Brando directed, this is the one. He wasn’t supposed to, but he fell out with original director Stanley Kubrick, so he took the wheel and finished the movie. However, sometimes it feels like this film has no end, since it lasts four hours. If you are going to date a cowboy, choose this movie only if you have a lot of spare time on your hands. It was filmed in Monterey and Big Sur locations, so it is aesthetically beautiful Westerns ever made.
If you are cowboy dating, this is a fun movie you should definitely watch. It stars the legendary John Wayne as well as Dean Martin and Walter Brennan.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
There is no way you haven’t heard about this one. Paul Newman, Robert Redford, sparkling dialogue and awesome soundtrack are some of the reasons why you must watch this movie.
The Magnificent Seven
This movie features a great storyline, terrific cast, famous music and a series of memorable scenes. If you want to see a good knife/gun duel, this is the Western for you.
This Western directed by Fred Zinnemann, is set more or less in real time. It is about a town marshal who is torn between his sense of duty and love for his girl. It was nominated for seven Oscars, and won four of them. In 2000 this movie was remade as a TV film, but we suggest you watch the original first.
Once Upon a Time in the West
It was directed by Sergio Leone and the greatest surprise was that Henry Fonda played a cold-hearted killer (he was always one of the good guys). The movie revolves around the coming of the railroad and the modernization of the West.
The Wild Bunch
If you are planning a nice and romantic evening, don’t watch this one. It has the amount of violence, blood and gore that is a little bit too much even for the modern movies (imagine how shocking it was 50 years ago).
This movie from 1956 is set during the Texas-Indian Wars. it stars John Wayne as middle –aged Civil War veteran who is searching for his kidnapped niece. It was named the Greatest American Western by the American Film Institute in 2008. Wayne gave a monumental performance, so make sure you watch it.