The American West in Film & Television: Top Ten Westerns

Courtesy the Rennard Strickland Collection of Western Film History.

The first full-length feature film ever released was a Western, and in the years that followed it has been estimated that nearly 40 percent of all films produced before 1960 were also Westerns. With so many films contending for recognition it isn’t easy to create a Top Ten list, but Arizona’s Official Western Film Historian Charlie LeSueur is willing to try. Be part of the conversation as we take a closer look at what defines the greatest films in the genre and create a definitive top ten list of films from 1930-present.

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