"Out here a man settles his own problems."
The Western genre is one of the most timeless genre of film in the history of cinema and has evolved through out the years with new vision and storytelling. These films are usually set in the latter half of the 19th century in the American Old West typically surrounding cowboys or outlaws with common plots such as revenge, expanding the wild frontier, ranchers protecting their land and family or a lawman or bounty hunter looking to settle his score of a fine price on someone's head. These tall tales usually end with with redemption or retribution either in a shoot out or quick draw. Westerns were popular from the early 20th century oil the 1960s with iconic stars such as John Wayne and Gary Cooper with epic directors including John Ford and Howard Hawks. Other classic stars include Lee Marvin, James Stewart, Linda Darnell, William Holden, Glenn Ford, Angie Dickinson, Maureen O'Hara, Vera Miles, Jane Russell, Clint Walker, Paul Newman, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Yul Brynner, Alan Ladd, Debbie Reynolds, Gregory Peck, Natalie Wood, Joanne Woodward, Dean Martin, Montgomery Cliff, Robert Redford, Jean Arthur, Barbara Stanwyck and Dorothy Malone. Some of the best western movies of all time are The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, True Grit, My Darling Clementine, Dodge City, Rio Bravo, McLinktock!, The Outlaw, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, How The West Was Won, The Big Country, The Magnificent Seven, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Stagecoach, High Noon, The Wild Bunch, Unforgiven and Red River!