There is no form of escapism quite like the western. Their sweeping desert landscapes whisk us away from the bustle of everyday life, or simply give us a sense of wanderlust without ever leaving our couches. In some westerns you root for the heroes, and in others you cheer on the bandits, but either way the story lines are meant to excite. And the style — we’ll wear vintage dungarees, western bow ties, and Boss of the Plains brimmed hats any day of the week. If you’ve been wanting to dive into the film category but don’t know where to start, these are the 13 best western movies to watch right now, listed from oldest to newest.
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