92 – Blazing Saddles

Welcome to The Best Movies I’ve Never Seen! This is the part of the blog where I work my way through 100 films I’ve never seen that are generally considered to be great. You’re invited to watch along with me if you can find a copy or find it streaming. So grab some popcorn and let’s … Continue reading 92 – Blazing Saddles

AFI #12 – The Searchers

The Searchers 1956 Directed by John Ford Netflix says... After his entire family is viciously wiped out, hardened war veteran Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) embarks on a long journey to find his only surviving niece, Debbie (Natalie Wood), who has been captured by hostile Comanche Indians. Director John Ford's richly scenic Western also stars Vera … Continue reading AFI #12 – The Searchers

AFI #27 – High Noon

High Noon 1952 Directed by Fred Zinnemann Netflix says... Retiring Marshal Will Kane insists on defending his town from a gang of hooligans who are due on the noon train--but he faces the task alone as the cowardly townspeople flee like rats from a sinking ship. You don't see the word "hooligans" enough these days. … Continue reading AFI #27 – High Noon

AFI #45 – Shane

Shane 1953 Directed by George Stevens Netflix says... Amid stunning vistas, this Oscar-winning Western from director George Stevens follows a reformed gunslinger whose determination to avoid a fight is tested when greedy cattle barons threaten the community of homesteaders he's joined. What a great classic western. The kind where you can tell the good guys … Continue reading AFI #45 – Shane

AFI #68 – Unforgiven

Unforgiven 1992 Directed by Clint Eastwood Netflix says... Retired gunslinger William Munny (Clint Eastwood) reluctantly takes one last job--and even more reluctantly accepts a boastful youth (Jaimz Woolvett) as a partner. Together, they learn how easily complicated truths are distorted into simplistic myths about the Old West. Gene Hackman (who won an Oscar) and Richard … Continue reading AFI #68 – Unforgiven

AFI #73 – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 Directed by George Roy Hill Netflix says... Legendary outlaws Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman) and the Sundance Kid (Robert Redford) display their gifts for perfect comedic timing and charisma as they pull off heist after heist in this Academy Award-winning film from director George Roy Hill. To evade a … Continue reading AFI #73 – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

AFI #79 – The Wild Bunch

The Wild Bunch 1969 Directed by Sam Peckinpah Netflix says: Director Sam Peckinpah's brilliant 1969 Western epic tells the story of a bunch of aging outlaws, led by Pike Bishop (William Holden), whose botched plans to pull of one last job forces them to collude with a crooked Mexican general (Emilio Fernandez)--leading to ugly bloodshed. … Continue reading AFI #79 – The Wild Bunch