Characteristically American, Western films are among the oldest and most enduring movie genres. Westerns often revolve around stories set between the American Civil War and the early 1900s in the American Old West. They are usually simple in their setups — just a man, a horse, and a mission. The very finest of these films are complex depictions of heroes on mythic journeys in the Wild West.
While Western films may not be as popular as they once were, the genre does still live on. The most prolific era was in the 1930s to the 1960s. Modern movie remakes, such as 3:10 To Yuma (2007) and the Coen Brothers’ True Grit (2010) have paid homage to their mid-20th century predecessors.
From new releases to old classics, how many of these Western movies have you seen? Put on your best pa-avenging chaps, slide a bad hombre down the saloon bar top, and ride on to the end of this quiz!