Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) January 31, 2013
For those who love westerns, determining which movie to choose just got a little easier with the launch of WesternClassicMovies.com's Top 50 Westerns list. After exhaustive study and critique, the expert team at WesternClassicMovies.com has narrowed down the top 50 western movies ever made, and the list is now available to website visitors.
When asked about the need for such a list, a company spokesman said, "There are thousands of westerns that have been made over the years. We wanted to provide our visitors with an authoritative list of the top 50.” Spanning the years between 1939 through 2001, the list contains a variety of western movies – traditional westerns, spaghetti westerns and more.
In order to create the list, the team watched the movies, then examined the ratings of well-known critics. They compared this information to fan ratings, award lists and box office statistics to determine which 50 were truly the best.
"Westerns have a strong and loyal following," said the company representative." As John Wayne once said, 'Westerns are closer to art than anything else in the motion picture business.' We wanted to offer a resource to those who love this art form or those who are checking it out for the first time."
Not surprisingly, there are 11 western movies starring John Wayne on the list, including True Grit and the iconic Stagecoach. Clint Eastwood is acknowledged with his celebrated westerns Unforgiven and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Other well-known names with movies on the list are directors John Ford and Sergio Leone and actors Kevin Costner, James Stewart, and Dustin Hoffman.
Most similar lists only include theatrically-released movies, but the WesternClassicMovies.com list also contains TV miniseries, like Lonesome Dove and Crossfire Trail. "We thought that made-for-TV movies and miniseries should be acknowledged," said a WesternClassicMovies.com spokesman.
All western films included on the Top 50 Westerns list can be viewed at home through DVDs or Blu-ray discs. Some are also available for live streaming.
WesternClassicMovies.com is a comprehensive resource for people who love western movies and want to know more about their favorite western films, directors and actors. The site also sells DVDs, Blu-rays and online movies of classic western films. To learn more visit http://www.westernclassicmovies.com.