Live Poll: The Best 2010s Western Movie

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As we saddled up for a new decade, we were pleasantly surprised to find ourselves in a time of resurrection of the Western genre. Between Quentin Tarantino cementing his legacy in the genre or other directors remaking classic films, we were given ample opportunities to see what the genre looks like today on the big screen.

Which of these 2010s Western movies will you most likely remember?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls029011542/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/XTzz7Ja6dVU/
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SeventhAr7

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Hateful Eight and True Gift are good but I think I will go with Django.
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Kyle Perez

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Gotta go with Django as well I think. Great Original Story too.
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SeventhAr7

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Funny, violent and interesting as I like.
Tarantino makes violence worth watching
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Kyle Perez

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He really does.

Thanks for the input SeventhAr7!
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What was so original with Django, Kyle? Tarantino, revenge story, climactic shootout, not saying it was bad but I'll never get through that 'failed hand shake' moment, too contrived to be worthy of QT's talent as a screenwriter. Even True Grit in my opinion was overblown to crazy proportions, for me, it was the Coen brothers killing all the fun from the original and trying to channel Terrence Malick. The film looked terrific but that it is more remembered than Inside Llewyn Davis or A Serious Man is beyond me.

I'd go with The Hateful Eight.

By the way, i'm not sure about The Revenant, if you include neo-Western, having pre-Civil War westerns makes sense (Django is one, too) but the film felt more like a period adventure drama than a real Western, in the "yee-haw" meaning of the term. 
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I thought it was a fresh take on the Western, revenge story. And The Revenant is a tough one but I'm bending the definition of the genre to include it.
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Stephen N Russell

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Lone Ranger & True Grit, TG was OK vs John Wayne version.
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Kyle Perez

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Great picks, thanks Stephen.

I know the remake was actually really praised but I'm sure it'd be tough to top Wayne and co. 
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Silitonga

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The Revenant (2015)
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I wonder in which region of the world do Westerns take place. Do they necessarily take place in North America and, if so, at what longitude or vertically running landmark therein does the former "wild west" begin? The Mississippi river? I'm not so sure The Revenant takes place far enough west to be considered a Western. It does take place in what it technically part of the frontier of the time, though. The movie is in a similar boat as Quigley Down Under, it seems.
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It's not technically a Western by definition by I've stated how I want to bend the definition a bit based on the lack of true modern Western films being churned out in today's age.
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Kyle Perez

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Bump!
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Kyle Perez

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Bump!
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Ibrahim Akhtar

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My Vote: Django Unchained.
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Kyle Perez

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Great vote, might be mine as well. Such a fun time.

Thanks for your input Ibrahim.
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Kyle Perez

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What do we think guys? Any more ideas/input?
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İf you are pere-25366, could you please add to The Best 2010s Western Movie poll this one: Yahsi Bati,
1 January 2010
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Kyle Perez

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Bump
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albstein

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I liked Slow West.
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ElMo

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How about "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" so there are two QT and two Coen brothers movies.
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Kyle Perez

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Good call, it’s been added! Thanks ElM!
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ElMo

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You're welcome, it's an anthology Western, maybe you can use it as an introduction...
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Kyle Perez

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Yeah, maybe I'll weave that in somehow
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Kyle Perez

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Bump!
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Bump!
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Kyle Perez

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Kyle Perez

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Added Deadwood: The Movie (2019 TV Movie).
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ElMo

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Congrats, I smell a HP for that one...
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Kyle Perez

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Thanks ElM! Let's see...
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Peter, Champion

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Less than 100 days left of the decade.
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I don't consider D'jango a western in the classic sense. But that's just me.
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Stephen Atwood

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You're not the only one.
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riverotter

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one could even cast doubts on The Revenant being a western considering where and when it's set.
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Understandable. Django Unchained does not take place in North American unorganized territory within the tether of the United States, also not the west coast States, so it may plainly not be a Western. It just happens to have some of the style of a Western. Part of it briefly takes place in a neglected and rural region of Texas too, with bounty hunters being a primary avenue of law enforcement. The Revenant is closer to being a Western, but we usually associate Westerns with the period of time not predating widespread popularity of the revolver as a common weapon for folks expected to be armed.
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", but we usually associate Westerns with the period of time not predating widespread popularity of the revolver as a common weapon for folks expected to be armed."
Is that the Royal We? Because I'm sure I never heard of this general assumption on the Western genre.
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I don't know. Well, the fast drawings of single-action revolvers are cliche in Westerns. The holding of the firearm in one hand while using the other hand to cock the hammer between trigger pulls, and doing so repeatedly in quick succession, is also very common.