7 Top-Notch Westerns on Prime Video to Watch While Waiting For Yellowstone Finale
If the story of John Dutton has made you a Western fan, then we have just the thing for you.
The behind-the-scenes drama of Taylor Sheridan's modern western Yellowstone is almost over – the second part of season 5 will officially be the final one.
While you wait for the finale of the greatest TV Western in recent years, we suggest you check out the movies that might ease your anticipation for the end of the Dutton family story.
1. Once Upon a Time in the West
A young girl moves to the farthest reaches of the West, to the state of Utah. Upon arrival, she learns that her entire family has been killed, but the murderer has not been found. To get revenge, she will have to trust the famous criminal Cheyenne.
A classic spaghetti western, but without Clint Eastwood. The movie was co-written by Bernardo Bertolucci, and he was the one who had the idea to introduce a female lead into the story.
2. 3:10 to Yuma
A poor rancher must secretly deliver a dangerous criminal to the train. He is going to get a good reward, but more importantly, he is going to prove to his son that he is a real man.
3:10 to Yuma is a remake of Delmer Daves' classic western from 1957. Perhaps the remake is simpler, but no less interesting, thanks to the brilliant actors – Russell Crowe and Christian Bale.
3. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
The movie is an adaptation of the 1983 novel of the same name and one of the best westerns of the 21st century. The legendary outlaw Jesse James is played by Brad Pitt, with Casey Affleck as his accomplice.
The film became a cult classic among fans of the genre, despite flopping at the box office.
4. True Grit
Jeff Bridges plays the shady lawman and alcoholic Rooster Cogburn. He is hired by a 14-year-old girl who is trying to find her father's killer.
True Grit combines quirky humor with elements of traditional westerns. The Coen brothers made a movie that can be watched in one sitting.
The main character is the mute midwife Liz, who is found guilty of a crime she did not commit. Unable to prove otherwise, she must hide from the persecution of a fanatical and vengeful preacher.
Brimstone is a western with thriller elements directed by Martin Koolhoven, who also wrote the screenplay.
6. The Dark Valley
Through secret paths, a lone rider makes his way to a small town high in the Alps. No one knows where the stranger came from or what he wants. But the inhabitants of the town are sure of one thing – they do not want him to stay here.
The director Andreas Prochaska managed to get away from the usual clichés and make something fresh, original and fascinating.
7. Cry Macho
After the end of his career and the death of his wife and son, Milo lives as a recluse until one day a former manager approaches him for help. Out of old friendship, the guest asks Milo to bring his only son, Rafo, back from Mexico.
A road movie about growing old, directed by film legend Clint Eastwood.