Only 9 Western Movies Hold Rarest 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

Only 9 Western Movies Hold Rarest 100% on Rotten Tomatoes
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Without a doubt, the western is one of the most misunderstood film genres out there, as tales of the American West and human courage have come to seem trite to audiences hungry for more provocative stories, forever labeling westerns as outdated and uninteresting remnants of the past.

It's fair to say that such a hateful approach to westerns and their legacy is completely unwarranted, especially considering how many iconic films have been produced in the genre over the years, some of which are cherished by both critics and fans.

Here are 9 Westerns with 100% on Rotten Tomatoes:

Yes, most of the entries on this list are over 50 years old and filmed in black and white, but that doesn't mean they're not worth your time.

Old school westerns, where the good guys wear white hats and shoot the bad guys in saloons or on the dusty streets of small outback towns, are extremely satisfying to watch, especially because of the talented actors that populated Hollywood in the 1950s.

Of course, not only the oldies get a perfect 100% from Rotten Tomatoes, some of the more recent western hits also deserve such an honor. Unfortunately, none of the movies from this century made it onto this list, but considering that the genre is almost dead, that's not so surprising, is it?