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When It Comes to the Greatest Westerns of All Time, Must John Wayne Steal All the Glory?

What makes a great Western? Judging from the opinions of AMC’s viewers, who’ve been voting on the greatest Westerns of all time, the answer is simple: John Wayne. The Duke is the star of the top four movies (as well as No. 10), while Clint Eastwood has only two pics ranking in the top tier. The current lineup is as follows:

1. The Searchers
2. True Grit
3. Rio Bravo
4. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
5. Shane
6. The Magnificent Seven
7. Unforgiven
8. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
9. Tombstone
10. Red River

Think another John Wayne movie, like Stagecoach, should be nearer the top or that Eastwood’s pics should rank higher? Check out the full list and then…


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