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9 Notable Westerns with a Texas Twist

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The Outlaw Josey Wales
Year Released: 1976
Director: Clint Eastwood

It wouldn’t be a best Westerns list without at least one Clint Eastwood film. The Outlaw Josey Wales was directed by and starred Eastwood. After Josey Wales’ family was murdered by Union militants during the Civil War, he sets out to avenge his family by joining a Confederate guerilla band. Wales becomes an outlaw and a wild chase ensues throughout western states including Texas.

Perhaps this film’s greatest achievement is the fact that it received such commercial success during the 1970s, which was a period in Hollywood that all-but-forgot the Western genre. 



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