The Great Train Robbery (1903)


Covered Wagon (1923)


The Wind (1928)


Tumbling Tumbleweeds (1935)


Stagecoach (1939)


Grapes of Wrath (1940)


They Died With Their Boots On (1941)


Red River (1948)


The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)


High Noon (1952)


Johnny Guitar (1954)


Salt of the Earth (1954)


Oklahoma! (1955)


Rebel Without a Cause (1955)


The Searchers (1956)


Gunfight at the OK Corral (1957)


The Magnificent Seven (1960)


The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)


Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)


The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (1966)


Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)


Blazing Saddles (1974)


Chinatown (1974)


Bush Mama (1979)


Blade Runner (1982)


Tender Mercies (1983)


El Norte (1983)


Thousand Pieces of Gold (1991)


Boyz N the Hood (1991)


American Me (1992)


Tombstone (1993)


Smoke Signals (1998)


Brokeback Mountain (2005)


Ask the Dust (2006)


No Country for Old Men (2007)


There Will be Blood (2007)


True Grit (2010)


Django Unchained (2012)


Wild (2014)

Rhae Lynn Barnes is an Assistant Professor of American Cultural History at Princeton University (2018-) and President of the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography. She is the co-founder and C.E.O. of U.S. History Scene and an Executive Advisor to the documentary series "Reconstruction: America After the Civil War" (now streaming PBS, 2019).

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