20 Western Movies You Must See Before You Die

20. True Grit (2010)

The Coen Brothers' remake of the John Wayne original is a far superior work, perfectly capturing the idiosyncratic tone of the Charles Portis novel on which it was based. Jeff Bridges delivers one of his finest performances as mumbling drunk U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn, whilst newcomer Hailee Steinfeld is mesmerising in the lead role.

Sam Hill is an ardent cinephile and has been writing about film professionally since 2008. He harbours a particular fondness for western and sci-fi movies.