In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.
These epic movies - whether they be set in the old west or contemporary gangland - cut to the heart of the American mythos, employing such archetypes as the lone gunslinger, the kingpin poised for disaster, and the wayfarer with eyes only for home.
Modern Westerns set in the days when it was still wild, wild - watch directors reinvent familiar themes, settings, and archetypes, as they keep the definitive American genre alive and relevant. Make sure to check out 'Slow West' for a recent addition starring Michael Fassbender!
Angry people with guns, lists, and red pens make up the protagonists up this collection. Is the killing of killers justified? Our answer is a bit like our attitude towards the NSA. Just don't do something wrong and you'll have nothing to worry about!