High Plains Drifter
A movie that John Wayne hated so much he turned down being in a western with Eastwood and wrote him a later explaining how much he hated said film. The OP asked for BEST WESTERN
all time. I mean, my favorite
might be Fistful of Dollars
which is where my sig quote comes from. But I can't call a spagetti western the greatest ever. If we are having that discussion I think you have to consider the John Ford westerns, especially the ones with John Wayne (the greatest western actor of all time) as frontrunners: The Searchers, MWSLV, My Darling Clementine, Stagecoach.
. The Searchers is definitely recognized among most film critics as the GOAT. Others to consider: High Noon, Shane, Rio Bravo, The Wild Bunch
and maybe a few others. All of those are greater than any western made post 1960s, IMHO.
This post was edited on 2/12 at 9:28 pm