Westerns do not stop at the beginning of the 20th century, but rather they are still a way of life today.
3 Modern Westerns Men in movies you may have missed over the years.
1 Junior Bonner (1972)
Junior Bonner was one of the best rodeo riders in America before a serious injury. Since then, his career and life have been in constant decline.
Back in his hometown, finding his father Ace Bonner, also a former rodeo champion. Both in a disastrous financial situation and against the second brother, a flourishing local businessperson.
The two hope to regain their past glory and fortune by attending a local rodeo to gain some fresh cash for their projects.
In fact, the old Bonner would like to move to Australia in search of gold, asking Junior to help him in the enterprise.
Their future will depend on the tournament’s outcome and a difficult final challenge against a demon-possessed bull.
Junior Bonner is a thrilling twilight modern western, without gunslingers or cowboys, but only tough men willing to live in the real American Way despite any consequences.
Steve McQueen bewitching and resolute protagonist, advanced in years but determined to resist despite the wounds and difficulties.
Equally great is Robert Preston, the older and more stubborn father, struggling and separated from his family for years.
Opposing the two western men is the more modern brother played by Joe Don Baker, a businessman who tries to keep his family together by making money without kindness.
Directed by the legendary Sam Peckinpah, cult author of his generation, always looking for outsider characters fighting the world.
A great little modern western from the 70s to love and collect.
2 Extreme Prejudice (1987)
A rude Texas Ranger has been fighting a drug trafficker for years. The two were great friends who grew up together but then separated by different paths in the past.
Besides, the two western men share the same love, a charming and beautiful stubborn Mexican woman.
The stalemate falls when a platoon of soldiers officially deceased are charged with destroying drug trafficking.
For this reason, they will commit the worst crimes to destroy the trafficker business.
Incredible action-movie with epic atmosphere and tension, full of iconic characters and breathtaking sequences.
Nick Nolte majestic yesteryear’s sheriff, a man with an expression and heart of stone and inflexible in defending the law.
Powers Boothe just as awesome as a villain, an ex undercover cop who betrayed his job, becoming the worst threat to society.
Michael Ironside just as tough and unscrupulous, unyielding commander-in-chief of the unnamed soldiers ready to die for their cause.
Director Walter Hill carves in the history of cinema an unforgettable epic of western men who never flinch in front of anyone.
Between robberies, chases, shootings, and duels of honor, the movie is one of the best modern westerns of the 80s.
3 Cold in July (2014)
An ordinary man kills a criminal who breaks into his home in the middle of the night.
Justified by the police for evident self-defense, he is still very shaken by the brutal episode.
In addition, the victim’s father is a rude western man who repeatedly threatens him, even sneaking into his home in the middle of the night.
At that point, the man tries to find out more about the boy he killed, discovering that he is still alive.
Together with an eccentric private investigator, they will determine why the police want to cover up the truth.
An incredible thriller dosed in time and space, slow and sinuous like a ride on the prairie, dangerous and fascinating like a rattlesnake hidden in the bushes.
Michael C. Hall, from the Dexter TV series, in a more calm role as a man who is searching for the truth.
Sam Shepard is the unstoppable father searching for revenge even towards his son after discovering what he has become.
The two are later joined by Don Johnson, a cowboy looking light-hearted detective who never uses too kind manners.
Jim Mickle perfect to directs a movie searching for lost time and redemption for the mistakes and sins committed.