Western Films: Usually take place in the late 1800's in the American West. The main characters are often cowboys, gunfighters, or frontiersman. Harsh, beautiful landscapes are typically significant elements of the film.
William Blake, a young man in search of a fresh start, travels west during the latter half of the nineteenth century to a frontier town to take a post as an accountant. Upon his arrival, he's told the job is no longer available. That night he takes up with a prostitute. When her jealous ex-boyfriend surprises them in bed, Blake is wounded, while the prostitute and the ex end up dead. A wanted man, Blake retreats to the nearby woods, running into sympathetic Native American named "Nobody" who informs Blake that the bullet in his chest cannot be removed. His death certain, Nobody teaches Blake to face the dangers that follow a "dead man."
Django, a former slave turned hired gun, heads back to the plantation to free his wife, Broomhilda, from the tyrannical plantation owner Calvin Candie, with the help of a German bounty hunter, Dr. King Shultz.
Bandits tie up the station master, stop the train, rob the mail car, take the passengers' valuables, and then escape; and the station master's daughter frees her father, alerts a group at a dance who then chase and overtake the robbers. DVD contains two editions: the original silent archival version provided by the Library of Congress and a digitally enhanced version with new music and effects track and color tinted sequences.
A retired marshal's wedding is interrupted when he learns a killer he had sent to jail will return to town on the noon train to seek revenge. The townspeople refuse to help him, so he is forced to take up his badge and guns again, alienating his new bride, a Quaker who is opposed to violence.
A Civil War veteran spends five years on the trail of a Comanche raiding party that kidnapped his dead brother's daughters. Breathtaking scenery gives a picture of frontier families separated by miles of emptiness.
A steadfast driver, determined to get his passengers where they need to go, leads his stagecoach through dangerous Apache territory, despite warnings from the Cavalry. The intrepid passengers include a pregnant woman resolved to find her husband before she gives birth, a drunken dentist, a bank manager with a case of stolen money, a gambler, a liquor salesman, and the infamous Ringo Kid among others. As the journey becomes more and more treacherous, each of the travelers must face their fears and fight for their lives, in order to get to their final destination.
Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and surprises on the journey, and each has his or her "grit" tested.