1. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
The final chapter of Sergio Leone’s trilogy is also the best film in the series. Eastwood’s Man with No Name races against his rivals the Bad, a merciless bounty hunter and the Ugly, a Mexican bandit, to find a collection of stolen gold, and even though Eastwood’s character is referred to as titular “Good,” he’s really anything but with his fast-shooting, violent ways. For the entirety of its two hours and forty minutes, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is a gorgeously shot, impeccably acted, and impressively scored film that stands as the benchmark that I compare all other Westerns to. It’s most certainly, without question, Clint Eastwood’s greatest film of all-time.
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