No matter how much the cinema evolves, there are certain genres that will never go bland. Western genre is one of those. Before CGI kicked in and high-chase sequences and perfect fight scenes became a common thing, there was another way of fighting that lured the audience to the theatre. It was the good ol’ gunslinging way. Cowboys, in their hats and boots and deep husky voices, were a favourite among the audience. And this genre has turned many actors into stars. Over time, filmmakers found new ways of telling their stories, searching for exciting new premises and foreign locations for their characters. This has led to a considerable decrease in the number of Western films. If you are someone who loves these films and are disappointed that you didn’t find any good ones this year, don’t fret. Here is the list of the top Western movies of 2018.
10. The Escape of Prisoner 614 (2018)
Crime is everywhere. The cops have loads of cases to solve, and even before they are done with one, there is already another one on the line. Criminals are critical in providing incessant employment for law enforcers. But not every place is crime-ridden. Shandaken in New York hasn’t seen crime for a very long time. It has been so long that Thurman and Jim, the deputies of that place, can’t remember the last time they arrested if they ever did arrest, someone. While this is a normal thing for them, it is quite difficult to explain to a newcomer. This is what becomes a cause for concern for both of them when they are told that a visiting sheriff is headed towards them. They concoct a story and tell the sheriff that there was a fire and all records were burned in it. The sheriff doesn’t buy it, labels them incompetent and fires them. Stripped of the only thing they had ever been in their life, Thurman and Jim wonder, what do they do now. As an answer to their prayers, they receive a call from the warden of a nearby prison who tells them that a prisoner has escaped. Thurman and Jim set out to catch him so that they can get their jobs back.
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9. Paradox (2018)
This film is set in a future that, by the feel of it, doesn’t seem so far from now, yet lives in a way that doesn’t match the manners of the present world. Something has happened, though what exactly is not explicitly mentioned in the film, and the whole world has gone back to the way people used to live in the old days. Hunting and gathering and living in the arms of nature. An added bonus is that you have a guitar as well. So, things haven’t completely taken a step back. In this world, there lives a group of mismatched people. Among them is a guitar-strumming man who wears a black hat, someone called “Particle Kid” and another who is identified as “Jail Time”, based on the places that these people come from and the history that they had before. There is also a band of cowboys tagging along with them. These people spend their days scavenging for electrical instruments. But, this time, they have their eyes set on a treasure. Its trail leads them to the Mountains where they are waiting for the night for the full moon. Because it is then that the music will create its magic and spirits will point them towards the right path.