Whether you've reached the end of Red Dead Redemption 2, you're undoubtedly in love with the American Old West. Rockstar's bursting tale of a banishing decline against the onslaught of ever-abusive capitalism and corruption is elegant, cordial and nothing less than breathtaking.
When it is said, many people remain under the misconception that the Western is an obsolete, unpleasant institution full of giant insults and colonial jingism. They are not entirely wrong, as until the 1960s, the Western (mostly) just.
However, during the 60's and 70's, things began to change. The views on American history evolved, and the idea of "The Wild West" shifted from glorious conquest to brutal genocide, and the genre began to reflect this ̵
The Red Dead Redemption series draws inspiration from the whole spectrum of Western fiction – from the enduring classics to the more complex works of the present. So let's take a look at some of the movies that have helped shape Red Dead into the masterpiece that it is.