If you’re not familiar with Netflix Watch Instantly, it’s a service that lets you easily and instantly stream movies to your computer or home television. You don’t have to worry about waiting for a DVD to arrive in the mail. You just simply select the movie that you want from their “Watch Instantly” list and watch it immediately.
Netflix has hundreds of movies available for instant streaming, covering all types of genres. Also, you don’t have to pay extra for each movie that you watch because you pay one flat fee per month to see an unlimited number of movies.
Right now, there are seven great western movies available on Netflix Watch Instantly that we want to point out to fans. Most notable among them are three related to the mega-hit “Lonesome Dove” western TV series that is one of the best western mini-series to ever be shown on television. “Lonesome Dove,” “Return to Lonesome Dove” and “Comanche Moon: Road to Lonesome Dove” are all available on Netflix streaming.
“Lonesome Dove” is based on the “Lonesome Dove” series that was written by Larry McMurtry. This smash-hit television series starring Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones, is actually the third story in the novel series. “Lonesome Dove” won multiple Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe awards. It was a huge ratings hit and because of this spectacular audience response a sequel was made named “Return to Lonesome Dove.” “Comanche Moon: Road to Lonesome Dove” was the third “Lonesome Dove” TV series program to be made and it aired on television in 2008. (“Comanche Moon is actually a prequel which is why it was given the subtitle Road to Lonesome Dove.)
In addition to the excellent “Lonesome Dove” western mini-series, you can watch the 2010 release of “True Grit” starring Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon. The storyline is very similar to the 1969 version starring John Wayne, but there are elements of the newer movie that are different from the older one. This Hollywood remake won the 2011 Western Heritage Bronze Wrangler Award for Outstanding Motion Picture. Jeff Bridges does an excellent job of playing Rooster Cogburn which is why it was no surprise that he was nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award.
Other great westerns you can watch now on Netflix are “Blackthorn,” a 2011 western starring Sam Shepard, “Support Your Local Gunfighter,” a 1971 comedy western starring James Garner and “Outlaw Trail,” a 2006 western that imagines what it would have been like if Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid had lived longer.
You’ll be able to enjoy hours of western movies by watching these great westerns through Netflix streaming.
The top seven westerns available now on Netflix “Watch Instantly” streaming are:
1. Lonesome Dove
2. Return to Lonesome Dove
3. Comanche Moon: The Road to Lonesome Dove
4. True Grit (2010 version)
6. Support Your Local Gunfighter
7. Outlaw Trail
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