Cowboys vs. Gangsters: Pick Your Favorites and We’ll Guess What Kind of Movie Buff You Are

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By: Ian Fortey

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About This Quiz

In the history of American cinema, there are a handful of fascinating and endearing characters that audiences just can't get enough of. Sure, we all love movies about samurai, pirates, knights, and Spartans, but in American history, the two most legendary groups immortalized on film have always been gangsters and cowboys. They represent a lawlessness that has been romanticized over the years. These are characters with a unique system of honor who play by their own rules and are definitely not above doing bad things to get what they want.

And still, despite many of them seeming villainous, we still love characters like Doc Holliday and Al Capone. Movies like "The Godfather" and "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" are classics of the genres and have stood the test of time for years. The works of Sergio Leone or Martin Scorcese immediately come to mind and illustrate what life must have really been like in a time when gangsters or cowboys were the norm across the country. That's pretty amazing when you think about it.

So now's your chance to let us know what kind of film buff you are picking some of your favorite gangsters and cowboys from film history.

John Wayne is an icon of the Western genre. What's his best movie?

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Who is the best gangster actor of all time?

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Which "Godfather" is the best "Godfather?"

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Do you have a favorite director of gangster movies?

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Which cowboy movie can you watch over and over?

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There have been a ton of Western stars in history, but who was the best ever?

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Which of these directors made the best cowboy movies?

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Director John Ford had a huge influence on the cowboy movie. Do you have a favorite Ford flick?

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What's the best gangster movie in recent memory?

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Who played the most convincing cowboy of the last decade or so?

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Which Scorsese gangster film is his best?

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Of all the real gangsters who've inspired movies, which is the most fascinating to you?

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What do you think about the spaghetti Westerns of the '60s and '70s?

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Do you have a favorite Clint Eastwood western?

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Quentin Tarantino has made both gangster films and Westerns. Which did you like best?

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Do you have a favorite De Niro gangster movie?

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Which actor that you've never seen in a western would you like to see?

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If someone made another movie about Al Capone today, who'd nail the part of Capone?

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Is there a real-life cowboy who is more interesting to you than any other on film?

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Do you like a heroic white hat cowboy or a sinister black hat cowboy?

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Westerns really blend well with other genres. What's the best matchup in your mind?

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What do you think is an underrated gangster flick?

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Let's go way, way back. What's the best black and white gangster movie?

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You can't like every movie. What's the worst gangster movie you've ever seen?

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Is there a Western that stands out as worse than any other to you?

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Should the gangsters get away at the end of the movie?

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Do you like a Western that shows the perspective of the law or the outlaw?

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Do you prefer a movie with a solo hero like Eastwood in "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" or an ensemble like "The Magnificent Seven?"

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Westerns have really fallen out of favor lately. Do you want a western resurgence?

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Do you prefer classic-era gangster movies that take place around the Prohibition era or modern ones?

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