The Great American Western (Post 10 of 12)
The Wild Bunch
Sam Peckinpah's finest and most famous hour. The Wild Bunch is the story of a group of outlaws past their prime and looking for a big final score. A setup causes their heist to go awry and they spend most of the movie getting tracked by a group of largely incompetent bounty hunters.
They later get caught up in the Mexican revolution where they participate in one of the most memorable (and violent) final shootouts ever filmed.