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5 must-watch country movies [VIDEOS]

By C. Murph | Monday Monday Staff -    2016-08-31

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One of the best ways to relax is to watch a good movie with good people and good food. So we figured it would be a good idea to share some must-see country movies for you to chillax to.

Pure Country (1992)

George Strait is not just a hit songwriter, he can jump into character and act a solid role. In 1992, he showed this by playing Wyatt “Dusty” Chandler in “Pure Country,” a film about a country music star who begins to feel that his over-the-top concert performances are trumping the actual music, what he really loves. He decides to walk away from it all and back to his roots, back to his small-town. He ends up meeting a stand-up girl, Harley Tucker (Isabel Glasser).

You can guess what happens between the two of them. But you’ll have to watch it to find out.

True Grit (2010)

Adapted from Charles Portis’ 1968 novel of the same title (and a remake of the original “True Grit” movie from 1969), this Coen Brothers’ version did a fantastic job in the box offices and it was nominated for 10 Academy Awards.

It’s about a young girl named Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) who is out to catch the man who killed her father, and she will stop for nothing. So she does what no other girl would do to help avenge her father’s death: she hires a bounty hunter of sorts, a known drunk and US Marshal, Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges).

Blazing Saddles (1974)

Blazing Saddles, a spoof on old western movies, is one of those comedies that everyone has seen or at least heard of. It’s about the State Attorney General Hedley Lamarr (Harvey Korman) wants to buy a small country town called Rock Ridge. Oh yeah, everyone in this little town is named Johnson. And those people are not so happy about the potential transfer of ownership.

It’s a hilarious movie and one every adult needs to watch.

Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)

This is a moving story about Loretta Lynn’s life. She was married at 13 years old and had given birth to four children before she was 19. Her first love of music came after her husband bought her a guitar when she was 18. She became one of the biggest female country singers.

Walk the Line (2005)

Johnny Cash (Joaquin Phoenix, who actually sang in the movie) didn’t have an easy life, with a shattered marriage, new love, drugs, fame gone wrong, and all the rest. This is a powerful film about a powerful force in the country music world.

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C. Murph

C. Murph is a freelance writer who lives in Pennsylvania.

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