Texas Ranger you'd want to cover your back

by dan_dassow | created - 31 Dec 2013 | updated - 01 Jan 2014 | Public

Which of these Texas Rangers would you most want to cover your back?

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1. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Western

The adventures of the masked hero and his Native American partner.

Stars: Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, John Hart, Chuck Courtney

Votes: 1,859

The Lone Ranger (Clayton Moore)

2. Lonesome Dove (1989)

TV-14 | 384 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

Two former Texas Rangers renew their spirit of adventure as they and several other residents of a small Texas town join a cattle drive to the Montana Territory.

Stars: Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover, Diane Lane

Votes: 19,060

Augustus 'Gus' McCrae (Robert Duvall)

3. Lonesome Dove (1989)

TV-14 | 384 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

Two former Texas Rangers renew their spirit of adventure as they and several other residents of a small Texas town join a cattle drive to the Montana Territory.

Stars: Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover, Diane Lane

Votes: 19,060

Woodrow F. Call (Tommy Lee Jones)

4. The Comancheros (1961)

Approved | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

55 Metascore

Texas Ranger Jake Cutter arrests gambler Paul Regret, but soon finds himself teamed with his prisoner in an undercover effort to defeat a band of renegade arms merchants and thieves known as Comancheros.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, John Wayne | Stars: John Wayne, Stuart Whitman, Ina Balin, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 7,630

Capt. Jake Cutter (John Wayne)

5. North West Mounted Police (1940)

Passed | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In 1885, a Texas Ranger travels to Canada to arrest a trapper who's wanted for murder and who's stirring up the Natives in a rebellion against the Canadian government.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Paulette Goddard, Preston Foster

Votes: 1,344

Dusty Rivers (Gary Cooper)

6. Streets of Laredo (1949)

Passed | 93 min | Western

An outlaw separates from his two partners in crime when they join the Texas Rangers, and he continues to commit daring robberies.

Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: William Holden, Macdonald Carey, Mona Freeman, William Bendix

Votes: 555

Jim Dawkins (William Holden)

7. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

R | 111 min | Action, Biography, Crime

86 Metascore

Bored waitress Bonnie Parker falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman

Votes: 96,506

Frank Hamer (Denver Pyle)

8. The Searchers (1956)

Passed | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

94 Metascore

An American Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from the Comanches.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

Votes: 74,906

Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton (Ward Bond)

9. The Last of the Duanes (1930)

Passed | 62 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Buck Duane avenges his father's murder by gunning down the killer, but must flee from the law. He finds Ruth, whom he once loved, in the clutches of the outlaw Bland. In rescuing Ruth, he ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: George O'Brien, Lucile Browne, Myrna Loy, Walter McGrail

Votes: 41

Buck Duane (George O'Brien)

10. The Lone Ranger (2013)

PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

37 Metascore

Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 212,250 | Gross: $89.30M

ch0126373 (Armie Hammer)

11. Extreme Prejudice (1987)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

51 Metascore

A Texas Ranger and a ruthless narcotics kingpin - they were childhood friends, now they are adversaries...

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Nick Nolte, Powers Boothe, Michael Ironside, Maria Conchita Alonso

Votes: 5,713 | Gross: $11.31M

Jack Benteen (Nick Nolte)

12. Last Man Standing (1996)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A drifting gunslinger-for-hire finds himself in the middle of an ongoing war between the Irish and Italian mafia in a Prohibition era ghost town.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Bruce Willis, Bruce Dern, William Sanderson, Christopher Walken

Votes: 50,962 | Gross: $17.60M

Capt. Tom Pickett (Ken Jenkins)

13. The Texas Rangers (1936)

Passed | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Two down-on-their-luck former outlaws volunteer to be Texas Rangers and find themselves assigned to bring in an old friend, now a notorious outlaw.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Jack Oakie, Jean Parker, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 622

Jim Hawkins (Fred MacMurray)

14. Man of the House (I) (2005)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Crime

35 Metascore

A Texas Ranger must protect a group of cheerleaders who have witnessed a murder.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Christina Milian, Kelli Garner, Cedric the Entertainer

Votes: 22,003 | Gross: $19.70M

Ranger Roland Sharp (Tommy Lee Jones)

16. Texas Rangers (2001)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

29 Metascore

A ragtag group of youngsters band together after the American Civil War to form the Texas Rangers, a group charged with the dangerous, ruthless duty of cleaning up the West.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: James Van Der Beek, Rachael Leigh Cook, Ashton Kutcher, Dylan McDermott

Votes: 5,312 | Gross: $0.62M

Lincoln Rogers Dunnison (James Van Der Beek)

17. True Grit (1969)

G | 128 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer in Indian territory.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: John Wayne, Kim Darby, Glen Campbell, Jeremy Slate

Votes: 39,675 | Gross: $31.13M

La Boeuf (Glen Campbell)

18. True Grit (2010)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Western

80 Metascore

A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld, Josh Brolin

Votes: 291,176 | Gross: $171.24M

La Boeuf (Matt Damon)

19. Walker, Texas Ranger (1993–2001)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Walker and his partner Trivette are Texas Rangers. They make it their business to battle crime in Dallas and all around the Great State of Texas.

Stars: Chuck Norris, Clarence Gilyard Jr., Sheree J. Wilson, Noble Willingham

Votes: 14,208

Cordell Walker (Chuck Norris)

20. Trackdown (1957–1959)

30 min | Western

Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman travels the Old West tracking down assorted killers, bank robbers, horse thieves and other evildoers.

Stars: Robert Culp, Norman Leavitt, Ellen Corby, Peter Leeds

Votes: 212

Hoby Gilman (Robert Culp)

21. Laredo (1965–1967)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

Rustlers, bank robbers, and their own wild schemes: a band of Texas Rangers keeps getting in and out of trouble, under the jaundiced eye of Captain Parmalee.

Stars: Neville Brand, Peter Brown, William Smith, Philip Carey

Votes: 493

Reese Bennett (Neville Brand)

22. The Miracle Rider (1935)

Approved | 306 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Texas Ranger tries to stop takeover of Indian lands.

Directors: B. Reeves Eason, Armand Schaefer | Stars: Tom Mix, Charles Middleton, Joan Gale, Robert Frazer

Votes: 119 | Gross: $1.00M

Tom Morgan (Tom Mix)

23. Texas Rangers Ride Again (1940)

Passed | 68 min | Action, Drama, Romance

With thousands of cattle being rustled from White Sage ranch the 1930's Texas Rangers are called in. They manage to get one of their agents into the gang by making them think he is the Pecos Kid on the lam.

Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: Ellen Drew, John Howard, Akim Tamiroff, May Robson

Votes: 145

Jim Kingston aka Pecos Kid (John Howard)

24. Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)

PG | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

After helping the local police with some horse thieves, a Texas Ranger aims at a drug lord with arms trade as well. They're interested in the same woman and they're both into martial arts.

Director: Steve Carver | Stars: Chuck Norris, David Carradine, Barbara Carrera, Leon Isaac Kennedy

Votes: 10,047 | Gross: $12.23M

J.J. McQuade (Chuck Norris)

25. The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981)

PG | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Western

The sole surviving Texas Ranger (Klinton Spilsbury) of an ambush arranged by outlaw leader Major Bartholomew "Butch" Cavendish (Christopher Lloyd) returns to fight back as a great masked western hero, The Lone Ranger.

Director: William A. Fraker | Stars: Klinton Spilsbury, Michael Horse, Christopher Lloyd, Matt Clark

Votes: 1,690 | Gross: $12.62M

The Lone Ranger (Klinton Spilsbury)

26. Borderland (1937)

Passed | 82 min | Adventure, Mystery, Western

Hoppy goes undercover as an outlaw (which permits him, for once, to drink and be mean to children) to track down a bunch of outlaws operating along the border. Loco, the head bad guy, ... See full summary »

Director: Nate Watt | Stars: William Boyd, James Ellison, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 150

Hopalong Cassidy (William Boyd)



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