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1. The Searchers (1956)

Passed | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.9
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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: 76,231

2. Open Range (2003)

R | 139 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.4
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67 Metascore

A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.

Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, Diego Luna, Abraham Benrubi

Votes: 64,262 | Gross: $58.33M

3. Home on the Range (2004)

PG | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.3
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50 Metascore

To save their farm, the resident animals go bounty hunting for a notorious outlaw.

Directors: Will Finn, John Sanford | Stars: Judi Dench, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jennifer Tilly, Randy Quaid

Votes: 18,931 | Gross: $50.03M

4. Angel and the Badman (1947)

Passed | 100 min | Romance, Western

6.9
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Quirt Evans, an all round bad guy, is nursed back to health and sought after by Penelope Worth, a Quaker girl. He eventually finds himself having to choose between his world and the world Penelope lives in.

Director: James Edward Grant | Stars: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 4,964

5. The Ox-Bow Incident (1942)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Western

8.0
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When a posse captures three men suspected of killing a local farmer, they become strongly divided over whether or not to lynch the men.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn

Votes: 19,846 | Gross: $1.64M

6. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Western

7.3
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53 Metascore

Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Richard Jaeckel, Katy Jurado

Votes: 17,168

7. Monte Walsh (2003 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 117 min | Romance, Western

7.1
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Monte Walsh and Chet Rollins are long-time cowhands, working whatever ranch work comes their way, but "nothing they can't do from a horse." Their lives are divided between months on the ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Tom Selleck, Isabella Rossellini, Keith Carradine, George Eads

Votes: 2,106

8. Alvarez Kelly (1966)

Approved | 116 min | Western

6.4
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During the Civil War, Mexican cattleman Alvarez Kelly supplies the Union with cattle until Confederate Colonel Tom Rossiter's hungry men force Kelly to change his customers.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: William Holden, Richard Widmark, Janice Rule, Patrick O'Neal

Votes: 1,993

9. Colt Comrades (1943)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.8
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While oil drilling, Hoppy and California discover an underground well - a potential threat to Jebb Hardin's monopoly on water in the region.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Jay Kirby, Teddi Sherman

Votes: 163

10. The Redhead from Wyoming (1953)

Approved | 81 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.2
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In Wyoming, Sweetwater town sheriff Stan Blaine finds himself in the middle of a range war between greedy cattle barons and newcomer settlers who compete for public lands and unbranded stray cattle.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Alex Nicol, William Bishop, Robert Strauss

Votes: 396

11. Monte Walsh (1970)

PG-13 | 106 min | Western

7.1
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An aging cowboy realizes that the West he knew and loved will soon be no more--and that there will be no room for him, either.

Director: William A. Fraker | Stars: Lee Marvin, Jeanne Moreau, Jack Palance, Mitchell Ryan

Votes: 2,292

12. Rustler's Round-Up (1946)

Passed | 57 min | Action, Comedy, Music

6.9
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A cowboy sets out to break up a gang of rustlers.

Director: Wallace Fox | Stars: Kirby Grant, Fuzzy Knight, Jane Adams, Earle Hodgins

Votes: 17

13. Robbers' Roost (1955)

Approved | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.0
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Jim Tex Wall is searching for three men who killed his wife and stole his horses and finds them working for a gang of cattle rustlers engaged in a turf war with a rival gang of outlaws.

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: George Montgomery, Richard Boone, Sylvia Findley, Bruce Bennett

Votes: 252

14. Branded (1950)

Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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A gunfighter takes part in a scheme to bilk a wealthy cattle family out of half a million dollars by pretending to be their son, who was kidnapped as child.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Alan Ladd, Mona Freeman, Charles Bickford, Robert Keith

Votes: 728

15. Smoky (1946)

Passed | 87 min | Drama, Family, Music

6.8
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Drama about the strong bond between a cowpoke and a wild bronco set during the 1940s.

Director: Louis King | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Anne Baxter, Burl Ives, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 311

16. Dawn at Socorro (1954)

Approved | 80 min | Action, Music, Romance

6.3
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Gunfighter Brett Wade, diagnosed with tuberculosis, tries to get out of his former life while helping a young woman.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Piper Laurie, David Brian, Kathleen Hughes

Votes: 387

17. Cattle Queen of Montana (1954)

Passed | 88 min | Action, Romance, Western

5.6
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Sierra Nevada Jones must fight a villainous rancher to regain the land that is rightfully hers.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ronald Reagan, Gene Evans, Lance Fuller

Votes: 741

18. The McMasters (1970)

GP | 90 min | Action, Drama, Western

6.0
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When a black Civil War veteran becomes co-owner of the southern McMasters ranch, the incensed local Confederate veterans come gunning for him and his Indian wife.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Burl Ives, Brock Peters, David Carradine, Nancy Kwan

Votes: 231

19. Ride Clear of Diablo (1954)

Approved | 81 min | Western

6.9
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When his father and brother are murdered by a corrupt lawyer and Sheriff duo, railroad surveyor Clay O'Mara plans his revenge, and is aided by former outlaw Whitey Kincade.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Audie Murphy, Susan Cabot, Dan Duryea, Abbe Lane

Votes: 931

20. Deadwood Dick (1940)

Approved | 285 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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Deadwood Dick, a masked and mysterious hero, is in reality Dick Stanley, editor of the Dakota Pioneer Press and a leading member of Statehood For Dakota. He is on the trail of a masked ... See full summary »

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Donald Douglas, Lorna Gray, Harry Harvey, Marin Sais

Votes: 47

21. Ten Wanted Men (1955)

Approved | 80 min | Romance, Western

6.0
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When his ward seeks protection with rival cattleman John Stewart, embittered, jealous rancher Wick Campbell hires ten outlaws to help him seize power in the territory.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Randolph Scott, Jocelyn Brando, Richard Boone, Alfonso Bedoya

Votes: 952

22. Born to the West (1937)

Approved | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.7
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Can Dare Rudd prove he is responsible enough to win the heart of Judy and also outwit the crooked saloon owner?

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: John Wayne, Marsha Hunt, Johnny Mack Brown, John Patterson

Votes: 756

23. Streets of Laredo (1949)

Passed | 93 min | Western

6.7
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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: 571

24. The Sundowners (1950)

Approved | 83 min | Western

5.6
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Brother is pitted against brother in this tale of fueding ranchers in the old west.

Director: George Templeton | Stars: Robert Preston, Robert Sterling, Chill Wills, Cathy Downs

Votes: 388

25. Horizons West (1952)

Approved | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.2
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Two brothers end up on opposite sides of the law in post-Civil War Texas.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Robert Ryan, Julie Adams, Rock Hudson, Judith Braun

Votes: 741

26. Gun for a Coward (1956)

Approved | 88 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.1
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After the death of a rancher his three sons run the ranch but one of them is seen as a coward because of his reluctance to gunfight.

Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Jeffrey Hunter, Janice Rule, Chill Wills

Votes: 447

27. The Broken Star (1956)

Approved | 82 min | Romance, Western

5.9
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When a deputy marshal murders a henchman, steals the racketeer money he is holding, and claims self defense, the head marshal orders an investigation to find the truth.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Howard Duff, Lita Baron, Bill Williams, Douglas Fowley

Votes: 150

28. To the Last Man (1933)

Passed | 74 min | Action, Romance, Western

6.5
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In Kentucky just after the Civil War, the Hayden-Colby feud leads to Jed Colby being sent to prison for 15 years for murder. The Haydens head for Nevada and when Colby gets out of prison he heads there also seeking revenge. The head of the Hayden family tries to avoid more killing but the inevitable showdown has to occur, complicated by Lynn Hayden and Ellen Colby's plans to marry.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Randolph Scott, Esther Ralston, Jack La Rue, Buster Crabbe

Votes: 436

29. Pardners (1956)

Passed | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Music

6.3
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A rich momma's boy returns west with the son of his murdered father's partner to foil a gang trying to gain control of his family ranch.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Lori Nelson, Jeff Morrow

Votes: 1,336 | Gross: $7.92M

30. The Halliday Brand (1957)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.4
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Sheriff Halliday doesn't approve of his children dating or marrying half-breeds and his blind hate threatens to alienate his whole family.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Viveca Lindfors, Betsy Blair, Ward Bond

Votes: 353

31. The Lucky Texan (1934)

Passed | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.6
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Jerry Mason, a young Texan, and Jake Benson, an old rancher, become partners and strike it rich with a gold mine. They then find their lives complicated by bad guys and a woman.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Barbara Sheldon, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Lloyd Whitlock

Votes: 987

32. Billy the Kid (1941)

Passed | 94 min | Biography, Drama, Western

5.6
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In 1880 New Mexico, during a feud between cattle growers, former childhood friends Billy the Kid and Jim Sherwood end-up working for opposite sides.

Directors: David Miller, Frank Borzage | Stars: Robert Taylor, Brian Donlevy, Ian Hunter, Mary Howard

Votes: 847

33. Hills of Old Wyoming (1937)

Passed | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.9
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An evil deputy is using Indian half-breeds to rustle cattle. This causes trouble between the cattlemen and Indians. Hoppy, Windy and Lucky see that justice is served. Songs abound.

Director: Nate Watt | Stars: William Boyd, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Morris Ankrum, Russell Hayden

Votes: 122

34. The Lone Gun (1954)

Approved | 76 min | Romance, Western

5.9
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In Texas, drifter Cruze becomes the marshal of the town of Marlpine but he must face the murderous Moran brothers alone when the scared town refuses to back him up.

Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: George Montgomery, Dorothy Malone, Frank Faylen, Neville Brand

Votes: 307

35. Strange Lady in Town (1955)

Approved | 112 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Greer Garson plays a female doctor who plans to introduce modern techniques of medicine to old Santa Fe in 1880, but is opposed by an established doctor.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Greer Garson, Dana Andrews, Cameron Mitchell, Lois Smith

Votes: 370

36. The Range Feud (1931)

Passed | 64 min | Action, Mystery, Romance

5.9
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Clint Turner is arrested for the murder of his girlfriend Judy's father, a rival rancher who was an enemy of his own father.

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Buck Jones, John Wayne, Susan Fleming, Edward LeSaint

Votes: 306

37. Renegade Trail (1939)

Approved | 58 min | Music, Western

7.0
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Hoppy goes to town to help Marshal Windy with some rustlers and winds up helping the widow Joyce when confidence men try to take her herd.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Charlotte Wynters

Votes: 105

38. Two-Fisted Law (1932)

Passed | 64 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.7
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After Rob Russell steals Tim Clark's ranch, Clark starts prospecting for silver.

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Tim McCoy, Alice Day, Wheeler Oakman, Tully Marshall

Votes: 324

39. Hop-a-Long Cassidy (1935)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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An evil ranch foreman tries to provoke a range war by playing two cattlemen against each other while helping a gang to rustle the cattle. Each cattleman blames the other for missing cattle.... See full summary »

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: William Boyd, James Ellison, Paula Stone, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Votes: 257

40. The Frontiersmen (1938)

Passed | 74 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.5
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The local school is causing Hoppy problems. First Bar 20 cattle are stolen when Hoppy investigates a problem there. Then the new teacher arrives and disrupts the routine of the Bar 20 hands... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: William Boyd, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Russell Hayden, Evelyn Venable

Votes: 139

41. The Texas Rangers (1936)

Passed | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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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: 634

42. Overland Stage Raiders (1938)

Passed | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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After gold shipments from a mining town have been hijacked, the three Mesquiteers buy a plane to fly the gold out. The owner of the shipping line brings in Eastern gangsters to thwart them.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: John Wayne, Louise Brooks, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune

Votes: 353

43. Fighting Man of the Plains (1949)

Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

6.4
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Former bandit Jim Dancer becomes marshal of a Kansas town and cleans up the criminal element - with the help of his old pal, Jesse James.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Randolph Scott, Bill Williams, Victor Jory, Jane Nigh

Votes: 414

44. Texas Cyclone (1932)

Passed | 63 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.3
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Pecos Grant rides into a strange town only to find that everyone recognizes him, not as Pecos Grant, but as a presumed-dead man named Rawlins. Even Rawlins' wife thinks her husband has come back. Pecos sets out to solve the mystery.

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Tim McCoy, Shirley Grey, Wheeler Oakman, John Wayne

Votes: 278

45. Dallas (1950)

Approved | 94 min | Romance, Western

6.3
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A former Confederate officer hunting for an outlaw who wronged him finds him in Dallas, but now as a wealthy, respectable citizen.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Gary Cooper, Ruth Roman, Steve Cochran, Raymond Massey

Votes: 1,145

46. Red River Range (1938)

Passed | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.9
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Very organized cattle rustlers are operating with portable slaughterhouses and refrigerator vans. The governor asks the Three Mesquiteers to go undercover to investigate.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Lorna Gray

Votes: 278

47. Robbery Under Arms (1957)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.2
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Two brothers join their father in Captain Starlight's bush ranger gang in 19th Century Australia.

Director: Jack Lee | Stars: Peter Finch, Ronald Lewis, David McCallum, Maureen Swanson

Votes: 188

48. Code Two (1953)

Passed | 69 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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The adventures of motorcycle cops, from their academy days, to chasing crooked truckers.

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Ralph Meeker, Elaine Stewart, Sally Forrest, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 354

49. American Empire (1942)

Passed | 82 min | Western

5.4
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Two men join forces to build a cattle empire, battle rustlers, bad weather and each other.

Director: William C. McGann | Stars: Richard Dix, Leo Carrillo, Preston Foster, Frances Gifford

Votes: 223

50. The Toughest Gun in Tombstone (1958)

Approved | 72 min | Western

5.4
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Matt Sloane is sent from Texas to Arizona to tame Tombstone where a gang of outlaws deals with cattle and silver. One of them killed his wife.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: George Montgomery, Jim Davis, Beverly Tyler, Gerald Milton

Votes: 150



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