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1. Tombstone (1993)

R | 130 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.8
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50 Metascore

A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.

Directors: George P. Cosmatos, Kevin Jarre | Stars: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton

Votes: 116,887 | Gross: $56.51M

2. The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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99 Metascore

A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.

Director: Charles Laughton | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason

Votes: 76,192 | Gross: $0.65M

3. The Scorpion King (2002)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.5
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45 Metascore

A desert warrior rises up against the evil army that is destroying his homeland. He captures the enemy's key sorcerer, takes her deep into the desert and prepares for a final showdown.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Steven Brand, Michael Clarke Duncan, Kelly Hu

Votes: 124,236 | Gross: $91.05M

4. Dead Man (1995)

R | 121 min | Drama, Fantasy, Western

7.6
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62 Metascore

On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange Native American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Crispin Glover, Lance Henriksen

Votes: 84,751 | Gross: $1.04M

5. Chisum (1970)

G | 111 min | Biography, Western

6.9
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Cattle baron John Chisum joins forces with Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett to fight the Lincoln County land war.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: John Wayne, Forrest Tucker, Christopher George, Ben Johnson

Votes: 8,264 | Gross: $6.00M

6. The Missouri Breaks (1976)

PG | 126 min | Drama, Western

6.6
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65 Metascore

Tom Logan is a horse thief. Rancher David Braxton has horses, and a daughter, worth stealing. But Braxton has just hired Lee Clayton, an infamous "regulator", to hunt down the horse thieves; one at a time.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Kathleen Lloyd

Votes: 8,745 | Gross: $14.00M

7. Goin' South (1978)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.2
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52 Metascore

Due to the lack of men after the Civil War, a small western town allows a bachelorette with ulterior motives to save a horse thief from the gallows by marrying him. They must deal with his old gang, the Sheriff, the bank, and each other.

Director: Jack Nicholson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Mary Steenburgen, Christopher Lloyd, John Belushi

Votes: 5,764

8. Ned Kelly (2003)

R | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.5
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56 Metascore

An innocent man becomes one of the most wanted criminals the world has ever known.

Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Naomi Watts

Votes: 24,463 | Gross: $0.07M

9. Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)

Passed | 95 min | Romance, Western

7.4
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A marshal tries to bring the son of an old friend, an autocratic cattle baron, to justice for his role in the rape and murder of the marshal's Native American wife.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones, Earl Holliman

Votes: 5,872

10. They Call Me Trinity (1970)

G | 113 min | Comedy, Western

7.5
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A lazy, unorthodox gunfighter and his portly, horse-thieving brother defend a Mormon settlement from a land-grabbing Major, a Mexican bandit, and their henchmen.

Director: Enzo Barboni | Stars: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Steffen Zacharias, Dan Sturkie

Votes: 17,614

11. The Unforgiven (1960)

Approved | 125 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.7
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The neighbors of a frontier family turn on them when it is suspected that their adopted daughter was stolen from the local Kiowa tribe.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Audrey Hepburn, Audie Murphy, John Saxon

Votes: 6,667

12. The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017)

R | 111 min | Action, Drama, Western

6.2
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64 Metascore

A thrilling and action-packed Western, The Ballad of Lefty Brown is a story about loyalty, friendship, and the relentless pursuit of justice.

Director: Jared Moshe | Stars: Bill Pullman, Peter Fonda, Stephen Alan Seder, Kathy Baker

Votes: 4,114 | Gross: $0.01M

13. Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)

PG | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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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: 9,919 | Gross: $12.23M

14. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Western

7.3
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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: 16,642

15. The Westerner (1940)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.4
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78 Metascore

Judge Roy Bean, a self-appointed hanging judge in Vinegarroon, Texas, befriends saddle tramp Cole Harden, who opposes Bean's policy against homesteaders.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Doris Davenport, Fred Stone

Votes: 4,585

16. River of No Return (1954)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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The titular river unites a farmer recently released from prison, his young son, and an ambitious saloon singer. In order to survive, each must be purged of anger, and each must learn to understand and care for the others.

Directors: Otto Preminger, Jean Negulesco | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe, Rory Calhoun, Tommy Rettig

Votes: 9,550

17. Major Dundee (1965)

Approved | 123 min | Adventure, War, Western

6.8
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62 Metascore

In 1864, due to frequent Apache raids from Mexico into the U.S., a Union officer decides to illegally cross the border and destroy the Apache, using a mixed army of Union troops, Confederate POWs, civilian mercenaries, and scouts.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, Jim Hutton, James Coburn

Votes: 6,479 | Gross: $0.01M

18. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 133 min | Drama, History, Western

7.1
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A historic chronicle based on the book by Dee Brown explains how Native Americans were displaced as the United States expanded west.

Director: Yves Simoneau | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Adam Beach, August Schellenberg, Anna Paquin

Votes: 5,647

19. Shenandoah (1965)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War, Western

7.3
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During the Civil War, a Virginia farmer and his family vow to remain neutral, but one of the sons is captured by Union soldiers, sending the farmer to his rescue.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: James Stewart, Doug McClure, Glenn Corbett, Patrick Wayne

Votes: 7,354

20. Broken Trail (2006)

Not Rated | 184 min | Western

7.7
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A veteran cowboy and his nephew save five Chinese girls from prostitution while trekking from Oregon to Wyoming.

Stars: Robert Duvall, Thomas Haden Church, Greta Scacchi, Chris Mulkey

Votes: 5,431

21. Down in the Valley (2005)

R | 114 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.4
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65 Metascore

Set in the present-day San Fernando Valley, the project revolves around a delusional man who believes he's a cowboy and the relationship that he starts with a rebellious young woman.

Director: David Jacobson | Stars: Edward Norton, Evan Rachel Wood, David Morse, Rory Culkin

Votes: 17,460 | Gross: $0.57M

22. Heaven Can Wait (1943)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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An old roué arrives in Hades to review his life with Satan, who will rule on his eligibility to enter the Underworld.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Gene Tierney, Don Ameche, Charles Coburn, Marjorie Main

Votes: 8,897

23. Trinity Is Still My Name (1971)

G | 117 min | Comedy, Western

7.3
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Bambino tries to teach his brother Trinity how to become an outlaw, but the two wind up saving a pioneer family and breaking up an arms ring instead.

Director: Enzo Barboni | Stars: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Yanti Somer, Enzo Tarascio

Votes: 12,935

24. Springfield Rifle (1952)

Approved | 93 min | War, Western

6.7
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Major Lex Kearney becomes the North's first counterespionage agent as he tries to discover who's behind the theft of Union cavalry horses in Colorado during the Civil War.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Gary Cooper, Phyllis Thaxter, David Brian, Paul Kelly

Votes: 1,561

25. Waterhole #3 (1967)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Western

6.3
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After a professional gambler kills a Confederate soldier, he finds a map pinpointing the location in the desert where stolen army gold bullion is buried and he plans to retrieve it but others are searching for it too.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: James Coburn, Carroll O'Connor, Margaret Blye, Claude Akins

Votes: 1,165

26. Tribute to a Bad Man (1956)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.6
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With no law within 200 miles horse rancher Jeremy Rodak runs his spread with an iron hand and deals with rustlers even more ruthlessly.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: James Cagney, Don Dubbins, Stephen McNally, Irene Papas

Votes: 1,230

27. Sierra (1950)

Approved | 83 min | Western

6.8
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Hiding in the mountains from the law, father and son break wild horses until a lost female lawyer joins them to help clear their name, but some would rather see them dead.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Wanda Hendrix, Audie Murphy, Burl Ives, Dean Jagger

Votes: 585

28. Ned Kelly (1970)

GP | 100 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.0
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Based on a true story, Ned Kelly is unable to support his family in the Australian outback, he turns to stealing horses in order to make money. He gets more deeply drawn into the outlaw ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Mick Jagger, Clarissa Kaye-Mason, Mark McManus, Ken Goodlet

Votes: 1,019

29. The Baker's Wife (1938)

Not Rated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A small village rejoices at the arrival of a new baker. But when his young wife runs off with another man, he is unable to keep baking and the village is thrown into disarray.

Director: Marcel Pagnol | Stars: Raimu, Ginette Leclerc, Fernand Charpin, Robert Vattier

Votes: 1,505

30. The Appaloosa (1966)

Unrated | 98 min | Western

6.3
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Man tries to recover a horse stolen from him by a Mexican bandit.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Marlon Brando, Anjanette Comer, John Saxon, Emilio Fernández

Votes: 2,666

31. Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)

Not Rated | 272 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.4
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82 Metascore

Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Adriano Luz, Maria João Bastos, Ricardo Pereira, Clotilde Hesme

Votes: 2,954 | Gross: $0.11M

32. A Time for Dying (1969)

M | 67 min | Western

6.0
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In Silver City, naive farm boy Cass and newcomer saloon girl Nellie are married by Judge Roy Bean in a shotgun wedding but their honeymoon is marred by outlaws.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Richard Lapp, Anne Randall, Robert Random, Beatrice Kay

Votes: 351

33. Adiós Amigo (1975)

PG | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Western

4.2
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A conman's crimes are blamed on a good-natured fast-drawing cowboy he meets and decides to use as decoy.

Director: Fred Williamson | Stars: Fred Williamson, Richard Pryor, James Brown, Robert Phillips

Votes: 209

34. Eagle's Wing (1979)

PG | 111 min | Western

5.9
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A white trapper steals a white mustang called "Eagle Wing" from a Kiowa Indian, who pursues him to get his horse back.

Director: Anthony Harvey | Stars: Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, Harvey Keitel, Stéphane Audran

Votes: 635

35. Belle Starr (1941)

Approved | 87 min | Western

5.8
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At the end of the Civil War, an embittered Southern belle joins forces with a Confederate guerrilla leader to raid Union towns.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Randolph Scott, Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Shepperd Strudwick

Votes: 657

36. The Deluge (1974)

287 min | Adventure, History, Romance

7.7
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During the 1655 war between Protestant Sweden and Catholic Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth some Polish-Lithuanian nobles side with Swedish king Charles X Gustav while others side with the Polish king Jan Kazimierz.

Director: Jerzy Hoffman | Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Malgorzata Braunek, Tadeusz Lomnicki, Kazimierz Wichniarz

Votes: 2,025

37. The Last Summer of La Boyita (2009)

TV-PG | 93 min | Drama

7.1
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Young Jorgelina feels estranged from her boy-crazy older sister, who has entered adolescence and doesn't want to hang around with little kids anymore. Finding refuge in their Boyita ... See full summary »

Director: Julia Solomonoff | Stars: Guadalupe Alonso, Nicolás Treise, Mirella Pascual, Gabo Correa

Votes: 828

38. Buddy Goes West (1981)

90 min | Comedy, Western

6.6
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Two outlaws: "The doctor" (Bud Spencer) and the Indian Girolamo (Amidou) are helping villagers to fight a gang and a corrupt sheriff who has discover gold under the village.

Director: Michele Lupo | Stars: Bud Spencer, Joe Bugner, Piero Trombetta, Carlo Reali

Votes: 2,624

39. Welcome to Hard Times (1967)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Western

5.9
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A sociopathic stranger all but destroys a small hardscrabble town but the 'mayor' convinces its survivors to stay and rebuild.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Henry Fonda, Janice Rule, Keenan Wynn, Janis Paige

Votes: 1,288

40. Bush Christmas (1983)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Family

5.7
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In the Australian outback a family struggles to keep its farm from foreclosure. Their only hope is that their horse, Prince, will win money in a New Year's race. But when Prince is stolen ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Safran | Stars: John Ewart, John Howard, Mark Spain, James Wingrove

Votes: 225

41. The Last Days of Pompeii (1935)

Approved | 96 min | Adventure, Drama

6.4
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In the doomed Roman city, a gentle blacksmith becomes a corrupt gladiator, while his son leans toward Christianity.

Directors: Ernest B. Schoedsack, Merian C. Cooper | Stars: Preston Foster, Basil Rathbone, Alan Hale, John Wood

Votes: 845

42. These Thousand Hills (1959)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, Western

6.4
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An ambitious cowboy will stop at nothing to get what he wants, including using the affections of two women.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Don Murray, Richard Egan, Lee Remick, Patricia Owens

Votes: 470

43. 3 Bad Men (1926)

Unrated | 122 min | Romance, Western

7.5
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Three outlaws come to the aid of a young girl after her father is killed.

Director: John Ford | Stars: George O'Brien, Olive Borden, Lou Tellegen, Tom Santschi

Votes: 920

44. Dead Heat (2002)

R | 120 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.3
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A heart problem forces the cop Pally to retire, and his wife Charlotte is separating him. Charlotte makes Pally's half-brother Ray visit, and he suggest buying a race horse will cheer him up. He does, but then a mob boss steals the horse.

Director: Mark Malone | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Anthony LaPaglia, Radha Mitchell, Lothaire Bluteau

Votes: 1,196

45. Romance of a Horsethief (1971)

GP | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

5.2
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In 1905, Polish horse thieves living near the Russian border find their livelihoods threatened by the new Russo-Japanese conflict because the Russian army requisitions all horses and forcibly conscripts all men for the war.

Director: Abraham Polonsky | Stars: Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Jane Birkin, Lainie Kazan

Votes: 201

46. Relentless (1948)

Passed | 93 min | Romance, Western

6.4
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Framed for a murder he didn't commit, a cowboy must stay one step ahead of the law as he hunts for the real killer.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Robert Young, Marguerite Chapman, Willard Parker, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 256

47. The Manhunt (1984)

91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.7
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A young man buys two horses at an Arizona race track but fails to get a receipt. Later, when riding across the land of a rancher named Robeson, he's accused of stealing the two horses. ... See full summary »

Director: Fabrizio De Angelis | Stars: Ethan Wayne, Raimund Harmstorf, Henry Silva, Bo Svenson

Votes: 136

48. Smoke in the Wind (1975)

PG | 98 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.4
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The Civil War is over but in the Ozarks of Arkansas people are not ready to forgive and forget. The Mondier brothers have returned from fighting for the Union and Mort Fagan is keeping things difficult for them in the community.

Directors: Joseph Kane, Andy Brennan | Stars: John Ashley, John Russell, Myron Healey, Walter Brennan

Votes: 25

49. Smoky (1946)

Passed | 87 min | Drama, Family, Music

6.7
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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: 280

50. The Great Sioux Uprising (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Western

5.5
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During the Civil War, Southern agitators and a crooked horse dealer endanger the peace between the Union and the Wyoming Sioux.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Faith Domergue, Lyle Bettger, Peter Whitney

Votes: 234



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