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1. Urban Cowboy (1980)

PG | 132 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.4
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61 Metascore

Bud is a young man from the country who learns about life and love in a Houston bar.

Director: James Bridges | Stars: John Travolta, Debra Winger, Scott Glenn, Madolyn Smith Osborne

Votes: 14,882 | Gross: $53.30M

2. The Misfits (1961)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.2
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77 Metascore

A divorcée falls for an over-the-hill cowboy who is struggling to maintain his romantically independent lifestyle.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 20,546 | Gross: $8.94M

3. 8 Seconds (1994)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.5
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This movie chronicles the life of Lane Frost, 1987 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion, his marriage and his friendships with Tuff Hedeman (three-time World Champion) and Cody Lambert.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Luke Perry, Stephen Baldwin, James Rebhorn, Cameron Finley

Votes: 5,228 | Gross: $19.60M

4. The Cowboy Way (1994)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.9
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Two childhood friends who are rodeo cowboys travel from New Mexico to New York City searching for a friend who disappeared while looking for his daughter, who's just been smuggled into the US from Cuba.

Director: Gregg Champion | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Kiefer Sutherland, Dylan McDermott, Ernie Hudson

Votes: 8,353 | Gross: $20.28M

5. Beyond the Law (1993)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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An undercover cop joins a murderous, arms-dealing biker gang to try to put them behind bars.

Director: Larry Ferguson | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Linda Fiorentino, Michael Madsen, Courtney B. Vance

Votes: 6,835

6. Lonely Are the Brave (1962)

Approved | 107 min | Drama, Western

7.6
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A fiercely independent cowboy gets himself locked up in prison to escape with an old friend.

Director: David Miller | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau, Michael Kane

Votes: 9,037

7. Nichols (1971–1972)

60 min | Western

7.9
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In 1914, Nichols, a soldier, sick of killing, returns to his Arizona hometown, named after his family, and is strong-armed into serving as Sheriff by the Ketcham clan, who run the area. ... See full summary »

Stars: James Garner, Margot Kidder, Neva Patterson, John Beck

Votes: 251

8. Smoky (1946)

Passed | 87 min | Drama, Family, Music

6.6
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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: 405

9. Boom Town (1940)

Passed | 119 min | Drama, Western

7.1
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Two buddies who rise from fly-by-night wildcatters to oil tycoons over a twenty year period both love the same woman.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert, Hedy Lamarr

Votes: 3,434 | Gross: $9.17M

10. The Ride (I) (1997)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Family, Sport

6.5
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A has-been cowboy is given a second chance at the hands of an unexpected teacher.

Director: Michael O. Sajbel | Stars: Michael Biehn, Brock Pierce, Charles Young, Clarence Felder

Votes: 469 | Gross: $0.19M

11. My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1991)

PG | 106 min | Drama, Western

6.2
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A rodeo rider decides to quit his line of work after a serious injury, but when he visits his family and finds out that his dad is not well, he'll have to risk it one more time.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Scott Glenn, Kate Capshaw, Ben Johnson, Tess Harper

Votes: 643 | Gross: $3.60M

12. The Last Cowboy (2003 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Western

6.2
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After an eight year absence, a headstrong woman returns to her Texas home for her grandfather's funeral and locks horns with her father.

Director: Joyce Chopra | Stars: Jennie Garth, Lance Henriksen, M.C. Gainey, Bradley Cooper

Votes: 609

13. Green Grass of Wyoming (1948)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Family, Western

6.0
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In Wyoming, several ranchers have their prized mares stolen by a big wild white stallion and must recover them before the Governor's Stake trotting race day.

Director: Louis King | Stars: Peggy Cummins, Charles Coburn, Robert Arthur, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 411

14. Whoopee! (1930)

Passed | 93 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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Western sheriff Bob Wells is preparing to marry Sally Morgan; she loves part-Indian Wanenis, whose race is an obstacle. Sally flees the wedding with hypochondriac Henry Williams, who thinks... See full summary »

Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Ethel Shutta, Paul Gregory, Eleanor Hunt

Votes: 1,038

15. Never a Dull Moment (1950)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

5.6
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Sophisticated, successful New York City songwriter Kay Kingsley falls in love with Chris Hayward, a widower rancher she meets at the Madison Square Garden Rodeo, and they get married and ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Irene Dunne, Fred MacMurray, William Demarest, Andy Devine

Votes: 648

16. My Friend Flicka (1943)

Passed | 89 min | Action, Family, Western

6.4
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Ken McLaughlin struggles to please his family in any way. He comes back from boarding school boasting poor grades and facing going through the fifth grade again, much to his fathers dismay.... See full summary »

Director: Harold D. Schuster | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Preston Foster, Rita Johnson, James Bell

Votes: 932

17. Man in the Shadow (I) (1957)

Approved | 80 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Virgil Renchler owns most of the town, providing a thriving economy. When his men go too far and kill one of his migrant workmen, the sheriff goes after him, even if it means his job and everyone else's.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Orson Welles, Colleen Miller, Ben Alexander

Votes: 1,062

18. Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Western

6.5
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Two peanut vendors at a rodeo show get in trouble with their boss and hide out on a railroad train heading west. They get jobs as cowboys on a dude ranch, despite the fact that neither of ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Foran, Anne Gwynne

Votes: 1,622

19. Rio Rita (1929)

Passed | 140 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

6.0
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Capt. James Stewart pursues the bandit "The Kinkajou" over the Mexican border and falls in love with Rita. He suspects, that her brother is the bandit.

Director: Luther Reed | Stars: Bebe Daniels, John Boles, Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey

Votes: 742

20. Foxfire (1955)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.2
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In Arizona, during the 1950s, privileged white girl Amanda Lawrence marries half-Apache mining engineer Jonathan Dartland who dreams of finding gold in an old abandoned Apache mine.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Jane Russell, Jeff Chandler, Dan Duryea, Mara Corday

Votes: 511

21. Bells of Innocence (2003)

Not Rated | 110 min | Horror

2.9
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Chuck Norris ventures into the West to stop a horde of ghosts in their deadly path.

Director: Alin Bijan | Stars: Mike Norris, Carey Scott, David A.R. White, Marshall R. Teague

Votes: 842

22. Three Texas Steers (1939)

Passed | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.6
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Nancy Evans, lovely circus owner, has a ranch that she's never visited, but for sentimental reasons won't sell to Mike Abbott. Her partners, secretly in league with Abbott, sabotage the ... See full summary »

Director: George Sherman | Stars: John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Carole Landis

Votes: 358

23. Rawhide (1938)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Music, Romance

5.7
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Baseball superstar Gehrig is one of several ranchers being coerced by a bunch of bandits. His sister and her lawyer/lover organize the ranchers.

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Smith Ballew, Lou Gehrig, Evalyn Knapp, Arthur Loft

Votes: 167

24. Running Target (1956)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Romance, Western

5.6
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In the Colorado Rockies, Sheriff Scott, heads a posse that is after four escaped convicts, and thought it is his sworn duty to return the men dead or alive, he is, as always, reluctant to ... See full summary »

Director: Marvin R. Weinstein | Stars: Doris Dowling, Arthur Franz, Richard Reeves, Myron Healey

Votes: 138

25. The Light of Western Stars (1940)

Passed | 64 min | Western

5.4
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Cowhand Ladd dances with cantina girl Estrella and has a part in shooting Sheriff Tyler.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Victor Jory, Jo Ann Sayers, Russell Hayden, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 162

26. The Red Stallion (1947)

Passed | 81 min | Drama, Family, Western

6.1
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A mare dies while foaling the Red Stallion. He is reared by a boy and is entered in a big race - something like the Kentucky Derby.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Robert Paige, Noreen Nash, Ted Donaldson, Jane Darwell

Votes: 113

27. Sand (1949)

Approved | 78 min | Action, Drama, Western

5.7
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A show horseman, Jeff Keane (Mark Stevens), loses his prize stallion, Jubilee (Sun's Red Shadow), as a result of a train wreck in Colorado, and enlists the aid of rancher Joan Hartley (... See full summary »

Director: Louis King | Stars: Mark Stevens, Coleen Gray, Rory Calhoun, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 97

28. Canadian Mounties vs. Atomic Invaders (1953)

Approved | 167 min | Western

5.3
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A villain named Marlof attempts to set up secret missile bases inside Canada so he can launch missiles at the U.S. The Canadian Mounted Police dispatch agents to try to stop him.

Director: Franklin Adreon | Stars: William Henry, Susan Morrow, Arthur Space, Dale Van Sickel

Votes: 149

29. Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea (2004)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary

7.3
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72 Metascore

Renowned cult film director John Waters narrates this quirky exploration of the Salton Sea, the massive Southern California lake that was created by accident a century ago, became a popular... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Metzler, Jeff Springer | Stars: Sonny Bono, John Waters, Norm Niver, Petre Melvin

Votes: 675 | Gross: $0.05M

30. Dude Ranch (1931)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Western

5.3
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Chester Carr, owner of a dude ranch in the Rockies, caters to guests seeking the thrill of the Wild West. Among his guests are the wealthy Spruce Meadows and his daughter Susan. But the ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Jack Oakie, Stuart Erwin, Eugene Pallette, Mitzi Green

Votes: 53

31. Boys' Ranch (1946)

Approved | 97 min | Adventure, Drama

6.0
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Baseball player Dan Walker being benched doesn't bother him as it allows him to make the easy decision to be a full time Texas rancher - his goal to own his own ranch - and be at home with ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins, James Craig, Skip Homeier, Dorothy Patrick

Votes: 162

32. The Day of the Wolves (1971)

G | 95 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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Gang tries to take over small town to rob its banks.

Director: Ferde Grofé Jr. | Stars: Richard Egan, Martha Hyer, Rick Jason, Jan Murray

Votes: 307

33. Zander the Great (1925)

Passed | 80 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.6
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Mamie, an orphan girl who was abused in the orphanage, is taken in by Mrs. Caldwell, a kindly woman with a young son named Alexander. Mamie hits it off with the lad, and nicknames him "... See full summary »

Director: George W. Hill | Stars: Marion Davies, Holbrook Blinn, Harrison Ford, Harry Watson

Votes: 656 | Gross: $0.26M

34. Somewhere in Sonora (1933)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.4
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John Bishop discovers a plot to rob a silver mine belonging to his girlfriend Mary's father and, to foil the evildoers, he joins them.

Director: Mack V. Wright | Stars: John Wayne, Duke, Henry B. Walthall, Shirley Palmer

Votes: 430

35. Oklahoma Annie (1952)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Western

5.3
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A storekeeper gets involved in cleaning up corruption in her town, and also hopes to attract the attention of the handsome new sheriff.

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Judy Canova, John Russell, Grant Withers, Roy Barcroft

Votes: 134

36. Red River Range (1938)

Passed | 56 min | Action, Crime, Western

5.7
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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: 377

37. The Cowboy and the Indians (1949)

Approved | 68 min | Western

6.5
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Evil Indian Agent Richards is cheating the Indians into starvation. Gene shows that their raids are only for survival.

Director: John English | Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Sheila Ryan, Frank Richards

Votes: 157

38. Renfrew of the Royal Mounted (1937)

Approved | 57 min | Western

5.6
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Counterfeit bills are being printed in Canada and shipped across the border hidden in blocks of ice. When the counterfeiters force engraver Bronson to make a new plate, he inscribes a tiny ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Herman | Stars: James Newill, Carol Hughes, William Royle, Herbert Corthell

Votes: 140

39. Massacre (1934)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Drama

6.9
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Joe Thunderhorse, a Sioux Indian who has become the wealthy star of a Wild West show, returns home to his reservation after years away and finds that his father is dying and his people are being abused by corrupt white officials.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Ann Dvorak, Dudley Digges, Claire Dodd

Votes: 253

40. Lady in a Jam (1942)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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A psychiatrist's patient, a nutty heiress, travels west to find gold in her grandfather's abandoned mine. The psychiatrist, unable to talk her out of it, decides to follow her out there.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Irene Dunne, Patric Knowles, Ralph Bellamy, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 198

41. Heart of the North (1938)

Passed | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.3
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Cpl. Jim of the R.C.M.P. is taking his daughter Julie to school in Edmonton on the Arctic Queen. Six men hold up the boat when they stop for wood and gun down Jim in front of his daughter. ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Dick Foran, Gloria Dickson, Gale Page, Allen Jenkins

Votes: 140

42. A Holy Terror (1931)

Passed | 53 min | Action, Adventure, Western

5.3
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Eastern millionaire's son Bard finds his father murdered and flies west to see rancher Drew who may know something about it. En route he crashes his plane into Jerry's bathroom; she falls ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: George O'Brien, Sally Eilers, Rita La Roy, Humphrey Bogart

Votes: 282

43. Legend of the Northwest (1978)

Passed | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.0
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When his master--an old mountain man who runs a trading post--is murdered by bandits, Bearheart the dog tries to follow the killers, but when he comes upon a nearby town he is mistakenly ... See full summary »

Director: Rand Brooks | Stars: Marshall Reed, Joey Young, Dana Dillaway, Denver Pyle

Votes: 33

44. A Dog's Best Friend (1959)

Approved | 70 min | Drama, Western

5.8
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A young orphan rejects his foster parents--instead turning to a German Shepard whose master was recently murdered. Stumbling on some evidence, the boy is rescued from the killer by his dog.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Bill Williams, Marcia Henderson, Roger Mobley, Roy Engel

Votes: 78

45. The Kid from Texas (1939)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

5.2
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A loud-mouthed Texas cowpuncher tries his hand at polo finding himself at odds with high society and trying to save a floundering Wild West show.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Florence Rice, John Hubbard, Jessie Ralph

Votes: 146

46. Quick Triggers (1928)

Passed | 53 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

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Jake Landis (James Robert Chandler), the father of Jeanne Landis (Derelys Perdue), is being forced to help a gang of cattle rustlers led by Jeff Moore (Wilbur Mack.) Larry Day (Fred Humes) ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Fred Humes, Derelys Perdue, Wilbur Mack, James Robert Chandler

47. Border Cafe (1937)

Passed | 67 min | Western

5.4
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Easterner Keith Whitney, son of a wealthy Senator, heads west where he ends up a drunk at a border cafe. After losing the money his father sent him to buy a ranch he learns his father is ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Harry Carey, John Beal, Armida, George Irving

Votes: 59

48. Ghost Patrol (1936)

Passed | 60 min | Crime, Romance, Sci-Fi

4.6
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A professor invents a radium tube that makes internal combustion engines stop running. He and his invention are captured by a gang of robbers. A federal agent is sent to rescue him.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Tim McCoy, Claudia Dell, Walter Miller, Wheeler Oakman

Votes: 213

49. Paper Hearts (1993)

R | 88 min | Drama, Romance, Western

5.0
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A man who abandoned his family callously returns with his new girlfriend to sign the divorce papers and see his daughter who's getting married. His arrival reawakens old family wounds and pushes his distraught wife to the brink of sanity.

Director: Rod McCall | Stars: James Brolin, Sally Kirkland, Pamela Gidley, Laura Johnson

Votes: 148

50. Phantom Patrol (1936)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.8
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A deranged killer escapes into the Canadian woods. He tries to fool the locals by pretending he is a well known mystery writer, but the local Mountie starts to get suspicious.

Director: Charles Hutchison | Stars: Kermit Maynard, Joan Barclay, Harry Worth, Paul Fix

Votes: 92



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