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1. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

PG-13 | 175 min | Western

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80 Metascore

Epic story of a mysterious stranger with a harmonica who joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.

Writers: Sergio Leone, Sergio Donati, Dario Argento, Bernardo Bertolucci, Mickey Knox | Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

2. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

3. Bonanza (1959–1973)

49 min | Western

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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Creators: David Dortort, Fred Hamilton | Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts

4. Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.9
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Rod Serling's seminal anthology series focused on ordinary folks who suddenly found themselves in extraordinary, usually supernatural, situations. The stories would typically end with an ironic twist that would see the guilty punished.

Creator: Rod Serling | Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

5. Home Improvement (1991–1999)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

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The daily trials and tribulations of Tim Taylor, a TV show host raising three mischeivous boys with help from his loyal co-host, domineering wife, and genius neighbor.

Creators: Carmen Finestra, David McFadzean, Matt Williams | Stars: Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman, Taran Noah Smith

6. The Rifleman (1958–1963)

30 min | Family, Western

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The adventures of a Wild West rancher who wields a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle.

Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Joe Benson

7. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Western, Family

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

Creator: George W. Trendle | Stars: Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, John Hart, Lane Bradford

8. Rawhide (1959–1965)

50 min | Drama, Western

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Gil Favor is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive; he is assisted by Rowdy Yates. The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way.

Stars: Paul Brinegar, Clint Eastwood, Steve Raines, Eric Fleming

9. The Cannonball Run (1981)

PG | 95 min | Action, Comedy

6.0
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A wide variety of eccentric competitors participate in a wild and illegal cross-country car race.

Writer: Brock Yates | Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dom DeLuise

10. Fantasy Island (1977–1984)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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Tales of visitors to a unique resort island that can fulfill literally any fantasy requested, but rarely turn out as expected.

Creator: Gene Levitt | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize, Christopher Hewett, Wendy Schaal

11. High Noon (1952)

PG | 85 min | Drama, Western

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89 Metascore

A marshall, personally compelled to face a returning deadly enemy, finds that his own town refuses to help him.

Writers: Carl Foreman, John W. Cunningham | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges

12. The Virginian (1962–1971)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

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The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Col. MacKenzie. It is the setting for a variety of stories, many more ... See full summary »

Stars: James Drury, Doug McClure, Lee J. Cobb, Sara Lane

13. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Drama, Western

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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton, John McIntire

14. Suburban Commando (1991)

PG | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Family

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Shep Ramsey is an interstellar hero, righting wrongs, etc. His ship is damaged after a fight with an interstellar nasty and he must hide out on Earth until it can recharge. He leaves his ... See full summary »

Writer: Frank A. Cappello | Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Hulk Hogan, Christopher Lloyd, Shelley Duvall, Larry Miller

15. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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Stars: Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash

16. F Troop (1965–1967)

30 min | Comedy, War, Western

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The misadventures of the staff and neighbors of a remote US Army outpost in the Wild West.

Creator: Richard M. Bluel | Stars: Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry, Melody Patterson

17. Daniel Boone (1964–1970)

60 min | Adventure, History, Western

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Frontier hero Daniel Boone conducts surveys and expeditions around Boonesborough, running into both friendly and hostile Indians, just before and during the Revolutionary War.

Stars: Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton, Dal McKennon

18. Kung Fu (1972–1975)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

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The adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his skill in Kung Fu.

Creator: Ed Spielman | Stars: David Carradine, Keye Luke, Radames Pera, Philip Ahn

19. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

Approved | 25 min | Drama, Western

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The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Creators: Herb Meadow, Sam Rolfe | Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham, Stewart East

20. Firecreek (1968)

Approved | 104 min | Western

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A peace-loving, part-time sheriff in the small town of Firecreek must take a stand when a gang of vicious outlaws takes over his town.

Writer: Calvin Clements Sr. | Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Inger Stevens, Gary Lockwood

21. Today (1952– )

240 min | News, Talk-Show

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A daily live broadcast provides current domestic and international news, weather reports and interviews with news-makers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.

Creator: Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. | Stars: Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Al Roker

22. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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Two Secret Services agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West.

Creator: Michael Garrison | Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Whitey Hughes, Dick Cangey

23. The Untouchables (1959–1963)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.

Stars: Robert Stack, Walter Winchell, Nicholas Georgiade, Paul Picerni

24. Simon & Simon (1981–1995)

60 min | Action, Mystery, Drama

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Two brothers of disparate tastes and manners run a private detective agency.

Creator: Philip DeGuere | Stars: Gerald McRaney, Jameson Parker, Mary Carver, Tim Reid

25. Eight Is Enough (1977–1981)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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This comedy drama focused on a family with eight very independent children.

Stars: Dick Van Patten, Lani O'Grady, Susan Richardson, Laurie Walters

26. The High Chaparral (1967–1971)

60 min | Western

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The Cannon family runs the High Chaparral Ranch in the Arizona Territory in 1870s. Big John wants to establish his cattle empire despite Indian hostility. He's aided by brother Buck and son... See full summary »

Creator: David Dortort | Stars: Leif Erickson, Cameron Mitchell, Henry Darrow, Linda Cristal

27. The Man from Laramie (1955)

Approved | 104 min | Western

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A stranger defies the local cattle baron and his sadistic son by working for one of his oldest rivals.

Writers: Philip Yordan, Frank Burt, Thomas T. Flynn | Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp, Cathy O'Donnell

28. Cannonball Run II (1984)

PG | 108 min | Action, Comedy

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The original characters from the first Cannonball movie race across the country once more in various cars and trucks.

Writers: Brock Yates, Hal Needham, Albert S. Ruddy, Harvey Miller | Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.

29. The Villain (1979)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Western

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Handsome Stranger has agreed to escort Charming Jones to collect her inheritance from her father. But Avery Jones wants the money, and hires notorious outlaw Cactus Jack to ambush Charming.... See full summary »

Writer: Robert G. Kane | Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ann-Margret, Paul Lynde

30. Zorro (1957–1959)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Western

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Don Diego de la Vega opposes the corrupt tyrants of Spanish California as the masked swordsman, Zorro.

Stars: Guy Williams, Gene Sheldon, Henry Calvin, Don Diamond

31. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, Western

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

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

32. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

Approved | 122 min | Western

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Lawman Wyatt Earp and outlaw Doc Holliday form an unlikely alliance which culminates in their participation in the legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Writers: Leon Uris, George Scullin | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Jo Van Fleet

33. The Moonlighter (1953)

Approved | 77 min | Romance, Western

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Writer: Niven Busch | Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Ward Bond, William Ching

34. The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1977–1978)

60 min | Adventure, Family, Western

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An innocent fugitive from the law lives in the wilderness with a grizzly bear companion and helps passers-by in the forest.

Creator: Charles E. Sellier Jr. | Stars: Dan Haggerty, Denver Pyle, Don Shanks, John Bishop

35. Jubal (1956)

Approved | 100 min | Western

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A new foreman rejects the sexual advances of a frustrated rancher's wife, and that leads to conflicts which could get him killed.

Writers: Russell S. Hughes, Delmer Daves, Paul Wellman | Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Rod Steiger, Valerie French

36. The Last Sunset (1961)

112 min | Western

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Brendan O'Malley arrives at the Mexican home of old flame Belle Breckenridge to find her married to a drunkard getting ready for a cattle drive to Texas. Hot on O'Malley's heels is lawman ... See full summary »

Writers: Howard Rigsby, Dalton Trumbo | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Rock Hudson, Kirk Douglas, Dorothy Malone, Joseph Cotten

37. Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)

60 min | Comedy, Western

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Hannibal Heyes and Kid Curry, two of the most wanted outlaws in the history of the West, are popular "with everyone except the railroads and the banks", since "in all the trains and banks ... See full summary »

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Stars: Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Pete Duel, Dennis Fimple

38. Rio Lobo (1970)

G | 114 min | Adventure, Western, Romance

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After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose perfidy caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend.

Writers: Burton Wohl, Leigh Brackett | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Jorge Rivero, Jennifer O'Neill, Jack Elam

39. Vera Cruz (1954)

Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Western

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During the Mexican Rebellion of 1866, an unsavory group of American adventurers are hired by the forces of Emporer Maximilian to escort a countess to Vera Cruz.

Writers: Roland Kibbee, James R. Webb, Borden Chase | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Denise Darcel, Cesar Romero

40. Webster (1983–1989)

30 min | Comedy, Family

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The post-retirement season is suddenly disrupted for football player George Papadapolis and his wife Katherine when Webster, the orphaned son of a former teammate, moves in. Laughter -- and life lessons -- in every episode.

Creator: Stu Silver | Stars: Susan Clark, Alex Karras, Emmanuel Lewis, Henry Polic II

41. The Comancheros (1961)

Approved | 107 min | Action, Western, Adventure

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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 ... See full summary »

Writers: James Edward Grant, Clair Huffaker, Paul Wellman | Directors: Michael Curtiz, John Wayne | Stars: John Wayne, Stuart Whitman, Ina Balin, Nehemiah Persoff

42. Night Passage (1957)

Approved | 90 min | Western

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A fired railroad man is rehired and trusted to carry a 10,000 dollar payroll in secret, even though he is suspected of being connected to outlaws.

Writers: Borden Chase, Norman A. Fox | Director: James Neilson | Stars: James Stewart, Audie Murphy, Dan Duryea, Dianne Foster

43. Quicksand (1950)

Approved | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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After borrowing $20 from his employer's cash register, an auto mechanic is plunged into a series of increasingly disastrous circumstances which rapidly spiral out of his control.

Writer: Robert Smith | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Jeanne Cagney, Barbara Bates, Peter Lorre

44. Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)

G | 92 min | Comedy, Western

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In the old west, a man becomes a sheriff just for the pay, figuring he can decamp if things get tough. In the end, he uses ingenuity instead.

Writer: William Bowers | Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: James Garner, Joan Hackett, Walter Brennan, Harry Morgan

45. The Sacketts (1979 TV Movie)

240 min | Western

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Two part TV adaptation of Louis L'Amour's third novel in the Sackett series. The story follows the three Sackett brothers out west from their Tennessee home. Along the way the oldest, Tell,... See full summary »

Writers: Jim Byrnes, Louis L'Amour | Director: Robert Totten | Stars: Sam Elliott, Tom Selleck, Jeff Osterhage, Glenn Ford

46. The Last Challenge (1967)

Approved | 105 min | Western

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Writers: Albert Maltz, Robert Emmett Ginna | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Glenn Ford, Angie Dickinson, Chad Everett, Gary Merrill

47. 4 for Texas (1963)

Approved | 124 min | Western, Comedy

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Frank Sinatra plays a tough guy who hooks up with fellow rat packer Dean Martin to open a casino in this western.

Writers: Teddi Sherman, Robert Aldrich | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Anita Ekberg, Ursula Andress

48. Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

Unrated | 106 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

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A doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious "great whatsit."

Writers: Mickey Spillane, A.I. Bezzerides | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernandez

49. The Rebel (1959–1961)

30 min | Western

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After the end of the American Civil War, a former Confederate Army private roams the Wild West and, as a rogue drifter, gets involved in helping out various settlers threatened by various bad guys.

Creators: Nick Adams, Andrew J. Fenady | Stars: Nick Adams, Ross Sturlin, Chuck Hamilton, William Bryant

50. Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)

G | 91 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

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A con artist arrives in a mining town controlled by two competing companies. Both companies think he's a famous gunfighter and try to hire him to drive the other out of town.

Writer: James Edward Grant | Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: James Garner, Suzanne Pleshette, Jack Elam, Harry Morgan