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1. How the West Was Won (1962)

Approved | 164 min | Western

7.1
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A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century - including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.

Directors: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda

Votes: 15,237 | Gross: $12.15M

2. Paint Your Wagon (1969)

PG-13 | 158 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.6
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Two unlikely prospector partners share the same wife in a California gold rush mining town.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, Jean Seberg, Harve Presnell

Votes: 9,918

3. Red Dead Redemption (2010 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

9.5
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John Marston, former outlaw, is forced by the federal government to hunt down the members of his old gang.

Directors: Rod Edge, John Zurhellen | Stars: Rob Wiethoff, Josh Blaylock, Sophia Marzocchi, Spider Madison

Votes: 15,240

4. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

R | 120 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Rene Auberjonois, William Devane

Votes: 17,560

5. The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A no account outlaw establishes his own particular brand of law and order and builds a town on the edges of civilization in this farcical western. With the aid of an old law text and ... See full summary »

Director: John Huston | Stars: Paul Newman, Ava Gardner, Roy Jenson, Gary Combs

Votes: 5,630

6. The Claim (2000)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.5
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62 Metascore

A prospector who sold his wife and infant daughter in exchange for a mining claim, tries desperately to win them back as he helps to build the Pacific Railroad with a group of pioneer friends.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Wes Bentley, Peter Mullan, Milla Jovovich, Nastassja Kinski

Votes: 5,431 | Gross: $0.40M

7. The Hanging Tree (1959)

107 min | Western

7.2
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Character study of a Doctor who saves a local criminal from a mob who are trying to hang him, but then tries to control the life of the young man, realizing that he can exploit his secret.

Directors: Delmer Daves, Karl Malden, Vincent Sherman | Stars: Gary Cooper, Maria Schell, Karl Malden, George C. Scott

Votes: 2,733

8. Fighting Man of the Plains (1949)

Approved | 94 min | Western

6.6
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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: 358

9. Powder River (1953)

Approved | 78 min | Western

6.4
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In 1875, ex-lawman Chino Bull becomes temporary town marshal when his gold prospecting partner is robbed and killed in Powder River country but Chino runs into the murderous Logan brothers.

Director: Louis King | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Corinne Calvet, Cameron Mitchell, Penny Edwards

Votes: 143

10. Lucy Gallant (1955)

Approved | 104 min | Drama

6.5
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The success story of a dressmaker who comes to run a group of fashion shops at the expense of her love life.

Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Jane Wyman, Charlton Heston, Claire Trevor, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 408

11. The Alaskans (1959–1960)

60 min | Adventure

8.6
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When gold was discovered in the Yukon in the 1890s, thousands of hopeful prospectors headed north for a chance at becoming rich. The easiest passage to the Yukon was through the small ... See full summary »

Stars: Roger Moore, Dorothy Provine, Jeff York, Ray Danton

Votes: 53

12. Gran Casino (1947)

92 min | Drama, Musical

6.0
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After the mysterious disappearance of an oil well owner, one of his workers, Gerardo (Jorge Negrete) assumes the business management. Soon, the owner's sister (Libertad Lamarque) arrives ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Libertad Lamarque, Jorge Negrete, Meche Barba, Agustín Isunza

Votes: 549

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

74 min | Documentary

7.5
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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: 569

14. Sin Town (1942)

Approved | 73 min | Western

6.9
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Two con artists arrive in a western boom town that they think is ripe for the pickings, only to get swindled themselves.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Constance Bennett, Broderick Crawford, Patric Knowles, Anne Gwynne

Votes: 17

15. Powder Town (1942)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Drama

5.4
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An absent minded research scientist takes a job at a munitions factory

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Edmond O'Brien, June Havoc, Dorothy Lovett

Votes: 112

16. '49-'17 (1917)

Unrated | 61 min | Western

5.7
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A retired judge comes West to restore a ghost town.

Director: Ruth Ann Baldwin | Stars: Joseph W. Girard, Leo Pierson, William Dyer, Mattie Witting

Votes: 141

17. The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1937)

Approved | 67 min | History, Romance, Western

6.1
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A California mining camp is plagued by a series of murders. Four people come under suspicion for the killings and are run out of the camp. During a blizzard they take refuge in an isolated ... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Preston Foster, Jean Muir, Van Heflin, Virginia Weidler

Votes: 110

18. Uranium Boom (1956)

Approved | 67 min | Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Deep in the badlands of Colorado, Brad (Dennis Morgan) and Grady (William Talman) stumble across a large deposit of uranium. As Grady watches over the treasure, Brad goes into town to claim... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Patricia Medina, William Talman, Tina Carver

Votes: 18

19. The Golden Trail (1940)

Approved | 52 min | Music, Western

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The dangerous Ceegareet gang has control of Boom Town. No miner with rich diggings is safe from this murderous gang. Tex Roberts (Tex Ritter) and his pal Slim Hunkafeller (Slim Andrews) ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Herman | Stars: Tex Ritter, White Flash, Slim Andrews, Inna Gest

20. Diamond Jim: Skulduggery in Samantha (1965 TV Movie)

33 min | Western

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Adventurer Diamond Jim Brady is hired by Enwright, a railroad company president, to ramrod his track through to a silver boomtown in Colorado by the required date. If Brady succeeds the ... See full summary »

Director: John Peyser | Stars: Dale Robertson, Walter Burke, Jeff York, Robert Emhardt

21. Sunset in El Dorado (1945)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Music, Western

6.6
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The story involves a rather odd flashback by Dale who is visiting El Dorado, home of her grandmother. She dreams about her grandmother's adventures including a romance with a cowboy who ... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans

Votes: 62

22. Alias the Deacon (1940)

Approved | 74 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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A hillbilly deacon, who is actually a cardsharp in disguise, becomes involved in a small-town fight game.

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Bob Burns, Mischa Auer, Peggy Moran, Dennis O'Keefe

Votes: 7

23. Roaring Guns (1944)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Action, Adventure

5.1
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Farmers take up arms against miners whose high water pressure mining operations are destroying their farms with mud and water runoff.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Robert Shayne, Virginia Patton, Mark Stevens, Charles Arnt

Votes: 74

24. Bonanza Bunny (1959)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.3
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Bugs fights with Blacque Jacque Shellacque over Klondike gold.

Director: Robert McKimson | Stars: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce

Votes: 198

25. Black Gold (1936)

Approved | 57 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.3
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An oil-field action thriller directed by 'B' movie bad guy Russell Hopton.

Director: Russell Hopton | Stars: Frankie Darro, LeRoy Mason, Gloria Shea, Berton Churchill

Votes: 45

26. Twilight on the Prairie (1944)

Approved | 62 min | Musical, Western

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The Buckaroos, cowboy musicians, are forced down at Little Lip, Texas, while flying to Hollywood to make their first movie. Band members Bucky, Phil, Jack, Chuck and Ginger find a "no ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Johnny Downs, Vivian Austin, Leon Errol, Connie Haines

27. The Face on the Barroom Floor: The Poem, the Place, the Opera (2013)

90 min | Documentary

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The story of a strange ballad poem written in 1887 which became a unusual portrait on the barroom floor in a quaint former boomtown in Colorado and became the inspiration for one of the most performed modern American operas in history

Director: Lawrence Kraman | Stars: Henry Mollicone, Catherine O'Rourke, Patrick O'Halloran, Nathan Milholin

28. Lure of the Yukon (1924)

Passed | 65 min | Action, Romance, Western

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A story of the Alaskan gold-rush days, filmed in Alaska, finds Bob Force (Buddy Roosevelt, as Kent Sanderson) saving the heroine, Sue McCraig (Eva Novak), and her holdings from the clutches... See full summary »

Director: Norman Dawn | Stars: Eva Novak, Spottiswoode Aitken, Buddy Roosevelt, Arthur Jasmine

29. The Valley That Changed the World (2009 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary, History

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The birth of the oil industry, 150 years ago in northwestern Pennsylvania.

Star: Michael Bartley

30. The Tall Man (1960–1962)
Episode: Garrett and the Kid (1960)

30 min | Western

7.4
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Pat Garrett, Lincoln County's newest deputy sheriff, rides into a gold mining boomtown and discovers the town, including its marshal, are owned by a crooked saloon owner who can literally ... See full summary »

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Barry Sullivan, Clu Gulager, Robert Middleton, King Donovan

Votes: 11

31. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Silicon Valley (2013)

TV-PG | 82 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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SILICON VALLEY tells the story of the pioneering scientists who transformed rural Santa Clara County into the hub of technological ingenuity we now know as Silicon Valley.

Stars: Leslie Berlin, Roger Borovoy, Kathleen Cohen, Andrew Grove

Votes: 119

32. Destry (1964– )
Episode: The Nicest Girl in Gomorrah (1964)

60 min | Western

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Destry blunders into a saloon shout-out which leaves the participants dead or mortally wounded. The dying miner creates a last will and testament bequeathing his jar of gold dust to the ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Girard | Stars: John Gavin, Patricia Barry, Albert Salmi, Marie Windsor

33. Tales of the Texas Rangers (1955–1959)
Episode: Uranium Pete (1955)

30 min | Family, Western

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The rangers pursue gunmen who have stolen $30,000 from a uranium boomtown's bank. They are aided in their pursuit by a down-on-his-luck prospector.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Willard Parker, Harry Lauter, Dick Elliott, Chris Alcaide

34. Wild West Tech (2003–2005)
Episode: Western Towns (2004)

TV-G | Documentary, History, Western

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Although their remoteness limited the resources available in western towns, the resources they did have tended to be as modern as cities in the east. This program reviews the most critical technologies to western towns economic survival.

Director: Laura Verklan | Stars: Keith Carradine, James A.E. Fuentez, Drew Gomber, Dave Hubert