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1. Gone with the Wind (1939)

G | 238 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.2
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A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War.

Writers: Margaret Mitchell, Sidney Howard | Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood | Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil

2. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

PG | 135 min | Western

7.9
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A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family.

Writers: Forrest Carter, Philip Kaufman, Sonia Chernus | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Chief Dan George, Bill McKinney

3. The Birth of a Nation (1915)

Not Rated | 165 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.9
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The Civil War divides friends and destroys families, but that's nothing compared to the anarchy in the black-ruled South after the war.

Writers: Thomas Dixon Jr., D.W. Griffith, Frank E. Woods | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall, Miriam Cooper

4. The Desperado (1954)

Approved | 80 min | Western

7.2
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From 1870 to 1873, Texas suffered under the carpetbag administration of reconstructionist Governor E. J. Davis (the name and the stated conditions was about the last of anything authentic ... See full summary »

Writers: Clifton Adams, Daniel Mainwaring | Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Wayne Morris, Jimmy Lydon, Beverly Garland, Rayford Barnes

5. Dallas (1950)

Approved | 94 min | 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.

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

6. Thunder Over the Plains (1953)

Approved | 82 min | Romance, War, Western

6.4
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In Post-Bellum Texas, an army captain tries to keep the peace between overtaxed, impoverished farmers and greedy carpetbaggers.

Writer: Russell S. Hughes | Director: André De Toth | Stars: Randolph Scott, Lex Barker, Phyllis Kirk, Charles McGraw

7. The Raiders (1963)

Approved | 75 min | Action, Drama, Western

5.4
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Wild Bill Hickok, Buffalo Bill and Calamity Jane help a Texas rancher against the railroad. , against the railroad.

Writer: Gene L. Coon | Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Brian Keith, Robert Culp, Judi Meredith, Jim McMullan

8. The Texans (1938)

Passed | 92 min | Western

6.3
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After the Civil War, an ex-Confederate soldier faces new battles, including the elements and a carpetbagger intent on destroying him.

Writers: Bertram Millhauser, Paul Sloane, William Wister Haines, Emerson Hough | Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: Joan Bennett, Randolph Scott, May Robson, Walter Brennan

9. The Lonely Trail (1936)

Passed | 56 min | Drama, Western

5.5
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Though he fought for the North in the Civil War, John is asked by the Governor of Texas to get rid of some troublesome carpetbaggers. He enlists the help of Holden before learning that ... See full summary »

Writers: Bernard McConville, Jack Natteford | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: John Wayne, Ann Rutherford, Cy Kendall, Bob Kortman

10. Hi-Yo Silver (1940)

Approved | 69 min | Western

6.3
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Edited version of the 1938 Republic serial "The Lone Ranger."

Writers: Barry Shipman, George Worthing Yates, Franklin Adreon, Ronald Davidson, Lois Eby, Fran Striker | Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Chief Thundercloud, Lynne Roberts, Stanley Andrews, George Cleveland

11. Cattle Town (1952)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.0
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Following the Civil War, the state of Texas, needing money, sells land to a syndicate of northerners headed by Judd Hastings (Ray Teal). When Hastings demands the land, and the squatters ... See full summary »

Writer: Thomas W. Blackburn | Director: Noel M. Smith | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Philip Carey, Amanda Blake, Rita Moreno

12. Robin Hood of the Pecos (1941)

59 min | Comedy, Music, Western

6.0
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In Texas after the Civil War, Ballard has declared martial law intending to drive the ranchers out of the county. When Col. Davis ousts Ballard and Roy is elected Sheriff, his man Stacy ... See full summary »

Writers: Olive Cooper, Hal Long | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Marjorie Reynolds, Cy Kendall

13. Bad Men of Missouri (1941)

Passed | 71 min | Action, History, Romance

5.9
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The Younger brothers, Cole (Dennis Morgan), Bob (Wayne Morris) and Jim (Arthur Kennedy), return to Missouri after the Civil War with intent to avenge the misdeeds of William Merrick (Victor... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Grayson, Robert E. Kent | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Jane Wyman, Wayne Morris, Arthur Kennedy

14. The Fabulous Texan (1947)

Approved | 95 min | Romance, War, Western

6.5
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A couple of Confederate soldiers, returning home from the Civil War, find Texas transformed into an armed camp with a quasi-dictator gathering up land and power as fast as he can. The two ... See full summary »

Writers: Lawrence Hazard, Horace McCoy, Hal Long | Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Bill Elliott, John Carroll, Catherine McLeod, Albert Dekker

15. The Gallant Legion (1948)

Approved | 88 min | Romance, Western

6.7
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When power-hungry Faulkner and Leroux want to divide Texas into smaller sections, instead of allowing it to enter the Union as a single state, Gary Conway and the Texas Rangers must step in... See full summary »

Writers: Gerald Drayson Adams, John K. Butler, Gerald Geraghty | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Bill Elliott, Lorna Gray, Joseph Schildkraut, Bruce Cabot

16. Black Arrow (1944)

Approved | 270 min | Action, Adventure, Western

5.7
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With a plot line mostly lifted from 1941's "White Eagle", Columbia's 24th serial (following "The Desert Hawk-1944" and ahead of 1945's "Brenda Starr, Reporter"), "Black Arrow" finds ... See full summary »

Writers: Sherman L. Lowe, Jack Stanley, Leighton Brill, Royal K. Cole | Directors: Lew Landers, B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Mark Roberts, Adele Jergens, Robert Williams, Kenneth MacDonald

17. The Conquering Horde (1931)

Passed | 75 min | History, Western

6.3
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Writers: Emerson Hough, Grover Jones, William Slavens McNutt | Director: Edward Sloman | Stars: Richard Arlen, Fay Wray, Claude Gillingwater, Ian Maclaren

18. West of Cimarron (1941)

Passed | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.4
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The Mesquiteers return to Texas after the Civil War to find Army carpetbaggers fighting the local bushwackers. They quickly learn that Capt. Hawks and his men are the culprits and join up ... See full summary »

Writers: Albert DeMond, Don Ryan, William Colt MacDonald | Director: Lester Orlebeck | Stars: Bob Steele, Tom Tyler, Rufe Davis, Lois Collier

19. The Lone Star Vigilantes (1942)

Approved | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Music

5.4
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Just after Rebel soldiers Bill and Tex return to Texas after the Civil war, Northerner Major Clark arrives with troops, declares martial law, and disarms the citizens. Bill eventually ... See full summary »

Writers: Luci Ward, Milton Carter | Director: Wallace Fox | Stars: Bill Elliott, Tex Ritter, Frank Mitchell, Virginia Carpenter

20. Thundering Trails (1943)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.1
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In 1871, the Rangers are disbanded due to lack of funds so Monroe County sets up it's own police force. All ranchers must pay for protection, but those who do not are quickly robbed and/or ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Yost, Norman S. Hall, William Colt MacDonald | Director: John English | Stars: Bob Steele, Tom Tyler, Jimmie Dodd, Nell O'Day

21. My Fighting Gentleman (1917)

Drama, History

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Writers: Doris Schroeder, Nell Shipman | Director: Edward Sloman | Stars: William Russell, Francelia Billington, Charles Newton, Jack Vosburgh