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1. Urban Cowboy (1980)

PG | 132 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.2
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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: 10,567

2. Lone Star (1996)

R | 135 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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78 Metascore

When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Peña, Stephen Mendillo, Stephen J. Lang

Votes: 24,052 | Gross: $13.27M

3. The Misfits (1961)

Approved | 125 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.4
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A divorcee 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: 13,659

4. 8 Seconds (1994)

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

6.5
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This film 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: 3,961 | Gross: $19.60M

5. Beyond the Law (1993)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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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: 5,113

6. The Cowboy Way (1994)

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

5.8
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Buddies Pepper Lewis (Woody Harrelson) and Sonny Gilstrap (Kiefer Sutherland) who are championship rodeo partners travel to New York to find their missing friend, Nacho Salazar Joaquín ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 6,494 | Gross: $20.28M

7. Bronco Billy (1980)

PG | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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An idealistic, modern-day cowboy struggles to keep his Wild West show afloat in the face of hard luck and waning interest.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 8,698

8. My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1991)

PG | 106 min | Drama, Western

6.3
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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: 402 | Gross: $3.60M

9. The Last Cowboy (2003 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Western

6.4
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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: 413

10. Stay Away, Joe (1968)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

4.8
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Half-breed rodeo champ returns to the reservation to help his people prove they can be responsible.

Director: Peter Tewksbury | Stars: Elvis Presley, Burgess Meredith, Joan Blondell, Katy Jurado

Votes: 861

11. All Hat (2007)

R | 89 min | Western

5.3
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In southwestern Ontario, ex-baseball player Ray Dokes, upon being released from jail, returns to his rural hometown to stay temporarily with his deceased father's Texan friend, small time ... See full summary »

Director: Leonard Farlinger | Stars: Luke Kirby, Keith Carradine, Noam Jenkins, Lisa Ray

Votes: 447

12. Bells of Innocence (2003)

110 min | Horror

3.5
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Chuck Norris ventures into the west to stop a hoard of ghosts in their deadly past.

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

Votes: 678

13. The Ride (I) (1997)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Family, Sport

7.0
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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: 340 | Gross: $0.19M

14. When the Legends Die (1972)

PG | 107 min | Western, Drama

6.7
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A young, rebellious Ute Indian joins the rodeo circuit and falls in with a drunken mentor who teaches him the ways of the ring and the world.

Director: Stuart Millar | Stars: Richard Widmark, Frederic Forrest, Luana Anders, Vito Scotti

Votes: 335

15. King of the Cowboys (1943)

Passed | 67 min | Western

6.4
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Saboteurs are blowing up government warehouses (during World War II). Roy and his pals work undercover to put an end to their operations.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, Bob Nolan, Sons of the Pioneers

Votes: 187

16. Overland Stage Raiders (1938)

Passed | 55 min | Western

6.0
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After gold shipments from a mining town have been hijacked, the three Mesquiteers buy a plane to fly the gold out. The owner of the shipping line brings in Eastern gangsters to thwart them.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: John Wayne, Louise Brooks, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune

Votes: 293

17. Ride Him, Cowboy (1932)

Passed | 55 min | Romance, Western

5.4
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John Drury saves Duke, a wild horse accused of murder, and trains him. When he discovers that the real murderer, a bad guy known as The Hawk, is the town's leading citizen, Drury arrested on a fraudulent charge.

Director: Fred Allen | Stars: John Wayne, Duke, Ruth Hall, Henry B. Walthall

Votes: 481

18. The Day of the Wolves (1971)

G | 95 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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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: 197

19. Under California Stars (1948)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

5.8
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Rancher Roy and his boys track down a gang who have stolen Trigger and are holding him for ransom.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Jane Frazee, Andy Devine

Votes: 212

20. Falcon Song (2014)

PG | 105 min | Family, Fantasy, Western

6.5
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A guitar-playing drifter helps a rancher's granddaughter find her true calling. They soon find themselves in the middle of a land war driven by quirky characters and magical realism.

Director: Jason Corgan Brown | Stars: Rainey Qualley, Gabriel Sunday, Martin Kove, Jim Storm

Votes: 24

21. Mackintosh and T.J. (1975)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Western

6.9
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Roy is a ranch hand and a drifter. He takes a young man into his care and helps him to grow up.

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Roy Rogers, Clay O'Brien, Joan Hackett, Billy Green Bush

Votes: 61

22. Paper Hearts (1993)

R | 88 min | Drama, Romance, Western

5.4
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Henry deserted his wife (Jenny) and daughters (Samantha and Kat) over a year ago leaving them with debts that jeopardize retaining the old family home. Henry returns during the weekend of ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 88

23. Call of Juarez: The Cartel (2011 Video Game)

M | Action, Crime, Mystery

4.8
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Add a Plot

Stars: Lombardo Boyar, Kim Compeau, Jesse Corti, John Cygan

Votes: 149

24. Apache Rose (1947)

Approved | 75 min | Western

6.6
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Roy is an oil prospector. His efforts to get drilling rights on an old Spanish land grant are countered by gamblers from an off-shore gambling boat determined to control the land (and oil) themselves.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Olin Howland

Votes: 84

25. On the Old Spanish Trail (1947)

Passed | 75 min | Action, Music, Western

6.2
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With a $10,000 note Roy co-signed for the Pioneers due, Roy plans to get the money from the reward for the capture of the Gypsy. After he captures him he lets him go realizing he is ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Tito Guízar, Jane Frazee

Votes: 105

26. South of the Border (1939)

Passed | 70 min | Musical, Western

6.3
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Federal Agent Gene Autry and his sidekick Frog are sent to Mexico to prevent foreign powers from gaining control of Mexican oil refineries and fomenting revolution among the Mexican people.... See full summary »

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, June Storey, Lupita Tovar

Votes: 85

27. Springtime in the Rockies (1937)

Passed | 60 min | Western

5.8
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Ranch owner Sandra, fresh from animal husbandry school, brings a flock of sheep into cattle country. The local ranchers don't like it, and ranch foreman Gene must deal with it.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Polly Rowles, Ula Love

Votes: 111

28. The Blazing Sun (1950)

Approved | 69 min | Western

6.1
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Autry is out to capture a pair of bank robbers.

Director: John English | Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Lynne Roberts, Anne Gwynne

Votes: 69

29. Loaded Pistols (1948)

Passed | 78 min | Western

6.7
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Gene protects young Larry Evans, wrongly accused of murder, while trying to find the real badguys.

Director: John English | Stars: Gene Autry, Barbara Britton, Chill Wills, Jack Holt

Votes: 87

30. Cotter (1973)

94 min | Drama, Western

6.6
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Cotter is a Sioux Indian whose life takes a tragic turn when his drinking causes him to fail in his job as a rodeo clown and save a rider from an enraged bull. Returning to his birthplace, ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Stanley | Stars: Don Murray, Carol Lynley, Rip Torn, Sherry Jackson

Votes: 33

31. The Mine with the Iron Door (1936)

Approved | 64 min | Adventure, Mystery, Romance

6.0
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Having acquired the controlling interest in the Eureka Discovery Corporation for five-hundred dollars, and selling half of it to a detective for two-hundred dollars, Bob Harvey ('Richard ... See full summary »

Director: David Howard | Stars: Richard Arlen, Cecilia Parker, Henry B. Walthall, Stanley Fields

Votes: 6

32. The Phantom of the West (1931)

Passed | 172 min | Romance, Western

6.3
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A young man's father is murdered and the man convicted of the crime escapes prison, leaving a note intimating that seven local men know the real killer's true identity. The murdered man's ... See full summary »

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Tom Tyler, William Desmond, Tom Santschi, Dorothy Gulliver

Votes: 35

33. Prairie Moon (1938)

Passed | 58 min | Western

6.7
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Gene takes care of three tough kids sent west from Chicago after their father died and left them a cattle ranch. They help him catch a bunch of rustlers.

Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Shirley Deane, Tommy Ryan

Votes: 50

34. Brand of the Outlaws (1936)

60 min | Western

5.8
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Gary Gray arrives only to be caught up in the rustling activities of Ben Holt and his gang. First Holt brands him for rustling and then frames him for murder. Proven innocent, Gary foils ... See full summary »

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: Bob Steele, Margaret Marquis, Jack Rockwell, Charles King

Votes: 24

35. When a Man Sees Red (1934)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

4.6
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When easterner Mary Lawrence arrives to take over the ranch of her late uncle, the will specifies that foreman Buck Benson must remain as her guardian. They quarrel and when Buck catches ... See full summary »

Director: Alan James | Stars: Buck Jones, Peggy Campbell, Dorothy Revier, LeRoy Mason

Votes: 17

36. Hard Boiled: Appointment at 11 Sharp (2008)

30 min | Short, Crime, Drama

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A man's fate is put into play between rivers of beer and clouds of smoke in a dusty bar in America's deep south. In this psychological thriller, two men take sides in a duel to the death. But the stroke of 11 marks the point of no return.

Director: Raffaello Sasson | Stars: Vittorio Boscolo, Luciano Roffi, Giuseppe Russo

37. I Am the Bullet You Are the Bullseye (2006 Video)

12 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

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An aging private detective experiments with blackmail.

Director: Peter Grendle | Stars: Bill Potter, Laina Swan-Smith