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1. The High Chaparral (1967–1971)

60 min | Western

7.8
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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 »

Stars: Leif Erickson, Cameron Mitchell, Henry Darrow, Linda Cristal

Votes: 1,186

2. Dawn Rider (2012)

R | 94 min | Western

4.8
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After his father is killed, John Mason is willing to turn the world inside out to find the man responsible. What he doesn't know is the killer might be in his own house.

Director: Terry Miles | Stars: Christian Slater, Jill Hennessy, Donald Sutherland, Ben Cotton

Votes: 1,687

3. Blood on the Moon (1948)

Passed | 88 min | Western

6.9
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Unemployed cowhand Jim Garry is hired by his dishonest friend Tate Riling as muscle in a dispute between homesteaders and cattleman John Lufton.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Preston, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,573

4. Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949)

Approved | 86 min | Western

5.9
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How good luck with women and horses pushes Sam Bass toward outlawry.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Willard Parker

Votes: 203

5. Backtrack! (1969)

G | 95 min | Drama, Western, Romance

5.9
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Wyoming cowhand and gambler Trampas is sent by his employer to Mexico to buy a bull but in Laredo he unwillingly joins three Texas Rangers on a dangerous mission into Mexico.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Neville Brand, James Drury, Doug McClure, Peter Brown

Votes: 124

6. Smoky (1946)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, Family

7.0
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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, Bruce Cabot, Esther Dale

Votes: 242

7. Cow Country (1953)

Passed | 82 min | Western

6.4
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Rancher v Land Grabbers = Trouble.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Helen Westcott, Robert Lowery, Barton MacLane

Votes: 79

8. Masked Raiders (1949)

Passed | 65 min | Action, Western

6.9
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Texas Rangers Tim Holt (Tim Holt) and Chito Rafferty (Richard Martin are sent to Wilcox, Texas to investigate the raids on Hoyt Corthell (Frank Wilcox) by a band of masked raiders led by ... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Tim Holt, Richard Martin, Marjorie Lord, Gary Gray

Votes: 72

9. Song of Old Wyoming (1945)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Ma Conway, owner of a cattle ranch and publisher of the Laramie Bulletin, wages an up-hill battle to have Wyoming join the Union. She refuses to be intimidated by corrupt politician Lee ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Emmett Tansey | Stars: Eddie Dean, Sarah Padden, Ian Keith, Lash La Rue

Votes: 49

10. Ride, Cowboy, Ride (1939)

Approved | 22 min | Short, Music, Western

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Dinny and his cowhand friends rescue Laura from a runaway stagecoach after it is robbed by outlaw Pancho Dominguez and his gang. Dinny is attracted to Laura, who isn't interested in him at ... See full summary »

Director: George Amy | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Maris Wrixon, George Reeves, Cliff Edwards

11. Hills of Oklahoma (1950)

Approved | 67 min | Western

6.0
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In this remake of Gene Autry's 1942 "Call of the Canyon", Rex Allen, the newly-elected head of the cattleman's association, is driving the combined herds of the ranchers to the nearest ... See full summary »

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Rex Allen, Koko, Elisabeth Fraser, Elisabeth Risdon

Votes: 27

12. Trail to Vengeance (1945)

Approved | 54 min | Action, Comedy, Music

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A cowboy investigating his brother's murder finds himself going up against a banker who holds the deed to the cowboy's family ranch.

Director: Wallace Fox | Stars: Kirby Grant, Fuzzy Knight, Jane Adams, Tom Fadden

13. The Arizona Raiders (1936)

Approved | 57 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

5.5
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After saving himself from hanging, Laramie Nelson saves Tracks Williams from the same fate. They then travel to Lindsay's ranch where they get jobs. There they run into Adams who they learn is planning to rustle Lindsay's horses.

Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Raymond Hatton, Marsha Hunt, Betty Jane Rhodes

Votes: 33

14. Rider from Tucson (1950)

Passed | 60 min | Western

6.1
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In order to make Tug Cardwell (William Phipps) sign over his rich gold claim to them, John Avery (Robert Shayne), Gypsy Avery (Veda Ann Borg) and Jackson (Marshall Reed) hire Bob Rankin (... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Tim Holt, Elaine Riley, Douglas Fowley, Veda Ann Borg

Votes: 45

15. Oklahoma Badlands (1948)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Western

7.2
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Oliver Budge is after the Rawlins ranch. His henchman Sanders kills Ken Rawlins but when he tries to kill Leslie Rawlins, Rocky Lane breaks it up. But Leslie is a woman and knowing the bad ... See full summary »

Director: Yakima Canutt | Stars: Allan Lane, Black Jack, Eddy Waller, Mildred Coles

Votes: 40

16. Song of the Prairie (1945)

Approved | 62 min | Action, Music, Western

6.9
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Joan Wingate's wealthy father doesn't want his daughter to go into show business. As they vacation in the west she gets a job with Dan Tyler's show and uses Wingate money to keep him afloat... See full summary »

Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Ken Curtis, June Storey, Andy Clyde, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams

Votes: 10

17. Under the Tonto Rim (1933)

Passed | 63 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

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"Tonto" Daily fails as a cowpuncher for Weston, wealthy cattleman, and is demoted to chuck-wagon driver. He falls even lower, in Weston's estimation, when he loses the wagon in a river ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Stuart Erwin, Fred Kohler, Raymond Hatton, Verna Hillie

18. California Firebrand (1948)

Passed | 63 min | Western

6.4
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Hale finding a wounded Lowery assumes his identity. This gets him the job of town Marshal and puts him in the middle of the battle between Dawson and the Mason family. More trouble occurs ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Ford | Stars: Monte Hale, Lorna Gray, Paul Hurst, Alice Tyrrell

Votes: 24

19. Range Defenders (1937)

Passed | 56 min | Action, Comedy, Western

6.8
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Stony's brother George has been accused of murder and the Mesquiteers have returned to prove his innocence. But they find that Harvey rules the town along with his stooge Sheriff Gray and that George won't get a fair trial.

Director: Mack V. Wright | Stars: Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Eleanor Stewart

Votes: 42

20. Desperate Trails (1939)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Music, Western

6.4
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A young boy helps a marshal in his battle against outlaws.

Director: Albert Ray | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Bob Baker, Fuzzy Knight, Frances Robinson

Votes: 11

21. Saddles and Sagebrush (1943)

Passed | 54 min | Music, Western

6.0
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Krag Sabine has aroused the wrath of all the ranchers by stealing their land with the aid of his henchmen, led by Ace Barco; when Lafe Martin objects, the outlaws shoot him down. Lucky ... See full summary »

Director: William Berke | Stars: Russell Hayden, Dub Taylor, Ann Savage, Bob Wills

Votes: 26

22. The Crimson Skull (1922)

Passed | Action, Adventure, Mystery

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To rid the range of a gang of outlaws that are rustling cattle and robbing the banks and stagecoaches, cowhand Bob Calem, working on the gang-leader's superstitions, dons a skeleton-costume... See full summary »

Director: Richard E. Norman | Stars: Anita Bush, Lawrence Chenault, Bill Pickett, Steve Reynolds

23. The Gentleman from Arizona (1939)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Music, Western

6.0
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Advertised as the first movie shot entirely in Arizona, which it wasn't (the first movie shot in Arizona, that is) by several country miles and years, and featuring Arizonians such as ... See full summary »

Director: Earl Haley | Stars: John 'Dusty' King, J. Farrell MacDonald, Joan Barclay, Ruth Reece

Votes: 10

24. Thunder Riders (1928)

Passed | Action, Adventure, Western

5.6
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Director: William Wyler | Stars: Ted Wells, Charlotte Stevens, William Steele, William Dyer

Votes: 11

25. The Desert Horseman (1946)

Passed | 57 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Falsely accused of robbing the army payroll, Steve hopes to clear his name with the help of Tom Jarvis, but finds Tom dead. He soon finds that Tom's brother was also killed and Mary Ann now... See full summary »

Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Charles Starrett, Adele Roberts, Walt Shrum, Walt Shrum and His Colorado Hillbillies

Votes: 32

26. The Old Wyoming Trail (1937)

Passed | 56 min | Drama, Music, Western

6.6
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When Bob Patterson arrives to buy cattle he gets caught up in Kenney's plan to take over Halliday's ranch. Kenney's gang led by Slade are keeping all cattle buyers away so Halliday will be ... See full summary »

Director: Folmar Blangsted | Stars: Charles Starrett, Donald Grayson, Barbara Weeks, Dick Curtis

Votes: 8

27. The Cowboy from Sundown (1940)

Approved | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Music

5.2
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The drought-plagued ranchers of Sundown have to market their cattle at a loss in order to meet mortgage payments held by banker Cylus Cuttler. Then, Sheriff Tex Rockett is forced to ... See full summary »

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: Tex Ritter, Roscoe Ates, Carleton Young, George Pembroke

Votes: 12

28. The Vanishing Westerner (1950)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Music, Western

4.0
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Posing as wanted men, Chris and Waldorf get hired by Sanderson. He sends them to kill the Sheriff but puts blanks in their guns. When they arrive someone else shoots the Sheriff and Chris ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Ford | Stars: Monte Hale, Paul Hurst, Aline Towne, Roy Barcroft

Votes: 5

29. The Unknown Ranger (1936)

Passed | 57 min | Music, Romance, Western

4.9
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Bob Allen in his starring debut gets a job on Wright's ranch where he hopes to find the rustlers no one else has been able to locate. Everyone is looking for men when the actual rustler is ... See full summary »

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: Robert Allen, Martha Tibbetts, Harry Woods, Hal Taliaferro

Votes: 15

30. Spoilers of the Range (1939)

Approved | 57 min | Action, Music, Western

6.7
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Beginning as usual with The Sons of the Pioneers singing "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" over the opening title and credit frames, which should be how all Westerns begin, especially those westerns ... See full summary »

Director: Charles C. Coleman | Stars: Charles Starrett, Iris Meredith, Sons of the Pioneers, Dick Curtis

Votes: 7

31. Drift Fence (1936)

Passed | 56 min | Action, Romance, Western

5.9
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Cowboy pretends to be city dude sent to manage uncle's ranch, when he learns the ranch is being menaced by an outlaw who the cowboy badly wants to catch.

Director: Otho Lovering | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Katherine DeMille, Tom Keene, Benny Baker

Votes: 49

32. Rough Ridin' (1924)

Passed | 56 min | Action, Western

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When the brother, Dick Ross (Richard Thorpe), of his sweetheart, Mary Ross (Elsa Benham), is framed by their unscrupulous ranch-foreman, Jack Wells (Joe Rickson), Buddy Benson (Buddy ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Buddy Roosevelt, Elsa Benham, Richard Thorpe, Joe Rickson

33. West of the Santa Fe (1938)

Approved | 57 min | Music, Western

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U.S. Marshal Steve Lawlor (Charles Starrett) comes to the aid of cattle-rancher Madge Conway (Iris Meredith) after her father (Edward LeSaint) is murdered by a gang of cattle rustlers, and ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Nelson | Stars: Charles Starrett, Iris Meredith, Sons of the Pioneers, Dick Curtis

34. Branded a Bandit (1924)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.1
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A miner has struck it rich and gives some ore to cowhand Jess Dean to take to his granddaughter. But Horse Williams has the miner shot and uses the ore found on Jess to accuse him of the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Hurst | Stars: Yakima Canutt, Judge Hamilton, Wilbur McGaugh, Alys Murrell

Votes: 9

35. The Law of the Plains (1929)

Passed | 55 min | Western

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Director: J.P. McGowan | Stars: Tom Tyler, Natalie Joyce, Al Ferguson, J.P. McGowan

36. A Texas Steer (1915)

Passed | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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Urged on by his wife and daughter and against his better judgment, Texas cattle-baron Maverick Brander, finds himself in Washington D. C. as an elected congressman. However, when the ... See full summary »

Director: Giles Warren | Stars: Tyrone Power Sr., Grace Darmond, Frances Bayless, John Charles

37. West of the Pecos (1934)

Passed | 68 min | Western

7.2
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Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Richard Dix, Martha Sleeper, Samuel S. Hinds, Fred Kohler

Votes: 10

38. Echo Ranch (1948)

Approved | 25 min | Short, Action, Adventure

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Red River Dave and his Texas Tophands save a friend's ranch by staging a rodeo-benefit. But the proceeds from the rodeo are stolen and Dave his cowhands track down the robbers and return the money.

Director: William Forest Crouch | Stars: Red River Dave, 'Texas' Tophands, Curly Williams, Kenne Duncan

39. Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch (2004 Video Game)

Adventure, Mystery, Romance

8.9
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Teen detective Nancy Drew visits Shadow Ranch and investigates the mysterious accidents that follow sightings of a ghostly horse.

Director: Max Holechek | Stars: Lani Minella, Abby Murray, Patty Pomplun, Wayne Rawley

Votes: 60

40. Western Honor (1930)

Passed | 52 min | Action, Drama, Western

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Bob Steele is a young rancher who refuses to give in to a gang that is seeking to deprive he and his partner of the contract for supplying cattle to a railroad construction camp. And the ... See full summary »

Director: J.P. McGowan | Stars: Bob Steele, Ione Reed, Perry Murdock, Bill Nestell

41. The Singing Dude (1940)

Approved | 18 min | Short, Comedy, Music

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Director: William C. McGann | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Lucile Fairbanks, Fuzzy Knight, Frank Wilcox

42. Hidden Valley Days (1948)

Approved | 27 min | Short, Music, Western

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Red River Dave and his Texas Tophands help an old rancher with his cattle roundup and, while out on the range, capture a gang of bank robbers who have been using an airplane for their getaways.

Director: William Forest Crouch | Stars: Red River Dave, The Texas Tophands, Kenne Duncan, Curly Williams

43. Wyatt Earp's Old West (1994 Video Game)

Documentary, Adventure, History

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Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the Old West from the game's knowledgeable guide, cowpoke George, and explore photo-realistic locations of 1800s Tombstone, Arizona in this immersive educational game.

Stars: George Killingsworth, Bob Sotelo

44. The Last Roundup (1929)

Passed | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.2
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There is trouble on the Bar D ranch as cowhand Mile Ahead plans to rustle the herd. He starts a fire on the opposite side of the ranch to keep the hands busy and also kidnaps the new school... See full summary »

Director: J.P. McGowan | Stars: Bob Custer, Hazel Mills, Bud Osborne, Hank Bell

Votes: 6

45. The Ace of Spades (1925)

Passed | Action, Adventure, Drama

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Director: Henry MacRae | Stars: William Desmond, Mary McAllister, Albert J. Smith, William Steele

46. Chasing Trouble (1926)

Passed | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Western

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Director: Milburn Morante | Stars: Pete Morrison, Lightning the Horse, Ione Reed, Tom London

47. When East Meets West (1926)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Action, Comedy

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Cowhands Ben Corbett and his pal "Pee Wee" Holmes are hypnotized by a traveling fakir an image they are rescuing their girlfriend from a villainous sheik in an Arabanian palace. A combination Eastern/Western.

Director: Vin Moore | Stars: Ben Corbett, Gilbert Holmes

48. One Glorious Scrap (1925)

Passed | Short, Western

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Director: Ernst Laemmle | Stars: Edmund Cobb, Margaret Quimby, Blackie Whiteford, Bud Osborne

49. The Silent Rider (1927)

Passed | 60 min | Western

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Director: Lynn Reynolds | Stars: Hoot Gibson, Blanche Mehaffey, Ethan Laidlaw, Otis Harlan

50. The Devil's Tower (1928)

Passed | Action, Adventure, Romance

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Outlaw "Dutch" Haynes is extorting money from the ranchers by threatening to blow up the dam that keeps the valley from flooding. To get to that point, Haynes, and his henchmen, have also ... See full summary »

Director: J.P. McGowan | Stars: Buddy Roosevelt, Frank Earle, J.P. McGowan, Thelma Parr