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1. Shane (1953)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.

Writers: A.B. Guthrie Jr., Jack Sher, Jack Schaefer | Director: George Stevens | Stars: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde

2. Follow That Dream (1962)

109 min | Comedy, Musical

6.5
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When the Kwimper family car runs out of gas on a new Florida highway and an officous state supervisor tries to run them off, Pop Kwimper digs in his heels and decides to do a little ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Lederer, Richard Powell | Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Elvis Presley, Arthur O'Connell, Anne Helm, Joanna Moore

3. Love's Long Journey (2005 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Western

7.4
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Missie's surprise pregnancy sets her on a new course that is both thrilling and terrifying. After all the planning and dreaming, she and her husband, Willie, have headed west in a covered ... See full summary »

Writers: Douglas Lloyd McIntosh, Michael Landon Jr., Cindy Kelley, Janette Oke | Director: Michael Landon Jr. | Stars: Erin Cottrell, Logan Bartholomew, William Morgan Sheppard, James Tupper

4. Coroner Creek (1948)

Passed | 90 min | Western

6.8
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A man is bent on taking revenge on those responsible for his fiance's death.

Writers: Kenneth Gamet, Luke Short | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Randolph Scott, Marguerite Chapman, George Macready, Sally Eilers

5. The Westerner (1940)

Passed | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.5
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Judge Roy Bean, a self-appointed hanging judge in Vinergaroon, Texas, befriends saddle tramp Cole Harden, who opposes Bean's policy against homesteaders.

Writers: Jo Swerling, Niven Busch, Stuart N. Lake | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Doris Davenport, Fred Stone

6. Little House on the Prairie (2005 TV Mini-Series)

95 min | Music

7.1
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Stars: Cameron Bancroft, Erin Cottrell, Kyle Chavarria, Danielle Chuchran

7. Dakota (1945)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Western

6.0
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In 1871, professional gambler John Devlin elopes with Sandra "Sandy" Poli, daughter of Marko Poli, an immigrant who has risen to railroad tycoon. Sandy, knowing that the railroad is to be ... See full summary »

Writers: Carl Foreman, Lawrence Hazard, Howard Estabrook | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: John Wayne, Vera Ralston, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond

8. A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

7.4
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Comedy western in which a traveler bets more money than he can afford in a poker game, and unusual events follow.

Writer: Sidney Carroll | Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Jason Robards, Paul Ford

9. One Man Law (1932)

Passed | 63 min | Action, Western

6.1
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Streetor is pulling off a land swindle and wants Thompson on his side. He does him a favor and then makes him Sheriff. But as Streetor evicts the ranchers, Thompson and Judge Cooper look for a legal device to stop him.

Writer: Lambert Hillyer | Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Buck Jones, Shirley Grey, Robert Ellis, Murdock MacQuarrie

10. The Outsider (2002 TV Movie)

R | 119 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.9
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A western love story revolving around the forbidden love between a young widow from a Mennonite-like religious group and a cold-blooded gunslinger whom she takes into her home after he is wounded.

Writers: Penelope Williamson, Jenny Wingfield | Director: Randa Haines | Stars: Tim Daly, Naomi Watts, Keith Carradine, David Carradine

11. Blood on the Moon (1948)

Passed | 88 min | Action, Drama, Western

6.9
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When a shady-looking stranger rides into town to join his old friend it is assumed he is a hired gun. But as the new man comes to realise the unlawful nature of his buddy's business and the... See full summary »

Writers: Lillie Hayward, Harold Shumate, Luke Short | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Preston, Walter Brennan

12. Gunsmoke in Tucson (1958)

Approved | 80 min | Action, Western

5.6
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Writers: Paul Leslie Peil, Robert L. Joseph | Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Mark Stevens, Forrest Tucker, Gale Robbins, Vaughn Taylor

13. Buck and the Preacher (1972)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

6.4
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A wagon master and a con-man preacher help freed slaves dogged by cheap-labor agents out West.

Writers: Ernest Kinoy, Drake Walker | Directors: Sidney Poitier, Joseph Sargent | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Cameron Mitchell

14. The Sea of Grass (1947)

Passed | 123 min | Drama, Western

6.5
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This western begins with St. Louis resident Lutie Cameron (Katharine Hepburn) marrying New Mexico cattleman Col. James B. 'Jim' Brewton (Spencer Tracy) after a short courtship. When she ... See full summary »

Writers: Conrad Richter, Marguerite Roberts, Vincent Lawrence | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Robert Walker, Melvyn Douglas

15. Heartland (1979)

PG | 96 min | Western, Drama

7.5
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Writers: Beth Ferris, William Kittredge | Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Rip Torn, Conchata Ferrell, Barry Primus, Megan Folsom

16. Abilene Town (1946)

Approved | 89 min | Romance, Western

6.4
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Sheriff tries to stop homesteader conflicts in the West after the Civil War.

Writers: Ernest Haycox, Harold Shumate | Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Randolph Scott, Ann Dvorak, Edgar Buchanan, Rhonda Fleming

17. Seven Men from Now (1956)

Approved | 78 min | Western

7.6
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A former sheriff blames himself for his wife's death during a Wells Fargo robbery and vows to track down and kill the seven men responsible.

Writer: Burt Kennedy | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, Gail Russell, Lee Marvin, Walter Reed

18. Ten Wanted Men (1955)

Approved | 80 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.1
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When his ward seeks protection with rival cattleman John Stewart, embittered, jealous rancher Wick Campbell hires ten outlaws to help him seize power in the territory.

Writers: Kenneth Gamet, Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr. | Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Randolph Scott, Jocelyn Brando, Richard Boone, Alfonso Bedoya

19. Three Faces West (1940)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Viennese surgeon Dr. Braun and his daughter Leni come to a small town in North Dakota as refugees from Hitler. When the winds of the Dust Bowl threaten the town, John Phillips leads the ... See full summary »

Writers: F. Hugh Herbert, Joseph Moncure March, Samuel Ornitz | Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: John Wayne, Sigrid Gurie, Charles Coburn, Spencer Charters

20. Brimstone (1949)

Approved | 90 min | Western

6.6
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A U.S. Marshal goes undercover to stop a cattle smuggling gang, but when his cover is blown, the hunter becomes the hunted.

Writers: Thames Williamson, Norman S. Hall | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Rod Cameron, Lorna Gray, Walter Brennan, Forrest Tucker

21. Pioneer Woman (1973 TV Movie)

74 min | Western

6.1
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A homesteading family in the 1867 Wyoming faces a crisis when the husband is killed and the wife must decide whether to remain or take her son and daughter back East.

Writer: Suzanne Clauser | Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Joanna Pettet, William Shatner, David Janssen, Lance LeGault

22. The Lone Ranger (1938)

Approved | 264 min | Western

7.3
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CHAP. 1, HI YO SILVER: An outlaw leader planning to take conrol of Texas after the Civil War kills Colonel Jeffries, a man empowered to levy taxes, and assumes his identity. His men then ... See full summary »

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

23. Our Daily Bread (1934)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A group of down-on-their-luck workers combine their abilities to make a Gallafentian-style commune... and bread!

Writers: King Vidor, Elizabeth Hill, Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Karen Morley, Tom Keene, John Qualen, Barbara Pepper

24. Cattle King (1963)

Approved | 88 min | Western

5.7
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Writer: Thomas Thompson | Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Robert Taylor, Robert Loggia, Joan Caulfield, Robert Middleton

25. The Durango Kid (1940)

Approved | 61 min | Western

6.9
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The first film in which Charles Starrett played an alter-ego character known as "The Durango Kid" but this entry, for all intents and purposes, has only the names of Starrett and "Durango" ... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Franklin | Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Charles Starrett, Luana Walters, Kenneth MacDonald, Francis Walker

26. The Little Kidnappers (1953)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.3
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A Scotsman, Jim MacKenzie, living on a primitive homestead in Nova Scotia, is raising his two grandsons, Harry and Davy, following the death of their father in the Boer War. His son's death... See full summary »

Writer: Neil Paterson | Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Jon Whiteley, Vincent Winter, Adrienne Corri, Duncan Macrae

27. Frontier House (2002 TV Mini-Series)

History, Reality-TV

8.3
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The Year: 1883. The Place: The Montana Territory. The Challenge: Blizzards, hunger, scorching sun, forest fires, the neighbors, and more ... Three modern families experienced life on the ... See full summary »

Stars: Kristen Brooks, Nate Brooks, Rudy Brooks, Adrienne Clune

28. Fargo (1952)

Approved | 69 min | Action, Western

7.1
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The brother (House Peters Jr.) of rancher Bill Martin (Bill Elliott) is killed in a stampede started by cattleman. Bill returns to the Fargo country to take his brother's place and is ... See full summary »

Writers: Jack DeWitt, Joseph F. Poland | Director: Lewis D. Collins | Stars: Bill Elliott, Myron Healey, Phyllis Coates, Fuzzy Knight

29. The Daughters of Joshua Cabe (1972 TV Movie)

73 min | Western

7.1
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Due to a home-steading law, a fur trapper schemes to keep his land by hiring a hooker, a pickpocket and a thief to pose as his family.

Writer: Paul Savage | Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Karen Valentine, Lesley Ann Warren, Sandra Dee

30. Gunfighters of Abilene (1960)

Approved | 66 min | Romance, Western

4.9
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A gunman receives a request for help from his brother, but arrives too late to save him from the lawless rancher who wanted him dead.

Writer: Orville H. Hampton | Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Barton MacLane, Rachel Ames, Russell Thorson

31. Pioneer Quest: A Year in the Real West (2000– )

60 min | History, Reality-TV

8.3
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Creator: Jamie Brown | Stars: Brian Hartigan, Alana Logie, Frank Logie, Deanna Treadway

32. Stampede (1949)

Approved | 76 min | Western

6.3
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Brothers Mike and Tim McCall own a large ranch in Arizona, using the surrounding lands for grazing cattle. Stanley Cox and LeRoy Stanton sell this land to settlers who arrive to find it ... See full summary »

Writers: John C. Champion, Blake Edwards, Edward Beverly Mann | Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Rod Cameron, Gale Storm, Johnny Mack Brown, Don Castle

33. Sugarfoot (1951)

Passed | 80 min | Western, Action, Romance

6.3
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Jackson Redan, a former Confederate officer, arrives in Arizona expecting to start his life anew on land he hopes to buy and cultivate. He meets saloon-girl Reva Cairn and town merchant Don... See full summary »

Writers: Russell S. Hughes, Clarence Budington Kelland | Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Randolph Scott, Adele Jergens, Raymond Massey, S.Z. Sakall

34. Buckskin (1968)

G | 97 min | Western

5.0
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A marshal goes up against a crooked gambler and his henchmen who control a western town, but meets resistance from the local townspeople when he asks for their help.

Writer: Michael Fisher | Director: Michael D. Moore | Stars: Barry Sullivan, Joan Caulfield, Wendell Corey, Lon Chaney Jr.

35. Tumbleweeds (1925)

Approved | 78 min | Western

7.1
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The government will grant a fringe of terrain for the settlers who want to live and work there. The starting sign will be a gunshot which will iniciate the run for the best fields and ... See full summary »

Writers: Hal G. Evarts, C. Gardner Sullivan | Directors: King Baggot, William S. Hart | Stars: William S. Hart, Barbara Bedford, Lucien Littlefield, J. Gordon Russell

36. Gun Brothers (1956)

Approved | 79 min | Western

6.2
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Chad Santee heads west to join his brother, Jubal, who supposedly has a large cattle ranch. On the way he meets Rose Fargo and rescues her from the unwanted advances of a gambler, "... See full summary »

Writers: Gerald Drayson Adams, Richard Schayer | Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Ann Robinson, Neville Brand, Michael Ansara

37. Wagon Wheels (1934)

Approved | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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The trio of Belmet, Burch, and O'Meary are leading a wagon train west and Murdock is out to stop them. The settlers fight off his initial Indian attack and reach the mountains. With the ... See full summary »

Writers: Zane Grey, Jack Cunningham, Carl A. Buss, Charles Logue | Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Randolph Scott, Gail Patrick, Billy Lee, Monte Blue

38. The Marauders (1955)

Approved | 81 min | Western

6.0
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Writers: Earl Felton, Jack Leonard, Alan Marcus | Director: Gerald Mayer | Stars: Dan Duryea, Jeff Richards, Keenan Wynn, Jarma Lewis

39. The Rugged O'Riordans (1950)

Passed | 78 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.4
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The story of five brothers who homestead, with other settlers, on the virgin plateaus of the Australian bush country. In addition to being beset with the obstacles and difficulties with the... See full summary »

Writers: Bernard O'Reilly, Charles Chauvel, Elsa Chauvel, Maxwell Dunn | Director: Charles Chauvel | Stars: Michael Pate, Ken Wayne, Tommy Burns, John Unicomb

40. Billy the Kid Returns (1938)

Passed | 53 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.0
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After Pat Garrett kills Billy the Kid, Billy's look-alike Roy Rogers arrives and is mistaken for him. Although a murderer, Billy was on the side of the homesteaders against the large ... See full summary »

Writer: Jack Natteford | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, Lynne Roberts, Morgan Wallace

41. Montana Incident (1952)

Approved | 54 min | Action, Western

7.2
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Whip Wilson (Whip Wilson) and his friend Dave Connors (Rand Brooks) survey the range for a railroad line, and are ordered to get out of the territory. The entire town and most of the land ... See full summary »

Writer: Daniel B. Ullman | Director: Lewis D. Collins | Stars: Whip Wilson, Rand Brooks, Noel Neill, Bruce Edwards

42. Gold Rush Maisie (1940)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Maisie becomes attached to a dirt-poor farmer and his family as they try to make ends meet joining hundreds of others digging for gold in a previously panned-out ghost town.

Writers: Elizabeth Reinhardt, Mary C. McCall Jr., Wilson Collison | Directors: Edwin L. Marin, J. Walter Ruben, Norman Taurog | Stars: Ann Sothern, Lee Bowman, Slim Summerville, Virginia Weidler

43. Jesse James at Bay (1941)

Passed | 56 min | Action, Comedy, Music

6.2
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Jesse James joins with Missouri settlers in their battle with rich, land-grabbing railroad tycoons.

Writers: James R. Webb, Harrison Jacobs | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Sally Payne, Pierre Watkin

44. The Phantom Rider (1936)

Approved | 258 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.7
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A 15-episode serial in which Buck Grant, the Phantom Rider, helps rancher, Mary Grayson, fight off a band of outlaws out to seize her property

Writers: Basil Dickey, Ella O'Neill, George H. Plympton | Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Buck Jones, Marla Shelton, Diana Gibson, Harry Woods

45. Colorado Ranger (1950)

Approved | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Western

5.9
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Shamrock, Lucky, and the Colonel arrive in Cactus Junction where they are given badges by the Sheriff and offered money by Morgan to drive the ranchers off the land. Instead they bring in ... See full summary »

Writers: Ron Ormond, Maurice Tombragel | Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: James Ellison, Russell Hayden, Raymond Hatton, Fuzzy Knight

46. The Lone Ranger Rides Again (1939)

Approved | 263 min | Western

7.3
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Homesteaders are moving into the valley settled many years ago by rancher Craig Dolan. He wants to keep them out by legal means but his nephew Bart brings in outlaws to drive them out. The ... See full summary »

Writers: Fran Striker, Franklin Adreon, Ronald Davidson, Sol Shor, Barry Shipman | Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Robert Livingston, Chief Thundercloud, Silver Chief, Duncan Renaldo

47. The Cherokee Strip (1937)

Passed | 55 min | Action, Music, Western

5.8
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It's the opening of the Cherokee Strip and Ling Carter has slipped in early and now controls the new town of Big Rock. His old nemesis Dick Hudson is also there but he is unsuccessful in ... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph K. Watson, Luci Ward, Ed Earl Repp | Director: Noel M. Smith | Stars: Dick Foran, Jane Bryan, Robert Paige, Smoke

48. Wyoming (1947)

Approved | 84 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.9
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Small ranchers battle against a land baron trying to take their spreads.

Writers: Lawrence Hazard, Gerald Geraghty | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Bill Elliott, Vera Ralston, John Carroll, George 'Gabby' Hayes

49. Wild Bill Hickok Rides (1942)

Passed | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.3
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Belle Andrews' (Constance Bennett) gambling hall burns down in the Chicago fire of 1871 and, now penniless, she accepts Jim Farrel's (Warren William) invitation to accompany him to Powder ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Grayson, Paul Girard Smith, Raymond L. Schrock | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Constance Bennett, Bruce Cabot, Warren William, Betty Brewer

50. Oath of Vengeance (1944)

Passed | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.6
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Fuzzy opens a store only to find that everyone buys on credit. The absence of cash is due to the range war between the cattlemen and the farmers started by Kinney. The Sheriff being worthless, Billy is quickly drawn into the conflict.

Writer: Fred Myton | Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Falcon, Al St. John, Mady Lawrence