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1. Far and Away (1992)

PG-13 | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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A young man leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter after some trouble with her father, and they dream of owning land at the big give-away in Oklahoma ca. 1893. When they get to the new... See full summary »

Writers: Bob Dolman, Ron Howard | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Thomas Gibson, Robert Prosky

2. Cimarron (1931)

Passed | 123 min | Drama, Western

6.0
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A newspaper editor settles in an Oklahoma boom town with his reluctant wife at the end of the nineteenth century.

Writers: Edna Ferber, Howard Estabrook | Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Richard Dix, Irene Dunne, Estelle Taylor, Nance O'Neil

3. The Oklahoma Kid (1939)

Approved | 85 min | History, Western

6.4
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McCord's gang robs the stage carrying money to pay Indians for their land, and the notorious outlaw "The Oklahoma Kid" Jim Kincaid takes the money from McCord. McCord stakes a "sooner" ... See full summary »

Writers: Warren Duff, Robert Buckner, Edward E. Paramore Jr., Wally Kline | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Rosemary Lane, Donald Crisp

4. Tall Man Riding (1955)

Approved | 83 min | Western

6.3
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Larry Madden returns after several years still vowing to avenge himself against the humiliating whipping he received at the hands of cattle baron Tucker Ordway.

Writers: Joseph Hoffman, Norman A. Fox | Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Randolph Scott, Dorothy Malone, Peggie Castle, William Ching

5. Return of the Bad Men (1948)

Approved | 90 min | Western

6.3
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When part of Oklahoma Territory becomes officially part of the U.S., Vance Cordrell is forced to deal with some of the most infamous outlaws of the Old West.

Writers: Charles O'Neal, Jack Natteford, Luci Ward | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Randolph Scott, Robert Ryan, Anne Jeffreys, George 'Gabby' Hayes

6. 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

7. 3 Bad Men (1926)

Unrated | 122 min | Romance, Western

7.6
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Three outlaws come to the aid of a young girl after her father is killed.

Writers: Herman Whitaker, John Stone, Ralph Spence, Malcolm Stuart Boylan | Director: John Ford | Stars: George O'Brien, Olive Borden, Lou Tellegen, Tom Santschi

8. 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

9. The Plow That Broke the Plains (1936)

Unrated | 25 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

6.3
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This documentary is about what happened to the Great Plains of the United States and Canada when uncontrolled farming destroyed the soil and led to the Dust Bowl.

Writer: Pare Lorentz | Director: Pare Lorentz | Stars: Thomas Chalmers, Bam White

10. Man from Oklahoma (1945)

Approved | 68 min | Action, Musical, Romance

6.1
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Roy spends most of this movie rescuing Dale from terrible fates. The film includes a reenactment of land rush opening the Oklahoma Territory.

Writer: John K. Butler | Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans

11. Streets of Ghost Town (1950)

Approved | 54 min | Western

6.4
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Steve, Smiley, and the Sheriff come to a ghost town looking for missing gold. In flashback, Steve tells the story of Bill Donner who doublecrossed his partners to get the gold. Donner, now ... See full summary »

Writer: Barry Shipman | Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Charles Starrett, George Chesebro, Mary Ellen Kay, Stanley Andrews

12. Indian Girl (2010)

14 min | Short, Drama

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From the early days of Oklahoma to the present day, 'Indian Girl' explores the intersection of Native American and white cultures. The film centers around the tragic founding of an Oklahoma... See full summary »

Writer: Christopher McKenzie | Director: Christopher McKenzie | Stars: Cathryn Diane Bryan, Meghan Hurley, Jessica McBride, Carl Mark Osborn

13. Westward Bound (1944)

Passed | 54 min | Western

8.1
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Learning that Montana is about to become a state and that property values will rise rapidly, Caldwell is using his outlaw gang to force the ranchers off their land. To fight back Tuttle ... See full summary »

Writers: Elizabeth Beecher, Frances Kavanaugh, Robert Emmett Tansey | Director: Robert Emmett Tansey | Stars: Ken Maynard, Hoot Gibson, Bob Steele, Betty Miles

14. Cowboys from Texas (1939)

Passed | 55 min | Western

7.2
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Texas has opened up land for homesteaders. Clay Allison wants their land and has his men led by Plummer try to start a range war between them and the ranchers. With each side suspecting the... See full summary »

Writers: William Colt MacDonald, Oliver Drake | Director: George Sherman | Stars: Robert Livingston, Raymond Hatton, Duncan Renaldo, Carole Landis

15. Landrush (1946)

Approved | 53 min | Music, Western

6.0
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In "Landrush", Steve Harmon arrives in Border Plain to survey the land, known as the Spur, which is to soon be opened to homesteaders. The area is a natural haven for a desperado gang led ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael L. Simmons | Director: Vernon Keays | Stars: Charles Starrett, Doris Houck, Ozie Waters and His Colorado Rangers, Smiley Burnette

16. The Topeka Terror (1945)

Passed | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Western

5.6
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The land-rush opening of the Cherokee Strip brings in its wake a scattering of outlaws and claim jumpers. Among these is a crooked promoter. Trent Parker (Frank Jacquet), and his henchmen ... See full summary »

Writers: Patricia Harper, Norman S. Hall | Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Allan Lane, Linda Stirling, Earle Hodgins, Twinkle Watts

17. Land of the Open Range (1942)

Approved | 60 min | Western

6.4
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Luke Archer's will stipulates that his huge land holding will be open for filing, but only to ex-convicts who served at least two years in prison. This brings a large criminal element to ... See full summary »

Writers: Morton Grant, Lee Bond | Director: Edward Killy | Stars: Tim Holt, Ray Whitley, Janet Waldo, Lee 'Lasses' White

18. The New Klondike (1926)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.7
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Tom Kelly, a small-town baseball pitcher, is sent to a minor-league team in Florida, and fails to make the team. He starts dabbling in real estate, in the midst of the Florida land boom (in... See full summary »

Writers: Ring Lardner, Thomas J. Geraghty | Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Thomas Meighan, Lila Lee, Paul Kelly, Hallie Manning

19. Oklahoma Outlaws (1943)

Approved | 20 min | Western, Short

5.6
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The city of Tulsa is founded after the 1893 Oklahoma land rush. Judge John Kincaid becomes mayor, and his son, Ned, is sheriff. Saloon owner Whip McCord, who has a criminal past, plots against them to gain control of the city.

Writer: Ed Earl Repp | Director: B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Robert Shayne, Juanita Stark, Warner Anderson, Erville Alderson

20. 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

21. Rolling Caravans (1938)

Approved | 55 min | Western

5.6
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The strip is being opened to settlers and as everyone heads for the starting line, Thad and his outlaw gang are ready. Learning Rankin has a treasure map, Thad steals it. When Breezy ... See full summary »

Writer: Nate Gatzert | Director: Joseph Levering | Stars: Jack Luden, Eleanor Stewart, Harry Woods, Lafe McKee

22. Annie Oakley (1954–1957)
Episode: Powder Rock Stampede (1955)

30 min | Western

6.0
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When a section of the territory is opened for settlement, Ralph and Mary plan to race in the land rush and claim a fertile piece of land Mary's father discovered in his travels years before... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Schaefer, Eric Freiwald | Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Gail Davis, Jimmy Hawkins, Brad Johnson, Gloria Jean

23. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)
Episode: The Sooners (1958)

30 min | Western

6.7
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During the land rush of 1889, Wells Fargo selected a spot for its first bank and relay station in Oklahoma and Jim Hardie was tasked with buying a fast horse with plenty of stamina to carry... See full summary »

Writers: Martin Berkeley, Clarke Reynolds | Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Dale Robertson, Joel Ashley, Baynes Barron, Kathleen O'Malley