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1. Ravenous (1999)

R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller

7.1
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46 Metascore

Captain John Boyd's promotion stations him at a fort where a rescued man tells a disturbing tale of cannibalism.

Writer: Ted Griffin | Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, David Arquette, Jeremy Davies

Votes: 27,221

2. How the West Was Won (1962)

Approved | 164 min | Western

7.1
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A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century--including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.

Writer: James R. Webb | Directors: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda

Votes: 13,014

3. Meek's Cutoff (2010)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Western

6.5
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85 Metascore

Settlers traveling through the Oregon desert in 1845 find themselves stranded in harsh conditions.

Writer: Jonathan Raymond | Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Paul Dano, Will Patton

Votes: 7,417

4. The Big Trail (1930)

Passed | 158 min | Adventure, Western, Romance

7.3
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Breck Coleman leads hundreds of settlers in covered wagons from the Mississippi River to their destiny out West.

Writer: Hal G. Evarts | Directors: Raoul Walsh, Louis R. Loeffler | Stars: John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, El Brendel, Tully Marshall

Votes: 2,267

5. C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.4
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62 Metascore

Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.

Writer: Kevin Willmott | Director: Kevin Willmott | Stars: Greg Kirsch, Renee Patrick, Molly Graham, William Willmott

Votes: 3,916

6. They Died with Their Boots On (1941)

Approved | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Highly fictionalized account (see 'goofs' for examples) of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point in 1857 to his death at the battle of the Little Big Horn in ... See full summary »

Writers: Wally Kline, Æneas MacKenzie | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 4,076

7. Son of the Morning Star (1991 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 187 min | Biography, History, Western

7.4
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The story of George Custer, Crazy Horse and the events prior to the battle of the Little Bighorn, told from the different perspectives of two women.

Writers: Evan S. Connell, Melissa Mathison | Director: Mike Robe | Stars: Gary Cole, Rosanna Arquette, Stanley Anderson, Edward Blatchford

Votes: 662

8. Juarez (1939)

Approved | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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Louis Napoleon III takes advantage of the American Civil War to circumvent the Monroe Doctrine and expand his power by helping Emperor Maximillian Hapsburg to add Mexico to his empire. of Mexico.

Writers: John Huston, Æneas MacKenzie, Wolfgang Reinhardt, Franz Werfel, Bertita Harding | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Paul Muni, Bette Davis, Brian Aherne, Claude Rains

Votes: 1,333

9. Fighting Caravans (1931)

Passed | 92 min | Romance, Western

5.9
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A young frontier scout helps guide a freight wagon train across the country, fighting off Indians and evil traders, while his two crusty companions try and save him from falling in love.

Writers: Zane Grey, Edward E. Paramore Jr., Keene Thompson, Agnes Brand Leahy | Directors: Otto Brower, David Burton | Stars: Gary Cooper, Lili Damita, Ernest Torrence, Tully Marshall

Votes: 351

10. Don't Touch the White Woman! (1974)

108 min | Biography, Comedy, Western

6.2
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A highly stylized surreal farce about the events leading up to Custer's Last Stand anachronistically reenacted in an urban renewal area in modern Paris.

Writers: Rafael Azcona, Marco Ferreri | Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret

Votes: 533

11. On the Line (2007)

55 min | Documentary

6.2
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An act of civil disobedience at America's largest ongoing protest brings graduate student Brian DeRouen face-to-face with the pressing constitutional issues of today. His non-violent action... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Glenn, Jason A. Schmidt | Stars: Roy Bourgeois, Brian DeRouen, John Perkins, Helen Prejean

Votes: 24

12. Nuclear Savage: The Islands of Secret Project 4.1 (2011)

87 min | Documentary

8.4
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A shocking political expose, and an intimate ethnographic portrait of Pacific Islanders struggling for survival, dignity and justice after decades of top-secret human radiation experiments conducted on them by the U.S. government.

Writer: Adam Jonas Horowitz | Director: Adam Jonas Horowitz | Stars: Holly Barker, Steven V. Carey, Tony de Brum, Howard Hills

Votes: 25

13. Dead Buffalo (2009)

85 min | Drama

6.6
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Charlie Johnson is terminally ill. Though estranged from his family, he maintains contact with his two sons, Dustin and Dennis. His sons have taken divergent paths: Dennis volunteers his ... See full summary »

Writer: Georg Koszulinski | Director: Georg Koszulinski | Stars: Drew Blair, Scot Davis, Matt Devine, Shamrock McShane

Votes: 5

14. Homestead: Manifest Destiny (2012)

Short, Western

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Director: Gala Goliani | Stars: Ronnie Clark, Frances Green, Will Green, Natalie Pero

15. Schoolhouse Rock! (1973–2009)
Episode: Elbow Room (1976)

TV-Y | Animation, Family, Musical

7.9
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The Schoolhouse Rock view of America's westward expansion.

Votes: 9

16. Decoded (2010– )
Episode: Rushmore (2011)

Documentary, Reality-TV

5.7
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Does Mount Rushmore, one of America's greatest icons of Democracy have a more sinister meaning? Buddy, Mac and Scott travel to Big Sky country to decode the intended message possibly hidden within this great American symbol.

Star: Jesse Larner

Votes: 9