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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: 10,394

2. 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: 6,396 | Gross: $20.28M

3. The Misfits (1961)

Approved | 124 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: 13,405

4. Lonely Are the Brave (1962)

Approved | 107 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary.

Director: David Miller | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau, Michael Kane

Votes: 6,104

5. 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: 3,908 | Gross: $19.60M

6. 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: 5,008

7. Nichols (1971–1972)

60 min | Western

8.1
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In 1914, Nichols, a soldier, sick of killing, returns to his Arizona home town, named after his family, and is strong-armed into serving as sheriff by the Ketcham clan, who run the area. ... See full summary »

Stars: James Garner, Margot Kidder, Neva Patterson, John Beck

Votes: 150

8. The Last Cowboy (2003 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Western

6.3
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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: 396

9. 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: 395 | Gross: $3.60M

10. The Walking Hills (1949)

Passed | 78 min | Adventure, Thriller, Western

6.7
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A group of treasure hunters search for a wagon load of gold, buried years before in Death Valley.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Randolph Scott, Ella Raines, William Bishop, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 367

11. 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: 673

12. Man in the Shadow (I) (1957)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Virgil Renchler owns most of the town providing a thriving economy. When his men go too far and kill one of his migrant workmen, the sheriff goes after him even if it means his job and everyone else's.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Orson Welles, Colleen Miller, Ben Alexander

Votes: 595

13. Paradise Canyon (1935)

Passed | 52 min | Western, Crime

5.2
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Sent to find counterfeiters, John Wyatt joins Doc Carter's medicine show. They arrive in the town where Curly Joe runs his counterfeiting operation. Carter was once framed by Curly Joe and ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Pierson | Stars: John Wayne, Marion Burns, Reed Howes, Earle Hodgins

Votes: 573

14. 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: 338 | Gross: $0.19M

15. Never a Dull Moment (1950)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

5.7
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Kay Kingsley, a sophisticated and successful songwriter in New York City. falls in love with a widowed rancher, Chris Heyward, she meets at the Madison Square Garden Rodeo and they get ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Irene Dunne, Fred MacMurray, William Demarest, Andy Devine

Votes: 379

16. Green Grass of Wyoming (1948)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Family, Western

6.3
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"Thunderhead," a roving, big white stallion, causes problems for the Wyoming ranchers when he leads their blue-blooded racing mares off to join his wild horse herd in the mountains. ... See full summary »

Director: Louis King | Stars: Peggy Cummins, Charles Coburn, Robert Arthur, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 237

17. Texas Terror (1935)

Approved | 51 min | Western

5.2
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Sheriff John Higgins quits and goes into prospecting after he thinks he has killed his best friend in shooting it out with robbers. He encounters his dead buddy's sister and helps her run ... See full summary »

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Lucile Browne, LeRoy Mason, Fern Emmett

Votes: 616

18. No Hands on the Clock (1941)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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The first of three Pine-Thomas productions for Chester Morris finds him as wise-cracking private detective Humphrey Campbell who impresses his boss, Oscar Flack, no end by not only finding ... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Chester Morris, Jean Parker, Rose Hobart, Dick Purcell

Votes: 77

19. Three Texas Steers (1939)

Passed | 56 min | Action, Western

5.9
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Nancy Evans, lovely circus owner, has a ranch that she's never visited, but for sentimental reasons won't sell to Mike Abbott. Her partners, secretly in league with Abbott, sabotage the ... See full summary »

Director: George Sherman | Stars: John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Carole Landis

Votes: 206

20. Heart of the Golden West (1942)

Passed | 65 min | Action, Comedy, Music

6.2
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Lambert owns the trucking line that ships cattle to market. When he raises his rates Roy decides to ship the cattle on the River Boat. When Lambert and his men are unable to stop the boat, they rustle the cattle.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Bob Nolan

Votes: 45

21. New Frontier (1939)

Approved | 57 min | Western

5.9
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The Three Mesquiteers convince a group of settlers to exchange their present property for some which, unbeknownst to our good guys, is going to be worthless. They are captured before they can warn the ranchers.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Raymond Hatton, Jennifer Jones

Votes: 291

22. 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: 476

23. Silver Spurs (1943)

Passed | 68 min | Action, Comedy, Music

6.6
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Roy's boss has inherited a very large ranch but the will keeps him from selling it although his widow could. Lucky Miller is out to get control of the ranch so he has a girl come west to ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Smiley Burnette, John Carradine

Votes: 82

24. Lady in a Jam (1942)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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A psychiatrist's patient, a nutty heiress, travels west to find gold in her grandfather's abandoned mine. The psychiatrist, unable to talk her out of it, decides to follow her out there.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Irene Dunne, Patric Knowles, Ralph Bellamy, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 85

25. Zorro Rides Again (1937)

Approved | 212 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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The California-Yucatan Railroad, being built for the good of Mexico, is under siege by a gang of terrorists hoping to force its sale; no one can prove their connection to profiteer Marsden.... See full summary »

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Helen Christian, Reed Howes, Duncan Renaldo, Noah Beery

Votes: 208

26. The Miracle Rider (1935)

Approved | 306 min | Action, Comedy, Western

7.2
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Texas Ranger tries to stop takeover of Indian lands.

Directors: B. Reeves Eason, Armand Schaefer | Stars: Tom Mix, Charles Middleton, Joan Gale, Robert Frazer

Votes: 111 | Gross: $1.00M

27. Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea (2004)

74 min | Documentary

7.5
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72 Metascore

Renowned cult film director John Waters narrates this quirky exploration of the Salton Sea, the massive Southern California lake that was created by accident a century ago, became a popular... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Metzler, Jeff Springer | Stars: Sonny Bono, John Waters, Norm Niver, Petre Melvin

Votes: 558

28. Riders of the Whistling Pines (1949)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Music

6.1
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Badguys Henry, Bill and Pete head a gang of outlaws who are destroying the timberland. When Gene butts in they frame him on a cattle-poisoning charge and set him up for murder.

Director: John English | Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Patricia Barry, Jimmy Lloyd

Votes: 141

29. Under Western Stars (1938)

Passed | 65 min | Western

6.3
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Roy is elected to Congress to bring the misery of the "dustbowl" of the 1930s to the attention of Washington politicians.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, Carol Hughes, Maple City Four

Votes: 113

30. Back in the Saddle (1941)

Not Rated | 73 min | Western

6.2
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After Gene discovers copper on his ranch, Bennett tries to get control of the fortune by framing him in a jail-break.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Mary Lee, Edward Norris

Votes: 114

31. Gunsmoke Ranch (1937)

Approved | 53 min | Western

6.1
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Flagg is relocating flood victims to Gunsmoke Ranch. The Three Mesquiteers know Flagg to be a crook and try to warn them. They ignore the warning and improve the land only to find that it has been condemned for a new dam.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Kenneth Harlan

Votes: 77

32. The Cowboy and the Indians (1949)

Approved | 68 min | Western

6.6
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Evil Indian Agent Richards is cheating the Indians into starvation. Gene shows that their raids are only for survival.

Director: John English | Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Sheila Ryan, Frank Richards

Votes: 100

33. San Fernando Valley (1944)

Passed | 74 min | Western

6.8
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A ranch owner fires his ranch hands and brings in women to replace them. The owner's daughter wants the male hands back and comes up with a plan to do it. They will rustle the horses and ... See full summary »

Director: John English | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Jean Porter

Votes: 42

34. 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: 87

35. West of Broadway (1931)

Passed | 73 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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Jerry Seevers returns from World War I service broken in health and his doctor tells him he has only six months to live. His fiancée jilts him and he sets out to drink himself to death. In ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: John Gilbert, El Brendel, Lois Moran, Madge Evans

Votes: 490

36. Running Target (1956)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Romance, Western

6.0
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In the Colorado Rockies, Sheriff Scott, heads a posse that is after four escaped convicts, and thought it is his sworn duty to return the men dead or alive, he is, as always, reluctant to ... See full summary »

Director: Marvin R. Weinstein | Stars: Doris Dowling, Arthur Franz, Richard Reeves, Myron Healey

Votes: 77

37. 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

38. In Old Santa Fe (1934)

Passed | 64 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.3
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Kentucky loses his horse in a rigged horse race and gets framed for the murder of a stagecoach driver.

Directors: David Howard, Joseph Kane | Stars: Ken Maynard, Tarzan, Evalyn Knapp, H.B. Warner

Votes: 121

39. Apache Rose (1947)

Approved | 75 min | Western

6.5
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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: 83

40. The Gay Ranchero (1948)

Passed | 72 min | Action, Adventure, Music

6.0
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Crooks try to take over an airport by sabotaging the planes. Sheriff Roy catches them. Songs: title song, "Granada," "You Belong to my Heart," and "Wait'll I get my Sunshine in the ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 69

41. 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: 186

42. The Singing Cowboy (1936)

Passed | 56 min | Music, Western

6.1
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Gene heads for the big city to convince a coffee company to sponsor a radio broadcast so he can raise the money for an operation which will save a girl from being crippled for life.

Director: Mack V. Wright | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Lois Wilde, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 67

43. Song of Arizona (1946)

Passed | 68 min | Action, Music, Western

5.7
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Gabby's ranch for wayward boys is in financial trouble. One of his boys, Chip is hiding stolen money sent by his father the outlaw leader King Blaine. After Blaine is killed, Chip decides ... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans

Votes: 85

44. Sunset in El Dorado (1945)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Music, Western

6.6
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The story involves a rather odd flashback by Dale who is visiting El Dorado, home of her grandmother. She dreams about her grandmother's adventures including a romance with a cowboy who ... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans

Votes: 61

45. Roll on Texas Moon (1946)

Passed | 68 min | Action, Comedy, Music

6.2
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Roy Rogers tries to prevent a range war between cattlemen and sheepherders.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans

Votes: 96

46. Wildcat Saunders (1936)

Passed | 60 min | Crime, Romance, Western

4.8
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Perrin plays a boxer whose manager takes him out to a ranch for training, but Perrin soon discovers the ranch foreman is responsible for a $100,000 jewel heist.

Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: Jack Perrin, Blanche Mehaffey, William Gould, Fred 'Snowflake' Toones

Votes: 10

47. Riding High (1943)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Music

5.3
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In order to help her father get his silver mine running, a burlesque queen returns home to Arizona and gets a job as an enterainer at a dude ranch and runs into a romantic mining engineer and a counterfeiter.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Dick Powell, Victor Moore, Gil Lamb

Votes: 41

48. Utah (1945)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

5.9
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When ranch foreman Roy learns the new ranch owner Dorothy Bryant and her friends are arriving, he directs them to Gabby's rundown ranch. He figures they will be discouraged and return East.... See full summary »

Director: John English | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans

Votes: 104

49. Rodeo (1952)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Romance, Sport

6.4
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Nancy Cartwright is determined to collect an $1,800 feed bill owed to her father Harry Cartwright by a rodeo association. Instead, she is talked into assuming management of the rodeo by ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Jane Nigh, John Archer, Wallace Ford, Gary Gray

Votes: 5

50. On the Old Spanish Trail (1947)

Approved | 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: 103