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1. 8 Seconds (1994)
PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
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.
2. The Misfits (1961)
Approved | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Western
A sexy divorcée falls for an over-the-hill cowboy who is struggling to maintain his romantically independent lifestyle in early-sixties Nevada.
4. The Cowboy Way (1994)
PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Two buddies and championship rodeo partners travel to New York to find their missing friend, Nacho Salazar, after he disappears after travelling to New York City to pick up his daughter, ... See full summary »
6. The Last Cowboy (2003 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama, Western
After an eight year absence, a headstrong woman returns to her Texas home for her grandfather's funeral and locks horns with her father.
7. Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
Approved | 107 min | Drama, Western
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.
8. My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1991)
PG | 106 min | Drama, Western
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.
11. Nichols (1971–1972)
60 min | Western
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 »
12. Green Grass of Wyoming (1948)
Approved | 89 min | Drama, Family, Western
"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 »
13. Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea (2004)
74 min | Documentary
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 »
14. Man in the Shadow (I) (1957)
Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Virgil Renchler owns most of the town providing a thriving economy. When his men go to far and kill one of his migrant workmen, the sheriff goes after him even if it means his job and everyone else's.
15. Running Target (1956)
Approved | 82 min | Crime, Romance, Western
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 »
16. The Walking Hills (1949)
Passed | 78 min | Adventure, Thriller, Western
A group of treasure hunters search for a wagon load of gold, buried years before in Death Valley.
17. Rockin' in the Rockies (1945)
Approved | 63 min | Action, Comedy, Music
While Rusty Williams is away at college, he leaves his cousin, Shorty Williams, in charge of his large ranch. Shorty, more concerned with his prospecting ambitions, wanders into town ... See full summary »
18. Ride Him, Cowboy (1932)
Passed | 55 min | Romance, Western
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.
20. New Frontier (1939)
Approved | 57 min | Western
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.
21. Paradise Canyon (1935)
Passed | 52 min | Western, Crime
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 »
22. Mysterious Doctor Satan (1940)
Approved | 267 min | Adventure, Action, Crime
A mad scientist plots the domination of America and only the masked hero, The Copperhead, can stop him.
Writers: Franklin Adreon, Ronald Davidson, Norman S. Hall, Joseph F. Poland, Sol Shor | Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Eduardo Ciannelli, Robert Wilcox, William Newell, C. Montague Shaw
23. Never a Dull Moment (1950)
Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Romance
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 »
24. No Hands on the Clock (1941)
Passed | 76 min | Crime, Drama
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 »
25. Bells of San Angelo (1947)
Passed | 78 min | Action, Comedy, Music
Along the Mexican border, Roy joins Western novelist Dale in a search for smugglers. They discover a silver mine.
26. The Old Corral (1936)
Approved | 57 min | Crime, Musical, Western
As the sheriff of a small western town, Autry sings his way into a relationship with Eleanor, a singer from a Chicago nightclub who earlier witnessed a murder.
27. Paper Hearts (1993)
R | 88 min | Drama, Romance, Western
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 »
28. A Tenderfoot Goes West (1936)
Approved | 61 min | Action, Comedy, Western
Wellington Pike (Russell Gleason), author of 'Wild and Bloody Tales of the West', has never been away from the sedate and civilized East, so he takes a vacation to see the land he knows ... See full summary »
29. Three Texas Steers (1939)
Passed | 56 min | Action, Western
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 »
30. King of the Cowboys (1943)
Passed | 67 min | Western
Saboteurs are blowing up government warehouses (during World War II). Roy and his pals work undercover to put an end to their operations.
31. Zorro Rides Again (1937)
Approved | 212 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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 »
32. Back in the Saddle (1941)
Approved | 73 min | Western
After Gene discovers copper on his ranch, Bennett tries to get control of the fortune by framing him in a jail-break.
33. Under Western Stars (1938)
Passed | 65 min | Action, Adventure, Music
Roy is elected to Congress to bring the misery of the "dustbowl" of the 1930s to the attention of Washington politicians.
34. The Cowboy and the Indians (1949)
Approved | 68 min | Western
Evil Indian Agent Richards is cheating the Indians into starvation. Gene shows that their raids are only for survival.
35. Wildfire (1945)
Approved | 57 min | Western
Fanning has his men rustle horses and then blame it on a wild horse named Wildfire. Happy and Alkali arrive and immediately get into trouble with Fanning and his men. When Alkali is shot, ... See full summary »
36. Riders of the Whistling Pines (1949)
Approved | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Music
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.
37. Lady in a Jam (1942)
Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
38. Utah (1945)
Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Musical, Western
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 »
39. Two Thoroughbreds (1939)
Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Family
A group of gangsters steal the valuable brood-mare "Larkspur" from the Conway Ranch in Arizona. The mare's three-month-old colt tries to follow its dam, but is outdistanced. The lost colt ... See full summary »
40. Silver Spurs (1943)
Passed | 68 min | Action, Comedy, Music
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 »
41. Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts (1937)
Approved | 66 min | Western
Tex is after the gang that robbed a train of a gold shipment. He suspects Dorman is the culprit and is hiding their gold at his mine. When Stubby sees Dorman's henchman Stark cash in some ... See full summary »
42. The Old Barn Dance (1938)
Passed | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Music
Autry and his buddies have a horse selling business which is threatened by a tractor company which claims horses are out of date.
43. The Miracle Rider (1935)
Approved | 306 min | Action, Comedy, Western
Texas Ranger tries to stop takeover of Indian lands.
45. The Golden Stallion (1949)
Approved | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Music
Diamonds are being smuggled across the border from Mexico in a specially made shoe of a palomino mare. One of the smugglers is killed when the mare runs off. The sheriff blames Trigger for ... See full summary »
46. Cotter (1973)
94 min | Drama, Western
Cotter is a Sioux Indian whose life takes a tragic turn when his drinking causes him to fail in his job as a rodeo clown and save a rider from an enraged bull. Returning to his birthplace, ... See full summary »
47. Sioux City Sue (I) (1946)
Approved | 69 min | Music, Western
Utilizing a script from 1939's "She Married a Cop" with a 1946 Hit Parade song for the title, Gene Autry's screen return following his WW II Army Air Corps service, "Sioux City Sue" has ... See full summary »
48. West of Broadway (1931)
Passed | 73 min | Drama, Romance, War
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 »
49. Gunsmoke Ranch (1937)
Approved | 53 min | Western
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.
50. The Cowboy Millionaire (1935)
Approved | 65 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Englishwoman falls for dude ranch cowboy but goes back to England when she thinks he's only pretending. But he follows her to England.