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1. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)

60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.3
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The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century American West.

Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Lindsay Greenbush, Sidney Greenbush

2. Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

4.9
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34 Metascore

Mystery Inc. must save Coolsville from an attack of past unmasked monsters brought to life by an evil masked figure trying to "unmask" the gang.

Writers: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera, James Gunn | Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini

3. How the West Was Won (1962)

TV-G | 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

4. Far and Away (1992)

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

6.5
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49 Metascore

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

5. Seraphim Falls (2006)

R | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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62 Metascore

At the end of the Civil War, a colonel hunts down a man with whom he has a grudge.

Writers: David Von Ancken, Abby Everett Jaques | Director: David Von Ancken | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Liam Neeson, Anjelica Huston, Michael Wincott

6. Tuck Everlasting (2002)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance, Family

6.7
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66 Metascore

A young woman meets and falls in love with a young man who is part of a family of immortals.

Writers: Natalie Babbitt, Jeffrey Lieber, James V. Hart | Director: Jay Russell | Stars: Alexis Bledel, Jonathan Jackson, Sissy Spacek, William Hurt

7. Across the Wide Missouri (1951)

Approved | 78 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

6.2
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Trapper Flint Mitchell and other mountain men from the Rendezvous join forces to enter virgin trapping territory but must contend with a resentful Blackfoot chief.

Writers: Talbot Jennings, Frank Cavett | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Clark Gable, Ricardo Montalban, John Hodiak, Adolphe Menjou

8. Boom Town (1940)

Passed | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Two buddies who rise from fly-by-night wildcatters to oil tycoons over a twenty year period both love the same woman.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, James Edward Grant | Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert, Hedy Lamarr

9. Red Dead Redemption (2010 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

9.6
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A reformed outlaw goes back west, at the demand of the federal government, to find the members of his former gang and bring them in dead or alive.

Writers: Dan Houser, Michael Unsworth, Christian Cantamessa, David McGrath, John Zurhellen | Directors: Rod Edge, John Zurhellen | Stars: Rob Wiethoff, Josh Blaylock, Sophia Marzocchi, Spider Madison

10. Into the West (2005 TV Mini-Series)

552 min | Western, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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Tales from the American West in the 19th century, told from the perspective of two families, one of white settlers and one of Native Americans.

Stars: Joseph M. Marshall, Irene Bedard, Gil Birmingham, John Terry

11. Waiting for Guffman (1996)

R | 84 min | Comedy

7.6
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71 Metascore

An aspiring director and the marginally talented amateur cast of a hokey small-town Missouri musical production go overboard when they learn that someone from Broadway will be in attendance.

Writers: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy | Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey

12. 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

13. Wagons East (1994)

PG-13 | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Western

4.6
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In the 1860's Wild West, when a ragged bunch of misfit settlers decide they cannot stand living in their current situation, they hire a grizzled cowboy to take them on a journey back to their hometowns east.

Writers: Matthew Carlson, Jerry Abrahamson | Director: Peter Markle | Stars: John Candy, Joe Bays, Abraham Benrubi, Jill Boyd

14. Cimarron (1960)

Approved | 147 min | Drama, Western

6.4
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The epic saga of a frontier family, Cimarron starts with the Oklahoma Land Rush on 22 April 1889. The Cravet family builds their newspaper Oklahoma Wigwam into a business empire and Yancey ... See full summary »

Writers: Arnold Schulman, Edna Ferber | Directors: Anthony Mann, Charles Walters | Stars: Glenn Ford, Maria Schell, Anne Baxter, Arthur O'Connell

15. Something the Lord Made (2004 TV Movie)

110 min | Biography, Drama

8.3
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A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.

Writers: Peter Silverman, Robert Caswell | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Alan Rickman, Mos Def, Kyra Sedgwick, Gabrielle Union

16. September Dawn (2007)

R | 111 min | Drama, History, Western

5.7
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25 Metascore

A love story set during a tense encounter between a wagon train of settlers and a renegade Mormon group.

Writers: Christopher Cain, Carole Whang Schutter | Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Jon Voight, Trent Ford, Tamara Hope, Terence Stamp

17. The Claim (2000)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.5
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62 Metascore

A prospector sells his wife and daughter to another gold miner for the rights to a gold mine. Twenty years later, the prospector is a wealthy man who owns much of the old west town named ... See full summary »

Writers: Thomas Hardy, Frank Cottrell Boyce | Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Wes Bentley, Peter Mullan, Milla Jovovich, Nastassja Kinski

18. Alone Yet Not Alone (2013)

PG-13 | 103 min | History

3.8
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The year is 1755, and the English colonies are being ravaged by the atrocities of war. Opposing European powers have clashed over the fertile Ohio valley, and entire families are devastated... See full summary »

Writers: Tracy Leininger Craven, George D. Escobar, James Richards | Directors: Ray Bengston, George D. Escobar | Stars: Kelly Greyson, Natalie Racoosin, Jenn Gotzon, Clay Walker

19. 17 Miracles (2011)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, History

5.9
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As part of the Willie Handcart Company, Levi Savage (Jasen Wade) feared that leaving late in the season would lead to despair and death... See full synopsis »

Writers: T.C. Christensen, Laurie Vukich | Director: T.C. Christensen | Stars: Jasen Wade, Emily Wadley, Jason Celaya, Natalie Blackman

20. Bend of the River (1952)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.4
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When a town boss confiscates homesteader's supplies after gold is discovered nearby, a tough cowboy risks his life to try and get it to them.

Writers: Borden Chase, William Gulick | Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Arthur Kennedy, Jay C. Flippen

21. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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Newlyweds Gil and Lana Martin try to establish a farm in the Mohawk Valley but are menaced by Indians and Tories as the Revolutinary War begins.

Writers: Lamar Trotti, Sonya Levien, Walter D. Edmonds | Director: John Ford | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, Edna May Oliver, Eddie Collins

22. The Fighting Kentuckian (1949)

Passed | 100 min | Adventure, Romance, War

6.4
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Following Napoleon's Waterloo defeat and the exile of his officers and their families from France, the U.S.Congress, in 1817, granted four townships in the Alabama territory to the exiles. ... See full summary »

Writer: George Waggner | Director: George Waggner | Stars: John Wayne, Vera Ralston, Philip Dorn, Oliver Hardy

23. The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)

Approved | 135 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.2
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Charles 'Slim' Lindbergh struggles to finance and design an airplane that will make his New York to Paris flight the first solo transatlantic crossing.

Writers: Charles A. Lindbergh, Billy Wilder, Wendell Mayes, Charles Lederer | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Patricia Smith, Bartlett Robinson

24. Love's Unending Legacy (2007 TV Movie)

Drama, Family, Romance

7.0
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Missie three years later: being a single mother after her husband Willie was shot during a poker scuffle. She and her son Mattie move back in with her parents Clark and Marty. She finds a ... See full summary »

Writers: Pamela Wallace, Janette Oke | Director: Mark Griffiths | Stars: Erin Cottrell, Dale Midkiff, Victor Browne, Samantha Smith

25. 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

26. Europa Europa (1990)

R | 112 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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A boy in Nazi Germany, trying to conceal that he is Jewish, joins the Hitler Youth.

Writers: Paul Hengge, Agnieszka Holland, Solomon Perel | Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Solomon Perel, Marco Hofschneider, René Hofschneider, Piotr Kozlowski

27. Northwest Passage (1940)

Passed | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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Langdon Towne and Hunk Marriner join Major Rogers' Rangers as they wipe out an Indian village. They set out for Fort Wentworth, but when they arrive they find no soldiers and none of the supplies they expected.

Writers: Laurence Stallings, Talbot Jennings, Kenneth Roberts | Directors: King Vidor, Jack Conway, W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan, Ruth Hussey

28. The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968)

Unrated | 101 min | Comedy, Western

6.3
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Jesse W. Haywood graduates from dental school in Philadelphia in 1870 and goes west "to fight oral ignorance." Meanwhile stagecoach robber Penelope "Bad Penny" Cushing is offered a pardon ... See full summary »

Writers: Edmund L. Hartmann, Frank Tashlin, James Fritzell, Everett Greenbaum | Director: Alan Rafkin | Stars: Don Knotts, Barbara Rhoades, Jackie Coogan, Don 'Red' Barry

29. Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder (1999 Video)

96 min | Adventure, Biography, Family

6.0
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A version of the "Little House" stories that cover some of the events that take place in the last three books of the series and the book "The First Four Years" Laura is living on the ... See full summary »

Writer: Stephen Harrigan | Director: Marcus Cole | Stars: Rob Halverson, Terra Allen, Alandra Bingham, J. Scott Bronson

30. The Kentuckian (1955)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Western

6.3
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A Kentucky widower bound for 1820's Texas with his young son is thwarted in his efforts by a corrupt constable, a long-standing family feud, and a beautiful indentured servant.

Writers: A.B. Guthrie Jr., Felix Holt | Director: Burt Lancaster | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Diana Lynn, Dianne Foster, John McIntire

32. The Awakening Land (1978 TV Mini-Series)

333 min | Drama

7.9
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Frontierswoman Sayward Luckett's struggles in Ohio during the late 18th-century and early 19th-century.

Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Hal Holbrook, Jane Seymour, Steven Keats

33. Black Magic (1949)

Passed | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.5
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Hypnotist uses his powers for revenge against King Louis XV's court.

Writers: Alexandre Dumas père, Charles Bennett, Richard Schayer | Directors: Gregory Ratoff, Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Nancy Guild, Akim Tamiroff, Frank Latimore

34. Untamed (1955)

Approved | 111 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.4
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When the great potato famine hits Ireland, the diaspora begins as thousands emigrate. Among those leaving the Emerald Isle is Katie O'Neill and her husband, who decide that the promised ... See full summary »

Writers: Talbot Jennings, William A. Bacher, Helga Moray, Michael Blankfort, Frank Fenton | Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward, Richard Egan, John Justin

35. Houston: The Legend of Texas (1986 TV Movie)

144 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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Writers: Frank Q. Dobbs, John Binder | Director: Peter Levin | Stars: Sam Elliott, Claudia Christian, Devon Ericson, Michael C. Gwynne

36. The First Texan (1956)

Approved | 82 min | Biography, History, Western

6.0
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After arriving in Texas to escape a scandal back east, lawyer Sam Houston just wants to hang out his shingle, keep a low profile, and stay out of any political intrigue. However, when ... See full summary »

Writer: Daniel B. Ullman | Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Joel McCrea, Felicia Farr, Jeff Morrow, Wallace Ford

37. Rachel and the Stranger (1948)

80 min | Adventure, Western

7.0
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David Harvey is a widower with a young son, Davey. They live on an isolated Ohio farm during the pioneer days. He wants his son to be raised in the manner his wife would have wanted - with ... See full summary »

Writers: Waldo Salt, Howard Fast | Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Loretta Young, William Holden, Robert Mitchum, Gary Gray

38. The Substitute Wife (1994 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.6
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In Nebraska, in pioneer days, a woman who knows she is going to die asks a prostitute to replace her with her husband and four children in order to make it possible for them to keep their family farm.

Writer: Stan Daniels | Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Lea Thompson, Peter Weller, Karis Paige Bryant

39. Brigham Young (1940)

Approved | 114 min | Biography, History, Romance

6.5
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The true story of the famous Mormon leader, Brigham Young and his battle to transport his people across the Rocky mountains to settle in Salt Lake City. The plot focuses on two of his ... See full summary »

Writers: Louis Bromfield, Lamar Trotti | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Dean Jagger, Brian Donlevy

40. Dynasty (1976 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

5.2
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The story of a pioneer family in the early 1800s that seeks its fortunes on the Ohio frontier.

Writers: James A. Michener, Sidney Carroll | Director: Lee Philips | Stars: Sarah Miles, Stacy Keach, Harris Yulin, Harrison Ford

41. All Mine to Give (1957)

103 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.0
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An immigrant family in 1850's Wisconsin prospers until tragedy strikes.

Writers: Dale Eunson, Katherine Albert | Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Glynis Johns, Cameron Mitchell, Rex Thompson, Patty McCormack

42. Steep (I) (2007)

PG | 92 min | Documentary, Sport

7.3
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58 Metascore

Steep traces the legacy of extreme skiing from its early pioneers to the daredevils of today.

Writer: Mark Obenhaus | Director: Mark Obenhaus | Stars: Ingrid Backstrom, Anselme Baud, Bill Briggs, Doug Coombs

43. Follow the River (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Drama

6.6
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An "inspirational" saga of a pioneer woman who is abducted by Shawnee indians.

Writers: James Alexander Thom, Jennifer Miller | Director: Martin Davidson | Stars: Sheryl Lee, Ellen Burstyn, Eric Schweig, Tim Guinee

44. Pony Express (1953)

Approved | 101 min | History, Western

5.7
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Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill Hickock work to establish the Pony Express and fight Indians and California Separatists who seek to destroy it.

Writers: Charles Marquis Warren, Frank Gruber | Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Charlton Heston, Rhonda Fleming, Jan Sterling, Forrest Tucker

45. Arrowsmith (1931)

Passed | 108 min | Drama

6.2
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Based on Sinclair Lewis's novel "Arrowsmith". A medical researcher is sent to a plague outbreak, where he has to decide priorities for the use of a vaccine.

Writers: Sinclair Lewis, Sidney Howard | Director: John Ford | Stars: Ronald Colman, Helen Hayes, Richard Bennett, A.E. Anson

46. Arizona (1940)

Approved | 125 min | Western

7.0
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Phoebe Titus is a tough, swaggering pioneer woman, but her ways become decidedly more feminine when she falls for California bound Peter Muncie. But Peter won't be distracted from his ... See full summary »

Writers: Claude Binyon, Clarence Budington Kelland | Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Jean Arthur, William Holden, Warren William, Porter Hall

47. Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio (1991)

100 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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For 50 years, radio dominated the airwaves as the first mass medium. Ken Burns examines the lives of three men who shared the responsibility for its invention and early success.

Writers: Ken Burns, Tom Lewis, Geoffrey C. Ward | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Jason Robards, Red Barber, Erik Barnouw, Ken Bilby

48. 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

49. Legacy (1990)

53 min | Drama, History, Western

6.9
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The story of the Mormon pioneers from the 1830's to the 1890's. The movie follows the experiences of Eliza Williams from New York to Missouri to Illinois to Utah. Eliza endures sickness, ... See full summary »

Director: Kieth Merrill | Stars: Kathleen Beller, Benton Jennings, Steve Abolt, Marcus Gilbert

50. Keeping the Promise (1997 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

6.6
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Harsh elements, disease and dilemmas mark a Massachusetts family's move to uncharted Maine and a better life in 1768.

Writer: Gerald Di Pego | Director: Sheldon Larry | Stars: Keith Carradine, Annette O'Toole, Brendan Fletcher, Gordon Tootoosis