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1. The Imitation Game (2014)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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73 Metascore

During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech

Votes: 479,313 | Gross: $91.12M

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

TV-PG | 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

Votes: 12,028

3. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.0
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33 Metascore

Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami...and dump them. They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal, saving themselves not only from losing Dave but possibly from gaining a terrible stepbrother.

Director: Walt Becker | Stars: Jason Lee, Jesica Ahlberg, Josh Green, Tony Hale

Votes: 9,853 | Gross: $85.88M

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 »

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

Votes: 48,089 | Gross: $58.88M

5. 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.

Director: Jay Russell | Stars: Alexis Bledel, Jonathan Jackson, Sissy Spacek, William Hurt

Votes: 18,137 | Gross: $19.16M

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

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

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.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 33,551 | Gross: $84.19M

7. Seraphim Falls (2006)

R | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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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.

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

Votes: 24,896 | Gross: $0.41M

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

552 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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

Votes: 5,519

9. Wagons East (1994)

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

4.7
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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.

Director: Peter Markle | Stars: John Candy, Joe Bays, Abraham Benrubi, Jill Boyd

Votes: 3,975 | Gross: $4.36M

10. 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.

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

Votes: 14,332 | Gross: $12.15M

11. Red Dead Redemption (2010 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

9.5
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John Marston, former outlaw, is forced by the federal government to hunt down the members of his old gang.

Directors: Rod Edge, John Zurhellen | Stars: Rob Wiethoff, Josh Blaylock, Sophia Marzocchi, Spider Madison

Votes: 13,918

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.

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

Votes: 8,338 | Gross: $0.98M

13. 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.

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

Votes: 22,846 | Gross: $2.89M

14. 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.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Alan Rickman, Yasiin Bey, Kyra Sedgwick, Gabrielle Union

Votes: 9,681

15. Rachel and the Stranger (1948)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Western

7.0
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During the pioneer days in Ohio, a widowed farmer marries an indentured servant in order to have a woman around the house and a mother for his young son but these conveniences eventually turn into real love.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Loretta Young, William Holden, Robert Mitchum, Gary Gray

Votes: 1,412

16. Pony Express (1953)

Approved | 101 min | History, Romance, Western

5.9
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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.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Charlton Heston, Rhonda Fleming, Jan Sterling, Forrest Tucker

Votes: 719

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 »

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Wes Bentley, Peter Mullan, Milla Jovovich, Nastassja Kinski

Votes: 5,301 | Gross: $0.40M

18. 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.

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

Votes: 12,084 | Gross: $5.58M

19. Bend of the River (1952)

Approved | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

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.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Arthur Kennedy, Jay C. Flippen

Votes: 5,674

20. Alone Yet Not Alone (2013)

PG-13 | 103 min | History

4.1
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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 »

Directors: Ray Bengston, George D. Escobar | Stars: Kelly Greyson, Natalie Racoosin, Jenn Gotzon, Clay Walker

Votes: 463 | Gross: $0.67M

21. Cimarron (1960)

Approved | 147 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.4
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The Oklahoma Land Run of April 1889 sets the stage for an epic saga of a frontier family and its friends.

Directors: Anthony Mann, Charles Walters | Stars: Glenn Ford, Maria Schell, Anne Baxter, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 1,940

22. September Dawn (2007)

R | 111 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.8
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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.

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Jon Voight, Trent Ford, Tamara Hope, Terence Stamp

Votes: 2,623 | Gross: $1.07M

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.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Patricia Smith, Bartlett Robinson

Votes: 5,646

24. Arizona (1940)

Approved | 125 min | Western

6.9
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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 »

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Jean Arthur, William Holden, Warren William, Porter Hall

Votes: 804

25. Old Surehand (1965)

93 min | Adventure, Western

5.8
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Old Surehand and Old Wabble are trailing a killer, but on the way they also intervene in a dispute between the Comanche and the settlers.

Director: Alfred Vohrer | Stars: Stewart Granger, Pierre Brice, Larry Pennell, Letícia Román

Votes: 940

26. 17 Miracles (2011)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, History

6.3
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The pioneer trek across the plains of the Mormon pioneers.

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

Votes: 930

27. 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.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Richard Dix, Irene Dunne, Estelle Taylor, Nance O'Neil

Votes: 3,713

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

Drama, Family, Romance

7.1
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Missie three years later: being a single mother after her husband Willie was shot during a poker scuffle, move back east near her parents, Clark and Marty. She finds finds a new teaching ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Griffiths | Stars: Erin Cottrell, Dale Midkiff, Victor Browne, Samantha Smith

Votes: 1,058

29. The Substitute Wife (1994 TV Movie)

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

6.5
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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.

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

Votes: 413

30. Reel Injun (2009)

85 min | Documentary, Western

7.6
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63 Metascore

The history of the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood films.

Directors: Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, Jeremiah Hayes | Stars: Adam Beach, Chris Eyre, Russell Means, John Trudell

Votes: 961

31. The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968)

Unrated | 101 min | Comedy, Western

6.4
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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 »

Director: Alan Rafkin | Stars: Don Knotts, Barbara Rhoades, Jackie Coogan, Don 'Red' Barry

Votes: 1,780

32. Brigham Young (1940)

Approved | 114 min | Adventure, Biography, History

6.4
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In 1844, after the assassination of Mormon leader Joseph Smith by an angry mob in Illinois, the Mormons choose Brigham Young as their new leader and follow him to a new promised land in Utah.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Dean Jagger, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 725

33. 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.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert, Hedy Lamarr

Votes: 2,294

34. Amongst Vultures (1964)

Approved | 98 min | Western, Adventure

5.9
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Outlaws disguised as Indians commit crimes against settlers but Winnetou and Old Surehand are determined to unmask the bandits and keep the peace between settlers and Indians.

Director: Alfred Vohrer | Stars: Pierre Brice, Götz George, Elke Sommer, Stewart Granger

Votes: 1,027

35. Melody Time (1948)

Approved | 72 min | Animation, Family, Music

6.5
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An anthology of animated vignettes set to contemporary music.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dennis Day, The Andrews Sisters

Votes: 3,226

36. The Fighting Kentuckian (1949)

Passed | 100 min | Adventure, Romance, War

6.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 2,077

37. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

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.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, Edna May Oliver, Eddie Collins

Votes: 4,150

38. Little House on the Prairie (2005 TV Mini-Series)

95 min | Music

7.2
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Add a Plot

Stars: Cameron Bancroft, Erin Cottrell, Kyle Chavarria, Danielle Chuchran

Votes: 457

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

96 min | Adventure, Biography, Family

6.2
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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 »

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

Votes: 274

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

144 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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"From personal heartbreak to the epic fight for liberation, the glory of the Old West is captured in this grand life story of Sam Houston, the man whose bravery and vision led to the creation of Texas." -- from back of box

Director: Peter Levin | Stars: Sam Elliott, Claudia Christian, Devon Ericson, Michael C. Gwynne

Votes: 269

41. Across the Great Divide (1976)

G | 100 min | Family, Western

6.5
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In this family classic, two orphans cross the Rocky Mountains on a quest to claim their inheritance, a 400-acre Oregon ranch. On their journey, the pair forms an uncertain alliance with a ... See full summary »

Director: Stewart Raffill | Stars: Heather Rattray, Mark Edward Hall, Robert Logan, George 'Buck' Flower

Votes: 418 | Gross: $18.81M

42. 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.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Clark Gable, Ricardo Montalban, John Hodiak, Adolphe Menjou

Votes: 1,387

43. Cheyenne Warrior (1994 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Action, Western

6.7
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An interracial love story, set in the turbulent wild west, stirs up tensions between the Indians and the settlers.

Director: Mark Griffiths | Stars: Kelly Preston, Bo Hopkins, Dan Haggerty, Clint Howard

Votes: 306

44. Pioneer Quest: A Year in the Real West (2000– )

60 min | History, Reality-TV

7.7
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Two couples assume the lives of early settlers to the West. Using only the resources and tools of the period, they will attempt to build homes, raise livestock, hunt and grow crops.

Stars: Brian Hartigan, Alana Logie, Frank Logie, Deanna Treadway

Votes: 62

45. Untamed (1955)

Approved | 111 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.3
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In 1847, the Irish potato famine forces Katie O'Neill and her husband to emigrate to a troubled South Africa where Katie runs into an old flame.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward, Richard Egan, John Justin

Votes: 438

46. 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.

Director: Burt Lancaster | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Diana Lynn, Dianne Foster, Walter Matthau

Votes: 1,675

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

333 min | Drama

8.4
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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

Votes: 336

48. Ekk Albela (2016)

99 min | Biography

7.9
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The journey of Bhagwan Dada. A common man who rose to the top and became a legend in Indian Cinema.

Director: Shekhar Sartandel | Stars: Vidya Balan, Mangesh Desai, Arun Badsavle, Neha Bam

Votes: 8

49. All Mine to Give (1957)

103 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.1
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An immigrant family in 1850's Wisconsin prospers until tragedy strikes.

Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Glynis Johns, Cameron Mitchell, Rex Thompson, Patty McCormack

Votes: 757

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.

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

Votes: 183