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1. Giant (1956)

Approved | 201 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker

Votes: 28,306 | Gross: $35.00M

2. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

R | 134 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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87 Metascore

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid

Votes: 276,396 | Gross: $83.04M

3. Dallas (1978–1991)

60 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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The soapy, backstabbing machinations of Dallas oil magnate J.R. Ewing and his family.

Stars: Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray

Votes: 9,253

4. Australia (2008)

PG-13 | 165 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.6
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53 Metascore

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Shea Adams, Eddie Baroo

Votes: 107,486 | Gross: $49.55M

5. Of Mice and Men (1992)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama

7.5
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Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams.

Director: Gary Sinise | Stars: John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, Ray Walston, Casey Siemaszko

Votes: 34,210 | Gross: $5.10M

6. Badlands (1973)

PG | 94 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

An impressionable teenage girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend embark on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri

Votes: 52,085

7. The Misfits (1961)

Approved | 125 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: 14,062

8. Man Without a Star (1955)

Approved | 89 min | Western

7.0
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A drifter working as foreman for an iron-fist female rancher must chose sides between his attractive employer and the other neighboring settlers who are mistreated by her.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crain, Claire Trevor, William Campbell

Votes: 2,197

9. Pure Country (1992)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.9
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Dusty gets tired of all the smoke and light effects, wonders what happened to doing it the way that made him famous and happy. Takes a walk to find what seems to be missing and finds himself and his music again!

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: George Strait, Lesley Ann Warren, Isabel Glasser, Kyle Chandler

Votes: 3,076 | Gross: $15.16M

10. Oklahoma! (1955)

Approved | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.2
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In Oklahoma, several farmers, cowboys and a traveling salesman compete for the romantic favors of various local ladies.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson, Charlotte Greenwood

Votes: 9,304

11. All the Pretty Horses (2000)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Romance, Western

5.8
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55 Metascore

Two Texas cowboys head to Mexico in search of work, but soon find themselves in trouble with the law after one of them falls in love with a wealthy rancher's daughter.

Director: Billy Bob Thornton | Stars: Matt Damon, Penélope Cruz, Henry Thomas, Angelina Torres

Votes: 11,840 | Gross: $15.53M

12. Hud (1963)

Approved | 112 min | Drama

7.9
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Honest and hard-working Texas rancher Homer Bannon has a conflict with his unscrupulous, selfish, arrogant and egotistical son Hud, who sank into alcoholism after accidentally killing his brother in a car crash.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal, Brandon De Wilde

Votes: 16,276 | Gross: $10.00M

13. Monte Walsh (2003 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 117 min | Romance, Western

7.2
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Monte Walsh and Chet Rollins are long-time cowhands, working whatever ranch work comes their way, but "nothing they can't do from a horse." Their lives are divided between months on the ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Tom Selleck, Isabella Rossellini, Keith Carradine, George Eads

Votes: 1,790

14. The Ultimate Gift (2006)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.4
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49 Metascore

A deceased billionaire leaves his spoiled adult grandson a series of odd tasks to perform in order to receive "the ultimate gift," with the resentful grandson having no idea what that might be.

Director: Michael O. Sajbel | Stars: Drew Fuller, James Garner, Abigail Breslin, Bill Cobbs

Votes: 15,127 | Gross: $3.44M

15. The Big Country (1958)

Unrated | 166 min | Romance, Western

7.9
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A New Englander arrives in the Old West, where he becomes embroiled in a feud between two families over a valuable patch of land.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston

Votes: 12,467

16. Flicka (2006)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.2
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57 Metascore

Young Katy claims a wild horse as her own -- an effort to prove to her father that she is capable of one day taking over the family ranch.

Director: Michael Mayer | Stars: Alison Lohman, Tim McGraw, Maria Bello, Ryan Kwanten

Votes: 6,486 | Gross: $21.00M

17. Jubal (1956)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.1
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A new foreman rejects the sexual advances of a frustrated rancher's wife, which leads to conflicts that could get him killed.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Rod Steiger, Valerie French

Votes: 2,591

18. Charlotte's Web (1973)

G | 94 min | Animation, Family, Musical

6.9
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A gentle and wise grey spider with a flair for promotion pledges to save a young pig from slaughter for dinner food.

Directors: Charles A. Nichols, Iwao Takamoto | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Henry Gibson, Paul Lynde, Rex Allen

Votes: 14,369 | Gross: $5.23M

19. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)

R | 121 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.4
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77 Metascore

Ranch hand Pete Perkins looks to fulfill the promise to his recently deceased best friend by burying him in his hometown in Mexico.

Director: Tommy Lee Jones | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Pepper, Dwight Yoakam, January Jones

Votes: 35,448 | Gross: $5.02M

20. Somersault (2004)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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73 Metascore

A young girl flees her hometown and arrives in the Australian Alps, where new experiences help her learn the differences between sex and love.

Director: Cate Shortland | Stars: Abbie Cornish, Sam Worthington, Lynette Curran, Damian de Montemas

Votes: 6,616 | Gross: $0.09M

21. Rancho Deluxe (1975)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

6.4
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Two drifters, of widely varying backgrounds, rustle cattle and try to avoid being caught in contemporary Montana.

Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Sam Waterston, Elizabeth Ashley, Clifton James

Votes: 1,323

22. Of Mice and Men (1939)

Approved | 106 min | Drama

7.8
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Two itinerant migrant workers, one mentally disabled and the other his carer, take jobs as ranch hands during the Great Depression to fulfill their shared dream of owning their own ranch.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Burgess Meredith, Betty Field, Charles Bickford

Votes: 4,625

23. Love's Long Journey (2005 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Family, Western

7.4
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Missie's surprise pregnancy sets her on a new course that is both thrilling and terrifying. After all the planning and dreaming, she and her husband, Willie, have headed west in a covered ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Landon Jr. | Stars: Erin Cottrell, Logan Bartholomew, William Morgan Sheppard, James Tupper

Votes: 1,674

24. Texas (1941)

Passed | 93 min | Western

6.8
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Two young men head west in search of fortune and adventure.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: William Holden, Glenn Ford, Claire Trevor, George Bancroft

Votes: 904

25. The Revengers (1972)

PG | 106 min | Western

6.0
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The life of peaceful rancher John Benedict (William Holden) is torn apart when his family is massacred by a gang of marauding outlaws and his farm is destroyed. He assembles a team of mean,... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Woody Strode, Roger Hanin

Votes: 630

26. Conagher (1991 TV Movie)

Unrated | 94 min | Western

7.5
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Mrs. Evie Teale is struggling to stay alive while raising her two children alone on a remote homestead. Conn Conagher is a honest, hardworking cowboy. Their lives are intertwined as they ... See full summary »

Director: Reynaldo Villalobos | Stars: Sam Elliott, Katharine Ross, Barry Corbin, Billy Green Bush

Votes: 1,154

27. Will Penny (1967)

Approved | 108 min | Romance, Western

7.2
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Aging cowboy Will Penny gets a line camp job on a large cattle spread and finds his isolated cabin is already occupied by a husbandless woman and her young son.

Director: Tom Gries | Stars: Charlton Heston, Joan Hackett, Donald Pleasence, Lee Majors

Votes: 3,277

28. Outrage (1950)

Passed | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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A young woman who has just become engaged has her life completely shattered when she is raped while on her way home from work.

Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Mala Powers, Tod Andrews, Robert Clarke, Raymond Bond

Votes: 675

29. Flicka 2 (2010 Video)

PG | 96 min | Family

6.2
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Carrie is a big-city teenager whose life is turned upside down when she moves to a horse ranch in Wyoming to live with her father. But everything changes when Carrie meets Flicka, a wild, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Damian | Stars: Patrick Warburton, Tammin Sursok, Clint Black, Reilly Dolman

Votes: 1,270

30. My Friend Flicka (1943)

Approved | 89 min | Family, Western

6.6
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Ken McLaughlin struggles to please his family in any way. He comes back from boarding school boasting poor grades and facing going through the fifth grade again, much to his fathers dismay.... See full summary »

Director: Harold D. Schuster | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Preston Foster, Rita Johnson, James Bell

Votes: 698

31. The Man Called Noon (1973)

R | 98 min | Mystery, Western

5.5
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An amnesiac gunfighter, aided by a sympathetic outlaw, tries to discover his own identity and past.

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: Richard Crenna, Stephen Boyd, Rosanna Schiaffino, Farley Granger

Votes: 247

32. Wild Times (1980– )

195 min | Western

7.1
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A sharpshooting saddle tramp with a price on his head falls for the daughter of a wealthy ranch owner. He vows to win enough money in shooting contests to win her father's approval, but ... See full summary »

Stars: Sam Elliott, Ben Johnson, Bruce Boxleitner, Penny Peyser

Votes: 171

33. Blood on the Moon (1948)

Passed | 88 min | Western

6.9
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Unemployed cowhand Jim Garry is hired by his dishonest friend Tate Riling as muscle in a dispute between homesteaders and cattleman John Lufton.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Preston, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,574

34. The Red Pony (1949)

Passed | 89 min | Drama, Family, Western

6.4
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A ranch boy is gifted with a colt, grows to love him but the colt escapes, with tragic results.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Myrna Loy, Robert Mitchum, Louis Calhern, Shepperd Strudwick

Votes: 784

35. The Naked Country (1985)

90 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.5
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A rancher comes in conflict with a gang of renegade Aborigines on the run from their tribe's posse. They try to kill him, but he gets away and hides in the woods. His posh wife and her lover, a local alcoholic cop, go to rescue him.

Director: Tim Burstall | Stars: John Stanton, Rebecca Gilling, Ivar Kants, Tommy Lewis

Votes: 69

36. Heartland (1979)

PG | 96 min | Western, Drama

7.4
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A widow with a young daughter travels to a ranch in Wyoming to manage the household of a rancher. After a while the man and woman develop a relationship that leads to a marriage. But life in the harsh place takes its toll.

Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Rip Torn, Conchata Ferrell, Barry Primus, Megan Folsom

Votes: 722

37. El último verano de la Boyita (2009)

93 min | Drama

7.1
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Young Jorgelina feels estranged from her boy-crazy older sister, who has entered adolescence and doesn't want to hang around with little kids anymore. Finding refuge in their Boyita ... See full summary »

Director: Julia Solomonoff | Stars: Guadalupe Alonso, Nicolás Treise, Mirella Pascual, Gabo Correa

Votes: 741

38. Hot Spur (1968)

91 min | Western

5.3
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A deranged stablehand kidnaps the wife of a ranch owner to avenge the rape of his sister.

Director: Lee Frost | Stars: James Arena, Virginia Gordon, Joseph Mascolo, Wes Bishop

Votes: 99

39. Coroner Creek (1948)

Passed | 90 min | Western

6.7
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A man is bent on taking revenge on those responsible for his fiance's death.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Randolph Scott, Marguerite Chapman, George Macready, Sally Eilers

Votes: 525

40. My Friend Flicka (1955–1960)

TV-G | 30 min | Adventure, Western

7.6
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Set in Montana about 1900, this was a story about young Ken McLaughlin and his horse Flicka. Ken lived on a ranch with his parents Rob and Nell and the ranch-hand Gus and had many an adventure.

Stars: Gene Evans, Anita Louise, Johnny Washbrook, Frank Ferguson

Votes: 104

41. The Nevadan (1950)

Approved | 81 min | Western

6.3
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A mysterious stranger crosses paths with an outlaw bank robber and a greedy rancher.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Randolph Scott, Dorothy Malone, Forrest Tucker, Frank Faylen

Votes: 557

42. Black Horse Canyon (1954)

Approved | 81 min | Western

6.4
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The story of a wild black stallion and the cowboys who set out to capture him.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Joel McCrea, Mari Blanchard, Race Gentry, Murvyn Vye

Votes: 194

43. Montana (1950)

Approved | 76 min | Western

6.2
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An Australian sheepman comes to Montana looking for grazing space, is opposed by local ranchers and a wealthy cattle-woman.

Directors: Ray Enright, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, S.Z. Sakall, Douglas Kennedy

Votes: 860

44. Sweetgrass (2009)

Unrated | 101 min | Documentary, Adventure, Western

6.9
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80 Metascore

In the summer of 2003, a group of shepherds took a herd of sheep one final time through the Beartooth Mountains of Montana, in the extreme north-west of the United States. It was a journey ... See full summary »

Directors: Ilisa Barbash, Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Votes: 778 | Gross: $0.21M

45. High Lonesome (1950)

Approved | 81 min | Western

5.5
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When a sudden spurt of murders occurs in the Big Bend country, suspicion immediately falls on a young drifter who just moved to the area.

Director: Alan Le May | Stars: John Drew Barrymore, Chill Wills, John Archer, Lois Butler

Votes: 141

46. Adiós Amigo (1976)

PG | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Western

4.2
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A cowboy's crimes are blamed on another man.

Director: Fred Williamson | Stars: Fred Williamson, Richard Pryor, James Brown, Robert Phillips

Votes: 173

47. 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: 256

48. Thunderhoof (1948)

Approved | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Texas rancher Scotty Mason goes into the Mexican desert-country in search of a wild horse, and takes his young wife, Margarita and his hired-hand, The Kid, whose life Scotty had saved a few... See full summary »

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Preston Foster, Mary Stuart, William Bishop, Dice

Votes: 36

49. The Broken Star (1956)

Approved | 82 min | Romance, Western

5.7
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When a deputy marshal murders a henchman, steals the racketeer money he is holding, and claims self defense, the head marshal orders an investigation to find the truth.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Howard Duff, Lita Baron, Bill Williams, Douglas Fowley

Votes: 115

50. The Range Feud (1931)

Passed | 64 min | Mystery, Western

5.8
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Clint Turner is arrested for the murder of his girlfriend Judy's father, a rival rancher who was an enemy of his own father.

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Buck Jones, John Wayne, Susan Fleming, Edward LeSaint

Votes: 226