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1. The Revenant (2015)

R | 156 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

8.0
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76 Metascore

A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson

Votes: 617,802 | Gross: $183.64M

2. 2012 (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.8
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49 Metascore

A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: John Cusack, Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet

Votes: 327,253 | Gross: $166.11M

3. Wrong Turn (I) (2003)

R | 84 min | Horror

6.1
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32 Metascore

Six people find themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down by "cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of in-breeding."

Director: Rob Schmidt | Stars: Eliza Dushku, Jeremy Sisto, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Desmond Harrington

Votes: 100,922 | Gross: $15.42M

4. How the West Was Won (1962)

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.

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

Votes: 16,892 | Gross: $46.50M

5. The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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In Vinegaroon, Texas, former outlaw Roy Bean appoints himself the judge for the region and dispenses his brand of justice as he sees fit.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Paul Newman, Ava Gardner, Roy Jenson, Gary Combs

Votes: 6,541

6. The Bourne Legacy (2012)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.7
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61 Metascore

An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.

Director: Tony Gilroy | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Scott Glenn

Votes: 268,081 | Gross: $113.20M

7. Jeremiah Johnson (1972)

GP | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.6
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75 Metascore

A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians, and proves to be a match for their warriors in one-on-one combat on the early frontier.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Will Geer, Delle Bolton, Josh Albee

Votes: 25,850 | Gross: $47.74M

8. Without a Paddle (2004)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Mystery

5.9
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29 Metascore

After their friend dies, three men decide to fulfill their childhood dream by going on a camping expedition for the lost D. B. Cooper bounty, with calamitous results.

Director: Steven Brill | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Seth Green, Dax Shepard, Matthew Price

Votes: 41,542 | Gross: $58.17M

9. Tom Horn (1980)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.9
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An ex-army scout is hired by ranchers to kill cattle rustlers but he gets into trouble with the corrupt local officials when he kills a boy.

Director: William Wiard | Stars: Steve McQueen, Linda Evans, Richard Farnsworth, Billy Green Bush

Votes: 4,264

10. 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.

Stars: Rob Wiethoff, Josh Blaylock, Sophia Marzocchi, Spider Madison

Votes: 19,712

11. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)

TV-14 | 60 min | Western

7.9
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Agent Jim Hardie shifts over its history from being mostly an Agent helping Wells Fargo cope with bad guys, to being the owner of a ranch near San Francisco, California, who still does some... See full summary »

Stars: Dale Robertson, Kit Carson, William Demarest, Lory Patrick

Votes: 446

12. Yellowstone Kelly (1959)

Approved | 91 min | Western

6.6
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In 1870s, in the Sioux territory south of the Missouri, trapper and Indian scout Luther Yellowstone Kelly is hired by the army at Fort Buford but runs into trouble with the Sioux.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Clint Walker, Edd Byrnes, John Russell, Ray Danton

Votes: 832

13. Into the West (2005)

TV-14 | 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: 6,105

14. The Mountain Men (1980)

R | 102 min | Adventure, Western

6.5
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A pair of grizzled frontiersmen fight Indians, guzzle liquor and steal squaws in their search for a legendary valley 'so full of beaver that they jump right into your traps' in this fanciful adventure.

Director: Richard Lang | Stars: Charlton Heston, Brian Keith, Victoria Racimo, Stephen Macht

Votes: 1,799

15. The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1977–1978)

60 min | Adventure, Family, Western

7.7
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An innocent fugitive from the law lives in the wilderness with a grizzly bear companion and helps passers-by in the forest.

Stars: Dan Haggerty, Denver Pyle, Bozo the Bear, Don Shanks

Votes: 1,131

16. Centennial (1978–1979)

TV-PG | 1,256 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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The economic and cultural growth of Colorado spanning two centuries from the mid 1700s to the late 1970s.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain, Robert Conrad

Votes: 2,602

17. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.3
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28 Metascore

Sissy Hankshaw (Uma Thurman) is born with enormous thumbs that help her hitchhiking through the U.S. from a young age. She becomes a model in advertising, and her New York agent, "the ... See full summary »

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Uma Thurman, Lorraine Bracco, Pat Morita, Angie Dickinson

Votes: 6,718 | Gross: $1.71M

18. Death Hunt (1981)

R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.0
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40 Metascore

In 1931 Canada, Yukon trapper Johnson has a feud with a dog owner who later retaliates by publicly accusing Johnson of murder and thus triggering a police manhunt in the wilderness.

Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Andrew Stevens, Carl Weathers

Votes: 6,186

19. The Bear (1988)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Family, Drama

7.7
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An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Tchéky Karyo, Bart the Bear, Youk the Bear, Jack Wallace

Votes: 15,170 | Gross: $31.75M

20. Man in the Wilderness (1971)

GP | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

6.9
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Left for dead after a bear attack, a fur-trapper recuperates and pursues his former companions through dangerous Indian territory.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Richard Harris, John Huston, Henry Wilcoxon, Percy Herbert

Votes: 2,438

21. Last of the Dogmen (1995)

PG | 118 min | Adventure, Western

7.0
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A Montana bounty hunter is sent into the wilderness to track three escaped prisoners. Instead he sees something that puzzles him. Later with a female Native Indian history professor, he ... See full summary »

Director: Tab Murphy | Stars: Tom Berenger, Barbara Hershey, Kurtwood Smith, Steve Reevis

Votes: 4,570 | Gross: $7.40M

22. Junior Bonner (1972)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Western

6.8
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Ace Bonner returns to Arizona several years after he abandoned his family, Junior Bonner is a wild young man. Against the typical rodeo championship, family drama erupts.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Steve McQueen, Robert Preston, Ida Lupino, Ben Johnson

Votes: 4,574

23. Songcatcher (2000)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Music

7.3
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63 Metascore

After being denied a promotion at the university where she teaches, Doctor Lily Penleric, a brilliant musicologist, impulsively visits her sister, who runs a struggling rural school in ... See full summary »

Director: Maggie Greenwald | Stars: Janet McTeer, Michael Harding, Michael Davis, Michael Goodwin

Votes: 3,066 | Gross: $3.05M

24. Forest Warrior (1996)

PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.5
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A shape-shifting mountain man and a group of children team up to protect an enchanted forest from evil lumberjacks.

Director: Aaron Norris | Stars: Chuck Norris, Terry Kiser, Max Gail, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 2,279

25. Buffalo Girls (1995– )

180 min | Western

6.7
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Wild. Untamed. Legendary. Buffalo Girls celebrates the bold escapades of tough-talking Calamity Jane Canary and her illustrious cohorts. It's the waning days of the Wild West and Jane, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Anjelica Huston, Melanie Griffith, Gabriel Byrne, Peter Coyote

Votes: 724

26. Cry in the Wild: The Taking of Peggy Ann (1991 TV Movie)

M | 90 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Cry In The Wind is a true story of a young woman's abuction by a deranged loner that led to the largest manhunt in the history of Pennsylvania, USA. A mountain man kidnaps the 17 year old, ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Correll | Stars: David Morse, Megan Follows, Dion Anderson, Tom Atkins

Votes: 279

27. Wood Job! (2014)

116 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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After failing to get into university, a soft city boy randomly picks a job in forestry.

Director: Shinobu Yaguchi | Stars: Masami Nagasawa, Shôta Sometani, Nana Seino, Hideaki Itô

Votes: 1,897

28. The Last Frontier (1955)

Approved | 98 min | History, Romance, Western

6.6
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A trapper and his two partners work as scouts for a remote army fort where they witness an incompetent colonel's decision to throw his small unprepared garrison against Red Cloud's sizable Sioux force.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Victor Mature, Guy Madison, Robert Preston, James Whitmore

Votes: 1,244

29. Leather (2013)

Unrated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.1
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Birch, a young man living in the Catskill Mountains, reunites with his childhood friend from the city, Andrew.

Director: Patrick McGuinn | Stars: Chris Graham, Andrew Glaszek, Jeremy Neal, Glenda Lauten

Votes: 296

30. Winterhawk (1975)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Western

5.9
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In 1845 Montana, a Blackfoot Chief tries to buy a cure for his tribe's small-pox infection but the white settlers are unsympathetic forcing the Indian Chief to resort to desperate measures.

Director: Charles B. Pierce | Stars: Leif Erickson, Woody Strode, Denver Pyle, L.Q. Jones

Votes: 326

31. Against a Crooked Sky (1975)

G | 89 min | Adventure, Family, Western

5.5
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When Charlotte Sutter is kidnapped by Apaches her brother Sam aided by an old drunk prospector goes searching for her.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Richard Boone, Stewart Petersen, Henry Wilcoxon, Clint Ritchie

Votes: 395

32. Escape to Grizzly Mountain (2000)

G | 95 min | Family, Western

6.0
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Jimmy, a young boy trying to gain acceptance from his peers, is horrified when he sees a circus trainer abusing a bear cub. One of the circus employees tells Jimmy that there is a magic ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Dalesandro | Stars: Dan Haggerty, Jan-Michael Vincent, Miko Hughes, Cody McMains

Votes: 224

33. The Iron Horse (1924)

Passed | 150 min | History, Romance, Western

7.3
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After witnessing the murder of his father by a renegade as a boy, the grown-up Brandon helps to realize his father's dream of a transcontinental railway.

Director: John Ford | Stars: George O'Brien, Madge Bellamy, Charles Edward Bull, Cyril Chadwick

Votes: 1,724 | Gross: $0.94M

34. Grayeagle (1977)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.6
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In this variant of The Searchers (1956), a tough frontier trapper tracks the young Cheyenne warrior who kidnapped his daughter.

Director: Charles B. Pierce | Stars: Ben Johnson, Iron Eyes Cody, Lana Wood, Jack Elam

Votes: 472

35. The Wild Country (1970)

G | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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A family leaves city life to take possession of a Wyoming ranch.

Director: Robert Totten | Stars: Steve Forrest, Vera Miles, Ron Howard, Clint Howard

Votes: 213

36. Red Mountain (1951)

Approved | 84 min | Drama, Western

6.1
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In 1865 Confederate Capt. Sherwood is heading to Colorado where Confederate Gen. Quantrill is stirring up rebellion using various Indian Nations.

Directors: William Dieterle, John Farrow | Stars: Alan Ladd, Lizabeth Scott, Arthur Kennedy, John Ireland

Votes: 313

37. Grizzly Mountain (1996)

G | 96 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.4
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Present-day Portland suburbs kids Dylan and Nicole go on the camping trip with their family, and when they enter a mysterious cave in the mountains, they're transported back in time to 1870... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Haft | Stars: Dan Haggerty, Dylan Haggerty, Nicole Lund, Kim Morgan Greene

Votes: 183 | Gross: $0.34M

38. Across the Wide Missouri (1951)

Passed | 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: 1,649

39. A Smoky Mountain Christmas (1986 TV Movie)

94 min | Fantasy, Music

7.3
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A country and western singer on a trip through the Tennessee mountains runs into a reclusive backwoodsman, and a witch.

Director: Henry Winkler | Stars: Dolly Parton, Lee Majors, Bo Hopkins, Dan Hedaya

Votes: 919

40. Walking Thunder (1995)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Family

6.0
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In the 1850s, a young boy and his family on their way west become stranded in the Rockies. With the help of a local mountain man, a Sioux medicine man, and a legendary bear known as "... See full summary »

Director: Craig Clyde | Stars: James Read, John Denver, David Tom, Irene Miracle

Votes: 163

41. Sacred Ground (1983)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Western

6.0
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In 1861 Oregon, a mountain man and his Native American wife live in a cabin built on a Paiute burial site, leading to a violent dispute with the local tribe.

Director: Charles B. Pierce | Stars: Tim McIntire, L.Q. Jones, Jack Elam, Mindi Miller

Votes: 143

42. The Hunted (1998 TV Movie)

R | 93 min | Thriller

5.1
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Insurance investigator Samantha Clark goes deep into a Pacific Northwest forest to retrieve $12 million from a crashed airplane. While there she meets a mysterious mountain man who claims ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Cooper | Stars: Harry Hamlin, Mädchen Amick, Hannes Jaenicke, Enuka Okuma

Votes: 229

43. Davy Crockett, Indian Scout (1950)

Approved | 71 min | Adventure, Western

5.5
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Davy Crockett (not the famous Alamo hero, but his nephew) guides a wagon train through hostile territory and rescues the cavalry from ambushing Indians.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: George Montgomery, Ellen Drew, Phillip Reed, Noah Beery Jr.

Votes: 207

44. Legend of the Wild (1981)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.6
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Add a Plot

Stars: Dan Haggerty, Kristen Curry, Ken Curtis, Lucky Hayes

Votes: 29

45. Manhunt for Claude Dallas (1986 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

5.7
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This is the story is based on an actual incident. Claude Dallas is a man who loves to be free, so he lives in the mountains where he hunts for his food. However, Bill Pogue is a driven game... See full summary »

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Matt Salinger, Claude Akins, Beau Starr, Frederick Coffin

Votes: 46

46. The Lonesome Trail (1955)

Approved | 73 min | Western

4.9
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A demobilized soldier's property and girl are abusively taken by a greedy rancher whose henchmen control the town but the ex soldier plans a decisive showdown with all of them.

Director: Richard Bartlett | Stars: Wayne Morris, John Agar, Margia Dean, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 39

47. Song of the Loon (1970)

79 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.2
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The journey of 19th-century frontiersman Ephraim MacIver and the adventures, stories, and homosexual relationships he had with other men in the American wilderness.

Directors: Andrew Herbert, Scott Hanson | Stars: John Iverson, Morgan Royce, Lancer Ward, Jon Evans

Votes: 72

48. Swing Your Lady (1938)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

4.8
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Promoter Ed Hatch comes to the Ozarks with his slow-witted wrestler Joe Skopapoulos whom he pits against a hillbilly Amazon blacksmith, Sadie Horn. Joe falls in love with her and won't ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Frank McHugh, Louise Fazenda, Nat Pendleton

Votes: 377

49. Dead Woman's Hollow (2013)

106 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.0
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Based on a shocking true crime that took place on the Appalachian trail. Two female students set off for a camping trip into the Pennsylvania woods - but they are hunted, shot and left for ... See full summary »

Director: Libby McDermott | Stars: Jeremy Bingaman, Bethany Coyle, Roger Durga Dahal, Charles Dawson

Votes: 66

50. Guardian of the Wilderness (1976)

G | 112 min | Adventure, Western

7.5
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Based on the life of Galen Clark, whose determined efforts led to the creation of Yosemite National Park. When he is diagnosed with terminal tuberculosis, and disappointed that he hasn't ... See full summary »

Director: David O'Malley | Stars: Denver Pyle, John Dehner, Ken Berry, Cheryl Miller

Votes: 55



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