Revisionist western movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant revisionist western movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric and bleak films and TV shows about / with revisionist western, horse, murder, violence, revenge, gunfight, pistol, death, vengeance and heroes plots mostly in Western, Drama and Adventure genres shot in USA, Spain, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as revisionist western: Godless (2017), Django (1966), Unforgiven (1992), True Grit (1969), True Grit (2010), No Country for Old Men (2007), Little Big Man (1970), The Great Silence (1968), Gunman Called Nebraska (1966), Geronimo (1962).

List of revisionist western movies

 8.4
 38K
Godless (2017)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Frank Griffin, an outlaw terrorizing the 1880s American West, hunts down Roy Goode, his partner turned enemy. Roy hides out at a ranch as Frank's chase leads him to La Belle, New Mexico - a town mysteriously made up entirely of women.
Style: suspense, rough, suspenseful, tense, exciting
Plot: gang, violence, mining town, outlaw, cowboy, standoff, gunslinger, revisionist western, widow, male nudity, death, flashback
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 7.3
 22K
Django (1966)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Django is a 1966 Italian spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Corbucci and starring Franco Nero in the eponymous role. The film earned a reputation as being one of the most violent films ever made up to that point and was subsequently refused a ...
Style: stylized, rough, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, coffin, gang, good versus evil, old west, lone wolves, hitman, violence spree, tough heroes, danger, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, italy, tokyo
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 8.2
 336K
Unforgiven (1992)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: William Munny is a retired, once-ruthless killer turned gentle widower and hog farmer. To help support his two motherless children, he accepts one last bounty-hunter mission to find the men who brutalized a prostitute. Joined by his former partner ...
Style: bleak, tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: old west, sheriff, regret, redemption, revenge, vengeance, reputation, prostitute, mutilation, small town, one last job, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
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 7.5
 38K
True Grit (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The murder of her father sends a teenage tomboy, Mattie Ross (Kim Darby), on a mission of "justice", which involves avenging her father's death. She recruits a tough old marshal, "Rooster" Cogburn (John Wayne), because he ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: bounty hunter, murder, old west, manhunt, adventure, hanging, cowboy, horse, vengeance, odd couple, verbal byplay, on the road ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1930s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, california
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 7.6
 281K
True Grit (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. Marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. ...
Style: rough, atmospheric, tense, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, track down, bounty hunter, partners, adventure, tough heroes, revenge, murder, vengeance, chase, teenage girl ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: arkansas, usa, texas, oklahoma, california
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No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: tense, rough, bleak, serious, suspense ...
Plot: track down, hitman, crimes, human nature, psychopath, peril, shooting, escape, neo noir, death, violence spree, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america
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 7.6
 30K
Little Big Man (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.
Style: epic, humorous, realistic, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: native american, old west, orphan, chief, interracial relations, native americans, americana, settler, fight, society, adoption, injustice ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: usa
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The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Outlaw and self-appointed lawmaker, Judge Roy Bean, rules over an empty stretch of the West that gradually grows, under his iron fist, into a thriving town, while dispensing his his own quirky brand of frontier justice upon strangers passing by.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: judge, outlaw, lawyer, vengeance, hanging, folk hero, obsession, starting over, vigilantism, crimes, heroes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 19th century
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, california
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The Great Silence (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mute gunslinger fights in the defense of a group of outlaws and a vengeful young widow, against a group of ruthless bounty hunters.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, winter, gunslinger, sheriff, greed, vengeance, lone wolves, anti hero, rocky mountains, capitalist, repayment, hunger ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: utah, italy
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Gunman Called Nebraska (1966)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A drifter helps a ranch couple fend off the approaches of a ruthless landowner.
Style: suspense
Plot: ranch, prostitute, rocking chair, love, betrayal, rape, murder, violence, fire, shot in the chest, apathy, teapot ...
Place: nebraska, texas
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 5.9
 907
Geronimo (1962)
Genre: Action, Biography, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1883, the Apache Indians lead by Geronimo reluctantly surrender to the attacks of American and Mexican troops, in exchange for a territory and food for their warriors. Soon though, Geronimo escapes the camps and declares war against the Americans.
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, racism, injustice, fighting the system, anti heroes, vigilantism, redemption, interracial relations, culture clash, social decay, righting the wronged, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, arizona
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 6.3
 399
Texas (1994)
Genre: Adventure, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In the beginning of the 19th Century many Anglosaxons are settling in the Mexican province of Texas. As the years go by, political conflicts between the settlers and the Mexican government are escalating which would lead to war and Texan ...
Style: serious, exciting, epic, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: folk hero, obsessive quest, political unrest, adventure, revolution, politics, americana, war, danger, escapades, heroes, military ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, texas
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The Sisters Brothers (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: France, Spain, Romania, Belgium, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The colourfully named gold prospector Hermann Kermit Warm is being pursued across 1,000 miles of 1850s Oregon desert to San Francisco by the notorious assassins Eli and Charlie Sisters. Except Eli is having a personal crisis and beginning to doubt ...
Style: captivating, exciting, feel good, light
Plot: brother brother relationship, hitman, gold, gold rush, one last job, murder, cowboys and outlaws, escapades, alcohol, male friendship, scout, brother brother conflict ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1950s
Place: oregon, california
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 7.1
 30K
Brimstone (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In the menacing inferno of the old American West, Liz is a genuine survivor who is hunted by a vengeful preacher for a crime she didn’t commit.
Style: suspense, twists and turns, brutal, epic, disturbing ...
Plot: rape, preacher, mute, religious, father daughter relationship, father daughter incest, revenge, pedophile, mother daughter relationship, misogyny, physical abuse, woman in labor ...
Time: 19th century
Place: netherlands
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The Hired Hand (1971)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Harry Collings returns home to his farm after drifting with his friend, Arch. His wife, who had given up on him, reluctantly allows him to stay, and soon believes that all will be well again. But then Harry has to make a difficult decision regarding ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic
Plot: old west, drifter, murder, lone wolves, starting over, redemption, haunted by the past, love and romance, family relations, vengeance, lovers reunited, family life ...
Time: 19th century
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 7.5
 61K
Open Range (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: old west, friendship, small town, vengeance, gunfight, murder, horse, cowboy, love and romance, redemption, good versus evil, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: texas
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 7.2
 158K
Desperado (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.
Style: stylized, serious, rough, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, dangerous attraction, drug lord, revenge, brutality, loss of loved one, assassination attempt, ambush, gunslinger, leg brace, tragic hero, bartender ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
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Hell or High Water (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's farm in West Texas.
Style: atmospheric, suspense, realistic, harsh, road movie ...
Plot: brother, debt, small western town, redemption, bank robber, stolen money, texas ranger, modern western, morality, peril, saying goodbye, car set on fire ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, california
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 7.1
 2K
Monte Walsh (1970)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Monte Walsh is an aging cowboy facing the ending days of the Wild West era. As barbed wire and railways steadily eliminate the need for the cowboy, Monte and his friends are left with fewer and fewer options. New work opportunities are available to ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: aging, old west, small town, buddies, lone wolves, friendship, misfit, partners, unfulfillment, friends, human nature, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa
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Man in the Wilderness (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the early 1800's, a group of fur trappers and Indian traders are returning with their goods to civilization and are making a desperate attempt to beat the oncoming winter. When guide Zachary Bass is injured in a bear attack, they decide ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, adventure, bear attack, trapper, native american, revenge, expedition, bear, rabbit, boat, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 1820s, 1800s
Place: usa
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The Keeping Room (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this radically reimagined American Western set towards the end of the Civil War, Southerner Augusta encounters two renegade, drunken soldiers who are on a mission of pillage and violence. After escaping an attempted assault, Augusta races back to ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: american civil war, rape, home invasion, soldier, survival, danger, mistaken identity, murder, siblings relations, military, family relations, shot in the head ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
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 8.0
 588K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, violence, revenge, betrayal, old west, native american, manhunt, native americans, lone hero, brutality ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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 6.6
 27K
The Homesman (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy. Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just ...
Style: bleak, realistic, atmospheric, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: old west, revenge, native american, dancing, violence, human nature, wilderness, mental illness, unlikely partners, on the road, danger, misfit ...
Time: 19th century
Place: iowa, nebraska, usa, cross country
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 6.6
 8K
Blackthorn (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: Spain, France, Bolivia, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Bolivia, Butch Cassidy (now calling himself James Blackthorne) pines for one last sight of home, an adventure that aligns him with a young robber and makes the duo a target for gangs and lawmen alike.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: desert, on the run, miner, robbery, friendship, native, criminal heroes, chases and races, escapades, partners, buddies, fugitives ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: latin america, bolivia, mine, south america
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Django Unchained (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Style: dark humor, rough, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, bounty hunter, slavery, old west, vengeance, society, rescue, friendship, one against many, african american, odd couple, gory ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
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 8.0
 71K
The Wild Bunch (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Aging outlaw Pike Bishop (William Holden) prepares to retire after one final robbery. Joined by his gang, which includes Dutch Engstrom (Ernest Borgnine) and brothers Lyle (Warren Oates) and Tector Gorch (Ben Johnson), Bishop discovers the heist is ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, bleak, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, robbery, on the run, friendship, chase, criminal heroes, honor, righteous rage, soldier, bounty hunter, mexican revolution, heist ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, arizona
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Triumphs of a Man Called Horse (1983)
Genre: Western
Country: Spain, Mexico, USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Shunka Wakan (Richard Harris), formerly Lord John, helps his Dakota son (Michael Beck) defend their tribe against gold rushers.
Style: serious, rough, atmospheric, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: native american, leadership, adventure, interracial relations, parents and children, wilderness, injustice, tough heroes, against the odds, escapades, heroes, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s
Place: england, europe
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Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: As a wild stallion travels across the frontiers of the Old West, he befriends a young human and finds true love with a mare.
Style: touching, feel good, inspirational, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: old west, freedom, animal life, friendship, rivalry, wild horse, rescue, wildlife, adventure, captivity, family, reunion ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: usa
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 6.9
 4K
Soldier Blue (1970)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After a cavalry group is massacred by the Cheyenne, only two survivors remain: Honus, a naive private devoted to his duty, and Cresta, a young woman who had lived with the Cheyenne two years and whose sympathies lie more with them than with the US ...
Style: rough, serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing
Plot: soldier, survival, village, attack, massacre, military, vengeance, danger, escapades, heroes, opposites attract, idealism ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, colorado
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South of Heaven, West of Hell (2000)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Valentine Casey is a Marshal in the desolate Tucson territory of the early 1900's. On Christmas Eve, his outlaw family pays him a disturbing visit. He must confront the sins of his past. He and his partner, U.S. Christmas, journey through the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: outlaw, desert, country, criminal's revenge, haunted by the past, marshal, old west, criminal heroes, small town, deadly, law enforcement, gang ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 1910s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona
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