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, harsh, tense, atmospheric and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with revisionist western, gunfight, cowboy, gun, horse, violence, murder, vengeance, storytelling and old west plots mostly in Western, Drama and Adventure genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
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revisionist western movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as revisionist western: True Grit (2010), Little Big Man (1970), Godless (2017), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), Dead Man (1995), High Plains Drifter (1973), Hang 'Em High (1968), Django (1966), No Country for Old Men (2007), The Hired Hand (1971).

List of revisionist western movies

 7.6
 340K
True Grit (2010)
Genre: 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: tense, suspense, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: revenge, bounty hunter, vengeance, cowboy, adventure, old west, justice, determination, gunfight, texas ranger, teenage girl, death of father ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 20th century
Place: arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california, usa
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 7.6
 36K
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, sentimental, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: native american, orphan, chief, native americans, americana, escapades, imperialism, injustice, society, salesman, thief, indians ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 20th century, year 1865, 1870s ...
Place: south dakota, usa
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 8.3
 68K
Godless (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 452 min.
TV show
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: rough, suspense, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: showdown, cowboy, mining town, gunslinger, strong female lead, gang, criminal, lesbian, violence, bandit, old west, criminal gang ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
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The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After avenging his family's brutal murder, Wales is pursued by a pack of soldiers. He prefers to travel alone, but ragtag outcasts are drawn to him - and Wales can't bring himself to leave them unprotected.
Style: realistic, brutal, harsh, suspense, entertaining ...
Plot: american civil war, revenge, civil war, cowboy, native americans, native american, murder, tough guy, bounty hunter, surrender, massacre, on the run ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 70s
Place: texas, missouri, austin texas, usa, kansas ...
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 7.5
 98K
Dead Man (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Western
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy, art house ...
Plot: bounty hunter, native americans, wilderness, gunfight, cowboy, transformation, journey, murder, hallucination, existentialism, death, indians ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: usa, cleveland ohio, pacific ocean, england
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High Plains Drifter (1973)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago. After gunning down three gunmen who tried to kill him, the townsfolk decide to hire the Stranger to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, disturbing, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, revenge, greed, justice, murder, gang, gunfight, rape, criminal, vigilantism, cowboy ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: california, arizona, usa
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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: feel good, inspirational, touching, sentimental, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: horse, friendship, animals, wild horse, adventure, freedom, family, native american, native americans, beautiful scenery, animal life, getting home ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa
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 7.0
 40K
Hang 'Em High (1968)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Marshall Jed Cooper survives a hanging, vowing revenge on the lynch mob that left him dangling. To carry out his oath for vengeance, he returns to his former job as a lawman. Before long, he's caught up with the nine men on his hit list and ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, epic, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, judge, hanging, u.s. marshal, guilt, justice, false accusation, death sentence, tough guy, ambush, tough cop, miscarriage of justice ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: oklahoma, california, usa
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 7.2
 28K
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: atmospheric, stylized, epic, allegory, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, civil war, gang, vengeance, cowboy, lone wolves, death, brutality, violence, desert, gunfight, loner ...
Time: 70s, 19th century
Place: tokyo, italy, mexico, latin america
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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: neo noir, suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, psychopath, desert, serial killer, human nature, brutality, greed, peril, sheriff, assassin, death ...
Time: 20th century, year 1980, 80s
Place: texas, el paso texas, mexico, austin texas, usa ...
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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: realistic, serious, gloomy, atmospheric, vintage
Plot: drifter, empire, showdown, old west, murder, death of protagonist, farm, best friend, family relations, haunted by the past, redemption, family life ...
Time: 19th century
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Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Buffalo Bill plans to put on his own Wild West sideshow, and Chief Sitting Bull has agreed to appear in it. However, Sitting Bull has his own hidden agenda, involving the President and General Custer.
Style: cynical, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, affectionate, funny ...
Plot: native american, satire, politics, culture clash, old west, usa president, obsession, dark hero, surveillance, irreverent, loneliness, police investigation ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, california, usa
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 6.9
 6K
Soldier Blue (1970)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 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: disturbing, rough, serious, bleak, brutal ...
Plot: native american attack, native american, survival, military, soldier, massacre, native american white relationships, village, fall in love, opposites attract, society, idealism ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, colorado
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 6.5
 37K
The Missing (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: When rancher and single mother of two Maggie Gilkeson sees her teenage daughter, Lily, kidnapped by Apache rebels, she reluctantly accepts the help of her estranged father, Samuel, in tracking down the kidnappers. Along the way, the two must learn ...
Style: suspense, intense, serious, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: native americans, kidnapping, redemption, father daughter relationship, cowboy, rescue, native american, reconciliation, family relations, parents and children, crimes, rebellion ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, mexico
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Dances with Wolves (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide – and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.
Style: touching, scenic, epic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: american civil war, native american, self discovery, culture clash, friendship, tribe, courage, native americans, native american white relationships, pride and honor, survival, civil war ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1860s, 70s
Place: kansas, south dakota, tennessee, usa, nebraska
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Dirty Little Billy (1972)
Genre: Biography, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Clearly influenced by the darker, more sinister style of spaghetti westerns, Dirty Little Billy offers a unique insight into the beginnings of the notorious outlaw Billy The Kid.
Plot: gunfight, card playing, friendship, horse, criminal, billy the kid, prostitute, massacre, gambler, stepfather stepson relationship, train, teenager ...
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 8.2
 413K
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, suspenseful, tense, realistic, harsh ...
Plot: revenge, vengeance, redemption, old west, cowboy, sheriff, crimes, prostitute, small town, gunfight, hitman, morality ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
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Hell or High Water (2016)
Genre: 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: realistic, suspense, atmospheric, neo noir, harsh ...
Plot: bank robbery, brother, criminal, texas ranger, robbery, brother brother relationship, heist, armed robbery, small town, bank robber, desperation, violence ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, future
Place: texas, california, oklahoma, usa
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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: suspense, captivating, talky, brutal, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, slavery, violent, bounty hunter, revenge, vengeance, dark humor, gunfight, african american, old west, racial violence, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa, tennessee, austin texas, texas, mississippi
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Comes a Horseman (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Ella Connors is a single woman who gets pressured to sell her failing cattle farm to her corrupt ex suitor, Jacob Ewing. She asks for help from her neighbor, Frank Athearn. As Ella and Frank fight back through stampedes, jealousy, betrayal, and ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: world war two, oil, rivalry, strong female character, landowner, land grab, ranch, strong female lead, oil industry, vengeance, friends, farm ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: montana, usa, colorado
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 8.0
 802K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA
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: atmospheric, harsh, scenic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, revenge, vengeance, bear attack, snow, adventure, winter, life & death, obsessive quest, lone hero, bravery ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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 7.9
 85K
The Wild Bunch (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 135 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: disturbing, bloody, brutal, epic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gunfight, mexican revolution, on the run, heist, robbery, friendship, violent, bounty hunter, gangsters, civil war, chase ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: texas, mexico, arizona, latin america, yuma arizona
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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, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: desert, criminal, gang, crimes, haunted by the past, old west, criminal heroes, law enforcement, family relations, tough heroes, small town, outlaw gang ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1910s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona
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The Quick and the Dead (1995)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A mysterious woman comes to compete in a quick-draw elimination tournament, in a town taken over by a notorious gunman.
Style: stylized, intense, harsh, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, duel, gunfight, female protagonist, gunslinger, vengeance, old west, strong female character, strong female lead, destiny, brutality, justice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: texas, arizona, tucson arizona, yuma arizona, mexico
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Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.
Style: realistic, lyrical, cynical, tense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: gunfight, manhunt, great dialogue, destiny, female nudity, violence, brutality, murder, death, crimes, bounty hunter, existentialism ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 1880s
Place: california, usa, new mexico, mexico
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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.
Style: suspense, atmospheric, serious, gloomy, meditative ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: lawyer, politics, small town, cowboy, criminal, old west, justice, robbery, senator, success, society, friend ...
Time: 19th century
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Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Apache Indians have reluctantly agreed to settle on a US Government approved reservation. Not all the Apaches are able to adapt to the life of corn farmers. One in particular, Geronimo, is restless. Pushed over the edge by broken promises and ...
Style: factual, intense, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: native american, indians, native americans, bounty hunter, civil war, apache, betrayal, prejudice, unlikely friendships, wilderness, justice, love story ...
Place: mexico, latin america, sonora, tucson arizona, arizona
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy is the affable, clever and talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang. His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot 'Sundance Kid'. As the west rapidly becomes civilized, the law finally ...
Style: buddy movie, epic, scenic, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: gunfight, old west, bank robbery, robbery, heist, friendship between men, machismo, cowboy, adventure, gang, buddy, outlaw gang ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1890s
Place: bolivia, new york, wyoming, california, latin america ...
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 5.7
 712
Billy the Kid (1989)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gore Vidal's historical novel is brought to life in this television production of Turner Network Television's Billy the Kid.
Plot: gunfight, realism, last stand, small western town, cold blooded killer, american history, cowboys and outlaws, murder, violence, horse, escape, villain arrested ...
Place: santa fe new mexico, arizona, new mexico, mexico
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 8.3
 53K
Hell on Wheels (2011)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Hell on Wheels tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on Cullen Bohannon, a Confederate soldier who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who killed his wife. His journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: slavery, civil war, old west, rivalry, ex military, native americans, courage, haunted by the past, rivals, historical character, ambitious, power struggle ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa
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