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, suspense, rough and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with revisionist western, horse, murder, violence, gunfight, heroes, blood, revenge, vengeance and death plots mostly in Western, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, Spain, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as revisionist western: Godless (2017), Gunman Called Nebraska (1966), Geronimo (1962), Texas (1994), The Sisters Brothers (2018), Brimstone (2016), The Hired Hand (1971), Open Range (2003), Desperado (1995), Hell or High Water (2016).

List of revisionist western movies

 8.3
 40K
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: mining town, gang, violence, outlaw, cowboy, standoff, gunslinger, revisionist western, male nudity, widow, death, flashback
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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, small town, candle, shot in the chest, teapot, lover, male female relationship, attempted escape, fire, disguise, death, breakfast ...
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: injustice, racism, on the run, americana, society, misfit, culture clash, military, fighting the system, social decay, dishonesty, 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: epic, captivating, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, political unrest, leadership, revolution, battles, war, adventure, escapades, state affairs, military, rivalry, americana ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, texas
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The Sisters Brothers (2018)
Genre: 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, two brothers ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1950s
Place: oregon, san francisco, california
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 7.1
 31K
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, brutal, twists and turns, epic, disturbing ...
Plot: father daughter incest, pedophile, rape, revenge, mute, preacher, father daughter relationship, religious, mother daughter relationship, incestuous desire, misogyny, physical abuse ...
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: realistic, atmospheric, serious, gloomy
Plot: murder, old west, drifter, family life, family relations, love and romance, lone wolves, redemption, vengeance, haunted by the past, starting over, lovers reunited ...
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: stylized, captivating, emotional, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: old west, friendship, gunfight, vengeance, horse, small town, murder, cowboy, love and romance, good versus evil, shooting, arrest ...
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, dangerous attraction, lone hero, drug lord, revenge, dark hero, loss of loved one, brutality, tragic hero, musician, crime, gangsters ...
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, cerebral ...
Plot: debt, desperation, bank robber, redemption, brother, bank robbery, stolen money, morality, shooting, criminal, small western town, peril ...
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: gloomy, sentimental, bleak, serious, emotional ...
Plot: aging, old west, small town, rivalry, friendship, lifestyle, society, misfit, human nature, elderly, americana, social relations ...
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, bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: native american, wilderness, survival, bear attack, vengeance, revenge, trapper, expedition, boat, bear, rabbit, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 1800s, 1820s
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, suspenseful, bleak, tense, realistic
Plot: american civil war, soldier, rape, home invasion, danger, siblings relations, military, survival, family relations, mistaken identity, murder, punched in the face ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
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 8.0
 624K
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, lone hero, violence, old west, native americans, snow, revenge, betrayal, native american, danger ...
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: atmospheric, bleak, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: revenge, old west, human nature, native american, mental illness, obsessive quest, partners, anti heroes, unlikely partners, misfit partners, danger, lifesaver ...
Time: 19th century
Place: cross country, usa, iowa, nebraska
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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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, on the run, native, danger, one last chance, partners, heist, criminal heroes, crimes, desert, male bonding, singing ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: bolivia, mine, latin america, 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, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, bounty hunter, slavery, old west, gunfight, african american, vengeance, society, rescue, courage, friendship, dentist ...
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, stylized, bleak, cynical, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, robbery, on the run, chase, friendship, one last job, heist, mercenary, loss of friend, bounty hunter, mexican revolution, soldier ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, arizona
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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: tense, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: sheriff, old west, regret, revenge, vengeance, one last job, redemption, small town, reputation, mutilation, prostitute, 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, harsh, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: bounty hunter, murder, manhunt, old west, on the road, hanging, cowboy, vengeance, adventure, partners, odd couple, wanted ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1930s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, california
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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: rough, exciting, tense, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: native american, escapades, hopes, society, against the odds, wilderness, adventure, life is a bitch, tough heroes, family relations, injustice, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s
Place: europe, england
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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, revenge, tough heroes, gunfight, murder, vengeance, trial ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1870s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: usa, arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california
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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, inspirational, feel good, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: old west, freedom, wild horse, animal life, friendship, rivalry, beautiful scenery, rescue, captivity, reunion, wildlife, adventure ...
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: realistic, rough, disturbing, bleak, serious
Plot: survival, military, soldier, village, attack, massacre, americana, hippie, idealism, escapades, fall in love, village life ...
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, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: desert, outlaw, haunted by the past, gang, old west, crimes, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, law enforcement, deadly, small town, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona
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The Quick and the Dead (1995)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller, Western
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 107 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, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: duel, revenge, small town, prairie, old west, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, gun duel, prison, female protagonist, pistol ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, arizona, tucson arizona, texas
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A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Man With No Name enters the Mexican village of San Miguel in the midst of a power struggle among the three Rojo brothers and sheriff John Baxter. When a regiment of Mexican soldiers bearing gold intended to pay for new weapons is waylaid by the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, gang war, massacre, sheriff, gold, greed, vengeance, deal, rivalry, cons and scams, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, new mexico, arizona, spain ...
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Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Western
Country: USA
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, serious, sincere, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: manhunt, friendship, destiny, sheriff, gore, aging, crimes, fugitives, escapades, chases and races, haunted by the past, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, california
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For a Few Dollars More (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Two bounty hunters are in pursuit of "El Indio," one of the most wanted fugitives in the western territories, and his gang.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, bounty hunter, track down, gunfight, gang, duel, small town, warrior, reward, sidekick, heroes, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona ...
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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, rough ...
Plot: american civil war, vengeance, murder, tough heroes, horse, cowboy, loss of son, war crime, native americans, civil war, deadly, arson ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, missouri, usa, kansas, arizona
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