Sheriff movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant sheriff movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, clever and intense films and TV shows about / with sheriff, small town, murder, storytelling, violence, crimes, dialogue, death, brutality and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, Germany, Japan and other countries.
sheriff movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as sheriff: Banshee (2013), Eureka (2006), Unforgiven (1992), Rango (2011), Lone Star (1996), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), Cop Land (1997), Tombstone (1993), Veronica Mars (2004), Deadwood (2004).

List of sheriff movies

Banshee (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Banshee is an American drama television series set in a small town in Pennsylvania Amish country and features an enigmatic ex-con posing as a murdered sheriff who imposes his own brand of justice while also cooking up plans that serve his own ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, organized crime, ex convict, female nudity, cons and scams, tough heroes, small town, crime, shooting, crimes, mob boss, thief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
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Eureka (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The sleep Pacific Northwest town of Eureka is hiding a mysterious secret. The government has been relocating the world's geniuses and their families to this rustic town for years where innovation and chaos have lived hand in hand. U.S. Marshal ...
Style: clever, futuristic, humorous, light, twists and turns ...
Plot: scientist, experiment, save the day, secret place, sheriff, hi-tech, small town, small town life, experiment gone awry, top secret, intelligence, prodigy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, vengeance, one last job, redemption, revenge, small town, reputation, mutilation, prostitute, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
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Rango (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Western
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Rango, a lost family pet, accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt, the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play ...
Style: humorous, witty, offbeat, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: desert, sheriff, adventure, friendship, gunfight, identity crisis, robbery, duel, cowboy, heroic mission, mayor, chase ...
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas
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Lone Star (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.
Style: clever, tense, thought provoking, mind bending, touching ...
Plot: sheriff, murder, haunted by the past, police investigation, small town, investigation, mystery, crime, generation gap, law enforcement, small town life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, new jersey, canada
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Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, India
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A stranger stumbles into the desert town of Absolution with no memory of his past and a futuristic shackle around his wrist. With the help of mysterious beauty Ella and the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde, he finds himself leading an unlikely posse of ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ufo, evil alien, sheriff, spacecraft, alien, gunfight, cowboy, escape, small town, chaos, abduction, outlaw ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa
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Cop Land (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, sheriff, small town, arson, police, mafia, corruption, murder, violence, internal affairs, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
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Tombstone (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune in the thriving mining town of Tombstone. But Earp is forced to don a badge again and get help from his notorious pal Doc ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, old west, dying, sheriff, murder, cowboy, vengeance, crimes, gang, against the odds, criminal, outlaw ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california
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Veronica Mars (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The series is set in the fictional town of Neptune, California, and stars Kristen Bell as the title character, a student who progresses from high school to college while moonlighting as a private investigator under the tutelage of her detective ...
Style: talky, clever, touching, witty, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: amateur detective, student, private detective, investigation, teenage life, danger, high school, sheriff, ex couple relations, teacher, private investigator, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, usa, southern california
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Deadwood (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The story of the early days of Deadwood, South Dakota; woven around actual historic events with most of the main characters based on real people. Deadwood starts as a gold mining camp and gradually turns from a lawless wild-west community into an ...
Style: serious, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: old west, small town life, prostitute, power struggle, crimes, shooting, rivalry, sheriff, violence, brothel, cowboy, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, south dakota, mine
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Dead Man (1995)
Genre: 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: atmospheric, bleak, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: gunfight, sheriff, native americans, wilderness, transformation, bounty hunter, murder, journey, cowboy, small town, runaway, new job ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, pacific ocean, england, cleveland ohio
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Frailty (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed "demons."
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, sheriff, angel, mechanic, insanity, suicide, axe, sin, christianity, religious fanatic, gloves ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, dungeon, usa
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The Gift (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When a local woman disappears and the police can't seem to find any leads, her father turns to a poor young woman with psychic powers. Slowly she starts having visions of the woman chained and in a pond. Her visions lead to the body and the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: psychic, foreknowledge, sheriff, murder, investigation, small town, violence, missing person, fortune teller, clairvoyant, extrasensory perception, back from the dead ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: georgia, usa
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Mississippi Burning (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the ...
Style: tense, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: racism, sheriff, murder, small town, racial slur, police brutality, civil rights, african american, fbi, u.s. navy, motel, police ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa
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An Unfinished Life (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Stoic and heartbroken, Einar Gilkyson quietly lives in the rugged Wyoming ranchlands alongside his only trusted friend, Mitch Bradley. Then, suddenly, the woman he blames for the death of his only son arrives at his door broke, desperate, and with a ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching, light ...
Plot: redemption, starting over, sheriff, countryside, hopes, farm, old friend, single parent, family problems, loss of family member, haunted by the past, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wyoming, iowa, ireland
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The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The sequel to House of 1000 Corpses – the Firefly family are ambushed at their isolated home by Sheriff Wydell and a squad of armed men guns blazing – yet only Otis and his sister, Baby, manage to escape the barrage of bullets unharmed. Hiding ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, torture, sheriff, psychopath, sadism, vengeance, insanity, brutality, murder, rape, betrayal, gay slur ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: texas, usa, cross country
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Vegas (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Ralph Lamb wants to be left in peace to run his ranch, but Las Vegas is now swelling with outsiders and corruption which are intruding on his simple life. Recalling Lamb's command as a military police officer during World War II, the Mayor ...
Style: realistic, rough, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, cowboy, horse, rivalry, power struggle, widow widower, traditional versus modern, unconventional method, greed, district attorney, honest law enforcer, police investigation ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1961, year 1960
Place: las vegas, usa
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Longmire (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A Wyoming sheriff rebuilds his life and career following the death of his wife. Based on the “Walt Longmire” series of mystery novels written by best-selling author Craig Johnson.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: sheriff, small town life, machismo, peril, crimes, cowboy, law enforcement, fighting crime, small town, gunfight, greed, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wyoming, usa
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Homefront (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his action against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his boss' son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9-years-old daughter,Maddy. He decides to ...
Style: serious, tense, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: protector, small town, ex law enforcer, sheriff, crimes, tough heroes, drug dealer, martial arts, crime, methamphetamine, car chase, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new jersey
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Harper's Island (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: A group of family and friends travels to a secluded island for a destination wedding. They've come to laugh... to love... and, though they don't know it... to die. As the wedding festivities begin, friendships are tested and secrets ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, scary, realistic ...
Plot: island, serial killer, murder, danger, haunted by the past, friends, fear, sheriff, gory, plan gone awry, family relations, killing off one by one ...
Place: washington state
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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, captivating ...
Plot: track down, hitman, crimes, human nature, psychopath, peril, shooting, neo noir, escape, money, death, stolen money ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
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Riverdale (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
Style: captivating, biting, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: small town, high school, friendship, teenage life, friends, murder, investigation, youth, parents and children, family relations, crimes, danger ...
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Desperation (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a sheriff arrests a writer, a family, a couple, and a hitchiker and throws them in a jail cell in the deserted town of Desperation, they must fight for their lives.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: small town, sheriff, highway, mysterious character, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, danger, supernatural, deadly, gory, small town life, evil spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, mine, usa, salt lake city utah, vietnam
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Lawless (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: smuggling, crimes, gangsters, prohibition, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, rebellion, sheriff, crime, gang, siblings relations, violence ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1940
Place: virginia, usa, new jersey
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Swamp Shark (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Open on gorgeous swamplands of the Atchafalaya Basin in the summer. Lots of beautiful teens are at the beach the weekend before Gator Fest. That night an animal smuggling deal goes wrong and a large sea creature escapes into a swampy backwoods ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, tense
Plot: shark, shark attack, sheriff, swamp, deadly creature, dangerous animal, danger, small town, stranded, eaten alive, bikini, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
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Phantoms (1998)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the peaceful town of Snowfield, Colorado something evil has wiped out the community. And now, its up to a group of people to stop it, or at least get out of Snowfield alive.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, small town, sheriff, hotel, survival, apocalypse, extinction, danger, race against time, monster, quarantine, military ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles, california
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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, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, gang war, massacre, sheriff, gold, greed, vengeance, deal, rivalry, dishonesty, cons and scams ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, arizona, new mexico, spain ...
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Appaloosa (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, old west, friendship, law enforcement, sheriff, terrorizing, partners against crime, save the day, tough law enforcer, gunfight, law enforcer killer, deception ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: mine, iowa, new mexico, texas
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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Outlaw Jesse James is rumored to be the 'fastest gun in the West'. An eager recruit into James' notorious gang, Robert Ford eventually grows jealous of the famed outlaw and, when Robert and his brother sense an opportunity to kill ...
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, betrayal, depression, gang, sheriff, rivalry, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes, dishonesty, resentment, tragic hero ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Place: missouri, usa, kentucky
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True Blood (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 800 min.
Story: True Blood is an American television drama series created and produced by Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional, ...
Style: sexy, tense, stylized, serious, sexual ...
Plot: vampire, small town life, dangerous attraction, unlikely couple, supernatural, vampire human love, couple relations, love affair, supernatural ability, unlikely relationship, lovers, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
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