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, intense and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with sheriff, small town, murder, crimes, violence, storytelling, gunfight, death, brutality and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as sheriff: Banshee (2013), Eureka (2006), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), Lone Star (1996), Desperation (2006), Riverdale (2016), Longmire (2012), The Killer Inside Me (2010), No Country for Old Men (2007), Mississippi Burning (1988).

List of sheriff movies

 8.4
 72K
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, cons and scams, tough heroes, small town, organized crime, crime, ex convict, shooting, crimes, strong sexual content, female nudity, mob boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
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 7.9
 43K
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, save the day, experiment, secret place, hi-tech, sheriff, small town, experiment gone awry, small town life, prodigy, danger, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
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, serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, ufo, sheriff, alien, spacecraft, escape, cowboy, outlaw, small town, danger, gunfight, chaos ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa
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 7.5
 25K
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, twists and turns, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sheriff, murder, investigation, police investigation, small town, mystery, haunted by the past, crime, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, new jersey, canada
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 5.3
 10K
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough
Plot: small town, sheriff, highway, curses spells and rituals, mysterious character, family in danger, gory, danger, deadly, supernatural, small town life, evil spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, mine, usa, vietnam, salt lake city utah
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 7.5
 79K
Riverdale (2016)
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, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: small town, high school, friendship, investigation, teenage life, friends, youth, love and romance, parents and children, crimes, murder, danger ...
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 8.3
 24K
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, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: sheriff, small town life, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, mystery, small town, cowboy, machismo, peril, native americans, greed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wyoming, usa
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The Killer Inside Me (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small west Texas town, patient and apparently thoughtful. Some people think he is a little slow and maybe boring, but that is the worst they say about him. But then nobody knows about what ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, psychological, tense ...
Plot: murder, small town, psychopath, killer, neo noir, sheriff, deputy, sadism, danger, crimes, deadly, investigation ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: texas, usa
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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, crimes, hitman, psychopath, human nature, peril, shooting, escape, death, violence spree, plan gone awry, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america
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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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, clever, talky ...
Plot: racism, sheriff, small town, murder, police, fbi, motel, funeral, u.s. navy, shotgun, suicide, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa
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 8.2
 326K
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, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: one last job, regret, sheriff, old west, revenge, redemption, vengeance, reputation, englishman, bounty hunter, bounty, mutilation ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
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 7.3
 7K
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: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, cowboy, fighting crime, crime, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, gangsters, tough law enforcer, who done it, police investigation, honest law enforcer ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1960, year 1961
Place: las vegas, usa
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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: macabre, road movie, scary, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, torture, sheriff, sadism, violence, brutality, murder, stabbing, road trip, vengeance, sadist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: texas, usa, cross country
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An Unfinished Life (2005)
Genre: Drama, 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, emotional, serious, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: starting over, sheriff, redemption, countryside, farm, friendship, hopes, cowboy, bully, single parent, violence against women, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wyoming, iowa, ireland
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 7.3
 69K
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: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, angel, sheriff, insanity, mechanic, religious fanatic, demon, fbi, dream, grave, punishment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, dungeon, usa
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 7.2
 208K
Rango (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Western
Country: USA
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, semi serious, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: desert, sheriff, adventure, friendship, save the day, pet, lizard, outlaw, construction site, heroic mission, gunfight, disorder ...
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas
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 7.9
 215K
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, stylized, tense, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, dangerous attraction, small town life, supernatural ability, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, unlikely couple, unlikely relationship, lovers, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
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 8.7
 78K
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, rough, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: old west, small town life, prostitute, drugs/alcohol, power struggle, crimes, cowboy, shooting, greed, sheriff, rivalry, americana ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, south dakota, mine
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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: serious, suspenseful, tense, scary, realistic ...
Plot: island, serial killer, murder, danger, haunted by the past, sheriff, friends, killing off one by one, loss of family member, threat, suspicion, fear ...
Place: washington state
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 7.6
 11K
Second Chance (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A disgraced, 75-year-old ex-sheriff, whose life ends at the hands of corrupt cops, is brought back to life and given a second chance by a pair of young tech scientists, as a 35-year-old with unpredictable near-superhuman abilities.
Style: tense, captivating, futuristic, serious, exciting
Plot: superhuman, resurrection, sheriff, reanimation, father son relationship, human experiment, second chance, fbi agent, scientist, genius, investigation, friendship ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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 6.5
 95K
Homefront (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, exciting, tense, suspenseful, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: protector, small town, crimes, drug dealer, martial arts, crime, ex law enforcer, tough heroes, gunfight, car chase, undercover cop, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new jersey
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 9.0
 249K
Fargo (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, captivating, cynical, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, crimes, police investigation, crime, psychopath, killings, small town life, americana, law enforcement, gory, crime gone awry, sheriff ...
Time: 21st century, year 1979, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s ...
Place: minnesota, usa, north dakota
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 7.6
 7K
Outsiders (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A struggle for power and control set in the rugged and mysterious hills of Appalachia, "Outsiders" tells the story of the Farrell clan, a family of outsiders who've been in these parts since before anyone can remember. Living off the ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: off the grid, sheriff, lifestyle, society, crimes, friendship, hand to hand combat, life is a bitch, adaptation, brutality, gunfight, outsider ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.5
 15K
Robin Hood (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Robin Hood is a British television programme, produced by independent production company Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC One, with co-funding from the BBC America cable television channel in the United States. Based on the traditional stories of ...
Style: exciting, stylized, realistic, semi serious, based on legend ...
Plot: knight, fighting the system, in the woods, criminal heroes, robin hood, adventure, righting the wronged, romance, escapades, injustice, folk hero, sheriff ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
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 7.4
 14K
Resurrection (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Resurrection is an American fantasy drama television series based on the book The Returned by Jason Mott that follows the residents of Arcadia, Missouri, whose lives are upended when their loved ones return from the dead, unaged since their deaths.
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, mind bending, touching ...
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, uncover truth, resurrection, investigation, miraculous event, parents and children, haunted by the past, family relations, nobody believes, surprising revelation, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri
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From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Seth Gecko and his younger brother Richard are on the run after a bloody bank robbery in Texas. They escape across the border into Mexico and will be home-free the next morning, when they pay off the local kingpin. They just have to survive ...
Style: offbeat, twists and turns, scary, entertaining, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, stripper, priest, gory, crime gone awry, hostage, criminal heroes, brutality, plot twist, bar fight, mexican american border, sheriff ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, texas, usa, latin america, dungeon
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 7.7
 194K
First Blood (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When former Green Beret John Rambo is harassed by local law enforcement and arrested for vagrancy, the Vietnam vet snaps, runs for the hills and rat-a-tat-tats his way into the action-movie hall of fame. Hounded by a relentless sheriff, Rambo ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, intense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, manhunt, lone wolves, soldier, tough heroes, small town, danger, ex military, humiliation, police brutality, deadly, survival ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam, usa
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 7.7
 81K
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, offbeat, bleak, surreal, captivating ...
Plot: small town, sheriff, wilderness, gunfight, native americans, bounty hunter, murder, chases and races, friends, buddies, accountant, new job ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio, pacific ocean, england
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 7.7
 111K
Teen Wolf (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
Story: Scott McCall, a high school student living in the town of Beacon Hills has his life drastically changed when he's bitten by a werewolf, becoming one himself. He must henceforth learn to balance his problematic new identity with his day-to-day ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, humorous, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural ability, teenage love, teenage life, school, supernatural, high school, life turned upside down, high school life, curses spells and rituals, team, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico, california, japan, france
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 5.8
 30K
Straw Dogs (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: L.A. screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife, Amy, to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: rape, small town, home invasion, machismo, vengeance, wife husband relationship, self defense, rivalry, social relations, bullying, death, picked on ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa, california, new orleans
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