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, realistic, tense, clever and intense films and TV shows about / with sheriff, small town, murder, violence, storytelling, gun, crimes, dialogue, corruption and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Germany, Japan and other countries.
sheriff movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as sheriff: Banshee (2013), Longmire (2012), Eureka (2006), Unforgiven (1992), No Country for Old Men (2007), Rango (2011), Tombstone (1993), Deadwood (2004), Vegas (2012), Stan Against Evil (2016).

List of sheriff movies

Banshee (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: sexy, serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, female nudity, organized crime, ex convict, crimes, cons and scams, thief, shooting, tough heroes, small town, crime, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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Longmire (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, cowboy, native americans, police investigation, small town life, law enforcement, fighting crime, machismo, peril, crimes, small town, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wyoming, usa
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Eureka (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, sheriff, hi-tech, experiment, secret place, small town, small town life, technology, artificial intelligence, social relations, friendship ...
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, rough ...
Plot: old west, sheriff, vengeance, revenge, redemption, gunfight, regret, one last job, small town, mutilation, reputation, prostitute ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
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No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
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: bleak, tense, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: neo noir, greed, sheriff, death, hitman, crimes, track down, peril, human nature, psychopath, escape, shooting ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america, el paso texas
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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: witty, humorous, light, road movie, funny ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: desert, adventure, sheriff, identity crisis, gunfight, friendship, cowboy, duel, chase, heroic mission, save the day, disorder ...
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas
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Tombstone (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, 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: old west, vengeance, sheriff, gunfight, dying, cowboy, murder, gang, crimes, against the odds, criminal, gunfighter ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california
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Deadwood (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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, crimes, sheriff, prostitute, power struggle, gold rush, shooting, brothel, rivalry, small town life, cowboy, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s
Place: usa, south dakota
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Vegas (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: serious, suspenseful, stylized, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, greed, organized crime, corruption, power struggle, crimes, police investigation, rivalry, father son relationship, cowboy, mayor, lawyer ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1961
Place: las vegas, usa
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Stan Against Evil (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: An aging police sheriff who has recently lost his position due to an angry outburst begrudgingly joins an alliance with new sheriff, Evie Barret to battle angry demons haunting their small New Hampshire town.
Style: entertaining, humorous, dark, suspense
Plot: monster, sheriff, demon, good versus evil, witch, supernatural, evil, black magic, small town, murder, witch hunt, partners ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new england, new hampshire
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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: twists and turns, tense, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: sheriff, murder, police investigation, haunted by the past, investigation, mystery, crime, crimes, law enforcement, parents and children, uncover truth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, southern usa, new jersey ...
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The Last Stand (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ray Owens is sheriff of the quiet US border town of Sommerton Junction after leaving the LAPD following a bungled operation. Following his escape from the FBI, a notorious drug baron, his gang, and a hostage are heading toward Sommerton Junction ...
Style: exciting, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, sheriff, hostage, small town, drug lord, fbi, escape, prisoner, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2013, 80s
Place: usa, las vegas, arizona, california, mexico
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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: twist ending, suspenseful, macabre, scary, suspense ...
Plot: psychic, foreknowledge, extrasensory perception, fortune teller, murder, investigation, missing person, clairvoyant, sheriff, violence, small town, child abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, southern 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, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, murder, sheriff, small town, violence, racial slur, police brutality, civil rights, police, african american, police investigation, injustice ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, united states, southern 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, internal affairs, violence, fighting the system, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
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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, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, small town, sheriff, hotel, apocalypse, survival, extinction, danger, monster, military, quarantine, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles, california
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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: atmospheric, captivating, bleak, tense, offbeat ...
Plot: gunfight, native americans, cowboy, sheriff, wilderness, transformation, murder, bounty hunter, journey, runaway, hallucination, small town ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, england, cleveland ohio, pacific ocean
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Frailty (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Italy
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: twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, sin, axe, sheriff, insanity, punishment, fbi, mechanic, angel, childhood, psychopath ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, 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, emotional, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: starting over, countryside, sheriff, redemption, hopes, farm, old friend, family problems, single parent, parents and children, haunted by the past, loss of family member ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wyoming, iowa, ireland
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The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Genre: 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, sadistic, psychological, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sadism, serial killer, psychopath, sheriff, torture, exploitation, insanity, vengeance, brutality, murder, slasher, chase ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: texas, usa
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Harper's Island (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
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: scary, tense, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: island, serial killer, murder, danger, fear, haunted by the past, friends, gory, multiple suspects, wedding, plan gone awry, serial murder ...
Place: washington state
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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, serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ufo, evil alien, spacecraft, catastrophe, cowboy, sheriff, alien, escape, small town, chaos, criminal, outlaw ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa
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Walking Tall (1973)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Buford Pusser's a wrestler, whose wife wants him to settle down, so they go to his home town in Tennessee, where he plans to get into business with his father. But he is shocked to discover all sorts of graft and corruption going on. And when ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, sheriff, vengeance, danger, small town, police corruption, corruption, revenge, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: tennessee, usa
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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: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough
Plot: small town, supernatural, sheriff, hitchhiker, highway, mysterious character, danger, deadly, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, small town life, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, usa, vietnam, salt lake city utah
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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, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: gangsters, smuggling, crimes, rivalry, rebellion, uninhibited rivalry, sheriff, mafia, gang, great depression, crime, prohibition ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1940, 1940s
Place: virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
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Lake Placid vs. Anaconda (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A giant alligator goes head to head with a giant Anaconda. The town sheriff must find a way to destroy the two monsters before they kill the whole town.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, absurd, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: snake, crocodile, lake or river, sheriff, monster versus monster, dangerous animal, danger, survival, escapades, rivalry, experiment, eaten alive ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Bone Tomahawk (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Western
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: During a shootout in a saloon, Sheriff Hunt injures a suspicious stranger. One of the villagers takes care of him in prison. One day they both disappear – only the spear of a cannibal tribe is found. Hunt and a few of his men go in search of the ...
Style: brutal, scary, bleak, suspense, bloody ...
Plot: native american, violence, prisoner, murder, survival, rescue, sheriff, civil war veteran, cannibalism, redemption, brutality, wilderness ...
Time: 70s
Place: california
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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: suspenseful, serious, scary, tense, psychotronic
Plot: swamp, shark, sheriff, shark attack, small town, dangerous animal, deadly creature, danger, stranded, eaten alive, bikini, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
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Two Men in Town (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Algeria, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A convict is released from prison in a small town in New Mexico. 18 years ago he killed a deputy. The then-and-now sheriff seeks revenge.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: sheriff, haunted by the past, starting over, going straight, society, friendship, small town, redemption, parole, parole officer, warden, arrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
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Brigham City (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wes Clayton is a lawman and a bishop in a Mormon community called Brigham. The town is shaken when a woman from California is found murdered. Clayton and his young deputy work with an FBI agent sent to investigate. As a civil and spiritual leader in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, murder investigation, small town, sheriff, mystery, investigation, mormon, crimes, crime, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: utah, usa, california
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