Cowboy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant cowboy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, interesting, captivating and tense films and TV shows about / with cowboy, storytelling, horse, gunfight, gun, mentor, culture clash, dialogue, runaway and cowboy hat plots mostly in Western, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, Canada, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as cowboy: Broken Trail (2006), Longmire (2012), True Grit (2010), Open Range (2003), Tombstone (1993), Brokeback Mountain (2005), Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), The Rider (2017), The Outlaws (1985), Blazing Saddles (1974).

List of cowboy movies

 7.7
 6K
Broken Trail (2006)
Genre: Western
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 184 min.
TV show
Story: Broken Trail is a 2006 Western miniseries directed by Walter Hill and starring Robert Duvall and Thomas Haden Church. Written by Alan Geoffrion, who also wrote the novel, the story is about an aging cowboy and his nephew who transport 500 horses ...
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: cowboy, old west, native americans, gang, brothel, fall in love, prostitute, nephew, protector, danger, escapades, rescue ...
Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming, usa, oregon, san francisco
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 8.3
 30K
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, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: sheriff, cowboy, native americans, small town sheriff, small town, police investigation, small town life, election, machismo, police officer, graphic violence, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wyoming, usa
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 7.6
 317K
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: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, vengeance, adventure, gunfight, bounty hunter, tough heroes, partners, hunt down, shooting, revenge, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: usa, arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california
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 7.4
 68K
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: atmospheric, stylized, contemplative, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: old west, cowboy, gunfight, vengeance, civil war veteran, friendship, violence, murder, horse, gunslinger, doctor, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: texas
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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, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, girls' night
Plot: horse, wild horse, family, animal life, friendship, freedom, reunion, adventure, disney, rescue, getting home, cowboy ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
Place: usa, united states
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 7.8
 130K
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, cowboy, gunfight, sheriff, murder, gang, crimes, dying, against the odds, criminal, gunfighter ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california
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Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.
Style: emotional, melancholic, touching, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, homosexuality, closeted homosexual, gays and lesbians, forbidden love, gay romance, homosexual, first gay sexual experience, gay sex, gay slur, male nudity ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: wyoming, usa, texas, new york, mexico
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Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: This classic western masterpiece is an epic film about a widow whose land and life are in danger as the railroad is getting closer and closer to taking them over. A mysterious harmonica player joins forces with a desperado to protect the woman and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, clever, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, mysterious character, vengeance, gunfight, duel, tragic hero, small town, harmonica, villain, death, warrior ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona
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 7.5
 16K
The Rider (2017)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Once a rising star of the rodeo circuit, and a gifted horse trainer, young cowboy Brady is warned that his riding days are over, after a horse crushed his skull at a rodeo. Back home on the Pine Ridge Reservation, with little desire or alternatives ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, touching, rough
Plot: horse riding, rodeo, cowboy, human animal relationship, horse, disabled person, riding accident, head injury, rodeo cowboy, lasso, father son relationship, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: south dakota
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 7.2
 39K
The Outlaws (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Four unwitting heroes cross paths on their journey to the sleepy town of Silverado. Little do they know the town where their family and friends reside has been taken over by a corrupt sheriff and a murderous posse. It's up to the sharp-shooting ...
Style: feel good, realistic, exciting, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cowboy, gunfight, good versus evil, small town, group of criminals, friendship, old west, kidnapping, heroes, sheriff, saloon, western town ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico, arizona, california
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 7.7
 127K
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A town – where everyone seems to be named Johnson – is in the way of the railroad and, in order to grab their land, Hedley Lemar, a politically connected nasty person, sends in his henchmen to make the town unlivable. After the sheriff is ...
Style: humorous, parody, exciting, not serious, light ...
Plot: cowboy, farce, small town, interracial relations, ceremony, african american, desert, sheriff, misfit, old west, buddies, nothing goes right ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 1870s
Place: los angeles
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 7.6
 91K
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, bleak, captivating, offbeat, tense ...
Plot: native americans, gunfight, cowboy, sheriff, hallucination, wilderness, transformation, murder, bounty hunter, journey, small town, death ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio, england, pacific ocean
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 8.2
 382K
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, tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: old west, sheriff, vengeance, gunfight, revenge, redemption, cowboy, regret, one last job, small town, mutilation, reputation ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Mystery, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An anthology film weaving together the stories of six individuals in the old West at the end of the Civil War.
Style: parody, anthology, funny, ironic, light ...
Plot: old west, cowboy, bank robbery, stagecoach, wagon train, native american, shooting, dog, bounty hunter, violence, card playing, prostitute ...
Place: new mexico, oregon, arizona
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The Cowboy Way (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two championship rodeo partners travel to New York to find their missing friend, Nacho Salazar who went missing there.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: cowboy, friendship, chase, missing person, outlaw gang, fish out of water, odd couple, disorder, crimes, buddies, rivalry, gunfight ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new mexico, usa, latin america, cuba ...
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 6.6
 121K
Shanghai Noon (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Chon Wang, a clumsy imperial guard trails Princess Pei Pei when she is kidnapped from the Forbidden City and transported to America. Wang follows her captors to Nevada, where he teams up with an unlikely partner, outcast outlaw Roy O'Bannon, ...
Style: light, humorous, exciting, feel good, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: princess, martial arts, rescue, cowboy, adventure, chinese, old west, danger, society, save the day, partners, disorder ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 18th century
Place: china, nevada, hong kong
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 7.4
 43K
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, serious ...
Plot: cowboy, bounty hunter, manhunt, adventure, murder, hanging, vengeance, odd couple, partners, wanted, track down, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s, 1930s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, california
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 7.8
 103K
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: friendship, cowboy, fish out of water, prostitute, dancer, male bonding, male friendship, society, fighting illness, homosexuality, naivete, gay slur ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: new york, texas, usa, dallas texas, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.9
 56K
Young Guns (1988)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted.
Style: stylized, serious, suspense, harsh, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: cowboy, old west, friendship, gunfight, outlaw gang, chase, cowboys and outlaws, anti hero, anti heroes, small town, on the run, vigilantism ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, nebraska, arizona, mexico ...
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The Longest Ride (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man as he reflects back on a lost love while he's trapped in an automobile crash.
Style: romantic, sentimental, emotional, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love, romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love affair, couples, love and romance, cowboy, bull riding, love story, opposites attract, injury, art student ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, year 1941, 1940s
Place: usa, united states, north carolina, hawaii, new jersey ...
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 6.3
 4K
Deputy (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When the Los Angeles County’s Sheriff dies, an arcane rule forged back in the Wild West thrusts the most unlikely man into the job: a fifth-generation lawman, more comfortable taking down bad guys than navigating a sea of politics, who won’t ...
Style: bleak, suspense
Plot: old west, cowboy, sheriff, police, deputy, wife, politician, surgeon, justice, ex military, modern western
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 6.7
 78K
Hidalgo (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Sport, Western
Country: USA, Morocco
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in 1890, this is the story of a Pony Express courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous race for a massive contest prize, in an adventure that sends the pair around the world...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, factual ...
Plot: horse, desert, horse race, adventurer, adventure, cowboy, sheik, racehorse, underdog, contests and competitions, rivalry, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, new york, boston, syria ...
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany, USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of a strongbox containing $200,000 in stolen gold.
Style: epic, exciting, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, anti hero, treasure hunt, gunfight, greed, gold, good versus evil, heroes, cowboy, cons and scams, lone wolves, army ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, arizona, santa fe new mexico ...
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 5.9
 589
The Virginian (2000)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cowboy finds himself betrayed by his best friend and must choose between bringing him to justice and alienating the pretty schoolteacher he is in love with.
Style: serious, captivating, intense, tense, realistic
Plot: cowboy, love affair, starting over, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, vigilantism, moral dilemma, injustice, romance, hopes, farm, americana ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: wyoming
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 6.4
 224K
The Lone Ranger (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Texas Rangers chase down a gang of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish, but the gang ambushes the Rangers, seemingly killing them all. One survivor is found, however, by an American Indian named Tonto, who nurses him back to health. The Ranger, ...
Style: buddy comedy, exciting, humorous, semi serious, scenic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: horse, native american, texas ranger, adventure, cowboy, indians, good versus evil, escapades, escape, lawyer, vengeance, fighting crime ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1860s, 1930s
Place: texas, usa, san francisco
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 7.4
 11K
Hombre (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Indians, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, harsh ...
Plot: cowboy, journey, old west, embezzlement, outlaw, criminal, native americans, danger, racism, hostage, mine, stranded ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona, tucson arizona
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 6.1
 8K
Flicka (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A headstrong 16 year old Katy McLaughlin desires to work on her family's mountainside horse ranch, although her father insists she finish boarding school. Katy finds a mustang in the hills near her ranch. Katy then sets her mind to tame a ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, road movie, talky ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: horse, cowboy, family relations, family, family life, parents and children, self discovery, hopes, love and romance, farm, animal life, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wyoming
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 8.6
 88K
Justified (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A character drama based on the 2001 Elmore Leonard short story "Fire in the Hole." Leonard's tale centers around U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of Kentucky, a quiet but strong-willed official of the law. The tale covers his high-stakes ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, gunfight, drug lord, cowboy, lone wolves, fighting crime, gunslinger, justice, officer, crimes, crime, ex military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kentucky, usa
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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: atmospheric, serious, suspense, gloomy, meditative ...
Plot: funeral, cowboy, politics, small town, old west, lawyer, criminal, gunslinger, outlaw, robbery, senator, society ...
Time: 19th century
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Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, mind bending, neo noir, surreal ...
Plot: lesbian, mystery, hallucination, surrealism, obsession, lesbianism, dreams, strong sexual content, alternate reality, hollywood, lesbian sex, lesbian romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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