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, clever, talky, captivating and tense films and TV shows about / with cowboy, horse, violence, storytelling, gunfight, dialogue, runaway, mentor, outlaw and culture clash plots mostly in Western, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, Italy, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as cowboy: True Grit (2010), Brokeback Mountain (2005), Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), Blazing Saddles (1974), Shanghai Noon (2000), Toy Story (1995), Deadwood (2004), Broken Trail (2006), The Lone Ranger (2013).
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Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Western
Italy, USA
164 min.
 8.5
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Western
Italy, USA, Spain, West Germany
161 min.
 8.9
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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)
Comedy, Drama, Musical, Mystery, Romance, Western
USA
133 min.
 7.4
Tinker (2018)
Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
USA
97 min.
 5.4

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 7.6
 272K
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, track down, bounty hunter, horse, on the road, adventure, tough heroes, partners, rivalry, hunt down, law enforcer ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1870s, 1900s, 1800s
Place: arkansas, usa, texas, oklahoma, 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, sexy, touching, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, forbidden love, homosexuality, tragic love, homosexual, gay relationship, cowboy, male nudity, love and romance, introspection, love affair, lovers ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: wyoming, usa, texas, mexico
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A Man from Boulevard des Capucines (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance, Western
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mr Jonny First arrives to the Wild West to present the art of the Cinematograph.
Style: captivating, humorous, entertaining, wild
Plot: adventurer, cowboy, bar fight, cinematographer, drinking, drunkenness, highwayman, armed robbery, cinema, stagecoach, singing, outlaw ...
Time: 19th century
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Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 164 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: epic, atmospheric, stylized, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, vengeance, cowboy, mysterious character, gunfight, harmonica, small town, anti hero, tragic hero, good versus evil, child killer, massacre ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, USA, Spain, West Germany
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, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, treasure hunt, cons and scams, lone wolves, good versus evil, gold, american civil war, outlaw, heroes, greed, gunfight, cowboy ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona
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 7.8
 111K
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, witty, not serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: desert, cowboy, small town, frontier town, saloon girl, governor, gun, ceremony, interrupted hanging, marching band, parody, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
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 6.6
 108K
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: humorous, exciting, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, old west, cowboy, princess, martial arts, kidnapping, native american, travel, chinese, adventure, odd couple, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: china, nevada, hong kong
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 8.3
 750K
Toy Story (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Led by Woody, Andy's toys live happily in his room until Andy's birthday brings Buzz Lightyear onto the scene. Afraid of losing his place in Andy's heart, Woody plots against Buzz. But when circumstances separate Buzz and Woody from ...
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, toys, friends, adventure, jealousy, rivalry, family, cowboy, dinosaur, imaginary, bad guy, initially antagonists ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, ohio
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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, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: old west, prostitute, small town life, drugs/alcohol, power struggle, greed, sheriff, crimes, rivalry, americana, cowboy, shooting ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, south dakota, mine
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy is the affable, clever and talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang. His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot 'Sundance Kid'. As the west rapidly becomes civilized, the law finally ...
Style: realistic, clever, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: old west, on the run, adventure, cowboy, chase, friendship, gunfight, last stand, dynamite, posse, train robbery, robbery ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: bolivia, latin america, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, south america ...
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 7.8
 5K
Broken Trail (2006)
Genre: Western
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 184 min.
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: captivating, serious, epic, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: cowboy, old west, gang, corral, nephew, widow, brothel, prostitute, rescue, partners, rivalry, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming, usa, oregon
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 6.4
 203K
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: exciting, humorous, semi serious, serious, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: horse, cowboy, survivor, old west, lawyer, escape, train, outlaw, texas ranger, native american, partner, chase ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s, 20th century, 1860s
Place: texas, usa, mine
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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 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, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: funeral, small town, lawyer, cowboy, politics, stagecoach, outlaw, pistol, gunslinger, senator, newspaper, robbery ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kindergarten
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Animal Crackers (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Spain, China, South Korea
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A family must use a magical box of Animal Crackers to save a rundown circus from being taken over by their evil uncle Horatio P. Huntington.
Style: funny, entertaining, fairy tale
Audience: family outing
Plot: magic, circus, animal rescue, giraffe, tiger, lion, elephant, bear, monkey, clown, cowboy, obsessive quest ...
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 7.3
 62K
Seabiscuit (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: horse, follow your dream, boxing, businessman, underdog, american dream, against the odds, cowboy, jockey, great depression, racehorse, gambling ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: california, chicago illinois, albuquerque new mexico, pasadena california, tijuana mexico
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The Proposition (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Western
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in the Australian outback in the 1880s, the movie follows the series of events following the horrific rape and murder of the Hopkins family, allegedly committed by the infamous Burns brothers gang. Captain Morris Stanley captures Charlie Burns ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychopath, brutality, violence, track down, cowboy, aborigine, outlaw, gang, rape, retribution, savagery, gallows ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: australia
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Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hapless museum night watchman Larry Daley must help his living, breathing exhibit friends out of a pickle now that they've been transferred to the archives at the Smithsonian Institution. Larry's (mis)adventures this time include close ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: museum, adventure, curses spells and rituals, pilot, goofy hero, objects come to life, tombs and skeletons, escapades, imaginary, dinosaur, cowboy, ancient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s, 1930s
Place: usa, washington d.c., manhattan new york city, egypt
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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, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, gunfight, native americans, sheriff, chases and races, friends, wilderness, buddies, self defense, cowboy, transformation, young man ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, england, cleveland ohio, pacific ocean
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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 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.
Plot: prostitute, cowboy, american indian, stagecoach, bank robbery, wagon train, singing cowboy, parody, anthology, dog, singing, money falling through the air ...
Place: oregon, new mexico, arizona
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 7.4
 6K
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 ...
Plot: bull riding, disabled person, riding accident, cowboy, lasso, horse riding, horse, father son relationship, unemployment, brother sister relationship, head injury, horse trainer ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: south dakota
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Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In this zany Czechoslovakian comedy, a scientist invents a machine that projects a sleeping person's dream on a screen; disaster soon follows when the machine malfunctions and the cartoon-like dream characters become very real!
Style: comic
Plot: superhero, mad scientist, cowboy, dream, milk, cremation, villain, hammock, female scientist, gunslinger, male in bathtub, cow ...
Place: prague czechoslovakia, prague, prague czech republic
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They Call Me Trinity (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The simple story has the pair coming to the rescue of peace-loving Mormons when land-hungry Major Harriman sends his bullies to harass them into giving up their fertile valley. Trinity and Bambino manage to save the Mormons and send the bad guys ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drifter, small town, gunslinger, cowboy, brother, identity theft, false identity, mormon, sheriff, settler, bar fight, parody ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, california, texas, tokyo, canada
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The Electric Horseman (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Sonny Steele used to be a rodeo star, but his next appearance is to be on a Las Vegas stage, wearing a suit covered in lights, advertising a breakfast cereal. When he finds out they are going drug the horse in case its too frisky, he rides off into ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: cowboy, horse, redemption, obsessive quest, desert, love, performance, workplace intrigue, romance, escapades, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa, utah, california
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Death Rides a Horse (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Death Rides a Horse (aka Da uomo a uomo, or As Man to Man) is a 1967 spaghetti western directed by Giulio Petroni, written by Luciano Vincenzoni, and starring Lee Van Cleef and John Phillip Law. Bill Meceita, a boy whose family was murdered in front ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, revenge, bank, shaving, senator, outlaw, fistfight, jail, cowboy, sheriff, explosion ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico
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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, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: friendship, chase, cowboy, missing person, buddies, odd couple, kidnapping, urban, fish out of water, crimes, partners, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new mexico, cuba, latin america, usa ...
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Trinity Is STILL My Name! (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A couple of two-bit thieving brothers try and keep a promise to their dying father: stick together and become successful outlaws. Bambino reluctantly agrees to show younger Trinity the ropes, but their gentle demeanors tend to diminish their haul by ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mistaken identity, cowboy, brother, gunslinger, monk, anti heroes, old west, siblings relations, sibling relationship, escapades, heroes, partners ...
Time: 19th century
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 5.5
 214
Rio Diablo (1993)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Kenny Roger's leaves his good-guy image behind as the rugged, gutsy Quentin Leach, a bounty hunter with a quick temper and a trigger finger to match. If you're an outlaw with a price on your head, Leach is the last man you'll want to ...
Style: tragic ending, surprise ending
Plot: cowboy, horse, wedding, bar, mexican, kiss, pistol, revenge, street shootout, murder, kidnapping, cowboy hat ...
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Scooby-Doo! Shaggy's Showdown (2017)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When the Scooby gang visits a dude ranch, they discover that it and the nearby town have been haunted by a ghostly cowboy, Dapper Dan, who fires real fire from his fire irons. The mystery only deepens when it’s discovered that the ghost is also ...
Plot: dog, ghost, scooby doo, cowboy, haunted, cartoon dog, outlaw
Time: 2010s
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