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, visually appealing, talky, captivating and interesting films and TV shows about / with cowboy, horse, gunfight, storytelling, runaway, dialogue, culture clash, gun, violence and mentor plots mostly in Western, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as cowboy: Brokeback Mountain (2005), True Grit (2010), The Rider (2017), Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), Broken Trail (2006), The Outlaws (1985), The Lone Ranger (2013), Blazing Saddles (1974), Open Range (2003), Longmire (2012).

List of cowboy movies

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, sincere, sexy, touching ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, gay, homosexual, forbidden love, gay romance, gay slur, closeted homosexual, cowboy, male nudity, first gay sexual experience ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: wyoming, texas, usa, new york, mexico
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 7.6
 300K
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, adventure, cowboy, gunfight, bounty hunter, partners, revenge, vengeance, tough heroes, track down, murder, trial ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1870s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: usa, arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california
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 7.4
 12K
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: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, touching, rough
Plot: cowboy, rodeo, horse, horse riding, head injury, riding accident, disabled person, rodeo cowboy, lasso, human animal relationship, father son relationship, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: south dakota
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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: freedom, adventure, wild horse, animal life, friendship, family, reunion, getting home, rescue, cowboy, captivity, horse ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
Place: usa, united states
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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, death, harmonica, villain, warrior, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, yuma arizona, arizona
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 7.7
 6K
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: serious, epic, captivating, sincere, tense ...
Plot: old west, cowboy, native americans, gang, brothel, fall in love, prostitute, nephew, protector, rescue, danger, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming, usa, san francisco, oregon
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 7.2
 36K
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, horse, gunslinger, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico, arizona, california
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 6.4
 216K
The Lone Ranger (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller, War, 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, buddy comedy, scenic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: horse, cowboy, native american, adventure, escapades, escape, lawyer, texas ranger, vengeance, danger, fighting crime, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: texas, usa, san francisco
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 7.7
 122K
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, not serious, exciting, light, talky ...
Plot: cowboy, parody, small town, interracial relations, ceremony, african american, farce, desert, sheriff, old west, misfit, buddies ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 70s
Place: los angeles
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 7.4
 65K
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, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: old west, gunfight, vengeance, cowboy, friendship, murder, horse, doctor, small town, civil war veteran, violence, shooting ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: texas
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 8.3
 27K
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, cowboy, native americans, police investigation, small town life, machismo, peril, crimes, fighting crime, law enforcement, small town, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wyoming, usa
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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: mind bending, psychological, twists and turns, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: mystery, lesbian, obsession, strong sexual content, hollywood, hallucination, dreams, lesbianism, lesbian sex, death, cowboy, memory loss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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: anthology, ironic, funny, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: old west, cowboy, bank robbery, stagecoach, wagon train, card playing, bounty hunter, native american, shooting, violence, dog, song ...
Place: oregon, new mexico, arizona
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 6.6
 116K
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: rescue, cowboy, adventure, princess, chinese, martial arts, old west, society, odd couple, save the day, unlikely partners, disorder ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 18th century
Place: china, nevada, hong kong
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 7.4
 41K
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, realistic ...
Plot: cowboy, bounty hunter, manhunt, adventure, murder, hanging, vengeance, partners, wanted, odd couple, on the road, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s, 1930s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, california
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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 friendship, male bonding, society, fighting illness, homosexuality, homosexual, eviction ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: new york, texas, usa, manhattan new york city, dallas texas ...
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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: bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, twists and turns, rough ...
Plot: brutality, psychopath, cowboy, sadist, aborigine, violence, rape, retribution, gang, savagery, tragic event, torture ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: australia
Is relevant ?
 8.6
 91K
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, crimes, prostitute, power struggle, sheriff, brothel, shooting, rivalry, small town life, cowboy, gold rush, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s
Place: usa, south dakota
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 6.1
 7K
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, self discovery, love and romance, parents and children, hopes, farm, siblings relations, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wyoming
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 228K
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: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: desert, adventure, sheriff, identity crisis, gunfight, friendship, cowboy, duel, chase, heroic mission, save the day, disorder ...
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 88K
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, cleveland ohio, pacific ocean, england
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 121K
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, gunfight, sheriff, vengeance, murder, cowboy, dying, gang, crimes, against the odds, criminal, gunfighter ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 6K
The Kid (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: New Mexico Territory, 1880. Rio Cutler and his older sister Sara must abandon their home after an unfortunate event happens. In their desperate flee to Santa Fe, they cross paths with the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid and his gang, who are ...
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, disturbing
Plot: cowboy, outlaw gang, sheriff, billy the kid, brother sister relationship, posse, outlaw, cowboys and outlaws, criminal, tough guy, ambush, violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new 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, semi serious, feel good, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: cowboy, friendship, chase, missing person, outlaw gang, odd couple, fish out of water, crimes, rivalry, disorder, buddies, gunfight ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new mexico, usa, latin america, cuba ...
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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, gunslinger, outlaw, criminal, senator, robbery, success ...
Time: 19th century
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 5K
8 Seconds (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film chronicles the life of Lane Frost, 1987 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion, his marriage and his friendships with Tuff Hedeman (three-time World Champion) and Cody Lambert.
Style: sentimental, captivating, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: bull riding, rodeo cowboy, cowboy, sport, romance, ambition, rivalry, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, human spirit, rodeo, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, oklahoma, arizona, new jersey
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A Town Called Panic (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Animated plastic toys like Cowboy, Indian and Horse have problems, too. Cowboy and Indian's plan to surprise Horse with a homemade birthday gift backfires when they destroy his house instead. Surreal adventures take over as the trio travel to ...
Style: surreal, not serious, humorous, absurd, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, friendship, cowboy, human animal relationship, animals, birthday, animal life, village, friends, village life, buddies, farm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, paris france, france, japan
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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: teens, boys' night
Plot: ufo, evil alien, spacecraft, catastrophe, abduction, alien, sheriff, cowboy, escape, small town, chaos, criminal ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa
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The New Adventures of Lucky Luke (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Western
Country: France
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The cowboy who draws a gun faster than his shadow is back! Lucky Luke, the famous wandering cowboy fights crime and injustice, most often in the form of the bumbling Dalton brothers. He rides Jolly Jumper, "the smartest horse in the world" ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: cowboy, adventure, righting the wronged, fighting crime, odd couple, escapades, heroes, gang, lone wolves, rivalry, crimes, old west ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 582
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, intense, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: cowboy, love affair, rivalry, starting over, hopes, romance, uninhibited rivalry, injustice, moral dilemma, vigilantism, farm, lone wolves ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: wyoming
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