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, talky, tense and clever films and TV shows about / with cowboy, violence, horse, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, gunfight, murder, culture clash and runaway 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), Shanghai Noon (2000), Brokeback Mountain (2005), The Lone Ranger (2013), The Rider (2017), Deadwood (2004), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), The Longest Ride (2015), Dead Man (1995), The Outlaws (1985).

List of cowboy movies

 7.6
 281K
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: rough, atmospheric, tense, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, track down, bounty hunter, partners, adventure, tough heroes, revenge, murder, vengeance, chase, teenage girl ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: arkansas, usa, texas, oklahoma, california
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 6.6
 111K
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, feel good, funny, light ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, cowboy, princess, old west, martial arts, travel, chinese, adventure, odd couple, unlikely partners, partners, disorder ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 18th century
Place: china, nevada, hong kong
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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: melancholic, emotional, sexy, touching, captivating ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, homosexuality, forbidden love, tragic love, gay relationship, homosexual, cowboy, love and romance, male nudity, introspection, unlikely couple, love affair ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 80s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, wyoming, texas, mexico
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 6.4
 207K
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, buddy comedy, scenic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: horse, cowboy, survivor, native american, adventure, vengeance, old west, texas ranger, lawyer, escape, danger, fighting crime ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, mine
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 7.5
 9K
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: captivating, exciting, touching, suspenseful, rough
Plot: cowboy, riding accident, head injury, disabled person, horse, rodeo, lasso, human animal relationship, horse trainer, father son relationship, fear, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: south dakota
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 8.7
 81K
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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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, stylized, serious, 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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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: sentimental, romantic, emotional, entertaining, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, love, love story, couples, romance, cowboy, bull riding, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, ambition, bossy woman, competition ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 1940s, year 1941
Place: north carolina, hawaii, new jersey, vienna, san francisco
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 7.7
 83K
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, bleak, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: sheriff, gunfight, native americans, wilderness, bounty hunter, murder, transformation, cowboy, journey, small town, runaway, chases and races ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, pacific ocean, cleveland ohio, england
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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: humorous, captivating, entertaining, wild
Plot: adventurer, cowboy, bar fight, cinematographer, drinking, drunkenness, highwayman, armed robbery, stagecoach, cinema, singing, stagecoach robbery ...
Time: 19th century
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 7.2
 33K
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, exciting, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, good versus evil, old west, small town, cowboy, group of criminals, friendship, adventure, violent, sheriff, horse, kidnapping ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico, california
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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: atmospheric, epic, stylized, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, vengeance, cowboy, mysterious character, gunfight, harmonica, small town, anti hero, tragic hero, good versus evil, massacre, duel ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
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 7.8
 115K
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: cowboy, desert, small town, saloon girl, frontier town, governor, ceremony, marching band, gun, interrupted hanging, parody, gay slur ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
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 7.5
 61K
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: captivating, serious, emotional, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: old west, friendship, small town, vengeance, gunfight, murder, horse, cowboy, love and romance, redemption, good versus evil, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: texas
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, 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: exciting, epic, tense, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, treasure hunt, lone wolves, cons and scams, gold, good versus evil, outlaw, greed, gunfight, anti-hero, american civil war, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, arizona, mexico ...
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 8.3
 25K
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 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: cowboy, prostitute, parody, wagon train, bank robbery, stagecoach, american indian, singing cowboy, anthology, arizona territory, comanche indian, trapper ...
Place: arizona, new mexico, oregon
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 6.5
 28K
Young Guns II (1990)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Only three of the original five "young guns" -- Billy the Kid (Emilio Estevez), Jose Chavez y Chavez (Lou Diamond Phillips), and Doc Scurlock (Kiefer Sutherland) -- return in Young Guns, Part 2, which is the story of Billy the Kid and his ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: old west, cowboy, coming of age, escape, prison, prostitute, outlaw, sheriff, native american, mexican standoff, betrayal, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, new mexico, arkansas, latin america, usa ...
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 8.4
 38K
Godless (2017)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Frank Griffin, an outlaw terrorizing the 1880s American West, hunts down Roy Goode, his partner turned enemy. Roy hides out at a ranch as Frank's chase leads him to La Belle, New Mexico - a town mysteriously made up entirely of women.
Style: suspense, rough, suspenseful, tense, exciting
Plot: gang, violence, mining town, outlaw, cowboy, standoff, gunslinger, revisionist western, widow, male nudity, death, flashback
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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: serious, atmospheric, 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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 8.3
 778K
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: humorous, touching, exciting, witty, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: toys, friendship, adventure, rivalry, friends, rescue, teamwork, jealousy, redemption, family, cowboy, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, ohio
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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: fairy tale, entertaining, funny
Audience: family outing
Plot: magic, circus, animal rescue, clown, monkey, elephant, cowboy, bear, tiger, lion, giraffe, obsessive quest ...
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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, mind bending, twists and turns, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lesbian, uncover truth, hollywood, showbiz, mystery, amnesia, hallucination, postmodernism, surrealism, mysterious character, dreams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: old west, on the run, adventure, chase, friendship, cowboy, gunfight, last stand, posse, train robbery, dynamite, robbery ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: bolivia, latin america, south america, mine, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
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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, brothel, widow, corral, nephew, gang, prostitute, rescue, partners, rivalry, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming, usa, oregon
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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, dream, cowboy, mad scientist, glove, gender roles, scientist, professor, beer, absurdism, female scientist, police chase ...
Place: prague, prague czech republic, prague czechoslovakia
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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, exciting, semi serious, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drifter, small town, brother, identity theft, gunslinger, cowboy, false identity, mormon, settler, sheriff, 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, performance, love, romance, workplace intrigue, 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, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, senator, bank, revenge, explosion, jail, bank robbery, outlaw, fistfight, cowboy, martial arts ...
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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