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, suspense, serious, captivating, tense and talky films and TV shows about / with cowboy, horse, gunfight, old west, culture clash, gun, storytelling, small town, dialogue and mentor plots mostly in Western, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as cowboy: Broken Trail (2006), True Grit (2010), Tombstone (1993), Open Range (2003), Unforgiven (1992), Young Guns (1988), Blazing Saddles (1974), The Cowboy Way (1994), Hidalgo (2004), Longmire (2012).

List of cowboy movies

 7.7
 6K
Broken Trail (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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: serious, captivating, sincere, realistic, tense ...
Plot: cowboy, old west, native americans, gang, brothel, fall in love, prostitute, nephew, escapades, rescue, protector, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming, usa, oregon, san francisco
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 7.6
 333K
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: tense, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, vengeance, bounty hunter, adventure, gunfight, tough heroes, partners, hunt down, determination, revenge, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 20th century
Place: usa, arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california
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 7.8
 144K
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: vengeance, old west, cowboy, sheriff, gunfight, murder, lone hero, gang, crimes, dying, against the odds, criminal ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california
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 7.4
 72K
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, cowboy, gunfight, vengeance, civil war veteran, friendship, murder, gunslinger, horse, doctor, corruption, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: montana, texas
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 8.2
 404K
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, captivating ...
Plot: old west, sheriff, cowboy, vengeance, redemption, revenge, gunfight, regret, one last job, small town, prostitute, reputation ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
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 6.8
 61K
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, billy the kid, old west, cowboys and outlaws, friendship, gunfight, outlaw gang, chase, on the run, vigilantism, small town, bounty hunter ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, nebraska, mexico ...
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 7.7
 136K
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, african american, desert, sheriff, misfit, old west, convict, nothing goes right, buddies ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 1870s
Place: los angeles
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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, buddies, rivalry, crimes, disorder, gunfight ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new mexico, latin america, usa, cuba ...
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 6.7
 81K
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, horse race, desert, cowboy, adventurer, adventure, racehorse, sheik, lone hero, underdog, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, iraq, syria, boston ...
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 8.4
 34K
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, native americans, cowboy, small town, police investigation, small town life, election, policewoman, machismo, peril, social relations, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wyoming, usa
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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, sentimental, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, girls' night
Plot: horse, family, wild horse, friendship, freedom, talking animals, adventure, rescue, wildlife, animal life, getting home, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa
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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, atmospheric ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, homosexuality, closeted homosexual, homosexual, first gay sexual experience, gay romance, forbidden love, gays and lesbians, male nudity, gay slur, gay sex ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: wyoming, usa, texas, new york, mexico
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The Power of the Dog (2021)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A domineering, magnetic rancher responds with mocking cruelty when his brother brings home a new wife and her son, until the unexpected comes to pass.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, serious, wild
Plot: cowboy, homosexuality, brother brother relationship, old west, widow, ranch, misogynist, sexual tension, mother son relationship, brothers, power relations, brother ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: montana, australia
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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, mysterious character, vengeance, cowboy, small town, gunfight, duel, tragic hero, villain, death, greed, warrior ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona
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 7.4
 18K
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: touching, captivating, suspenseful, exciting, rough
Plot: rodeo, human animal relationship, horse riding, horse, cowboy, riding accident, disabled person, rodeo cowboy, native american reservation, friendship, father son relationship, pain ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: south dakota
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 8.8
 109K
Yellowstone (2018)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the violent world of the Dutton family, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. Led by their patriarch John Dutton, the family defends their property against constant attack by land developers, an Indian reservation, ...
Style: scenic, sad, suspense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: ranch, family business, cowboy, family relations, death, rivalry, old west, society, crimes, dishonesty, tough guy, power struggle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, montana
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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, funny, ironic, captivating, light ...
Plot: old west, bank robbery, cowboy, wagon train, stagecoach, native american, violence, card playing, bounty hunter, dog, prostitute, horse riding ...
Place: arizona, oregon, new mexico
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 6.2
 5K
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, captivating, tense, disturbing
Plot: old west, sheriff, cowboy, police, law and order, fighting crime, deputy, small town sheriff, police station, workplace situations, police detective, workplace ...
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 8.6
 104K
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, sheriff, crimes, prostitute, gold rush, power struggle, brothel, rivalry, small town life, dishonesty, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s
Place: south dakota, usa
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 178 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, treasure hunt, gunfight, greed, gold, good versus evil, heroes, cons and scams, cowboy, army, lone wolves, criminal ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, arizona, santa fe new mexico ...
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 6.6
 126K
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: martial arts, princess, rescue, adventure, chinese, cowboy, old west, friends, disorder, partners, save the day, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 18th century
Place: china, nevada, hong kong
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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, criminal, senator, robbery, society, success ...
Time: 19th century
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 6.5
 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: rodeo cowboy, rodeo, cowboy, sport, romance, rivalry, ambition, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, human spirit, rise and fall, underdog ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, las vegas, arizona, new jersey
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 7.2
 44K
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: gunfight, cowboy, good versus evil, small town, group of criminals, friendship, old west, heroes, kidnapping, sheriff, wagon train, gunslinger ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico, arizona, california
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 7.2
 257K
Rango (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, 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, surreal ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: desert, adventure, identity crisis, friendship, sheriff, chase, heroic mission, talking animals, lizard, gunfight, cowboy, save the day ...
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas
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 6.7
 37K
Cowboy Bebop (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: A ragtag crew of bounty hunters chases down the galaxy's most dangerous criminals. They'll save the world... for the right price.
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: bounty hunter, outer space, cowboy, gangsters, violence, hunter, criminal, galaxy, heroes, kung fu, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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The New Adventures of Lucky Luke (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Western
Country: France
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: family outing, kids
Plot: cowboy, adventure, righting the wronged, fighting crime, escapades, odd couple, heroes, gang, rivalry, old west, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
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 4.7
 4K
Lucky Luke (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: France, Argentina
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Fearless gunslinger, Lucky Luke, is ordered by the President to bring peace to Daisy Town.
Style: humorous, parody, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: cowboy, fighting crime, rivalry, crimes, adventure, old west, hotshot hero, escapades, law enforcement, small town, partners, odd couple ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
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The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A 12-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family's ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country on board a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.
Style: touching, exciting, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, train, prodigy, cowboy, loneliness, adventurer, train travel, farm, young heroes, parents and children, on the road, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montana, usa, washington d.c., chicago illinois
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The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After avenging his family's brutal murder, Wales is pursued by a pack of soldiers. He prefers to travel alone, but ragtag outcasts are drawn to him - and Wales can't bring himself to leave them unprotected.
Style: realistic, brutal, harsh, suspense, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, native americans, murder, cowboy, war crime, loss of son, vengeance, tough heroes, civil war, horse, native american, vigilantism ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 70s
Place: texas, usa, missouri, arizona, kansas
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