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 interesting films and TV shows about / with cowboy, storytelling, dialogue, horse, violence, gunfight, mentor, culture clash, runaway and redemption plots mostly in Western, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, Germany, Italy 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), Tombstone (1993), Blazing Saddles (1974), Broken Trail (2006), Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), Deadwood (2004), Cowboys & Aliens (2011).

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, gunfight, murder, vengeance, trial ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: usa, arkansas, 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: cowboy, rescue, princess, old west, martial arts, travel, chinese, adventure, friends, danger, 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, sexy, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, forbidden love, tragic love, gay slur, homosexual, cowboy, love and romance, male nudity, gay romance, lovers ...
Time: 1960s, 80s, 20th century, 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: boys' night, teens
Plot: cowboy, survivor, horse, vengeance, native american, lawyer, escape, texas ranger, adventure, fighting crime, danger, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, mine
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 7.8
 113K
Tombstone (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, 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: gunfight, old west, dying, sheriff, murder, cowboy, vengeance, crimes, gang, against the odds, criminal, outlaw ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california
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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, realistic, exciting, not serious ...
Plot: cowboy, desert, small town, african american, gay slur, sheriff, singer, horse, marching band, interrupted hanging, gun, frontier town ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
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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: realistic, epic, captivating, tense, emotional ...
Plot: cowboy, prostitute, corral, nephew, widow, brothel, old west, gang, chases and races, escapades, native americans, horse ...
Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming, usa, oregon
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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: epic, tense, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, vengeance, gunfight, mysterious character, warrior, tragic hero, death, sheriff, good versus evil, hanging, duel ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
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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, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: old west, small town life, prostitute, power struggle, crimes, shooting, rivalry, sheriff, violence, brothel, cowboy, drugs/alcohol ...
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: ufo, evil alien, sheriff, spacecraft, alien, gunfight, cowboy, escape, small town, chaos, abduction, outlaw ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa
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 7.5
 10K
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, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, rough
Plot: rodeo, horse, cowboy, head injury, disabled person, riding accident, lasso, human animal relationship, horse trainer, father son relationship, friend, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: south dakota
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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: realistic, exciting, feel good, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, good versus evil, old west, cowboy, small town, group of criminals, friendship, kidnapping, gunslinger, horse, sheriff, wagon train ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico, california
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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: tense, exciting, epic, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, treasure hunt, lone wolves, gold, cons and scams, good versus evil, greed, gunfight, army, outlaw, cowboy, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona ...
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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, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: gunfight, sheriff, native americans, wilderness, transformation, bounty hunter, murder, journey, cowboy, small town, runaway, new job ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, pacific ocean, england, cleveland ohio
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 6.7
 73K
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: desert, horse, horse race, adventurer, cowboy, adventure, underdog, rivalry, human spirit, contests and competitions, obsessive quest, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, syria, iraq
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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: stylized, captivating, serious, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: old west, friendship, gunfight, vengeance, horse, small town, murder, cowboy, love and romance, good versus evil, shooting, arrest ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: texas
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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
Plot: friendship, chase, missing person, cowboy, odd couple, fish out of water, disorder, buddies, crimes, rivalry, gunfight, outlaw gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new mexico, usa, cuba, latin america ...
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Brothers in Arms (2005)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Old West. New Soul. Big Payback.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cowboy, heist, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, disorder, bounty hunter, tough heroes, vengeance, on the run, vigilantism, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, africa, kenya
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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, entertaining, captivating, wild
Plot: adventurer, cowboy, bar fight, cinematographer, highwayman, drinking, drunkenness, horse chase, armed robbery, stagecoach robbery, murder, cinema ...
Time: 19th century
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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, feel good, inspirational, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: old west, freedom, animal life, friendship, rivalry, wild horse, rescue, captivity, reunion, wildlife, adventure, family ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: usa
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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: witty, humorous, clever, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: old west, on the run, cowboy, gunfight, friendship, chase, robbery, adventure, escape, explosion, thief, dynamite ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1890s
Place: bolivia, latin america, coney island brooklyn new york city, wyoming, mine ...
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 7.2
 213K
Rango (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Western
Country: USA, Brazil
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: humorous, witty, offbeat, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: desert, sheriff, adventure, friendship, gunfight, identity crisis, robbery, duel, cowboy, heroic mission, mayor, chase ...
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas
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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, suspenseful ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lesbian, showbiz, uncover truth, obsession, jealousy, actress, frustration, death, hollywood, mystery, amnesia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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: touching, humorous, exciting, witty, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: toys, friendship, adventure, friends, rivalry, rescue, teamwork, jealousy, family, dinosaur, cowboy, redemption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, ohio
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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, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: sheriff, small town life, machismo, peril, crimes, cowboy, law enforcement, fighting crime, small town, gunfight, greed, mystery ...
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: serious, emotional, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: funeral, cowboy, small town, politics, lawyer, senator, robbery, newspaper, stagecoach, gunslinger, outlaw, pistol ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kindergarten
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Don't Come Knocking (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Howard Spence has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust for his selfish and failed life with alcohol, drugs and young women. If he were to die now, nobody would shed a tear over him, that's the sad truth. ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental, talky ...
Plot: reunion, redemption, parents and children, hopes, haunted by the past, family relations, cowboy, human nature, actor's life, small town, father son relationship, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana, nevada, texas, 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.
Plot: cowboy, stagecoach, bank robbery, singing cowboy, anthology, parody, prostitute, wagon train, american indian, fish, bounty hunter, bridge ...
Place: new mexico, arizona, 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: realistic, exciting, tense, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: old west, cowboy, friendship, betrayal, on the run, coming of age, outlaw, mexican standoff, prison, escape, prostitute, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new mexico, mexico, latin america, arkansas, 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: romantic, sentimental, emotional, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, love affair, love and romance, bull riding, romance, couples, cowboy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love story, competition, art student, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 1940s, year 1941
Place: north carolina, hawaii, new jersey, vienna, san francisco
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