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, tense, scenic and exciting films and TV shows about / with cowboy, storytelling, horse, dialogue, violence, mentor, gunfight, murder, culture clash and redemption plots mostly in Western, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, Canada, Italy and other countries.
cowboy movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as cowboy: True Grit (2010), Shanghai Noon (2000), Brokeback Mountain (2005), The Lone Ranger (2013), Blazing Saddles (1974), Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), Deadwood (2004), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), The Rider (2017), The Outlaws (1985).

List of cowboy movies

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, horse, revenge, gunfight, murder, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1870s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: usa, arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california
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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: princess, rescue, cowboy, martial arts, old west, travel, chinese, adventure, disorder, partners, society, odd couple ...
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: gays and lesbians, homosexuality, forbidden love, gay relationship, tragic love, homosexual, cowboy, love and romance, male nudity, love affair, lovers, unlikely couple ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 80s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, wyoming, texas, mexico
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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, vengeance, native american, texas ranger, lawyer, escape, adventure, danger, fighting crime, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, mine
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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, not serious, exciting ...
Plot: cowboy, desert, small town, african american, gay slur, singer, horse, sheriff, frontier town, saloon girl, marching band, governor ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
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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, small town, tragic hero, funeral, massacre, hanging, death ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
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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, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: old west, prostitute, small town life, drugs/alcohol, power struggle, cowboy, shooting, crimes, greed, sheriff, lifestyle, dishonesty ...
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, gunfight, spacecraft, cowboy, escape, small town, chaos, abduction, outlaw ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa
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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, suspenseful, touching, rough
Plot: rodeo, cowboy, riding accident, head injury, disabled person, lasso, horse, human animal relationship, father son relationship, friend, fear, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: south dakota
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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: exciting, realistic, feel good, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, good versus evil, old west, cowboy, small town, group of criminals, friendship, kidnapping, gunslinger, wagon train, sheriff, horse ...
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, arizona, mexico ...
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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: gunfight, sheriff, native americans, wilderness, transformation, bounty hunter, murder, journey, cowboy, small town, runaway, new job ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, england, pacific ocean, cleveland ohio
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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, against the odds, obsessive quest ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, syria, iraq
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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, horse, friendship, gunfight, vengeance, small town, murder, cowboy, love and romance, good versus evil, shooting, dog ...
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, fish out of water, odd couple, buddies, disorder, crimes, rivalry, gunfight, outlaw gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new mexico, usa, latin america, cuba ...
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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, highwayman, drunkenness, drinking, stagecoach robbery, armed robbery, horse chase, stagecoach, murder ...
Time: 19th century
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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, emotional, sincere, tense, captivating ...
Plot: cowboy, prostitute, corral, nephew, brothel, widow, gang, old west, partners, oldtimer, protector, immigrants ...
Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming, usa, oregon
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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, feel good ...
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, mine, wyoming ...
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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: lesbian, strong sexual content, obsession, showbiz, uncover truth, actress, jealousy, death, frustration, hollywood, mystery, amnesia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: toys, friendship, adventure, friends, rivalry, rescue, teamwork, jealousy, family, dinosaur, cowboy, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, ohio
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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, machismo, cowboy, peril, fighting crime, small town, greed, native americans, 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: sentimental, gloomy, serious, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: funeral, cowboy, small town, politics, lawyer, senator, robbery, newspaper, pistol, gunslinger, stagecoach, outlaw ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kindergarten
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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, bank robbery, stagecoach, parody, prostitute, wagon train, singing cowboy, american indian, anthology, bounty hunter, fish, brother sister relationship ...
Place: oregon, new mexico, arizona
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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: tense, exciting, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: old west, cowboy, friendship, betrayal, coming of age, on the run, native american, sheriff, mexican standoff, prison, prostitute, escape ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, new mexico, usa, arkansas, latin america ...
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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 affair, love, love and romance, bull riding, romance, couples, cowboy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love story, opposites attract, competition, art student ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 1940s, year 1941
Place: north carolina, hawaii, new jersey, vienna, san francisco
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In a Valley of Violence (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a drifter named Paul who arrives in a small town seeking revenge on the thugs who murdered his friend. Sisters Mary Anne and Ellen, who run the town's hotel, help Paul in his quest for vengeance.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Plot: violence, revenge, murder, killer, cowboy, tough guy, one against many, street shootout, fistfight, dog, civil war, left for dead ...
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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: violence, gang, outlaw, mining town, standoff, cowboy, gunslinger, revisionist western, widow, male nudity, death, flashback
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Toy Story of Terror! (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: What starts out as a fun road trip for the Toy Story gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, clever, funny ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: toys, cowboy, on the road, dinosaur, objects come to life, adventure, family, hotel, halloween, danger, friends, imaginary ...
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Yahsi Bati - The Ottoman Cowboys (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: Turkey
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two Ottoman government officials travel to USA in 19th Century in order to give gift to President from Sultan of Ottoman.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, slang, epic
Plot: cowboy, old west, horse, cards, theft, wrestling, gem, wanted, robbery, disorder, native americans, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1880s, victorian era
Place: usa, istanbul turkey, turkey, ottoman empire, united states
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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, entertaining, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: old west, friendship, gunfight, outlaw gang, chase, cowboys and outlaws, on the run, cowboy, vigilantism, small town, street shootout, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona, nebraska ...
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