Old west movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant old west movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, tense, interesting and harsh films and TV shows about / with old west, horse, vengeance, gunfight, violence, storytelling, dialogue, revenge, brutality and mentor plots mostly in Western, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, Italy, West Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as old west: True Grit (2010), Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), Deadwood (2004), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), Django Unchained (2012), Hatfields & McCoys (2012), The Hateful Eight (2015), Hell on Wheels (2011), For a Few Dollars More (1965), Back to the Future Part III (1990).

List of old west movies

 7.6
 288K
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: rough, atmospheric, tense, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, track down, bounty hunter, partners, adventure, revenge, tough heroes, vengeance, gunfight, murder, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: usa, arkansas, texas, oklahoma, 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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, clever, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, vengeance, mysterious character, cowboy, duel, tragic hero, gunfight, harmonica, villain, warrior, massacre, funeral ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
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 8.6
 87K
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, crimes, power struggle, shooting, rivalry, brothel, sheriff, violence, gold rush, cowboy ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, south dakota, mine
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A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.
Style: humorous, satirical, funny, absurd, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: old west, parody, farm, duel, small town, fall in love, teaching the ways of the world, self discovery, notoriety, newcomer, drugs/alcohol, gunslinger ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, future
Place: usa, arizona
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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, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: freedom, old west, friendship, animal life, reunion, wildlife, adventure, rivalry, family, wild horse, rescue, captivity ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
Place: usa, united states
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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: treasure hunt, old west, 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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Django Unchained (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Style: dark humor, rough, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, bounty hunter, slavery, old west, gunfight, vengeance, african american, society, rescue, courage, torture, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
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Hatfields & McCoys (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
Story: Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy, close friends and comrades until near the end of the Civil War, return to their neighboring homes to increasing tensions, misunderstandings and resentments.
Style: tense, rough, atmospheric, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: old west, civil war, violence spree, gunfight, family relations, rivalry, feud, american civil war, post war, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, horse ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s
Place: west virginia, kentucky, usa
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The Hateful Eight (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Bounty hunters seek shelter from a raging blizzard and get caught up in a plot of betrayal and deception.
Style: captivating, dark humor, suspense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, old west, hitman, mountain, stagecoach, blizzard, revenge, dialogue, brutality, betrayal, danger, twists & turns ...
Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming, usa
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 8.3
 45K
Hell on Wheels (2011)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Hell on Wheels tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on Cullen Bohannon, a Confederate soldier who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who killed his wife. His journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: slavery, old west, native americans, african american, rivalry, loss of spouse, courage, haunted by the past, shooting, train, business venture, interracial relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
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For a Few Dollars More (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Two bounty hunters are in pursuit of "El Indio," one of the most wanted fugitives in the western territories, and his gang.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, bounty hunter, track down, gunfight, gang, duel, small town, warrior, reward, sidekick, lone wolves, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, arizona, mexico ...
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Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy finds Marty digging the trusty DeLorean out of a mineshaft and looking for Doc in the Wild West of 1885. But when their time machine breaks down, the travelers are stranded in a land of spurs. ...
Style: exciting, humorous, not serious, sentimental, light ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, sent to the past, mad scientist, time machine, old west, inventor, small town, adventure, fish out of water, getting home, race against time ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1950s, year 1955, 20th century ...
Place: california
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Into the West (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 552 min.
Story: Steven Spielberg executive produced this TNT miniseries about American Westward expansion during the 19th century. Told from both the perspective of the white Wheeler family and the Native American Lakota tribe, the 12-hour epic follows the clans as ...
Style: epic, sincere, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: old west, native american, injustice, adventure, interracial relations, friendship, tribe, rebelliousness, americana, revolution, family relations, native americans ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
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 7.4
 63K
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, emotional, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: old west, vengeance, friendship, gunfight, horse, small town, murder, cowboy, love and romance, good versus evil, doctor, dog ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: texas
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 8.2
 346K
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: tense, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: sheriff, old west, vengeance, redemption, regret, revenge, one last job, small town, prostitute, mutilation, reputation, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, 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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: old west, on the run, cowboy, gunfight, friendship, chase, robbery, adventure, thief, escape, explosion, posse ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: bolivia, latin america, coney island brooklyn new york city, south america, new york ...
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High Plains Drifter (1973)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago. After gunning down three gunmen who tried to kill him, the townsfolk decide to hire the Stranger to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, vengeance, small town, outlaw, gunslinger, anti-hero, mysterious character, tough heroes, rivalry, lone wolves, greed, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, california
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 7.7
 272K
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In Arizona in the late 1800s, infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, ...
Style: psychological, tense, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, heroic mission, gang, old west, rivalry, dishonesty, race against time, righting the wronged, chases and races, morality, crimes, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, mine, tucson arizona, mexico
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 7.8
 117K
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, gunfight, old west, sheriff, cowboy, murder, dying, crimes, gang, against the odds, criminal, outlaw ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california
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 8.0
 634K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, violence, lone hero, snow, old west, native american, revenge, betrayal, native americans, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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 6.9
 51K
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: old west, cowboy, friendship, gunfight, outlaw gang, chase, cowboys and outlaws, vigilantism, small town, on the run, street shootout, billy the kid ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona, nebraska ...
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 6.7
 56K
Appaloosa (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, friendship, law enforcement, sheriff, terrorizing, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, save the day, gunfight, deception, law enforcer killer ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new mexico, iowa, mine, texas
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 6.5
 113K
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, chinese, martial arts, travel, adventure, society, partners, disorder, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 18th century
Place: china, nevada, hong kong
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 5.9
 1K
Old Surehand (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: West Germany, Yugoslavia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Old Surehand and his faithful old friend Old Wabble are on the trail of a cold-blooded killer with the nickname 'The General'. The brother of Old Surehand was murdered by him. On the way Old Surehand and Old Wabble are involved in the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: old west, apache, rivalry, partners against crime, crimes, chases and races, adventure, vengeance, partners, track down, gang, horse ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: usa
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 6.5
 29K
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, serious, tense, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: old west, cowboy, friendship, betrayal, coming of age, on the run, escape, prison, prostitute, native american, sheriff, outlaw ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: new mexico, mexico, usa, latin america, arkansas ...
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 6.6
 28K
The Homesman (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy. Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: revenge, old west, human nature, native american, mental illness, unlikely partners, anti heroes, obsessive quest, partners, danger, lifesaver, misfit partners ...
Time: 19th century
Place: cross country, usa, iowa, nebraska
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Chingachgook: The Great Snake (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: East Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Chingachgook, a Mohawk-born Delaware warrior, strives to rescue his wife Wahtawah from the clutches of an enemy camp of Huron. Joined by his trusted huntsman Deerslayer, the two confront racist pioneers and brutal British soldiers in their quest. ...
Style: tense, intense, disturbing, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: old west, indian war, rivalry, unlikely partners, escapades, adventure, romance, heroes, danger, americana, horse, horse riding ...
Time: 18th century
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, gdr
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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is an American Western drama series created by Beth Sullivan and starring Jane Seymour who plays Dr. Michaela "Mike" Quinn, a physician who leaves Boston in search of adventure in the American West and who settles ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: doctors and patients, family values, old west, small town, society, couple relations, parents and children, interracial relations, female doctor, children, female protagonist, american indian ...
Time: 19th century
Place: colorado, medical school
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A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Man With No Name enters the Mexican village of San Miguel in the midst of a power struggle among the three Rojo brothers and sheriff John Baxter. When a regiment of Mexican soldiers bearing gold intended to pay for new weapons is waylaid by the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, gang war, massacre, sheriff, gold, greed, vengeance, deal, rivalry, tough heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, new mexico, arizona, spain ...
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 7.2
 34K
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: cowboy, gunfight, good versus evil, old west, small town, group of criminals, friendship, kidnapping, wagon train, horse, sheriff, gunslinger ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico, california
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