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, harsh, interesting and tense films and TV shows about / with old west, gunfight, vengeance, horse, violence, storytelling, rivalry, brutality, cowboy and revenge plots mostly in Western, Drama and Adventure genres shot in USA, West Germany, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as old west: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), True Grit (2010), Deadwood (2004), Django Unchained (2012), The Hateful Eight (2015), Hell on Wheels (2011), Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), Back to the Future Part III (1990), 3:10 to Yuma (2007), Hatfields & McCoys (2012).

List of old west movies

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, USA, 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, mexico, arizona
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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, death of father ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1870s, 1900s, 1800s
Place: arkansas, usa, texas, oklahoma, california
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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, 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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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, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, racism, slavery, old west, society, rescue, vengeance, friendship, one against many, odd couple, gory, courage ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
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A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
Genre: Action, 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, small town, fall in love, duel, drugs/alcohol, self discovery, gunslinger, teaching the ways of the world, notoriety, newcomer ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, future
Place: arizona, usa
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Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, 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, wildlife, adventure, captivity, family, reunion ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: 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: suspense, captivating, dark humor, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, old west, dialogue, blizzard, stagecoach, brutality, hitman, greed, blood, murder, gunfight, revenge ...
Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming, usa
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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: old west, slavery, rivalry, native americans, haunted by the past, tough heroes, african american, train, courage, interracial relations, shooting, civil war ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
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Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 164 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, child killer, massacre ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
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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, teens, date night, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, sent to the past, old west, mad scientist, time machine, inventor, adventure, small town, race against time, getting home, duel ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century, 1950s, 20th century, year 1985 ...
Place: 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, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: old west, on the run, adventure, chase, friendship, cowboy, gunfight, last stand, dynamite, posse, train robbery, robbery ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: bolivia, latin america, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, south america ...
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3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, realistic, tense, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, old west, gunfight, heroic mission, righting the wronged, gang, dishonesty, rivalry, chases and races, reward, debt, horse ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, mine, tucson arizona, mexico
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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: epic, realistic, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: old west, civil war, violence spree, post war, american civil war, feud, gunfight, rivalry, americana, family relations, horse, massacre ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s
Place: kentucky, west virginia, usa
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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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: old west, apache, vengeance, rivalry, horse, adventure, gang, partners against crime, track down, chases and races, crimes, partners ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: usa
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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: serious, exciting, realistic, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: old west, coming of age, escape, prostitute, prison, mexican standoff, sheriff, native american, outlaw, cowboy, betrayal, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1950s, 20th century, 1870s, 80s
Place: mexico, new mexico, arkansas, latin america, usa ...
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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, atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: old west, native american, immigrants, friendship, interracial relations, adventure, parents and children, siblings relations, culture clash, injustice, americana, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
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Young Guns (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, 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, gunfight, outlaw gang, chase, cowboys and outlaws, friendship, street shootout, vigilantism, adventure, brutality, outlaw, ranch ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona, nebraska ...
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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: witty, tense, stylized, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, old west, track down, gunfight, right hand man, sombrero, beard, pot smoking, death, sidekick, piano, small town ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: new mexico, texas, usa, mexico, arizona ...
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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, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: doctors and patients, female doctor, family values, small town, couple relations, old west, parents and children, society, interracial relations, american indian, children, female protagonist ...
Time: 19th century
Place: colorado, medical school
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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, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, violence, revenge, betrayal, native american, manhunt, native americans, old west, brutality, greed ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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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, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: one last job, regret, sheriff, old west, revenge, redemption, vengeance, reputation, englishman, bounty hunter, bounty, mutilation ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
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High Plains Drifter (1973)
Genre: 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: stylized, cynical, bleak, atmospheric, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, vengeance, outlaw, gunslinger, dwarf, drifter, mayor, anti-hero, lone wolves, mysterious character, desperation ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, california
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Johnson County War (2002)
Genre: Western
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The three Hammett brothers, Cain (Tom Berenger), Harry (Luke Perry) and Dale (Adam Stroke) are caught in a conflict that escalates rapidly and the old farmers facing against new farmers who have settled in the green grasslands.
Style: suspenseful, serious, epic, realistic, exciting
Plot: old west, americana, manhunt, siblings relations, isolation, battles, hitman, crimes, rivalry, tragedy, campfire, pipe smoking ...
Place: wyoming
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Wagons East (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After the 1860s Wild West, a group of misfit settlers - including ex-doctor Phil Taylor, prostitute Belle, and homosexual bookseller Julian - decide they cannot live in their current situation in the west. They hire a grizzled alcoholic wagon master ...
Style: humorous, not serious, satirical, absurd, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: old west, native american, gunslinger, parody, americana, on the road, anti heroes, adventure, fugitives, gang, culture clash, getting home ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, future
Place: california
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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: realistic, captivating, serious, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: horse, old west, small town, friendship, vengeance, gunfight, good versus evil, murder, cowboy, robbery, dog, arrest ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: texas
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Appaloosa (2008)
Genre: 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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, old west, friendship, rancher, law enforcement, cowboy, sheriff, trial, best friends, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: iowa, mine, new mexico, texas
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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: bleak, realistic, atmospheric, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: old west, revenge, native american, dancing, violence, human nature, wilderness, mental illness, on the road, unlikely partners, danger, misfit ...
Time: 19th century
Place: iowa, nebraska, usa, cross country
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Dawn Rider (2012)
Genre: Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A gripping story of vengeance and passion set in the American West. When the father of gunslinger John Mason (Slater) is shot to death by masked bandits, Mason sets out with guns blazing to track down those who killed him. During his quest, he finds ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: old west, rivalry, gang, vengeance, righting the wronged, tough heroes, fall in love, crimes, heroes, love and romance, woman on top, african american ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, cincinnati ohio, wyoming
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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, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, cowboy, princess, martial arts, old west, kidnapping, travel, native american, chinese, adventure, odd couple, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 18th century
Place: china, nevada, hong kong
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Bandidas (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Western
Country: France, Mexico, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in the late 19th century. When a ruthless robber baron takes away everything they cherish, a rough-and-tumble, idealistic peasant and a sophisticated heiress embark on a quest for justice, vengeance…and a few good heists.
Style: humorous, sexy, exciting, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: bank robbery, women, friendship, revenge, on the run, partners, track down, chase, unlikely criminals, crimes, betrayal, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: mexico, latin america, texas
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