Western hero movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant western hero movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, rough, cult film, exciting and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with western hero, heroes, gunfight, gun, showdown, cowboy, horse, violence, revolver and pistol plots mostly in Western, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, Italy, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as western hero: Hickok (2017), Big Money Rustlas (2010), Sunset (1988), Three Amigos (1986), Badland (2019), The Warrant (2020), The Legend of Custer (1968), Copper Bill (2020), Running Wild (2017), The Train Robbers (1973).

List of western hero movies

 4.7
 3K
Hickok (2017)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Legendary Lawman and Gunslinger Wild Bill Hickok, is tasked with taming the wildest cow-town in the West, while delivering his own brand of frontier Justice and infamous gunfighter's reputation as the fastest draw in the West is put to the test
Style: exciting, tense, serious, captivating
Plot: civil war veteran, love interest, western hero, criminal, murder, battles, showdown, gunslinger, cowboy, gunfight, old west, six shooter ...
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Big Money Rustlas (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Insane Clown Posse heads back to the Wild West in this prequel to BIG MONEY HUSTLAS. Nothing happens in the dusty town of Mud Bug without the approval of gambling magnate Big Baby Chips (Violent J), and the locals turn and run when his henchmen ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, parody, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: old west, small town, gunfight, social relations, heroes, gangsters, small town life, uninhibited rivalry, silly humor, rivalry, crimes, hip hop ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 2010s
Place: usa
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 5.7
 4K
Sunset (1988)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tom Mix and Wyatt Earp team up to solve a murder at the Academy Awards in 1929 Hollywood.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, tense, talky, suspense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, partners, amateur detective, murder mystery, hollywood, showdown, western hero, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, united states, new jersey, san francisco
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 6.5
 72K
Three Amigos (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three unemployed actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to replay their bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, idiotic, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, village, heroes, rescue, actor, fish out of water, friendship, gang, dishonesty, crimes, danger, buddies ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
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 5.5
 3K
Badland (2019)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Detective Matthias Breecher, hired to track down the worst of the Confederate war criminals, roams the Old West seeking justice. His resolve is tested when he meets a determined pioneer woman who is far more than she seems.
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, psychological, brutal ...
Plot: american civil war, gunslinger, western hero, heroes, crimes, old west, veteran, fight, morality, escape, sheriff, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
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 4.3
 416
The Warrant (2020)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After fighting in the Civil War, two Union Army buddies find themselves on opposite sides of the law with the post-war peace at risk.
Style: rough, brutal, exciting, psychological, tense ...
Plot: fight, sheriff, cowboy, violence, western hero, chase, horse riding, death, good versus evil, wilderness, gang leader, gang ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
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The Legend of Custer (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer has been reinstated and assigned to command the 7th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hays. The regiment has become a ragtag outfit of thieves and ruffians and Custer must whip the soldiers into shape to fight, the Kiowa, ...
Plot: western hero, ambush, fistfight, legend, rifle, duel, tough guy, tomahawk, soldier, spear, gunfight, brawl ...
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 4.0
 550
Copper Bill (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two thieves attempt to steal 80 million dollars of hidden Texas drug money from the famed ranch belonging to a dead member of the Cowboy Mafia.
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, contemplative, unusual plot structure, tense ...
Plot: ranch, robbery, cowboy, drug cartel, old west, criminal gang, gambling debt, murder, home invasion, thief, one last job, poker game ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas
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 5.9
 1K
Running Wild (2017)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Stella Davis is a widow who saves her ranch by working with convicts to rehabilitate a herd of wild horses that wandered on to her property. Stella must fight prejudice, greed, bureaucracy and vanity (including her own) to finally understand that ...
Style: scenic, sentimental, touching, captivating, lyrical ...
Plot: ranch, racehorse, horse ranch, rancher, wild horse, widow, convict, wild animal, prisoner, inheritance, western hero, jail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Train Robbers (1973)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A gunhand named Lane is hired by a widow, Mrs. Lowe, to find gold stolen by her husband so that she may return it and start fresh.
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: gang, gold, widow, rivalry, obsessive quest, crimes, treasure hunt, cons and scams, bank, dishonesty, escapades, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1870s
Place: mexico, latin america, tucson arizona, texas
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Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will Mannon, "product of the Devil's loins," is released from a frontier prison and promptly goes in search of the people who put him there some 12 years ago -- Matt Dillon and Kitty Russell.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, escapades, buddies, partners, rivalry, heroes, chases and races, criminal heroes, dishonesty, adventure, criminal's revenge, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kansas, usa
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 7.0
 37K
Hang 'Em High (1968)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Marshall Jed Cooper survives a hanging, vowing revenge on the lynch mob that left him dangling. To carry out his oath for vengeance, he returns to his former job as a lawman. Before long, he's caught up with the nine men on his hit list and ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hanging, death sentence, vigilantism, pardon, heroes, small town, old west, widow, marshal, judge, crimes, death penalty ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: oklahoma, usa, california
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Gunsmoke: The Last Apache (1990)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: James Arness rides again as Matt Dillon, the US Marshal he made popular in the 1955-75 TV series. In this movie he goes after a renegade Apache named Wolf (Joe Lara) who has taken his daughter captive. As a bargaining chip, Dillon helps two sons of ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, heroes, indian chief, tough heroes, renegades, society, buddies, confined, danger, americana, memory loss, woman in danger ...
Place: arizona
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Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Apache Indians have reluctantly agreed to settle on a US Government approved reservation. Not all the Apaches are able to adapt to the life of corn farmers. One in particular, Geronimo, is restless. Pushed over the edge by broken promises and ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, intense, factual ...
Plot: native american, apache, bounty hunter, racism, historical figure, soldier, battles, surrender, bigotry, indians, betrayal, interracial romance ...
Place: mexico, latin america, sonora, arizona, tucson arizona
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 6.4
 10K
The Frisco Kid (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Rabbi Avram arrives in Philadelphia from Poland en route to San Francisco where he will be a congregation's new rabbi. An innocent and inexperienced traveller, he is tricked by con men to pay for the trip to go west, then they leave him and his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, touching, clever ...
Plot: rabbi, old west, fish out of water, bank robber, partners, crimes, heist, friendship, culture clash, buddies, clergy, odd couple ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 50s, 1850s
Place: california, san francisco, poland, europe, usa ...
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 7.6
 26K
El Dorado (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, old west, revolver, sheriff, vengeance, tough heroes, righting the wronged, good versus evil, vigilantism, rivalry, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, sonora, mexico, california
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 7.2
 27K
Django (1966)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Django is a 1966 Italian spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Corbucci and starring Franco Nero in the eponymous role. The film earned a reputation as being one of the most violent films ever made up to that point and was subsequently refused a ...
Style: cult film, stylized, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone wolves, vengeance, gang, heroes, coffin, chases and races, deadly, escapades, rivalry, good versus evil, tough heroes, killing off one by one ...
Time: 19th century, 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, italy, tokyo
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 5.0
 1K
God's Gun (1976)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Israel
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Priest turned vigilante Father John (Van Cleef) hunts down a gang of criminals, led by Sam Clayton (Palance), who killed a man in a local bar. On the gang's return to the town, they kill the priest, leaving a young parishioner Johnny behind. He ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, heroes, murder, vigilantism, investigation, leadership, danger, bounty hunter, crimes, deadly, gang, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Genre: 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, anti hero, treasure hunt, gunfight, greed, cowboy, gold, good versus evil, heroes, cons and scams, lone wolves, army ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, santa fe new mexico, albuquerque new mexico ...
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 6.1
 12K
Bronco Billy (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An idealistic, modern-day cowboy struggles to keep his Wild West show afloat in the face of hard luck and waning interest.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, false accusation, friendship, americana, showbiz, pregnancy, bribery, presumed dead, cowboy, romance, gang, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 1930s, 80s
Place: new york, idaho, montana, usa, new jersey
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Breakheart Pass (1975)
Genre: Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the height of the frontier era, a train races through the Rocky Mountains on a classified mission to a remote army post. But one by one the passengers are being murdered, and their only hope is the mysterious John Deakin, who's being ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train ride, train travel, murder, train, governor, prisoner, u.s. marshal, investigation, track down, crimes, crime, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, utah, ireland, california
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 7.7
 132K
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, suprisingly clever, small town, interracial relations, ceremony, african american, desert, sheriff, misfit, old west, buddies ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 1870s
Place: los angeles
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 6.6
 5K
Bandolero! (1968)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Posing as a hangman, Mace Bishop arrives in town with the intention of freeing a gang of outlaws, including his brother, from the gallows. Mace urges his younger brother to give up crime. The sheriff chases the brothers to Mexico. They join forces, ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, escape, mexican bandit, outlaw, brother, bandit, criminal, winchester rifle, executioner, fugitives, heroes, partners ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico, latin america, texas, usa
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And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1914, the Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa (Antonio Banderas) invites studios to shoot his actual battles against Porfírio Diaz army to raise funds for financing guns and ammunition. The Mutual Film Corporation, through producer D.W. Griffith ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, surreal, factual
Plot: mexican revolution, filmmaking, film within a film, obsessive quest, state affairs, adventure, rebelliousness, battle zone, campaign, violence, battle, battles ...
Place: mexico
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 6.0
 21K
The Alamo (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, sincere, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siege, war, military, danger, rivalry, heroic mission, gunfight, soldier, heroes, revolution, justice, wartime ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa, san antonio texas ...
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The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Against orders and with no help of relief Texas patriots led by William Travis, Jim Bowie, and Davy Crockett defend the Alamo against overwhelming Mexican forces.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, tense ...
Plot: battles, heroic mission, isolation, revolution, war, state affairs, battle, patriotism, mexican army, tough heroes, heroes, soldier ...
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, usa
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Beyond the Law (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, West Germany, Monaco
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A thief takes the job as a town sheriff in order to rob a silver shipment before his ex-partner can grab it.
Style: cult film
Plot: winchester rifle, small town, heroes, battles, immigrants, six shooter, chase, betrayal, street shootout, cowboy hat, cigar smoking, hostage ...
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Cry Blood, Apache (1970)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Telling the story of his early life in flashback, a former prospector (Joel McCrea, with flashback sequences featuring son Jody) explains his brutal massacre of a tribe of Indians. The only survivor (Marie Gahua) agrees to lead him to a secret gold ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: good versus evil, heroes, golden years, crimes, deadly, investigation, escapades, opposites attract, rescue, rivalry, danger, gang ...
Time: 60s, 19th century
Place: arizona
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 6.2
 2K
'Doc' (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A revisionist western, "Doc" is Frank Perry's attempt to accurately portray the lives and persons of Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp, and the now-legendary events that took place in the town of Tombstone, starring Stacy Keach, Faye Dunaway ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, wild ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, prostitute, friends, americana, legends and myths, good versus evil, criminal heroes, rivalry, danger, state affairs, crimes, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona
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Kill Django... Kill First (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Johnny fights the banker Burton, who tries to acquire with the help of the strange bandit Martinez, in an unlawful way, all the gold mines in the nearer environment.
Plot: gunfight, western hero, street shootout, violence
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