Best Western TV shows

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Western TV shows" contains films with the following parameters. Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, rough and tense. Plot: old west, cowboy, rivalry, crimes, americana, sheriff, native american, society, civil war and family relations. Genre: Western, Drama and Action. Country: USA, Canada and UK.
Best Western TV shows
Best Western TV shows
TOP TV Shows: Yellowstone (2018), Hell on Wheels (2011), Lonesome Dove (1989), Into the West (2005), Deadwood (2004), 1883 (2021), The Magnificent Seven (1998), Godless (2017), How the West Was Won (1976), Vegas (2012), The Virginian (1962), The High Chaparral (1967), Justified (2010), Dead Man's Walk (1996), The Ranch (2016), Rough Riders (1997), Longmire (2012), Gunslingers (2014), Dead Man's Gun (1997), The Sacketts (1979).

List of Best TV Shows

 8.7
 119K
Yellowstone (2018)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the violent world of the Dutton family, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. Led by their patriarch John Dutton, the family defends their property against constant attack by land developers, an Indian reservation, ...
Style: scenic, sad, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: ranch, family business, cowboy, family relations, rivalry, death, society, old west, crimes, dishonesty, tough guy, violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, montana
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 8.3
 52K
Hell on Wheels (2011)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, slavery, civil war, native americans, rivalry, ex military, courage, haunted by the past, rivals, historical character, ambitious, loss of spouse ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa
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 8.7
 23K
Lonesome Dove (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 384 min.
TV show
Story: Lonesome Dove is a Western television miniseries based on Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. Starring Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones, Lonesome Dove was originally broadcast by CBS on February 5, 1989, drawing a ...
Style: realistic, touching, epic, melancholic, harsh ...
Plot: old west, friendship, gunfight, adventure, obsessive quest, life & death, texas ranger, redemption, adaptation, runaway, courage, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, 80s
Place: montana, texas, austin texas, nebraska, wyoming ...
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Into the West (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 552 min.
TV show
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, realistic, sincere, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: native american, old west, native american attack, indian war, native american white relationships, american indian, tribe, native americans, injustice, adventure, friendship, interracial relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: south dakota
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 8.6
 105K
Deadwood (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: old west, sheriff, crimes, gold rush, power struggle, prostitute, brothel, rivalry, small town life, violence, dishonesty, lifestyle ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era, 1880s
Place: south dakota, usa
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 8.8
 57K
1883 (2021)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America. A stark retelling of Western expansion, and an intense study of one family fleeing poverty to seek a better future in ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspense
Plot: journey, old west, cowboy, travel, family relations, family, husband wife relationship, life is a bitch, road trip, wildlife, ancient, tv show ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: america, texas
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The Magnificent Seven (1998)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Magnificent Seven is an American western television series based on the 1960 movie, which is a remake of the Japanese film Seven Samurai. It aired between 1998 and 2000. It was filmed in Newhall, California. The pilot, scripted by Chris Black ...
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, fugitives, vigilantism, heroes, master warrior, village life, adventure, righting the wronged, cons and scams, clergy, heroic mission, unlikely partners ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona
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 8.3
 65K
Godless (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 452 min.
TV show
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, exciting, tense ...
Plot: showdown, cowboy, mining town, gunslinger, gang, criminal, lesbian, violence, bandit, old west, criminal gang, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
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How the West Was Won (1976)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
TV show
Story: The Saga of the Macahan's
Style: atmospheric
Plot: civil war, family relations, ranch, uncle, native american, american civil war, american indian, runaway
Time: 1860s
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 7.3
 7K
Vegas (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Ralph Lamb wants to be left in peace to run his ranch, but Las Vegas is now swelling with outsiders and corruption which are intruding on his simple life. Recalling Lamb's command as a military police officer during World War II, the Mayor ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, organized crime, greed, corruption, crimes, police investigation, mafia, power struggle, rivalry, gangsters, father son relationship, cowboy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, year 1960
Place: las vegas, usa
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The Virginian (1962)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: The Virginian is an American Western television series starring James Drury and Doug McClure, which aired on NBC from 1962 to 1971 for a total of 249 episodes. It was a spin-off from a 1958 summer series called Decision. Filmed in color, The ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: ranch, tough heroes, farm, friends, ego clash, rivalry, heroes, lone wolves, americana, old west, against the odds, television ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 70s, 1880s, 1890s
Place: wyoming, usa
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The High Chaparral (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The High Chaparral is an American Western-themed television series starring Leif Erickson and Cameron Mitchell which aired on NBC from 1967 to 1971. The series, made by Xanadu Productions in association with NBC Productions, was created by David ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sentimental, serious, saga ...
Plot: old west, apache indian, apache territory, ranch, family life, family business, siblings relations, crumbling marriage, family relations, starting over, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, tucson arizona, usa, mexico
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 8.6
 99K
Justified (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A character drama based on the 2001 Elmore Leonard short story "Fire in the Hole." Leonard's tale centers around U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of Kentucky, a quiet but strong-willed official of the law. The tale covers his high-stakes ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, justice, lone wolves, gunfight, tough law enforcer, u.s. marshal, fighting crime, crimes, officer, ex military, ex convict, family feud ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kentucky, usa
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Dead Man's Walk (1996)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 272 min.
TV show
Story: Dead man's Walk is the beginning of the Lonesome Dove Saga. Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call are just starting out in the Texas Rangers and have no idea of what they are doing for Call it's Duty above all else. For Gus it's the thrill of ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, touching, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: native american, apache, american history, social problems, firing squad, texas ranger, survival, expedition, mountain, graphic violence, buddies, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: texas, mexico, new mexico, usa, latin america ...
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 7.4
 38K
The Ranch (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Being a pro athlete didn't pan out for Colt. Now he's helping his dad and brother keep the ranch afloat, and figuring out how he fits into the family.
Style: sitcom, humorous, light, entertaining
Plot: ranch, parent child relationship, brother brother relationship, female bartender, family relations, family, friendship, sarcasm, love affair, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colorado, usa
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 7.3
 2K
Rough Riders (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: In 1898 the US government decided to intervene on the side of the Cuban rebels in their struggle against Spanish rule. Assistant Navy Secretary Theodore Roosevelt decides to experience the war first hand by promoting and joining a volunteer cavalry ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american history, civil war, battles, soldier, war, state affairs, military life, political unrest, heroic mission, leadership, adventure, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: cuba, latin america, san antonio texas, new mexico
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 8.3
 35K
Longmire (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, native americans, cowboy, policewoman, machismo, small town, police investigation, small town life, small town sheriff, graphic violence, police officer, election ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wyoming, usa
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 7.6
 216
Gunslingers (2014)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
TV show
Story: American Heroes Channel's new series Gunslingers reveals the infamous tales of survival and courage from the Wild West. Exposing little-known facts about America’s first villains and heroes, the six-part series features the stories of Wyatt ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, rough
Plot: old west, bounty hunter, track down, heroes, crimes, criminal heroes, law enforcement, gunslinger, tough law enforcer, billy the kid, apache territory, apache indian ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
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 7.2
 302
Dead Man's Gun (1997)
Genre: Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dead Man's Gun was a western anthology series that ran on Showtime from 1997 to 1999. The series followed the travels of a gun as it passed to a new character in each episode. The gun would change the life of whomever possessed it. Each ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: old west, down on your luck, curses spells and rituals, change of luck, changing lives, tragedy, characters killed one by one, cowboy, curse, violence, death, horse ...
Time: 90s
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 7.6
 2K
The Sacketts (1979)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Two part TV adaptation of Louis L'Amour's third novel in the Sackett series. The story follows the three Sackett brothers out west from their Tennessee home. Along the way the oldest, Tell, prospects for gold, while the two younger Orin ...
Style: saga, suspenseful, epic, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: card playing, cave, family feud, fight for supremacy, good versus evil, escapades, adventure, partners, rivalry, lone wolves, criminal heroes, gang ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: tennessee, santa fe new mexico
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Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (1995)
Genre: Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: "Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years" begins two years after the end of "Lonesome Dove". After two years spent bounty hunting, womanizing, and drinking away the painful memories of his late wife, Hannah, Newt Call returns to town to ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious
Plot: bounty hunter, social relations, adventure, adventurer, crimes, rivalry, hotel, small town, small town life, couple relations, brothel, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: texas
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Alias Smith and Jones (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Alias Smith and Jones is an American Western series that originally aired on ABC from 1971 to 1973. It stars Pete Duel as Hannibal Heyes and Ben Murphy as Jedediah "Kid" Curry, a pair of cousin outlaws trying to reform. The governor offers ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: old west, criminal, disorder, wanted, friends, pardon, escapades, crimes, partners, hidden identity, buddies, going straight ...
Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming, usa
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 7.5
 2K
Joe Pickett (2021)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A game warden and his family navigate the changing political and socio-economic climate in a small rural town in Wyoming on the verge of economic collapse. Surrounded by rich history and vast wildlife, the township hides decades of schemes and ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, disturbing
Plot: mystery, small town life, changing lives, political unrest, life is a bitch, political conspiracy, secret society, political intrigue, conspiracy, secret, small town, volvo ...
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 8.2
 749
The Macahan's (1976)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
TV show
Story: TV Movie sequel Zeb Macahan, a pioneering westerner, help's move his brother's family to the wild west. They run into several obstacles including the breakout of the Civil War. This sends the father back to fight in the war and leaves the ...
Plot: civil war, mountain, massacre, native american, brother, scout, van, bar fight, family relations, frontier
Time: 1860s
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 7.5
 793
Branded (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Branded is an American Western series which aired on NBC from 1965 through 1966, sponsored by Procter & Gamble in its Sunday night 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time period, and starred Chuck Connors as Jason McCord, a United States Army Cavalry captain who ...
Plot: cowardice, old west, ex soldier, apache, court martial, desertion, man with no name, apache territory, apache indian, general, american indian, letter ...
Time: 1880s
Place: mexico, arizona
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Hatfields & McCoys (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
TV show
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, suspense, suspenseful, intense, brutal ...
Plot: civil war, american civil war, old west, vengeance, feud, violence spree, gunfight, family relations, rivalry, revenge, violence, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1910s, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: west virginia, kentucky, usa
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 7.6
 8K
Damnation (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Seth Davenport is masquerading as a small town Iowa preacher in the hopes of starting a full-blown insurrection against the status quo, unaware that an industrialist tycoon has hired a professional strikebreaker to stop the uprising by any means ...
Style: captivating, sincere, tense, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: power struggle, rivalry, murder, fight, escapades, life is a bitch, disorder, crimes, society, brutality, friendship, heroes ...
Time: 1930s
Place: iowa
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Lonesome Dove: The Series (1994)
Genre: Western
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the small western town of Curtis Wells, Lonesome Dove: The Series follows first the romance and later the marriage of Newt Call and Hannah Peale, and the obsession that Clay Mosby, who owns most of the town, has with young Hannah, who looks ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Plot: escapades, love and romance, society, couples, small town, old west, americana, obsession, small town life, couple relations, newlyweds, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: wyoming, usa
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Children of the Dust (1995)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: In the Oklahoma Territory of the late 1880s, Gypsy Smith (Poitier) is a gunslinger of African American and Cherokee descent. Smith helps African American homesteaders to settle the territory under the specter of Jim Crow. Meanwhile, a young Native ...
Plot: american civil war, native american, old west, gunfighter, bounty hunter, american indian
Time: 19th century
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 6.5
 850
Buffalo Girls (1995)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Wild. Untamed. Legendary. In this made-for-tv movie, Buffalo Girls celebrates the bold escapades of tough-talking Calamity Jane Canary and her illustrious cohorts. It's the waning days of the Wild West and Jane, the rough 'n' rugged ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Plot: female gunfighter, old west, adoption, friendship, hopes, family relations, injustice, parents and children, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, love and romance, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, south dakota, europe, london, britain
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