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, americana, family relations, society, gunfight, native american, crimes and horse. Genre: Western, Drama and Crime. Country: USA, Canada and UK.
Best Western TV shows
Best Western TV shows
TOP TV Shows: Yellowstone (2018), Lonesome Dove (1989), Into the West (2005), Godless (2017), Broken Trail (2006), Hell on Wheels (2011), How the West Was Won (1976), Deadwood (2004), The Big Valley (1965), The High Chaparral (1967), The Virginian (1962), Dead Man's Walk (1996), Alias Smith and Jones (1971), Dead Man's Gun (1997), Justified (2010), The Son (2017), Longmire (2012), The Ranch (2016), Gunslingers (2014), The Sacketts (1979).

List of Best TV Shows

 8.6
 35K
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, suspense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: ranch, family business, death, family relations, society, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, cowboy, tough guy, power struggle, killings ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, montana
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 8.7
 21K
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, epic, touching, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: old west, hanging, on the road, texas ranger, obsessive quest, gunfight, friendship, adventure, life risking, dams cliffs canyons and bridges, sheriff, widow widower ...
Time: 19th century, 80s
Place: montana, nebraska, texas, wyoming, usa ...
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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, sincere, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: native american, old west, native american white relationships, native americans, native american attack, tribe, indian war, american indian, friendship, interracial relations, injustice, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: south dakota
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 8.3
 54K
Godless (2017)
Genre: 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, tense, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: mining town, showdown, revisionist western, standoff, gunslinger, cowboy, gang, violence, outlaw, criminal, gunfight, widow ...
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 7.7
 6K
Broken Trail (2006)
Genre: Western
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 184 min.
TV show
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: sincere, serious, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: cowboy, old west, native americans, gang, brothel, fall in love, prostitute, nephew, protector, danger, escapades, rescue ...
Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming, usa, oregon, san francisco
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 8.3
 48K
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, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, slavery, native americans, loss of spouse, rivalry, african american, courage, haunted by the past, ambitious, shooting, historical character, rivals ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa
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How the West Was Won (1976)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
TV show
Story: The Saga of the Macahan's
Plot: american civil war, native american, civil war, uncle, ranch, american indian, runaway, family relations
Time: 1860s
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 8.6
 96K
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: old west, crimes, sheriff, prostitute, power struggle, gold rush, brothel, shooting, rivalry, small town life, cowboy, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s
Place: usa, south dakota
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12507
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The Big Valley (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Big Valley is an American western television series which ran on ABC from September 15, 1965, to May 19, 1969. The show stars Barbara Stanwyck, as the widow of a wealthy nineteenth century California rancher. It was created by A.I. Bezzerides ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: siblings relations, society, family business, family life, cult, family in crisis, parents and children, social relations, estrangement, righting the wronged, injustice, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: california, usa, mexico
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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: captivating, sentimental, serious, realistic, saga
Plot: old west, ranch, single parent, crumbling marriage, starting over, siblings relations, family relations, farm, family business, family life, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa, mexico, tucson arizona
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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: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: friends, farm, tough heroes, old west, americana, against the odds, rivalry, lone wolves, heroes, ego clash, ranch, comanche indian ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 60s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: wyoming, 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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: expedition, survival, texas ranger, firing squad, heroes, buddies, adventure, rivalry, danger, escapades, partners, graphic violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: texas, new mexico, mexico, latin america, usa ...
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: old west, escapades, hidden identity, going straight, crimes, buddies, partners, wanted, friends, disorder, pardon, criminal ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, wyoming
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 7.3
 267
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: anthology, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: old west, down on your luck, curses spells and rituals, danger, changing lives, change of luck, cowboy hat, gun, violence, death, curse, horse ...
Time: 90s
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 8.6
 88K
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, gunfight, drug lord, cowboy, lone wolves, fighting crime, gunslinger, justice, officer, crimes, crime, ex military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kentucky, usa
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 7.5
 5K
The Son (2017)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The multigenerational epic follows two concurrent time periods: One, the story of young Eli McCullough after he is kidnapped and indoctrinated into a tribe of Comanches in 1849. The other, 60 years later, when we see a grown Eli struggle to maintain ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: native american, standoff, colonization, racism, showdown, money, oil, oil tycoon, revisionist western, cowboy, winchester rifle
Place: texas
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 8.3
 30K
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, cowboy, native americans, small town sheriff, small town, police investigation, small town life, election, machismo, police officer, graphic violence, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wyoming, usa
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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: serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: old west, bounty hunter, rivalry, couple relations, hotel, small town, small town life, adventure, crimes, adventurer, social relations, saloon owner ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: texas
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8139
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 7.5
 34K
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, situational comedy
Plot: ranch, parent child relationship, brother brother relationship, bar, family relations, friendship, family, female bartender, sarcasm, love affair, male protagonist, drinking alcohol ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colorado, usa
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 7.6
 185
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: realistic, serious, captivating, rough
Plot: old west, bounty hunter, law enforcement, criminal heroes, crimes, heroes, track down, reenactment, chases and races, gunslinger, tough law enforcer, territory ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
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 7.7
 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: realistic, serious, saga, rough, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cave, criminal heroes, gang, lone wolves, partners, escapades, adventure, family feud, fight for supremacy, cards, homecoming, american civil war ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: tennessee, santa fe new mexico
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 7.5
 653
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, arizona territory, court martial, attack, native american, man with no name, general, sioux indian, civil war, innocence ...
Time: 1880s
Place: mexico, arizona
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 8.3
 705
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: van, bar fight, family relations, brother, native american, mountain, civil war, frontier, scout, massacre
Time: 1860s
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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, atmospheric, rough, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: civil war, old west, american civil war, violence spree, gunfight, family relations, rivalry, feud, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, post war, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s
Place: west virginia, kentucky, 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: bounty hunter, gunfighter, old west, american indian
Time: 19th century
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 7.7
 7K
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: psychological, suspense, captivating, sincere, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: power struggle, danger, crimes, escapades, life is a bitch, deadly, society, fight, disorder, murder, rivalry, hopes ...
Time: 1930s
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 774
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, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: old west, adoption, friendship, female gunfighter, injustice, family relations, hopes, parents and children, adventure, couple relations, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, britain, london, europe
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 7.3
 284
Lancer (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lancer is an American Western series that aired on CBS from September 1968, to May 1970. The series stars Andrew Duggan, James Stacy, and Wayne Maunder as a father with two half-brother sons, an arrangement similar to the more successful Bonanza on ...
Plot: ranch, parent child relationship, blended family, father son relationship, half brother, family relations
Time: 19th century
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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: exciting, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: old west, obsession, love and romance, society, escapades, americana, small town, couple relations, small town life, couples, sheriff, newlyweds ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: wyoming, usa
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 7.4
 355
Cimarron Strip (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Cimarron Strip is an American Western television series that aired on CBS from September 1967 to March 1968. Starring Stuart Whitman as Marshal Jim Crown, the series was produced by the creators of Gunsmoke. Reruns of the original show were aired in ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: righting the wronged, price of justice, couple relations, lone wolves, fugitives, escapades, crimes, heroes, dishonesty, against the odds, society, americana ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: oklahoma, kansas
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