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1. The Hitcher (1986)

R | 97 min | Action, Thriller

7.3
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32 Metascore

A young man who escapes the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked by the hitcher and framed for his crimes.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 40,863 | Gross: $5.84M

2. The Tall T (1957)

Approved | 78 min | Romance, Thriller, Western

7.3
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An independent former ranch foreman is kidnapped along with an heiress, who is being held for ransom by trio of ruthless outlaws.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, Richard Boone, Maureen O'Sullivan, Arthur Hunnicutt

Votes: 3,991

3. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

Passed | 104 min | Western

7.3
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Captain Nathan Brittles, on the eve of retirement, takes out a last patrol to stop an impending massive Indian attack. Encumbered by women who must be evacuated, Brittles finds his mission imperiled.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson

Votes: 14,582

4. Decision at Sundown (1957)

Approved | 77 min | Western

6.9
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Bart Allison and sidekick Sam arrive in the town of Sundown on the wedding day of town boss Tate Kimbrough, whom Allison blames for his wife's death years earlier.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, John Carroll, Karen Steele, Valerie French

Votes: 2,125

5. Last of the Comanches (1953)

Approved | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.3
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The remnants of a massacred cavalry troop and ragtag group of stagecoach passengers fight for survival against fierce Comanches at a desert ruin.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Barbara Hale, Johnny Stewart, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 568

6. After Dark, My Sweet (1990)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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78 Metascore

An ex-boxer is drifting around after escaping from the mental hospital. He meets a widow who convinces him to help fix up the neglected estate her ex-husband left. Her Uncle talks them both... See full summary »

Director: James Foley | Stars: Jason Patric, Rachel Ward, Bruce Dern, Rocky Giordani

Votes: 3,019 | Gross: $2.68M

7. Independence Day (1983)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Mary Ann Taylor loves the comforts of her hometown in Mercury, Texas. She has a steady job as a waitress in her father's diner, yet she can't help but feel unfulfilled by a life of pouring ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Kathleen Quinlan, David Keith, Frances Sternhagen, Cliff De Young

Votes: 425 | Gross: $0.15M

8. Cactus Boy (2019)

17 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy | Announced

'Cactus Boy' tells the story of Winston Prickle, a grown man who decides to break up with his childhood imaginary friend, Cactus Man.

Director: Chris Brake | Stars: Colin Ford, Georgie Flores, William John Banks, Ian Cuson

9. Mesa of Lost Women (1953)

Approved | 70 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

2.7
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A mad scientist named Arana is creating giant spiders and dwarfs in his lab on Zarpa Mesa in Mexico. He wants to create a master race of superwomen by injecting his female subjects with spider venom.

Directors: Ron Ormond, Herbert Tevos | Stars: Jackie Coogan, Allan Nixon, Richard Travis, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 1,257

10. The Day Time Ended (1979)

PG | 79 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

3.6
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Aliens visit the solar-powered house of a middle-class family, and the house is suddenly sucked into a time warp that transports it back to prehistoric times.

Director: John 'Bud' Cardos | Stars: Jim Davis, Christopher Mitchum, Dorothy Malone, Marcy Lafferty

Votes: 1,271

11. Chuka (1967)

Approved | 105 min | Western

6.3
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While Indians besiege a U.S. Army fort in 1876, residents of the fort, a gunfighter, a stagecoach driver, two Mexican women, and a motley company of soldiers, try to come to terms with their pasts.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Rod Taylor, Ernest Borgnine, John Mills, Luciana Paluzzi

Votes: 716

12. The Living Desert (1953)

Passed | 69 min | Family, Documentary

7.5
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69 Metascore

Documentary of the lives of flora and fauna in a desert in the US.

Director: James Algar | Star: Winston Hibler

Votes: 1,107

13. Along the Great Divide (1951)

Approved | 88 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

6.9
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A U.S. Marshall and two deputies rescue a cattle rustler from a lynch mob led by a local cattle baron convinced that the rustler also killed his son.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Virginia Mayo, John Agar, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,508

14. Quick Draw McGraw (1959–1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.9
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Quick Draw Mcgraw was a dimwitted and lanky mustang (horse) who caused much chaos in the Old West. If he could get his own six shooter out of his holster at all, he would usually shoot the ... See full summary »

Stars: Daws Butler, Doug Young, Don Messick, Jean Vander Pyl

Votes: 1,263

15. The Legend of the Boy and the Eagle (1967)

48 min | Adventure, Family

8.4
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This movie is about a young Hopi Indian boy who defies tribal law and frees a sacred, sacrificial eagle. He is banished from his village to the wilderness, but the eagle teaches him hunting... See full summary »

Director: Jack Couffer | Stars: Frank DeKova, Stanford Lomakema

Votes: 50

16. War Drums (1957)

Approved | 75 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.8
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The friendship between a white man and an Apache chief is tested when they fall in love with the same woman during a time of frontier conflict.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Lex Barker, Joan Taylor, Ben Johnson, Larry Chance

Votes: 226

17. The Doo Dah Man (2015)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

6.7
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Two lives intersect when a conman running from the police and a college boy running from his past meet on the lonely highways of America's southwest.

Director: Claude Green | Stars: Glenn Morshower, Will Brittain, Katherine Willis, Holt Boggs

Votes: 82

18. I Shot Billy the Kid (1950)

Approved | 57 min | Western

5.3
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Although the Lincoln County War has come to a conclusion, Billy the Kid turns his back on a gubernatorial pardon and continues his lawless career.

Director: William Berke | Stars: Don 'Red' Barry, Robert Lowery, Wally Vernon, Tom Neal

Votes: 55

19. The Tabasco Kid (1932)

Not Rated | 21 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

6.7
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A timid accountant for a California cattle ranch and a lookalike dashing bandit become rivals for the beautiful daughter of a wealthy rancher.

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Charley Chase, Frances Lee, Billy Gilbert, Larry Adler

Votes: 42

20. Gunfire (1950)

Approved | 59 min | Western

5.1
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Tubercular Frank James has become a born again and retired from his career as an outlaw with his family but a look-a-like out;aw causes suspicion to fall back on him.

Director: William Berke | Stars: Don 'Red' Barry, Robert Lowery, Wally Vernon, Pamela Blake

Votes: 23

21. Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch (2004 Video Game)

Adventure, Mystery, Romance

8.7
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Teen detective Nancy Drew visits Shadow Ranch and investigates the mysterious accidents that follow sightings of a ghostly horse.

Director: Max Holechek | Stars: Lani Minella, Abby Murray, Patty Pomplun, Wayne Rawley

Votes: 72

22. Nancy Drew: Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon (2005 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Mystery

8.7
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Teen detective Nancy Drew and her friends, Frank and Joe Hardy, are invited on a train ride out West to figure out what happened to the man who vanished off the train over a century ago.

Director: Mike Paganini | Stars: Lani Minella, Wayne Rawley, Robert Jones, Sarah Papineau

Votes: 62

23. Wild South West (2018– )

45 min | Documentary, Western

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In Texas and other places in the dry American Southwest, whether you are a bear, a bat, an insect or a coyote, you have to be tough to survive. A narrator full of southern charm, Jay Danner-McDonald, introduces us to this harsh world.

Star: Jay Danner-McDonald

24. The Solid Tin Coyote (1966)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short

6.3
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Wile E. Coyote uses scrap metal from a dump to build a huge, mechanical likeness of himself, and uses this robot to chase the Road Runner. It ends up as just another pile of scrap.

Director: Rudy Larriva | Star: Paul Julian

Votes: 243

25. Sami Yaffa - Sound Tracker (2014– )
Episode: Americana, Yhdysvallat, osa 1 (2014)

53 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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Director: Otso Tiainen | Stars: Sami Yaffa, Cochise Anderson, Alejandro Escovedo, Meschiya Lake

Votes: 6

26. Comanche Moon (2008)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2008)

TV-14 | 92 min | Drama, Western

7.5
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In 1855 the Texas Rangers have been fighting a war with the Comanche nation since the first Americans colonized Texas.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Val Kilmer, Steve Zahn, Karl Urban, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 44

27. Streets of Laredo (1995)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1995)

87 min | Drama, Western

8.3
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Call finds he has more than just teenage killer Joey Garza to hunt down but the infamous "man-burner" Mox Mox and his gang.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: James Garner, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Ned Beatty

Votes: 27

28. Comanche Moon (2008)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2008)

TV-14 | 89 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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Buffalo Hump wages all out war against whites while the Rangers fail to raise the ransom for Captain Scull, prisoner of Mexican bandit Ahumado.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Steve Zahn, Ryan Merriman, Ray McKinnon, Keith Robinson

Votes: 43

29. Streets of Laredo (1995)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1995)

88 min | Drama, Western

8.4
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Woodrow breaks off from his posse to pursue Mo Mo while his men try to capture or kill Joey Garza. Meanwhile Lorena searches for Pea and Joey's mother Maria tries to help her son elude the law.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: James Garner, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Ned Beatty

Votes: 26

30. Hollywood (1980– )
Episode: Out West (1980)

Documentary, History

8.4
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The development of the uniquely American film genre, the Western, is shown from its inception with archival footage and interviews with surviving artists.

Directors: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Stars: James Mason, Karl Brown, Yakima Canutt, Olive Carey

Votes: 31



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