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1. Dodge City (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A Texas cattle agent witnesses first hand, the brutal lawlessness of Dodge City and takes the job of sheriff to clean the town up.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Ann Sheridan, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 4,319

2. Assassin's Creed Odyssey (2018 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.6
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Set in 431 BC during the Pelopenesian War, play as either a male or female mercenary as you embark on your own epic odyssey to become a legendary Spartan hero in a world where every choice matters.

Directors: Jonathan Dumont, Scott Phillips | Stars: Melissanthi Mahut, Michael Antonakos, Leonidas Castrounis, Maria Syrgiannis

Votes: 2,574

3. Assassin's Creed: Rogue (2014 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, History

7.9
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Bridging the gap between Assassin's Creed IV and III, as tragedy and failure force Shay Cormac to question his own Creed. The Assassin turns Templar and embarks on a quest of vengeance and personal revelation, during the seven years' war.

Director: Martin Capel | Stars: Steven Piovesan, Andreas Apergis, Lucinda Davis, Stéfanie Buxton

Votes: 2,700

4. Canadian Pacific (1949)

Approved | 95 min | Adventure, History, Romance

5.8
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A surveyor for the Canadian Pacific Railroad must fight fur trappers who oppose the building of the railroad by stirring up Indian rebellion.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Randolph Scott, Jane Wyatt, J. Carrol Naish, Victor Jory

Votes: 520

5. The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938)

Approved | 104 min | Adventure, Biography, Romance

5.6
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Adventurer Marco Polo travels to China, where he finds the Emperor Kublai Khan, court intrigue, danger, and unexpected love.

Directors: Archie Mayo, John Cromwell | Stars: Gary Cooper, Sigrid Gurie, Basil Rathbone, George Barbier

Votes: 868

6. The Texas Rangers (1936)

Passed | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Two down-on-their-luck former outlaws volunteer to be Texas Rangers and find themselves assigned to bring in an old friend, now a notorious outlaw.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Jack Oakie, Jean Parker, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 622

7. Montana Belle (1952)

Passed | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.7
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In Oklahoma, outlaw Belle Starr joins the Dalton gang but she causes a romantic rivalry and a rift between the gang members, especially on the eve of the planned robbery of a bank where a posse is secretly waiting in ambush.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Jane Russell, George Brent, Scott Brady, Forrest Tucker

Votes: 358

8. The Telegraph Trail (1933)

Passed | 54 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.9
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A greedy businessman-turned-renegade foments an Indian uprising against the coming telegraph to perpetuate his economic stranglehold on the territory.

Director: Tenny Wright | Stars: John Wayne, Duke, Frank McHugh, Marceline Day

Votes: 421

9. Black Bart (1948)

Passed | 80 min | Western

6.3
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California stage robber Black Bart meets European dancer Lola Montez.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea, Jeffrey Lynn, Percy Kilbride

Votes: 318

10. An Englishman's Castle (1978– )

50 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.3
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In a world in which Germany won World War II and has occupied the United Kingdom, Peter Ingram is a writer on a popular soap opera called "An Englishman's Castle" that is set in London ... See full summary »

Stars: Kenneth More, Anthony Bate, Isla Blair, Kathleen Byron

Votes: 63

11. Diamond Jim (1935)

Approved | 88 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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The story of legendary gambler Diamond Jim Brady and his romance with entertainer Lillian Russell.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Edward Arnold, Jean Arthur, Binnie Barnes, Cesar Romero

Votes: 171

12. Pirates of Monterey (1947)

Passed | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.2
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A woman journeys to Spanish California to marry a Spanish officer, but on the way she meets and falls in love with an American adventurer who is part of a movement to overthrow the Spanish in California.

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Maria Montez, Rod Cameron, Mikhail Rasumny, Phillip Reed

Votes: 79

13. The Daltons Ride Again (1945)

Passed | 72 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.9
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The four Dalton brothers learn that a friend of their father has been murdered by a group of land-grabbers and swindlers. The clean up the gang leaders and members, and then proceed to rob ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Alan Curtis, Lon Chaney Jr., Kent Taylor, Noah Beery Jr.

Votes: 56

14. The Johnstown Flood (1926)

Passed | 60 min | Drama

6.4
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Johnstown Flood tells a true story of heartbreak, heroism and the courage to survive. On a stormy day in May of 1889, the South Fork Dam explodes, unleashing a 40-foot wall of water. ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: George O'Brien, Florence Gilbert, Janet Gaynor, Anders Randolf

Votes: 52

15. Apache Warrior (1957)

Approved | 74 min | Action, Adventure, Western

5.4
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This is the story of the Apache Kid; how he aided in the capture of Geronimo and his band, and later became a hunted renegade himself.

Director: Elmo Williams | Stars: Keith Larsen, Jim Davis, Rodolfo Acosta, John Miljan

Votes: 79

16. Arrow in the Dust (1954)

Approved | 79 min | Romance, Western

5.5
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A cavalry deserter risks his life to warn and protect a wagon train from an impending Indian attack.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Keith Larsen, Tom Tully

Votes: 325

17. Men of Texas (1942)

Approved | 82 min | Action, Drama, History

6.6
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Played by Robert Stack, Barry Conovan, a newspaperman, is sent to Texas some years after the death of Sam Houston, with the aim of getting the real skinny on the grand old man. He unearths ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Robert Stack, Broderick Crawford, Jackie Cooper, Anne Gwynne

Votes: 22

18. Wild Bill Hickok Rides (1942)

Passed | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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In 1870s Montana, Wild Bill Hickok fights against injustices brought upon the settlers by a crooked land-developer aided by a dishonest sheriff and illegal land-grabbers.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Constance Bennett, Bruce Cabot, Warren William, Betty Brewer

Votes: 106

19. Sutter's Gold (1936)

Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.0
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Story of the gold strike on an immigrant's property that started the 1849 California Gold Rush.

Director: James Cruze | Stars: Edward Arnold, Lee Tracy, Binnie Barnes, Katharine Alexander

Votes: 75

20. Harmony Lane (1935)

Passed | 89 min | Adventure, Biography, Music

5.8
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The life and loves of composer Stephen Foster, from his early success through his decline, degradation, and death from alcoholism.

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Douglass Montgomery, Evelyn Venable, Adrienne Ames, Joseph Cawthorn

Votes: 68

21. Iron Mountain Trail (1953)

Passed | 54 min | Western

6.4
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Rex Allen and Slim Pickens are sent from Washington, D.C. to California in 1850 to speed up deliveries of mail to the goldfields, and find a destructive feud raging between two stage-line ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Rex Allen, Koko, Slim Pickens, Grant Withers

Votes: 32

22. The Man Who Dared (1933)

Passed | 72 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.5
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An "imaginative biography" of Anton Cermak, mayor of Chicago who was killed in the line of fire during an assassination attempt on President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt in Miami on February 15, 1933.

Director: Hamilton MacFadden | Stars: Preston Foster, Zita Johann, Joan Marsh, Irén Biller

Votes: 17

23. Bordertown Trail (1944)

Approved | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Music

6.2
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A gang is opposed to statehood for Texas, and smuggling everything they can across the border to keep statehood from happening. Sunset Carson and his pal, Frog Millhouse, while on border ... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Smiley Burnette, Sunset Carson, Weldon Heyburn, Addison Richards

Votes: 21

24. Yotoden: Chronicle of the Warlord Period (1987– )

45 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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Stars: Keiko Toda, Kazuhiko Inoue, Kazuki Yao, Takeshi Watabe

Votes: 7

25. Is Everybody Happy? (1929)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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This is the story of Ted Lewis, popular band leader and clarinettist.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Ted Lewis, Alice Day, Ann Pennington, Lawrence Grant

26. The Cherokee Strip (1937)

Passed | 55 min | Action, Music, Western

6.1
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It's the opening of the Cherokee Strip and Ling Carter has slipped in early and now controls the new town of Big Rock. His old nemesis Dick Hudson is also there but he is unsuccessful in ... See full summary »

Director: Noel M. Smith | Stars: Dick Foran, Jane Bryan, Robert Paige, Smoke

Votes: 49



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