Cowboy Movies

List of the best movies about cowboys selected by visitors to our site: Deadwood: The Movie, Cowboys & Aliens, The Mustang, The Kid, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, The Rider, Scooby-Doo! Shaggy's Showdown, Hickok, In a Valley of Violence, The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Deadwood: The Movie (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
CharactersCowboys, Sheriffs, Friends, Lesbians
PlotFriendship, Rivalry, Wedding
PlaceWild West, Small cities, USA
Time19th century
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating

Follow the 10-year reunion of the Deadwood camp to celebrate South Dakota's statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds are reopened, as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought.

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, western
CharactersAliens, Horses, Monsters, Heroes, Cowboys
PlotAlien invasion, UFO, Abduction, Survival, Skirmishes
PlaceSmall cities, Spaceships
Time19th century
StyleExciting, For men, Disturbing, Tense, Serious

A stranger stumbles into the desert town of Absolution with no memory of his past and a futuristic shackle around his wrist. With the help of mysterious beauty Ella and the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde, he finds himself leading an unlikely posse of cowboys, outlaws, and Apache warriors against a common enemy from beyond this world in an epic showdown for survival.

The Mustang (2019)
Markimdb: 6.9
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersIndians, Horses, Photographers, Psychologists, Cowboys
PlotAdventure, Soccer, Depression, Fate, Fear
PlacePrison, Nature
StyleExciting, To cry, Sad ones, Heartbreaking

While participating in a rehabilitation program training wild mustangs, a convict at first struggles to connect with the horses and his fellow inmates, but he learns to confront his violent past as he soothes an especially feisty horse.

The Kid (2019)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreadventure, western
CharactersTeens, Childrens, Tough guys, Cowboys, Sheriffs
PlotOn real events, Skirmishes
PlaceWild West, USA
Time19th century
StyleSoulful, Fascinating

New Mexico Territory, 1880. Rio Cutler and his older sister Sara must abandon their home after an unfortunate event happens. In their desperate flee to Santa Fe, they cross paths with the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid and his gang, who are ruthlessly pursued by a posse led by Sheriff Pat Garret.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, western, detective
CharactersDogs, Indians, Horses, Angels, Singers
PlotBank robbery, Dancing, Gambling, Money, Weapon
PlaceWild West, Small cities, USA
StyleNetflix, Fancy, Not for everyone, Short Story, Light

Vignettes weaving together the stories of six individuals in the old West at the end of the Civil War. Following the tales of a sharp-shooting songster, a wannabe bank robber, two weary traveling performers, a lone gold prospector, a woman traveling the West to an uncertain future, and a motley crew of strangers undertaking a carriage ride.

The Rider (2017)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, western
CharactersIndians, Horses, Surgeons, Cowboys, Disabled people
PlotMoney, Weapon, Fear, Moving, Friendship
PlaceMoon, Hospitals, Cemetery
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Touching, Heavy, Disturbing

Once a rising star of the rodeo circuit, and a gifted horse trainer, young cowboy Brady is warned that his riding days are over after a horse crushed his skull at a rodeo. In an attempt to regain control of his own fate, Brady undertakes a search for a new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of the United States.

Scooby-Doo! Shaggy's Showdown (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, family, western, cartoon, detective
CharactersDogs, Family, Cowboys, Heroes, Friends
PlotAdventure, Ghosts, Friendship, Investigation, Supernatural
StyleExciting, Light, Fascinating

When the Scooby gang visits a dude ranch, they discover that it and the nearby town have been haunted by a ghostly cowboy, Dapper Dan, who fires real fire from his fire irons. The mystery only deepens when it’s discovered that the ghost is also the long lost relative of Shaggy Rogers!

Hickok (2017)
Markimdb: 4.7
CharactersCowboys, Blonde girls, Heroes, Criminals
PlotWeapon, Skirmishes
PlaceWild West, Trains
StyleAction, Exciting, Serious, Fascinating

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

In a Valley of Violence (2016)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, western, crime
CharactersDogs, Tough guys, Cowboys, Sheriffs
PlotRevenge, Skirmishes
PlaceSmall cities, Wild West
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Disturbing

The story of a drifter named Paul who arrives in a small town seeking revenge on the thugs who murdered his friend. Sisters Mary Anne and Ellen, who run the town's hotel, help Paul in his quest for vengeance.

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryFrance, Australia, Canada
CharactersFamily, Geniuses, Inventors, Cowboys, Gifted children
PlotAdventure, Loneliness
StyleExciting, To cry, Touching, By books

A 12-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family's ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country on board a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.

The Lone Ranger (2013)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, western
CharactersIndians, Horses, Lawyers, Cannibals, Partners
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Chase
PlaceWild West, Trains, Mountains, Texas, USA
Time19th century

The Texas Rangers chase down a gang of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish, but the gang ambushes the Rangers, seemingly killing them all. One survivor is found, however, by an American Indian named Tonto, who nurses him back to health. The Ranger, donning a mask and riding a white stallion named Silver, teams up with Tonto to bring the unscrupulous gang and others of that ilk to justice.

El Gringo (2012)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, drama
CharactersHeroes, Cowboys, Criminals
PlotRivalry, Pursuit, Skirmishes
PlaceMexico, Deserts, Small cities
StyleExciting, Disturbing, Serious

A man crossing into Mexico with a satchel of $2,000,000 – and a bloody past – suddenly finds himself under attack in the sleepy town of El Fronteras.

Rango (2011)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, western, cartoon
CharactersFriends, Losers, Heroes, Cowboys, Sheriffs
PlotAdventure, Chase, Rivalry, Skirmishes, Friendship
PlaceWild West, Deserts

When Rango, a lost family pet, accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt, the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to the hilt.

Toy Story 3 (2010)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersDogs, Teens, Dinosaurs, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Love, Toys, The escape, Fidelity
PlaceCollege, USA

Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Andy's toys haven't been played with in years. With Andy about to go to college, the gang find themselves accidentally left at a nefarious day care center. The toys must band together to escape and return home to Andy.

True Grit (2010)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, adventure, western
CharactersHorses, Friends, Partners, Cowboys, Sheriffs
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Chase, Rivalry, Pursuit
PlaceWild West, Court, Texas
StyleFascinating, Atmospheric, Action, Heavy, Disturbing

Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. Marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and adventure on the journey, and each has his or her "grit" tested.

Bunraku (2010)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CharactersSamurai, Bartenders, Partners, Heroes, Cowboys
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge
StyleExciting, Fancy, Disturbing, Serious

In a world with no guns, a mysterious drifter, a bartender and a young samurai plot revenge against a ruthless leader and his army of thugs, headed by nine diverse and deadly assassins.

Jonah Hex (2010)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, drama, western
CharactersKillers, Family, Heroes, Cowboys, Hunters
PlotSupernatural, Revenge, Death, Superpowers, Mystery
PlaceWild West
StyleExciting, For men, Action, Heavy, Gothic

Gunslinger Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) is appointed by President Ulysses Grant to track down terrorist Quentin Turnbull (John Malkovich), a former Confederate officer determined on unleashing hell on earth. Jonah not only secures freedom by accepting this task, he also gets revenge on the man who slayed his wife and child. Megan Fox plays a prostitute as well as Jonah Hex's love interst in the film.

A Town Called Panic (2009)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryBelgium, Luxembourg, France
CharactersAnimals, Horses, Farmers, Friends, Cowboys
PlotAdventure, Birthday, Friendship
PlaceVillage, Parallel worlds
StyleLight, Fancy

Animated plastic toys like Cowboy, Indian and Horse have problems, too. Cowboy and Indian's plan to surprise Horse with a homemade birthday gift backfires when they destroy his house instead. Surreal adventures take over as the trio travel to the center of the earth, trek across frozen tundra and discover a parallel underwater universe. With panic a permanent feature of life in this papier mâché town, will Horse and his girlfriend ever be alone?

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersDogs, Dinosaurs, Horses, Monkeys, Family
PlotDancing, Adventure, Love, Fight, Chase

Hapless museum night watchman Larry Daley must help his living, breathing exhibit friends out of a pickle now that they've been transferred to the archives at the Smithsonian Institution. Larry's (mis)adventures this time include close encounters with Amelia Earhart, Abe Lincoln and Ivan the Terrible.

Lucky Luke (2009)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrecomedy, adventure, western
CountryFrance, Argentina
CharactersSuperhero, Partners, Heroes, Cowboys
PlotAdventure, Rivalry
PlaceWild West, Small cities

Fearless gunslinger, Lucky Luke, is ordered by the President to bring peace to Daisy Town.