Movies about sheriffs

List of the best movies about sheriffs selected by visitors to our site: Deadwood: The Movie, Best F(r)iends: Volume 2, Priest, Lucky Luke, Wyatt Earp, Heathens and Thieves, God Don't Make the Laws, Hell or High Water, The Ballad of Lefty Brown, Shimmer Lake.

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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.

Best F(r)iends: Volume 2 (2018)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrethriller, comedy, drama
CharactersScammers, Sheriffs
PlotThe escape

As Jon makes a run for it, he finds himself on an expedition across the Southwest, where he encounters wild and crazy characters through a series of twisted and dark foibles. While his misadventure teaches him a valuable lesson about friendship and loyalty, the Mortician carries the story home with more than a few surprises.

Priest (2011)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy
CharactersVampire, Monsters, Priests, Sheriffs, Nephews
PlotAdventure, Religious, Supernatural, Mystery, Mystery
TimePost apocalypse, Future
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Depressive, Heavy, Disturbing

In an alternate world, humanity and vampires have warred for centuries. After the last Vampire War, the veteran Warrior Priest lives in obscurity with other humans inside one of the Church's walled cities. When the Priest's niece is kidnapped by vampires, the Priest breaks his vows to hunt them down. He is accompanied by the niece's boyfriend, who is a wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess.

Lucky Luke (1991)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, western
CountryItaly, USA
CharactersIndians, Horses, Brothers, Partners, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Rivalry, Justice, Skirmishes
PlaceWild West, Small cities

Lucky Luke becomes the Sheriff of Daisy Town and runs out all the criminals. Then the Dalton brothers arrive and try to get the Indians to break the peace treaty and attack the town.

Wyatt Earp (1994)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, melodrama, adventure, western, biography
CharactersGangsters, Family, Friends, Heroes, Sheriffs
PlotGambling, On real events, Revenge, Rivalry, Skirmishes
PlaceWild West
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Serious, Epic

Covering the life and times of one of the West's most iconic heroes Wyatt Earp weaves an intricate tale of Earp and his friends and family. With a star studded cast, sweeping cinematography and authentic costumes Wyatt Earp led the way during the Western revival in the 90's.

Heathens and Thieves (2012)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrethriller, western, detective
CharactersDetectives, Sheriffs

Lawmen, drifters, and hired guns converge at a Northern California ranch believing its Chinese owners possess stolen gold. When two drifters hear rumors that a Chinese railroad worker has escaped with gold and now owns a remote ranch in the wilds of Northern California, the desperate men set a plan in motion to steal the gold for themselves. Saul, the youngest of the drifters, hopes to win the affections of Zhen and his beautiful wife, Kun Hua. Saul hires on as a farmhand, while his partner Bill lurks in the shadows and waits for the opportunity to strike. However, waves of worse men arrive seeking the stolen fortune, setting in motion a deadly multi-sided face-off of bluffs, gambles, and betrayals. Heathens & Thieves is a western crime drama set in an American era when the riches associated with the 1849 Gold Rush, the fallout of the Civil War, and the impact of Chinese immigration were fresh in people's minds.

God Don't Make the Laws (2011)
Markimdb: 4.3

Does time exist when nothing changes? That is the question for the picturesque Village of Rockwell, where time has frozen. Nobody gets sick; nobody ages, and nobody dies due to a tragic bus crash that took the lives of the 1977 undefeated Rockwell High School Basketball Team.

Hell or High Water (2016)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, western, crime
CharactersDogs, Horses, Brothers, Criminals, Sheriffs
PlotBank robbery, Adventure, Robbery, Oil, Investigation
PlacePrison, Small cities, USA, Texas
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Unexpected ending

A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's farm in West Texas.

The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, drama, western
CharactersIndians, Horses, Police, Cowboys, Sheriffs
PlotRevenge, Money, Investigation, Weapon, Chase
PlaceWild West, Deserts, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Fascinating, Action, Disturbing

Aging sidekick Lefty Brown has ridden with Eddie Johnson his entire life. But when a rustler kills Eddie, Lefty is forced from his partner’s shadow and must confront the ugly realities of frontier justice.

Shimmer Lake (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryCanada, USA

An inventive crime thriller told backwards -- reversing day by day through a week -- following a local sheriff's quest to unlock the mystery of three small town criminals and a bank heist gone wrong.

Careful What You Wish For (2015)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama
CharactersLesbians, Sheriffs, Blonde girls
PlotLove, Death, Seduction, Money, Relationship
StyleUnexpected ending, For men, Action, Disturbing, Tense

A guy gets more than he bargained for after entering into an affair with the wife of an investment banker. Soon, a suspicious death and substantial life insurance policy embroil him in a scandal.

Sinister 2 (2015)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersFamily, Twins, Demons, Spiders, Sheriffs
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Death, Investigation, Friendship
TimeNew Year
StyleUnexpected ending, Disturbing, Atmospheric

A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that's marked for death.

Close Range (2015)
Markimdb: 5
Genreaction, crime
CharactersSheriffs, Nephews
PlotMartial Arts, Motorcycles, Revenge, Survival, Chase
PlaceMexico, Deserts, Kitchen, Texas
StyleAction, Exciting, Serious, Fascinating

A rogue soldier turned outlaw is thrust into a relentless fight with a corrupt sheriff, his obedient deputies, and a dangerous drug cartel in order to protect his sister and her young daughter.

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.

Finding Steve McQueen (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, crime
CharactersFBI, Scammers, Brothers, Sheriffs, Girlfriends
PlotBank robbery, Robbery, Friendship, Investigation, Chase
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Tense, Fascinating, Romantic

In 1972, a gang of close-knit thieves from Youngstown, Ohio attempt to steal $30 million in illegal contributions. Based on the true story of the biggest bank heist in US history.

Christmas Inheritance (2017)
Markimdb: 5.7
CharactersSheriffs, Artists, Santa Claus, Bartenders
PlotInheritance, Gymnastics, True love
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, Fascinating, Netflix

To inherit her father's company, socialite Ellen must first visit his small hometown, where she learns the value of hard work and helping others.

Dead Again in Tombstone (2017)
Markimdb: 4.3
CharactersZombie, Sheriffs

The devil’s outlaw and reluctant servant, Guerrero returns from the dead again in this action-packed western which promises to be one hell of a ride. Guerrero is forced to protect a stolen relic from getting into the hands of Jackson Boomer and his gang of soldiers, but Jackson will stop at nothing to raise his comrades from the dead and bring the wrath of hell upon earth. Guerrero must use all his dark powers in order to defeat Jackson and find redemption…or die again trying.

Second Chance (2016)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, drama
CharactersFBI, Scientists, Geniuses, Sheriffs
PlotLost memory, Revenge, Mystery, Investigation, Justice
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Action, Serious

A disgraced, 75-year-old ex-sheriff, whose life ends at the hands of corrupt cops, is brought back to life and given a second chance by a pair of young tech scientists, as a 35-year-old with unpredictable near-superhuman abilities.

Outsiders (2016)
Markimdb: 7.5
CharactersFamily, Hermits, Sheriffs
PlotChase, Skirmishes, Friendship, Power
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Disturbing, Tense, Twisted plot

A struggle for power and control set in the rugged and mysterious hills of Appalachia, "Outsiders" tells the story of the Farrell clan, a family of outsiders who've been in these parts since before anyone can remember. Living off the grid and above the law on their mountaintop homestead, they'll protect their world and defend their way of life using any means necessary.

Stan Against Evil (2016)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy
CharactersWitch, Monsters, Farmers, Demons, Partners
PlotSupernatural, Revenge, Curses, Saving the World, Mystery
PlaceSmall cities
TimeDark ones

An aging police sheriff who has recently lost his position due to an angry outburst begrudgingly joins an alliance with new sheriff, Evie Barret to battle angry demons haunting their small New Hampshire town.