Wild West Movies

List of the best movies about the wild west, cowboys, westerns, selected by visitors to our site: Wild Wild West, Bone Tomahawk, The Hateful Eight, 3:10 to Yuma, Appaloosa, Brimstone, Once Upon a Time in the West, Hostiles, Hickok, Damsel.

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

Wild Wild West (1999)
Markimdb: 5
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, western
CharactersSpecial agents, Partners, Heroes, Presidential
PlotRevenge, Hip Hop, Rivalry, Justice
PlaceWild West
StyleExciting, For men, Steampunk, Fancy

Legless Southern inventor Dr. Arliss Loveless plans to rekindle the Civil War by assassinating President U.S. Grant. Only two men can stop him: gunfighter James West and master-of-disguise and inventor Artemus Gordon. The two must team up to thwart Loveless' plans.

Bone Tomahawk (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrehorror, drama, adventure, western
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersIndians, Killers, Cannibals, Surgeons, Warriors
PlotAbduction, Death, Survival, Weapon
PlacePrison, Wild West
TimeDark ones
StyleAtmospheric, Depressive, Tense

During a shootout in a saloon, Sheriff Hunt injures a suspicious stranger. One of the villagers takes care of him in prison. One day they both disappear – only the spear of a cannibal tribe is found. Hunt and a few of his men go in search of the prisoner and his nurse.

The Hateful Eight (2015)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, western, crime, detective
CharactersHired assassins, Captives, Hunters, Warriors
PlotWar, Survival, Snow, Pads, Skirmishes
PlaceWild West, Mountains, Hotels, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Fascinating, For men, Heavy

Bounty hunters seek shelter from a raging blizzard and get caught up in a plot of betrayal and deception.

3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, adventure, western, crime
CharactersHorses, Police, Heroes, Sheriffs, Gangsters
PlotLove, Fight, Investigation, Chase, Rivalry
PlaceWild West, Trains, Hotels, USA
StyleExciting, For men, Action, Heavy, Psychological problems

In Arizona in the late 1800s, infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, volunteers to deliver him alive to the "3:10 to Yuma", a train that will take the killer to trial.

Appaloosa (2008)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, western, crime
CharactersFriends, Partners, Heroes, Cowboys, Sheriffs
PlotCheating, Justice, Skirmishes, Friendship
PlaceWild West, Small cities, Court
StyleFor men, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.

Brimstone (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrehorror, thriller, western, detective
CountryNetherlands, France, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, United Kingdom, USA
CharactersHorses, Priests, Mute
PlotLove, Revenge, Obsession
PlaceWild West, Small cities
StyleTense, Twisted plot

In the menacing inferno of the old American West, Liz is a genuine survivor who is hunted by a vengeful preacher for a crime she didn’t commit.

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Genredrama, western
CountryItaly, USA, Spain
CharactersHorses, Warriors, Cowboys, Sheriffs
PlotRevenge, Death, Funeral, Skirmishes
PlaceWild West, Small cities
StyleUnexpected ending, Atmospheric, Action, Smart, Disturbing

This classic western masterpiece is an epic film about a widow whose land and life are in danger as the railroad is getting closer and closer to taking them over. A mysterious harmonica player joins forces with a desperado to protect the woman and her land.

Hostiles (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, western
CharactersIndians, Horses, Soldier, Military, Widows
PlotTravel, Death, Weapon, Skirmishes
PlaceWild West, Trains, Mountains, USA
Time19th century
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense

A legendary Native American-hating Army captain nearing retirement in 1892 is given one last assignment: to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory back to his Montana reservation.

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

Damsel (2018)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, drama, western
CharactersIndians, Horses, Singers, Bartenders, Wolves
PlotDancing, Love, Religious, Death, Survival
PlaceWild West, Beach, Mountains, Hotels, Forest
Time19th century
StyleBlack humor, Action, Exciting, Tense, Fascinating

The Wild West, circa 1870. Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope. As his group traverses the west, the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel.

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 Sisters Brothers (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, western, crime
CountryFrance, Spain, Romania, Belgium, USA
CharactersHorses, Brothers, Gold miners, Spiders, Hired assassins
PlotFuneral, Cheating
PlaceWild West, Hotels, USA
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Light, Fascinating

Oregon, 1851. Hermann Kermit Warm, a chemist and aspiring gold prospector, keeps a profitable secret that the Commodore wants to know, so he sends the Sisters brothers, two notorious assassins, to capture him on his way to California.

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.

Maverick (1994)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, adventure, western
CharactersScammers, Strong women, Cowboys, Thieves
PlotGambling, Adventure, Robbery, Revenge, Money
PlaceWild West
StyleExciting, Light, For men, Twisted plot

Maverick is a gambler who would rather con someone than fight them. He needs an additional three thousand dollars in order to enter a Winner Take All poker game that begins in a few days. He tries to win some, tries to collect a few debts, and recover a little loot for the reward. He joins forces with a woman gambler with a marvelous southern accent as the two both try and enter the game.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.