Wild West Movies

Wild West Movies
List of the best movies about the wild west, cowboys, westerns, selected by visitors to our site: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Big Money Rustlas, Meek's Cutoff, Hostiles, Dawn Rider, The Salvation, The Last Sharknado: It's About Time, News of the World, The American West, Justice.

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

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, western, detective
CharactersDogs, Horses, Cowboys, Indians, Angels
PlotDancing, Bank robbery, Gambling, Money, Weapon
PlaceWild West, USA, Small cities
StyleLight, Fascinating, Tense, Fancy, Not for everyone

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.

Big Money Rustlas (2010)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genrecomedy, crime
CharactersGangsters, Indians, Cowboys, Heroes, Clowns
PlotSkirmishes, Hip Hop, Rivalry
PlaceWild West, Small cities
Time19th century
StyleHeavy, Fancy

The Insane Clown Posse heads back to the Wild West in this prequel to BIG MONEY HUSTLAS. Nothing happens in the dusty town of Mud Bug without the approval of gambling magnate Big Baby Chips (Violent J), and the locals turn and run when his henchmen come out to play. But when swaggering sheriff Sugar Wolf (Shaggy 2 Dope) teaches the locals to fight back, Big Baby Chips and his gang head for the hills in a hail of gunfire.

Meek's Cutoff (2010)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, western
CharactersHorses, Indians
PlotOn real events, Survival, Travel, Expeditions
PlaceWild West, Deserts
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Makes me think, Serious

Set in 1845, this drama follows a group of settlers as they embark on a punishing journey along the Oregon Trail. When their guide leads them astray, the expedition is forced to contend with the unforgiving conditions of the high plain desert.

Hostiles (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, western
CharactersHorses, Indians, Military, Soldier, Widows
PlotTravel, Skirmishes, Death, Weapon, Hatred
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.

Dawn Rider (2012)
Markimdb: 4.9
CharactersHorses, Gangsters, Killers, Cowboys, Thieves
PlotLove, Gambling, Revenge, Fight, Money
PlacePrison, Wild West, USA
Time19th century
StyleHeavy, Serious, Disturbing

A gripping story of vengeance and passion set in the American West. When the father of gunslinger John Mason (Slater) is shot to death by masked bandits, Mason sets out with guns blazing to track down those who killed him. During his quest, he finds himself involved in a grim love triangle when he falls for Alice, the determined and beautiful woman also adored by John’s best friend. Based on the timeless John Wayne adventure, Dawn Rider is a riveting saga of retribution, duty and valor in the American West.

The Salvation (2014)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, western
CountryDenmark, United Kingdom, South Africa, Sweden, Belgium
CharactersMute, Veterans
PlotSkirmishes, Revenge, Money, Oil, Rivalry
PlaceWild West, Trains, Small cities
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Serious

In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.

The Last Sharknado: It's About Time (2018)
Markimdb: 3.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, comedy, adventure
CharactersSharks, Dinosaurs, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Time travel, Chase
PlaceWild West, Castle
StyleExciting, Incredible, Tense, Thrash, Disturbing

With much of America lying in ruins, the rest of the world braces for a global sharknado, Fin and his family must travel around the world to stop them.

News of the World (2020)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, adventure, western
CountryUSA, China
CharactersHorses, Indians, Cowboys
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Curses
PlaceWild West, Texas, Small cities
Time19th century
StyleTense, Touching, Disturbing

A Texan traveling across the wild West bringing the news of the world to local townspeople, agrees to help rescue a young girl who was kidnapped.

The American West (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, western, history
CharactersHeroes, Indians
PlaceWild West, Wild West, USA
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, Serious

Spanning the years 1865 to 1890, The American West, will show how -- in the aftermath of the Civil War -- the United States transforms into the “land of opportunity.” Viewers will be transported into the violent world of cowboys, Indians, outlaws and law men. The 8-episode limited event series chronicles the personal, little-known stories of Western legends such as Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull. The series features exclusive interviews with notable names from classic Western films, including Robert Redford, James Caan, Burt Reynolds, Tom Selleck, Kiefer Sutherland, Mark Harmon, Ed Harris and more.

Justice (2017)
Markimdb: 4
Genredrama, western
PlaceWild West, Small cities

A U.S. Marshal seeking justice for his brother's murder defends a small town from a corrupt Mayor and his henchmen with intents to revive the civil war.

10 more movies
Yellow Rock (2011)
Markimdb: 4.4
PlotSurvival, Missing people
PlaceWild West
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Five men ride into the eerie town of Yellow Rock, hoping to rescue a family member and his lost boy. The leader, Max Dietrich, hires Mountain Man, Tom Hanner, to guide them into the Black Paw Tribe territory for the search.

Wyatt Earp's Revenge (2012)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genredrama, western
CharactersHorses, Cowboys, Journalists, Tough guys, Partners
PlotOn real events, Skirmishes, Revenge, Fight, Pursuit
PlaceWild West
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Heavy

Wyatt Earp is approached by a journalist for an interview about how he became a famous sheriff. Earp told the story of how he was a fearless U.S. Marshall. If 27-year old Wyatt Earp comes out that his first girlfriend Dora Hand was murdered. Together with his friend Doc Holliday, Bat Masterson, Bill Tilghman and Charlie Bassett he goes hunting for the perpetrator ...

Jane Got a Gun (2015)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, drama, western
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Skirmishes, Revenge, Relationship
PlaceWild West, Deserts, USA

After her outlaw husband returns home shot with eight bullets and barely alive, Jane reluctantly reaches out to an ex-lover who she hasn't seen in over ten years to help her defend her farm when the time comes that her husband's gang eventually tracks him down to finish the job.

Hickok (2017)
Markimdb: 4.7
CharactersCowboys, Blonde girls, Heroes, Criminals
PlotSkirmishes, Weapon
PlaceWild West, Trains
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Serious

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

The Sisters Brothers (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, western, crime
CountryFrance, Spain, Romania, Belgium, USA
CharactersHorses, Hired assassins, Thieves, Spiders, Alcoholics
PlotCheating, Funeral
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.

Hell on the Border (2019)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genreadventure, western, biography
CharactersHeroes, Friends
PlotSkirmishes, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceWild West, USA
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Tense, For men

This epic, action-packed Western tells the incredible true story of Bass Reeves, the first black marshal in the Wild West. Having escaped from slavery after the Civil War, he arrives in Arkansas seeking a job with the law. To prove himself, he must hunt down a deadly outlaw with the help of a grizzled journeyman. As he chases the criminal deeper into the Cherokee Nation, Reeves must not only dodge bullets, but severe discrimination in hopes of earning his star--and cement his place as a cowboy legend.

Gone Are the Days (2018)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genredrama, western
CharactersHeroes, Criminals
PlotBank robbery, Rivalry
PlaceWild West, USA
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Vital signs, Tense

The story of notorious outlaw Taylon Flynn, a man hell-bent on exiting this life in a blaze of glory. His plans go awry upon the discovery of the sordid life his estranged daughter is forced to live. To save her, he must summon the inner demons he purged long ago, and finds that redemption is a hard road to travel.

Brimstone (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, western, detective
CountryNetherlands, France, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, United Kingdom, USA
CharactersHorses, Priests, Mute
PlotLove, Revenge, Obsession
PlaceWild West, Small cities
StyleTwisted plot, Tense

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.

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, western
CharactersHorses, Cowboys, Heroes, Farmers
PlaceWild West, USA, Small cities
Time19th century
StyleExplicit scenes

As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.

The Great Race (1965)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, adventure, family, sport
CharactersHeroes, Partners, Doubles
PlotOn real events, Racing, Adventure, Revolution, Fate
PlaceWild West, France, Alaska, New York
StyleFascinating, Epic

Professional daredevil and white-suited hero, The Great Leslie, convinces turn-of-the-century auto makers that a race from New York to Paris (westward across America, the Bering Straight and Russia) will help to promote automobile sales. Leslie's arch-rival, the mustached and black-attired Professor Fate vows to beat Leslie to the finish line in a car of Fate's own invention.