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1. Red Dead Redemption II (2018 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

9.7
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Amidst the decline of the Wild West at the turn of the 19th century, outlaw Arthur Morgan and his gang struggle to cope with the loss of their way of life.

Stars: Benjamin Byron Davis, Roger Clark, Rob Wiethoff, Cali Elizabeth Moore

Votes: 15,764

2. How the West Was Won (1962)

G | 164 min | Western

7.1
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56 Metascore

A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century - including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.

Directors: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda

Votes: 17,443 | Gross: $46.50M

3. Into the West (2005)

TV-14 | 552 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.0
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Tales from the American West in the 19th century, told from the perspective of two families, one of white settlers and one of Native Americans.

Stars: Joseph M. Marshall, Irene Bedard, Gil Birmingham, John Terry

Votes: 6,224

4. Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.0
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American frontiersman Davy Crockett fights in the Creek Indian War, is elected to the U.S. Congress and fights for Texas at the Alamo.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Basil Ruysdael, Hans Conried

Votes: 3,243

5. Winchester '73 (1950)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Drama, Western

7.6
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The journey of a prized rifle from one ill-fated owner to another parallels a cowboy's search for a murderous fugitive.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally

Votes: 15,644

6. Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, History, Western

6.5
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The story of the Apache chief and his armed resistance to the U.S. Government's subjugation of his people.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Jason Patric, Gene Hackman, Robert Duvall, Wes Studi

Votes: 8,327 | Gross: $18.64M

7. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

Passed | 104 min | Western

7.3
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Captain Nathan Brittles, on the eve of retirement, takes out a last patrol to stop an impending massive Indian attack. Encumbered by women who must be evacuated, Brittles finds his mission imperiled.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson

Votes: 14,802

8. Hondo (1953)

PG | 83 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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Army dispatch rider Hondo Lane discovers a woman and young son living in the midst of warring Apaches and becomes their protector.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: John Wayne, Geraldine Page, Ward Bond, Michael Pate

Votes: 8,757

9. The Comancheros (1961)

Approved | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.9
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55 Metascore

Texas Ranger Jake Cutter arrests gambler Paul Regret, but soon finds himself teamed with his prisoner in an undercover effort to defeat a band of renegade arms merchants and thieves known as Comancheros.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, John Wayne | Stars: John Wayne, Stuart Whitman, Ina Balin, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 7,699

10. C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.4
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62 Metascore

Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.

Director: Kevin Willmott | Stars: Greg Kirsch, Renee Patrick, Molly Graham, William Willmott

Votes: 4,597 | Gross: $0.67M

11. Sitting Bull (1954)

Approved | 105 min | Western

5.7
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A cavalry officer sympathetic to the wronged Sioux fixes a meeting between Chief Sitting Bull and President Grant but a dishonest Indian Agent and a hateful General Custer test the Sioux's patience, threatening to derail the peace-talks.

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Dale Robertson, Mary Murphy, J. Carrol Naish, John Litel

Votes: 559 | Gross: $1.50M

12. The Stalking Moon (1968)

G | 109 min | Western

6.7
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A sympathetic retired army scout takes-in a white woman and her half-Apache son, not knowing that the boy's father, a murderous renegade Apache, is after them.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Gregory Peck, Eva Marie Saint, Robert Forster, Noland Clay

Votes: 2,055

13. The Hallelujah Trail (1965)

Approved | 165 min | Comedy, Western

6.6
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On its way to Denver, a cargo of whiskey destined for the miners, is sought after by the Temperance League, the U.S. Cavalry, the local Indians and the miners themselves.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Lee Remick, Jim Hutton, Pamela Tiffin

Votes: 3,195 | Gross: $8.72M

14. Stagecoach (1966)

Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.1
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On the stagecoach to Cheyenne, a mixed group of passengers must work together to survive the arduous journey and the Indian attacks.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Ann-Margret, Alex Cord, Red Buttons, Mike Connors

Votes: 1,456 | Gross: $8.72M

15. They Died with Their Boots On (1941)

Approved | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A highly fictionalized account of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point in 1857 to his death at the battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 5,477

16. Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)

Passed | 99 min | Western

6.7
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During the Civil War, a group of Confederates escapes from the Union POW camp at Fort Bravo but has to contend with the desert, the Mescalero Apaches and the pursuing Union troops.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: William Holden, Eleanor Parker, John Forsythe, William Demarest

Votes: 2,239 | Gross: $1.45M

17. Apache (1954)

Passed | 91 min | Western

6.4
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Refusing to let himself be re-settled on a Florida reservation, Massai, an Apache warrior, escapes his captors and returns to his homeland to become a peaceful farmer.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Jean Peters, John McIntire, Charles Bronson

Votes: 3,679 | Gross: $6.00M

18. Rio Conchos (1964)

Not Rated | 107 min | Action, Drama, War

6.6
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A former Confederate officer and a Mexican try to prevent a former Confederate colonel from selling stolen rifles to renegade Apaches in Mexico.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Richard Boone, Stuart Whitman, Anthony Franciosa, Wende Wagner

Votes: 1,567

19. Texas Across the River (1966)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Western

6.4
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In 1845 Texas, a Louisiana belle is courted by a wanted Spanish nobleman and a Texas brawling gunrunner but her suitors' passionate duel is interrupted by the cavalry and a Comanche attack.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Dean Martin, Alain Delon, Rosemary Forsyth, Joey Bishop

Votes: 1,276

20. Two Flags West (1950)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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Forced by circumstances,Confederate POWs and Union soldiers join forces against Indians but old animosities resurface during their fragile alliance.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Linda Darnell, Jeff Chandler, Cornel Wilde

Votes: 655

21. War Drums (1957)

Approved | 75 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.8
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The friendship between a white man and an Apache chief is tested when they fall in love with the same woman during a time of frontier conflict.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Lex Barker, Joan Taylor, Ben Johnson, Larry Chance

Votes: 237

22. Revolt at Fort Laramie (1957)

Approved | 73 min | Western

5.5
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At the start of the Civil War, the soldiers manning Fort Laramie are split between Yanks and Confederates but the real threat is the warpath Sioux surrounding them all.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: John Dehner, Gregg Palmer, Frances Helm, Don Gordon

Votes: 222

23. War Paint (1953)

Approved | 89 min | Adventure, War, Western

5.8
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An Indian and his beautiful sister attempt to destroy a cavalry patrol trying to deliver a peace treaty to their chief.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Robert Stack, Joan Taylor, Charles McGraw, Keith Larsen

Votes: 312

24. Day of the Evil Gun (1968)

Approved | 95 min | Western

6.4
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A woman and two children are kidnapped by Apaches. The husband of the captured woman enlists the help of his neighbor to find the Apaches that seized his family; not knowing his neighbor has unknown reasons of his own for helping him.

Director: Jerry Thorpe | Stars: Glenn Ford, Arthur Kennedy, Dean Jagger, John Anderson

Votes: 1,076

25. Arrowhead (1953)

Passed | 105 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.1
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Chief of Scouts Ed Bannon works for the US Army at Fort Clark, Texas and he dreams of aiding in bringing peace to the region, despite opposition from both the Army and the Apaches.

Director: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Palance, Katy Jurado, Brian Keith

Votes: 1,071

26. The Devil's Backbone (1971)

PG | 100 min | Western

6.3
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Army deserter Capt. Viktor Kaleb is offered a pardon and reinstatement in the cavalry if he agrees to lead a special forces group in a raid against an Apache stronghold into Mexico.

Directors: Burt Kennedy, Niksa Fulgosi | Stars: Bekim Fehmiu, Richard Crenna, Chuck Connors, Ricardo Montalban

Votes: 350

27. The Last Frontier (1955)

Approved | 98 min | History, Romance, Western

6.5
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A trapper and his two partners work as scouts for a remote army fort where they witness an incompetent colonel's decision to throw his small unprepared garrison against Red Cloud's sizable Sioux force.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Victor Mature, Guy Madison, Robert Preston, James Whitmore

Votes: 1,325

28. Buffalo Bill (1944)

Approved | 90 min | Biography, Romance, Western

6.4
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The story of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, legendary westerner, from his days as an army scout to his later activities as owner of a Wild West show.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Joel McCrea, Maureen O'Hara, Linda Darnell, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 1,263

29. Slaughter Trail (1951)

Approved | 78 min | Western

4.6
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Fort Marcy's commandant has a dilemma when 3 outlaws, who killed a few Navajo for their horses, request protection from the vengeful Indians.

Director: Irving Allen | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Gig Young, Virginia Grey, Andy Devine

Votes: 255

30. The Charge at Feather River (1953)

Approved | 95 min | Western

6.2
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In Colorado territory, Miles Archer is asked by the cavalry at Fort Bellows to aid in rescuing two white women abducted by the Cheyenne and to provide security for the railroad construction teams.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Guy Madison, Vera Miles, Frank Lovejoy, Helen Westcott

Votes: 506

31. Tomahawk (1951)

Approved | 82 min | History, Romance, Western

6.3
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In 1866 Wyoming, a frontier scout tries to prevent a war between the Sioux and the U.S. when the Army builds a road and a fort on territory previously ceded to the Sioux by treaty.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Van Heflin, Yvonne De Carlo, Alex Nicol, Preston Foster

Votes: 660

32. Warpath (1951)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Western

6.3
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John Vickers joins Custer's cavalry regiment seeking private revenge.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Dean Jagger, Forrest Tucker, Harry Carey Jr.

Votes: 337

33. 7th Cavalry (1956)

Approved | 75 min | Western

5.8
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An officer accused of cowardice volunteers to bring back General Custers's body after Little Big Horn.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Randolph Scott, Barbara Hale, Jay C. Flippen, Frank Faylen

Votes: 962

34. Seminole (1953)

Approved | 87 min | Adventure, Western

6.2
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A cavalry lieutenant recounts his efforts to make peace with the Seminole Indian tribe, under an evil major.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Rock Hudson, Barbara Hale, Anthony Quinn, Richard Carlson

Votes: 901

35. Guns for San Sebastian (1968)

Unrated | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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In 1743, outlaw Leon Alastray is hunted by the Spanish army but is given sanctuary by a priest in a village terrorized by marauding Yaqui Indians.

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Anjanette Comer, Charles Bronson, Sam Jaffe

Votes: 1,764

36. Tomahawk Trail (1957)

Approved | 60 min | Western

5.5
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An incompetent cavalry lieutenant leads his patrol into an Apache ambush on the Tomahawk Trail, gets wounded in a skirmish, and loses the command to his sergeant.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Chuck Connors, John Smith, Susan Cummings, Lisa Montell

Votes: 204

37. Drum Beat (1954)

Not Rated | 111 min | Adventure, Western

6.4
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In 1872, Indian fighter Johnny MacKay is appointed peace commissioner for the California and Oregon territory but he faces tough opposition from the renegade Modocs led by their chief Captain Jack.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Alan Ladd, Audrey Dalton, Marisa Pavan, Robert Keith

Votes: 720

38. War Arrow (1953)

Passed | 78 min | Romance, War, Western

5.9
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Major Howell Brady arrives in Indian Territory in hopes of recruiting peaceful, relocated Seminoles to help the army fight rampaging Kiowas.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Jeff Chandler, John McIntire, Suzan Ball

Votes: 651 | Gross: $1.40M

39. Comanche (1956)

Approved | 87 min | Action, History, Romance

5.6
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Common efforts of the U.S. government and the Comanche nation to negotiate a peace treaty are sabotaged by renegade Indians and by the short-sighted Indian Commissioner.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Dana Andrews, Kent Smith, Nestor Paiva, Henry Brandon

Votes: 451

40. A Distant Trumpet (1964)

Approved | 117 min | Western

6.4
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West Point graduate Lt. Hazard is posted to Fort Delivery, Arizona, where he has to deal with lax discipline, romantic complications, Apaches and his conflicting feelings toward the Indians.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Troy Donahue, Suzanne Pleshette, Diane McBain, James Gregory

Votes: 759

41. 40 Guns to Apache Pass (1967)

Approved | 95 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

5.8
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The Apaches are on the warpath and the Army must defend them. Murphy's mission is to get a shipment of rifles, but it's stolen by greedy white traders with the help of mutinous soldiers.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Audie Murphy, Michael Burns, Kenneth Tobey, Laraine Stephens

Votes: 776

42. Battle of Little Bighorn (2020)

45 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

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The U.S. expands westward after the Civil War displacing the last of the free-roaming Native Americans onto Reservations. This show focuses special attention on General George A. Custer and... See full summary »

Director: Molly Hermann | Stars: Steve Alexander, Kirk Chapman, Ron Glasgow, Bill Rini

43. Chuka (1967)

Approved | 105 min | Western

6.3
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While Indians besiege a U.S. Army fort in 1876, residents of the fort, a gunfighter, a stagecoach driver, two Mexican women, and a motley company of soldiers, try to come to terms with their pasts.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Rod Taylor, Ernest Borgnine, John Mills, Luciana Paluzzi

Votes: 736

44. Apache Uprising (1965)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Romance, Western

5.8
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Various stage coach passengers and outlaws travelling through Indian country are forced to join forces against the Apaches.

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Corinne Calvet, John Russell, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 291

45. Fighting Caravans (1931)

Passed | 92 min | Romance, Western

5.8
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A young frontier scout helps guide a freight wagon train across the country, fighting off Indians and evil traders, while his two crusty companions try and save him from falling in love.

Directors: Otto Brower, David Burton | Stars: Gary Cooper, Lili Damita, Ernest Torrence, Tully Marshall

Votes: 494

46. Last of the Mohicans (1977 TV Movie)

120 min | Action, Adventure, War

6.6
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During the French and Indian War in colonial America, a white scout, with two of his Indian brothers, helps a British officer escort two women through dangerous territory, with both French ... See full summary »

Director: James L. Conway | Stars: Steve Forrest, Ned Romero, Andrew Prine, Don Shanks

Votes: 185

47. Last of the Comanches (1953)

Approved | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.4
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The remnants of a massacred cavalry troop and ragtag group of stagecoach passengers fight for survival against fierce Comanches at a desert ruin.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Barbara Hale, Johnny Stewart, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 575

48. Buffalo Soldiers (1997 TV Movie)

G | 100 min | Drama, History, Western

6.2
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Fact based story about the all-black US Cavalry Troop H which protected the Western territories in post Civil War times. The story focuses on the troops attempts to capture an Apache ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Haid | Stars: Lamont Bentley, Tom Bower, Timothy Busfield, Gabriel Casseus

Votes: 686

49. Ambush (1950)

TV-PG | 90 min | Western

6.5
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In 1878, Ward Kinsman, a prospector and Indian scout, has been persuaded by the US Cavalry to find Mary Carlyle, the daughter of a general, who has been taken by Apaches.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Robert Taylor, John Hodiak, Arlene Dahl, Don Taylor

Votes: 501

50. Fort Massacre (1958)

Approved | 80 min | Western

6.2
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A cavalry troop finds itself under constant attack by Indians.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Joel McCrea, Forrest Tucker, John Russell, Susan Cabot

Votes: 697



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