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Best Cowboy Movies

  • Brokeback Mountain

    Brokeback Mountain (R, 2005)

    Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway, Linda Cardellini
    Set against the sweeping landscapes of Wyoming and Texas, this epic love story tells of two young me... read moren -- a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy -- who meet in the summer of 1963 while driving cattle on a mountain range. They unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love.
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      fb755078042: .

      I have heard a lot of things about this film, many simply say this was that "gay cowboy movie" while others remark it as the "deserving winner of the 2006 Academy Awards"; it was be
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
    • scrambledegg7
      scrambledegg7: ... But this movie just did not grab me in any way. Maybe it's the cowboy theme, I don't know, but I kept waiting for a really excellent moment. I got a couple near th
      Reviewed 23 months days ago
    • fb1003191026
      fb1003191026: It didn't deserve all that gay cowboy hype it got...
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • 3:10 to Yuma

    3:10 to Yuma (R, 2007)

    Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Peter Fonda, Gretchen Mol, Ben Foster
    Russell Crowe plays a desperado whose accomplices stage an ambush after he is taken into custody by ... read morea determined local sheriff in this remake of the 1957 film starring Glenn Ford and Van Heflin. James Mangold directs a script based on the Elmore Leonard short story and penned by Stuart Beattie, Michael Brandt, and Derek Haas. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb1229341416: best cowboy movie i have ever seen. good story line and sudden unknown changes.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb100002180334088: Great cowboy flick. Im not a Crowe fan but he and Bale played together so well this is a fantastic ride th
      Reviewed 21 months days ago
    • fb712316050
      fb712316050: Great movie!!!! A real cowboy pic. All r quite brilliant in thisovie:)
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Tombstone

    Tombstone (R, 1993)

    Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Michael Biehn, Powers Boothe, Dana Delany
    A high-energy action adventure based on legend rather than historical fact finds Wyatt Earp (Kurt Ru... read moressell) desiring to retire from law enforcement. With brothers Virgil (Sam Elliot) and Morgan (Bill Paxton), he arrives in Tombstone, Arizona intending to build his fortune. He discovers that long-time friend Doc Holliday (Val Kilmer) is there and that the town is run by a group of brutal outlaws called the Cowboys. Earp, frustrated with his laudanum-addicted wife, begins a romance with traveling stage actress Josephine Marcus (Dana Delany). Meanwhile, the Cowboys terrorize the citizens of Tombstone unchecked. When the town marshal is killed by a Cowboy, Earp steps in to prevent a lynching by an angry mob. He also refuses to hand the killer over to his fellows, beginning the enmity between the Cowboys and the Earp brothers. Virgil, overcome with guilt at doing nothing to help the Tombstone citizens, accepts the position of town marshal. With Wyatt and Morgan as his deputies, and the help of Doc, Virgil attempts to arrest several Cowboys, resulting in the famous OK Corral shoot-out. The Cowboys take revenge by ambushing two of the brothers and injuring Virgil and killing Morgan. The Earps leave town, apparently cowed. Wyatt returns, wearing the badge of a U.S. marshal, vowing to destroy every last Cowboy. He hunts them mercilessly, until the leader, Johnny Ringo (Michael Biehn) challenges Wyatt to a duel. While not regarded as an artistic masterpiece, "Tombstone" is considered the best of director George P. Cosmatos' prolific films. The all-star cast (including Thomas Haden Church and Billy Bob Thornton in small roles) delivers solid performances. Both William A. Fraker's cinematography and Bruce Broughton's stirring musical score are expertly designed for dramatic effect. Blood is shown liberally in several key scenes, but seems intended to show that there is nothing glorious in Wyatt Earp's actions, only necessity. He and his deputies take on the symbolism of the horsemen of the apocalypse -- dispensing judgement, and the Biblical references form a symmetry at the beginning and end of the film. ~ Lucinda Ramsey, Rovi
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      fb519203033: This is the story of members of one of the greatest gunfights in US history, the OK Corral in Tombs
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
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      fb1382028818: . Sam Elliot, a true 'cowboy" Kurt Russell's best role.
      Reviewed 19 months days ago
    • rodjeckrich
      rodjeckrich: Tombstone (1993)
      It's a good western from the 90's and has a really great cast but Leone's cowboy movies are better. With that being said, there will probably never be a modern western as goo
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
  • Appaloosa

    Appaloosa (R, 2008)

    Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, Renée Zellweger, Jeremy Irons, Timothy Spall
    Upon drifting into a troubled Western outpost and discovering that the helpless locals are being ter... read morerorized by a ruthless rancher and his brutish hired hands, two rugged, straight-shooting peacemakers decide to stick around and put things right in this Western adapted from the novel by Robert B. Parker and directed by Ed Harris. Bragg (Jeremy Irons) is a rancher who believes himself to be above the law, a stance that's forever cemented when he guns down the town sheriff and his deputy in cold blood. Horrified, the defenseless townspeople pray for the day a savior will arrive in town to free them from Bragg's suffocating grasp. Soon thereafter, Virgil (Harris) and Everett (Viggo Mortensen) stride into town atop two mighty steeds, their confident presence signaling the beginning of a new era if the locals will only grant Virgil the complete power he needs to bring Bragg to justice. After pinning on his new badge, Virgil appoints Everett his deputy and ushers in an era of uneasy peace. Later, a woman named Allison (Renée Zellweger) arrives in town and catches Virgil's eye, prompting a die-hard renegade to consider a calm life of domestication. As Virgil's feelings for Allison grow, both begin to wonder if a life together is truly in the cards. Meanwhile, a temporarily subdued Bragg begins to display signs that he may not be finished with this town just yet. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb684839041: Not to bad. Not many Cowboy films around these days apart from that gay one which a wont watch so q
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • regenial
      regenial: Good story, good action, good actors, slow storyline, but still a good cowboy movie..
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • peilo
      peilo: Watched 1-19-09
      As good as it gets when it comes to cowboy movies. It has the gunslingers, saloons and wild west shootouts that any great Western depict
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • The Proposition

    The Proposition (R, 2005)

    Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Emily Watson, Danny Huston, John Hurt
    An outlaw is goaded into taking on justice at its most brutal in this hard-edged Western set in rura... read morel Australia in the 1880s. Charlie Burns (Guy Pearce) is a criminal living in the outback. He and his two brothers, Arthur (Danny Huston) and Mikey (Richard Wilson), are on the run from the law for rape and murder. Arthur is a violent and dangerous sociopath with a much longer rap sheet than his siblings and a reputation for hiding out in villages so lawless the police are afraid to visit them, while Mikey is a much younger and more impressionable chap.The authorities capture Charlie and Mikey after a bloody shootout, and the brothers are handed over to Capt. Stanley (Ray Winstone), a British lawman sent to Australia to help bring order to the colonies. Stanley proposes a deal to Charlie, explaining that it's Arthur he really wants, and that he's willing to spare the childlike and terrified Mikey if Charlie can find Arthur and murder him. Charlie, realizing that this is his only hope to save his simpleton younger brother (who is scheduled to be hanged on Christmas Day), agrees and sets out to find and execute his other brother, who he believes has gone too far into the world of crime. As Charlie scours the backwaters of Australia, he encounters Jellon Lamb (John Hurt), an educated yet thoroughly menacing bounty hunter. In time, Charlie finds his brother, but isn't certain if he can carry out his mission. Meanwhile, Stanley struggles to bring a European sense of civility to the rough and tumble land he now calls home, while his wife Martha (Emily Watson) becomes the focus of the lustful appetites of the men in town. The Proposition was written by rock star and novelist Nick Cave; he previously collaborated with director John Hillcoat on the film Ghosts... of the Civil Dead. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • Lerch0783
      Lerch0783: . It's kind of hard to recognize Guy Pearce in this movie because he has that grungy cowboy look. All in all, everyone should watch this movie and judge it for themselves. I'm sure some
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
  • True Grit

    True Grit (PG-13, 2010)

    Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld, Barry Pepper
    Fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) joins an aging U.S. marshal (Jeff Bridges) and anot... read moreher lawman (Matt Damon) in tracking her father's killer into hostile Indian territory in Joel and Ethan Coen's adaptation of Charles Portis' original novel. Sticking more closely to the source material than the 1969 feature adaptation starring Western icon John Wayne, the Coens' True Grit tells the story from the young girl's perspective, and re-teams the celebrated filmmaking duo with their No Country for Old Men producing partner Scott Rudin. Josh Brolin and Barry Pepper co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • sarismovie
      sarismovie: Not a cowboy film fan, just admired by how Hailee Steinfield could balance her performance with such an ac
      Reviewed 7 months days ago
    • diegofio
      diegofio: di nome Mattie Ross, la quale spiega come suo padre sia stato ucciso e derubato a Fort Smith da un cowboy alle sue dipendenze, Tom Chaney , quando ella aveva appena 14 anni; l'assassino si diede alla
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • Joshf2010
      Joshf2010: . The cast is perfect. Jeff Bridges makes for an awesome old cowboy, Matt Damon is unrecognizable in his part, Josh Brolin plays a perfect bad guy, and Hailee St
      Reviewed 3 years days ago