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All Things Western
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A playlist dedicated to the Western genre and the movies & tv shows that I like(the serious dramas as well as the humorous ones too)


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Movie: Dances with Wolves ( 1990 )
Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.
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Movie: Silverado ( 1985 )
A misfit bunch of friends come together to right the injustices which exist in a small town.
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Movie: Unforgiven ( 1992 )
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.
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Movie: Pale Rider ( 1985 )
A mysterious preacher protects a humble prospector village from a greedy mining company trying to encroach on their land.
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Movie: Tecumseh: The Last Warrior ( 1995 )
This western began in 1812 when the settlers tried to take away more and more territories from the indians. Tecumseh, who is the leader of the Shawnee indians, tries to do something. He plans a big indian state, and tries to win the English settlers over to this plan...
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Movie: Once Upon a Time in the West ( 1968 )
A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.
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Movie: A Fistful of Dollars ( 1964 )
A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge.
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Movie: For a Few Dollars More ( 1966 )
Two bounty hunters with the same intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw.
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Movie: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly ( 1966 )
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.
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Movie: Hang 'Em High ( 1968 )
When an innocent man barely survives a lynching, he returns as a lawman determined to bring the vigilantes to justice.
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Movie: The Outlaw Josey Wales ( 1976 )
A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family.
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Movie: High Plains Drifter ( 1973 )
A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago and is hired to bring the townsfolk together in an attempt to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.
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Movie: Jeremiah Johnson ( 1972 )
A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians, and proves to be a match for their warriors in one-on-one combat on the early frontier.
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Movie: The Magnificent Seven ( 2016 )
Seven gunmen from a variety of backgrounds are brought together by a vengeful young widow to protect her town from the private army of a destructive industrialist.
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Movie: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid ( 1969 )
Wyoming, early 1900s. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid are the leaders of a band of outlaws. After a train robbery goes wrong they find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heels. Their solution - escape to Bolivia.
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Movie: Little Big Man ( 1970 )
Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Native Americans and fighting with General Custer.
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Movie: Bandidas ( 2006 )
In turn-of-the-century Mexico, two very different women become a bank-robbing duo in an effort to combat a ruthless enforcer terrorizing their town.
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Movie: A Man Called Horse ( 1970 )
In 1825, an English aristocrat is captured by Native Americans. He lives with them and begins to understand their way of life. Eventually, he is accepted as part of the tribe and aspires to become their leader.
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Movie: 3:10 to Yuma ( 2007 )
A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher.
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Movie: True Grit ( 2010 )
A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer.
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Movie: Wild Bill ( 1995 )
The early career of legendary lawman Wild Bill Hickock is telescoped and culminates in his relocation in Deadwood and a reunion with Calamity Jane.
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Movie: The Quick and the Dead ( 1995 )
A female gunfighter returns to a frontier town where a dueling tournament is being held, which she enters in an effort to avenge her father's death.
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Movie: Tombstone ( 1993 )
A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.
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Movie: Wyatt Earp ( 1994 )
The story of Wyatt Earp as he interacts and battles other famous figures of the Wild West era.
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TV Show: Hatfields & McCoys ( 2012 )
The Hatfield-McCoy saga begins with 'Devil' Anse Hatfield (Costner) and Randall McCoy (Paxton). Close friends and comrades during the Civil War, they returned to their neighboring homes - Hatfield in West Virginia, McCoy just across the Tug River border in Kentucky - to increasing tensions, misunderstandings and resentments that soon exploded into all-out warfare between the two families. As hostilities grew, friends, neighbors and outside forces joined the fight, bringing the two states to the brink of another Civil War.
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Movie: Open Range ( 2003 )
A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.
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Movie: Geronimo: An American Legend ( 1993 )
The story of the Apache chief and his armed resistance to the U.S. Government's subjugation of his people.
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Movie: The Alamo ( 2004 )
Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio Texas.
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TV Show: Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years ( 1995 )
After two years spent bounty hunting, womanizing, and drinking away the painful memories of his late wife, Hannah, Newt Call returns to town to find many things have changed. His brother-in-law, Austin, is now an alcoholic sheriff, who has never fully recovered from his beloved sister's death, and blames Call for it. His father-in-law, Josiah, is the town mayor, but hasn't been right in the head since Hannah died. The town is run under the iron fist of Clayton Mosby, who also cannot forget Hannah, who looked amazingly like his late wife, Mary. The Lonesome Dove, the hotel opened by Ida Grayson, now belongs to Amanda Carpenter, a woman with a mysterious past and a determination on par with Clay Mosby's. Curtis Wells also gets a new gunsmith and a mysterious and feisty woman named Mattie Shaw.
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TV Show: Return to Lonesome Dove ( 1993 )
Captain Call has just buried Gus at Lonesome Dove and plans to head back to his ranch in Montana. Looking at a herd of wild Mustangs, he decides to drive them north with the help of Isom and Gideon Walker. Gideon hires Agostina Vega and Mexican Cowboys to run the Mustangs. Call leads the drive for Nebraska and runs into Cherokee Jack and a group of Indians, which almost costs him his life. In Montana, Newt and Jasper get into a shoot out in the local bar and wind up in jail. The odds of them surviving the lynch mob are slim until Dunnegan has them freed. Newt had rescued Dunnegan's wife Ferris, from a band of cattle rustlers and Dunnegan is thankful. However, Newt and Jasper will have to work for Dunnegan to keep their freedom.
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TV Show: Lonesome Dove ( 1989 )
Retired Texas Rangers Gus McRae and Woodrow Call are content to live out their remaining years in the tiny Texas town of Lonesome Dove. Then their old friend Jake comes to town, and tells them about the incredible opportunities for cattle ranching in Montana. Encouraged by this, Call convinces Gus and many other townspeople to go on a perilous cattle drive to Montana. Gus has another agenda though: his former sweetheart now lives in Nebraska, and he hopes for a second chance with her. As the drive goes on it takes on an epic scale, ultimately becoming what could well be called the central event in the lives of all involved.
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Movie: A Night in Old Mexico ( 2014 )
After being forced to sell his family ranch to developers, a financially strapped, but proud senior citizen, and his estranged grandson, find themselves targeted by drug dealers in search of a missing money bag.
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Movie: Joe Kidd ( 1972 )
An ex-bounty hunter reluctantly helps a wealthy landowner and his henchmen track down a Mexican revolutionary leader.
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Movie: Wild Horses ( 2015 )
A detective opens up a fifteen-year-old missing persons case, and begins to suspect that the missing boy was murdered, and that a local rancher was involved.
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Movie: Brokeback Mountain ( 2005 )
The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.
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Movie: Rooster Cogburn ( 1975 )
Marshal Rooster Cogburn unwillingly teams up with Eula Goodnight to track down the killers of her father.
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Movie: Cahill U.S. Marshal ( 1973 )
A tough Marshal has a difficult task when his two sons join a gang and rob a bank.
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Movie: The Alamo ( 1960 )
In 1836, a small band of soldiers sacrifice their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas.
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Movie: Chisum ( 1970 )
Cattle baron John Chisum joins forces with Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett to fight the Lincoln County land war.
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Movie: McLintock! ( 1963 )
Wealthy rancher G.W. McLintock uses his power and influence in the territory to keep the peace between farmers, ranchers, land-grabbers, Indians and corrupt government officials.
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Movie: Rio Bravo ( 1959 )
A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy.
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Movie: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance ( 1962 )
A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.
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Movie: How the West Was Won ( 1962 )
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.
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Movie: The Sons of Katie Elder ( 1965 )
Ranch owner Katie Elder's four sons determine to avenge the murder of their father and the swindling of their mother.
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Movie: Fort Apache ( 1948 )
At Fort Apache, an honorable and veteran war captain finds conflict when his regime is placed under the command of a young, glory hungry lieutenant colonel with no respect for the local Indian tribe.
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Movie: True Grit ( 1969 )
A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer in Indian territory.
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Movie: Rio Lobo ( 1970 )
After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose treachery caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend.
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Movie: Stagecoach ( 1939 )
A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process.
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Movie: Big Jake ( 1971 )
In 1909, when John Fain's gang kidnaps Jacob McCandles' grandson and holds him for ransom, Big Jake sets out to rescue the boy.
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TV Show: Hell on Wheels ( 2011 )
Hell on Wheels is an American Western television series about the construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad across the United States. The series follows the Union Pacific Railroad and its surveyors, laborers, prostitutes, mercenaries, and others who lived, worked and died in the mobile encampment called "Hell on Wheels" that followed the railhead west across the Great Plains. In particular, the story focuses on Cullen Bohannon, a former Confederate soldier who, while working as foreman and chief engineer on the railroad, initially attempts to track down the Union soldiers who murdered his wife and young son during the American Civil War.
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TV Show: Deadwood ( 2004 )
The outlaw camp of Deadwood marches slowly towards civilization, facing its first elections. But the power struggles continue over everything in Deadwood—influence, money, and whores—as the founding camp members form strategic alliances to face down the threat of a powerful newcomer, seeking to remake Deadwood in his image.
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Movie: Deadwood: The Movie ( 2019 )
As the residents of Deadwood gather to commemorate Dakota's statehood in 1889, saloon owner Al Swearengen and Marshal Seth Bullock clash with Senator George Hearst.
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TV Show: Godless ( 2017 )
A ruthless outlaw terrorizes the West in search of a former member of his gang, who's found a new life in a quiet town populated only by women.
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Movie: A Million Ways to Die in the West ( 2014 )
As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his newly found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.
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Movie: Bad Girls ( 1994 )
Four prostitutes join together to travel the Old West.
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Movie: Jane Got a Gun ( 2015 )
A woman asks her ex-lover for help in order to save her outlaw husband from a gang out to kill him.
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Movie: Quigley Down Under ( 1990 )
Sharpshooter Matt Quigley is hired from Wyoming by an Australian rancher paying a very high price. But when Quigley arrives Down Under, all is not as it seems.
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Movie: Renegade ( 2004 )
In 1870, after a brutal run-in with an outlaw in a brothel, Mike Blueberry becomes marshal in Arizona where he keeps the peace between Whites and Apaches but an influx of Indian gold treasure-hunters threatens to lead to violence.
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Movie: The White Buffalo ( 1977 )
At the closing of 1874 a haunted, dying Wild Bill Hickok teams up with a grieving Crazy Horse to hunt a murderous albino buffalo.
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Movie: The Man from Snowy River ( 1982 )
In 1880s Australia, after young Jim Craig's father dies, Jim takes a job at the Harrison cattle ranch, where he is forced to become a man.
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Movie: Return to Snowy River ( 1988 )
Young Jim Craig returns to his home in the Australian high country. He finds that things are not as he left them - his girlfriend is being pursued by another man, and her father doesn't want Jim back into her life.
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Movie: Young Guns ( 1988 )
A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted.
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Movie: The Magnificent Seven ( 1960 )
Seven gunfighters are hired by Mexican peasants to liberate their village from oppressive bandits.
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Movie: High Noon ( 1952 )
A town Marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train.
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Movie: 3:10 to Yuma ( 1957 )
Broke small-time rancher Dan Evans is hired by the stagecoach line to put big-time captured outlaw leader Ben Wade on the 3:10 train to Yuma but Wade's gang tries to free him.
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Movie: The Jade Pendant ( 2017 )
A tragic love story set against the lynching of 18 Chinese immigrants in Los Angeles, in 1871. Filmed in Utah.
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Movie: The Missing ( 2003 )
In 1885 New Mexico, a frontier medicine woman forms an uneasy alliance with her estranged father when her daughter is kidnapped by an Apache brujo.
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Movie: News of the World ( 2020 )
A Civil War veteran agrees to deliver a girl, taken by the Kiowa people years ago, to her aunt and uncle, against her will. They travel hundreds of miles and face grave dangers as they search for a place that either can call home.
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Movie: Hidalgo ( 2004 )
In 1890, a down-and-out cowboy and his horse travel to Arabia to compete in a deadly cross desert horse race.
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Movie: Young Guns II ( 1990 )
In 1881, cattle baron John Chisum pays a bounty to Patrick Floyd Garrett to kill outlaw Billy the Kid.
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Movie: The Legend of the Lone Ranger ( 1981 )
The sole surviving Texas Ranger of an ambush arranged by the outlaw leader Butch Cavandish returns to fight back as a great masked western hero - The Lone Ranger.
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Movie: The Duel ( 2016 )
A Texas Ranger investigates a series of unexplained deaths in a town called Helena.
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Movie: Bone Tomahawk ( 2015 )
In the dying days of the old west, an elderly sheriff and his posse set out to rescue their town's doctor from cannibalistic cave dwellers.
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Movie: The Hateful Eight ( 2015 )
In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.
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Movie: The Homesman ( 2014 )
Three women who have been driven mad by pioneer life are to be transported across the country by covered wagon by the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy, who in turn employs low-life drifter George Briggs to assist her.
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TV Show: The Young Riders ( 1989 )
The Young Riders was an American Western television series created by Ed Spielman that presents a fictionalized account of a group of young Pony Express riders (some of whom are young versions of legendary figures in Old West history) based at the Sweetwater Station in the Nebraska Territory during the years leading up to the American Civil War.
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Movie: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs ( 2018 )
Six tales of life and violence in the Old West, following a singing gunslinger, a bank robber, a traveling impresario, an elderly prospector, a wagon train, and a perverse pair of bounty hunters.
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Movie: Texas ( 1995 )
In the beginning of the 19th Century, many white Americans are settling in the Mexican province of Texas. As the years go by, political conflicts between the settlers and the Mexican government are escalating which would lead to war and Texan independence.
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Movie: Frontera ( 2014 )
A former Arizona sheriff's wife is killed while riding on their ranch property. It would appear a Mexican man illegally crossing into the US is at fault. As the former and the current sheriff search for answers, lives are changed forever.
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Movie: Appaloosa ( 2008 )
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.
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Movie: Sweetwater ( 2013 )
In the late 1800s, a fanatical religious leader, a renegade Sheriff, and a former prostitute collide in a blood triangle on the rugged plains of the New Mexico Territory.
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Movie: Hostiles ( 2017 )
In 1892, a legendary Army Captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.
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Movie: No Man's Land ( 2021 )
A modern Western inspired by the real-life "no man's land" areas along the Texas-Mexico border. While out on a father-son border patrol, Jackson accidentally kills a Mexican immigrant boy. When Jackson's father tries taking the blame, Jackson flees south on horseback, becoming a gringo "illegal alien" in Mexico. Chased by Texas Rangers and Mexican federales, Jackson journeys across Mexico to seek forgiveness from the dead boy's father only to fall in love with the land he was taught to hate.
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Movie: True Women ( 1997 )
Covering nearly fifty years of mid-19th-century turmoil, from the tumultuous Texas Revolution to the early women's suffrage movement, "True Women" is a gripping tale of endurance, love, and above all, gritty female determination.
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Movie: The Lone Ranger ( 2013 )
Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.
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Movie: Dead Man ( 1995 )
On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange Native American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.
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Movie: The Salvation ( 2014 )
In 1870s America, the fury of a notorious gang leader is unleashed when a peaceful American settler avenges the death of his family. Then as his cowardly fellow townspeople betray him, he is forced to hunt down the outlaws alone.
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Movie: Dust ( 2002 )
Two parallel tales of redemption, a century apart. A burglar is held at gunpoint and forced to listen to a story. At the turn of the 20th Century, two brothers feud over a woman. She marries one; the other, Luke, a deadly gunslinger, becomes a soldier of fortune in Macedonia, and gets embroiled in a local revolution. He's after money. Wounded by his brother, he's nursed by a pregnant villager who urges him to "kill for good, not for gold." A dying old woman in modern Manhattan tells Luke's story; her listener is Edge, a young thief who's burgled her flat to pay off crooked cops who can send him to jail. He listens with the desperate hope that he'll find gold that he thinks she has. The stories intersect when Edge sorts out the old woman's surprising connection to Luke.
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Movie: Seraphim Falls ( 2007 )
At the end of the Civil War, a colonel hunts down a man with whom he has a grudge.
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Movie: The Ballad of Lefty Brown ( 2017 )
A thrilling and action-packed Western, The Ballad of Lefty Brown is a story about loyalty, friendship, and the relentless pursuit of justice.
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Movie: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee ( 2007 )
A historic chronicle based on the book by Dee Brown explains how Native Americans were displaced as the United States expanded west.
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Movie: The Outsider ( 2002 )
A western love story revolving around the forbidden love between a young widow from a Mennonite-like religious group and a cold-blooded gunslinger whom she takes into her home after he is wounded.
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Movie: The Ridiculous 6 ( 2015 )
An outlaw who was raised by Native Americans discovers that he has five half-brothers; together the men go on a mission to find their wayward, deadbeat dad.
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Movie: True History of the Kelly Gang ( 2020 )
Based on Peter Carey's novel. The story of Australian bushranger Ned Kelly and his gang as they flee from authorities during the 1870s.
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TV Show: Comanche Moon ( 2008 )
Comanche Moon, the prequel to McMurtry's bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Lonesome Dove follows Texas Rangers Augustus "Gus" McCrae (Zahn) and Woodrow F. Call (Urban), now in their middle years, as they continue to deal with the ever-increasing tensions of adult life--Gus with his great love, Clara Forsythe (Cardellini), and Call with Maggie Tilton (Banks), the young prostitute who loves him and bears him his son, Newt (Joseph Castanon). Kilmer plays Captain Inish Scull, a Yankee aristocrat and hero of the recently concluded Mexican War. Griffiths plays Inez Scull, the Captain's sexy wife who doesn't hesitate to fill her time with other men when he's away from home. Wes Studi plays Comanche Chief Buffalo Hump.
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Movie: Gone Are the Days ( 2018 )
Aged, ill, and unable to reconcile the man he was to who he has become, Flynn is hell-bent on exiting this life in a blaze of glory.
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TV Show: Kung Fu ( 1972 )
Kwai Chang Caine, the half-American Buddhist monk from China, wandering the American West as a wanted fugitive, befriends a homeless boy, foils a bounty hunter, and experiences the pain of love.
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Movie: L'état sauvage ( 2020 )
When the American Civil War breaks out, a family of french settlers must abandon their Missouri home to flee and go back to Paris. They're escorted by a former mercenary whose troubled past soon catches up with him.
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TV Show: The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. ( 1993 )
The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. follows a man seeking vengeance against the man who murdered his father. He becomes a bounty hunter although he was trained as a lawyer. Unfortunately his father's killer, John Bly, has his own criminal gang to keep Brisco at bay. But Brisco is aided by his own gang of sorts: dance hall girl extraordinaire Dixie Cousins, rival bounty hunter Lord Bowler, fellow lawyer Socrates Poole and scientist Professor Wickwire. Although the series was set in the Old West, Brisco had an assortment of nifty modern gadgets and then there were the mysterious Orbs scattered about which almost seemed to have supernatural powers.
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Movie: The Legend of Alfred Packer ( 1980 )
Based on a true story of Colorado's only convicted killer/cannibal Alfred Packer.
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