Biography, Western (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Revenant (2015)

16 | 156 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

8.0
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76 Metascore

A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson

Votes: 596,643 | Gross: $183.64M

2. Tombstone (1993)

12 | 130 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.8
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50 Metascore

A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.

Directors: George P. Cosmatos, Kevin Jarre | Stars: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton

Votes: 112,218 | Gross: $56.51M

3. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

6 | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Western

7.2
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Lawman Wyatt Earp and outlaw Doc Holliday form an unlikely alliance which culminates in their participation in the legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Jo Van Fleet

Votes: 12,138 | Gross: $11.75M

4. The Kid (II) (2019)

Biography, Drama, Western | Post-production

The story of a young boy who witnesses Billy the Kid's encounter with Sheriff Pat Garrett.

Director: Vincent D'Onofrio | Stars: Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ethan Hawke, Dane DeHaan

5. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

16 | 160 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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68 Metascore

Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader.

Director: Andrew Dominik | Stars: Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 154,723 | Gross: $3.90M

6. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

6 | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.1
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66 Metascore

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.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin

Votes: 183,471 | Gross: $102.31M

7. I'm Not There (2007)

12 | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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73 Metascore

Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 53,434 | Gross: $4.02M

8. Woman Walks Ahead (2017)

12 | 101 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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51 Metascore

Catherine Weldon, a portrait painter from 1890s Brooklyn, travels to Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull and becomes embroiled in the Lakota peoples' struggle over the rights to their land.

Director: Susanna White | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Louisa Krause, Boots Southerland, Chaske Spencer

Votes: 2,956 | Gross: $0.06M

9. Wyatt Earp (1994)

PG-13 | 191 min | Adventure, Biography, Crime

6.7
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47 Metascore

The story of Wyatt Earp as he interacts and battles other famous figures of the Wild West era.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman, David Andrews

Votes: 40,844 | Gross: $25.05M

10. Hidalgo (2004)

12 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.7
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54 Metascore

In 1890, a down-and-out cowboy and his horse travel to Arabia to compete in a deadly cross desert horse race.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif, Zuleikha Robinson, Louise Lombard

Votes: 72,965 | Gross: $67.29M

11. The True History of the Kelly Gang

Biography, Crime, Drama | Post-production

Based on Peter Carey's novel. The story of Australian bush-ranger Ned Kelly and his gang as they flee from authorities during the 1870s.

Director: Justin Kurzel | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Charlie Hunnam, Russell Crowe, Essie Davis

12. Wild Bill (1995)

R | 98 min | Action, Biography, Western

5.9
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The early career of legendary lawman Wild Bill Hickock is telescoped and culminates in his relocation in Deadwood and a reunion with Calamity Jane.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Ellen Barkin, John Hurt, Diane Lane

Votes: 5,718 | Gross: $2.17M

13. Zonder genade (1946)

97 min | Biography, Drama, Western

7.8
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The Earps battle the Clantons at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, Cathy Downs

Votes: 19,027

14. Deadman Standing (2018)

R | 92 min | Biography, Thriller, Western

5.6
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The true story of a recently widowered lawman who befriends a boy dying of tuberculosis and a madam of the local brothel while their town is being politically and violently overtaken by a gang of reckless cattlemen from Texas.

Director: Nicholas Barton | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Viva Bianca, Luke Arnold, Quinn Lord

Votes: 118

15. Disneyland (1954–1991)

120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,400

16. The Long Riders (1980)

16 | 100 min | Biography, Crime, Western

7.1
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64 Metascore

The origins, exploits and the ultimate fate of the Jesse James gang is told in a sympathetic portrayal of the bank robbers made up of brothers who begin their legendary bank raids because of revenge.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: David Carradine, Stacy Keach, Dennis Quaid, Keith Carradine

Votes: 8,690 | Gross: $23.00M

17. Ned Kelly (2003)

16 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.5
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56 Metascore

An innocent man becomes one of the most wanted criminals the world has ever known.

Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Naomi Watts

Votes: 24,029 | Gross: $0.07M

18. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)

18 | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Western

7.4
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Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Richard Jaeckel, Katy Jurado

Votes: 16,091

19. 8 Seconds (1994)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.5
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This film chronicles the life of Lane Frost, 1987 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion, his marriage and his friendships with Tuff Hedeman (three-time World Champion) and Cody Lambert.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Luke Perry, Stephen Baldwin, James Rebhorn, Cameron Finley

Votes: 4,263 | Gross: $19.60M

20. Chisum (1970)

14 | 111 min | Biography, Western

6.9
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Cattle baron John Chisum joins forces with Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett to fight the Lincoln County land war.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: John Wayne, Forrest Tucker, Christopher George, Ben Johnson

Votes: 7,934 | Gross: $6.00M

21. Frank & Jesse (1995)

R | 105 min | Biography, Western

5.9
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At the end of the Civil War, Frank and Jesse James and other former guerillas who rode with Quantrill and Bill Anderson take the oath of allegiance to the Union. Feeling oppressed by ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Boris | Stars: Rob Lowe, Bill Paxton, Randy Travis, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson

Votes: 1,276

22. Alferd Packer: The Musical (1993)

R | 95 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

7.2
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The sole survivor of an ill-fated mining expedition tells how his taste for gold was replaced by that of human flesh.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Dian Bachar, Stephen Blackpool, Stan Brakhage

Votes: 11,058

23. Jesse James, de wreker (1939)

106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.1
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After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge.

Directors: Henry King, Irving Cummings | Stars: Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly, Randolph Scott

Votes: 3,521

24. Annie Get Your Gun (1950)

107 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

7.0
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77 Metascore

The story of the great sharpshooter Annie Oakley, who rose to fame while dealing with her love/professional rival, Frank Butler.

Directors: George Sidney, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 3,890 | Gross: $8.00M

25. The Legend of Ben Hall (2017)

139 min | Action, Biography, Drama

5.9
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Ben Hall is drawn back into bushranging by the reappearance of his old friend John Gilbert. Reforming the gang, they soon become the most wanted men in Australian history.

Director: Matthew Holmes | Stars: Jack Martin, Jamie Coffa, William Lee, Joanne Dobbin

Votes: 1,748

26. True Women (1997 TV Movie)

12 | 183 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.8
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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.

Director: Karen Arthur | Stars: Dana Delany, Annabeth Gish, Angelina Jolie, Michael York

Votes: 1,923

27. Grey Owl (1999)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Western

6.0
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The story of the life and work of the Canadian fur trapper-turned-conservationist who claimed to be an aboriginal North American.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Stewart Bick, Vlasta Vrana, Annie Galipeau

Votes: 3,139 | Gross: $0.63M

28. The Plainsman (1936)

113 min | Biography, History, Romance

6.9
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Wild Bill Hickok attempts to stop an Indian uprising that was started by white gun-runners.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, James Ellison, Charles Bickford

Votes: 1,772

29. The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)

128 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

6.8
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A poor, uneducated mountain girl leaves her cabin in search of respect, a wealthy husband, and a better life in this fictionalized biopic of Margaret "Molly" Brown, who survived the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presnell, Ed Begley, Jack Kruschen

Votes: 3,007 | Gross: $13.17M

30. Walker (1987)

94 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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An unconventional retelling of the life of William Walker, a 19th century American mercenary leader who became the president of Nicaragua.

Director: Alex Cox | Stars: Ed Harris, Richard Masur, Rene Auberjonois, Keith Szarabajka

Votes: 2,905 | Gross: $0.26M

31. Slaven in opstand (1940)

110 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.3
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In 1854, Jeb Stuart, George Custer and other graduates from West Point are posted to Kansas to help pacify the territory before railroad construction to Santa Fe can resume.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Raymond Massey, Ronald Reagan

Votes: 2,777

32. And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003 TV Movie)

16 | 112 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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Hollywood makes a deal with Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa to film his war and recreate his life.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Eion Bailey, Alan Arkin, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 2,889

33. They Died with Their Boots On (1941)

14 | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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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. He has little ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 5,179

34. Ned Kelly (1970)

18 | 100 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.1
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Based on a true story, Ned Kelly is unable to support his family in the Australian outback, he turns to stealing horses in order to make money. He gets more deeply drawn into the outlaw ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Mick Jagger, Clarissa Kaye-Mason, Mark McManus, Ken Goodlet

Votes: 988

35. The Wild West (2006– )

180 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.6
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A recreation of the 30 seconds of the gunfight at the O. K. Corral based on court records, letters and newspaper reports.

Stars: Michael Praed, David Leon, Liam Cunningham, Toby Stephens

Votes: 81

36. Brigham Young (1940)

114 min | Adventure, Biography, History

6.4
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In 1844, after the assassination of Mormon leader Joseph Smith by an angry mob in Illinois, the Mormons choose Brigham Young as their new leader and follow him to a new promised land in Utah.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Dean Jagger, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 860

37. Billy the Kid (1941)

14 | 94 min | Biography, Drama, Western

5.8
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In 1880 New Mexico, during a feud between cattle growers, former childhood friends Billy the Kid and Jim Sherwood end-up working for opposite sides.

Directors: David Miller, Frank Borzage | Stars: Robert Taylor, Brian Donlevy, Ian Hunter, Mary Howard

Votes: 802

38. Crazy Horse (1996 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.4
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The legendary Native American chieftain refuses to go with his people peacefully to the reservation and starts a rebellion.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Michael Greyeyes, Victor Aaron, Nathaniel Arcand, Frankie Avina

Votes: 345

39. Son of the Morning Star (1991– )

187 min | Biography, History, Western

7.5
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The story of George Custer, Crazy Horse and the events prior to the battle of the Little Bighorn, told from the different perspectives of two women.

Stars: Gary Cole, Rosanna Arquette, Stanley Anderson, Edward Blatchford

Votes: 802

40. Viva Villa! (1934)

18 | 115 min | Biography, Western

6.5
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After enacting revenge on the overseer who murdered his father, Pancho Villa becomes a bandit, earning the respect of the poor by brutally attacking the wealthy.

Directors: Jack Conway, Howard Hawks, William A. Wellman | Stars: Wallace Beery, Fay Wray, Leo Carrillo, Donald Cook

Votes: 1,014 | Gross: $1.11M

41. Houston: The Legend of Texas (1986 TV Movie)

144 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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"From personal heartbreak to the epic fight for liberation, the glory of the Old West is captured in this grand life story of Sam Houston, the man whose bravery and vision led to the creation of Texas." -- from back of box

Director: Peter Levin | Stars: Sam Elliott, Claudia Christian, Devon Ericson, Michael C. Gwynne

Votes: 325

42. De laatste der Sioux (1955)

14 | 86 min | Biography, Western

6.1
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This biography of the famous Lakota Sioux war chief is told entirely from the Indian viewpoint.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Victor Mature, Suzan Ball, John Lund, Ray Danton

Votes: 415

43. Custer of the West (1967)

140 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.8
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George Armstrong Custer's love of the heroic traditions of the Calvary and his distaste with the coming of industrialization leads him to his destiny at the Little Big Horn.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Robert Shaw, Mary Ure, Ty Hardin, Jeffrey Hunter

Votes: 1,099

44. Chervonyi (2017)

110 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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1947. Commander of UPA (or The Ukrainian Insurgent Army) Danylo Chervonyi gets into the terrible slaughter of Stalin's prison-camp Gulag, where he must go through hell and inhumane prison ... See full summary »

Director: Zaza Buadze | Stars: Mykola Bereza, Oleg Shulga, Aleksandr Mavrits, Lubov Tyshchenko

Votes: 677

45. The Iron Mistress (1952)

110 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.4
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The life of nineteenth-century pioneer Jim Bowie is portrayed.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Alan Ladd, Virginia Mayo, Joseph Calleia, Phyllis Kirk

Votes: 629

46. Bass Reeves (2010 Video)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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A drama based on the life of Bass Reeves, the first African-American United States Deputy Marshal.

Directors: Brett William Mauser, James A. House | Stars: Wesley Blake, Leroy Branch, Ed Burlett, Ronald Bush

Votes: 32

47. The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (1986 TV Movie)

PG | 120 min | Biography, Western

6.7
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The various fortunes and misfortunes of the outlaws and bank robbers Frank and Jesse James.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Marcia Cross, Gail Youngs

Votes: 322

48. Pancho Villa (1972)

14 | 92 min | Action, Biography, Comedy

4.9
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A double-cross in an arms deal prompts Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa to raid a US Army weapons depot in Columbus, New Mexico.

Director: Eugenio Martín | Stars: Telly Savalas, Clint Walker, Chuck Connors, Anne Francis

Votes: 495

49. The True Story of Jesse James (1957)

92 min | Action, Biography, Crime

6.3
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Biopic loosely based on the last 18 years of Jesse James' life and focused on the relationship between brothers Jesse and Frank James.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Hope Lange, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 1,020

50. Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder (1999 Video)

96 min | Adventure, Biography, Family

6.3
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A version of the "Little House" stories that cover some of the events that take place in the last three books of the series and the book "The First Four Years" Laura is living on the ... See full summary »

Director: Marcus Cole | Stars: Rob Halverson, Terra Allen, Alandra Bingham, J. Scott Bronson

Votes: 300


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