In this tense drama based on the Elmore Leonard bestseller, Russell Crowe stars as a dangerous outlaw who must be transported from one jail to another. Christian Bale is a poor but honest farmer, desperate for money to pay for medical care for his younger son. So the farmer accepts the assignment to escort the outlaw from jail to a train that will take him to another state. The farmer is also motivated by a desire to impress his older son (Ben Foster), who is attracted to the outlaw life. Peter Fonda plays a former gunslinger who helps the farmer. Directed by James Mangold. With Logan Lerman and Dallas Roberts. Categories: Action, Crime, Drama, Western. Year: 2007.
3:10 to Yuma
When a powerful baron seizes all the deeds to the homesteads in a Midwestern town, a group of young ranchers band together to take back their land and end the baron's tyranny. As their power and fame grows, they become the centers of an enormous manhunt aimed at capturing their leader, Jesse James (Colin Farrell). Directed by Les Mayfield. With Scott Caan, Ali Larter and Gabriel Macht. Categories: Action, Comedy, Western. Year: 2001.
Renegade rancher Randall Bragg (Jeremy Irons) has taken control of the small western town of Appaloosa, hoarding its resources and killing off the marshall and one of his deputies. Two gunmen, Virgil Cole (Ed Harris) and Everett Hitch (Viggo Mortensen), are hired to regain control of the lawless town, and put Bragg in his place. But, when widow Allison French (Renée Zellweger) comes to to town, her arrival complicates Cole and Hitch's mission and puts their lives in danger. Directed by Ed Harris. With Lance Henriksen. Categories: Western, Drama, Based on a Novel. Year: 2008.
As the notorious and charismatic outlaw Jesse James (Brad Pitt) plans his next great robbery, he must battle against the men who want to capture him for fame and a fortune in reward money. Meanwhile, Robert Ford (Casey Affleck), an admire of James, joins his gang, only to become resentful of his former hero and hatch a plan to kill the fastest gun in the West. Directed by Andrew Dominik. With Mary-Louise Parker, Sam Rockwell and Sam Shepard. Categories: Crime, Drama, Western. Year: 2007.
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
During WWII, English aristocrat Lady Sarah Ashley (Nicole Kidman) inherits a large cattle ranch in northern Australia. When local cattle barons plot to steal her land, Sarah reluctantly joins forces with the Drover (Hugh Jackman), a tough Outback cowboy, to drive her 2,000 head of cattle across the country. As they traverse the unforgiving lands of the continent, the Japenese bomb Darwin, engulfing their world in chaos and war. Directed by Baz Luhrmann. With David Wenham. Categories: Adventure, Drama, War, Western. Year: 2008.
Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) flies back into the Old West to rescue Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) after getting a letter dated from 1885. Once there, Marty has a run-in with the villainous Tannen Gang, shows off the revolver skills he picked up at the 7-Eleven, and finds that Doc has fallen in love. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. With Mary Steenburgen, Thomas F. Wilson, Lea Thompson and Elisabeth Shue. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Western. Year: 1990.
Back to the Future Part III
Penélope Cruz and Salma Hayek star as two female Latinas who begin robbing banks in turn-of-the-century Mexico when a corrupt railroad baron starts bankrupting the locals. Cruz plays a farmer's daughter, while Hayek is from a wealthy family. Sam Shepherd plays the retired robber who shows them the ropes in this action-packed, comic Western. Directed by Espen Sandberg. Categories: Action, Comedy, Crime, Western. Year: 2006.
Corrupt politician Hedley Lemar (Harvey Korman), intent on ruining a western town, appoints Bart (Cleavon Little), a run away slave, as sheriff. Bart intially has difficulty winning over the racist townspeople, but with help from an outlaw named Jim (Gene Wilder) and Lili Von Shtupp (Madeline Kahn), a show-girl, Bart sets out to win the hearts of the town and thwart Lemar's evil plan. Directed by Mel Brooks. With Mel Brooks, David Huddleston and Liam Dunn. Categories: Comedy, Western. Year: 1974.
Butch (Paul Newman) and Sundance (Robert Redford) are two bank and train robbers who escape to Bolivia when the Wild West becomes too civilized for their liking. Pursued by a posse willing to follow them over land and sea to bring them to justice, these two gang leaders with a flair for the theatrical aren't about to change their ways anytime soon. Directed by George Roy Hill. With Katharine Ross, Strother Martin. Categories: Cult Classics, Adventure, Crime, Western, History. Year: 1969.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Lt. John Dunbar (Kevin Costner) becomes a hero when he accidentally leads Union troops to victory in a key battle. Requesting assignment on the Western front, he finds himself sole guardian of an abandoned military outpost. There, he befriends a lonely wolf and a local Indian tribe, whose ways he grows to respect and adopt as their culture and lives are threatened by U.S. encroachment on their territories. An epic tale of the American West as it once was. Directed by Kevin Costner. With Mary McDonnell and Graham Greene. Categories: Adventure, Drama, Western. Year: 1990.
Dances with Wolves
Harlan (Edward Norton), a drifter who's convinced himself that he's a cowboy, makes a connection with Tobe (Evan Rachel Wood), a rebellious teenage girl who is growing up fast in the San Fernando Valley. When her father (David Morse) objects to the relationship, Tobe acts out and Harlan makes plans to take her away from her unhappy home life. Directed by David Jacobson. With Rory Culkin and Bruce Dern. Categories: Drama, Romance. Year: 2005.
Down in the Valley
El Mariachi (Carlos Gallardo), a traveling musician, moves from place to place to play his guitar and carry on a family tradition. But, when El arrives in a small town at the same time as an escaped convict who carries his guns in a guitar case, the local drug lord and his henchmen mistake El for the killer. As the criminals chase El around town, he's forced to trade his guitar for a gun and defend the life of Domino (Consuelo Gómez), a beautiful bar owner. Directed by Robert Rodriguez. With Peter Marquardt, Jaime de Hoyos and Reinol Martinez. Categories: Action, Crime, Thriller, Western, Independent Film. Year: 1992.