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The Searchers - John Ford Cover Art

The Searchers

The Searchers

Working together for the 12th time, John Wayne and director John Ford forged The Searchers into an indelible image of the frontier and the men and women who challenged it. Wayne plays ex-Confederate soldier Ethan Edwards, a believer more in bullets than in words. He's seeking his niece, captured by Comanches who massacred his family. He won't surrender to hunger, thirst, the elements or loneliness. And in his obsessive, five-year quest, Ethan encounters something he didn't expect to find: his own humanity.

© Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Prospect - Zeek Earl & Chris Caldwell Cover Art

Prospect

Prospect

A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They've secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon's toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forest's other ruthless inhabitants, but with her own father's greed-addled judgment, the girl finds she must carve her own path to escape.

© 2018 Bakhorma LLC

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Chisum - Andrew V. McLaglen Cover Art

Chisum

Chisum

John Wayne heads a colorful cast in the epic tale of a legendary rancher who built an empire and has to face off with a civilized, smooth-talking land grabber to protect his spread. A solid gold Western free-for-all!

© 1970 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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Hostiles - Scott Cooper Cover Art

Hostiles

Hostiles

Set in 1892, HOSTILES tells the story of a legendary Army Captain (Christian Bale), who, after stern resistance, reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back to tribal lands. Making the harrowing and perilous journey from Fort Berringer, an isolated Army outpost in New Mexico, to the grasslands of Montana, the former rivals encounter a young widow (Rosamund Pike) whose family was murdered on the plains. Together, they must join forces to overcome the punishing landscape, hostile Comanche, and vicious outliers that they encounter along the way.

© 2017 YLK Distribution LLC. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials, 2018 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Right Reserved.

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3:10 to Yuma (2007) - James Mangold Cover Art

3:10 to Yuma (2007)

3:10 to Yuma (2007)

In Arizona in the late 1800's, infamous outlaw Ben Wade (Russell Crowe) and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans (Christian Bale), struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, volunteers to deliver him alive to the "3:10 to Yuma", a train that will take the killer to trial. On the trail, Evans and Wade, each from very different worlds, begin to earn each other’s respect. But with Wade’s outfit on their trail – and dangers at every turn – the mission soon becomes a violent, impossible journey toward each man's destiny.

© 2007 by Yuma, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Wyatt Earp - Lawrence Kasdan Cover Art

Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Earp

Kevin Costner plays the most famous lawman ever to stride the Wild West. In a gritty, complex portrayal hailed as a "classic American performance" (Bob Campbell, Newhouse Newspapers), Academy Award winner Costner (Dances with Wolves, The Bodyguard) plays the man who became a myth in acclaimed director Lawrence Kasdan's (The Big Chill, Silverado) epic, action-filled saga. Gene Hackman, an Oscar winner for Unforgiven, as Wyatt's iron-willed father, and Dennis Quaid (The Big Easy, The Right Stuff) as Earp's deadly best friend Doc Holliday add power to this mammoth, hard-hitting Western. From Wichita to Dodge City to the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, Wyatt Earp is a thrilling journey of romance, adventure and desperate, heroic action.

© 1994 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.

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Bone Tomahawk - S. Craig Zahler Cover Art

Bone Tomahawk

Bone Tomahawk

When a group of cannibal savages kidnaps settlers from the small town of Bright Hope, an unlikely team of gunslingers, led by Sheriff Hunt (Kurt Russell), sets out to bring them home.

© 2015 Twilight Riders, LLC

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Unforgiven - Unknown Cover Art

Unforgiven

Unforgiven

Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman play retired, down-on-their-luck outlaws who pick up their guns one last time to collect a bounty offered by the vengeful prostitutes of the remote Wyoming town of Big Whiskey. Richard Harris is an ill-fated interloper, a colorful killer-for-hire called English Bob, and Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner Gene Hackman is the sly and brutal local sheriff whose brand of law enforcement ranges from unconventional to ruthless.

© 1992 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.

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The Sisters Brothers - Jacques Audiard Cover Art

The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers

In The Sisters Brothers, Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly blaze a trail of action, adventure and sly wit as Charlie and Eli Sisters, notorious sibling assassins who are hired to kill a gold prospector accused of stealing from their tyrannical boss. Based on Patrick deWitt’s award-winning novel of the same name, this western is a wildly chaotic ride from start to finish.

© 2018 Annapurna Productions, LLC and Why Not Productions. All rights reserved.

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Tombstone - George P. Cosmatos Cover Art

Tombstone

Tombstone

In the western boomtown of tombstone, arizona, crime rules the streets. Violence is a way of life, and law and order have surrendered to the ruthless gunmen who wreak havoc and terror on the innocent. ...until Wyatt Earp rides into town. After retiring as marshall of dodge city, Wyatt has come to tombstone to settle down and run a business. However, he is soon compelled against his wishes to take a stand against the lawless, whose malevolent actions threaten to consume the entire town. Despite his longing for a peaceful life, Wyatt has no choice but to strap on his holster and pin the U.S. marshall's badge to his vest. Along with his friend, the lethal and unpredictable Doc Holliday, and brothers Morgan and Virgil, he sets out to wrest control of the city from the clutches of anarchy. On a stark, windswept day seething with tension, these four men stride toward a battle they neither wanted nor expected. All hell breaks looses as Earp and his men come face to face with the evil that grips tombstone, and they are drawn into one of the bloodiest feuds in the history of the old west.

© 1993 Hollywood Pictures

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Bronco Billy - Clint Eastwood Cover Art

Bronco Billy

Bronco Billy

Ask Clint Eastwood to select personal favorites among his movies and one choice might surprise you. “It’s an old-fashioned theme,” Eastwood says. “But if, as a film director, I ever wanted to say something, you’ll find it in Bronco Billy.” “One of the funniest and most touching films you’ll see this or any year” (Rona Barrett, ABC-TV) casts him as the ace sharpshooter and head of Bronco Billy’s Wild West Show, a down-at-the-heel traveling circus. Life’s been hard for Billy and his ragtag troupe. But their luck might change – in the unlikely person of a highfalutin society dame (Sondra Locke). You may already have a favorite Eastwood role. Watch Bronco Billy and chances are you’ll have another.

© 1980 Warner Bros. All Rights Reserved.

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Lawless - John Hillcoat Cover Art

Lawless

Lawless

They were brothers who became outlaws, and outlaws who became heroes...The three Bondurant boys (Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jason Clarke), along with their sultry new hire (Jessica Chastain), command the most lucrative bootlegging operation in Franklin County, Virginia. The locals consider them “indestructible.” But the law—in the form of a corrupt special deputy (Guy Pearce)—wants a cut of their action, at any cost. When youngest brother Jack (LaBeouf) gets a taste of power with a deadly gangster (Gary Oldman) the whole business blows sky high. Based on the astonishing true story, the Bondurant brotherhood is the stuff of legend.

© Copyright MMXII by BOOTLEG MOVIE LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Big Kill - Scott Martin Cover Art

Big Kill

Big Kill

A tenderfoot from Philadelphia, two misfit gamblers on the run, and a deadly preacher have a date with destiny in a boom town gone bust called Big Kill. After the death of his wife, Jim, the accountant, has come from the East to join his brother in business. Jake and Travis, two misfit rogues with one foot on each side of the law, have come from the south after being run out of Mexico under a hail of gunfire. What they find in the West is a wild ride, a fight for survival, and a moment of decision that will change them all forever.

© 2018 Big Kill LLC

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The Revenant - Alejandro González Iñárritu Cover Art

The Revenant

The Revenant

Leonardo DiCaprio stars in this visceral, epic adventure inspired by true events from writer-director Alejandro G. Iñárritu. While on a hunting expedition in the uncharted American wilderness, Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) is attacked by a bear and left for dead. Despite unimaginable grief and betrayal by his confidant (Tom Hardy), Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live.

© 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

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Blazing Saddles - Mel Brooks Cover Art

Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles

The railroad's got to run through the town of Rock Ridge. How do you drive out the townfolk in order to steal their land? Send in the toughest gang you've got...and name a new sheriff who'll last about 24 hours. But that's not really the plot of Blazing Saddles, just the pretext. Once Mel Brooks' lunatic film many call his best gets started, logic is lost in a blizzard of gags, jokes, quips, puns, howlers, growlers and outrageous assaults upon good taste or any taste at all. Cleavon Little as the new lawman, Gene Wilder as the wacko Waco Kid, Brooks himself as a dim-witted politico and Madeline Kahn in her Marlene Dietrich send-up that earned an Academy Award nomination all give this sagebrush saga their lunatic best. And when Blazing Saddles can't contain itself at the finale, it just proves the Old West will never be the same!

© 1974 Warner Bros. All Rights Reserved.

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The Outlaw Josey Wales - Clint Eastwood Cover Art

The Outlaw Josey Wales

The Outlaw Josey Wales

Screen superstar and Academy Award-winner Clint Eastwood ("Unforgiven," "Million Dollar Baby") directs himself in this classic portrayal of an ex-Confederate soldier who returns home after the war to find his family murdered by a rogue group of Unionists. Refusing to surrender, he sets off on a path of lethal revenge, pitting him against his former commander. Co-starring Sondra Locke ("Every Which Way You Can," "Sudden Impact") and Sam Bottoms ("The Last Picture Show"), and written by Philip Kaufman ("The Right Stuff"). In 1996, this film was inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry.

© 1976 Warner Bros. All Rights Reserved.

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True Grit (1969) - Henry Hathaway Cover Art

True Grit (1969)

True Grit (1969)

In 1970, John Wayne earned an Academy Award for his larger-than-life performance as the drunken, uncouth and totally fearless one-eyed U.S. Marshall, Rooster Cogburn. The cantankerous Rooster is hired by a headstrong young girl (Kim Darby) to find the man who murdered her father and fled with the family savings. When Cogburn's employer insists on accompanying the old gunfighter, sparks fly. And the situation goes from troubled to disastrous when the inexperienced Texas Ranger (Glen Campbell) joins the party. Laughter and tears punctuate the wild action in this extraordinary Western which features performances by Robert Duvall and Strother Martin.

© 1969 Paramount Pictures Corporation, Hal B. Wallis and Joseph H. Hazen. All Rights Reserved.

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True Grit (2010) - Ethan Coen & Joel Coen Cover Art

True Grit (2010)

True Grit (2010)

Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and surprises on the journey, and each has his or her "grit" tested.

© 2010 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

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The Magnificent Seven (2016) - Antoine Fuqua Cover Art

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ and Columbia Pictures’ The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople, led by Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett), employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier). As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.

© 2016 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN is a trademark of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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A Million Ways to Die in the West - Seth MacFarlane Cover Art

A Million Ways to Die in the West

A Million Ways to Die in the West

This hilarious comedy from Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy and Ted, is filled with witty one-liners and an all-star cast. When Albert (MacFarlane) loses his girlfriend (Amanda Seyfried) to his moustached nemesis (Neil Patrick Harris), a mysterious and beautiful woman (Charlize Theron) rides into town and turns his luck around. But when her notorious outlaw husband (Liam Neeson) arrives seeking revenge, Albert must put his newfound courage to the test. Also starring the outrageous Giovanni Ribisi and Sarah Silverman. Critics say, “So hysterical, you’ll die laughing!” -Mara Reinstein, US WEEKLY.

© 2014 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Lone Star - John Sayles Cover Art

Lone Star

Lone Star

One of the most acclaimed movies of the 90's! The more a lawman probes into a long-ago murder, the more he uncovers layers of family and racial strife that divide this Texas border town. Year: 1996 Director: John Sayles Starring: Chris Cooper, Kris Kristofferson, Matthew McConaughey, Elizabeth Pena

© 1996 Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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The Hateful Eight - Quentin Tarantino Cover Art

The Hateful Eight

The Hateful Eight

Nominated for 3 Academy Awards®. Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film takes place six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War. Bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) is racing through a blizzard toward Red Rock to have captured fugitive Daisy Domergue (Academy Award®-Nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh) hanged when he comes across another bounty hunter (Samuel L. Jackson) and a man claiming to be the sheriff (Walton Goggins). When the blizzard worsens, the four take refuge in a mountain stopover where they encounter four more strangers.  Soon the tension from the close quarters and the bounty on Daisy’s head lead some to wonder if any of them will make it to Red Rock.

© 2015 MMXV Visiona Romantica, Inc

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Tom Horn - William Wiard Cover Art

Tom Horn

Tom Horn

Steve McQueen ("Bullitt," "The Magnificent Seven") stars as a legend brought to life in this story of a great American hero battling a gang of cattle rustlers in turn-of-the-century Wyoming. Co-starring Linda Evans ("Dynasty") and Oscar and Golden Globe-nominee Richard Farnsworth ("The Grey Fox," "The Straight Story").

© 1980 A Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Sergio Leone Cover Art

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Set during the Civil War, three disparate drifters... (the poncho-clad, cigar-chewing, silent but supremely confident "Man With No Name"--The Good; the evil bounty hunter--The Bad; and a renegade Mexican bandit--The Ugly)... search for a Confederate cash box containing $200,000, which is hidden in a distant cemetery in an unmarked grave. Their journey will carry them through the ferocity of the Civil War landscape. Sometimes they masquerade as Confederates, and others as Yankees. When they arrive at the cemetery and find the treasure is when the REAL violence begins...

© 1966 Alberto Grimaldi Productions S.A. All Rights Reserved.

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A Fistful of Dollars - Sergio Leone Cover Art

A Fistful of Dollars

A Fistful of Dollars

A pancho-clad, cigar-chewing, mysterious 'Man with No Name' rides into a small frontier town which is embroiled in a struggle for power between two families. He hires himself out as a mercenary, first to one faction and then to the other, with no regard for honor or morality. He plays both sides against the middle, collecting his money, until he eventually destroys both, leaving the town to the bartender, coffin-maker and bell ringer as he rides off into the desert from whence he came. Based on Akira Kurosawa's 1961 film Yojimbo.

© 1967 UNIDIS, S.A.R.L.

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The Dark Tower - Nikolaj Arcel Cover Art

The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower

Based on the best-selling book series by highly-acclaimed author Stephen King, in the parallel realm of Mid-World, the once-respected Gunslinger Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has abandoned his ancient oath to protect the Tower that is being threatened by the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey) who seeks to destroy it and life across the universe. In New York City, teenager Jake has recurring visions that signal the end of the universe and when he stumbles upon a hidden portal he travels to Mid-World, meets Roland and the two must embark on an adventure to find the Man in Black and save the Tower.

© 2017 Columbia Pictures Industries , Inc. and MRC II Distribution Company L.P. All Rights Reserved.

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - George Roy Hill Cover Art

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Paul Newman and Robert Redford set the standard for the buddy film with this western classic. Sundance (Redford) is a mighty quick draw, and his partner Butch (Newman) is a gifted get-rich-quick schemer. With the law on their trail, the two pack their guns, and, along with Sundance's girlfriend (Katharine Ross), head for Bolivia, away from the men trying to bring them to justice – and death.

© 1969 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Campanile Productions, Inc. Renewed 1997 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Ride the High Country - Sam Peckinpah Cover Art

Ride the High Country

Ride the High Country

From acclaimed action director Sam Peckinpah ("Straw Dogs") comes this tense explosive drama about two aging gunslingers who sign on to transport gold from a remote mining town. Starring screen legends Randolph Scott ("The Last of the Mohicans") and Joel McCrea ("The Virginian"). Co-starring Emmy-winner Mariette Hartley ("Peyton Place"). Inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry.

© 1962 A Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Pale Rider - Clint Eastwood Cover Art

Pale Rider

Pale Rider

Superstar boxoffice champ and Oscar-winner Clint Eastwood ("Unforgiven," "Million Dollar Baby") is back in the saddle again in one of the biggest hits of 1985. In the tradition of "The Outlaw Josey Wales," Eastwood stars as the nameless stranger who saves a California gold-rush community from a merciless mining tycoon. An action-packed adventure climaxing in one of the most exciting showdowns ever filmed. Co-starring Emmy Award-winners Michael Moriarty ("Law & Order") and Richard Dysart ("L.A. Law"), Christopher Penn ("Mulholland Falls") and Carrie Snodgress ("Diary of a Mad Housewife").

© 1985 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Bad Day At Black Rock - John Sturges Cover Art

Bad Day At Black Rock

Bad Day At Black Rock

Oscar-winner Spencer Tracy received his fifth Oscar nomination for his portrayal of a one-armed stranger who arrives at a small Southwestern town shortly after WWII in pursuit of a Japanese farmer. When he discovers that the farmer was killed by local racists, he becomes a target of murder. Nominated for Best Screenplay and directed by the great John Sturges ("The Great Escape", "The Magnificent Seven," "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral"). A splendid cast featuring Tracy, Oscar-nominee Robert Ryan ("Crossfire," "The Wild Bunch") and Oscar-winners Lee Marvin ("Cat Ballou," "The Dirty Dozen"), Ernest Borgnine (TV's "McHale's Navy," "Marty") and Dean Jagger ("High Noon").

© 1955 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Old Yeller - Robert Stevenson Cover Art

Old Yeller

Old Yeller

"Old Yeller," Walt Disney's first and quintessential film about a boy's love for his dog is now an American original as much as it is a Disney classic. No film better portrays the powerful emotions of hope, courage, and friendship. When his younger brother adopts a frisky lop-eared stray, 15-year-old Travis (Tommy Kirk), acting "man-of-the-house," tries to shoo him away. But Old Yeller soon proves he is anything but "yellow" when he protects the family farm and saves Travis' life. From its charming simplicity to its gripping conclusion, the drama, humor and heart of "Old Yeller" is sure to win your heart.

© Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Dances With Wolves - Kevin Costner Cover Art

Dances With Wolves

Dances With Wolves

Rewarded for his heroism in the Civil War, Lt. John Dunbar (Kevin Costner) wants to see the American frontier before it is gone. He is assigned to an abandoned fort, where a Sioux tribe is his only neighbor. Overcoming the language barrier and their mutual fear and distrust, Dunbar and the proud Indians gradually become friends. Eventually, he falls in love with the beautiful Stands With a Fist (Mary McDonnell) a white woman raised by the tribe.

© 1990 TIG PRODUCTIONS, INC.

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How the West Was Won - George Marshall, Henry Hathaway & John Ford Cover Art

How the West Was Won

How the West Was Won

Academy Award-winning epic follows the trials and tribulations of three generations of a frontier family as they embark to tame the wild American West. Narrated by the great Spencer Tracy, it features an Oscar-laden cast that includes John Wayne, Gregory Peck, James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Debbie Reynolds, Richard Widmark, Lee J. Cobb, George Peppard, Raymond Massey, Robert Preston, Karl Malden, Eli Wallach & Carrol Baker. Helmed by three acclaimed directors, including Oscar-winner John Ford ("Stagecoach," "Mogambo," "The Grapes of Wrath"). Inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry.

1962 © A Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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McLintock! - Andrew V. McLaglen Cover Art

McLintock!

McLintock!

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.

© 2013 Digital Video Management

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City Slickers - Ron Underwood Cover Art

City Slickers

City Slickers

What happens when three ordinary guys spend two weeks learning how to be real-life cowboys? That’s the question (and the fun) in City Slickers, the biggest box office comedy of 1991. Starring Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern and Bruno Kirby, the movie also earned an Academy Award for Jack Palance as Curly, the grizzled trail guide who knows the secret of life (spoiler alert: it’s just “one thing.”) So saddle up, hit the trail and come along for “the rowdiest western jokefest since Blazing Saddles” (Rolling Stone). Sharp-eyed viewers will also spot 10-year-old Jake Gyllenhaal, in his big screen debut, as Crystal’s son.

© 1991 CASTLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT.

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Open Range - Kevin Costner Cover Art

Open Range

Open Range

Packed with epic action, Open Range is a powerfully gripping story that's never been told until now, and stars Academy Award winners Robert Duvall (Tender Mercies) and Kevin Costner (Dances With Wolves), and Academy Award nominee Annette Bening (American Beauty, Being Julia). A group of free grazers, four men trying to escape their past, are driving cattle and living off the land on the open range -- a place where nature makes the only laws. When a ruthless, evil rancher tries to run them out of town, the men's peaceful existence takes a tumultuous turn and ends in the grittiest, most explosive gunfight on film as two men battle a town for honor, justice, and a way of life that's quickly disappearing.

© Open Range Productions USA, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Rio Bravo - Howard Hawks Cover Art

Rio Bravo

Rio Bravo

There's a showdown at Rio Bravo when courageous Sheriff John T. Chance throws the brother of evil cattle baron Nathan Burdette in jail for murder. When Burdette's men lay siege to his jailhouse, Chance holds on until the arrival of a U.S. Marshal with the help of his drunken deputy, Dude, cranky old man Stumpy, and the beautiful long-legged Feathers.

© 1959 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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Gunfight At the O.K. Corral - John Sturges Cover Art

Gunfight At the O.K. Corral

Gunfight At the O.K. Corral

A gang of ruthless outlaws…a pair of larger-than-life heroes… a timeless tale of good versus evil. Blended together, the result is a sprawling, epic adventure bigger than the wild frontier — Gunfight at the O.K. Corral! Acclaimed actors Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas team up to rid Tombstone, Arizona of the murderous Clanton gang in this all-star, action-packed classic. When lawman Wyatt Earp (Lancaster) and gunfighter John "Doc" Holliday (Douglas) ride into town, they find themselves pitted against one of the biggest foes ever encountered, in the form of Ike Clanton (Lyle Bettger) and his ruthless gang. It isn't long before the confrontation explodes into a survival-at-all-costs battle, with Rhonda Fleming, Jo Van Fleet, John Ireland, Dennis Hopper, DeForest Kelley, Martin Milner and Lee Van Cleef among those swept into the drama and excitement of one of the Wild West's most legendary events!

© 1956 Paramount Pictures, Hal B. Wallis and Joseph H. Hazen. All Rights Reserved.

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They Died With Their Boots On - Raoul Walsh Cover Art

They Died With Their Boots On

They Died With Their Boots On

Errol Flynn ("The Adventures of Robin Hood") stars in this romanticized biography of General George Armstrong Custer and his last stand. Oscar and Golden Globe-winner and Emmy-nominee Olivia de Havilland ("Gone with the Wind," "The Heiress") and Oscar-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Arthur Kennedy ("Bright Victory") co-star in this wonderful portrayal of a significant historical event. This film also marks the last time that Flynn and de Havilland worked together.

© 1942 A Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Hud - Martin Ritt Cover Art

Hud

Hud

Having been burned by compromises to censors on his earlier films Cat On a Hot Tin Roof and Sweet Bird of Youth, Paul Newman decided to star in as uncompromising a property as he could find. That property was Hud, inspired by a portion of Larry McMurtry's novel, Horseman Pass By. Hud Bannon (Newman) is a young Texas rancher who lives with his cattleman father Homer (Melvyn Douglas) and his hero-worshipping nephew Lon (Brandon DeWilde). Hud is an amoral, cold-hearted creature; his father, who holds Hud responsible for the death of his other son, tries to imbue Lon with a sense of decency and responsibility to others, but Lon is devoted to Hud and isn't inclined to listen. When hoof-and-mouth disease shows up in one of the elder Bannon's cows, Hud is all for selling the herd before the government inspectors find out. But Homer orders the cattle destroyed (the film's most harrowing sequence), driving an even deeper wedge between himself and Hud. Finally, Hud steps over the line by attempting to rape Alma (Patricia Neal), the earthy but warm-hearted housekeeper. Paul Newman was so repellantly brilliant as an unregenerate heel that his Oscar nomination for Hud was a foregone conclusion. Although Newman lost the Oscar to Sidney Poitier in Lilies of the Field, Oscars did go to Neal for Best Actress, Douglas for Best Supporting Actor, and cinematographer James Wong Howe.

© 1962 PARAMOUNT PICTURES, SALEM PRODUCTIONS, INC., AND DOVER PRODUCTIONS, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Tom Horn - William Wiard Cover Art

Tom Horn

Tom Horn

Rough Rider, Pinkerton Man, Tracker, Gunslinger ... Hero, Cold-Blooded Killer. Steve McQueen stars as a legendary American as wild and untamed as the Old West. He charged with Teddy Roosevelt up San Juan Hill. Became famous for capturing the legendary Apache chief Geronimo. And before his 44th birthday, was killed by the man who employed him to stop cattle rustlers in Wyoming--because he was too good, and too lethal, at his job. He was Tom Horn. Based on Tom Horn's autobiography.

© 1980 Solar Productions Inc., The First Artists Production Company Ltd. and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.

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Cheyenne Autumn - John Ford Cover Art

Cheyenne Autumn

Cheyenne Autumn

Beautifully restored to its original length with footage not seen in two decades, John Ford's last Western masterpiece chronicles the struggle by Cheyenne Indians to migrate homeward across the Great Plains in 1878. Featuring an all-star cast including Richard Widmark and Jimmy Stewart.

© 1964 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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The Train Robbers - Burt Kennedy Cover Art

The Train Robbers

The Train Robbers

A feisty, beautiful widow bands together with three cowboy buddies to recover a cache of gold stolen by her husband and her attempt to clear his son's name. It's wide-open fun and dynamite excitement as The Duke meets his match in lovely Oscar-nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Ann-Margret ("Grumpy Old Men").

© 1973 A Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Dodge City - Michael Curtiz Cover Art

Dodge City

Dodge City

This is the film that inspired the Mel Brook's classic 'Blazing Saddles.' Classic Warner Brothers Western about a cowboy out to tame the wild west. Famout for a great barroom brawl scene.

© Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Once Upon a Time In the West - Sergio Leone Cover Art

Once Upon a Time In the West

Once Upon a Time In the West

Now, for the first time, Sergio Leone's original uncut version of this monumental epic can be seen. The picture itself is as big as its Monument Valley locations, as grand as its fine, distinguished cast, as tough and bawdy as every kid imagines the Old West. Henry Fonda plays the blackest character of his long career, and he's utterly convincing as Frank, the ruthless murderous psychopath who suffers no conscience pangs after annihilating an entire family. Jason Robards is the half-breed falsely accused of the terrible slaughter. Charles Bronson plays The Man, who remembers how his brother was savagely tortured. Brilliantly directed by Sergio Leone, this glorious picture re-established the Western'' significance to cinema art."

1968 COPYRIGHT © 1968 BY PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORPORATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. TM, ® & Copyright © 2005 by Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

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Silverado - Lawrence Kasdan Cover Art

Silverado

Silverado

Four unlikely heroes attempt to reclaim a helpless town from a corrupt sheriff and his mercenaries in this classic star-studded western.

© 1985 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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High Plains Drifter - Clint Eastwood Cover Art

High Plains Drifter

High Plains Drifter

Clint Eastwood's second film as a director finds the celebrated action star returning to his familiar Old West stomping grounds and his internationally acclaimed role of "The Man With No Name." This time, The Stranger (Eastwood) mysteriously appears out of the heat waves of the desert and rides into the lawless, sin-ridden town of Lago. After making a name for himself with a string of blazing gun battles, The Stranger is hired by the townspeople to provide protection from three ruthless gunmen just out of jail. The Stranger quickly proceeds to paint the entire town bright red, rename it "Hell," and supply divine retribution in the fiery, pulse-pounding climax of this acclaimed western shoot-em-up.

© 1973 Universal Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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The Cowboys - Mark Rydell Cover Art

The Cowboys

The Cowboys

John Wayne stars as a rancher who will lose his livestock after his ranch hands desert him to follow a gold strike unless he can transform a ragtag bunch of schoolboys into cowboys. Based on the novel by William Dale Jennings.

© 1972 Warner Bros. Entertainment.

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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon - John Ford Cover Art

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

The second chapter of Academy Award-winning director John Ford's acclaimed cavalry trilogy stars Oscar-winner John Wayne ("Stagecoach," "Rio Bravo," "True Grit," "The Searchers") as a cavalry captain who turns down retirement to help his badly outnumbered men defend their remote outpost against marauding Indians. Also starring Joanne Dru ("Red River"), John Agar ("Fort Apache"), Oscar-winners Ben Johnson ("The Last Picture Show") and Victor McLaglen ("The Quiet Man"). Features breathtaking Oscar-winning cinematography.

© 1949 A Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Stagecoach - John Ford Cover Art

Stagecoach

Stagecoach

This is where it all started. John Ford’s smash hit and enduring masterpiece Stagecoach revolutionized the western, elevating it from B movie to the A-list and establishing the genre as we know it today. The quintessential tale of a group of strangers thrown together into extraordinary circumstances, Stagecoach features outstanding performances from Hollywood stalwarts Claire Trevor, John Carradine, and Thomas Mitchell, and, of course, John Wayne, in his first starring role for Ford, as the daredevil outlaw the Ringo Kid. Superbly shot and tightly edited, Stagecoach (Ford’s first trip to Monument Valley) is Hollywood storytelling at its finest.

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