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First Cow - Kelly Reichardt Cover Art

First Cow

First Cow

Two travelers, on the run from a band of vengeful hunters in the 1820s Northwest, dream of striking it rich, but their tenuous plan to make their fortune on the frontier comes to rely on the secret use of a wealthy landowner's prized dairy cow. With their scheme landing somewhere between honest ingenuity and pure grift, renowned filmmaker Kelly Reichardt finds a graceful and deeply moving origin story of America in their unlikely friendship and fragile life at the margins.

© 2019 A24 DISTRIBUTION, LLC. 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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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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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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Mclintock! (Producer's Cut) - Andrew V. McLaglen Cover Art

Mclintock! (Producer's Cut)

Mclintock! (Producer's Cut)

Wayne shows off his funny side in this 1963 western, a comedy inspired by THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. Starring as wealthy cattle baron G.W. McLintock, Wayne shows a real sense of comic timing in several scenes filled with slapstick humor. After his wife (Maureen O'Hara) and daughter leave him for the East, McLintock attempts to win them back. The dynamics between O'Hara and Wayne are the strong suit of this film, the actors having worked together previously on THE QUIET MAN. As this is by no means a revisionist western, McLintock's chauvinistic attempts to "tame" his wife fit within the problematic ideology of the larger western genre. The ultimate example of this comes at the end of the film when McLintock settles his marital dispute by publicly "spanking" his wife in what is now a notorious cinematic moment.

1963 UNITED ARTISTS CORPORATION. TM, ® & Copyright © 2007 by Paramount Pictures. 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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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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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 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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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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El Dorado - Howard Hawks Cover Art

El Dorado

El Dorado

Legendary producer-director Howard Hawks teams with two equally legendary stars, John Wayne and Robert Mitchum, in this classic Western drama. Mitchum plays to perfection an alcoholic but gutsy sheriff who relentlessly battles the dark side of the wild West, ruthless cattle barons and crooked "businessmen." The Duke gives an equally adept performance as the sheriff's old friend who knows his way around a gunfight. Filled with brawling action and humour, El Dorado delivers the goods. James Caan and Ed Asner co-star.

© 1966 by Paramount Pictures Corporation and Laurel Productions. All Rights Reserved.

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The Last Stand - Kim Jee-Woon Cover Art

The Last Stand

The Last Stand

Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in this high-octane action-thriller about a small border-town sheriff who makes a defiant stand to stop a fugitive on the run from the FBI.

© 2013 Lions Gate Films Inc. All Rights Reserved

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High Noon - Fred Zinnemann Cover Art

High Noon

High Noon

Gary Cooper won the Oscar® for the Best Actor in this classic tale of a lawman who stands alone to defend a town of cowardly citizens against a gang of revenge-seeking criminals. In the greatest showdown in the history of cinema, Cooper stands to lose not only the town but his new wife, Grace Kelly. The film also stars one of Hollywood’s most beloved and prolific actors, Lloyd Bridges, and marks the first starring role for a beautiful young actress and internationally adored screen legend Grace Kelly. High Noon garnered a total of four Academy Awards® including Best Film Editing, Score and Original Song.

© TM & Copyright 2007 by Paramount Pictures. 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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Hondo - John Farrow Cover Art

Hondo

Hondo

Celebrate the 65th Anniversary of an American movie classic—‘Hondo.’ Wayne stars as the titular hardened cavalry scout who finds his softer side upon meeting a frontierswoman and her son. Often mentioned as one of Wayne’s personal favorite films, ‘Hondo’ was shot in breathtaking color in Arizona, Utah and Mexico.

© 1953 Warner Bros. Pictures Distributing Corporation.

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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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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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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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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.

© 2018 Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)

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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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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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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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Will Penny - Tom Gries Cover Art

Will Penny

Will Penny

Hollywood legend Charlton Heston stars as Will Penny, an aging cowboy on a hard-luck streak. He's out of work, out of money, and staked out to die in the desert by a gang of ruthless outlaws. Moments before death, Will is taken in by a beautiful young woman named Catherine ( Joan Hackett), who is heading west with her young son to join her husband. As Catherine nurses Will back to health, he catches a glimpse of a lifestyle he's never known. Suddenly, Will has two more problems to deal with: he's in love with another man's wife, and the outlaw gang is on its way back to finish him off...

TM and Copyright © 1968 Paramount Pictures. 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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The Spoilers (1942) - Ray Enright Cover Art

The Spoilers (1942)

The Spoilers (1942)

John Wayne, Marlene Dietrich and Randolph Scott shine in this all-star adventure classic about gold and greed in an Alaskan boomtown during the 1890s. When honest ship captain Roy Glennister (Wayne) gets swindled out of his mine claim, he turns to seductive saloon singer Cherry Malotte (Dietrich) for assistance in his battle with no-good town kingpin Alexander McNamara (Scott). It’s an adventure as wild as the Northwest Territory itself, featuring an all-out fight to the finish between Wayne and Scott that’s considered one of the most spectacular action sequences ever filmed during its time period.

© 1942 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Goin' South - Jack Nicholson Cover Art

Goin' South

Goin' South

Sentenced to hang in a backwater western town, horse thief Henry Moon (Jack Nicholson) is saved when frontierswoman Julia Tate (Mary Steenburgen) agrees to marry him. Taking advantage of the town law that prohibits the execution of married men, Moon follows Tate back to her ranch, planning all the while to escape at the first possible opportunity. But Tate insists that he honor his end of the bargain at work on the ranch. She has no intention of consummating the union, a fact that drives the hot-to-trot Moon up a wall. She puts him to work on the gold mine that she has on her property, while his old gang prepares to relieve the couple of their gold once it's on the surface. Jack Nicholson personally selected movie newcomer Mary Steenburgen for Goin' South. The film also features John Belushi in the role of a dyspeptic deputy.

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Jeremiah Johnson - Sydney Pollack Cover Art

Jeremiah Johnson

Jeremiah Johnson

Superstar Robert Redford ("Up Close and Personal," "Indecent Proposal") stars in this powerful and unforgettable wilderness epic of a man who turns his back on civilization and learns a new code of survival in a brutal land of isolated mountains and hostile Indians. The Los Angeles Times calls this box-office hit "an uncommon, extraordinarily appealing film experience," directed by Sidney Pollack ("The Firm," "Tootsie") and written by John Milius ("Apocalypse Now," "Magnum Force") and Academy Award-winner Edward Anhalt ("Member of the Wedding," "Panic in the Streets").

© 1972 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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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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Maverick - Richard Donner Cover Art

Maverick

Maverick

In one of the most anticipated movies of 1994, boxoffice superstar Mel Gibson ("Lethal Weapon," et. al.) and two-time Academy Award-winner Jodie Foster ("The Accused," "Silence of the Lambs") are a dapper gambler and a seductive con woman in this slick Western based on the classic TV series. James Garner ("Murphy"s Romance," TV's "Rockford Files") -- the original Maverick -- James Coburn ("The Magnificent Seven," "Young Guns II"), Graham Greene ("Northern Exposure") and a slew of country singers co-star in this film by Richard Donner ("Superman," "Lethal Weapon" trilogy). The New York Times calls this "fast, funny, full of action...[it's] "Lethal Weapon" meets "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." The Hollywood Reporter calls it "a fast-shuffling escapade of antic wit...a delightfully appealing, brainy comedy...[a] royal flush" and Variety says it's "exuberant...a whole new generation is about to discover the charm, wit and fun of Maverick."

© 1994 Warner Bros. and Icon Distribution, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Angel and the Badman - James Edward Grant Cover Art

Angel and the Badman

Angel and the Badman

Quirt Evans, notorious gunman played by John Wayne, is wounded and on the run. He soon finds himself on a farm owned by a Quaker family, the Worths. Ignoring the advice of the town doctor, the Worth family takes Quirt and attempts to nurse him back to health. While being mended to at the farm, Quirt dreams of the day that he is able to seek revenge on the man who killed his foster father. At the same time, he is drawn to the daughter in the family, Penelope Worth. Wayne’s character soon has to make a decision; to continue down the path he has been following or create a new one with Penelope.

© 1947 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

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The Lone Ranger - Gore Verbinski Cover Art

The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger

From Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Director Gore Verbinski (Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise) come Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in The Lone Ranger. Filled with action and excitement, this thrilling adventure brings the famed masked hero to life through brand-new eyes. Native American warrior Tonto (Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice. It’s a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction, as these two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.

© 2013 Disney Enterprises, Inc. and Jerry Bruckheimer, Inc.

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Nevada Smith - Henry Hathaway Cover Art

Nevada Smith

Nevada Smith

Nevada Smith is a rugged innocent boy born in the 1890s during California's gold rush days to a Native American mother and white father. When he finds his parents have been murdered by vicious killers, he sets out to track them down. While the film is a western, and has plenty of action, it is also a powerful and revealing study of the regeneration of a man, in this case a lone gunslinger who is so blinded by his compulsion that it obscures any other motive for living. Steve McQueen's dynamic presence as Nevada Smith is memorable.

© 1993 BY PARAMOUNT PICTURES, EMBASSY PICTURES CORP. AND SOLAR PRODUCTIONS, INC

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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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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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The Man from Snowy River - George Miller Cover Art

The Man from Snowy River

The Man from Snowy River

With its unforgettably heroic story, its stunning cinematography, and acting performances that are uniformly excellent, The Man from Snowy River is one thrilling adventure you won't want to miss. Set during the 1880's, when the Australian frontier was as wild and dangerous as the American West, the film follows the exploits of a handsome youth (Tom Burlinson) who sets out to tame a wild herd of horses. Taking on a challenge many men had attempted before him, he rides deep into the treacherous and untamed wilderness of his native timberlands where boys become men fast - or die trying. Featuring Kirk Douglas in a remarkable dual role and highlighted by a climactic chase involving 40 horsemen and 90 wild stallions thundering across snow-covered peaks, The Man from Snowy River is a legendary film!

© 1982 Snowy River Investment Pty. Ltd. and others.

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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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Pure Country - Christopher Cain Cover Art

Pure Country

Pure Country

After 25 chart-topping hits, the singing star becomes a movie star! George Strait makes his film debut in an entertaining look into the heart and soul of country music from Young Guns director Christopher Cain. Superstar Dusty Chandler (Strait) is tired of the smoke, the strobe lights and the overmiked sound of his arena spectaculars. One night, something snaps. "I'm just going to take a little walk," Dusty says as he walks out of the empty hall, ditching his beard, ponytail - and temporarily, his career - to reclaim his down-home country roots. But his manager (Leslie Ann Warren) retaliates: a stand-in (Kyle Chandler) lip-synchs his songs in concert. And a romance with a lovely rancher (Isabel Glasser) is on again, off again like a rodeo cowboy. The simple life can be complex, but it's nothing a revitalized country boy can't handle!

© 1992 Warner Bros. All Rights Reserved.

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Shanghai Noon - Tom Dey Cover Art

Shanghai Noon

Shanghai Noon

The classic western gets a kick in the pants when Jackie Chan travels to the Wild West to rescue a kidnapped princess. After teaming up with a train robber, the unlikely duo take on a Chinese traitor and his corrupt boss.

© 2000 Spyglass Entertainment Group, LP.

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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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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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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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Oklahoma! (1955) - Fred Zinnemann Cover Art

Oklahoma! (1955)

Oklahoma! (1955)

Set in the Oklahoma Territory in the early 1900's, this joyous celebration of frontier life is a story of tender romance and dangerous passion. Gordon MacRae is Curly, a sunny, good-natured ranch hand, and Shirley Jones is Laurey Williams, the farmer's daughter he loves. Rod Steiger is he menacing Jud, who tries to comes between them. The first Rodgers and Hammerstein collaboration, this Academy Award® winner for Best Score features the classic songs "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top" and "People Will Say We're In Love."

© 1955 Rodgers and Hammerstein Pictures, Inc. Renewed 1983 and assigned to Estate of Richard Rodgers and Estate of Oscar Hammerstein II. All rights reserved.

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Quigley Down Under - Simon Wincer Cover Art

Quigley Down Under

Quigley Down Under

Tom Selleck portrays Quigley, an American cowboy who is lured to the Austrailian outback (of the 1860's) by an offer from a powerful sheep rancher/land baron (Alan Rickman) to use his sharpshooter skills to shoot troublesome dingoes. What Quigley finds out when he arrives is that Rickman really wants to use his skills to help wipe out the native Aborigine population as part of the country's "pacification by force." A man of moral integrity, Quigley strongly declines this murderous duty and throws his new boss through the window, so... now it's war between them. Also confusing the situation (as well as enlivening it) is a somewhat deranged "trallop" (Laura San Giacomo) who erroneously thinks Quigley is her husband.

© 1990 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All rights 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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True History of the Kelly Gang - Justin Kurzel Cover Art

True History of the Kelly Gang

True History of the Kelly Gang

Set amidst the grueling badlands of 19th-century Australia, legendary outlaw Ned Kelly (George MacKay, 1917, Ophelia) grows up under the bloody and uncompromising rule of the English. Food is scarce, survival is filled with daily strife, and every opportunity the colonizers take to make their victims feel powerless is inflicted with searing brutality. In a desperate attempt to prime him for rebellion, Ned Kelly’s mother (Essie Davis, The Babadook), sells him off into the hands of the notorious bushranger Harry Power (Russell Crowe, Cinderella Man, L.A. Confidential), where the young bandit discovers he comes from a line of warriors called the Sons of Sieve. Fueled by his roots and a voracious appetite for revenge, Ned Kelly leads an anarchist army to wreak havoc on their oppressors in one of the most audacious attacks the country has ever seen. Grimy, gritty, and full of action-packed thrills, True History of the Kelly Gang brings a revolutionary twist to an iconic piece of folklore. Based on the novel by Peter Carey.

© 2019 PUNK SPIRIT HOLDINGS PTY LTD.

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Arrowhead - Charles Marquis Warren Cover Art

Arrowhead

Arrowhead

Charlton Heston (as Bannon) and Jack Palance (as Toriano) square off in Arrowhead, an exciting saga directed by Gunsmoke and Rawhide creator Charles Marquis Warren. Apache brave Toriano has returned to his people after schooling in the Eastern U.S. "He comes in peace," say cavalry officers and townsfolk. "He comes for war," says cavalry scout Ed Bannon. Raised by Apaches, Bannon knows the prophecies about a warrior who will come from the East to lead the tribe in battle. But by the time he convinces anyone of the danger, it may be too late.

© 2004 Paramount Pictures

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Lone Star - John Sayles Cover Art

Lone Star

Lone Star

Academy Award winner Chris Cooper, Matthew McConaughey and Academy Award winner Frances McDormand lead a powerhouse cast in legendary director John Sayles' densely woven, powerful and wrenching Lone Star.When the sheriff of a small Texas border town finds the body of a corrupt former sheriff ousted by his legendary father, the investigation reopens old wounds in the town that have never healed as well as revealing the secrets behind mysteries in his own family relationships.

© 1996 Warner Bros Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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The Furies - Anthony Mann Cover Art

The Furies

The Furies

Walter Huston stars as T.C. Jeffords, a strong willed ranch owner in New Mexico who never seems to see eye to eye with his even more stubborn daughter, Vance. Played by Barbara Stanwyck, Vance battles with her extreme love, hate relationship with her father’s intensity. Tensions rise and drama unfolds as Vance falls in love with one of her father’s sworn enemies, Rip Darrow, played by Wendell Corey.

© 1950 by Wallis-Hazen, Incorporated.

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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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Young Guns II - Geoff Murphy Cover Art

Young Guns II

Young Guns II

In 1881, cattle baron John Chisum pays a bounty to Patrick Floyd Garrett to kill outlaw Billy the Kid.

© 1990 Morgan Creek Film Partners I. All Rights Reserved.