Top 100 Drama Movies of 2024

1The Outlaw Josey Wales reviews, watch and download

The Outlaw Josey Wales

June 30, 1976

Screen superstar and Academy Award-winner Clint Eastwood ("Unforgiven," "Million Dollar Baby") directs himself in this classic portrayal of an ex-Confederate so...

2Cowboys & Aliens reviews, watch and download

Cowboys & Aliens

July 29, 2011

Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford star in this action-packed sci-fi western from the director of Iron Man (Jon Favreau) that critics call “wickedly original, unl...

3Hostiles reviews, watch and download

Hostiles

January 19, 2018

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 w...

4The Revenant reviews, watch and download

The Revenant

December 25, 2015

Leonardo DiCaprio stars in this visceral, epic adventure inspired by true events from writer-director Alejandro G. Iñárritu. While on a hunting expedition in ...

5Pale Rider reviews, watch and download

Pale Rider

October 3, 1985

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. ...

6True Grit (2010) reviews, watch and download

True Grit (2010)

December 22, 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 toughes...

7Calamity Jane reviews, watch and download

Calamity Jane

November 4, 1953

Doris Day is at her best as the roughest, toughest, rootin'-tootin' gal of the wild West, riding, roping and shooting her way through a jamboree of action and h...

8Rio Bravo reviews, watch and download

Rio Bravo

April 4, 1959

John Wayne and Dean Martin star as a Western sheriff and his recovering alcoholic deputy who, along with a small ragtag group of men and women, refuse to releas...

9Wild Wild West reviews, watch and download

Wild Wild West

June 30, 1999

Wild, wild laughs, adventure and special-effects wizardry abound when megastar Will Smith reteams with the director of "Men in Black." Smith is agent James West...

10Broken Trail reviews, watch and download

Broken Trail

September 5, 2006

Top-rated miniseries! Academy Award winner Robert Duvall (1983 Best Actor in a Leading Role, Tender Mercies) and Academy Award nominee Thomas Hayden Church (200...

11Shanghai Noon reviews, watch and download

Shanghai Noon

March 3, 2000

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...

12El Dorado reviews, watch and download

El Dorado

June 1, 1967

Legendary producer-director Howard Hawks teams with two equally legendary stars, John Wayne and Robert Mitchum, in this classic Western drama. Mitchum plays to ...

13Dakota reviews, watch and download

Dakota

December 25, 1945

In 1871 Dakota, the two crooked businessmen Jim Bender and his henchman Big Tree Collins, oppose the local wheat farmers and the railroad development, in order ...

14Cowboys & Aliens (Extended Edition) reviews, watch and download

Cowboys & Aliens (Extended Edition)

July 29, 2011

Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford star in this action-packed sci-fi western from the director of Iron Man (Jon Favreau). The Extended Version of this epic adventur...

15How the West Was Won reviews, watch and download

How the West Was Won

February 20, 1963

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...

16The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada reviews, watch and download

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

March 3, 2006

Oscar winner Tommy Lee Jones (Best Supporting Actor, The Fugitive, 1993) directs and stars in this poetic and striking modern-day Western. Peter Perkins (Jones)...

17The Good, the Bad and the Ugly reviews, watch and download

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

December 29, 1967

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 bou...

18The Grey Fox reviews, watch and download

The Grey Fox

May 29, 2020

After decades in prison, stagecoach robber Bill Miner (Richard Farnsworth, The Straight Story, Tom Horn) emerges in 1901 a free man without a place in 20th-cent...

19Appaloosa reviews, watch and download

Appaloosa

October 3, 2008

Academy Award-nominee Viggo Mortensen ("A History of Violence," "The Lord of the Rings" franchise) stars as Everett Hitch and Academy Award-nominee and Golden G...

20Pure Country reviews, watch and download

Pure Country

October 23, 1992

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 countr...

21Once Upon a Time In the West reviews, watch and download

Once Upon a Time In the West

December 21, 1968

Directed by Sergio Leone, this epic Western re-established the genre, and still stands as one of the greatest, artistic films of all time. Henry Fonda stars as ...

22Dodge City reviews, watch and download

Dodge City

April 1, 1939

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...

23The Sisters Brothers reviews, watch and download

The Sisters Brothers

September 21, 2018

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 assassi...

24True History of the Kelly Gang reviews, watch and download

True History of the Kelly Gang

April 24, 2020

Set amidst the grueling badlands of 19th-century Australia, legendary outlaw Ned Kelly (George MacKay, 1917, Ophelia) grows up under the bloody and uncompromisi...

25A Fistful of Dollars reviews, watch and download

A Fistful of Dollars

January 18, 1967

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. H...

26In Old California reviews, watch and download

In Old California

May 31, 1942

Tom, a young physician, searches for success in the rough, early gold-rush days of California. He meets Lacey, a dance hall singer who is engaged to Britt, king...

27The Homesman reviews, watch and download

The Homesman

November 14, 2014

Academy Award® winner Tommy Lee Jones "is magnificent" (THE WRAP) in what critics are calling "the best western since UNFORGIVEN" (BBC). When low-life drifter ...

28Jeremiah Johnson reviews, watch and download

Jeremiah Johnson

December 21, 1972

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 ...

29Once Upon a Time In Mexico reviews, watch and download

Once Upon a Time In Mexico

September 12, 2003

Leaping back into action, gun-slinging, guitar-toting hero "El Mariachi" is back in town in ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO, as director Robert Rodriguez delivers th...

30Mclintock! (Producer's Cut) reviews, watch and download

Mclintock! (Producer's Cut)

November 13, 1963

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 ...

31Outlaw Johnny Black reviews, watch and download

Outlaw Johnny Black

September 15, 2023

Hell bent on avenging the death of his father, Johnny Black vows to gun down Brett Clayton and becomes a wanted man in the process while posing as a preacher in...

32Open Range reviews, watch and download

Open Range

August 15, 2003

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 Merci...

33The Man from Snowy River reviews, watch and download

The Man from Snowy River

May 28, 2002

With its unforgettably heroic story, its stunning cinematography, and acting performances that are uniformly excellent, The Man from Snowy River is one thrillin...

34News of the World reviews, watch and download

News of the World

December 25, 2020

Five years after the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks) moves from town to town as a non-fiction storyteller, sharing the...

35The Last Manhunt reviews, watch and download

The Last Manhunt

November 18, 2022

Based on true events in the early 1900s Wild West, Willie Boy falls in love with Carlota from the Chemehuevi tribe despite being forbidden to be together. Due t...

36The Alamo (2004) reviews, watch and download

The Alamo (2004)

April 9, 2004

Where myth meets history. Where legend meets reality. The roads cross at San Antonio de Bexar and the small, ruined mission there: the Alamo. In the spring of 1...

37Pony Express reviews, watch and download

Pony Express

January 1, 1953

In 1860, Buffalo Bill Cody (Charlton Heston) and Wild Bill Hickok (Forrest Tucker) are commissioned to establish the necessary Pony Express relay stations alon...

38Dead 7 reviews, watch and download

Dead 7

June 7, 2016

Starring an ensemble cast of music’s biggest Pop Stars, a ragtag band of assassins team up to rid a small town of a zombie plague in the post-apocalyptic West...

39The Lone Ranger reviews, watch and download

The Lone Ranger

July 3, 2013

From Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Director Gore Verbinski (Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise) come Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in The Lone Ranger. Fille...

40Blazing Saddles reviews, watch and download

Blazing Saddles

February 7, 1974

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.....

41Lone Star (1996) reviews, watch and download

Lone Star (1996)

February 20, 1997

Academy Award winner Chris Cooper, Matthew McConaughey and Academy Award winner Frances McDormand lead a powerhouse cast in legendary director John Sayles' dens...

42The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford reviews, watch and download

The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford

October 19, 2007

The names ricochet through Western lore. Jesse James (Brad Pitt) was the most notorious outlaw of his time, wanted by the law in 10 states yet celebrated as a R...

43Shane reviews, watch and download

Shane

April 23, 1953

Acclaimed director George Stevens’ legendary rendition of the quintessential Western myth earned six Academy Award® nominations, and made Shane one of the cl...

44The Magnificent Seven reviews, watch and download

The Magnificent Seven

October 23, 1960

An American remake of Akira Kurasawa's Japanese classic, "The Seven Samurai." A bandit terrorizes a small Mexican farming village each year. Several of the vill...

45North to Alaska reviews, watch and download

North to Alaska

November 7, 1960

John Wayne and Stewart Granger strike it rich in this rousing comedy adventure set during the Alaskan gold rush. When prospectors Sam McCord (Wayne) and George ...

46Dead Man's Hand reviews, watch and download

Dead Man's Hand

July 7, 2023

Gunslinger Troy (Jack Kilmer, The Nice Guys) is headed west for a quiet life with his new bride. But when their stagecoach is ambushed, he kills an outlaw in se...

47The Hateful Eight reviews, watch and download

The Hateful Eight

December 25, 2015

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 ...

48Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid reviews, watch and download

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

October 4, 1969

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 (...

49Tombstone reviews, watch and download

Tombstone

December 24, 1993

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...

50The Magnificent Seven (2016) reviews, watch and download

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

September 23, 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 ...

51Among Wolves reviews, watch and download

Among Wolves

October 27, 2023

Kara and Elizabeth, two missionaries, have their lives turned upside down when they witness the murder of Father Callahan by hired guns from the Miller Colfax C...

52Hang 'Em High reviews, watch and download

Hang 'Em High

August 3, 1968

Jed Cooper (Clint Eastwood), an ex-lawman turned rancher, is moving a small herd of cattle when a group of nine men on horseback, led by Captain Wilson (Ed Begl...

53Shenandoah reviews, watch and download

Shenandoah

June 5, 1965

With the integrity and depth of an epic, Shenandoah tells the dramatic story of a man caught in a dilemma. James Stewart stars as a Virginia farmer during the C...

54The Wild Bunch (Director's Cut) reviews, watch and download

The Wild Bunch (Director's Cut)

June 18, 1969

The master of the American western, Sam Peckinpah, directs a stellar cast in this movie that breathed new life into the genre and broke ground in the realistic ...

55The Last Command reviews, watch and download

The Last Command

September 15, 1955

During the Texas War of Independence of 1836, Texan hero Jim Bowie, played by Sterling Hayden, sides against friend and Mexican President Gen. Santa Anna. He he...

56Unforgiven reviews, watch and download

Unforgiven

April 8, 1993

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 pros...

57Maverick reviews, watch and download

Maverick

June 9, 1994

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 Ac...

58Old Henry reviews, watch and download

Old Henry

October 1, 2021

A widowed farmer (Tim Blake Nelson) and his son take in a mysterious, injured man with a satchel of cash. When a posse of men claiming to be the law come for th...

59Quigley Down Under reviews, watch and download

Quigley Down Under

October 19, 1990

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 (A...

60The Last Stand reviews, watch and download

The Last Stand

January 18, 2013

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 t...

61Dances With Wolves reviews, watch and download

Dances With Wolves

November 9, 1990

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 ...

62First Cow reviews, watch and download

First Cow

March 6, 2020

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...

63Destry Rides Again (1939) reviews, watch and download

Destry Rides Again (1939)

November 30, 1939

As Destry, a mild-mannered deputy who doesn't like guns, Stewart is called to restore order to the hopelessly corrupt frontier town of Bottleneck. Though reluct...

64Old Yeller reviews, watch and download

Old Yeller

December 25, 1957

"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 ...

65City Slickers reviews, watch and download

City Slickers

June 7, 1991

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 bo...

663:10 to Yuma reviews, watch and download

3:10 to Yuma

September 7, 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 W...

67Dead for a Dollar reviews, watch and download

Dead for a Dollar

September 30, 2022

In 1897, veteran bounty hunter Max Borlund is deep into Mexico where he encounters professional gambler and outlaw Joe Cribbens, a sworn enemy who Max sent to p...

68The Quick and the Dead reviews, watch and download

The Quick and the Dead

February 10, 1995

In this edgy and darkly humorous Western, a mysterious young woman rides into the lawless town of Redemption to settle an old score that has haunted her since s...

69Almost Heroes reviews, watch and download

Almost Heroes

May 29, 1998

TV stars Matthew Perry ("Friends") and Chris Farley ("Saturday Night Live," "Black Sheep") star in this outrageous "trail" comedy set in the 1800s that follows ...

70Geronimo: An American Legend reviews, watch and download

Geronimo: An American Legend

December 10, 1993

An American legend comes to breathtaking life in this explosive epic Western starring Jason Patric, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman and Wes Studi as Geronimo. Studi...

71Last of the Dogmen reviews, watch and download

Last of the Dogmen

September 8, 1995

Tom Berenger (Shoot to Kill, Shattered) is Lewis Gates, a bounty hunter haunted by the past, hired to track down three escaped convicts in the Oxbow region of t...

72Bone Tomahawk reviews, watch and download

Bone Tomahawk

October 23, 2015

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 ...

73Butcher's Crossing reviews, watch and download

Butcher's Crossing

October 20, 2023

Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage (1995, Best Actor, Leaving Las Vegas) stars in a gritty story about buffalo hunters in the Old West. Will Andrews (Fred Hechin...

74The Dark Tower reviews, watch and download

The Dark Tower

August 4, 2017

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...

75The Searchers reviews, watch and download

The Searchers

March 13, 1956

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 cha...

76She Wore a Yellow Ribbon reviews, watch and download

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

October 22, 1949

The second chapter of Academy Award-winning director John Ford's acclaimed cavalry trilogy stars Oscar-winner John Wayne ("Stagecoach," "Rio Bravo," "True Grit,...

77Paint Your Wagon reviews, watch and download

Paint Your Wagon

October 15, 1969

A raucous musical comedy, set in the Wild West, Paint Your Wagon is punctuated with a classic Lerner and Loewe musical score (from the original Broadway product...

78Young Guns II reviews, watch and download

Young Guns II

July 15, 2019

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

79Wyatt Earp reviews, watch and download

Wyatt Earp

September 1, 1994

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...

80The Furnace reviews, watch and download

The Furnace

June 18, 2021

1897 Western Australia. To escape a harsh existence and return home, a young cameleer partners with a mysterious bushman on the run with Crown-marked gold bars....

81High Plains Drifter reviews, watch and download

High Plains Drifter

April 19, 1973

Clint Eastwood's second film as a director finds the celebrated action star returning to his familiar Old West stomping grounds and his internationally acclaime...

82Redeeming Love reviews, watch and download

Redeeming Love

January 21, 2022

Based on the bestselling novel by Francine Rivers, Redeeming Love is a powerful story of love and perseverance as a young couple’s relationship clashes with t...

83Big Jake reviews, watch and download

Big Jake

May 26, 1971

In this final film from legendary Western director George Sherman (THE COMANCHEROS), John Wayne is an aging Texas cattle man who's outlived his time. He must q...

84A Million Ways to Die in the West reviews, watch and download

A Million Ways to Die in the West

May 30, 2014

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) lo...

85Slow West reviews, watch and download

Slow West

May 15, 2015

At the end of the nineteenth century, 16-year-old Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) journeys across the American frontier in search of the woman he loves. He is ...

86Woman Walks Ahead reviews, watch and download

Woman Walks Ahead

June 29, 2018

Based on a true story, this riveting western follows a headstrong New York widow (Jessica Chastain) as she journeys west to meet Sioux chief Sitting Bull, facin...

87High Noon reviews, watch and download

High Noon

July 24, 1952

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...

88Bandolero (1968) reviews, watch and download

Bandolero (1968)

March 9, 2004

Two outlaw brothers (James Stewart and Dean Martin) on the run with a beautiful hostage (Raquel Welch) join forces with the lawmen following them to fight off M...

89My Darling Clementine reviews, watch and download

My Darling Clementine

January 1, 1946

Henry Fonda, Victor Mature and Walter Brennan co-star in director John Ford's acclaimed film that climaxes with the famous gunfight at O.K. Corral. Fonda plays ...

90The Dirty South reviews, watch and download

The Dirty South

November 10, 2023

Sue Parker (Willa Holland) finds herself in a desperate battle to save her family’s struggling business, which is on the brink of collapse due to her father�...

91100 Rifles reviews, watch and download

100 Rifles

March 26, 1969

Un voleur et un shérif aident une révolutionnaire à sauver des Indiens.

92The Cowboys reviews, watch and download

The Cowboys

January 1, 1972

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 sch...

93The Old Way reviews, watch and download

The Old Way

January 6, 2023

Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage stars in his first-ever Western as Colton Briggs, a cold-blooded gunslinger turned respectable family man. When an outlaw an...

94Silverado reviews, watch and download

Silverado

July 10, 1985

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

95Last Train from Gun Hill reviews, watch and download

Last Train from Gun Hill

July 29, 1959

The wife of marshal Matt Morgan is raped and murdered. The killers leave behind a distinctive saddle, that Morgan recognizes as belonging to his old friend Crai...

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