Biography, History, War & Western Movies

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1. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Not Rated | 152 min | Drama, War

91 Metascore

A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Arnold Lucy

Votes: 55,228 | Gross: $3.27M

2. Raintree County (1957)

Approved | 160 min | Drama, Romance, War

A student falls in love with a Southern belle, but their relationship is complicated by her troubled past and the on-set of the Civil War.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint, Nigel Patrick

Votes: 3,270

3. The Indian Fighter (1955)

Not Rated | 88 min | Western

A scout leading a wagon train through hostile Indian country unwittingly gets involved with a Sioux chief's daughter.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Elsa Martinelli, Walter Matthau, Diana Douglas

Votes: 2,007

4. So Proudly We Hail! (1943)

Passed | 126 min | Drama, Romance, War

A group of nurses returning from the war in the Phillippines recall their experiences in combat and in love.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard, Veronica Lake, George Reeves

Votes: 1,444

5. Wake Island (1942)

Approved | 88 min | Action, Drama, War

December, 1941. With no hope of relief or re-supply, a small band of United States Marines tries to keep the Japanese Navy from capturing their island base.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston, Macdonald Carey, William Bendix

Votes: 1,702

6. Trailing Trouble (1930)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Ed King travels east to sell Pop Blake's cattle. While there Buck, another of Blake's hands, plans to rob Ed by using a local girl Ming Toy as a decoy. Ming Toy gets the money and returning... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Rosson | Stars: Hoot Gibson, Margaret Quimby, William McCall, Pete Morrison

Votes: 7

7. Return of the Bad Men (1948)

Approved | 90 min | Western

When part of Oklahoma Territory becomes officially part of the U.S., Vance Cordrell is forced to deal with some of the most infamous outlaws of the Old West.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Randolph Scott, Robert Ryan, Anne Jeffreys, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Votes: 651

8. Trail Street (1947)

Approved | 84 min | Western

Bat Masterson's old friend Billy Burns convinces him to become marshal of Liberal, Kansas and help the residents fight drought and a destructive range war.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Randolph Scott, Robert Ryan, Anne Jeffreys, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Votes: 532

9. Son of Zorro (1947)

Approved | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Young cavalry officer Jeff Stewart returns to his home in the west after the Civil War to find that a ring of crooked politicians has taken over the county, bleeding the citizens with 50% ... See full summary »

Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Fred C. Brannon | Stars: George Turner, Peggy Stewart, Roy Barcroft, Ed Cassidy

Votes: 91

10. The Last Round-up (1947)

Approved | 77 min | Action, Adventure, Music

Gene is assigned to round up a tribe of Indians squatting on barren land.

Director: John English | Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Jean Heather, Ralph Morgan

Votes: 61

11. Michigan Kid (1947)

Approved | 69 min | Action, Romance, Western

Jim Rowan, after his discharge from the U.S. Calvary at the end of the Sioux Wars, seeks peace and security on an Arizona cattle ranch. But his arrival coincides with an outbreak of ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Jon Hall, Victor McLaglen, Rita Johnson, Andy Devine

Votes: 25

12. The Law Comes to Gunsight (1947)

Passed | 56 min | Western

Mayor Jim Blaine sends for Pecos, a notorious two-gun killer, to run Brad Foster and his henchmen out of Gunsight, after Brad lowers the "cut" he gives the mayor from his gambling place. On... See full summary »

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Raymond Hatton, Reno Browne, Lanny Rees

Votes: 8

13. Trailing Danger (1947)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Western

Convicted killer Jim Holden is rescued from the sheriff by his gang, led by Mason and Riley. He is out to get the Hathaway Stage superintendent George Bannister, who was responsible for his... See full summary »

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Raymond Hatton, Peggy Wynne, Marshall Reed

Votes: 8

14. The Scarlet Horseman (1946)

Approved | 248 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The Comanches are buying up rifles from unscrupulous gun smugglers in preparation for a wholesale uprising against settlers in Texas. Two undercover Texas Rangers discover the plot and set out to stop it.

Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor | Stars: Peter Cookson, Janet Shaw, Paul Guilfoyle, Virginia Christine

Votes: 17

15. The Fighting Frontiersman (1946)

Passed | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Prospector Cimarron Dobbs (Emmett Lynn) stumbles on a vast cache of Spanish gold left in Texas by Santa Anna's army, and knows he will be swindled out of his discovery unless he gets help. ... See full summary »

Director: Derwin Abrahams | Stars: Charles Starrett, Helen Mowery, Hank Newman, The Georgia Crackers

Votes: 65

16. Lawless Breed (1946)

Passed | 58 min | Crime, Mystery, Western

Government agents Ted Everett (Kirby Grant) and Tumbleweed (Fuzzy Knight) are sent to Spearville, Texas, where the law agencies have failed to stop a series of bank robberies. Arriving ... See full summary »

Director: Wallace Fox | Stars: Kirby Grant, Fuzzy Knight, Jane Adams, Dick Curtis

Votes: 24

17. Along Came Jones (1945)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

A good-natured saddle tramp traveling with his sidekick is mistaken for a ruthless outlaw with a price on his head.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Gary Cooper, Loretta Young, William Demarest, Dan Duryea

Votes: 1,701

18. Raiders of Ghost City (1944)

Approved | 225 min | Action, Adventure, History

During the latter stages of the Civil War, a gang of supposed Confederates, headed by Alex Morel (Lionel Atwill), raid all gold shipments destined for Washington from Oro Grande, California... See full summary »

Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor | Stars: Dennis Moore, Wanda McKay, Lionel Atwill, Joe Sawyer

Votes: 45

19. Arizona Whirlwind (1944)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Western

US marshals Ken, Hoot and Bob stop a gang dressed as Indians from robbing the stage. After getting repairs at the relay station, but before they get to town, another trap is set, but they ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Emmett Tansey | Stars: Ken Maynard, Hoot Gibson, Bob Steele, Ian Keith

Votes: 107

20. Outlaws of Santa Fe (1944)

Approved | 56 min | Western

Having robbed the bank in Red Bluff, Bob Conroy and partner Buckshot arrive in Santa Fe. Bob refuses the job of Marshal until he sees the name Conroy engraved on the badge. He does a good ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Don 'Red' Barry, Helen Talbot, Wally Vernon, Twinkle Watts

Votes: 10

21. Marshal of Gunsmoke (1944)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Citizens of Gunsmoke are being intimidated by Lon Curtis (Harry Woods) and his gang who are preventing an election to vote on a township charter. Town banker Sam Garrett (Herbert Rawlinson)... See full summary »

Director: Vernon Keays | Stars: Tex Ritter, Russell Hayden, Fuzzy Knight, Jennifer Holt

Votes: 45

22. Ghost Guns (1944)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Western

U.S. Marshals Nevada Jack McKenzie and Sandy Hopkins ride into Big Piney Basin at the request of Ann Jordan, daughter of a rancher who has been killed and whose cattle have been rustled. At... See full summary »

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Raymond Hatton, Evelyn Finley, Riley Hill

Votes: 24

23. Raiders of the Border (1944)

Not Rated | 58 min | Western

Working undercover, Marshals Nevada and Sandy are looking for jewel smugglers along the border. Posing as a nearly deaf man, Sandy gets a job as the wagon driver that picks up pottery. When... See full summary »

Director: John P. McCarthy | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Raymond Hatton, Craig Woods, Ellen Hall

Votes: 10

24. Wings Over the Pacific (1943)

Approved | 60 min | War, Action, Drama

An American officer discovers a Nazi plot to take over an island in the Pacific on which oil has been discovered.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Inez Cooper, Edward Norris, Montagu Love, Robert Armstrong

Votes: 60

25. Sagebrush Law (1943)

Passed | 56 min | Music, Western

Tom Weston arriving in town just as the Doctor announces his father's death a suicide, sees the gun is in the wrong hand. When the Bank Examiner announces the bank has no money and Tom's ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Nelson | Stars: Tim Holt, Cliff Edwards, Joan Barclay, John Elliott

Votes: 73

27. Robin Hood of the Range (1943)

Approved | 54 min | Romance, Western

Steve Malone, an orphan raised by an early-day railroad pioneer, assumes a masked disguise to help the homesteaders who are being deprived of their ranches by a railroad land grab. To do ... See full summary »

Director: William Berke | Stars: Charles Starrett, Arthur Hunnicutt, Kay Harris, Kenneth MacDonald

Votes: 9

28. Bandit Ranger (1942)

Passed | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Music

Rancher Clay Travers finds and brings in the body of ranger Frank Mattison, murdered on the road to Trail City, where he had been sent to deal with an outbreak of cattle rustling. ... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Tim Holt, Cliff Edwards, Joan Barclay, Kenneth Harlan

Votes: 59

29. Stagecoach Buckaroo (1942)

Approved | 58 min | Action, Music, Western

Saved from a lynching party by a pair of young women, an itinerant cowpuncher signs on as a stagecoach guard to protect a shipment of gold.

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Fuzzy Knight, Nell O'Day, Anne Nagel

Votes: 55

30. Riding the Wind (1942)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Music

It's the ranchers whose cattle are dying of thirst versus Henry Dodge whose dam holds all the water. When windmills are built and they start pumping water, Dodge has them blown up. When a ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Killy | Stars: Tim Holt, Ray Whitley, Joan Barclay, Lee 'Lasses' White

Votes: 40

31. The Lone Prairie (1942)

Passed | 58 min | Western

Lucky Dawson and his pal Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys (Leon McAuliffe, Millard Kelso, Joe Holley, Harley Huggins and Luke Wills) ride into the town of Rimrock, which is under the ... See full summary »

Director: William Berke | Stars: Russell Hayden, Dub Taylor, Bob Wills, The Texas Playboys

Votes: 15

32. West of Tombstone (1942)

Approved | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Music

Billy the Kid is rumored to still be alive and Marshal Steve Langdon is investigating. First he finds Billy's coffin empty. Then he finds evidence that Wilfred Barnet, a respected elder ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Charles Starrett, Russell Hayden, Cliff Edwards, Marcella Martin

Votes: 21

33. Roaring Frontiers (1941)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Music, Romance

When Tex confronts Hawk Hammond about the murder of his father, the Sheriff is shot. Hammond claims Tex did it and arriving, Bill Hickok takes the job of bringing Tex in. Avoiding Hammond's... See full summary »

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Tex Ritter, Bill Elliott, Ruth Ford, Frank Mitchell

Votes: 12

34. Robbers of the Range (1941)

Passed | 61 min | Action, Music, Western

Rancher Jim Drummond refuses to sell his ranch to a land agent named Greely. The latter with Monk and Blackie, henchmen of the railroad purchasing agent, Rankin, frame Jim for the murder of... See full summary »

Director: Edward Killy | Stars: Tim Holt, Virginia Vale, Ray Whitley, Emmett Lynn

Votes: 75

35. Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie (1941)

Approved | 61 min | Action, Comedy, Music

A young mining engineer sets out to catch the killers of both his brother and a beautiful young girl's father.

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Fuzzy Knight, Nell O'Day, Kathryn Adams

Votes: 52

36. Riders of the Badlands (1941)

Approved | 57 min | Western

When Collins and his men attack the stage they kill Lucky's bride. When Lucky spots Steve Langdon, a dead ringer for Collins, he arrests him. With Steve scheduled to be hung, Lucky ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Charles Starrett, Russell Hayden, Cliff Edwards, Ilene Brewer

Votes: 48

37. Outlaws of the Panhandle (1941)

Approved | 59 min | Western

Jim Endicott has organized the ranchers into building a spur rail line so they can ship their cattle and avoid the rustlers. Faro Jack gets banker Potter to lend them the money and then ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Nelson | Stars: Charles Starrett, Frances Robinson, Stanley Brown, Norman Willis

Votes: 7

38. The Pinto Kid (1941)

Approved | 61 min | Western

Texas cattleman Jud Calvert (Charles Starrett)runs into post-Civil War animosity inspired by Vic Landeau (Paul Sutton), cattle broker and secret leader of an outlaw gang, when he announces ... See full summary »

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Charles Starrett, Louise Currie, Bob Nolan, Sons of the Pioneers

39. Dark Command (1940)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Romance, Western

In Kansas, during the Civil War opposing pro-Union and pro-Confederate camps clash and visiting Texan Bob Seton runs afoul of William Cantrell's Raiders.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Walter Pidgeon, Roy Rogers

Votes: 2,241

40. Riders from Nowhere (1940)

Approved | 47 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Assuming the identity of a Ranger he finds dying on the trail, Jack Rankin, aided by his sidekick Manny, begins to clean up the lawless town of Brimstone, which is being preyed upon by ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond K. Johnson | Stars: Jack Randall, Margaret Roach, Ernie Adams, Tom London

41. The Fargo Kid (1940)

Passed | 63 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

In this light comedy, the Fargo Kid rides into town on an outlaw's horse and when mistaken for him, is hired to kill a man. There is a reward for the outlaw and the Kid's pal Whoppper not ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Killy | Stars: Tim Holt, Ray Whitley, Emmett Lynn, Jane Drummond

Votes: 97

42. The Golden Trail (1940)

Approved | 52 min | Music, Western

The dangerous Ceegareet gang has control of Boom Town. No miner with rich diggings is safe from this murderous gang. Tex Roberts (Tex Ritter) and his pal Slim Hunkafeller (Slim Andrews) ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Herman | Stars: Tex Ritter, White Flash, Slim Andrews, Inna Gest

43. West of Carson City (1940)

Approved | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Music

When a gold strike turns a ghost town into a boom town, Gorman arrives to open his crooked gambling hall and Judge Harkins arrives to bring law and order. Jim Bannister is aiding the Judge ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Bob Baker, Fuzzy Knight, Peggy Moran

Votes: 17

44. Union Pacific (1939)

Passed | 135 min | Drama, Western

In 1862, Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads compete westward across the wilderness toward California.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Akim Tamiroff, Robert Preston

Votes: 2,483

45. Tower of London (1939)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, History