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1. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

R | 160 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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68 Metascore

Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader.

Director: Andrew Dominik | Stars: Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 158,515 | Gross: $3.90M

2. American Outlaws (2001)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Western

6.0
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25 Metascore

When a Midwest town learns that a corrupt railroad baron has captured the deeds to their homesteads without their knowledge, a group of young ranchers join forces to take back what is ... See full summary »

Director: Les Mayfield | Stars: Colin Farrell, Scott Caan, Ali Larter, Gabriel Macht

Votes: 13,292 | Gross: $13.26M

3. Frank & Jesse (1995)

R | 105 min | Biography, Western

5.8
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At the end of the Civil War, Frank and Jesse James and other former guerillas who rode with Quantrill and Bill Anderson take the oath of allegiance to the Union. Feeling oppressed by ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Boris | Stars: Rob Lowe, Bill Paxton, Randy Travis, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson

Votes: 1,311

4. Jesse James (1939)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge.

Directors: Henry King, Irving Cummings | Stars: Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly, Randolph Scott

Votes: 3,661

5. The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Western

6.1
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The gangs of Jesse James and Cole Younger join forces for a bungled robbery of the bank in Northfield, Minnesota.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Robert Duvall, Luke Askew, R.G. Armstrong

Votes: 1,762

6. A Time for Dying (1969)

M | 67 min | Western

6.0
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In Silver City, naive farm boy Cass and newcomer saloon girl Nellie are married by Judge Roy Bean in a shotgun wedding but their honeymoon is marred by outlaws.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Richard Lapp, Anne Randall, Robert Random, Beatrice Kay

Votes: 351

7. The Return of Frank James (1940)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, History, Western

6.6
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Frank James continues to avoid arrest in order to take revenge on the Ford brothers for their murder of his brother Jesse.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Jackie Cooper, Henry Hull

Votes: 2,607

8. The True Story of Jesse James (1957)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Biography, Crime

6.3
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Biopic loosely based on the last 18 years of Jesse James' life and focused on the relationship between brothers Jesse and Frank James.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Hope Lange, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 1,091

9. Best of the Badmen (1951)

Approved | 84 min | Western

6.0
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The outlaws of the Clanton and Younger gangs are the heroes of this fictionalized biography.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Robert Ryan, Claire Trevor, Jack Buetel, Robert Preston

Votes: 484

10. The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (1986 TV Movie)

PG | 120 min | Biography, Western

6.6
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The various fortunes and misfortunes of the outlaws and bank robbers Frank and Jesse James.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Marcia Cross, Gail Youngs

Votes: 334

11. The Legend of Jesse James (1965–1966)

30 min | Western

7.3
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In a surprising twist, Jesse and Frank James come across as good guys as they go about their outlaw ways. Jesse is a devilish scoundrel with an eye for the ladies while Frank concerns himself with more practical matters.

Stars: Christopher Jones, Allen Case, David Richards, Robert J. Wilke

Votes: 65

12. Belle Starr (1980 TV Movie)

97 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Belle Star is a bandit with an itch to ride with the outlaw legends, the James gang, the Youngers and the Dalton boys.

Director: John A. Alonzo | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Cliff Potts, Michael Cavanaugh, Gary Combs

Votes: 89

13. Badman's Territory (1946)

Passed | 97 min | Western

6.2
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Sheriff Mark Rowley and his brother John find themselves in an annexed area of Indian Territory which is home to notorious outlaws like Jesse James and Sam Bass.

Director: Tim Whelan | Stars: Randolph Scott, Ann Richards, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Ray Collins

Votes: 532 | Gross: $4.00M

14. Young Jesse James (1960)

Approved | 73 min | Action, Adventure, War

5.2
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In this one, the father of Jesse and Frank James is unjustly hanged by Union troops and their mother's arm is amputated after their home is bombed by Union people, so they go riding with ... See full summary »

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Ray Stricklyn, Willard Parker, Merry Anders, Robert Dix

Votes: 86

15. Adventures of Frank and Jesse James (1948)

Approved | 180 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.9
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Jesse James returns to Missouri, and he and brother Frank come to the aid of a young woman who owns a gold mine. Her father was murdered and she took over the mine, and now the villains who... See full summary »

Directors: Fred C. Brannon, Yakima Canutt | Stars: Clayton Moore, Steve Darrell, Noel Neill, George J. Lewis

Votes: 118

16. The Return of Jesse James (1950)

Approved | 75 min | Action, Drama, Western

5.8
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Frank James resents and tries to stop a ruthless drifter who has adopted the name of his dead brother in order to duplicate his crimes.

Director: Arthur Hilton | Stars: John Ireland, Ann Dvorak, Henry Hull, Reed Hadley

Votes: 76

17. Gunfire (1950)

Approved | 59 min | Western

5.2
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Tubercular Frank James has become a born again and retired from his career as an outlaw with his family but a look-a-like out;aw causes suspicion to fall back on him.

Director: William Berke | Stars: Don 'Red' Barry, Robert Lowery, Wally Vernon, Pamela Blake

Votes: 23

18. Hondo (1967)
Episode: Hondo and the Judas (1967)

60 min | Western

6.9
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A rebel Colonel, thought to be dead, surprises his comrades by bringing them back together for a final crime. Hondo rejoins the group, unaware of the Colonel's plan to get revenge on whoever ambushed him.

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Ralph Taeger, Kathie Browne, Noah Beery Jr., Gary Clarke

Votes: 16

19. Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993–1997)
Episode: Tempus Fugitive (1995)

TV-PG | 46 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Lois and Clark meet H.G. Wells, who has traveled on his time machine with a companion from the future. This companion named Tempus roams the city robbing people of gold, which is needed to ... See full summary »

Director: James R. Bagdonas | Stars: Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith, Justin Whalin

Votes: 223

20. My Favorite Martian (1963–1966)
Episode: The Time Machine Is Waking Up That Old Gang of Mine (1965)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Martin is still trying to fix his CCTBS - his time travel machine - but it's stuck on the year 1870, the place the state of Missouri. There is a short circuit in the CCTBS, and instead of ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Ray Walston, Bill Bixby, Pamela Britton, Mort Mills

Votes: 16



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