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1. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964 TV Movie)

TV-G | 47 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.

Director: Larry Roemer | Stars: Billie Mae Richards, Burl Ives, Larry D. Mann, Paul Soles

Votes: 23,848

2. There Will Be Blood (2007)

R | 158 min | Drama

8.2
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93 Metascore

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds, Martin Stringer

Votes: 477,133 | Gross: $40.22M

3. Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)

Not Rated | 65 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.1
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When an abused socialite grows to giant size because of an alien encounter and an aborted murder attempt, she goes after her cheating husband with revenge on her mind.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Allison Hayes, William Hudson, Yvette Vickers, Roy Gordon

Votes: 4,464 | Gross: $0.48M

4. Toy Story 2 (1999)

G | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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88 Metascore

When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends set out on a rescue mission to save Woody before he becomes a museum toy property with his roundup gang Jessie, Prospector, and Bullseye.

Directors: John Lasseter, Ash Brannon, Lee Unkrich | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer

Votes: 492,657 | Gross: $245.85M

5. Pale Rider (1985)

R | 115 min | Drama, Western

7.3
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61 Metascore

A mysterious preacher (Clint Eastwood) protects a humble prospector village from a greedy mining company trying to encroach on their land.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress, Sydney Penny

Votes: 49,097 | Gross: $41.41M

6. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Passed | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.2
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98 Metascore

Two Americans searching for work in Mexico convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett

Votes: 106,451 | Gross: $5.01M

7. White Fang (I) (1991)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Drama

6.7
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62 Metascore

Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Jed, Seymour Cassel

Votes: 18,434 | Gross: $34.79M

8. Vanishing Point (1971)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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61 Metascore

During the 1970s, car delivery driver Kowalski delivers hot rods in record time but always runs into trouble with the highway cops.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, Charlotte Rampling, Dean Jagger

Votes: 25,310

9. Paint Your Wagon (1969)

PG-13 | 164 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.6
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50 Metascore

Two unlikely prospector partners share the same wife in a California gold rush mining town.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, Jean Seberg, Harve Presnell

Votes: 11,386 | Gross: $31.68M

10. Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (1993 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

3.9
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When an abused heiress grows to giant size because of her encounter with aliens, she decides to get revenge on her cheating husband and those who annoyed her.

Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Daryl Hannah, Daniel Baldwin, William Windom, Frances Fisher

Votes: 2,735

11. The Man from Snowy River (1982)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.3
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In 1880s Australia, after young Jim Craig's father dies, Jim takes a job at the Harrison cattle ranch, where he is forced to become a man.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Tom Burlinson, Terence Donovan, Tommy Dysart

Votes: 7,375 | Gross: $20.66M

12. Nevada Smith (1966)

Not Rated | 128 min | Western

6.9
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A half American Indian and half white teenager evolves into a hardened killer as he tracks down his parents' murderers.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Steve McQueen, Karl Malden, Brian Keith, Arthur Kennedy

Votes: 6,918 | Gross: $14.17M

13. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)

TV-14 | 60 min | Western

7.8
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Agent Jim Hardie shifts over its history from being mostly an Agent helping Wells Fargo cope with bad guys, to being the owner of a ranch near San Francisco, California, who still does some... See full summary »

Stars: Dale Robertson, Art Felix, Kit Carson, William Demarest

Votes: 471

14. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

7.6
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Marshal Earp keeps the law, first in Kansas and later in Arizona, using his over-sized pistols and a variety of sidekicks. Most of the saga is based loosely on fact, with historical badguys... See full summary »

Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Jimmy Noel, Ethan Laidlaw, Bill Coontz

Votes: 640

15. River of No Return (1954)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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The titular river unites a farmer recently released from prison, his young son, and an ambitious saloon singer. In order to survive, each must be purged of anger, and each must learn to understand and care for the others.

Directors: Otto Preminger, Jean Negulesco | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe, Rory Calhoun, Tommy Rettig

Votes: 9,721

16. Day of the Falcon (II) (2011)

R | 130 min | Action, Drama, History

6.7
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32 Metascore

Set in the 1930s Arab states at the dawn of the oil boom, the story centers on a young Arab prince torn between allegiance to his conservative father and modern, liberal father-in-law.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Antonio Banderas, Mark Strong, Freida Pinto

Votes: 10,769

17. Batman (1943)

Approved | 260 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.4
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Japanese spymaster Prince Daka operates a covert espionage organization located in Gotham City's now-deserted Little Tokyo which turns American scientists into pliable zombies.

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Lewis Wilson, Douglas Croft, J. Carrol Naish, Shirley Patterson

Votes: 1,724

18. North to Alaska (1960)

Approved | 122 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

7.0
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During the Alaska gold rush, prospector George sends partner Sam to Seattle to bring his fiancée but when it turns out that she married another man, Sam returns with a pretty substitute, the hostess of the Henhouse dance hall.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Ernie Kovacs, Fabian

Votes: 6,536

19. The Naked Spur (1953)

Passed | 91 min | Thriller, Western

7.4
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A bounty hunter trying to bring a murderer to justice is forced to accept the help of two less-than-trustworthy strangers.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan, Ralph Meeker

Votes: 9,346

20. Dudley Do-Right (1999)

PG | 77 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

3.9
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44 Metascore

Inept Canadian mountie Dudley Do-Right chases after villian Snidely Whiplash and woos girlfriend Nell Fenwick.

Director: Hugh Wilson | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alfred Molina, Eric Idle

Votes: 9,308 | Gross: $9.69M

21. God's Little Acre (1958)

Approved | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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In the 1950s, a poor Georgia cotton farmer and his sons search for the gold presumably buried on the farm by their grandfather but problems related to poverty, marital infidelity, unemployment and booze threaten to destroy their family.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Ryan, Tina Louise, Aldo Ray, Buddy Hackett

Votes: 1,566

22. 7 Men from Now (1956)

Approved | 78 min | Action, Western

7.4
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A former sheriff blames himself for his wife's death during a Wells Fargo robbery and vows to track down and kill the seven men responsible.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, Gail Russell, Lee Marvin, Walter Reed

Votes: 4,221

23. Call of the Wild (1935)

Approved | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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During the Klondike Gold Rush, a traveler purchases a dog to lead the way toward the treasure, but reconsiders his journey when he finds a jilted married woman.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Jack Oakie, Reginald Owen

Votes: 1,653

24. The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A hobo accidentally stumbles onto a water spring, and creates a profitable way station in the middle of the desert.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Jason Robards, Stella Stevens, David Warner, Strother Martin

Votes: 7,964 | Gross: $3.50M

25. Mother Lode (1982)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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A couple of youngish adventurers go into the wilderness of British Columbia in search of a lost colleague. Their plane crashes and they find themselves at the mercy of a crazed old Scottish... See full summary »

Directors: Charlton Heston, Fraser C. Heston | Stars: Charlton Heston, Kim Basinger, Nick Mancuso, John Marley

Votes: 1,092

26. Day the World Ended (1955)

Approved | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.4
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In a post-Apocalyptic world after an atomic war seven disparate people find themselves in a protected valley in the home of a survivalist and his beautiful daughter.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Richard Denning, Lori Nelson, Adele Jergens, Mike Connors

Votes: 1,677

27. The Lone Ranger (1956)

Passed | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Wealthy rancher Reese Kilgore aims to grab silver-rich Indian land by skilfully pitting Indians against settlers but the suspicious territorial governor sends The Lone Ranger to investigate.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels, Lyle Bettger, Bonita Granville

Votes: 815

28. The Outrage (1964)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Western

6.3
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Travelers in the 1870s Southwest discuss a recent murder trial in which all the principals told differing stories about the events.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Paul Newman, Laurence Harvey, Claire Bloom, Edward G. Robinson

Votes: 1,848 | Gross: $3.92M

29. Father Murphy (1981–1983)

Not Rated | 48 min | Drama, Family, Western

6.5
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John Murphy leads a struggle against a mining boss causing some children to be orphaned. Assuming responsibility, he poses as a priest to circumvent authorities. He and schoolteacher Mae ... See full summary »

Stars: Merlin Olsen, Katherine Cannon, Timothy Gibbs, Moses Gunn

Votes: 213

30. Against a Crooked Sky (1975)

G | 89 min | Adventure, Family, Western

5.4
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When Charlotte Sutter is kidnapped by Apaches her brother Sam aided by an old drunk prospector goes searching for her.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Richard Boone, Stewart Petersen, Henry Wilcoxon, Clint Ritchie

Votes: 414

31. Column South (1953)

Approved | 84 min | Western

6.3
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Before the Civil War, Lt. Jed Sayre's efforts to conciliate the cavalry and the Navajo are undermined by his racist C.O. and Confederate sympathizers.

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Audie Murphy, Joan Evans, Robert Sterling, Ray Collins

Votes: 418

32. Frontier Marshal (1939)

Approved | 71 min | Western

6.7
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Earp agrees to become marshal and establish order in Tombstone in this very romanticized version of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral (e.g., Doc is killed by Curley before the actual battle and Earp must do the job alone).

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Randolph Scott, Nancy Kelly, Cesar Romero, Binnie Barnes

Votes: 516

33. The Cariboo Trail (1950)

Approved | 81 min | Western

6.0
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Montanans Jim Redfern and Mike Evans head into Canada's British Columbia via the Cariboo Trail intent to raise cattle and dig for gold but find trouble instead.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Randolph Scott, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Bill Williams, Karin Booth

Votes: 540

34. The Brute and the Beast (1966)

M | 92 min | Western

6.6
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A prospector and his drunkard half-brother must fight a rancher and his sadistic son after they seize control of his farm.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Franco Nero, George Hilton, Linda Sini, Giuseppe Addobbati

Votes: 1,467

35. The Tall Man (1960–1962)

30 min | Western

7.6
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Fictionalized stories about Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid set in New Mexico in the 1870s.

Stars: Barry Sullivan, Clu Gulager, Walter Lawrence, Mark Tapscott

Votes: 133

36. The River's Edge (1957)

Approved | 87 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.4
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A murderous thief on the run with stolen loot forces a poor rancher to guide him across the desert into Mexico. Accompanying them is the rancher's wife, who happens to be the killer's former girlfriend.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Ray Milland, Anthony Quinn, Debra Paget, Harry Carey Jr.

Votes: 844

37. The Second Time Around (1961)

Approved | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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In 1911, a widow with two children leaves New York City for territorial Arizona and becomes a ranch hand and later gets herself elected sheriff. A gambler and a rancher become rivals for her affections.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Steve Forrest, Andy Griffith, Juliet Prowse

Votes: 392

38. Lust for Gold (1949)

Passed | 90 min | Adventure, Crime, Western

6.9
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Fortune seeker Barry Storm stumbles onto some clues that may lead him to the fabulous Lost Dutchman Mine, but others have tried and been murdered.

Directors: S. Sylvan Simon, George Marshall | Stars: Ida Lupino, Glenn Ford, Gig Young, William Prince

Votes: 936

39. Three Godfathers (1936)

Passed | 81 min | Action, Drama, Western

7.3
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Four outlaws come to New Jerusalem, a town full of courteous and religious people, to rob the bank. After shooting the president of the bank, only three make it out of town followed by the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Chester Morris, Lewis Stone, Walter Brennan, Irene Hervey

Votes: 553

40. I Shot Jesse James (1949)

81 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.8
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Bob Ford murders his best friend Jesse James in order to obtain a pardon that will free him to marry his girlfriend but is plagued by guilt and self-disgust.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Preston Foster, Barbara Britton, John Ireland, Reed Hadley

Votes: 1,797

41. Roughshod (1949)

Passed | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Wrangler Clay Phillips and his younger brother Steve are taking horses to their ranch near Sonora when they come across four dance hall girls heading the same way with a wrecked buggy. One ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Robert Sterling, Gloria Grahame, Claude Jarman Jr., John Ireland

Votes: 397

42. Dick Tracy (1937)

Approved | 290 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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A master criminal called The Spider puts the famous detective's brother under a hypnotic spell and turns him against Dick.

Directors: Alan James, Ray Taylor | Stars: Ralph Byrd, Kay Hughes, Smiley Burnette, Lee Van Atta

Votes: 523

43. Mysterious Doctor Satan (1940)

Passed | 267 min | Adventure, Action, Crime

6.9
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A mad scientist plots the domination of America and only the masked hero, The Copperhead, can stop him.

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Eduardo Ciannelli, Robert Wilcox, William Newell, C. Montague Shaw

Votes: 186

44. The Yellow Mountain (1954)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

5.7
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Frontier drama about two gold prospectors who hope to strike it rich in the mines of Nevada.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Lex Barker, Mala Powers, Howard Duff, William Demarest

Votes: 165

45. Old Surehand (1965)

G | 93 min | Adventure, Western

5.9
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Old Surehand and Old Wabble are trailing a killer, but on the way they also intervene in a dispute between the Comanche and the settlers.

Director: Alfred Vohrer | Stars: Stewart Granger, Pierre Brice, Larry Pennell, Letícia Román

Votes: 1,201

46. The Trail Beyond (1934)

Approved | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.4
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Rod Drew hunts for a missing girl and finds himself in a fight over a goldmine as well.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Noah Beery, Verna Hillie, Noah Beery Jr.

Votes: 688

47. Inferno (1953)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A tough, hard-driving business tycoon suffers a broken leg and is left to die in the desert by his scheming wife and her greedy lover.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Robert Ryan, Rhonda Fleming, William Lundigan, Larry Keating

Votes: 1,124

48. Bait (1954)

Approved | 79 min | Drama

5.9
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A beautiful blonde leads a man down the road to ruin.

Director: Hugo Haas | Stars: Cleo Moore, Hugo Haas, John Agar, Emmett Lynn

Votes: 158

49. The Gold Diggers (1983)

89 min | Drama, Music

6.2
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An avant-garde exploration of a woman's life.

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: George Antoni, Julie Christie, Kassandra Colson, Siobhan Davies

Votes: 205

50. Riders of Death Valley (1941)

Approved | 283 min | Action, Western

6.6
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The story centers about a group of vigilantes organized to protect miners in the picturesque but sinister days of the California gold strike. Jim Benton (Dick Foran) and Tombstone (Buck ... See full summary »

Directors: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor | Stars: Dick Foran, Leo Carrillo, Buck Jones, Charles Bickford

Votes: 59



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