Most Popular Rodeo Cowboy Movies and TV Shows
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2. Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
R | 117 min | Biography, Drama
In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease.
Votes: 407,429 | Gross: $27.30M
4. The Rider (2017)
R | 104 min | Drama, Western
After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.
Votes: 10,682 | Gross: $2.42M
6. Hud (1963)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Western
Honest and hard-working Texas rancher Homer Bannon has a conflict with his unscrupulous, selfish, arrogant and egotistical son Hud, who sank into alcoholism after accidentally killing his brother in a car crash.
Votes: 17,761 | Gross: $10.00M
7. Stir Crazy (1980)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime
Set up and wrongfully accused, two best friends will be sent to prison for a crime they didn't commit. However, no prison cell could keep them locked in.
Votes: 23,079 | Gross: $101.30M
8. 8 Seconds (1994)
PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
This film chronicles the life of Lane Frost, 1987 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion, his marriage and his friendships with Tuff Hedeman (three-time World Champion) and Cody Lambert.
Votes: 4,545 | Gross: $19.60M
9. The Cowboy Way (1994)
PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
As they visit New York City, a pair of cowboys have to become unlikely heroes when their friend is kidnapped.
Votes: 7,307 | Gross: $20.28M
11. Junior Bonner (1972)
PG | 100 min | Drama, Western
Ace Bonner returns to Arizona several years after he abandoned his family, Junior Bonner is a wild young man. Against the typical rodeo championship, family drama erupts.
12. The Lusty Men (1952)
Approved | 113 min | Action, Drama, Sport
Retired rodeo champion Jeff McCloud agrees to mentor novice rodeo contestant Wes Merritt against the wishes of Merritt's wife who fears the dangers of this rough sport.
14. Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015)
Not Rated | 98 min | Drama
With an older brother in jail and living with their single mother on Pine Ridge Reservation, Johnny and his sister Jashuan's lives develop new challenges when their absentee cowboy father ... See full summary »
Votes: 661 | Gross: $0.03M
15. Stoney Burke (1962–1963)
60 min | Drama, Sport, Western
Stoney Burke is a rodeo rider who wants to win the Golden Buckle, the award to the world's champion saddle bronco rider. He didn't win it, but he encountered a considerable amount of ... See full summary »
17. My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1991)
PG | 106 min | Drama, Western
A rodeo rider decides to quit his line of work after a serious injury, but when he visits his family and finds out that his dad is not well, he'll have to risk it one more time.
Votes: 464 | Gross: $3.60M
18. Cowboy Up (2001)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Romance, Western
Two brothers, One is a bull rider, the other a rodeo bullfighter/stock contractor, clash over the love of barrel racer Celia Jones, while each comes into their own in their respective field in the rodeo world.
19. The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)
Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A lonely socialite masquerades as a maid and meets an unpretentious, plain-spoken cowboy who is unaware of her true identity.
20. When the Legends Die (1972)
PG | 107 min | Drama, Western
A young, rebellious Ute Indian joins the rodeo circuit and falls in with a drunken mentor who teaches him the ways of the ring and the world.
23. Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Western, Musical
Two peanut vendors at a rodeo show get in trouble with their boss and hide out on a railroad train heading west. They get jobs as cowboys on a dude ranch, despite the fact that neither of ... See full summary »
24. Cotter (1973)
94 min | Drama, Western
Cotter is a Sioux Indian whose life takes a tragic turn when his drinking causes him to fail in his job as a rodeo clown and save a rider from an enraged bull. Returning to his birthplace, ... See full summary »
25. J W Coop (1971)
GP | 112 min | Drama, Western
After losing 9 years 9 months and thirteen days to prison, cowboy J. W. Coop is released to return to life as a professional rodeo cowboy in the 60's. Determined to make up for the lost '... See full summary »
26. Pardners (1956)
Passed | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Music
A rich momma's boy returns west with the son of his murdered father's partner to foil a gang trying to gain control of his family ranch.
Votes: 1,297 | Gross: $7.92M
27. The Man from Utah (1934)
Passed | 55 min | Adventure, Crime, Romance
In a horse-riding rodeo contest bad guys want John Weston to lose. When he doesn't go along they add some insurance: a poisoned needle just under his saddle.
29. Somewhere in Sonora (1933)
Passed | 59 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
John Bishop discovers a plot to rob a silver mine belonging to his girlfriend Mary's father and, to foil the evildoers, he joins them.
30. Ride Him, Cowboy (1932)
Passed | 55 min | Romance, Western
John Drury saves Duke, a wild horse accused of murder, and trains him. When he discovers that the real murderer, a bad guy known as The Hawk, is the town's leading citizen, Drury arrested on a fraudulent charge.
31. Everything That Rises (1998 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Western, Adventure
His son's critical injury forces a Montana man (Dennis Quaid) to reconsider priorities as he struggles to retain family land.
33. The Desert Trail (1935)
Approved | 54 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
Rodeo star John Scott and his gambler friend Kansas Charlie are wrongly accused of armed robbery. They leave town as fast as they can to go looking for their own suspects in Poker City.
34. The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular (2003 TV Movie)
101 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Jim Ryan and Kate Conroy love each other, but John Conroy stands in the way of their happiness until Jim Ryan recaptures a prized colt.
39. King of the Cowboys (1943)
Passed | 67 min | Music, Western
Saboteurs are blowing up government warehouses (during World War II). Roy and his pals work undercover to put an end to their operations.
40. Lights of Old Santa Fe (1944)
Passed | 78 min | Action, Comedy, Music
Rival rodeos are operated by good guy Gabby and bad guy Richard Powers. Dale is trying to choose between them, aided ultimately by Roy and the Sons of the Pioneers (who are radio singers).
42. Rodeo Girl (1980 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Sport
Sammy Garrett, the wife of a champion rodeo performer, is tired of her subsidiary role at home as a housewife. So she becomes an aspiring rodeo rider herself, encouraged by her one-time ... See full summary »
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, History, Sport
QUEENS & COWBOYS: A STRAIGHT YEAR ON THE GAY RODEO chronicles a complete season of the International Gay Rodeo Association. Roping and riding across north America for the past 30 years, the... See full summary »
Director: Matt Livadary
48. The Calgary Stampede (1925)
Passed | 60 min | Romance, Sport, Western
Champion Roman racer Dan Malloy falls in love with French Canadian Marie LeFarge, but is accused of killing her father. He evades the law until he wins the Calgary Stampede. He is freed when the real killer is identified.
49. The Riding Tornado (1932)
Passed | 64 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Newcomer Torrent wins $500 from Olcott and $500 and a wild horse, by riding the horse, from Engle. Then loses the $1000 to Engle in a poker game. Torrent goes to work for Olcott. Torrent ... See full summary »
50. Born to Buck (1966)
Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary
Bronco riders travel through South Dakota and round up 400 wild horses in danger of extinction, then bring them to Fort Pierre where they are ridden by broncobusters in rodeo competition.