Most Popular Dude Ranch Movies and TV Shows

 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Movies or TV
  • Genres
  • Keywords
  • IMDb Rating
  • Instant Watch Options
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year











































































































IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »






Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »

1. Malcolm in the Middle (2000–2006)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A gifted young teen tries to survive life with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family.

Stars: Frankie Muniz, Bryan Cranston, Justin Berfield, Erik Per Sullivan

Votes: 109,953

2. Desert Hearts (1985)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A woman on the precipice of divorce becomes drawn to a ranchowner's daughter.

Director: Donna Deitch | Stars: Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley, Andra Akers

Votes: 4,467 | Gross: $2.49M

3. Hey Dude (1989–1991)

TV-Y | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A group of friends work together with their boss at a dude ranch and go through many fun moments and mishaps along the way.

Stars: David Brisbin, Kelly Brown, Debi Kalman, Christine Taylor

Votes: 2,471

4. The Women (1939)

Not Rated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A study of the lives and romantic entanglements of various interconnected women.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Mary Boland

Votes: 11,747 | Gross: $2.27M

5. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
28 Metascore

Sissy Hankshaw (Uma Thurman) is born with enormous thumbs that help her hitchhiking through the U.S. from a young age. She becomes a model in advertising, and her New York agent, "the ... See full summary »

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Uma Thurman, Lorraine Bracco, Pat Morita, Angie Dickinson

Votes: 6,804 | Gross: $1.71M

6. Debbe Dunning's Dude Ranch Roundup (2017– )

23 min | Adventure

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Travels around the country featuring the best dude ranches in the country. The show also includes going on adventures at the featured ranch.

Stars: Debbe Dunning, Sysco Timmons, Spencer Timmons, Ross Knox

Votes: 14

7. Tickle Me (1965)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A singing rodeo rider hires on at an expensive all-women dude ranch and beauty spa. He falls for a pretty fitness trainer who is constantly threatened by a gang who wants her late grandfather's cache of gold hidden in a ghost town.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Julie Adams, Jocelyn Lane, Jack Mullaney

Votes: 1,288 | Gross: $7.41M

8. Scooby-Doo! Shaggy's Showdown (2017 Video)

Not Rated | 79 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When the Scooby gang visits a dude ranch, they discover that it and the nearby town have been haunted by a ghostly cowboy, Dapper Jack, who fires real fire from his fire irons. The mystery ... See full summary »

Directors: Matt Peters, Dongwan Jung, Young Won Jung, Jinsung Kim | Stars: Frank Welker, Grey Griffin, Matthew Lillard, Kate Micucci

Votes: 784

9. Neon Rider (1989–1995)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Michael Terry is a best selling writer/therapist who is tired of his high profile life. He decides to take a couple of days off and go to his ranch. That is when he comes up with the idea ... See full summary »

Stars: Winston Rekert, Sam Sarkar, William S. Taylor, Peter Williams

Votes: 184

10. Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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 »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Foran, Anne Gwynne

Votes: 1,309

11. Lightning Strikes Twice (1951)

Passed | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Sent to a dude ranch in the west to recover her health, a New York actress falls in love with a ranch owner recently acquitted of the murder of his wife.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Richard Todd, Ruth Roman, Mercedes McCambridge, Zachary Scott

Votes: 622

12. Never a Dull Moment (1950)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

5.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Kay Kingsley, a sophisticated and successful songwriter in New York City. falls in love with a widowed rancher, Chris Heyward, she meets at the Madison Square Garden Rodeo and they get ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Irene Dunne, Fred MacMurray, William Demarest, Andy Devine

Votes: 449

13. Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949)

Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

US Treasury agent George Morton persuades convicted criminal Johnny Evans to help him destroy a drug smuggling ring in exchange for early parole.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Howard Duff, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, Tony Curtis

Votes: 330

14. Red River Range (1938)

Approved | 56 min | Western

6.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Very organized cattle rustlers are operating with portable slaughterhouses and refrigerator vans. The governor asks the Three Mesquiteers to go undercover to investigate.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Polly Moran

Votes: 260

15. Texas Tom (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Toots arrives at the ranch where Tom is tormenting Jerry, and Tom puts on all his best moves, though Jerry does his best to sabotage Tom.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: The King's Men

Votes: 841

16. The Golden Eye (1948)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Chan discovers a conspiracy when a low paying gold mine seemingly starts to become profitable, and attempts are made on the owner's life.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Roland Winters, Wanda McKay, Mantan Moreland, Victor Sen Yung

Votes: 416

17. Riding High (1943)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Music

5.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

In order to help her father get his silver mine running, a burlesque queen returns home to Arizona and gets a job as an enterainer at a dude ranch and runs into a romantic mining engineer and a counterfeiter.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Dick Powell, Victor Moore, Gil Lamb

Votes: 66

18. Buck Benny Rides Again (1940)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Jack Benny (as himself) tries to make good his fictitious boasts about roughing it in Nevada, in a spoof of Western cliches.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Jack Benny, Ellen Drew, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Andy Devine

Votes: 257

19. Song of Arizona (1946)

Passed | 68 min | Action, Music, Western

5.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Gabby's ranch for wayward boys is in financial trouble. One of his boys, Chip is hiding stolen money sent by his father the outlaw leader King Blaine. After Blaine is killed, Chip decides ... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans

Votes: 107

20. Vacation Days (1947)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Miss Hinklefink (Belle Mitchell) inherits a western ranch and, in order to spend the summer with Professor Owen Townley (Milton Kibbee), she invites students Freddie Trimball (Freddie ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Freddie Stewart, June Preisser, Frankie Darro, Warren Mills

Votes: 22

21. Playing It Straight (2004– )

60 min | Reality-TV

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Presented by Gustavo Goulart, Daphne Brogdon, and Brian Beacock, this reality show invites the audience to find out who's gay, among a group of people in a ranch. The winner is who better tricks the audience about his or her own sexuality.

Stars: Daphne Brogdon, Brian Beacock, Jackie Thomas, Garrett Swann

Votes: 175

22. Girl Crazy (1932)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Musical

6.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

New York playboy Danny Churchill is sent to a small town in Arizona, where being sheriff is very dangerous, to keep away from girls, but he decides to open a dude ranch there. He asks his ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, Eddie Quillan

Votes: 223

23. Dick Francis: Blood Sport (1989 TV Movie)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Cleveland teams with an insurance investigator in the search for a stolen $6 million dollar horse in the Canadian Rockies.

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Ian McShane, Heath Lamberts, Lloyd Bochner, Kenneth Welsh

Votes: 69

24. Don't Fence Me In (1945)

Approved | 71 min | Western

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Wildcat Kelly has been dead and buried for years. Or has he? Dale is a reporter for an Eastern magazine who comes West to find out the true story of Kelly, of whom Gabby seems to have mysterious knowledge.

Director: John English | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans

Votes: 193

25. Cowboy from Brooklyn (1938)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport

5.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An actor can only get a radio job if he can prove that he's an authentic cowboy.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Dick Powell, Pat O'Brien, Priscilla Lane, Dick Foran

Votes: 228

26. In Old Santa Fe (1934)

Passed | 64 min | Action, Crime, Music

6.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Kentucky loses his horse in a rigged horse race and gets framed for the murder of a stagecoach driver.

Directors: David Howard, Joseph Kane | Stars: Ken Maynard, Tarzan, Evalyn Knapp, H.B. Warner

Votes: 139

27. The Secret of Yolanda (1982)

85 min | Drama

5.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A beautiful deaf-mute is courted by both her riding instructor and personal guardian in this hot-and-heavy romance story.

Director: Joel Silberg | Stars: Asher Tzarfati, Shraga Harpaz, Shraga Lanzerer, Miri Aloni

Votes: 22

28. Heart of the Rockies (1951)

Passed | 66 min | Action, Music, Western

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Roy Rogers, a highway engineer, strongly favors a youth-rehabilitation camp sponsored by retired State Prison Warden Parker where young first-offenders can be reformed without being exposed... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Penny Edwards, Gordon Jones

Votes: 52

29. Oh, Susanna! (1936)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Comedy, Music

5.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

While riding to Mineral Springs Autry is robbed by thieves and then tossed off the train.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Frances Grant, Earle Hodgins

Votes: 163

30. Ridin' Down the Canyon (1942)

Approved | 55 min | Music, Western

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Those who might write about this film without seeing it might also question why the government needed horses during WW II (if that is all they knew about it from a short synopsis read ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Bob Nolan, Sons of the Pioneers

Votes: 64

31. Heart of the Rio Grande (1942)

Passed | 68 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Gene and Smiley help an all-too-proper girl Connie in her attempt to run a cattle ranch.

Director: William Morgan | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Fay McKenzie, Edith Fellows

Votes: 75

32. Dude Cowboy (1941)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Crime, Music

5.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Federal agent Terry McVey, posing as a guest at the Silver Bar Dude Ranch, investigates the disappearance of noted engraver Frank Adams who is being forced to produce counterfeit bills by ... See full summary »

Director: David Howard | Stars: Tim Holt, Marjorie Reynolds, Ray Whitley, Lee 'Lasses' White

Votes: 87

33. Sunset Trail (1938)

Passed | 69 min | Adventure, Western

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Disguising himself as a milquetoast Easterner who writes Western novels, Hoppy enrolls in a dude ranch in order to unmask the murderer of the owner's husband.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: William Boyd, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Russell Hayden, Charlotte Wynters

Votes: 105

34. Singing on the Trail (1946)

Approved | 60 min | Music, Romance, Western

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A cowboy sets out to help a pretty young girl who's about to lose her ranch.

Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Ken Curtis, Jeff Donnell, Guy Kibbee, Dusty Anderson

Votes: 6

35. Chatterbox (1943)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

While shooting a western on location, a Hollywood "cowboy" star--whose offscreen image is exactly the opposite of his onscreen one--is saved from disaster by a gregarious local girl. She ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Judy Canova, Rosemary Lane, John Hubbard

Votes: 20

36. Home in Wyomin' (1942)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Music

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Singing radio cowboy Gene helps out a former employer now in trouble with his failing rodeo.

Director: William Morgan | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Fay McKenzie, Olin Howland

Votes: 60

37. Take It Big (1944)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A rancher puts on a show to raise money so he can save his dude ranch from bankruptcy.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Jack Haley, Harriet Nelson, Mary Beth Hughes, Richard Lane

Votes: 11

38. Womanhandled (1925)

Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Bill Dana, a New York City playboy, can resist the flaming flapper and red-hot mamas along the Great White Way, so he decides to head out west to his uncle's ranch in Wind River, Texas. But the gold-diggers and their relatives follow him.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Richard Dix, Esther Ralston, Edmund Breese, Cora Williams

Votes: 56

39. Look-Out Sister (1947)

Approved | 63 min | Music, Western

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A famous bandleader, suffering from overwork and exhaustion, goes to a sanitarium for a rest. While there he dreams of being out west at a dude ranch, where he finds himself involved in the... See full summary »

Director: Bud Pollard | Stars: Louis Jordan, Suzette Harbin, Monte Hawley, Bob Scott

Votes: 30

40. Gold Mine in the Sky (1938)

Passed | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

As executor of the owner's will, singing ranch foreman Gene must see that the daughter/heiress doesn't marry without his approval.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Carol Hughes, J.L. Franks' Golden West Cowboys

Votes: 63

41. Strictly in the Groove (1942)

Approved | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Vernon Keays | Stars: Mary Healy, Leon Errol, Richard Davies, Franklin Pangborn

Votes: 15

42. Dude Duck (1951)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Donald is vacationing at a dude ranch. After all the beautiful women pick the best horses, Donald ends up with the sad sack Rover Boy. But Rover Boy wants nothing to do with Donald.

Director: Jack Hannah | Star: Clarence Nash

Votes: 299

43. Western Jamboree (1938)

Passed | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Music

6.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Knowing that is contains valuable helium gas, a gang of bad guys first tries to purchase the ranch which Gene straw-bosses. When that fails, they lay a hidden pipeline to snag the gas.

Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Jean Rouverol, Esther Muir

Votes: 58

44. The Road to Reno (1938)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Screwball comedy western about a socialite who wants divorced from a rancher.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Randolph Scott, Hope Hampton, Glenda Farrell, Helen Broderick

Votes: 14

45. Blue Montana Skies (1939)

Passed | 56 min | Comedy, Music, Western

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Autry follows a clue written on a rock by a dead man to get to a smuggling operation near the Canadian border.

Director: B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, June Storey, Harry Woods

Votes: 60

46. Dude Ranch (1931)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Western

5.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Chester Carr, owner of a dude ranch in the Rockies, caters to guests seeking the thrill of the Wild West. Among his guests are the wealthy Spruce Meadows and his daughter Susan. But the ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Jack Oakie, Stuart Erwin, Eugene Pallette, Mitzi Green

Votes: 21

47. Robin Hood of Texas (1947)

Passed | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A gang of bank robbers arrive at Gene's ranch. Gene winds up chasing them around the west.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Gene Autry, Champion Jr., Lynne Roberts, Sterling Holloway

Votes: 102

48. My Mother's Ghost (1996 TV Movie)

TV-PG | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

5.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Ghostly apparitions threaten the stability of an already grieving family following their move to a haunted dude ranch.

Director: Elise Swerhone | Stars: Elisabeth Rosen, Gabrielle Rose, Barry Flatman, Janet Wright

Votes: 43

49. Vacation in Reno (1946)

60 min | Comedy

5.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A hapless husband searches for buried treasure at a dude ranch; meanwhile, his wife wants a divorce and bank robbers want him dead.

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Jack Haley, Anne Jeffreys, Wally Brown, Iris Adrian

Votes: 59

50. Blue Canadian Rockies (1952)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Music

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

With the goal of preventing his daughter from marrying, Autry's boss sends him to Canada where she has started a dude ranch and wild game preserve.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Gail Davis, Carolina Cotton

Votes: 56



Recently Viewed