Most Popular Dude Ranch Movies and TV Shows
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5. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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 »
Votes: 6,804 | Gross: $1.71M
7. Tickle Me (1965)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
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.
Votes: 1,288 | Gross: $7.41M
8. Scooby-Doo! Shaggy's Showdown (2017 Video)
Not Rated | 79 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
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 »
9. Neon Rider (1989–1995)
TV-14 | 60 min | Drama
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 »
10. Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Musical, Western
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 »
11. Lightning Strikes Twice (1951)
Passed | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
12. Never a Dull Moment (1950)
Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Romance, Western
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 »
13. Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949)
Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
US Treasury agent George Morton persuades convicted criminal Johnny Evans to help him destroy a drug smuggling ring in exchange for early parole.
14. Red River Range (1938)
Approved | 56 min | Western
Very organized cattle rustlers are operating with portable slaughterhouses and refrigerator vans. The governor asks the Three Mesquiteers to go undercover to investigate.
16. The Golden Eye (1948)
Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Chan discovers a conspiracy when a low paying gold mine seemingly starts to become profitable, and attempts are made on the owner's life.
17. Riding High (1943)
Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Music
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.
18. Buck Benny Rides Again (1940)
Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, Western
Jack Benny (as himself) tries to make good his fictitious boasts about roughing it in Nevada, in a spoof of Western cliches.
19. Song of Arizona (1946)
Passed | 68 min | Action, Music, Western
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 »
20. Vacation Days (1947)
Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
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 »
21. Playing It Straight (2004– )
60 min | Reality-TV
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.
22. Girl Crazy (1932)
Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Musical
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 »
24. Don't Fence Me In (1945)
Approved | 71 min | Western
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.
28. Heart of the Rockies (1951)
Passed | 66 min | Action, Music, Western
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 »
30. Ridin' Down the Canyon (1942)
Approved | 55 min | Music, Western
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 »
32. Dude Cowboy (1941)
Passed | 59 min | Action, Crime, Music
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 »
33. Sunset Trail (1938)
Passed | 69 min | Adventure, Western
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.
35. Chatterbox (1943)
Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance
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 »
38. Womanhandled (1925)
Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
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.
39. Look-Out Sister (1947)
Approved | 63 min | Music, Western
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 »
40. Gold Mine in the Sky (1938)
Passed | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
As executor of the owner's will, singing ranch foreman Gene must see that the daughter/heiress doesn't marry without his approval.
42. Dude Duck (1951)
Approved | 8 min | Family, Comedy, Animation
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.
43. Western Jamboree (1938)
Passed | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Music
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.
46. Dude Ranch (1931)
Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Western
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 »
50. Blue Canadian Rockies (1952)
Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Music
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.