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1. Holes (2003)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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71 Metascore

A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 71,708 | Gross: $67.41M

2. 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: 105,990 | Gross: $5.01M

3. Goin' South (1978)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.2
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52 Metascore

Due to the lack of men after the Civil War, a small western town allows a bachelorette with ulterior motives to save a horse thief from the gallows by marrying him. They must deal with his old gang, the Sheriff, the bank, and each other.

Director: Jack Nicholson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Mary Steenburgen, Christopher Lloyd, John Belushi

Votes: 5,843

4. 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: 18,344 | Gross: $34.79M

5. Greed (1924)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

8.1
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The sudden fortune won from a lottery fans such destructive greed that it ruins the lives of the three people involved.

Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean Hersholt, Dale Fuller

Votes: 8,435 | Gross: $0.16M

6. Gold (1974)

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Thriller

5.7
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A South African gold mine manager discovers a plot hatched by the mine owners and London bankers to flood the mine in order to curb gold production and consequently manipulate its price on the stock markets.

Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: Roger Moore, Susannah York, Ray Milland, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 1,800

7. White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf (1994)

PG | 106 min | Adventure, Family

5.4
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In order to rescue one of the last surviving Alaskan Native tribes, Fang joins in with a friend of his master to stop miners from destroying an ancient sacred land.

Director: Ken Olin | Stars: Scott Bairstow, Charmaine Craig, Al Harrington, Anthony Ruivivar

Votes: 1,958 | Gross: $8.88M

8. Mad Dog Morgan (1976)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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The true story of Irish outlaw Daniel Morgan, who is wanted, dead or alive, in Australia during the 1850s.

Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Jack Thompson, David Gulpilil, Frank Thring

Votes: 1,176

9. Yukon Gold (2013– )

60 min | Reality-TV

6.0
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Yukon Gold follows four gold mining crews who have only four short months in Canada's wild Yukon to earn one BIG payday. With the price of gold hovering at record-breaking levels, a modern ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Courage, Guillaume Brodeur, Ken Foy, Karl Knutson

Votes: 548

10. Son of the Morning Star (1991– )

PG-13 | 187 min | Biography, History, Western

7.4
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The story of George Custer, Crazy Horse and the events prior to the battle of the Little Bighorn, told from the different perspectives of two women.

Stars: Gary Cole, Rosanna Arquette, Stanley Anderson, Edward Blatchford

Votes: 823

11. Barbary Coast (1935)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Mary Rutledge arrives from the east, finds her fiance dead, and goes to work at the roulette wheel of Louis Charnalis' Bella Donna, a rowdy gambling house in San Francisco in the 1850s. She... See full summary »

Directors: Howard Hawks, William Wyler | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Edward G. Robinson, Joel McCrea, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,394

12. Welcome to Hard Times (1967)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Western

5.9
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A sociopathic stranger all but destroys a small hardscrabble town but the 'mayor' convinces its survivors to stay and rebuild.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Henry Fonda, Janice Rule, Keenan Wynn, Janis Paige

Votes: 1,297

13. The Second Hundred Years (1967–1968)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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The misadventures of a man who is revived out of decades of accidental suspended animation and is still physically half the age of his own son and matches the age of his grandson.

Stars: Monte Markham, Arthur O'Connell, Frank Maxwell, Bridget Hanley

Votes: 135

14. The Man from Colorado (1948)

Approved | 100 min | Romance, Western

6.6
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At the end of the Civil War, two friends return home to Colorado and one of them has changed and is violent and erratic.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Glenn Ford, William Holden, Ellen Drew, Ray Collins

Votes: 1,337

15. The San Francisco Story (1952)

Passed | 80 min | Western

6.3
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In 1856, San Francisco is the scene of political battles between criminal organizations led by corrupt politicians and Vigilantes Committees formed by honest citizens.

Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Joel McCrea, Yvonne De Carlo, Sidney Blackmer, Richard Erdman

Votes: 240

16. Villin Pohjolan kulta (1963)

85 min | Western

5.4
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Director: Aarne Tarkas | Stars: Tamara Lund, Vili Auvinen, Helge Herala, Åke Lindman

Votes: 78

17. Hate for Hate (1967)

Not Rated | 97 min | Western

6.1
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A self-loathing bank robber forms an uneasy alliance with a resourceful Mexican prospector to save his family from a murderous former partner-in-crime.

Director: Domenico Paolella | Stars: Antonio Sabato, John Ireland, Mirko Ellis, Nadia Marconi

Votes: 117

18. The Alaskans (1959–1960)

60 min | Adventure

8.6
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When gold was discovered in the Yukon in the 1890s, thousands of hopeful prospectors headed north for a chance at becoming rich. The easiest passage to the Yukon was through the small ... See full summary »

Stars: Roger Moore, Dorothy Provine, Jeff York, Ray Danton

Votes: 56

19. Fandango (1970)

X | 79 min | Western

5.0
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Director: John Hayes | Stars: James Whitworth, Shawn Devereaux, Tony Vorno, Jay Scott

Votes: 25

20. The Cisco Kid and the Lady (1939)

Passed | 74 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.3
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An orphan whose father has been killed by bandits inherits a mine. Cisco saves the mine and the child and also finds the child's real mother.

Director: Herbert I. Leeds | Stars: Cesar Romero, Marjorie Weaver, Chris-Pin Martin, George Montgomery

Votes: 128

21. Indian Uprising (1952)

Passed | 75 min | Action, Adventure, Western

5.9
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In 1885 Arizona, prospectors illegally dig for gold on Apache lands, triggering an Apache retaliation against white settlers and trespassing miners, while the Army tries keeping the peace.

Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: George Montgomery, Audrey Long, Carl Benton Reid, Eugene Iglesias

Votes: 182

22. Wild Geese Calling (1941)

Approved | 77 min | Drama

6.6
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In the 1890s lumberjack John leaves Seattle for Alaska to look for gold. After he marries dance hall girl Sally, he finds she used to be in love with his best friend Blackie.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Henry Fonda, Joan Bennett, Warren William, Ona Munson

Votes: 61

23. The 33 of San Jose (2010)

86 min | Drama

4.7
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A team of Chilean miners are trapped underground for months and hold out for a miraculous rescue.

Director: Antonio Recio Beladiez | Stars: Alejandro Goic, Mario Soto, Cristian Mercado, Pancho González

Votes: 140

24. Nevada City (1941)

Approved | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Music

6.0
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The conflict between a railroader and a stage line owner is being aggravated by bad guys who are sabotaging both sides. Roy and Gabby mediate the conflict and expose the bad guys.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Sally Payne, George Cleveland

Votes: 108

25. The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1937)

Passed | 67 min | History, Romance, Western

5.9
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A California mining camp is plagued by a series of murders. Four people come under suspicion for the killings and are run out of the camp. During a blizzard they take refuge in an isolated ... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Preston Foster, Jean Muir, Van Heflin, Virginia Weidler

Votes: 144

26. Montana Territory (1952)

Approved | 64 min | Western

5.9
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John Malvin (Lon McCallister), prospecting the Montana territory during the gold rush, sees bandits kill a miner and his son. He eludes the outlaws by hiding near a stagecoach relay station... See full summary »

Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Lon McCallister, Wanda Hendrix, Preston Foster, Hugh Sanders

Votes: 35

27. TimeSplitters 2 (2002 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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In 2401, humanity is at war with relentless aliens, TimeSplitters. Space marines Cortez and Hart travel through time to stop the aliens in various spots, including Wild West, zombie-infested Gothic church and Blade Runner-esque future.

Directors: David Doak, Stephen Ellis | Stars: Tom Clarke Hill, Anna Burford, Kevin Clarke, Imme Dahlberg

Votes: 660

28. Friends (1912)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Western, Romance

5.6
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The orphan Dora is courted by two different gold miners.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mary Pickford, Henry B. Walthall, Lionel Barrymore, Harry Carey

Votes: 212

29. In Old Sacramento (1946)

Approved | 89 min | Romance, Western

6.4
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Dashing Johnny Barrett has a secret identity: Spanish Jack, the masked bandit. Always one step ahead of the law, Barrett effortlessly balances his double life--robbing by night, romancing ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Bill Elliott, Constance Moore, Henry H. Daniels Jr., Ruth Donnelly

Votes: 53

30. Born to the West (1926)

Passed | 66 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.1
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Dare Rudd and Bate Fillmore have been enemies since early childhood, primarily over the affections of Nell Worstall. Dare, assuming the name of Holt, goes west to Colorado, as does most of ... See full summary »

Director: John Waters | Stars: Jack Holt, Margaret Morris, Raymond Hatton, Arlette Marchal

Votes: 12

31. The Gunfighter (1917)

Passed | 50 min | Action, Romance, Western

6.1
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Cliff Hudspeth, the leader of a band of outlaws in Arizona, has won his place by the killing of notorious gun-bullies. At their headquarters, in the Gila Mountains, in consultation with "... See full summary »

Director: William S. Hart | Stars: William S. Hart, Margery Wilson, Roy Laidlaw, Joseph J. Dowling

Votes: 8

32. The Chechahcos (1923)

Unrated | 87 min | Adventure, Drama

6.5
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A fire engulfs a shipload of prospectors and adventurers making their way to Alaska. In the confusion, Mrs. Stanlaw is separated from her young daughter, who ends up in the care of '... See full summary »

Director: Lewis H. Moomaw | Stars: William Dills, Albert Van Antwerp, Eva Gordon, Baby Margie

Votes: 198

33. The Forty-Niners (1954)

Passed | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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During California's gold-rush, an undercover marshal, posing as a gunfighter, investigates the murder of another marshal who had been assigned to the region.

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Bill Elliott, Virginia Grey, Harry Morgan, John Doucette

Votes: 125

34. Donald's Gold Mine (1942)

7 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

7.0
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Donald is digging in his gold mine, mostly generic looking dark rocks, and being clumsy, to the great amusement of his burro, when he accidentally fills his cart with a load of pure gold. ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lundy | Star: Clarence Nash

Votes: 420

35. The Indians Are Coming (1930)

Passed | Western

5.7
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Jack Manning (Tim McCoy) arrives in a midwestern town from Gold Creek in Califonia. He brings a message from Goerge Woods (Francis Ford) to his brother Tom Woods (Francis Ford), in a dual ... See full summary »

Director: Henry MacRae | Stars: Tim McCoy, Allene Ray, Edmund Cobb, Francis Ford

Votes: 33 | Gross: $1.00M

36. Luck of Roaring Camp (1937)

Passed | 58 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.9
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When the miners of Roaring Camp become Godfathers to a motherless baby, they name the boy Luck and promise to set aside money for him from their diggings. But when they strike it rich the ... See full summary »

Director: Irvin Willat | Stars: Owen Davis Jr., Charles Brokaw, Joan Woodbury, Sheila Bromley

Votes: 36

37. City of Gold (1957)

22 min | Documentary, Short, History

7.3
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Author Pierre Berton tells the history of his hometown of Dawson City at its heyday during the Klondike Gold Rush.

Directors: Wolf Koenig, Colin Low | Star: Pierre Berton

Votes: 220

38. Thunder Mountain (1935)

Approved | 68 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.9
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Gold prospector O'Brien stakes a claim but is cheated by a saloonkeepr. He plots revenge.

Director: David Howard | Stars: George O'Brien, Barbara Fritchie, Frances Grant, Morgan Wallace

Votes: 25

39. Rovaniemen markkinoilla (1951)

86 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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Director: Jorma Nortimo | Stars: Esa Pakarinen, Reino Helismaa, Jorma Ikävalko, Jorma Nortimo

Votes: 216

40. The Crooked Trail (1936)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.8
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Jim Blake rescues criminal Hare Talton and Good Samaritan Estaban Solano from dehydration and death and tries to rehabilitate Harve by taking him in as partner in his gold strike.

Director: S. Roy Luby | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Lucile Browne, John Merton, Charles King

Votes: 60

41. Castaways (1978– )

60 min | Drama, History

8.8
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A five part drama series based on historical events in the lives of notable South Pacific castaways.

Stars: David Mahon, Tu'iniua Tuita, Taniela Manu, Eva Ve'ehala

Votes: 5

42. Heading West (1946)

Approved | 54 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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Dakota Indian Agent Steve Reynolds receives a copy of the Bonanza City Nuggett from Jim Mallory and reads a story blaming the Durango Kid for recent gold mine raids. Steve, also the Durango... See full summary »

Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Charles Starrett, Doris Houck, Hank Penny, The Plantation Boys

Votes: 12

43. Senorita from the West (1945)

Passed | 63 min | Comedy, Music, Western

4.8
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Determined to become a radio singer, a young girl runs away from her family. She hooks up with a man who is actually the real voice of a famous radio crooner, who actually can't sing at all.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Allan Jones, Bonita Granville, Jess Barker, George Cleveland

Votes: 13

44. Clancy of the Mounted (1933)

Passed | 225 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

3.8
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A Canadian Mountie is assigned to bring in his brother, who was framed for the murder of a gold mine owner.

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Tom Tyler, Julie Bishop, Earl McCarthy, William Desmond

Votes: 16

45. Frozen Justice (1929)

Passed | 73 min | Adventure, Drama, Music

5.5
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Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Lenore Ulric, Robert Frazer, Louis Wolheim, Ullrich Haupt

Votes: 14

46. Grin and Share It (1957)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.7
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Butch and Droopy have equal shares in a gold mine. When they finally strike gold, Butch tries to make his share more equal by doing away with Droopy, with no success.

Director: Michael Lah | Star: Bill Thompson

Votes: 186

47. O'Malley Rides Alone (1930)

60 min | Western

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An old prospector is murdered after striking it rich. Sgt. O'Malley sets out to find his killers.

Director: J.P. McGowan | Stars: Bob Custer, Phyllis Bainbridge, Martin Cichy, Bud Osborne

48. Stage to Chino (1940)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Music

6.2
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To investigate a gold-shipping scam, a postal inspector goes undercover and tries to infiltrate the gang he believes is responsible.

Director: Edward Killy | Stars: George O'Brien, Virginia Vale, Hobart Cavanaugh, Roy Barcroft

Votes: 72

49. 'If Only' Jim (1920)

Western

3.4
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Gold miner Jim Golden is in love with Miss Dot, the local postmistress, but he has a reputation for being somewhat lazy and shiftless. One day he finds a baby that had been abandoned by ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Jaccard | Stars: Harry Carey, Carol Holloway, Ruth Royce, Duke R. Lee

Votes: 19

50. The Lone Defender (1934)

Mystery, Romance, Western

6.0
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Feature version of the same-titled 1930 serial, with re-shot and added material.

Stars: Rin Tin Tin, Walter Miller, June Marlowe, Buzz Barton

Votes: 8



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