Most Popular Lawman Movies and TV Shows
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1. Tombstone (1993)
R | 130 min | Action, Biography, Drama
A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.
Votes: 117,445 | Gross: $56.51M
2. Unforgiven (1992)
R | 130 min | Drama, Western
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny (Clint Eastwood) reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner Ned Logan (Morgan Freeman) and a young man, The "Schofield Kid" (Jaimz Woolvett).
Votes: 348,411 | Gross: $101.16M
4. Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way.
Votes: 198,194 | Gross: $100.24M
8. True Grit (1969)
G | 128 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer in Indian territory.
Votes: 39,474 | Gross: $31.13M
9. High Noon (1952)
PG | 85 min | Drama, Thriller, Western
A town Marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train.
Votes: 91,801 | Gross: $9.45M
11. Guns of a Stranger (1973)
G | 91 min | Action, Music, Western
Forced in the line of duty to kill a young Abilene gunman, Sheriff Matthew Roberts (Marty Robbins)is torn by inner anguish and takes off his bade and leaves Kansas. Time passes and Roberts ... See full summary »
13. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Western
Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.
16. The Sugarland Express (1974)
PG | 110 min | Crime, Drama
A woman attempts to reunite her family by helping her husband escape prison and together kidnapping their son. But things don't go as planned when they are forced to take a police hostage on the road.
Votes: 14,141 | Gross: $7.50M
19. The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017)
R | 111 min | Action, Drama, Western
A thrilling and action-packed Western, The Ballad of Lefty Brown is a story about loyalty, friendship, and the relentless pursuit of justice.
Votes: 4,173 | Gross: $0.01M
20. Viper (1994–1999)
60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
In the near future, an organized crime group known as the "Outfit" has become a major force in America. Engineer Julian Wilkes develops a high-tech crime-fighting vehicle called the Viper, ... See full summary »
22. Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
PG | 100 min | Action, Comedy
The Bandit goes on another cross-country run, transporting an elephant from Florida to Texas. And, once again, Sheriff Buford T. Justice is on his tail.
Votes: 13,845 | Gross: $66.13M
23. The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)
PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In Vinegaroon, Texas, former outlaw Roy Bean appoints himself the judge for the region and dispenses his brand of justice as he sees fit.
24. Sweetwater (2013)
R | 95 min | Thriller, Western
In the late 1800s, a fanatical religious leader, a renegade Sheriff, and a former prostitute collide in a blood triangle on the rugged plains of the New Mexico Territory.
27. Ride the High Country (1962)
Approved | 94 min | Drama, Western
An ex-union soldier is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him.
29. Flashback (1990)
R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In 1989, clean-cut FBI man John Buckner is detailed to escort heavily-bearded Huey Walker back to jail for offenses dating back to his days as a celebrated hippie radical. After Walker ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,642 | Gross: $6.49M
31. Stagecoach West (1960–1961)
60 min | Western
Luke Perry and Simon Kane run a stagecoach line in the Old West, where they come across a wide variety of killers, robbers, and ladies in distress. They are accompanied by Simon's young son... See full summary »
32. Monte Walsh (2003 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 117 min | Romance, Western
Monte Walsh and Chet Rollins are long-time cowhands, working whatever ranch work comes their way, but "nothing they can't do from a horse." Their lives are divided between months on the ... See full summary »
33. Devil's Canyon (1953)
Approved | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In 1897 Arizona, an ex-marshal is sent to the territorial prison where many of his enemies, among guards and inmates alike, are eager for a chance at payback.
34. The Toughest Gun in Tombstone (1958)
Approved | 72 min | Western
Matt Sloane is sent from Texas to Arizona to tame Tombstone where a gang of outlaws deals with cattle and silver. One of them killed his wife.
36. Forty Guns (1957)
Not Rated | 80 min | Romance, Western
Showdown in Arizona between the Bonnell brothers, U.S.Marshals, and Jessica Drummond, the iron-fist rancher who controls the territory.
37. Hard Bounty (1995)
R | 88 min | Western
Kanning makes a good living as a bounty hunter. He always brings the guilty to justice and never makes a mistake. One day he makes a mistake, and decides to leave the bounty business: he ... See full summary »
38. Along the Great Divide (1951)
Approved | 88 min | Adventure, Romance, Western
A U.S. Marshall and two deputies rescue a cattle rustler from a lynch mob led by a local cattle baron convinced that the rustler also killed his son.
40. Neon City (1991)
R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
"Mad Max" clone set in the not-too-distant future about a group of people trying to escape to a safe haven called Neon City after a solar disaster that has decimated the Earth.
42. Gunsmoke: The Last Apache (1990 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 94 min | Western
James Arness rides again as Matt Dillon, the U.S. Marshal he made popular in the 1955-75 television series. In this movie he goes after a renegade Apache named Wolf (Joe Lara) who has taken... See full summary »
43. Showdown at Boot Hill (1958)
Approved | 71 min | Western
A deputy marshal kills a murderer in a town that loved him, and when no one is willing to identify him, he can't collect any reward.
44. 'Doc' (1971)
PG | 96 min | Western
Doc Holliday, the cold-blooded sharp-shooter, reunites with his old friend, Marshall Wyatt Earp, to take down the Clanton gang in the dusty town of Tombstone, in Arizona.
45. Lawless Breed (1946)
Passed | 58 min | Crime, Mystery, Western
Government agents Ted Everett (Kirby Grant) and Tumbleweed (Fuzzy Knight) are sent to Spearville, Texas, where the law agencies have failed to stop a series of bank robberies. Arriving ... See full summary »
46. The Cursed (I) (2010)
88 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller
A supernatural thriller set in a cozy Tennessee town where Sheriff Jimmy Muldoon and younger brother, Deputy Lloyd Muldoon, have a firm grasp of law and order until a stranger, Denny White,... See full summary »
47. The Lawless Breed (1952)
Approved | 83 min | Western
After being released from prison, former gun-fighter John Wesley Hardin hopes to have his autobiography published in order to rehabilitate his tarnished reputation.
50. Gunfighters (1947)
Passed | 87 min | Western
Gunfighter Brazos Kane takes a job on a ranch but he is unjustly accused of killing fellow cowhand Bob Tyrell and must clear himself by finding the real killer.