Highest-Rated Movies about 'Frontier Life', Sort by Popularity

Pale Rider (1985), The Big Trail (1930), Drums Along the Mohawk (1939), Brimstone (2016), Ravenous (1999), The Culpepper Cattle Company (1972), The Big Sky (1952), Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Frontier Life movies.

Pale Rider (1985)

A mysterious preacher (Clint Eastwood) protects a humble prospector village from a greedy mining company trying to encroach on their land.

hero, land owner, miner, marshal, dark, tense, gritty

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The Big Trail (1930)

Breck Coleman leads hundreds of settlers in covered wagons from the Mississippi River to their destiny out West.

fur trapper, woman, gambler, villain, henchman, pioneer, rousing

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Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

Newlyweds Gil and Lana Martin try to establish a farm in the Mohawk Valley but are menaced by Indians and Tories as the Revolutionary War begins.

husband, wife, widow, native american, patriotic, thrilling, albany, n.y.

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Brimstone (2016)

From the moment the new reverend climbs the pulpit, Liz knows she and her family are in great danger.

frontier woman, fugitive, priest, preacher, suspenseful, tense, thrilling

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Ravenous (1999)

In a remote military outpost in the 19th century, Captain John Boyd and his regiment embark on a rescue mission which takes a dark turn when they are ambushed by a sadistic cannibal.

soldier, native american, sister, cook, cannibal, frontiersman, brutal

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The Culpepper Cattle Company (1972)

Young farmboy who always wanted to be a cowhand talks a tough trail boss into hiring him on a cattle drive.

teen boy, cowboy, cook, mother, cattle rustler, leader, gritty

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The Big Sky (1952)

The success of the journey focuses on keeping the Indian girl alive as well as themselves to complete trade with the Blackfeet.

trader, indian, friend, man, cowboy, princess, spectacular

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Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955)

American frontiersman Davy Crockett fights in the Creek Indian War, is elected to the U.S. Congress and fights for Texas at the Alamo.

davy crockett, general, native american chief, native american warrior, settler, frontiersman, engaging

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Canyon Passage (1946)

Businessman Logan Stuart is torn between his love of two very different women in 1850's Oregon and his loyalty to a compulsive gambler friend who goes over the line.

shop owner, fiancée, banker, gambler, best friend, love interest, spirited

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Damsel (2018)

Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope. As his group traverses the West, the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel.

pioneer, fiancée, horse owner, native american, wealthy man, lover, amusing

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Three Bad Men (1926)

In the 1870s, gold is discovered in the Dakota Territory, and wanted men Bull Stanley (Tom Santschi) and Mike Costigan (J. Farrell MacDonald) join thousands of other pioneers on a westward journey in search of wealth. Soon, Bull and Mike see a gang of thugs attacking Lee (Olive Borden), a young woman. They rescue her, but her father is killed during the assault, so Mike and Bull become her guardians. Before long, Bull and Mike leave their criminal pasts behind and devote themselves to Lee.

outlaw, frontier woman, father, husband, sheriff, sister, rousing

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The Lone Ranger (1955)

Wealthy rancher Reese Kilgore aims to grab silver-rich Indian land by skilfully pitting Indians against settlers but the suspicious territorial governor sends The Lone Ranger to investigate.

rancher, governor, indian, sidekick, cavalryman, the lone ranger, rousing

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Frontier Marshal (1939)

Earp agrees to become marshal and establish order in Tombstone in this very romanticized version of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

cowboy, wyatt earp, criminal, gunslinger, thrilling, intense, tombstone, ariz.

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The Tall Men (1955)

Two brothers discharged from the Confederate Army join a businessman for a cattle drive from Texas to Montana where they run into raiding Jayhawkers, angry Sioux, rough terrain and bad weather.

cowboy, brother, businessman, beautiful woman, native american, rousing, gritty

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The Second Time Around (1961)

In 1911, a widow with two children leaves New York City for territorial Arizona and becomes a ranch hand and later gets herself elected sheriff. A gambler and a rancher become rivals for her affections.

widow, mother, sheriff, rancher, gambler, criminal, cheeky

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Track of the Cat (1954)

Around the turn of the 20th century, during a harsh northern California winter, members of a ranching family are squabbling among themselves while the two oldest sons go hunting for a panther that is killing their livestock.

mother, alcoholic, son, father, brother, neighbor, tense

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Dirty Little Billy (1972)

After his family moves to a frontier town in Kansas, city-bred teenager Billy Bonney (Michael J. Pollard) finds he has no appetite for farming. He runs away, taking up with local outlaw Goldie (Richard Evans), who operates a saloon in town with the help of a prostitute named Berle (Lee Purcell). The three form a gang of sorts, menacing the locals until the townsfolk collectively decide to drive the outlaws away. Bonney escapes and begins the life of crime that makes him famous as Billy the Kid.

gunslinger, prostitute, stepfather, mayor, unrestrained, bleak, small town

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The Mountain Men (1980)

A pair of grizzled frontiersmen fight Indians, guzzle liquor and steal squaws in their search for a legendary valley 'so full of beaver that they jump right into your traps' in this fanciful adventure.

friend, frontiersman, love interest, fur trapper, engaging, spirited, united states

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The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968)

A pardoned stagecoach robber, becomes government agent and marries a naive unsuspecting east-coast dentist in order to join a wagon train and catch the smugglers who have been selling guns to the Indians.

dentist, bandit, smuggler, indian, amusing, lighthearted, wild

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The Kentuckian (1955)

A Kentucky widower bound for 1820's Texas with his young son is thwarted in his efforts by a corrupt constable, a long-standing family feud, and a beautiful indentured servant.

frontiersman, frontier woman, schoolteacher, son, father, emotional, tender

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The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday (1976)

Three prospectors confront their ex-partner who, 15 years earlier, ran off with all the gold from their mine and they also plan to kidnap his wife.

frontiersman, con artist, native american, aristocrat, prostitute, boxer, madcap

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Many Rivers to Cross (1955)

Robert Taylor and Eleanor Parker star as a Kentucky backwoodsman and the woman who will NOT let anything interfere with her plans to marry him in this humorous romantic adventure through the American Frontier of 1798.

trapper, frontiersman, frontier woman, father, tomboy, native american warrior, amusing

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Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead (1971)

After Dan Hogan and his gang rob a bank, they hire a mysterious man to guide them across the Mexican border in return for half of the loot.

outlaw, girlfriend, bank robber, police officer, intense, suspenseful, rousing

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Alone Yet Not Alone (2013)

Sisters are taken captive by natives in 1755 and struggle to retain their faith in difficult circumstances.

sister, native american, native american warrior, frontier woman, captive, captor, emotional

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Savage Sam (1963)

Travis, Arliss, and Lisbeth are captured by Apaches while Old Yeller's son, Sam, tracks their trail.

dog, frontiersman, brother, uncle, neighbor, native american, emotional

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The Way West (1967)

In 1843, a former U.S. Senator leads a wagon train of settlers to Oregon, but his megalomania leads to growing dissatisfaction with his leadership.

senator, settler, scout, native american, pregnant woman, boy, tense

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Stars Over Texas (1946)

When Eddie and his pals deliver cattle to the Lawrence ranch, they run into trouble with Ringo Evans and his gang. Ringo's men are rustling cattle and attempting to kill the foreman. Seeing the resemblance between the foreman and his pal Waco, Eddie has Waco impersonate the foreman. They then find proof that Evans is behimd the rustling but find themselves greatly out...Read all

rancher, sidekick, thug, cattle rustler, cowboy, foreman, rousing

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A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his newly found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.

farmer, girlfriend, businessman, woman, outlaw, cowboy, amusing

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Winds of the Wasteland (1936)

The arrival of the telegraph put Pony Express riders like John Blair and his pal Smoky out of work. A race will decide whether they or stageline owner Drake get the government mail contract.

cowboy, business owner, stagecoach driver, mayor, sidekick, thrilling, spirited

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Range Beyond the Blue (1947)

Henry Rodgers is after Margie's stage line. He has her in trouble by having her gold shipments robbed thereby driving her insurance premiums to an unaffordable level. Eddie and Soapy arrive to help out. Eddie suspects Rodgers but when he breaks into his office, Rodgers apparently kills him. With Eddie out of the way, Rodgers makes the robbery that will put her out of ...Read all

sidekick, singing cowboy, robber, stagecoach owner, masked man, sheriff, thrilling

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