Highest-Rated Movies about 'Outlaws', Sort by Popularity

Dogville (2003), Tombstone (1993), The Defiant Ones (1958), The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), Day of the Outlaw (1959), Bend of the River (1952), Colorado Territory (1949), The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia (2009) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Outlaws movies.

#1. Dogville (2003)

Storyline: Late one night, a beautiful and well-dressed young woman, Grace (Nicole Kidman), arrives in the mountainous old mining town of Dogville as a fugitive; following the sound of gunshots in the distance which have been heard by Tom (Paul Bettany), the self-appointed moral spokesman for the town. Persuaded by Tom, the town agree to hide Grace, and in return she freely helps the locals. However, when the Sheriff from a neighbouring town posts a Missing notice, advertising a reward for revealing her whereabouts, the townsfolk require a better deal from Grace, in return for their silence; and when the Sheriff returns some weeks later with a Wanted poster, even though the citizens know her to be innocent of the false charges against her, the town's sense of goodness takes a sinister turn and the price of Grace's freedom becomes a workload and treatment akin to that of a slave. But Grace has a deadly secret that the townsfolk will eventually encounter.

Plot Keywords: outcast, shopkeeper, wife, writer, child, profound, dark ...

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#2. Tombstone (1993)

Storyline: After success cleaning up Dodge City, Wyatt Earp moves to Tombstone, Arizona, and wishes to get rich in obscurity. He meets his brothers there, as well as his old friend Doc Holliday. A band of outlaws that call themselves The Cowboys are causing problems in the region with various acts of random violence, and inevitably come into confrontation with Holliday and the Earps, which leads to a shoot-out at the O.K. Corral.

Plot Keywords: marshal, gunslinger, cowboy, outlaw, addict, mistress, intense ...

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#3. The Defiant Ones (1958)

Storyline: When the truck that is transporting convicts has an accident on the road, the inmates John "Joker" Jackson and Noah Cullen that are chained to each other escape. They hate each other but they need to help each other to succeed in their intent of going north to jump in a train and reach freedom. Meanwhile the humane Sheriff Max Muller organizes a posse to track them down in a civilized manner and respecting justice. Joker and Cullen reach a small farm where a lonely woman helps them to get rid of their chains. She offers to drive her car with Joker and her son Billy while Cullen would escape through the swamp to the railroad. But when Joker learns that she sent Cullen to a trap, he leaves her and is shot in the shoulder by Billy. Joker seeks out Cullen to save him and when they meet each other, their former hatred has changed to friendship and respect.

Plot Keywords: criminal, prisoner, sheriff, captain, landowner, brash, endearing ...

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#4. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

Storyline: Taking place in the American Northwest in the early 1880s, the film dramatizes the last seven months in the life of famed outlaw Jesse James, beginning with the Blue Cut train robbery of 1881 and culminating in his assassination at the hands of Robert Ford the following April. In the time between these two fateful events, the young and jealous Ford befriends the increasingly mistrustful outlaw, even as he plots his demise.

Plot Keywords: jesse james, robber, wife, child, brutal, intense, wild ...

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#6. Bend of the River (1952)

Storyline: Two men with questionable pasts, Glyn McLyntock and his friend Cole, lead a wagon-train load of homesteaders from Missouri to the Oregon territory. They establish a settlement outside of Portland and as winter nears, it is necessary for McLyntock and Cole to rescue and deliver food and supplies being held in Portland by corrupt officials. On the trip back to the settlement, up river and over a mountain, Cole engineers a mutiny to divert the supplies to a gold mining camp for a handsome profit.—Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

Plot Keywords: guide, thief, farmer, trader, settler, rousing, suspenseful ...

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#7. Colorado Territory (1949)

Storyline: Outlaw Wes McQueen is sprung from jail to help pull one last railroad job. He doesn't like his new partners - except dance-hall girl Colorado - and anyway fancies Julie Ann newly arrived from the east to set up home with her father. Maybe time to get out. Unfortunately he also has a $10,000 reward on his head, dead or alive.—Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

Plot Keywords: cowboy, outlaw, sheriff, dance hall girl, native american, love interest, brash ...

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#8. The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia (2009)

Storyline: Shoot-outs, robberies, gas-huffing , drug dealing, pill popping, murders, and tap dancing - what do these all have in common? These are just a few of the parts of being a member of the Wild and Wonderful White Family. The legendary family is as known for their wild, excessive criminal ways as they are for their famous mountain dancing members, including Jesco White, the star of the cult classic documentary "Dancing Outlaw." Exploring both the comic and tragic sides of life on the other side of the law, this stylish, fast-paced family portrait exposes the powerful forces of corruption, poverty, and West Virginia's environmentally and culturally devastating coal mining culture that helped shape the White family, a dying breed of outlaws preserving a dying form of dance.—Anonymous

Plot Keywords: mountain man, criminal, redneck, mother, brother, sister, bleak ...

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#9. The Gaucho (1927)

Storyline: A girl is saved by a miracle after she falls from a cliff in the Argentine Andes, and is blessed with healing powers. A shrine is built on the site, and a whole city grows around it, rich with gold from the grateful worshipers. Ruiz, an evil and sadistic general, captures the city, confiscates the gold, and closes the shrine. But the Gaucho, the charismatic leader of a band of outlaws, comes to the rescue.—John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

Plot Keywords: leader, general, young woman, bandit, villager, priest, melodramatic ...

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#11. Guns and Guitars (1936)

Storyline: Gene joins in the fight against Morgan and his men who are trying to run infected cattle to the railroad. When Morgan's man shoots the Sheriff, Gene runs in the election to replace him. Morgan accuses Gene of the murder but Gene wins anyway and it's not long before he gets the chance to nab Morgan and his gang.—Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

Plot Keywords: sheriff, gene autry, sidekick, daughter, veterinarian, criminal, rousing ...

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#12. The Lost Patrol (1934)

Storyline: A World War I British Army patrol is crossing the Mesopotomian desert when their commanding officer, the only one who knows their destination is killed by the bullet of unseen bandits. The patrol's sergeant keeps them heading north on the assumption that they will hit their brigade. They stop for the night at an oasis and awake the next morning to find their horses stolen, their sentry dead, the oasis surrounded and survival difficult.—Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

Plot Keywords: sergeant, commander, enemy, pilot, soldier, dark, intense ...

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#13. The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952)

Storyline: Young Robin Hood (Richard Todd), in love with Maid Marian (Joan Rice), enters an archery contest with his father at the King's palace. On the way home, his father is murdered by henchmen of Prince John (Hubert Gregg). Robin takes up the life of an outlaw, gathering together his band of merry men with him in Sherwood Forest, to avenge his father's death and to help the people of the land that Prince John are over taxing.—McGinty <McGinty@aol.com>

Plot Keywords: prince, king, love interest, father, sheriff of nottingham, maid marian, rousing ...

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#15. The Hellions (1961)

Storyline: A fictional story on the real life work of St. Louis-based Jesuit priest, Father Charles Dismas Clark, is told, he who is assigned to work in a Catholic high school, but who feels he can best serve in providing guidance to convicts and ex-cons, the latter specifically by helping them reintegrate into society, including finding them housing and employment in a society that is less than welcoming to them, largely resulting in those ex-cons once again committing crimes and being sent back to prison otherwise. This work often places him at odds with the authorities as he is unwilling to betray the confidence of those convicts and ex-cons, even in matters of a criminal nature, they who only confide in him in he earning their trust. He is able to enlist the assistance of lawyer Louis Rosen, who eventually buys into Father Clark's view of assisting this marginalized population. The story told is of young ex-con Billy Lee Jackson, just released from prison and who is destined to recommit crimes in being all he knows. Despite their difficult introduction in which Billy wanted to show how tough he is, Father Clark is able to get through to him to help him find gainful employment as well as a place to live. In the process, Billy is eventually even able to find love, with socialite Ellen Henley who can see the inherent goodness in him. The problem becomes if Billy will turn back to a life of crime if he feels that even one person isn't giving him a fair shake. Things become even more complicated with journalist George McHale, who wants it both ways by trying to write an exposé of Father Clark in what he sees as the Father's protection of the criminal element, while glorifying crime in the way he shapes his stories.—Huggo

Plot Keywords: outlaw, police sergeant, townspeople, lawman, family, criminal, brooding ...

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