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1. Texas Red (2021)

Action, History, Western | Pre-production

Part of the 12 Western feature films to be made in 12 months during 2020, this film tells the story of Texas Red, an African-American man who was hunted by hundreds through the Winter wilderness of Mississippi.

Director: Travis Mills | Stars: Travis Mills, William E. Harris, Johnny McPhail, Hollis Ellzey

2. The Drift: An American Cattle Drive (2017 TV Movie)

81 min | Documentary, Family, History

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Every year in the early summer, a group of Wyoming ranchers drive their cattle high into the Rocky Mountains, to the largest federal grazing area in the United States. The Green River Drift... See full summary »

Director: Geoffrey O'Gara

3. Arizona Ghostriders (2017– )
Episode: Gunbelts in the Old West (2018)

Comedy, History, Western

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Stars: Danny K. Ray, Dan Silva

4. Not A Good Man

12 min | Short, Drama, History | Post-production

A German Settler, the victim of an Navajo attack, struggles with his desire for revenge while being nursed by a Native American Ex-Army Scout.

Director: Carsten Clemens | Stars: Carsten Clemens, Michael Anthony Christian, Carsten Clemens, Roger Benally

5. Psalm (2018)

13 min | Short, Action, Adventure

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A reluctant deputy is taken captive by the fugitives he pursues: two women accused of murder.

Director: Joey Skeele | Stars: Brendan Flannery, Lily Florczak, Sajel Oelerich

6. Slug in the Sand

Adventure, Drama, History | Announced

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Director: Adam Galarneau

7. The Indian Wars: A Change of Worlds (2016– )
Episode: The People of Pre-Columbian America

55 min | Documentary, Biography, History

In Pre-Columbian America, millions of Native Americans were spread across the continents, made up of a large number of unique civilizations and tribes. As the Spanish began exploring what ... See full summary »

8. Caligari in the Desert (2018)

22 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

5.2
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In the midst of the desert, a retired gold miner follows his passions of silent movies, local history and sign painting, creating a unique menagerie in his house with no commercial thoughts. Welcome to "Caligari's Workshop".

Director: Alexander Tuschinski | Star: Roger Ball

Votes: 6

9. Theodore Roosevelt: A Cowboy's Ride to the White House (2010 Video)

76 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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Theodore Roosevelt: A Cowboy's Ride to the White House is the exciting story of a physically challenged young man from Harvard who came to the western frontier in 1883. Theodore Roosevelt ... See full summary »

Stars: Henry William Brands, Douglas Brinkley, Darrell Dorgan, Clay Jenkinson

Votes: 7

10. Rabbits (2018)

13 min | Short, Drama, History

7.4
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Set in turn-of-the-century Kansas, an isolated farmer finds the body of a young woman and uses it to get over the death of his wife.

Director: Patrick Clement | Stars: Jonathan Hansen, Sara Sommerer

Votes: 7

11. Struggle & Hope (2017)

65 min | Documentary, History, Music

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Among the wealth of untold stories in American history is the rise and slow disappearance of all-black towns that sprung up in the American West following the end of the Civil War. Founded ... See full summary »

Director: Kari Barber

12. Contested Ground (2016)

Not Rated | 47 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

8.2
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Apocalypse at the Little Bighorn, Custer's final battle.

Director: Chris Hoffert | Stars: Steve Adelson, Todd Baker, Tyler Barnicoat, Justin Carpenter

Votes: 12

13. The Indian Wars: A Change of Worlds (2016– )

357 min | Documentary, Biography, History

4.9
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The year 1540 was a crucial turning point in American history. The Great Indian Wars were incited by Francisco Vazquez de Coronado when his expedition to the Great Plains launched the ... See full summary »

Stars: Coby Batty, Jon Cobb, Guy Gane

Votes: 28

14. Son of the Morning Star (1991– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1991)

PG-13 | Biography, History, Western

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Director: Mike Robe | Stars: Gary Cole, Rosanna Arquette, Stanley Anderson, Edward Blatchford

15. Clara: Angel of the Rockies

26 min | Documentary, Biography, History | Post-production

After growing up and living under slavery, Clara Brown was freed in 1859 when her owner, George Brown, died in Kentucky. After coming to Colorado, which was not even a state yet, she ... See full summary »

Director: Patricia McInroy

16. Shedding Snakeskin (2016)

19 min | Documentary, Short, History | Completed

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The hidden history of the Northern Paiutes is uncovered to reveal the origins of the Snake War, ancestral land claims, and a forgotten genocide in Oregon.

Director: Jordyn Roach

17. Navajo Math Circles (2016)

59 min | Documentary, Animation, Family

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Navajo students engage in a lively collaboration with mathematicians. Using concepts from Native culture and a unique student-centered approach, the project aims to spark interest in math ... See full summary »

Director: George Paul Csicsery

18. The Coyote Hole (2016)

4 min | Short, Action, Adventure | Completed

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Gold prospectors are out to get it any way they can...

Director: Radu Vlad | Stars: Paul Bonsignore, James McAuley, Troi Ge

19. The Way of the Brave (2016)

71 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

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'When the Earth is ravaged and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people shall come unto the Earth from many colors, creeds, and classes, and who by their actions and deeds shall make ... See full summary »

Director: Henrik Larsson

20. The American West (2016– )
Episode: Frontier Justice (2016)

TV-PG | 43 min | Drama, History, Western

7.6
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Wyatt Earp heads to Tombstone; Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett's cat and mouse game reaches a climax; Sitting Bull is back in America.

Directors: John Ealer, Johnny Saint-Ours | Stars: David Eisenbach, Paul A. Hutton, Kathleen Chamberlain, Kiefer Sutherland

Votes: 57

21. The American West (2016– )
Episode: Outlaw Rising (2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, History, Western

7.6
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Billy the Kid is talented with a gun and uses it to get what he wants; Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse make an important decision; Wyatt Earp fights for what's right.

Directors: John Ealer, Johnny Saint-Ours | Stars: Robert Redford, David Eisenbach, H.W. Brands, Kiefer Sutherland

Votes: 65

22. U.S. Cavalry: History of America's Mounted Forces (2015– )

Documentary, Biography, History

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From the horse-mounted regiments that birthed our nation to the armored machines paving the front lines, cavalry units have changed warfare and the outcome of battles for over 200 years. ... See full summary »

Stars: Steve Alexander, Coby Batty, Jon Cobb, Guy Gane

23. One Mile One Life

Animation, Action, Adventure | Announced

The fictional account of Ming, a southern Chinese forced by circumstances to go to San Francisco to mine for gold and ended up being a laborer for the construction of the transcontinental railway in western Canada. A story based on facts.

Star: Stephen Chang

24. What Was Ours (2016)

G | 79 min | Documentary, History, War

7.7
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A Shoshone veteran, a teenage powwow princess, and an Arapaho journalist discover their purpose on the Wind River Indian Reservation as they seek lost artifacts.

Director: Mat Hames

Votes: 25

25. The Pinkertons (2014–2015)
Episode: Think of the Children (2015)

TV-PG | 41 min | Biography, Crime, History

8.1
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When a children's' charity administrator is found murdered on the eve of a benefit dinner, the Pinkertons go undercover in Kansas City high society.

Director: Douglas Mitchell | Stars: Jacob Blair, Dan De Jaeger, Tamara Gorski, Aaron Hughes

Votes: 24

26. The Pinkertons (2014–2015)
Episode: On Account of Huckleberries (2015)

TV-PG | 42 min | Biography, Crime, History

7.6
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The Pinkertons tackle their first cold case after a skeleton turns up on the outskirts of Kansas City. When the search for a suspect leads them to Logan's doorstep, Will and Kate must face the possibility that the Sheriff is a killer.

Director: Norma Bailey | Stars: Jacob Blair, Dylann Bobei, David Lawrence Brown, Dean Fujioka

Votes: 23

27. The Pinkertons (2014–2015)
Episode: Murder on the Western Express (2015)

TV-PG | 41 min | Biography, Crime, History

7.8
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Kate and Will take on a case where client and victim are one and the same, after the coach bringing their new employer to Kansas City arrives with a gruesome cargo - a trio of bodies, the victims of foul play.

Director: Douglas Mitchell | Stars: Jacob Blair, David Lawrence Brown, Darren Felbel, Rebecca Gibson

Votes: 21

28. To Kill a King: The True Testament of the Gentleman Jasper Price (2015)

52 min | Drama, History, Western

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In the year 1898 a bullet wound lands a hiding gunman into a sleeping widow's home. Here the gun man, Jasper Price, confronts his past. Here the gentleman becomes legend. Here is where he makes history.

Director: Tye Wilson | Stars: Phil Bliler, Warren Ellis, Allen Thatcher, Loni Tucker

29. The Pinkertons (2014–2015)
Episode: Frontier Desperados (2015)

TV-PG | 41 min | Biography, Crime, History

8.0
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A young woman's husband is abducted and the Pinkertons are hired to negotiate his release. But when the ransom drop goes wrong, the race is on to save the man before it's too late.

Director: Don McCutcheon | Stars: Martha MacIsaac, Jacob Blair, John C. MacDonald, Seira Kagami

Votes: 27

30. Auction (2015)

9 min | Documentary, Short, Family

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A portrait of a livestock auction in the small town of Gonzales, TX and it's dying culture.

Director: Joel Fendelman

31. Aferim! (2015)

Not Rated | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Set in early 19th century Romania, a policeman, Costandin, is hired by a nobleman to find a Gypsy slave who has run away from his estate after having an affair with his wife.

Director: Radu Jude | Stars: Teodor Corban, Mihai Comanoiu, Toma Cuzin, Alexandru Dabija

Votes: 5,980 | Gross: $0.10M

32. The Pinkertons (2014–2015)
Episode: Lines of Betrayal (2014)

TV-PG | 41 min | Biography, Crime, History

7.6
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Will and Kate uncover a mystery that hits too close to home when a fellow Pinkerton Agent is murdered, and Allan returns to Kansas City to oversee the investigation.

Director: Gary Yates | Stars: Joyce Krenz, Arden Alfonso, Mike Bell, Jacob Blair

Votes: 28

33. The Pinkertons (2014–2015)
Episode: The Play's the Thing (2014)

TV-PG | 42 min | Biography, Crime, History

7.4
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Will and Kate get more drama than they bargained for when an actor dies during a performance of "Hamlet" and Will is forced to go undercover as a member of a traveling theater troupe.

Director: Paul Fox | Stars: Ian Bastin, Jacob Blair, John Bluethner, Andrew Cecon

Votes: 34

34. One Hundred Mules Walking the Los Angeles Aqueduct (2014)

66 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

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Artbound travels with artist Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio as they perform 'One Hundred Mules Walking the Los Angeles Aqueduct,' a commemorative artist action to reconnect Los Angeles... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Dickson

35. The National Exchange (2014)

18 min | Short, History, Western

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Director: Gerry Davenport | Stars: Robert Stuckey, Jessica Pittaway, Ben Friedrich, Carey White Jr.

36. The Pinkertons (2014–2015)
Episode: Kansas City (2014)

TV-PG | 42 min | Biography, Crime, History

6.7
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After the first train robbery in American history, Allan Pinkerton partners his wayward son Will with the world's first female detective, Kate Warne. Before they can solve the case, Will and Kate must first learn how to work together.

Director: Paul Fox | Stars: Martha MacIsaac, Jacob Blair, Angus Macfadyen, John C. MacDonald

Votes: 49

37. Madeline's Oil (2015)

15 min | Short, History, Romance

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Madeline's oil is a moving short film that follows the turning point in the lives of the 1800's Louisiana family. The strong heroine of the family does whatever it takes to save her ... See full summary »

Director: Caleb Michaelson | Stars: Jency Griffin Hogan, Meg Jones, Judah Lejeune, Maddie Nichols

38. Socrates of Kamchatka (2017)

54 min | Documentary, History, Western

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Socrates died in Russia. He was a horse. He died for love. 'Socrates of Kamchatka' blends documentary and fiction to tell a story about a 'new Russian' entrepreneur - Anfisa, and her horse ... See full summary »

Director: Irina Patkanian

39. A Fistful of Whiskey (2013)

27 min | Short, Action, Adventure

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Notorious bandits Wells Fargo and his companion, The Kid, are after a buried treasure somewhere in the desert with Sheriff Rootabaga Woodsboro hot on their trail.

Directors: Clint Orr, Harry Valentine | Stars: J.C. Currais, Andrew Duvall, Paul Laier, Clint Orr

40. Worthless (I) (2014)

7 min | Short, Drama, History

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Two women are used as tools in a con-man's scheme. But when your life is worthless, everything has a cost.

Director: Madeleine Stoppleworth | Stars: William Dezoma, Katherine Gonzales Thompson, Stephanie K Keeney

41. The Shooting of Dan McGrew (2015)

11 min | Short, History, Romance

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The story of the ill-fated romance between a lonesome gold prospector and a Yukon courtesan with a heart for gold - and how the tycoon of the frontier underworld Dan McGrew comes between them.

Director: Braden Brickner | Stars: Bill Baksa, Jesse Collin, Troy Greenwood, Patrick J. MacEachern

42. Desert Haze (2014)

110 min | Documentary, History, Western

6.5
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The American West. We have arrived in a world where human life would seem to be impossible: an arid, mythical landscape characterized by absence. Absence of water, trees, life. In the ... See full summary »

Director: Sofie Benoot | Stars: Toby Burger, Liesbeth De Ceulaer, Peter Merlin

Votes: 28

43. The Irish Prisoner (2015)

100 min | History, Romance, Western

7.3
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The Irish prisoner is the love story between Luisa Ochoa, a young widow and Conor Doolin, an Irish soldier who was taken prisoner after the English invasion of Buenos Aires in 1806, who ... See full summary »

Directors: Carlos Jaureguialzo, Marcela Silva y Nasute | Stars: Alexia Moyano, Tom Harris, Manuel Vicente, Alberto Benegas

Votes: 22

44. My Name Is Mattie (2013)

3 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Based on a true story, Mattie Santo shot and killed her suitor of five years after she finds out he is married. The twist to the story is the towns people rallied around her, and submitted ... See full summary »

Director: Jessika Satori | Stars: Janet Barstow, Stan Hawley

45. Glorious Things Are Sung of Zion (2013)

364 min | Documentary, History, News

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'Just what, exactly, is going on here?' is not an unpopular question among visitors to the state of Utah. Tyrone Davies spent eight years with a video camera asking that question to nearly ... See full summary »

Director: Tyrone Davies | Stars: Edward Abbey, Rocky Anderson, Pete Ashdown, Alex Caldiero

46. Banjo Romantika: American Bluegrass Music & The Czech Imagination (2014)

65 min | Documentary, History, Music

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No other place in the world has a romance with American Bluegrass like the Czech Republic.

Director: Shara Lange

47. Takers (2013)

9 min | Short, History, Thriller

8.4
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The first encounter between an isolated tribe of Native Americans and a group of expeditionary American settlers. What starts as a peaceful trade, suddenly descends into anarchy.

Director: Travis Geiger | Stars: Saginaw Grant, Rick Mora, Greg Jackson, Cody Jones

Votes: 9

48. Folly Gardens (2013)

11 min | Documentary, Animation, Short | Completed

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Folly Gardens is another piece of my continuing project looking at the magical thinking that largely shaped California as we know it today.

Director: Nicole Antebi

49. The Tarryall (2013)

81 min | Adventure, History, Western

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Deep in the Rockies of Colorado, it's the late 1800's as a group of four friends make their way to The Tarryall.

Director: Matthew Ryan Anderson | Stars: Matthew Ryan Anderson, Wayne Bjorkman, Ron Burkhardt, Omar Garcia

50. The Percy Harris Story

126 min | Action, Drama, History

Convicted of a crime he didn't commit, Confederate soldier, Percy Harris escapes and makes his way home to find it's not possible to escape fate.

Directors: Donald Lanouette, Brian Lutes | Stars: Brian Lutes, Robynne Eaton, Ron Trempe, Sebastian Lovisa


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