Best Western Movies of 2003


Open Range

7.4/10 IMDB

A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.

Starring: Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, Michael Gambon, Michael Jeter, Diego Luna, James Russo, Abraham Benrubi, Kim Coates, Annette Bening, Dean McDermott ..
Directed by: Kevin Costner
Release date: 2003-08-29

Shanghai Knights

6.2/10 IMDB

The dynamic duo of Chon Wang and Roy O'Bannon return for another crazy adventure. This time, they're in London to avenge the murder of Chon's father, but end up on an even bigger case. Chon's sister is there to do the same, but instead unearths a plot to kill the royal family. No one believes her, though, and it's up to Chon and Roy (who has romance on his mind) to prove her right.

Starring: Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Fann Wong, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Aidan Gillen, Donnie Yen, Alison King, Constantine Gregory, Anna-Louise Plowman, Georgina Chapman ..
Directed by: David Dobkin
Release date: 2003-02-06

Love Comes Softly

7.3/10 IMDB

Marty is a 19 year old pioneer woman, recently married. She goes west with her husband Clem, hoping to start a new life. But Clem unexpectedly dies, and Marty finds herself alone, two months pregnant. Clark Davis, a widower, offers her a marriage of convenience: she needs food and money, and he needs someone to take care of his daughter Missie. She accepts his proposal as a temporary solution.

Starring: Katherine Heigl, Dale Midkiff, Skye McCole Bartusiak, Corbin Bernsen, Theresa Russell, Oliver Macready, Tiffany Amber Knight, Nick Scoggin, Rutanya Alda, Jaimz Woolvett ..
Directed by: Michael Landon Jr.
Release date: 2003-04-13

Monte Walsh

7.2/10 IMDB

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 range and the occasional trip into town. Monte has a long-term relationship with prostitute Martine Bernard, while Chet has fallen under the spell of the widow who owns the hardware store. Camaraderie and competition with the other cowboys fill their days, until one of the hands, Shorty Austin, loses his job and gets involved in rustling and killing. Then Monte and Chet find that their lives on the range are inexorably redirected.

Starring: Tom Selleck, Isabella Rossellini, Keith Carradine, George Eads, Robert Carradine, Barry Corbin, James Gammon, Rex Linn, John Michael Higgins, William Sanderson ..
Directed by: Simon Wincer
Release date: 2003-01-17
Best Western Movies of 2003 : And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself

And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself

6.5/10 IMDB

In 1914, the Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa (Antonio Banderas) invites studios to shoot his actual battles against Porfírio Diaz army to raise funds for financing guns and ammunition. The Mutual Film Corporation, through producer D.W. Griffith (Colm Feore), interests for the proposition and sends the filmmaker Frank Thayer (Eion Bailey) to negotiate a contract with Pancho Villa himself.

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Eion Bailey, Alan Arkin, Jim Broadbent, Matt Day, Michael McKean, Kyle Chandler, Alexa Davalos ..
Directed by: Bruce Beresford
Release date: 2003-09-07
Best Western Movies of 2003 : Dances with Wolves: The Creation of an Epic

Dances with Wolves: The Creation of an Epic

7.8/10 IMDB

A documentary of the making of Dances with Wolves told through interviews with cast and crew. It describes the financial and production details, scouting locations, the buffalo hunt, the Lakota Sioux, and the recognition and success the film achieved.

Starring: John Barry, Jeffrey Beecroft, Michael Blake, Tantoo Cardinal, Kevin Costner, Jake Eberts, Graham Greene, Norman Howell, Mary McDonnell, Dean Semler ..
Directed by: J.M. Kenny
Release date: 2003-05-20
Best Western Movies of 2003 : Nate and the Colonel

Nate and the Colonel

5.3/10 IMDB

The year is 1865, and the American Civil War has just ended. Former slave Nate Washington and his boyhood friend, Confederate Colonel Ben Loftin head west together from the South which lies in ruins. On the Western Plains, they encounter a band of Chippewa Indians who will forever change their lives. Along the way, they must deal with a renegade band of Union Cavalry with a score to settle.

Starring: Paul Winters, Ricco Ross, Mark S. Brien, Al Harrington, Carlos Milano, Kansas Carradine, VictoriaRegina ..
Directed by: Paul Winters
Release date: 2003-04-09
Best Western Movies of 2003 : The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger

5.0/10 IMDB

This version takes a look at the character in the years before he became a legend. It all begins with the introduction of Luke Hartman, a 20-year old Boston law student who witnesses the murder of his brother, a Texas Ranger. He himself is wounded in the midst of the chaos, but is rescued by the Apache Tonto... and subsequently becomes smitten by Tonto's sister Alope. He then devotes his life to avenging the death of his brother and fighting injustice, and in the process becoming a worldwide legend.

Starring: Chad Michael Murray, Nathaniel Arcand, Anita Brown, Fay Masterson ..
Directed by: Jack Bender
Release date: 2003-02-26

Hard Ground

5.8/10 IMDB

Billy Bucklin escapes while being transported to Yuma prison and plans to form an army of desperadoes to control the Mexican border...

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Bruce Dern, Amy Jo Johnson, Seth Peterson, David Figlioli, Martin Kove, Larry Hankin, Michael Shamus Wiles, Bill Henderson, Sergio Calderón ..
Directed by: Frank Q. Dobbs
Release date: 2003-07-12
Best Western Movies of 2003 : The Ghosts Of Edendale

The Ghosts Of Edendale

3.4/10 IMDB

A young couple moves into a neighbourhood obsessed with the frightening silent movie history that took place 80 years before. As the boyfriend also becomes obsessed, it becomes apparent that something more is happening.

Starring: Paula Ficara, Stephen Wastell, Keith Fulton, Andrew Kirsanov, Louis Pepe, Patrick Hasson ..
Directed by: Stefan Avalos
Release date: 2003-02-19

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