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

The Missing

6.5/10 IMDB

When rancher and single mother of two Maggie Gilkeson sees her teenage daughter, Lily, kidnapped by Apache rebels, she reluctantly accepts the help of her estranged father, Samuel, in tracking down the kidnappers. Along the way, the two must learn to reconcile the past and work together if they are going to have any hope of getting Lily back before she is taken over the border and forced to become a prostitute.

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood, Jenna Boyd, Aaron Eckhart, Val Kilmer, Eric Schweig, Steve Reevis, Jay Tavare, Simon Baker ..
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release date: 2003-11-26

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
Best Western Movies of 2003 : The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular

The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular

8.4/10 IMDB

Jim Ryan and Kate Conroy love each other, but John Conroy stands in the way of their happiness until Jim Ryan recaptures a prized colt.

Starring: Georgie Parker, Martin Crewes, Steve Bisley, Charles Tingwell, Lee Kernaghan ..
Directed by: David Atkins, Ignatius Jones
Release date: 2003-01-25

A Bullet in the Arse

8.4/10 IMDB

After a robbery gone wrong, three criminals turn against each other and embark on a blood-soaked bullet-riddled quest for cash and revenge. An unusual contemporary black-comedy western set in Australia, chock full of action and homage to the work of Sergio Leone.

Starring: David Richardson, Paul Moder, Robin Brennan, Adam Batt, Adam Browne, Stephen Clarke, Ken Mok, George Gladstone, Michael Panosh, Anthony Harrison ..
Directed by: Paul Moder, Robin Brennan, David Richardson
Release date: 2003-01-01

And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself

6.5/10 IMDB

In 1914, the Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa 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, interests for the proposition and sends the filmmaker Frank Thayer 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, Colm Feore, Anthony Stewart Head ..
Directed by: Bruce Beresford
Release date: 2003-09-07

Monte Walsh

7.0/10 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 : 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

VeggieTales: The Ballad of Little Joe

7.2/10 IMDB

Join Little Joe and his rootin' tootin' French pea brothers on an adventure that will take them from an abandoned mineshaft all the way to Dodge Ball City--with Little Joe's faith being tested every step of the way! It's a Wild West yarn that teaches us to keep the faith when facing hardship because, in the end, god can work all things out for good. Yee-haw!

Starring: Jacquelyn Ritz, Justin Barrett, Mike Nawrocki, Lisa Vischer, Phil Vischer, Mike Sage, Jim Poole ..
Directed by: Tim Hodge
Release date: 2003-08-17
Best Western Movies of 2003 : Nate and the Colonel

Nate and the Colonel

5.2/10 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

5.2/10 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, Mike Weinberg ..
Directed by: Jack Bender
Release date: 2003-02-26
Best Western Movies of 2003 : Hard Ground

Hard Ground

5.5/10 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 : Gang of Roses

Gang of Roses

2.4/10 IMDB

Set in the 1800's, the town of Flat ridge is over run by a band of outlaws looking for lost treasure said to be buried somewhere in town. In their quest for dominance, the outlaws kill Sally, a whore who happens to be the sister of Rachel and a 1/5 member of the Roses Gang. With the weight of grief on her heart, Rachel decides to shed her new found religious faith to bring vengeance upon her sister's killers. After placing Sally to rest, she goes in search of her former posse to assist her in the reckoning of the outlaws wrong doing.

Starring: Monica Calhoun, Lil' Kim, Stacey Dash, Marie Matiko, LisaRaye McCoy, Macy Gray, Louis Mandylor, Bobby Brown, Glenn Plummer, Ted Lange ..
Directed by: Jean-Claude La Marre
Release date: 2003-10-10
Best Western Movies of 2003 : Time Machine: When Cowboys Were King

Time Machine: When Cowboys Were King

8.7/10 IMDB

Take a nostalgic ride through movie history and relive the glory days of the Western -- when kids spent their Saturdays watching double-feature matinees and eating popcorn that cost a nickel. Through movie clips and interviews with film critics, actors and fans, this tribute to a bygone era explores the genre from the early days of the Thomas Edison Studios to the heyday of cowboy stars Tom Mix, Hoot Gibson and Gene Autry and the Singing Cowboys.

Starring: Eli Wallach, Carroll Baker, Ernest Borgnine, John Ritter, Bruce Dern ..
Directed by: Michael S. Emerson
Release date: 2003-01-01
Best Western Movies of 2003 : The Ghosts of Edendale

The Ghosts of Edendale

3.8/10 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, Maureen Davis ..
Directed by: Stefan Avalos
Release date: 2003-02-19
Best Western Movies of 2003 : Rawhide


6.6/10 IMDB

California, 1875 On the sprawling plains of California lies Torres Ranch, where dazzling young Bianca explores the rustic life of rugged cowboys., gentle chambermaids, ruthless cattle kings and the sexual spirit of the great wide open

Starring: Carmen Luvana, Kaylani Lei, Velvet Rose, Taylor Rain, Olivia del Rio, Brooke Ballentyne, Natalia Wood, Evan Stone, Steven St. Croix, Randy Spears ..
Directed by: Nicholas Steele
Release date: 2003-09-30

The Long Ride Home

5.0/10 IMDB

A man fights the law and the lawless in order to reunite with his wife and son in the 1860s west.

Starring: Randy Travis, Eric Roberts, Ernest Borgnine, Paul Tinder, Alec Medlock, Steve Nave, Jeff McGrail, Garry Marshall, Michele Dalcin, Stella Stevens ..
Directed by: Robert Marcarelli
Release date: 2003-03-27
Best Western Movies of 2003 : Legend of the Phantom Rider

Legend of the Phantom Rider

4.8/10 IMDB

Two ancient entities reincarnated through the centuries face off time and again for an innocent soul.

Starring: Denise Crosby, Robert McRay, Stefan Gierasch, Zen Gesner, Angus Scrimm, George Murdock, Rance Howard, Scott Eberlein, Irwin Keyes, Mark Collver ..
Directed by: Alex Erkiletian
Release date: 2003-02-11

A Pioneer Miracle

0.0/10 IMDB

“A Pioneer Miracle” tells the story of 8-year-old Belle Richards, who, after disobeying her father’s counsel, finds herself and her brother in serious danger. With divine intervention, the pair survive a terrible rockslide, imprinting on Belle a lifelong lesson of faith, prayer, and the importance of obedience.

Starring: Caitlin E.J. Meyer, Maeve Millard, Kellet Cook, Dennis Saylor, Brock Holman, Nicholas Nord, Julie Jenkins, Levi Larsen ..
Directed by: T.C. Christensen, Heather Toone
Release date: 2003-06-01

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