Best Western Movies of 2009



6.8/10 IMDB

An unsentimental elegy to the American West, Sweetgrass follows the last modern-day cowboys to lead their flocks of sheep up into Montana's breathtaking and often dangerous Absaroka-Beartooth mountains for summer pasture. This astonishingly beautiful reveals a world in which nature and culture, animals and humans, vulnerability and violence are all intimately meshed.

Directed by: Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Ilisa Barbash
Release date: 2009-02-04

Love Finds A Home

6.7/10 IMDB

In this sequel, Lillian has been adopted and it's several years later. Annie, married and pregnant, visits her fellow doctor friend, Dr. Owen. Dr Owen desperately wants a baby, but seems unable to become pregnant. Lillian finds a love interest, an assistant to her adoptive dad, the latter has become quite overprotective.

Starring: Sarah Jones, Haylie Duff, Jordan Bridges, Patty Duke, Courtney Halverson, Michael Trevino, Jeffrey Muller, Dahlia Salem, Thomas Kopache, Chad W. Smathers ..
Directed by: David S. Cass Sr.
Release date: 2009-04-11
Best Western Movies of 2009 : Love Takes Wing

Love Takes Wing

6.7/10 IMDB

Belinda Simpson is now a doctor in a small Missouri town where an unknown plague is spreading fear and resentment amoung the townspeople. One local resident thinks the illness was spread from the town orphanage and wants to see it shut down. Belinda struggles to make sense of the disease and God's plan for the beleaguered town.

Starring: Sarah Jones, Haylie Duff, Jordan Bridges, Patrick Duffy, Cloris Leachman, John Bishop, Lou Diamond Phillips, Erin Cottrell, Annalise Basso, Time Winters ..
Directed by: Lou Diamond Phillips
Release date: 2009-04-04

Stingray Sam

7.3/10 IMDB

A dangerous mission reunites Stingray Sam with his long lost accomplice, The Quasar Kid. Follow these two space-convicts as they earn their freedom in exchange for the rescue of a young girl who is being held captive by the genetically designed figurehead of a very wealthy planet.

Starring: Cory McAbee, Crugie, Joshua Taylor, Willa Vy McAbee, David Hyde Pierce ..
Directed by: Cory McAbee
Release date: 2009-01-20
Best Western Movies of 2009 : The Western Ore Musical

The Western Ore Musical

6.2/10 IMDB

Red Letter Media's entry to the 2009 48 Hour Film Project in Milwaukee. The story of a geologist, a disgruntled prospector, and a prostitute.

Starring: Rich Evans, Mike Stoklasa, Dixie Jacobs, Jack Packard, Dan Benavente ..
Directed by: Mike Stoklasa, Jay Bauman
Release date: 2009-06-01

The Donner Party

5.0/10 IMDB

Based on the real events of The Donner Party tragedy. The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the western expansion of the 1840s. After becoming snowbound in the Sierra Nevada during the winter of 1846-1847, a number of the trapped settlers joined together in a final effort to reach California and organize a rescue party.

Starring: Crispin Glover, Clayne Crawford, Michele Santopietro, Mark Boone Junior, Christian Kane, Crispian Belfrage, Catherine Black, Jamie Anne Allman, Jack Kyle, Cary Wayne Moore ..
Directed by: Terrence Martin
Release date: 2009-10-23
Best Western Movies of 2009 : Shroud


6.1/10 IMDB

In 1862 a Dutch widow travels to the Old West to discover the fate of her husband and learn the horrible secret of the town in which he died.

Starring: Charles Baker, Dylan Barth, Brian Chatlien, Larry Jack Dotson, Grace Holley ..
Directed by: David Jetre
Release date: 2009-01-01

High Plains Invaders

4.5/10 IMDB

In the Old West an outlaw named Sam Phoenix is about to be hanged. But just before the noose tightens, the town is besieged by a lethal alien invader with a laser-shooting stingray and a crazy Sarlacc mouth. The townsfolk scramble but get promptly smoked, save for a handful of survivors led by Phoenix.

Starring: James Marsters, Cindy Sampson, Sebastian Knapp, Sanny van Heteren, Antony Byrne, Angus MacInnes, Adriana Butoi, James Carroll Jordan, Constantin B?rbulescu, Dan Bordeianu ..
Directed by: Kristoffer Tabori
Release date: 2009-08-30
Best Western Movies of 2009 : The Attic Door

The Attic Door

6.7/10 IMDB

A young brother and sister are abandoned in the vast and lonely landscape of the 19th century American West. Each day, they struggle to keep up the family farm, anxiously waiting for their parents to return. With nowhere to escape, the two siblings are about to discover that they are not entirely alone. As much as they try to deny the truth, something behind the attic door has awakened and they must now face their greatest fear. THE ATTIC DOOR is the story of love, loss, loneliness, and the truth behind childhood fears.

Starring: Jake Johnson, Madison Davenport, Tom Fitzpatrick, Kay D'Arcy ..
Directed by: Danny Daneau
Release date: 2009-04-04

The Wild Stallion

4.9/10 IMDB

A story about two girls, CJ and Hanna. CJ lives on a ranch, Hanna comes to visit and decides to photograph wild horses for a school project. The girls become great friends and learn of a plot that might jeopardize the mustangs.

Starring: Miranda Cosgrove, Connie Sellecca, Fred Ward, Danielle C. Ryan, Corbin Allred, K.C. Clyde ..
Directed by: Craig Clyde
Release date: 2009-10-06

Come Hell or High Water

5.4/10 IMDB

Years in prison haven't erased Justin Gatewood's (Mark Redfield) quest for vengeance in this action-packed Western set in the post-Civil War era. Now that he's free, Gatewood still wants to destroy William Curry (Mike Hagan), the man responsible for his brother's death. As Gatewood involves the entire town in his bitter feud with Curry, both men's daughters (Jennifer Rouse and Kelly Potchak) find themselves caught in the middle.

Starring: Ellana Barksdale, Mark Redfield, Jennifer Rouse, Leanna Chamish ..
Directed by: Wayne Shipley
Release date: 2009-03-31
Best Western Movies of 2009 : Shadowheart


4.6/10 IMDB

James Conners comes home to the town of Legend, New Mexico in 1865 to avenge his fathers death against the ruthless Will Tunney. Along the way he re-captures his long lost love Mary Cooper. With the chance to take Will Tunney he must choose revenge or redemption.

Starring: Justin Ament, William Sadler, Daniel Baldwin, Ines Dali, Angus Macfadyen, Marnie Alton, Tonantzin Carmelo, Shawn Reaves, Charles Napier, Dean Alioto ..
Directed by: Dean Alioto
Release date: 2009-08-04
Best Western Movies of 2009 : Angel and the Badman

Angel and the Badman

5.1/10 IMDB

A remake of the classic 1947 John Wayne western about an injured gunslinger who falls in with good company in the form of some Quakers.

Starring: Lou Diamond Phillips, Deborah Kara Unger, Luke Perry, Melanie Papalia, John Tench, Garry Chalk ..
Directed by: Terry Ingram
Release date: 2009-07-05
Best Western Movies of 2009 : The Only Good Indian

The Only Good Indian

6.5/10 IMDB

Set in Kansas during the early 1900s, a teen-aged Native American boy is taken from his family and forced to attend a distant Indian "training" school to assimilate into White society. When he escapes to return to his family, Sam Franklin, a bounty hunter of Cherokee descent, is hired to find and return him to the institution. Franklin, a former Indian scout for the U.S. Army, has renounced his Native heritage and has adopted the White Man's way of life, believing it's the only way for Indians to survive. Along the way, a tragic incident spurs Franklin's longtime nemesis, the famous "Indian Fighter" Sheriff Henry McCoy, to pursue both Franklin and the boy.

Starring: Wes Studi, Winter Fox Frank, J. Kenneth Campbell, Paul Butler, Thirza Defoe, Christopher Wheatley, Laura Kirk, Delanna Studi ..
Directed by: Kevin Willmott
Release date: 2009-12-01
Best Western Movies of 2009 : Ghost Town

Ghost Town

3.4/10 IMDB

Reb Halland, who lives in the era of Wild West, has made a deal with the devil to gain immortality alog with his gang. Preacher McCready is trying to protect the small town by placing five totems around the town in the shape of pinnacle. One day, an collector passes by the town and sees one of the totems pinned to the earth and he decides to take it. When the man takes the totem out of ground Halland and his gang arrives and start killing everyone. The film moves to the present day when a group of college students driving back home from another city after a debate contest suddenly find themselves at this town. Soon they start to be murdered one by one, and it will be up to them to find the secret of this town and destroy Halland and his gang.

Starring: Jessica Lee Rose, Randy Wayne, Gil Gerard, Billy Drago, Annabelle Wallis, Elize du Toit, Joey Ansah, Cian Barry, Vlado Mihailov, Alexander Nikolov ..
Directed by: Todor Chapkanov
Release date: 2009-10-24
Best Western Movies of 2009 : The Gambler, The Girl and The Gunslinger

The Gambler, The Girl and The Gunslinger

4.6/10 IMDB

Two mortal enemies must band together to defend the ranch they've both staked their claim on.

Starring: Dean Cain, James Tupper, Allison Hossack, Keith MacKechnie, Michael Eklund, Teach Grant, John DeSantis, Serge Houde, Alejandro Abellan, Garwin Sanford ..
Directed by: Anne Wheeler
Release date: 2009-07-11
Best Western Movies of 2009 : The Gold Retrievers

The Gold Retrievers

4.3/10 IMDB

A boy and his dog must go in search of a fabled local treasure in an effort to save the family house from foreclosure.

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Billy Zane, Curtis Armstrong, Robert R. Shafer, Jonathan Aube, Michelle LaBret, Courtney Biggs, Noah Centineo, Amanda Gamel, Thomas Wiseman ..
Directed by: James D.R. Hickox
Release date: 2009-09-12
Best Western Movies of 2009 : Lucky Country

Lucky Country

5.4/10 IMDB

1902....the Australian Federation is a year old. Twelve year-old Tom's father, Nat, has dragged him and his sister, Sarah, to an isolated farm at the edge of the woods. But Nat's dream of living off the land has died and he is losing his grip on sanity. When three ex-soldiers arrive at their cabin one night Tom, like his father, believes they are providence.

Starring: Toby Wallace, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Pip Miller, Neil Pigot, Eamon Farren, Robert Menzies, Helmut Bakaitis, Aden Young ..
Directed by: Kriv Stenders
Release date: 2009-07-16

Music City

7.8/10 IMDB

Country music short.

Starring: Frank Knapp Jr., Mike Montgomery, Leslie Black, C.K. Cates, Jimmy Copens ..
Release date: 2009-12-12
Best Western Movies of 2009 : Henry John and the Little Bug

Henry John and the Little Bug

7.4/10 IMDB

Dinner time in a remote home of a prairie family turns nightmarish when a band of blood spattered outlaws break through the front door in search of food, horses, and women. Nothing is as it seems in this constantly twisting genre bender.

Starring: Gabrielle Stone, James DeBello, Nathan Russell, Anne Ford Galiana, Duke Mollner, Mikos Zavros, Allen Kee, Chris Ivan Cevic, JT Mollner, Devon Ogden ..
Directed by: JT Mollner
Release date: 2009-01-06
Best Western Movies of 2009 : The Snake Mountain Colada

The Snake Mountain Colada

7.0/10 IMDB

Two road weary travelers experience the supernatural and the refreshing taste of Miller Light.

Starring: Chadwick Brown, Zach Cowie, Jed Maheu, Carson D. Mell, Matt Olsen, Buzz Pierce, Lindsay Pulsipher, Calvin Lee Reeder ..
Directed by: Calvin Lee Reeder
Release date: 2009-03-28

The Showdown

5.1/10 IMDB

Starring: Bob Handegan, Ann Hagemann, William Homel, Bob Krouse, Justin Fletcher, Jace Fletcher, Timothy Marc Hopper ..
Directed by: Jim Conover
Release date: 2009-03-17
Best Western Movies of 2009 : The Gunslingers

The Gunslingers

3.8/10 IMDB

While roaming the wild plains on a quest to find a cache of hidden riches, sharp-shooting bounty hunter Butch (John Elliott) and his outlaw companions come across a deadly gang with supernatural powers in this stylized Western. As the hunt for the gold treasure becomes competitive -- and violent -- Butch, morally questionable Rattler Fenton (Brad Allen) and vengeful Akemi (Narisa Suzuki) must confront the evil and powerful Mondego (Ben Hall).

Starring: Narisa Suzuki, Jack Elliott, Brad Allen, Jack Elliott ..
Directed by: Adam Oxsen
Release date: 2009-06-17

Redemption: A Mile from Hell

3.5/10 IMDB

Can one act justify a lifetime of wickedness? Explore the darkest confines of the soul from Robert Conway's film, "Redemption." A genre busting Western where there is no law, no good guys; only the bad and worse. Frank Harden is no stranger to the unlawful west, he is a killer. However, because of a tragic event he must battle his own worst enemy, himself.

Starring: Dustin Leighton, Tom Noga, Clint James, Grady Hill, Candy Stanton ..
Directed by: Robert Conway
Release date: 2009-01-01

Dual: The Lone Drifter

3.7/10 IMDB

Dual follows drifter Luke Twain in the late 1800s when he discovers a town where all the inhabitants has been brutally murdered. Making a choice to remain and uncover what took place there, he finds himself in a strange game of cat and mouse with a mysterious man that still has one final mission...

Starring: Michael Worth, Tim Thomerson, Karen Kim, Margot Farley ..
Directed by: Steven R. Monroe
Release date: 2009-04-07
Best Western Movies of 2009 : Shadows of the Past

Shadows of the Past

6.1/10 IMDB

Shadows of the Past is about Steve Kelly, a retired rodeo champion, who accepts a rematch with notorious bucking bull, 'Black Friday', the same bull that ended his career several years ago. Steve also must deal with the return of estranged wife Dannii. We see him battle with the prospects of a fading career and the chance to love again.

Starring: David Barry Gray, Jordanna Allen, Justin Colquhoun ..
Directed by: Warren Ryan
Release date: 2009-05-14
Best Western Movies of 2009 : Bounty


2.8/10 IMDB

Nate, a bounty hunter, keeps searching for money to pay back a debt. He discovers there's an outlaw and her reward is enough to avoid his hanging. Nate must break the outlaw out of jail in order to save his life.

Starring: Jarret LeMaster, Michelle Acuna, Austin O'Brien ..
Directed by: Jared Isham
Release date: 2009-05-01
Best Western Movies of 2009 : Return of the Outlaws

Return of the Outlaws

4.7/10 IMDB

Miraculously escaping a painful demise in the gallows, a notorious outlaw cons a crooked judge, an attractive saloon girl, and an old partner into carrying out the heist of a lifetime. As the plan gets underway, a small town sheriff makes it his personal mission to capture the outlaw and ensure that justice is served.

Starring: Lorenzo Lamas, John Castellanos, Michael Gregory, Corbin Timbrook, Samantha Lockwood, Kim Waltrip, John Edward Peck ..
Directed by: Chuck Walker
Release date: 2009-03-17

Dead Noon

2.5/10 IMDB

With the powers of hell at his disposal, Frank, a blood-thirsty outlaw from the old west, is resurrected to seek his revenge on the present day town of Weston.

Starring: Robert Milo Andrus, Kane Hodder, Lillith Fields, Elizabeth Mouton, Tye Nelson ..
Directed by: Andrew Wiest
Release date: 2009-02-03

All Hell Broke Loose

2.3/10 IMDB

After serving his county in the Civil War as a skilled sharpshooter, Will Drayton moved West in search of employment using his shooting skills. He ends up with the wrong type of people as a deadly assassin.

Starring: David Carradine ..
Directed by: Christopher Forbes
Release date: 2009-12-01


0.0/10 IMDB

A California bandito retires, only to find himself against a gang of vengeful vigilantes

Starring: Mark Irvingsen, Shawn E. Dinkins, Brian Atkinson, Eloy Méndez, Martín Pérez, Martin Santander, Peter Sherayko, JW Wiseman ..
Directed by: Alberto Bosi
Release date: 2009-12-12

Steps Toward the Sun

3.0/10 IMDB

Cowboys and Samurai do battle.

Starring: Austin St. John, Walter Jones, Paul Schrier ..
Directed by: Nick Kellis, Matt C. Burnett
Release date: 2009-06-25
Best Western Movies of 2009 : Burn the Wagons

Burn the Wagons

0.0/10 IMDB

A Tribal Court Clerk trudges through another work-day.

Starring: Misty Upham, Thirza Defoe ..
Directed by: Sonya Oberly
Release date: 2009-07-04

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