Best Western Movies of 2018


The Ballad of Buster Scruggs


Vignettes weaving together the stories of six individuals in the old West at the end of the Civil War. Following the tales of a sharp-shooting songster, a wannabe bank robber, two weary traveling performers, a lone gold prospector, a woman traveling the West to an uncertain future, and a motley crew of strangers undertaking a carriage ride.

Starring: Tim Blake Nelson, James Franco, Liam Neeson, Tom Waits, Zoe Kazan
Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Release date: 2018-11-09

The Sisters Brothers


Oregon, 1851. Hermann Kermit Warm, a chemist and aspiring gold prospector, keeps a profitable secret which the Commodore want to know, so he sends the Sisters brothers, two notorious assassins, to capture him on his way to California.

Starring: John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rebecca Root
Directed by: Jacques Audiard
Release date: 2018-09-19

Black '47


In 1847, when Ireland is in the grip of the Great Famine that has ravaged the country for two long years, Feeney, a hardened Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, returns home to reunite with his estranged family, only to discover the cruelest reality, a black land where death reigns.

Starring: Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville, Stephen Rea, Freddie Fox, Barry Keoghan
Directed by: Lance Daly
Release date: 2018-09-05

Sweet Country


It’s 1929 on the vast, desert-like, Eastern Arrernte Nation lands that are now known as the Central Australian outback. Sam Kelly, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works the land of a kind preacher, Fred Smith. After an ill-tempered bully arrives in town and Kelly kills him in self-defence, he and his wife go on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down.

Starring: Hamilton Morris, Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Thomas M. Wright, Ewen Leslie
Directed by: Warwick Thornton
Release date: 2018-01-25

Woman Walks Ahead


In 1890, Catherine Weldon, a painter from New York, travels to North Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull and becomes involved in the struggle of the Lakota people to get the Government respects their rights over the land where they live.

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Michael Greyeyes, Sam Rockwell, Ciarán Hinds, Chaske Spencer
Directed by: Susanna White
Release date: 2018-04-25

Overwatch Animated Short: Reunion

An explosive train robbery gives McCree the chance to settle some unfinished business with a few former associates.
Starring: Matthew Mercer, Jennifer Hale
Directed by: Jason Hill
Release date: 2018-11-02

Any Bullet Will Do


Taking place during 1876 in Montana, a ruthless headhunter tracks his own Brother through Big Sky country with the help of a young fur trapper.

Starring: Kevin Makely, Bruce Davison, Jenny Curtis
Directed by: Justin Lee
Release date: 2018-09-04

Deadman Standing


The true story of a recently widowered lawman who befriends a boy dying of tuberculosis and a madam of the local brothel while their town is being politically and violently overtaken by a gang of reckless cattlemen from Texas.

Starring: C. Thomas Howell, Viva Bianca, Richard Riehle, Luke Arnold, M.C. Gainey
Directed by: Nicholas Barton
Release date: 2018-04-15

The Wind


A supernatural thriller set in the Western frontier of the late 1800s, The Wind stars Caitlin Gerard as a plains-woman driven mad by the harshness and isolation of the untamed land.

Starring: Caitlin Gerard, Ashley Zukerman, Julia Goldani Telles, Miles Anderson, Dylan McTee
Directed by: Emma Tammi
Release date: 2018-09-10

Gone Are the Days


Gone Are the Days follows the story of notorious outlaw, Taylon Flynn. Aged, ill, and unable to reconcile the man he was to who he has become, Flynn is hell-bent on exiting this life in a blaze of glory. His plans go awry upon the discovery of the sordid life his estranged daughter is forced to live. To save her, he must summon the inner demons he purged long ago, and finds that redemption is a hard road to travel.

Starring: Lance Henriksen, Tom Berenger, Danny Trejo, Lulu Wilson, Jamie McShane
Directed by: Mark Landre Gould
Release date: 2018-03-16



The Wild West, circa 1870. Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope. As his group traverses the west, the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel.

Starring: Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, David Zellner, Robert Forster, Nathan Zellner
Directed by: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner
Release date: 2018-06-22

Five Fingers for Marseilles


Years ago, the young Five Fingers fought for the rural town of Marseilles against brutal police oppression. Now, after fleeing in disgrace, Tau, one of them, returns to Marseilles, seeking only a peaceful life. When he finds the town under new threat, he must reluctantly fight to free it.

Starring: Vuyo Dabula, Zethu Dlomo, Hamilton Dhlamini, Kenneth Nkosi, Mduduzi Mabaso
Directed by: Michael Matthews
Release date: 2018-04-06



A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They've secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon's toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Not to be confused with the 2014 short film with the same name by the same directors.

Starring: Sophie Thatcher, Pedro Pascal, Jay Duplass, Andre Royo, Sheila Vand
Directed by: Zeek Earl, Christopher Caldwell
Release date: 2018-10-02

The Scent of Rain & Lightning


When a young woman learns her parents' killer has been released from jail, she is forced to revisit old wounds while discovering the destructive power of hate and the true cost of family secrets fully revealing themselves.

Starring: Maika Monroe, Mark Webber, Will Patton, Bonnie Bedelia, Justin Chatwin
Directed by: Blake Robbins
Release date: 2018-02-16

Embassy Troubles & Lack of Water

A bankrupt United States journal finds a great chance to grow when it manages to put its journalists at the UN embassy to interview the country's ambassadors about water shortages. We follow the trajectory of one of the reporters to get an interview, but what is a chance to grow in life could cost him his sanity
Starring: Kauã Mattos, Beatriz Chile, Gabriel Campello, Matheus Orlandi, Nathan Taiki
Directed by: Matheus Orlandi
Release date: 2018-09-26

Poor Boy


Two misfit brothers hustle cash and chase dreams in the desert. When a mysterious woman threatens to repo their beloved houseboat the brothers cook up an epic con to finally leave their dusty town and sail off on a beam of sunshine to California.

Starring: Lou Taylor Pucci, Dov Tiefenbach, Michael Shannon, Dale Dickey, Pat Healy
Directed by: Robert Scott Wildes
Release date: 2018-07-13

Hi-Five the Cactus

A musical stop-motion short in which a devastating drought descends upon a small town in the old west. The lone cowboy resident and a motley crew of animals must rely on the sacrifice of a sentient cactus to survive... if he's willing.
Starring: Claudette Pombo, Christopher Allan Thomas
Directed by: Christopher Allan Thomas
Release date: 2018-10-31



A loud Poem. A whimsical western tale of music and love.

Starring: Neil Young, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson, Willie Nelson, Corey McCormick
Directed by: Daryl Hannah
Release date: 2018-03-15

Dead Men


Jesse Struthers and his brother Jake find themselves on the run after a band of men begin murdering their family.

Starring: Ric Maddox, Aaron Marciniak, Sasha Higgins, Mark L. Colbenson, Jim Freivogel
Directed by: Royston Innes
Release date: 2018-01-02

Two Plains & a Fancy

A satirical, experimental “Spa Western” set in 1893.
Starring: Benjamin Crotty, Laetitia Dosch, Marianna McClellan
Directed by: Lev Kalman, Whitney Horn
Release date: 2018-06-28

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