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.
The Sisters Brothers
Oregon, 1851. Hermann Kermit Warm, a chemist and aspiring gold prospector, keeps a profitable secret that the Commodore wants to know, so he sends the Sisters brothers, two notorious assassins, to capture him on his way to California.
Once a rising star of the rodeo circuit, and a gifted horse trainer, young cowboy Brady is warned that his riding days are over after a horse crushed his skull at a rodeo. In an attempt to regain control of his own fate, Brady undertakes a search for a new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of the United States.
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.
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.
Woman Walks Ahead
Based on a true story, this riveting western follows a headstrong New York widow as she journeys west to meet Sioux chief Sitting Bull, facing off with an army officer intent on war with Native Americans.
Oregon, a small town near the sea, around 1870. Henry, a grieving man who aspires to preach as a way to overcome his unfortunate past, reunites with eccentric pioneer Samuel Alabaster, who has hired him to officiate at his marriage to the precious Penelope. What Henry ignores is that both must embark on a dangerous journey through the inhospitable wilderness to meet her.
Overwatch Animated Short: Reunion
An explosive train robbery gives McCree the chance to settle some unfinished business with a few former associates.
Betrayed by the Dutch colonial forces, Arana manages to escape along with his nephews Jamar and Suwo, the newborn sons of Hamza, one of the last Indonesian sultans fighting against foreign tyranny. In 1860, after wandering for years on the plains of the American Wild West, Arana and the two brothers return to Indonesia to avenge their dead loved ones and punish the evil man who caused their misfortune.
Three stupid cowboys are lost in the woods without any food on the coldest night of the year. Will they succumb to the cold, cannibalism or the Christmas Spirit? Canada's infamous Astron-6 return to short form to challenge the very idea of storytelling. Grotesque. Absurd. Buñuel by way of the Zuckers and Abrahams.
Gone Are the Days
The story of notorious outlaw Taylon Flynn, a man 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.
A young Mohawk woman and her two lovers battle a squad of American soldiers hell-bent on revenge.
Don't Be a Hero
A middle-aged woman battles loneliness and boredom by robbing banks on her lunch break. But after the adrenaline rush wears off, she still has to deal with her deeply unhappy life. Inspired by a true story.
Big-city lawyer Casey McKay, is drawn to a small town by his ex-wife to defend her brother, accused of murdering a DA. He discovers a web of conspiracy that puts him face-to-face with the town's most corrupt land developer, Mr. Gates.
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.
West of Hell
A gunslinger, a vengeful ex-slave, and a runaway board a midnight train to Atlanta. They discover that the train is haunted by a sinister force, and must fight to survive the night.
Set in drought-plagued Northern California in 1976, The Divide chronicles the story of Sam Kincaid (King), an aging rancher with a failing memory, his estranged and independent-minded daughter, Sarah, and Luke, a young ranch hand who finds himself in the midst of a family in crisis. Internal struggles, the realities of an unforgiving landscape, and the need to reconcile a long-ago tragedy collide to create the backdrop for this classic American Western.
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.
Two Plains & a Fancy
Colorado, 1893: a trio of New York city slickers — a hippy-dippy mystic, a French geologist, and a foppish artist — wander the desert in search of the relaxing waters of the hot springs, along the way encountering from-the-future time travelers, kinky sex ghosts, spirit cats, and cowboys.
The Escape of Prisoner 614
Two inept, small-town Sheriff's Deputies catch an escaped prisoner that they believe was wrongly convicted.
An aging lawman is convinced a mysterious stranger arrested in his small town is innocent. His investigation stirs up a hornet's nest that will change the town forever.
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
Brothers, Sean and Tommy Donnelly live and work in modern day Texas. Tommy has always been troubled and Sean has always been there to help him but when Tommy gets himself $6,000 in debt there's not much Sean can do. The money is owed to some very dangerous people and neither Sean nor Tommy has a spare dime. Worse, at every turn, Tommy manages to find a way to exacerbate their already difficult position. The situation escalates to the point where Sean is faced with a decision: stand by his brother or give up on him once and for all.
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.
Jesse Struthers and his brother Jake find themselves on the run after a band of men begin murdering their family.
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.
First Samurai in New York
In the late 1800s, a Japanese samurai family, who recently immigrated to New York, clash with local Irish gangsters out for blood.
Of The Essence
A Time Protector confronts his rogue ex-partner to save and preserve the space-time continuum.
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.
Black Hog Gut
A band of American Civil War veterans suffer fear and anxiety deep within the white pine ribs of the smoky mountains.
A Fistful of Lead
Four of the West's most infamous outlaws carry out a daring bank heist in the gold-rush town, Bath Water. As the posse takes chase, things take a turn for the worse, as the bandits realize they've been double-crossed - but by who?
After a her husband is brutally murdered, a widowed homesteader seeks revenge and leaves everything behind to hunt down his killer.
A loud poem. A whimsical western tale of music and love.
Run for the High Country
A seasoned US Marshal is ambushed while tracking a murderous band of outlaws along the southern border of the United States. Left for dead, the Marshal is saved by a lost Navajo boy with whom he forms an unlikely friendship. It takes all of the Marshal's survival skills to protect them both as they take the young boy back home to Navajo country in Monument Valley.
The Bounty Killer
A bounty killer is hired by a Mexican landowner to rescue his daughter after she's kidnapped by a gang of outlaws on her wedding day.
Good Luck in the Land of Mañana
Two sisters race their crazy uncle out to Jaroso, Colorado to rescue their recently deceased grandmother's paintings before their uncle can sell them all.
The Rogues of Flat Oak
Upon their arrival in Flat Oak for a semi-centennial celebration, renowned shootist Mance Dixon and his friend Clabe run into a surviving victim of a vicious vigilante group known as The Tramplers. Offering her protection once in town, matters become complicated when a con artist posing as a mythologic killer lends his services to a large cattle baron heading the hired killers. After further run-ins with a demented family and a trio of scalphunter brothers, all roads lead back to Flat Oak for an inevitable massacre that will forever alter the fate of the once-peaceful town.
Fur trappers Abel and Henry Iron struggle to make a living in a dying industry in the Rocky Mountains. Following in their late father's footsteps, they travel the mountains searching for beaver, carving out a meager existence in the western wilderness. When Abel encounters a band of Shoshone Indians, a misunderstanding leaves one indian dead and the Iron Brothers on the run. Together, Abel and Henry flee into the mountains to escape the warriors that are pursuing them. In the end, they will learn if the bond of brotherhood is enough to save them.
An orphaned young girl conjures an executed soldier back from the dead and together they deliver hell in the Blackfoot territory of the late 1800's.
Sudsy Slim Rides Again
Sudsy Slim Rides Again is a spaghetti Northwestern comedy, action, heist film about the tale of a small Alaskan town by the name of Scratcher Pass. Unfortunately, Scratcher Pass’ boom days as the world’s largest asbestos mining operation have long since faded. The only thing keeping this little community alive is the feeble tourist industry. The main attraction? Scratcher Pass’ most famous resident, the 100 year old corpse of conman, Sudsy Slim. However, when two escaped prisoners stumble into town, Sudsy mysteriously ends up missing and the townsfolk panic. That’s when Agent Dudley Sherman of the Alaska Bureau of Criminal Detection is reluctantly dragged in to investigate.
When Jon returns on his first trip home from college, he inadvertently triggers events that inspire him to embark on an auspicious journey through the night to return a lost locket.
Georgia, 1864. Desperate to escape an arranged marriage to her brutal neighbor, Willa Randall disguises herself as a boy and joins the confederate Cavalry.
The Last Days of Billy the Kid
This motion picture chronicles the last days of the most iconic outlaw of the old west. Forget what you have heard before (most of that is rumors anyway) and ride with Billy the Kid as he tries to find sanctuary in a desperate landscape. The high price on his head has made Billy an evasive target for bounty hunters from all over the old west, and Billy knows that every time he rides out, he has a chance of getting bushwhacked. Unlike any other account of the Billy the Kid saga, "The Last Days of Billy the Kid" captures the fury, paranoia and heartbreak that defined the last days of the gunslinger's existence.
A group of unlikely friends get together for an epic trading card tournament only to have a beautiful outsider turn everything on its head.
Jesse James vs. The Black Train
Jesse James is a famous outlaw. While many outlaws have encountered the Black Train, he feels unstoppable and tries to take on the train despite getting advice to the contrary.
A group of misfits inhabit the abandoned set of a Western TV show.
After discovering a new species of dinosaur on private land, Ruth is forced to contend with forces both big and small in her quest to get it out of the ground before anyone notices.
James, a shy, but passionate captain with a love for his tennis team, The Racket Slingers, must compete in one final match to win the ultimate prize of U.S. Open tickets. However, The Racket Slingers must defeat the infamous and intimidating Court Queens, a group of elite and skilled teenage girls.
Monsters and shootouts abound in this animated western comedy following an overconfident kid, his apathetic partner, and a spider-girl with some serious boundary issues. What will it take to save CliffSide from some rather unconventional evil in the surrounding cliffs, and will our hero ever actually learn anything?
Horse Money's Crisis at the Corral!
Witless bounty hunters Stokely and Carmichael try to win a horse so they might actually catch some criminals - but the old west is a wild and wistful place. Perfect for a couple of goofballs.