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Rango (2011)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Western

Rango (2011)

Rango is a pet chameleon always on the lookout for action and adventure, except the fake kind, where he directs it and acts in it. After a car accident, he winds up in an old western town called Dirt. What this town needs the most is water, but they also need a hero and a sheriff. The thirsty Rango instantly takes on the role of both and selfishly agrees to take on the case of their missing water. (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  revenge
Mood:parody,  nightmare
Locations:desert,  wheelchair
Characters:sheriff,  mayor
Story:chameleon,  pet,  water,  water bottle,  bank robbery,  covered wagon,  western town,  golf cart,  las vegas nevada,  bank manager,  cowboy hat,  water shortage,  water tower,  reference to kim novak,  mystical quest,  prairie dog,  chewing tobacco,  breathing fire,  terrarium,  digging a hole,  make believe,  mariachi,  armadillo,  burping,  lynch mob,  sombrero,  hawaiian shirt,  tortoise,  spaghetti western,  posse,  rancher,  identity crisis,  wagon,  man with no name,  drought,  hawk,  mole,  rattlesnake,  nevada,  disillusionment,  cactus,  saloon,  gunslinger,  undertaker,  lizard,  bottle,  robber,  gatling gun,  owl,  ranch,  cgi animation,  turtle,  outlaw,  card playing,  anthropomorphic animal,  construction site,  flood,  anthropomorphism,  torch,  golf,  bank,  cowboy,  liar,  breaking the fourth wall,  duel,  fish,  snake,  bound and gagged,  jail,  lie,  gunfight,  shotgun,  pistol,  chase,  character name in title,  one word title

Per Qualche Dollaro In Piu (1965)
Western

Per Qualche Dollaro In Piu (1965)

Monco is a bounty killer chasing El Indio and his gang. During his hunting, he meets Col. Douglas Mortimer, another bounty killer, and they decide to make a partnership, chase the bad guys together and split the reward. During their enterprise, there will be lots of bullets and funny situations. In the end, one of the bounty hunters shows the real intention of his hunting. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Characters:sheriff
Story:bank robbery,  covered wagon,  cowboy hat,  sombrero,  spaghetti western,  western town,  man with no name,  saloon,  gunslinger,  bank,  cowboy,  duel,  bound and gagged,  jail,  gunfight,  pistol,  chase

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Silverado (1985)
Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Western

Silverado (1985)

In 1880, four men travel together to the city of Silverado. They come across many dangers before they finally engage the "bad guys" and bring peace and equality back to the city.

Characters:sheriff
Story:covered wagon,  cowboy hat,  chewing tobacco,  western town,  posse,  rancher,  cactus,  saloon,  gunslinger,  ranch,  outlaw,  cowboy,  duel,  jail,  gunfight,  shotgun,  pistol

Stagecoach (1939)
Adventure, Western

Stagecoach (1939)

A simple stagecoach trip is complicated by the fact that Geronimo is on the warpath in the area. The passengers on the coach include a drunken doctor, two women, a bank manager who has taken off with his client's money, and the famous Ringo Kid, among others.

Themes:revenge
Locations:desert
Characters:sheriff
Story:bank manager,  cowboy hat,  bank,  western town,  outlaw,  cowboy,  duel,  gunfight,  shotgun,  pistol,  chase

Young Guns (1988) is one of the best movies like Rango (2011)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western

Young Guns (1988)

1878 in New Mexico: John Tunstall picks up young gun men from the road to have them work on his ranch, but also to teach them reading and to civilize them. However he's a thorn in the side of the rich rancher Murphy, as he's a competitor in selling cattle. One day he's shot by Murphy's men. Judge Wilson can't do anything, since Sheriff Brady is one of Murphy's men. But attorney Alex persuades him to constitute Tunstall's young friends to Deputies and give them warrants of arrest for the murderers. Instead of arresting them, William Bonney just shoots them down. Soon the 5 guys become famous and William gets the name "Billie the Kid" - but they're also chased by dozens of Murphy's men and the army. The people however honor him as fighter for justice. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:desert
Characters:sheriff
Story:cowboy hat,  western town,  rancher,  gunslinger,  gatling gun,  ranch,  outlaw,  torch,  cowboy,  gunfight,  shotgun,  pistol,  chase

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Seraphim Falls (2006)
Action, Drama, Thriller, War, Western

Seraphim Falls (2006)

In the 1860s, five men have been tracking a sixth across Nevada for more than two weeks. They shoot and wound him, but he gets away. They pursue, led by the dour Carver, who will pay them each $1 a day once he's captured. The hunted is Gideon, resourceful, skilled with a knife. Gideon's flight and Carver's hunt require horses, water, and bullets. The course takes them past lone settlers, a wagon train, a rail crew, settlements, and an Indian philosopher. What is the reason for the hunt; what connects Gideon and Carver? What happened at Seraphim Falls? This is why Seraphim Falls (2006) is one of the best movies like Rango (2011). (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  revenge
Locations:desert
Story:covered wagon,  cowboy hat,  posse,  wagon,  nevada,  robber,  outlaw,  torch,  cowboy,  duel,  water,  shotgun,  pistol,  chase

3:10 To Yuma (2007)
Adventure, Crime, Drama, Western

3:10 To Yuma (2007)

Rancher Dan Evans heads into Bisbee to clear up issues concerning the sale of his land when he witnesses the closing events of a stagecoach robbery led by famed outlaw Ben Wade. Shortly thereafter, Wade is captured by the law in Bisbee and Evans finds himself one of the escorts who will take Wade to the 3:10 to Yuma train in Contention for the reward of $200. Evans's effort to take Wade to the station is in part an effort to save his land but also part of an inner battle to determine whether he can be more than just a naive rancher in the eyes of his impetuous and gunslinging son William Evans. The transport to Contention is hazardous and filled with ambushes by Indians, pursuits by Wade's vengeful gang and Wade's own conniving and surreptitious demeanor that makes the ride all the more intense. (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Story:outlaw,  rancher,  cowboy hat,  western town,  posse,  wagon,  drought,  hawk,  saloon,  gunslinger,  robber,  gatling gun,  ranch,  torch,  cowboy,  gunfight,  shotgun,  pistol,  chase

Wyatt Earp (1994)
Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama, Western

Wyatt Earp (1994)

Wyatt Earp is a movie about a man and his family. The movie shows us the good times and the bad times of one of the West's most famous individuals.

Locations:desert
Story:cowboy hat,  western town,  saloon,  gunslinger,  outlaw,  cowboy,  duel,  jail,  gunfight,  shotgun,  pistol,  chase,  character name in title

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The Wild Bunch (1969) is one of the best movies like Rango (2011)
Action, Adventure, Western

The Wild Bunch (1969)

It's 1913, and the traditional American West is dying. Among the inhabitants of this dying time era are a outlaw gang called "The Wild Bunch". After a failed bank robbery, the gang head to Mexico to do one last job. Seeing their times and lives drifting away in the newly formed world of the 20th century, the gang take the job and end up in a brutally, violent last stand against their enemies who deemed to be corrupt in a small Mexican town, ruled by a ruthless general. (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  revenge
Locations:desert
Story:bank robbery,  cowboy hat,  bank,  water tower,  posse,  gunslinger,  gatling gun,  outlaw,  cowboy,  gunfight,  shotgun,  pistol,  chase

Shanghai Noon (2000)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Western

Shanghai Noon (2000)

A 19th century Western. Chon Wang is a clumsy Imperial Guard to the Emperor of China. When Princess Pei Pei is kidnapped from the Forbidden City, Wang feels personally responsible and insists on joining the guards sent to rescue the Princess, who has been whisked away to the United States. In Nevada and hot on the trail of the kidnappers, Wang is separated from the group and soon finds himself an unlikely partner with Roy O'Bannon, a small time robber with delusions of grandeur. Together, the two forge onto one misadventure after another. (Read More)

Characters:sheriff
Story:western town,  posse,  nevada,  saloon,  gunslinger,  robber,  outlaw,  card playing,  cowboy,  duel,  gunfight,  shotgun,  pistol

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller, Western

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

The Old West.. where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world. 1873. New Mexico Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It's a town that lives in fear. But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known. Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he's been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents-townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors-all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival. This is why Cowboys & Aliens (2011) is one of the best movies like Rango (2011). (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Locations:desert
Characters:sheriff
Story:posse,  cowboy hat,  western town,  rancher,  cactus,  saloon,  gunslinger,  outlaw,  torch,  cowboy,  jail,  gunfight,  shotgun,  pistol,  chase

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Maverick (1994)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller, Western

Maverick (1994)

Maverick is recreated from the character James Garner created in the 1950s TV program. Maverick is a gambler who would rather con someone than fight them. He needs an additional three thousand dollars in order to enter a Winner Take All poker game that begins in a few days. He tries to win some, tries to collect a few debts, and recover a little loot for the reward, all with a light hearted air. He joins forces with a woman gambler with a marvelous, though fake, southern accent as the two both try and enter the game. (Read More)

Locations:desert
Story:bank robbery,  covered wagon,  cowboy hat,  hawk,  rattlesnake,  saloon,  gunslinger,  robber,  outlaw,  card playing,  torch,  cowboy,  snake,  gunfight,  shotgun,  pistol,  character name in title,  one word title

Bandidas (2006) is one of the best movies like Rango (2011)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Western

Bandidas (2006)

In 1848, a New York bank wants to put a railroad across Mexico, so it buys up small banks around Santa Rita, Durango, and evicts farmers on the proposed rail line who owe money. The bank's henchman is the murderous Jackson. He runs afoul of two women, Maria, the tough but uneducated daughter of a farmer, and Sara, the European-educated daughter of the owner of one of these banks. To feed the now landless people and to seek revenge, Maria and Sara become bank robbers, veritable Robin Hoods. But Jackson and his hired guns are after them. What are the women's options? (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  revenge
Locations:desert
Story:bank robbery,  cowboy hat,  saloon,  robber,  torch,  bank,  cowboy,  gunfight,  shotgun,  pistol,  chase,  one word title

Per Un Pugno Di Dollari (1964)
Western

Per Un Pugno Di Dollari (1964)

An anonymous, but deadly man rides into a town torn by war between two factions, the Baxters and the Rojo's. Instead of fleeing or dying, as most other would do, the man schemes to play the two sides off each other, getting rich in the bargain.

Themes:revenge
Locations:desert
Characters:sheriff
Story:cowboy hat,  spaghetti western,  western town,  man with no name,  saloon,  gunslinger,  undertaker,  gatling gun,  cowboy,  gunfight,  shotgun,  pistol

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The Missing (2003)
Adventure, Thriller, Western

The Missing (2003)

In 19th-century New Mexico, a father (Tommy Lee Jones) comes back home, hoping to reconcile with his adult daughter Maggie (Cate Blanchett). Maggie's daughter is kidnapped, forcing father and estranged daughter to work together to get her back.

Characters:sheriff
Story:cowboy hat,  rattlesnake,  gunslinger,  ranch,  turtle,  cowboy,  snake,  bound and gagged,  gunfight,  pistol,  chase

The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada (2005)
Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western

The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada (2005)

A man is shot and quickly buried in the high desert of west Texas. The body is found and reburied in Van Horn's town cemetery. Pete Perkins, a local ranch foreman, kidnaps a Border Patrolman and forces him to disinter the body. With his captive in tow and the body tied to a mule, Pete undertakes a dangerous and quixotic journey into Mexico. This is why The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada (2005) is one of the best movies like Rango (2011). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:desert
Characters:sheriff
Story:ranch,  cowboy hat,  rancher,  hawk,  rattlesnake,  cactus,  cowboy,  bound and gagged,  water,  pistol,  chase,  character name in title

Hell Or High Water (2016) is one of the best movies like Rango (2011)
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western

Hell Or High Water (2016)

In Texas, after the death of his mother, the unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard is losing his ranch to the Texas Midlands Bank. Toby is divorced from his wife who lives with their two sons. When his brother Tanner Howard is released from the prison, they team up to rob agencies of the Texas Midlands Bank to raise money to pay the loan so that Toby may leave the real estate to his sons. Meanwhile the Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton who is near retirement and his Indian descendant partner Alberto Parker try to anticipate the next move of the thieves. (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  revenge
Locations:desert
Story:bank robbery,  ranch,  bank manager,  cowboy hat,  bank,  posse,  robber,  cowboy,  water,  gunfight,  shotgun,  pistol

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Pale Rider (1985)
Western

Pale Rider (1985)

A gold mining camp in the California foothills is besieged by a neighboring landowner intent on stealing their claims. A preacher rides into camp and uses all of his powers of persuasion to convince the landowner to give up his attacks on the miners.

Themes:revenge
Characters:sheriff
Story:cowboy hat,  western town,  man with no name,  gunslinger,  outlaw,  bank,  cowboy,  duel,  gunfight,  shotgun,  pistol

Appaloosa (2008)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Western

Appaloosa (2008)

1882, New Mexico Territory. Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are itinerant lawmen, hired by desperate towns as marshal and deputy. The city fathers of Appaloosa hire them after Randall Bragg, a newly-arrived rancher with money and a gang of thugs, disrupts commerce and kills three local lawmen. Cole and Hitch contrive to arrest Bragg and bring him to trial, but hanging him proves difficult. Meanwhile, a widow has arrived in town, Allison French, pretty, refined, and good-natured. Virgil falls hard, and it seems mutual, but there may be more to Allie than meets the eye. Can friendship and skill with a gun overcome a pernicious villain and green-eyed jealousy? (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:desert
Characters:mayor,  sheriff
Story:rancher,  water tower,  saloon,  gunslinger,  ranch,  cowboy,  duel,  jail,  gunfight,  shotgun,  pistol,  one word title

Bone Tomahawk (2015)
Adventure, Drama, Horror, Western

Bone Tomahawk (2015)

After an outlaw unknowingly leads a band of cannibalistic Troglodytes into the peaceful western town of Bright Hope, the monsters kidnap several settlers, including the wife of a local rancher. Despite his injured leg the rancher joins a small rescue party with the sheriff, his aging deputy and a strong-willed gunslinger. What follows is a journey into hell on earth as the posse comes to realize it is up against a foe whose savagery knows no bounds. The film takes place at the turn of the century around the border of what is now Texas and New Mexico. (Read More)

Characters:sheriff
Story:western town,  posse,  rancher,  saloon,  gunslinger,  outlaw,  jail

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Open Range (2003) is one of the best movies like Rango (2011)
Drama, Romance, Western

Open Range (2003)

Boss Spearman, Charley Waite, Mose Harrison and Button freegraze their cattle across the vast prairies of the West, sharing a friendship forged by a steadfast code of honor and living a life unencumbered by civilization. When their wayward herd forces them near the small town of Harmonville, the cowboys encounter a corrupt sheriff and kingpin rancher who govern the territory through fear, tyranny and violence. Boss and Charley find themselves inextricably drawn towards an inevitable showdown, as they are forced to defend the freedom and values of a lifestyle that is all too quickly vanishing. Amidst the turmoil, life suddenly takes an unexpected turn for the loner Charley when he meets the beautiful and warm spirited Sue Barlow, a woman who embraces both his heart and his soul. This is why Open Range (2003) is one of the best movies like Rango (2011). (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Characters:sheriff
Story:covered wagon,  rancher,  cowboy hat,  saloon,  gunslinger,  cowboy,  jail,  gunfight,  shotgun,  pistol

The Quick And The Dead (1995)
Action, Romance, Thriller, Western

The Quick And The Dead (1995)

Ellen, an unknown female gunslinger rides into a small, dingy and depressing prairie town with a secret as to her reason for showing up. Shortly after her arrival, a local preacher, Cort, is thrown through the saloon doors while townfolk are signing up for a gun competition. The pot is a huge sum of money and the only rule: that you follow the rules of the man that set up the contest, Herod. Herod is also the owner, leader, and "ruler" of the town. Seems he's arranged this little gun-show-off so that the preacher (who use to be an outlaw and rode with Herod) will have to fight again. Cort refuses to ever use a gun to kill again and Herod, acknowledging Cort as one of the best, is determined to alter this line of thinking ... even if it gets someone killed ... (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:desert
Characters:mayor
Story:cowboy hat,  sombrero,  western town,  saloon,  gunslinger,  outlaw,  torch,  cowboy,  duel,  gunfight,  pistol

High Plains Drifter (1973)
Mystery, Western

High Plains Drifter (1973)

A Stranger rides into in the dusty mining town of Lago, where the townspeople are living in the shadow of a dark secret. After a shootout leaves the town's hired-gun protectors dead, the town's leaders petition the Stranger to stay and protect them from three ruthless outlaws who are soon to be released from prison. The three have their sights set on returning to Lago to wreak havoc and take care of some unfinished business. A series of events soon has the townspeople questioning whether siding with the Stranger was a wise idea as they quickly learn the price that they each must pay for his services. As the outlaws make their way back into Lago, they discover that the town is not exactly as they had left it, and waiting in the shadows is the Stranger, ready to expose the town's secret and serve up his own brand of justice. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:desert
Characters:mayor,  sheriff
Story:cowboy hat,  western town,  man with no name,  saloon,  gunslinger,  outlaw,  torch,  cowboy,  jail,  gunfight

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Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Western

Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)

Butch and Sundance are the two leaders of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. Butch is all ideas, Sundance is all action and skill. The west is becoming civilized and when Butch and Sundance rob a train once too often, a special posse begins trailing them no matter where they run. Over rock, through towns, across rivers, the group is always just behind them. When they finally escape through sheer luck, Butch has another idea, "Let's go to Bolivia". Based on the exploits of the historical characters. (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Locations:desert
Characters:sheriff
Story:bank robbery,  posse,  outlaw,  gunslinger,  bank,  cowboy,  snake,  gunfight,  pistol,  chase,  character name in title

Tombstone (1993) is one of the best movies like Rango (2011)
Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Western

Tombstone (1993)

After success cleaning up Dodge City, Wyatt Earp moves to Tombstone, Arizona, and wishes to get rich in obscurity. He meets his brothers there, as well as his old friend Doc Holliday. A band of outlaws that call themselves The Cowboys are causing problems in the region with various acts of random violence, and inevitably come into confrontation with Holliday and the Earps, which leads to a shoot-out at the OK Corral. (Read More)

Characters:sheriff
Story:cowboy hat,  western town,  gunslinger,  outlaw,  cowboy,  duel,  gunfight,  shotgun,  pistol,  chase,  one word title

Westworld (1973)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller, Western

Westworld (1973)

An amusement park for rich vacationers. The park provides its customers a way to live out their fantasies through the use of robots that provide anything they want. Two of the vacationers choose a wild west adventure. However, after a computer breakdown, they find that they are now being stalked by a rogue robot gun-slinger. This is why Westworld (1973) is one of the best movies like Rango (2011). (Read More)

Locations:desert
Characters:sheriff
Story:gunslinger,  western town,  rattlesnake,  saloon,  torch,  jail,  gunfight,  chase,  one word title

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Shane (1953)
Drama, Western

Shane (1953)

Shane rides into a conflict between cattleman Ryker and a bunch of settlers, like Joe Starrett and his family, whose land Ryker wants. When Shane beats up Ryker's man Chris, Ryker tries to buy him. Then Shane and Joe take on the whole Ryker crew. Ryker sends to Cheyenne for truly evil gunslinger Wilson. Shane must clear out all the guns from the valley. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:covered wagon,  gunslinger,  rancher,  saloon,  outlaw,  card playing,  cowboy,  gunfight,  shotgun,  pistol,  character name in title,  one word title

Puss In Boots (2011)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Puss In Boots (2011)

Years before meeting Shrek and Donkey, the adorable but tricky Puss in Boots must clear his name from all charges making him a wanted fugitive. While trying to steal magic beans from the infamous criminals Jack and Jill, the hero crosses paths with his female match, Kitty Softpaws, who leads Puss to his old friend, but now enemy, Humpty Dumpty. Memories of friendship and betrayal enlarges Puss' doubt, but he eventually agrees to help the egg get the magic beans. Together, the three plan to steal the beans, get to the Giant's castle, nab the golden goose, and clear Puss' name. (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Story:bank robbery,  covered wagon,  rancher,  wagon,  saloon,  cgi animation,  jail,  chase,  character name in title

Young Guns II (1990) is one of the best movies like Rango (2011)
Action, Western

Young Guns II (1990)

Billy "The Kid" and his gang are wanted by the law, and when "Doc" Scurlock and Chavez are captured, Billy has to save them. They escape and set south for Mexico. "Let's hire a thief to catch one", John S. Chisum said, so he paid Pat Garrett, one of Billy's former partners, $1000 for the killing of William H. Bonney aka Billy "The Kid". (Read More)

Characters:sheriff
Story:cowboy hat,  lynch mob,  western town,  outlaw,  cowboy,  gunfight,  shotgun,  pistol,  chase

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Robin Hood (1973)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Romance

Robin Hood (1973)

An imaginative Disney version of the Robin Hood legend. Fun and romance abound as the swashbuckling hero of Sherwood Forest and his valiant sidekick plot one daring adventure after another to outwit the greedy prince and his partner as they put the tax squeeze on the poor.

Themes:robbery
Characters:sheriff
Story:robber,  owl,  turtle,  outlaw,  anthropomorphic animal,  anthropomorphism,  snake,  jail,  chase,  character name in title

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey," the movie deals with the picaresque adventures of Ulysses Everett McGill and his companions Delmar and Pete in 1930s Mississipi. Sprung from a chain gang and trying to reach Everett's home to recover the buried loot of a bank heist they are confronted by a series of strange characters--among them sirens, a cyclops, bank robber George "Baby Face" Nelson (very annoyed by that nickname), a campaigning governor and his opponent, a KKK lynch mob, and a blind prophet who warns the trio that "the treasure you seek shall not be the treasure you find." This is why O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) is one of the best movies like Rango (2011). (Read More)

Story:bank robbery,  lynch mob,  posse,  robber,  outlaw,  flood,  torch,  bank,  jail,  water

Blazing Saddles (1974)
Comedy, Western

Blazing Saddles (1974)

The Ultimate Western Spoof. A town where everyone seems to be named Johnson is in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, Hedley Lemar ('Harvey Korman' (qv)), a politically connected nasty person, sends in his henchmen to make the town unlivable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor ('Mel Brooks' (qv)). Hedley convinces him to send the town the first Black sheriff ('Cleavon Little' (qv)) in the west. Bart is a sophisticated urbanite who will have some difficulty winning over the townspeople. (Read More)

Mood:parody
Locations:wheelchair,  desert
Characters:sheriff
Story:cowboy hat,  burping,  western town,  saloon,  gunslinger,  outlaw,  cowboy,  breaking the fourth wall,  jail,  gunfight,  chase

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The Magnificent Seven (2016) is one of the best movies like Rango (2011)
Action, Adventure, Western

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:desert
Characters:sheriff
Story:cowboy hat,  western town,  saloon,  gunslinger,  gatling gun,  outlaw,  torch,  cowboy,  duel,  shotgun,  pistol

Bolt (2008)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family

Bolt (2008)

Bolt, an American white shepherd, has lived his whole life on the set of his action TV show, where he believes he has superpowers. When separated from the studio by accident, he meets a female alley cat named Mittens and a hamster named Rhino. He's trying to find the way home, to the studio. Along the way, he learns that he doesn't have superpowers and that the show is not real. (Read More)

Locations:desert
Story:las vegas nevada,  disillusionment,  gatling gun,  cgi animation,  anthropomorphism,  torch,  chase,  character name in title,  one word title

C'era Una Volta Il West (1968)
Western

C'era Una Volta Il West (1968)

Story of a young woman, Mrs. McBain, who moves from New Orleans to frontier Utah, on the very edge of the American West. She arrives to find her new husband and family slaughtered, but by whom? The prime suspect, coffee-lover Cheyenne, befriends her and offers to go after the real killer, assassin gang leader Frank, in her honor. He is accompanied by Harmonica, a man already on a quest to get even. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:desert
Characters:sheriff
Story:covered wagon,  outlaw,  man with no name,  saloon,  gunslinger,  construction site,  cowboy,  duel,  gunfight,  shotgun,  pistol

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The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Action, Adventure, Western

The Magnificent Seven (1960)

A bandit terrorizes a small Mexican farming village each year. Several of the village elders send three of the farmers into the United States to search for gunmen to defend them. They end up with seven, each of whom comes for a different reason. They must prepare the town to repulse an army of thirty bandits who will arrive wanting food. This is why The Magnificent Seven (1960) is one of the best movies like Rango (2011). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:desert
Story:cowboy hat,  western town,  man with no name,  saloon,  gunslinger,  cowboy,  duel,  gunfight,  shotgun,  pistol,  chase

The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) is one of the best movies like Rango (2011)
Western

The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

Josey Wales makes his way west after the Civil War, determined to live a useful and helpful life. He joins up with a group of settlers who need the protection that a man as tough and experienced as he is can provide. Unfortunately, the past has a way of catching up with you, and Josey is a wanted man. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:desert
Story:chewing tobacco,  western town,  saloon,  gunslinger,  gatling gun,  outlaw,  cowboy,  duel,  gunfight,  pistol,  character name in title

Holes (2003)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Mystery

Holes (2003)

"But if you forget to come back for Madame Zeroni, you and your family will be cursed for always and eternity." Those were the exact words spoken to young Elya Yelnats the day he forgot to repay Madame Zeroni. From then on his family was cursed with bad luck. One hundred years later Stanley Yelnats IV is accused of stealing a pair of cleats from a major league baseball player and sent to Camp Green Lake (a dry lake bed in the middle of the desert). It never rains at Camp Green Lake, it hasn't for one hundred years. The secretive and mysterious Warden has each inmate spend every day digging one hole to "build character." But when an artifact from the famous "Kissin' Kate" Barlow is found in a hole, the Warden forces the boys to work double time leading Stanley to deduce they're digging because the Warden is looking for something. But what? And how is the mystery of Camp Green Lake connected to Stanley's family curse? (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  revenge
Locations:desert
Characters:sheriff
Story:digging a hole,  rattlesnake,  lizard,  outlaw,  snake,  jail,  water,  one word title

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Jonah Hex (2010)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Western

Jonah Hex (2010)

During Grant's presidency, Jonah Hex is a remorseless bounty hunter. In the Civil War, he was a rebel whose honor put him afoul of a Confederate general, Quentin Turnbull, who murdered Jonah's family while Jonah watched. As a result of the ordeal, Jonah's face is disfigured and he can talk with the dead. After staging his own death, Turnbull, with a group of rebel stalwarts, hatches a plan to bring the Union to its knees. Grant wants Hex to stop it. While the nation readies to celebrate Independence Day, Hex and an unlikely ally have little time to stop Turnbull and his weapon of mass destruction. (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  revenge
Locations:desert
Characters:mayor,  sheriff
Story:cowboy hat,  gunslinger,  gatling gun,  torch,  cowboy,  pistol,  character name in title

The Secret Life Of Pets (2016)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family

The Secret Life Of Pets (2016)

In a Manhattan apartment building, Max's life as a favorite pet is turned upside-down, when his owner brings home sloppy mongrel Duke. They must put their quarrels aside when they learn that adorable white bunny Snowball is building an army of lost pets determined to wreak revenge.

Themes:revenge
Story:posse,  hawk,  lizard,  pet,  cgi animation,  anthropomorphic animal,  fish,  snake

Dragnet (1987) is one of the best movies like Rango (2011)
Comedy, Crime

Dragnet (1987)

Friday and Streebek are assigned to some very strange robberies, like i.e. the stealing of one bat, a 30 foot long snake and the mane of a lion from a zoo. All the latest BAIT magazines were also recently stolen, and some chemicals that when are mixed correctly develops a very deadly gas. All these thefts have one thing in common; visit cards with the word "PAGAN" left at the crime scenes. Solving these crimes, including why plenty of police vehicles have been stolen lately, involves the usual; to drink coffee at strip tease bars, rescue kidnapped virgins from drowning and lose their jobs. This is why Dragnet (1987) is one of the best movies like Rango (2011). (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Mood:parody
Characters:mayor
Story:snake,  bound and gagged,  gunfight,  shotgun,  pistol,  chase,  one word title

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Rio Bravo (1959)
Action, Drama, Western

Rio Bravo (1959)

Sheriff John T. Chance has his hands full after arresting Joe Burdette for murder. He knows that Burdette's brother Nathan, a powerful rancher, will go to any lengths to get him out of jail. Chance's good friend Pat Wheeler offers to help but within 20 minutes of making the offer is gunned down in the street, shot in the back. That leaves his elderly deputy Stumpy, the town drunk Dude - once a deputy and a pretty good shot when he was sober - and a young hand, Colorado, who used to work for Wheeler. Nathan Burdette meanwhile has a couple of dozen men at his disposal. Chance does his best to prepare all the while romancing a pretty gamblers who goes by the name of Feathers. (Read More)

Characters:sheriff
Story:rancher,  saloon,  gunslinger,  jail,  shotgun,  pistol,  chase

!three Amigos! (1986)
Comedy, Western

!three Amigos! (1986)

Three out of work silent movie actors are accidentally drawn to a Mexican village that is being harassed by a gang of outlaws. The three, 'Ned', 'Lucky Day' and 'Dusty Bottoms' play 'Lone Ranger' types in their movies, but must play their parts for real now.

Themes:revenge
Mood:parody
Locations:desert
Story:saloon,  gunslinger,  owl,  turtle,  cowboy,  gunfight,  chase

True Grit (1969)
Adventure, Drama, Western

True Grit (1969)

The murder of her father sends a teenage tomboy, Mattie Ross, (Kim Darby), on a mission of "justice", which involves avenging her father's death. She recruits a tough old marshal, "Rooster" Cogburn (John Wayne), because he has "grit", and a reputation of getting the job done. The two are joined by a Texas Ranger, La Boeuf, (Glen Campbell), who is looking for the same man (Jeff Corey) for a separate murder in Texas. Their odyssey takes them from Fort Smith, Arkansas, deep into the Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma) to find their man. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Characters:sheriff
Story:cowboy hat,  rattlesnake,  undertaker,  ranch,  cowboy,  snake,  pistol

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The Mask (1994) is one of the best movies like Rango (2011)
Comedy, Fantasy

The Mask (1994)

Stanley Ipkiss ('Jim Carrey' (qv)) is a bank clerk that is an incredibly nice man. Unfortunately, he is too nice for his own good and is a pushover when it comes to confrontations. After one of the worst days of his life, he finds a mask that depicts Loki, the Norse night god of mischief. Now, when he puts it on, he becomes his inner, self: a cartoon romantic wild man. However, a small time crime boss, Dorian Tyrel ('Peter Greene (I)' (qv)), comes across this character dubbed "The Mask" by the media. After Ipkiss's alter ego indirectly kills his friend in crime, Tyrel now wants this green-faced goon destroyed. (Read More)

Characters:mayor
Story:bank,  bank robbery,  breaking the fourth wall,  gunfight,  shotgun,  pistol,  chase,  character name in title

2 Guns (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

2 Guns (2013)

Robert Trench, an undercover DEA agent, takes advantage of gunman Michael Stigman's idea to rob a bank to bust him and a mob boss. However, it proves too successful with much more money seized than anticipated with Trench's forces not stopping the getaway. Complicating things still more, Stigman turns out to be a Naval Intelligence agent who shoots Trench and takes the money. The interservice debacle suddenly finds Trench and Stigman in a bloody web of corrupt clandestine rivalries as they are hunted, blackmailed and isolated for the money on both sides of the law. Now, the fugitives must work together to find a way out of this situation with no one to turn to but themselves. This is why 2 Guns (2013) is one of the best movies like Rango (2011). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:desert
Story:water bottle,  bank robbery,  ranch,  bank,  bound and gagged,  gunfight,  shotgun,  pistol,  chase

Shanghai Knights (2003)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Shanghai Knights (2003)

When a Chinese rebel murders Chon's estranged father and escapes to England, Chon and Roy make their way to London with revenge on their minds. Chon's sister, Lin, has the same idea, and uncovers a worldwide conspiracy to murder the royal family but almost no one will believe her.

Themes:revenge
Characters:mayor,  sheriff
Story:nevada,  gatling gun,  cowboy,  duel,  bound and gagged,  jail

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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:desert,  wheelchair
Story:gunslinger,  lizard,  gatling gun,  bound and gagged,  water,  gunfight,  shotgun,  chase,  pistol,  character name in title

Blue Streak (1999) is one of the best movies like Rango (2011)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Blue Streak (1999)

Miles Logan is a jewel thief who just hit the big time by stealing a huge diamond. However, after two years in jail, he comes to find out that he hid the diamond in a police building that was being built at the time of the robbery. In an attempt to regain his diamond, he poses as an L.A.P.D. detective... (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Locations:desert
Story:robber,  construction site,  jail,  lie,  water,  gunfight,  shotgun,  pistol,  chase

The Ridiculous 6 (2015)
Comedy, Western

The Ridiculous 6 (2015)

A white man, Tommy, raised by Indians is approached by his long lost father who tells him he needs $50,000 or he'll die at the hands of his former gang. Tommy goes on an incredible and ridiculous journey picking up his other 5 new brothers on the way in a race to save their dad.

Themes:revenge
Mood:parody
Story:bank robbery,  saloon,  outlaw,  bank,  gunfight

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