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The Best Movies About Texas

Updated September 23, 2019 2.9k votes 232 voters 10.4k views55 items

List RulesFilms about Texas and Texans. Vote up the biggest, best, Texas movies.

The wild west, gunfights, big ol' barbeque, saloons, South by Southwest, the Alamo, and the rebel spirit – these are just some of the things that probably come to mind when we hear the word “Texas.” Texas is the second largest state and is famous for producing a ton of movies that have become some of film's greatest! What are the best movies about Texas? Vote up the best films below and see where your favorites rank!
 
The movies on this list either have a Texas theme or were actually filmed in a Texas location. Every genre imaginable has come to Texas, including some of the best Western movies ever produced, romantic comedies, and action packed thrillers and dramas.
 
This list features the best movies about Texas including, Big Jake, Crazy Heart, Machete, Hope Floats, Friday Night Lights, Flags of Our Fathers, Glory Road, and Return to Lonesome Dove. Vote for your favorite flick today, and feel free to add any of your personal favorites that I might have left off!
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    Hope Floats
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    Hope Floats

    Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick

    Released1998

    Directed byForest Whitaker

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    The Sons of Katie Elder
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    The Sons of Katie Elder

    John Wayne, Dean Martin

    Released1965

    Directed byHenry Hathaway

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    Big Jake
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    Big Jake

    John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara

    Released1971

    Directed byGeorge Sherman

    Big Jake is a 1971 Western film directed by George Sherman, written by Harry Julian Fink and... more on Wikipedia
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    The Rookie
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    The Rookie

    Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox

    Released2002

    Directed byJohn Lee Hancock

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    Friday Night Lights
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    Friday Night Lights

    Amber Heard, Connie Britton

    Released2004

    Directed byPeter Berg

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    Smokey and the Bandit
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    Smokey and the Bandit

    Sally Field, Burt Reynolds

    Released1977

    Directed byHal Needham

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    Old Yeller
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    Old Yeller

    Chuck Connors, Fess Parker

    Released1957

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

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    No Country for Old Men
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    No Country for Old Men

    Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones

    Released2007

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    No Country for Old Men is a 2007 American neo-western neo-noir thriller film directed by Joel... more on Wikipedia
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    The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
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    The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

    Dolly Parton, Burt Reynolds

    Released1982

    Directed byColin Higgins

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    Last Man Standing
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    Last Man Standing

    Bruce Willis, Christopher Walken

    Released1996

    Directed byWalter Hill

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    The Outlaw Josey Wales
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    The Outlaw Josey Wales

    Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke

    Released1976

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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    The Magnificent Seven
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    The Magnificent Seven

    Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson

    Released1960

    Directed byJohn Sturges

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    A Perfect World
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    A Perfect World

    Clint Eastwood, Kevin Costner

    Released1993

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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    Secondhand Lions
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    Secondhand Lions

    Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment

    Released2003

    Directed byTim McCanlies

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    Selena
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    Selena

    Jennifer Lopez, Constance Marie

    Released1997

    Directed byGregory Nava

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    Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
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    Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

    Kirk Douglas, Dennis Hopper

    Released1957

    Directed byJohn Sturges

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    The Longest Yard
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    The Longest Yard

    Adam Sandler, Courteney Cox

    Released2005

    Directed byPeter Segal

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    Real Steel
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    Real Steel

    Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly

    Released2011

    Directed byShawn Levy

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    From Dusk till Dawn
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    From Dusk till Dawn

    Salma Hayek, George Clooney

    Released1996

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez, Sarah Kelly

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    Holes
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    Holes

    Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2003

    Directed byAndrew Davis

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    Planet Terror
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    Planet Terror

    Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan

    Released2007

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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    Places in the Heart
    31
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    Places in the Heart

    Sally Field, John Malkovich

    Released1984

    Directed byRobert Benton

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    The Border
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    The Border

    Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel

    Released1982

    Directed byTony Richardson

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    Kill Bill Volume 1
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    Kill Bill Volume 1

    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu

    Released2003

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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    Flags of Our Fathers
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    Flags of Our Fathers

    Paul Walker, Ryan Phillippe

    Released2006

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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