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The Best Movies With Texas in the Title 

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Updated June 14, 2019 1.4k votes 123 voters 13.3k views 93 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite movie with Texas in the name.

Have you ever noticed how many movies there are with Texas in the name? This list ranks the best movies with Texas in the title, regardless of genre or rating. What is your favorite movie with Texas in the name? The Texas Chainsaw Massacre series definitely stands out as the most popular to fit this criteria. This is kind of an odd way to categorize movies, but that's also why it's so fun! There are probably one or two movies with Texas in the title that you instantly think of, but you might be surprised how many others there are too as you scroll through this list.

This ranked poll of films with Texas in the title includes movies like Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and Paris, Texas. Don't forget that this list is interactive, meaning you can vote the film names up or down depending on much you liked each movie that has the word Texas in it.
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The Texas Chain Saw Mass... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies With Texas in the Title
Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal

Released: 1974

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

This movie is a 1974 American slasher film, directed and produced by Tobe Hooper, who cowrote it with Kim Henkel. It stars Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow and Gunnar ...more

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The Best Little Whorehou... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies With Texas in the Title
Dolly Parton, Burt Reynolds, Jim Nabors

Released: 1982

Directed by: Colin Higgins

This film is a 1982 American musical comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Colin Higgins. It is an adaptation of the 1978 Broadway musical of the same name and stars Dolly Parton and ...more

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The Texas Chainsaw Massa... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies With Texas in the Title
Jessica Biel, R. Lee Ermey, Mike Vogel

Released: 2003

Directed by: Marcus Nispel

This film is a 2003 American horror film, and a remake of the 1974 horror film of the same name. It is a reboot of the franchise, marking its fifth installment, and was directed by Marcus Nispel ...more

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The Texas Chainsaw Massa... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies With Texas in the Title
Dennis Hopper, Bill Moseley, Kinky Friedman

Released: 1986

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (marketed as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2) is a 1986 American black comedy slasher film directed by Tobe Hooper. A radio host (Caroline Williams) is ...more

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The Texas Chainsaw Massa... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies With Texas in the Title
Jordana Brewster, Matt Bomer, Diora Baird

Released: 2006

Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman

This film is a 2006 American slasher film. The sixth installment of the Texas Chainsaw franchise was directed by Jonathan Liebesman and co-produced by Kim Henkel and Tobe Hooper, the film went ...more

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Texas Killing Fields is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies With Texas in the Title
Jessica Chastain, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sam Worthington

Released: 2011

Directed by: Ami Canaan Mann

Texas Killing Fields is a 2011 American crime film directed by Ami Canaan Mann, starring Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jessica Chastain and Chloë Grace Moretz. It competed in the ...more
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Texas Cyclone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies With Texas in the Title
John Wayne, Walter Brennan, Vernon Dent

Released: 1932

Directed by: D. Ross Lederman

Texas Cyclone is a 1932 American Western film directed by D. Ross Lederman. The film stars Tim McCoy as "Texas Grant", Shirley Grey, Wheeler Oakman and John Wayne, and features an ...more
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The Best Little Whorehou... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies With Texas in the Title

Released: 1982

Directed by: Colin Higgins

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a musical with a book by Texas author Larry L. King and Peter Masterson and music and lyrics by Carol Hall. It is based on a story by King that was ...more

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Two for Texas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies With Texas in the Title
Kris Kristofferson, Tom Skerritt, Peter Coyote

Released: 1998

Directed by: Rod Hardy

Two for Texas is a 1998 television movie written by James Lee Burke and directed by Rod Hardy.
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Murder in Texas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies With Texas in the Title
Farrah Fawcett, Sam Elliott, Andy Griffith

Directed by: William Hale

Murder in Texas is a 1981 television film that starred Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott, Farrah Fawcett, and Andy Griffith. The film was directed by William Hale, and was based on a true story; that ...more
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Leatherface: The Texas C... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies With Texas in the Title
Viggo Mortensen, Ken Foree, Tom Everett

Released: 1990

Directed by: Jeff Burr

This film is the second sequel to the 1974 film and was directed by Jeff Burr. It was released by New Line Cinema on January 12, 1990. The film makes numerous references to the original film's ...more

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The Yellow Rose of Texas... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies With Texas in the Title
Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, George Cleveland

Released: 1944

Directed by: Joseph Kane

The Yellow Rose of Texas is a 1944 film directed by Joseph Kane.
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The Positively True Adve... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies With Texas in the Title
Holly Hunter, Beau Bridges, Swoosie Kurtz

Released: 1993

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

This film is a 1993 comedy TV movie produced by and for HBO. It was directed by Michael Ritchie and starred Holly Hunter, Swoosie Kurtz and Beau Bridges. It is based on the true story of Wanda ...more
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Texas Chainsaw Massacre:... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies With Texas in the Title
Matthew McConaughey, Renée Zellweger, Debra Marshall

Released: 1994

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation is a 1994 independent American horror film written and directed by Kim Henkel, and starring Renée Zellweger and Matthew McConaughey. The plot ...more

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Once Upon a Texas Train ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies With Texas in the Title
Willie Nelson, Angie Dickinson, Richard Widmark

Released: 1988

Directed by: Burt Kennedy

Once Upon a Texas Train is 1988 made-for-TV movie directed by Burt Kennedy and starring Willie Nelson as John Henry Lee and Richard Widmark as Captain Oren Hayes. The movie opens with a train ...more
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Happy, Texas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies With Texas in the Title
William H. Macy, Ron Perlman, Ally Walker

Released: 1999

Directed by: Mark Illsley

Happy, Texas is a comedy film released in 1999 directed by Mark Illsley, and starring Steve Zahn, Jeremy Northam and William H. Macy.
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From Dusk Till Dawn 2: T... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies With Texas in the Title
Tiffani Thiessen, Danny Trejo, Bruce Campbell

Released: 1999

Directed by: Scott Spiegel

From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money is an American horror action thriller Vampire film released on March 16, 1999. It's the second movie in the From Dusk Till Dawn series and is a sequel to ...more
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Paris, Texas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies With Texas in the Title
Nastassja Kinski, Sam Shepard, Dean Stockwell

Released: 1984

Directed by: Wim Wenders

Paris, Texas is a 1984 drama film directed by Wim Wenders and starring Harry Dean Stanton, Dean Stockwell, Nastassja Kinski, and Hunter Carson. The screenplay was written by L.M. Kit Carson and ...more

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Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies With Texas in the Title
Peter Facinelli, Ashley Johnson, Breckin Meyer

Released: 1998

Directed by: Tim McCanlies

Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 is a 1998 comedy-drama film starring Breckin Meyer, Peter Facinelli, Eddie Mills, and Ethan Embry.
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Texas Terror is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies With Texas in the Title
John Wayne, George "Gabby" Hayes, LeRoy Mason

Released: 1935

Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury

Texas Terror is a 1935 American romantic Western film starring John Wayne and Lucile Brown, and directed by Robert N. Bradbury.
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Texas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies With Texas in the Title
Valeria Golino, Riccardo Scamarcio, Teco Celio

Released: 2005

Directed by: Fausto Paravidino

Texas is a 2005 drama film directed by Fausto Paravidino and co-written with Iris Fusetti,Carlo Orlando.
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King of Texas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies With Texas in the Title
Patrick Stewart, Lauren Holly, Marcia Gay Harden

Released: 2002

Directed by: Uli Edel

King of Texas is a 2002 drama western film written by Stephen Harrigan and directed by Uli Edel.
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Texas Across the River ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies With Texas in the Title
Dean Martin, Alain Delon, Peter Graves

Released: 1966

Directed by: Michael Gordon

Texas Across The River is a 1966 western film comedy/satire with Dean Martin and Joey Bishop. The film was directed by Michael Gordon.
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Under a Texas Moon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies With Texas in the Title
Myrna Loy, Noah Beery, Sr.

Released: 1930

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Under A Texas Moon is a 1930 musical western film photographed entirely in Technicolor. It was based on the novel Two-Gun Man which was written by Stewart Edward White. It was the second ...more

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West Texas Lullaby is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies With Texas in the Title
Heather Graham, Val Kilmer, AnnaSophia Robb

Released: 2007

Directed by: Brad Isaacs

Have Dreams, Will Travel is a 2007 drama film set in the 1960s. It was written and directed by Brad Isaacs and stars AnnaSophia Robb and Cayden Boyd.