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The Best Movies About Wyoming 

Ranker Film
Updated August 8, 2019 143 votes 18 voters 53 items

List Rules Regardless of where the movie was filmed, it must be set in Wyoming. Vote up the best movies with Wyoming as the backdrop.

Which of these movies about Wyoming are the best? It's time to vote up the best movies set in the Equality State. Some of these movies were actually filmed in Wyoming but all of them are about or partially set in Wyoming. With a few movies set in or around Cheyenne, the state of Wyoming is the inspiration or setting for classic movies and cult favorites. From Unforgiven to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, it's time to finally determine the greatest Wyoming movies.

Vote up the best movies based in Wyoming. Be sure to check back to see what other voters think about these Wyoming films. Don't see your favorite famous Wyoming movie? Add it to the list and find out how other film aficionados rank your additions.

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The Lawless Nineties is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
John Wayne, Ann Rutherford, George "Gabby" Hayes

Released: 1936

Directed by: Joseph Kane

The Lawless Nineties is a 1936 American Western film directed by Joseph Kane and starring John Wayne and Lane Chandler as federal agents in Wyoming. The film also stars a 19-year-old Ann ...more
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The Matthew Shepard Stor... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Stockard Channing, Sam Waterston, Wendy Crewson

Released: 2002

Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode

The Matthew Shepard Story is a 2002 award-winning Canadian-American television film by director Roger Spottiswoode based on the true story of Matthew Shepard, a 21-years-old gay youth who was ...more
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The Redhead from Wyoming... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Maureen O'Hara, Dennis Weaver, Jeanne Cooper

Released: 1953

Directed by: Lee Sholem

The Redhead from Wyoming is a 1953 American Western drama film produced by Leonard Goldstein and directed by Lee Sholem. It stars Maureen O'Hara as a saloon proprietress who becomes embroiled in ...more
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The Virginian is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Kenneth Harlan, Russell Simpson, Florence Vidor

Released: 1923

Directed by: Tom Forman

The Virginian is a silent film based upon the Owen Wister novel The Virginian and adapted from the popular 1904 theatrical play Wister had collaborated on with playwright Kirke La Shelle. The ...more
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The Virginian is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Gary Cooper, Walter Huston, Randolph Scott

Released: 1929

Directed by: Victor Fleming

The Virginian is a 1929 Western film directed by Victor Fleming and starring Gary Cooper, Walter Huston, and Richard Arlen. The film was based on the 1902 novel The Virginian by Owen Wister and ...more
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The Virginian is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Joel McCrea, Brian Donlevy, Minor Watson

Released: 1946

Directed by: Stuart Gilmore

The Virginian is a 1946 American Western film directed by Stuart Gilmore and starring Joel McCrea, Brian Donlevy, Sonny Tufts, and Barbara Britton. Based on the Owen Wister novel of the same ...more
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Wyoming Outlaw is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
John Wayne, Ray "Crash" Corrigan, Elmo Lincoln

Released: 1939

Directed by: George Sherman

Wyoming Outlaw is a 1939 American "Three Mesquiteers" Western film starring John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, and Raymond Hatton. Wayne played the lead in eight of the fifty-one films in the ...more
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The Virginian is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Dustin Farnum

Released: 1914

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

The Virginian is a 1914 motion picture based upon the novel The Virginian by Owen Wister. The film was adapted from the successful 1904 theatre play Wister had collaborated on with playwright ...more
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I Take This Woman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Gary Cooper, Carole Lombard, Helen Ware

Released: 1931

Directed by: Marion Gering

I Take This Woman is a 1931 American romance film directed by Marion Gering and starring Gary Cooper and Carole Lombard. Based on the novel Lost Ecstasy by Mary Roberts Rinehart, the film is ...more
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Dear Prudence is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Jane Seymour, Jamey Sheridan, Ryan Cartwright

Released: 2008

Directed by: Paul Schneider

Dear Prudence is a film directed by Paul Schneider released on Aug 23, 2008.
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The Ballad of Josie is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Doris Day, George Kennedy, Peter Graves

Released: 1967

Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen

The Ballad of Josie is a 1967 Technicolor American comedy western film directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and starring Doris Day, Peter Graves and George Kennedy. It attempted to humorously tackle ...more
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Never a Dull Moment is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Natalie Wood, Irene Dunne, Fred MacMurray

Released: 1950

Directed by: George Marshall

Never a Dull Moment is a 1950 RKO comedy film starring Irene Dunne and Fred MacMurray. The film is based on the 1943 book Who Could Ask For Anything More? by Kay Swift.
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The Great Sioux Uprising... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Jeff Chandler, Faith Domergue, Glenn Strange

Released: 1953

Directed by: Lloyd Bacon

The Great Sioux Uprising is a 1953 western film directed by Lloyd Bacon and starring Jeff Chandler.
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White Feather is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Robert Wagner, Debra Paget, Hugh O'Brian

Released: 1955

Directed by: Robert D. Webb

White Feather is a 1955 Technicolor western film directed by Robert D. Webb and starring Robert Wagner. The movie was filmed in Durango, Mexico. The story is based on fact; however, the ...more
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In Old Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Roy Rogers, George "Gabby" Hayes, J. Farrell MacDonald

Released: 1941

Directed by: Joseph Kane

In Old Cheyenne is a 1941 American film directed by Joseph Kane and starring Roy Rogers.
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Did You Hear About the M... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Sarah Jessica Parker, Hugh Grant, Sam Elliott

Released: 2009

Directed by: Marc Lawrence

Did You Hear About the Morgans? is a 2009 American romantic comedy film directed and written by Marc Lawrence. Golden Globe winners Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker portray the film's ...more
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Taken in Broad Daylight ... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
James Van Der Beek, LeVar Burton, Sara Canning

Released: 2009

Directed by: Gary Yates

Taken in Broad Daylight is a 2009 American made-for-television movie based on the real-life kidnapping of Nebraska teenager Anne Sluti, who was abducted and held for six days in April 2001 by ...more
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The Lady from Cheyenne ... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
The Lady from Cheyenne Loretta Young, Robert Preston, Edward Arnold

Released: 1941

Directed by: Frank Lloyd

The Lady from Cheyenne is a film directed by Frank Lloyd released on Apr 11, 1941.
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Bright Angel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Sam Shepard, Bill Pullman, Lili Taylor

Released: 1990

Directed by: Michael Fields

Bright Angel is a 1990 film directed by Michael Fields. Although it received some critical acclaim, the film earned only $158,243 at the domestic box office.
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Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Cheyenne Jane Wyman, Dennis Morgan

Released: 1947

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Cheyenne is a 1947 film directed by Raoul Walsh.
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The Laramie Project is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Christina Ricci, Steve Buscemi, Janeane Garofalo

Released: 2002

Directed by: Moisés Kaufman

The Laramie Project is a 2002 drama film written and directed by Moisés Kaufman. Based on the play of the same name, the film tells the story of the aftermath of the 1998 murder of ...more
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Hyper Sapien: People fro... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Hyper Sapien: People from Another Star Keenan Wynn, Peter Jason, Sydney Penny

Released: 1986

Directed by: Peter R. Hunt

Hyper Sapien: People from Another Star is a 1986 film directed by Peter R. Hunt and starring Dennis Holahan and Sydney Penny.
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Broadway to Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Broadway to Cheyenne John Elliott, Harry Semels, Marceline Day

Released: 1932

Directed by: Harry L. Fraser

Broadway to Cheyenne is a 1932 American Western film directed by Harry L. Fraser. The film is also known as From Broadway to Cheyenne. The film successfully combines the Western with the ...more
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Cattle King is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Cattle King Robert Taylor

Released: 1963

Directed by: Tay Garnett

Cattle King is a 1963 film directed by Tay Garnett. It stars Robert Taylor and Robert Loggia. It also appears to have been called Guns of Wyoming in some countries.
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Flicka 2 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Patrick Warburton, Tammin Sursok, Clint Black

Released: 2010

Directed by: Michael Damian

Flicka 2 is a 2010 direct-to-DVD film and sequel to Flicka. This is a movie about a city girl who finds herself in the country not by choice and befriends a horse. Both girl and horse not ...more