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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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Butch Cassidy and the Su... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Cloris Leachman

Released: 1969

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman. Based loosely on fact, the film tells the story of Wild West ...more
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Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman

Released: 1992

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Unforgiven is a 1992 American Western film produced and directed by Clint Eastwood with a screenplay written by David Webb Peoples. The film portrays William Munny, an aging outlaw who takes on ...more
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Vice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell

Released: 2018

Directed by: Adam McKay

Vice is a 2018 biographical comedy-drama film directed by Adam McKay. The story of Dick Cheney (Christian Bale), the most powerful Vice President in history, and how his policies changed the ...more
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Shane is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Jack Palance, Jean Arthur, Alan Ladd

Released: 1953

Directed by: George Stevens

Shane is a 1953 American Technicolor Western film from Paramount. It was produced and directed by George Stevens from a screenplay by A. B. Guthrie, Jr., based on the 1949 novel of the same name ...more
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Any Which Way You Can is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Clint Eastwood, Glen Campbell, Ruth Gordon

Released: 1980

Directed by: Buddy Van Horn

Any Which Way You Can is a 1980 American action comedy film, starring Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, William Smith, and Ruth Gordon. It is directed by Buddy Van Horn. The film is ...more
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An Unfinished Life is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Jennifer Lopez, Morgan Freeman, Robert Redford

Released: 2005

Directed by: Lasse Hallström

An Unfinished Life is a 2005 drama film directed by Swedish director Lasse Hallström, and based on the Mark Spragg novel of the same name. The film stars Robert Redford, Jennifer Lopez, and ...more
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Close Encounters of the ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Carl Weathers

Released: 1977

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a 1977 science fiction film, written and directed by Steven Spielberg and featuring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, ...more
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Wind River is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Jeremy Renner, Ashley Olsen, Jon Bernthal

Directed by: Taylor Sheridan

Wind River is a 2017 American thriller film directed and written by Taylor Sheridan (Sicario, Hell or High Water) in his directorial debut. US Fish and Wildlife Service agent Cory Lambert ...more
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The Hateful Eight is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Released: 2015

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

The Hateful Eight is a 2015 American Western film directed by Quentin Tarantino. In a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter (Kurt Russell) and his prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) find shelter in a ...more
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Brokeback Mountain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Mara

Released: 2005

Directed by: Ang Lee

Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American epic romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee. It is a film adaptation of the 1997 short story of the same name by Annie Proulx; the screenplay was written ...more
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Cat Ballou is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Jane Fonda, Nat King Cole, Lee Marvin

Released: 1965

Directed by: Elliot Silverstein

Cat Ballou is a 1965 comedy Western film, the story of a woman who hires a notorious gunman to protect her father's ranch, but finds that the gunman is not what she expected. The movie stars ...more
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The Virginian is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Bucking Broadway is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Harry Carey, Martha Mattox, Molly Malone

Released: 1917

Directed by: John Ford

Bucking Broadway is a 1917 film by John Ford, probably his sixth feature film. Long thought to be lost, along with about 60 of Ford's 70 silent films, it was found in 2002 in the archives of the ...more
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Meet the Deedles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Paul Walker, Dennis Hopper, Ana Gasteyer

Released: 1998

Directed by: Steve Boyum

Meet the Deedles is a 1998 American comedy film directed by Steve Boyum and starring Paul Walker and Steve Van Wormer. It was the first theatrically released film to be produced by DIC ...more
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Bulldog Courage is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Paul Fix, Ed Cassidy, John Elliott

Released: 1935

Directed by: Sam Newfield

Bulldog Courage is a 1935 American Western directed by Sam Newfield, and produced by Sigmund Neufeld for Puritan Pictures.
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Day of the Outlaw is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Tina Louise, Burl Ives, Robert Ryan

Released: 1959

Directed by: André de Toth

Day of the Outlaw is a 1959 Western film starring Robert Ryan, Burl Ives, and Tina Louise. It was directed by André De Toth; this was his last Western feature film.
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Flicka is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Maria Bello, Tim McGraw, Armie Hammer

Released: 2006

Directed by: Michael Mayer

Flicka is a 2006 film loosely based on the 1941 children's novel My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara. The film is directed by Michael Mayer. The novel has previously been made into a film in 1943, ...more
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The Cheyenne Social Club... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Shirley Jones

Released: 1970

Directed by: Gene Kelly

The Cheyenne Social Club is a 1970 Western comedy, written by James Lee Barrett, directed and produced by Gene Kelly, and starring James Stewart, Henry Fonda and Shirley Jones. It's the story ...more
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Heartland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Rip Torn, Conchata Ferrell, Barry Primus

Released: 1979

Directed by: Richard Pearce

Heartland is a 1979 American film, directed by Richard Pearce, starring Rip Torn and Conchata Ferrell. The film is a stark depiction of early homestead life in the American West. It is based on ...more
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Spencer's Mountain is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Maureen O'Hara, Henry Fonda, Veronica Cartwright

Released: 1963

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Spencer's Mountain is a 1963 film written, directed, and produced by Delmer Daves from a novel by Earl Hamner, Jr. The film starred Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara and in early appearances, James ...more
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Supervolcano is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Wyoming
Gary Lewis, Robert Wisden, Tom McBeath

Released: 2005

Directed by: Tony Mitchell

Supervolcano is a science docufiction disaster television film that originally aired on 13 March 2005 on BBC One, and released by the BBC on 10 April 2005 on the Discovery Channel. It is ...more
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Taken in Broad Daylight ... is listed (or ranked) 22 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 Redhead from Wyoming... is listed (or ranked) 23 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 Great Sioux Uprising... is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Did You Hear About the M... is listed (or ranked) 25 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