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The Best Movies About Wyoming

Updated August 8, 2019 283 votes 26 voters51 items

List RulesRegardless 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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    Unforgiven

    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman

    Released1992

    Directed byClint 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 one...  more
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    Vice

    Christian Bale, Amy Adams

    Released2018

    Directed byAdam 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 world as...  more
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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    Paul Newman, Robert Redford

    Released1969

    Directed byGeorge 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 outlaws...  more
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    An Unfinished Life

    Jennifer Lopez, Morgan Freeman

    Released2005

    Directed byLasse 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 Morgan...  more
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    The Hateful Eight

    Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell

    Released2015

    Directed byQuentin 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 cabin...  more
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    Wind River

    Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen

    Released2017

    Directed byTaylor 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 (Jeremy...  more
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    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr

    Released1977

    Directed bySteven 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, Bob Balaban,...  more
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    Brokeback Mountain

    Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2005

    Directed byAng 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 by...  more
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    Shane

    Jack Palance, Jean Arthur

    Released1953

    Directed byGeorge 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 by...  more
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    Bulldog Courage

    Paul Fix, Ed Cassidy

    Released1935

    Directed bySam Newfield

    Bulldog Courage is a 1935 American Western directed by Sam Newfield, and produced by Sigmund Neufeld for Puritan Pictures....  more
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    These Thousand Hills

    Lee Remick, Don Murray

    Released1959

    Directed byRichard Fleischer

    These Thousand Hills is a 1959 Western film starring Patricia Owens, Alfred Hayes and Richard Egan, and based on the novel of the same name by A. B. Guthrie Jr.. It was directed by Richard...  more
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    Day of the Outlaw

    Tina Louise, Burl Ives

    Released1959

    Directed byAndré 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....  more
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    Any Which Way You Can

    Clint Eastwood, Glen Campbell

    Released1980

    Directed byBuddy 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 the...  more
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    Bucking Broadway

    Harry Carey, Martha Mattox

    Released1917

    Directed byJohn 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 CNC....  more
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    Cat Ballou

    Jane Fonda, Nat King Cole

    Released1965

    Directed byElliot 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 Jane...  more
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    Flicka

    Maria Bello, Tim McGraw

    Released2006

    Directed byMichael 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, and...  more
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    Heartland

    Rip Torn, Conchata Ferrell

    Released1979

    Directed byRichard 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 a...  more
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    Heaven's Gate

    Mickey Rourke, Willem Dafoe

    Released1980

    Directed byMichael Cimino

    Heaven's Gate is a 1980 American epic Western film written and directed by Michael Cimino. It portrays a fictional dispute between land barons and European immigrants in Wyoming in the 1890s. The...  more
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    Meet the Deedles

    Paul Walker, Dennis Hopper

    Released1998

    Directed bySteve 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 Entertainment...  more
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    Rancho Notorious

    Marlene Dietrich, Jack Elam

    Released1952

    Directed byFritz Lang

    Rancho Notorious is a 1952 Western film shot in Technicolor, directed by Fritz Lang and starring Marlene Dietrich as the matron of a criminal hideout called Chuck-a-Luck. Arthur Kennedy and Mel...  more
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    Ready to Rumble

    Rose McGowan, Randy Savage

    Released2000

    Directed byBrian Robbins

    Ready to Rumble is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Brian Robbins and written by Steven Brill, which is based on Turner Broadcasting's now defunct professional wrestling promotion, World...  more
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    Red Rock West

    Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper

    Released1993

    Directed byJohn Dahl

    Red Rock West is a 1993 neo-noir film directed by John Dahl. It was written by Dahl and his brother Rick, and shot in Montana and Willcox, Arizona. The film was well received at the prestigious...  more
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    Spencer's Mountain

    Maureen O'Hara, Henry Fonda

    Released1963

    Directed byDelmer 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

    Gary Lewis, Robert Wisden

    Released2005

    Directed byTony 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 centered on...  more
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    The Cheyenne Social Club

    James Stewart, Henry Fonda

    Released1970

    Directed byGene 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 about...  more