Taylor Sheridan's 2017 hit, Wind River gave a rare offering into the neo-Western genre critics and fans both loved. The film stars Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen, though they aren't in their familiar Avengers roles in this film! The pair teamed up in this movie to try and solve a murder in the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming and the story fits perfectly in the setting—making for an amazing film. Now that the movie has come and gone, however, you may be on the lookout for something new to watch.
Fortunately, there's this very list, which compiles the very best in movies and TV shows like Wind River fans are certain to enjoy. Because the neo-Western genre is so diverse, this list has TV shows and other movies like Wind River you may not have previously considered. Movies like Cold Mountain adhere a bit closer to the genre while TV shows like AMC's Breaking Bad fit right into the neo-Western niche without touching some of the all-too familiar tropes of the genre.
For more Wind River recommendations, browse this list and feel free to add any similar shows and movies you think are missing! Of course, also be sure to cast your votes so fellow fans know what to watch after Wind River.
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