The best cowboy movies of 2018

The unique atmosphere of the Wild West and the adventures of contemporaries of that era is dedicated to a separate section of cinema – western. Pictures of this genre tell mainly about cowboys who were forced to live in a dangerous neighborhood with Indians, bandits and gold diggers. We have prepared for you a selection of the best cowboy movies of 2018.

Maiden (2018)

In the center of the plot of this comedy western is a guy named Samuel Alabaster. He travels through the Wild West, trying to find his fiancee Penelope, who was kidnapped two years ago.

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Samuel is helped in the search by the preacher Henry. At least that’s how he appears to others. It soon turns out that Penelope does not really need help and is ready to stand up for herself.

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Original title:
Damsel

Cast:
Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, David Zellner

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.8, IMDb – 5.6

Age limit:
16+

Sisters Brothers (2018)

The list of the best new films about cowboys of 2018 continues with a crime drama about unlucky “bounty hunters”. Two brothers named Sisters receive a task from the mysterious customer of the Commander.

They must find and destroy a certain gold digger. Counting on easy money, the Sisters get down to business. However, the guide hired by them does not perform well, and the hunters instantly find themselves in the role of victims.

Original title:
Les frères Sisters

Cast:
John C Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal

Country:
France, Spain, Romania, Belgium, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 7.0

Age limit:
18+

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

This film consists of six different stories that are united by the theme of the Wild West. Each of the short stories has a fascinating story with its own characters. Among them are traditional Western characters – bank robbers and gold diggers.

There is also a story about the struggle of the Indians with strangers. One of the plots describes the adventures of travelers on a stagecoach. The leitmotif of the film is the truth: everyone fights for himself, and the strongest survive.

Original title:
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Starring :
Tim Blake Nelson, James Franco, Harry Melling

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.3

Age limit:
18+

Cowboys (2018)

The action of the western 2018 “Cowboys” takes place during the colonization of Indonesia by the Netherlands. The main characters of the film are two brothers Jamar and Suho. In their distant youth, they witnessed the brutal murder of their own father by the colonialists.

After this event, the brothers left Indonesia and grew up in America, where over the years they became real cowboys. Two decades later, Jamar and Suho come to their homeland to get even with the villains.

Original title:
Buffalo Boys

Cast:
Yoshi Sudarso, Ario Bayu, Pevita Pierce

Country:
Indonesia, Singapore

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.6, IMDb – 5.8

Payback (2018)

Continues the top 10 westerns picture of a brave American. Mary O’Malley is the wife of a cowboy farmer. Once a man was mercilessly killed by bandits, and the heroine was left a widow.

Mary decides not to sit back and avenge her husband’s death. She buys a horse, rifle, equipment to carry out her plan, and goes on a sacred vendetta.

Original title:
A Reckoning

Cast:
June Marsh, Kevin Macley, Todd Robinson

Country:
USA

Rating:
IMDb – 3.1

Yellowstone (2018)

The list of films continues with the highly rated 2018 series about modern cowboys. The Dutton family’s holdings extend over a vast area adjacent to the famous Yellowstone Park.

The Duttons are descendants of the first American cowboys and are cattle farmers. Indian reservation and construction investors have long dreamed of taking possession of the land on which their ranch is located. The head of the family, John, and his children have to protect their possessions.

Original title:
Yellowstone

Cast:
Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.5, IMDb – 8.6

Age limit:
18+

A Fistful of Lead (2018)

The plot of this film is at first glance simple and unpretentious. Four dashing cowboys want to get rich quick and easy. To do this, it was decided to commit a bank robbery in the city of gold diggers.

However, the daring robbery plan cannot be carried out to the end, and the guys are detained by the local sheriff. Once in prison , the heroes realize that they have been betrayed and are trying to figure out who did it.

Original title:
A Fistful of Lead

Cast:
James Groom, Butch Bernard, Duncan Casey

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
IMDb – 4.3

Dead Men (2018)

The next cowboy movie of 2018 is set in the Wild West. In the center of the plot is a young guy whose father was killed a few years ago by Cole, the leader of the gang. The hero of the film grew up in the Apache tribe, respects and honors its traditions.

The Indians also suffered from the actions of Cole and his bandits. One day, the hero decides that the time has come to stand up for the honor of the tribe and at the same time take revenge on the killer of his father.

Original title:
Dead Men

Cast:
Rick Maddox, Aaron Marchiniak, Richard O. Ryan

Country:
USA

Rating:
IMDb – 4.5

Big Kill (2018)

The events of this western take place in a small cowboy town. By chance, a motley company gathers in this place: two unsuccessful gamblers, an intelligent-looking man and a murderous preacher.

The gamblers are pursued by armed bandits. In order not to be destroyed, the citizens of the cowboy settlement are forced to fight on the side of the heroes.

Original title:
Big Kill

Cast:
Jason Patric, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christoph Sanders

Country:
USA

Rating:
IMDb – 4.8

Age limit:
16+

Hyde Park (2018)

This picture completes the selection of the best cowboy movies of 2018. In the center of the plot is the usual town of Hyde Park, located in the Wild West. Its inhabitants were not lucky enough to be born at a time when the main arguments in any dispute were force and weapons.

Hyde Park has long been terrorized by a gang of Texas cowboys, and none of the locals dare to confront the criminals. Only a middle-aged sheriff Mike McCluskey decides to fight back.

Original title:
Hyde Park

Starring :
C Thomas Howell, Viva Bianca, Luke Arnold

Country:
USA

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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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