Take the whole family on a western adventure of a lifetime!
Twelve family-friendly movies filled with the excitement of the Old West.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Starring Thomas Mitchell, John Carradine
(1955) B&W Not Rated
This classic tale from author Mark Twain was brought to the small screen for the first time in the 1950’s and features Thomas Mitchell and John Carradine. This classic novel features the tales of Huckleberry Finn, a young mischievous boy who heads down the Mississippi River in search of adventure. Along with his companion Tom Sawyer, the two find excitement and danger on their travels.
Against a Crooked Sky
Starring Richard Boone, Stewart Peterson, Geoffrey Land
(1975) Color G
A Native American tribe raids a pioneer families’ farm and makes off with their eldest daughter. Her brother sets off in search of the tribe in order to rescue his sister, enlisting the aid of a drunken fur trapper as a guide. Once he finds and confronts the tribe with his demand for her release, he is told he must endure a test in order to win her freedom.
Starring Cameron Bancroft, Bellamy Young, Aidan Mitchell, Amber Benson
(2007) Color PG
In order for big-city doctor Evan Gibbs to get the “job of a lifetime”, the workaholic single parent must spend his summer in the mountains of North Carolina setting up a clinic. Arriving in Dunn’s Rock with his 10 year-old son, the doctor discovers what is most important to him and learns to enjoy the simple things in life. Country Remedy is an award-winning uplifting story of the healing power of family and community.
Cowboys and Angels
Starring Adam Trese, Mia Kirshner, Radha Mitchell
(2000) Color PG
Left at the altar, heartbroken Danny fears that he will never love again, until the mysterious and angelic JoJo appears in his life. With JoJo as his guide, Danny begins a journey of self-exploration, uncovering the triumphs and tragedies of lust and love. Danny learns to follow his heart, discovering the true meaning of destiny in this moving and uplifting romantic tale.
The Groom Wore Spurs
Starring Ginger Rogers, Jack Carson, Joan Davis
1951) B&W Not Rated
A movie star cowboy turns out to have the opposite personality from his on-screen persona. After getting into some trouble in Las Vegas, the movie cowboy is freed through the effort of his female attorney. Marrying each other, the attorney decides to try to change her husband into the on-screen hero he portrays.
The Gun and the Pulpit
Starring Marjoe Gortner, Slim Pickens, Pamela Sue Martin
(1974) Color Not Rated
An outlaw gunslinger is on the run with a bounty on his head and a posse tracking him. Riding through the desert, he stumbles across the body of a recently killed traveling preacher and gets an idea. Taking on the identity of a minister, he hopes to elude his pursuers but, also uses his new-found position to make a change in his life.
Starring Deborah Raffin, Christopher Reeve, J.T. Walsh, Helen Shaver
(1993) Color PG-13
A reclusive rural woman with two children and another on the way places an ad for help around the house, and a handsome parolee responds. The two form an uneasy relationship that eventually leads them to re-examine their memories of years ago. Deborah Raffin, Christopher Reeve, J.T. Walsh and Helen Shaver star in this adaptation of LaVyrle Spencer’s novel.
The Proud Rebel
Starring Alan Ladd, Olivia de Havilland, Dean Jagger
(1958) Color Not Rated
A Civil War veteran looks for a peaceful life for him and his mute son, as they arrive in a town looking to treat the son’s ailment. After being accused of inciting a brawl and facing a jail sentence, the veteran and son find themselves taking up residence in the home of the local spinster. When a cruel sheep rancher and his sons attempt to force the spinster off her land, the veteran is forced to make some tough decisions concerning her welfare as well as that of his son.
Run to the High Country
Starring Erik Larsen, Karen Steele, Keith Larsen
(1974) Color Not Rated
A young boy living in the wilds of Utah decides to do something to protect the local wildlife and environment. His plans involve interfering with the hunters who come into the area to track and shoot their prey. Despite putting himself in possible danger of being injured accidentally, the young boy sets out to save the animals and their homes he loves so much.
Tommy and the Cool Mule
Starring Kevin Sorbo, Siri Baruc, Grant Barker, Ice-T
(2009) Color PG
Tommy Braxton’s father goes to war and never returns, forcing Tommy to become the man of the house and support his mom and sister. Tommy makes a friend and finds a way to save his family’s farm when he meets a new friend, Jackie A., a talking mule. Against all odds, Tommy and Jackie A. triumph over the older bullies and their horses at the county stock show in a spectacular show of resolve and determination that caps off a winning family adventure!
Under California Stars
Starring Roy Rogers, Andy Devine, Jane Frazee
(1948) Color Not Rated
Upon returning to his Ranch with Trigger, Roy discovers that Cookie has hired a group of his relatives, including Caroline, a horse Trainer. When he discovers that a gang is rustling horses on his land, he quickly puts a stop to it. When Trigger is kidnapped and a ransom of $100,000 is demanded, Roy decides to set a trap for the kidnappers.
Wackiest Wagon Train in the West
Starring Bob Denver, Forrest Tucker, Ivor Francis
(1976) Color G
Wagon master Callahan and his assistant Dusty are leading a rag-tag bunch of pioneers out West to the promise of a new life for all. Unfortunately, Dusty’s mistakes ends up causing Callahan to become separated from the wagon train they were following. Now forced to lead their group of untrained settlers without any true sense of where they were headed, Callahan and Dusty take their wagon train from one hilarious misadventure to the next.