3. River of No Return (1954)
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Genre: Adventure, Western NFB Rating: 4.586 IMDB Rating: 6.70 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.80Actors: Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe, Rory Calhoun, Tommy Rettig Director: Otto Preminger, Jean Negulesco
Plot: Matt Calder, who lives on a remote farm with his young son Mark, helps two unexpected visitors who lose control of their raft on the nearby river. Harry Weston is a gambler by profession and he is racing to the nearest town to register a mining claim he has won in a poker game. His attractive wife Kay, a former saloon hall girl, is with him. When Calder refuses to let Weston have his only rifle and horse, he simply takes them leaving his wife behind. Unable to defend themselves against a likely Indian attack, Calder, his son and Kay Weston begin the treacherous journey down the river on the raft Weston left behind.
2. Urban Cowboy (1980)
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Genre: Drama, Romance, Western NFB Rating: 5.071 IMDB Rating: 6.20 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.50Actors: John Travolta, Debra Winger, Scott Glenn, Madolyn Smith Osborne Director: James Bridges
Plot: Bud Davis is a country boy who moves to the city to visit his uncle and his family. He starts hanging out at Gilley's, the popular nightclub owned by Mickey Gilley himself. He takes a job at the oil refinery where his uncle works, hoping to save enough money to buy some land. He also meets a cowgirl named Sissy, they dance together, fall in love and suddenly get married. And then their marriage is shattered when Bud sees Sissy allegedly seeing con man Wes, who teaches her how to ride the mechanical bull... and plans to rob Gilley's. When a bull-riding contest at Gilley's is announced, Bud decides to sign up. Can he win the contest and save his marriage to Sissy?
1. The Missing (2003)
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Genre: Adventure, Thriller, Western NFB Rating: 6.676 IMDB Rating: 6.50 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.10Actors: Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood, Jenna Boyd Director: Ron Howard
Plot: In 19th-century New Mexico, a father (Tommy Lee Jones) comes back home, hoping to reconcile with his adult daughter Maggie (Cate Blanchett). Maggie's daughter is kidnapped, forcing father and estranged daughter to work together to get her back.