There are a ton of Cowboy movies, heck they even have their own channel, but there aren't a ton of movies with the word "cowboy" in the title! So, I've broken down the best movies with "cowboy" in the title!

  • 1

    Midnight Cowboy

    Whatever you hear about Midnight Cowboy is true.

    This movie was good enough to win the Oscar for Best Picture in 1970 and then be re-released in 1980.  Jon Voight plays a country boy in the city and gets into some shady business with his new city friend played by Dustin Hoffman. Ultimately, it's a story about friendship.

    IMDB rating: 7.9/10

  • 2

    Urban Cowboy

    Hard hat days and honky-tonk nights.

    Another instant classic in my opinion. You got John Travolta before he was weird, Debra Winger at her country sexiest, Mickey Gilley and the Charlie Daniels Band. If you're from the south, you've seen this and you already know.

    IMDB rating: 6.1/10

  • 3

    The Cowboys

    All they wanted was their chance to be men... and he gave it to them.

    What kind of list would this have been without a John Wayne movie. Of all the cowboy movies "the Duke" was in, this is the only one with "cowboy" in the title. Spoiler Alert: This movie may be best known for Bruce Dern's character shooting John Wayne in the back. It's a must see if you love westerns.

    IMDB rating: 7.4/10

  • 4

    Drugstore Cowboy

    A pharmacy-robbing dope fiend and his crew pop pills and evade the law.

    Matt Dillon and Kelly Lynch perform in this Gus Van Zandt directed instant classic. It's the love story of a junkie battling his demons. Matt Dillon says it's his personal favorite of all the films he's been in.

    IMDB rating: 7.4/10

  • 5

    Cowboys & Aliens

    First contact. Last stand.

    The thing I love about this movie, is that it doesn't take itself too seriously! Get ready to see Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig (otherwise known as James Bond 007,) and Olivia Wilde team up with some Indians to battle some aliens who want to destroy the earth! This movie is two hours of fun.

    IMDB rating: 6.1/10