Best Texas Films

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This list is inspired by the article "No Country for Bad Movies" from the June, 2011 issue of Texas Monthly. Their panel was limited by criteria such as no documentaries, nothing made-for-TV, and each film "had to really feel as if it could only have been made in Texas". Their official results comprise listings 1-10 below, in no particular order.

Everything after #10 is an at-large selection made by me based on looser guidelines, namely anything partially set in or partially filmed in Texas.

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  1. 1 -

    The Searchers

    1956, in 24 top lists Check
  2. 2 -

    No Country for Old Men

    2007, in 23 top lists Check
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    Hud

    1963, in 8 top lists Check
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    The Last Picture Show

    1971, in 19 top lists Check
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    Red River

    1948, in 15 top lists Check
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    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    1974, in 14 top lists Check
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    Blood Simple

    1984, in 8 top lists Check
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    Tender Mercies

    1983, in 4 top lists Check
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    Bonnie and Clyde

    1967, in 29 top lists Check
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    Giant

    1956, in 10 top lists Check
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    Dazed and Confused

    1993, in 7 top lists Check
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    The Wild Bunch

    1969, in 23 top lists Check
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    Sin City

    2005, in 10 top lists Check
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    Midnight Cowboy

    1969, in 22 top lists Check
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    The Thin Blue Line

    1988, in 12 top lists Check
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    Rio Bravo

    1959, in 18 top lists Check
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    Rushmore

    1998, in 10 top lists Check
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    Paris, Texas

    1984, in 20 top lists Check
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    Terms of Endearment

    1983, in 8 top lists Check
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    Office Space

    1999, in 6 top lists Check
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    Apollo 13

    1995, in 4 top lists Check
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    Written on the Wind

    1956, in 11 top lists Check
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    Slacker

    1990, in 7 top lists Check
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    Lonesome Dove

    1989, in 1 top list Check
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    The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

    2005, in 2 top lists Check
  26. 26 new

    Django Unchained

    2012, in 10 top lists Check
  27. 27 -1

    A Perfect World

    1993, in 2 top lists Check
  28. 28 -1

    Dancer, Texas Pop. 81

    1998, in 0 top lists Check
  29. 29 -1

    Friday Night Lights

    2004, in 0 top lists Check
  30. 30 -1

    Places in the Heart

    1984, in 3 top lists Check
  31. 31 -1

    American Playhouse: The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez

    1982, in 0 top lists Check
  32. 32 -1

    North Dallas Forty

    1979, in 0 top lists Check
  33. 33 -1

    The Trip to Bountiful

    1985, in 1 top list Check
  34. 34 -1

    True Grit

    2010, in 6 top lists Check
  35. 35 -1

    The Chase

    1966, in 1 top list Check
  36. 36 -1

    Secondhand Lions

    2003, in 0 top lists Check
  37. 37 new

    Hell or High Water

    2016, in 5 top lists Check
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    Planet Terror

    2007, in 1 top list Check
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    The Alamo

    1960, in 1 top list Check
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    The Apostle

    1997, in 3 top lists Check
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    Smokey and the Bandit

    1977, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Tree of Life

    2011, in 12 top lists Check
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    Lone Star

    1996, in 5 top lists Check
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    Bottle Rocket

    1996, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Getaway

    1972, in 2 top lists Check
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    Old Yeller

    1957, in 2 top lists Check
  47. 47 -2

    Death Proof

    2007, in 3 top lists Check
  48. 48 -2

    Waco: The Rules of Engagement

    1997, in 1 top list Check
  49. 49 new

    You're Gonna Miss Me

    2005, in 0 top lists Check
  50. 50 -2

    What's Eating Gilbert Grape

    1993, in 1 top list Check
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