5 Movies Like The Dark Tower With All the Post-Apocalypse Wild West Feels

These movies like The Dark Tower prove the west only gets wilder after the apocalypse! Check them out & add them to your watch list now!

These movies like The Dark Tower prove the west only gets wilder after the apocalypse! Check them out & add them to your watch list now!


The Dark Tower is an action, horror, science fantasy, western movie that will be released in theaters on August 4, 2017. As we mentioned in our trivia post, it is a continuation of the book series by Stephen King, of the same name. The movie stars Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey and Tom Taylor. Here are some other movies like The Dark Tower.

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Movies Like the Dark Tower

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1-The Burrowers

The Burrowers is a 2008 horror, thriller, western movie that is based on the 2008 short film- Blood Red Earth. When a family is kidnapped by unknown invaders, a search party consisting of Fergus Coffey, an Irish immigrant; Dobie Spacks, a naïve teenager; Walnut Callaghan, a former slave; John Clay, the community leader and William Parcher, an experienced Indian fighter, is tasked with trying to find them, as they encounter a species of creatures that prey on humans. The Burrowers stars Karl Geary as Fergus, Galen Hutchison as Dobie, Sean Patrick Thomas as Walnut, Clancy Brown as John and William Mapother as William.

2-The Book of Eli

The Book of Eli is a 2010 post-apocalyptic, wester, action movie. Eli, a nomad, is tasked with guarding a mysterious book, that contains an array of secrets, as he journeys across the United States. However, along the way, Eli encounters Carnegie, who is seeking Eli’s book to control the people in his town. The Book of Eli stars Denzel Washington as Eli and Gary Oldman as Carnegie.

3-Cowboys vs. Aliens

Cowboys vs. Aliens is a 2011 sci-fi western movie that is based on the 2006 book, of the same name, by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg. A trio, including Jake Lonergan, an amnesiac wanted outlaw; Colonel Woodrow Dolarhyde, a ruthless, wealthy cattleman and Ella Swenson, a mysterious traveler, team together to save some of the residents of a small town in New Mexico Territory, who were abducted by a group of aliens. Cowboys vs. Aliens stars Daniel Craig as Jake, Harrison Ford as Colonel Woodrow and Olivia Wilde as Ella.

4-Django Unchained

Django Unchained is a 2012 drama western movie that is a stylized tribute to the 1966 Spaghetti Western movie- Django. Dr. King Schultz, a former dentist and current bounty hunter and Django Freeman, a freed slave, team up to save Django’s wife, Hildi von Shaft, who has been kidnapped by Calvin Candie, a cruel plantation owner. Django Unchained stars Christoph Waltz as Dr. Schultz, Jamie Foxx as Django, Kerry Washington as Hildi and Leonardo DiCaprio as Calvin.


5-Bone Tomahawk

Bone Tomahawk is a 2015 movie that features adventure, horror, western and drama. In the Wild West town of Bright Hope, four men, including Franklin Hunt, the town’s fair-minded sheriff; Arthur O’Dwyer, a local rancher; John Brooder, a womanizing gunslinger and Chicory, an aging deputy in Bright Hope, team up to save three people who were kidnapped (Samantha O’Dwyer, Arthur’s wife; Nick, a young deputy in Bright Hope and Purvis, a drifter) by cave dwellers who are cannibals. Bone Tomahawk stars Kurt Russell as Franklin, Patrick Wilson as Arthur, Matthew Fox as John, Richard Jenkins as Chicory, Lili Simmons as Samantha, Evan Jonigkeit as Nick and David Arquette as Purvis.


If post-apocalyptic westerns are your thing, then any of these would definitely make you happy! Add them to your watch list and host a movie party with all of your friends!

Do you have any favorite movies like The Dark Tower? Share below!

8 thoughts on “5 Movies Like The Dark Tower With All the Post-Apocalypse Wild West Feels

  1. I never heard of any of these movies but they sounds so good. I’m totally into the weird movies like post apocalyptic, I will have to check these out.

  2. Never heard of any of these movies before, and I found it interesting! I am not into post apocalyptic movies but I bet these are good choices.

  3. I actually watched cowboys vs aliens a few weeks ago and it was a pretty good movie actually considering the concept sounded a little funny to me x

  4. The only one of these I’ve watched was Book of Eli, and I can’t say I was a fan – I don’t think this genre is really for me. But I think that’s a good thing, because if everyone was the same and liked the same things the world would be a boring place! x

  5. I do not like this genre very much but I would like to see the Dark Tower though, mainly because the lead actor 🙂

  6. Django unchained is a great movie and the only one of the above list that i’ve seen. I’m not a horror movie kinda girl and though I have a great interest in movies especially classic films I’ve never been able to really get into horror

  7. Those are a great list of films here. I really want to watch Djiago. I haven’t seen it yet and really do need to I know. I am so excited about the Dark Tower coming out.

  8. I am so glad that you included Django unchained as it is such an incredible movie, so to compare the Dark Tower to Django definitely makes me want to watch it. Plus Idris Elba!

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