Great Taylor Sheridan Movies And TV Shows (And How To Watch Them)

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For the better part of the past decade, there have been a lot of great Taylor Sheridan movies like Wind River and Hell or High Water as well as TV shows like Yellowstone and its various prequel series about the Dutton family. And with so much else in the works, it looks like the actor-turned-filmmaker will be dominating the big screen and small screen for the foreseeable future. 

If you have yet to experience any of Sheridan’s movies and shows outside of the adventures at the Dutton Ranch, look no further, as we have put together a quick yet comprehensive list of the Oscar and Golden Globe nominee’s best movies and shows and how you can watch them.

James holding gun on horseback on 1883

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1883 (2021)

Set more than a century before the events of Yellowstone, The 2021 prequel series, 1883 shows a much earlier generation of the Dutton family long before they became one of the most powerful entities in the American West. The series follows James Dillard Dutton (Tim McGraw) and his wife, Margaret (Faith Hill), John Dutton’s great-grandparents as they navigate the free, fierce, and unforgiving wilderness of the frontier in the years following the American Civil War. Along with characters like Elsa Dutton (Isabel May) and Shea Brennan (Sam Elliott), the prequel further expanded the budding franchise.

1883, though set decades before the events of Yellowstone, very much has the same feeling to it with its tight family bonds, resourcefulness, and deadly power plays between characters who wish to stake their claim and build their legacy. But we’ll have to wait and see if this is the end of the story or if we’ll get a second season of 1883.

Stream 1883 on Paramount+.
Buy 1883 on Amazon.

Jacob and Cara Dutton outside in 1923

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1923 (2022 - Present)

In 2022, Taylor Sheridan further expanded the Yellowstone universe with 1923, another prequel series that took place during one of the most turbulent times in American history. With Prohibition raging, the Great Depression just beyond the horizon, and a series of radical changes either taking place or waiting around the corner, the series sees a Dutton family, at this point in time led by Jacob (Harrison Ford) and Cara (Helen Mirren), in a state of chaos. However, as we’ve seen with other generations of the family, they are nothing if not resilient and resourceful.

The series was picked up for a second season in February 2023, but a year later, fans are still waiting for those episodes, along with Sheridan’s other Yellowstone shows, to drop on Parmount+. 

Stream 1923 on Paramount+.
Buy 1923 on Amazon.

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Tulsa King (2022 - Present)

In 2022, Sylvester Stallone made his long-awaited TV debut with the popular crime series, Tulsa King. The show, which was created by Taylor Sheridan and executive-produced by Terence Winter, follows Dwight “The General” Manfredi (Stallone), a recently paroled mafioso who is sent by his bosses to Oklahoma to expand their criminal enterprise. But like so many movies and shows with this same premise, things don’t go according to plan.

Not long after its first season premiered on Paramount+, the show was picked up for at least another chapter And while we don’t know a whole lot about Tulsa King Season 2 at this point, it’s easy to see why fans are so excited for its return.

Stream Tulsa King on Paramount+.
Buy Tulsa King on Amazon.

Jeremy Renner and Taylor Handley standing next to each other in a field on Mayor of Kingstown

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Mayor Of Kingstown (2021 - Present)

In November 2021, Taylor Sheridan released Mayor of Kingstown upon the world. Co-created by Sheridan and Hugh Dillon (who also has a major role), the series follows Mike McLusky (Jeremy Renner), the reluctant leader of a powerful family who has long kept peace in the not-so-quiet town of Kingstown, Michigan by serving as an in-between for the various criminal and political elements of the community.

Though not a major hit with critics, the show has consistently been popular with fans, which explains its 90% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. And fans of Mayor of Kingstown received some great news in January 2024 when Jeremey Renner, who almost died a year earlier in a snow plow accident, kicked off production on Season 3.

Stream Mayor of Kingstown on Paramount+.
Buy Mayor of Kingstown on Amazon.

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Special Ops: Lioness (2023 - Present)

Taylor Sheridan created another hit show in August 2023 with the Paramount+ original series, Special Ops: Lioness. Similar to his movies like Sicario and Without Remorse,  Lioness is a spy action thriller that follows Cruz Manuelos (Laysla De Oliveira), a former Marine who is recruited to join a mysterious CIA program to combat global terrorism. Zoe Saldaña and Academy Award winners Nicole Kidman and Morgan Freeman also appear in this thrilling series.

If you’re looking for intricate storylines, dynamic characters, and awesome firepower, Sheridan’s latest TV project is going to be the way to go.

Stream Special Ops: Lioness on Paramount+.
Buy Special Ops: Lioness on Amazon.

Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner in Wind River

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Wind River (2017)

While out on patrol on the outskirts of an American Indian reservation, wildlife officer Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner) discovers the body of a young woman who was brutally raped before freezing to death in the vast openness of Wyoming. In response to the heinous crime, FBI agent Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen) is sent in to solve the case, but she soon realizes that her standard way of doing things won’t cut it out here, and they just might get her killed.

Taylor Sheridan, who had already made a name for himself as an excellent screenwriter, made his directorial debut with the 2017 neo-western thriller, Wind River. One of the best murder mysteries in recent years, the movie also features its fair share of tense and expertly-paced scenes, including an anxiety-inducing standoff on an oil drilling site.

Stream Wind River on Freevee.
Rent/Buy Wind River on Amazon.
Buy Wind River on Blu-ray on Amazon.

John Dutton in hat outdoors in Yellowstone

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Yellowstone (2018 - Present)

The Paramount Network original series, Yellowstone, tells the story of the Dutton family, the owners of the largest ranch in the United States, who fight with developers, Indian reservations, the federal government, and even each other as they attempt to protect their land and legacy, one battle at a time.

In 2018, along with John Linson, Taylor Sheridan co-created one of the most talked about shows on TV and introduced millions of viewers to the turmoil experienced by John Dutton (Kevin Costner), his family, and close allies. Although the show hasn’t taken home many awards, Yellowstone has built up a dedicated fanbase and turned Sheridan into one of the most sought-after figures in show business.

Stream Yellowstone on Peacock.
Buy Yellowstone on Amazon.
Buy Yellowstone on DVD on Amazon.

Angelina Jolie in Those Who Wish Me Dead

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Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021)

Hannah Faber (Angelina Jolie), a wildland firefighter overcoming past failures by working in a fire lookout tower in Montana, is at the right place at the right time when she encounters Connor Casserly (Finn Little), a young boy on the run after witnessing his father’s murder. With a pair of assassins on one end and a massive wildfire on the other, Hannah seeks not only redemption for her past mistakes but also safety for the scared child in her care.

A throwback to action movies of an earlier era, Those Who Wish Me Dead has all of the hallmarks of Taylor Sheridan’s best work: fast-paced and thrilling set pieces, an emotionally damaged protagonist, and a great understanding and use of tension. 

Stream Those Who Wish Me Dead on Hulu.
Stream Those Who Wish Me Dead on Max.
Buy Those Who Wish Me Dead on Amazon.
Buy Those Who Wish Me Dead on Blu-ray on Amazon.

Ben Foster and Chris Pine in Hell or High Water

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Hell or High Water (2016)

With their family ranch on the brink of foreclosure, brothers Toby (Chris Pine) and Tanner Howard (Ben Foster) come up with a rather unorthodox method of paying off the debt and keeping their childhood home: rob various branches of the bank threatening them, launder the cash at a local casino, and use the proceeds to get out of the red. However, in doing so, they cross paths with Marcus Hamilton (Jeff Bridges), a seasoned Texas Ranger looking to solve one more case before hanging up his boots.

One of the best Westerns of all time, this heartbreaking story leaves you with not heroes and villains, but people doing everything they can to provide a better life not for themselves, but their families, no matter what they stand to lose.

Steam Hell or High Water on Paramount+.
Rent/Buy Hell or High Water on Amazon.
Buy Hell or High Water on Blu-ray on Amazon.

Emily Blunt and Daniel Kaluuya in Sicario

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Sicario (2015)

FBI Agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) finds herself in a difficult situation joining a task force led by the mysterious and morally ambiguous CIA officer, Matt Graver (Josh Brolin), that has been assembled to root out the ruthless leader of a Mexican drug cartel through any means necessary. Along with prosecutor-turned-hitman Alejandro Gillick (Benicio del Toro) and other members of this elite squad, Kate travels back and forth across the southern border carrying out one job after another. 

Written by Taylor Sheridan and directed by Denis Villeneuve, the 2015 crime thriller Sicario is one of the best movies set in Texas as well as a brilliant exploration of the impact of the United States’ “War on Drugs.”

Stream Sicario on Prime Video.
Rent/Buy Sicario on Amazon.
Buy Sicario on Blu-ray on Amazon.

Josh Brolin, Jeffrey Donovan, and Benicio del Toro in Sicario: Day of the Soldado

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Sicario: Day Of The Soldado (2018)

When a suicide bombing in Kansas City, Missouri, claims the lives of more than a dozen innocent victims, CIA officer Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) is given the go-ahead to turn up his already questionable practices to get even with the Mexican drug cartels who helped smuggle in the terrorists responsible for the heinous attack. Everyone begins to feel the pressure of the ongoing war between the U.S. government and drug lords, when Alejandro Gillick (Benicio del Toro) kidnaps a cartel boss’ daughter. From there, things only get more complicated.

Sicario: Day of the Soldado didn’t see the return of director Denis Villeneuve or star Emily Blunt, but the 2018 sequel does feature the same intense action, biting dialogue, and tense situations (as well as more of those questions about the morality of the U.S. government’s role in the drug war. 

Stream Sicario: Day of the Soldado on Hulu.
Rent/Buy Sicario: Day of the Soldado on Amazon.
Buy Sicario: Day of the Soldado on Blu-ray on Amazon.

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Without Remorse (2021)

Following the murder of his pregnant wife, unborn child, and his closest friends by an elite Russian hit squad, Navy SEAL John Kelly (Michael B. Jordan) sets off on a one-man crusade, not seeking justice, but revenge, only to uncover a plot by forces within the United States government and its interests that could start the war of all wars with Russia. In a race against time and possibly the end of the world, Kelly sets off to avenge his loved ones while also stopping those at the center of this sinister plan, becoming the famed Tom Clancy character John Clark in the process.

Written by Taylor Sheridan and Will Staples, and directed by Stefano Sollima, the 2021 Amazon Studios original action thriller, Without Remorse, serves as an origin story for the late Tom Clancy’s second most famous character, John Clark (only second behind Jack Ryan), in this fast-paced and action-packed revenge thriller. The movie also perfectly sets up a possible adaptation of the military-fiction novelist’s iconic novel, Rainbow Six.

Stream Without Remorse on Amazon.

Taylor Sheridan on Sons of Anarchy

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Sons Of Anarchy (2008 - 2010) (Acting Only)

One of the best FX original series of all time, Sons of Anarchy told the story of the tight-knit group of outlaw bikers commonly known as SAMCRO, as they attempted to legitimize themselves as working members of their fictional town of Charming, California, while also running a successful less-than-legal enterprise on the side. The main focus of the series was on club vice president (and later president) Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam), the son of the group’s late co-founder, as he attempted to figure out his life both in and out of the club.

Before Taylor Sheridan went off to become an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and the favored son of Paramount+, he was Charming Deputy Chief of Police David Hale on the first three seasons of Sons of Anarchy. At times at odds with SAMCRO and at others one of their most loyal allies in law enforcement, David Hale was one of the major players in the early goings of the beloved FX series. 

Stream Sons of Anarchy on Hulu.
Buy Sons of Anarchy on Amazon.
Buy Sons of Anarchy on DVD on Amazon.

Taylor Sheridan and Kristen Bell on Veronica Mars

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Veronica Mars (2005 - 2007) (Acting Only)

The mystery drama series Veronica Mars spent four seasons (three on UPN/The CW, a fourth on Hulu in 2019) and one movie diving into the various investigations carried out by the titular teenage private detective played by Kristen Bell. From her days in high school, to college and beyond, the series followed Veronica as she became one of the most iconic characters on TV in the early 2000s.

Veronica Mars had plenty of notable guest stars over the years, including Paul Rudd, Amanda Seyfried, and Jane Lynch, and Taylor Sheridan is among them. Sheridan made his TV acting debut as Danny Boyd, a toned and tattooed character who had connections with some of the less savory characters in Veronica’s investigations. Even though he only appeared in a handful of episodes, Sheridan’s performance opened up plenty of doors and led to a successful career.

Stream Veronica Mars on Hulu.
Buy Veronica Mars on Amazon.
Buy Veronica Mars on DVD on Amazon.

Taylor Sheridan has come a long way since his days of navigating the seedier parts of Neptune, California, on Veronica Mars, and if his momentum keeps up, we'll be watching his movies and TV shows for years to come.

Philip Sledge
Content Writer

Philip grew up in Louisiana (not New Orleans) before moving to St. Louis after graduating from Louisiana State University-Shreveport. When he's not writing about movies or television, Philip can be found being chased by his three kids, telling his dogs to stop barking at the mailman, or chatting about professional wrestling to his wife. Writing gigs with school newspapers, multiple daily newspapers, and other varied job experiences led him to this point where he actually gets to write about movies, shows, wrestling, and documentaries (which is a huge win in his eyes). If the stars properly align, he will talk about For Love Of The Game being the best baseball movie of all time.