Just saw this movie, Lone Star (1996). It is not a current film, and I like to watch westerns. Don't know how I missed this one.
The plot was mostly about finding the killer of the racist sheriff, Charlie Wade (Kris Kristofferson), who terrorized most of the minorities in Rio County, Texas. Buddy Deeds (Matthew McConaughey) succeeded Charlie Wade after his death and became well-liked and respected.
After the accidental discovery of some human bones that belonged to Charlie Wade, Sam Deeds (Chris Cooper), the current sheriff and son of the late Buddy Deeds, becomes suspicious. He entertained the possibility of his father's involvement in the death of Charlie Wade. Sam Deeds had a difficult relationship with his father, the venerated former sheriff, so he pried deeper into solving this murder, bent on nailing his father, so to speak, as the killer.
It is a complex film based on a multicultural community dealing with racism, a place to belong and the possibility of redemption. There is also a little romance where Sam tries to rekindle his love for an old high school flame. The ending was surprisingly fair.
If you like westerns, you'll enjoy this one. It is a contemporary western with good stars.