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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Original name: Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 178 min.
Story: While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of a strongbox containing $200,000 in stolen gold.
Style: epic, exciting, tense, suspense, breathtaking, brutal, realistic, scenic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: civil war, treasure hunt, old west, greed, american civil war, good versus evil, gunfight, cowboy, moral ambiguity, heroes, man with no name, desert, gold, hitman, betrayal, vengeance, cons and scams, twists and turns, music, beautiful scenery, culture clash, lone wolves, bounty hunter, torture, robbery ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: texas, new mexico, arizona, austin texas, usa, albuquerque new mexico, santa fe new mexico ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, harsh, suspense and talky films with plots about violence, cowboy, gunfight, rivalry, gun, brutality and vengeance mostly in Western, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965), High Plains Drifter (1973), Unforgiven (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: This classic western masterpiece is an epic film about a widow whose land and life are in danger as the railroad is getting closer and closer to taking them over. A mysterious harmonica player joins forces with a desperado to protect the woman and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, visually appealing, clever, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, mysterious character, cowboy, villain, vengeance, revenge, gang, death, gunfight, small town, desert, showdown ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Man With No Name enters the Mexican village of San Miguel in the midst of a power struggle among the three Rojo brothers and sheriff John Baxter. When a regiment of Mexican soldiers bearing gold intended to pay for new weapons is waylaid by the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, epic, harsh, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, greed, vengeance, brutality, violence, gunfight, gang war, gold, sheriff, deal, showdown ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, italy, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Two bounty hunters are in pursuit of "El Indio," one of the most wanted fugitives in the western territories, and his gang.
Style: stylized, suspense, atmospheric, harsh, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, bounty hunter, small town, gang, robbery, violence, warrior, heroes, sidekick, reward, revenge ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: texas, austin texas, spain, new mexico, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
High Plains Drifter (1973)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago. After gunning down three gunmen who tried to kill him, the townsfolk decide to hire the Stranger to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, disturbing, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, revenge, greed, justice, murder, gang, gunfight, rape, criminal, vigilantism, cowboy ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: california, arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Unforgiven (1992)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: William Munny is a retired, once-ruthless killer turned gentle widower and hog farmer. To help support his two motherless children, he accepts one last bounty-hunter mission to find the men who brutalized a prostitute. Joined by his former partner ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, tense, realistic, harsh ...
Plot: revenge, vengeance, redemption, old west, cowboy, sheriff, crimes, prostitute, small town, gunfight, hitman, morality ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After avenging his family's brutal murder, Wales is pursued by a pack of soldiers. He prefers to travel alone, but ragtag outcasts are drawn to him - and Wales can't bring himself to leave them unprotected.
Style: realistic, brutal, harsh, suspense, entertaining ...
Plot: american civil war, revenge, civil war, cowboy, native americans, native american, murder, tough guy, bounty hunter, surrender, massacre, on the run ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 70s
Place: texas, missouri, austin texas, usa, kansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 40K
Hang 'Em High (1968)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Marshall Jed Cooper survives a hanging, vowing revenge on the lynch mob that left him dangling. To carry out his oath for vengeance, he returns to his former job as a lawman. Before long, he's caught up with the nine men on his hit list and ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, epic, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, judge, hanging, u.s. marshal, guilt, justice, false accusation, death sentence, tough guy, ambush, tough cop, miscarriage of justice ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: oklahoma, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 60K
Pale Rider (1985)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A small gold mining camp is terrorised by a ruthless land owner wanting to take their land. Clint Eastwood arrives riding a pale horse just as a young girl is praying to God to help the miners. He is revealed to be a preacher with mysterious and ...
Style: suspense, realistic, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, preacher, gold, greed, murder, courage, drifter, gunfight, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, miner, gunfighter ...
Time: 80s, 19th century, 1880s
Place: california, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Hateful Eight (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Bounty hunters seek shelter from a raging blizzard and get caught up in a plot of betrayal and deception.
Style: captivating, stylized, talky, bloody, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, gang, stagecoach, dark humor, winter, murder, brutality, old west, revenge, snow, prisoner, twists and turns ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.
Style: suspense, intense, tense, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: bounty hunter, good versus evil, revenge, dark hero, criminal, duel, small town, murder, showdown, corruption, violence, deception ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 1870s
Place: california, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Return of Sabata (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Master gunslinger Sabata arrives in Hobsonville, a town completely owned by McIntock, a robber baron who is taxing the inhabitants for the cost of future improvements to the town. Or that's what McIntock says he'll do with the money...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, heroes, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, lone wolves, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, mixed martial arts, gunfight, outlaw gang ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Django Unchained (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Style: suspense, captivating, talky, brutal, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, slavery, violent, bounty hunter, revenge, vengeance, dark humor, gunfight, african american, old west, racial violence, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa, tennessee, austin texas, texas, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Mackenna's Gold (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The gangster Colorado kidnaps Marshal McKenna. He believes that McKenna has seen a map which leads to a rich vein of gold in the mountains and forces him to show him the way. But they're not the only ones who're after the gold; soon they ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, light ...
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, gang, chase, desert, map, greed, indians, gold, marshal, rivalry, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, california, arizona, colorado, sonora ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: South Korea
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The story of three Korean outlaws in 1930s Manchuria and their dealings with the Japanese army and Chinese and Russian bandits. The Good (a Bounty hunter), the Bad (a hitman), and the Weird (a thief) battle the army and the bandits in a race to use ...
Style: stylized, entertaining, bloody, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, treasure hunt, cowboy, map, dark humor, robbery, escapades, rivalry, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, cruelty, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 48K
True Grit (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The murder of her father sends a teenage tomboy, Mattie Ross (Kim Darby), on a mission of "justice", which involves avenging her father's death. She recruits a tough old marshal, "Rooster" Cogburn (John Wayne), because he ...
Style: stylized, harsh, suspense, exciting, scenic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: bounty hunter, revenge, murder, manhunt, hanging, adventure, vengeance, cowboy, reward, alcoholic, civil war veteran, justice ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s, 1930s
Place: texas, arkansas, oklahoma, california, austin texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 85K
The Wild Bunch (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Aging outlaw Pike Bishop (William Holden) prepares to retire after one final robbery. Joined by his gang, which includes Dutch Engstrom (Ernest Borgnine) and brothers Lyle (Warren Oates) and Tector Gorch (Ben Johnson), Bishop discovers the heist is ...
Style: disturbing, bloody, brutal, epic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gunfight, mexican revolution, on the run, heist, robbery, friendship, violent, bounty hunter, gangsters, civil war, chase ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: texas, mexico, arizona, latin america, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Hogan, on his way to do some reconnaissance for a future mission to capture a French fort, encounters Sister Sara, a nun in trouble. Before he knows it, Hogan is accompanying Sister Sara in the dangerous frontier while she seeks to achieve a hidden ...
Style: light, entertaining, stylized, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nun, adventure, gunfight, french, cowboys and outlaws, cowboy, heroes, rescue, partners, gunslinger, rivalry, rebelliousness ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: mexico, latin america, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Death Rides a Horse (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Death Rides a Horse (aka Da uomo a uomo, or As Man to Man) is a 1967 spaghetti western directed by Giulio Petroni, written by Luciano Vincenzoni, and starring Lee Van Cleef and John Phillip Law. Bill Meceita, a boy whose family was murdered in front ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, investigation, murder, frame up, betrayal, old west, sheriff, fistfight, jail, cowboy, vengeance, criminal ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Joe Kidd (1972)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A band of Mexicans find their U. S. land claims denied and all the records destroyed in a courthouse fire. Their leader, Louis Chama, encourages them to use force to regain their land. A wealthy landowner wanting the same decides to hire a gang of ...
Style: affectionate, stylized, intense, light, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, cowboy, bounty hunter, mexican, manhunt, bandit, landowner, revolutionary, train, civil war, murder, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, california, new mexico, usa, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The War Wagon (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An ex-con seeks revenge on the man who put him in prison by planning a robbery of the latter's stagecoach, which is transporting gold. He enlists the help of a partner, who could be working for his nemesis.
Style: exciting, intense, humorous, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, chase, vengeance, gold, caper, frame up, rivalry, gunfight, revenge, horse, jail, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 5K
Sabata (1969)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Several pillars of society have robbed an Army safe containing $100,000 so they can buy the land upon which the coming railroad will be built. But they haven't reckoned on the presence of the master gunslinger, Sabata.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, gambling, old west, heist, rivalry, crimes, tough heroes, small town, dishonesty, partners, betrayal, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.4
 236K
The Lone Ranger (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Texas Rangers chase down a gang of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish, but the gang ambushes the Rangers, seemingly killing them all. One survivor is found, however, by an American Indian named Tonto, who nurses him back to health. The Ranger, ...
Style: exciting, humorous, scenic, buddy comedy, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: texas ranger, horse, indians, superhero, adventure, disney, native american, corruption, escape, betrayal, escapades, violence ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 20th century, 1860s, 1930s ...
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Great Silence (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mute gunslinger fights in the defense of a group of outlaws and a vengeful young widow, against a group of ruthless bounty hunters.
Style: tense, bleak, atmospheric, epic, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: snow, winter, evil wins, small town, revenge, nudity (full frontal - brief), cowboy, death, greed, gunslinger, female nudity, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: italy, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In Arizona in the late 1800s, infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, ...
Style: suspense, psychological, gloomy, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, old west, gang, justice, bandit, sheriff, showdown, heroic mission, race against time, righting the wronged, death of protagonist, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, tucson arizona, usa, sonora, yuma arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Elder boys return to Clearwater, Texas for their Mother's funeral. John the eldest is a well known gunfighter and trouble follows him wherever he goes. The boys try to get back their ranch from the towns gunsmith who won it from their ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: murder, revenge, vengeance, card playing, violence, chase, family relations, justice, gambling, brutality, redemption, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s, 60s, 19th century ...
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 15K
Heaven's Gate (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 219 min.
Story: Harvard graduate James Averill (Kris Kristofferson) is the sheriff of prosperous Jackson County, Wyo., when a battle erupts between the area's poverty-stricken immigrants and its wealthy cattle farmers. The politically connected ranch owners ...
Style: epic, talky, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, immigrants, love triangle, culture clash, prostitute, brothel, female nudity, cattle ranch, ranch, gunfight, justice, civil war ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s, 18th century
Place: montana, usa, wyoming, harvard university, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.6
 340K
True Grit (2010)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. Marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. ...
Style: tense, suspense, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: revenge, bounty hunter, vengeance, cowboy, adventure, old west, justice, determination, gunfight, texas ranger, teenage girl, death of father ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 20th century
Place: arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 13K
Hombre (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Indians, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws.
Style: realistic, tense, suspense, harsh, talky ...
Plot: journey, racism, cowboy, old west, desert, character study, embezzlement, loneliness, wilderness, crime gone awry, hitman, fighting the system ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.4
 15K
The Cowboys (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: When his cattlemen abandon him for the gold fields, rancher Wil Andersen is forced to take on a collection of young boys as his cowboys in order to get his herd to market in time to avoid financial disaster. The boys learn to do a man's job ...
Style: harsh, captivating, serious, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: coming of age, desert, vengeance, cattle, gunfight, adventure, rancher, buddies, on the road, crimes, gold, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, texas, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Professionals (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Professionals is a 1966 American Western film directed by Richard Brooks. A kidnap-rescue adventure set in about 1917, it features a small group of experts heading into Mexico to free the Mexican-born wife of a wealthy Texan from several hundred ...
Style: talky, compassionate, dramatic, harsh, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, mercenary, mexican revolution, kidnapping, female nudity, train, chase, adventure, horse, cowboy, gunfight, family ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: mexico, texas, california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%