Movies like The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Original name: Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, USA, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 161 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, tense, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, suspense, rough, serious, exciting, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, moral ambiguity, civil war, gunfight, greed, good versus evil, violence, american civil war, desert, betrayal, gold, lone wolves, army, old west, violent, storytelling, dialogue, visceral, cult, complex characters, uninhibited rivalry, brutality, music, stylish, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: new mexico, texas, usa, mexico, arizona
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Once Upon a Time in the West
Western
Italy, USA
164 min.
 8.5
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Western
USA
135 min.
 7.9
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about rivalry, gunfight, vengeance, violence, heroes, crimes and cowboy mostly in Western, Drama and War genres. Some movies like The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965), Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), Hang 'Em High (1968), Pale Rider (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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A Fistful of Dollars
Genre: 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 ...
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For a Few Dollars More
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: witty, tense, stylized, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Once Upon a Time in the West
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 164 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: epic, atmospheric, stylized, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
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    User:   100%
 
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Hang 'Em High
Genre: 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, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, death penalty, justice, revenge, gunfight, vigilante, violence, murder, hanging, lone wolves, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
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Pale Rider
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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: atmospheric, tense, realistic, suspenseful, surreal ...
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Time: 1880s, 19th century
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The Outlaw Josey Wales
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.
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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 ...
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High Plains Drifter
Genre: 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: stylized, cynical, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, california
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    User:   54%
 
Death Rides a Horse
Genre: Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century
Place: mexico
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System:   45%
    User:   53%
 
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Unforgiven
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, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
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Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, usa, kansas
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    User:   44%
 
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Hombre
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, serious, rough, clever, harsh ...
Plot: racism, native americans, gunfight, greed, desert, prejudice, hostages, indians, death, old west, sacrifice, rescue ...
Time: 19th century
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    User:   36%
 
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Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Running from the law after a bank robbery in Mexico, Dad Longworth finds an opportunity to take the stolen gold and leave his partner Rio to be captured. Years later, Rio escapes from the prison where he has been since, and hunts down Dad for ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california, mexico, latin america, usa, texas
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The Return of Sabata
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
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Valdez Is Coming
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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Nevada Smith
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Nevada Smith is the young son of an Indian mother and white father. When his father is killed by three men over gold, Nevada sets out to find them and kill them. The boy is taken in by a gun merchant. The gun merchant shows him how to shoot and to ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, murder, gunfight, friendship, chase, prison, investigation, indians, old west, mentor, runaway ...
Time: 19th century
Place: nevada, usa, california, texas, mexico ...
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The Great Silence
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: bleak, atmospheric, tense, serious, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, greed, bounty hunter, gunfight, violence, interracial romance, brutality, lone wolves, violent, mute or deaf, stylish, visceral ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: utah, italy
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    User:   31%
 
Alvarez Kelly
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A suave Mexican cattleman inadvertently gets involved in the Civil War.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: american civil war, vengeance, chase, kidnapping, irish, civil war, hostages, military, gunfight, lone wolves, runaway, slavery ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, virginia, ireland, vienna, texas ...
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    User:   32%
 
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How the West Was Won
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The epic tale of the development of the American West from the 1830s through the Civil War to the end of the century, as seen through the eyes of one pioneer family.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, breathtaking ...
Plot: adventure, family, gunfight, civil war, american civil war, culture clash, crimes, indians, native americans, destiny, old west, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1880s, 1870s, 1840s ...
Place: california, arizona, missouri, ohio, usa ...
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    User:   41%
 
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Big Jake
Genre: Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An aging Texas cattle man who has outlived his time swings into action when outlaws kidnap his grandson.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: vengeance, kidnapping, gunfight, motorcycle, missing person, indians, old west, crimes, good versus evil, gangs, gang, violent ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 1900s
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, california, usa
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System:   36%
    User:   40%
 
The Sons of Katie Elder
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, exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 80s, 19th century ...
Place: texas, usa
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Sabata
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: serious, rough, realistic, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, old west, lone wolves, small town, chases and races, crimes, dishonesty, heroes, sawed off shotgun, gambling, rivalry, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, usa
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System:   35%
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Barbarosa
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Karl Westover, an inexperienced farm boy, runs away after unintentionally killing a neighbor, whose family pursues him for vengeance. He meets Barbarosa, a gunman of near-mythical proportions, who is himself in danger from his father-in-law Don ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, light, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, adventure, friendship, gunfight, lone wolves, on the run, old west, revenge, chase, hitman, friends, partners ...
Time: 19th century, 80s
Place: texas, australia, tokyo
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Ride the High Country
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-lawman is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him.
Style: sentimental, realistic, captivating, serious, meditative ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, betrayal, aging, gunfight, runaway, drinking, morality, bank, buddies, death, small town ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: california, texas, idaho
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System:   34%
    User:   30%
 
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God's Gun
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Israel
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Priest turned vigilante Father John (Van Cleef) hunts down a gang of criminals, led by Sam Clayton (Palance), who killed a man in a local bar. On the gang's return to the town, they kill the priest, leaving a young parishioner Johnny behind. He ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, bounty hunter, criminal's revenge, gang, one man army, lone wolves, vigilantism, track down, murder, vengeance, siblings relations, psychopath ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
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System:   34%
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The Undefeated
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After the Civil War, ex-Union Colonel John Henry Thomas and ex-Confederate Colonel James Langdon are leading two disparate groups of people through strife-torn Mexico. John Henry and company are bringing horses to the unpopular Mexican government ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american civil war, adventure, vengeance, civil war, revolution, friendship, gunfight, lone wolves, indians, soldier, desert, native americans ...
Place: mexico, los angeles, latin america, usa, california
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System:   33%
    User:   28%
 
Take a Hard Ride
Genre: Western
Country: USA, Italy, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After his cattle rancher boss dies, right-hand man Pike is given the job of returning $86,000 to some families who live across the border in Senora, Mexico. Honest Pike is joined on the trip through the wilderness by a dishonest gambler named Tyree
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
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Plot: bounty hunter, crimes, partners, old west, rivalry, tough heroes, chases and races, gatling gun, horse chase, bar shootout, explosion, desert ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america
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Two Mules for Sister Sara
Genre: Adventure, Romance, War, Western
Country: Mexico, USA
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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, french, gunfight, violence, murder, odd couple, chase, indians, unlikely partners, vengeance, dialogue, redemption ...
Time: 1860s
Place: mexico, latin america
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System:   32%
    User:   34%
 

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The Shooter
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story is of a small town in the early west and of a 'shooter' of reputation that drifts into it and stands up to the controlling family that runs it. But far from a John Wayne, this hero is caught and brutally beaten and left to die, ...
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The Salvation
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Denmark, UK, South Africa, Sweden, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
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Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, australia
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