Movies like Dances with Wolves

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Dances with Wolves (1990)
 8.0
 263K
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide – and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.
Style: touching, epic, scenic, sentimental, sincere, breathtaking, melancholic, serious, exciting, sexy ...
Plot: native american, american civil war, self discovery, culture clash, tribe, friendship, civil war, courage, native americans, native american white relationships, pride and honor, survival, indians, native, wolf, redemption, lifestyle change, archery, officer, ethnic conflict, war, bison, culture, army, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, 1840s, 70s
Place: kansas, south dakota, tennessee, usa, nebraska, united states

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Most similar movies to Dances with Wolves

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, harsh and epic films with plots about culture clash, native american, storytelling, adventure, mentor, destiny and dialogue mostly in Drama, Western and Adventure genres. Some movies like Dances with Wolves: The Last of the Mohicans (1992), The Last Samurai (2003), Hostiles (2017), A Man Called Horse (1970), Legends of the Fall (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As the English and French soldiers battle for control of the American colonies in the 18th century, the settlers and native Americans are forced to take sides. Cora and her sister Alice unwittingly walk into trouble but are reluctantly saved by ...
Style: epic, exciting, sexy, visually appealing, realistic ...
Plot: native american, indians, army, american history, american indian, colonial america, native americans, freedom, adventure, revenge, colonialism, war ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, middle ages, 1930s
Place: england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the ...
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, serious, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: samurai, war, warrior, pride and honor, human spirit, courage, self discovery, battles, sword fight, katana, loyalty, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, pacific ocean, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.2
 84K
Hostiles (2017)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A legendary Native American-hating Army captain nearing retirement in 1892 is given one last assignment: to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory back to his Montana reservation.
Style: suspense, rough, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: native american, native american reservation, bigotry, reconciliation, widow, murder, indian chief, gunfight, violence, forgiveness, hostility, death ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s
Place: new mexico, montana, usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Man Called Horse (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1825 an English aristocrat is captured by Indians. He lives with them and begins to understand/accept their lifestyles. Eventually he is accepted as part of the tribe and becomes their leader.
Style: intense, scenic, suspense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: horse, native american, ritual, native americans, adventure, captivity, lifestyle, survival, manhood, injustice, interracial relations, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 70s
Place: usa, california, india, south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Legends of the Fall (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.
Style: emotional, sentimental, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: world war one, love triangle, beautiful scenery, romance, revenge, father son relationship, death, relationships, native americans, civil war, sibling relationship, friendship ...
Time: 1910s, edwardian era, 1920s, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 73K
Open Range (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, realistic, intense, captivating ...
Plot: cowboy, old west, gunfight, vengeance, violence, gunslinger, friendship, showdown, revenge, corruption, small town, civil war veteran ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: texas, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a ...
Style: inspirational, epic, serious, uplifting, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: expedition, buddhism, beautiful scenery, mountain, world war two, life philosophy, culture clash, self discovery, friendship, nazi, adventure, human spirit ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: tibet, china, himalaya, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians when he proves to be the match of their warriors in one-to-one combat on the early frontier.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, epic, meditative, factual ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, native americans, hunting, adventure, mountain man, native, rocky mountains, native american, indians, revenge, interracial relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Last of the Dogmen (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA, Mexico, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A Montana bounty hunter is sent into the wilderness to track three escaped prisoners. Instead he sees something that puzzles him. Later with a female Native Indian history professor, he returns to find some answers.
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: native american tribe, mountain, native american reservation, native american, dog, survival, bounty hunter, mountain man, forest, police officer, small town, nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Into the West (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 552 min.
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Story: Steven Spielberg executive produced this TNT miniseries about American Westward expansion during the 19th century. Told from both the perspective of the white Wheeler family and the Native American Lakota tribe, the 12-hour epic follows the clans as ...
Style: epic, realistic, sincere, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: native american, old west, native american attack, indian war, native american white relationships, american indian, tribe, native americans, injustice, adventure, friendship, interracial relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 789K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: atmospheric, breathtaking, rough, suspenseful, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, revenge, vengeance, bear attack, snow, winter, lone hero, adventure, violence, obsessive quest, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 64K
Far and Away (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A young man (Cruise) leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter (Kidman) after some trouble with her father, and they dream of owning land at the big giveaway in Oklahoma ca. 1893. When they get to the new land, they find jobs and begin saving ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sentimental, touching, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: romance, adventure, love and romance, follow your dream, irish, opposites attract, against the odds, obsessive quest, american dream, rise and fall, love, natural disaster ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 50s, 1890s
Place: ireland, usa, oklahoma, boston, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Lord John Morgan has returned to civilized life in England, but finds he has nothing but disdain for that life. Yearning to embrace the simplicity of the American West-and the Yellow Hands Sioux tribe he left behind, Morgan returns to the ...
Style: enigmatic, light, harsh, melancholic, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: native american, native americans, sioux tribe, culture clash, old west, redemption, adventure, gunfight, horse, gangsters, chase, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 70s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Stolen Women, Captured Hearts (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Kansas, 1868. A wagon train is attacked by a band of Lakota Sioux led by the young and athletic warrior Tokalah. The attractive, red haired Anna Brewster-Morgan and her friend Sarah White are on this wagon train too. When Tokalah noticed a terrified ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, captivating, serious
Audience: chick flick
Plot: native american, native american white relationships, interracial romance, native american attack, stockholm syndrome, captive woman, american indian, indian attack, indian chief, captivity, moral dilemma, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 9K
Shenandoah (1965)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Charlie Anderson, a farmer in Shenandoah, Virginia, finds himself and his family in the middle of the Civil War he wants nothing to do with. When his youngest boy is taken prisoner by the North the Civil War is forced upon him.
Style: tense, factual, poignant, affectionate, touching ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, anti war, interracial relations, bittersweet, war, father son relationship, american south, revolution, divorce, finnish, brothers ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: virginia, england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 35K
Little Big Man (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.
Style: epic, humorous, sentimental, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: native american, old west, native americans, orphan, chief, americana, injustice, imperialism, escapades, salesman, thief, society ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 20th century, year 1865, 1870s ...
Place: south dakota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Quigley Down Under (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: American Matt Quigley answers Australian land baron Elliott Marston's ad for a sharpshooter to kill the dingoes on his property. But when Quigley finds out that Marston's real target is the aborigines, Quigley hits the road. Now, even ...
Style: entertaining, suspense, exciting, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genocide, vengeance, australian, vigilantism, friendship, culture clash, lone hero, fish out of water, old west, against the odds, crimes, australian aboriginal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: australia, london, texas, wyoming, pacific ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.6
 624
Grayeagle (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Cheyenne warrior, who goes by the name Grayeagle, kidnaps the daughter of a grizzled frontier man John Colter who goes on an epic search for his daughter Beth, aided by a friendly native...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, atmospheric
Plot: native american, kidnapping, native american attack, kidnapped woman, american history, rescue, crimes, opposites attract, adventure, society, prostitute, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 3K
The Way West (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the mid-19th century, Senator William J. Tadlock leads a group of settlers overland in a quest to start a new settlement in the Western US. Tadlock is a highly principled and demanding taskmaster who is as hard on himself as he is on those who ...
Style: realistic, captivating, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, native american, adventure, against the odds, rivalry, obnoxious boss, culture clash, on the road, fish out of water, americana, father son relationship, cowboy ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: missouri, oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Buck and the Preacher (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wagon master and a con-man preacher help freed slaves dogged by cheap-labor agents out West.
Style: semi serious, realistic
Plot: civil war, lgbt, gangsters, con artists, preacher, interracial relations, old west, buddies, fugitives, heroes, gang, opposites attract ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.0
 5K
The New Land (1972)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Continuation from Utvandrarna (1971): The Swedes arrive in the USA. They still have a long journey to Minnesota where they expect to find other Swedes. When they arrive there, each family searches a place to build a home. Kristina and Karl-Oskar ...
Style: epic, serious, captivating, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: settler, farmer, immigration, native american, pregnancy, childbirth, husband wife relationship, gold rush, migration, countryside, immigrants, lifestyle ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: captivating, rough, epic, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, slavery, bounty hunter, vengeance, revenge, violent, dark humor, african american, gunfight, old west, courage, one against many ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa, mississippi, tennessee, texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Travelers and Magicians (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, Bhutan, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young government official, named Dondup, who is smitten with America (he even has a denim gho) dreams of escaping there while stuck in a beautiful but isolated village. He hopes to connect in the U.S. with a visa out of the country. He misses the ...
Style: road movie, serious, captivating, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Plot: buddhism, monk, magic, road trip, illusion, self discovery, adventure, friendship, introspection, on the road, culture clash, clergy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 6.3
 11K
The Frisco Kid (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Rabbi Avram arrives in Philadelphia from Poland en route to San Francisco where he will be a congregation's new rabbi. An innocent and inexperienced traveller, he is tricked by con men to pay for the trip to go west, then they leave him and his ...
Style: humorous, talky, touching, semi serious, buddy movie ...
Plot: rabbi, fish out of water, old west, culture clash, friendship, happy ending, jewish, partners, crimes, heist, buddies, clergy ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 50s, 1850s
Place: california, san francisco, poland, pennsylvania, philadelphia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.0
 21K
The Alamo (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.
Style: realistic, factual, intense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siege, war, military, gunfight, wartime, justice, fight scenes, revolution, rivalry, heroic mission, civil war, american history ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, san antonio texas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 8K
I Am David (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Anne Holm's acclaimed young adult novel North to Freedom, I Am David chronicles the struggles of a 12-year-old boy (Ben Tibber) who manages to flee a Communist concentration camp on his own -- through sheer will and determination. All ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids
Plot: survival, self discovery, rescue, friendship, coming of age, hopes, human spirit, children, communism, youth, holocaust, brutality ...
Time: year 1951, 50s, year 1952, post world war two, contemporary
Place: denmark, italy, switzerland, europe, greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Squanto is a high-born Indian warrior from a tribe on the Atlantic coast of North America which devotes its life to hunting and rivalry with a neighboring tribe. Everything changes forever after a ship arrives from England, prospecting the ...
Style: factual, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: native american, disney, native americans, thanksgiving, colonial america, slavery, culture clash, indians, adventure, medieval, christian, swashbuckler ...
Time: 17th century, 19th century
Place: england, ireland, california, scotland, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.5
 14K
Meek's Cutoff (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in 1845, this drama follows a group of settlers as they embark on a punishing journey along the Oregon Trail. When their guide leads them astray, the expedition is forced to contend with the unforgiving conditions of the high plain desert.
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, twists and turns, visually appealing, surreal ...
Plot: survival, native american, native americans, desert, family relations, settler, road trip, character study, brutality, old west, escapades, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: oregon, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.5
 36K
The Missing (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: When rancher and single mother of two Maggie Gilkeson sees her teenage daughter, Lily, kidnapped by Apache rebels, she reluctantly accepts the help of her estranged father, Samuel, in tracking down the kidnappers. Along the way, the two must learn ...
Style: suspense, intense, serious, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: native americans, kidnapping, redemption, father daughter relationship, cowboy, rescue, reconciliation, family relations, parents and children, native american, crimes, rebellion ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: new mexico, mexico, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.4
 234K
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, buddy comedy, scenic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: horse, texas ranger, native american, indians, superhero, adventure, cowboy, disney, escape, old west, corruption, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 20th century, 1860s, 1930s ...
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%