Movies like Dead Man

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Dead Man (1995)
 7.5
 97K
Dead Man (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Western
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy, tense, psychedelic, surreal, art house, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: native americans, gunfight, bounty hunter, cowboy, wilderness, transformation, journey, hallucination, murder, runaway, existentialism, sheriff, native american, poetry, indians, death, small town, young man, friends, self defense, buddies, dark humor, racism, culture clash, cannibalism ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: usa, england, pacific ocean, cleveland ohio

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Most similar movies to Dead Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out harsh, realistic, serious and atmospheric films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, brutality, runaway, gunfight, violence and mentor mostly in Drama, Western and Adventure genres. Some movies like Dead Man: Jeremiah Johnson (1972), True Grit (2010), The Gopher (1970), Gerry (2002), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
100%
 7.6
 337K
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: vengeance, revenge, cowboy, bounty hunter, old west, adventure, gunfight, justice, determination, texas ranger, murder, runaway ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 20th century
Place: arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 29K
The Gopher (1970)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Mexico
Duration: 125 min.
Story: El Topo decides to confront warrior Masters on a trans-formative desert journey he begins with his 6 year old son, who must bury his childhood totems to become a man. El Topo (the mole) claims to be God, while dressed as a gunfighter in black, ...
Style: surreal, disturbing, psychedelic, sexy, experimental ...
Plot: desert, surrealism, midget, revenge, coming of age, real life father and son playing father and son, nihilism, vengeance, cult, mole, religion, violence ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 19K
Gerry (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two friends named Gerry become lost in the desert after taking a wrong turn. Their attempts to find their way home only lead them into further trouble.
Style: surreal, art house, melancholic, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: desert, hiking, wilderness, survival, wandering, isolation, minimal dialogue, nature, lost, friendship, best friend, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: tokyo, usa, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their ...
Style: surreal, psychedelic, atmospheric, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: drug abuse, lsd, drugs, road trip, hallucination, addiction, american dream, journalism, surrealism, psychedelia, marijuana, cocaine ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1971
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, tense, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, psychopath, greed, brutality, human nature, sheriff, death, peril, desert, serial killer, money ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: texas, el paso texas, mexico, austin texas, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: love triangle, brothel, immigrants, violence, culture clash, ranch, prostitute, gunfight, justice, civil war, injustice, marshal ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s, 18th century
Place: montana, usa, wyoming, harvard university, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.7
 51K
Down by Law (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A disc jockey, a pimp and an Italian tourist escape from jail in New Orleans.
Style: atmospheric, humorous, road movie, meditative, harsh ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, friendship, swamp, pimp, fight, crimes, escape, gangsters, character study, crime gone awry, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ⇓
49%
 7.4
 47K
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: bounty hunter, revenge, murder, manhunt, cowboy, hanging, adventure, vengeance, reward, alcoholic, civil war veteran, horse ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s, 1930s
Place: texas, oklahoma, arkansas, california, austin texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
 4K
Bad Company (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jeff Bridges stars as young con man named Jake Rumsey in this highly original Western. After Drew Dixon (Barry Brown), an upright young man, is sent west by his religious family to avoid being drafted into the Civil War, he drifts across the land ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, bleak, political, breathtaking ...
Plot: civil war, gang, betrayal, american civil war, prostitution, hanging, runaway, brutality, lone hero, death, wilderness, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: tokyo, texas, ireland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 ⇓
46%
 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: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, california, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Germany, USA, Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, captivating, tense, art house ...
Plot: gangsters, loneliness, samurai, hitman, mafia, hip hop, loner, racial slur, lone wolves, solitude, friendship, professional killer ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, japan, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Retrieval (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the outskirts of the Civil War, a boy is sent north by a bounty hunter gang to retrieve a wanted man.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: civil war, american civil war, bounty hunter, moral dilemma, slavery, survival, escapades, track down, society, racism, tragic hero, african american ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
 59K
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: horse, small town, preacher, drifter, gold, civil war, mine, corruption, camp, gunfight, hitman, greed ...
Time: 80s, 1880s, 19th century
Place: california, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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 ⇓
44%
 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 ⇓
43%
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McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene.
Style: cynical, atmospheric, bleak, gloomy, cerebral ...
Plot: prostitution, gambler, mining town, prostitute, snow, small town, brothel madam, brothel, gambling, winter, drug addiction, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 70s, 90s, edwardian era ...
Place: washington state, washington d.c., usa, vancouver, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Proposition (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Western
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in the Australian outback in the 1880s, the movie follows the series of events following the horrific rape and murder of the Hopkins family, allegedly committed by the infamous Burns brothers gang. Captain Morris Stanley captures Charlie Burns ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, twists and turns, atmospheric, brutal ...
Plot: brutality, aborigine, rape, gang, psychopath, vengeance, wilderness, sadist, violence, savagery, cowboy, violent ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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 ⇓
41%
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
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, tense, exciting, breathtaking, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, old west, civil war, greed, cowboy, gunfight, american civil war, good versus evil, gold, moral ambiguity, cons and scams, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: texas, new mexico, mexico, arizona, austin texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.7
 309K
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, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, old west, gang, justice, sheriff, heroic mission, race against time, morality, showdown, bandit, death of protagonist, righting the wronged ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, tucson arizona, usa, yuma arizona, sonora ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 7.9
 84K
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, friendship, on the run, heist, robbery, violent, bounty hunter, gangsters, civil war, chase ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: texas, arizona, mexico, latin america, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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 ⇓
40%
Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary.
Style: talky, enigmatic, meditative, compassionate, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: helicopter, horse, chase, friendship, on the run, escape, prison escape, idealism, small town, wilderness, anarchist, runaway ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1952
Place: albuquerque new mexico, new mexico, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.2
 408K
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, old west, vengeance, cowboy, redemption, sheriff, gunfight, crimes, prostitute, small town, hitman, regret ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, epic, clever, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, mysterious character, vengeance, gunfight, villain, revenge, gang, death, small town, duel, tragic hero ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.8
 147K
Tombstone (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune in the thriving mining town of Tombstone. But Earp is forced to don a badge again and get help from his notorious pal Doc ...
Style: realistic, suspense, serious, suspenseful, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cowboy, vengeance, gunfight, old west, sheriff, lone hero, gang, betrayal, murder, crimes, friendship, organized crime ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, tucson arizona, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Valhalla Rising (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Denmark, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 1000 AD, for years, One Eye, a mute warrior of supernatural strength, has been held prisoner by the Norse chieftain Barde. Aided by Are, a boy slave, One Eye slays his captor and together he and Are escape, beginning a journey into the heart of ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, surreal, dark, psychological ...
Plot: viking, norse mythology, new world, warrior, heroes, lone wolves, mute, vengeance, adventure, brutality, christianity, captivity ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century, future
Place: jerusalem, holy land, scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%