Movies like Dead Man

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Dead Man (1995)
 7.7
 81K
Dead Man
Genre: 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: surreal, atmospheric, bleak, psychological, serious, enigmatic, meditative, realistic, melancholic, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, wilderness, gunfight, native americans, existentialism, death, culture clash, poetry, on the road, life & death, indians, sheriff, fish out of water, loneliness, surrealism, solitude, anti heroes, fugitives, storytelling, imagination, life, road trip, metaphysics, destiny, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio, pacific ocean, england
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Lonesome Dove
Adventure, Drama, Western
USA
384 min.
 8.7
Down by Law
Comedy, Crime, Drama
USA, West Germany
107 min.
 7.8
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Most similar movies to Dead Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, atmospheric, enigmatic and talky films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, mentor, loneliness, life & death, catastrophe and culture clash mostly in Drama, Western and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Dead Man: Stranger Than Paradise (1984), Meek's Cutoff (2010), Down by Law (1986), The Homesman (2014), The Limits of Control (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Stranger Than Paradise
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Rootless Hungarian émigré Willie, his pal Eddie, and visiting sixteen-year-old cousin Eva always manage to make the least of any situation, whether aimlessly traversing the drab interiors and environs of New York City, Cleveland, or an anonymous ...
Style: bleak, road movie, semi serious, melancholic, meditative ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, friendship, on the road, jazz, loneliness, deadpan, self discovery, existentialism, dialogue, character study, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, new york, ohio, usa, new jersey ...
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 6.6
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Meek's Cutoff
Genre: Drama, 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, serious, meditative, enigmatic, realistic ...
Plot: desert, survival, native americans, wilderness, existentialism, paranoia, indians, isolation, old west, storytelling, danger, loneliness ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: oregon, usa
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System:   94%
    User:   100%
 
 7.8
 42K
Down by Law
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, stylized, surreal, humorous, witty ...
Plot: prison, friendship, prison escape, jazz, pimp, social misfits, on the road, culture clash, loneliness, on the run, solitude, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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System:   90%
    User:   100%
 
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 6.6
 26K
The Homesman
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy. Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just ...
Style: bleak, realistic, atmospheric, tense, road movie ...
Plot: wilderness, mental illness, violence, suicide, tragedy, old west, unlikely partners, on the road, loneliness, insanity, women, redemption ...
Time: 19th century
Place: iowa, nebraska, usa, cross country
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    User:   80%
 
The Limits of Control
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A mysterious stranger works outside the law and keeps his objectives hidden, trusting no one. While his demeanor is paradoxically focused and dreamlike all at once, he embarks on a journey that not only takes him across Spain, but also through his ...
Style: surreal, stylized, talky, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: lone wolves, crime, existentialism, mysterious character, assassin, desert, art, criminal heroes, on the road, mentor, crimes, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
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System:   83%
    User:   89%
 
 7.5
 22K
The Gopher
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, atmospheric, disturbing, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: desert, vengeance, cult, surrealism, violence, revenge, on the road, strong sexual content, religions or cults, gunfight, pornography, violent ...
Place: mexico, latin america
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System:   83%
    User:   81%
 
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
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: atmospheric, bleak, serious, meditative, lyrical ...
Plot: small town, prostitution, drinking, folk, wilderness, gunfight, human nature, death, murder, old west, loneliness, americana ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 20th century, 1900s, edwardian era
Place: usa, washington state, mine, seattle washington, vancouver british columbia canada
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    User:   82%
 
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Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: stylized, surreal, gloomy, serious, meditative ...
Plot: hitman, hip hop, mafia, crime, gangsters, samurai, organized crime, vengeance, friendship, loneliness, assassin, solitude ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, japan
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System:   78%
    User:   91%
 
Lonely Are the Brave
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, compassionate ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, friendship, fighting the system, vengeance, gunfight, existentialism, prison, anti heroes, idealism, drinking, wilderness, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 60s
Place: california, texas, albuquerque new mexico, new mexico
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System:   78%
    User:   91%
 
Valhalla Rising
Genre: 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, stylized, epic ...
Plot: brutality, violence, vengeance, christianity, master warrior, adventure, ship, death, mute or deaf, viking, existentialism, mute ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, scotland, holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   77%
 
Permanent Vacation
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In downtown Manhattan, a twenty-something boy whose Father is not around and whose Mother is institutionalized, is a big Charlie Parker fan. He almost subconsciously searches for more meaning in his life and meets a few characters along the way.
Style: surreal, semi serious, atmospheric, gloomy, enigmatic ...
Plot: jazz, social misfits, urban, redemption, self discovery, pornography, drifter, couple relations, existentialism, art, dialogue, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   68%
 
 6.4
 5K
Northfork
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "We are all angels. It is what we do with our wings that separates us." In the next two days, the town of Northfork will cease to exist. The year is 1955 and Northfork is literally about to be "dammed," flooded to make way for a ...
Style: surreal, bleak, serious, atmospheric, enigmatic ...
Plot: small town, death, surrealism, memory, small town life, life & death, adoption, existentialism, storytelling, imagination, loneliness, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: montana, usa, tokyo, california, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   70%
 
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A collection of magical tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, meditative, serious, reflective ...
Plot: artist, catastrophe, surrealism, death, dreams, danger, childhood, storytelling, art, imagination, hopes, existentialism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, pacific ocean, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   61%
 
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 8.2
 326K
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 ...
Plot: redemption, revenge, vengeance, gunfight, morality, corruption, murder, one last job, regret, dark hero, sheriff, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   63%
 
 6.8
 12K
Heaven's Gate
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 149 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, serious, atmospheric, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, vengeance, gunfight, violence, crimes, death, moral ambiguity, prostitute, rivalry, greed, society ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s, 1890s
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, wyoming, montana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   60%
 
 5.0
 41K
Cosmopolis
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, France, Portugal, Italy
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo during a riot in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's life begins to crumble.
Style: talky, surreal, bleak, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: sex, dialogue driven, capitalism, losing-it hero, postmodernism, violence, existentialism, on the road, urban, downfall, pornography, taxi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   86%
 
Wings of Desire
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Wings of Desire is Wim Wender’s artistically beautiful film about the lonely and immortal life of angels during a post-war Berlin. It’s a poetic journey from the perspective of the angels of which one falls in love with a living woman and wants ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, touching, stylized, meditative ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immortality, german, existentialism, philosophy, love, self discovery, angel, loneliness, humanity, supernatural romance, life & death, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, west germany
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System:   70%
    User:   81%
 
 7.6
 22K
Mystery Train
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three stories are connected by a Memphis hotel and the spirit of Elvis Presley.
Style: talky, humorous, clever, witty, stylized ...
Plot: hotel, culture clash, radio, obsession, storytelling, oldies, drinking, cult, fish out of water, dialogue, loneliness, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: memphis, tennessee, new jersey, usa, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   62%
 
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 6.7
 31K
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 ...
Plot: vengeance, revenge, violence, small town, redemption, oil, murder, betrayal, good versus evil, gang, brutality, corruption ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   57%
 
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Thailand, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Suffering from acute kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside. Surprisingly, the ghost of his deceased wife appears to care for him, and his long lost son returns home in a ...
Style: atmospheric, meditative, serious, art house, reflective ...
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, surrealism, reincarnation, aging, life & death, magic realism, existentialism, jungle, ghosts, introspection, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   71%
 
 7.4
 38K
Arizona Dream
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 142 min.
Story: An Innuit hunter races his sled home with a fresh-caught halibut. This fish pervades the entire film, in real and imaginary form. Meanwhile, Axel tags fish in New York as a naturalist's gofer. He's happy there, but a messenger arrives to ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, art house ...
Plot: desert, surrealism, love, pets, on the road, obsession, dreams, obsessive quest, relationships, self discovery, romance, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa, new york, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   62%
 
Sleeping Beauty
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: We follow 24 hours in the life of a being moving from life to life like a cold and solitary assassin moving from hit to hit. In each of these interwoven lives, the being possesses an entirely distinct identity: sometimes a man, sometimes a woman, ...
Style: surreal, serious, offbeat, cerebral, enigmatic ...
Plot: insanity, dystopic future, existentialism, surrealism, art, postmodernism, hidden identity, life & death, boss and employee, unfulfillment, artist, identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   65%
 
 7.7
 8K
After Life
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity.
Style: surreal, touching, stylized, serious, reflective ...
Plot: afterlife, memory, destiny, childhood, death, hospital, human nature, life & death, existentialism, life, philosophy, introspection ...
Time: 20th century
Place: tokyo, japan, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   69%
 
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The Missouri Breaks
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Tom Logan is a horse thief. Rancher David Braxton has horses, and a daughter, worth stealing. But Braxton has just hired Lee Clayton, an infamous "regulator", to hunt down the horse thieves; one at a time.
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, brutality, criminal heroes, gunfight, violent, good versus evil, adventure, fugitives, runaway, gangs, hunting ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, missouri, montana, usa, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   58%
 
 7.8
 48K
Night on Earth
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, UK, Germany, USA, Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.
Style: humorous, talky, clever, witty, touching ...
Plot: culture clash, taxi, friendship, storytelling, taxi driver, nightlife, passenger, life & death, city life, loneliness, multiple storylines, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, new york, finland, europe, new jersey ...
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System:   67%
    User:   69%
 
 7.0
 3K
Bad Company
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: bleak, realistic, atmospheric, serious, harsh ...
Plot: runaway, betrayal, innocence lost, on the road, civil war, gunfight, prostitution, gangs, american civil war, americana, brutality, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, tokyo, texas, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   71%
 
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.
Style: atmospheric, serious, tense, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: small town, politics, lawyer, gunfight, friendship, sacrifice, funeral, uninhibited rivalry, old west, cowboy, drinking, runaway ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   59%
 
 8.7
 18K
Lonesome Dove
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 384 min.
Story: Lonesome Dove is a Western television miniseries based on Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. Starring Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones, Lonesome Dove was originally broadcast by CBS on February 5, 1989, drawing a ...
Style: epic, realistic, touching, serious, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, adventure, gunfight, on the road, buddies, courage, aging, old west, unlikely friendships, sacrifice, mentor, childhood ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, montana, usa, nebraska, wyoming
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System:   65%
    User:   62%
 

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Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
Genre: Biography, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.
Style: realistic, serious, enigmatic, melancholic, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, destiny, gunfight, violence, manhunt, brutality, death, murder, drinking, on the run, violent, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new mexico, usa, california, mexico
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System:   64%
    User:   74%
 
Jeremiah Johnson
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: bleak, atmospheric, realistic, epic, serious ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, native americans, adventure, hunting, revenge, indians, lone wolves, solitude, isolation, loneliness ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   66%
 
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