Movies like Dead Man

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Dead Man (1995)
 7.7
 81K
Dead Man (1995)
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: atmospheric, offbeat, bleak, captivating, gloomy, tense, surreal, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, gunfight, native americans, sheriff, chases and races, friends, wilderness, buddies, self defense, cowboy, transformation, young man, journey, bounty hunter, murder, fugitives, accountant, new job, on the road, fish out of water, prosecution, bounty, attempted murder, frontier, gun ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio, pacific ocean, england

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Most similar movies to Dead Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, atmospheric and harsh films with plots about gunfight, vengeance, violence, dialogue, brutality, murder and storytelling mostly in Western, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Dead Man: Unforgiven (1992), No Country for Old Men (2007), The Homesman (2014), True Grit (2010), McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 8.2
 326K
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, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: old west, one last job, regret, sheriff, redemption, bounty hunter, revenge, chases and races, vengeance, englishman, reputation, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
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95%
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: serious, tense, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: track down, hitman, psychopath, crimes, human nature, shooting, peril, sheriff, escape, death, violence spree, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 26K
The Homesman (2014)
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, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: old west, human nature, revenge, native american, dancing, violence, wilderness, mental illness, on the road, unlikely partners, danger, misfit ...
Time: 19th century
Place: iowa, nebraska, usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.6
 272K
True Grit (2010)
Genre: Adventure, 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, track down, bounty hunter, horse, on the road, adventure, tough heroes, partners, rivalry, hunt down, law enforcer ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1870s, 1900s, 1800s
Place: arkansas, usa, texas, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, small town, brothel madam, brothel, gambler, snow, mining town, folk, human nature, old west, americana, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 20th century, 1900s, edwardian era
Place: washington state, usa, mine, seattle washington, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.5
 60K
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: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: horse, old west, small town, friendship, vengeance, loner, gunfight, good versus evil, murder, cowboy, robbery, dog ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: dark humor, rough, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, racism, slavery, old west, society, vengeance, rescue, one against many, odd couple, courage, deadly, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
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
Plot: old west, vengeance, cowboy, mysterious character, gunfight, harmonica, small town, anti hero, tragic hero, good versus evil, child killer, massacre ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.7
 54K
Appaloosa (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, old west, friendship, rancher, law enforcement, cowboy, sheriff, trial, best friends, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: mine, iowa, new mexico, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: atmospheric, bleak, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, winter, gunslinger, sheriff, greed, vengeance, lone wolves, capitalist, rocky mountains, hunger, sadness, childhood trauma ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: utah, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 31K
The Salvation (2014)
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: suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic, tense ...
Plot: vengeance, gang, criminal's revenge, revenge, violence, oil, murder, small town, extortion, gang leader, war veteran, mute ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.4
 5K
Northfork (2003)
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, realistic ...
Plot: small town, angel, small town life, injustice, hopes, society, social relations, human nature, americana, death, surrealism, polish ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: montana, usa, minnesota, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
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, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: funeral, small town, lawyer, cowboy, politics, stagecoach, outlaw, pistol, gunslinger, senator, newspaper, robbery ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 46K
Pale Rider (1985)
Genre: 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: atmospheric, realistic, tense, suspenseful, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti heroes, violence, small town, preacher, marshal, gunslinger, drifter, gold, horse, lone wolves, settler, blackmail ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century
Place: mine, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychopath, brutality, violence, track down, cowboy, aborigine, outlaw, gang, rape, retribution, savagery, gallows ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.7
 262K
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: psychological, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, old west, heroic mission, righting the wronged, gunfight, gang, chases and races, dishonesty, rivalry, sheriff, reward, debt ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, mine, tucson arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, jail, chase, on the run, bar fight, helicopter, anti heroes, buddies, independence, loyalty, escape, male friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s
Place: albuquerque new mexico, new mexico, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.0
 588K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, 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: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, violence, revenge, betrayal, vengeance, native american, manhunt, native americans, old west, greed, snow ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Hired Hand (1971)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Harry Collings returns home to his farm after drifting with his friend, Arch. His wife, who had given up on him, reluctantly allows him to stay, and soon believes that all will be well again. But then Harry has to make a difficult decision regarding ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy
Plot: old west, drifter, murder, lone wolves, starting over, redemption, haunted by the past, love and romance, family relations, vengeance, lovers reunited, family life ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.8
 1K
DreamKeeper (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 174 min.
Story: In South Dakota, in an Indian reservation, an old storyteller Indian asks his grandson Shane, who is in trouble owing money to some bad guys, to take his old pony and him to Albuquerque to the great powwow, an Indian meeting. While traveling, ...
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, sentimental, feel good, touching
Plot: on the road, native american, obsessive quest, human nature, adventure, family, self discovery, friendship, interracial relations, parents and children, culture clash, death in the family ...
Place: south dakota, usa, montana, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 12K
Heaven's Gate (1980)
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, atmospheric, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brothel, dance, society, prostitute, love triangle, vengeance, immigrants, crimes, idealist, marshal, culture clash, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1800s, 18th century
Place: usa, asia, vietnam, wyoming, montana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.5
 22K
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, atmospheric, disturbing, stylized, serious ...
Plot: desert, mole, sex, nihilism, monk, cult, monastery, tunnel, dwarf, vengeance, on the road, strong sexual content ...
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Winter in the Blood (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young, self-destructive Montana Blackfoot Indian, his mind groggy with alcohol and tormented by childhood memories, discovers that his wife has left him, taking with her his prize rifle. He sets out to find her, but what he's really searching ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: obsessive quest, on the road, introspection, self discovery, hung over, native american
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.5
 6K
The Claim (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: UK, France, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A prospector sells his wife and daughter to another gold miner for the rights to a gold mine. Twenty years later, the prospector is a wealthy man who owns much of the old west town named Kingdom Come. But changes are brewing and his past is coming ...
Style: serious, bleak, epic, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, small town, human nature, haunted by the past, old west, romance, society, couple relations, parents and children, deadly, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: california, usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Frisco Kid (1979)
Genre: 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, semi serious, clever, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: rabbi, fish out of water, old west, anti heroes, friendship, culture clash, buddies, fugitives, bank, odd couple, friends, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 50s, 20th century, 1850s
Place: california, poland, san francisco, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
South of Heaven, West of Hell (2000)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Valentine Casey is a Marshal in the desolate Tucson territory of the early 1900's. On Christmas Eve, his outlaw family pays him a disturbing visit. He must confront the sins of his past. He and his partner, U.S. Christmas, journey through the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: outlaw, desert, criminal's revenge, country, haunted by the past, marshal, criminal heroes, old west, small town, deadly, law enforcement, gang ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 1910s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Man Called Blade (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maurizio Merli stars as a hatchet-wielding bounty hunter with a dark past and an even more desperate future. But when he disrupts the balance of power in a corrupt mining town, he unleashes a firestorm of brutality, betrayal and cold-blooded murder. ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, small town, murder, gang, old west, lone wolves, vengeance, chases and races, crimes, rivalry, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: serious, tense, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: american civil war, bounty hunter, moral dilemma, danger, survival, track down, racism, chases and races, escapades, society, foe turned friend, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
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, sincere, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, friendship, gore, destiny, aging, sheriff, on the run, old west, crimes, old friends, lawlessness, billy the kid ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: american civil war, revenge, vengeance, tough heroes, murder, native american, arson, chief, war crime, cowboy, loss of son, massacre ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, missouri, usa, arizona, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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