Movies like Dead Man

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Dead Man (1995)
 7.7
 83K
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, bleak, tense, captivating, psychological, offbeat, gloomy, surreal, clever, serious ...
Plot: gunfight, sheriff, native americans, wilderness, transformation, bounty hunter, murder, journey, cowboy, small town, runaway, accountant, new job, friends, chases and races, buddies, self defense, young man, crimes, heroes, misfit, dreams, career, partners, on the run ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
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 serious, harsh, realistic and talky films with plots about gunfight, dialogue, storytelling, violence, brutality, vengeance and runaway mostly in Western, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Dead Man: The Gopher (1970), Unforgiven (1992), True Grit (2010), The Homesman (2014), Open Range (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 23K
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, stylized, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: desert, nihilism, dwarf, monastery, monk, tunnel, sex, mole, vengeance, cult, survival, injustice ...
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 336K
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: tense, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: sheriff, old west, regret, vengeance, one last job, redemption, revenge, small town, reputation, mutilation, prostitute, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.6
 281K
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: rough, atmospheric, tense, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, track down, bounty hunter, partners, adventure, tough heroes, revenge, gunfight, murder, vengeance, trial ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: usa, arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.6
 27K
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: atmospheric, bleak, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: old west, human nature, revenge, native american, mental illness, obsessive quest, partners, anti heroes, unlikely partners, misfit partners, danger, lifesaver ...
Time: 19th century
Place: cross country, iowa, nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 7.5
 61K
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, captivating, serious, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: old west, friendship, gunfight, vengeance, horse, small town, murder, cowboy, love and romance, good versus evil, shooting, arrest ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: tense, rough, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: track down, hitman, crimes, human nature, psychopath, peril, shooting, neo noir, escape, money, death, stolen money ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, rough, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, bounty hunter, slavery, old west, african american, vengeance, gunfight, society, rescue, courage, friendship, dentist ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.7
 32K
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, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: vengeance, gang, violence, revenge, criminal's revenge, small town, murder, lone hero, old west, tough heroes, rivalry, violence spree ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, australia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 6.8
 12K
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: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brothel, culture clash, injustice, political corruption, dishonesty, crimes, rescue, vengeance, idealism, marshal, gunfight, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1890s, 18th century
Place: usa, vietnam, wyoming, asia, montana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.7
 268K
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: psychological, tense, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gunfight, heroic mission, old west, race against time, rivalry, dishonesty, righting the wronged, chases and races, morality, heroes, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, mine, usa, tucson arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, chase, bar fight, prison, on the run, helicopter, escape, jail, fighting the system, vengeance, misfit, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, realistic, gloomy, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, small town, brothel, brothel madam, mining town, gambler, snow, dishonesty, folk, couples, crimes, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, 1890s
Place: washington state, usa, mine, seattle washington, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 55K
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: serious, rough, realistic, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, old west, friendship, law enforcement, sheriff, terrorizing, partners against crime, save the day, tough law enforcer, gunfight, law enforcer killer, deception ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: mine, iowa, new mexico, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 10K
Meek's Cutoff (2010)
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized, thought provoking ...
Plot: survival, desert, settler, native american, old west, isolation, escapades, family relations, danger, native americans, husband wife relationship, pioneer ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: oregon, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: epic, tense, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, vengeance, gunfight, mysterious character, warrior, tragic hero, death, sheriff, good versus evil, hanging, duel ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Missouri Breaks (1976)
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, bounty hunter, vigilantism, hanging, train robbery, hitman, vengeance, gang, obsessive quest, deadly, partners, track down ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: montana, canada, missouri, usa, wyoming ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.
Style: cynical, bleak, tense, dark humor, biting ...
Plot: bounty hunter, gunfight, brutality, revenge, murder, death, on the road, bartender, prostitute, suitcase full of money, vengeance, nothing goes right ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
 47K
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunslinger, small town, violence, horse, drifter, gold, marshal, preacher, anti heroes, civil war, right and wrong, crimes ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century
Place: mine, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: bleak, tense, atmospheric, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, sheriff, winter, gunslinger, vengeance, greed, chases and races, crimes, lone wolves, mute or deaf, rivalry, vigilantism ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: utah, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 3K
Purgatory (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An outlaw band flees a posse and rides into Refuge, a small town where no one carries a gun, drinks, or swears. The town is actually Purgatory, and the peaceful inhabitants are all famous dead outlaws and criminals such as Doc Holiday and Wild Bill ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, afterlife, small town, gang, old west, adventure, chases and races, righting the wronged, supernatural romance, heroes, small town life, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, new mexico, mexico, arizona
⇓ 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: bleak, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: brutality, violence, psychopath, retribution, track down, sadist, gang, outlaw, wilderness, nihilism, criminal heroes, rape ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 38K
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, captivating, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: bounty hunter, murder, hanging, horse, cowboy, manhunt, old west, adventure, vengeance, obsessive quest, worn out, partners ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1930s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, kids
Plot: manhunt, friendship, destiny, gore, sheriff, aging, tough heroes, haunted by the past, old west, obsessive quest, heroes, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.0
 3K
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: bleak, atmospheric, realistic, serious, witty ...
Plot: betrayal, runaway, marshal, loyalty, american civil war, survival, on the road, cons and scams, crimes, gang, americana, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, tokyo, texas, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
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: thought provoking, captivating, tense, offbeat, atmospheric ...
Plot: mafia, hitman, lone wolves, racial slur, code, loner, african american, friendship, loneliness, wisdom of life, organized crime, hip hop ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, japan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: serious, emotional, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: funeral, cowboy, small town, politics, lawyer, senator, robbery, newspaper, stagecoach, gunslinger, outlaw, pistol ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, vengeance, murder, revenge, war crime, cowboy, massacre, horse, chief, arson, loss of son ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, missouri, usa, kansas, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, clever, realistic, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: rabbi, fish out of water, old west, amish, bank robber, friendship, culture clash, siblings relations, anti heroes, fugitives, crimes, disorder ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 19th century, 1850s
Place: california, poland, san francisco, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
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: tense, stylized, witty, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, warrior, old west, gunfight, track down, suicide, rivalry, insanity, small town, reward, gang, duel ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: new mexico, texas, usa, arizona, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.7
 51K
Jonah Hex (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Gunslinger Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) is appointed by President Ulysses Grant to track down terrorist Quentin Turnbull (John Malkovich), a former Confederate officer determined on unleashing hell on earth. Jonah not only secures freedom by accepting ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, gothic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: death, bounty hunter, gunslinger, facial scar, supernatural, vengeance, heroes, old west, hell, tomahawk, chases and races, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1870s
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c., south carolina, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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