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, surreal, captivating, gloomy, tense, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, sheriff, wilderness, gunfight, native americans, bounty hunter, murder, chases and races, friends, buddies, accountant, new job, self defense, cowboy, transformation, young man, journey, fish out of water, attempted murder, bounty, gun, prosecution, frontier, anti heroes, fugitives ...
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 realistic, harsh, talky and serious films with plots about dialogue, gunfight, runaway, storytelling, brutality, culture clash and greed mostly in Drama, Western and Crime genres. Some movies like Dead Man: Unforgiven (1992), The Homesman (2014), True Grit (2010), McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), The Salvation (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: one last job, regret, sheriff, old west, revenge, redemption, vengeance, reputation, englishman, bounty hunter, bounty, mutilation ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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, revenge, native american, dancing, violence, human nature, wilderness, mental illness, on the road, unlikely partners, danger, misfit ...
Time: 19th century
Place: iowa, nebraska, usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 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: rough, atmospheric, tense, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, track down, bounty hunter, partners, adventure, tough heroes, revenge, murder, vengeance, chase, death of father ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1870s, 1900s, 1800s
Place: arkansas, usa, texas, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, brothel madam, gambler, mining town, snow, 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 ⇓
70%
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 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: serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, tense ...
Plot: vengeance, gang, revenge, violence, oil, murder, small town, criminal's revenge, extortion, gang leader, war veteran, train ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, australia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, racism, slavery, old west, society, rescue, vengeance, friendship, one against many, odd couple, gory, courage ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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, captivating, serious, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: horse, old west, small town, friendship, vengeance, gunfight, good versus evil, murder, cowboy, robbery, dog, arrest ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, serious, atmospheric, 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 ⇓
62%
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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 ⇓
61%
 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: violence, small town, anti heroes, gunslinger, preacher, marshal, drifter, gold, horse, lone wolves, killer, settler ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century
Place: mine, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, sex, nihilism, monk, cult, monastery, tunnel, dwarf, vengeance, mole, on the road, religions or cults ...
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, thought provoking, meditative ...
Plot: settler, isolation, desert, survival, pioneer, thirst, gold, tree, native american, wilderness, old west, native americans ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: oregon, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: serious, rough, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train robbery, vigilantism, bounty hunter, psychopath, hanging, criminal heroes, good versus evil, adventure, hitman, fugitives, vengeance, gang ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, montana, missouri, usa, wyoming ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, gore, destiny, aging, sheriff, on the run, old west, crimes, old friends, billy the kid, lawlessness ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: atmospheric, epic, 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 ⇓
58%
 7.8
 42K
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, surreal, stylized, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: prison, pimp, social misfits, fight, escape, prostitute, jazz, on the road, on the run, convict, friendship, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 ⇓
56%
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 ⇓
56%
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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, outlaw, gang, aborigine, rape, savagery, retribution, gallows, sadist, sunset ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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: iowa, mine, new mexico, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, sadness, capitalist, rocky mountains, hunger, childhood trauma ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: utah, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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 ⇓
53%
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: dark humor, bleak, tense, cynical, biting ...
Plot: bounty hunter, gunfight, brutality, revenge, death, murder, on the road, suitcase full of money, bartender, prostitute, vengeance, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Limits of Control (2009)
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, talky, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: lone wolves, crime, mysterious character, on the road, criminal heroes, crimes, one last job, who to trust, code, rules and policies, mistrust, secret agenda ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
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, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, thought provoking ...
Plot: culture clash, on the road, fish out of water, partners, immigrants, gambling, friendship, jazz, self discovery, card game, american dream, horse race ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, new york, ohio, hungary, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, old west, gunfight, heroic mission, righting the wronged, gang, dishonesty, rivalry, chases and races, reward, debt, horse ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, mine, tucson arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, realistic, serious, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: betrayal, runaway, marshal, loyalty, american civil war, innocence lost, on the road, americana, dishonesty, partners, society, gang ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, tokyo, texas, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: american civil war, revenge, vengeance, murder, native american, tough heroes, arson, chief, war crime, cowboy, loss of son, massacre ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, missouri, usa, kansas, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 37K
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, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: bounty hunter, murder, old west, manhunt, adventure, hanging, cowboy, horse, vengeance, verbal byplay, odd couple, on the road ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1930s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, suspense, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, violence, revenge, betrayal, native american, manhunt, native americans, old west, brutality, greed ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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