Movies like The Desperate Trail

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The Desperate Trail (1994)
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The Desperate Trail (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Amiable con man Jack Cooper is on a westbound stagecoach, headed for the next batch of suckers who will mistake him for an easy mark. Fiery Sarah O'Rourke rides the same coach, handcuffed to lawman Bill Speakes and headed for the hangman. In a few hours, all should reach their destinations. But the trail they travel takes an unexpected turn: Cooper and O'Rourke are soon off the stage and running for their lives. The law ends and the chase begins in a very alive tale of wanted-dead-or-alive fugitives (Linda Fiorentino and Craig Sheffer) pursued by a marshal (Sam Elliott) who's a law unto himself.
Style: realistic, tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, pursuit, chase, old west, criminal heroes, crimes, on the run, track down, woman in danger, tough heroes, husband wife relationship, heroes, sexual abuse, male female relationship, vengeance, cowboy, thief, gunfight, heist, gang, obsession, hostages, hostage, battles, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico

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Most similar movies to The Desperate Trail

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, gun, rivalry, gunfight, pistol, violence and chases and races mostly in Action, Drama and Western genres. Some movies like The Desperate Trail: Tombstone (1993), Duel at Diablo (1966), The Escapist (2002), Gang of Roses (2003), 3:10 to Yuma (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Tombstone (1993)
Genre: Action, 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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, vengeance, gunfight, sheriff, dying, cowboy, murder, gang, crimes, against the odds, criminal, gunfighter ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Duel at Diablo (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: While crossing the desert, a frontier scout, Jess Remsberg (Garner), rescues Ellen Grange (Andersson) from a pursuing band of Apaches, and returns her to her husband, Willard Grange (Weaver). He is contracted to act as a scout for an Army cavalry ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, native american, apache, track down, rescue, on the run, tough heroes, old west, husband wife relationship, heroes, gambler, battle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, texas, utah, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
 2K
The Escapist (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Denis Hopkins, a pilot, lives with his pregnant wife Valerie and has a comfortable lifestyle. When a gang of criminals led by the sadistic Ricky Barnes breaks into his home, he offers whatever the criminals want to protect his wife and unborn child, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, vengeance, deadly, violence spree, confined, murder, tough heroes, crimes, heroes, haunted by the past, gang, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 2.4
 976
Gang of Roses (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in the 1800's, the town of Flat ridge is over run by a band of outlaws looking for lost treasure said to be buried somewhere in town. In their quest for dominance, the outlaws kill Sally, a whore who happens to be the sister of Rachel and a ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, violence, criminal's revenge, adventure, good versus evil, gang, vigilantism, dishonesty, vengeance, crimes, heroes, street shootout ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 7.7
 288K
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: tense, psychological, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, old west, gang, heroic mission, heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, race against time, righting the wronged, sheriff, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, yuma arizona, sonora ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Road Killers (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a young boy is almost runover by a maniac on a highway, a re-encounter and confrontation by the boy's father with the driver sets off conflicts with a carful of maniacs.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, road movie, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: witnessing a crime, kidnapping, woman in danger, psychopath, gang, missing person, family in danger, hostage, hostages, deadly, crime, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Last Outlaw (1993)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story follows a band of former Confederate soldiers who were part of a cavalry unit. Their commander, Graff (Rourke) had once been a heroic and staunch supporter of the southern cause, but after losing his family he became cold hearted and ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, chase, on the run, heist, blood, river battle, murder, violence spree, track down, uninhibited rivalry, vigilantism, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Wanted: Dead or Alive (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This movie features a character who is supposed to be the descendant of the character played Steve McQueen in the television series of the same name. And like McQueen's Josh Randall, Hauer's Nick Randall is also a bounty. But also an ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, bounty hunter, vengeance, one man army, chase, master criminal, undercover, against the odds, track down, tough heroes, on the run, race against time ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 5.9
 745
Blind Justice (1994)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Canaan, a mysterious gunfighter left nearly blind from Civil War combat, roams through Mexico with a baby he has sworn to protect. On his way to a town where a family will supposedly adopt the baby, Canaan passes through a border town where U.S. ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, betrayal, fighting crime, crimes, old west, dishonesty, soldier, on the run, tough law enforcer, lone wolves, one man army, gang ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, arizona, sonora
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Road House 2: Last Call (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Shane Tanner, the son of a legendary cooler named Dalton, learns that his uncle Nate got beat up by a group of men because he doesn't want to sell his bar, The Black Pelican, to a bunch of drug dealers. To help out his uncle, Shane teams up ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bar, gunfight, vengeance, gang, tough guy, buddies, drug dealing, vigilantism, against the odds, drug abuse, danger, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Aces 'N' Eights (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Already taking a gamble settling in the uncharted west, the peaceful settlers of a town destined for railroad greatness suddenly find themselves being ruthlessly gunned down. With no law and order to be found, justice falls onto the shoulders of an ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, vengeance, americana, partners, good versus evil, rescue, adventure, society, heroes, criminal heroes, brutality, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Hannie Caulder (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Western
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Hannie enlists the aid of bounty hunter Tom Price to teach her how to be a gunfighter so she can hunt down the 3 men who killed her husband and raped her.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rape revenge, bounty hunter, gunfighter, chase, gang, haunted by the past, murder, woman in danger, wilderness, bank robbery, gunslinger, cowboy ...
Time: 70s
Place: texas, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Night of the Running Man (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Las Vegas cab driver finds a million dollars of stolen money in his cab after his fare is murdered. Soon after, a ruthless hitman is in persuit; he will stop at nothing to recover the money and dispose of all witnesses.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: hitman, on the run, gangsters, chase, crimes, law enforcement, danger, deadly, dishonesty, heist, tough heroes, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.5
 8K
Black Dog (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An ex-con takes a job driving a truck cross country. What he doesn't know is that the truck is filled with illegal weapons and now he must fight to survive and save his family.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: truck, car chase, chases and races, rescue, chase, danger, crimes, partners, race against time, on the run, one man army, ex convict ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Quick and the Dead (1995)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A mysterious woman comes to compete in a quick-draw elimination tournament, in a town taken over by a notorious gunman.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: duel, revenge, small town, gunfight, prairie, old west, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, gun duel, female protagonist, prison ...
Time: 19th century
Place: yuma arizona, mexico, arizona, tucson arizona, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Jackson County Jail (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This is a powerful drama about a young woman who stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, escape, prison, injustice, on the road, police corruption, chase, roadblock, hitchhiker, psychotic, car theft, cross country trip ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.5
 299
Joshua (1976)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A black soldier returns from fighting for the Union in the Civil War only to find out that his mother has been murdered by a gang of white thugs. He becomes a bounty hunter, determined to track down and kill the men who killed his mother.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, tough girl, old west, vengeance, vigilantism, kidnapping, graphic violence, lone wolves, rivalry, good versus evil, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Brothers in Arms (2005)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Old West. New Soul. Big Payback.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cowboy, criminal heroes, heist, criminal's revenge, bounty hunter, disorder, tough heroes, vigilantism, deadly, on the run, dishonesty, bank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 3K
Hard Luck (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Three converging story lines involving bootleggers, a serial killer and drug dealers are followed. A former drug dealer tries to go straight, but comes across a stash of stolen drugs. Meanwhile, a middle-aged suburban housewife hides a sadistic and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, gangsters, stolen money, track down, chase, danger, dishonesty, drug dealing, criminal heroes, deadly, crimes, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Urban Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, murder, chase, investigation, gangsters, martial arts, danger, car chase, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
While She Was Out (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A suburban housewife is forced to fend for herself when she becomes stranded in a desolate forest with four murderous thugs.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: woman in danger, gang, life is a bitch, graphic violence, escapades, on the run, crime, crimes, witnessing a crime, danger, chases and races, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.7
 5K
Army of One (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Wellman Santee (Dolph Lundgren) a former race car driver, whose livelihood is transporting exotic stolen super cars, is involved, with his partner Eddie, in shoot out, resulting in the deaths of his friend and a highway cop. Santee is framed for the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, escape, on the run, frame up, police corruption, police investigation, criminal heroes, revenge, tough law enforcer, manhunt, partners, fugitives ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Gunfight at Comanche Creek (1963)
Genre: Crime, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Comanche Creek, Colorado, 1875: Prisoner Jack Mason is broken out of jail by a gang of strangers. They use him in a robbery, then when the dead-or-alive reward is high enough, they shoot him and collect. The National Detective Agency, now knowing ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heroes, graphic violence, chases and races, danger, dishonesty, track down, heist, old west, cons and scams, working undercover, prison ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 6.6
 5K
Bandolero! (1968)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Posing as a hangman, Mace Bishop arrives in town with the intention of freeing a gang of outlaws, including his brother, from the gallows. Mace urges his younger brother to give up crime. The sheriff chases the brothers to Mexico. They join forces, ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, desert, mexican bandit, criminal, brother, bandit, outlaw, executioner, americana, fall in love, unlikely partners, going straight ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico, usa, latin america, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Appaloosa (1966)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Man tries to recover a horse stolen from him by a Mexican bandit. The Appaloosa (also known as Southwest to Sonora) is a 1966 American Western film Technicolor (set in the 1870s) from Universal Pictures starring Marlon Brando, Anjanette Comer and ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: horse, heroes, bandit, vengeance, adventure, bounty hunter, wrestling, folk hero, on the run, crimes, dishonesty, village life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, sonora
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Today You Die (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former thief who is trying to go straight seeks vengeance on those who framed him.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, betrayal, prison, criminal heroes, frame up, dishonesty, crimes, crime, manhunt, heist, heroes, heroic bloodshed ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 29K
Seraphim Falls (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Civil War has ended, but Colonel Morsman Carver is on one final mission – to kill Gideon, no matter what it takes. Launched by a gunshot and propelled by rage, the relentless pursuit takes the two men through frigid snow-capped mountains and ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, rough, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: wilderness, vengeance, civil war, chase, on the run, union soldier, colonel, obsessive quest, danger, deadly, crimes, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Quick and the Dead (1987)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1876 Wyoming, the gun is the only law. And for Duncan and Suzanna McKaskel (Tom Conti and Kate Capshaw), newly arrived settlers beset by outlaws, rugged frontiersman Con Vallian (Sam Elliot) is the only hope.From the book by famed Western author ...
Style: rough, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crimes, wilderness, family life, mysterious character, danger, gangsters, heroes, justice, irony of fate, poetic justice, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Man With No Name enters the Mexican village of San Miguel in the midst of a power struggle among the three Rojo brothers and sheriff John Baxter. When a regiment of Mexican soldiers bearing gold intended to pay for new weapons is waylaid by the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, gang war, massacre, gold, sheriff, greed, vengeance, deal, gang, tough heroes, cons and scams ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, new mexico, sonora, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Hour of the Gun (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Marshal Wyatt Earp kills a couple of men of the Clanton-gang in a fight. In revenge Clanton's thugs kill the marshal's brother. Thus, Wyatt Earp starts to chase the killers together with his friend Doc Holliday.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, old west, gunfight, western town, revenge, friends, righting the wronged, tough heroes, tough law enforcer, chases and races, buddies, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%