Movies and TV shows like Hell on Wheels

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Hell on Wheels (2011)
 8.3
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Hell on Wheels (2011)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Hell on Wheels tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on Cullen Bohannon, a Confederate soldier who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who killed his wife. His journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, raucous, lawless melting pot of a town that travels with and services the construction of the first transcontinental railroad, an engineering feat unprecedented for its time.
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic, stylized, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, slavery, native americans, rivalry, loss of spouse, african american, courage, haunted by the past, historical character, ambitious, shooting, rivals, civil war, ex military, greed, power struggle, business venture, interracial relations, americana, tough heroes, post war, vengeance, heroes, tribe, society ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Hell on Wheels

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about old west, rivalry, horse, murder, heroes, gunfight and violence mostly in Western, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Hell on Wheels: Deadwood (2004), Hatfields & McCoys (2012), Django Unchained (2012), True Grit (2010), Broken Trail (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Deadwood (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the early days of Deadwood, South Dakota; woven around actual historic events with most of the main characters based on real people. Deadwood starts as a gold mining camp and gradually turns from a lawless wild-west community into an ...
Style: serious, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: old west, crimes, sheriff, prostitute, power struggle, gold rush, brothel, shooting, rivalry, small town life, cowboy, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s
Place: usa, south dakota
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100%
Hatfields & McCoys (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
TV show
Story: Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy, close friends and comrades until near the end of the Civil War, return to their neighboring homes to increasing tensions, misunderstandings and resentments.
Style: tense, atmospheric, rough, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: civil war, old west, violence spree, gunfight, family relations, rivalry, feud, american civil war, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, horse, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s
Place: west virginia, kentucky, usa
⇓ 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, captivating, rough, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, bounty hunter, vengeance, slavery, old west, racism, african american, one against many, revenge, violent, society, courage ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa, mississippi, tennessee, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 313K
True Grit (2010)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, adventure, vengeance, gunfight, tough heroes, bounty hunter, partners, shooting, hunt down, revenge, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: usa, arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 6K
Broken Trail (2006)
Genre: Western
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 184 min.
TV show
Story: Broken Trail is a 2006 Western miniseries directed by Walter Hill and starring Robert Duvall and Thomas Haden Church. Written by Alan Geoffrion, who also wrote the novel, the story is about an aging cowboy and his nephew who transport 500 horses ...
Style: sincere, captivating, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: old west, cowboy, native americans, gang, brothel, prostitute, fall in love, nephew, protector, danger, rescue, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming, usa, san francisco, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 32K
Yellowstone (2018)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the violent world of the Dutton family, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. Led by their patriarch John Dutton, the family defends their property against constant attack by land developers, an Indian reservation, ...
Style: scenic, sad, suspense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: ranch, family business, death, family relations, society, crimes, dishonesty, cowboy, rivalry, tough guy, power struggle, killings ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 377K
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, tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: old west, sheriff, vengeance, gunfight, redemption, revenge, regret, one last job, cowboy, small town, mutilation, reputation ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 6K
Klondike (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 274 min.
TV show
Story: The story centers on the friendship of two adventurers, Bill Haskell and Byron Epstein, as they travel west during the Klondike Gold Rush. Along the way they "must navigate harsh conditions, unpredictable weather and desperate, dangerous ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gold rush, adventure, crimes, friendship, greed, adventurer, gold, escapades, murder, wilderness, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.0
 709K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, 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: atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, native american, bear attack, lone hero, snow, violence, obsessive quest, hunter, adventure, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Comanche Moon (2008)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: Comanche Moon, the prequel to McMurtry's bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Lonesome Dove follows Texas Rangers Augustus "Gus" McCrae (Zahn) and Woodrow F. Call (Urban), now in their middle years, as they continue to ...
Style: captivating, tense, sincere, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: native americans, old west, texas ranger, danger, friendship, partners, escapades, rivalry, crimes, daring rescue, adventure, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, victorian era, 1850s, 1860s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany, USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of a strongbox containing $200,000 in stolen gold.
Style: epic, exciting, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, anti hero, treasure hunt, gunfight, greed, gold, good versus evil, heroes, cowboy, cons and scams, lone wolves, army ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, santa fe new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Strange Empire (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1869 Alberta-Montana border country, “Strange Empire” is a Western whose heroes are women. With most of their men gone, and those who remain battling for control, the women struggle to survive, to find their independence, and to build a ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: old west, small town life, power struggle, strong female presence, survival, small town, danger, woman, rivalry, social relations, heroes, usa history ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: stylized, exciting, serious, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, gunfight, bounty hunter, gang, heroes, duel, small town, warrior, reward, sidekick, lone wolves, track down ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 14K
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, captivating, realistic, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brothel, immigrants, culture clash, injustice, dishonesty, crimes, rescue, idealism, political corruption, marshal, gunfight, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1890s, 1870s, 18th century
Place: usa, vietnam, wyoming, asia, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
High Plains Drifter (1973)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago. After gunning down three gunmen who tried to kill him, the townsfolk decide to hire the Stranger to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, vengeance, small town, gunslinger, outlaw, criminal, anti-hero, tough heroes, mysterious character, rivalry, lone wolves, greed ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.8
 351K
Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, tense, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, organized crime, gang war, power struggle, mob boss, crimes, determination, cruelty, mafia, rivalry, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, clever, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, mysterious character, vengeance, death, gunfight, duel, tragic hero, harmonica, villain, warrior, small town ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Lord John Morgan has returned to civilized life in England, but finds he has nothing but disdain for that life. Yearning to embrace the simplicity of the American West-and the Yellow Hands Sioux tribe he left behind, Morgan returns to the ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: old west, sioux tribe, flintlock pistol, adventure, culture clash, redemption, lone wolves, life is a bitch, heroes, interracial relations, curses spells and rituals, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 70s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, gang, good versus evil, vigilantism, dishonesty, vengeance, crimes, heroes, street shootout ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, gang war, massacre, anti hero, gold, sheriff, greed, vengeance, deal, gang, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, sonora, new mexico, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Streets of Laredo (1995)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: Captain Woodrow Call, now retired from the Rangers, is a bounty hunter. He is hired by an eastern rail baron to track down Joey Garza, a new kind of killer, only a boy, who kills from a distance with a rifle. Joined by his old compadre Pea Eye, it ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, atmospheric
Plot: bounty hunter, cowboys and outlaws, manhunt, crimes, track down, heroes, rivalry, deadly, on the road, haunted by the past, escapades, gang of outlaws ...
Time: 90s, 1890s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 24K
El Dorado (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, old west, revolver, sheriff, vengeance, good versus evil, righting the wronged, tough heroes, vigilantism, farm, americana, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, sonora, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 36K
The Salvation (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, 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, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, lone hero, gang, violence, old west, small town, murder, revenge, good versus evil, criminal's revenge, rivalry, violence spree ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, australia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Return to Lonesome Dove (1993)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 322 min.
TV show
Story: 'Captain' Call has just buried Gus at Lonesome Dove and plans to head back to his ranch in Montana. Looking at a herd of wild Mustangs, he decides to drive them north with the help of Isom and Gideon Walker. Gideon hires Agostina Vega and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: severed head, texas ranger, adventure, heroic mission, on the road, americana, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, old west, obsessive quest, love and romance, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Hatfields and McCoys: Bad Blood (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In this bloody long-standing feud, two families seek vengeance against each other as they unmercifully attempt to destroy each other's loved ones.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, family in danger, vengeance, feud, civil war, old west, americana, danger, graphic violence, revenge, governor ...
Time: 19th century
Place: west virginia, kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.0
 617
Peacemakers (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: Canada, USA
TV show
Story: Peacemakers is an American crime fiction television series about forensic science in the Old West. It was filmed in Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. The series premiered July 30, 2003, on the USA Network. The show was cancelled after one ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, suspense, serious ...
Plot: forensics, old west, crimes, partners, sheriff, law enforcement, investigation, small town, mortician, fighting crime, rivalry, team ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
One-Eyed Horse (2008)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Hadley, Missouri 1887. Justin Gatewood has recently been released from prison for attempting to kill an old adversary, William Curry. Twenty-five years earlier, Gatewood and his brother were Confederate prisoners-of-war, and the death of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, vigilantism, rivalry, obsessive quest, tough heroes, vengeance, chase, chases and races, soldier, road not taken, old west, pow ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1880s
Place: missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.7
 20K
Lonesome Dove (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 384 min.
TV show
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: realistic, epic, touching, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: old west, hanging, on the road, texas ranger, obsessive quest, gunfight, friendship, adventure, cowboy, bonding, old love, retired ...
Time: 19th century, 80s
Place: montana, nebraska, texas, wyoming, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Man Who Came Back (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Framed for murder and left for dead, a local legend comes back to make the guilty pay as he seeks revenge on those who killed his family, in this traditional Western about one man who stood against injustice.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: post civil war, discrimination, crimes, racism, americana, vengeance, old west, righting the wronged, injustice, deadly, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.4
 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, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, intense ...
Plot: old west, haunted by the past, couple relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, parents and children, redemption, ex husband ex wife relationship, prostitute, family relations, betrayal, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%