Movies like The Grey Fox

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The Grey Fox (1982)
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The Grey Fox (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Old West highwayman Bill Miner, known to Pinkertons as "The Gentleman Bandit," is released in 1901 after 33 years in prison, a genial and charming old man. He goes to Washington to live and work with his sister's family. But the world has changed much while he has been away, and he just can't adjust. So he goes to Canada and returns to the only thing familiar to him -- robbery (with stagecoaches changed to trains).
Style: gloomy, touching, serious, realistic, harsh, melancholic, based on true events, dramatic, bleak, reflective ...
Plot: train, redemption, train robbery, crimes, heist, friends, crime, starting over, society, aging, criminal heroes, golden years, bittersweet, prison escape, christmas, horse, forest, hotel, criminal, court, snow, photographer, gun, railway, pianist ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: canada, usa, washington d.c., washington state, british columbia, california

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Most similar movies to The Grey Fox

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, melancholic and talky films with plots about runaway, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, redemption, catastrophe and culture clash mostly in Drama, Romance and Western genres. Some movies like The Grey Fox: Grey Owl (1999), The Claim (2000), Tom Horn (1980), The Straight Story (1999), The Shootist (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Grey Owl (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Western
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Archie Grey Owl is a trapper in Canada in the early 1930s when a young Iroquois woman from town asks him to teach her Indian ways. They live in the woods, where she is appalled at how trapped animals die. She adopts two orphaned beaver kits and ...
Style: contemplative, thought provoking, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: native american, adoption, opposites attract, love and romance, artists and showbiz, society, disorder, family relations, couples, human nature, americana, mistaken identity ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: canada, europe, england, montreal, mexico
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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, couple relations, haunted by the past, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, parents and children, redemption, ex husband ex wife relationship, prostitute, family relations, betrayal, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, 70s
Place: usa, california
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47%
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Tom Horn (1980)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A renowned former army scout is hired by ranchers to hunt down rustlers but finds himself on trial for the murder of a boy when he carries out his job too well. Tom Horn finds that the simple skills he knows are of no help in dealing with the ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: heroes, gunfight, justice, hanging, vigilantism, false accusation, brutality, trial, one man army, rustler, rancher, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century, 80s
Place: arizona, vienna, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Outlaw and self-appointed lawmaker, Judge Roy Bean, rules over an empty stretch of the West that gradually grows, under his iron fist, into a thriving town, while dispensing his his own quirky brand of frontier justice upon strangers passing by.
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, satirical, tense ...
Plot: outlaw, criminal, hanging, lawyer, judge, vengeance, vigilantism, starting over, society, gunfight, justice, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 19th century
Place: texas, usa, united states, san antonio texas, new jersey ...
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The Straight Story (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight learns one day that his distant brother Lyle has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make things right with Lyle while he still can, but his brother lives in ...
Style: road movie, touching, feel good, motivational, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, adventure, family feud, on the road, reconciliation, elderly man, brother brother relationship, road trip, journey, mechanic, nurse, doctor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, mississippi river, iowa, wisconsin, usa
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37%
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Outlaw Jesse James is rumored to be the 'fastest gun in the West'. An eager recruit into James' notorious gang, Robert Ford eventually grows jealous of the famed outlaw and, when Robert and his brother sense an opportunity to kill ...
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, betrayal, gang, depression, sheriff, rivalry, crime, crimes, vengeance, downfall, old west, resentment ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s, 1890s
Place: missouri, kentucky, usa, kansas city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Shootist (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Afflicted with a terminal illness John Bernard Brooks, the last of the legendary gunfighters, quietly returns to Carson City for medical attention from his old friend Dr. Hostetler. Aware that his days are numbered, the troubled man seeks solace and ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspense, tense ...
Plot: terminal illness, small town, self defense, widow, haunted by the past, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, human nature, against the odds, hitman, retirement ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 19th century, turn of the century ...
Place: nevada, el paso texas, tucson arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Whole Wide World (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based on her acclaimed autobiographical book, THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD tells the story of Novalyne Price, an attractive feisty West Texas schoolteacher and her bittersweet, romantic and turbulent relationship with Robert E. Howard, the great pulp ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: friendship, writers, teacher, bittersweet, romance, unfulfilled love, introspection, fall in love, couples, friends, creator, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, new mexico, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
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, sincere, contemplative, serious, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: manhunt, friendship, gunfight, destiny, gore, sheriff, corporal punishment, aging, crimes, escapades, on the run, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
All the Pretty Horses (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The year is 1949. A young Texan named John Grady finds himself without a home after his mother sells the ranch where he has spent his entire life. Lured south of the border by the romance of cowboy life and the promise of a fresh start, Cole and his ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: ranch, false accusation, jail, prisoner, adventure, friends, life is a bitch, friendship, dishonesty, forbidden love, fall in love, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: mexico, texas, latin america
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30%
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J. Edgar (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, factual ...
Plot: fbi, homosexual, corruption, surveillance, ambition, politician, notoriety, gays and lesbians, state affairs, crimes, president, communism ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., united states, new jersey
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29%
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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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, old west, revolver, sheriff, vengeance, tough heroes, righting the wronged, good versus evil, vigilantism, rivalry, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, sonora, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a humorous script-reader in her New York apartment sees an ad in the Saturday Review of Literature for a bookstore in London that does mail order, she begins a very special correspondence and friendship with Frank Doel, the bookseller who works ...
Style: sincere, touching, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, platonic, correspondence, bookstore, romance, bittersweet, couples, friends, human nature, couple relations, fall in love, writer's life ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: london, new york, england, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, psychopath, hanging, vigilantism, bounty hunter, train robbery, gang, crimes, fugitives, good versus evil, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s
Place: canada, montana, usa, missouri, wyoming ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Ride the High Country (1962)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-lawman is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him.
Style: sentimental, realistic, captivating, serious, nostalgic ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, aging, wedding, bank, small town, gold, redemption, gang, criminal heroes, best friends, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 70s
Place: california, idaho, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Niagara, Niagara (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Niagra, Niagra" begins quietly in a drugstore in Poughkeepsie, where Marcie, the film's disarming heroine, likes to shoplift. She literally crashes into Seth, a quiet outsider, also on a shoplifting spree. Marcie invites Seth to ...
Style: touching, realistic, road movie, melancholic, emotional ...
Plot: pharmacy, on the road, pharmacist, love and romance, couples, couple relations, mental illness, social misfits, lovers on the run, disability, male female relationship, police ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, new york state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Carrington (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story of the relationship between painter Dora Carrington and author Lytton Strachey in a World War One England of cottages and countryside. Although platonic due to Strachey's homosexuality, the relationship was nevertheless a deep and ...
Style: sexy, sexual, emotional, touching, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: conscientious objector, soldier, painter, polyamory, romance, friendship, bittersweet, fall in love, couple relations, performer's life, couples, friends ...
Time: victorian era, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 30s ...
Place: england, europe, london, wales, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met.
Style: melancholic, lyrical, bleak, tense, touching ...
Plot: family relations, fugitives, love triangle, police officer, outlaw, criminal, crimes, chase, criminal heroes, escapades, romance, on the road ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
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27%
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Snow Cake (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman and a man who is traumatized after a fatal car accident.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: mentally challenged, snow, small town, friendship, ex convict, car accident, autism, haunted by the past, sadness, loss of child, revenge, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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27%
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Cross Creek (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The portrait of a woman who, at the edge of survival, found a world of meaning.
Style: touching, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: writers, wilderness, human nature, isolation, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, journalism, writer's life, master and servant, power relations, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s, 80s
Place: florida, usa, new york, new jersey
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26%
 7.0
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Miss Potter (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Isle Of Man
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: rabbit, writer's life, family relations, first love, snobbism, painting, lifestyle, forbidden love, social differences, fall in love, success, unsupportive parent ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 19th century, 90s ...
Place: england, london, europe, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Man from Snowy River (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jim Craig has lived his first 18 years in the mountains of Australia on his father's farm. The death of his father forces him to go to the low lands to earn enough money to get the farm back on its feet. Kirk Douglas plays two roles as twin ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wild horse, ranch, chase, horse, coming of age, heroes, beautiful scenery, father daughter relationship, horse riding, australian western, river, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
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The Misfits (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: While filing for a divorce, beautiful ex-stripper Roslyn Taber ends up meeting aging cowboy-turned-gambler Gay Langland and former World War II aviator Guido Racanelli. The two men instantly become infatuated with Roslyn and, on a whim, the three ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: desert, fall in love, divorce, bull riding, moral dilemma, romance, human nature, couples, cowboy, bounty hunter, stripper, modern west ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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At First Sight (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A blind man has an operation to regain his sight at the urging of his girlfriend and must deal with the changes to his life.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, bittersweet, sexual content, couples, couple relations, resort, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, starting over, blindness, love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, suspense, gloomy, meditative ...
Plot: funeral, cowboy, politics, small town, old west, lawyer, criminal, gunslinger, outlaw, robbery, senator, society ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
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Shadowlands (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets spirited poet Joy Gresham
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, factual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, poet, fall in love, college, romance, writer's life, falling in love, couple relations, oxford, husband wife relationship, attic, bachelor ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Biography of the British painter Francis Bacon. The movie focuses on his relationship with George Dyer, his lover. Dyer was a former small time crook.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, contemplative, biting ...
Plot: art, s&m, painter, subculture, love and romance, gender, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, destructive relationship, celebrity culture, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, 70s, 60s
Place: east end london, paris france, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, small town, brothel, mining town, snow, gambler, brothel madam, human nature, americana, unfulfilled love, old west, folk ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 20th century, edwardian era, 1890s ...
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington, vancouver british columbia canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
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Atlantic City (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Lou, a small time gangster who thinks he used to be something big, meets and falls for a sexy casino employee named Sally. She needs his help realizing her dream of going to Monte Carlo, a symbol of the glamorous life that she has been looking for ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, sentimental, clever, touching ...
Plot: casino, gangsters, murder, poker game, bandit, older man younger woman relationship, cocaine, redemption, bittersweet, crimes, crime, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: atlantic city, new jersey, atlantic city new jersey, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.4
 370
Crossed Over (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the book Crossed Over: A Murder/A Memoir by Beverly Lowry, Crossed Over tells the true story of a woman, Beverly Lowry, who after the tragic hit-and-run death of her teenage son, sinks into a deep depression. Lowry and her supportive ...
Style: psychological, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, murder, human nature, life is a bitch, crimes, hopes, family problems, curses spells and rituals, death in the family, redemption, friendship, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%