Movies like Hard Ground

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Hard Ground (2003)
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Hard Ground (2003)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Billy Bucklin escapes while being transported to Yuma prison and plans to form an army of desperadoes to control the Mexican border...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, old west, bounty hunter, reluctant partners, partners, criminal heroes, redemption, escapades, chase, on the run, track down, abduction, betrayal, crimes, serial killer, vengeance, gang, heroes, hostages, hostage, confined, kidnapping, good versus evil, fugitives, murder ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about chases and races, rivalry, crimes, heroes, old west, gunfight and gang mostly in Western and Drama genres. Some movies like Hard Ground: Arizona Raiders (1965), Posse (1975), The Far Side of Jericho (2006), A Man Called Sledge (1970), The Meanest Men in the West (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Harry Tracy: The Last of the Wild Bunch (1982)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: By the turn of the 20th century, Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, Billy the Kid and virtually all of the West's legendary outlaws are either dead or in jail pending execution. Well, all, except train robber and escape artist extraordinaire, ...
Style: gloomy, rough, serious, realistic, contemplative
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, outlaw, criminal, unfulfilled love, tragic love, prison, uninhibited rivalry, train, graphic violence, americana, fall in love, track down ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Arizona Raiders (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Murphy plays an ex-Quantrill's Raider who's released from jail with buddy Cooper to be deputized as Arizona Rangers in order to hunt down the remnant of the gang, rumored to he hiding out in a town "neer dee border" in the words ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fugitives, rivalry, criminal heroes, desert, good versus evil, small town, partners, crimes, lovers on the run, vengeance, chases and races, confined ...
Place: arizona, yuma arizona, mexico, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Posse (1975)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A tough marshal with political ambitions leads an elite posse to capture a notorious criminal. He succeeds, but instead of cheering him, the public turns against him.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cynicism, posse, ambition, squad, marshal, journalism, lone wolves, politics, confined, crimes, heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s
Place: new mexico, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Far Side of Jericho (2006)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jericho. In the 1880's. Three women of the wild West, widows of an outlawed gang of brothers recently hanged, find themselves running for their lives from a corrupt posse of vigilantes, mystical Indians and a hornet's nest of villains - ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: gang, rivalry, vigilantism, treasure hunt, old west, chase, partners, criminal heroes, adventure, danger, bank robbery, woman in danger ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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A Man Called Sledge (1970)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: James Garner is Luther Sledge, the leader of a pack of rebels who are planning to steal a stash of gold. But after the thieves actually manage to get away with the bounty, they soon discover that the enemy lies within their midst. As they begin to ...
Style: rough, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, tough heroes, gambling, treasure hunt, heist, vigilantism, on the road, curses spells and rituals, small town, prison life, vengeance, stash ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, arizona, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Meanest Men in the West (1974)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bronson and Marvin star as murderous half-brothers who are running from the law as well as each other. A climatic confrontation proves to each of them just how mean the other can be. "The Meanest Men in the West" is actually an amalgam of ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: old west, rivalry, crimes, investigation, chases and races, criminal's revenge, crime, criminal heroes, family relations, farm, on the run, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Kenny Rogers as The Gambler: The Adventure Continues (1983)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: Brady Hawkes, Billy Montana, and Jeremiah Hawkes are on a train bound for a huge gambling event when the train is taken over by a gang of vicious killers in search of money. As ransom, the gang takes young Jeremiah hostage. Brady and Billy embark on ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, bounty hunter, confined, dishonesty, escapades, crimes, hostages, danger, daring rescue, old west, partners against crime, unlikely partners ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.2
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The Tracker (1988)
Genre: Western
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a series of vicious crimes by a renegade group of cowboys, led by "Red Jack" Stilwell, a legendary tracker, Noble Adams is pulled out of retirement to capture Stilwell, dead or alive. Reluctantly, needing more men, he allows his son, ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, bounty hunter, vigilantism, golden years, gangsters, opposites attract, crimes, criminal heroes, gang, rivalry, chase, fugitives ...
Time: 80s
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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 ⇓
54%
 6.8
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Sabata (1969)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Several pillars of society have robbed an Army safe containing $100,000 so they can buy the land upon which the coming railroad will be built. But they haven't reckoned on the presence of the master gunslinger, Sabata.
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, gambling, bounty hunter, rivalry, heist, crimes, partners, dishonesty, betrayal, tough heroes, small town, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.1
 1K
6 Guns (2010)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When her family is gunned down in cold blood, a young girl convinces a bounty hunter to train her as a gunfighter so she can seek vengeance with a six-shooter.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, old west, small town, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, murder, danger, strong female presence, heroes, chases and races, revenge ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Gundown (2011)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Seeking revenge and justice, Cole Brandt finds himself in the lawless town of Dead River where he is faced with one last bloody showdown for freedom in order to protect The Majestic Saloon and a beautiful woman.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Plot: vengeance, track down, vigilantism, kidnapping, heroes, rivalry, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, mistaken identity, desert, tough heroes, hitman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Quick Gun (1964)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Gunslinger Murphy helps an ungrateful town fight off a raid by his former gang.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunslinger, buddies, rivalry, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, bounty hunter, chases and races, gangsters, lone wolves, gang, on the run, fugitives ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Bounty Killer (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Willie Duggans, a tenderfoot from the east, arrives in the wild west and soon experiences its violence. Willie discovers the easy money in bounty killing and must choose between that violent lifestyle and the love of a beautiful saloon singer.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: bounty hunter, old west, heroes, rivalry, track down, starting over, relationship vs career, tough heroes, crimes, misfit, gang, social misfits ...
Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Gunsmoke: The Long Ride (1993)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: For thirty years, Marshall Matt Dillon fought to preserve the law in Dodge City… now, he's wanted for murder and fighting to clear his name. Three deputies ride up with a warrant for Dillon's arrest, a wealthy mine operator has been ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: americana, bounty hunter, escapades, rivalry, dishonesty, chase, law enforcement, chases and races, adventure, false accusation, frame up, renegades ...
Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Three cowhands, between jobs, have the bad dumb luck to pitch night camp in the same valley as a cabin full of guys who just robbed a stagecoach and killed the guard. Come morning, a posse arrives, forms up along the ridge, and takes for granted ...
Style: disturbing, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, pursuit, false accusation, anti heroes, anti hero, robbery, outlaw, criminal, vigilantism, old west, partners, criminal heroes ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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American Bandits: Frank and Jesse James (2010)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After Jesse James is wounded by a bullet to the chest, Frank James splits the gang up and plans a rendezvous in four days time. With U.S.-Marshall Kane in hot pursuit, and betrayal within the outlaw band, the stage is set for a blazing and climactic ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rivalry, dishonesty, criminal heroes, law enforcement, betrayal, crimes, old west, criminal, outlaw, tough guy, street shootout ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Johnny Reno (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The townsfolk are set on lynching an accused killer held in the town lockup. But US Marshal Johnny Reno stands in their way.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, danger, crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty, lone wolves, chases and races, buddies, partners, investigation ...
Time: 60s, 1800s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Santee (1973)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jody Deakes joins up with his father after many years, just to discover that his dad is part of an outlaw gang on the run from a relentless bounty hunter named Santee. Jody is orphaned soon after Santee catches up to the gang, and follows Santee in ...
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, fugitives, dishonesty, righting the wronged, tough heroes, vigilantism, murder, track down, vengeance, crimes, heroes, criminal's revenge ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Last Hard Men (1976)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the early 20th century, some convicts while on a road gang escape and one of the convicts is Zach Provo, a half Indian, who was sent to prison during the latter part of the 19th century. He escapes with 6 others to exact vengeance on Sam Burgade ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: rescue, gang, prison, kidnapping, crimes, obsessive quest, danger, fugitives, dishonesty, deadly, golden years, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Gunslingers (2009)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While roaming the wild plains on a quest to find a cache of hidden riches, sharp-shooting bounty hunter Butch (John Elliott) and his outlaw companions come across a deadly gang with supernatural powers in this stylized Western. As the hunt for the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: bounty hunter, crimes, gang, rivalry, plague, deadly, chases and races, fugitives, cowboy, showdown, gunfight, travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Gunsmoke: To the Last Man (1992)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Retired marshal Matt Dillon tracks Arizona rustlers and lands in the middle of the 1880s Pleasant Valley War.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
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Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Righteous and the Wicked (2010)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hobbs, a notorious wanted bandit, gets caught up in a violently competitive hunt for stolen cash when he finds out outlaws have robbed the local bank. While trying to get back what's his he must saddle up to stop these outlaws leaving whomever ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, realistic ...
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Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Blindman (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A blind, but deadly, gunman, is hired to escort fifty mail order brides to their miner husbands. His business partners double cross him, selling the women to bandit Domingo. Blindman heads into Mexico in pursuit.
Style: humorous, rough, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mail order bride, escapades, obsessive quest, crimes, danger, rivalry, bounty hunter, dishonesty, partners, heroes, chases and races, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, texas, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 4K
Red Fighter (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The sole survivor of a bloody massacre vows revenge on his attackers and on the men who killed his wife.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, old west, small town, native american, revenge, crimes, tough heroes, injustice, against the odds, survival, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
38%
Ambush at Dark Canyon (2012)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: U.S. Marshall Duke Donovan is imprisoned, accused of being an accomplice in a bank robbery. After discovering that his partner is planning to kill his wife, he must escape prison in time to save his wife and clear his name.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: prison, heist, bank, vengeance, old west, journalism, rivalry, crimes, prison escape, country, murder, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 1920s, 1890s
Place: usa, yuma arizona, nashville tennessee, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 1K
Barquero (1970)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Jake Remy leads a gang of outlaw cutthroats making their escape toward Mexico from a successful robbery. Barring their way is a river--crossable only by means of a ferry barge. The barge operator, Travis, refuses to be bullied into providing ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, chases and races, graphic violence, tough heroes, lone wolves, crimes, escapades, heroes, gang, kiss, gun, territory ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, sonora, arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Day of the Evil Gun (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two men on a desperate search to save a woman only one of them could have!
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, captive, child in peril, renegades, hitman, battles, scout, heroes, crimes, lone wolves, military, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Gunsmoke: One Man's Justice (1994)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After his mother is killed in a wagoncoach robbery a young man pursues the gang responsible. Matt Dillon goes after him hoping to stop him before the gang can kill him. Dillon is joined by Davis Healy, a businessman, who is hiding a few secrets of ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%