Movies like Hidalgo

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Hidalgo (2004)
Hidalgo (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Sport, Western
Country: USA, Morocco
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in 1890, this is the story of a Pony Express courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous race for a massive contest prize, in an adventure that sends the pair around the world...
Style: exciting, inspirational, epic, factual, intense, serious, captivating, realistic, scenic, sexy ...
Plot: horse, desert, horse race, cowboy, adventurer, racehorse, lone hero, animals, underdog, human spirit, rivalry, contests and competitions, stallion, against the odds, obsessive quest, survival, sword fight, race, father son relationship, swashbuckler, bedouin, mother son relationship, chase, islam, sheik ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, syria, new york, iraq, boston

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, dramatic and exciting films with plots about mentor, storytelling, horse, dialogue, destiny, catastrophe and betrayal mostly in Drama, Action and Western genres. Some movies like Hidalgo: Seabiscuit (2003), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Secretariat (2010), Bite the Bullet (1975), In the Heart of the Sea (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Seabiscuit (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.
Style: sentimental, inspirational, feel good, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: horse, horse race, racehorse, sport, follow your dream, underdog, against the odds, marriage, self made man, jockey, depression, life philosophy ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, year 1938, 20th century, future ...
Place: california, pasadena california, tijuana mexico, chicago illinois, san francisco ...
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 218 min.
Story: The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological ...
Style: epic, captivating, breathtaking, visually appealing, factual ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: desert, world war one, war, military, british empire, imperialism, historical character, battles, politics, camel, train, islam ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, ottoman empire, arabia, africa ...
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Secretariat (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery - with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin - manages to ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, touching, emotional, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: horse, sport, horse race, animals, animal training, racehorse, underdog, against the odds, equestrian, beautiful scenery, jockey, horse riding ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california
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Bite the Bullet (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century, a newspaper organizes an endurance horse race : 700 miles to run in a few days. 9 adventurers are competing, among them a woman, Miss Jones, a Mexican, an Englishman, a young cow-boy, an old one and two friends, ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, horse, endurance, rivalry, contests and competitions, old west, unlikely partners, civil war, horse race, cowboy, chase, ex prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 70s
Place: california, texas
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In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s ...
Style: scenic, exciting, inspirational, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens, kids, adult
Plot: survival, ocean, ship, whale, sea, boat, disaster, starvation, shipwreck, man versus nature, dangerous animal, castaway ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, future, middle ages, georgian era ...
Place: new england, ecuador, pacific ocean, south america, massachusetts
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Young Guns (1988)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted.
Style: stylized, harsh, serious, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: cowboy, gunfight, billy the kid, old west, gang, chase, suspense, gangsters, brutality, cowboys and outlaws, vigilante, revenge ...
Time: 1870s, 80s, 19th century
Place: new mexico, california, texas, usa, arizona ...
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Dances with Wolves (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide – and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.
Style: scenic, touching, breathtaking, epic, sentimental ...
Plot: american civil war, native american, friendship, self discovery, culture clash, tribe, courage, native americans, native american white relationships, pride and honor, native, survival ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1860s, 70s
Place: kansas, south dakota, tennessee, usa, nebraska
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Young Guns II (1990)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Only three of the original five "young guns" -- Billy the Kid (Emilio Estevez), Jose Chavez y Chavez (Lou Diamond Phillips), and Doc Scurlock (Kiefer Sutherland) -- return in Young Guns, Part 2, which is the story of Billy the Kid and his ...
Style: stylized, factual, entertaining, harsh, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: native american, old west, cowboy, gunfight, gang, bounty hunter, betrayal, friendship, billy the kid, gangsters, vengeance, chase ...
Time: 1870s, 19th century, 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new mexico, las vegas, latin america, usa, arkansas ...
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Tombstone (1993)
Genre: 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, factual, intense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, manly
Plot: vengeance, gunfight, cowboy, old west, lone hero, gang, sheriff, friendship, suspense, betrayal, revenge, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, california, tucson arizona, usa
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The Wind and the Lion (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century an American woman is abducted in Morocco by Berbers. The attempts to free her range from diplomatic pressure to military intervention.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, scenic ...
Plot: desert, kidnapping, politics, rescue, hostage, confined, invasion, sword fight, u.s. president, german soldier, cavalry, military ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 90s
Place: morocco, north africa, africa, washington d.c., ottoman empire ...
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The Outlaws (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Four unwitting heroes cross paths on their journey to the sleepy town of Silverado. Little do they know the town where their family and friends reside has been taken over by a corrupt sheriff and a murderous posse. It's up to the sharp-shooting ...
Style: feel good, tense, light, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, good versus evil, cowboy, small town, friendship, violent, group of criminals, betrayal, desert, murder, violence, villain ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 1880s
Place: usa, new mexico, california, arizona
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Wyatt Earp (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Covering the life and times of one of the West's most iconic heroes Wyatt Earp weaves an intricate tale of Earp and his friends and family. With a star studded cast, sweeping cinematography and authentic costumes Wyatt Earp led the way during ...
Style: epic, compassionate, harsh, enigmatic, breathtaking ...
Plot: gunfight, western hero, civil war, violence, cowboy, gangsters, vengeance, gang, friendship, gunslinger, deputy sheriff, justice ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s, 1860s
Place: arizona, california, wyoming, texas, alaska ...
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Quigley Down Under (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: American Matt Quigley answers Australian land baron Elliott Marston's ad for a sharpshooter to kill the dingoes on his property. But when Quigley finds out that Marston's real target is the aborigines, Quigley hits the road. Now, even ...
Style: entertaining, exciting, harsh, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genocide, vengeance, australian, suspense, vigilantism, friendship, culture clash, fish out of water, gunfight, against the odds, old west, australian aboriginal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: australia, london, texas, pacific ocean, wyoming ...
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Mackenna's Gold (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The gangster Colorado kidnaps Marshal McKenna. He believes that McKenna has seen a map which leads to a rich vein of gold in the mountains and forces him to show him the way. But they're not the only ones who're after the gold; soon they ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, light, harsh ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gang, chase, desert, map, indians, greed, gold, marshal, murder, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, california, arizona, colorado, sonora ...
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8 Seconds (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film chronicles the life of Lane Frost, 1987 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion, his marriage and his friendships with Tuff Hedeman (three-time World Champion) and Cody Lambert.
Style: sentimental, captivating, realistic, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: rodeo, rodeo cowboy, sport, cowboy, ambition, rising to stardom, rivalry, love, human spirit, contests and competitions, underdog, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, las vegas, new jersey, arizona
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The Lone Ranger (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Texas Rangers chase down a gang of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish, but the gang ambushes the Rangers, seemingly killing them all. One survivor is found, however, by an American Indian named Tonto, who nurses him back to health. The Ranger, ...
Style: exciting, humorous, scenic, buddy comedy, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: horse, texas ranger, superhero, indians, disney, gunfight, native american, corruption, revenge, escape, betrayal, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, san francisco
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The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA
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: breathtaking, atmospheric, exciting, scenic, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, adult
Plot: survival, wilderness, revenge, vengeance, snow, bear attack, life & death, obsessive quest, lone hero, father son relationship, bravery, violent ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, georgian era
Place: los angeles, usa
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The Four Feathers (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story, set in 1875, follows a British officer (Heath Ledger) who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which ...
Style: epic, serious, touching, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military, war, imperialism, redemption, slavery, desert, soldier, colonialism, cavalry, fight, friendship, torture ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 1890s
Place: sudan, england, africa, middle east, egypt ...
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Texas Rangers (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ten years after the Civil War has ended, the Governor of Texas asks Leander McNelly to form a company of Rangers to help uphold the law along the Mexican border. With a few veterans of the war, most of the recruits are young men who have little or ...
Style: harsh, serious, exciting, touching, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: texas ranger, american civil war, civil war, rescue, rivalry, love triangle, vengeance, cowboy, gunfight, chase, violence, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: texas, mexico, california, austin texas, canada ...
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The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.
Style: intense, entertaining, tense, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: good versus evil, revenge, bounty hunter, dark hero, criminal, duel, showdown, small town, murder, gunfighter, corruption, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 1870s
Place: california, sacramento california
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Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Apache Indians have reluctantly agreed to settle on a US Government approved reservation. Not all the Apaches are able to adapt to the life of corn farmers. One in particular, Geronimo, is restless. Pushed over the edge by broken promises and ...
Style: factual, intense, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: native american, indians, native americans, civil war, apache, betrayal, interracial romance, justice, love story, unlikely friendships, prejudice, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, tucson arizona, sonora, arizona
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 201 min.
Story: Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, breathtaking, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, chick flick
Plot: sword fight, magic, battles, friendship, courage, good versus evil, magical, monster, army, sword and sorcery, warrior, wizards ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
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The Alamo (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.
Style: realistic, factual, intense, exciting, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, military, gunfight, siege, justice, wartime, fight scenes, revolution, american history, rivalry, heroic mission, mexican ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, california, austin texas ...
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Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians when he proves to be the match of their warriors in one-to-one combat on the early frontier.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, epic, scenic, meditative ...
Audience: manly
Plot: survival, wilderness, hunting, native americans, mountain man, native american, native, indians, rocky mountains, revenge, life philosophy, interracial relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: colorado, usa
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Gladiator (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Malta, Morocco
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to ...
Style: epic, captivating, breathtaking, emotional, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, manly, teens, date night
Plot: revenge, ancient rome, vengeance, sword fight, roman empire, ancient history, gladiator, warrior, courage, slavery, freedom, pride and honor ...
Time: ancient times, 50s, middle ages
Place: rome italy, italy, ancient greece, germany, north africa ...
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Shanghai Noon (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Chon Wang, a clumsy imperial guard trails Princess Pei Pei when she is kidnapped from the Forbidden City and transported to America. Wang follows her captors to Nevada, where he teams up with an unlikely partner, outcast outlaw Roy O'Bannon, ...
Style: light, funny, entertaining, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, princess, rescue, society, chinese, buddies, kung fu, gunfight, friends, disorder, partners, save the day ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: china, hong kong, nevada
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The Eagle (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander ...
Style: exciting, intense, absurd, epic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient rome, roman empire, slavery, medieval, ancient history, master and servant, ancient, legends and myths, legion, war, battles, sword fight ...
Time: ancient times
Place: england, scotland, rome italy, britain, europe ...
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The Babe (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chronicle of Babe Ruth's phenomenal story--from his hard knock beginnings at a Baltimore orphanage, to his meteoric rise to baseball superstardom and his poignant retirement from the game. His amazing career included seven American League ...
Style: intense, melancholic, scary, light, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: baseball, brutality, redemption, weapons, violence, vengeance, suspense, police investigation, loneliness, life philosophy, lone hero, mentor ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1910s, 1920s, 20th century ...
Place: new york yankees, boston, california, usa, bronx new york city ...
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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, realistic, intense, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: wilderness, civil war, chase, revenge, american civil war, survival, justice, war, plot twist, twists and turns, colonel, indians ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
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Appaloosa (2008)
Genre: Action, 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: harsh, stylized, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, native american attack, gunfight, friendship, tough law enforcer, murder, suspense, justice, law enforcement, cowboy, trust, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new mexico, texas, iowa
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