Movies like Hidalgo

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Hidalgo (2004)
 6.7
 73K
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, serious, captivating, realistic, factual, inspirational, intense, inter cultural, based on supposedly true story, scenic ...
Plot: desert, horse, horse race, adventurer, cowboy, adventure, underdog, contests and competitions, human spirit, rivalry, against the odds, obsessive quest, lone hero, father son relationship, sheik, mustang, mother son relationship, old west, freedom, glory, escapades, reward, race against time, challenge, racehorse ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, iraq, syria

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Most similar movies to Hidalgo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and dramatic films with plots about mentor, adventure, dialogue, destiny, chase, horse and storytelling mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like Hidalgo: Bite the Bullet (1975), Flight of the Phoenix (2004), Gladiator (2000), Quigley Down Under (1990), The Lone Ranger (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: endurance, horse race, horse, mexican, ex prostitute, friendship, adventure, old west, obsessive quest, rivalry, contests and competitions, friends ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Flight of the Phoenix (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When an Amacor oil rig in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia proves unproductive, Captain Frank Towns and copilot "A.J." are sent to shut the operation down. However, on their way to Beijing, a major dust storm forces them to ditch their C-119 ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: desert, survival, adventure, rescue, air disaster, struggle for survival, getting home, human nature, danger, stranded, radio, threat ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mongolia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 1.2M
Gladiator (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
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, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: warrior, vengeance, roman empire, courage, master warrior, pride and honor, emperor, heroes, tragic hero, freedom, slavery, revenge ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: spain, germany, rome italy, italy, dungeon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: captivating, rough, realistic, serious, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genocide, good versus evil, chase, australian, fish out of water, adventure, vengeance, against the odds, misfit, society, self discovery, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, texas, pacific ocean, wyoming, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.4
 207K
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, semi serious, buddy comedy, scenic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: horse, cowboy, survivor, vengeance, native american, texas ranger, lawyer, escape, adventure, danger, fighting crime, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.9
 50K
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, serious, entertaining, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: old west, friendship, gunfight, outlaw gang, chase, cowboys and outlaws, on the run, cowboy, vigilantism, small town, street shootout, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona, nebraska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: treasure hunt, chase, desert, gang, map, marshal, gold, good versus evil, adventure, vengeance, journalism, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, colorado, mexico, arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.0
 588K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, 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: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, violence, lone hero, revenge, snow, betrayal, old west, native american, manhunt, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 7.2
 33K
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: exciting, realistic, feel good, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, good versus evil, old west, cowboy, small town, group of criminals, friendship, kidnapping, gunslinger, wagon train, sheriff, horse ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 216 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, realistic, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Plot: desert, horse, war, adventure, muslim, soldier, battles, interrogation, explosion, torture, imperialism, rebel ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: middle east, lebanon, saudi arabia, jerusalem, ottoman empire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Professionals (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Professionals is a 1966 American Western film directed by Richard Brooks. A kidnap-rescue adventure set in about 1917, it features a small group of experts heading into Mexico to free the Mexican-born wife of a wealthy Texan from several hundred ...
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, kidnapping, scout, old west, chase, adventure, tough heroes, partners, missing person, rivalry, on the run, captivity ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1960s
Place: mexico, latin america, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.6
 281K
True Grit (2010)
Genre: Adventure, 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: rough, atmospheric, tense, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, track down, bounty hunter, partners, adventure, tough heroes, horse, revenge, gunfight, murder, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1870s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: usa, arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.5
 461
Beyond Justice (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman's ex-husband, who is the son of an Arab chieftain, kidnaps their teenage son and brings him back to Morocco, where the boy is to be made the leader of the tribe. The child's mother hires a mercenary to get her son and bring him ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, desert, rescue, danger, intrigue, tough heroes, missing person, betrayal, dishonesty, heroes, crimes, daring rescue ...
Time: 90s
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 28K
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: tense, exciting, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: old west, cowboy, friendship, betrayal, coming of age, on the run, native american, sheriff, mexican standoff, prison, prostitute, escape ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, new mexico, usa, arkansas, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When the young Texas Ranger, John Reid, is the sole survivor of an ambush arranged by the militaristic outlaw leader, Butch Cavendich, he is rescued by an old childhood Comanche friend, Tonto. When he recovers from his wounds, he dedicates his life ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, based on radio show ...
Plot: vigilantism, vengeance, adventure, folk hero, buddies, heroes, against the odds, escapades, crimes, daring rescue, lone wolves, friends ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 38K
True Grit (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The murder of her father sends a teenage tomboy, Mattie Ross (Kim Darby), on a mission of "justice", which involves avenging her father's death. She recruits a tough old marshal, "Rooster" Cogburn (John Wayne), because he ...
Style: stylized, captivating, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: bounty hunter, murder, hanging, horse, manhunt, cowboy, old west, adventure, vengeance, obsessive quest, partners, track down ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1930s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 25K
Tracks (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Accompanied only by her faithful dog and four camels, an Australian satisfies her craving for solitude by embarking on a solo trip across the desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean.
Style: uplifting, touching, road movie, captivating, scenic ...
Plot: desert, obsessive quest, wilderness, adventurer, adventure, journey, outback, camel, self discovery, solitude, loneliness, dog ...
Time: year 1977, 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1976 ...
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 41K
Wyatt Earp (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, 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, captivating, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gunslinger, gambling, vengeance, gangsters, friendship, gang, parents and children, friends, love and romance, family relations, lone wolves, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1860s, 1880s, 1870s
Place: texas, arizona, arkansas, alaska, wyoming ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 4K
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, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: bull riding, cowboy, rodeo cowboy, romance, underdog, sport, couple relations, relationship vs career, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, ambition, dedication ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, arizona, las vegas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 67K
Bloodsport (1988)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Frank Dux has entered the "kumite", an illegal underground martial-arts competition where serious injury and even death are not unknown. Chong Li, a particularly ruthless and vicious fighter is the favorite, but then again Dux has not ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, sport, mixed martial arts, underdog, master warrior, contests and competitions, escapades, heroes, opponent, ambition, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 6K
Khartoum (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: English General Charles George Gordon, a devout Christian, is appointed military governor of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by the Prime Minister. Ordered to evacuate Egyptians from the Sudan, Gordon stays on to protect the people of Khartoum, who are under ...
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, captivating, rough ...
Plot: siege, desert, islam, politics, culture clash, imperialism, negotiation, military, british empire, adventure, war, save the day ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1880s ...
Place: sudan, africa, egypt, england, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: sentimental, touching, serious, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, self discovery, culture clash, civil war, friendship, warrior, native american, officer, redemption, tribe, lifestyle change, courage ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s
Place: kansas, tennessee, usa, south dakota, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 111K
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: humorous, exciting, feel good, funny, light ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: princess, rescue, cowboy, martial arts, old west, travel, chinese, adventure, disorder, partners, society, odd couple ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 18th century
Place: china, nevada, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
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: exciting, captivating, suspense, scenic, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, ship, dangerous animal, ocean, adventure, danger, isolation, against the odds, whale, hopes, lost at sea, death ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1820s
Place: new england, massachusetts, south america, ecuador, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: New Zealand, Japan, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle -- a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.
Style: touching, captivating, uplifting, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: human spirit, motorcycle race, against the odds, hitchhiker, adventure, follow your dream, motorcycle, optimism, obstacle, supportive friend, obsessive quest, journey ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967, 1960s
Place: new zealand, utah, california, usa, salt lake city utah ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 63K
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, touching, serious, inspirational, exciting ...
Plot: horse, follow your dream, underdog, against the odds, racehorse, gambling, depression, businessman, boxing, horse race, rivalry, hopes ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, future ...
Place: chicago illinois, california, pasadena california, albuquerque new mexico, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Queen of the Desert (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, exciting, sincere ...
Plot: adventurer, political intrigue, escapades, state affairs, love and romance, politics, british empire, british military, marriage proposal, rivalry, strong female character, head of state ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 1890s, year 1915
Place: middle east, persia, jordan, tehran iran, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.8
 113K
Tombstone (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, 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, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, dying, sheriff, murder, cowboy, old west, vengeance, friendship, gang, buddies, siblings relations, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, epic ...
Plot: desert, kidnapping, politics, rescue, ransom, society, heroes, marines, woman in danger, danger, confined, daring rescue ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: morocco, africa, usa, washington d.c., north africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 24K
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, uplifting, inspirational ...
Plot: horse, against the odds, underdog, rise to the top, horse race, follow your dream, sport, animal training, legendary, contests and competitions, ambition, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%