Movies like Hidalgo

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Hidalgo (2004)
 6.7
 79K
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, epic, inter cultural, scenic ...
Plot: horse, desert, horse race, adventurer, adventure, cowboy, sheik, racehorse, underdog, contests and competitions, human spirit, rivalry, against the odds, obsessive quest, lone hero, sword fight, father son relationship, mustang, bedouin, stallion, mother son relationship, islam, old west, freedom, glory ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, iraq, new york, syria, boston

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and dramatic films with plots about horse, adventure, mentor, dialogue, vengeance, chase and destiny mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like Hidalgo: Bite the Bullet (1975), Seabiscuit (2003), Young Guns (1988), In the Heart of the Sea (2015), Secretariat (2010). 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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, horse, endurance, adventure, rivalry, contests and competitions, old west, chases and races, unlikely partners, chase, pursuit, horse race ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 70s
Place: california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 70K
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, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: horse, horse race, racehorse, follow your dream, underdog, against the odds, businessman, animal training, marriage, divorce, cowboy, horse ranch ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 30s, 20s ...
Place: baltimore, san francisco, new york, chicago illinois, pasadena california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 57K
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, suspense, harsh, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: cowboy, old west, friendship, gunfight, outlaw gang, chase, cowboys and outlaws, anti hero, anti heroes, small town, on the run, vigilantism ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, nebraska, arizona, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspense, exciting, captivating, disaster movie, serious ...
Plot: survival, ship, ocean, dangerous animal, lost at sea, sea, whale, adventure, against the odds, castaway, ocean or sea, shipwreck ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era, 1820s, 1850s
Place: new england, massachusetts, ecuador, pacific ocean, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 27K
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, inspirational, touching, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: horse, horse race, against the odds, sport, underdog, horse ranch, animal training, horse riding, rise to the top, racehorse, contests and competitions, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 134K
Tombstone (1993)
Genre: Action, 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, suspenseful, suspense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, vengeance, cowboy, gunfight, sheriff, murder, gang, crimes, dying, against the odds, criminal, gunfighter ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 40K
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, realistic, exciting, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cowboy, gunfight, good versus evil, small town, group of criminals, friendship, old west, kidnapping, heroes, gunslinger, western town, saloon ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico, arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 34K
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: realistic, serious, exciting, tense, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: native american, old west, cowboy, friendship, betrayal, coming of age, on the run, prison, escape, criminal, anti heroes, anti hero ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 50s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: new mexico, usa, latin america, arkansas, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Flight of the Phoenix (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, 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, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: desert, survival, adventure, stranded, air disaster, rescue, introspection, danger, getting home, human nature, radio, threat ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mongolia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspense, tense, serious ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gold, map, adventure, chase, desert, gang, marshal, rivalry, danger, murder, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, colorado, arizona, sonora, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 228 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, exciting, captivating, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: desert, adventure, historical character, battles, british colonial, world war one, imperialism, bedouin, politics, rebel, war, horse ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, saudi arabia, lebanon, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: realistic, rough, serious, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genocide, vigilantism, fish out of water, vengeance, old west, against the odds, crimes, partners, danger, dishonesty, good versus evil, australian ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, texas, pacific ocean, wyoming, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 227K
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: buddy comedy, exciting, humorous, semi serious, scenic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: horse, native american, texas ranger, adventure, cowboy, escape, indians, good versus evil, escapades, lawyer, vengeance, fighting crime ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s, 1860s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 2K
50 to 1 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A misfit group of New Mexico cowboys find themselves on the journey of a lifetime when they learn their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies to run in the Kentucky Derby. Based on the true story of Mine That Bird, the cowboys must overcome impossible ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, touching, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: horse race, horse, against the odds, sport, rivalry, chases and races, hopes, ambition, contests and competitions, underdog, animal training, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Queen of the Desert (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Morocco
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, captivating, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: adventurer, bedouin, unfulfilled love, political intrigue, state affairs, escapades, head of state, politics, love and romance, queen, desert, spy ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s, 1890s, year 1914 ...
Place: persia, middle east, arabia, tehran iran, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 5K
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, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: rodeo cowboy, bull riding, cowboy, sport, romance, rivalry, rising to stardom, ambition, human spirit, contests and competitions, rodeo, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, oklahoma, arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 47K
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, serious, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Plot: family relations, heroes, deputy sheriff, gunslinger, gambling, vengeance, gang, gangsters, friendship, legends and myths, lone wolves, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1800s, 1880s, 1870s
Place: arizona, arkansas, alaska, wyoming, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, kidnapping, old west, mercenary, chase, scout, adventure, daring rescue, partners, confined, chases and races, graphic violence ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: mexico, latin america, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 7.2
 29K
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, scenic, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: desert, wilderness, adventure, solitude, beautiful scenery, obsessive quest, journey, camel, outback, self discovery, adventurer, hiking ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, 20th century, year 1973, year 1935 ...
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
 45K
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, exciting, harsh, suspense, serious ...
Plot: cowboy, bounty hunter, manhunt, adventure, murder, hanging, vengeance, odd couple, partners, wanted, track down, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s, 1930s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the horse (in fact is a mare)and save it of being sacrificed by the owner.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: horse, family relations, horse race, sport, animal training, redemption, against the odds, human spirit, parents and children, hopes, dream come true, racehorse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.5
 555
Beyond Justice (1991)
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, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, heroes, kidnapping, desert, tough heroes, betrayal, dishonesty, vengeance, missing person, heroic mission, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 7K
Khartoum (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 128 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, serious, factual, talky ...
Plot: siege, desert, politics, culture clash, imperialism, military, islam, heroes, battles, negotiation, british empire, wartime ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s, 18th century
Place: africa, sudan, egypt, england, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, captivating, exciting, heroic, breathtaking ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, warrior, friendship, imaginary kingdom, adventure, imaginary, battles, wizards, magical, elf, monster, sorcerer ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
 10K
Theeb (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, tense, exciting
Plot: desert, world war one, survival, coming of age, bedouin, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, escapades, danger, culture clash, british soldier, fear ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1916
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, jordan, ottoman empire, arabia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, captivating, realistic, intense ...
Plot: desert, kidnapping, politics, rescue, hostage, hostages, confined, missing person, woman in danger, ransom, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: morocco, washington d.c., africa, usa, north africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.0
 736K
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, lone hero, snow, bear attack, violence, native american, old west, obsessive quest, beautiful scenery, grizzly bear ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: serious, captivating, touching, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military, imperialism, soldier, redemption, rescue, desert, colonialism, islam, slavery, pow, battles, escape ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1880s, 1890s
Place: sudan, england, africa, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Chinese emissary is sent to the Gobi desert to execute a renegade soldier. When a caravan transporting a Buddhist monk and a valuable treasure is threatened by thieves, however, the two warriors might unite to protect the travelers.
Style: exciting, serious, epic, breathtaking, lyrical ...
Plot: martial arts, adventure, vengeance, desert, survival, rivalry, lone wolves, danger, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, sword and sandal, fight ...
Time: ancient history, 8th century
Place: china, asia, japan, ancient china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Shoot First and Pray You Live (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tale of vengeance -- outlaw style -- as Red Pierre hunts down legendary gunman Bob McGurk to avenge the murder of his Mother and Father
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, gang, crimes, rivalry, desert, escapades, adventure, old west, tough heroes, vengeance, murder, chase ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%