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The Hired Hand (1971)
 7.0
 3K
The Hired Hand (1971)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Harry Collings returns home to his farm after drifting with his friend, Arch. His wife, who had given up on him, reluctantly allows him to stay, and soon believes that all will be well again. But then Harry has to make a difficult decision regarding his loyalties and priorities.
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: old west, murder, drifter, showdown, vengeance, family relations, love and romance, family life, starting over, haunted by the past, redemption, lone wolves, lovers reunited, horse, cowboy, friendship, fishing, desert, kidnapping, gun, swimming, male nudity, best friend, farm, death of protagonist ...
Time: 19th century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and atmospheric films with plots about horse, gunfight, old west, gun, violence, murder and rivalry mostly in Western, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Hired Hand: High Plains Drifter (1973), Shadowheart (2009), Unforgiven (1992), South of Heaven, West of Hell (2000), True Grit (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
High Plains Drifter (1973)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago. After gunning down three gunmen who tried to kill him, the townsfolk decide to hire the Stranger to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, vengeance, small town, gunslinger, outlaw, criminal, anti-hero, tough heroes, mysterious character, rivalry, lone wolves, greed ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.5
 601
Shadowheart (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: James Conners comes home to the town of Legend, New Mexico in 1865 to avenge his fathers death against the ruthless Will Tunney. Along the way he re-captures his long lost love Mary Cooper. With the chance to take Will Tunney he must choose revenge ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, bleak, rough ...
Plot: social relations, uninhibited rivalry, homecoming, intrigue, love and romance, revenge, sheriff, small town, horse, murder of father, gunfight, love affair ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
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Unforgiven (1992)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: William Munny is a retired, once-ruthless killer turned gentle widower and hog farmer. To help support his two motherless children, he accepts one last bounty-hunter mission to find the men who brutalized a prostitute. Joined by his former partner ...
Style: bleak, tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: old west, sheriff, vengeance, gunfight, redemption, revenge, regret, one last job, cowboy, small town, mutilation, reputation ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
South of Heaven, West of Hell (2000)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Valentine Casey is a Marshal in the desolate Tucson territory of the early 1900's. On Christmas Eve, his outlaw family pays him a disturbing visit. He must confront the sins of his past. He and his partner, U.S. Christmas, journey through the ...
Style: serious, rough, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: desert, criminal, outlaw, crimes, gang, haunted by the past, old west, small town, tough heroes, family relations, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 7.6
 313K
True Grit (2010)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, adventure, vengeance, gunfight, tough heroes, bounty hunter, partners, shooting, hunt down, revenge, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: usa, arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.5
 304
Joshua (1976)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A black soldier returns from fighting for the Union in the Civil War only to find out that his mother has been murdered by a gang of white thugs. He becomes a bounty hunter, determined to track down and kill the men who killed his mother.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, tough girl, old west, vengeance, vigilantism, kidnapping, graphic violence, lone wolves, rivalry, good versus evil, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Django Unchained (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Style: dark humor, captivating, rough, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, bounty hunter, vengeance, slavery, old west, racism, african american, one against many, revenge, violent, society, courage ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa, mississippi, tennessee, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, outlaw, gunslinger, senator, robbery, society ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 7.3
 53K
Pale Rider (1985)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A small gold mining camp is terrorised by a ruthless land owner wanting to take their land. Clint Eastwood arrives riding a pale horse just as a young girl is praying to God to help the miners. He is revealed to be a preacher with mysterious and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mine, anti heroes, anti hero, horse, small town, violence, drifter, gold, heroes, showdown, preacher, marshal ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.8
 2K
The Outsider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A western love story revolving around the forbidden love between a young widow from a Quaker-like religious group and a cold-blooded gunslinger whom she takes into her home after he is wounded.
Style: sincere, rough, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: amish, opposites attract, love affair, forbidden love, rivalry, good versus evil, murder, old west, gunslinger, tough heroes, vengeance, redemption ...
Time: 19th century
Place: ohio, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 67K
Open Range (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, captivating, contemplative, emotional ...
Plot: old west, gunfight, vengeance, cowboy, civil war veteran, friendship, violence, murder, horse, gunslinger, doctor, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
 21K
Jane Got a Gun (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After her outlaw husband returns home shot with eight bullets and barely alive, Jane reluctantly reaches out to an ex-lover who she hasn't seen in over ten years to help her defend her farm when the time comes that her husband's gang ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: gang, old west, farm, family relations, unlikely partners, family in danger, criminal's revenge, tough heroes, family problems, gunfight, survival, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 80s
Place: usa, missouri, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Last Cowboy (2003)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: John William 'Will' Cooper is a modern-day rancher, maintaining his ranch in hard times along with his friend and foreman Amos Russell. When Will's estranged daughter Jake returns to the ranch for her grandfather's funeral, ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: family life, family relations, parents and children, homecoming, estrangement, farm, rancher, father daughter relationship, female director, spurs, stable, cowboy shirt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Wyatt Earp's Revenge (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Wyatt Earp is approached by a journalist for an interview about how he became a famous sheriff. Earp told the story of how he was a fearless U.S. Marshall. If 27-year old Wyatt Earp comes out that his first girlfriend Dora Hand was murdered. ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: old west, vengeance, track down, vigilantism, rivalry, partners, crimes, murder, gunfight, cowboy, renegades, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 36K
Hang 'Em High (1968)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Marshall Jed Cooper survives a hanging, vowing revenge on the lynch mob that left him dangling. To carry out his oath for vengeance, he returns to his former job as a lawman. Before long, he's caught up with the nine men on his hit list and ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hanging, death sentence, vigilantism, pardon, heroes, small town, old west, marshal, widow, lynching, judge, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Lord John Morgan has returned to civilized life in England, but finds he has nothing but disdain for that life. Yearning to embrace the simplicity of the American West-and the Yellow Hands Sioux tribe he left behind, Morgan returns to the ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: old west, sioux tribe, flintlock pistol, adventure, culture clash, redemption, lone wolves, life is a bitch, heroes, interracial relations, curses spells and rituals, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 70s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Heaven with a Gun (1969)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Glenn Ford plays Jim Killian, a preacher who arrives in a town divided between cattlemen and sheep herders. But Killian isn't just any preacher. He is a former fast gun who has set upon a different path.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: old west, small town, gunslinger, starting over, going straight, danger, crimes, society, hopes, heroes, rivalry, graphic violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona, santa fe new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 31K
The Homesman (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy. Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: old west, native american, human nature, mental illness, unlikely partners, obsessive quest, anti heroes, partners, anti hero, revenge, misfit partners, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Man With No Name enters the Mexican village of San Miguel in the midst of a power struggle among the three Rojo brothers and sheriff John Baxter. When a regiment of Mexican soldiers bearing gold intended to pay for new weapons is waylaid by the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, gang war, massacre, anti hero, gold, sheriff, greed, vengeance, deal, gang, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
One-Eyed Horse (2008)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Hadley, Missouri 1887. Justin Gatewood has recently been released from prison for attempting to kill an old adversary, William Curry. Twenty-five years earlier, Gatewood and his brother were Confederate prisoners-of-war, and the death of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, vigilantism, rivalry, obsessive quest, tough heroes, vengeance, chase, chases and races, soldier, road not taken, old west, pow ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1880s
Place: missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
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The Duel (2016)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Texas Ranger investigates a series of unexplained deaths in a town called Helena.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: murder, hunting, texas ranger, violence, husband wife relationship, small western town, gunfight, held captive, tough guy, snake, horse, death ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, bank, small town, gold, wedding, redemption, lone wolves, adventure, best friends, gang ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 70s
Place: california, idaho, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, small town, snow, gambler, brothel, mining town, brothel madam, americana, unfulfilled love, old west, folk, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 1900s, 1890s, edwardian era ...
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c., vancouver british columbia canada, vancouver ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Dead Man's Burden (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A western set on the New Mexico frontier a few years after the Civil War and centered on a struggling young family and the mining company who wants to buy their land.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, tense, stylized
Plot: farm, family problems, family relations, rivalry, family life, siblings relations, old west, mining, civil war, mine, brother, long range rifle
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 2K
Monte Walsh (1970)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Monte Walsh is an aging cowboy facing the ending days of the Wild West era. As barbed wire and railways steadily eliminate the need for the cowboy, Monte and his friends are left with fewer and fewer options. New work opportunities are available to ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: old west, aging, small town, heroes, society, bittersweet, wiretap, friends, social relations, small town life, friendship, human nature ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
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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, haunted by the past, couple relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, parents and children, redemption, ex husband ex wife relationship, prostitute, family relations, betrayal, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
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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, tough heroes, graphic violence, lone wolves, crimes, escapades, heroes, gang, chases and races, sheriff, river, cowboy boots ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, sonora, arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Keeping Room (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this radically reimagined American Western set towards the end of the Civil War, Southerner Augusta encounters two renegade, drunken soldiers who are on a mission of pillage and violence. After escaping an attempted assault, Augusta races back to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic
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Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, southern usa, atlanta
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Prairie Fever (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A group of women contracted a strange fever and a former sheriff is responsible for taking them to the hospital in the nearest town, but in their way they will encounter a gang of murderers. His only hope is a woman whose beauty is matched only by ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: old west, love and romance, on the run, criminal heroes, woman in danger, tough heroes, lone wolves, danger, chases and races, unlikely couple, gunfight, cowboys and outlaws ...
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Aces 'N' Eights (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Already taking a gamble settling in the uncharted west, the peaceful settlers of a town destined for railroad greatness suddenly find themselves being ruthlessly gunned down. With no law and order to be found, justice falls onto the shoulders of an ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, vengeance, americana, partners, good versus evil, rescue, adventure, society, heroes, criminal heroes, brutality, showdown ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%