Movies like How the West Was Won 1962

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How the West Was Won (1962)
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How the West Was Won (1962)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The epic tale of the development of the American West from the 1830s through the Civil War to the end of the century, as seen through the eyes of one pioneer family.
Style: epic, exciting, intense, serious, realistic, tense, sentimental, breathtaking, colourful, dramatic ...
Plot: civil war, family, adventure, old west, gold, wilderness, native american, criminal, small town, attempted murder, survival, crimes, heroes, parents and children, rivalry, americana, siblings relations, dishonesty, couple relations, settler, river, natural disaster, gold rush, cowboy, train ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 1880s, 1850s, year 1865, 1860s ...
Place: california, arizona, missouri, ohio, usa, los angeles, san francisco ...

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Most similar movies to How the West Was Won

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about heroes, rivalry, gunfight, old west, crimes, cowboy and violence mostly in Western, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like How the West Was Won: The Mountain Men (1980), The Sons of Katie Elder (1965), The War Wagon (1967), The Comancheros (1961), Chisum (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Mountain Men (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story concerns two grizzled mountain men -- Bill Tyler and Henry Frapp -- during the dying days of the fur-trapping era. The plot begins when Running Moon runs away from her abusive husband Heavy Eagle and comes across the two seedy fur ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mountain man, native american, nature, vigilantism, battles, heroes, wilderness, mountain, animal life, moon, tough heroes, aging ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Elder boys return to Clearwater, Texas for their Mother's funeral. John the eldest is a well known gunfighter and trouble follows him wherever he goes. The boys try to get back their ranch from the towns gunsmith who won it from their ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: murder, revenge, vengeance, card playing, violence, chase, family relations, justice, gambling, redemption, brutality, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 80s, 60s, 19th century ...
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The War Wagon (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An ex-con seeks revenge on the man who put him in prison by planning a robbery of the latter's stagecoach, which is transporting gold. He enlists the help of a partner, who could be working for his nemesis.
Style: exciting, intense, humorous, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, chase, gold, vengeance, caper, cowboy, frame up, rivalry, revenge, gunfight, treasure hunt, horse ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: suspense, atmospheric, serious, gloomy, meditative ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: lawyer, funeral, politics, small town, cowboy, criminal, old west, justice, senator, robbery, success, society ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Comancheros (1961)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Texas Ranger Jake Cutter arrests gambler Paul Regret, but soon finds himself teamed with his prisoner in an undercover effort to defeat a band of renegade arms merchants and thieves known as Comancheros.
Style: sexy, buddy movie, affectionate, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: renegade, native american, comanche indian, desert, gunfight, small town, horse, texas ranger, gambler, gang, crimes, chase ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 20th century
Place: texas, louisiana, new jersey, new orleans, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.8
 10K
Chisum (1970)
Genre: Biography, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Cattle baron John Chisum joins forces with Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett to fight the Lincoln County land war.
Style: harsh, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bounty hunter, adventure, old west, justice, betrayal, cattle, aging, elderly, crimes, dishonesty, corrupt law enforcer, cons and scams ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 70s, 1870s
Place: new mexico, california, texas, usa, tucson arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After avenging his family's brutal murder, Wales is pursued by a pack of soldiers. He prefers to travel alone, but ragtag outcasts are drawn to him - and Wales can't bring himself to leave them unprotected.
Style: realistic, brutal, suspense, harsh, poignant ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, revenge, cowboy, native americans, murder, vengeance, runaway, war crime, loss of son, tough heroes, civil war veteran ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 1860s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, missouri, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.4
 13K
Hombre (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Indians, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws.
Style: tense, realistic, suspense, harsh, intense ...
Plot: cowboy, journey, racism, old west, desert, native americans, character study, stranded, embezzlement, crime gone awry, loneliness, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Shalako (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: UK, West Germany, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Sean Connery is Shalako, a guide in the old West who has to rescue an aristocratic British hunting party from Indians and bandits.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: native american, survival, rescue, opposites attract, gunfight, adventure, tough heroes, crimes, adventurer, rivalry, culture clash, hostage ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Stalking Moon (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When an army scout retires to a farm in New Mexico he takes pity on a white woman and her half-breed son recently rescued from indians, and invites them to join him. He does this even knowing the child's father is a feared and murderous Apache ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apache territory, escapades, rescue, old west, heroes, track down, interracial relations, left to die, tough heroes, farm, native american, kidnapping ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, native american, vengeance, old west, small town, crimes, injustice, tough heroes, rescue, life is a bitch, survival, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Two Rode Together (1961)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two tough westerners bring home a group of settlers who have spent years as Comanche hostages.
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, suspenseful, retro
Plot: american indian, rescue, hostage, small town, chase, captivity, society, culture clash, chief, cowboy, native american, native american white relationships ...
Time: 60s, 1880s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 12K
Rio Lobo (1970)
Genre: War, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose perfidy caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend.
Style: harsh, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: american civil war, vengeance, betrayal, civil war, revenge, gunfight, justice, colonel, redemption, brutality, unlikely friendships, old west ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s
Place: texas, new orleans, ireland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 13K
Big Jake (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An aging Texas cattle man who has outlived his time swings into action when outlaws kidnap his grandson.
Style: tense, light, harsh, bloody, scenic ...
Plot: kidnapping, gunfight, motorcycle, gang, old west, horse, good versus evil, happy ending, western hero, massacre, small town, cowboys and outlaws ...
Time: turn of the century, 80s, 19th century, 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, mexico, california, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 15K
McLintock! (1963)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: George Washington McLintock, 'GW' to friends and foes alike, is a cattle baron and the richest man in the territory. He anxiously awaits the return of his daughter Becky who has been away at school for the last two years. He's also ...
Style: humorous, light, funny, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, ranch, romance, husband wife relationship, greed, rivalry, mogul, father daughter relationship, rancher, vengeance, cowboy, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1930s, 60s
Place: alaska, oklahoma, ireland, arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Firecreek (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A peace-loving, part-time sheriff in the small town of Firecreek must take a stand when a gang of vicious outlaws takes over his town.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sociopath, sheriff, pregnancy, farm, lone wolves, aging, rivalry, leadership, fugitives, treasure hunt, criminal heroes, heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rivalry, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal heroes, old west, criminal, tough guy, graphic violence, fugitives ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Trail to Hope Rose (2004)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Lou Diamond Phillips and marina Black star together with Lee majors and Ernest Borgnine in a western drama. Lou plays an ex convict who tries to make a living as a mine worker, closely watched by Marshal Luther Toll. The convict knows he is just one ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: marriage proposal, prison, righting the wronged, injustice, adventure, heroes, tough heroes, farm, crimes, fall in love, interracial relations, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, yuma arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Return of Sabata (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Master gunslinger Sabata arrives in Hobsonville, a town completely owned by McIntock, a robber baron who is taxing the inhabitants for the cost of future improvements to the town. Or that's what McIntock says he'll do with the money...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, heroes, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, lone wolves, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, mixed martial arts, gunfight, outlaw gang ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
American Outlaws (2001)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When a Midwest town learns that a corrupt railroad baron has captured the deeds to their homesteads without their knowledge, a group of young ranchers join forces to take back what is rightfully theirs. They will become the object of the biggest ...
Style: intense, entertaining, humorous, exciting, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: gang, jesse james, old west, civil war, adventure, heroes, rebelliousness, rivalry, rebellion, dishonesty, battles, secret ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865
Place: florida, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Rare Breed (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her husband dies en route to America, Martha Price and her daughter Hilary are left to carry out his dream: the introduction of Hereford cattle into the American West. They enlist Sam "Bulldog" Burnett in their efforts to transport ...
Style: funny, realistic, semi serious, humorous, cult film
Plot: vigilantism, bull, cattle, redemption, heroes, forbidden love, on the road, against the odds, americana, cons and scams, fish out of water, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: austin texas, texas, england, usa, europe ...
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37%
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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: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, rape and revenge, old west, small town, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, murder, revenge, strong female presence, heroes, rape ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Bandolero! (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Posing as a hangman, Mace Bishop arrives in town with the intention of freeing a gang of outlaws, including his brother, from the gallows. Mace urges his younger brother to give up crime. The sheriff chases the brothers to Mexico. They join forces, ...
Style: funny, realistic, serious, suspenseful, retro
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mexican bandit, gang, civil war, highwayman, brother, bandit, criminal, woman with a gun, escape, desert, chase, going straight ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico, usa, latin america, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: serious, realistic, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: old west, bounty hunter, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, on the run, rivalry, heroes, investigation, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Pioneer Woman (1973)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A homesteading family in the 1867 Wyoming faces a crisis when the husband is killed and the wife must decide whether to remain or take her son and daughter back East.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: woman with a gun, youth, settler, prairie, family relations, feminism, parents and children, murder, wilderness, wartime life, starting over, fugitives ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: wyoming, usa, indiana, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Last Challenge (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An upstart outlaw baits a legendary gunslinger, now a marshal in love with a saloon keeper.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: small town, gunslinger, duel, haunted by the past, fishing, native american, ambush, marshal, rattlesnake, poker, gunfighter, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.6
 471
The Virginian (2014)
Genre: Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Trace Adkins (The Lincoln Lawyer), Ron Perlman (TV's "Sons of Anarchy") and Brendan Penny (Ring Of Fire) star in this gritty and riveting re-imagining of the classic Western saga. Raised by powerful cattle baron Judge Henry (Perlman), ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, rivalry, old west, farm, family relations, uncover truth, graphic violence, heroes, lone wolves, parents and children, tough heroes, orphan ...
Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, civil war, ranger, heroes, crimes, fugitives, confined, lovers on the run, lone wolves, partners, escapades, uninhibited rivalry ...
Place: arizona, yuma arizona, tucson arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: This classic western masterpiece is an epic film about a widow whose land and life are in danger as the railroad is getting closer and closer to taking them over. A mysterious harmonica player joins forces with a desperado to protect the woman and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, epic, clever, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, mysterious character, vengeance, gunfight, villain, revenge, gang, death, small town, duel, tragic hero ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Incident at Phantom Hill (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At the end of the Civil War, a major shipment of gold has been stolen and buried in the desert. Only one man knows the whereabouts of gold and the army sends captain Matt Martin to arrest him and come back with the gold. Martin, his prisoner and a ...
Style: exciting, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gold, treasure hunt, apache tribe, buried treasure, post civil war, mountain, stash, battles, righting the wronged, partners, crimes, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: texas, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%