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, serious, realistic, intense, breathtaking, scenic, dramatic, sentimental, nostalgic ...
Plot: old west, wilderness, gold, small town, attempted murder, native american, criminal, frontier, outlaw, adventure, family, survival, crimes, heroes, couple relations, parents and children, danger, dishonesty, siblings relations, rivalry, americana, settler, family relations, river, gold rush ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 1880s, 1850s, 1860s, 1840s ...
Place: california, arizona, missouri, ohio, usa, los angeles, san francisco ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about heroes, rivalry, gunfight, crimes, old west, cowboy and gun mostly in Western, Drama and War genres. Some movies like How the West Was Won: Shenandoah (1965), The Sons of Katie Elder (1965), The War Wagon (1967), Chisum (1970), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Shenandoah (1965)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Charlie Anderson, a farmer in Shenandoah, Virginia, finds himself and his family in the middle of the Civil War he wants nothing to do with. When his youngest boy is taken prisoner by the North the Civil War is forced upon him.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, emotional ...
Plot: american civil war, interracial relations, anti war, heroes, family relations, pow, widower, war, bittersweet, state affairs, parents and children, missing person ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: virginia, usa, england
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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, exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: murder, family relations, revenge, gambling, vengeance, investigation, crimes, family life, rivalry, dishonesty, danger, cards ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1890s, 19th century, 1930s ...
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, suspense, humorous, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, chase, gold, vengeance, frame up, rivalry, gunfight, caper, jail, heroes, ranch, cowboy ...
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: atmospheric, serious, suspense, gloomy, meditative ...
Plot: funeral, cowboy, politics, small town, old west, lawyer, criminal, gunslinger, outlaw, robbery, senator, society ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 6.9
 9K
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: rough, serious, exciting, realistic, tense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bounty hunter, old west, cattle, aging, elderly, dishonesty, crimes, cons and scams, corrupt law enforcer, heroes, billy the kid, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 80s, 70s
Place: new mexico, usa, yuma arizona, tucson arizona, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany, USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of a strongbox containing $200,000 in stolen gold.
Style: epic, exciting, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, anti hero, treasure hunt, gunfight, greed, gold, good versus evil, heroes, cowboy, cons and scams, lone wolves, army ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, arizona, santa fe new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, harsh, suspense, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, native americans, murder, cowboy, war crime, loss of son, vengeance, tough heroes, civil war, horse, deadly, native american ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 70s
Place: texas, missouri, usa, arizona, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.4
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, harsh ...
Plot: cowboy, journey, old west, embezzlement, outlaw, criminal, native americans, danger, racism, hostage, mine, stranded ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona, tucson arizona
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53%
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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, rescue, survival, opposites attract, tough heroes, adventure, hostage, crimes, adventurer, danger, hostages, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa, tucson arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, escapades, rescue, tough heroes, farm, left to die, danger, heroes, track down, interracial relations, kidnapping, chase ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, arizona, usa
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50%
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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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, old west, small town, native american, revenge, crimes, tough heroes, injustice, against the odds, survival, danger, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona
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49%
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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, serious, realistic, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, rescue, heroes, ransom, presumed dead, estrangement, scout, cigar smoking, old west, gang, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, turn of the century, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rivalry, dishonesty, criminal heroes, law enforcement, betrayal, crimes, old west, criminal, outlaw, tough guy, street shootout ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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
Plot: american indian, rescue, hostage, small town, hostages, chase, captivity, culture clash, society, chief, interracial relations, kidnapping ...
Time: 60s, 1880s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Trail to Hope Rose (2004)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, righting the wronged, injustice, adventure, heroes, tough heroes, farm, crimes, fall in love, interracial relations, love triangle, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, yuma arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: small town, anti hero, anti heroes, heroes, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, old west, lone wolves, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, mixed martial arts ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: exciting, intense, humorous, entertaining, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: old west, gang, heroes, rebelliousness, rebellion, rivalry, dishonesty, cowboys and outlaws, battle, battles, family relations, street shootout ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865
Place: missouri, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Shoot Out (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Clay Lomax, a bank robber, gets out of jail after an 7 year sentence. He is looking after Sam Foley, the man who betrayed him. Knowing that, Foley hires three men to pay attention of Clay's steps. The things get complicated when Lomax, waiting ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: betrayal, child in peril, chase, orphan, knife throwing, bank robber, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, old west, heist, crimes, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: vigilantism, heroes, redemption, horse and wagon, frontier justice, cattle, whistling, on the road, against the odds, cons and scams, forbidden love, track down ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s
Place: texas, usa, england, europe, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, old west, small town, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, murder, danger, strong female presence, heroes, chases and races, gunfighter ...
Time: 19th century
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38%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: old west, criminal's revenge, investigation, chases and races, criminal heroes, rivalry, heroes, deadly, on the run, bounty hunter, betrayal, crime ...
Time: 19th century
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36%
The Last Challenge (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An upstart outlaw baits a legendary gunslinger, now a marshal in love with a saloon keeper.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: small town, whiskey, saloon, rattlesnake, poker, duel, fishing, native american, marshal, haunted by the past, gunslinger, ambush ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona, yuma arizona
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35%
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: tense, exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, gold, moral dilemma, love affair, alcohol abuse, battle zone, vigilantism, anti war, desert, heist, fall in love, basic training ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s
Place: texas, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, rivalry, old west, family relations, farm, uncover truth, danger, graphic violence, lone wolves, tough heroes, parents and children, orphan ...
Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming, usa
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34%
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Nevada Smith (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Nevada Smith is the young son of an Indian mother and white father. When his father is killed by three men over gold, Nevada sets out to find them and kill them. The boy is taken in by a gun merchant. The gun merchant shows him how to shoot and to ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: revenge, old west, murder, one man army, crimes, investigation, family in danger, friends, rivalry, tough heroes, warden, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century
Place: nevada, usa, arizona, california, texas ...
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34%
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, realistic, clever, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, mysterious character, vengeance, gunfight, duel, tragic hero, small town, harmonica, villain, death, warrior ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Retribution Road (2007)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A bank robbery gone wrong leads to a horrific crime and the capture of the most relentless outlaw in Texas...the infamous Johnny Rios. Incarcerated, Rios ups the ante with a daring ultimatum that gives the sleepy town of Wardlaw a rude awakening as ...
Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: old west, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, vigilantism, heist, family relations, small town, deadly, fugitives, criminal, murder ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Showdown (1963)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A cowboy has to get 12,000 dollars in stolen bonds from the ex-girlfriend of his partner, or the gang holding him hostage will kill him.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: old west, six shooter, cowboy, unlikely partners, gang, crimes, fugitives, save the day, on the run, escapades, chases and races, daring rescue ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
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Yuma (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A down-and-dirty town is forced to shape up when a new sheriff (Clint Walker) comes to town. However, when a scheme is launched to destroy the lawman's authority, he must discover the perpetrators and preserve his reputation.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, bar fight, marshal, americana, heroes, crimes, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, gang, good versus evil, law enforcement, lone wolves ...
Place: arizona, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
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Taggart (1964)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Taggart's family is slaughtered by a rival rancher. Taggart mortally wounds the rancher and kills his son. Before he dies the rancher hires three bounty hunters to avenge him with the promise of $5000 as a reward. Taggart must flee into Apache ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: revenge, old west, crimes, master criminal, rivalry, deadly, heroes, farm, tough heroes, fish out of water, law and order, gang leader ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%