Movies like Joe Kidd

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Joe Kidd (1972)
 6.4
 19K
Joe Kidd (1972)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A band of Mexicans find their U. S. land claims denied and all the records destroyed in a courthouse fire. Their leader, Louis Chama, encourages them to use force to regain their land. A wealthy landowner wanting the same decides to hire a gang of killers with Joe Kidd to track Chama.
Style: light, enigmatic, bleak, breathtaking, bloody, melancholic, ironic, affectionate, scenic, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, cowboy, bounty hunter, bandit, train, revolutionary, manhunt, mexican, landowner, civil war, violence, murder, small town, gangsters, destiny, chase, gunfighter, horse, gunfight, brutality, catastrophe, indians, revenge, loneliness, gang ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, california, new mexico, usa, arizona, mexico

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Most similar movies to Joe Kidd

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, tense, serious and harsh films with plots about violence, gunfight, gun, storytelling, runaway, culture clash and vengeance mostly in Western, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Joe Kidd: Unforgiven (1992), A Fistful of Dollars (1964), The Sons of Katie Elder (1965), Valdez Is Coming (1971), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, suspenseful, tense, realistic, harsh ...
Plot: revenge, vengeance, redemption, old west, cowboy, sheriff, crimes, prostitute, small town, gunfight, hitman, morality ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, epic, harsh, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, greed, vengeance, brutality, violence, gunfight, gang war, gold, sheriff, deal, showdown ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, italy, arizona ...
⇓ 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, brutality, redemption, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s, 60s, 19th century ...
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Valdez Is Coming (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Mexican-American sheriff must resort to violence against a powerful rancher in order to get just compensation for the pregnant Indian widow of a wrongly killed black man.
Style: clever, scenic, bloody, stylized, talky ...
Plot: civil war, racism, murder, gunfight, violence, chase, bullying, brutality, revenge, cowboy, sacrifice, poetry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada, california, arizona, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, entertaining ...
Plot: american civil war, revenge, civil war, cowboy, native americans, native american, murder, tough guy, bounty hunter, surrender, massacre, on the run ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 70s
Place: texas, missouri, austin texas, usa, kansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, suspense, disturbing, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, revenge, greed, justice, murder, gang, gunfight, rape, criminal, vigilantism, cowboy ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: california, arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Two bounty hunters are in pursuit of "El Indio," one of the most wanted fugitives in the western territories, and his gang.
Style: stylized, suspense, atmospheric, harsh, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, bounty hunter, small town, gang, robbery, violence, warrior, heroes, sidekick, reward, revenge ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: texas, austin texas, spain, new mexico, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.8
 10K
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, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, chase, vengeance, gold, caper, frame up, rivalry, gunfight, revenge, horse, jail, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 6.9
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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: stylized, tense, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: revenge, murder, gunfight, mentor, old west, prison, native american, solitude, multiple storylines, fantasy world, one man army, tough guy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: nevada, tokyo, california, texas, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, fairy tale, tense, intense, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: renegade, native american, comanche indian, desert, gunfight, small town, horse, gang, crimes, chase, adventure, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, louisiana, new jersey, new orleans, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.4
 2K
Barbarosa (1982)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Karl Westover, an inexperienced farm boy, runs away after unintentionally killing a neighbor, whose family pursues him for vengeance. He meets Barbarosa, a gunman of near-mythical proportions, who is himself in danger from his father-in-law Don ...
Style: affectionate, unusual plot structure, ironic, meditative, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cowboy, adventure, wilderness, friendship, hitman, gunfight, runaway, chase, revenge, farce, lone hero, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 19th century
Place: texas, australia, tokyo, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.0
 40K
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, epic, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, judge, hanging, u.s. marshal, guilt, justice, false accusation, death sentence, tough guy, ambush, tough cop, miscarriage of justice ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: oklahoma, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.1
 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, talky, stylized, scenic, light ...
Plot: kidnapping, horse, motorcycle, gunfight, gang, old west, good versus evil, happy ending, car, ranch, culture clash, dog ...
Time: 80s, turn of the century, 19th century, 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, mexico, california, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, tense, suspense, harsh, talky ...
Plot: journey, racism, cowboy, old west, desert, character study, embezzlement, loneliness, wilderness, crime gone awry, hitman, fighting the system ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.1
 12K
One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Running from the law after a bank robbery in Mexico, Dad Longworth finds an opportunity to take the stolen gold and leave his partner Rio to be captured. Years later, Rio escapes from the prison where he has been since, and hunts down Dad for ...
Style: intense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robber, betrayal, vengeance, greed, bank robbery, stolen gold, going straight, haunted by the past, on the run, criminal's revenge, obsessive quest, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 20th century, 1880s
Place: california, mexico, texas, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, betrayal, cattle, justice, gunfight, aging, elderly, crimes, dishonesty, corrupt law enforcer ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 80s, 1870s
Place: new mexico, texas, california, usa, tucson arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.3
 60K
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: suspense, realistic, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, preacher, gold, greed, murder, courage, drifter, gunfight, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, miner, gunfighter ...
Time: 80s, 19th century, 1880s
Place: california, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 13K
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, rough ...
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, ireland, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Shooter (1997)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story is of a small town in the early west and of a 'shooter' of reputation that drifts into it and stands up to the controlling family that runs it. But far from a John Wayne, this hero is caught and brutally beaten and left to die, ...
Style: buddy movie, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, bloody, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, small town, gunfight, nudity (full frontal - brief), revenge, catastrophe, mentor, finnish, fight scenes, fantasy world, lone hero, life philosophy ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Alvarez Kelly (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A suave Mexican cattleman inadvertently gets involved in the Civil War.
Style: rough, talky, brutal, breathtaking, harsh ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, kidnapping, military, chase, colonel, cattle, irish, cowboy, torture, weapons, wine ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 70s
Place: virginia, texas, ireland, vienna, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 63K
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, suspense, harsh, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: cowboy, gunfight, billy the kid, old west, chase, adventure, brutality, cowboys and outlaws, bounty hunter, gangsters, civil war, gang ...
Time: 1870s, 80s, 19th century
Place: new mexico, california, texas, usa, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Great Silence (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mute gunslinger fights in the defense of a group of outlaws and a vengeful young widow, against a group of ruthless bounty hunters.
Style: tense, bleak, atmospheric, epic, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: snow, winter, evil wins, small town, revenge, nudity (full frontal - brief), cowboy, death, greed, gunslinger, female nudity, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: italy, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Missouri Breaks (1976)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Tom Logan is a horse thief. Rancher David Braxton has horses, and a daughter, worth stealing. But Braxton has just hired Lee Clayton, an infamous "regulator", to hunt down the horse thieves; one at a time.
Style: tense, sexy, melancholic, stylized, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: horse ranch, civil war, bounty hunter, hitman, gang, crimes, horse, brutality, train robbery, gunfight, greed, gangsters ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 1880s
Place: montana, california, canada, missouri, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: J.D. Cahill is the toughest U.S. Marshal they've got, just the sound of his name makes bad guys stop in their tracks, so when his two young boy's want to get his attention they decide to rob a bank. They end up getting more than they ...
Style: tense, talky, semi serious, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, gunfight, american civil war, crimes, parents and children, heist, family relations, criminal heroes, partners, bank, brother brother relationship, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Hour of the Gun (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Marshal Wyatt Earp kills a couple of men of the Clanton-gang in a fight. In revenge Clanton's thugs kill the marshal's brother. Thus, Wyatt Earp starts to chase the killers together with his friend Doc Holliday.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, buddy cop, revenge, old west, vengeance, friendship, vigilantism, tough law enforcer, chase, buddies, rivalry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 37K
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: suspense, factual, entertaining, stylized, harsh ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: native american, old west, cowboy, gang, gunfight, bounty hunter, friendship, betrayal, billy the kid, vengeance, gangsters, runaway ...
Time: 1870s, 19th century, 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new mexico, las vegas, latin america, usa, arkansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Breakheart Pass (1975)
Genre: Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the height of the frontier era, a train races through the Rocky Mountains on a classified mission to a remote army post. But one by one the passengers are being murdered, and their only hope is the mysterious John Deakin, who's being ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, indians, train, gunfight, secret service, u.s. marshal, prisoner, murder mystery, governor, crimes, track down, train travel ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, ireland, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 28K
El Dorado (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.
Style: talky, suspense, tense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, vengeance, sheriff, lone hero, old west, adaptation, adventure, tough heroes, righting the wronged, good versus evil, vigilantism, alcoholic ...
Time: 19th century, 60s
Place: texas, california, usa, sonora, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Return of the Seven (1966)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Chico one of the remaining members of The Magnificent Seven now lives in the town that they (The Seven) helped. One day someone comes and takes most of the men prisoner. His wife seeks out Chris, the leader of The Seven for help. Chris also meets ...
Style: visually appealing, unusual plot structure, bad ending, humorous, reflective ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, vengeance, horse, hanging, cowboy, gunfight, desert, mercenary, betrayal, greed, brutality, family ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, spain, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, visually appealing, clever, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, mysterious character, cowboy, villain, vengeance, revenge, gang, death, gunfight, small town, desert, showdown ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%