Movies like Junior Bonner

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Junior Bonner (1972)
 6.8
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Junior Bonner (1972)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: McQueen is Junior Bonner, an aging rodeo champ who returns to his home town to participate in the annual rodeo. He finds his family estranged, does what he can to help, and then moves on ... after some good rodeo riding and a few brawls.
Style: gloomy, serious, sentimental, realistic, psychological, touching, reflective, road movie, harsh, bloody ...
Plot: truck, womanizer, jeep, redemption, bar fight, old west, parents and children, hopes, family relations, father son relationship, hospital, violence, small town, dog, dancing, horse, cowboy, money, food, clown, desert, death, gambling, tough guy, cowboys and indians ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, california, nevada, dallas texas, tucson arizona, phoenix arizona ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, harsh and talky films with plots about horse, dialogue, culture clash, storytelling, redemption, runaway and mentor mostly in Drama, Western and Romance genres. Some movies like Junior Bonner: The Misfits (1961), Nevada Smith (1966), Hud (1963), Lonely Are the Brave (1962), Tully (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Misfits (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: While filing for a divorce, beautiful ex-stripper Roslyn Taber ends up meeting aging cowboy-turned-gambler Gay Langland and former World War II aviator Guido Racanelli. The two men instantly become infatuated with Roslyn and, on a whim, the three ...
Style: serious, gloomy, atmospheric, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: desert, divorce, mustang, bull riding, falling in love, bull, bounty hunter, stripper, love and romance, aging, romance, decision ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: nevada, usa, california
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95%
 7.0
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: revenge, murder, native american, half breed, vengeance, one man army, investigation, old west, repayment, desert, friendship, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: nevada, usa, arizona, california, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.9
 17K
Hud (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitter conflict between the callous Hud and ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, tense, serious, emotional ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, rancher, ranch, housekeeper, americana, innocence lost, generation gap, human nature, redemption, parents and children, rebellious youth ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, escape, jail, friendship, chase, on the run, bar fight, helicopter, anti heroes, buddies, male friendship, independence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: small town, friendship, stripper, young lovers, romance, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, coming of age, opposites attract, human nature, introspection, parents and children ...
Place: nebraska, england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Hi-Lo Country (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An intimate story of the enduring bond of friendship between two hard-living men, set against a sweeping backdrop: the American West, post-World War II, in its twilight. Pete and Big Boy are masters of the prairie, but ultimately face trickier ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, gloomy, epic ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, cowboy, cattle ranch, pickup truck, love triangle, coming of age, romance, love and romance, friends, human nature, introspection ...
Place: new mexico, usa, pearl harbor, california, colorado ...
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64%
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, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, small town, brothel madam, mining town, gambler, brothel, snow, folk, human nature, old west, americana, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, edwardian era, 1900s, 20th century
Place: washington state, usa, mine, vancouver british columbia canada, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: semi serious, sentimental, tense, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: small town, u.s. marshal, bank, criminal heroes, vengeance, fugitives, cowboy and outlaw, father son conflict, gang, good versus evil, parents and children, comanche indian ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: outlaw, desert, country, criminal's revenge, haunted by the past, marshal, old west, criminal heroes, small town, deadly, law enforcement, gang ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 1910s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: old west, flintlock pistol, adventure, wilderness, lone wolves, culture clash, interracial relations, rite of passage, conflict, redemption, injustice, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.9
 4K
Tom Horn (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A renowned former army scout is hired by ranchers to hunt down rustlers but finds himself on trial for the murder of a boy when he carries out his job too well. Tom Horn finds that the simple skills he knows are of no help in dealing with the ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: justice, brutality, one man army, trial, ranch, rancher, rustler, vigilantism, false accusation, hanging, against the odds, bounty hunter ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, 80s
Place: arizona, vienna, california, australia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.6
 10K
Meek's Cutoff (2010)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in 1845, this drama follows a group of settlers as they embark on a punishing journey along the Oregon Trail. When their guide leads them astray, the expedition is forced to contend with the unforgiving conditions of the high plain desert.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, thought provoking, meditative ...
Plot: settler, isolation, desert, survival, pioneer, tree, thirst, gold, native american, wilderness, old west, native americans ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: oregon, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
When the Legends Die (1972)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An elderly rodeo rider becomes mentor to a young man attempting to make his own name in the business.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: mentor, native american, cons and scams, orphan, aging, opposites attract, human nature, rebelliousness, alcohol abuse, coming of age, americana, ambition ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
 4K
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, serious, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: bull riding, cowboy, romance, rising to stardom, ambition, sport, underdog, hopes, love and romance, rivalry, couples, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, arizona, oklahoma, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: serious, touching, realistic, sincere
Plot: family relations, parents and children, homecoming, farm, estrangement, family life, modern western, cowgirl, death, funeral, modern west, corral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.2
 336K
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, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: old west, sheriff, regret, redemption, revenge, vengeance, reputation, prostitute, mutilation, small town, one last job, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
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J W Coop (1971)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After losing eight years to prison, cowboy J. W. Coop is released to return to life as a professional rodeo cowboy in the 60's. Determined to make up for the lost 'prime' years of his career, he doggedly goes forward, and learns that ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: prison, on the road, rising to stardom, self discovery, ambition, sport, hopes, rivalry, best friends, mentally unstable, underdog, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 6K
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, bleak, epic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, small town, human nature, old west, haunted by the past, romance, society, couple relations, parents and children, deadly, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: california, usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.2
 10K
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, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, cigar smoking, estrangement, scout, ransom, presumed dead, vengeance, missing person, old west, crimes, rancher, gang ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 80s
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Shootist (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Afflicted with a terminal illness John Bernard Brooks, the last of the legendary gunfighters, quietly returns to Carson City for medical attention from his old friend Dr. Hostetler. Aware that his days are numbered, the troubled man seeks solace and ...
Style: touching, serious, gloomy, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: small town, hitman, widow, vengeance, gambling, terminal illness, legends and myths, criminal heroes, self defense, human nature, sniper, retirement ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century
Place: nevada, tucson arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Indian Runner (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An intensely sad film about two brothers who cannot overcome their opposite perceptions of life. One brother sees and feels bad in everyone and everything, subsequently he is violent, antisocial and unable to appreciate or enjoy the good things ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, pregnancy, arson, vandalism, vietnam war, human nature, siblings relations, sibling relationship, family problems, family relations, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: ohio, usa, vietnam, asia, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 27K
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: bleak, realistic, atmospheric, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: old west, revenge, native american, dancing, violence, human nature, wilderness, mental illness, unlikely partners, on the road, danger, misfit ...
Time: 19th century
Place: iowa, nebraska, usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Frisco Kid (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Rabbi Avram arrives in Philadelphia from Poland en route to San Francisco where he will be a congregation's new rabbi. An innocent and inexperienced traveller, he is tricked by con men to pay for the trip to go west, then they leave him and his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: rabbi, fish out of water, old west, anti heroes, friendship, culture clash, buddies, fugitives, bank, odd couple, friends, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 50s, 20th century, 1850s
Place: california, poland, san francisco, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Life as a House (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
Style: gothic, sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional ...
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Plot: cancer, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, divorce, house, midlife crisis, reconciliation, architect, marijuana, dying, parents and children, unemployment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
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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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: funeral, small town, lawyer, cowboy, politics, stagecoach, outlaw, pistol, gunslinger, senator, newspaper, robbery ...
Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: manhunt, friendship, gore, destiny, aging, sheriff, on the run, old west, crimes, old friends, billy the kid, lawlessness ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 33K
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, exciting, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, good versus evil, old west, small town, cowboy, group of criminals, friendship, adventure, violent, sheriff, horse, kidnapping ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Ride the High Country (1962)
Genre: 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, meditative ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, bank, small town, betrayal, aging, gold, buddies, gang, adventure, lone wolves, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: california, idaho, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic
Plot: old west, drifter, murder, lone wolves, starting over, redemption, haunted by the past, love and romance, family relations, vengeance, lovers reunited, family life ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Baby the Rain Must Fall (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Henry Thomas is out on parole in a small Texan town and, in the evenings, he is the lead singer in a band. He is being pressured by his foster mother to give up his singing and go back to school. His wife, Georgette, and young daughter unexpectedly ...
Style: serious, gloomy, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: homecoming, singer, parole, prison, convict, small town, crumbling marriage, family problems, starting over, couple relations, dysfunctional family, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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