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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: womanizer, jeep, truck, redemption, bar fight, old west, parents and children, hopes, family relations, father son relationship, hospital, violence, small town, billiards, lion, card game, flower, destruction, prize money, bull riding, missile, mountain man, falling through a window, confederate flag, cash register ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, california, phoenix arizona, tucson arizona, nevada, dallas texas ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, gloomy and bleak films with plots about horse, small town, family relations, hopes, redemption, old west and society mostly in Drama, Western and Family genres. Some movies like Junior Bonner: South of Heaven, West of Hell (2000), Nevada Smith (1966), The Misfits (1961), The Hired Hand (1971), Love's Abiding Joy (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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South of Heaven, West of Hell (2000)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 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, criminal's revenge, country, haunted by the past, marshal, criminal heroes, old west, small town, deadly, law enforcement, gang ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 1910s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona
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95%
 7.0
 6K
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, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
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 ⇓
75%
 7.4
 15K
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: gloomy, serious, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, realistic, gloomy
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 ⇓
67%
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Love's Abiding Joy (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The continued Westward journey of settlers Missie and Willie Lahaye. Their roots now firmly planted as they set up homestead in the far West, Missie begins to realize her passion for teaching as Willie cares for the couple's young daughter ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: dealing with death, small town, old west, couple relations, parents and children, death in the family, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, siblings relations, relationship vs career, small town life ...
Time: 19th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: family relations, parents and children, farm, homecoming, estrangement, family life, father, saddle, rancher, cowboy, cowboy boots, ranch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.2
 326K
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, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: old west, one last job, regret, sheriff, redemption, bounty hunter, revenge, chases and races, vengeance, englishman, reputation, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
All the Way Home (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the early 1900's Tennessee, a loving family undergoes the shock of the father's sudden, accidental death. The widow and her young son must endure the heartache of life following the tragedy, but slowly rise up from the ashes to face the ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: death of husband, small town, single parent, dealing with death, death in the family, family in crisis, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, starting over, human nature ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 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, housekeeper, rancher, ranch, americana, innocence lost, generation gap, human nature, redemption, parents and children, rebellious youth ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, brothel, gambler, snow, mining town, folk, human nature, old west, americana, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 20th century, 1900s, edwardian era
Place: washington state, usa, mine, seattle washington, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Alison Dodge, a 17-year old raised by her mother, decides on her own to spend her last summer before college getting to know her father
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: introspection, redemption, lake or river, parents and children, youth, family relations, human nature, isolation, teenage life, estrangement, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa, san diego california, phoenix arizona
⇓ 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: serious, touching, 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 ⇓
57%
Secret of Giving (1999)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As Christmas approaches, a single mother (played by Reba McEntire) struggles to raise her son and keep up the payments on her Oregon ranch, which is difficult since she's heavily in debt. But she's a tough cookie, and proves that a ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: christmas, single parent, bank, old west, family relations, farm, hidden identity, small town, aging, redemption, parents and children, down on your luck ...
Time: 19th century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.6
 26K
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, human nature, revenge, native american, dancing, violence, wilderness, mental illness, on the road, unlikely partners, danger, misfit ...
Time: 19th century
Place: iowa, nebraska, usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Work and the Glory II: American Zion (2005)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "The Work and The Glory: American Zion" sets the story of the fictional Steed family against the historically factual backdrop of the Mormon people's move into the West. Divided by their diverse reactions to a nascent ideology, the ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: culture clash, religions or cults, hopes, society, redemption, discrimination, americana, rivalry, family relations, religious, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: missouri, usa, ohio, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, bleak, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: aging, old west, small town, buddies, lone wolves, friendship, misfit, partners, unfulfillment, friends, human nature, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.6
 366
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, rough
Plot: prison, rising to stardom, on the road, self discovery, sport, ambition, hopes, rivalry, best friends, mentally unstable, underdog, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.6
 97
Jerome (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jerome is a day in the life of a dreamer. Wade Hampton has found himself trapped by responsibility and lack of understanding by those closest to him. As a result, Wade simply leaves his old life with the idea of fulfilling a repressed dream of ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: on the road, desert, factory, self discovery, workplace romance, small town life, unemployment, estrangement, small town, love and romance, unlikely criminals, lovers on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: homecoming, singer, prison, convict, parole, small town, crumbling marriage, family problems, starting over, couple relations, dysfunctional family, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided (2006)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Joshua Steed returns to Missouri a wealthy man with a beautiful wife; however, the past has a way of catching up. Soon Joshua is tangled in a web of rumors, deception and betrayal that threatens to tear his family apart. Back in Kirtland, financial ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: leadership, religions or cults, hopes, intrigue, redemption, discrimination, family in danger, americana, danger, dishonesty, rivalry, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: missouri, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Love's Enduring Promise (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this Janette Oke sequel to "Love Comes Softly," the eldest child in an 1800s frontier family, Missie Davis is a bright and beautiful elementary schoolteacher whose love for the prairie is matched only by her passion for books. When ...
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: old west, farm, young lovers, love triangle, countryside, family life, romance, love and romance, family relations, mysterious character, parents and children, wooing ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ 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, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, small town, human nature, haunted by the past, old west, romance, society, couple relations, parents and children, deadly, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: california, usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 2K
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 ⇓
49%
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 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, thirst, tree, gold, native american, wilderness, old west, native americans ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Love's Long Journey (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Missie's surprise pregnancy sets her on a new course that is both thrilling and terrifying. After all the planning and dreaming, she and her husband, Willie, have headed west in a covered wagon, leaving behind the prairie home of Missie's ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: farm, pregnancy, newlyweds, starting over, old west, couple relations, adventure, small town, hopes, couples, family relations, friends ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, jail, chase, on the run, bar fight, helicopter, anti heroes, buddies, independence, loyalty, escape, male friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s
Place: albuquerque new mexico, new mexico, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Heaven with a Gun (1969)
Genre: 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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: old west, gunslinger, small town, crimes, rivalry, ranch, going straight, starting over, danger, heroes, hopes, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976)
Genre: Western, Drama
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, atmospheric, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: old west, flintlock pistol, adventure, wilderness, lone wolves, culture clash, interracial relations, conflict, redemption, injustice, danger, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Turn the River (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pool shark takes the ultimate gamble when she kidnaps her own son and flees her ex-husband.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological
Plot: gambling, kidnapping, billiards, single parent, going straight, human nature, small town, urban ghetto, redemption, parents and children, addiction, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1991)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Scott Glenn is H.D., a champion rodeo rider whose career is ruined after being gored by a bull. He returns home to discover things have drastically changed -- the family farm has been abandoned, his old girlfriend Julie (Kate Capshaw) is a now a ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: modern west, farm, rising to stardom, retirement home, relationship vs career, ambition, romance, elderly, couples, golden years, single parent, aging ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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