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: sentimental, psychological, touching, gloomy, serious, realistic, reflective, road movie, harsh, bloody ...
Plot: bar fight, truck, womanizer, jeep, redemption, old west, family relations, parents and children, hopes, father son relationship, hospital, violence, small town, dog, dancing, horse, native american, cowboy, money, motorcycle, food, clown, desert, death, gambling ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, california, nevada, dallas texas, tucson arizona, phoenix arizona ...

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Most similar movies to Junior Bonner

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, harsh and talky films with plots about horse, small town, storytelling, redemption, runaway, culture clash and dialogue mostly in Drama, Western and Romance genres. Some movies like Junior Bonner: The Misfits (1961), Hud (1963), Nevada Smith (1966), Lonely Are the Brave (1962), The Hi-Lo Country (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
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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: atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: desert, divorce, stripper, bounty hunter, bull, bull riding, mustang, falling in love, aging, human nature, moral dilemma, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: nevada, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, americana, innocence lost, generation gap, rancher, ranch, housekeeper, redemption, hopes, bar fight, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.0
 7K
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, gloomy, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: revenge, murder, one man army, native american, half breed, vengeance, friendship, tough heroes, family in danger, family problems, friends, interracial relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: nevada, usa, arizona, california, texas ...
⇓ 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: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, chase, bar fight, on the run, helicopter, prison, escape, jail, fighting the system, vengeance, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, gloomy, epic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, love triangle, pickup truck, cattle ranch, cowboy, coming of age, introspection, fall in love, couples, wiretap, human nature ...
Place: new mexico, usa, pearl harbor, california, colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: native american, native american reservation, mentor, hopes, cons and scams, life is a bitch, friends, americana, aging, opposites attract, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: rough, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: desert, outlaw, law enforcement, tough heroes, criminal's revenge, old west, gang, haunted by the past, country, rivalry, small town, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, thought provoking, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: small town, stripper, friendship, coming of age, dysfunctional family, youth, human nature, lifestyle, society, introspection, young lovers, small town life ...
Place: nebraska, europe, england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, small town, brothel, snow, gambler, mining town, brothel madam, mysterious character, love and romance, lifestyle, human nature, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1890s, edwardian era
Place: washington state, usa, mine, seattle washington, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.6
 379
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: realistic, gloomy, rough, serious
Plot: prison, sport, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, best friends, mentally unstable, animal life, on the road, ambition, hopes, self discovery, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, u.s. marshal, vengeance, good versus evil, family life, heroes, partners, parents and children, chases and races, family relations, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: parents and children, family relations, family life, farm, homecoming, estrangement, cowboy shirt, old man, modern western, cowgirl, daughter, house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: justice, hanging, vigilantism, false accusation, brutality, ranch, rancher, rustler, one man army, trial, murder, heroes ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, 80s
Place: arizona, vienna, california, australia, mexico
⇓ 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, captivating, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: bull riding, cowboy, rodeo cowboy, romance, underdog, sport, couple relations, relationship vs career, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, ambition, dedication ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, arizona, las vegas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, atmospheric, captivating, realistic, intense ...
Plot: couple relations, old west, haunted by the past, couples, parents and children, redemption, ex husband ex wife relationship, prostitute, father daughter relationship, betrayal, character study, small town ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, california, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, thought provoking, realistic, serious, meditative ...
Plot: settler, isolation, desert, survival, pioneer, gold, tree, thirst, native american, native americans, wilderness, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: oregon, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: rough, realistic, exciting, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: old west, flintlock pistol, adventure, culture clash, redemption, injustice, tough heroes, danger, rescue, heroes, wilderness, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.5
 9K
The Rider (2017)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Once a rising star of the rodeo circuit, and a gifted horse trainer, young cowboy Brady is warned that his riding days are over, after a horse crushed his skull at a rodeo. Back home on the Pine Ridge Reservation, with little desire or alternatives ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, touching, rough
Plot: rodeo, cowboy, riding accident, head injury, disabled person, lasso, horse, human animal relationship, father son relationship, friend, fear, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: touching, gloomy, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: small town, death of husband, family relations, dealing with death, human nature, society, starting over, small town life, hopes, life is a bitch, family in crisis, parents and children ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, sincere, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: homecoming, small town, convict, parole, singer, prison, family relations, unfulfillment, couple relations, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: tense, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: old west, sheriff, regret, vengeance, one last job, redemption, revenge, small town, reputation, mutilation, prostitute, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, disturbing, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, scout, estrangement, presumed dead, ransom, cigar smoking, vengeance, unsupportive spouse, heroic mission, parents and children, crimes, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 80s
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america, california
⇓ 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, clever, offbeat, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: rabbi, fish out of water, old west, friendship, culture clash, crimes, heist, clergy, buddies, heroes, partners, disorder ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 50s, 1850s
Place: california, poland, san francisco, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: modern west, relationship vs career, romance, golden years, family relations, hopes, farm, single parent, aging, elderly, ambition, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: tense, realistic, emotional, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: small town, pregnancy, arson, vandalism, vietnam war, couples, human nature, police investigation, family problems, small town life, social relations, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: ohio, asia, usa, vietnam, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, murder, drifter, lone wolves, family relations, redemption, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, starting over, love and romance, vengeance, family life ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, psychological, gloomy, bleak, serious
Plot: gambling, kidnapping, billiards, estrangement, starting over, introspection, alcohol abuse, human nature, single parent, dysfunctional family, addiction, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, new york, usa
⇓ 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: exciting, realistic, feel good, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, good versus evil, old west, cowboy, small town, group of criminals, friendship, kidnapping, gunslinger, wagon train, sheriff, horse ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
 20K
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, emotional, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: hitman, self defense, small town, gambling, terminal illness, widow, legends and myths, criminal heroes, vengeance, heroes, small town life, deadly ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, 19th century
Place: nevada, tucson arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.1
 73K
Paris, Texas (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France, UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his family and disappeared four years earlier.
Style: atmospheric, touching, surreal, gloomy, offbeat ...
Plot: redemption, desert, reunion, drifter, reconciliation, fear of flying, on the road, regret, mute, peep show, self discovery, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, los angeles, usa, houston texas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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