Movies and TV shows like The Young Riders

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The Young Riders (1989)
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The Young Riders (1989)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Young Riders was an American Western television series created by Ed Spielman that presents a fictionalized account of a group of young Pony Express riders based at the Sweetwater Station in the Nebraska Territory during the years leading up to the American Civil War. The series premiered on ABC on September 20, 1989 and ran for three seasons until the final episode aired on July 23, 1992.
Style: exciting, tense, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, old west, youth, heroes, friends, partners, society, native americans, lifestyle, buddies, small town, boss and employee, teaching the ways of the world, americana, temperamental, young heroes, power relations, horse, native american, cowboy, slavery, male female relationship, racism, gun, african american ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1860s
Place: kansas, usa, nebraska

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Most similar movies to The Young Riders

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and rough films and TV series with plots about old west, heroes, rivalry, society, horse, americana and gunfight mostly in Western, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Young Riders: Comanche Moon (2008), Dead Man's Walk (1996), Cimarron Strip (1967), El Dorado (1966), Bordertown (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Comanche Moon (2008)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: Comanche Moon, the prequel to McMurtry's bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Lonesome Dove follows Texas Rangers Augustus "Gus" McCrae (Zahn) and Woodrow F. Call (Urban), now in their middle years, as they continue to ...
Style: captivating, tense, sincere, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: native americans, old west, texas ranger, danger, friendship, partners, escapades, rivalry, crimes, daring rescue, adventure, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, victorian era, 1850s, 1860s
Place: texas, usa
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100%
Dead Man's Walk (1996)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 272 min.
TV show
Story: Dead man's Walk is the beginning of the Lonesome Dove Saga. Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call are just starting out in the Texas Rangers and have no idea of what they are doing for Call it's Duty above all else. For Gus it's the thrill of ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: expedition, survival, firing squad, texas ranger, cowboy, heroes, buddies, adventure, rivalry, danger, escapades, partners ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: texas, new mexico, mexico, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Cimarron Strip (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Cimarron Strip is an American Western television series that aired on CBS from September 1967 to March 1968. Starring Stuart Whitman as Marshal Jim Crown, the series was produced by the creators of Gunsmoke. Reruns of the original show were aired in ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious
Plot: price of justice, hotel, forgery, escapades, crimes, against the odds, dishonesty, society, americana, fighting the system, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: kansas, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.6
 24K
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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, old west, revolver, sheriff, vengeance, good versus evil, righting the wronged, tough heroes, vigilantism, farm, americana, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, sonora, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Bordertown (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Bordertown is a television western-drama series that aired from 1989 to 1991. It depicts the town formerly known as Pemmican that was later renamed Bordertown when the western border between the United States and Canada was surveyed in 1880, ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: old west, law enforcement, love and romance, small town life, wooing, friendship, small town, society, partners, escapades, friends, social relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will Mannon, "product of the Devil's loins," is released from a frontier prison and promptly goes in search of the people who put him there some 12 years ago -- Matt Dillon and Kitty Russell.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, adventure, old west, small town, americana, vengeance, friendship, heroes, chases and races, escapades, criminal's revenge, partners ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Guns of Diablo (1964)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bronson and Russell are up against some bad guys who run the town to which the pair have gone for supplies. Bronson runs into an old girl friend, Oliver, who is now married to his enemy Merlin. Bronson had long ago broken Merlin's arm, and now ...
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, small town, showdown, gunfight, crimes, love and romance, rivalry, lovers reunited, friendship, friends, tough heroes, partners against crime ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Lonesome Dove: The Series (1994)
Genre: Western
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the small western town of Curtis Wells, Lonesome Dove: The Series follows first the romance and later the marriage of Newt Call and Hannah Peale, and the obsession that Clay Mosby, who owns most of the town, has with young Hannah, who looks ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: couples, escapades, society, love and romance, obsession, old west, americana, small town, couple relations, small town life, sheriff, newlyweds ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Four Rode Out (1969)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this western, a Mexican desperado tries to flee his partner, a determined girl friend, and a US Marshal.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, fugitives, on the run, cons and scams, on the road, crimes, adventure, dishonesty, rivalry, chases and races, partners, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Gunsmoke: One Man's Justice (1994)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After his mother is killed in a wagoncoach robbery a young man pursues the gang responsible. Matt Dillon goes after him hoping to stop him before the gang can kill him. Dillon is joined by Davis Healy, a businessman, who is hiding a few secrets of ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, rivalry, americana, vengeance, price of justice, escapades, obsessive quest, chases and races, buddies, gang, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Virginian (1962)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: The Virginian is an American Western television series starring James Drury and Doug McClure, which aired on NBC from 1962 to 1971 for a total of 249 episodes. It was a spin-off from a 1958 summer series called Decision. Filmed in color, The ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: old west, americana, against the odds, tough heroes, farm, friends, rivalry, lone wolves, heroes, ego clash, ranch, comanche indian ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1960s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Black Fox (1995)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former slave affects peace between Indian tribes and homesteaders in 1860s West Texas.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: hostage, interracial relations, hostages, friends, righting the wronged, friendship, siblings relations, americana, infidelity, racism, old west, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Little House on the Prairie is an American Western drama television series, starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, and Karen Grassle, about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, in the 1870s and 1880s.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: farm, americana, small town, parents and children, family relations, family, love and romance, small town life, romance, family life, teachers and students, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s, 1880s
Place: minnesota, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Posse (1993)
Genre: Western
Country: UK, USA, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A group of mostly black infantrymen return from the Spanish-American War with a cache of gold. They travel to the West where their leader searches for the men who lynched his father.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, bleak, rough
Plot: interracial relations, gunfight, desert, treasure hunt, old west, racism, vengeance, chases and races, dishonesty, heroes, society, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Monte Walsh (2003)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Monte Walsh and Chet Rollins are long-time cowhands, working whatever ranch work comes their way, but "nothing they can't do from a horse." Their lives are divided between months on the range and the occasional trip into town. Monte ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, tense, sentimental ...
Plot: heroes, small town, old west, horse ranch, against the odds, forbidden love, society, escapades, righting the wronged, human nature, working class, ranch ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1890s
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Alias Smith and Jones (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Alias Smith and Jones is an American Western series that originally aired on ABC from 1971 to 1973. It stars Pete Duel as Hannibal Heyes and Ben Murphy as Jedediah "Kid" Curry, a pair of cousin outlaws trying to reform. The governor offers ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: old west, buddies, wanted, disorder, friends, pardon, crimes, going straight, partners, escapades, hidden identity, criminal ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Buffalo Girls (1995)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Wild. Untamed. Legendary. In this made-for-tv movie, Buffalo Girls celebrates the bold escapades of tough-talking Calamity Jane Canary and her illustrious cohorts. It's the waning days of the Wild West and Jane, the rough 'n' rugged ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: old west, adoption, friendship, parents and children, injustice, family relations, hopes, life is a bitch, love and romance, rising to stardom, adventure, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, britain, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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A Gunfight (1971)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Will Tenneray and Abe Cross are two aging, famous gunfighters, both in need of money. Cross rides into town, having failed as a gold prospector. His reputation is such that everyone expects him to shoot it out with Tenneray, who capitalizes on his ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Plot: small town, showdown, duel, gunfighter, rivalry, heroes, buddies, crimes, small town life, old west, friends, pistol duel ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Picnic (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The son of the richest man in town wants to marry the town's beauty queen, but she meets a more interesting stranger who just got off the train.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, tense
Plot: love triangle, social differences, love affair, lifestyle, couples, social relations, friendship, fall in love, romance, society, rivalry, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Into the West (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 552 min.
TV show
Story: Steven Spielberg executive produced this TNT miniseries about American Westward expansion during the 19th century. Told from both the perspective of the white Wheeler family and the Native American Lakota tribe, the 12-hour epic follows the clans as ...
Style: epic, sincere, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: native american, old west, native american white relationships, native americans, native american attack, tribe, american indian, indian war, adventure, injustice, friendship, interracial relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, gloomy, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: old west, aging, small town, heroes, society, bittersweet, wiretap, friends, social relations, small town life, friendship, human nature ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.3
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Hell on Wheels (2011)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Hell on Wheels tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on Cullen Bohannon, a Confederate soldier who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who killed his wife. His journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, slavery, native americans, loss of spouse, rivalry, african american, courage, haunted by the past, rivals, historical character, ambitious, shooting ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Rough Night in Jericho (1967)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The only business in the Wild West town of Jericho that corrupt sheriff Alex Flood doesn't control behind the scenes is the stagecoach owned by tough-willed widow Molly Lang and her right-hand man, Hickman. Former marshal Dolan, recently hired ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, old west, gang, righting the wronged, gory, small town life, graphic violence, anti hero, anti heroes, rivalry, danger, good versus evil ...
Place: arizona, tucson arizona, california, boston, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Broken Trail (2006)
Genre: Western
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 184 min.
TV show
Story: Broken Trail is a 2006 Western miniseries directed by Walter Hill and starring Robert Duvall and Thomas Haden Church. Written by Alan Geoffrion, who also wrote the novel, the story is about an aging cowboy and his nephew who transport 500 horses ...
Style: sincere, captivating, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: old west, cowboy, native americans, gang, brothel, prostitute, fall in love, nephew, protector, danger, rescue, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming, usa, san francisco, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
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Quick Draw (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Quick Draw is a comedy television series created by Nancy Hower and John Lehr for Hulu. Lehr stars and Hower directs this entirely improvised half hour comedy. The show follows Harvard graduate John Henry Hoyle who becomes the sheriff of Great Bend, ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: goofy hero, disorder, partners, crimes, cowboy, police investigation, small town life, law enforcement, fighting crime, old west, right hand man, hunt down ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Invitation to a Gunfighter (1964)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Confederate soldier Matt Weaver returns to town after the Civil War, he finds that his home has been sold by town boss Sam Brewster. Brewster hires gunfighter Jules Gaspard d'Estaing to deal with Weaver, but d'Estaing's ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, tragic ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, vigilantism, soldier, hitman, gunshot wound, gunfight, tough heroes, racism, vengeance, small town life, americana, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 1860s, 1960s
Place: new mexico, usa, new orleans, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Arizona Bushwhackers (1968)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: During the Civil War, a Confederate spy takes a job as marshal of a small western town as a cover for his espionage activities. However, he soon finds out that a local businessman is selling weapons to a band of rampaging Indians.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, starting over, espionage, society, chase, small town, showbiz, anti war, celebrity culture, captivity, americana, moral dilemma ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.5
 184
Gunslingers (2014)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
TV show
Story: American Heroes Channel's new series Gunslingers reveals the infamous tales of survival and courage from the Wild West. Exposing little-known facts about America’s first villains and heroes, the six-part series features the stories of Wyatt ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough
Plot: old west, bounty hunter, law enforcement, crimes, track down, heroes, criminal heroes, chases and races, reenactment, gunslinger, tough law enforcer, territory ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Aces 'N' Eights (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Already taking a gamble settling in the uncharted west, the peaceful settlers of a town destined for railroad greatness suddenly find themselves being ruthlessly gunned down. With no law and order to be found, justice falls onto the shoulders of an ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, vengeance, americana, partners, good versus evil, rescue, adventure, society, heroes, criminal heroes, brutality, showdown ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Billy Two Hats (1974)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: USA, UK, Israel
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An aging outlaw helps a young half-breed learn the ropes.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, on the run, hostages, heroes, criminal heroes, hostage, renegades, tough heroes, friends, heist, unlikely partners, lone wolves ...
Time: 70s
Place: new mexico, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%