Movies like Little Big Man

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Little Big Man (1970)
 7.6
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Little Big Man (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.
Style: epic, humorous, captivating, disturbing, sentimental, scenic, realistic, clever, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: native american, old west, chief, orphan, native americans, injustice, escapades, americana, imperialism, thief, salesman, society, interracial relations, scout, satire, misfit, tribe, graphic violence, family relations, life is a bitch, adoption, goodhearted, loss of child, fish out of water, oldtimer ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 70s, victorian era, 1870s, 1850s, year 1865 ...
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, harsh, serious and unusual plot structure films with plots about culture clash, gunfight, native american, mentor, runaway, storytelling and vengeance mostly in Western, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Little Big Man: Jeremiah Johnson (1972), Dances with Wolves (1990), A Man Called Horse (1970), The Way West (1967), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians when he proves to be the match of their warriors in one-to-one combat on the early frontier.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, meditative, factual ...
Plot: wilderness, native americans, native, survival, hunting, rocky mountains, adventure, mountain man, interracial relations, respect, lone wolves, massacre ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide – and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: native american, culture clash, self discovery, tribe, american civil war, native american white relationships, native americans, friendship, courage, warrior, officer, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1860s, 70s
Place: kansas, usa, tennessee, south dakota, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Man Called Horse (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1825 an English aristocrat is captured by Indians. He lives with them and begins to understand/accept their lifestyles. Eventually he is accepted as part of the tribe and becomes their leader.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, intense, scenic ...
Plot: native americans, ritual, adventure, captivity, lifestyle, survival, manhood, injustice, interracial relations, bear attack, aristocrat, horse ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 70s
Place: usa, south dakota, india, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.2
 3K
The Way West (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the mid-19th century, Senator William J. Tadlock leads a group of settlers overland in a quest to start a new settlement in the Western US. Tadlock is a highly principled and demanding taskmaster who is as hard on himself as he is on those who ...
Style: realistic, rough, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, native american, adventure, against the odds, rivalry, obnoxious boss, culture clash, on the road, fish out of water, americana, father son relationship, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: missouri, oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, native americans, murder, cowboy, war crime, loss of son, vengeance, tough heroes, civil war, horse, native american, vigilantism ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 70s
Place: texas, usa, missouri, arizona, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.8
 6K
Wagons East (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After the 1860s Wild West, a group of misfit settlers - including ex-doctor Phil Taylor, prostitute Belle, and homosexual bookseller Julian - decide they cannot live in their current situation in the west. They hire a grizzled alcoholic wagon master ...
Style: humorous, not serious, parody, satirical, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens
Plot: old west, adventure, on the road, starting over, gang, americana, unlikely partners, tough heroes, escapades, satire, gunslinger, native american ...
Time: 19th century, future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 10K
The Frisco Kid (1979)
Genre: Adventure, 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, talky, touching, clever ...
Plot: rabbi, fish out of water, old west, heist, partners, crimes, friendship, culture clash, disorder, polish, buddies, clergy ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 50s, 1850s
Place: california, san francisco, poland, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Buck and the Preacher (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wagon master and a con-man preacher help freed slaves dogged by cheap-labor agents out West.
Style: semi serious, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, old west, con artists, preacher, buddies, fugitives, heroes, gang, opposites attract, bounty hunter, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Hallelujah Trail (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: A wagon train heads for Denver with a cargo of whisky for the miners. Chaos ensues as the Temperance League, the US cavalry, the miners and the local Indians all try to take control of the valuable cargo.
Style: humorous, semi serious, epic, offbeat, 70mm film
Plot: wagon train, native american, quicksand, injustice, republican, tough heroes, friends, unlikely partners, leadership, crimes, partners, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Buffalo Bill plans to put on his own Wild West sideshow, and Chief Sitting Bull has agreed to appear in it. However, Sitting Bull has his own hidden agenda, involving the President and General Custer.
Style: cynical, humorous, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: old west, satire, showbiz, culture clash, politics, buddies, society, artists and showbiz, ambition, leadership, racism, celebrity culture ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: usa, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: old west, sioux tribe, native american, adventure, culture clash, redemption, injustice, tough heroes, wilderness, curses spells and rituals, interracial relations, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 70s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Apache Indians have reluctantly agreed to settle on a US Government approved reservation. Not all the Apaches are able to adapt to the life of corn farmers. One in particular, Geronimo, is restless. Pushed over the edge by broken promises and ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, intense, factual ...
Plot: native american, apache, bounty hunter, racism, historical figure, soldier, surrender, battles, bigotry, native americans, indians, betrayal ...
Place: mexico, latin america, arizona, sonora, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A reluctant cavalry Captain must track a defiant tribe of migrating Cheyennes.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: native american, cavalry, starvation, culture clash, homecoming, society, americana, life is a bitch, military, injustice, fort, journey ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, wyoming, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Beginning just after the bloody Sioux victory over General Custer at Little Big Horn, the story is told through two unique perspectives: Charles Eastman, a young, white-educated Sioux doctor held up as living proof of the alleged success of ...
Style: serious, rough, emotional, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: native american, native american reservation, native americans, native american attack, murder, injustice, against humanity, racism, life is a bitch, senator, chief, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: south dakota, usa, washington d.c., canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Rooster Cogburn (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After a band of drunken thugs overruns a small Indian Nation town, killing Minister Goodnight and raping the women folk, Eula Goodnight enlists the aid of Marshal Cogburn to hunt them down and bring her father's killers to justice.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: battle of the sexes, murder, grudge, rape, gunslinger, battles, gang, mountain, crimes, unlikely partners, track down, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s
Place: usa, oregon, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 15K
Heaven's Gate (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 219 min.
Story: Harvard graduate James Averill (Kris Kristofferson) is the sheriff of prosperous Jackson County, Wyo., when a battle erupts between the area's poverty-stricken immigrants and its wealthy cattle farmers. The politically connected ranch owners ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brothel, immigrants, love triangle, culture clash, injustice, rescue, crimes, dishonesty, political corruption, idealism, marshal, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s, 18th century
Place: usa, montana, wyoming, asia, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 50K
Wyatt Earp (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Covering the life and times of one of the West's most iconic heroes Wyatt Earp weaves an intricate tale of Earp and his friends and family. With a star studded cast, sweeping cinematography and authentic costumes Wyatt Earp led the way during ...
Style: epic, captivating, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: family relations, heroes, deputy sheriff, gunslinger, gambling, vengeance, gang, gangsters, friendship, friends, quarantine, sexism ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s, 1860s
Place: arizona, arkansas, alaska, texas, wyoming ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 17K
Almost Heroes (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two hapless explorers lead an ill-fated 1804 expedition through the Pacific Northwest in a hopeless, doomed effort to reach the Pacific Ocean before Lewis and Clark.
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, inspirational, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, fight, bravery, cons and scams, fish out of water, wilderness, culture clash, friendship, uninhibited rivalry, race against time, adventurer, partners ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Blazing Saddles (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A town – where everyone seems to be named Johnson – is in the way of the railroad and, in order to grab their land, Hedley Lemar, a politically connected nasty person, sends in his henchmen to make the town unlivable. After the sheriff is ...
Style: humorous, parody, exciting, not serious, light ...
Plot: cowboy, farce, small town, interracial relations, african american, desert, sheriff, misfit, old west, convict, nothing goes right, buddies ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 1870s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Meek's Cutoff (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, 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: serious, thought provoking, atmospheric, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: family relations, settler, survival, native americans, desert, native american, old west, escapades, isolation, husband wife relationship, tree, gold ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: oregon, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Oklahoma Crude (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In 1913, in Oklahoma, oil derrick owner Lena Doyle, aided by her father and a hobo, is stubbornly drilling for oil despite the pressure from major oil companies to sell her land.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: oil, father, family business, americana, feminism, uninhibited rivalry, reluctant partners, ambition, partners, rivalry, underdog, opposites attract ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 12K
Smoke Signals (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by Arnold. Arnold soon left his family, and Victor hasn't ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, road movie, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: native american, native american reservation, native americans, on the road, friendship, self discovery, escapades, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, orphan, human nature, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: idaho, phoenix arizona, arizona, india, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Duel at Diablo (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: While crossing the desert, a frontier scout, Jess Remsberg (Garner), rescues Ellen Grange (Andersson) from a pursuing band of Apaches, and returns her to her husband, Willard Grange (Weaver). He is contracted to act as a scout for an Army cavalry ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, native american, track down, tough heroes, on the run, rescue, old west, husband wife relationship, heroes, gambler, survival, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, texas, utah, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Lonesome Dove (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 384 min.
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Story: Lonesome Dove is a Western television miniseries based on Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. Starring Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones, Lonesome Dove was originally broadcast by CBS on February 5, 1989, drawing a ...
Style: realistic, epic, touching, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: old west, hanging, on the road, texas ranger, obsessive quest, gunfight, friendship, adventure, tragic event, old friend, thief, old love ...
Time: 19th century, 80s
Place: montana, nebraska, texas, wyoming, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Climb aboard for an extraordinary version of Mark Twain's sweeping adventure when Walt Disney presents The Adventures of Huck Finn, starring Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings). Directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns), ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, on the run, orphan, coming of age, faked death, americana, interracial relations, lesson, lynch mob, bloodhound, wanted, child in peril ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian era
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Outlaw and self-appointed lawmaker, Judge Roy Bean, rules over an empty stretch of the West that gradually grows, under his iron fist, into a thriving town, while dispensing his his own quirky brand of frontier justice upon strangers passing by.
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, satirical, tense ...
Plot: criminal, hanging, lawyer, judge, vengeance, society, starting over, vigilantism, gunfight, justice, obsession, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 19th century
Place: texas, usa, san antonio texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Based on true events that happened in Banning,California, Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here, tells the story of one of the last Western manhunts, in 1909. Willie Boy, a Native American, kills his girlfriend's father in self defense, and the two go ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: on the run, manhunt, native american, racism, murder, native american reservation, desert, squad, defiant, battles, self defense, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.4
 47K
True Grit (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The murder of her father sends a teenage tomboy, Mattie Ross (Kim Darby), on a mission of "justice", which involves avenging her father's death. She recruits a tough old marshal, "Rooster" Cogburn (John Wayne), because he ...
Style: stylized, exciting, harsh, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: manhunt, bounty hunter, adventure, murder, reward, hanging, cowboy, vengeance, partners, odd couple, wanted, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s, 1930s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, arkansas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 15K
Cat Ballou (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman seeking revenge for her murdered father hires a famous gunman, but he's very different from what she expects.
Style: semi serious, captivating, twists and turns, harsh, melancholic ...
Plot: vengeance, murder, rescue, old west, hitman, ranch, redemption, criminal heroes, wilderness, family relations, satire, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1890s
Place: wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 126K
Shanghai Noon (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Chon Wang, a clumsy imperial guard trails Princess Pei Pei when she is kidnapped from the Forbidden City and transported to America. Wang follows her captors to Nevada, where he teams up with an unlikely partner, outcast outlaw Roy O'Bannon, ...
Style: light, humorous, exciting, feel good, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, princess, rescue, adventure, chinese, cowboy, old west, friends, disorder, partners, save the day, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 18th century
Place: china, nevada, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%