Movies like The Man from Snowy River

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The Man from Snowy River (1982)
 7.3
 8K
The Man from Snowy River (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jim Craig has lived his first 18 years in the mountains of Australia on his father's farm. The death of his father forces him to go to the low lands to earn enough money to get the farm back on its feet. Kirk Douglas plays two roles as twin brothers who haven't spoken for years, one of whom was Jim's father's best friend and the other of whom is the father of the girl he wants to marry.
Style: sentimental, feel good, serious, captivating, realistic, surprise ending, cult film, scenic, romantic, nostalgic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wild horse, ranch, chase, horse, coming of age, heroes, beautiful scenery, river, father daughter relationship, horse riding, father son relationship, australian western, romance, adventure, wilderness, family relations, love and romance, fall in love, escapades, siblings relations, rivalry, estrangement, regret, colt, mentor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, 80s
Place: australia

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Most similar movies to The Man from Snowy River

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, harsh and dramatic films with plots about horse, vengeance, runaway, culture clash, redemption, adventure and mentor mostly in Drama, Western and Romance genres. Some movies like The Man from Snowy River: Return to Snowy River (1988), Far and Away (1992), All the Pretty Horses (2000), Australia (2008), Outback (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Return to Snowy River (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a few years trying to earn money to marry Jessica Harrison (Sigrid Thornton), Jim Craig (Tom Burlinson) returns to Snowy River. But he finds that a lot of things have changed.
Style: semi serious, cult film, unusual plot structure, sweet, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: horse, rancher, love and romance, horse riding, romance, forbidden love, fall in love, friends, adventure, rivalry, love triangle, chase ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 1890s
Place: australia, san francisco
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100%
 6.6
 61K
Far and Away (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A young man (Cruise) leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter (Kidman) after some trouble with her father, and they dream of owning land at the big giveaway in Oklahoma ca. 1893. When they get to the new land, they find jobs and begin saving ...
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: adventure, follow your dream, romance, love and romance, against the odds, obsessive quest, rise and fall, american dream, irish, opposites attract, young lovers, irish american ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: usa, ireland, boston, europe, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
All the Pretty Horses (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The year is 1949. A young Texan named John Grady finds himself without a home after his mother sells the ranch where he has spent his entire life. Lured south of the border by the romance of cowboy life and the promise of a fresh start, Cole and his ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: ranch, false accusation, jail, prisoner, adventure, friends, life is a bitch, friendship, dishonesty, forbidden love, fall in love, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: mexico, texas, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 121K
Australia (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving ...
Style: epic, emotional, captivating, stylized, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: social differences, unlikely couple, adventure, cattle drive, wilderness, journey, fall in love, aristocracy, opposites attract, racist, inheritance, prejudice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, year 1939 ...
Place: australia, japan, england, shanghai china, pearl harbor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.8
 176
Outback (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Underrated leading man Jeff Fahey carries most of the dramatic weight of the Australian Wrangler. Fahey plays a handsome, athletic businessman who vies for the hand of rancher's daughter Tushika Bergen. Our hero must not only contend with his ...
Style: exciting, saga, realistic, semi serious, rough
Plot: love triangle, rivalry, adventure, romance, rescue, danger, love and romance, farm, friends, wooing, wilderness, australian outback ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 252
Archer (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During the 1860s, Dave Powers, apprentice to a horse trainer, volunteers to ride Archer to the Melbourne Cup race. Their start is 600 miles from Melbourne, and the journey is anything but easy. Of course, the pair have numerous adventures along the ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: horse, friends, rivalry, race against time, chases and races, ambition, contests and competitions, escapades, adventure, on the road, survival, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Horse Whisperer (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Based on the novel by the same name from Nicholas Evans, the talented Robert Redford presents this meditative family drama set in the country side. Redford not only directs but also stars in the roll of a cowboy with a magical talent for healing.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: horse, ranch, riding accident, travel, romance, rehabilitation, couple relations, couples, hopes, cowboy, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 237
Burke & Wills (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A story based on true events about two explorers on a doomed journey trying to cross Australia on foot in the 19 century.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: desert, rescue attempt, aborigine, maze, countdown, tragedy, journalist, journey, outback, sandstorm, realism, graphic violence ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 1860s
Place: australia, england, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 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: captivating, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, native american, adventure, against the odds, americana, on the road, fish out of water, culture clash, obnoxious boss, rivalry, father son relationship, misfit ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: missouri, oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Nicholas Nickleby (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The Charles Dickens story of Nicholas Nickleby, a young boy in search of a better life for his recently torn-apart family. A young compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his coldheartedly grasping ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family reunited, haunted by the past, exploitation, rescue, boarding school, arranged marriage, fall in love, vengeance, siblings relations, youth, danger, love and romance ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1850s, 1830s, 18th century
Place: london, europe, yorkshire, liverpool, england
⇓ 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, realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, old west, americana, rescue, good versus evil, adventure, partners, heroes, criminal heroes, society, brutality, showdown ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.6
 25K
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, tough heroes, righting the wronged, vigilantism, farm, americana, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, sonora, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 45K
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, serious ...
Plot: cowboy, bounty hunter, manhunt, adventure, murder, hanging, vengeance, odd couple, partners, wanted, track down, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s, 1930s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 40K
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, realistic, exciting, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cowboy, gunfight, good versus evil, small town, group of criminals, friendship, old west, kidnapping, heroes, gunslinger, western town, saloon ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico, arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The War Wagon (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An ex-con seeks revenge on the man who put him in prison by planning a robbery of the latter's stagecoach, which is transporting gold. He enlists the help of a partner, who could be working for his nemesis.
Style: exciting, intense, suspense, humorous, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, chase, gold, vengeance, frame up, rivalry, gunfight, caper, jail, heroes, ranch, cowboy ...
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, exciting, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: battle of the sexes, murder, grudge, battles, rape, battle, gunslinger, gang, mountain, couples, tough heroes, on the road ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s
Place: usa, oregon, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 14K
The Cowboys (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: When his cattlemen abandon him for the gold fields, rancher Wil Andersen is forced to take on a collection of young boys as his cowboys in order to get his herd to market in time to avoid financial disaster. The boys learn to do a man's job ...
Style: captivating, serious, harsh, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: desert, vengeance, cattle drive, cattle, rancher, on the road, buddies, crimes, gold, gunfight, murder, teenage boy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Legends of the Fall (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.
Style: sentimental, captivating, emotional, serious, scenic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, world war one, romance, friendship, sibling relationship, conflict, beautiful scenery, lovers, twists & turns, father son relationship, death, sibling rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 19th century, 90s, 1930s ...
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 47K
Wyatt Earp (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, 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, serious, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Plot: family relations, heroes, deputy sheriff, gunslinger, gambling, vengeance, gang, gangsters, friendship, legends and myths, lone wolves, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1800s, 1880s, 1870s
Place: arizona, arkansas, alaska, wyoming, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 19K
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, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: desert, fall in love, divorce, bull riding, romance, moral dilemma, human nature, couples, cowboy, bounty hunter, stripper, mustang ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, realistic, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: bar fight, family relations, jeep, womanizer, brother in law sister in law relationship, redemption, truck, hopes, bittersweet, old west, parents and children, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 70s
Place: arizona, usa, california, dallas texas, el paso texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, rough, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: helicopter, escape, on the run, friendship, horse, chase, runaway, bar fight, prison, friendship between men, prison escape, jail ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1952
Place: albuquerque new mexico, new mexico, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.6
 841
Cowboy Up (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: "Cowboy Up" is a celebration of the risk-taking, daredevil personalities of modern rodeo. In the world of professional bull riding, newcomer Ely Braxton (Marcus Thomas) is the craziest guy around; his brother Hank (Kiefer Sutherland) is a ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: friendship, love triangle, love affair, rivalry, family relations, couples, relationship vs career, couple relations, fish out of water, fall in love, redemption, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 2K
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, serious, realistic, tense, sentimental ...
Plot: horse ranch, heroes, small town, old west, against the odds, forbidden love, righting the wronged, escapades, society, human nature, working class, ranch ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1890s
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Earthling (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Patrick Foley has been on the move all his live. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up. On his difficult journey he meets Shawn, a little desperate city-boy whose parents were killed in ...
Style: surreal, serious
Plot: survival, wilderness, orphan, tragedy, young heroes, escapades, danger, heroes, adventurer, youth, culture clash, isolation ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 218
The Good Life (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sylvain and Pierre have been running from the law ever since a custody battle with their mother pushed their father Yves into hiding ten years ago. But now that they’re older, the two brothers are road-weary and eager to take advantage of the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: family relations, teenage boy, coming of age, custody, siblings relations, kidnapping, parents and children, family problems, youth, dysfunctional family, teenage life, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: old west, sioux tribe, flintlock pistol, adventure, culture clash, redemption, escapades, lone wolves, rescue, interracial relations, wilderness, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 70s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Last Sunset (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Brendan O'Malley arrives at the Mexican home of old flame Belle Breckenridge to find her married to a drunkard getting ready for a cattle drive to Texas. Hot on O'Malley's heels is lawman Dana Stribling who has a personal reason for ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wanted, sandstorm, quicksand, crimes, odd couple, chases and races, criminal heroes, chase, fall in love, vengeance, partners, heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Wuthering Heights (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Earnshaws are Yorkshire farmers during the early 19th Century. One day, Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to the city, bringing with him a ragged little boy called Heathcliff. Earnshaw's son, Hindley, resents the child, but Heathcliff ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, orphan, family relations, vengeance, unfulfilled love, love triangle, love affair, social differences, tragic love, couple relations, infidelity, true love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1920s, 70s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 14K
Urban Cowboy (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Hard Hat Days Honky-Tonk Nights. John Travolta stars as a young man from the country who learns about life and love in a Houston bar.
Style: realistic, uplifting, touching, talky, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: romance, suburban life, social differences, city life, human spirit, rivalry, marital problem, working class, contests and competitions, ambition, suburbs, blue collar ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%