Movies like The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
 8.1
 63K
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspense, meditative, sentimental, gloomy, emotional, realistic, surprise ending, tense ...
Plot: funeral, cowboy, politics, small town, lawyer, gunslinger, outlaw, robbery, senator, old west, success, society, protector, newspaper, pistol, stagecoach, justice, teacher, heroes, love and romance, bully, social problems, self sacrifice, small town life, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kindergarten

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Most similar movies to The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, harsh and talky films with plots about gunfight, violence, heroes, cowboy, horse, runaway and storytelling mostly in Western, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance: Shenandoah (1965), How the West Was Won (1962), High Plains Drifter (1973), The Shootist (1976), Open Range (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
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Shenandoah (1965)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Charlie Anderson, a farmer in Shenandoah, Virginia, finds himself and his family in the middle of the Civil War he wants nothing to do with. When his youngest boy is taken prisoner by the North the Civil War is forced upon him.
Style: serious, rough, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: american civil war, anti war, widower, interracial relations, war, vengeance, family relations, captivity, society, pow, rivalry, military ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: virginia, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
How the West Was Won (1962)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The epic tale of the development of the American West from the 1830s through the Civil War to the end of the century, as seen through the eyes of one pioneer family.
Style: epic, serious, realistic, exciting, breathtaking ...
Plot: wilderness, small town, attempted murder, frontier, outlaw, river, native american, settler, gold, adventure, family, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1870s, 1880s, 1860s ...
Place: california, missouri, arizona, ohio, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
High Plains Drifter (1973)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago. After gunning down three gunmen who tried to kill him, the townsfolk decide to hire the Stranger to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, vengeance, small town, outlaw, gunslinger, anti-hero, mysterious character, tough heroes, rivalry, lone wolves, greed, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, realistic, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: hitman, terminal illness, self defense, small town, gambling, widow, criminal heroes, vengeance, against the odds, deadly, dishonesty, small town life ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, 19th century
Place: nevada, tucson arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 7.4
 63K
Open Range (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.
Style: stylized, captivating, emotional, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: old west, vengeance, friendship, gunfight, horse, small town, murder, cowboy, love and romance, good versus evil, doctor, dog ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.6
 22K
El Dorado (1967)
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, old west, sheriff, revolver, liquor, vengeance, redemption, rivalry, crimes, criminal heroes, heroes, righting the wronged ...
Time: 19th century, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, realistic, gloomy, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, small town, brothel, brothel madam, mining town, gambler, snow, americana, human nature, lifestyle, old west, business venture ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, edwardian era, 1890s, 20th century
Place: washington state, usa, mine, seattle washington, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.6
 288K
True Grit (2010)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. Marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. ...
Style: rough, atmospheric, tense, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, track down, bounty hunter, partners, adventure, revenge, tough heroes, vengeance, gunfight, murder, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: usa, arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Man With No Name enters the Mexican village of San Miguel in the midst of a power struggle among the three Rojo brothers and sheriff John Baxter. When a regiment of Mexican soldiers bearing gold intended to pay for new weapons is waylaid by the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, gang war, massacre, sheriff, gold, greed, vengeance, deal, rivalry, tough heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, new mexico, arizona, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 48K
Pale Rider (1985)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A small gold mining camp is terrorised by a ruthless land owner wanting to take their land. Clint Eastwood arrives riding a pale horse just as a young girl is praying to God to help the miners. He is revealed to be a preacher with mysterious and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunslinger, small town, violence, drifter, gold, horse, marshal, preacher, anti heroes, civil war, social relations, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: mine, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Ride the High Country (1962)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-lawman is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating, meditative ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, aging, gold, bank, small town, redemption, siblings relations, lone wolves, criminal heroes, heroes, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: california, idaho, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: desert, outlaw, gang, haunted by the past, crimes, old west, small town, law enforcement, deadly, criminal heroes, family relations, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Heaven with a Gun (1969)
Genre: Drama, 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, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: small town, old west, gunslinger, hopes, crimes, heroes, starting over, society, danger, going straight, rivalry, ranch ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, semi serious, sentimental, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: u.s. marshal, vengeance, crimes, parents and children, heist, family relations, partners, bank, criminal heroes, gunfight, brother brother relationship, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Django Unchained (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Style: dark humor, rough, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, bounty hunter, slavery, old west, gunfight, vengeance, african american, society, rescue, courage, torture, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.2
 346K
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, captivating ...
Plot: sheriff, old west, vengeance, redemption, regret, revenge, one last job, small town, prostitute, mutilation, reputation, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
 39K
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: bounty hunter, murder, manhunt, on the road, hanging, cowboy, vengeance, adventure, wanted, odd couple, partners, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1930s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 33K
The Salvation (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Denmark, UK, South Africa, Sweden, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, lone hero, gang, violence, small town, murder, revenge, tough heroes, old west, criminal's revenge, rivalry, violence spree ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, australia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: outlaw, hanging, lawyer, judge, vengeance, vigilantism, society, starting over, gunfight, justice, obsession, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 19th century
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 32K
Hang 'Em High (1968)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Marshall Jed Cooper survives a hanging, vowing revenge on the lynch mob that left him dangling. To carry out his oath for vengeance, he returns to his former job as a lawman. Before long, he's caught up with the nine men on his hit list and ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hanging, pardon, small town, judge, lynching, marshal, widow, vengeance, vigilantism, death penalty, lone wolves, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, ranch, gold, vengeance, frame up, rivalry, jail, cowboy, violence, old west, adventure ...
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 56K
Appaloosa (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, friendship, law enforcement, sheriff, terrorizing, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, save the day, gunfight, deception, law enforcer killer ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new mexico, iowa, mine, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 3K
Firecreek (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A peace-loving, part-time sheriff in the small town of Firecreek must take a stand when a gang of vicious outlaws takes over his town.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pregnancy, farm, sheriff, sociopath, criminal heroes, chases and races, heroes, fugitives, lone wolves, crimes, track down, vigilantism ...
Time: 60s
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: exciting, humorous, clever, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, grudge, murder, rape, gunslinger, battle, wilderness, gang, crimes, escapades, unlikely partners, woman in danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: usa, oregon, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: This classic western masterpiece is an epic film about a widow whose land and life are in danger as the railroad is getting closer and closer to taking them over. A mysterious harmonica player joins forces with a desperado to protect the woman and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, clever, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, vengeance, mysterious character, cowboy, duel, tragic hero, gunfight, harmonica, villain, warrior, massacre, funeral ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 34K
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: cowboy, gunfight, good versus evil, old west, small town, group of criminals, friendship, kidnapping, wagon train, horse, sheriff, gunslinger ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Elder boys return to Clearwater, Texas for their Mother's funeral. John the eldest is a well known gunfighter and trouble follows him wherever he goes. The boys try to get back their ranch from the towns gunsmith who won it from their ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: murder, hitman, revenge, gambling, investigation, kidnapping, vengeance, vigilantism, gangsters, crimes, cards, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 19th century, 1890s, 1930s ...
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: bleak, serious, emotional, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: aging, small town, old west, social relations, human nature, lifestyle, americana, misfit, society, partners, wiretap, buddies ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 8K
Chisum (1970)
Genre: Biography, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Cattle baron John Chisum joins forces with Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett to fight the Lincoln County land war.
Style: exciting, tense, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bounty hunter, old west, billy the kid, cattle, elderly, corrupt law enforcer, tough heroes, rivalry, chases and races, cons and scams, heroes, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, tucson arizona, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.7
 272K
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In Arizona in the late 1800s, infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, ...
Style: psychological, tense, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, heroic mission, gang, old west, rivalry, dishonesty, race against time, righting the wronged, chases and races, morality, crimes, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, mine, tucson arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%