Movies like The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
 8.1
 62K
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: sentimental, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, surprise ending, tense, melancholic, bleak ...
Plot: funeral, cowboy, small town, politics, lawyer, robbery, senator, newspaper, gunslinger, pistol, outlaw, stagecoach, old west, teacher, success, heroes, love and romance, bully, social problems, protector, self sacrifice, society, small town life, dishonesty, unfulfilled love ...
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, vengeance, heroes, cowboy, violence, crimes and horse mostly in Western, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance: How the West Was Won (1962), The Shootist (1976), El Dorado (1967), Open Range (2003), Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, attempted murder, small town, outlaw, river, settler, native american, frontier, gold, adventure, family, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1880s, 1870s, 1850s ...
Place: california, missouri, arizona, ohio, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: hitman, small town, gambling, self defense, terminal illness, widow, legends and myths, criminal heroes, vengeance, haunted by the past, crimes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, 19th century
Place: nevada, tucson arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.6
 21K
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, revolver, sheriff, liquor, vengeance, redemption, friends, alcohol abuse, americana, good versus evil, criminal heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.5
 61K
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, serious, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: old west, friendship, gunfight, vengeance, horse, small town, murder, cowboy, love and romance, good versus evil, shooting, arrest ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, sincere, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: small town, u.s. marshal, vengeance, good versus evil, parents and children, crimes, criminal heroes, chases and races, heroes, family life, partners, small town life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, dishonesty, folk, couples, crimes, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, 1890s
Place: washington state, usa, mine, seattle washington, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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, captivating ...
Plot: sheriff, old west, regret, vengeance, one last job, redemption, revenge, small town, reputation, mutilation, prostitute, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, realistic, rough, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, bounty hunter, slavery, old west, african american, vengeance, gunfight, society, rescue, courage, friendship, dentist ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 6.7
 32K
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, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: vengeance, gang, violence, revenge, criminal's revenge, small town, murder, lone hero, old west, tough heroes, rivalry, violence spree ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, australia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.5
 38K
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, captivating, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: bounty hunter, murder, hanging, horse, cowboy, manhunt, old west, adventure, vengeance, obsessive quest, worn out, partners ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1930s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pregnancy, farm, sheriff, sociopath, track down, heroes, leadership, mentally challenged, small town life, clergy, treasure hunt, battles ...
Time: 60s
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.4
 12K
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: realistic, captivating, serious, rough, harsh ...
Audience: kids
Plot: desert, cattle drive, cattle, rancher, boy, vengeance, crimes, switching roles, friends, rivalry, gold, heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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: serious, emotional, bleak, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: aging, old west, small town, crimes, lone wolves, unfulfillment, human nature, lifestyle, society, misfit, americana, friends ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: murder, hitman, revenge, gambling, investigation, kidnapping, vengeance, vigilantism, gangsters, family life, heroes, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 19th century, 1890s, 1930s ...
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: realistic, humorous, clever, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, grudge, murder, rape, battle, gunslinger, woman in danger, tough heroes, unlikely partners, verbal byplay, escapades, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: usa, oregon, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: tense, surreal, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: hanging, outlaw, judge, lawyer, vengeance, obsession, crimes, vigilantism, career change, heroes, folk hero, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: tense, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: old west, bounty hunter, cattle, billy the kid, heroes, dishonesty, elderly, corrupt law enforcer, tough heroes, rivalry, aging, chases and races ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, tucson arizona, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, rough
Plot: desert, outlaw, tough heroes, family relations, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, old west, gang, country, rivalry, criminal's revenge, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.8
 55K
Appaloosa (2008)
Genre: 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: small town, old west, friendship, law enforcement, sheriff, terrorizing, partners against crime, save the day, tough law enforcer, gunfight, law enforcer killer, deception ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: mine, iowa, new mexico, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, chase, violence, gold, ranch, adventure, vengeance, friends, tough heroes, criminal heroes, crimes, cons and scams ...
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.7
 268K
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: gang, gunfight, heroic mission, old west, race against time, rivalry, dishonesty, righting the wronged, chases and races, morality, heroes, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, mine, usa, tucson arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: epic, tense, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, vengeance, gunfight, mysterious character, warrior, tragic hero, death, sheriff, good versus evil, hanging, duel ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: realistic, gloomy, serious, atmospheric
Plot: murder, old west, drifter, love and romance, family life, redemption, family relations, lovers reunited, starting over, lone wolves, vengeance, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: suspenseful, serious, tense, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, chase, bar fight, prison, on the run, helicopter, escape, jail, fighting the system, vengeance, misfit, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, california, texas
⇓ 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: realistic, exciting, feel good, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, good versus evil, old west, cowboy, small town, group of criminals, friendship, kidnapping, gunslinger, horse, sheriff, wagon train ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Master Gunfighter (1975)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Don Santiago (Richard Angarola) is a vicious man who helps provoke an Indian massacre that will allow him to steal the Indians' land and claim it as his own. However, his son-in-law, Finley (Tom Laughlin), is an expert hand with both guns and ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, old west, small western town, outlaw gang, samurai sword, heroes, vengeance, danger, vigilantism, righting the wronged, tough heroes ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 2.3
 924
Gang of Roses (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in the 1800's, the town of Flat ridge is over run by a band of outlaws looking for lost treasure said to be buried somewhere in town. In their quest for dominance, the outlaws kill Sally, a whore who happens to be the sister of Rachel and a ...
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, long brown hair, violence, vengeance, good versus evil, adventure, escapades, lone wolves, crimes, rivalry, righting the wronged, hip hop ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.6
 281K
True Grit (2010)
Genre: Adventure, 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, tough heroes, revenge, gunfight, murder, vengeance, trial ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: usa, arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: serious, atmospheric, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: old west, flintlock pistol, adventure, culture clash, redemption, curses spells and rituals, rescue, danger, tough heroes, society, wilderness, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Spikes Gang (1974)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After escaping home, three young friends form a dynamic alliance of untamed youth. They meet an old man named Spikes with the experience only a master gunfighter can offer. The gang of men go on a crime spree and are converted to outlaws with a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: theft, gunshot wound, runaway, gang, heroes, dishonesty, vengeance, power relations, friends, friendship, rivalry, farm ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%