Movies like The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
 8.1
 71K
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, gloomy, meditative, sentimental, emotional, realistic, surprise ending, tense ...
Plot: funeral, cowboy, politics, small town, old west, lawyer, criminal, gunslinger, outlaw, robbery, senator, success, society, protector, newspaper, showdown, stagecoach, justice, teacher, heroes, love and romance, bully, social problems, self sacrifice, small town life ...
Time: 19th century

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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 tense films with plots about gunfight, gun, heroes, violence, runaway, vengeance and crimes mostly in Western, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance: Shenandoah (1965), How the West Was Won (1962), Monte Walsh (1970), The Shootist (1976), High Plains Drifter (1973). 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: captivating, rough, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, interracial relations, anti war, family relations, pow, heroes, widower, war, bittersweet, state affairs, parents and children, missing person ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: virginia, usa, england
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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, exciting, serious, realistic, intense ...
Plot: old west, wilderness, gold, attempted murder, small town, criminal, outlaw, native american, frontier, adventure, family, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1840s, 1860s, 1880s ...
Place: california, ohio, missouri, arizona, usa ...
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 7.0
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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: emotional, bleak, sentimental, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: aging, old west, heroes, small town, crimes, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, elderly, love and romance, misfit, society, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 23K
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: psychological, serious, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Plot: terminal illness, small town, self defense, widow, haunted by the past, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, human nature, against the odds, hitman, retirement ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 19th century, turn of the century ...
Place: nevada, el paso texas, tucson arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, vengeance, small town, criminal, gunslinger, outlaw, anti-hero, tough heroes, mysterious character, rivalry, lone wolves, greed ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, california
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 7.6
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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
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 7.4
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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: atmospheric, stylized, contemplative, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: old west, cowboy, vengeance, gunfight, civil war veteran, friendship, murder, horse, gunslinger, doctor, corruption, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: texas
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34%
 8.2
 390K
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: bleak, tense, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: old west, sheriff, vengeance, cowboy, revenge, redemption, regret, gunfight, one last job, small town, prostitute, mutilation ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, small town, brothel, mining town, gambler, snow, brothel madam, mine, couples, business venture, graphic violence, mysterious character ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, edwardian era, 20th century, 1900s ...
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c., vancouver british columbia canada, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.6
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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: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, vengeance, cowboy, adventure, bounty hunter, tough heroes, gunfight, partners, shooting, hunt down, revenge, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: usa, arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, captivating, serious, nostalgic ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, aging, gold, bank, small town, wedding, redemption, gang, criminal heroes, best friends, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 70s
Place: california, idaho, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
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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, contemplative ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mine, anti heroes, anti hero, horse, small town, heroes, drifter, gold, showdown, settler, preacher, marshal ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century, 80s
Place: california, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.4
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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 ⇓
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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, suspenseful, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: u.s. marshal, cowboys and outlaws, vengeance, crimes, parents and children, heist, family relations, bank, criminal heroes, partners, gunfight, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
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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: serious, rough, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: desert, criminal, outlaw, gang, crimes, haunted by the past, old west, small town, law enforcement, deadly, criminal heroes, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona
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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 ⇓
29%
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, cowboy, mysterious character, vengeance, gunfight, duel, tragic hero, small town, villain, death, greed, warrior ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona
⇓ 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 ⇓
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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: captivating, rough, serious, talky, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, bounty hunter, vengeance, gunfight, old west, racism, slavery, african american, violent, revenge, one against many, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa, mississippi, tennessee, texas
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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, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hanging, death sentence, vigilantism, pardon, heroes, small town, old west, widow, marshal, judge, crimes, death penalty ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: old west, small town, gunslinger, rivalry, society, going straight, crimes, heroes, danger, starting over, hopes, graphic violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona, santa fe new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, outlaw, hanging, judge, lawyer, vengeance, vigilantism, starting over, society, gunfight, justice, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 19th century
Place: texas, usa, united states, san antonio texas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, vigilantism, adventure, good versus evil, gang, criminal's revenge, vengeance, heroes, crimes, dishonesty, violence, showdown ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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 ⇓
27%
 7.4
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Hombre (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Indians, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, harsh ...
Plot: cowboy, journey, old west, embezzlement, outlaw, criminal, native americans, danger, racism, mine, hostage, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: murder, family relations, revenge, gambling, card playing, vengeance, investigation, crimes, family life, rivalry, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1890s, 19th century, 1930s ...
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, martial arts, master warrior, one man army, small western town, samurai sword, outlaw gang, gunfight, interracial relations, track down, anti hero, graphic violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 9K
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, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bounty hunter, old west, cattle, aging, elderly, dishonesty, crimes, corrupt law enforcer, cons and scams, heroes, billy the kid, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 80s, 70s
Place: new mexico, usa, tucson arizona, arizona, yuma arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.8
 134K
Tombstone (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune in the thriving mining town of Tombstone. But Earp is forced to don a badge again and get help from his notorious pal Doc ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, vengeance, cowboy, gunfight, sheriff, murder, gang, crimes, dying, against the odds, criminal, gunfighter ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 ⇓
25%