Movies like My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys

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My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1991)
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My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1991)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Scott Glenn is H.D., a champion rodeo rider whose career is ruined after being gored by a bull. He returns home to discover things have drastically changed -- the family farm has been abandoned, his old girlfriend Julie (Kate Capshaw) is a now a widowed mother, and his sister Cheryl (Tess Harper) has put his father (Ben Johnson) in a nursing home. H.D. rescues his father from the home and returns him to the ranch. But when H.D. leaves the farm to visit Julie, his father seeks out Cheryl. Cheryl retaliates by threatening to return her father to the nursing home and sell the ranch. At this point, H.D. takes notice of rodeo contest which would give him $100,000 if he can ride four bulls for a total of 32 seconds. H.D. bonds with his father as he gruelingly prepares for a return to the rodeo to win the contest and buy the ranch. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, modern west, romance, farm, ambition, hopes, elderly, couples, aging, nursing, retirement home, single parent, golden years, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, retirement home life, horse, cowboy, cheerleader, father son relationship, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, cowboy hat, cowboy boots, cowboy shirt, spurs ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about family relations, parents and children, love and romance, couples, hopes, father son relationship and romance mostly in Drama, Western and Family genres. Some movies like My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys: The Last Cowboy (2003), When the Legends Die (1972), Cowboy Up (2001), The Ride (1997), The Red Pony (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Last Cowboy (2003)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: John William 'Will' Cooper is a modern-day rancher, maintaining his ranch in hard times along with his friend and foreman Amos Russell. When Will's estranged daughter Jake returns to the ranch for her grandfather's funeral, ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: family life, family relations, parents and children, homecoming, farm, estrangement, rancher, father daughter relationship, female director, old west, modern west, corral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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When the Legends Die (1972)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An elderly rodeo rider becomes mentor to a young man attempting to make his own name in the business.
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: native american, modern west, native american reservation, mentor, rodeo, life is a bitch, opposites attract, hopes, americana, rebelliousness, cons and scams, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 70s
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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
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The Ride (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A has-been cowboy is given a second chance at the hands of an unexpected teacher.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, uplifting, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, family relations, cowboy, terminal illness, redemption, teaching the ways of the world, car chase, religions or cults, gambling, life is a bitch, hopes, rising to stardom ...
Time: 90s
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The Red Pony (1973)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young farmboy who can't seem to communicate with his father develops an attachment to a young red pony.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: farm, friends, pets, youth, parents and children, family problems, family relations, boy, father son relationship, pony, animal life, quibbling ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: usa, california
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70%
The Little Bedroom (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Luxembourg
Duration: 87 min.
Story: One day, a bad fall forces Edmond to accept Rose's help. Eventually, the two grow closer. The young woman finds relief in confiding painful memories to the older man; things she cannot even bring herself to tell her husband. Meanwhile, Edmond, ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: retirement home, against the rules, nursing, family relations, parents and children, confined, elderly, aging, golden years, social relations, solitude, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, europe
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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
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Conagher (1991)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mrs. Evie Teale is struggling to stay alive while raising her two children alone on a remote homestead. Conn Conagher is a honest, hardworking cowboy. Their lives are intertwined as they fight the elements, indians, outlaws, and loneliness.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: farm, cowboy, family relations, couples, tough heroes, cons and scams, romance, love and romance, gang, crimes, heroes, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
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8 Seconds (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film chronicles the life of Lane Frost, 1987 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion, his marriage and his friendships with Tuff Hedeman (three-time World Champion) and Cody Lambert.
Style: sentimental, captivating, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: rodeo cowboy, bull riding, cowboy, sport, romance, rivalry, rising to stardom, ambition, human spirit, contests and competitions, rodeo, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, oklahoma, arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Stone Angel (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The feisty aging Hagar Shipley has lived an unconventional life. Her rebellious heart has always ruled and her choices have put her at odds with family and friends. Faced with her own mortality, and desperate to find solace, she goes on the run. In ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, couple relations, haunted by the past, aging, elderly, on the run, nursing, youth, love and romance, couples, retirement home, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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An Unremarkable Life (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The close bond between two elderly sisters is threatened when one of them begins to have romantic feelings for a local mechanic.
Style: sincere, sentimental, emotional, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, couples, forbidden love, fall in love, starting over, family life, siblings relations, golden years, romance, aging, love and romance, elderly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Love's Resounding Courage (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Clark Davis struggles to maintain his land and support his family during a long drought. With a bank loan to repay, his wife, Ellen, takes a job in town as a seamstress, but soon becomes ill with scarlet fever. Devastated to lose his beloved wife, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farm, romance, family relations, family problems, death in the family, fall in love, parents and children, single parent, dealing with death, father son relationship, old west, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
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Paper Hearts (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Western drama directed by Rod McCall. Henry deserted his family years before, Henry (James Brolin) kicks up a storm when he shows up to see his youngest daughter before her wedding. He has ulterior motives, including a divorce from wife Jenny (Sally ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), wedding, introspection, family problems, couples, strong sexual content, profanity, midlife crisis, infidelity, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new mexico
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Harry & Son (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Widower Harry Keach is a construction worker who was raised to appreciate the importance of working for a living. He takes a dim view of his sensitive son Howard's lackadaisical lifestyle and has a strained relationship with his daughter Nina ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, talky, touching
Plot: single parent, family problems, working class, parents and children, human nature, estrangement, idealism, aging, unfulfillment, starting over, father son relationship, beer ...
Time: 80s
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The White Angel (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, hospital, terminal illness, aging, retirement home, friendship, death, friends, couples, wedding, bittersweet, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, middle east
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Restless (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maurice (Michel Piccoli) is a composer, and a longtime member of the resistance. By chance, he shares a house with his teenager granddaughter. Claire, at 17, is eager to experience all sorts of things and the sooner the better, and rebels against ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Love's Enduring Promise (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this Janette Oke sequel to "Love Comes Softly," the eldest child in an 1800s frontier family, Missie Davis is a bright and beautiful elementary schoolteacher whose love for the prairie is matched only by her passion for books. When ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: old west, farm, fall in love, love triangle, family relations, haunted by the past, countryside, parents and children, young lovers, lifestyle, romance, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Zandy's Bride (1974)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Zandy Allan purchases a mail-order bride, Hannah Lund. He treats her as a possession, without respect or humanity, until their shared ordeal as they struggle to survive develops in him a growing love.
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: mail order bride, survival, romance, society, love and romance, opposites attract, couples, family relations, farm, bear, rape, wrestling ...
Time: 19th century
Place: san francisco
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57%
The Last Rites of Joe May (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Now in his sixties, Joe is released from the hospital after a long battle with pneumonia and forced to confront the harsh reality of his legacy: everyone he knew had assumed he was dead, and life had gone on around him without missing a beat. ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, family relations, aging, father son relationship, self discovery, con artists, bittersweet, single parent, friends, elderly, domestic violence, hustler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Window (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It is a significant day for 80 year old Antonio. After an absence of many years, his estranged son is coming to visit. All must be perfect. There will be a toast with a very special champagne an embrace; warm words that may finally bridge the gap ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, redemption, parents and children, family relations, longing, human nature, elderly, hopes, aging, nursing, golden years, estate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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Secret of Giving (1999)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As Christmas approaches, a single mother (played by Reba McEntire) struggles to raise her son and keep up the payments on her Oregon ranch, which is difficult since she's heavily in debt. But she's a tough cookie, and proves that a ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: christmas, social relations, hidden identity, aging, bank, small town, crimes, farm, redemption, old west, family relations, single parent ...
Time: 19th century
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Heartland (1979)
Genre: Western, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Disarmingly realistic in its depiction of the realities of frontier life, Heartland is a strong antidote to the cliches of traditional Westerns. This semi-documentary slice of life is based on the diaries of Elmore Randall Stewart about her days on ...
Style: sincere, bleak, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: farm, countryside, boss and employee, couple relations, parents and children, self discovery, fall in love, americana, society, single parent, love and romance, strong female presence ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Piano for Mrs. Cimino (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Esther Cimino, a music teacher who has reached retirement age, finds that her mental faculties are slipping somewhat. The film is a trenchant, realistic study of the ravages and displacements, socially, physically, and mentally, that are visited ...
Style: sincere, emotional, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: retirement home, courtroom, society, misfit, legal, golden years, aging, hopes, love and romance, rivalry, legal action, elderly lovers ...
Time: 80s
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Alex of Venice (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After her stay-at-home husband leaves her, a workaholic lawyer finds that she is not completely up to the tasks of caring for her young son, ailing father and household all by herself.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: starting over, life turned upside down, self discovery, ambition, family relations, eccentric family, parents and children, family problems, relationship vs career, family life, breakup, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, venice california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Storm Rider (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Spoiled 18-yr-old Dani Fielding's world is turned upside down when her father gets arrested for securities fraud, and she has to leave her upscale life in the city to stay with her gruff Uncle Sam out in the country. As Dani and her uncle ...
Style: realistic, touching, light, captivating, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farm, family relations, youth, life turned upside down, orphan, friends, coming of age, horse, self discovery, friendship, couples, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Love's Unfolding Dream (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Centers on Missy's adopted daughter Belinda Tyler as she follows her dream. Belinda wants to be a doctor, but this time period does not look kindly on women with careers, especially one in the medical field. But Belinda is a strong-minded woman ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, uplifting, captivating, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, ambition, fall in love, relationship vs career, social differences, family life, workplace situations, family relations, hopes, follow your dream, blind ambition, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Love's Long Journey (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Missie's surprise pregnancy sets her on a new course that is both thrilling and terrifying. After all the planning and dreaming, she and her husband, Willie, have headed west in a covered wagon, leaving behind the prairie home of Missie's ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: newlyweds, settler, farm, optimism, pregnancy, starting over, friendship, couples, family relations, romance, adventure, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Love Comes Softly (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Marty is a 19 year old pioneer woman, recently married. She goes west with her husband Clem, hoping to start a new life. But Clem unexpectedly dies, and Marty finds herself alone, two months pregnant. Clark Davis, a widower, offers her a marriage of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: marriage of convenience, single parent, farm, survival, pregnancy, starting over, loss of husband, couple relations, family life, family problems, couples, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1800s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 ⇓
51%
Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The third installment of the Sarah trilogy provides a glorious and touching story of a family drawn together by adversity. On a cold winter day a stranger shows up at the farm. He is slow to reveal his identity. When they find out he is Jacobs ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: farm, family relations, strong female presence, parents and children, family life, redemption, couple relations, americana, siblings relations, family, hopes, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: kansas, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%