Movies like Old Gringo

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Old Gringo (1989)
 5.8
 2K
Old Gringo (1989)
Genre: Adventure, History, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When school teacher Harriet Winslow goes to Mexico to teach, she is kidnapped by Gen. Tomas Arroyo and his revolutionaries. An aging American, Ambrose "Old Gringo" Bierce also in Mexico, befriends Gen. Arroyo and meets Harriet. Bierce is a famous writer, who knowing that he is dying, wishes to keep his identity secret so he can determine his own fate. Though he likes Arroyo, Bierce tries to provoke the General's anger whenever possible in an attempt to get himself killed, thus avoiding suffering through his illness. Winslow is intrigued by both Bierce and Arroyo, and the men are in turn attracted to her. She becomes romantically involved with Arroyo. When Winslow learns of Bierce's true identity (a writer whose work she has loved and respected for years), she is singlemindedly determined to fulfill his dying wish. Written by E.W. DesMarais
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, intense, brutal, dramatic, harsh, romantic, surreal, entertaining ...
Plot: revolution, politics, love triangle, political unrest, adventure, school, missing person, love and romance, journalism, fall in love, social differences, society, couples, aging, opposites attract, rebelliousness, state affairs, romance, love, horse, journalist, seduction, older man younger woman relationship, rebellion, mexican ...
Time: 1900s, future
Place: mexico, latin america, central america, spain

Most similar movies to Old Gringo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and romantic films with plots about state affairs, revolution, love and romance, society, political unrest, romance and politics mostly in Romance, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Old Gringo: Dauria (1972), Taras Bulba (1962), Jefferson in Paris (1995), Texas (1994), Of Love and Shadows (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dauria (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 182 min.
Story: A chronicle of life in a small village in the Baikal Region on the eve of World War I and at the time of the October Revolution. The age-old foundations are crumbling, the process of social stratification is underway and, as a result, some people go ...
Style: epic, captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: village, revolution, rebellion, forbidden love, love and romance, state affairs, war, village life, social relations, battles, political unrest, small town life ...
Place: russia, siberia
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95%
 6.4
 3K
Taras Bulba (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Cossacks of Eastern Europe join the Poles to rid the Turks from the Steps of Europe. In return for their aid, the Poles agree to give control of the Steps to the Cossacks. After the battle, however, the Poles back out of their agreement and ...
Style: epic, realistic, touching, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, cossack, plague, siege, political unrest, romance, unfulfillment, state affairs, adventure, fall in love ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe, ottoman empire, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Jefferson in Paris (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: His wife having recently died, Thomas Jefferson accepts the post of United States ambassador to pre-revolutionary France, though he finds it difficult to adjust to life in a country where the aristocracy subjugates an increasingly restless ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, dramatic, cerebral ...
Plot: friendship, slavery, ambassador, revolution, politics, romance, americana, clergy, state affairs, interracial relations, couple relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 19th century
Place: france, versailles, europe, paris france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.3
 399
Texas (1994)
Genre: Adventure, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In the beginning of the 19th Century many Anglosaxons are settling in the Mexican province of Texas. As the years go by, political conflicts between the settlers and the Mexican government are escalating which would lead to war and Texan ...
Style: epic, rough, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: americana, rebellion, state affairs, danger, battles, leadership, heroes, obsessive quest, folk hero, political unrest, politics, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Of Love and Shadows (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Irene is a magazine editor living under the shadow of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Francisco is a handsome photographer and he comes to Irene for a job. As a sympathizer with the underground resistance movement, Francisco opens her eyes and ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, based on true events, sexy ...
Plot: torture, dictatorship, politics, rebellion, media, love and romance, interracial relations, life is a bitch, state affairs, uncover truth, romance, love triangle ...
Time: 70s, 1920s
Place: chile, latin america, south america, spain, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.1
 7K
Havana (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An American professional gambler named Jack Weil (Redford) decides to visit Havana, Cuba to gamble. On the boat to Havana, he meets Roberta Duran (Olin), the wife of a revolutionary, Arturo (Julia). Shortly after their arrival, Arturo is taken away ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: gambling, politics, love triangle, revolution, gambler, romance, gangsters, political unrest, dishonesty, fall in love, cons and scams, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1958, year 1959
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, australia, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.4
 4K
Rapa Nui (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Inter-tribal rivalry leads to a competition to erect a huge statue (moai) in record time before Make can take part in the race to retrieve the egg of a Sooty Tern. The reward for winning this race is to rule the island for one year.
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, sentimental, epic ...
Plot: island, rivalry, map, adventurer, leadership, tragic hero, isolation, american civil war, jungle, family feud, tragic love, love triangle ...
Time: 18th century
Place: latin america, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Adventurers (1970)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 171 min.
Story: The wealthy playboy son of an assassinated South American diplomat discovers that his father was really murdered on orders of the corrupt president of the country--a man who was his father's friend and who, in fact, his father had helped put ...
Style: realistic, sexy, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Plot: politics, revolution, murder, fall in love, love affair, deadly, gory, political unrest, couples, social decay, fighting the system, terrorism ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: latin america, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Anna and the King (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of the romance between the King of Siam (now Thailand) and the widowed British school teacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860s. Anna teaches the children and becomes romanced by the King. She convinces him that a man can be loved by just ...
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, emotional, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love and romance, royal family, fall in love, interracial relations, opposites attract, politics, culture clash, forbidden love, royal court, parents and children, couple relations, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: thailand, asia, burma, southeast asia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Against All Odds (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: She was a beautiful fugitive. Fleeing from corruption. From power. He was a professional athlete past his prime. Hired to find her, he grew to love her. Love turned to obsession. Obsession turned to murder. And now the price of freedom might be ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, suspenseful, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: love triangle, rescue, femme fatale, romance, gangsters, neo-noir, dangerous attraction, danger, rivalry, crime, power relations, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.9
 162
The Comet (1999)
Genre: Musical, Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, France, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After witnessing the arrest of her father for publishing "subversive" material against the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz, Valentina escapes taking a sack of gold coins with her in order to hand it over to rebel Francisco I. Madero, who is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: revolution, romance, hopes, family relations, love and romance, state affairs, circus, society, fall in love, political unrest, life is a bitch, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
A Tale of Two Cities (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Dissolute barrister Sydney Carton becomes enchanted and then hopelessly in love with the beautiful Lucie Manette. But Lucie loves and marries Charles Darnay, and remains oblivious to Carton's undimmed devotion to her. When Darnay is ensnared in ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, revolution, french revolution, couples, politics, destructive relationship, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, wartime life, state affairs, heroic mission ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, london, europe, england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Wuthering Heights (1992)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young orphan Heathcliff is adopted by the wealthy Earnshaw family and moves into their estate, Wuthering Heights. Soon, the new resident falls for his compassionate foster sister, Cathy. The two share a remarkable bond that seems unbreakable until ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, family disapproval, haunted by the past, adoption, revenge, tragic love, social differences, love and romance, love triangle, romance, obsession, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.7
 2K
Cuba (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A British mercenary arrives in pre-Revolution Cuba to help train the corrupt General Batista's army against Castro's guerrillas while he also romances a former lover now married to an unscrupulous plantation owner.
Style: cynical, realistic, witty, serious, rough ...
Plot: politics, infidelity, mercenary, political unrest, dishonesty, danger, couple relations, state affairs, love and romance, couples, introspection, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, havana cuba, latin america, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the "rice-bowl" ...
Style: epic, tense, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: friendship, navy, battle, chinese, missionary, u.s. navy, ship, politics, redemption, war, civil war, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, shanghai china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Beaumarchais the Scoundrel is a biopic film based on the life of the French playwright, financier and spy Pierre Beaumarchais depicting his activities during the American War of Independence and his authorship of the Figaro trilogy of plays.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: royal family, celebrity culture, writer's life, unfulfillment, society, human nature, lifestyle, social differences, tragic love, rise and fall, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1700s, 1770s
Place: france, europe, paris france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Last September (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, UK, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland, an elderly couple reside over a tired country estate. Living with them are their high-spirited niece, their Oxford student nephew, and married house guests, who are trying to cover up that they are presently homeless. The niece ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, psychological, serious, emotional
Plot: soldier, political unrest, fall in love, coming of age, tragic love, society, social differences, politics, infidelity, love triangle, intrigue, dishonesty ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.4
 19K
Reds (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.
Style: epic, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: politics, russian revolution, revolution, journalism, lovers reunited, rehearsal, love triangle, deportation, playwright, romance, idealism, state affairs ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, year 1917
Place: russia, new york, usa, middle east, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, War, Western
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Hogan, on his way to do some reconnaissance for a future mission to capture a French fort, encounters Sister Sara, a nun in trouble. Before he knows it, Hogan is accompanying Sister Sara in the dangerous frontier while she seeks to achieve a hidden ...
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, semi serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: french, prostitute, nun, revolution, rescue, adventure, danger, clergy, odd couple, rebelliousness, tough heroes, escapades ...
Time: 1860s
Place: mexico, latin america, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Moon Over Parador (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Little known actor, Jack Noah, is working on location in the dictatorship of Parador at the time the dictator dies. The dictator's right hand man, Roberto, makes Jack an offer he cannot refuse.. to play the dictator. Jack's acting skills ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, adventure, political unrest, mistaken identity, cons and scams, romance, love and romance, state affairs, switching roles, strong sexual content, head of state, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: latin america, paraguay, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.9
 63K
First Knight (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The timeless tale of King Arthur and the legend of Camelot are retold in this passionate period drama. Arthur is reluctant to hand the crown to Lancelot, and Guinevere is torn between her loyalty to her husband and her growing love for his rival. ...
Style: atmospheric, romantic, sentimental, exciting, epic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: knight, love triangle, king arthur, love story, romance, betrayal, couple relations, true love, love and romance, rivalry, arthurian legend, king ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 3K
Walker (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Mexico, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: William Walker and his mercenary corps enter Nicaragua in the middle of the 19th century in order to install a new government by a coup d'etat.
Style: serious, suspenseful, surreal, realistic, rough
Plot: horse, sword, gunfight, battle, gore, blood splatter, violence, small town, mexican standoff, rebellion, idealism, fighting the system ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1850s
Place: nicaragua, central america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.9
 535
The Promise (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, France, Switzerland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: East-Berlin, 1961, shortly after the erection of the Wall. Konrad, Sophie and three of their friends plan a daring escape to Western Germany. The attempt is successful, except for Konrad, who remains behind. From then on, and for the next 28 years, ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: politics, romance, political unrest, couples, impossible love, terminal illness, unfulfillment, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, cliche, tragic love ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, prague, german democratic republic, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Lost City (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950's, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent nightclub owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the Marxist government of Fidel Castro. Castro's regime ...
Style: captivating, touching, emotional, serious, stylized ...
Plot: revolution, politics, nightclub, fidel castro, idealism, hopes, parents and children, political unrest, family problems, rebellion, communism, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.3
 12K
El Cid (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain.
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: war, knight, treason, convent, siege, tragic hero, betrayal, adventure, vengeance, on the run, dishonesty, political unrest ...
Time: middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 414
Che Guevara (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he is captured in Bolivia, the "Che" is conducted to prission, when he remembers his life facts, the revolution and the women.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting
Plot: politics, revolution, injustice, rebellion, idealism, leadership, escapades, war, state affairs, rebelliousness, society, righting the wronged ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959, year 1960 ...
Place: bolivia, latin america, havana cuba, cuba, argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 3K
Viva Maria! (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Western
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Traveling players invent the strip tease while mixed up in a Central American revolution.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sexy, realistic, captivating
Plot: revolution, striptease, circus, friends, chaos and mayhem, adventure, nothing goes right, danger, culture clash, state affairs, friendship, against the odds ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s
Place: mexico, latin america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The House of the Spirits (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Portugal, Germany, Denmark, USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, epic ...
Plot: revolution, dictatorship, political unrest, generation gap, coup d'etat, civil war, parents and children, estate, family life, family relations, love and romance, farm ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 30s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: latin america, chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The King's Whore (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy, Austria
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Set in the 17th-century, an Italian nobleman weds an impoverished countess, who is wooed by the King of Piedmont and faces pressure from his entire court to succumb to his wishes.
Style: gloomy, sexual, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, fatal attraction, state affairs, war, unfulfillment, romance, dishonesty, royal family, love affair, couples, love and romance, society ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, middle ages, 1600s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Far Pavilions (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 315 min.
Story: Story of forbidden love in 1800's India set against the revolution for India's freedom from England.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, adventure, love triangle, politics, betrayal, fall in love, royal family, heroes, love affair, couples, dishonesty, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: india, england, asia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%