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, love triangle, politics, adventure, political unrest, fall in love, school, love and romance, aging, romance, journalism, opposites attract, rebelliousness, social differences, missing person, society, state affairs, couples, horse, mexican revolution, spinster, love, journalist, seduction, older man younger woman relationship ...
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 epic films with plots about love and romance, revolution, romance, dialogue, state affairs, storytelling and beautiful scenery mostly in Romance, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Old Gringo: Dauria (1972), Rapa Nui (1994), Taras Bulba (1962), Against All Odds (1984), Jefferson in Paris (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 263
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, atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: village, revolution, forbidden love, small town, romance, love affair, tragic love, political unrest, war, small town life, love and romance, state affairs ...
Place: russia, siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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, adventurer, rivalry, map, american civil war, jungle, tragic hero, indigenous, love affair, adventure, tragic love, romance ...
Time: 18th century
Place: latin america, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 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, serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: forbidden love, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, plague, siege, cossack, adventure, tragic hero, romance, rebelliousness, parents and children, tragic love ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe, ottoman empire, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: love triangle, femme fatale, rescue, romance, neo-noir, crime, gangsters, crimes, adventure, american football player, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, california, los angeles, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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: serious, realistic, stylized, dramatic, cerebral ...
Plot: slavery, ambassador, friendship, couple relations, romance, politics, revolution, infidelity, president, interracial relations, social differences, political unrest ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 19th century
Place: france, versailles, europe, paris france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, emotional, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love and romance, royal family, fall in love, interracial relations, opposites attract, politics, forbidden love, royal court, culture clash, couple relations, parents and children, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: thailand, asia, burma, southeast asia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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: serious, exciting, epic, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: folk hero, obsessive quest, political unrest, adventure, revolution, politics, americana, war, danger, escapades, heroes, military ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, fighting the system, uncover truth, romance, idealism, rebellion, interracial relations, political corruption, political intrigue, political unrest ...
Time: 70s, 1920s
Place: chile, latin america, south america, spain, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: atmospheric, emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, revenge, family disapproval, love triangle, social differences, tragic love, love and romance, romance, haunted by the past, adoption, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, exciting, semi serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: french, prostitute, rescue, revolution, adventure, nun, odd couple, unlikely partners, gunslinger, illegal prostitution, treasure hunt, tough heroes ...
Time: 1860s
Place: mexico, latin america, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: war, tragic hero, knight, convent, betrayal, adventure, vengeance, siege, treason, honor, historical figure, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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: atmospheric, serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: gambler, revolution, politics, gambling, love triangle, cons and scams, romance, political unrest, cuban revolution, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1958, year 1959
Place: cuba, havana cuba, latin america, australia, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: sexy, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, revolution, murder, rebelliousness, gory, mistaken identity, political unrest, deadly, dishonesty, rebellion, society, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: europe, latin america, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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, husband wife relationship ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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 DĂ­az, 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, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: revolution, fall in love, romance, lovers on the run, teenage love, political unrest, adventure, circus, wartime life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, rebellion ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: u.s. navy, friendship, missionary, chinese, battle, ship, navy, adventure, romance, war, military, political unrest ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Stanley & Iris (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: working class, love, education, cook, bakery, widow, romance, pregnancy, unemployment, school, single parent, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.0
 20K
Medicine Man (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An eccentric scientist working for a large drug company is working on a research project in the Amazon jungle. He sends for a research assistant and a gas chromatograph because he's close to a cure for cancer. When the assistant turns out to be ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, futuristic ...
Plot: jungle, opposites attract, cancer, cure, medical research, doctor, adventure, love and romance, romance, verbal byplay, race against time, falling in love ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 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, captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: politics, russian revolution, journalism, revolution, playwright, love triangle, idealism, romance, lovers reunited, deportation, rehearsal, writer's life ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: russia, new york, usa, middle east, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Precocious and Brief Life of Sabina Rivas (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Mexican-Guatemalan border, young teenage lovers, Sabina and Jovany, both Hondurans, accidentally meet again after some years without seeing each other. She plans to get to the United States and dreams about being a great singer; he commits ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: love and romance, adventure, gang, lake or river, immigrants, romance, prostitute, young lovers, love affair, reunion, teenage life, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.
Style: stylized, serious, epic, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: intrigue, politics, forgery, revenge, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, rivalry, state affairs, couples, couple relations, royal family ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, europe, paris france, versailles, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Emperor and the Assassin (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Japan, France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In pre-unified China, the King of Qin sends his concubine to a rival kingdom to produce an assassin for a political plot, but as the king's cruelty mounts she finds her loyalty faltering.
Style: epic, captivating, serious, realistic, breathtaking ...
Plot: assassination, kingdom, assassin, emperor, betrayal, blind ambition, rise to the top, love triangle, ambition, deadly, love and romance, politics ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china, asia, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Mackenna's Gold (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The gangster Colorado kidnaps Marshal McKenna. He believes that McKenna has seen a map which leads to a rich vein of gold in the mountains and forces him to show him the way. But they're not the only ones who're after the gold; soon they ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Plot: treasure hunt, desert, good versus evil, chase, marshal, gold, adventure, gang, map, adventurer, fugitives, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: colorado, usa, mexico, arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, semi serious, clever, witty, realistic ...
Plot: politics, adventure, strong sexual content, head of state, romance, switching roles, mistaken identity, dishonesty, love and romance, society, state affairs, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, paraguay, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: 1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, adventure, tribe, culture clash, tragic hero, indigenous, obsessive quest, rebellion, rebelliousness, royal family, battles, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: spain, europe, caribbean, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 54K
Far and Away (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A young man (Cruise) leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter (Kidman) after some trouble with her father, and they dream of owning land at the big giveaway in Oklahoma ca. 1893. When they get to the new land, they find jobs and begin saving ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, touching, epic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, follow your dream, irish, romance, adventure, opposites attract, kiss, lovers, suspicion of murder, american dream, on the run, rise and fall ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: ireland, boston, usa, europe, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: serious, gloomy, rough, realistic, witty ...
Plot: politics, mercenary, infidelity, danger, cuban revolution, plantation, gunrunner, dishonesty, love and romance, society, state affairs, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, havana cuba, latin america, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Angelique: The Road to Versailles (1965)
Genre: Adventure, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Angelique (Michele Mercier) is saved by the king of the cutthroats (Giuliano Gemma) when she is endangered in the streets of Paris. After her hero is killed, she has many amorous affairs and becomes a successful businesswoman in this costume-drama ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: adventurer, adventure, rescue, love affair, romance, woman in danger, danger, escapades, heroes, love and romance, state affairs, couples ...
Time: 17th century
Place: europe, france, paris france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The Bounty leaves Portsmouth in 1787. Its destination: to sail to Tahiti and load bread-fruit. Captain Bligh will do anything to get there as fast as possible, using any means to keep up a strict discipline. When they arrive at Tahiti, it is like a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutiny, captain, leadership, adventure, betrayal, adventurer, exotic island, ship, ocean or sea, survival, rebelliousness, heroic mission ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: tahiti, england, europe, battleship, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: serious, stylized, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: politics, revolution, fidel castro, nightclub, jazz, parents and children, latin, siblings relations, idealism, political unrest, state affairs, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%