Movies like Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

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Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
 7.4
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Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
Genre: Biography, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.
Style: realistic, serious, enigmatic, melancholic, sincere, talky, meditative, bleak, harsh, reflective ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: friendship, destiny, gunfight, violence, manhunt, brutality, death, murder, drinking, on the run, violent, old west, moral ambiguity, crimes, visceral, unlikely friendships, dialogue, complex characters, rivalry, redemption, runaway, stylish, storytelling, childhood, gore ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new mexico, usa, california, mexico

Most similar movies to Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, harsh, serious and talky films with plots about runaway, redemption, gunfight, dialogue, violence, mentor and storytelling mostly in Western, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid: Unforgiven (1992), The Missouri Breaks (1976), Heaven's Gate (1980), Chisum (1970), Lonely Are the Brave (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 8.2
 326K
Unforgiven
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, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: redemption, revenge, vengeance, gunfight, morality, corruption, murder, one last job, regret, dark hero, sheriff, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, usa, kansas
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
The Missouri Breaks
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Tom Logan is a horse thief. Rancher David Braxton has horses, and a daughter, worth stealing. But Braxton has just hired Lee Clayton, an infamous "regulator", to hunt down the horse thieves; one at a time.
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, brutality, criminal heroes, gunfight, violent, good versus evil, adventure, fugitives, runaway, gangs, hunting ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, missouri, montana, usa, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   90%
    User:   77%
 
 6.8
 12K
Heaven's Gate
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Harvard graduate James Averill (Kris Kristofferson) is the sheriff of prosperous Jackson County, Wyo., when a battle erupts between the area's poverty-stricken immigrants and its wealthy cattle farmers. The politically connected ranch owners ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, vengeance, gunfight, violence, crimes, death, moral ambiguity, prostitute, rivalry, greed, society ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s, 1890s
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, wyoming, montana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   87%
    User:   100%
 
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Outlaw Jesse James is rumored to be the 'fastest gun in the West'. An eager recruit into James' notorious gang, Robert Ford eventually grows jealous of the famed outlaw and, when Robert and his brother sense an opportunity to kill ...
Style: tense, stylized, realistic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, assassination, crime, paranoia, vengeance, assassin, storytelling, violence, death, murder, criminal heroes, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s, 1880s
Place: missouri, kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   87%
    User:   93%
 
 6.9
 8K
Chisum
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, serious, realistic, rough, harsh ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gunfight, revenge, tough heroes, murder, greed, old west, vengeance, mentor, rivalry, violence, bounty hunter, chase ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 1870s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, texas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   69%
 
Lonely Are the Brave
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, compassionate ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, friendship, fighting the system, vengeance, gunfight, existentialism, prison, anti heroes, idealism, drinking, wilderness, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 60s
Place: california, texas, albuquerque new mexico, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   75%
 
 6.7
 31K
The Salvation
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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: vengeance, revenge, violence, small town, redemption, oil, murder, betrayal, good versus evil, gang, brutality, corruption ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   70%
 
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
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, serious, meditative, lyrical ...
Plot: small town, prostitution, drinking, folk, wilderness, gunfight, human nature, death, murder, old west, loneliness, americana ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 20th century, 1900s, edwardian era
Place: usa, washington state, mine, seattle washington, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   65%
 
 7.4
 37K
True Grit
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, serious, exciting, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: adventure, murder, vengeance, revenge, justice, bounty hunter, verbal byplay, odd couple, gunfight, old west, unlikely partners, on the road ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   66%
 
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
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, tense, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: small town, politics, lawyer, gunfight, friendship, sacrifice, funeral, uninhibited rivalry, old west, cowboy, drinking, runaway ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   82%
 
 7.6
 1K
The Grey Fox
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Old West highwayman Bill Miner, known to Pinkertons as "The Gentleman Bandit," is released in 1901 after 33 years in prison, a genial and charming old man. He goes to Washington to live and work with his sister's family. But the world ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, harsh ...
Plot: redemption, criminal heroes, crime, gunfight, crimes, mentor, runaway, train, character study, wilderness, golden years, civil war ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: canada, usa, california, british columbia, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   65%
 
Ride the High Country
Genre: 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, meditative ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, betrayal, aging, gunfight, runaway, drinking, morality, bank, buddies, death, small town ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: california, texas, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   54%
 
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy is the affable, clever and talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang. His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot 'Sundance Kid'. As the west rapidly becomes civilized, the law finally ...
Style: clever, realistic, humorous, witty, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: adventure, chase, crime, friendship, gunfight, robbery, on the run, on the road, criminal heroes, old west, buddies, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: bolivia, latin america, california, coney island brooklyn new york city, mine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   76%
 
 6.7
 40K
Wyatt Earp
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Covering the life and times of one of the West's most iconic heroes Wyatt Earp weaves an intricate tale of Earp and his friends and family. With a star studded cast, sweeping cinematography and authentic costumes Wyatt Earp led the way during ...
Style: epic, rough, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, vengeance, gunfight, gangsters, old west, death, parents and children, violence, mentor, crimes, life philosophy, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s, 1800s, 1860s
Place: california, alaska, texas, arizona, wyoming ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   69%
 
The Ballad of Cable Hogue
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Double-crossed and left without water in the desert, Cable Hogue is saved when he finds a spring. It is in just the right spot for a much needed rest stop on the local stagecoach line, and Hogue uses this to his advantage. He builds a house and ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, lyrical, realistic ...
Plot: desert, vengeance, revenge, drinking, gunfight, death, violent, violence, complex characters, brutality, friendship, redemption ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century
Place: arizona, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   60%
 
Junior Bonner
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, serious, gloomy, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, father son relationship, hospital, violence, gunfight, small town, old west, parents and children, family, hopes, childhood, brothers ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, california, usa, texas, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   47%
 
Duck, You Sucker
Genre: War, Western
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 157 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 1913 Mexican Revolution, greedy bandit Juan Miranda and idealist John H. Mallory, an Irish Republican Army explosives expert on the lam from the British, fall in with a band of revolutionaries plotting to strike a national ...
Style: tense, epic, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rape, revolution, irish, culture clash, chase, gunfight, anti heroes, violent, robbery, political, unlikely partners, violence ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: mexico, ireland, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   55%
 
 7.0
 3K
Bad Company
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jeff Bridges stars as young con man named Jake Rumsey in this highly original Western. After Drew Dixon (Barry Brown), an upright young man, is sent west by his religious family to avoid being drafted into the Civil War, he drifts across the land ...
Style: bleak, realistic, atmospheric, serious, harsh ...
Plot: runaway, betrayal, innocence lost, on the road, civil war, gunfight, prostitution, gangs, american civil war, americana, brutality, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, tokyo, texas, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   62%
 
This Boy's Life
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1957, a son and mother flee the East and an abusive boyfriend to find a new life, and end up in Seattle, where the mother meets a polite garage mechanic. The boy continually gets into trouble by hanging out with the wrong crowd. The mom marries ...
Style: realistic, emotional, rough, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, dysfunctional family, child abuse, single parent, small town, brutality, teenager, adolescence, parenthood, childhood, mentor ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: seattle, usa, washington state, united states, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   51%
 
 7.6
 21K
El Dorado
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, friendship, redemption, gunfight, chase, buddies, violence, old west, farm, righting the wronged, dialogue, drinking ...
Time: 19th century, 1960s
Place: usa, texas, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   44%
 
 6.6
 26K
The Homesman
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy. Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just ...
Style: bleak, realistic, atmospheric, tense, road movie ...
Plot: wilderness, mental illness, violence, suicide, tragedy, old west, unlikely partners, on the road, loneliness, insanity, women, redemption ...
Time: 19th century
Place: iowa, nebraska, usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   59%
 
 6.9
 4K
Tom Horn
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A renowned former army scout is hired by ranchers to hunt down rustlers but finds himself on trial for the murder of a boy when he carries out his job too well. Tom Horn finds that the simple skills he knows are of no help in dealing with the ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: justice, brutality, murder, gunfight, violence, against the odds, bounty hunter, vigilantism, false accusation, violent, culture clash, drinking ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century
Place: vienna, california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   46%
 
 7.7
 19K
The Shootist
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, serious, gloomy, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, hitman, gunfight, cancer, death, courage, small town, revenge, mentor, life & death, human nature, redemption ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, 19th century
Place: california, nevada, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   49%
 
Cahill U.S. Marshal
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, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: vengeance, gunfight, good versus evil, bank, criminal heroes, single father, bank robbery, small town, fugitives, camp, indians, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   39%
 
 7.8
 109K
Tombstone
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, 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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gunfight, friendship, violence, chase, brutality, against the odds, old west, dialogue, guns, mentor, revenge ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, california, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   55%
 
 7.6
 272K
True Grit
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: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gunfight, betrayal, justice, revenge, murder, young heroes, on the road, verbal byplay, old west, track down, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1870s, 1900s, 1800s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, california, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   47%
 
Django Unchained
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, talky, rough, realistic, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, slavery, bounty hunter, vengeance, gory, racial violence, brutality, old west, african american, united states of america, violence, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   47%
 
 6.5
 6K
The Claim
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: UK, France, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A prospector sells his wife and daughter to another gold miner for the rights to a gold mine. Twenty years later, the prospector is a wealthy man who owns much of the old west town named Kingdom Come. But changes are brewing and his past is coming ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, human nature, redemption, death, greed, old west, haunted by the past, sexualized violence, prostitute, romance, society, adaptation ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: california, usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   39%
 
 7.4
 12K
The Cowboys
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: serious, rough, realistic, captivating, harsh ...
Audience: kids
Plot: desert, vengeance, coming of age, gunfight, revenge, children, good versus evil, buddies, on the road, mentor, switching roles, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   38%
 
 8.7
 18K
Lonesome Dove
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 384 min.
Story: Lonesome Dove is a Western television miniseries based on Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. Starring Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones, Lonesome Dove was originally broadcast by CBS on February 5, 1989, drawing a ...
Style: epic, realistic, touching, serious, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, adventure, gunfight, on the road, buddies, courage, aging, old west, unlikely friendships, sacrifice, mentor, childhood ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, montana, usa, nebraska, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   50%
 
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