Movies like A Fistful of Dollars

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A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
 8.0
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A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Original name: Per un pugno di dollari
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Man With No Name enters the Mexican village of San Miguel in the midst of a power struggle among the three Rojo brothers and sheriff John Baxter. When a regiment of Mexican soldiers bearing gold intended to pay for new weapons is waylaid by the Rojo brothers, the stranger inserts himself into the middle of the long-simmering battle, selling false information to both sides for his own benefit.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, harsh, realistic, psychotronic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, gang war, massacre, gold, sheriff, greed, vengeance, deal, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, cons and scams, tough heroes, gunfight, violence, brutality, horse, gang, drifter, murder, heroes, duel, stranger, uninvited guest ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, arizona, new mexico, spain, italy

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Most similar movies to A Fistful of Dollars

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about vengeance, rivalry, violence, gunfight, heroes, revenge and horse mostly in Western, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like A Fistful of Dollars: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), High Plains Drifter (1973), Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), For a Few Dollars More (1965), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 161 min.
Story: While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of a strongbox containing $200,000 in stolen gold.
Style: epic, tense, exciting, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, treasure hunt, gunfight, gold, cons and scams, lone wolves, good versus evil, greed, army, outlaw, cowboy, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, arizona ...
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100%
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, outlaw, gunslinger, anti-hero, lone wolves, tough heroes, rivalry, mysterious character, greed, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, vengeance, cowboy, mysterious character, gunfight, duel, tragic hero, harmonica, villain, warrior, funeral, massacre ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Two bounty hunters are in pursuit of "El Indio," one of the most wanted fugitives in the western territories, and his gang.
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, gunfight, bounty hunter, track down, duel, gang, small town, warrior, reward, sidekick, tough heroes, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: new mexico, texas, usa, mexico, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After avenging his family's brutal murder, Wales is pursued by a pack of soldiers. He prefers to travel alone, but ragtag outcasts are drawn to him - and Wales can't bring himself to leave them unprotected.
Style: realistic, brutal, harsh, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: american civil war, murder, cowboy, loss of son, horse, war crime, vengeance, native americans, tough heroes, civil war, deadly, arson ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, missouri, usa, kansas, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: tense, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: sheriff, old west, revenge, vengeance, redemption, regret, gunfight, one last job, small town, prostitute, mutilation, reputation ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 48K
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, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mine, gunslinger, small town, violence, drifter, horse, gold, preacher, marshal, anti heroes, civil war, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
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The Salvation (2014)
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: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, lone hero, gang, violence, small town, murder, revenge, tough heroes, old west, criminal's revenge, rivalry, violence spree ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, australia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Django (1966)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Django is a 1966 Italian spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Corbucci and starring Franco Nero in the eponymous role. The film earned a reputation as being one of the most violent films ever made up to that point and was subsequently refused a ...
Style: cult film, stylized, atmospheric, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gang, coffin, killing off one by one, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, danger, crimes, escapades, heroes, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hanging, small town, pardon, marshal, lynching, widow, judge, vigilantism, death penalty, heroes, rivalry, punishment ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, adventure, cowboy, track down, gunfight, bounty hunter, vengeance, partners, revenge, tough heroes, murder, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: usa, arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: dark humor, captivating, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, racism, old west, gunfight, vengeance, slavery, african american, gory, society, rescue, one against many, courage ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Running from the law after a bank robbery in Mexico, Dad Longworth finds an opportunity to take the stolen gold and leave his partner Rio to be captured. Years later, Rio escapes from the prison where he has been since, and hunts down Dad for ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, going straight, stolen gold, vengeance, on the run, criminal's revenge, tough heroes, heist, rivalry, obsessive quest, crimes, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1880s
Place: california, mexico, usa, latin america, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Return of Sabata (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Master gunslinger Sabata arrives in Hobsonville, a town completely owned by McIntock, a robber baron who is taxing the inhabitants for the cost of future improvements to the town. Or that's what McIntock says he'll do with the money...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, old west, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, heroes, lone wolves, male female relationship, murder, street shootout, mixed martial arts, tough guy ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, tense, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, lone hero, violence, snow, grizzly bear, native american, native americans, betrayal, violent, bear attack ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Death Rides a Horse (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Death Rides a Horse (aka Da uomo a uomo, or As Man to Man) is a 1967 spaghetti western directed by Giulio Petroni, written by Luciano Vincenzoni, and starring Lee Van Cleef and John Phillip Law. Bill Meceita, a boy whose family was murdered in front ...
Style: rough, realistic, exciting, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, vengeance, betrayal, bank robbery, outlaw, frame up, sheriff, fistfight, martial arts, jail, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.8
 117K
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, gunfight, sheriff, vengeance, murder, cowboy, dying, crimes, gang, against the odds, criminal, outlaw ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In Arizona in the late 1800s, infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, ...
Style: psychological, tense, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, old west, heroic mission, gang, dishonesty, rivalry, race against time, righting the wronged, sheriff, chases and races, morality, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, mexico
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25%
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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: rough, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: desert, outlaw, haunted by the past, gang, old west, crimes, criminal heroes, small town, family relations, tough heroes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Keoma (1976)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Half-breed Keoma returns to his border hometown after service in the Civil War and finds it under the control of Caldwell, an ex-Confederate raider, and his vicious gang of thugs. To make matters worse, Keoma's three half-brothers have joined ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, stylized, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dishonesty, heroes, siblings relations, plague, gang, vengeance, rivalry, family relations, righting the wronged, old west, escapades, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.3
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Hell on Wheels (2011)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Hell on Wheels tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on Cullen Bohannon, a Confederate soldier who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who killed his wife. His journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: slavery, native americans, african american, old west, rivalry, loss of spouse, americana, courage, haunted by the past, shooting, train, civil war ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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El Dorado (1967)
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, sheriff, revolver, vengeance, vigilantism, tough heroes, righting the wronged, good versus evil, partners, buddies, law enforcement ...
Time: 19th century, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: emotional, atmospheric, stylized, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: old west, vengeance, gunfight, cowboy, friendship, murder, horse, doctor, small town, civil war veteran, violence, shooting ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: texas
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Joe Kidd (1972)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A band of Mexicans find their U. S. land claims denied and all the records destroyed in a courthouse fire. Their leader, Louis Chama, encourages them to use force to regain their land. A wealthy landowner wanting the same decides to hire a gang of ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, bounty hunter, mexican, pistol, cowboy, gunfighter, chase, gangsters, destiny, chases and races, crimes, lone wolves ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, california, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
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Red Fighter (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The sole survivor of a bloody massacre vows revenge on his attackers and on the men who killed his wife.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, native american, vengeance, old west, crimes, rescue, against the odds, deadly, tough heroes, survival, danger, injustice ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Joshua (1976)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A black soldier returns from fighting for the Union in the Civil War only to find out that his mother has been murdered by a gang of white thugs. He becomes a bounty hunter, determined to track down and kill the men who killed his mother.
Style: psychological, serious, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough girl, old west, vengeance, kidnapping, good versus evil, rivalry, crimes, lone wolves, confined, heroes, deadly, gang ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Quick and the Dead (1995)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller, Western
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A mysterious woman comes to compete in a quick-draw elimination tournament, in a town taken over by a notorious gunman.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: duel, revenge, small town, prairie, old west, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, gun duel, prison, female protagonist, pistol ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, arizona, tucson arizona, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Nevada Smith (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Nevada Smith is the young son of an Indian mother and white father. When his father is killed by three men over gold, Nevada sets out to find them and kill them. The boy is taken in by a gun merchant. The gun merchant shows him how to shoot and to ...
Style: rough, tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: revenge, murder, one man army, crimes, old west, investigation, friends, tough heroes, rivalry, warden, family in danger, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century
Place: nevada, usa, arizona, california, texas ...
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22%
Last Man Standing (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: John Smith is a mysterious stranger who is drawn into a vicious war between two Prohibition-era gangs. In a dangerous game, he switches allegiances from one to another, offering his services to the highest bidder. As the death toll mounts, Smith ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, small town, betrayal, gang war, duel, rivalry, tommy gun, gangsters, hitman, lone wolves, danger, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, investigation, revenge, gambling, vengeance, family life, family relations, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, danger, cards ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 19th century, 1890s, 1930s ...
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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