Movies like The Professionals 1966

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The Professionals (1966)
 7.3
 15K
The Professionals (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Professionals is a 1966 American Western film directed by Richard Brooks. A kidnap-rescue adventure set in about 1917, it features a small group of experts heading into Mexico to free the Mexican-born wife of a wealthy Texan from several hundred bandits. The film is based on the novel A Mule for the Marquesa by Frank O'Rourke.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, affectionate, scenic, compassionate, interesting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, kidnapping, old west, mercenary, chase, scout, adventure, confined, missing person, partners, graphic violence, captivity, on the run, danger, chases and races, escapades, rivalry, daring rescue, animal training, tough heroes, mexican bandit, rescue, plan, escape plan, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 60s, 1960s
Place: mexico, latin america, texas, california

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Most similar movies to The Professionals

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about gunfight, gun, pistol, violence, crimes, adventure and heroes mostly in Action, Western and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Professionals: The Wild Bunch (1969), Bite the Bullet (1975), The Comancheros (1961), The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008), Return of the Seven (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Wild Bunch (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Aging outlaw Pike Bishop (William Holden) prepares to retire after one final robbery. Joined by his gang, which includes Dutch Engstrom (Ernest Borgnine) and brothers Lyle (Warren Oates) and Tector Gorch (Ben Johnson), Bishop discovers the heist is ...
Style: epic, stylized, bleak, cynical, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, robbery, on the run, anti heroes, anti hero, mexican revolution, chase, gunfight, friendship, mercenary, loss of friend, one last job ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, arizona, yuma arizona
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100%
Bite the Bullet (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century, a newspaper organizes an endurance horse race : 700 miles to run in a few days. 9 adventurers are competing, among them a woman, Miss Jones, a Mexican, an Englishman, a young cow-boy, an old one and two friends, ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, horse, endurance, adventure, contests and competitions, rivalry, old west, unlikely partners, chases and races, chase, pursuit, horse race ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 70s
Place: california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Comancheros (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Texas Ranger Jake Cutter arrests gambler Paul Regret, but soon finds himself teamed with his prisoner in an undercover effort to defeat a band of renegade arms merchants and thieves known as Comancheros.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, heroes, renegade, gambler, texas ranger, chase, gang, murder, crimes, adventure, partners, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: texas, latin america, mexico, usa, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: South Korea
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The story of three Korean outlaws in 1930s Manchuria and their dealings with the Japanese army and Chinese and Russian bandits. The Good (a Bounty hunter), the Bad (a hitman), and the Weird (a thief) battle the army and the bandits in a race to use ...
Style: captivating, bloody, entertaining, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, map, bounty hunter, robbery, gunfight, cowboy, rivalry, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, cruelty, reward ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Return of the Seven (1966)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Chico one of the remaining members of The Magnificent Seven now lives in the town that they (The Seven) helped. One day someone comes and takes most of the men prisoner. His wife seeks out Chris, the leader of The Seven for help. Chris also meets ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heroes, old west, village, horse riding, vengeance, kidnapping, crimes, society, rivalry, adventure, partners, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: mexico, latin america, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, serious ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gold, map, adventure, chase, desert, gang, marshal, rivalry, danger, murder, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, colorado, arizona, sonora, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Undefeated (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After the Civil War, ex-Union Colonel John Henry Thomas and ex-Confederate Colonel James Langdon are leading two disparate groups of people through strife-torn Mexico. John Henry and company are bringing horses to the unpopular Mexican government ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american civil war, friendship, revolution, soldier, cavalry, mexican revolution, bandit, accomplice, adventure, lone wolves, rescue, rivalry ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century, 80s
Place: mexico, los angeles, latin america, usa, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.0
 4K
Lawman (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: While passing through the town of Bannock, a bunch of drunken cattlemen go overboard with their celebrating and accidentally kill an old man with a stray shot. They return home to Sabbath unaware of his death. Bannock lawman Jered Maddox later ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crimes, old west, social decay, wilderness, americana, violence spree, tough law enforcer, social misfits, dark hero, husband wife relationship, revenge ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 1880s
Place: new mexico, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Valdez Is Coming (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Mexican-American sheriff must resort to violence against a powerful rancher in order to get just compensation for the pregnant Indian widow of a wrongly killed black man.
Style: clever, realistic, serious, cynical, tense ...
Plot: racism, one man army, murder, heroes, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, love and romance, society, lone wolves, rivalry, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, arizona, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
 225K
The Lone Ranger (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Texas Rangers chase down a gang of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish, but the gang ambushes the Rangers, seemingly killing them all. One survivor is found, however, by an American Indian named Tonto, who nurses him back to health. The Ranger, ...
Style: buddy comedy, exciting, humorous, semi serious, scenic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: horse, native american, texas ranger, adventure, cowboy, escape, indians, good versus evil, escapades, lawyer, vengeance, fighting crime ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s, 1860s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Shoot First and Pray You Live (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tale of vengeance -- outlaw style -- as Red Pierre hunts down legendary gunman Bob McGurk to avenge the murder of his Mother and Father
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, gang, crimes, rivalry, tough heroes, escapades, adventure, desert, old west, vengeance, murder, chase ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Magnificent Seven Ride! (1972)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Marshal Chris Adams turns down a friend's request to help stop the depredations of a gang of Mexican bandits. When his wife is killed by bank robbers and his friend is killed capturing the last thief, Chris feels obligated to take up his ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pardon, van, dynamite, partners, gang, criminal heroes, rivalry, society, buddies, adventure, confined, old west ...
Time: 19th century
Place: tucson arizona, arizona, sonora, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Guns of the Magnificent Seven (1969)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this third remake of legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa's hugely influential The Seven Samurai, the seven gunslingers (George Kennedy, Michael Ansara, Joe Don Baker, Bernie Casey, Monte Markham, Fernando Rey and Reni Santoni) ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revolution, battles, army, dictator, gang, escapades, heroes, politics, chases and races, rivalry, danger, confined ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: mexico, latin america, sonora
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
 1K
The Condor (1970)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Luke, an escaped convict, and Jaroo, a loner gold prospector, team up with a band of Apache Indians in 19th century Mexico to capture a large, heavily armed fortress for the millions -- or billions -- of dollars in gold that are rumored to be stored ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gold, apache, adventure, chases and races, danger, crimes, fugitives, criminal heroes, gang, rivalry, escapades, on the run ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.0
 1K
Bulletproof (1987)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of dangerous terrorists succeeds to get hold of a tank of the army and all its crew.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, hijacking, adventure, crimes, danger, daring rescue, heroes, one man army, deadly, terrorist plot, terrorist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 124K
Rambo III (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Combat has taken its toll on Rambo, but he's finally begun to find inner peace in a monastery. When Rambo's friend and mentor Col. Trautman asks for his help on a top secret mission to Afghanistan, Rambo declines but must reconsider when ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, heroes, kidnapping, military base, freedom fighter, rambo, behind enemy lines, tough heroes, danger, captivity, heroic mission, liberation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, pakistan, thailand, middle east, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 32K
Young Guns II (1990)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Only three of the original five "young guns" -- Billy the Kid (Emilio Estevez), Jose Chavez y Chavez (Lou Diamond Phillips), and Doc Scurlock (Kiefer Sutherland) -- return in Young Guns, Part 2, which is the story of Billy the Kid and his ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, tense, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: old west, native american, cowboy, friendship, betrayal, coming of age, on the run, outlaw, bounty hunter, sheriff, prostitute, prison ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 50s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: new mexico, usa, latin america, arkansas, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Texas Rangers (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ten years after the Civil War has ended, the Governor of Texas asks Leander McNelly to form a company of Rangers to help uphold the law along the Mexican border. With a few veterans of the war, most of the recruits are young men who have little or ...
Style: serious, harsh, exciting, touching, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: texas ranger, adventure, danger, rescue, crimes, rivalry, love triangle, tiger, tough heroes, interracial relations, heroes, american civil war ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Cannon for Cordoba (1970)
Genre: Action, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In 1916, a Mexican rebel named Cordoba steals six cannons from the forces of General Pershing who's been sent to bring order to the Texas-Mexico border. Pershing assigns a soldier named Rod Douglas to retrieve the cannons.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: soldier, battles, train robbery, mexican revolution, anti war, tough heroes, mountain, betrayal, danger, adventure, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: 1910s
Place: mexico, latin america, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 56K
Young Guns (1988)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted.
Style: stylized, serious, suspense, harsh, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: cowboy, old west, friendship, gunfight, outlaw gang, chase, cowboys and outlaws, anti hero, anti heroes, small town, on the run, vigilantism ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, nebraska, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 93K
Broken Arrow (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When rogue stealth-fighter pilot Vic Deakins deliberately drops off the radar while on maneuvers, the Air Force ends up with two stolen nuclear warheads -- and Deakins's co-pilot, Riley Hale, is the military's only hope for getting them ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mexican standoff, helicopter, desert, terrorism, race against time, betrayal, danger, explosion, gunfight, escapades, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, utah, united states, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 9K
Blackthorn (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: Spain, France, Bolivia, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Bolivia, Butch Cassidy (now calling himself James Blackthorne) pines for one last sight of home, an adventure that aligns him with a young robber and makes the duo a target for gangs and lawmen alike.
Style: realistic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: friendship, on the run, native, manhunt, danger, one last chance, heist, criminal heroes, partners, crimes, desert, mine ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1920s
Place: bolivia, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Ulzana's Raid (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Report reaches the US cavalry that the Apache leader Ulzana has left his reservation with a band of followers. A compassionate young officer, Lieutenant DeBuin, is given a small company to find him and bring him back; accompanying the troop is ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: u.s. cavalry, racism, native american attack, apache, cavalry, massacre, track down, violence spree, interracial relations, idealism, social decay, heroes ...
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 4.5
 532
Beyond Justice (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman's ex-husband, who is the son of an Arab chieftain, kidnaps their teenage son and brings him back to Morocco, where the boy is to be made the leader of the tribe. The child's mother hires a mercenary to get her son and bring him ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, cult film, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, desert, rescue, heroes, tough heroes, heroic mission, missing person, rivalry, chases and races, confined, daring rescue, escapades ...
Time: 90s
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Any Gun Can Play (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Any Gun Can Play (Italian: Vado... l'ammazzo e torno) is a 1967 spaghetti western starring Gilbert Roland, Edd Byrnes and George Hilton. The film is directed by Enzo G. Castellari and features a score by Francesco De Masi and Alessandro ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, treasure hunt, train, bounty hunter, heroes, fugitives, tough heroes, countryside, americana, heist, track down, bank ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico, latin america, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Quigley Down Under (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: American Matt Quigley answers Australian land baron Elliott Marston's ad for a sharpshooter to kill the dingoes on his property. But when Quigley finds out that Marston's real target is the aborigines, Quigley hits the road. Now, even ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genocide, vigilantism, fish out of water, vengeance, old west, against the odds, crimes, partners, danger, dishonesty, good versus evil, australian ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, pacific ocean, wyoming, texas, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Aces 'N' Eights (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Already taking a gamble settling in the uncharted west, the peaceful settlers of a town destined for railroad greatness suddenly find themselves being ruthlessly gunned down. With no law and order to be found, justice falls onto the shoulders of an ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, old west, americana, rescue, good versus evil, adventure, partners, heroes, criminal heroes, society, brutality, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 12K
Big Jake (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An aging Texas cattle man who has outlived his time swings into action when outlaws kidnap his grandson.
Style: tense, disturbing, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, rescue, heroes, ransom, presumed dead, estrangement, scout, cigar smoking, old west, gang, reunion, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, turn of the century, 70s ...
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Wind and the Lion (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century an American woman is abducted in Morocco by Berbers. The attempts to free her range from diplomatic pressure to military intervention.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, intense ...
Plot: desert, kidnapping, politics, rescue, hostage, hostages, confined, missing person, woman in danger, ransom, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: morocco, washington d.c., africa, usa, north africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.2
 12K
Bad Girls (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Four former harlots try to leave the wild west (Colorado, to be exact) and head north to make a better life for themselves. Unfortunately someone from Cody's past won't let it happen that easily.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: old west, prostitute, on the run, blonde, fast draw, small western town, pistol duel, revenge, friendship, criminal heroes, chases and races, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: texas, usa, oregon, colorado, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%