Movies like Purgatory

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Purgatory (1999)
 6.9
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Purgatory (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An outlaw band flees a posse and rides into Refuge, a small town where no one carries a gun, drinks, or swears. The town is actually Purgatory, and the peaceful inhabitants are all famous dead outlaws and criminals such as Doc Holiday and Wild Bill Hickok who must redeem themselves before gaining admittance to Heaven...or screw up and go to Hell.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, offbeat, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, afterlife, old west, heroes, supernatural, adventure, gang, vengeance, on the run, small town life, chases and races, rivalry, righting the wronged, supernatural romance, crimes, heist, bank, society, americana, purgatory, horse, native american, bank robbery, cowboy, hell ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, mexico, arizona, new mexico

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Most similar movies to Purgatory

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about rivalry, old west, crimes, gunfight, heroes, gun and cowboy mostly in Western, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Purgatory: 6 Guns (2010), Gunsmoke: One Man's Justice (1994), The Return of Sabata (1971), The Quick Gun (1964), Dead in Tombstone (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.1
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6 Guns (2010)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When her family is gunned down in cold blood, a young girl convinces a bounty hunter to train her as a gunfighter so she can seek vengeance with a six-shooter.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, old west, small town, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, murder, danger, strong female presence, chases and races, heroes, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Gunsmoke: One Man's Justice (1994)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After his mother is killed in a wagoncoach robbery a young man pursues the gang responsible. Matt Dillon goes after him hoping to stop him before the gang can kill him. Dillon is joined by Davis Healy, a businessman, who is hiding a few secrets of ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, gang, vengeance, americana, price of justice, partners, escapades, adventure, obsessive quest, buddies, chases and races, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti heroes, heroes, small town, anti hero, old west, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, lone wolves, male female relationship, street shootout, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.9
 663
The Quick Gun (1964)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Gunslinger Murphy helps an ungrateful town fight off a raid by his former gang.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunslinger, bank, small town life, vigilantism, friendship, heist, crimes, old west, battle zone, small town, redemption, farm ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Dead in Tombstone (2013)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An outlaw named Guerrero Hernandez is shot in the back and killed whilst attempting to free his half-brother from a small-town prison. Making a deal with the devil, Hernandez returns from the dead to take his revenge.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, gang, deal with the devil, deadly, crimes, vengeance, dishonesty, betrayal, rivalry, heroes, murder, death ...
Time: 19th century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Retribution Road (2007)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A bank robbery gone wrong leads to a horrific crime and the capture of the most relentless outlaw in Texas...the infamous Johnny Rios. Incarcerated, Rios ups the ante with a daring ultimatum that gives the sleepy town of Wardlaw a rude awakening as ...
Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: old west, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, vigilantism, heist, family relations, small town, deadly, fugitives, showdown, criminal ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.4
 437
Yuma (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A down-and-dirty town is forced to shape up when a new sheriff (Clint Walker) comes to town. However, when a scheme is launched to destroy the lawman's authority, he must discover the perpetrators and preserve his reputation.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, bar fight, small town, political corruption, americana, tough heroes, righting the wronged, heroes, crimes, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, gang ...
Place: arizona, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Long Ride Home (2003)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A man fights the law and the lawless in order to reunite with his wife and son in the 1860s west.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, heroes, lone wolves, deadly, partners, chases and races, crimes, murder, old west, sheriff, countryside, street shootout ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Hour of the Gun (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Marshal Wyatt Earp kills a couple of men of the Clanton-gang in a fight. In revenge Clanton's thugs kill the marshal's brother. Thus, Wyatt Earp starts to chase the killers together with his friend Doc Holliday.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, old west, gunfight, western town, revenge, friends, righting the wronged, tough heroes, chases and races, buddies, tough law enforcer, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.0
 87
The Showdown (2009)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, crimes, small town, old west, cowboy, u.s. marshal, danger, murder, moving, lone wolves, uninhibited rivalry ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
American Bandits: Frank and Jesse James (2010)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After Jesse James is wounded by a bullet to the chest, Frank James splits the gang up and plans a rendezvous in four days time. With U.S.-Marshall Kane in hot pursuit, and betrayal within the outlaw band, the stage is set for a blazing and climactic ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, law enforcement, old west, outlaw, criminal, tough guy, street shootout ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.7
 91
Mexican Gold (2009)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Miraculously escaping a painful demise in the gallows, a notorious outlaw cons a crooked judge, an attractive saloon girl, and an old partner into carrying out the heist of a lifetime. As the plan gets underway, a small town sheriff makes it his ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, heist, crimes, cons and scams, vigilantism, small town, injustice, femme fatale, sheriff, old west, cowboy, saved from hanging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 2.4
 973
Gang of Roses (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in the 1800's, the town of Flat ridge is over run by a band of outlaws looking for lost treasure said to be buried somewhere in town. In their quest for dominance, the outlaws kill Sally, a whore who happens to be the sister of Rachel and a ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, violence, criminal's revenge, adventure, good versus evil, gang, vigilantism, dishonesty, vengeance, crimes, heroes, street shootout ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 4K
Sabata (1969)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Several pillars of society have robbed an Army safe containing $100,000 so they can buy the land upon which the coming railroad will be built. But they haven't reckoned on the presence of the master gunslinger, Sabata.
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, gambling, bounty hunter, rivalry, heist, crimes, partners, dishonesty, betrayal, tough heroes, small town, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Righteous and the Wicked (2010)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hobbs, a notorious wanted bandit, gets caught up in a violently competitive hunt for stolen cash when he finds out outlaws have robbed the local bank. While trying to get back what's his he must saddle up to stop these outlaws leaving whomever ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: heist, gang, crimes, rivalry, old west, bank, fugitives, lone wolves, deadly, showdown, investigation, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.5
 31K
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: exciting, tense, serious, realistic, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: old west, cowboy, friendship, betrayal, coming of age, on the run, native american, sheriff, outlaw, criminal, prostitute, prison ...
Time: 19th century, 50s, 20th century, 1870s, 1950s ...
Place: new mexico, mexico, arkansas, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Gunsmoke: The Last Apache (1990)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: James Arness rides again as Matt Dillon, the US Marshal he made popular in the 1955-75 TV series. In this movie he goes after a renegade Apache named Wolf (Joe Lara) who has taken his daughter captive. As a bargaining chip, Dillon helps two sons of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, kidnapping, memory loss, vigilantism, americana, missing person, woman in danger, prostitute, escapades, golden years, rescue, partners ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.4
 4K
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, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, old west, small town, native american, revenge, crimes, against the odds, survival, tough heroes, injustice, rescue, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The War Wagon (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An ex-con seeks revenge on the man who put him in prison by planning a robbery of the latter's stagecoach, which is transporting gold. He enlists the help of a partner, who could be working for his nemesis.
Style: exciting, intense, suspense, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, chase, gold, ranch, vengeance, frame up, rivalry, gunfight, caper, jail, heroes, cowboy ...
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Meanest Men in the West (1974)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bronson and Marvin star as murderous half-brothers who are running from the law as well as each other. A climatic confrontation proves to each of them just how mean the other can be. "The Meanest Men in the West" is actually an amalgam of ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: old west, dishonesty, crime, rivalry, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, crimes, betrayal, bounty hunter, on the run, deadly, chases and races ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Brothers in Arms (2005)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Old West. New Soul. Big Payback.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cowboy, criminal heroes, heist, disorder, bounty hunter, criminal's revenge, deadly, dishonesty, on the run, vigilantism, tough heroes, bank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, kenya, africa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Deadly Trackers (1973)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sheriff Sean Kilpatrick is a pacifist. Frank Brand is the leader of a band of killers. When their paths cross Kilpatrick is compelled to go against everything he has stood for to bring death to Brand and his gang. Through his hunt into Mexico he is ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vigilantism, heroes, pacifist, bank robbery, revenge, gory, anti war, bank, heist, vengeance, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, latin america, mexico, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.5
 16K
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti hero, anti heroes, violence, heroes, bounty hunter, cowboy, gunfighter, steam train, chase, gangsters, destiny, lone wolves ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, california, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Gunfight at Comanche Creek (1963)
Genre: Crime, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Comanche Creek, Colorado, 1875: Prisoner Jack Mason is broken out of jail by a gang of strangers. They use him in a robbery, then when the dead-or-alive reward is high enough, they shoot him and collect. The National Detective Agency, now knowing ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, murder, prison, working undercover, cons and scams, old west, investigation, danger, rivalry, partners, deadly, chases and races ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.6
 24K
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, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, old west, revolver, sheriff, vengeance, good versus evil, righting the wronged, tough heroes, vigilantism, farm, americana, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, sonora, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Legend of the Golden Gun (1979)
Genre: Fantasy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young farmer and a runaway slave team up to track down the legendary Confederate guerrilla William Quantrill. Along the way they run into a legendary gunfighter, who teaches the young farmer how to shoot and gives him a special gun that shoots ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfighter, partners, danger, rivalry, unlikely partners, chases and races, aging, on the run, escapades, heroes, lone wolves, track down ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, kansas, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Crossfire Trail (2001)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Rafe Covington is as good as his word, and he's determined to keep his promise to a dying man that he'll look after the man's widow and Wyoming ranch. But the widow doubts the integrity of drifter Covington. And an unscrupulous land ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful, cult film
Plot: righting the wronged, adventure, best friends, love and romance, romance, countryside, small town life, danger, crimes, criminal heroes, love, hitman ...
Time: 19th century, contemporary, 1880s, victorian era
Place: wyoming, usa, virginia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.3
 471
Showdown (1963)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A cowboy has to get 12,000 dollars in stolen bonds from the ex-girlfriend of his partner, or the gang holding him hostage will kill him.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: old west, six shooter, cowboy, unlikely partners, chases and races, escapades, hostages, partners, crimes, fugitives, save the day, gang ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 7K
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: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: revenge, old west, murder, one man army, investigation, crimes, tough heroes, warden, rivalry, family in danger, friends, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century
Place: nevada, usa, arizona, california, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.9
 54K
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, on the run, vigilantism, small town, street shootout, billy the kid ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona, nebraska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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