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Return to Snowy River (1988)
 6.7
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Return to Snowy River (1988)
Original name: The Man From Snowy River II
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After a few years trying to earn money to marry Jessica Harrison (Sigrid Thornton), Jim Craig (Tom Burlinson) returns to Snowy River. But he finds that a lot of things have changed.
Style: semi serious, cult film, unusual plot structure, sweet, sexy, romantic, earnest, inspirational, melancholic, nostalgic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: horse, rancher, love and romance, horse riding, romance, disney, adventure, forbidden love, friends, love triangle, fall in love, rivalry, chase, cowboy, old west, violence, heroes, tough guy, criminal, male female relationship, gun, sword, sword fight, gunfight, ranch ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 1890s
Place: australia, san francisco

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and cult film films with plots about heroes, gunfight, horse, gun, cowboy, rivalry and cowboy hat mostly in Western, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Return to Snowy River: The Man from Snowy River (1982), Outback (1989), Valdez Horses (1973), The Cowboys (1972), Archer (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Man from Snowy River (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jim Craig has lived his first 18 years in the mountains of Australia on his father's farm. The death of his father forces him to go to the low lands to earn enough money to get the farm back on its feet. Kirk Douglas plays two roles as twin ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wild horse, ranch, chase, horse, coming of age, heroes, beautiful scenery, father daughter relationship, horse riding, australian western, river, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
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Outback (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Underrated leading man Jeff Fahey carries most of the dramatic weight of the Australian Wrangler. Fahey plays a handsome, athletic businessman who vies for the hand of rancher's daughter Tushika Bergen. Our hero must not only contend with his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, saga, exciting, rough
Plot: love triangle, farm, friends, rivalry, adventure, romance, rescue, danger, love and romance, wooing, wilderness, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Valdez Horses (1973)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Chino Valdez is a loner horse breeder living in the old west. Partly a loner by choice, and partly because, being a 'half-breed', he finds himself unwelcome almost everywhere he goes. One day, a young runaway named Jimmy shows up at his ...
Style: cult film, realistic, serious
Plot: lasso, fiancee, street fight, gunfight, fistfight, ambush, male in bathtub, canyon, half breed, horse, social differences, americana ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new mexico, europe, ireland, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 13K
The Cowboys (1972)
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, captivating, harsh, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: desert, vengeance, cattle drive, rancher, cattle, buddies, on the road, gold, crimes, gunfight, teenage boy, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Archer (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During the 1860s, Dave Powers, apprentice to a horse trainer, volunteers to ride Archer to the Melbourne Cup race. Their start is 600 miles from Melbourne, and the journey is anything but easy. Of course, the pair have numerous adventures along the ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: horse, friends, rivalry, race against time, chases and races, ambition, contests and competitions, escapades, adventure, on the road, survival, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Rooster Cogburn (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After a band of drunken thugs overruns a small Indian Nation town, killing Minister Goodnight and raping the women folk, Eula Goodnight enlists the aid of Marshal Cogburn to hunt them down and bring her father's killers to justice.
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: battle of the sexes, grudge, murder, rape, battle, battles, gunslinger, gang, mountain, on the road, old west, track down ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s
Place: usa, oregon, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, australian, vigilantism, fish out of water, vengeance, old west, against the odds, crimes, partners, danger, dishonesty, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, pacific ocean, wyoming, texas, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.4
 1K
Barbarosa (1982)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Karl Westover, an inexperienced farm boy, runs away after unintentionally killing a neighbor, whose family pursues him for vengeance. He meets Barbarosa, a gunman of near-mythical proportions, who is himself in danger from his father-in-law Don ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, surprise ending, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, criminal, outlaw, friendship, adventure, wilderness, lone wolves, buddies, partners, rivalry, friends, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 80s
Place: texas, australia, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When the young Texas Ranger, John Reid, is the sole survivor of an ambush arranged by the militaristic outlaw leader, Butch Cavendich, he is rescued by an old childhood Comanche friend, Tonto. When he recovers from his wounds, he dedicates his life ...
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Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1860s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 46K
Wyatt Earp (1994)
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, serious, realistic, captivating, rough ...
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Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1800s, 1880s, 1870s
Place: arizona, texas, arkansas, alaska, wyoming ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Frisco Kid (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Rabbi Avram arrives in Philadelphia from Poland en route to San Francisco where he will be a congregation's new rabbi. An innocent and inexperienced traveller, he is tricked by con men to pay for the trip to go west, then they leave him and his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, touching, clever ...
Plot: rabbi, old west, fish out of water, bank robber, partners, crimes, heist, friendship, culture clash, buddies, clergy, odd couple ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 50s, 1850s
Place: california, san francisco, poland, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.4
 43K
True Grit (1969)
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, exciting, harsh, suspense, serious ...
Plot: cowboy, bounty hunter, manhunt, adventure, murder, hanging, vengeance, odd couple, partners, wanted, track down, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s, 1930s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Lord John Morgan has returned to civilized life in England, but finds he has nothing but disdain for that life. Yearning to embrace the simplicity of the American West-and the Yellow Hands Sioux tribe he left behind, Morgan returns to the ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 19th century, 1840s, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Kung Fu: The Movie (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In his travels, Caine meets up with an old man who has several surprises for him. The first being the destruction of the Shaolin order, the second being that the man is the father of the Emperor's nephew whom he killed in China, and the third ...
Style: serious, psychotronic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, harsh, exciting, touching, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Aces 'N' Eights (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
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Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Mackintosh and T.J. (1975)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Roy is a ranch hand and a drifter. He takes a young man into his care and helps him to grow up.
Style: cult film
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 4.5
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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.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Bronco Billy (1980)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Tom Horn (1980)
Genre: Biography, 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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Prairie Fever (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A group of women contracted a strange fever and a former sheriff is responsible for taking them to the hospital in the nearest town, but in their way they will encounter a gang of murderers. His only hope is a woman whose beauty is matched only by ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, captivating, exciting ...
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The War Wagon (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: exciting, intense, suspense, humorous, tense ...
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Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Flesh+Blood (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Spain
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son. As the plague and warfare cut a swathe of destruction throughout the land, the mercenaries hole up in a ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 126 min.
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Robbery Under Arms (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, History, Western
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Fourth adaptation and first made for television of the classic Australian bushranger novel "Robbery Under Arms" by Rolf Boldrewood. Made by the South Australian Film Corporation during the mini-series boom of the 1980s and lensed in the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide – and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Buck and the Preacher (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wagon master and a con-man preacher help freed slaves dogged by cheap-labor agents out West.
Style: realistic, semi serious
Plot: interracial relations, old west, con artists, preacher, tough heroes, americana, friendship, cons and scams, discrimination, on the road, racism, friends ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Heaven with a Gun (1969)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Glenn Ford plays Jim Killian, a preacher who arrives in a town divided between cattlemen and sheep herders. But Killian isn't just any preacher. He is a former fast gun who has set upon a different path.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: old west, small town, gunslinger, rivalry, society, going straight, crimes, heroes, danger, starting over, hopes, graphic violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.0
 36K
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, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
The Master Gunfighter (1975)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Don Santiago (Richard Angarola) is a vicious man who helps provoke an Indian massacre that will allow him to steal the Indians' land and claim it as his own. However, his son-in-law, Finley (Tom Laughlin), is an expert hand with both guns and ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, martial arts, master warrior, one man army, small western town, samurai sword, outlaw gang, gunfight, lone wolves, danger, rivalry, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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