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Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)
 6.5
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Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Three cowhands, between jobs, have the bad dumb luck to pitch night camp in the same valley as a cabin full of guys who just robbed a stagecoach and killed the guard. Come morning, a posse arrives, forms up along the ridge, and takes for granted that everyone down below is guilty--fit for either shooting to bits or hanging from a tree, whichever comes first. Precisely half of Ride in the Whirlwind's 82 minutes is devoted to tapping the matter-of-fact, absurdist horror of that situation. In the remaining half, the two surviving cowpokes (Jack Nicholson and Cameron Mitchell) seek shelter at a farmhouse where they reluctantly threaten the farmer, accept breakfast from his wife, flirt with his daughter (Millie Perkins), play some checkers, and hope to remain undetected till nightfall.
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, pursuit, anti hero, false accusation, anti heroes, criminal, robbery, outlaw, old west, vigilantism, partners, dishonesty, criminal heroes, rivalry, husband wife relationship, vigilante, on the road, confrontation, hanged man, heroes, friends, fugitives, chases and races, buddies, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about rivalry, chases and races, heroes, crimes, gunfight, old west and dishonesty mostly in Western, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Ride in the Whirlwind: The Shooting (1966), The Far Side of Jericho (2006), Hard Ground (2003), Brothers in Arms (2005), The Meanest Men in the West (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Shooting (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A hired gun seeks to enact revenge on a group of bounty hunters in the Old West.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, suspense, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, on the road, desert, mysterious character, wilderness, vengeance, danger, adventure, gunslinger, escort, promise, murder ...
Place: usa, utah
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The Far Side of Jericho (2006)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jericho. In the 1880's. Three women of the wild West, widows of an outlawed gang of brothers recently hanged, find themselves running for their lives from a corrupt posse of vigilantes, mystical Indians and a hornet's nest of villains - ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: gang, rivalry, vigilantism, treasure hunt, old west, adventure, criminal heroes, chase, danger, partners, bank robbery, psychopath ...
Time: 19th century
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71%
 5.8
 376
Hard Ground (2003)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Billy Bucklin escapes while being transported to Yuma prison and plans to form an army of desperadoes to control the Mexican border...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, old west, bounty hunter, reluctant partners, partners, criminal heroes, escapades, redemption, chase, track down, on the run, abduction ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Brothers in Arms (2005)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Old West. New Soul. Big Payback.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cowboy, criminal heroes, heist, criminal's revenge, bounty hunter, disorder, tough heroes, vigilantism, deadly, on the run, dishonesty, bank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rivalry, dishonesty, criminal heroes, law enforcement, betrayal, crimes, old west, criminal, outlaw, tough guy, street shootout ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
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62%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: old west, criminal's revenge, investigation, chases and races, criminal heroes, rivalry, heroes, deadly, on the run, bounty hunter, betrayal, crime ...
Time: 19th century
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62%
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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
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53%
 5.1
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Gun Fight (1961)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Action Western directed by Edward L. Cahn . After courageously protecting a pretty dance hall girl (Joan Staley) from peril, former cavalry soldier Wayne (James Brown) refuses to join his brother Brad's (Gregg Palmer) unlawful cattle rustling ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, outlaw, criminal, vengeance, siblings relations, vigilantism, frame up, gangsters, heist, woman in danger, farm, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
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51%
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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, tense, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, old west, western town, revenge, gunfight, friends, righting the wronged, tough heroes, chases and races, manhunt, buddies, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Stalking Moon (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When an army scout retires to a farm in New Mexico he takes pity on a white woman and her half-breed son recently rescued from indians, and invites them to join him. He does this even knowing the child's father is a feared and murderous Apache ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, escapades, rescue, tough heroes, farm, left to die, danger, heroes, track down, interracial relations, kidnapping, chase ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Man Called Sledge (1970)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: James Garner is Luther Sledge, the leader of a pack of rebels who are planning to steal a stash of gold. But after the thieves actually manage to get away with the bounty, they soon discover that the enemy lies within their midst. As they begin to ...
Style: rough, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, treasure hunt, heist, vigilantism, on the road, curses spells and rituals, small town, prison life, vengeance, stash, escape, battles ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, yuma arizona, arizona
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50%
The Missouri Breaks (1976)
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, psychopath, hanging, vigilantism, bounty hunter, train robbery, gang, crimes, fugitives, good versus evil, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s
Place: canada, montana, usa, missouri, wyoming ...
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48%
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: serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: heroes, lone wolves, rivalry, crimes, partners, chases and races, deadly, murder, old west, sheriff, street shootout, countryside ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico
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46%
 5.9
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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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunslinger, partners, buddies, best friends, crime gone awry, heroes, bounty hunter, danger, crimes, lone wolves, on the run, social relations ...
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45%
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, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, rivalry, americana, vengeance, price of justice, escapades, obsessive quest, chases and races, buddies, gang, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kansas, usa
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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, heroes, chases and races, gunfighter ...
Time: 19th century
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43%
Gunsmoke: The Long Ride (1993)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: For thirty years, Marshall Matt Dillon fought to preserve the law in Dodge City… now, he's wanted for murder and fighting to clear his name. Three deputies ride up with a warrant for Dillon's arrest, a wealthy mine operator has been ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, tough heroes, wanted, renegades, old west, mistaken identity, frame up, false accusation, americana, chases and races, law enforcement, bounty hunter ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Ambush at Dark Canyon (2012)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: U.S. Marshall Duke Donovan is imprisoned, accused of being an accomplice in a bank robbery. After discovering that his partner is planning to kill his wife, he must escape prison in time to save his wife and clear his name.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: prison, heist, bank, vengeance, old west, journalism, rivalry, crimes, prison escape, country, murder, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1920s
Place: usa, yuma arizona, nashville tennessee, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, gambling, bounty hunter, rivalry, heist, crimes, dishonesty, partners, betrayal, tough heroes, small town, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Johnny Reno (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The townsfolk are set on lynching an accused killer held in the town lockup. But US Marshal Johnny Reno stands in their way.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, sheriff, investigation, danger, crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty, lone wolves, chases and races, buddies ...
Time: 60s, 19th century, 1800s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Blind Justice (1994)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Canaan, a mysterious gunfighter left nearly blind from Civil War combat, roams through Mexico with a baby he has sworn to protect. On his way to a town where a family will supposedly adopt the baby, Canaan passes through a border town where U.S. ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, betrayal, fighting crime, crimes, heist, dishonesty, soldier, on the run, tough law enforcer, lone wolves, one man army, gang ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, arizona, sonora
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38%
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, rough ...
Plot: heist, gang, rivalry, crimes, old west, bank, fugitives, deadly, lone wolves, showdown, danger, investigation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.4
 246
Four Rode Out (1969)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this western, a Mexican desperado tries to flee his partner, a determined girl friend, and a US Marshal.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, fugitives, on the run, cons and scams, on the road, crimes, adventure, dishonesty, rivalry, chases and races, partners, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, anti hero, anti heroes, heroes, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, old west, lone wolves, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, mixed martial arts ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 223
Town Tamer (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A gunfighter is hired to clean up a wild frontier town, but there are forces afoot who want to keep the town as wide-open as it is. Lyle Bettger, Bruce Cabot and Richard Jaeckel co-star as the lawless bad guys in this Western based on a novel by ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, injustice, chases and races, tough heroes, heroes, lone wolves, rivalry, crimes, witnessing a crime, good versus evil, political conspiracy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kansas, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
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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, bounty hunter, sheriff, anti heroes, anti hero, mexican standoff ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 50s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: new mexico, usa, latin america, arkansas, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.5
 818
The Gundown (2011)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Seeking revenge and justice, Cole Brandt finds himself in the lawless town of Dead River where he is faced with one last bloody showdown for freedom in order to protect The Majestic Saloon and a beautiful woman.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: vengeance, track down, vigilantism, kidnapping, heroes, rivalry, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, mistaken identity, desert, hitman, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Grand Duel (1972)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, West Germany, France, Monaco
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A grizzled ex-sheriff helps a man framed for murder to confront the powerful trio of brothers who want him dead.
Style: rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, murder, vigilantism, heroes, on the run, saloon, righting the wronged, injustice, tough heroes, friends, frame up, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 2K
Posse (1975)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A tough marshal with political ambitions leads an elite posse to capture a notorious criminal. He succeeds, but instead of cheering him, the public turns against him.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: posse, marshal, cynicism, ambition, squad, confined, fugitives, state affairs, dishonesty, society, criminal heroes, journalism ...
Time: 70s
Place: new mexico, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Desperate Trail (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Amiable con man Jack Cooper is on a westbound stagecoach, headed for the next batch of suckers who will mistake him for an easy mark. Fiery Sarah O'Rourke rides the same coach, handcuffed to lawman Bill Speakes and headed for the hangman. In a ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, pursuit, chase, old west, criminal heroes, crimes, on the run, tough heroes, woman in danger, track down, husband wife relationship, sexual abuse ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%