Movies like Riders of the Purple Sage

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Riders of the Purple Sage (1996)
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Riders of the Purple Sage (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jim Lassiter roams from town to town in search for the man who drove his sister to suicide. While riding toward a mountain pass, he sees an heiress, Jane Withersteen, being harassed by thugs and steps in to help. A religious sect wants Jane to marry their leader, Deacon Tull, so they can gain ownership of her land. When he steps in to help, Lassister slowly begins to believe that a member of this sect is the man he is looking for.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: crimes, old west, vengeance, heroes, clergy, religions or cults, pursuit, love and romance, farm, track down, fall in love, danger, society, chases and races, lone wolves, rivalry, woman in danger, tough heroes, kidnapping, theft, baby, search, marriage, ranch, mormon ...
Time: 19th century
Place: utah

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Most similar movies to Riders of the Purple Sage

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and exciting films with plots about rivalry, crimes, heroes, vengeance, old west, gunfight and street shootout mostly in Western, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Riders of the Purple Sage: The Outsider (2002), The Savage Guns (1962), Conagher (1991), The Avenging Angel (1995), The Virginian (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Outsider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A western love story revolving around the forbidden love between a young widow from a Quaker-like religious group and a cold-blooded gunslinger whom she takes into her home after he is wounded.
Style: sincere, rough, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: amish, opposites attract, love affair, forbidden love, rivalry, good versus evil, murder, old west, gunslinger, tough heroes, heroes, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century
Place: montana, ohio
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100%
The Savage Guns (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: This Western is set in the Mexican valley of Sonora not that far south of the state of Arizona. It's just after the American Civil War, and a former Confederate officer, Mike Summers (Don Taylor) has taken refuge in a small town in the valley. ...
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: outlaw, criminal, maverick, heroes, danger, gang, lone wolves, criminal heroes, crimes, rivalry, romance, small town ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: mexico, arizona, latin america, sonora
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41%
 7.3
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Conagher (1991)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mrs. Evie Teale is struggling to stay alive while raising her two children alone on a remote homestead. Conn Conagher is a honest, hardworking cowboy. Their lives are intertwined as they fight the elements, indians, outlaws, and loneliness.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: cowboy, farm, kidnapping, cons and scams, single parent, danger, couples, tough heroes, family relations, romance, love and romance, gang ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
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40%
The Avenging Angel (1995)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Miles Utley is a professional Mormon commando/bodyguard who is forced to turn renegade and to question his faith as he investigates a scandal involving assassination and land speculation.
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, conspiracy, mormon, latter day saints, rivalry, danger, heroes, orphan, criminal heroes, assassination, crimes, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: utah, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Virginian (2014)
Genre: Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Trace Adkins (The Lincoln Lawyer), Ron Perlman (TV's "Sons of Anarchy") and Brendan Penny (Ring Of Fire) star in this gritty and riveting re-imagining of the classic Western saga. Raised by powerful cattle baron Judge Henry (Perlman), ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, rivalry, old west, family relations, farm, uncover truth, danger, graphic violence, lone wolves, tough heroes, parents and children, orphan ...
Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming, usa
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39%
 7.6
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El Dorado (1966)
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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, old west, revolver, sheriff, vengeance, tough heroes, righting the wronged, good versus evil, vigilantism, rivalry, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, sonora, mexico, california
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38%
 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
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35%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Taggart (1964)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Taggart's family is slaughtered by a rival rancher. Taggart mortally wounds the rancher and kills his son. Before he dies the rancher hires three bounty hunters to avenge him with the promise of $5000 as a reward. Taggart must flee into Apache ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: revenge, old west, crimes, master criminal, rivalry, deadly, heroes, farm, tough heroes, fish out of water, law and order, gang leader ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.2
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The Burning (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Mexico, Argentina, Brazil
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Kaí is a mysterious shaman who emerges from the Rio Paraná to help a poor farmer and his daughter, who are threatened by a band of cold-blooded mercenaries hired to force them to sell their land.
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, tense, suspense ...
Plot: vengeance, rescue, survival, danger, lone wolves, crimes, rivalry, jungle, kidnapping, abduction, gang, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Firecreek (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A peace-loving, part-time sheriff in the small town of Firecreek must take a stand when a gang of vicious outlaws takes over his town.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: farm, pregnancy, sociopath, sheriff, track down, americana, vigilantism, treasure hunt, countryside, clergy, criminal heroes, aging ...
Time: 60s
Place: missouri, usa
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34%
The Jack Bull (1999)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Jack Bull tells the story of Myrl Redding, a Wyoming horse trader who clashes with Henry Ballard, a fellow rancher, after Ballard abuses two of Myrl's horses and their Crow Indian caretaker, Billy. When Judge Wilkins throws out Myrl's ...
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: justice, crimes, vengeance, murder, injustice, manhunt, fighting crime, rivalry, lone wolves, price of justice, false accusation, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Spikes Gang (1974)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After escaping home, three young friends form a dynamic alliance of untamed youth. They meet an old man named Spikes with the experience only a master gunfighter can offer. The gang of men go on a crime spree and are converted to outlaws with a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: runaway, gunshot wound, theft, betrayal, rivalry, youth, graphic violence, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, chases and races, heroes, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Gunfighter's Pledge (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After killing former sheriff Matt Austin's wife and son for revenge, a quest begins. An escaped prisoner shows that he remembers who sent him to do time in jail so long ago. In a small town saloon Austin's mission to locate his ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, vigilantism, vengeance, heroes, crimes, police corruption, chases and races, deadly, criminal heroes, dishonesty, law enforcement, old west ...
Time: 19th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Black Fox: The Price of Peace (1995)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After blaming Britt for his wife's decision to stay with the Native Americans who captured her, an abusive husband organizes a party of vigilantes to accompany him into Indian territory.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting
Plot: opposites attract, adventure, crimes, fish out of water, old west, americana, danger, heroes, rescue, injustice, tough heroes, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, violence, criminal's revenge, adventure, gang, good versus evil, vigilantism, dishonesty, heroes, vengeance, crimes, street shootout ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 ⇓
30%
Gunfight at Red Sands (1963)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An avenging stranger guns down a gang of ruthless bandits in revenge for the murder of his family.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: small town, graphic violence, tough heroes, heroes, crimes, rivalry, vengeance, revenge, horse, violence, murder, street shootout ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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One-Eyed Horse (2008)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Hadley, Missouri 1887. Justin Gatewood has recently been released from prison for attempting to kill an old adversary, William Curry. Twenty-five years earlier, Gatewood and his brother were Confederate prisoners-of-war, and the death of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, vigilantism, tough heroes, rivalry, obsessive quest, vengeance, road not taken, old west, chases and races, chase, soldier, blacksmith ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1860s
Place: missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Last Sunset (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Brendan O'Malley arrives at the Mexican home of old flame Belle Breckenridge to find her married to a drunkard getting ready for a cattle drive to Texas. Hot on O'Malley's heels is lawman Dana Stribling who has a personal reason for ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wanted, sandstorm, quicksand, crimes, odd couple, chases and races, criminal heroes, chase, fall in love, vengeance, partners, heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.2
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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 ...
Plot: old west, criminal heroes, love and romance, on the run, woman in danger, tough heroes, lone wolves, danger, unlikely couple, chases and races, cowboys and outlaws, hostage ...
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona, santa fe new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 5.5
 505
Avenging Angel (2007)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A preacher (Sorbo) becomes a bounty hunter after a group of refugees seeking shelter in his church is murdered by a gang of ruthless outlaws.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, psychological, rough ...
Plot: bounty hunter, revenge, preacher, murder, crimes, rivalry, righting the wronged, criminal, church, danger, chase, gang ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Hatfields and McCoys: Bad Blood (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In this bloody long-standing feud, two families seek vengeance against each other as they unmercifully attempt to destroy each other's loved ones.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: family in danger, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, rivalry, feud, civil war, old west, americana, graphic violence, danger, governor, american civil war ...
Time: 19th century
Place: west virginia, kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 59K
Appaloosa (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.
Style: serious, atmospheric, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, native american attack, small town, friendship, law enforcement, sheriff, terrorizing, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, save the day, gunfight, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: iowa, new mexico, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Red Headed Stranger (1986)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Reverend Julian Shay (Willie Nelson) strode into the saloon, pulled out his six-shooter, and killed his adulterous wife (Morgan Fairchild) and the man she had left him for. It was the beginning of his violent transformation from God-Loving preacher ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: sheriff, murder, wilderness, redemption, moral dilemma, misfit, crimes, society, heroes, clergy, adventure, introspection ...
Time: 19th century
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Bullet for a Badman (1964)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Former Texas Rangers Sam Ward and Logan Keliher become enemies when Sam turns bank robber and Logan marries Sam's ex-wife.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: betrayal, old west, rivalry, chases and races, crimes, dishonesty, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry, false accusation, vengeance, track down, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Wyatt Earp's Revenge (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Wyatt Earp is approached by a journalist for an interview about how he became a famous sheriff. Earp told the story of how he was a fearless U.S. Marshall. If 27-year old Wyatt Earp comes out that his first girlfriend Dora Hand was murdered. ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: old west, track down, vengeance, vigilantism, rivalry, partners, crimes, murder, cowboy, gunfight, graphic violence, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%