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: woman in danger, old west, heroes, crimes, love and romance, farm, fall in love, chase, vengeance, rivalry, society, clergy, lone wolves, track down, religions or cults, tough heroes, revenge, kidnapping, theft, ranch, baby, mormon, religious fanatic, brother sister relationship, pastor ...
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 horse mostly in Western, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Riders of the Purple Sage: The Outsider (2002), The Savage Guns (1961), El Dorado (1966), Conagher (1991), The Avenging Angel (1995). 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, serious, realistic, rough, contemplative
Plot: amish, opposites attract, love affair, forbidden love, good versus evil, rivalry, murder, tough heroes, vengeance, redemption, heroes, romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: montana, ohio
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100%
The Savage Guns (1961)
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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal, maverick, tough heroes, farm, hitman, old west, small town, american civil war, small town life, vigilantism, romance, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: mexico, arizona, latin america, sonora
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38%
 7.5
 27K
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, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, old west, sheriff, vengeance, righting the wronged, tough heroes, good versus evil, vigilantism, farm, criminal heroes, partners, buddies ...
Time: 19th century, 60s
Place: texas, usa, sonora, mexico, california
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38%
 7.2
 2K
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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: farm, cowboy, tough heroes, family relations, couples, single parent, heroes, romance, crimes, love and romance, gang, cons and scams ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
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36%
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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: stylized, rough, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, assassination attempt, latter day saints, oracle, church, religions or cults, adventure, dishonesty, crimes, criminal heroes, state affairs, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: utah, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, suspense, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, vigilantism, tough heroes, rivalry, obsessive quest, vengeance, soldier, chase, road not taken, old west, pow, forest ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1860s
Place: missouri
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35%
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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, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, rivalry, old west, farm, family relations, uncover truth, graphic violence, heroes, lone wolves, parents and children, tough heroes, orphan ...
Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming, usa
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35%
 5.8
 337
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting
Plot: revenge, crimes, old west, master criminal, heroes, rivalry, tough heroes, farm, fish out of water, law and order, revenge killing, avenger ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona
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34%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough
Plot: vengeance, track down, rivalry, heroes, crimes, kidnapping, vigilantism, criminal heroes, manhunt, hitman, tough heroes, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, crimes, injustice, justice, price of justice, false accusation, fighting crime, manhunt, lone wolves, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: wyoming, usa
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32%
 5.1
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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: rescue, vengeance, survival, crimes, rivalry, jungle, lone wolves, kidnapping, abduction, track down, gang, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wanted, sandstorm, quicksand, heroes, partners, chase, odd couple, criminal heroes, rivalry, crimes, on the run, fall in love ...
Time: 60s
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, tense, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: bounty hunter, revenge, preacher, murder, crimes, rivalry, righting the wronged, criminal, church, chase, gang, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, old west, small town, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, murder, strong female presence, heroes, gunfight, rape and revenge, rape ...
Time: 19th century
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31%
 5.0
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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, atmospheric, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: old west, criminal heroes, love and romance, on the run, woman in danger, unlikely couple, lone wolves, tough heroes, gunfight, hostage, violence, cowboys and outlaws ...
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, good versus evil, gang, criminal's revenge, adventure, vigilantism, heroes, dishonesty, crimes, vengeance, violence, showdown ...
Time: 19th century
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30%
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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, realistic, atmospheric, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, native american attack, small town, friendship, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, sheriff, save the day, partners against crime, terrorizing, gunfight, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: iowa, new mexico, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
All the Pretty Horses (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The year is 1949. A young Texan named John Grady finds himself without a home after his mother sells the ranch where he has spent his entire life. Lured south of the border by the romance of cowboy life and the promise of a fresh start, Cole and his ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: ranch, false accusation, jail, prisoner, adventure, life is a bitch, friends, friendship, dishonesty, fall in love, forbidden love, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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A Gunfighter's Pledge (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 79 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: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, heroes, rivalry, crimes, police corruption, criminal heroes, dishonesty, law enforcement, old west, accidental killing, escaped prisoner ...
Time: 19th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, exciting, tense ...
Plot: treasure hunt, rivalry, gang, vigilantism, chase, partners, adventure, criminal heroes, old west, bank robbery, psychopath, fugitives ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: theft, runaway, farm, friends, power relations, vengeance, innocence lost, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, heroes, rivalry, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Young Billy Young (1969)
Genre: Action, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A peace-loving man named Ben Kane takes a job as deputy marshal of Lords, in the old West. Kane is no lawman, but he accepts the badge because he has an old score to settle with the town's chief trouble-maker. Once on the job, Kane must also ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, chase, revenge, dancehall girl, saloon owner, americana, vigilantism, alcohol abuse, vengeance, small town life, parents and children, friendship ...
Place: latin america, mexico, arizona, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: old west, small town, gunslinger, crimes, rivalry, going straight, hopes, starting over, heroes, society, graphic violence, ranch ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona, santa fe new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, brutality, adventure, partners, rescue, good versus evil, americana, vengeance, society, criminal heroes, heroes, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.2
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal, sheriff, tough heroes, family relations, farm, friends, rescue, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: realistic, serious, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, one man army, master warrior, martial arts, small western town, gunfight, outlaw gang, samurai sword, crimes, heroes, rivalry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
 216
Backtrack! (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sent to Mexico to buy a bull, a Wyoming cowhand (Doug McClure) teams up with three Texas Rangers to solve a robbery/murder.
Style: saga, realistic, semi serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, texas ranger, heist, escapades, lone wolves, partners, chase, heroes, babies and infants, good versus evil, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, latin america, texas, wyoming, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: small town, tough heroes, heroes, crimes, rivalry, vengeance, graphic violence, cowboy, crooked sheriff, brawl, fistfight, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Duel at Diablo (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: While crossing the desert, a frontier scout, Jess Remsberg (Garner), rescues Ellen Grange (Andersson) from a pursuing band of Apaches, and returns her to her husband, Willard Grange (Weaver). He is contracted to act as a scout for an Army cavalry ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, native american, track down, tough heroes, old west, on the run, rescue, husband wife relationship, heroes, gambler, survival, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, texas, arizona, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, family in danger, rivalry, feud, civil war, old west, americana, graphic violence, american civil war, governor, revenge ...
Time: 19th century
Place: west virginia, kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%