Movies like Ruby Jean and Joe

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Ruby Jean and Joe (1996)
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Ruby Jean and Joe (1996)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In a tale set in the rough and tumble world of professional rodeo, an over-the-hill former champion broncobuster and a young hitchhiker develop a special friendship.
Plot: friendship, rodeo, interracial friendship, interracial relations

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Most similar movies to Ruby Jean and Joe

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sincere films with plots about friendship, friends, society, interracial relations, rodeo, horse riding and cowboy mostly in Drama, Western and Comedy genres. Some movies like Ruby Jean and Joe: The Rider (2017), Dakota's Summer (2014), When the Legends Die (1972), Amexicano (2007), Flap (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 18K
The Rider (2017)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Once a rising star of the rodeo circuit, and a gifted horse trainer, young cowboy Brady is warned that his riding days are over, after a horse crushed his skull at a rodeo. Back home on the Pine Ridge Reservation, with little desire or alternatives ...
Style: touching, captivating, suspenseful, exciting, rough
Plot: rodeo, human animal relationship, horse riding, horse, cowboy, riding accident, disabled person, rodeo cowboy, native american reservation, friendship, father son relationship, pain ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Dakota's Summer (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Cowgirls 'n Angels Dakota's Summer tells the story of Dakota Rose, a cowgirl and competitive trick rider who finds out at the age of seventeen that she was adopted. She secretly sets out to discover the truth about her adoption and meet ...
Style: touching, humorous, captivating, light
Plot: cowgirl, rodeo, summer, countryside, adoption, personal growth, friendship, horse, competition, low life, girl
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
When the Legends Die (1972)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An elderly rodeo rider becomes mentor to a young man attempting to make his own name in the business.
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: rodeo, native american, mentor, modern west, native american reservation, friends, rebelliousness, americana, cons and scams, alcohol abuse, human nature, aging ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.0
 293
Amexicano (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A look at the bond between an illegal immigrant and a blue-collar Italian-American from Queens.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, humorous
Plot: friendship, social differences, society, immigrants, culture clash, working class, unemployment, human nature, deportation, interracial friendship, unrequited love, unlikely hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 5.7
 565
Flap (1970)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Comedy based on the plight of modern Native Americans living on reservations.
Plot: rodeo, convention, sweetheart, rebellion, native american, indian reservation, storekeeper, deception, brothel, arizona desert, runaway, helicopter ...
Time: 60s
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.5
 898
Cowboy Up (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: "Cowboy Up" is a celebration of the risk-taking, daredevil personalities of modern rodeo. In the world of professional bull riding, newcomer Ely Braxton (Marcus Thomas) is the craziest guy around; his brother Hank (Kiefer Sutherland) is a ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: friendship, love affair, love triangle, rivalry, redemption, parents and children, fish out of water, unfulfilled love, relationship vs career, couple relations, fall in love, rising to stardom ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Sophie and the Moonhanger (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A woman pits herself against her husband and his Ku Klux Klan member friends when she learns that they are planning an attack against her black maid and her husband.
Plot: friendship, husband wife relationship, friend, interracial relations, racism, housekeeper, marital abuse, ku klux klan
Time: 50s
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Of Mice and Men (1992)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: great depression, friendship, farm, village life, hopes, society, follow your dream, life is a bitch, social misfits, mentally challenged, buddies, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 7.3
 9K
Shenandoah (1965)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Charlie Anderson, a farmer in Shenandoah, Virginia, finds himself and his family in the middle of the Civil War he wants nothing to do with. When his youngest boy is taken prisoner by the North the Civil War is forced upon him.
Style: sincere, rough, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, interracial relations, anti war, heroes, pow, family relations, widower, war, bittersweet, single parent, dealing with death, military ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: virginia, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Skipping Stones (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Nearly a decade after a tragic accident costs a young man his life, his sister, Amanda (Gabrielle Kalomiris) and best friend, David (Nathaniel Ansbach) are still peeling back the layers of grief and guilt that come with being left behind.
Plot: friendship
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Twelve Mile Road (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A divorced farmer takes in his troubled teenage daughter for the summer, a summer which changes the lives of the two of them, and their friends and family.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: troubled teen, family relations, farmer, teenage life, family problems, estrangement, friendship, parents and children, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, elderly, summer vacation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 354
The Honkers (1972)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An over-the-hill rodeo champion is so self-centered that he ignores his wife, son, and best friend.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: rodeo cowboy, rodeo, athlete's life, family problems, couple relations, family in crisis, country, marital problem, son, freedom, cowboy, friendship ...
Time: 70s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 ⇓
44%
 7.1
 2K
The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, dramatic, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, society, youth, clergy, teenage life, parents and children, interracial relations, family relations, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
My Name Is Bill W. (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Bill W. (James Woods), a successful stock broker whose life falls apart after the stock crash of the 20's and how he comes to grips with his alcoholism. Along with a fellow alcoholic (James Garner) he forms a support ...
Style: touching, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: rehabilitation, alcohol abuse, support group, hopes, coping, family problems, self discovery, against the odds, drug abuse, friendship, human spirit, rise and fall ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 281
We (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A summer trip to Berlin offers a fleeting glimpse into the lives of the country's youth in this vibrant, character-driven drama from director Martin Gypkens. When twentysomething Florian arrives in town to pay a visit to long-lost pal Pit, the ...
Plot: friendship, grownups, unhappiness, gay interest, coming of age, homosexual, filmmaker, gay, male nudity, high school friends, homosexuality, gay kiss ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Ride the High Country (1962)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-lawman is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him.
Style: sentimental, realistic, captivating, serious, meditative ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, aging, small town, bank, gold, wedding, redemption, heist, siblings relations, alcohol abuse, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 70s
Place: california, idaho, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 299
The Runaway (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the birth of two boys, one white and one black, a mysterious and powerful Conjure Woman (Maya Angelou) prophesies that they will start the change. Growing up as best friends in rural Georgia in the 1940s, the boys make a discovery that leads the ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: conspiracy, interracial relations, mystery, murder, friendship, social relations, law enforcement, lifestyle, dishonesty, crimes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.1
 1K
Green Dragon (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A tale about Vietnamese refugees sent to an orientation camp on the Camp Pendleton Marine Base in California, 'Green Dragon' focuses on a young boy and his sister. Set in 1975, the film chronicles the stories told to the two children by ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: military, interracial relations, friendship, self discovery, military life, human nature, homecoming, culture clash, translator, racism, military base, immigrants ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, california, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Family That Preys (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Alice Pratt, a hard working Christian woman, raised her two daughters while managing a simple diner of her own. Her snobbish and arrogant daughter Andrea graduated in Economic Science and works in a construction corporation while her sister Pam ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: friendship, family relations, family business, family life, working class, couples, friends, dishonesty, rivalry, social differences, parents and children, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary.
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: helicopter, on the run, escape, friendship, horse, chase, runaway, bar fight, prison, friendship between men, jail, sheriff ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1952
Place: albuquerque new mexico, new mexico, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Knuckle Sandwich (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After leaving his small Georgia town behind to start a new life in Los Angeles, aspiring businessman Carter quickly becomes a success. But when he loses his girlfriend and his job in the same morning, he decides to return to his old town with hopes ...
Plot: alcoholic, deputy sheriff, interracial relations, female nudity, male nudity, friendship
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, false accusation, small town, friendship, life is a bitch, society, coming of age, youth, opposites attract, hopes, discrimination ...
Time: 1940s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Junior Bonner (1972)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: McQueen is Junior Bonner, an aging rodeo champ who returns to his home town to participate in the annual rodeo. He finds his family estranged, does what he can to help, and then moves on ... after some good rodeo riding and a few brawls.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: bar fight, family relations, rodeo, womanizer, brother in law sister in law relationship, redemption, truck, hopes, old west, parents and children, bittersweet, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 70s
Place: arizona, usa, california, phoenix arizona, el paso texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 518
J W Coop (1971)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After losing eight years to prison, cowboy J. W. Coop is released to return to life as a professional rodeo cowboy in the 60's. Determined to make up for the lost 'prime' years of his career, he doggedly goes forward, and learns that ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, gloomy
Plot: prison, animal life, on the road, self discovery, contests and competitions, rivalry, sport, hopes, rising to stardom, ambition, underdog, mentally unstable ...
Time: 70s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tells the incredible true story of Amberley Snyder, a nationally ranked rodeo barrel racer who defies the odds after barely surviving a car accident that leaves her paralyzed from the waist down.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, exciting, disturbing
Audience: family outing
Plot: rodeo, life is a bitch, family relations, hopes, catastrophe, friendship, love, ambition, parents and children, family, escapades, mother daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Rising Place (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The close friendship of two young women, each of a different race, and their struggle to find purpose in their lives during this time of social injustice and world war.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: fall in love, life is a bitch, human nature, parents and children, friendship, social differences, interracial relations, society, working class, feminism, family life, soldier ...
Time: 1940s
Place: virginia, usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.4
 2K
Pocket Money (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Broke and in debt, an otherwise honest cowboy gets mixed up in some shady dealings with a crooked rancher.
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous, witty ...
Plot: cowboy, friends, animal life, farm, best friends, buddies, partners, crimes, switching roles, dishonesty, human nature, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, tucson arizona, sonora, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Deadwood: The Movie (2019)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Follow the 10-year reunion of the Deadwood camp to celebrate South Dakota's statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds are reopened, as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time ...
Style: brutal, exciting, disturbing, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, rivalry, violence, brutality, friends, courage, society, revenge, rescue, cruelty, friendship, duel ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: usa, south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1991)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Scott Glenn is H.D., a champion rodeo rider whose career is ruined after being gored by a bull. He returns home to discover things have drastically changed -- the family farm has been abandoned, his old girlfriend Julie (Kate Capshaw) is a now a ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family relations, modern west, cheerleader, retirement home life, relationship vs career, farm, nursing, couples, retirement home, romance, rising to stardom, single parent ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%