Movies like The Shootist

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The Shootist (1976)
 7.6
 24K
The Shootist (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Afflicted with a terminal illness John Bernard Brooks, the last of the legendary gunfighters, quietly returns to Carson City for medical attention from his old friend Dr. Hostetler. Aware that his days are numbered, the troubled man seeks solace and peace in a boarding house run by a widow and her son.However, it is not Brooks' fate to die in peace, as he becomes embroiled in one last valiant battle.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspense, tense, touching, emotional, gloomy, tragic ending, poignant ...
Plot: terminal illness, self defense, small town, widow, haunted by the past, crimes, life is a bitch, human nature, against the odds, hitman, retirement, gunfight, gambling, heroes, old west, criminal heroes, romance, vengeance, rivalry, hidden identity, lone wolves, social relations, disorder, small town life, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 19th century, turn of the century, 70s, 1900s
Place: nevada, tucson arizona, el paso texas, california

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Most similar movies to The Shootist

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and harsh films with plots about heroes, gunfight, violence, gun, crimes, vengeance and showdown mostly in Western, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Shootist: Tombstone (1993), Tom Horn (1980), El Dorado (1966), True Grit (2010), The Sons of Katie Elder (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 144K
Tombstone (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune in the thriving mining town of Tombstone. But Earp is forced to don a badge again and get help from his notorious pal Doc ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, old west, cowboy, sheriff, gunfight, murder, lone hero, gang, crimes, dying, against the odds, criminal ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 5K
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 ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: heroes, gunfight, justice, vigilantism, false accusation, hanging, brutality, court, rustler, one man army, murder, ranch ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 80s
Place: arizona, vienna, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 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, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.6
 333K
True Grit (2010)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. Marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, vengeance, bounty hunter, adventure, gunfight, tough heroes, partners, hunt down, determination, revenge, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 20th century
Place: usa, arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Elder boys return to Clearwater, Texas for their Mother's funeral. John the eldest is a well known gunfighter and trouble follows him wherever he goes. The boys try to get back their ranch from the towns gunsmith who won it from their ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: murder, card playing, family relations, revenge, gambling, vengeance, investigation, family life, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 19th century, 1890s, 1930s ...
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: J.D. Cahill is the toughest U.S. Marshal they've got, just the sound of his name makes bad guys stop in their tracks, so when his two young boy's want to get his attention they decide to rob a bank. They end up getting more than they ...
Style: tense, semi serious, suspenseful, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: u.s. marshal, vengeance, crimes, parents and children, heist, family relations, criminal heroes, partners, bank, gunfight, brother brother relationship, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Gunfighter's Moon (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Henrickson plays Frank Morgan, a notorious and feared gunfighter that has lived his life on the run. His face and eyes reveal a man that has been very much hardened by that life. We quickly learn, however, that there is still passion inside. Upon ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, emotional, contemplative
Plot: aging, gunfighter, heroes, on the run, romance, lone wolves, criminal heroes, rivalry, crimes, couple relations, self discovery, old west ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspense, gloomy, meditative ...
Plot: funeral, cowboy, politics, small town, old west, lawyer, gunslinger, criminal, senator, robbery, society, success ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 7.1
 3K
Monte Walsh (2003)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Monte Walsh and Chet Rollins are long-time cowhands, working whatever ranch work comes their way, but "nothing they can't do from a horse." Their lives are divided between months on the range and the occasional trip into town. Monte ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, tense, sentimental ...
Plot: horse ranch, heroes, small town, old west, forbidden love, against the odds, righting the wronged, human nature, working class, society, escapades, ranch ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1890s
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.3
 59K
Pale Rider (1985)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A small gold mining camp is terrorised by a ruthless land owner wanting to take their land. Clint Eastwood arrives riding a pale horse just as a young girl is praying to God to help the miners. He is revealed to be a preacher with mysterious and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mine, horse, small town, heroes, drifter, gold, marshal, preacher, settler, showdown, gunslinger, civil war ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century, 80s
Place: california, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.4
 72K
Open Range (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: old west, cowboy, gunfight, vengeance, civil war veteran, friendship, murder, gunslinger, horse, doctor, corruption, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: montana, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.4
 14K
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: captivating, serious, harsh, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: cattle, desert, vengeance, buddies, on the road, gold, crimes, gunfight, murder, teenage boy, heroes, rancher ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: montana, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.1
 11K
One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Running from the law after a bank robbery in Mexico, Dad Longworth finds an opportunity to take the stolen gold and leave his partner Rio to be captured. Years later, Rio escapes from the prison where he has been since, and hunts down Dad for ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, going straight, stolen gold, vengeance, on the run, criminal's revenge, against the odds, heist, obsessive quest, dishonesty, crimes, adventure ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1880s
Place: california, mexico, latin america, usa, sonora ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
High Plains Drifter (1973)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago. After gunning down three gunmen who tried to kill him, the townsfolk decide to hire the Stranger to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, vengeance, gunslinger, criminal, tough heroes, rivalry, mysterious character, lone wolves, greed, justice, gang ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.8
 10K
The War Wagon (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An ex-con seeks revenge on the man who put him in prison by planning a robbery of the latter's stagecoach, which is transporting gold. He enlists the help of a partner, who could be working for his nemesis.
Style: exciting, intense, suspense, humorous, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, chase, gold, vengeance, frame up, rivalry, gunfight, caper, jail, heroes, ranch, cowboy ...
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 8.2
 404K
Unforgiven (1992)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: William Munny is a retired, once-ruthless killer turned gentle widower and hog farmer. To help support his two motherless children, he accepts one last bounty-hunter mission to find the men who brutalized a prostitute. Joined by his former partner ...
Style: bleak, tense, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: old west, sheriff, cowboy, vengeance, redemption, revenge, gunfight, regret, one last job, small town, prostitute, reputation ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.0
 39K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hanging, death sentence, vigilantism, heroes, pardon, old west, small town, widow, marshal, judge, crimes, lynching ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Outlaw and self-appointed lawmaker, Judge Roy Bean, rules over an empty stretch of the West that gradually grows, under his iron fist, into a thriving town, while dispensing his his own quirky brand of frontier justice upon strangers passing by.
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, satirical, tense ...
Plot: criminal, hanging, lawyer, judge, vengeance, society, starting over, vigilantism, gunfight, justice, obsession, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 19th century
Place: texas, usa, san antonio texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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658
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 6.7
 2K
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, gunslinger, tough heroes, vengeance, redemption, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century
Place: montana, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.2
 44K
The Outlaws (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Four unwitting heroes cross paths on their journey to the sleepy town of Silverado. Little do they know the town where their family and friends reside has been taken over by a corrupt sheriff and a murderous posse. It's up to the sharp-shooting ...
Style: feel good, realistic, exciting, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, cowboy, good versus evil, small town, group of criminals, friendship, old west, heroes, kidnapping, sheriff, wagon train, gunslinger ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico, arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.4
 47K
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, captivating ...
Plot: manhunt, bounty hunter, adventure, murder, reward, hanging, cowboy, vengeance, partners, odd couple, wanted, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s, 1930s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, arkansas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Comancheros (1961)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Texas Ranger Jake Cutter arrests gambler Paul Regret, but soon finds himself teamed with his prisoner in an undercover effort to defeat a band of renegade arms merchants and thieves known as Comancheros.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: renegade, rescue, heroes, gambler, texas ranger, chase, gang, murder, crimes, adventure, tough heroes, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: texas, usa, latin america, mexico, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Appaloosa (1966)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Man tries to recover a horse stolen from him by a Mexican bandit. The Appaloosa (also known as Southwest to Sonora) is a 1966 American Western film Technicolor (set in the 1870s) from Universal Pictures starring Marlon Brando, Anjanette Comer and ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: horse, heroes, bandit, vengeance, bounty hunter, adventure, wrestling, dishonesty, on the run, crimes, folk hero, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sonora, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Rough Night in Jericho (1967)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The only business in the Wild West town of Jericho that corrupt sheriff Alex Flood doesn't control behind the scenes is the stagecoach owned by tough-willed widow Molly Lang and her right-hand man, Hickman. Former marshal Dolan, recently hired ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, old west, gang, rivalry, heroes, good versus evil, society, graphic violence, righting the wronged, small town life, police corruption, widow ...
Place: tucson arizona, arizona, california, boston, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 10K
Chisum (1970)
Genre: Biography, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Cattle baron John Chisum joins forces with Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett to fight the Lincoln County land war.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, tense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bounty hunter, old west, cattle, aging, corrupt law enforcer, elderly, crimes, dishonesty, cons and scams, heroes, billy the kid, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 80s, 70s
Place: new mexico, usa, tucson arizona, santa fe new mexico, yuma arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
September Dawn (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Western
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A story set against the Mountain Meadows Massacre, the film is based upon the tragedy which occurred in Utah in 1857. A group of settlers, traveling on wagons, was murdered by the native Mormons. All together, about 140 souls of men, women and ...
Style: serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, conspiracy, dishonesty, old west, americana, fall in love, vengeance, romance, terrorism, crimes, young lovers, tragic hero ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1840s, 1870s
Place: utah, arkansas, usa, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Doc West - Part 1 (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After bandits steal his poker winnings this American legend makes his way to the next town in search of them. Seeking out his revenge during a poker game gone bad Doc West finds himself in the local town jail. When his past is exposed and a battle ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: gambling, vengeance, prison, legends and myths, old west, mind game, heroes, chase, gang, partners, criminal heroes, jail ...
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, 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 ⇓
52%
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: rough, exciting, serious, realistic
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 61K
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, tough law enforcer, save the day, partners against crime, terrorizing, gunfight, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new mexico, iowa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%