Movies like The Sons of Katie Elder

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The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
 7.1
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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 father in a card game with which he was shortly murdered there after but not before getting through the troubles that come with the Elders name
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, suspense, realistic, romantic, harsh, talky, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: murder, card playing, family relations, revenge, gambling, vengeance, investigation, crimes, family life, rivalry, dishonesty, hitman, chase, violence, heroes, kidnapping, sheriff, justice, redemption, brutality, vigilantism, gangsters, parents and children, terminal illness, lone wolves ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 19th century, 1890s, 1930s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, california

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Most similar movies to The Sons of Katie Elder

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about rivalry, gunfight, heroes, crimes, vengeance, gun and cowboy mostly in Western, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Sons of Katie Elder: The Comancheros (1961), The War Wagon (1967), Rio Lobo (1970), Big Jake (1971), The Return of Sabata (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
95%
 6.8
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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 ⇓
92%
 6.7
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Rio Lobo (1970)
Genre: War, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose perfidy caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: american civil war, old west, colonel, vengeance, betrayal, crimes, rivalry, investigation, gunfight, revenge, soldier, small town ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s
Place: texas, usa, ireland, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Big Jake (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An aging Texas cattle man who has outlived his time swings into action when outlaws kidnap his grandson.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: kidnapping, rescue, heroes, estrangement, ransom, presumed dead, ranch, scout, old west, gang, obsessive quest, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 70s, turn of the century, 80s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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: old west, heroes, small town, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, lone wolves, male female relationship, gambling, murder, husband wife relationship, mixed martial arts ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.4
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Joe Kidd (1972)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A band of Mexicans find their U. S. land claims denied and all the records destroyed in a courthouse fire. Their leader, Louis Chama, encourages them to use force to regain their land. A wealthy landowner wanting the same decides to hire a gang of ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, heroes, steam train, gunfighter, cowboy, chase, gangsters, destiny, crimes, lone wolves, leadership, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, california, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, 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 ⇓
79%
 6.8
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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 ⇓
79%
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Death Rides a Horse (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Death Rides a Horse (aka Da uomo a uomo, or As Man to Man) is a 1967 spaghetti western directed by Giulio Petroni, written by Luciano Vincenzoni, and starring Lee Van Cleef and John Phillip Law. Bill Meceita, a boy whose family was murdered in front ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder, frame up, old west, vengeance, betrayal, criminal, fistfight, sheriff, jail, law enforcement, bounty hunter ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Retribution Road (2007)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A bank robbery gone wrong leads to a horrific crime and the capture of the most relentless outlaw in Texas...the infamous Johnny Rios. Incarcerated, Rios ups the ante with a daring ultimatum that gives the sleepy town of Wardlaw a rude awakening as ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: old west, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, vigilantism, heist, fugitives, family relations, small town, criminal, sheriff, murder ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Nevada Smith (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Nevada Smith is the young son of an Indian mother and white father. When his father is killed by three men over gold, Nevada sets out to find them and kill them. The boy is taken in by a gun merchant. The gun merchant shows him how to shoot and to ...
Style: tense, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: revenge, old west, murder, one man army, crimes, investigation, family in danger, tough heroes, friends, warden, rivalry, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century
Place: nevada, usa, arizona, mississippi, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.4
 4K
5 Card Stud (1968)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The players in an ongoing poker game are being mysteriously killed off, one by one.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, small town, poker, cheating at cards, police investigation, mystery, who done it, americana, vigilantism, gambling, small town life, bishop ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, colorado, denver colorado, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
How the West Was Won (1962)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The epic tale of the development of the American West from the 1830s through the Civil War to the end of the century, as seen through the eyes of one pioneer family.
Style: epic, exciting, realistic, serious, intense ...
Plot: old west, wilderness, gold, small town, attempted murder, native american, criminal, adventure, family, survival, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1880s, 1860s, 1850s ...
Place: california, missouri, ohio, arizona, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Bandolero! (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Posing as a hangman, Mace Bishop arrives in town with the intention of freeing a gang of outlaws, including his brother, from the gallows. Mace urges his younger brother to give up crime. The sheriff chases the brothers to Mexico. They join forces, ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, desert, mexican bandit, criminal, brother, bandit, executioner, bishop, tough heroes, chase, going straight, unlikely partners ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico, usa, latin america, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After avenging his family's brutal murder, Wales is pursued by a pack of soldiers. He prefers to travel alone, but ragtag outcasts are drawn to him - and Wales can't bring himself to leave them unprotected.
Style: realistic, brutal, harsh, suspense, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, native americans, murder, cowboy, war crime, loss of son, vengeance, tough heroes, civil war, horse, native american, vigilantism ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 70s
Place: texas, usa, missouri, arizona, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Desperados (1969)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the closing days of the Civil War, fanatical Parson Josiah Galt and his three sons, Adam, Jacob, and David, are leaders of a gang of southern marauders. Josiah, driven by his lust for revenge for the death of his Indian wife, attacks the Kansas ...
Style: serious, gloomy, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, american civil war, investigation, gang, vigilantism, rivalry, kidnapping, missing person, death in the family, battles, dealing with death, lone wolves ...
Time: 1860s
Place: texas, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Breakheart Pass (1975)
Genre: Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the height of the frontier era, a train races through the Rocky Mountains on a classified mission to a remote army post. But one by one the passengers are being murdered, and their only hope is the mysterious John Deakin, who's being ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, train, governor, prisoner, u.s. marshal, investigation, train travel, crimes, track down, tough heroes, frame up, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, utah, ireland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: serious, realistic, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: old west, bounty hunter, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, on the run, rivalry, heroes, investigation, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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God's Gun (1976)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Israel
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Priest turned vigilante Father John (Van Cleef) hunts down a gang of criminals, led by Sam Clayton (Palance), who killed a man in a local bar. On the gang's return to the town, they kill the priest, leaving a young parishioner Johnny behind. He ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, one man army, vigilantism, murder, investigation, rivalry, clergy, gang, leadership, crimes, twins, lone wolves ...
Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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 ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspense, tense ...
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 ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, turn of the century, 19th century, 70s
Place: nevada, el paso texas, tucson arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: suspenseful, rough, stylized, gloomy, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, old west, revenge, gunfight, vigilantism, friendship, righting the wronged, tough heroes, friends, tough law enforcer, chase, buddies ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, exciting, realistic, rough
Plot: vengeance, kidnapping, vigilantism, track down, rivalry, heroes, crimes, hitman, tough heroes, uninhibited rivalry, desert, mistaken identity ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Valdez Is Coming (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Mexican-American sheriff must resort to violence against a powerful rancher in order to get just compensation for the pregnant Indian widow of a wrongly killed black man.
Style: clever, cynical, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, one man army, murder, self defense, couples, society, rivalry, heroes, crimes, lone wolves, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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Charro! (1969)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jess Wade is innocently accused of having stolen a cannon from the Mexican revolutionary forces. He tries to find the real culprits, a gang of criminals.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, psychotronic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, gang, frame up, gunfight, on the run, rivalry, adventure, leadership, aging, crimes, criminal heroes, going straight ...
Time: 60s, victorian era
Place: arizona, mexico, sonora
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67%
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 ⇓
67%
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, rough ...
Plot: prison, heist, journalism, rivalry, crimes, vengeance, bank, old west, prison escape, country, good versus evil, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1920s, 1890s
Place: usa, arizona, nashville tennessee, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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 ⇓
67%
 3.8
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Hard Bounty (1995)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Donnie and her whores strap on guns, saddle up, and ride out seeking justice.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, bounty hunter, prostitute, righting the wronged, tough heroes, graphic violence, uninhibited rivalry, old west, sexual relations, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
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Red Fighter (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The sole survivor of a bloody massacre vows revenge on his attackers and on the men who killed his wife.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, old west, small town, revenge, native american, crimes, injustice, tough heroes, rescue, life is a bitch, survival, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%