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South of Heaven, West of Hell (2000)
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South of Heaven, West of Hell (2000)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Valentine Casey is a Marshal in the desolate Tucson territory of the early 1900's. On Christmas Eve, his outlaw family pays him a disturbing visit. He must confront the sins of his past. He and his partner, U.S. Christmas, journey through the desert to a small town that the ruthless Henry Clan has hit in order to save Casey's love, Adelyne.
Style: rough, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: desert, criminal, old west, gang, crimes, haunted by the past, family relations, law enforcement, small town, criminal heroes, tough heroes, criminal's revenge, manhunt, outlaw gang, tough guy, heroes, rivalry, nudity (full frontal - brief), country, strong violent content, siblings relations, marshal, horse, bank robbery, cowboy ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1910s, 1900s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona

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Most similar movies to South of Heaven, West of Hell

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, gunfight, rivalry, old west, heroes, gun and vengeance mostly in Western, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like South of Heaven, West of Hell: Heaven with a Gun (1969), High Plains Drifter (1973), Hang 'Em High (1968), The Master Gunfighter (1975), Ghost Rock (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
American Bandits: Frank and Jesse James (2010)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After Jesse James is wounded by a bullet to the chest, Frank James splits the gang up and plans a rendezvous in four days time. With U.S.-Marshall Kane in hot pursuit, and betrayal within the outlaw band, the stage is set for a blazing and climactic ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rivalry, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal heroes, old west, criminal, tough guy, family relations, graphic violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, rough, suspenseful, exciting
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 ⇓
94%
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 ⇓
89%
The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The gangs of Jesse James and Cole Younger join forces to rob the First National Bank in Northfield, Minnesota, but things do not go as planned.
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, tense ...
Plot: manhunt, bank, jesse james, disorder, gang, on the run, fugitives, misfit partners, crime gone awry, partners, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, minnesota, mississippi, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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 ⇓
81%
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, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, one man army, master warrior, martial arts, gunfight, outlaw gang, samurai sword, small western town, crimes, heroes, rivalry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 3.5
 501
Ghost Rock (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set in 1882, John Slaughter and his sidekick Savannah Starr return to a town where an almost forgotten massacre took place 20 years ago. They are determined to find the man responsible.
Style: serious, suspense, exciting, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, vigilantism, rivalry, tough heroes, gang, hopes, crimes, lone wolves, righting the wronged, small town, crooked sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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 ⇓
75%
 6.3
 545
Yuma (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A down-and-dirty town is forced to shape up when a new sheriff (Clint Walker) comes to town. However, when a scheme is launched to destroy the lawman's authority, he must discover the perpetrators and preserve his reputation.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bar fight, old west, marshal, tough heroes, righting the wronged, heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, tough law enforcer, lone wolves, gang, law enforcement ...
Place: arizona, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Deadly Trackers (1973)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sheriff Sean Kilpatrick is a pacifist. Frank Brand is the leader of a band of killers. When their paths cross Kilpatrick is compelled to go against everything he has stood for to bring death to Brand and his gang. Through his hunt into Mexico he is ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vigilantism, heroes, pacifist, bank robbery, revenge, bank, anti war, heist, vengeance, gang, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, latin america, texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Man With No Name enters the Mexican village of San Miguel in the midst of a power struggle among the three Rojo brothers and sheriff John Baxter. When a regiment of Mexican soldiers bearing gold intended to pay for new weapons is waylaid by the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, gang war, sheriff, gold, greed, vengeance, massacre, deal, gang, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, new mexico, arizona, sonora ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.4
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Joshua (1976)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A black soldier returns from fighting for the Union in the Civil War only to find out that his mother has been murdered by a gang of white thugs. He becomes a bounty hunter, determined to track down and kill the men who killed his mother.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, tough girl, vengeance, kidnapping, old west, vigilantism, good versus evil, lone wolves, crimes, confined, rivalry, gang ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ⇓
71%
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 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 ...
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Time: 60s, 20th century, 1880s
Place: california, mexico, latin america, usa, sonora ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 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 ⇓
69%
 8.0
 93K
Sling Blade (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside ...
Style: touching, bleak, rough, serious, sincere ...
Plot: murder, friendship, mentally challenged, death threat, redemption, family relations, small town, haunted by the past, parents and children, human nature, crimes, father figure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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 ⇓
67%
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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
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
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Keoma (1976)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Half-breed Keoma returns to his border hometown after service in the Civil War and finds it under the control of Caldwell, an ex-Confederate raider, and his vicious gang of thugs. To make matters worse, Keoma's three half-brothers have joined ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, righting the wronged, graphic violence, old west, siblings relations, vengeance, lone wolves, crimes, dishonesty, heroes, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 ⇓
65%
Cry Blood, Apache (1970)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Telling the story of his early life in flashback, a former prospector (Joel McCrea, with flashback sequences featuring son Jody) explains his brutal massacre of a tribe of Indians. The only survivor (Marie Gahua) agrees to lead him to a secret gold ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, cult film
Plot: good versus evil, heroes, vengeance, murder, rescue, rivalry, opposites attract, investigation, crimes, gang, escapades, golden years ...
Time: 60s, 19th century
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 ⇓
64%
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The Desperate Trail (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Amiable con man Jack Cooper is on a westbound stagecoach, headed for the next batch of suckers who will mistake him for an easy mark. Fiery Sarah O'Rourke rides the same coach, handcuffed to lawman Bill Speakes and headed for the hangman. In a ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, manhunt, criminal heroes, old west, tough heroes, crimes, track down, on the run, woman in danger, husband wife relationship, heroes, sexual abuse ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.3
 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, single parent, heroes, romance, crimes, love and romance, gang, tough heroes, family relations, couples, cons and scams ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, exciting, realistic, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: old west, track down, vengeance, rivalry, partners, vigilantism, crimes, murder, cowboy, gunfight, renegade, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.7
 306K
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In Arizona in the late 1800s, infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, ...
Style: serious, tense, psychological, gloomy, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, gunfight, gang, heroic mission, race against time, sheriff, righting the wronged, heroes, reward, dishonesty, rivalry, justice ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, yuma arizona, sonora ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Gunfight at Yuma (2012)
Genre: Western
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Seven Years after his wife's murder and the events that changed his life, Caleb Williams has become a gunfighter known as The Tailor.
Style: atmospheric, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: desert, couple relations, small town life, old west, crimes, small town, social relations, clergy, prison, death row, arizona desert, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Arizona Raiders (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Murphy plays an ex-Quantrill's Raider who's released from jail with buddy Cooper to be deputized as Arizona Rangers in order to hunt down the remnant of the gang, rumored to he hiding out in a town "neer dee border" in the words ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, heroes, crimes, fugitives, confined, lovers on the run, lone wolves, partners, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, tough heroes, criminal heroes ...
Place: arizona, yuma arizona, tucson arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 ⇓
63%