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The North Star (1996)
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The North Star (1996)
Original name: North Star
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: UK, France, Italy, Norway
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Set during the Alaskan gold rush of the late 1800's. In his efforts to gain control of a small mining town, Sean McLennon is buying up every mining claim that becomes available, usually after the deaths of the previous owners at the hands of McLennon's 'assistants'. One of the miners targeted by McLennon, a half-Indian hunter named Hudson Saanteek, manages to escape his hired thugs and comes back into town looking to re-establish his claim and get revenge. McLennon and his men have the advantange of numbers and weapons, but Saanteek has his survival skills and knowledge of the Alaskan wilderness.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film
Plot: heroes, kidnapping, chase, wilderness, survival, adventure, crimes, vengeance, treasure hunt, gambling, pets, adventurer, danger, chases and races, dishonesty, escapades, deadly, lone wolves, rivalry, americana, daring rescue, dog, martial arts, native american, henchman ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about heroes, rivalry, crimes, vengeance, violence, gunfight and revenge mostly in Action, Drama and Western genres. Some movies like The North Star: Mackenna's Gold (1969), Wake of Death (2004), Gone with the West (1974), River of Death (1989), Any Gun Can Play (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mackenna's Gold (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The gangster Colorado kidnaps Marshal McKenna. He believes that McKenna has seen a map which leads to a rich vein of gold in the mountains and forces him to show him the way. But they're not the only ones who're after the gold; soon they ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, serious ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gold, map, adventure, chase, desert, gang, marshal, rivalry, danger, murder, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, colorado, arizona, sonora, mexico ...
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Wake of Death (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain, South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Action superstar, Jean-Claude Van Damme (Universal Soldier, Street Fighter), is back and at his hard-hitting best as Ben Archer, an ex-mob enforcer seeking revenge against a ruthless Chinese kingpin responsible for his wife's brutal murder. ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: child in peril, gangsters, revenge, martial arts, murder, mortal combat, tough heroes, rivalry, crimes, danger, deadly, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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Gone with the West (1974)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Enlivened by the star turns from James Caan and Sammy Davis Jr., we follow the tale of a not-so-reputable hero. Jud McGraw and a less than innocent Native American maid, known as Little Moon. They have both come to the deserted town of Black Nullar ...
Style: humorous, rough, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: life is a bitch, rivalry, dishonesty, chases and races, fugitives, unlikely partners, crimes, partners, tough heroes, frame up, vengeance, false accusation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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River of Death (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, South Africa, Israel
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An adventurer (Hamilton) decides to go in search of the lost city in the Amazon jungle. A motley crew of other people with reasons of their own decide to join him for the wealth of the lost city. But to their horror they find out that they have bit ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: jungle, adventurer, mad scientist, betrayal, chase, investigation, vengeance, heroic mission, daring rescue, treasure hunt, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1965, 1960s, year 1945 ...
Place: south america, usa
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Any Gun Can Play (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Any Gun Can Play (Italian: Vado... l'ammazzo e torno) is a 1967 spaghetti western starring Gilbert Roland, Edd Byrnes and George Hilton. The film is directed by Enzo G. Castellari and features a score by Francesco De Masi and Alessandro ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, treasure hunt, train, bounty hunter, heroes, fugitives, tough heroes, countryside, americana, heist, track down, bank ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico, latin america, europe, spain
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The Man Who Came Back (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Framed for murder and left for dead, a local legend comes back to make the guilty pay as he seeks revenge on those who killed his family, in this traditional Western about one man who stood against injustice.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
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Time: 19th century
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Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a lake high in the mountains of New Zealand hunter Gibbie Gibson discovers a plane wreck from WW2. When he tells it around, a gang of crooks follows and threatens him and his daughter, because they know there are 50 million dollars in the wreck. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, race against time, escapades, obsessive quest, airplane, survival, danger, adventurer, bounty hunter, chase, crimes, mountain ...
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Wyatt Earp (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Covering the life and times of one of the West's most iconic heroes Wyatt Earp weaves an intricate tale of Earp and his friends and family. With a star studded cast, sweeping cinematography and authentic costumes Wyatt Earp led the way during ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Plot: family relations, heroes, deputy sheriff, gunslinger, gambling, vengeance, gang, gangsters, friendship, legends and myths, lone wolves, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1800s, 1880s, 1870s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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El Dorado (1966)
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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, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century, 60s, 1960s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, manhunt, pursuit, old west, criminal heroes, crimes, on the run, tough heroes, woman in danger, track down, husband wife relationship, sexual abuse ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Gang of Roses (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: seattle washington, seattle, washington state
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Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, 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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Duration: 91 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 97 min.
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Duration: 90 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
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Style: tense, psychological, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Hard Way to Die (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
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Duration: 92 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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51%
The Return of Sabata (1971)
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Style: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Bodyguard (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Hate Thy Neighbor (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ken Dakota's search for the murderer of his brother, killed by bandit Gary Stevens, at the behest of land owner Chris Malone. Dakota attempts to bring the men responsible for his brothers death to justice.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chases and races, danger, deadly, vengeance, life is a bitch, escapades, dangerous animal, crimes, injustice, heroes, old west, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When the young Texas Ranger, John Reid, is the sole survivor of an ambush arranged by the militaristic outlaw leader, Butch Cavendich, he is rescued by an old childhood Comanche friend, Tonto. When he recovers from his wounds, he dedicates his life ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, cult film ...
Plot: vigilantism, old west, heroes, adventure, crimes, friendship, secret identity, buddies, folk hero, daring rescue, assassination, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1860s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%