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There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)
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There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Charismatic criminal Paris Pitman ends up in jail, then attempts to escape the prison of warden Lopeman.
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, cynical, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, escape, betrayal, chase, criminal, warden, dark humor, heroes, gang, crimes, captivity, fugitives, prison life, gays and lesbians, leadership, vengeance, rivalry, confined, on the run, partners, buddies, dishonesty, reform, criminal heroes, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, paris france, france, usa, europe, yuma arizona, sonora ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, exciting and semi serious films with plots about crimes, rivalry, chases and races, gunfight, heroes, partners and dishonesty mostly in Western, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like There Was a Crooked Man...: The Scalphunters (1968), The Rowdy Girls (2000), Catlow (1971), Hard Ground (2003), The War Wagon (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Scalphunters (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Trapper Joe is on his way to the town with all of his gain of hides of the last winter. However a group of Indians stops him and takes all of his hides, leaving him the escaped slave Joseph instead. But Joe has no use for Joseph and is determined to ...
Style: cynical, realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: native american, interracial relations, satire, heroes, chase, vengeance, friendship, self discovery, tough heroes, righting the wronged, friends, lone wolves ...
Time: 60s
Place: australia, latin america, mexico
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The Rowdy Girls (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A hooker, a bank robber and an innocent young woman clash over love and loot from a robbery.
Style: sexy, semi serious, erotic, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, criminal heroes, gang, sexual relations, partners, crimes, on the run, rivalry, old west, chase ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, san francisco, new orleans, texas
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Catlow (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Catlow is a 1971 western based on a story by Louis L'Amour. It stars Yul Brynner as a outlaw determined to pull off a gold robbery and co-stars Richard Crenna and Leonard Nimoy.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, humorous, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, heist, soldier, bounty hunter, criminal, kidnapping, vengeance, old west, friendship, hitman, friends, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, arizona, tucson arizona, sonora
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Hard Ground (2003)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Billy Bucklin escapes while being transported to Yuma prison and plans to form an army of desperadoes to control the Mexican border...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, bounty hunter, old west, reluctant partners, criminal heroes, partners, escapades, redemption, track down, chase, on the run, abduction ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona
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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
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Waterhole #3 (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: James Coburn is a con man and grifter who comes across a map that leads to a fortune in stolen US Army gold. Carroll O'Connor is the crooked sheriff who stays on Coburn's tail.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, gold, sheriff, heroes, treasure hunt, escapades, crimes, lone wolves, adventurer, on the run, tough law enforcer, buddies ...
Time: 60s
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A Man Called Sledge (1970)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: James Garner is Luther Sledge, the leader of a pack of rebels who are planning to steal a stash of gold. But after the thieves actually manage to get away with the bounty, they soon discover that the enemy lies within their midst. As they begin to ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, tough heroes, religions or cults, battles, friends, vigilantism, small town, gambling, vengeance, heist, on the road, prison life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: latin america, mexico, yuma arizona, arizona
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Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A "prequel" of sorts to "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," chronicling the two outlaws' lives in the years before the events portrayed in the Newman/Redford movie.
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, witty, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal, gunfight, on the run, buddies, gang, crimes, criminal heroes, adventure, partners, friends, friendship, old west ...
Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Molly and Lawless John (1972)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Western - Molly, the shy, romance-starved wife of an arrogant frontier sheriff, finds herself drawn to a prisoner in her husband's jail. This prisoner, a handsome young man named Johnny, plays on Molly's sympathy and convinces her to help ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
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The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Marshal Flagg, an aging lawman about to be retired, hears that his old nemesis, the outlaw McKaye, is back in the area and planning a robbery. Riding out to hunt down McKaye, Flagg is captured by McKaye's gang and finds out that McKaye is no ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 20th century
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Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Lightning Jack Kane is an Australian outlaw in the wild west. During a bungled bank robbery he picks up mute Ben Doyle as a hostage. The two become good friends, with Jack teaching Ben how to rob banks, while they plan Jack's last heist.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny, parody ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century
Place: australia, arizona, cuba
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The Over-the-Hill Gang (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Classic comedic western, Captain Oren Hayes of the Texas Rangers takes a break to visit his daughter in a neighboring town. When he arrives he find's his daughter Hannah's husband Jeff is running for Mayor against a corrupt town boss, Nard ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 60s
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Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sam Whiskey is an all-round talent, but when the attractive widow Laura offers him a job, he hesitates: he shall salvage gold bars, which Laura's dead husband stole recently, from a sunken ship and secretly bring them back to the mint before ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, feel good, humorous ...
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Genre: Action, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Western
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Duration: 126 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
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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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Skin Game (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Quincy Drew (Garner) and Jason O'Rourke (Gossett) travel from town to town in the south of the United States during the slavery era. Drew claims to be a down-on-his-luck slave owner who is selling O'Rourke as a slave. Quincy gets the ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
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Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, captivating
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Genre: Comedy, Western
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Duration: 89 min.
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Style: parody, humorous, feel good, funny, light ...
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Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Frank Sinatra plays a tough guy who hooks up with fellow rat packer Dean Martin to open a casino in this western.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, psychotronic, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Harker Flet and compatriots Timothy X. Nolan and Katy, along with three other men, steal $40,000 in money and jewelry from a California train in the gold-mining country of the 1880's. The six split up and while they are hiding out awaiting the ...
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Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A tough marshal with political ambitions leads an elite posse to capture a notorious criminal. He succeeds, but instead of cheering him, the public turns against him.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: marshal, cynicism, ambition, squad, hostage, tough heroes, kidnapping, americana, bank, political corruption, heist, gang ...
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The Last Hard Men (1976)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the early 20th century, some convicts while on a road gang escape and one of the convicts is Zach Provo, a half Indian, who was sent to prison during the latter part of the 19th century. He escapes with 6 others to exact vengeance on Sam Burgade ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
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Time: 20th century, 19th century
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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 ...
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Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Jack Beauregard, one of the greatest gunman of the Old West, only wants to retire in peace and move to Europe. But a young gunfighter, known as "Nobody", who idolizes Beauregard, wants him to go out in glory. So he arranges for Jack to ...
Style: humorous, clever, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, old west, faked death, friends, hotshot hero, partners, unlikely partners, lone wolves, graphic violence, legends and myths, friendship, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 60s
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59%
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
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Time: 60s, 20th century, 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Lewis & Clark & George (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A sultry woman joins an illiterate killer and a brainy hacker, both escaped convicts, to search for gold.
Style: neo noir, semi serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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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
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Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1952
Place: albuquerque new mexico, new mexico, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Ace High (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After Cacopoulos manages to save himself from being hung on a false charge, he robs Cat Stevens and Hutch Bessy of a lot of money and steals their horses. This results in a merry chase and Stevens and Bessy become unwilling allies in ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, humorous, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, robbery, reluctant partners, chase, partners, rivalry, old west, vengeance, graphic violence, prison, gunslinger, bank manager ...
Time: 19th century
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
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