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Three Burials (2005)
 7.4
 38K
Three Burials (2005)
Original name: The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western
Country: France, Mexico, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When brash Texas border officer Mike Norton wrongfully kills and buries the friend and ranch hand of Pete Perkins, the latter is reminded of a promise he made to bury his friend, Melquiades Estrada, in his Mexican home town. He kidnaps Norton and exhumes Estrada's corpse, and the odd caravan sets out on horseback for Mexico.
Style: emotional, thought provoking, realistic, atmospheric, twists and turns, rough, serious, intense, gloomy, contemplative ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, promise, loss of friend, on the road, racial slur, vengeance, crimes, last wish, reluctant partners, confined, partners, obsessive quest, hopes, dishonesty, wilderness, lone wolves, immigrants, desert, murder, justice, cowboy, kidnapping, sheriff, corpse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america, houston texas, cincinnati ohio, el paso texas ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, harsh and complex films with plots about brutality, redemption, violence, dialogue, murder, crimes and vengeance mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Three Burials: Gran Torino (2008), No Country for Old Men (2007), The Homesman (2014), In the Valley of Elah (2007), The Border (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 708K
Gran Torino (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. ...
Style: serious, emotional, thought provoking, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: gang, veteran, gunfight, friendship, interracial relations, elderly, pride and honor, immigrants, neighbor, visceral, prejudice, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: tense, bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: neo noir, greed, sheriff, hitman, crimes, death, track down, peril, human nature, psychopath, escape, shooting ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 30K
The Homesman (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy. Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: old west, revenge, native american, human nature, mental illness, obsessive quest, partners, unlikely partners, anti heroes, anti hero, lifesaver, cross country ...
Time: 19th century
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
In the Valley of Elah (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A career officer and his wife work with a police detective to uncover the truth behind their son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.
Style: tense, disturbing, heartbreaking, psychological, touching ...
Plot: investigation, war crime, disappearance, army, guilt, military, torture, patriotism, cover up, innocence lost, murder investigation, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004
Place: iraq, usa, texas, new mexico, bosnia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.4
 6K
The Border (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A corrupted border agent decides to clean up his act when an impoverished woman's baby is put up for sale on the black market.
Style: atmospheric, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, corruption, police, emigration, kidnapping, crimes, crime, rich and poor, opposites attract, family relations, interracial relations, immigrants ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Rolling Thunder (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran, Charles Rane, returns home after years in a POW camp and is treated as a hero. When thugs invade his home to steal the silver coins he received for his service, they mangle his hand and leave him and his family for dead. Rane ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, violence, vengeance, homecoming, vietnam veteran, deadly, crime, rivalry, buddies, crimes, death wish ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, el paso texas, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
 285K
Babel (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA, Mexico, Morocco, Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, rough, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: multiple storylines, nanny, loss of son, desert, deportation, tragic event, doctor, police brutality, family relations, redemption, depression, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, japan, mexico, asia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
 221K
21 Grams (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ...
Style: mind bending, psychological, bleak, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: life is a bitch, redemption, desperation, tragedy, suicide attempt, guilt, death in the family, surgery, cocaine, human nature, loss of child, tragic event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, rough, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, helicopter, on the run, friendship, horse, chase, runaway, bar fight, prison, sheriff, friendship between men, jail ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1952
Place: albuquerque new mexico, new mexico, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 133K
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Whilst on a short weekend getaway, Louise shoots a man who had tried to rape Thelma. Due to the incriminating circumstances, they make a run for it and thus a cross country chase ensues for the two fugitives. Along the way, both women rediscover the ...
Style: emotional, captivating, sincere, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: road trip, feminism, friendship, fugitives, escapades, free spirited, female friendship, on the run, hitchhiker, robbery, murder, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: arkansas, arizona, usa, southern usa, oklahoma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
 31K
Without Name (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set on the border, where Mexico becomes the crucible and the fearsome gangs of today’s Mexican countryside, the gauntlet, to freedom. The stories of a girl living in Honduras and hungering for a brighter future, and two teen gang members, for whom ...
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang, immigrants, juvenile delinquency, social problems, chase, hopes, youth, lifestyle change, illegal immigration, robbery, train, corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, central america, guatemala, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Double Jeopardy (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, tense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: false accusation, faked death, prison, sailboat, betrayal, crime, crimes, vengeance, manipulation, manhunt, presumed dead, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, san francisco, southern usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 13K
Heaven's Gate (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 219 min.
Story: Harvard graduate James Averill (Kris Kristofferson) is the sheriff of prosperous Jackson County, Wyo., when a battle erupts between the area's poverty-stricken immigrants and its wealthy cattle farmers. The politically connected ranch owners ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, realistic, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brothel, immigrants, culture clash, injustice, dishonesty, crimes, rescue, political corruption, idealism, marshal, gunfight, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1870s, 1890s, 18th century
Place: usa, wyoming, asia, vietnam, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
 284K
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: tense, psychological, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, old west, heroic mission, gang, heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, race against time, righting the wronged, sheriff, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona, sonora, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, vengeance, small town, gunslinger, outlaw, criminal, anti-hero, tough heroes, mysterious character, lone wolves, rivalry, greed ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 168K
25th Hour (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The filmed adaptation from David Benioff's novel of the same name. Set in New York, a convicted drug dealer named Monty has one day left of freedom before he is sent to prison. Anger, blame, frustration, betrayal, guilt and loneliness are ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, stock broker, betrayal, introspection, regret, drug dealer, redemption, arrest, girlfriend, drug lord, profanity, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 13K
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: serious, captivating, harsh, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: desert, vengeance, cattle drive, cattle, rancher, buddies, on the road, gold, crimes, gunfight, teenage boy, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 246K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: twist ending, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, disappearance, pedophile, private detective, tragic event, life is a bitch, crimes, neo noir, conspiracy, missing child, peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 7.6
 305K
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: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, adventure, gunfight, tough heroes, bounty hunter, vengeance, partners, revenge, track down, murder, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1870s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: usa, arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 361K
Sicario (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Hong Kong
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young female FBI agent joins a secret CIA operation to take down a Mexican cartel boss, a job that ends up pushing her ethical and moral values to the limit.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, intense, bleak ...
Plot: moral dilemma, cia, tough girl, black ops, drug cartel, neo noir, swat team, u.s. mexico border, special agents, fbi, mercenary, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, arizona, el paso texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Proposition (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Western
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in the Australian outback in the 1880s, the movie follows the series of events following the horrific rape and murder of the Hopkins family, allegedly committed by the infamous Burns brothers gang. Captain Morris Stanley captures Charlie Burns ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: brutality, psychopath, cowboy, aborigine, violence, rape, retribution, gang, savagery, tragic event, criminal, outlaw ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.
Style: suspense, cynical, bleak, tense, dark humor ...
Plot: bounty hunter, gunfight, brutality, murder, death, on the road, bartender, prostitute, suitcase of money, revenge, suitcase full of money, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 10K
Bordertown (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The opening titles explain that American corporations are using the North American Free Trade Agreement by opening large maquiladoras right across the United States–Mexico border. The maquiladoras hire mostly Mexican women to work long hours for ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, journalist, murder, investigation, corruption, uncover truth, rape, society, protagonist as suspect, police corruption, factory worker, factory ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, latin america, mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 8.2
 368K
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: tense, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: old west, sheriff, revenge, vengeance, gunfight, redemption, regret, one last job, small town, prostitute, reputation, mutilation ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
 324K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Mexico, Switzerland
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save ...
Style: tense, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, kidnapping, vengeance, justice, cia, vigilante, vigilantism, mercenary, bodyguard, daring rescue, friendship, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 33K
The Missing (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: When rancher and single mother of two Maggie Gilkeson sees her teenage daughter, Lily, kidnapped by Apache rebels, she reluctantly accepts the help of her estranged father, Samuel, in tracking down the kidnappers. Along the way, the two must learn ...
Style: serious, disturbing, atmospheric, suspense, intense ...
Plot: native americans, kidnapping, redemption, rescue, reconciliation, family relations, parents and children, crimes, rebellion, track down, rebelliousness, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Quigley Down Under (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: American Matt Quigley answers Australian land baron Elliott Marston's ad for a sharpshooter to kill the dingoes on his property. But when Quigley finds out that Marston's real target is the aborigines, Quigley hits the road. Now, even ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genocide, australian, vigilantism, fish out of water, vengeance, against the odds, old west, crimes, dishonesty, partners, danger, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, wyoming, pacific ocean, texas, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.0
 86K
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, crimes, parents and children, haunted by the past, human nature, father figure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Will Graham, a former London crime boss who has left his former life to live as a recluse in the forest. Haunted by the blood of those he has murdered, Will wishes never to return. But when his brother commits suicide, following a sexual assault at ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, rough, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, murder, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, rape, violence, suicide, tough heroes, gangsters, dark hero, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 22K
Crossing Over (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Immigrants from around the world enter Los Angeles every day, with hopeful visions of a better life, but little notion of what that life may cost. Their desperate scenarios test the humanity of immigration enforcement officers. In Crossing Over, ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, intense, touching ...
Plot: immigrants, deportation, culture clash, social differences, society, fighting the system, life is a bitch, state affairs, social problems, interracial relations, americana, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, southern california, tijuana mexico, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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