Movies like True Grit 1969

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True Grit (1969)
 7.4
 37K
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 has "grit", and a reputation of getting the job done. The two are joined by a Texas Ranger, La Boeuf (Glen Campbell), who is looking for the same man (Jeff Corey) for a separate murder in Texas. Their odyssey takes them from Fort Smith, Arkansas, deep into the Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma) to find their man.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, scenic, earnest, harsh, sentimental, tense ...
Plot: bounty hunter, murder, old west, manhunt, adventure, hanging, cowboy, horse, vengeance, odd couple, verbal byplay, on the road, unlikely partners, obsessive quest, track down, ambition, escapades, heroes, partners, rivalry, chases and races, tough heroes, revenge, justice, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1930s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, california

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Most similar movies to True Grit

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, harsh and talky films with plots about gunfight, vengeance, storytelling, violence, justice, dialogue and runaway mostly in Western, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like True Grit: Rooster Cogburn (1975), The Cowboys (1972), El Dorado (1967), The Sons of Katie Elder (1965), Rio Lobo (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 272K
True Grit (2010)
Genre: Adventure, 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: rough, atmospheric, tense, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, track down, bounty hunter, partners, adventure, tough heroes, revenge, murder, vengeance, chase, death of father ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1870s, 1900s, 1800s
Place: arkansas, usa, texas, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rooster Cogburn (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After a band of drunken thugs overruns a small Indian Nation town, killing Minister Goodnight and raping the women folk, Eula Goodnight enlists the aid of Marshal Cogburn to hunt them down and bring her father's killers to justice.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, exciting ...
Plot: gunslinger, rape, battle, battle of the sexes, murder, grudge, verbal byplay, on the road, gang, old west, unlikely partners, track down ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: oregon, usa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.4
 12K
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, rough, realistic, captivating, harsh ...
Audience: kids
Plot: desert, schoolboy, cattle, cattle drive, boy, rancher, vengeance, buddies, on the road, switching roles, crimes, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.6
 21K
El Dorado (1967)
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, old west, liquor, revolver, friendship, buddies, farm, righting the wronged, settler, ranch, vengeance, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1960s
Place: usa, mexico, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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 ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: murder, revenge, hitman, vengeance, investigation, gambling, kidnapping, vigilantism, lone wolves, sibling relationship, parents and children, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1890s, 19th century, 1930s ...
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 9K
Rio Lobo (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Plot: american civil war, traitor, sheriff, colonel, old west, soldier, betrayal, vengeance, obsessive quest, small town, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, usa, ireland, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Comancheros (1961)
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: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: renegade, gambler, texas ranger, rescue, chase, adventure, vengeance, buddies, murder, fugitives, lone wolves, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 19th century
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Django Unchained (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Style: dark humor, rough, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, racism, slavery, old west, society, rescue, vengeance, friendship, one against many, odd couple, gory, courage ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, based on radio show ...
Plot: vigilantism, adventure, buddies, old west, folk hero, vengeance, lone wolves, daring rescue, tough heroes, crimes, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1860s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 8K
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, exciting, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: old west, billy the kid, cattle, bounty hunter, tough heroes, rivalry, aging, cons and scams, chases and races, crimes, dishonesty, elderly ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, tucson arizona, arizona, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Missouri Breaks (1976)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Tom Logan is a horse thief. Rancher David Braxton has horses, and a daughter, worth stealing. But Braxton has just hired Lee Clayton, an infamous "regulator", to hunt down the horse thieves; one at a time.
Style: serious, rough, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train robbery, vigilantism, bounty hunter, psychopath, hanging, criminal heroes, good versus evil, adventure, hitman, fugitives, vengeance, gang ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, montana, missouri, usa, wyoming ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.2
 326K
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, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: one last job, regret, sheriff, old west, revenge, redemption, vengeance, reputation, englishman, bounty hunter, bounty, mutilation ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 30K
Hang 'Em High (1968)
Genre: 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, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hanging, judge, widow, lynching, marshal, small town, vengeance, death penalty, pardon, vigilantism, lone wolves, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gold, ranch, street shootout, violence, heist, adventure, criminal heroes, vengeance, buddies, horse, criminal's revenge ...
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: sentimental, semi serious, tense, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: small town, u.s. marshal, bank, criminal heroes, vengeance, fugitives, cowboy and outlaw, father son conflict, gang, good versus evil, parents and children, comanche indian ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Texas Rangers (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ten years after the Civil War has ended, the Governor of Texas asks Leander McNelly to form a company of Rangers to help uphold the law along the Mexican border. With a few veterans of the war, most of the recruits are young men who have little or ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, harsh, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racial segregation, tiger, texas ranger, american civil war, adventure, anti heroes, vengeance, obsessive quest, interracial relations, righting the wronged, tough heroes, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 19K
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: touching, serious, gloomy, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: small town, hitman, widow, vengeance, gambling, terminal illness, legends and myths, criminal heroes, self defense, human nature, retirement, sniper ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, 19th century
Place: nevada, tucson arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: funeral, small town, lawyer, cowboy, politics, stagecoach, outlaw, pistol, gunslinger, senator, newspaper, robbery ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 6.7
 40K
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, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: gambling, gunslinger, friendship, old west, parents and children, vengeance, historical figure, sheriff, deputy sheriff, crimes, gangsters, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s, 1800s, 1860s
Place: wyoming, arkansas, texas, arizona, alaska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.7
 18K
Lonesome Dove (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 384 min.
Story: Lonesome Dove is a Western television miniseries based on Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. Starring Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones, Lonesome Dove was originally broadcast by CBS on February 5, 1989, drawing a ...
Style: epic, realistic, touching, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: on the road, old west, cattle drive, texas ranger, friendship, adventure, obsessive quest, hanging, buddies, aging, gunfight, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century
Place: montana, texas, usa, nebraska, wyoming ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Aces 'N' Eights (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Already taking a gamble settling in the uncharted west, the peaceful settlers of a town destined for railroad greatness suddenly find themselves being ruthlessly gunned down. With no law and order to be found, justice falls onto the shoulders of an ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, rescue, small town life, good versus evil, heroes, adventure, rivalry, vengeance, criminal heroes, americana, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: american civil war, revenge, vengeance, murder, native american, tough heroes, arson, chief, war crime, cowboy, loss of son, massacre ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, missouri, usa, kansas, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, serious, realistic, breathtaking ...
Plot: frontier, settler, native american, outlaw, river, adventure, small town, family, wilderness, attempted murder, gold, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1870s, 1840s, 1880s ...
Place: california, arizona, missouri, ohio, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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A Man Called Horse (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1825 an English aristocrat is captured by Indians. He lives with them and begins to understand/accept their lifestyles. Eventually he is accepted as part of the tribe and becomes their leader.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, rough, exciting ...
Plot: ritual, bear attack, aristocrat, adventure, interracial relations, native americans, captivity, injustice, society, survival, confined, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: south dakota, usa, india, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 9K
Big Jake (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An aging Texas cattle man who has outlived his time swings into action when outlaws kidnap his grandson.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, cigar smoking, estrangement, scout, ransom, presumed dead, vengeance, missing person, old west, crimes, rancher, gang ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 80s
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Retrieval (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the outskirts of the Civil War, a boy is sent north by a bounty hunter gang to retrieve a wanted man.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: american civil war, bounty hunter, moral dilemma, danger, survival, track down, racism, chases and races, escapades, society, foe turned friend, boy ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, USA, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 161 min.
Story: While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of a strongbox containing $200,000 in stolen gold.
Style: exciting, epic, tense, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, treasure hunt, lone wolves, cons and scams, gold, good versus evil, outlaw, greed, gunfight, anti-hero, american civil war, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: manhunt, friendship, gore, destiny, aging, sheriff, on the run, old west, crimes, old friends, billy the kid, lawlessness ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 12K
Heaven's Gate (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 149 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: epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brothel, dance, society, prostitute, love triangle, vengeance, immigrants, crimes, idealist, marshal, culture clash, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1800s, 18th century
Place: usa, asia, vietnam, wyoming, montana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 6K
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: revenge, murder, native american, half breed, vengeance, one man army, investigation, old west, repayment, desert, friendship, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: nevada, usa, arizona, california, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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