Movies like True Grit 1969

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True Grit
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: adventure, murder, vengeance, revenge, justice, bounty hunter, verbal byplay, odd couple, gunfight, old west, on the road, unlikely partners, manhunt, chase, civil war, drinking, mentor, violent, runaway, beautiful scenery, dialogue, obsessive quest, indians, foul language, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1930s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, california
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Lonesome Dove
Adventure, Drama, Western
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The Cowboys
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USA
134 min.
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Most similar movies to True Grit

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, harsh, serious and scenic films with plots about mentor, gunfight, runaway, dialogue, redemption, vengeance and justice mostly in Western, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like True Grit: Rooster Cogburn (1975), The Cowboys (1972), El Dorado (1967), A Man Called Horse (1970), Lonesome Dove (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Rooster Cogburn
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: gunfight, revenge, chase, gang, on the road, verbal byplay, poetry, indians, unlikely partners, old west, destiny, justice ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: oregon, usa, africa
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True Grit
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: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gunfight, betrayal, justice, revenge, murder, young heroes, on the road, verbal byplay, old west, track down, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 20th century, 1900s, 1800s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, california, arkansas
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The Cowboys
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: rough, serious, realistic, captivating, harsh ...
Audience: kids
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, texas
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    User:   93%
 
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El Dorado
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
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Time: 19th century, 1960s
Place: usa, texas, california, mexico
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A Man Called Horse
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, harsh ...
Plot: adventure, native americans, violence, torture, indians, interracial relations, culture clash, captivity, courage, violent, gunfight, injustice ...
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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: serious, atmospheric, tense, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: small town, politics, lawyer, gunfight, friendship, sacrifice, funeral, uninhibited rivalry, old west, cowboy, drinking, runaway ...
Time: 19th century
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Lonesome Dove
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, serious, captivating ...
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    User:   53%
 
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Genre: Adventure, Romance, War, Western
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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: vengeance, hitman, gunfight, cancer, death, courage, small town, revenge, mentor, life & death, human nature, redemption ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, 19th century
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System:   53%
    User:   50%
 
The Comancheros
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, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, vengeance, adventure, murder, gunfight, desert, small town, buddies, indians, civil war, runaway, fugitives ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 19th century
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, new orleans, usa ...
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System:   53%
    User:   49%
 
The Sons of Katie Elder
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
Plot: murder, vengeance, revenge, vigilantism, hitman, gunfight, gangsters, chase, lone wolves, violence, death, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 80s, 19th century ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   52%
 
The Missouri Breaks
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: tense, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Bad Company
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jeff Bridges stars as young con man named Jake Rumsey in this highly original Western. After Drew Dixon (Barry Brown), an upright young man, is sent west by his religious family to avoid being drafted into the Civil War, he drifts across the land ...
Style: bleak, realistic, atmospheric, serious, harsh ...
Plot: runaway, betrayal, innocence lost, on the road, civil war, gunfight, prostitution, gangs, american civil war, americana, brutality, wilderness ...
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Cahill U.S. Marshal
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: tense, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
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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, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
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    User:   43%
 
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Chisum
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, harsh ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gunfight, revenge, tough heroes, murder, greed, old west, vengeance, mentor, rivalry, violence, bounty hunter, chase ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 1870s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, texas, california ...
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    User:   50%
 
Jeremiah Johnson
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians when he proves to be the match of their warriors in one-to-one combat on the early frontier.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, realistic, epic, serious ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, native americans, adventure, hunting, revenge, indians, lone wolves, solitude, isolation, loneliness ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: colorado, usa
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Big Jake
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: vengeance, kidnapping, gunfight, motorcycle, missing person, indians, old west, crimes, good versus evil, gangs, gang, violent ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 1900s
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, california, usa
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System:   41%
    User:   35%
 
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Heaven's Gate
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: immigrants, culture clash, vengeance, gunfight, violence, crimes, death, moral ambiguity, prostitute, rivalry, greed, society ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s, 1890s
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, wyoming, montana ...
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System:   41%
    User:   47%
 
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Unforgiven
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, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: redemption, revenge, vengeance, gunfight, morality, corruption, murder, one last job, regret, dark hero, sheriff, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, usa, kansas
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System:   41%
    User:   49%
 
How the West Was Won
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: adventure, family, gunfight, civil war, american civil war, culture clash, crimes, indians, native americans, destiny, old west, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1880s, 1870s, 1840s ...
Place: california, arizona, missouri, ohio, usa ...
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    User:   36%
 
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The Salvation
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Denmark, UK, South Africa, Sweden, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: vengeance, revenge, violence, small town, redemption, oil, murder, betrayal, good versus evil, gang, brutality, corruption ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, australia
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Wyatt Earp
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, rough, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, vengeance, gunfight, gangsters, old west, death, parents and children, violence, mentor, crimes, life philosophy, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s, 1800s, 1860s
Place: california, texas, alaska, arizona, arkansas ...
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System:   38%
    User:   42%
 
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Hatari!
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos. Will the arrival of a female wildlife photographer change their ways?
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: chase, adventure, romance, hunting, fall in love, animals, adventurer, indians, runaway, mentor, gunfight, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   44%
 
Two Mules for Sister Sara
Genre: Adventure, Romance, War, Western
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Hogan, on his way to do some reconnaissance for a future mission to capture a French fort, encounters Sister Sara, a nun in trouble. Before he knows it, Hogan is accompanying Sister Sara in the dangerous frontier while she seeks to achieve a hidden ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, french, gunfight, violence, murder, odd couple, chase, indians, unlikely partners, vengeance, dialogue, redemption ...
Time: 1860s
Place: mexico, latin america
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System:   37%
    User:   39%
 
The Legend of the Lone Ranger
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: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating, awful ...
Plot: adventure, vengeance, justice, violence, buddies, murder, old west, folk hero, alter ego, revenge, lone wolves, vigilantism ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 1870s, 1860s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   37%
 
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Nevada Smith
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, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, murder, gunfight, friendship, chase, prison, investigation, indians, old west, mentor, runaway ...
Time: 19th century
Place: nevada, usa, california, texas, mexico ...
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System:   36%
    User:   38%
 
Quigley Down Under
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: serious, rough, realistic, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, chase, australian, genocide, vengeance, gunfight, desert, revenge, on the road, murder, british ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, london, wyoming, pacific ocean, texas
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System:   36%
    User:   31%
 

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