Movies like True Grit

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True Grit (2010)
 7.6
 281K
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. "Rooster" Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and adventure on the journey, and each has his or her "grit" tested.
Style: rough, atmospheric, tense, captivating, scenic, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, track down, bounty hunter, partners, adventure, tough heroes, horse, revenge, gunfight, murder, vengeance, trial, sheriff, teenage girl, death of father, chase, violence, texas ranger, eye patch, on the road, shooting, rivalry, law enforcer, hunt down ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 1870s, 1800s, 20th century
Place: usa, arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, harsh and talky films with plots about gunfight, violence, vengeance, horse, storytelling, murder and dialogue mostly in Western, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like True Grit: Django Unchained (2012), The Revenant (2015), 3:10 to Yuma (2007), No Country for Old Men (2007), Slow West (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, bounty hunter, slavery, old west, vengeance, gunfight, society, rescue, courage, friendship, dentist, one against many ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
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100%
 7.5
 38K
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 ...
Style: stylized, captivating, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: bounty hunter, murder, hanging, horse, manhunt, cowboy, old west, adventure, vengeance, obsessive quest, partners, track down ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1930s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 588K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, violence, lone hero, revenge, snow, betrayal, old west, native american, manhunt, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 268K
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: psychological, tense, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, heroic mission, gang, old west, race against time, dishonesty, rivalry, righting the wronged, chases and races, morality, heroes, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, mine, usa, tucson arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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, rough, bleak, serious, suspense ...
Plot: track down, hitman, crimes, human nature, psychopath, peril, shooting, escape, money, death, greed, sheriff ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 37K
Slow West (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: UK, New Zealand
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In the Old West, a 17-year-old Scottish boy teams up with a mysterious gunman to find the woman with whom he is infatuated.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: drinking, violence, frontier, search, flaming arrow, rifle, death of father, fire, bounty hunter, outlaw, horse, pistol ...
Time: 19th century
Place: colorado, usa, ireland, scotland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 61K
Open Range (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: old west, horse, friendship, gunfight, vengeance, small town, murder, cowboy, love and romance, good versus evil, shooting, dog ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 336K
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, rough ...
Plot: old west, sheriff, regret, vengeance, one last job, redemption, revenge, small town, reputation, mutilation, prostitute, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: brutality, violence, psychopath, retribution, track down, gang, outlaw, sadist, wilderness, criminal heroes, nihilism, rape ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 31K
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, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hanging, pardon, small town, marshal, widow, judge, lynching, vengeance, vigilantism, death penalty, lone wolves, chases and races ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 32K
The Salvation (2014)
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, gang, violence, revenge, criminal's revenge, small town, murder, lone hero, old west, tough heroes, crimes, violence spree ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, australia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 55K
Appaloosa (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, old west, friendship, law enforcement, sheriff, terrorizing, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, save the day, gunfight, injustice, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: mine, new mexico, iowa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 3K
Bad Company (1972)
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, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental, rough ...
Plot: betrayal, runaway, marshal, loyalty, american civil war, dishonesty, partners, society, innocence lost, gang, real world, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, tokyo, texas, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, old west, sheriff, revolver, liquor, vengeance, redemption, native americans, rivalry, americana, good versus evil, farm ...
Time: 19th century, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: This classic western masterpiece is an epic film about a widow whose land and life are in danger as the railroad is getting closer and closer to taking them over. A mysterious harmonica player joins forces with a desperado to protect the woman and ...
Style: epic, tense, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, vengeance, gunfight, mysterious character, warrior, small town, tragic hero, funeral, massacre, hanging, death ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 12K
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, realistic, captivating, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: culture clash, injustice, vengeance, dishonesty, rescue, political corruption, crimes, idealism, brothel, marshal, gunfight, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1890s, 18th century
Place: usa, vietnam, wyoming, asia, montana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, 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: tense, exciting, epic, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, treasure hunt, lone wolves, gold, cons and scams, good versus evil, greed, gunfight, army, outlaw, cowboy, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, arizona, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.0
 71K
The Wild Bunch (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Aging outlaw Pike Bishop (William Holden) prepares to retire after one final robbery. Joined by his gang, which includes Dutch Engstrom (Ernest Borgnine) and brothers Lyle (Warren Oates) and Tector Gorch (Ben Johnson), Bishop discovers the heist is ...
Style: epic, stylized, bleak, cynical, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, robbery, on the run, chase, friendship, one last job, heist, mercenary, loss of friend, bounty hunter, righteous rage, honor ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 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: captivating, realistic, serious, rough, harsh ...
Audience: kids
Plot: desert, cattle, cattle drive, boy, rancher, vengeance, rivalry, buddies, heroes, partners, gold, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, texas
⇓ 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: captivating, rough, realistic, serious, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genocide, good versus evil, chase, australian, fish out of water, adventure, vengeance, against the odds, misfit, society, self discovery, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, texas, pacific ocean, wyoming, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 83K
Dead Man (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Western
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: gunfight, sheriff, native americans, wilderness, transformation, bounty hunter, murder, journey, cowboy, small town, runaway, new job ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, england, pacific ocean, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, bounty hunter, hanging, vigilantism, train robbery, hitman, vengeance, escapades, lone wolves, adventure, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, montana, usa, missouri, wyoming ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will Mannon, "product of the Devil's loins," is released from a frontier prison and promptly goes in search of the people who put him there some 12 years ago -- Matt Dillon and Kitty Russell.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, partners, vengeance, americana, law enforcement, rivalry, heroes, buddies, dishonesty, chases and races, escapades, criminal heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.7
 41K
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, captivating, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gunslinger, gambling, vengeance, gangsters, friendship, gang, parents and children, friends, love and romance, family relations, lone wolves, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1860s, 1880s, 1870s
Place: texas, arizona, arkansas, alaska, wyoming ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 33K
The Outlaws (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Four unwitting heroes cross paths on their journey to the sleepy town of Silverado. Little do they know the town where their family and friends reside has been taken over by a corrupt sheriff and a murderous posse. It's up to the sharp-shooting ...
Style: exciting, realistic, feel good, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, good versus evil, old west, cowboy, small town, group of criminals, friendship, kidnapping, gunslinger, wagon train, sheriff, horse ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, vengeance, murder, revenge, cowboy, loss of son, massacre, chief, war crime, horse, arson ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, missouri, usa, kansas, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
 37K
Three Burials (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western
Country: France, 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 ...
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, promise, loss of friend, on the road, racial slur, vengeance, last wish, reluctant partners, dishonesty, partners, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, texas, usa, latin america, cincinnati ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Two bounty hunters are in pursuit of "El Indio," one of the most wanted fugitives in the western territories, and his gang.
Style: tense, stylized, witty, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, warrior, old west, gunfight, track down, insanity, reward, duel, gang, rivalry, small town, suicide ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: new mexico, texas, usa, mexico, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, rescue, society, criminal heroes, adventure, crimes, americana, good versus evil, vengeance, small town, rivalry, small town life ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy is the affable, clever and talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang. His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot 'Sundance Kid'. As the west rapidly becomes civilized, the law finally ...
Style: witty, humorous, clever, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: old west, on the run, cowboy, gunfight, friendship, chase, robbery, adventure, escape, explosion, thief, dynamite ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1890s
Place: bolivia, latin america, coney island brooklyn new york city, mine, wyoming ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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