Movies like True Grit

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True Grit (2010)
 7.6
 337K
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. "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: tense, suspense, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, scenic, visually appealing, captivating, dark, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, cowboy, bounty hunter, old west, adventure, gunfight, justice, determination, texas ranger, murder, runaway, teenage girl, death of father, partners, hunt down, sheriff, chase, violence, friendship, track down, heroes, killings, crimes, journey ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 20th century, 1900s, 1800s
Place: arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california, usa

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Most similar movies to True Grit

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and suspense films with plots about violence, gunfight, horse, gun, murder, cowboy and blood mostly in Western, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like True Grit: No Country for Old Men (2007), The Revenant (2015), 3:10 to Yuma (2007), Django Unchained (2012), Tombstone (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
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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, harsh, suspense, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: bounty hunter, revenge, murder, manhunt, cowboy, hanging, adventure, vengeance, reward, alcoholic, civil war veteran, horse ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s, 1930s
Place: texas, oklahoma, arkansas, california, austin texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: neo noir, suspense, tense, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, psychopath, greed, brutality, human nature, sheriff, death, peril, desert, serial killer, money ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: texas, el paso texas, mexico, austin texas, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 8.0
 789K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, 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: atmospheric, breathtaking, rough, suspenseful, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, revenge, vengeance, bear attack, snow, winter, lone hero, adventure, violence, obsessive quest, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.7
 309K
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: suspense, psychological, gloomy, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, old west, gang, justice, sheriff, heroic mission, race against time, morality, showdown, bandit, death of protagonist, righting the wronged ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, tucson arizona, usa, yuma arizona, sonora ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: captivating, rough, epic, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, slavery, bounty hunter, vengeance, revenge, violent, dark humor, african american, gunfight, old west, courage, one against many ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa, mississippi, tennessee, texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.8
 147K
Tombstone (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune in the thriving mining town of Tombstone. But Earp is forced to don a badge again and get help from his notorious pal Doc ...
Style: realistic, suspense, serious, suspenseful, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cowboy, vengeance, gunfight, old west, sheriff, lone hero, gang, betrayal, murder, crimes, friendship, organized crime ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, tucson arizona, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 32K
Seraphim Falls (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Civil War has ended, but Colonel Morsman Carver is on one final mission – to kill Gideon, no matter what it takes. Launched by a gunshot and propelled by rage, the relentless pursuit takes the two men through frigid snow-capped mountains and ...
Style: tense, realistic, twists and turns, suspense, intense ...
Plot: wilderness, civil war, chase, survival, vengeance, american civil war, justice, violence, war, indians, colonel, union soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 408K
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, suspenseful, tense, realistic, harsh ...
Plot: revenge, old west, vengeance, cowboy, redemption, sheriff, gunfight, crimes, prostitute, small town, hitman, regret ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Mystery, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An anthology film weaving together the stories of six individuals in the old West at the end of the Civil War.
Style: funny, ironic, captivating, light, suspense ...
Plot: old west, cowboy, native american, violence, dog, wagon train, bank robbery, arizona desert, new mexico desert, trapper, prostitute, card playing ...
Time: victorian era
Place: arizona, oregon, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: tense, suspenseful, epic, clever, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, mysterious character, vengeance, gunfight, villain, revenge, gang, death, small town, duel, tragic hero ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Man With No Name enters the Mexican village of San Miguel in the midst of a power struggle among the three Rojo brothers and sheriff John Baxter. When a regiment of Mexican soldiers bearing gold intended to pay for new weapons is waylaid by the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, epic, harsh, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, greed, vengeance, brutality, gunfight, violence, gang war, sheriff, gold, deal, showdown ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, new mexico, arizona, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 84K
Hostiles (2017)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A legendary Native American-hating Army captain nearing retirement in 1892 is given one last assignment: to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory back to his Montana reservation.
Style: suspense, rough, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: native american, native american reservation, bigotry, reconciliation, widow, murder, indian chief, gunfight, violence, forgiveness, hostility, death ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s
Place: new mexico, montana, usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 52K
Hell on Wheels (2011)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Hell on Wheels tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on Cullen Bohannon, a Confederate soldier who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who killed his wife. His journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, slavery, civil war, native americans, rivalry, ex military, courage, haunted by the past, rivals, historical character, ambitious, loss of spouse ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 61K
Appaloosa (2008)
Genre: Action, 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: suspense, stylized, harsh, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, native american attack, friendship, small town, tough law enforcer, gunfight, justice, murder, trust, law enforcement, sheriff, save the day ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new mexico, texas, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 59K
Pale Rider (1985)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A small gold mining camp is terrorised by a ruthless land owner wanting to take their land. Clint Eastwood arrives riding a pale horse just as a young girl is praying to God to help the miners. He is revealed to be a preacher with mysterious and ...
Style: suspense, realistic, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: horse, small town, preacher, drifter, gold, civil war, mine, corruption, camp, gunfight, hitman, greed ...
Time: 80s, 1880s, 19th century
Place: california, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 46K
Slow West (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller, 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: suspenseful, road movie, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: bounty hunter, gunfight, native american, chase, coming of age, old west, horse, death of father, complex characters, wilderness, life & death, solitude ...
Time: 19th century, future
Place: usa, california, scotland, ireland, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 39K
Hang 'Em High (1968)
Genre: Drama, 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: suspenseful, stylized, realistic, epic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, hanging, judge, u.s. marshal, justice, guilt, false accusation, death sentence, ambush, tough guy, miscarriage of justice, attempted murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: oklahoma, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 2K
The Outsider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A western love story revolving around the forbidden love between a young widow from a Quaker-like religious group and a cold-blooded gunslinger whom she takes into her home after he is wounded.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, rough, contemplative
Plot: amish, opposites attract, love affair, good versus evil, rivalry, forbidden love, murder, tough heroes, vengeance, redemption, heroes, romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: montana, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.5
 97K
Dead Man (1995)
Genre: Adventure, 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: bleak, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: native americans, gunfight, bounty hunter, cowboy, wilderness, transformation, journey, hallucination, murder, runaway, existentialism, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: usa, cleveland ohio, pacific ocean, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 33K
The Homesman (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: France, USA
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: harsh, depressing, atmospheric, tense, realistic ...
Plot: old west, suicide, native american, mental illness, human nature, suicide by hanging, revenge, depression, female nudity, partners, obsessive quest, unlikely partners ...
Time: 19th century
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 27K
El Dorado (1966)
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: talky, suspense, tense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, sheriff, lone hero, vengeance, old west, adaptation, adventure, righting the wronged, tough heroes, good versus evil, vigilantism, alcoholic ...
Time: 19th century, 60s
Place: texas, california, usa, sonora, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 73K
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, atmospheric, realistic, intense, captivating ...
Plot: cowboy, old west, gunfight, vengeance, violence, gunslinger, friendship, showdown, revenge, corruption, small town, civil war veteran ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: texas, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
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, suspense, disturbing, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, revenge, rape, vengeance, justice, greed, gang, murder, gunfight, criminal, gunslinger ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: california, arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 8.6
 105K
Deadwood (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the early days of Deadwood, South Dakota; woven around actual historic events with most of the main characters based on real people. Deadwood starts as a gold mining camp and gradually turns from a lawless wild-west community into an ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: old west, sheriff, crimes, gold rush, power struggle, prostitute, brothel, rivalry, small town life, violence, dishonesty, lifestyle ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era, 1880s
Place: south dakota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.8
 5K
Tom Horn (1980)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A renowned former army scout is hired by ranchers to hunt down rustlers but finds himself on trial for the murder of a boy when he carries out his job too well. Tom Horn finds that the simple skills he knows are of no help in dealing with the ...
Style: tense, ironic, affectionate, poignant, gloomy ...
Plot: gunfight, justice, brutality, hanging, heroes, murder, horse, violence, hitman, apache, life & death, guilt ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, vienna, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Wyatt Earp's Revenge (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Wyatt Earp is approached by a journalist for an interview about how he became a famous sheriff. Earp told the story of how he was a fearless U.S. Marshall. If 27-year old Wyatt Earp comes out that his first girlfriend Dora Hand was murdered. ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: old west, track down, vengeance, rivalry, partners, vigilantism, crimes, cowboy, gunfight, murder, civil war, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 24K
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: suspense, tense, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: gunfight, terminal illness, widow, self defense, small town, haunted by the past, cancer, crimes, retirement, life is a bitch, human nature, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 19th century, turn of the century
Place: el paso texas, tucson arizona, california, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 12K
One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Running from the law after a bank robbery in Mexico, Dad Longworth finds an opportunity to take the stolen gold and leave his partner Rio to be captured. Years later, Rio escapes from the prison where he has been since, and hunts down Dad for ...
Style: intense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robber, betrayal, vengeance, greed, bank robbery, haunted by the past, stolen gold, going straight, on the run, criminal's revenge, obsessive quest, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 20th century, 1880s
Place: california, mexico, texas, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: stylized, suspense, atmospheric, harsh, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, bounty hunter, cowboy, small town, gang, robbery, gunfight, heroes, sidekick, reward, tough heroes, track down ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: texas, mexico, austin texas, spain, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 39K
The Salvation (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, 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: intense, suspense, atmospheric, brutal, suspenseful ...
Plot: vengeance, revenge, lone hero, violence, gang, rape, murder, small town, old west, good versus evil, criminal's revenge, murderer ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: australia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%