Movies like Unforgiven

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Unforgiven (1992)
 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 and a cocky greenhorn, he takes on a corrupt sheriff.
Style: bleak, tense, suspenseful, realistic, harsh, rough, captivating, suspense, epic, sincere ...
Plot: revenge, old west, vengeance, cowboy, redemption, sheriff, gunfight, crimes, prostitute, small town, hitman, regret, morality, one last job, prostitution, mutilation, reputation, heroes, tough heroes, dark hero, corruption, bounty hunter, killer, violence, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa

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Most similar movies to Unforgiven

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and suspenseful films with plots about gunfight, vengeance, cowboy, gun, violence, revenge and rivalry mostly in Western, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Unforgiven: Django Unchained (2012), High Plains Drifter (1973), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), Open Range (2003), No Country for Old Men (2007). 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: 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 ⇓
86%
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 ⇓
100%
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 178 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: epic, tense, exciting, breathtaking, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, old west, civil war, greed, cowboy, gunfight, american civil war, good versus evil, gold, moral ambiguity, cons and scams, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: texas, new mexico, mexico, arizona, austin texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
80%
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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: 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 ⇓
100%
 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%
 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%
 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%
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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, brutal, suspense, harsh, poignant ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, revenge, cowboy, native americans, murder, vengeance, runaway, war crime, loss of son, tough heroes, civil war veteran ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 1860s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, missouri, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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. ...
Style: tense, suspense, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, cowboy, bounty hunter, old west, adventure, gunfight, justice, determination, texas ranger, murder, runaway ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 20th century
Place: arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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%
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 ⇓
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%
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: disturbing, bleak, twists and turns, atmospheric, brutal ...
Plot: brutality, aborigine, rape, gang, psychopath, vengeance, wilderness, sadist, violence, savagery, cowboy, violent ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: australia
⇓ 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 ⇓
100%
 6.4
 18K
Joe Kidd (1972)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A band of Mexicans find their U. S. land claims denied and all the records destroyed in a courthouse fire. Their leader, Louis Chama, encourages them to use force to regain their land. A wealthy landowner wanting the same decides to hire a gang of ...
Style: affectionate, intense, stylized, ironic, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cowboy, hostage, bounty hunter, mexican, bandit, landowner, manhunt, train, revolutionary, murder, violence, small town ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, california, new mexico, usa, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 51K
Wyatt Earp (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, 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, compassionate, scenic, enigmatic, dramatic ...
Plot: western hero, violence, civil war, gunslinger, gangsters, gang, friendship, vengeance, deputy sheriff, corruption, death, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s, 1860s
Place: arizona, california, alaska, texas, wyoming ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 8K
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: stylized, tense, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: revenge, mentor, murder, gunfight, prison, one man army, old west, native american, tough guy, one against many, death of father, solitude ...
Time: 19th century
Place: nevada, tokyo, texas, california, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.3
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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 ⇓
67%
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 ⇓
50%
 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 ⇓
31%
The Great Silence (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mute gunslinger fights in the defense of a group of outlaws and a vengeful young widow, against a group of ruthless bounty hunters.
Style: tense, atmospheric, bleak, gloomy, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: snow, winter, small town, evil wins, revenge, cowboy, nudity (full frontal - brief), bounty hunter, gunslinger, interracial sex, death, greed ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: italy, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
28%
 4.4
 367
Joshua (1976)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A black soldier returns from fighting for the Union in the Civil War only to find out that his mother has been murdered by a gang of white thugs. He becomes a bounty hunter, determined to track down and kill the men who killed his mother.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough girl, snake, heroes, good versus evil, lone wolves, crimes, confined, rivalry, gang, vengeance, kidnapping, old west ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
27%
 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 ⇓
14%
The Deadly Trackers (1973)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sheriff Sean Kilpatrick is a pacifist. Frank Brand is the leader of a band of killers. When their paths cross Kilpatrick is compelled to go against everything he has stood for to bring death to Brand and his gang. Through his hunt into Mexico he is ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, pacifist, bank robbery, revenge, vigilantism, heroes, old west, quicksand, squad, bank, anti war, heist ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, latin america, texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Death Rides a Horse (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Death Rides a Horse (aka Da uomo a uomo, or As Man to Man) is a 1967 spaghetti western directed by Giulio Petroni, written by Luciano Vincenzoni, and starring Lee Van Cleef and John Phillip Law. Bill Meceita, a boy whose family was murdered in front ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder, revenge, betrayal, old west, fistfight, sheriff, jail, frame up, cowboy, vengeance, criminal ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Quick and the Dead (1995)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A mysterious woman comes to compete in a quick-draw elimination tournament, in a town taken over by a notorious gunman.
Style: stylized, intense, harsh, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, duel, gunfight, female protagonist, gunslinger, vengeance, old west, violence, showdown, strong female character, strong female lead, death ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: arizona, texas, tucson arizona, yuma arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%