Movies like The Virginian 2000

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The Virginian (2000)
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The Virginian (2000)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cowboy finds himself betrayed by his best friend and must choose between bringing him to justice and alienating the pretty schoolteacher he is in love with.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, intense, realistic
Plot: love affair, rivalry, starting over, cowboy, romance, injustice, vigilantism, moral dilemma, hopes, uninhibited rivalry, farm, americana, lone wolves, ranch, bar shootout
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: wyoming

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and tense films with plots about rivalry, crimes, heroes, gunfight, old west, vigilantism and lone wolves mostly in Western and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Virginian: Angel and the Bad Man (2009), The Showdown (2009), Red Headed Stranger (1986), Buckskin (1968), The Trail to Hope Rose (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Angel and the Bad Man (2009)
Genre: Western
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A remake of the classic 1947 John Wayne western about an injured gunslinger who falls in with good company in the form of some Quakers.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: on the run, redemption, rivalry, love affair, self discovery, lone wolves, romance, couples, old west, fall in love, cowboy, gunslinger ...
Time: 19th century
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The Showdown (2009)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, crimes, small town, old west, cowboy, u.s. marshal, murder, moving, lone wolves, small town life, uninhibited rivalry ...
Place: usa, texas
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The Virginian (2014)
Genre: Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Trace Adkins (The Lincoln Lawyer), Ron Perlman (TV's "Sons of Anarchy") and Brendan Penny (Ring Of Fire) star in this gritty and riveting re-imagining of the classic Western saga. Raised by powerful cattle baron Judge Henry (Perlman), ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, rivalry, old west, farm, family relations, uncover truth, graphic violence, heroes, lone wolves, parents and children, tough heroes, orphan ...
Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming, usa
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Red Headed Stranger (1986)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Reverend Julian Shay (Willie Nelson) strode into the saloon, pulled out his six-shooter, and killed his adulterous wife (Morgan Fairchild) and the man she had left him for. It was the beginning of his violent transformation from God-Loving preacher ...
Style: exciting, tense, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: farm, sheriff, murder, heroes, crimes, starting over, criminal heroes, society, rivalry, misfit, adventure, clergy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: montana
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Buckskin (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Montana marshal (Barry Sullivan) fights a land baron (Wendell Corey) out to parch homesteaders with a spite dam.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough
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Time: 60s
Place: montana
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The Trail to Hope Rose (2004)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Lou Diamond Phillips and marina Black star together with Lee majors and Ernest Borgnine in a western drama. Lou plays an ex convict who tries to make a living as a mine worker, closely watched by Marshal Luther Toll. The convict knows he is just one ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, righting the wronged, injustice, adventure, heroes, tough heroes, farm, crimes, fall in love, interracial relations, love triangle, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, yuma arizona, arizona
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Mexican Gold (2009)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Miraculously escaping a painful demise in the gallows, a notorious outlaw cons a crooked judge, an attractive saloon girl, and an old partner into carrying out the heist of a lifetime. As the plan gets underway, a small town sheriff makes it his ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, heist, crimes, cons and scams, injustice, small town, vigilantism, sheriff, femme fatale, murder, cowboy, old west ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
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The Virginian (1962)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
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Story: The Virginian is an American Western television series starring James Drury and Doug McClure, which aired on NBC from 1962 to 1971 for a total of 249 episodes. It was a spin-off from a 1958 summer series called Decision. Filmed in color, The ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: ego clash, rivalry, heroes, lone wolves, tough heroes, farm, friends, americana, old west, against the odds, ranch, tv show ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1880s, 60s, 70s
Place: wyoming, usa
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63%
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Gunfight at La Mesa (2010)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Tate Noble returns to the town of his youth where as a boy his parents were murdered. His childhood friend Samuel, now the sheriff of La Mesa knows who is responsible, and Tate's arrival sparks hostility between Samuel and his father Judge ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, tense, scary
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63%
The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky (1995)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young ranger in the Montana wilderness discovers the great forces of nature while learning the importance of honor, trust and integrity. Legendary veteran ranger Bill Bell educates the young man and guides him toward manhood. The year is 1919-a ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Plot: forest, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, wilderness, adventure, coming of age, old west, cowboy, ranger, friends, world war two ...
Time: 1910s
Place: usa, montana
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Ride Beyond Vengeance (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jonas Trapp falls in love with the beautiful Jessie, a wealthy girl out of his humble class. Against the wishes of her snobbish aunt, she marries him, later faking a pregnancy to win her aunt's consent. But Jonas tires of living off of his ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: vengeance, small town life, pregnancy, small town, destiny, vigilantism, fall in love, love triangle, estrangement, tough heroes, social relations, humble ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, texas
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The Far Side of Jericho (2006)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jericho. In the 1880's. Three women of the wild West, widows of an outlawed gang of brothers recently hanged, find themselves running for their lives from a corrupt posse of vigilantes, mystical Indians and a hornet's nest of villains - ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, tense ...
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Time: 19th century
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The Shooter (1997)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story is of a small town in the early west and of a 'shooter' of reputation that drifts into it and stands up to the controlling family that runs it. But far from a John Wayne, this hero is caught and brutally beaten and left to die, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, prostitute, gunfight, nudity (full frontal - brief), small town life, vigilantism, old west, graphic violence, sexual content, good versus evil, lone wolves, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
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55%
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The Gundown (2011)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Seeking revenge and justice, Cole Brandt finds himself in the lawless town of Dead River where he is faced with one last bloody showdown for freedom in order to protect The Majestic Saloon and a beautiful woman.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough
Plot: vengeance, kidnapping, vigilantism, track down, rivalry, heroes, crimes, hitman, tough heroes, uninhibited rivalry, desert, mistaken identity ...
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McLintock! (1963)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: George Washington McLintock, 'GW' to friends and foes alike, is a cattle baron and the richest man in the territory. He anxiously awaits the return of his daughter Becky who has been away at school for the last two years. He's also ...
Style: humorous, light, exciting, captivating, funny ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 20th century, 19th century, 60s, 1930s
Place: arizona, alaska, ireland, california
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Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: realistic, tense, disturbing, serious, suspenseful ...
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Genre: Western
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 240 min.
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48%
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The Quick Gun (1964)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Gunslinger Murphy helps an ungrateful town fight off a raid by his former gang.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Bonanza: The Return (1993)
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Deadwood '76 (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Plot: rivalry, fugitives, crimes, escapades, adventure, society, lone wolves, rescue, soldier, prostitute, heroes, gang ...
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Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Town Tamer (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: exciting, stylized, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
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The Long Ride Home (2003)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A man fights the law and the lawless in order to reunite with his wife and son in the 1860s west.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: heroes, rivalry, lone wolves, murder, partners, crimes, old west, sheriff, countryside, hostage, prisoner, priest ...
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Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: exciting, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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42%
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Taggart (1964)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Taggart's family is slaughtered by a rival rancher. Taggart mortally wounds the rancher and kills his son. Before he dies the rancher hires three bounty hunters to avenge him with the promise of $5000 as a reward. Taggart must flee into Apache ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
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The Rare Breed (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her husband dies en route to America, Martha Price and her daughter Hilary are left to carry out his dream: the introduction of Hereford cattle into the American West. They enlist Sam "Bulldog" Burnett in their efforts to transport ...
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Plot: vigilantism, heroes, redemption, cattle, buddies, crimes, hopes, romance, good versus evil, track down, escapades, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
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Brothers in Arms (2005)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Old West. New Soul. Big Payback.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cowboy, criminal heroes, heist, disorder, bounty hunter, tough heroes, dishonesty, on the run, vigilantism, criminal's revenge, bank, bank robbery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, kenya, africa
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41%
Goodnight for Justice (2011)
Genre: Western
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
Story: How long can you wait for justice? After being appointed Circuit Judge, John Goodnight (Perry) travels the territory dispensing justice. After returning to a town that brings back memories of his parents murders, he sees someone who looks familiar.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, price of justice, haunted by the past, obsession, rivalry, uncontrollable, righting the wronged, uninhibited rivalry, murder, lawyer, justice ...
Place: wyoming
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The Gunfighters (1987)
Genre: Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In this pilot Western produced for Canadian television, two brothers and their cousin become bandits to rescue their ranch from a greedy land developer.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, tv series pilot
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal, ranch, farm, family relations, tough heroes, injustice, friends, graphic violence, rivalry, lone wolves, society, blind ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, wyoming, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Night of the Grizzly (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Marshall "Big Jim" Cole turns in his badge and heads to Wyoming with his family in order to settle on some land left him by a relative. He faces opposition both from a neighbor who wants that land for his own sons, and from a grizzly bear ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense
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Time: 60s, 19th century
Place: wyoming, usa
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