Movies like The Homesman

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The Homesman (2014)
 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 how daunting the journey will be, and employs a low-life drifter, George Briggs, to join her. The unlikely pair and the three women head east, where a waiting minister and his wife have offered to take the women in. But the group first must traverse the harsh Nebraska Territories marked by stark beauty, psychological peril and constant threat.
Style: depressing, atmospheric, bleak, tense, realistic, serious, twists and turns, road movie, harsh, emotional ...
Plot: old west, native american, human nature, mental illness, partners, obsessive quest, unlikely partners, escapades, lifesaver, cross country, misfit partners, revenge, depression, wilderness, misfit, graphic violence, on the road, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, strong female presence, low lives, insanity, dancing, suicide, tragedy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, nebraska, iowa

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Most similar movies to The Homesman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and harsh films with plots about horse, gunfight, murder, old west, brutality, death and dialogue mostly in Drama, Western and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Homesman: Hostiles (2017), The Revenant (2015), Gold (2013), The Keeping Room (2014), True Grit (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, indian chief, hate, reconciliation, violence, widow, hostility, death, travel, battles ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new mexico, montana, usa, colorado
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100%
 8.0
 777K
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, rough, breathtaking, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, lone hero, bear attack, obsessive quest, old west, violent, hunter, violence, native american, snow ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 1K
Gold (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Canada, the summer of 1898. A group of German settlers travel towards the far north in covered wagons with packhorses and their few possessions in tow. The seven travellers set off from Ashcroft, the final railway station. Along with their leader, ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gold rush, old west, adventure, adventurer, escapades, wilderness, desert, human nature, brutality, murder, immigrants ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Keeping Room (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this radically reimagined American Western set towards the end of the Civil War, Southerner Augusta encounters two renegade, drunken soldiers who are on a mission of pillage and violence. After escaping an attempted assault, Augusta races back to ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic
Plot: home invasion, rape, soldier, american civil war, survival, family relations, strong female character, self defense, sister sister relationship, farmhouse, slave, slave girl ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: usa, atlanta, southern usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 333K
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, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, vengeance, bounty hunter, adventure, gunfight, tough heroes, partners, hunt down, determination, revenge, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 20th century
Place: usa, arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
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: realistic, atmospheric, serious, meditative, factual ...
Plot: wilderness, native americans, native, survival, hunting, rocky mountains, adventure, mountain man, interracial relations, respect, lone wolves, massacre ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.2
 404K
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, tense, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: old west, sheriff, cowboy, vengeance, redemption, revenge, gunfight, regret, one last job, small town, prostitute, reputation ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 6.3
 6K
The Claim (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: UK, France, Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A prospector sells his wife and daughter to another gold miner for the rights to a gold mine. Twenty years later, the prospector is a wealthy man who owns much of the old west town named Kingdom Come. But changes are brewing and his past is coming ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, realistic, intense ...
Plot: old west, couple relations, haunted by the past, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, parents and children, redemption, ex husband ex wife relationship, family relations, prostitute, betrayal, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Lord John Morgan has returned to civilized life in England, but finds he has nothing but disdain for that life. Yearning to embrace the simplicity of the American West-and the Yellow Hands Sioux tribe he left behind, Morgan returns to the ...
Style: atmospheric, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: old west, sioux tribe, native american, adventure, culture clash, redemption, injustice, tough heroes, wilderness, curses spells and rituals, interracial relations, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 70s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western
Country: France, Mexico, 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, thought provoking, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, promise, loss of friend, racial slur, on the road, vengeance, crimes, last wish, reluctant partners, obsessive quest, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america, cincinnati ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, small town, brothel, mining town, snow, gambler, brothel madam, old west, americana, folk, human nature, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 1890s, edwardian era, 20th century ...
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c., vancouver, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, serious, talky, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, bounty hunter, vengeance, racism, old west, gunfight, slavery, african american, violent, revenge, society, courage ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa, mississippi, tennessee, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, vengeance, gunslinger, criminal, tough heroes, rivalry, mysterious character, lone wolves, greed, justice, gang ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 14K
Meek's Cutoff (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in 1845, this drama follows a group of settlers as they embark on a punishing journey along the Oregon Trail. When their guide leads them astray, the expedition is forced to contend with the unforgiving conditions of the high plain desert.
Style: serious, thought provoking, atmospheric, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: family relations, settler, survival, native americans, desert, native american, old west, escapades, isolation, husband wife relationship, tree, gold ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: oregon, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.7
 23K
Lonesome Dove (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 384 min.
TV show
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: realistic, epic, touching, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: old west, hanging, on the road, texas ranger, obsessive quest, gunfight, friendship, adventure, tragic event, old friend, thief, old love ...
Time: 19th century, 80s
Place: montana, nebraska, texas, wyoming, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Comanche Moon (2008)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: Comanche Moon, the prequel to McMurtry's bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Lonesome Dove follows Texas Rangers Augustus "Gus" McCrae (Zahn) and Woodrow F. Call (Urban), now in their middle years, as they continue to ...
Style: captivating, tense, sincere, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: native americans, old west, texas ranger, friendship, partners, rivalry, escapades, crimes, daring rescue, adventure, obsessive quest, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1860s, victorian era, year 1865
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 47K
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, exciting, harsh, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: manhunt, bounty hunter, adventure, murder, reward, hanging, cowboy, vengeance, partners, odd couple, wanted, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s, 1930s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, arkansas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Man Called Horse (1970)
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: captivating, exciting, serious, intense, scenic ...
Plot: native americans, ritual, adventure, captivity, lifestyle, survival, manhood, injustice, interracial relations, bear attack, aristocrat, horse ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 70s
Place: usa, south dakota, india, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Sunset Limited (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the play of the same name by Pulitzer Prize Winner Cormac McCarthy, this searing two-character drama mixes humor and pathos while examining the relationship between strangers who are brought together by desperate circumstances. Set in a New ...
Style: talky, intellectual, thought provoking, bleak, philosophical ...
Plot: atheism, belief, suffering, suicidal, society, african american, psychology, christianity, suicide attempt, character study, multiple storylines, alone in the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, exciting, realistic, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: old west, track down, vengeance, rivalry, partners, vigilantism, crimes, murder, cowboy, gunfight, renegade, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, captivating, atmospheric, rough, realistic ...
Plot: wilderness, civil war, chase, vengeance, on the run, union soldier, colonel, obsessive quest, crimes, haunted by the past, survival, post civil war ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Last Rites of Ransom Pride (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When Juliette (Lizzy Caplan) sets out to bring her slain lover -- outlaw Ransom Pride -- home to Texas to be buried, she knows the journey won't be easy, but she has little idea of the dangers that lie ahead in this dark Western drama. The ...
Style: serious, bleak, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, vengeance, escapades, crimes, on the road, tough heroes, female gunfighter, rivalry, old west, strong female presence, sexual content, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: mexico, texas, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
One-Eyed Horse (2008)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Hadley, Missouri 1887. Justin Gatewood has recently been released from prison for attempting to kill an old adversary, William Curry. Twenty-five years earlier, Gatewood and his brother were Confederate prisoners-of-war, and the death of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, vigilantism, vengeance, rivalry, obsessive quest, tough heroes, road not taken, old west, soldier, chase, forest, civil war ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1860s
Place: missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
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: atmospheric, serious, suspense, gloomy, meditative ...
Plot: funeral, cowboy, politics, small town, old west, lawyer, gunslinger, criminal, senator, robbery, society, success ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.4
 72K
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: atmospheric, stylized, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: old west, cowboy, gunfight, vengeance, civil war veteran, friendship, murder, gunslinger, horse, doctor, corruption, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: montana, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hanging, death sentence, vigilantism, heroes, pardon, old west, small town, widow, marshal, judge, crimes, lynching ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 3K
The Way West (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the mid-19th century, Senator William J. Tadlock leads a group of settlers overland in a quest to start a new settlement in the Western US. Tadlock is a highly principled and demanding taskmaster who is as hard on himself as he is on those who ...
Style: realistic, rough, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, native american, adventure, against the odds, rivalry, obnoxious boss, culture clash, on the road, fish out of water, americana, father son relationship, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: missouri, oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.8
 22K
Hud (1963)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitter conflict between the callous Hud and ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, atmospheric, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, generation gap, americana, rancher, human nature, redemption, parents and children, family life, irresponsible, family problems, bar fight ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.9
 22K
Jane Got a Gun (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After her outlaw husband returns home shot with eight bullets and barely alive, Jane reluctantly reaches out to an ex-lover who she hasn't seen in over ten years to help her defend her farm when the time comes that her husband's gang ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: family in danger, gang, old west, farm, unlikely partners, family relations, criminal's revenge, family problems, tough heroes, gunfight, survival, murder ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.4
 12K
Hombre (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Indians, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, harsh ...
Plot: journey, old west, embezzlement, criminal, native americans, cowboy, racism, mine, hostage, stranded, betrayal, stagecoach ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%