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The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (1986)
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The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (1986)
Genre: Biography, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This movie looks at the last years (not days, as implied in the title) of famous outlaws, Frank and Jesse James. The film opens in 1877 with the brothers trying to settle down after 15 years of thievery. Frank is shown to be a book-loving and family-oriented man, while brother Jesse is a money-hungry womanizer. The movie follows their lives through Jesse's death at the hands of the "rotten little coward" Bob Ford and Frank's death in 1892.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: criminal, gunfight, old west, crimes, family relations, rivalry, siblings relations, criminal heroes, jesse james, horse, bank robbery, cowboy, violence, betrayal, murder, court, betrayal by friend, death of protagonist, traitor, sheriff, american history, husband wife relationship, squad, lawman, arrest ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, missouri

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Most similar movies to The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about old west, gunfight, crimes, rivalry, heroes, gun and criminal mostly in Western, Biography and Drama genres. Some movies like The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James: The Meanest Men in the West (1974), Frank & Jesse (1994), Tombstone (1993), Chisum (1970), Retribution Road (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
American Bandits: Frank and Jesse James (2010)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After Jesse James is wounded by a bullet to the chest, Frank James splits the gang up and plans a rendezvous in four days time. With U.S.-Marshall Kane in hot pursuit, and betrayal within the outlaw band, the stage is set for a blazing and climactic ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rivalry, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal heroes, old west, criminal, tough guy, family relations, graphic violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
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The Meanest Men in the West (1974)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bronson and Marvin star as murderous half-brothers who are running from the law as well as each other. A climatic confrontation proves to each of them just how mean the other can be. "The Meanest Men in the West" is actually an amalgam of ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: old west, bounty hunter, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, on the run, rivalry, heroes, investigation, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Frank & Jesse (1994)
Genre: Biography, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: At the end of the Civil War, Frank and Jesse James and other former guerillas who rode with Quantrill and Bill Anderson take the oath of allegiance to the Union. Feeling oppressed by Chicago railroad investors, the James and Younger brothers, Bob ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal, american civil war, tough heroes, righting the wronged, injustice, dishonesty, society, gang, rivalry, folk hero, crimes, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1860s
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Tombstone (1993)
Genre: Action, 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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, old west, cowboy, sheriff, gunfight, murder, lone hero, gang, crimes, dying, against the odds, criminal ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california
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Chisum (1970)
Genre: Biography, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Cattle baron John Chisum joins forces with Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett to fight the Lincoln County land war.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, tense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bounty hunter, old west, cattle, aging, corrupt law enforcer, elderly, crimes, dishonesty, cons and scams, heroes, billy the kid, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 80s, 70s
Place: new mexico, usa, tucson arizona, santa fe new mexico, yuma arizona ...
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Retribution Road (2007)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A bank robbery gone wrong leads to a horrific crime and the capture of the most relentless outlaw in Texas...the infamous Johnny Rios. Incarcerated, Rios ups the ante with a daring ultimatum that gives the sleepy town of Wardlaw a rude awakening as ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: old west, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, vigilantism, heist, fugitives, family relations, small town, criminal, sheriff, murder ...
Place: texas, usa
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The Kid (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: New Mexico Territory, 1880. Rio Cutler and his older sister Sara must abandon their home after an unfortunate event happens. In their desperate flee to Santa Fe, they cross paths with the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid and his gang, who are ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, realistic, sincere
Plot: outlaw gang, sheriff, cowboy, billy the kid, squad, cowboys and outlaws, criminal, gunfight, violence, arrest, brother sister relationship, ambush ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico
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The Long Riders (1980)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The origins, exploits and the ultimate fate of the James gang is told in a sympathetic portrayal of the bank robbers made up of brothers who begin their legendary bank raids because of revenge.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, factual ...
Plot: outlaw gang, gang, vengeance, crimes, destiny, sibling relationship, bounty hunter, rivalry, obsessive quest, family relations, brother brother relationship, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, missouri, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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 ...
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Hour of the Gun (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, stylized, gloomy, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, old west, revenge, gunfight, vigilantism, friendship, righting the wronged, tough heroes, friends, tough law enforcer, chase, buddies ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Stagecoach (1986)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story follows a stagecoach ride through Old West Apache territory. On board are a cavalry man's pregnant wife, a prostitute with a broken heart, a Marshal taking in his prisoner Johnny Ringo, a crooked gambler, and the infamous Doc Holliday
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, heroes, old west, pregnancy, desert, stagecoach, escapades, crimes, partners, rivalry, society, americana ...
Time: 19th century
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Duration: 93 min.
Story: No overview found.
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Duration: 80 min.
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Gun Fight (1961)
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Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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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 ...
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Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
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Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Canada, UK
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Duration: 93 min.
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Wyatt Earp (1994)
Genre: 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, captivating, realistic, serious, rough ...
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Genre: Western
Country: USA
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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 ...
Time: 19th century
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36%
The Return of Sabata (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Master gunslinger Sabata arrives in Hobsonville, a town completely owned by McIntock, a robber baron who is taxing the inhabitants for the cost of future improvements to the town. Or that's what McIntock says he'll do with the money...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, heroes, small town, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, lone wolves, male female relationship, gambling, murder, husband wife relationship, mixed martial arts ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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Genre: Western
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Johnson County War (2002)
Genre: Western
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating ...
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