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Return to Lonesome Dove (1993)
 7.2
 2K
Return to Lonesome Dove (1993)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 322 min.
Story: 'Captain' Call has just buried Gus at Lonesome Dove and plans to head back to his ranch in Montana. Looking at a herd of wild Mustangs, he decides to drive them north with the help of Isom and Gideon Walker. Gideon hires Agostina Vega and Mexican Cowboys to run the Mustangs. Call leaves the drive for Nebraska and runs into Cherokee Jack and a group of Indians, which almost costs him his life. In Montana, Newt and Jasper get into a shoot out in the local bar and wind up in jail. The odds of them surviving the lynch mob are slim until Dunnegan has them freed. However, Newt and Jasper will have to work for Dunnegan to keep their freedom. Newt has mixed emotions about working for Dunnegan who helps him in any way, because he also has respect for Call - who may or may not be his true father. Dunnegan has big plans for his cattle and the future. Those plans do not include those who do not throw in with him and the Hat Creek Cattle Company is not interested in Dunnegan.
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, epic, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: texas ranger, severed head, adventure, cowboy, old west, on the road, heroes, romance, tragic love, partners, love and romance, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, heroic mission, buddies, escapades, unfulfilled love, americana, cavalry, mexican standoff, native american, african american, loyalty, mexican, mustang ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, montana, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and rough films and TV series with plots about old west, heroes, rivalry, society, escapades, cowboy and americana mostly in Western, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Return to Lonesome Dove: Lonesome Dove (1989), Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993), Streets of Laredo (1995), Comanche Moon (2008), Texas Rising (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Lonesome Dove (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 384 min.
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, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: old west, hanging, on the road, texas ranger, obsessive quest, gunfight, friendship, adventure, widow widower, retired, dams cliffs canyons and bridges, rape ...
Time: 19th century, 80s
Place: montana, nebraska, texas, usa, wyoming ...
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100%
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is an American Western drama series created by Beth Sullivan and starring Jane Seymour who plays Dr. Michaela "Mike" Quinn, a physician who leaves Boston in search of adventure in the American West and who settles ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, medical drama
Audience: family outing
Plot: family values, doctors and patients, old west, small town, couple relations, parents and children, society, female doctor, interracial relations, children, female protagonist, american indian ...
Time: 19th century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Streets of Laredo (1995)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 300 min.
Story: Captain Woodrow Call, now retired from the Rangers, is a bounty hunter. He is hired by an eastern rail baron to track down Joey Garza, a new kind of killer, only a boy, who kills from a distance with a rifle. Joined by his old compadre Pea Eye, it ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, atmospheric, rough
Plot: bounty hunter, manhunt, track down, crimes, haunted by the past, on the road, escapades, heroes, deadly, rivalry, gang of outlaws, cowboy and outlaw ...
Time: 90s, 1890s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Comanche Moon (2008)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
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, danger, partners, rivalry, escapades, crimes, daring rescue, adventure, obsessive quest ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s, 1850s, victorian era
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 6.7
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Texas Rising (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A depiction of the rise of Texas from the Battle of the Alamo to San Jacinto. A story told through the lives of the men who gave everything up to defend an infant country from a ruthless Dictator and savage Native Americans, and paved the way for ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, revolution, state affairs, human spirit, society, hopes, law enforcement, americana, u.s. president, texas ranger, old west, cowboy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Dead Man's Walk (1996)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 272 min.
Story: Dead man's Walk is the beginning of the Lonesome Dove Saga. Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call are just starting out in the Texas Rangers and have no idea of what they are doing for Call it's Duty above all else. For Gus it's the thrill of ...
Style: realistic, serious, epic, sincere, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: texas, mexico, new mexico, usa, latin america ...
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Strange Empire (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in 1869 Alberta-Montana border country, “Strange Empire” is a Western whose heroes are women. With most of their men gone, and those who remain battling for control, the women struggle to survive, to find their independence, and to build a ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: old west, small town life, power struggle, danger, survival, small town, strong female presence, woman, social relations, heroes, rivalry, cowboys and outlaws ...
Time: 19th century
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Killer Women (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Of all the notorious lawmen that ever patrolled the violent frontier, none are more storied than ballsy and badass Molly Parker, one of the first women to join the Texas Rangers.
Style: exciting, sexy, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: texas ranger, fighting crime, heroes, tough law enforcer, crime investigation, crimes, track down, female killer, chases and races, price of justice, honest law enforcer, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 8.3
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Hell on Wheels (2011)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
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Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
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Style: captivating, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: missouri, oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
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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: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1870s, 20th century, 1900s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating
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Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Western
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 42 min.
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Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 5K
Kung Fu (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: atmospheric, gloomy, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
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Style: rough, realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 8.3
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27%
 7.7
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Style: sincere, serious, captivating, tense, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.5
 174
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 2K
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
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Style: captivating, emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (1995)
Genre: Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: "Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years" begins two years after the end of "Lonesome Dove". After two years spent bounty hunting, womanizing, and drinking away the painful memories of his late wife, Hannah, Newt Call returns to town to ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious
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Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 5K
The Son (2017)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The multigenerational epic follows two concurrent time periods: One, the story of young Eli McCullough after he is kidnapped and indoctrinated into a tribe of Comanches in 1849. The other, 60 years later, when we see a grown Eli struggle to maintain ...
Style: tense, rough, captivating, suspenseful
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Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.5
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Yellowstone (2018)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Follow the violent world of the Dutton family, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. Led by their patriarch John Dutton, the family defends their property against constant attack by land developers, an Indian reservation, ...
Style: scenic, sad, suspense, suspenseful, bleak ...
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Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 188
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Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Gunsmoke: One Man's Justice (1994)
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Country: USA
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Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 30K
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Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA, France
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: atmospheric, bleak, tense, realistic, serious ...
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Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%