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Return to Lonesome Dove (1993)
 7.3
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Return to Lonesome Dove
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: captivating, epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental
Plot: on the road, buddies, adventure, old west, obsessive quest, americana, escapades, partners, romance, tragic love, texas ranger, severed head, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, heroic mission, heroes, love and romance, mexican standoff, cowboy, mustang, spyglass, german american, cattle drive, scotsman, cavalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: montana, texas, 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, cowboy, murder, partners and horse mostly in Western, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Return to Lonesome Dove: Lonesome Dove (1989), Dead Man's Walk (1996), Streets of Laredo (1995), True Grit (1969), Journey to Shiloh (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Lonesome Dove
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 ...
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Time: 19th century
Place: texas, montana, usa, nebraska, wyoming
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Dead Man's Walk
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 ...
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Streets of Laredo
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 ...
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Time: 90s
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True Grit
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, serious, exciting, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: adventure, murder, vengeance, revenge, justice, bounty hunter, verbal byplay, odd couple, gunfight, old west, unlikely partners, on the road ...
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Journey to Shiloh
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Duration: 101 min.
Story: At the beginning of the Civil War, seven friends embark on a cross-country journey in order to join the Confederate army.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, exciting, captivating
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Texas Rising
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Country: USA
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Style: serious, captivating, realistic
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Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, rough
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Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Tom Logan is a horse thief. Rancher David Braxton has horses, and a daughter, worth stealing. But Braxton has just hired Lee Clayton, an infamous "regulator", to hunt down the horse thieves; one at a time.
Style: tense, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
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Style: captivating, serious, realistic, rough, epic ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
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Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
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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, serious, realistic, touching
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Time: 19th century
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Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century, 1960s
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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
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.
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Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: serious, tense, realistic, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: religions or cults, old west, americana, small town, deadly, romance, society, young lovers, leadership, forbidden love, love affair, small town life ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic
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Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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True Grit
Genre: Adventure, 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: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gunfight, betrayal, justice, revenge, murder, young heroes, on the road, verbal byplay, old west, track down, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 20th century, 1900s, 1800s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, california, arkansas
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Broken Trail
Genre: Western
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 184 min.
Story: Broken Trail is a 2006 Western miniseries directed by Walter Hill and starring Robert Duvall and Thomas Haden Church. Written by Alan Geoffrion, who also wrote the novel, the story is about an aging cowboy and his nephew who transport 500 horses ...
Style: captivating, serious, epic, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: rescue, old west, partners, rivalry, fall in love, gang, prostitute, immigrants, nephew, corral, widow, brothel ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, wyoming, oregon
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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.
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Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
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Unforgiven
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, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: redemption, revenge, vengeance, gunfight, morality, corruption, murder, one last job, regret, dark hero, sheriff, good versus evil ...
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Monte Walsh
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Country: USA
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