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Return to Lonesome Dove (1993)
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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: captivating, epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental
Plot: texas ranger, severed head, on the road, buddies, adventure, old west, obsessive quest, mexican standoff, americana, escapades, partners, romance, tragic love, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, heroic mission, heroes, love and romance, cowboy, mustang, spyglass, german american, cattle drive, scotsman, cavalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: montana, texas, usa

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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: epic, realistic, serious, touching, captivating ...
Plot: old west, obsessive quest, on the road, cattle drive, texas ranger, friendship, adventure, hanging, buddies, aging, gunfight, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century
Place: montana, texas, usa, nebraska, wyoming
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95%
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, sincere, epic, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lone wolves, obsessive quest, danger, friendship, old west, partners against crime, texas ranger, daring rescue, heroic mission, crimes, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, usa
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76%
 6.8
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Texas Rising (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
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: captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: americana, law enforcement, texas ranger, human spirit, revolution, hopes, rebellion, society, state affairs, u.s. president
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: rough, serious, epic, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firing squad, texas ranger, survival, expedition, buddies, old west, friendship, partners, friends, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, mexico, new mexico, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: survival, small town life, old west, cowboy and outlaw, power struggle, american history, small town, heroes, danger, rivalry, social relations, female doctor ...
Time: 19th century
Place: montana, usa
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50%
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: bounty hunter, child in peril, on the road, chases and races, track down, haunted by the past, crimes, deadly, escapades, heroes, rivalry, six shooter ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Virginian (1962)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
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: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: lone wolves, americana, old west, ranch, farm, tough heroes, heroes, ego clash, against the odds, rivalry, friends, comanche indian
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1880s
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, sexy, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: texas ranger, tough law enforcer, crime, fighting crime, crime investigation, law enforcement, chase, track down, price of justice, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Lonesome Dove: The Series (1994)
Genre: Western
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Set in the small western town of Curtis Wells, Lonesome Dove: The Series follows first the romance and later the marriage of Newt Call and Hannah Peale, and the obsession that Clay Mosby, who owns most of the town, has with young Hannah, who looks ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: americana, old west, small town life, obsession, small town, couple relations, escapades, love and romance, society, couples, sheriff, post civil war ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Into the West (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 552 min.
Story: Steven Spielberg executive produced this TNT miniseries about American Westward expansion during the 19th century. Told from both the perspective of the white Wheeler family and the Native American Lakota tribe, the 12-hour epic follows the clans as ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere
Plot: old west, native american, immigrants, friendship, interracial relations, adventure, parents and children, siblings relations, racism, culture clash, injustice, americana ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 8.3
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Hell on Wheels (2011)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Hell on Wheels tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on Cullen Bohannon, a Confederate soldier who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who killed his wife. His journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, slavery, rivalry, native americans, haunted by the past, tough heroes, african american, train, courage, interracial relations, shooting, civil war ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Journey to Shiloh (1968)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: USA
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: american civil war, buddies, on the road, war, soldier, military life, adventure, battles, battle zone, heroes, military, destiny ...
Time: 19th century
Place: tennessee, texas, usa, mississippi, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: doctors and patients, female doctor, small town, couple relations, old west, parents and children, society, family values, interracial relations, romance, children, american indian ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 4K
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: serious, exciting, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Manions of America (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Broken Trail (2006)
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.5
 3K
Centennial (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 256 min.
Story: The economic and cultural growth of Colorado spanning two centuries from the mid-1700s to the late-1970s.
Style: epic, serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: wilderness, family in danger, interracial relations, americana, dishonesty, adventure, society, immigrants, rebelliousness, political corruption, revolution, battles ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 70s, 1820s, 1790s ...
Place: colorado, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: serious, atmospheric, realistic
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Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Lazarus Man (1996)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Lazarus Man is an American Western television series produced by Castle Rock Entertainment which first aired on January 20, 1996, and ended on November 9, 1996. Starring Robert Urich as the title character, The Lazarus Man debuted on Turner ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, rough
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Time: 19th century, 1860s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The High Chaparral (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The High Chaparral is an American Western-themed television series starring Leif Erickson and Cameron Mitchell which aired on NBC from 1967 to 1971. The series, made by Xanadu Productions in association with NBC Productions, was created by David ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: ranch, family life, old west, family relations, single parent, farm, crumbling marriage, starting over, parents and children, siblings relations, family business, hopes ...
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34%
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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, serious, exciting, realistic, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Snowy River: The McGregor Saga (1993)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Man from Snowy River is an Australian television series based on Banjo Paterson's poem "The Man from Snowy River". Released in Australia as Banjo Paterson's The Man from Snowy River, the series was subsequently released in ...
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Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
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Style: rough, serious, epic, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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34%
 7.6
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1870s, 1900s, 1800s
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33%
 6.6
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The Homesman (2014)
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: bleak, realistic, atmospheric, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: old west, human nature, revenge, native american, dancing, violence, wilderness, mental illness, on the road, unlikely partners, danger, misfit ...
Time: 19th century
Place: iowa, nebraska, usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976)
Genre: Western, Drama
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 174
Bordertown (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Bordertown is a television western-drama series that aired from 1989 to 1991. It depicts the town formerly known as Pemmican that was later renamed Bordertown when the western border between the United States and Canada was surveyed in 1880, ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.0
 3K
The New Land (1972)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: captivating, serious, epic, sentimental, atmospheric ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A reluctant cavalry Captain must track a defiant tribe of migrating Cheyennes.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, rough, epic ...
Plot: cavalry, native american, starvation, obsessive quest, interracial relations, culture clash, injustice, americana, heroes, society, opposites attract, homecoming ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: oklahoma, usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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