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Return to Lonesome Dove (1993)
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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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Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
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 8.5
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128 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and exciting films and TV series with plots about rivalry, old west, heroes, adventure, escapades, cowboy and gunfight mostly in Western, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Return to Lonesome Dove: Lonesome Dove (1989), Dead Man's Walk (1996), True Grit (1969), The Rare Breed (1966), Streets of Laredo (1995). 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 ...
Style: epic, realistic, touching, serious, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, adventure, gunfight, on the road, buddies, courage, aging, old west, unlikely friendships, sacrifice, mentor, childhood ...
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 ...
Style: serious, rough, epic, suspenseful, realistic ...
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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, exciting, serious, captivating, realistic ...
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Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, california
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The Rare Breed
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her husband dies en route to America, Martha Price and her daughter Hilary are left to carry out his dream: the introduction of Hereford cattle into the American West. They enlist Sam "Bulldog" Burnett in their efforts to transport ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, texas, usa, st. louis missouri
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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 ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, rough, realistic, exciting
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Journey to Shiloh
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, exciting, realistic, captivating
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Open Range
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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Plot: small town, friendship, vengeance, gunfight, good versus evil, corruption, revenge, violence, justice, horse, buddies, old west ...
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Place: texas
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his skill in Kung Fu.
Style: exciting, serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy
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    User:   43%
 
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True Grit
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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 ...
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    User:   34%
 
 7.1
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Monte Walsh
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Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Monte Walsh is an aging cowboy facing the ending days of the Wild West era. As barbed wire and railways steadily eliminate the need for the cowboy, Monte and his friends are left with fewer and fewer options. New work opportunities are available to ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: aging, buddies, old west, lone wolves, small town, friendship, misfit, partners, unfulfillment, friends, human nature, unfulfilled love ...
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Country: USA
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Style: serious, rough, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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El Dorado
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
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Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Legends of the Fall
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Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, epic, serious ...
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Texas
Genre: Adventure, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In the beginning of the 19th Century many Anglosaxons are settling in the Mexican province of Texas. As the years go by, political conflicts between the settlers and the Mexican government are escalating which would lead to war and Texan ...
Style: exciting, serious, epic, captivating, realistic ...
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Time: 19th century
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Texas Rising
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
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, human spirit, revolution, hopes, rebellion, society, state affairs, texas ranger, u.s. president
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, usa
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Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
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Cheyenne Autumn
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: tense, captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: vengeance, kidnapping, gunfight, motorcycle, missing person, indians, old west, crimes, good versus evil, gangs, gang, violent ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 1900s
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, california, usa
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    User:   31%
 
 6.5
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Far and Away
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A young man (Cruise) leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter (Kidman) after some trouble with her father, and they dream of owning land at the big giveaway in Oklahoma ca. 1893. When they get to the new land, they find jobs and begin saving ...
Style: touching, epic, serious, romantic, captivating ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, adventure, irish, unlikely couple, love story, happy ending, destiny, young lovers, beautiful scenery, catastrophe, follow your dream, storytelling ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, oklahoma
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    User:   30%
 
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Hell on Wheels
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, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, old west, rivalry, lone wolves, interracial relations, haunted by the past, tough heroes, americana, heroes, society, frontier, train ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
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    User:   32%
 
 7.8
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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, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: rescue, old west, partners, rivalry, fall in love, gang, prostitute, immigrants, corral, nephew, brothel, widow ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, wyoming, oregon
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    User:   27%
 
 7.3
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The Great Race
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance, Sport, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Professional daredevil and white-suited hero, The Great Leslie, convinces turn-of-the-century auto makers that a race from New York to Paris (westward across America, the Bering Straight and Russia) will help to promote automobile sales. ...
Style: humorous, epic, not serious, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, race, sword fight, racing, destiny, parody, swashbuckler, adventurer, on the road, buddies, goofy hero, farce ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 1920s, turn of the century
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How the West Was Won
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 164 min.
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Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, breathtaking ...
Plot: adventure, family, gunfight, civil war, american civil war, culture clash, crimes, indians, native americans, destiny, old west, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1840s, 1860s, 1850s ...
Place: california, arizona, missouri, ohio, usa ...
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    User:   23%
 
Love's Unfolding Dream
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Story: Centers on Missy's adopted daughter Belinda Tyler as she follows her dream. Belinda wants to be a doctor, but this time period does not look kindly on women with careers, especially one in the medical field. But Belinda is a strong-minded woman ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: relationship vs career, fall in love, old west, small town, hopes, romance, love and romance, young lovers, blind ambition, follow your dream, feminism, doctors and patients ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, new york
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System:   28%
    User:   32%
 

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