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The Man from Galveston (1963)
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The Man from Galveston (1963)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Circuit-riding Texas lawyer Timothy Higgins defends a former girlfriend against a murder charge stemming from an extortionist's threat to reveal her shady past. Through adroit courtroom work, Higgins is able to acquit her and reveal who actually shot the fatal bullet.
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: legal action, murder, legal, false accusation, courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, lynch mob, heroes, crimes, rivalry, who done it, law enforcement, legal investigation, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, power relations, horse, cowboy, attorney, court, hotel, judge, prosecutor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: texas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, heroes, murder, old west, gunfight and dishonesty mostly in Western, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Man from Galveston: The Christmas Kid (1967), The Sons of Katie Elder (1965), The Last Hard Men (1976), The Meanest Men in the West (1974), The Showdown (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Christmas Kid (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small western town in Arizona called Jaspen, a boy is born on Christmas Day. Joseph "Joe" Novak is born in a makeshift shelter, but his mother, Marika Novak (Alejandra Rojo) dies during childbirth. Because of the day he was born, the ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: social relations, bittersweet, rivalry, heroes, dishonesty, rescue, crimes, life is a bitch, frame up, murder, old west, small town ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa
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The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Elder boys return to Clearwater, Texas for their Mother's funeral. John the eldest is a well known gunfighter and trouble follows him wherever he goes. The boys try to get back their ranch from the towns gunsmith who won it from their ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: murder, card playing, family relations, revenge, gambling, vengeance, investigation, family life, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 19th century, 1890s, 1930s ...
Place: texas, usa, california
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91%
The Last Hard Men (1976)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the early 20th century, some convicts while on a road gang escape and one of the convicts is Zach Provo, a half Indian, who was sent to prison during the latter part of the 19th century. He escapes with 6 others to exact vengeance on Sam Burgade ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: rescue, gang, prison, kidnapping, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, heroes, fugitives, blind ambition, obsessive quest, aging ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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
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The Showdown (2009)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, crimes, small town, old west, cowboy, u.s. marshal, murder, moving, lone wolves, small town life, uninhibited rivalry ...
Place: usa, texas
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6 Guns (2010)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When her family is gunned down in cold blood, a young girl convinces a bounty hunter to train her as a gunfighter so she can seek vengeance with a six-shooter.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, old west, small town, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, murder, strong female presence, heroes, rape, gunfight, gunfighter ...
Time: 19th century
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Johnny Reno (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The townsfolk are set on lynching an accused killer held in the town lockup. But US Marshal Johnny Reno stands in their way.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, sheriff, righting the wronged, tough heroes, friends, rivalry, dishonesty, buddies, rescue, fugitives, investigation, lone wolves ...
Time: 60s, 19th century
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77%
The Long Ride Home (2003)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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
Place: new mexico
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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
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Mexican Gold (2009)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Miraculously escaping a painful demise in the gallows, a notorious outlaw cons a crooked judge, an attractive saloon girl, and an old partner into carrying out the heist of a lifetime. As the plan gets underway, a small town sheriff makes it his ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, heist, crimes, cons and scams, injustice, small town, vigilantism, sheriff, femme fatale, murder, cowboy, old west ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Avenging Angel (1995)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Miles Utley is a professional Mormon commando/bodyguard who is forced to turn renegade and to question his faith as he investigates a scandal involving assassination and land speculation.
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, conspiracy, latter day saints, adventure, dishonesty, crimes, criminal heroes, state affairs, rivalry, heroes, orphan, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: utah, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Three cowhands, between jobs, have the bad dumb luck to pitch night camp in the same valley as a cabin full of guys who just robbed a stagecoach and killed the guard. Come morning, a posse arrives, forms up along the ridge, and takes for granted ...
Style: realistic, tense, disturbing, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, on the run, chase, robbery, criminal, old west, vigilantism, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, partners, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century
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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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60%
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The Desperados (1969)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the closing days of the Civil War, fanatical Parson Josiah Galt and his three sons, Adam, Jacob, and David, are leaders of a gang of southern marauders. Josiah, driven by his lust for revenge for the death of his Indian wife, attacks the Kansas ...
Style: serious, gloomy, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, american civil war, investigation, gang, vigilantism, rivalry, kidnapping, missing person, death in the family, battles, dealing with death, lone wolves ...
Time: 1860s
Place: texas, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Hour of the Gun (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Marshal Wyatt Earp kills a couple of men of the Clanton-gang in a fight. In revenge Clanton's thugs kill the marshal's brother. Thus, Wyatt Earp starts to chase the killers together with his friend Doc Holliday.
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 ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: arizona
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58%
The Price of Power (1969)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Pinkerton detective agency uncovers a plot to assassinate President James Garfield in 1881 Texas. The film, a "political" Spaghetti, is a very overt mirroring of the JFK Assassination in 1963.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: conspiracy, false accusation, old west, assassination, political conspiracy, political corruption, vengeance, political intrigue, frame up, tough heroes, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Taggart (1964)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Taggart's family is slaughtered by a rival rancher. Taggart mortally wounds the rancher and kills his son. Before he dies the rancher hires three bounty hunters to avenge him with the promise of $5000 as a reward. Taggart must flee into Apache ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Plot: revenge, crimes, old west, master criminal, heroes, rivalry, tough heroes, farm, fish out of water, law and order, revenge killing, avenger ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 545
Yuma (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A down-and-dirty town is forced to shape up when a new sheriff (Clint Walker) comes to town. However, when a scheme is launched to destroy the lawman's authority, he must discover the perpetrators and preserve his reputation.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bar fight, old west, marshal, tough heroes, righting the wronged, heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, tough law enforcer, lone wolves, gang, law enforcement ...
Place: arizona, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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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56%
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Mistrial (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a cop-killer goes free, a detective's search for personal justice veers dangerously out of control. Declaring a mistrial, he takes the accused, the judge and the jury hostage...and begins a trial of his own.
Style: realistic, psychological, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, hostage, legal investigation, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, crimes, murder, false accusation, injustice, confined, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Valdez Is Coming (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Mexican-American sheriff must resort to violence against a powerful rancher in order to get just compensation for the pregnant Indian widow of a wrongly killed black man.
Style: clever, cynical, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, one man army, murder, self defense, couples, society, rivalry, heroes, crimes, lone wolves, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: latin america, mexico, arizona, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Righteous and the Wicked (2010)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hobbs, a notorious wanted bandit, gets caught up in a violently competitive hunt for stolen cash when he finds out outlaws have robbed the local bank. While trying to get back what's his he must saddle up to stop these outlaws leaving whomever ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Plot: heist, gang, rivalry, crimes, old west, bank, fugitives, lone wolves, showdown, investigation, hunt down, murder ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Joe Kidd (1972)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A band of Mexicans find their U. S. land claims denied and all the records destroyed in a courthouse fire. Their leader, Louis Chama, encourages them to use force to regain their land. A wealthy landowner wanting the same decides to hire a gang of ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, heroes, steam train, gunfighter, cowboy, chase, gangsters, destiny, crimes, lone wolves, leadership, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, california, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Comancheros (1961)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Texas Ranger Jake Cutter arrests gambler Paul Regret, but soon finds himself teamed with his prisoner in an undercover effort to defeat a band of renegade arms merchants and thieves known as Comancheros.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: renegade, rescue, heroes, gambler, texas ranger, chase, gang, murder, crimes, adventure, tough heroes, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: texas, usa, latin america, mexico, arizona ...
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54%
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Buckskin (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Montana marshal (Barry Sullivan) fights a land baron (Wendell Corey) out to parch homesteaders with a spite dam.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Plot: lone wolves, rivalry, prostitute, hopes, heroes, crimes, dishonesty, bittersweet, hostage, social relations, tough heroes, righting the wronged ...
Time: 60s
Place: montana
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53%
Gunfight at La Mesa (2010)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Tate Noble returns to the town of his youth where as a boy his parents were murdered. His childhood friend Samuel, now the sheriff of La Mesa knows who is responsible, and Tate's arrival sparks hostility between Samuel and his father Judge ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, tense, scary
Plot: showdown, old west, gunfight, heroes, rivalry, mysterious character, heroic mission, crimes, mystery, life is a bitch, injustice, destiny ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Perry Mason Returns (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When his former secretary (Barbara Hale) is accused of a murder, Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) gives up a judgeship to defend her.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, false accusation, private detective, boss and employee, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, courtroom drama, legal action, legal, inheritance, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Ambush at Dark Canyon (2012)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: U.S. Marshall Duke Donovan is imprisoned, accused of being an accomplice in a bank robbery. After discovering that his partner is planning to kill his wife, he must escape prison in time to save his wife and clear his name.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, rough ...
Plot: prison, heist, journalism, rivalry, crimes, vengeance, bank, old west, prison escape, country, good versus evil, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1920s, 1890s
Place: usa, arizona, nashville tennessee, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Red Headed Stranger (1986)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Reverend Julian Shay (Willie Nelson) strode into the saloon, pulled out his six-shooter, and killed his adulterous wife (Morgan Fairchild) and the man she had left him for. It was the beginning of his violent transformation from God-Loving preacher ...
Style: exciting, tense, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: farm, sheriff, murder, heroes, crimes, starting over, criminal heroes, society, rivalry, misfit, adventure, clergy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Quick and the Dead (1987)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1876 Wyoming, the gun is the only law. And for Duncan and Suzanna McKaskel (Tom Conti and Kate Capshaw), newly arrived settlers beset by outlaws, rugged frontiersman Con Vallian (Sam Elliot) is the only hope.From the book by famed Western author ...
Style: tense, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family life, wilderness, criminal heroes, crimes, mysterious character, gangsters, heroes, justice, irony of fate, showdown, gunfight, social relations ...
Time: 19th century
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48%