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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, courtroom, legal action, murder, false accusation, courtroom drama, lawyer, lynch mob, crimes, heroes, legal investigation, who done it, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, rivalry, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, power relations, palaces castles and temples, cowboy, hotel, court, gun, judge ...
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 serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about rivalry, crimes, heroes, murder, old west, dishonesty and deadly mostly in Western, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Man from Galveston: The Christmas Kid (1967), The Last Hard Men (1976), The Sons of Katie Elder (1965), The Return of Sabata (1971), The Meanest Men in the West (1974). 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: emotional, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bittersweet, life is a bitch, rivalry, heroes, old west, frame up, small town life, murder, small town, social relations, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: prison, kidnapping, rescue, gang, danger, fugitives, dishonesty, deadly, golden years, mistaken identity, vengeance, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: murder, family relations, revenge, gambling, vengeance, investigation, crimes, family life, dishonesty, rivalry, danger, cards ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 19th century, 1890s, 1930s ...
Place: texas, usa, california
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89%
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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti hero, heroes, anti heroes, small town, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, old west, lone wolves, male female relationship, mixed martial arts, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense, realistic ...
Plot: old west, chases and races, betrayal, heroes, criminal's revenge, investigation, crime, criminal heroes, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, crimes ...
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, crimes, small town, old west, cowboy, u.s. marshal, danger, murder, moving, lone wolves, uninhibited rivalry ...
Place: texas, usa
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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: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, old west, small town, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, murder, danger, strong female presence, heroes, chases and races, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century
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79%
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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: serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, sheriff, americana, small town life, prison, vengeance, siblings relations, murder, against the odds, vigilantism, tough heroes, friends ...
Time: 60s, 1800s
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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: suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: assassination, false accusation, conspiracy, law enforcement, heroes, dishonesty, politics, crimes, state affairs, society, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: rivalry, lone wolves, heroes, chases and races, deadly, partners, crimes, murder, old west, sheriff, street shootout, countryside ...
Time: 19th century
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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: heist, rivalry, crimes, cons and scams, vigilantism, small town, injustice, sheriff, femme fatale, saved from hanging, murder, old west ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, assassination attempt, mormon, latter day saints, society, crimes, rivalry, danger, heroes, orphan, old west, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: utah, salt lake city utah
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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: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, hostage, false accusation, murder, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, crimes, legal investigation, injustice, who done it, police corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: disturbing, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, pursuit, anti hero, anti heroes, false accusation, robbery, outlaw, criminal, vigilantism, old west, partners, criminal heroes ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, gloomy
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Plot: murder, american civil war, manipulations, death in the family, missing person, rivalry, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, vigilantism, gang, manipulation, graphic violence ...
Time: 1860s
Place: texas, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, suspense, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: old west, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, vigilantism, heist, small town, family relations, deadly, fugitives, criminal, showdown ...
Place: texas, usa
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56%
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, tense, realistic, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, false accusation, private detective, law enforcement, boss and employee, crime, crimes, deadly, courtroom drama, legal action, legal, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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56%
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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rivalry, dishonesty, criminal heroes, law enforcement, betrayal, crimes, old west, criminal, outlaw, tough guy, street shootout ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Physical Evidence (1989)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A police officer suspended and now accused of murder is forced to join forces with his court-appointed attorney to assemble the pieces of a deadly puzzle to find the missing link before time runs out.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, false accusation, police, who done it, frame up, legal investigation, deadly, crimes, crime, dishonesty, suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, serious, realistic, cynical, tense ...
Plot: racism, one man army, murder, lone wolves, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, love and romance, society, heroes, deadly, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, arizona, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, old west, revenge, gunfight, western town, tough heroes, friends, righting the wronged, tough law enforcer, chases and races, buddies, crimes ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Advocate (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A grieving defense attorney gets caught in a twisted game of who-done-it when he takes on the case of a beautiful socialite who is accused of murder.
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, serious, complex ...
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, false accusation, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, deadly, legal, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: revenge, crimes, old west, fish out of water, master criminal, rivalry, deadly, heroes, farm, tough heroes, law and order, gang leader ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: rough, realistic, serious, tense, scary
Plot: showdown, old west, gunfight, mysterious character, heroes, rivalry, heroic mission, mystery, deadly, crimes, danger, life is a bitch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, bar fight, small town, political corruption, americana, heroes, crimes, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, gang, good versus evil, law enforcement ...
Place: arizona, yuma arizona
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52%
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: suspenseful, rough, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: sheriff, murder, crimes, deadly, clergy, society, rivalry, misfit, hopes, vengeance, old west, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: tough heroes, righting the wronged, bar, heroes, prostitute, hostages, social relations, hostage, bittersweet, vigilantism, small town, down on your luck ...
Time: 60s
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51%
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, tense, suspense, rough ...
Plot: heist, gang, rivalry, crimes, old west, bank, fugitives, deadly, lone wolves, showdown, investigation, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, captivating, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: prison, heist, bank, vengeance, old west, journalism, rivalry, crimes, prison escape, country, good versus evil, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1920s, 1890s
Place: usa, yuma arizona, nashville tennessee, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti hero, anti heroes, violence, heroes, bounty hunter, cowboy, gunfighter, steam train, chase, gangsters, destiny, hostages ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, california, texas ...
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49%