Movies and TV shows like The Virginian

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The Virginian (1962)
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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 Virginian became television's first 90-minute western series. Immensely successful, it ran for nine seasons—television's third longest running western. It follows Bonanza at fourteen seasons and 430 episodes, and Gunsmoke at twenty seasons and 635 episodes.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: old west, heroes, friends, farm, against the odds, lone wolves, rivalry, americana, ego clash, tough heroes, ranch, tv show, comanche indian, tv
Time: 19th century, 60s, 70s, 1880s, 1890s, 1960s
Place: wyoming, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about old west, rivalry, heroes, crimes, escapades, lone wolves and gunfight mostly in Western, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Virginian: Lonesome Dove: The Series (1994), Cimarron Strip (1967), Alias Smith and Jones (1971), The High Chaparral (1967), Gunslingers (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Virginian (2014)
Genre: Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Trace Adkins (The Lincoln Lawyer), Ron Perlman (TV's "Sons of Anarchy") and Brendan Penny (Ring Of Fire) star in this gritty and riveting re-imagining of the classic Western saga. Raised by powerful cattle baron Judge Henry (Perlman), ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, rivalry, old west, family relations, farm, uncover truth, danger, graphic violence, lone wolves, parents and children, heroes, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: realistic, exciting, serious, rough
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, escapades, old west, americana, couples, small town life, obsession, small town, society, post civil war, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.3
 337
Cimarron Strip (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cimarron Strip is an American Western television series that aired on CBS from September 1967 to March 1968. Starring Stuart Whitman as Marshal Jim Crown, the series was produced by the creators of Gunsmoke. Reruns of the original show were aired in ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: righting the wronged, rivalry, conspiracy, price of justice, fugitives, escapades, corporate crimes, lone wolves, heroes, crimes, couple relations, forgery ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: kansas, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Alias Smith and Jones (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Alias Smith and Jones is an American Western series that originally aired on ABC from 1971 to 1973. It stars Pete Duel as Hannibal Heyes and Ben Murphy as Jedediah "Kid" Curry, a pair of cousin outlaws trying to reform. The governor offers ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: old west, wanted, going straight, partners, buddies, disorder, pardon, crimes, friends, hidden identity, escapades, criminal ...
Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: saga, sentimental, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: old west, ranch, family business, single parent, crumbling marriage, family relations, starting over, family life, farm, hopes, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.5
 173
Gunslingers (2014)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Story: American Heroes Channel's new series Gunslingers reveals the infamous tales of survival and courage from the Wild West. Exposing little-known facts about America’s first villains and heroes, the six-part series features the stories of Wyatt ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, rough
Plot: old west, bounty hunter, track down, law enforcement, crimes, criminal heroes, heroes, reenactment, chases and races, gunslinger, tough law enforcer, apache indian ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: sincere, captivating, tense, epic, rough ...
Plot: native americans, old west, danger, lone wolves, obsessive quest, friendship, rivalry, horse, thief, prostitute, ransom, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, 1850s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: epic, rough, serious, exciting, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: expedition, survival, texas ranger, firing squad, tribe, americana, heroes, uninhibited rivalry, wilderness, old west, cowboy, mountain ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: texas, mexico, new mexico, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6K
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: serious, epic, captivating, sincere, tense ...
Plot: old west, cowboy, native americans, gang, brothel, fall in love, prostitute, nephew, protector, rescue, danger, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming, usa, san francisco, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 582
The Virginian (2000)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cowboy finds himself betrayed by his best friend and must choose between bringing him to justice and alienating the pretty schoolteacher he is in love with.
Style: serious, intense, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: cowboy, love affair, rivalry, starting over, hopes, romance, uninhibited rivalry, injustice, moral dilemma, vigilantism, farm, lone wolves ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 2K
The Sacketts (1979)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Two part TV adaptation of Louis L'Amour's third novel in the Sackett series. The story follows the three Sackett brothers out west from their Tennessee home. Along the way the oldest, Tell, prospects for gold, while the two younger Orin ...
Style: saga, suspenseful, epic, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cave, criminal heroes, escapades, cards, family feud, adventure, siblings relations, gang, good versus evil, homecoming, american civil war, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 380
Cattle King (1963)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: President Arthur helps a rich rancher (Robert Taylor) fight advocates of open grazing in the Territory of Wyoming.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: hitman, cattle, wiretap, old west, heroes, state affairs, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, chases and races, rivalry, president, death of loved one ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 2.5
 633
Trigger Fast (1994)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A feisty woman struggles to keep her ranch from being stolen by a greedy and unscrupulous land-baron named Malick. A trio of young men comes to her aid Dusty Fog, the "Kid," and Miguel. They are later joined by a fourth man named Mark, who ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, sheriff, gunslinger, ranch, anti hero, woman in danger, partners, good versus evil, against the odds, injustice, crimes, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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
Plot: bounty hunter, old west, rivalry, small town life, social relations, small town, hotel, adventurer, couple relations, crimes, adventure, anti heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: memory loss, assassination, hypnosis, conspiracy, missing person, deadly, mystery, life is a bitch, chases and races, old west, u.s. army, resurrection ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
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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
Plot: old west, society, friendship, law enforcement, partners, small town life, wooing, small town, social relations, love and romance, escapades, friends ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Last Challenge (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An upstart outlaw baits a legendary gunslinger, now a marshal in love with a saloon keeper.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: small town, rattlesnake, whiskey, poker, saloon, native american, fishing, duel, gunslinger, marshal, haunted by the past, ambush ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.1
 1K
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, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, old west, small town, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, murder, danger, chases and races, strong female presence, heroes, gunfighter ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.5
 754
Buffalo Girls (1995)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Wild. Untamed. Legendary. In this made-for-tv movie, Buffalo Girls celebrates the bold escapades of tough-talking Calamity Jane Canary and her illustrious cohorts. It's the waning days of the Wild West and Jane, the rough 'n' rugged ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Plot: old west, adoption, friendship, family relations, hopes, parents and children, injustice, couple relations, rising to stardom, life is a bitch, love and romance, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, europe, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Gunsmoke: The Long Ride (1993)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: For thirty years, Marshall Matt Dillon fought to preserve the law in Dodge City… now, he's wanted for murder and fighting to clear his name. Three deputies ride up with a warrant for Dillon's arrest, a wealthy mine operator has been ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escapades, adventure, americana, tough heroes, renegades, mistaken identity, old west, chase, rivalry, chases and races, false accusation, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Black Fox: The Price of Peace (1995)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After blaming Britt for his wife's decision to stay with the Native Americans who captured her, an abusive husband organizes a party of vigilantes to accompany him into Indian territory.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: old west, rescue, racism, danger, culture clash, opposites attract, society, americana, injustice, fall in love, crimes, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 2K
Monte Walsh (1970)
Genre: Western
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: realistic, bleak, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: old west, aging, small town, heroes, unfulfillment, lone wolves, unfulfilled love, down on your luck, crimes, love and romance, society, human nature ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 1K
Barquero (1970)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Jake Remy leads a gang of outlaw cutthroats making their escape toward Mexico from a successful robbery. Barring their way is a river--crossable only by means of a ferry barge. The barge operator, Travis, refuses to be bullied into providing ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, tough heroes, escapades, chases and races, crimes, heroes, lone wolves, gang, graphic violence, winchester rifle, musket, cowboys and outlaws ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, mexico, arizona, sonora
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.0
 175
Backtrack! (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sent to Mexico to buy a bull, a Wyoming cowhand (Doug McClure) teams up with three Texas Rangers to solve a robbery/murder.
Style: exciting, saga, rough, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, heist, escapades, lone wolves, babies and infants, crimes, righting the wronged, friends, tough heroes, heroes, chases and races, chase ...
Time: 60s
Place: latin america, wyoming, mexico, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Angel and the Bad Man (2009)
Genre: Western
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A remake of the classic 1947 John Wayne western about an injured gunslinger who falls in with good company in the form of some Quakers.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, psychological, touching ...
Plot: redemption, on the run, love affair, self discovery, rivalry, couples, old west, fall in love, romance, lone wolves, gunslinger, cowboy ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 244
Waco (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Preacher Sam Stone and his new beautiful wife Jill stand by the grave of Sheriff Billy Kelly, who died trying to bring law-and-order to Emporia, Wyoming. Among the mourners are businessman George Gates, mayor Ned West and his daughter Patricia. The ...
Style: realistic, rough, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: social relations, on the run, hitman, alcohol abuse, chaos and mayhem, gangsters, criminal heroes, righting the wronged, rivalry, bar, dishonesty, going straight ...
Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, touching, realistic
Plot: old west, small town life, power struggle, danger, small town, strong female presence, survival, woman, rivalry, social relations, heroes, cowboy and outlaw ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Long Days of Vengeance (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After three years of hard labor in a prison camp, former Sheriff Ted Barnett escapes. He was framed by three men and wrongly convicted of the murder of his father. Now he looks for vengeance.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough, realistic
Plot: small town, revenge, conspiracy, rivalry, vengeance, orchestral, strong violent content, false accusation, frame up, old west, haunted by the past, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Bullet for a Badman (1964)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Former Texas Rangers Sam Ward and Logan Keliher become enemies when Sam turns bank robber and Logan marries Sam's ex-wife.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: betrayal, old west, track down, dishonesty, vengeance, heroes, false accusation, rivalry, chases and races, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 1K
Conagher (1991)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mrs. Evie Teale is struggling to stay alive while raising her two children alone on a remote homestead. Conn Conagher is a honest, hardworking cowboy. Their lives are intertwined as they fight the elements, indians, outlaws, and loneliness.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: cowboy, couples, kidnapping, family relations, gang, heroes, crimes, love and romance, cons and scams, romance, danger, single parent ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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