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.
TV show
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, television, tv show, comanche indian, tv
Time: 19th century, 60s, 70s, 1880s, 1890s, 1960s
Place: wyoming, usa

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Most similar movies to The Virginian

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films and TV series with plots about old west, rivalry, heroes, crimes, escapades, lone wolves and tough heroes mostly in Western, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like The Virginian: Daniel Boone (1964), Lonesome Dove: The Series (1994), Cimarron Strip (1967), Alias Smith and Jones (1971), The High Chaparral (1967). 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, tough heroes, parents and children, orphan ...
Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming, usa
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Daniel Boone (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Daniel Boone is an American action-adventure television series starring Fess Parker as Daniel Boone that aired from September 24, 1964 to September 10, 1970 on NBC for 165 episodes, and was made by 20th Century Fox Television. Ed Ames co-starred as ...
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american revolution, folk hero, family relations, native americans, tribe, adventure, heroes, escapades, adventurer, society, tough heroes, americana ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 19th century
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lonesome Dove: The Series (1994)
Genre: Western
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: exciting, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: old west, obsession, love and romance, society, escapades, americana, small town, couple relations, small town life, couples, sheriff, newlyweds ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Cimarron Strip (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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, price of justice, couple relations, lone wolves, fugitives, escapades, crimes, heroes, dishonesty, against the odds, society, americana ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: oklahoma, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Alias Smith and Jones (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: old west, escapades, hidden identity, going straight, crimes, buddies, partners, wanted, friends, disorder, pardon, criminal ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The High Chaparral (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: captivating, sentimental, serious, realistic, saga
Plot: old west, ranch, single parent, crumbling marriage, starting over, siblings relations, family relations, farm, family business, family life, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa, mexico, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Gunslingers (2014)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
TV show
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: realistic, serious, captivating, rough
Plot: old west, bounty hunter, law enforcement, criminal heroes, crimes, heroes, track down, reenactment, chases and races, gunslinger, tough law enforcer, territory ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Dead Man's Walk (1996)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 272 min.
TV show
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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: expedition, survival, texas ranger, firing squad, heroes, buddies, adventure, rivalry, danger, escapades, partners, graphic violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: texas, new mexico, mexico, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Broken Trail (2006)
Genre: Western
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 184 min.
TV show
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: sincere, serious, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: cowboy, old west, native americans, gang, brothel, fall in love, prostitute, nephew, protector, danger, escapades, rescue ...
Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming, usa, oregon, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, old west, crimes, master criminal, rivalry, deadly, heroes, farm, tough heroes, fish out of water, law and order, gang leader ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Sacketts (1979)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, saga, rough, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cave, criminal heroes, gang, lone wolves, partners, escapades, adventure, family feud, fight for supremacy, cards, homecoming, american civil war ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: tennessee, santa fe new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, captivating, intense, tense, realistic
Plot: cowboy, love affair, starting over, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, vigilantism, moral dilemma, injustice, romance, hopes, farm, americana ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: hitman, cattle, wiretap, old west, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, state affairs, heroes, chases and races, crimes, cattleman, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: stylized, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, ranch, sheriff, gunslinger, woman in danger, strong female presence, anti hero, injustice, against the odds, escapades, crimes, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (1995)
Genre: Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: old west, bounty hunter, rivalry, couple relations, hotel, small town, small town life, adventure, crimes, adventurer, social relations, saloon owner ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Comanche Moon (2008)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
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, tense, sincere, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: native americans, old west, friendship, danger, partners, escapades, rivalry, texas ranger, daring rescue, crimes, adventure, obsessive quest ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, victorian era, 1850s, 1860s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Soldier's Revenge (2020)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Haunted by wartime horrors, Civil War soldier-turned-bounty-hunter Frank Connor (Neal Bledsoe) spends his time post-war polishing off two things: whiskey and fugitives. When two desperate children arrive on his doorstep and enlist his help to find ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: old west, civil war veteran, criminal, jousting, rivalry, heroes, love interest, battles, murder, gunslinger, final showdown, showdown ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, danger, investigation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Bordertown (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: old west, friends, social relations, small town life, wooing, friendship, small town, love and romance, law enforcement, escapades, partners, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: small town, whiskey, saloon, rattlesnake, poker, duel, fishing, native american, marshal, haunted by the past, gunslinger, ambush ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, gunfighter ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Buffalo Girls (1995)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: old west, adoption, friendship, female gunfighter, injustice, family relations, hopes, parents and children, adventure, couple relations, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, britain, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, tough heroes, wanted, renegades, old west, mistaken identity, frame up, false accusation, americana, chases and races, law enforcement, bounty hunter ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting
Plot: opposites attract, adventure, crimes, fish out of water, old west, americana, danger, heroes, rescue, injustice, tough heroes, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, chases and races, tough heroes, graphic violence, lone wolves, crimes, escapades, heroes, gang, cowboy hat, violence, horse ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona, mexico, sonora
⇓ 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, rivalry, love affair, self discovery, fall in love, old west, couples, romance, lone wolves, cowboy, gunslinger ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, realistic ...
Plot: heroes, lone wolves, rivalry, crimes, partners, chases and races, deadly, murder, old west, sheriff, street shootout, countryside ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Long Days of Vengeance (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain, France
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, bleak, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: small town, revenge, conspiracy, strong violent content, orchestral, frame up, false accusation, vengeance, haunted by the past, old west, tough heroes, righting the wronged ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Strange Empire (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: old west, small town life, power struggle, strong female presence, danger, survival, small town, woman, social relations, heroes, rivalry, cowboys and outlaws ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, montana
⇓ 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: betrayal, old west, rivalry, chases and races, crimes, dishonesty, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry, false accusation, vengeance, track down, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%