Movies like Ride the High Country

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Ride the High Country (1962)
 7.5
 11K
Ride the High Country (1962)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-lawman is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating, meditative, harsh, reflective, tense, talky, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, bank, small town, betrayal, aging, gold, buddies, gang, adventure, lone wolves, vengeance, small town life, criminal heroes, crimes, heroes, gunfight, partners, friends, best friends, runaway, siblings relations, alcohol abuse, heist, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: california, idaho, texas

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Most similar movies to Ride the High Country

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, harsh and tense films with plots about rivalry, gunfight, heroes, crimes, vengeance, violence and cowboy mostly in Western, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Ride the High Country: Pale Rider (1985), One-Eyed Jacks (1961), How the West Was Won (1962), The War Wagon (1967), Monte Walsh (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 47K
Pale Rider (1985)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A small gold mining camp is terrorised by a ruthless land owner wanting to take their land. Clint Eastwood arrives riding a pale horse just as a young girl is praying to God to help the miners. He is revealed to be a preacher with mysterious and ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, tense, suspenseful, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, small town, anti heroes, gunslinger, preacher, marshal, drifter, gold, horse, lone wolves, settler, blackmail ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century
Place: mine, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Running from the law after a bank robbery in Mexico, Dad Longworth finds an opportunity to take the stolen gold and leave his partner Rio to be captured. Years later, Rio escapes from the prison where he has been since, and hunts down Dad for ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, ambush, gold, stolen gold, going straight, pregnancy, vengeance, on the run, adventure, tough heroes, crimes, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1880s
Place: california, mexico, latin america, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
How the West Was Won (1962)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The epic tale of the development of the American West from the 1830s through the Civil War to the end of the century, as seen through the eyes of one pioneer family.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, realistic, breathtaking ...
Plot: native american, settler, outlaw, river, frontier, adventure, small town, family, wilderness, attempted murder, gold, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1880s, 1860s, 1870s ...
Place: california, arizona, missouri, ohio, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The War Wagon (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An ex-con seeks revenge on the man who put him in prison by planning a robbery of the latter's stagecoach, which is transporting gold. He enlists the help of a partner, who could be working for his nemesis.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gold, heist, ranch, street shootout, violence, adventure, criminal heroes, vengeance, buddies, horse, criminal's revenge ...
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 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: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: aging, old west, small town, buddies, lone wolves, friendship, misfit, partners, unfulfillment, friends, human nature, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.0
 31K
Hang 'Em High (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Marshall Jed Cooper survives a hanging, vowing revenge on the lynch mob that left him dangling. To carry out his oath for vengeance, he returns to his former job as a lawman. Before long, he's caught up with the nine men on his hit list and ...
Style: stylized, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hanging, widow, judge, lynching, marshal, small town, vengeance, death penalty, pardon, vigilantism, lone wolves, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.5
 1K
Barbarosa (1982)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Karl Westover, an inexperienced farm boy, runs away after unintentionally killing a neighbor, whose family pursues him for vengeance. He meets Barbarosa, a gunman of near-mythical proportions, who is himself in danger from his father-in-law Don ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, surprise ending, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, outlaw, wilderness, adventure, lone wolves, old west, friendship, friends, partners, buddies, chases and races, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 80s
Place: texas, australia, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After avenging his family's brutal murder, Wales is pursued by a pack of soldiers. He prefers to travel alone, but ragtag outcasts are drawn to him - and Wales can't bring himself to leave them unprotected.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: american civil war, revenge, vengeance, civil war, murder, native american, tough heroes, arson, chief, war crime, cowboy, loss of son ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, missouri, usa, kansas, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 5.8
 539
The Quick Gun (1964)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Gunslinger Murphy helps an ungrateful town fight off a raid by his former gang.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunslinger, old west, criminal heroes, bank, gory, bounty hunter, battle zone, farm, buddies, fugitives, small town, gang ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: murder, revenge, hitman, vengeance, investigation, gambling, kidnapping, vigilantism, lone wolves, sibling relationship, parents and children, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 19th century, 1890s, 1930s ...
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: manhunt, friendship, gore, destiny, aging, sheriff, on the run, old west, crimes, old friends, billy the kid, lawlessness ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.5
 15K
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, bounty hunter, mexican, pistol, gunfighter, cowboy, anti heroes, chase, vengeance, gun violence, lone wolves, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa, california, texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.0
 7K
Nevada Smith (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Nevada Smith is the young son of an Indian mother and white father. When his father is killed by three men over gold, Nevada sets out to find them and kill them. The boy is taken in by a gun merchant. The gun merchant shows him how to shoot and to ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: revenge, murder, native american, half breed, vengeance, one man army, investigation, old west, repayment, desert, friendship, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: nevada, usa, arizona, california, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Plot: old west, bank, fugitives, vengeance, vigilantism, siblings relations, small town, crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes, americana, heist ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.2
 10K
Big Jake (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An aging Texas cattle man who has outlived his time swings into action when outlaws kidnap his grandson.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, cigar smoking, estrangement, scout, ransom, presumed dead, vengeance, missing person, old west, crimes, rancher, gang ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 80s
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Man Called Sledge (1970)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: James Garner is Luther Sledge, the leader of a pack of rebels who are planning to steal a stash of gold. But after the thieves actually manage to get away with the bounty, they soon discover that the enemy lies within their midst. As they begin to ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, on the road, criminal heroes, bounty hunter, small town, criminal's revenge, fugitives, lone wolves, betrayal, chase, on the run, treasure hunt ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, mine, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Man With No Name enters the Mexican village of San Miguel in the midst of a power struggle among the three Rojo brothers and sheriff John Baxter. When a regiment of Mexican soldiers bearing gold intended to pay for new weapons is waylaid by the ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, old west, gang war, greed, drifter, gold, massacre, horse, sheriff, vengeance, lone wolves, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, new mexico, arizona, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.6
 1K
Wild Rovers (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Ross Bodine and Frank Post are cowhands on Walt Buckman's R-Bar-R ranch. Bodine is older and broods a bit about how he will get along when he's too old to cowboy. Post is young and rambunctious and ambitious for a better life than ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ranch, female gunfighter, criminal heroes, anti heroes, bank, buddies, fugitives, lone wolves, vengeance, heist, crimes, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Undefeated (1969)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After the Civil War, ex-Union Colonel John Henry Thomas and ex-Confederate Colonel James Langdon are leading two disparate groups of people through strife-torn Mexico. John Henry and company are bringing horses to the unpopular Mexican government ...
Style: serious, rough, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american civil war, soldier, mexican revolution, bandit, cavalry, revolution, adventure, lone wolves, vengeance, friendship, kidnapping, military life ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, los angeles, latin america, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.9
 468
The Shooter (1997)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story is of a small town in the early west and of a 'shooter' of reputation that drifts into it and stands up to the controlling family that runs it. But far from a John Wayne, this hero is caught and brutally beaten and left to die, ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, prostitute, bar shootout, vengeance, old west, lone wolves, master warrior, vigilantism, righting the wronged, tough heroes, crimes, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.5
 61K
Open Range (2003)
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.
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: old west, friendship, small town, vengeance, gunfight, murder, horse, cowboy, love and romance, redemption, good versus evil, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.7
 348
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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, prison, buddies, criminal heroes, fugitives, gang, lone wolves, tough law enforcer, rescue, vengeance, vigilantism, americana ...
Time: 60s, 1800s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Valdez Is Coming (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA, Spain
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: rough, serious, clever, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: rancher, racism, vengeance, interracial relations, sheriff, extreme violence, murder, crimes, heroes, lone wolves, vigilantism, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, arizona, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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For a Few Dollars More (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Two bounty hunters are in pursuit of "El Indio," one of the most wanted fugitives in the western territories, and his gang.
Style: witty, tense, stylized, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, old west, track down, gunfight, piano, sidekick, beard, death, pot smoking, sombrero, right hand man, small town ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: new mexico, texas, usa, mexico, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: country, prison, criminal heroes, bank, old west, fugitives, heist, prison life, chases and races, confined, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, small town, brothel madam, mining town, gambler, brothel, snow, folk, human nature, old west, americana, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, edwardian era, 1900s, 20th century
Place: washington state, usa, mine, vancouver british columbia canada, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough
Plot: heist, crime, fugitives, bank, old west, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes, gang, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: This classic western masterpiece is an epic film about a widow whose land and life are in danger as the railroad is getting closer and closer to taking them over. A mysterious harmonica player joins forces with a desperado to protect the woman and ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, stylized, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, vengeance, cowboy, mysterious character, gunfight, harmonica, small town, anti hero, tragic hero, good versus evil, massacre, duel ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.4
 10K
Hombre (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Indians, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: apache, journey, stagecoach, outlaw, racism, cowboy, embezzlement, hostages, native americans, old west, rescue, kidnapping ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, mine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: funeral, small town, lawyer, cowboy, politics, stagecoach, outlaw, pistol, gunslinger, senator, newspaper, robbery ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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