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: redemption, friendship, betrayal, aging, gold, bank, small town, adventure, crimes, heist, vengeance, best friends, gang, heroes, friends, partners, alcohol abuse, couples, small town life, buddies, code, criminal heroes, lone wolves, siblings relations, 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, rough and suspenseful films with plots about rivalry, crimes, heroes, gunfight, vengeance, horse and cowboy mostly in Western, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Ride the High Country: Pale Rider (1985), How the West Was Won (1962), One-Eyed Jacks (1961), Monte Walsh (1970), The War Wagon (1967). 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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunslinger, small town, violence, horse, drifter, gold, marshal, preacher, anti heroes, civil war, right and wrong, crimes ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century
Place: mine, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, realistic, exciting, breathtaking ...
Plot: wilderness, attempted murder, small town, outlaw, river, settler, native american, frontier, gold, adventure, family, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1880s, 1870s, 1850s ...
Place: california, missouri, arizona, ohio, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, going straight, stolen gold, vengeance, on the run, criminal's revenge, crimes, adventure, against the odds, dishonesty, obsessive quest, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1880s
Place: california, mexico, latin america, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 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, emotional, bleak, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: aging, old west, small town, crimes, lone wolves, unfulfillment, human nature, lifestyle, society, misfit, americana, friends ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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, realistic, semi serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, chase, violence, gold, ranch, adventure, vengeance, friends, tough heroes, criminal heroes, crimes, cons and scams ...
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 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: realistic, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunslinger, bank, small town, on the run, good versus evil, tough heroes, friends, partners, buddies, gory, small town life, heroes ...
⇓ 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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hanging, pardon, small town, lynching, marshal, judge, widow, vengeance, vigilantism, death penalty, crimes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, destiny, gore, sheriff, aging, tough heroes, haunted by the past, old west, obsessive quest, heroes, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, surprise ending, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, outlaw, friendship, adventure, wilderness, lone wolves, chases and races, rivalry, old west, friends, buddies, partners ...
Time: 19th century, 80s
Place: texas, australia, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, rough, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: bank, old west, family relations, siblings relations, criminal heroes, fugitives, crimes, chases and races, rivalry, small town, heist, vigilantism ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, vengeance, murder, revenge, war crime, cowboy, massacre, horse, chief, arson, loss of son ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, missouri, usa, kansas, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: murder, hitman, revenge, gambling, investigation, kidnapping, vengeance, vigilantism, gangsters, family life, heroes, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 19th century, 1890s, 1930s ...
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: serious, suspenseful, stylized, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, chases and races, confined, crimes, hotshot hero, lone wolves, gangsters, escapades, criminal heroes, curses spells and rituals, fugitives, on the run ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, mine, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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: serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ranch, female gunfighter, chases and races, anti heroes, fugitives, rivalry, chase, friendship, vengeance, heist, bank, lone wolves ...
Time: 70s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: suspenseful, serious, tense, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: revenge, murder, one man army, native american, half breed, vengeance, friendship, family problems, family in danger, crimes, interracial relations, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: nevada, usa, arizona, california, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, bounty hunter, mexican, pistol, cowboy, gunfighter, vengeance, chase, gangsters, destiny, leadership, terrorizing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, california, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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: realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, investigation, vengeance, righting the wronged, tough heroes, friends, americana, heroes, law enforcement, small town life, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 1800s
⇓ 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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: heist, deadly, heroes, aging, gang, old west, bank, rivalry, fugitives, unlikely criminals, lone wolves, crime gone awry ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, gang war, massacre, sheriff, gold, greed, vengeance, deal, rivalry, dishonesty, cons and scams ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, arizona, new mexico, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, serious, exciting, rough, realistic
Plot: prison, country, vengeance, crimes, couple relations, fugitives, criminal heroes, chases and races, confined, righting the wronged, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Appaloosa (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Man tries to recover a horse stolen from him by a Mexican bandit. The Appaloosa (also known as Southwest to Sonora) is a 1966 American Western film Technicolor (set in the 1870s) from Universal Pictures starring Marlon Brando, Anjanette Comer and ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: horse, bandit, vengeance, adventure, wrestling, bounty hunter, heroes, folk hero, dishonesty, on the run, village life, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 1K
Charro! (1969)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jess Wade is innocently accused of having stolen a cannon from the Mexican revolutionary forces. He tries to find the real culprits, a gang of criminals.
Style: realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, mexican, gunfight, self discovery, frame up, going straight, criminal's revenge, heroes, leadership, aging, on the run, vengeance ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 1K
'Doc' (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A revisionist western, "Doc" is Frank Perry's attempt to accurately portray the lives and persons of Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp, and the now-legendary events that took place in the town of Tombstone, starring Stacy Keach, Faye Dunaway ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, rough, wild ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, best friends, heroes, prostitute, good versus evil, state affairs, legends and myths, criminal heroes, crimes, rivalry, americana, society ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 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, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, prostitute, vengeance, small town life, heroes, righting the wronged, tough heroes, vigilantism, rivalry, good versus evil, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, realistic, disturbing, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, scout, estrangement, presumed dead, ransom, cigar smoking, vengeance, introspection, heroic mission, unsupportive spouse, parents and children, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 80s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.1
 102
Gun Fight (1961)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Action Western directed by Edward L. Cahn . After courageously protecting a pretty dance hall girl (Joan Staley) from peril, former cavalry soldier Wayne (James Brown) refuses to join his brother Brad's (Gregg Palmer) unlawful cattle rustling ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, outlaw, danger, crimes, fugitives, criminal heroes, siblings relations, chases and races, lone wolves, soldier, rivalry, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: tense, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, pursuit, vigilante, false accusation, robbery, outlaw, old west, vigilantism, rivalry, partners, dishonesty, anti heroes ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american civil war, revolution, soldier, cavalry, bandit, mexican revolution, friendship, vengeance, adventure, lone wolves, hostages, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, realistic, gloomy, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, small town, brothel, brothel madam, mining town, gambler, snow, dishonesty, folk, couples, crimes, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, 1890s
Place: washington state, usa, mine, seattle washington, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: tense, stylized, witty, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, warrior, old west, gunfight, track down, suicide, rivalry, insanity, small town, reward, gang, duel ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: new mexico, texas, usa, arizona, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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