Movies like Big Jake

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Big Jake (1971)
 7.1
 13K
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, light, enigmatic, unusual plot structure, bloody, affectionate, scenic, harsh, talky, stylized ...
Plot: kidnapping, horse, motorcycle, gunfight, gang, old west, happy ending, good versus evil, car, dog, catastrophe, race, adventure, indians, revenge, violence, hunting, family, hitman, writers, assassin, cancer, beautiful scenery, technology, weapons ...
Time: 80s, turn of the century, 19th century, 70s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: texas, mexico, california, usa, latin america

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Most similar movies to Big Jake

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, harsh, talky and serious films with plots about dialogue, mentor, storytelling, gunfight, culture clash, runaway and vengeance mostly in Western, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Big Jake: The Sons of Katie Elder (1965), The Comancheros (1961), The War Wagon (1967), Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973), McLintock! (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, rough, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: murder, revenge, vengeance, card playing, violence, chase, family relations, justice, gambling, brutality, redemption, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s, 60s, 19th century ...
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Comancheros (1961)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Texas Ranger Jake Cutter arrests gambler Paul Regret, but soon finds himself teamed with his prisoner in an undercover effort to defeat a band of renegade arms merchants and thieves known as Comancheros.
Style: sexy, fairy tale, tense, intense, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: renegade, native american, comanche indian, desert, gunfight, small town, horse, gang, crimes, chase, adventure, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, louisiana, new jersey, new orleans, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.8
 10K
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: exciting, intense, humorous, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, chase, vengeance, gold, caper, frame up, rivalry, gunfight, revenge, horse, jail, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: J.D. Cahill is the toughest U.S. Marshal they've got, just the sound of his name makes bad guys stop in their tracks, so when his two young boy's want to get his attention they decide to rob a bank. They end up getting more than they ...
Style: tense, talky, semi serious, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, gunfight, american civil war, crimes, parents and children, heist, family relations, criminal heroes, partners, bank, brother brother relationship, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 7.1
 15K
McLintock! (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: George Washington McLintock, 'GW' to friends and foes alike, is a cattle baron and the richest man in the territory. He anxiously awaits the return of his daughter Becky who has been away at school for the last two years. He's also ...
Style: humorous, light, funny, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: farce, romance, ranch, greed, husband wife relationship, rivalry, mogul, father daughter relationship, rancher, vengeance, cowboy, hunting ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1930s, 60s
Place: alaska, oklahoma, ireland, arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.4
 19K
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: affectionate, stylized, intense, light, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, cowboy, bounty hunter, mexican, manhunt, bandit, landowner, revolutionary, train, civil war, murder, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, california, new mexico, usa, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.8
 10K
Chisum (1970)
Genre: Biography, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Cattle baron John Chisum joins forces with Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett to fight the Lincoln County land war.
Style: harsh, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bounty hunter, adventure, old west, betrayal, cattle, justice, gunfight, aging, elderly, crimes, dishonesty, corrupt law enforcer ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 80s, 1870s
Place: new mexico, texas, california, usa, tucson arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, scenic, bloody, stylized, talky ...
Plot: civil war, racism, murder, gunfight, violence, chase, bullying, brutality, revenge, cowboy, sacrifice, poetry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada, california, arizona, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 7.4
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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, tense, suspense, harsh, talky ...
Plot: journey, racism, cowboy, old west, desert, character study, embezzlement, loneliness, wilderness, crime gone awry, hitman, fighting the system ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.9
 8K
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: stylized, tense, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: revenge, murder, gunfight, mentor, old west, prison, native american, solitude, multiple storylines, fantasy world, one man army, tough guy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: nevada, tokyo, california, texas, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.7
 13K
Rio Lobo (1970)
Genre: War, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose perfidy caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend.
Style: harsh, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: american civil war, vengeance, betrayal, civil war, revenge, gunfight, justice, colonel, redemption, brutality, unlikely friendships, old west ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s
Place: texas, ireland, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.4
 15K
The Cowboys (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: When his cattlemen abandon him for the gold fields, rancher Wil Andersen is forced to take on a collection of young boys as his cowboys in order to get his herd to market in time to avoid financial disaster. The boys learn to do a man's job ...
Style: harsh, captivating, serious, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: coming of age, desert, vengeance, cattle, gunfight, adventure, rancher, buddies, on the road, crimes, gold, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, texas, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.5
 28K
El Dorado (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.
Style: talky, suspense, tense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, vengeance, sheriff, lone hero, old west, adaptation, adventure, tough heroes, righting the wronged, good versus evil, vigilantism, alcoholic ...
Time: 19th century, 60s
Place: texas, california, usa, sonora, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: exciting, intense, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: civil war, wilderness, family, adventure, old west, gold, native american, criminal, small town, attempted murder, american civil war, survival ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, year 1865, 1830s, 1860s ...
Place: california, arizona, missouri, ohio, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 2K
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: affectionate, unusual plot structure, ironic, meditative, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cowboy, adventure, wilderness, friendship, hitman, gunfight, runaway, chase, revenge, farce, lone hero, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 19th century
Place: texas, australia, tokyo, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 25K
The Shootist (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Afflicted with a terminal illness John Bernard Brooks, the last of the legendary gunfighters, quietly returns to Carson City for medical attention from his old friend Dr. Hostetler. Aware that his days are numbered, the troubled man seeks solace and ...
Style: suspense, tense, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: gunfight, widow, self defense, small town, haunted by the past, cancer, crimes, retirement, life is a bitch, against the odds, human nature, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, turn of the century, 19th century
Place: tucson arizona, california, el paso texas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, brutal, harsh, suspense, entertaining ...
Plot: american civil war, revenge, civil war, cowboy, native americans, native american, murder, tough guy, bounty hunter, surrender, massacre, on the run ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 70s
Place: texas, missouri, austin texas, usa, kansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: tense, suspenseful, visually appealing, clever, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, mysterious character, cowboy, villain, vengeance, revenge, gang, death, gunfight, small town, desert, showdown ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.4
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True Grit (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The murder of her father sends a teenage tomboy, Mattie Ross (Kim Darby), on a mission of "justice", which involves avenging her father's death. She recruits a tough old marshal, "Rooster" Cogburn (John Wayne), because he ...
Style: stylized, harsh, suspense, exciting, scenic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: bounty hunter, revenge, murder, manhunt, hanging, adventure, vengeance, cowboy, reward, alcoholic, civil war veteran, justice ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s, 1930s
Place: texas, arkansas, oklahoma, california, austin texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.0
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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: buddy movie, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, bloody, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, small town, gunfight, nudity (full frontal - brief), revenge, catastrophe, mentor, finnish, fight scenes, fantasy world, lone hero, life philosophy ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 63K
Young Guns (1988)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted.
Style: stylized, suspense, harsh, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: cowboy, gunfight, billy the kid, old west, chase, adventure, brutality, cowboys and outlaws, bounty hunter, gangsters, civil war, gang ...
Time: 1870s, 80s, 19th century
Place: new mexico, california, texas, usa, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 15K
Cat Ballou (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman seeking revenge for her murdered father hires a famous gunman, but he's very different from what she expects.
Style: funny, melancholic, talky, harsh, semi serious ...
Plot: vengeance, murder, redemption, justice, adventure, twists and turns, culture clash, ranch, hitman, rescue, old west, criminal heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1890s
Place: wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Alvarez Kelly (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A suave Mexican cattleman inadvertently gets involved in the Civil War.
Style: rough, talky, brutal, breathtaking, harsh ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, kidnapping, military, chase, colonel, cattle, irish, cowboy, torture, weapons, wine ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 70s
Place: virginia, texas, ireland, vienna, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: stylized, suspense, atmospheric, harsh, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, bounty hunter, small town, gang, robbery, violence, warrior, heroes, sidekick, reward, revenge ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: texas, austin texas, spain, new mexico, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Return of the Seven (1966)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Chico one of the remaining members of The Magnificent Seven now lives in the town that they (The Seven) helped. One day someone comes and takes most of the men prisoner. His wife seeks out Chris, the leader of The Seven for help. Chris also meets ...
Style: visually appealing, unusual plot structure, bad ending, humorous, reflective ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, vengeance, horse, hanging, cowboy, gunfight, desert, mercenary, betrayal, greed, brutality, family ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, spain, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 37K
Young Guns II (1990)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Only three of the original five "young guns" -- Billy the Kid (Emilio Estevez), Jose Chavez y Chavez (Lou Diamond Phillips), and Doc Scurlock (Kiefer Sutherland) -- return in Young Guns, Part 2, which is the story of Billy the Kid and his ...
Style: suspense, factual, entertaining, stylized, harsh ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: native american, old west, cowboy, gang, gunfight, bounty hunter, friendship, betrayal, billy the kid, vengeance, gangsters, runaway ...
Time: 1870s, 19th century, 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new mexico, las vegas, latin america, usa, arkansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Undefeated (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, War, 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, talky, harsh, melancholic, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american civil war, civil war, friendship, adventure, desert, horse, gunfight, betrayal, camp, revolution, cavalry, bandit ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 80s
Place: mexico, california, los angeles, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: suspense, atmospheric, serious, gloomy, meditative ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: lawyer, politics, small town, cowboy, criminal, old west, justice, robbery, senator, success, society, friend ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 45K
The Outlaws (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Four unwitting heroes cross paths on their journey to the sleepy town of Silverado. Little do they know the town where their family and friends reside has been taken over by a corrupt sheriff and a murderous posse. It's up to the sharp-shooting ...
Style: feel good, light, tense, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, small town, friendship, adventure, violent, cowboy, group of criminals, gunfight, desert, betrayal, murder, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 1880s
Place: usa, new mexico, california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Rooster Cogburn (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After a band of drunken thugs overruns a small Indian Nation town, killing Minister Goodnight and raping the women folk, Eula Goodnight enlists the aid of Marshal Cogburn to hunt them down and bring her father's killers to justice.
Style: humorous, sentimental, talky, harsh, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: revenge, courage, battle of the sexes, raft, teacher, tough guy, u.s. marshal, tough girl, spinster, outlaw gang, death of father, chase ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s
Place: africa, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%