Movies like Big Jake

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Big Jake (1971)
 7.1
 12K
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, atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing, harsh, affectionate, bloody, scenic ...
Plot: kidnapping, heroes, ransom, rescue, estrangement, presumed dead, ranch, cigar smoking, scout, old west, gang, crimes, family relations, missing person, parents and children, self discovery, obsessive quest, family problems, heroic mission, introspection, rivalry, reunion, homecoming, unsupportive spouse, wild horse ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 70s, 20th century, turn of the century, 80s
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america, california

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Most similar movies to Big Jake

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and tense films with plots about rivalry, gunfight, cowboy, crimes, showdown, vengeance and heroes mostly in Western, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Big Jake: The Sons of Katie Elder (1965), Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973), The War Wagon (1967), Hombre (1967), God's Gun (1976). 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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: murder, family relations, revenge, gambling, card playing, vengeance, investigation, crimes, family life, rivalry, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 19th century, 1890s, 1930s ...
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, sentimental, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: u.s. marshal, cowboys and outlaws, vengeance, crimes, heist, parents and children, bank, family relations, criminal heroes, partners, gunfight, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, suspense, humorous, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, chase, gold, vengeance, frame up, rivalry, gunfight, caper, jail, heroes, ranch, cowboy ...
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.4
 12K
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, suspenseful, serious, tense, harsh ...
Plot: cowboy, journey, old west, embezzlement, outlaw, criminal, native americans, danger, racism, hostage, mine, stranded ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 5.0
 1K
God's Gun (1976)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Israel
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Priest turned vigilante Father John (Van Cleef) hunts down a gang of criminals, led by Sam Clayton (Palance), who killed a man in a local bar. On the gang's return to the town, they kill the priest, leaving a young parishioner Johnny behind. He ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, heroes, murder, vigilantism, investigation, leadership, danger, bounty hunter, crimes, deadly, gang, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.2
 14K
McLintock! (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 127 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, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: ranch, spanking, romance, mogul, rivalry, rancher, farce, husband wife relationship, cowboy, unsupportive spouse, cigarette smoking, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 60s, 1930s
Place: arizona, alaska, ireland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Comancheros (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: renegade, rescue, heroes, gambler, texas ranger, chase, gang, murder, crimes, adventure, partners, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: texas, latin america, mexico, usa, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, cynical, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, one man army, murder, heroes, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, love and romance, society, lone wolves, rivalry, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, arizona, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.9
 9K
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: rough, exciting, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bounty hunter, old west, cattle, aging, elderly, dishonesty, crimes, corrupt law enforcer, cons and scams, heroes, billy the kid, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 80s, 70s
Place: new mexico, usa, tucson arizona, arizona, santa fe new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, realistic, clever, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, mysterious character, vengeance, gunfight, duel, small town, tragic hero, villain, death, greed, warrior ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: revenge, old west, murder, one man army, crimes, investigation, friends, warden, rivalry, family in danger, tough heroes, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century
Place: nevada, usa, mississippi, mississippi river, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Rare Breed (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her husband dies en route to America, Martha Price and her daughter Hilary are left to carry out his dream: the introduction of Hereford cattle into the American West. They enlist Sam "Bulldog" Burnett in their efforts to transport ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, cult film
Plot: vigilantism, heroes, redemption, horse and wagon, frontier justice, cattle, whistling, on the road, against the odds, cons and scams, forbidden love, track down ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s
Place: texas, usa, england, europe, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, exciting, realistic, serious, intense ...
Plot: old west, wilderness, gold, attempted murder, small town, criminal, outlaw, native american, frontier, adventure, family, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1880s, 1850s, 1870s ...
Place: california, ohio, missouri, arizona, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.6
 26K
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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, old west, revolver, sheriff, vengeance, tough heroes, righting the wronged, good versus evil, vigilantism, rivalry, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, sonora, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, exciting, serious, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, bounty hunter, gang, small town, duel, heroes, warrior, robbery, reward, gunfight, sidekick, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: new mexico, texas, usa, arizona, el paso texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 18K
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti hero, anti heroes, bounty hunter, heroes, gunfighter, cowboy, steam train, chase, gangsters, destiny, danger, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, california, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Return of Sabata (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Master gunslinger Sabata arrives in Hobsonville, a town completely owned by McIntock, a robber baron who is taxing the inhabitants for the cost of future improvements to the town. Or that's what McIntock says he'll do with the money...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, anti hero, anti heroes, heroes, small town, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, lone wolves, revolver, male female relationship, gambling ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, tense, captivating, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: old west, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, vigilantism, heist, small town, family relations, fugitives, deadly, criminal, psychopath ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Last Hard Men (1976)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the early 20th century, some convicts while on a road gang escape and one of the convicts is Zach Provo, a half Indian, who was sent to prison during the latter part of the 19th century. He escapes with 6 others to exact vengeance on Sam Burgade ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: rescue, gang, prison, kidnapping, escapades, aging, obsessive quest, confined, danger, golden years, blind ambition, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, native americans, murder, cowboy, war crime, loss of son, vengeance, tough heroes, civil war, horse, deadly, native american ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 70s
Place: texas, missouri, usa, united states, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 14K
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: serious, captivating, harsh, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: desert, vengeance, cattle drive, cattle, buddies, on the road, gold, crimes, gunfight, murder, teenage boy, heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Cry Blood, Apache (1970)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Telling the story of his early life in flashback, a former prospector (Joel McCrea, with flashback sequences featuring son Jody) explains his brutal massacre of a tribe of Indians. The only survivor (Marie Gahua) agrees to lead him to a secret gold ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: good versus evil, heroes, golden years, crimes, deadly, investigation, escapades, opposites attract, rescue, rivalry, danger, gang ...
Time: 60s, 19th century
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 3K
Shalako (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: UK, West Germany, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Sean Connery is Shalako, a guide in the old West who has to rescue an aristocratic British hunting party from Indians and bandits.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: native american, rescue, survival, opposites attract, tough heroes, adventure, adventurer, danger, hostages, rivalry, hostage, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.8
 12K
Rio Lobo (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: american civil war, old west, colonel, vengeance, betrayal, crimes, investigation, rivalry, gunfight, revenge, soldier, small town ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: texas, usa, ireland, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.0
 92
The Showdown (2009)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, crimes, gang, small town, old west, cowboy, u.s. marshal, danger, murder, moving, lone wolves, uninhibited rivalry ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Hour of the Gun (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Marshal Wyatt Earp kills a couple of men of the Clanton-gang in a fight. In revenge Clanton's thugs kill the marshal's brother. Thus, Wyatt Earp starts to chase the killers together with his friend Doc Holliday.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, old west, gunfight, revenge, western town, friends, righting the wronged, tough heroes, chases and races, manhunt, buddies, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, surprise ending, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, criminal, outlaw, friendship, adventure, wilderness, lone wolves, buddies, partners, rivalry, friends, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 80s
Place: texas, australia, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 2K
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: serious, realistic, rough, psychotronic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, heroes, gang, gun, gunfight, winchester rifle, righting the wronged, tough heroes, anti hero, heist, vengeance, vigilantism ...
Time: 60s, victorian era, victorian
Place: sonora, arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Take a Hard Ride (1975)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After his cattle rancher boss dies, right-hand man Pike is given the job of returning $86,000 to some families who live across the border in Senora, Mexico. Honest Pike is joined on the trip through the wilderness by a dishonest gambler named Tyree
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, heroes, gatling gun, horse chase, gambling, murder, desert, gunfight, explosion, fistfight, gunslinger, gunfighter ...
Time: 19th century, 70s
Place: latin america, mexico, new mexico, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Gunsmoke: The Last Apache (1990)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: James Arness rides again as Matt Dillon, the US Marshal he made popular in the 1955-75 TV series. In this movie he goes after a renegade Apache named Wolf (Joe Lara) who has taken his daughter captive. As a bargaining chip, Dillon helps two sons of ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, heroes, indian chief, tough heroes, renegades, society, buddies, confined, danger, americana, memory loss, woman in danger ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%