Movies like West of Thunder

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West of Thunder (2012)
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West of Thunder (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In 1899, a mysterious stranger's arrival on the outskirts of the Lakota Pine Ridge Reservation seems to coincide with a series of horrific events that closely mirror the atrocity brought to the Lakota natives during the Wounded Knee Massacre.
Style: spiritual, psychotronic
Plot: native american, supernatural, friendship, suicide, alcohol, irish, evil, massacre, supernatural power, gunfight, sheriff, retribution, whiskey, silence, lightning, drums, thunder, charlatan, buffalo, revenge, fistfight, teepee, indians, reservation, world's fair ...
Place: south dakota

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about gunfight, murder, revenge, horse, gun, violence and sheriff mostly in Drama, Western and Mystery genres. Some movies like West of Thunder: High Plains Drifter (1973), A Knife for the Ladies (1974), Unforgiven (1992), True Grit (2010), Lonely Are the Brave (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
High Plains Drifter (1973)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago. After gunning down three gunmen who tried to kill him, the townsfolk decide to hire the Stranger to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, vengeance, small town, criminal, outlaw, gunslinger, anti-hero, tough heroes, mysterious character, lone wolves, rivalry, greed ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Knife for the Ladies (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A mutilating knife-killer haunts the small Southwest-desert town of Mescal. Though most victims have been prostitutes, the first was none other than Travis Mescal, the only son of the town's first family. When the Sheriff proves unable to solve ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: sheriff, serial killer, murder, prostitute, slasher, private investigator, brawl, murder mystery, lightning, hanged man, small town, knife ...
Time: 1880s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 8.2
 365K
Unforgiven (1992)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: William Munny is a retired, once-ruthless killer turned gentle widower and hog farmer. To help support his two motherless children, he accepts one last bounty-hunter mission to find the men who brutalized a prostitute. Joined by his former partner ...
Style: tense, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: old west, sheriff, revenge, vengeance, gunfight, redemption, regret, one last job, small town, prostitute, mutilation, reputation ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.6
 303K
True Grit (2010)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. Marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, adventure, cowboy, gunfight, bounty hunter, vengeance, partners, revenge, tough heroes, track down, murder, trial ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1870s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: usa, arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, on the run, helicopter, friendship, horse, chase, runaway, prison, bar fight, friendship between men, sheriff, jail ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s, year 1952
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Desert Kickboxer (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A kickboxing cop abandons the violent life after he accidentally kills his opponent during a match. After quitting, he heads for the Arizona desert to live alone and occasionally work tracking drug runners for the area sheriff. One particularly wily ...
Plot: kickboxer, native american, warrior, navajo, gun, gunfight, sheriff, beating, blood splatter, explosion, attempted rape, kickboxing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.2
 66K
Hostiles (2017)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A legendary Native American-hating Army captain nearing retirement in 1892 is given one last assignment: to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory back to his Montana reservation.
Style: suspense, tense, rough, captivating, psychological
Plot: native american, native american reservation, indian chief, bigotry, hate, trip, captain, battles, gunfight, battle, crew, reconciliation ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: usa, new mexico, colorado, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Django Unchained (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Style: dark humor, captivating, rough, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, bounty hunter, old west, slavery, vengeance, racism, african american, gory, torture, society, rescue, courage ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa, mississippi, tennessee, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Revenge Is My Destiny (1971)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Chris Robinson plays an eyepatched Vietnam vet named Ross Archer, who comes home to find that his wife had left him and become involved with some shady business dealings.
Plot: revenge, vietnam veteran, eye patch, underground, homecoming, search, arcade, disguise, murder, wig, violence, bank ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Legend of Walks Far Woman (1982)
Genre: Western, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Walks Far Woman is a squaw of the Blackfoot tribe. She takes revenge on two men who killed her husband and then she is ostracized by her tribe. She then is adopted by the Sioux, the tribe of her mother, and there she tries to start a new life.
Plot: survival, bareback riding, indian tribe, gambling, american flag, battlefield, bow and arrow, old west, courage, horse trainer, native american, girl horse relationship ...
Time: 1870s
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Ruby Jean and Joe (1996)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In a tale set in the rough and tumble world of professional rodeo, an over-the-hill former champion broncobuster and a young hitchhiker develop a special friendship.
Plot: friendship, interracial friendship, rodeo, interracial relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Based on true events that happened in Banning,California, Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here, tells the story of one of the last Western manhunts, in 1909. Willie Boy, a Native American, kills his girlfriend's father in self defense, and the two go ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: on the run, manhunt, racism, murder, posse, squad, native american, chases and races, life is a bitch, battles, defiant, political corruption ...
Time: 1900s, 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 30K
The Homesman (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy. Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: old west, revenge, native american, human nature, mental illness, partners, obsessive quest, unlikely partners, anti heroes, anti hero, misfit partners, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane (1980)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Former Marshal Will Kane returns to Hadleyville a year after he resigned and finds the town in the grip of a tyrannical marshal who abuses his power.
Plot: crooked sheriff, army, small town, african american, criminal, violence, judge, street shootout, ex convict, white flag, horse, pistol ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Trail of the Falcon (1968)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: East Germany, Soviet Union
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the latter half of the 19th century, gold is discovered in the Black Hills, an area which has already been allocated to the Dakota Indians as a winter reservation in a treaty. Nevertheless, gold diggers, profiteers and adventurers flock to the ...
Plot: gold, native american, fight, buffalo, gold rush, businessman, eastern
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.2
 182
Six Gun Savior (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Lane McCrae confronts the outlaw that murdered his family, the battle leaves him fatally wounded. He is visited by the Devil, who offers him a deal that would save the lives of both he and his brother, but instead makes him a bounty hunter for ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: hell, supernatural, gunfight, devil, saddle, gunslinger, showdown, western town, street shootout, cowboy, desert, six gun ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
 664
Delusion (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three years after the death of Frank's wife a mysterious woman appears. As their attraction grows Frank struggles with reality and his loss. He tries to start over not knowing his choices could lead him to his own downfall.
Style: spiritual, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, neorealism ...
Plot: mysterious woman, death, starting over, tragedy, downfall, attraction, supernatural, denial, delusion, husband wife relationship, supernatural power, psychic ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Breakheart Pass (1975)
Genre: Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the height of the frontier era, a train races through the Rocky Mountains on a classified mission to a remote army post. But one by one the passengers are being murdered, and their only hope is the mysterious John Deakin, who's being ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train ride, murder, train, investigation, u.s. marshal, governor, prisoner, danger, crime, track down, crimes, amateur detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, utah, ireland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 5.3
 458
High Noon (2000)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: High Noon tells the story of a lawman named Will Kane (Skerritt) who has just married a young bride, Amy (Thompson), promising to leave his dangerous career and settle down for a quiet life. Just as they are about to leave, word comes that a vicious ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Plot: outlaw gang, street shootout, marshal, hostage, bravery, marriage, husband wife relationship, fistfight, gunslinger, last will and testament, gunfight, saloon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Deadly Trackers (1973)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sheriff Sean Kilpatrick is a pacifist. Frank Brand is the leader of a band of killers. When their paths cross Kilpatrick is compelled to go against everything he has stood for to bring death to Brand and his gang. Through his hunt into Mexico he is ...
Style: realistic, bleak, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heroes, vigilantism, bank robbery, revenge, pacifist, crime, vengeance, investigation, heist, deadly, gory ...
Time: 70s
Place: latin america, mexico, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 451
Johnny Hamlet (1968)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: On his way back from the Civil War, Johnny Hamilton is visited in his sleep by the ghost of his father who lets him know that he has been murdered and who asks him to avenge him. Back in the family ranch, Johnny finds that not only has his father ...
Plot: gunfight, sheriff, revolver, revenge, street shootout, murder of father, tragedy, gunfighter, mill, confederate soldier, guardian angel, grave digger ...
Time: 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Stranger on the Run (1967)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A drifter finds himself wrongly accused of murder by a power-crazed sheriff. The sheriff gives him a horse, some supplies, and a one-hour head start into the desert, then he will send his murderous posse after him.
Plot: squad, posse, sheriff, desert, horse, badge, drunk, calf, murder, police, whiskey, rifle ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.0
 884
Justice (2017)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A U.S. Marshal seeking justice for his brother's murder defends a small town from a corrupt Mayor and his henchmen with intents to revive the civil war.
Plot: abandoned mine, revenge, mayor, saloon, loss of brother, marshal, preacher, arson, old west, murder, prostitute, church ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Deadwood: The Movie (2019)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Follow the 10-year reunion of the Deadwood camp to celebrate South Dakota's statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds are reopened, as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, rivalry, brutality, violence, revenge, society, cruelty, united states of america, friendship, courage, duel, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Beginning just after the bloody Sioux victory over General Custer at Little Big Horn, the story is told through two unique perspectives: Charles Eastman, a young, white-educated Sioux doctor held up as living proof of the alleged success of ...
Style: rough, serious, emotional, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: native american, native american reservation, native americans, native american attack, murder, injustice, against humanity, life is a bitch, racism, senator, chief, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: south dakota, usa, canada, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.6
 136
Blood River (1991)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jimmy Pearls, a directionless young drifter, kills Henry Logan's son and two other men after he found out that they murdered Jimmy's parents for their land. Trying to get away from Logan's vengeance, he goes to ground in the mountains ...
Plot: bell tower, fistfight, revolver, gunfight, church, camp, bow and arrow, cowboy boots, river, prostitute, violence, criminal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 34K
Hang 'Em High (1968)
Genre: Drama, 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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hanging, vigilantism, heroes, old west, pardon, small town, marshal, widow, judge, lynching, crimes, death penalty ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.2
 304
Haunted Poland (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Poland, USA, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ewelyn and Pau are a mid twenties couple residing in the USA. Ewelyn being a Chritian and Pau an atheist. One summer, they travel to Europe, ultimately visiting Chodecz, Poland, where the girl was born. At first, things are going great; Ewelyn gets ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, surprise ending ...
Plot: supernatural, terror, paranormal phenomena, religious faith, paranormal activity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, evil, ghost, supernatural power, grandmother, demon, darkness ...
Time: 2000s
Place: poland, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Paradise Trail (1979)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: In a small western town in the late 1800′s, two outlaws take a blind preacher, his wife and an Indian girl as hostages in their flight from the law. Excitement mounts when Dan, one of the outlaws makes a shocking discovery. The last train to ...
Style: christian film
Plot: hostage, revenge, outlaw, u.s. marshal, train station, church, preacher, squad, gun, blind man, pastor, sermon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 185
Sacred Ground (1983)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: SACRED GROUND tells the fact-based story of a mountain man and his Indian wife who happen upon a partially built cabin and finish it for their own home, not realizing that they occupy a sacred burial ground. A Paiute burial party clashes with the ...
Plot: grizzly bear, cemetery, native american, burial ground, fort, fashion, horse, wilderness, mountain man, cabin, snow, river battle ...
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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