Movies like California

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California (1977)
 6.7
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California (1977)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: At the end of the Civil War, a Union soldier is released from prison and travels with a fellow prisoner to Missouri where his travelling companion is shot and hung for horse stealing. California decides to take the dead companion's belongings to his family's ranch, where he falls in love with his friend's sister. But then the "ghosts" of the war return in an unexpected way haunting him again.
Plot: rape, prostitute, violence, civil war, american civil war, soldier, bounty hunter, farm, post war, blood, sister, reward, ex soldier, revenge, street shootout, shot to death, shot in the back, confederate soldier

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Most similar movies to California

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about violence, gunfight, street shootout, revenge, gun, shot to death and murder mostly in Western, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like California: Unforgiven (1992), Keoma (1976), I Want Him Dead (1968), The Keeping Room (2014), Deadly Trackers (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
 384K
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: bleak, tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: old west, sheriff, vengeance, cowboy, gunfight, revenge, redemption, regret, one last job, small town, mutilation, reputation ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 5K
Keoma (1976)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Half-breed Keoma returns to his border hometown after service in the Civil War and finds it under the control of Caldwell, an ex-Confederate raider, and his vicious gang of thugs. To make matters worse, Keoma's three half-brothers have joined ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: righting the wronged, family relations, graphic violence, siblings relations, old west, vengeance, orchestral, rivalry, dishonesty, gang, escapades, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
I Want Him Dead (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Clayton's sister is raped and murdered. Time for lethal revenge!
Plot: rape and revenge, criminal, pursuit, american soldier, sadism, sheriff, lunch, fight, rapist, brawl, revenge, misogynist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Keeping Room (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this radically reimagined American Western set towards the end of the Civil War, Southerner Augusta encounters two renegade, drunken soldiers who are on a mission of pillage and violence. After escaping an attempted assault, Augusta races back to ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic
Plot: american civil war, soldier, home invasion, rape, survival, danger, family relations, strong female character, self defense, sister sister relationship, slave, farmhouse ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: usa, southern usa, atlanta, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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post war movies
230
blood movies
10200
sister movies
668
reward movies
212
Deadly Trackers (1972)
Genre: Western, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jeff sets out to murder each one of the five outlaws who robbed, raped and killed his poor sister. He lays a fragment of her poncho on each of his victims' dead bodies as a mark of his revenge in a gripping, exciting tale.
Plot: criminal, shooting, saloon girl, jail cell, gunshot, outlaw, drinking, revenge, rape and revenge, drinking alcohol, killing spree, saloon ...
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.9
 488
No Room to Die (1969)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Mexican's are being smuggled over the border to work as cheap labour for wealthy land baron Fargo. Hi's gang is made up of known criminals with bounties on their heads, this greatly interests two bounty hunters who may have to team up to ...
Plot: mexican standoff, gunshot wound, mexican immigrant, bullet wound, wounded, van, criminal, blood, drinking milk, street shootout, tavern, six shooter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.7
 492
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, mexican bandit, grave digger, murder of father, mill, sheriff, gunfighter, confederate soldier, uncle nephew relationship, tragedy, street shootout, shakespeare's hamlet ...
Time: 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Stagecoach of the Condemned (1970)
Genre: Western
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Bruno Corazzari and his gang are in jail awaiting trial. They hire Fernando Sancho's gang to kill the only witness who then take all the passengers of a stagecoach hostage, in Richard Harrison's inn, because they are unsure which of them ...
Plot: stagecoach, rape, street shootout, revenge, gunfight, murder, violence, farmer, rape and revenge
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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May God Forgive You... But I Won't (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While Cjamango is away from his ranch, bandits attack and kill his family. Disrupted by this tragedy, he sets out to take his revenge (helped by a Mexican who has seen the bandits). Along the way he learns that it was the father of his fiancée that ...
Plot: torture, revenge, blood, bandit, murder, street shootout, cowboy, gun, violence
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: captivating, rough, serious, talky, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, dark humor, bounty hunter, old west, vengeance, racism, slavery, african american, violent, revenge, one against many, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa, mississippi, texas, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Man from Nowhere (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Bandit Gordon frees a group of prisoners, forcing them to join his gang or die. Arizona Colt, declining to do either, heads for Blackstone City where Gordon is planning a robbery. When one of Gordon's men murders saloon girl Dolores, Arizona ...
Plot: fistfight, bar shootout, bank, explosion, sister sister relationship, street shootout, horse, bank robbery, bounty hunter, prisoner, escape, highwayman ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.5
 508
Avenging Angel (2007)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A preacher (Sorbo) becomes a bounty hunter after a group of refugees seeking shelter in his church is murdered by a gang of ruthless outlaws.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: bounty hunter, revenge, preacher, murder, crimes, rivalry, righting the wronged, criminal, church, danger, chase, gang ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 189
Gunmen (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Gunmen is a very dark tale of Shanghai "after the Chinese civil war", and I put that in quotes because it is never clear whether this is directly after the intra-party strife between two Nationalist factions during the twenties and ...
Plot: prostitute, brutality, misogyny, shot in the foot, violence against women, shot in the eye, gore, axe, blood, shot point blank, child, friendship ...
Place: shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.8
 190
Jessi's Girls (1975)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young Mormon couple is attacked by a bunch of outlaws. They kill the man and the woman is raped several times and left for dead in the desert. With the last ounce of her strength she gets to the hut of an old hermit who nurses her back to health ...
Plot: rape, revenge, criminal, outlaw, mormon, female nudity, gang rape, violence, rape and revenge, gun, woman with a gun
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.0
 196
The Reward (1965)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A crash-landed crop-duster (Max von Sydow) betrays a fugitive (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) and his girlfriend (Yvette Mimieux) to Mexican bounty hunters.
Style: neo noir
Plot: posse, reward, squad, air disaster, chihuahua, bounty hunter, husband wife relationship, desert, mexican, horse, pilot, modern western ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 3K
Face to Face (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 111 min.
Story: History Professor Brad Fletcher heads west for his health, but falls in with Soloman Bennett's outlaw gang. Fascinated by their way of life, Fletcher finally takes over the gang, leading with a new 'efficient' ruthlessness.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, allegory
Plot: old west, desert, orchestral, graphic violence, wanted, criminal heroes, partners, gang, crimes, criminal, arizona desert, violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
I Married Wyatt Earp (1983)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the memoirs of Josephine Marcus Earp, a young opera singer from San Francisco, this docudrama tells the story of how she became the wife of legendary lawman Wyatt Earp.
Plot: arizona territory, fiancee, violence, street shootout, gunfight
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Man Who Killed Billy the Kid (1967)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This spaghetti western presents a fictitious version of the often filmed legend of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. Billy becomes innocently an outlaw while protecting his mother, but then turns into a trigger happy killer. When he falls in love he ...
Plot: desert, pistol, winchester rifle, gunslinger, sand, horse, runaway, criminal, villain played by lead actor, van, gun, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Price of Power (1969)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Pinkerton detective agency uncovers a plot to assassinate President James Garfield in 1881 Texas. The film, a "political" Spaghetti, is a very overt mirroring of the JFK Assassination in 1963.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, rough, suspenseful
Plot: old west, false accusation, conspiracy, assassination, law enforcement, political corruption, frame up, political conspiracy, vengeance, political intrigue, tough heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, dallas texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
 285
Macho Callahan (1970)
Genre: Western
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man tricked into enlisting in the Confederate army is later thrown into a hellish stockade on desertion charges. He eventually breaks out of the prison camp, reunites with his old partner and sets out to kill the man who was responsible for his ...
Plot: criminal, gunfighter, gunfight, rape, outlaw, bar shootout, street shootout, revenge, female nudity, runaway, arizona territory, american civil war ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, new mexico, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Retrieval (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the outskirts of the Civil War, a boy is sent north by a bounty hunter gang to retrieve a wanted man.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: american civil war, moral dilemma, danger, bounty hunter, slavery, civil war, foe turned friend, survival, track down, racism, escapades, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.6
 319K
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: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, vengeance, adventure, gunfight, bounty hunter, tough heroes, partners, hunt down, shooting, revenge, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: usa, arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 833
Kill and Pray (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Requiescant is a 1967 spaghetti western directed by Carlo Lizzani. After surviving his family being massacred, a young boy is taken in and raised by a preacher. Years later he comes face to face with the man that killed his family and he is tempted ...
Plot: strangled to death, machine gun, fire, flashback, violence, interrupted hanging, prayer, massacre, skeleton, padded cell, drugged, hanged man ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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17880
outlaw movies
561
sheriff movies
1278
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2610
Hatfields and McCoys: Bad Blood (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In this bloody long-standing feud, two families seek vengeance against each other as they unmercifully attempt to destroy each other's loved ones.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: rivalry, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, family in danger, feud, civil war, old west, americana, danger, graphic violence, governor, american civil war ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kentucky, west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Sartana in the Valley of Death (1970)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Smooth and lethal gunfighter Lee Calloway helps three bandit brothers escape from jail under the condition that they give him fifty percent of the stolen gold they have hidden. Of course, the treacherous sibling trio don't plan on keeping their ...
Plot: gunfighter, bar shootout, maverick, tough guy, street shootout, violence, ransom, winchester rifle, gunslinger, desert, music box, pistol ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Cruces sobre el yermo (1967)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After a long journey in search of the murderer of his father, a man abuses a beautiful girl next to marry. After consummating his revenge and be rejected by the girl, the man leaves town. She is pregnant and her boyfriend prefers to let his son give ...
Plot: patriarchy, gunfight, small town, sacrifice, revenge, gunfighter, murder, rape, poverty
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Wind's Fierce (1970)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This western is set in Valencia, Spain at the end of the 19th century, and stars Terence Hill as a close-mouthed gunslinger. The bad guy is the local landlord and aristocrat (Fernando Rey), who horribly abuses the laborers in his community. Written ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: hitman, vengeance, siblings relations, family relations, graphic violence, rivalry, deadly, heroes, crimes, rebellion, society, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Last Stand at Saber River (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As America recovers from the Civil War, one man tries to put the pieces of his life back together but finds himself fighting a new battle on the frontier. Cable is an embittered Confederate soldier who returns from the war to reclaim his Arizona ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: american civil war, battles, confederate soldier, territory, moral dilemma, introspection, vengeance, homecoming, hopes, adventure, military, heroes ...
Time: year 1865
Place: arizona, usa, texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 337
Wanted (1967)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Giuliano Gemma, elected sheriff by his small town, is unjustly accused of murder and forced to flee. The man behind the false charge is a lurid figure who leads a band of cattle rustlers. Our hero tries to prove his innocence by getting rid of his ...
Plot: damsel in distress, card playing, villain arrested, small western town, jail, false accusations, revolver, gambler, gunfight, escape, gun, monk ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Drifting Avenger (1968)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Japan, Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ken, son of a former samurai settles with his family in the west from Japan. Soon his family is killed in front of him by stagecoach robbers, making him aim to get revenge. Marvin an experienced gunman befriends Ken and becomes his mentor.
Plot: gunshot wound, spit in face, gun, rifle, church, falling from height, ranch, drinking, pigeon, street shootout, drinking alcohol, murder of father ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%