Movies like The Desperados

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The Desperados (1969)
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The Desperados (1969)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the closing days of the Civil War, fanatical Parson Josiah Galt and his three sons, Adam, Jacob, and David, are leaders of a gang of southern marauders. Josiah, driven by his lust for revenge for the death of his Indian wife, attacks the Kansas town of St. Thomas. David, recalling his dead mother's prophecy of doom upon the family and repulsed by the carnage caused by his father and brothers, breaks with the gang after his brother Adam tries to rape one of the town's young girls. David is captured by his own men and brought before his father, who accuses him of treason and sentences him to be executed. David escapes, joins his wife, Laura, and together they flee to Texas, where they live for 6 years under an assumed name. After the war, Parson Galt and his sons continue to loot and pillage, and they eventually reach the Texas town where David, Laura, and their young son, Pauly, live.
Style: rough, gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american civil war, murder, crimes, gang, investigation, heroes, family relations, battles, kidnapping, missing person, parents and children, graphic violence, family life, manipulations, mentally unstable, vigilantism, manipulation, death in the family, dealing with death, losing-it hero, gory, deadly, lone wolves, rivalry, parent child relationship ...
Time: 1860s
Place: texas, kansas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, heroes, murder, gunfight, vengeance and chases and races mostly in Western and Drama genres. Some movies like The Desperados: The Sons of Katie Elder (1965), The Tracker (1988), The Showdown (2009), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), The Meanest Men in the West (1974). 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, exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 19th century, 1890s, 1930s ...
Place: texas, usa, california
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The Tracker (1988)
Genre: Western
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a series of vicious crimes by a renegade group of cowboys, led by "Red Jack" Stilwell, a legendary tracker, Noble Adams is pulled out of retirement to capture Stilwell, dead or alive. Reluctantly, needing more men, he allows his son, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
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Time: 80s
Place: utah
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The Showdown (2009)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, exciting ...
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 ⇓
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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, arizona, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Meanest Men in the West (1974)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bronson and Marvin star as murderous half-brothers who are running from the law as well as each other. A climatic confrontation proves to each of them just how mean the other can be. "The Meanest Men in the West" is actually an amalgam of ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
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Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, suspense, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: old west, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, vigilantism, heist, family relations, small town, deadly, fugitives, criminal, psychopath ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Return of Sabata (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti heroes, heroes, small town, anti hero, old west, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, lone wolves, revolver, male female relationship, street shootout ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Hard Ground (2003)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Billy Bucklin escapes while being transported to Yuma prison and plans to form an army of desperadoes to control the Mexican border...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
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Plot: prison, old west, bounty hunter, reluctant partners, partners, criminal heroes, escapades, redemption, chase, track down, on the run, abduction ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, captivating, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: heist, gang, rivalry, crimes, old west, bank, fugitives, deadly, lone wolves, showdown, investigation, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.2
 144
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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
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Time: 19th century, 1870s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Long Ride Home (2003)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A man fights the law and the lawless in order to reunite with his wife and son in the 1860s west.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Have a Good Funeral, My Friend... Sartana Will Pay (1970)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After witnessing a brutal massacre, the legendary hero Sartana is ready to do some investigating. Almost everyone in the tiny town of Indian Creek seems eager to buy up the property left behind by the murder victims, and one of them could well be ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, graphic violence, tough heroes, heroes, crimes, witnessing a crime, deadly, old west, small town, murder, rage, chase ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Animals (1970)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A woman tracks down the three men who raped her, helped by an Apache. Traveling through the Old West to her new home, young schoolteacher Alice McAndrew is abducted by five outlaws headed by robber Pudge Elliott. The thugs rape Alice before leaving ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Time for Killing (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During the Civil War, Confederate soldiers escape from a Union prison and head for the Mexican border. Along the way, they kill a Union courier bearing the news that the war is over. Keeping the message a secret, the captain has his men go on and ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
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Time: 19th century, victorian era
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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God Forgives... I Don't! (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Gunsmoke: To the Last Man (1992)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Trackers (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A rancher comes home and finds that his son has been murdered and his daughter kidnapped by a bandit gang. He hires a professional tracker with a reputation for finding his quarry to help him find the gang and rescue his daughter.
Style: realistic, semi serious, tense
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Time: 70s
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44%
The Far Side of Jericho (2006)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jericho. In the 1880's. Three women of the wild West, widows of an outlawed gang of brothers recently hanged, find themselves running for their lives from a corrupt posse of vigilantes, mystical Indians and a hornet's nest of villains - ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, tense, exciting ...
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Time: 19th century
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43%
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Gundown (2011)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Seeking revenge and justice, Cole Brandt finds himself in the lawless town of Dead River where he is faced with one last bloody showdown for freedom in order to protect The Majestic Saloon and a beautiful woman.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Alvarez Kelly (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A suave Mexican cattleman inadvertently gets involved in the Civil War.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, allegory ...
Plot: american civil war, kidnapping, accomplice, colonel, cattle, chase, fugitives, lone wolves, danger, hostages, soldier, rescue ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
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Santee (1973)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jody Deakes joins up with his father after many years, just to discover that his dad is part of an outlaw gang on the run from a relentless bounty hunter named Santee. Jody is orphaned soon after Santee catches up to the gang, and follows Santee in ...
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, fugitives, dishonesty, track down, vengeance, murder, vigilantism, tough heroes, righting the wronged, crimes, heroes, criminal's revenge ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Red Headed Stranger (1986)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Reverend Julian Shay (Willie Nelson) strode into the saloon, pulled out his six-shooter, and killed his adulterous wife (Morgan Fairchild) and the man she had left him for. It was the beginning of his violent transformation from God-Loving preacher ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
 279
Taggart (1964)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Taggart's family is slaughtered by a rival rancher. Taggart mortally wounds the rancher and kills his son. Before he dies the rancher hires three bounty hunters to avenge him with the promise of $5000 as a reward. Taggart must flee into Apache ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: revenge, old west, crimes, master criminal, rivalry, deadly, heroes, tough heroes, farm, fish out of water, law and order, apache tribe ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.8
 467
Hard Bounty (1995)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Donnie and her whores strap on guns, saddle up, and ride out seeking justice.
Style: suspenseful, rough, sexual, sexy, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, murder, prostitute, bounty hunter, deadly, rivalry, lone wolves, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, sexual relations, old west, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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
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Time: 19th century
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39%