Movies and TV shows like Bret Maverick

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Bret Maverick (1981)
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Bret Maverick (1981)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Bret Maverick is a 1981-82 American Western television series starring James Garner in the role that made him famous in the 1957 series Maverick: a professional poker player traveling alone year after year through the Old West from riverboat to saloon. In this sequel series, Maverick has settled down in Sweetwater, Arizona Territory, where he owns a ranch and is co-owner of the town's saloon. However, Maverick is still always on the lookout for his next big score, and continues to gamble and practice various con games whenever the chance arises. The series was developed by Gordon Dawson, and produced by Garner's company Cherokee Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Plot: saloon, old west, ranch, poker, apache, retirement, gambler, apache indian, convention, arizona territory, apache territory
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona

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Most similar movies to Bret Maverick

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and rough films and TV series with plots about old west, rivalry, heroes, horse, family relations, cowboy and crimes mostly in Western, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Bret Maverick: The High Chaparral (1967), Yellowstone (2018), Frontier Circus (1961), Branded (1965), The Virginian (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The High Chaparral (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The High Chaparral is an American Western-themed television series starring Leif Erickson and Cameron Mitchell which aired on NBC from 1967 to 1971. The series, made by Xanadu Productions in association with NBC Productions, was created by David ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, serious, realistic, saga
Plot: old west, ranch, single parent, crumbling marriage, starting over, siblings relations, family relations, farm, family business, family life, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa, mexico, tucson arizona
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95%
 8.6
 38K
Yellowstone (2018)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the violent world of the Dutton family, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. Led by their patriarch John Dutton, the family defends their property against constant attack by land developers, an Indian reservation, ...
Style: scenic, sad, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: ranch, family business, death, family relations, dishonesty, society, crimes, rivalry, cowboy, tough guy, power struggle, dishonor among criminals ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Frontier Circus (1961)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Frontier Circus is an American Western television series about a traveling circus roaming the American West in the 1880s. Filmed by Revue Productions, the program aired on the CBS from October 5, 1961, until September 6, 1962.
Plot: circus, old west, traveling circus, city, van, train, arizona territory, frontier, hunter, wagon train, travel
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 661
Branded (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Branded is an American Western series which aired on NBC from 1965 through 1966, sponsored by Procter & Gamble in its Sunday night 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time period, and starred Chuck Connors as Jason McCord, a United States Army Cavalry captain who ...
Plot: cowardice, old west, ex soldier, innocence, desertion, civil war, massacre, man with no name, general, sioux indian, apache indian, apache territory ...
Time: 1880s
Place: arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Virginian (1962)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: The Virginian is an American Western television series starring James Drury and Doug McClure, which aired on NBC from 1962 to 1971 for a total of 249 episodes. It was a spin-off from a 1958 summer series called Decision. Filmed in color, The ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: old west, americana, against the odds, friends, farm, tough heroes, rivalry, lone wolves, heroes, ego clash, ranch, tv ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1880s, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.3
 297
Lancer (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lancer is an American Western series that aired on CBS from September 1968, to May 1970. The series stars Andrew Duggan, James Stacy, and Wayne Maunder as a father with two half-brother sons, an arrangement similar to the more successful Bonanza on ...
Plot: ranch, parent child relationship, blended family, father son relationship, half brother, family relations
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Streets of Laredo (1995)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: Captain Woodrow Call, now retired from the Rangers, is a bounty hunter. He is hired by an eastern rail baron to track down Joey Garza, a new kind of killer, only a boy, who kills from a distance with a rifle. Joined by his old compadre Pea Eye, it ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, atmospheric, rough
Plot: bounty hunter, cowboys and outlaws, manhunt, track down, crimes, on the road, haunted by the past, rivalry, deadly, heroes, escapades, gang of outlaws ...
Time: 90s, 1890s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Comanche Moon (2008)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: Comanche Moon, the prequel to McMurtry's bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Lonesome Dove follows Texas Rangers Augustus "Gus" McCrae (Zahn) and Woodrow F. Call (Urban), now in their middle years, as they continue to ...
Style: captivating, tense, sincere, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: native americans, old west, texas ranger, danger, friendship, partners, escapades, rivalry, daring rescue, crimes, adventure, obsessive quest ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, victorian era, 1850s, 1860s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 7.7
 6K
Kung Fu (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his skill in Kung Fu.
Style: gloomy, atmospheric, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, old west, on the run, heroes, shaolin monk, kung fu, monk, fish out of water, on the road, graphic violence, wisdom of life, righting the wronged ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Duel at Diablo (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: While crossing the desert, a frontier scout, Jess Remsberg (Garner), rescues Ellen Grange (Andersson) from a pursuing band of Apaches, and returns her to her husband, Willard Grange (Weaver). He is contracted to act as a scout for an Army cavalry ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, apache, native american, track down, tough heroes, on the run, rescue, old west, husband wife relationship, heroes, gunfight, gambler ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, texas, arizona, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Heaven with a Gun (1969)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Glenn Ford plays Jim Killian, a preacher who arrives in a town divided between cattlemen and sheep herders. But Killian isn't just any preacher. He is a former fast gun who has set upon a different path.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: old west, small town, gunslinger, graphic violence, rivalry, society, going straight, crimes, heroes, danger, starting over, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona, santa fe new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Strange Empire (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1869 Alberta-Montana border country, “Strange Empire” is a Western whose heroes are women. With most of their men gone, and those who remain battling for control, the women struggle to survive, to find their independence, and to build a ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: old west, small town life, power struggle, strong female presence, survival, small town, danger, woman, social relations, heroes, rivalry, cowboys and outlaws ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.3
 2K
Conagher (1991)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mrs. Evie Teale is struggling to stay alive while raising her two children alone on a remote homestead. Conn Conagher is a honest, hardworking cowboy. Their lives are intertwined as they fight the elements, indians, outlaws, and loneliness.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: farm, cowboy, family relations, couples, tough heroes, cons and scams, romance, love and romance, gang, crimes, heroes, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Return to Lonesome Dove (1993)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 322 min.
TV show
Story: 'Captain' Call has just buried Gus at Lonesome Dove and plans to head back to his ranch in Montana. Looking at a herd of wild Mustangs, he decides to drive them north with the help of Isom and Gideon Walker. Gideon hires Agostina Vega and ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: severed head, texas ranger, adventure, on the road, americana, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, old west, cowboy, heroes, escapades, obsessive quest ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 190
Gunslingers (2014)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
TV show
Story: American Heroes Channel's new series Gunslingers reveals the infamous tales of survival and courage from the Wild West. Exposing little-known facts about America’s first villains and heroes, the six-part series features the stories of Wyatt ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: old west, bounty hunter, heroes, law enforcement, criminal heroes, crimes, track down, reenactment, chases and races, gunslinger, tough law enforcer, territory ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Children of the Dust (1995)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: In the Oklahoma Territory of the late 1880s, Gypsy Smith (Poitier) is a gunslinger of African American and Cherokee descent. Smith helps African American homesteaders to settle the territory under the specter of Jim Crow. Meanwhile, a young Native ...
Plot: old west, gunfighter, bounty hunter, american indian
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is an American Western drama series created by Beth Sullivan and starring Jane Seymour who plays Dr. Michaela "Mike" Quinn, a physician who leaves Boston in search of adventure in the American West and who settles ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, medical drama
Audience: family outing
Plot: family values, doctors and patients, old west, female doctor, small town, parents and children, couple relations, society, love and romance, interracial relations, children, american indian ...
Time: 19th century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Alias Smith and Jones (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Alias Smith and Jones is an American Western series that originally aired on ABC from 1971 to 1973. It stars Pete Duel as Hannibal Heyes and Ben Murphy as Jedediah "Kid" Curry, a pair of cousin outlaws trying to reform. The governor offers ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: old west, buddies, friends, disorder, pardon, wanted, crimes, going straight, partners, escapades, hidden identity, criminal ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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778
 8.3
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Hell on Wheels (2011)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Hell on Wheels tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on Cullen Bohannon, a Confederate soldier who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who killed his wife. His journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, slavery, native americans, loss of spouse, rivalry, african american, courage, haunted by the past, ambitious, shooting, historical character, rivals ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Snowy River: The McGregor Saga (1994)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Man from Snowy River is an Australian television series based on Banjo Paterson's poem "The Man from Snowy River". Released in Australia as Banjo Paterson's The Man from Snowy River, the series was subsequently released in ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, emotional, saga, captivating ...
Plot: small town, blind ambition, ambition, contests and competitions, intrigue, dishonesty, underdog, chases and races, rivalry, mountain, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Guns of Paradise (1988)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of fictitious gunfighter Ethan Allen Cord, whose sister left her four children in his custody when she died.
Plot: farm, native american, child care, brother brother relationship, bank, teenage boy, girl, uncle nephew relationship, small town life, western town, small town, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, old west, western town, revenge, gunfight, vigilantism, friendship, rivalry, tough heroes, righting the wronged, friends, chases and races ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.5
 35K
The Ranch (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Being a pro athlete didn't pan out for Colt. Now he's helping his dad and brother keep the ranch afloat, and figuring out how he fits into the family.
Style: sitcom, light, humorous, entertaining, situational comedy
Plot: ranch, parent child relationship, brother brother relationship, bar, family, family relations, friendship, female bartender, sarcasm, love affair, male protagonist, rancher ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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5816
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8787
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9237
 7.7
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The Sacketts (1979)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Two part TV adaptation of Louis L'Amour's third novel in the Sackett series. The story follows the three Sackett brothers out west from their Tennessee home. Along the way the oldest, Tell, prospects for gold, while the two younger Orin ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, epic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cave, american civil war, siblings relations, vigilantism, old west, homecoming, partners, family feud, fight for supremacy, cards, good versus evil, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: tennessee, santa fe new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 102
The Chisholms (1979)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Chisholms is a CBS western miniseries starring Robert Preston, which aired from March 29, 1979, to April 19, 1979; and continued as a television series from January 19, 1980, to March 15, 1980. The 1979 miniseries showed the family moving from ...
Plot: old west, dysfunctional family, illegitimate child, farm, con artists, family relations, journey, gambler, american indian, frontier, patriarch, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: virginia, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Hired Hand (1971)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Harry Collings returns home to his farm after drifting with his friend, Arch. His wife, who had given up on him, reluctantly allows him to stay, and soon believes that all will be well again. But then Harry has to make a difficult decision regarding ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, old west, showdown, drifter, redemption, haunted by the past, vengeance, lone wolves, love and romance, starting over, family life, lovers reunited ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: suspenseful, exciting, brutal, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, rivalry, brutality, united states of america, cruelty, friends, society, deadly, duel, violence, rescue, courage ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Welcome to Hard Times (1967)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A sociopathic stranger all but destroys a small hardscrabble town but the 'mayor' convinces its survivors to stay and rebuild.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, small town, mayor, rape, saloon, vengeance, social relations, arson, mine, rivalry, good versus evil, deadly ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 357
Cimarron Strip (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Cimarron Strip is an American Western television series that aired on CBS from September 1967 to March 1968. Starring Stuart Whitman as Marshal Jim Crown, the series was produced by the creators of Gunsmoke. Reruns of the original show were aired in ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: righting the wronged, price of justice, couple relations, lone wolves, fugitives, escapades, crimes, heroes, dishonesty, against the odds, society, americana ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: oklahoma, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.7
 21K
Lonesome Dove (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 384 min.
TV show
Story: Lonesome Dove is a Western television miniseries based on Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. Starring Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones, Lonesome Dove was originally broadcast by CBS on February 5, 1989, drawing a ...
Style: realistic, epic, touching, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: old west, hanging, on the road, texas ranger, obsessive quest, gunfight, friendship, adventure, loner, native americans, cowboy, life risking ...
Time: 19th century, 80s
Place: montana, nebraska, texas, wyoming, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%