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: old west, ranch, poker, apache, gambler, convention, retirement, apache indian, apache territory, saloon, arizona 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, rough and captivating films and TV series with plots about old west, rivalry, native american, heroes, horse, family relations and cowboy mostly in Western, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Bret Maverick: The High Chaparral (1967), 1883 (2021), Frontier Circus (1961), Yellowstone (2018), Branded (1965). 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: realistic, captivating, sentimental, serious, saga ...
Plot: old west, apache indian, apache territory, ranch, family life, family business, siblings relations, crumbling marriage, family relations, starting over, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, tucson arizona, usa, mexico
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95%
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1883 (2021)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America. A stark retelling of Western expansion, and an intense study of one family fleeing poverty to seek a better future in ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspense
Plot: journey, old west, cowboy, travel, family relations, family, husband wife relationship, life is a bitch, road trip, wildlife, ancient, tv show ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: america, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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, travel, wagon train, train, hunter, frontier
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 8.7
 119K
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, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: ranch, family business, cowboy, family relations, rivalry, death, society, old west, crimes, dishonesty, tough guy, violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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, apache, court martial, desertion, man with no name, apache territory, apache indian, general, american indian, letter ...
Time: 1880s
Place: mexico, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Big Valley (1965)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Big Valley is an American western television series which ran on ABC from September 15, 1965, to May 19, 1969. The show stars Barbara Stanwyck, as the widow of a wealthy nineteenth century California rancher. It was created by A.I. Bezzerides ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, retro
Plot: parents, estrangement, righting the wronged, family relations, social relations, injustice, society, family in crisis, cult, family life, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century
Place: california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, family relations, half brother, father son relationship
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: ranch, tough heroes, farm, friends, ego clash, rivalry, heroes, lone wolves, americana, old west, against the odds, television ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 70s, 1880s, 1890s
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, rough, atmospheric
Plot: bounty hunter, manhunt, track down, crimes, haunted by the past, on the road, heroes, escapades, rivalry, gang of outlaws, cowboys and outlaws, native american ...
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, texas ranger, friendship, old west, partners, rivalry, escapades, crimes, daring rescue, native american, adventure, obsessive quest ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1850s, 1860s, victorian era
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.6
 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: exciting, realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, shaolin monk, on the run, old west, shaolin, kung fu classic, flashback, vegetarian, temple, haunted by the past, life lesson ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, new mexico, arizona
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gunslinger, old west, small town, ranch, crimes, rivalry, going straight, hopes, starting over, heroes, society, graphic violence ...
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: serious, touching, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: old west, power struggle, small town life, survival, small town, strong female presence, woman, female doctor, racism, woman with a gun, civil war, usa history ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.2
 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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: civil war, farm, cowboy, tough heroes, family relations, couples, single parent, heroes, romance, crimes, love and romance, gang ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, exciting, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: native american, vengeance, track down, tough heroes, old west, on the run, rescue, husband wife relationship, gambler, survival, gunfight, gunslinger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, texas, arizona, utah
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, sentimental, epic ...
Plot: adventure, cavalry, texas ranger, mexican standoff, cowboy, americana, unfulfilled love, old west, haunted by the past, heroic mission, tragic love, on the road ...
Time: 19th century
Place: montana, austin texas, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.6
 216
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: serious, captivating, realistic, rough
Plot: old west, bounty hunter, track down, heroes, crimes, criminal heroes, law enforcement, gunslinger, tough law enforcer, billy the kid, apache territory, apache indian ...
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: american civil war, native american, old west, gunfighter, bounty hunter, american indian
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, serious, realistic, medical drama
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family values, old west, doctors and patients, female doctor, small town, parents and children, american indian, love and romance, society, couple relations, interracial relations, children ...
Time: 19th century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: old west, criminal, disorder, wanted, friends, pardon, escapades, crimes, partners, hidden identity, buddies, going straight ...
Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: saga, captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: social relations, family relations, farm, underdog, dishonesty, contests and competitions, blind ambition, intrigue, ambition, rivalry, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.3
 52K
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, civil war, native americans, rivalry, ex military, courage, haunted by the past, rivals, historical character, ambitious, loss of spouse ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ 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: native american, farm, child care, small town life, family relations, uncle niece relationship, small town, brother brother relationship, bank, boy, girl, little boy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, gunfight, revenge, vengeance, old west, vigilantism, friendship, tough law enforcer, chase, buddies, rivalry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
 38K
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, humorous, light, entertaining
Plot: ranch, parent child relationship, brother brother relationship, female bartender, family relations, family, friendship, sarcasm, love affair, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.6
 2K
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: saga, suspenseful, epic, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: card playing, cave, family feud, fight for supremacy, good versus evil, escapades, adventure, partners, rivalry, lone wolves, criminal heroes, gang ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: tennessee, santa fe new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 125
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: wagon train, old west, journey, patriarch, against the odds, con artists, family relations, farm, wilderness, illegitimate child, interracial marriage, american indian ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: wyoming, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, serious, gloomy, atmospheric, vintage
Plot: farm, death of protagonist, best friend, drifter, empire, showdown, murder, old west, family relations, redemption, haunted by the past, family life ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, retro
Plot: small town, psychopath, mayor, rape, cowboy, murder, hopes, rivalry, good versus evil, starting over, mine, social relations ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 418
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: old west, u.s. marshal, conspiracy, corporate crime, hotel, rivalry, rebellion, forgery, obsession, righting the wronged, dishonesty, fighting the system ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: oklahoma, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%