Movies like The Rider

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The Rider (2017)
 7.5
 10K
The Rider (2017)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Once a rising star of the rodeo circuit, and a gifted horse trainer, young cowboy Brady is warned that his riding days are over, after a horse crushed his skull at a rodeo. Back home on the Pine Ridge Reservation, with little desire or alternatives for a different way of life, Brady’s sense of inadequacy mounts as he is unable to ride or rodeo – the essentials of being a cowboy. In an attempt to regain control of his own fate, Brady undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.
Style: exciting, touching, captivating, suspenseful, rough
Plot: rodeo, horse, cowboy, riding accident, disabled person, head injury, lasso, human animal relationship, friendship, fear, pain, unhappiness, father son relationship, friend, horse trainer, wheelchair, storytelling, horse riding, trust, handicapped, bull riding, native american reservation, native american, money, food ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: south dakota

Most similar movies to The Rider

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, atmospheric and talky films with plots about horse, cowboy, drinking, friendship, blood, redemption and gunfight mostly in Drama, Western and Romance genres. Some movies like The Rider: Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015), Junior Bonner (1972), When the Legends Die (1972), Django Unchained (2012), The Hi-Lo Country (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This complex portrait of modern-day life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation explores the bond between a brother and his younger sister, who find themselves on separate paths to rediscovering the meaning of home.
Style: gloomy, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, dysfunctional family, youth, family problems, death in the family, society, social relations, unfulfillment, 13 year old, blood, alcohol, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south dakota, usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Junior Bonner (1972)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: McQueen is Junior Bonner, an aging rodeo champ who returns to his home town to participate in the annual rodeo. He finds his family estranged, does what he can to help, and then moves on ... after some good rodeo riding and a few brawls.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: bar fight, womanizer, jeep, truck, redemption, parents and children, hopes, family relations, old west, father son relationship, hospital, violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, california, tucson arizona, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
When the Legends Die (1972)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An elderly rodeo rider becomes mentor to a young man attempting to make his own name in the business.
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: native american, native american reservation, mentor, aging, rebelliousness, alcohol abuse, society, americana, opposites attract, elderly, orphan, human nature ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, realistic, rough, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, bounty hunter, slavery, old west, african american, vengeance, gunfight, society, rescue, courage, friendship, dentist ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Hi-Lo Country (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An intimate story of the enduring bond of friendship between two hard-living men, set against a sweeping backdrop: the American West, post-World War II, in its twilight. Pete and Big Boy are masters of the prairie, but ultimately face trickier ...
Style: sexy, realistic, epic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, love triangle, pickup truck, cattle ranch, cowboy, coming of age, wiretap, couples, human nature, introspection, homecoming ...
Place: new mexico, usa, pearl harbor, california, colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 249
Along the Way (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A funny, gripping and powerful drama about the post graduation summer of four lifelong friends and one night that changed the course of their lives... forever. Like Crash , Saint Elmo s Fire and it s inspiration Stand By Me, Along the WAY is a ...
Style: offbeat, touching, gloomy, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, college, best friends, youth, buddies, partners, coming of age, redemption, friends, hopes, showbiz, world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1983, year 1996
Place: madison square garden manhattan new york city, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: serious, emotional, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: native american, native american reservation, murder, against humanity, injustice, racism, life is a bitch, senator, chief, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: south dakota, usa, washington d.c., canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
Style: sexual, disturbing, realistic, rough, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, prostitute, homosexuality, homosexual, cowboy, eviction, dancer, gay slur, male bonding, shower, male prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, texas, usa, manhattan new york city, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: suspenseful, serious, tense, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, chase, bar fight, prison, on the run, helicopter, escape, jail, fighting the system, vengeance, misfit, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 15K
The Misfits (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: While filing for a divorce, beautiful ex-stripper Roslyn Taber ends up meeting aging cowboy-turned-gambler Gay Langland and former World War II aviator Guido Racanelli. The two men instantly become infatuated with Roslyn and, on a whim, the three ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: desert, divorce, bounty hunter, stripper, falling in love, bull, bull riding, mustang, aging, love and romance, friends, romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: nevada, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.2
 336K
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: sheriff, old west, regret, vengeance, one last job, redemption, revenge, small town, reputation, mutilation, prostitute, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1981)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cattle Annie and Little Britches is a 1981 American film[1] starring Burt Lancaster, Rod Steiger, Diane Lane, and Amanda Plummer, based on the lives of two adolescent girls in the late 19th century Oklahoma Territory, who became infatuated with the ...
Plot: cowboy, outlaw, swimming, teenage girl, girl, gun, spanking, lasso, hammock, horse, horse riding, hat ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1890s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Aging sidekick Lefty Brown has ridden with Eddie Johnson his entire life. But when a rustler kills Eddie, Lefty is forced from his partner’s shadow and must confront the ugly realities of frontier justice.
Plot: gunshot, partner, shot in the back, clothesline, head butt, hanging, gun, campfire, shot in the stomach, drawing, name calling, head wound ...
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Last Cowboy (2003)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: John William 'Will' Cooper is a modern-day rancher, maintaining his ranch in hard times along with his friend and foreman Amos Russell. When Will's estranged daughter Jake returns to the ranch for her grandfather's funeral, ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, family life, homecoming, farm, parents and children, estrangement, father, stable, daughter, house, horse, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 4K
8 Seconds (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film chronicles the life of Lane Frost, 1987 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion, his marriage and his friendships with Tuff Hedeman (three-time World Champion) and Cody Lambert.
Style: sentimental, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: bull riding, cowboy, rodeo cowboy, romance, underdog, relationship vs career, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, couple relations, hopes, cinderella story, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: arizona, oklahoma, las vegas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, gloomy, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, small town, brothel, brothel madam, mining town, gambler, snow, dishonesty, folk, couples, crimes, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, 1890s
Place: washington state, usa, mine, seattle washington, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 3K
The Mustang (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: While participating in a rehabilitation program training wild mustangs, a convict at first struggles to connect with the horses and his fellow inmates, but he learns to confront his violent past as he soothes an especially feisty horse.
Style: heartbreaking, sad, realistic, sentimental, exciting
Plot: prison, horse, freedom, redemption, devotion, transformation, destiny, depression, nature, society, animal training, punishment ...
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 379
J W Coop (1971)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After losing eight years to prison, cowboy J. W. Coop is released to return to life as a professional rodeo cowboy in the 60's. Determined to make up for the lost 'prime' years of his career, he doggedly goes forward, and learns that ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, gloomy
Plot: prison, on the road, contests and competitions, sport, rising to stardom, hopes, best friends, self discovery, ambition, mentally unstable, animal life, underdog ...
Time: 70s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: manhunt, friendship, destiny, gore, sheriff, aging, tough heroes, haunted by the past, old west, obsessive quest, heroes, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 5K
I Smile Back (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Laney is an attractive, intelligent suburban wife and devoted mother of two adorable children. She has the perfect husband who plays basketball with the kids in the driveway, a pristine house, and a shiny SUV for carting the children to their next ...
Style: realistic, touching, gloomy, serious
Plot: mental illness, redemption, hopes, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, suburbs, family problems, going straight, anorexia, addiction, wealthy family, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
 281K
True Grit (2010)
Genre: Adventure, 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, atmospheric, tense, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, track down, bounty hunter, partners, adventure, tough heroes, revenge, gunfight, murder, vengeance, trial ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: usa, arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Wyatt Earp's Revenge (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Wyatt Earp is approached by a journalist for an interview about how he became a famous sheriff. Earp told the story of how he was a fearless U.S. Marshall. If 27-year old Wyatt Earp comes out that his first girlfriend Dora Hand was murdered. ...
Style: realistic, twists and turns, serious, exciting, rough
Plot: old west, partners against crime, renegades, rivalry, vengeance, vigilantism, partners, track down, chases and races, crimes, marshal, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1991)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Scott Glenn is H.D., a champion rodeo rider whose career is ruined after being gored by a bull. He returns home to discover things have drastically changed -- the family farm has been abandoned, his old girlfriend Julie (Kate Capshaw) is a now a ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: modern west, relationship vs career, hopes, retirement home life, elderly, retirement home, aging, ambition, family relations, farm, single parent, nursing ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, gloomy, serious, atmospheric
Plot: murder, old west, drifter, love and romance, family life, redemption, family relations, lovers reunited, starting over, lone wolves, vengeance, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 55K
Appaloosa (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, old west, friendship, law enforcement, sheriff, terrorizing, partners against crime, save the day, tough law enforcer, gunfight, law enforcer killer, deception ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: mine, iowa, new mexico, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.6
 258
Joshua (1976)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A black soldier returns from fighting for the Union in the Civil War only to find out that his mother has been murdered by a gang of white thugs. He becomes a bounty hunter, determined to track down and kill the men who killed his mother.
Style: realistic, psychological, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough girl, vigilantism, deadly, heroes, confined, crimes, lone wolves, gang, old west, rivalry, good versus evil, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Horse Whisperer (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Based on the novel by the same name from Nicholas Evans, the talented Robert Redford presents this meditative family drama set in the country side. Redford not only directs but also stars in the roll of a cowboy with a magical talent for healing.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: horse, therapy, rehabilitation, riding accident, ranch, travel, romance, dishonesty, animal life, love affair, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 7K
About Alex (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A circle of twenty-something friends reunite for a weekend away to console a suicidal member of their group. Yet, despite their best efforts to enjoy themselves, a tinderbox of old jealousies, unrequited love, and widening political differences ...
Style: talky, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, reunion, friends, unsupportive friend, college graduate, introspection, disagreement, twentysomething life, drugs/alcohol, depression, suicide attempt, wine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.7
 7K
Goat (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Reeling from a terrifying assault, a nineteen year old enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there, in the name of 'brotherhood,' tests him and his loyalty in brutal ways.
Plot: fraternity, student, college, sibling relationship, banana, stealing a car, bestiality, sunglasses, chanting, stripper, strobe light, bruise ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 32K
The Salvation (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Denmark, UK, South Africa, Sweden, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: vengeance, gang, violence, revenge, criminal's revenge, small town, murder, lone hero, old west, tough heroes, rivalry, violence spree ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, australia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%