Movies like The Rider

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The Rider (2017)
 7.5
 16K
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: horse riding, rodeo, cowboy, human animal relationship, horse, riding accident, disabled person, rodeo cowboy, lasso, head injury, friendship, pain, father son relationship, friend, unhappiness, horse trainer, handicapped, trust, storytelling, bull riding, native american reservation, fear, prairie, physical therapy, teenager ...
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, captivating and tense films with plots about horse, drinking alcohol, drinking, cowboy, friendship, horse riding and gun mostly in Drama, Western and Romance genres. Some movies like The Rider: True Grit (2010), Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015), Junior Bonner (1972), When the Legends Die (1972), The Hi-Lo Country (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
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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
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100%
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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: society, youth, family problems, social relations, dysfunctional family, death in the family, teenager, alcohol, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage boy, funeral, drunkenness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, south dakota, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, family relations, jeep, womanizer, brother in law sister in law relationship, redemption, truck, bittersweet, hopes, old west, parents and children, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 70s
Place: arizona, usa, california, dallas texas, 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: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: native american, modern west, mentor, native american reservation, rodeo, society, elderly, aging, orphan, hopes, rivalry, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: realistic, serious, sexy, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, cattle ranch, love triangle, cowboy, pickup truck, human nature, homecoming, introspection, truck, gunfight, desert ...
Time: post world war two
Place: new mexico, usa, pearl harbor, california, colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: horse, ranch, riding accident, travel, romance, rehabilitation, couple relations, couples, hopes, cowboy, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: old west, friendship, revenge, u.s. marshal, justice, husband wife relationship, friend, storytelling, apology, governor, following someone, hostage ...
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.8
 3K
Wild Horses (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Texas Ranger Samantha Payne reopens a 15-year-old missing person case, and uncovers evidence that suggests that the boy was likely murdered on a ranch belonging to wealthy family man, Scott Briggs. When Scott’s estranged son unexpectedly returns ...
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, psychological
Plot: missing person, horse, horse riding, cowboy, ranch, investigation, murder mystery, murder, police detective, uncover truth, suspicion, crimes ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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 ⇓
46%
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: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: helicopter, escape, on the run, friendship, horse, chase, runaway, bar fight, prison, jail, friendship between men, prison escape ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1952
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: serious, realistic, exciting, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: old west, track down, vengeance, vigilantism, partners, rivalry, crimes, cowboy, gunfight, murder, renegades, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.8
 20K
Hud (1963)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitter conflict between the callous Hud and ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, atmospheric, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: rancher, small town, dysfunctional family, generation gap, americana, human nature, redemption, parents and children, family life, irresponsible, family problems, drinking alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 5K
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, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: rodeo cowboy, bull riding, cowboy, sport, romance, rivalry, rising to stardom, ambition, human spirit, contests and competitions, rodeo, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, las vegas, arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 18K
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, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: desert, fall in love, divorce, bull riding, romance, moral dilemma, human nature, couples, cowboy, bounty hunter, stripper, modern west ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 55K
Pale Rider (1985)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A small gold mining camp is terrorised by a ruthless land owner wanting to take their land. Clint Eastwood arrives riding a pale horse just as a young girl is praying to God to help the miners. He is revealed to be a preacher with mysterious and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mine, anti heroes, anti hero, horse, small town, heroes, drifter, gold, marshal, preacher, showdown, settler ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 80s
Place: california, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 75K
Hostiles (2017)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A legendary Native American-hating Army captain nearing retirement in 1892 is given one last assignment: to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory back to his Montana reservation.
Style: tense, rough, suspense, psychological, captivating
Plot: native american, native american reservation, indian chief, bigotry, hate, reconciliation, hostility, widow, death, violence, travel, trip ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new mexico, usa, montana, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 5K
Damsel (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The Wild West, circa 1870. Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope. As his group traverses the west, the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspense, captivating, absurd
Plot: alcohol abuse, love, marriage proposal, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, murder, survival, native american, old west, pursuit, money, chase ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1980)
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: swimming, gun, criminal, girl dressed as boy, cowboy, outlaw, teenage girl, horse, horse riding, cowgirl, spanking, hammock ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century, 1890s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 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 ⇓
41%
 6.5
 9K
The Hero (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lee, a former Western film icon, is living a comfortable existence lending his golden voice to advertisements and smoking weed. After receiving a lifetime achievement award and unexpected news, Lee reexamines his past, while a chance meeting with a ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, captivating
Plot: cancer, actor, older man younger woman relationship, divorced man, audition, father daughter relationship, terminal illness, dying, old man, doctor, apology, friendship ...
Place: los angeles
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40%
 7.4
 108K
Nomadland (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman in her sixties embarks on a journey through the American West after losing everything in the Great Recession, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
Style: road movie, realistic, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: nomad, motor home, homelessness, death of husband, unemployment, female protagonist, feminism, van, traveler, snow, healing, crocodile ...
Time: year 2011
Place: arizona, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: native american, native american reservation, native americans, native american attack, murder, injustice, against humanity, life is a bitch, racism, senator, chief, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: south dakota, usa, washington d.c., canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Ride the High Country (1962)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-lawman is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him.
Style: sentimental, realistic, captivating, serious, nostalgic ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, aging, gold, wedding, bank, small town, redemption, gang, criminal heroes, best friends, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 70s
Place: california, idaho, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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News of the World (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A Texan traveling across the wild West bringing the news of the world to local townspeople, agrees to help rescue a young girl who was kidnapped.
Style: realistic, suspense, touching, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: native american, civil war veteran, american civil war, friendship, rescue, runaway, cowboy, orphan, gunfight, newspaper, horse, horse and wagon ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, year 1865
Place: texas, usa, united states, san antonio texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 442
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: serious, realistic, gloomy, rough
Plot: prison, sport, rising to stardom, best friends, hopes, rivalry, underdog, mentally unstable, animal life, on the road, self discovery, ambition ...
Time: 70s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.8
 103K
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: realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: friendship, cowboy, fish out of water, prostitute, dancer, male bonding, male friendship, fighting illness, society, homosexuality, homosexual, gay slur ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: new york, texas, usa, manhattan new york city, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 ⇓
35%
 5.9
 278
Along the Way (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 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: serious, realistic, touching, offbeat, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, college, friends, buddies, partners, world, showbiz, redemption, hopes, youth, best friends, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1983, year 1996
Place: madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 ⇓
33%
 6.5
 1K
Mediterranea (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, USA, Germany, Qatar
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ayiva recently left his home in Burkina Faso in search of a way to provide for his sister and his daughter. He takes advantage of his position in an illegal smuggling operation to get himself and his best friend Abas off of the continent. Ayiva ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, melancholic, rough ...
Plot: smuggling, illegal immigration, interracial relations, drunkenness, mother daughter relationship, promise, friendship, father daughter relationship, storytelling, job seeking, family relations, jail ...
Place: italy, algeria, libya, mediterranean sea, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%