Movies like The Rider

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The Rider (2017)
 7.4
 11K
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: cowboy, rodeo, horse, riding accident, disabled person, head injury, rodeo cowboy, lasso, human animal relationship, friendship, fear, pain, unhappiness, father son relationship, horse trainer, friend, horse riding, handicapped, wheelchair, trust, storytelling, bull riding, native american reservation, native american, money ...
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, talky and harsh films with plots about horse, cowboy, drinking, gunfight, redemption, small town and cowboy hat 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), The Hi-Lo Country (1998), True Grit (2010). 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, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: family problems, death in the family, adolescence vs adulthood, unfulfillment, society, dysfunctional family, youth, social relations, alcohol, food, camera, lie ...
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, serious, realistic, psychological, touching ...
Plot: bar fight, womanizer, jeep, truck, redemption, old west, family relations, parents and children, hopes, father son relationship, hospital, violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, california, phoenix arizona, tucson arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: mentor, native american reservation, native american, rodeo, dishonesty, hopes, cons and scams, life is a bitch, rivalry, friends, coming of age, opposites attract ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, pickup truck, cowboy, introspection, human nature, homecoming, gunfight, desert, coming of age ...
Place: new mexico, usa, pearl harbor, california, colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 288K
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: rough, atmospheric, tense, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, track down, bounty hunter, partners, adventure, revenge, tough heroes, vengeance, gunfight, murder, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: usa, arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california
⇓ 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, rough, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, bounty hunter, slavery, old west, gunfight, vengeance, african american, society, rescue, courage, torture, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.9
 18K
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, atmospheric, realistic, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, generation gap, rancher, americana, human nature, redemption, parents and children, family life, irresponsible, family problems, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 250
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: realistic, offbeat, touching, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, college, showbiz, world, buddies, partners, coming of age, redemption, best friends, youth, hopes, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1996, year 1983
Place: connecticut, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 48K
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunslinger, small town, violence, drifter, gold, horse, marshal, preacher, anti heroes, civil war, social relations, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: mine, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, realistic, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: bull riding, rodeo cowboy, cowboy, romance, underdog, rising to stardom, love and romance, couple relations, contests and competitions, sport, relationship vs career, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, oklahoma, arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, serious, captivating, meditative ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, aging, gold, bank, small town, redemption, siblings relations, lone wolves, criminal heroes, heroes, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: california, idaho, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, fish out of water, homosexuality, prostitute, dancer, cowboy, male bonding, society, fighting illness, eviction, gay slur, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, texas, usa, manhattan new york city, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: rough, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: native american, native american reservation, native americans, murder, against humanity, injustice, racism, life is a bitch, chief, senator, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: south dakota, usa, washington d.c., canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 16K
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, gloomy, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: desert, divorce, stripper, bounty hunter, bull riding, mustang, bull, falling in love, aging, fall in love, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: nevada, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, tense, serious, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, chase, prison, helicopter, on the run, bar fight, escape, jail, fighting the system, vengeance, righting the wronged, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.2
 346K
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, vengeance, redemption, regret, revenge, one last job, small town, prostitute, mutilation, reputation, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 388
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, gloomy, rough, serious
Plot: prison, self discovery, best friends, sport, contests and competitions, hopes, rising to stardom, animal life, ambition, on the road, rivalry, underdog ...
Time: 70s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family relations, parents and children, homecoming, estrangement, farm, family life, spurs, cowboy shirt, corral, modern west, daughter, house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
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: card game, poker, posse, standoff, search, unlikely hero, shooting, death of husband, being followed, dead rabbit, novel, shot in the back ...
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, realistic, serious
Plot: modern west, family relations, golden years, retirement home life, hopes, relationship vs career, rising to stardom, romance, ambition, elderly, aging, nursing ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: small town, old west, gunslinger, hopes, crimes, heroes, starting over, society, danger, going straight, rivalry, ranch ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1981)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
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: outlaw, cowboy, horse, horse riding, girl dressed as boy, hammock, cowgirl, teenage girl, swimming, hat, baseball, girl ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century, 1890s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, serious, rough, twists and turns, exciting
Plot: old west, vigilantism, vengeance, rivalry, renegades, partners, track down, partners against crime, chases and races, crimes, repeating rifle, winchester rifle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
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, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: old west, murder, drifter, family relations, haunted by the past, redemption, lone wolves, love and romance, vengeance, family life, lovers reunited, starting over ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, americana, human nature, lifestyle, old west, business venture ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, edwardian era, 1890s, 20th century
Place: washington state, usa, mine, seattle washington, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Man With No Name enters the Mexican village of San Miguel in the midst of a power struggle among the three Rojo brothers and sheriff John Baxter. When a regiment of Mexican soldiers bearing gold intended to pay for new weapons is waylaid by the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, gang war, massacre, sheriff, gold, greed, vengeance, deal, rivalry, tough heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, new mexico, arizona, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: J.D. Cahill is the toughest U.S. Marshal they've got, just the sound of his name makes bad guys stop in their tracks, so when his two young boy's want to get his attention they decide to rob a bank. They end up getting more than they ...
Style: tense, semi serious, sentimental, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: u.s. marshal, vengeance, crimes, parents and children, heist, family relations, partners, bank, criminal heroes, gunfight, brother brother relationship, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: touching, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: mental illness, redemption, dysfunctional family, family problems, going straight, suburbs, life is a bitch, hopes, unfaithful wife, anorexia, wealthy family, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.5
 267
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: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough girl, old west, rivalry, deadly, vigilantism, vengeance, kidnapping, good versus evil, crimes, heroes, lone wolves, confined ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 5K
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, realistic, exciting, sad, sentimental
Plot: prison, animal training, freedom, horse, adventure, redemption, devotion, transformation, nature, punishment, society, fear ...
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%