Movies like The Rider

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The Rider (2017)
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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, motivational, inspirational, dark, interesting, weird
Plot: rodeo, horse riding, horse, human animal relationship, disabled person, riding accident, cowboy, rodeo cowboy, father son relationship, horse trainer, autism, friendship, pain, friend, unhappiness, trust, survival, nature, women, hunting, woman, indigenous people, brother sister relationship, unemployment, prairie ...
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, horse riding, cowboy, gun, campfire and cigarette smoking mostly in Drama, Western and Romance genres. Some movies like The Rider: True Grit (2010), Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015), Nomadland (2020), Junior Bonner (1972), Hud (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: tense, suspense, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: revenge, bounty hunter, vengeance, cowboy, adventure, old west, justice, determination, gunfight, texas ranger, teenage girl, death of father ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 20th century
Place: arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california, usa
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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, touching, emotional, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, society, youth, american indian, indian reservation, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family problems, social relations, native american, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south dakota, usa, nebraska
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100%
 7.3
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Nomadland (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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, sad, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: van, traveler, nomad, motor home, homeless, loneliness, journey, homelessness, road trip, female protagonist, loss of job, on the road ...
Time: year 2011
Place: nevada, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, bleak, unusual plot structure, affectionate, funny ...
Plot: brother in law sister in law relationship, father son relationship, redemption, violence, hospital, small town, rodeo, life & death, parenthood, divorce, alter ego, crime gone awry ...
Time: 70s, 19th century
Place: arizona, california, australia, tokyo, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: thought provoking, emotional, realistic, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, rancher, redemption, ranch, generation gap, americana, human nature, parents and children, family life, rodeo cowboy, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: texas, california, austin texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, realistic, touching
Plot: rodeo, native american, mentor, modern west, native american reservation, rodeo cowboy, friends, alcohol abuse, human nature, americana, rebelliousness, cons and scams ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
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Little Woods (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: For years, Ollie has illicitly helped the struggling residents of her North Dakota oil boomtown access Canadian health care and medication. When the authorities catch on, she plans to abandon her crusade, only to be dragged in even deeper after a ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: unplanned pregnancy, female protagonist, two sisters, public health, sister sister relationship, escapades, sisters, crimes, social problems, political unrest, breaking the law, woman ...
Place: north dakota, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: suspense, captivating, talky, brutal, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, slavery, violent, bounty hunter, revenge, vengeance, dark humor, gunfight, african american, old west, racial violence, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa, tennessee, austin texas, texas, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 7.2
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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: suspense, tense, rough, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: native american, native american reservation, reconciliation, widow, murder, bigotry, gunfight, forgiveness, death, hostility, indian chief, murder of daughter ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s
Place: montana, new mexico, colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: suspense, suspenseful, surprise ending, captivating, tense ...
Plot: old west, revenge, friendship, u.s. marshal, justice, husband wife relationship, chase, friend, governor, unlikely hero, hostage, marriage ...
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 10K
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, captivating, sincere, touching, thought provoking
Plot: cancer, marijuana, actor, audition, divorced man, father daughter relationship, dying, old man, drug dealer, aging, doctor, friendship ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Miss Juneteenth (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Turquoise, a former beauty queen turned hardworking single mother, prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the “Miss Juneteenth” pageant, hoping to keep her from repeating the same mistakes in life that she did.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, single mother, overprotective mother, money problems, talent show, american dream, daughter, freedom, breakup, beauty queen, competition ...
Time: year 2004, year 2019, year 1865
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 542
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, rough, gloomy
Plot: prison, rodeo cowboy, animal life, self discovery, on the road, contests and competitions, rivalry, sport, hopes, rising to stardom, ambition, underdog ...
Time: 70s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: modern west, family relations, cheerleader, farm, retirement home, nursing, couples, romance, rising to stardom, single parent, golden years, elderly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.2
 413K
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, suspenseful, tense, realistic, harsh ...
Plot: revenge, vengeance, redemption, old west, cowboy, sheriff, crimes, prostitute, small town, gunfight, hitman, morality ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
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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: emotional, gloomy, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, college, friends, partners, youth, coming of age, best friends, buddies, hopes, showbiz, redemption, world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1983, year 1996
Place: new york, connecticut, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.6
 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, marriage proposal, love, native american, husband wife relationship, murder, brother brother relationship, old west, chase, money, friendship, american civil war ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, captivating, tense ...
Plot: gunfight, old west, track down, vengeance, rivalry, partners, vigilantism, crimes, twists and turns, cowboy, murder, civil war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.1
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First Cow (2019)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A taciturn loner and skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune; soon the two collaborate on a successful business, ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, realistic, contemplative
Plot: cow, friendship, immigrants, baker, raven, forest, theft, boat, friendship between men, river, chinese immigrant, get rich quick scheme ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa, oregon, boston, maryland, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 60K
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: suspense, realistic, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, preacher, gold, greed, murder, courage, drifter, gunfight, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, miner, gunfighter ...
Time: 80s, 19th century, 1880s
Place: california, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 21K
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, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: desert, divorce, fall in love, aging, cowboy, romance, moral dilemma, human nature, stallion, ranch, couples, age difference ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: nevada, usa, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 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, realistic, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: rodeo, rodeo cowboy, romance, sport, cowboy, rivalry, ambition, rising to stardom, love, human spirit, contests and competitions, underdog ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, oklahoma, new jersey, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, stylized, sexy, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, cattle ranch, cowboy, desert, gunfight, love triangle, introspection, homecoming, human nature, world war two, coming of age ...
Time: post world war two
Place: new mexico, pearl harbor, california, new jersey, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Dances with Wolves (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide – and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.
Style: touching, scenic, epic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: american civil war, native american, self discovery, culture clash, friendship, tribe, courage, native americans, native american white relationships, pride and honor, survival, civil war ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1860s, 70s
Place: kansas, south dakota, tennessee, usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: cynical, harsh, atmospheric, enigmatic, compassionate ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: horse, helicopter, chase, friendship, prison escape, on the run, escape, runaway, small town, idealism, wilderness, anarchist ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1952
Place: texas, california, albuquerque new mexico, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 2K
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, family relations, job seeking, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, drunkenness, friendship, promise, threat to kill, getting home ...
Place: italy, africa, libya, algeria, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.8
 4K
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: suspense, captivating, tense, psychological
Plot: horse, texas ranger, missing person, ranch, cowboy, horse riding, father son relationship, dirty cop, gay, investigation, murder mystery, police detective ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: cynical, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy, scenic ...
Plot: prostitution, gambler, mining town, prostitute, snow, winter, small town, gambling, brothel, drug addiction, murder, death ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 1890s, 90s, edwardian era ...
Place: washington state, washington d.c., usa, vancouver, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, rough, emotional, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: native american, native american reservation, native american attack, native americans, indian reservation, murder, injustice, against humanity, massacre, racism, life is a bitch, social change ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, south dakota, washington d.c., canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: drifter, empire, showdown, old west, murder, death of protagonist, farm, best friend, family relations, haunted by the past, redemption, family life ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%