Movies like The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)
 7.3
 115K
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Mystery, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An anthology film weaving together the stories of six individuals in the old West at the end of the Civil War.
Style: anthology, funny, ironic, light, captivating, suspense
Plot: old west, cowboy, bank robbery, native american, wagon train, stagecoach, dog, violence, bounty hunter, song, card playing, shooting, parody, prostitute, singing cowboy, horse riding, multiple storylines, murder, gold digger, pianist, sex, dancing, horse, netflix, angel ...
Place: arizona, oregon, new mexico

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Most similar movies to The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, harsh and suspense films with plots about horse, old west, gunfight, gun, murder, cowboy and violence mostly in Western, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Ballad of Buster Scruggs: The Hateful Eight (2015), True Grit (2010), Cat Ballou (1965), Damsel (2018), Zachariah (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Hateful Eight (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Bounty hunters seek shelter from a raging blizzard and get caught up in a plot of betrayal and deception.
Style: captivating, stylized, dark humor, bloody, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, blizzard, old west, mountain, twists & turns, hitman, stagecoach, revenge, brutality, betrayal, danger, blood ...
Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 305K
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, adventure, gunfight, tough heroes, bounty hunter, vengeance, partners, revenge, track down, murder, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1870s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: usa, arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 13K
Cat Ballou (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman seeking revenge for her murdered father hires a famous gunman, but he's very different from what she expects.
Style: semi serious, captivating, twists and turns, harsh, melancholic ...
Plot: vengeance, rescue, ranch, murder, redemption, criminal heroes, hitman, family relations, old west, wilderness, cowboy, hanging ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 3K
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, captivating, suspense, dark humor ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, love, marriage proposal, old west, brother brother relationship, murder, survival, husband wife relationship, native american, money, chase, pursuit ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Double-crossed and left without water in the desert, Cable Hogue is saved when he finds a spring. It is in just the right spot for a much needed rest stop on the local stagecoach line, and Hogue uses this to his advantage. He builds a house and ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, lyrical ...
Plot: desert, left to die, stagecoach, reverend, rattlesnake, prostitute, vengeance, prospector, friends, resentment, old west, friendship ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 70s
Place: arizona, san francisco, new orleans, nevada, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 583
Zachariah (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two gunfighters separate and experience surreal visions on their journey through the west.
Style: stylized, humorous, offbeat, atmospheric, exciting ...
Plot: bank, friendship, gang, adventure, partners, music, crimes, chases and races, artists and showbiz, betrayal, anti heroes, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 70s
Place: beverly hills, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 66K
Open Range (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: old west, gunfight, vengeance, cowboy, friendship, murder, horse, doctor, small town, civil war veteran, violence, shooting ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Paint Your Wagon (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: A Michigan farmer and a prospector form a partnership in the California gold country. Their adventures include buying and sharing a wife, hijacking a stage, kidnapping six prostitutes, and turning their mining camp into a boom town. Along the way ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, cult film ...
Plot: friendship, prostitute, tunnel, gold, kidnapping, love triangle, mining, polyamory, hijacking, prospector, americana, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: california, usa, michigan, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.
Style: humorous, not serious, satirical, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: old west, parody, profanity, duel, small town, farm, fall in love, teaching the ways of the world, self discovery, notoriety, drugs/alcohol, newcomer ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, future
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, truck, cowboy, pickup truck, homecoming, introspection, human nature, gunfight, desert ...
Place: new mexico, usa, pearl harbor, california, colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 37K
The Outlaws (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Four unwitting heroes cross paths on their journey to the sleepy town of Silverado. Little do they know the town where their family and friends reside has been taken over by a corrupt sheriff and a murderous posse. It's up to the sharp-shooting ...
Style: feel good, realistic, exciting, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cowboy, gunfight, good versus evil, small town, group of criminals, friendship, old west, kidnapping, heroes, wagon train, sheriff, gunslinger ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico, arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 6K
Goin' South (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Henry Moon is captured for a capital offense by a posse when his horse quits while trying to escape to Mexico. He finds that there is a post-Civil War law in the small town that any single or widowed woman can save him from the gallows by marrying ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, entertaining, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: small town, gang, gangsters, chases and races, love and romance, hanging, outlaw, marriage, trust, cowboy, criminal, chase ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: mexico, latin america, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 58K
Appaloosa (2008)
Genre: Action, 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, atmospheric, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, friendship, native american attack, law enforcement, sheriff, terrorizing, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, save the day, gunfight, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: iowa, new mexico, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
High Plains Drifter (1973)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago. After gunning down three gunmen who tried to kill him, the townsfolk decide to hire the Stranger to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, vengeance, small town, gunslinger, outlaw, criminal, anti-hero, tough heroes, mysterious character, lone wolves, rivalry, greed ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Man from Boulevard des Capucines (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance, Western
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mr Jonny First arrives to the Wild West to present the art of the Cinematograph.
Style: entertaining, captivating, humorous, wild, cult film
Plot: adventurer, cowboy, bar fight, cinematographer, highwayman, drinking, drunkenness, horse chase, stagecoach robbery, armed robbery, criminal, murder ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.2
 368K
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: old west, sheriff, revenge, vengeance, gunfight, redemption, regret, one last job, small town, prostitute, reputation, mutilation ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, small town, snow, gambler, brothel madam, mining town, brothel, lifestyle, crimes, love and romance, unfulfillment, mysterious character ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 20th century, edwardian era, 1890s ...
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c., vancouver, seattle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, captivating, rough, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, bounty hunter, old west, slavery, vengeance, racism, african american, one against many, gory, torture, society, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa, mississippi, tennessee, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 6.6
 2K
Boss Nigger (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two black bounty hunters ride into a small town out West in pursuit of an outlaw. They discover that the town has no sheriff, and soon take over that position, much against the will of the mostly white townsfolk.
Style: humorous, rough, realistic, semi serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, disorder, bar fight, partners, chases and races, rivalry, bounty hunter, parody, law enforcement, crimes, small town, track down ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 2K
The Outsider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A western love story revolving around the forbidden love between a young widow from a Quaker-like religious group and a cold-blooded gunslinger whom she takes into her home after he is wounded.
Style: sincere, rough, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: amish, opposites attract, love affair, forbidden love, good versus evil, rivalry, murder, old west, gunslinger, tough heroes, redemption, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: ohio, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Cannibal! The Musical (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Heading through Colorado Territory in search of gold and women, Alferd Packer and his group of bemused companions find themselves lost, starving and musically inspired by the obstacles they confront along the way, including a die-hard Confederate ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, cult film, funny ...
Audience: student film
Plot: cannibalism, parody, old west, martial arts, hanging, mountain, gory, heroes, deadly, silly humor, massacre, self defense ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: colorado, usa, wyoming, utah, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two cowboys inherit a "social club" specializing in satisfying men.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Plot: prostitute, brothel, friends, vengeance, partners, adventure, crimes, rivalry, best friends, buddies, winchester rifle, small western town ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: texas, usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.5
 2K
Lemonade Joe (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Musical, Romance, Western
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A satire of the Great American Way, with Lemonade Joe a "clean living" gunfighter who drinks only Kola-Loca Lemonade and convinces everyone else in town (with his gun skills) that all "real men" drink ONLY lemonade!
Style: not serious, realistic, offbeat, witty, humorous ...
Plot: parody, old west, escapades, anti heroes, satire, show tunes, social relations, disorder, friends, village, fish out of water, small town ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: europe, prague, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, captivating, enigmatic, surprise ending ...
Plot: old west, friendship, revenge, u.s. marshal, husband wife relationship, justice, following someone, pursuit, salvation, politician, marriage, native american ...
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Brothers in Arms (2005)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Old West. New Soul. Big Payback.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cowboy, criminal heroes, heist, disorder, bounty hunter, criminal's revenge, deadly, dishonesty, on the run, vigilantism, tough heroes, bank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Outlaw and self-appointed lawmaker, Judge Roy Bean, rules over an empty stretch of the West that gradually grows, under his iron fist, into a thriving town, while dispensing his his own quirky brand of frontier justice upon strangers passing by.
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, satirical, tense ...
Plot: criminal, outlaw, hanging, judge, lawyer, vengeance, starting over, vigilantism, society, gunfight, justice, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 19th century
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.1
 73
Six Gun (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When three cowboys show up dead, Tommy, a hard-drinking, retired bounty hunter whose ranch is on the brink for foreclosure, must saddle up one more time to stop the bandit and collect a ransom. Prepare yourself to go back in time to the real old ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, semi serious, serious ...
Plot: bounty hunter, danger, rivalry, old west, track down, crimes, retired, cowboys and outlaws, arrest, gunfight, horse, graphic violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Outlaws and Angels (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A gang of cold-blooded outlaws narrowly escapes a blood-soaked bank robbery in a grimy frontier town. With a notorious bounty hunter hot on their trail, these nefarious criminals desperately need a place to hide out before night falls. Fate brings ...
Style: twists and turns, brutal, suspense, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, outlaw, criminal, bounty hunter, bank robbery, gang, revenge, old west, on the run, brutality, violence, plot twist ...
Time: 1880s
Place: texas, new mexico, mexico, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 13K
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, touching, rough
Plot: cowboy, rodeo, horse, horse riding, disabled person, riding accident, head injury, rodeo cowboy, lasso, human animal relationship, father son relationship, pain ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Rowdy Girls (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A hooker, a bank robber and an innocent young woman clash over love and loot from a robbery.
Style: sexy, semi serious, erotic, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, criminal heroes, gang, crimes, rivalry, danger, on the run, sexual relations, partners, chase ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, san francisco, new orleans, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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