Movies like The Virginian 2014

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The Virginian (2014)
 4.7
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The Virginian (2014)
Genre: Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Trace Adkins (The Lincoln Lawyer), Ron Perlman (TV's "Sons of Anarchy") and Brendan Penny (Ring Of Fire) star in this gritty and riveting re-imagining of the classic Western saga. Raised by powerful cattle baron Judge Henry (Perlman), South, aka "The Virginian" (Adkins), lives his life as a ranch enforcer with bravery and steely determination. When a big-city writer (Penny) raises questions about the fierce treatment of rustlers, South is quick to defend the brutal realities of the "Code of the West." But as he looks deeper into the latest string of rustling and finds his convictions questioned by a pretty new schoolteacher (Victoria Pratt, Mutant X), South begins to wonder if the Judge had ulterior motives in raising him to a life of bloodshed and violence in this explosive, action-loaded epic on the open range.
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, tense, exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, rivalry, old west, family relations, farm, uncover truth, danger, heroes, orphan, parents and children, lone wolves, tough heroes, graphic violence
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, wyoming

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, old west, heroes, rivalry, gunfight, street shootout and chases and races mostly in Western, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Virginian: The Showdown (2009), 6 Guns (2010), The Far Side of Jericho (2006), The Meanest Men in the West (1974), Pioneer Woman (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 87
The Showdown (2009)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, crimes, small town, old west, cowboy, u.s. marshal, danger, murder, moving, small town life, uninhibited rivalry ...
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.1
 1K
6 Guns (2010)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When her family is gunned down in cold blood, a young girl convinces a bounty hunter to train her as a gunfighter so she can seek vengeance with a six-shooter.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, old west, small town, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, murder, danger, chases and races, strong female presence, heroes, gunfighter ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
The Virginian (1962)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The Virginian is an American Western television series starring James Drury and Doug McClure, which aired on NBC from 1962 to 1971 for a total of 249 episodes. It was a spin-off from a 1958 summer series called Decision. Filmed in color, The ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: farm, rivalry, ego clash, against the odds, americana, old west, friends, tough heroes, heroes, lone wolves, ranch, tv show ...
Time: 19th century, 1960s, 60s, 1890s, 1880s ...
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Far Side of Jericho (2006)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jericho. In the 1880's. Three women of the wild West, widows of an outlawed gang of brothers recently hanged, find themselves running for their lives from a corrupt posse of vigilantes, mystical Indians and a hornet's nest of villains - ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: vigilantism, treasure hunt, rivalry, gang, criminal heroes, chase, danger, adventure, old west, partners, bank robbery, psychopath ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Meanest Men in the West (1974)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bronson and Marvin star as murderous half-brothers who are running from the law as well as each other. A climatic confrontation proves to each of them just how mean the other can be. "The Meanest Men in the West" is actually an amalgam of ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Plot: old west, on the run, vengeance, kidnapping, betrayal, murder, dishonesty, deadly, family life, rivalry, farm, bounty hunter ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.9
 236
Pioneer Woman (1973)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A homesteading family in the 1867 Wyoming faces a crisis when the husband is killed and the wife must decide whether to remain or take her son and daughter back East.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, tense, suspenseful
Plot: wartime life, crimes, adventure, parents and children, heroes, fugitives, chases and races, dealing with death, family relations, strong female presence, wilderness, starting over ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1800s
Place: wyoming, usa, indiana, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.8
 4K
Sabata (1969)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Several pillars of society have robbed an Army safe containing $100,000 so they can buy the land upon which the coming railroad will be built. But they haven't reckoned on the presence of the master gunslinger, Sabata.
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, old west, bounty hunter, rivalry, heist, crimes, partners, dishonesty, tough heroes, small town, betrayal, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Django Meets Sartana (1970)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The small desert town of Black City is held in a reign of terror by a nasty gang of criminals lead by the ruthless Bud Willer. Earnest, but inexperienced Sheriff Jack Ronson arrives in town to establish law and order. Mysterious bounty hunter Django ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: partners, tough heroes, graphic violence, heroes, arms dealing, crimes, corrupted ruler, partners against crime, dishonesty, gang, old west, small town ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 5.9
 380
Cattle King (1963)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: President Arthur helps a rich rancher (Robert Taylor) fight advocates of open grazing in the Territory of Wyoming.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: hitman, cattle, wiretap, old west, heroes, state affairs, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, chases and races, rivalry, president, death of loved one ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.3
 1K
Conagher (1991)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mrs. Evie Teale is struggling to stay alive while raising her two children alone on a remote homestead. Conn Conagher is a honest, hardworking cowboy. Their lives are intertwined as they fight the elements, indians, outlaws, and loneliness.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: cowboy, couples, kidnapping, family relations, gang, heroes, crimes, love and romance, cons and scams, romance, danger, single parent ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Return of Sabata (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Master gunslinger Sabata arrives in Hobsonville, a town completely owned by McIntock, a robber baron who is taxing the inhabitants for the cost of future improvements to the town. Or that's what McIntock says he'll do with the money...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti heroes, heroes, anti hero, small town, dishonesty, rivalry, old west, crimes, lone wolves, male female relationship, street shootout, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
American Bandits: Frank and Jesse James (2010)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After Jesse James is wounded by a bullet to the chest, Frank James splits the gang up and plans a rendezvous in four days time. With U.S.-Marshall Kane in hot pursuit, and betrayal within the outlaw band, the stage is set for a blazing and climactic ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, crimes, criminal heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty, betrayal, old west, outlaw, criminal, tough guy, street shootout ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Bullet for a Badman (1964)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Former Texas Rangers Sam Ward and Logan Keliher become enemies when Sam turns bank robber and Logan marries Sam's ex-wife.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: betrayal, old west, track down, dishonesty, vengeance, heroes, false accusation, rivalry, chases and races, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Last Challenge (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An upstart outlaw baits a legendary gunslinger, now a marshal in love with a saloon keeper.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: small town, rattlesnake, whiskey, poker, saloon, native american, fishing, duel, gunslinger, marshal, haunted by the past, ambush ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Stalking Moon (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When an army scout retires to a farm in New Mexico he takes pity on a white woman and her half-breed son recently rescued from indians, and invites them to join him. He does this even knowing the child's father is a feared and murderous Apache ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escapades, old west, rescue, tough heroes, danger, track down, left to die, farm, heroes, interracial relations, kidnapping, indian attack ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 1K
Barquero (1970)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Jake Remy leads a gang of outlaw cutthroats making their escape toward Mexico from a successful robbery. Barring their way is a river--crossable only by means of a ferry barge. The barge operator, Travis, refuses to be bullied into providing ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, tough heroes, escapades, chases and races, crimes, heroes, lone wolves, gang, graphic violence, winchester rifle, musket, cowboys and outlaws ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, mexico, arizona, sonora
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Dead Are Countless (1969)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Johnny was mentally traumatised when he witnessed as a child the killing of his father (a deserter) by a group of soldiers. As an adult he randomly kills every soldier he gets hold of, so that the army sends out the brutish Lieutenant Garringo to ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, crimes, tough law enforcer, chases and races, fugitives, serial killer, deadly, rivalry, haunted by the past, vengeance, family relations, old west ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Avenging Angel (1995)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Miles Utley is a professional Mormon commando/bodyguard who is forced to turn renegade and to question his faith as he investigates a scandal involving assassination and land speculation.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, assassination attempt, mormon, latter day saints, criminal heroes, state affairs, crimes, rivalry, assassination, vengeance, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: utah, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Gentleman Killer (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a disputed border town, the US Army waits for word from Washington as to the rightful country it belongs, while dealing with a rowdy pack of Mexican soldier/bandits. Into the mix rides seemingly mysterious stranger Anthony Steffan, who looks like ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: small town, rivalry, vengeance, old west, heroes, crimes, gang, good versus evil, street shootout, mexican, u.s. mexico border, mexican border
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Righteous and the Wicked (2010)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hobbs, a notorious wanted bandit, gets caught up in a violently competitive hunt for stolen cash when he finds out outlaws have robbed the local bank. While trying to get back what's his he must saddle up to stop these outlaws leaving whomever ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: heist, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, lone wolves, chases and races, crime, deadly, aging, old west, crimes, fugitives, bank ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.0
 117
Gun Fight (1961)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Action Western directed by Edward L. Cahn . After courageously protecting a pretty dance hall girl (Joan Staley) from peril, former cavalry soldier Wayne (James Brown) refuses to join his brother Brad's (Gregg Palmer) unlawful cattle rustling ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: outlaw, sheriff, criminal, on the run, vengeance, siblings relations, fugitives, criminal heroes, tough heroes, friends, family relations, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Red Headed Stranger (1986)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Reverend Julian Shay (Willie Nelson) strode into the saloon, pulled out his six-shooter, and killed his adulterous wife (Morgan Fairchild) and the man she had left him for. It was the beginning of his violent transformation from God-Loving preacher ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, sheriff, rivalry, deadly, clergy, wilderness, old west, redemption, adventure, criminal heroes, hopes, starting over ...
Time: 19th century
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.8
 2K
Dawn Rider (2012)
Genre: Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A gripping story of vengeance and passion set in the American West. When the father of gunslinger John Mason (Slater) is shot to death by masked bandits, Mason sets out with guns blazing to track down those who killed him. During his quest, he finds ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: old west, vengeance, crimes, gang, righting the wronged, tough heroes, heroes, love and romance, dead wife, cold blooded killer, horse, chase ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, cincinnati ohio, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Angel and the Bad Man (2009)
Genre: Western
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A remake of the classic 1947 John Wayne western about an injured gunslinger who falls in with good company in the form of some Quakers.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, psychological, touching ...
Plot: redemption, on the run, love affair, self discovery, rivalry, couples, old west, fall in love, romance, lone wolves, gunslinger, cowboy ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Have a Good Funeral, My Friend... Sartana Will Pay (1970)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After witnessing a brutal massacre, the legendary hero Sartana is ready to do some investigating. Almost everyone in the tiny town of Indian Creek seems eager to buy up the property left behind by the murder victims, and one of them could well be ...
Style: serious, rough, cynical, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, witnessing a crime, crimes, heroes, tough heroes, graphic violence, old west, deadly, small town, murder, violence, coffin ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.5
 795
My West (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The idealistic lifestyle of an old West farmer, his Indian wife, and half-breed son is interrupted when the boy's old gunslinger father returns. They are not happy with his return despite the old gunslinger's intention to retire. Things ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, futuristic, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, heroes, interracial relations, lone wolves, uninvited guest, mountain, old west, haunted by the past, sexual content, crimes, criminal heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 244
Waco (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Preacher Sam Stone and his new beautiful wife Jill stand by the grave of Sheriff Billy Kelly, who died trying to bring law-and-order to Emporia, Wyoming. Among the mourners are businessman George Gates, mayor Ned West and his daughter Patricia. The ...
Style: realistic, rough, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: social relations, on the run, hitman, alcohol abuse, chaos and mayhem, gangsters, criminal heroes, righting the wronged, rivalry, bar, dishonesty, going straight ...
Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 475
The Ugly Ones (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Escaped outlaw Jose Gomez returns to his home town pursued by bounty killer Luke Chilson. The towns people protect Gomez, unaware, at first, that he is now a changed and dangerous man.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: bounty hunter, love and romance, crimes, graphic violence, old west, love triangle, manhunt, gang, chases and races, escapades, fugitives, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Return of Clint the Stranger (1972)
Genre: Western
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 81 min.
Story: This sequel to the popular spaghetti western "Clint the Stranger" was released four years after the success of the first film and essentially uses the same plot. George Martin returns as Clint (renamed Trinity in some countries), an ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: graphic violence, farm, family in danger, forced into action, going straight, danger, old west, heroes, crimes, bar shootout, horse, street shootout ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Black Fox: The Price of Peace (1995)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After blaming Britt for his wife's decision to stay with the Native Americans who captured her, an abusive husband organizes a party of vigilantes to accompany him into Indian territory.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: old west, rescue, racism, danger, culture clash, opposites attract, society, americana, injustice, fall in love, crimes, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%