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Appaloosa (2008)
 6.7
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Appaloosa (2008)
Genre: 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: atmospheric, serious, rough, realistic, suspense, scenic, dramatic, earnest, stylized, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, old west, friendship, rancher, law enforcement, cowboy, sheriff, trial, best friends, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, crimes, danger, heroes, partners, friends, gunfight, save the day, injustice, society, couples, law enforcer killer, terrorizing, veteran, injury ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: iowa, mine, new mexico, texas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, harsh and tense films with plots about murder, violence, gunfight, redemption, dialogue, old west and pistol mostly in Western, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Appaloosa: Open Range (2003), 3:10 to Yuma (2007), The Outlaws (1985), The Proposition (2005), Young Guns (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.5
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: horse, old west, small town, friendship, vengeance, loner, gunfight, good versus evil, murder, cowboy, robbery, dog ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.7
 262K
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In Arizona in the late 1800s, infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, ...
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, old west, heroic mission, righting the wronged, gunfight, gang, chases and races, dishonesty, rivalry, sheriff, reward, debt ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, mine, tucson arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 32K
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: serious, feel good, realistic, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, good versus evil, old west, small town, sheriff, horse, kidnapping, cowboy, buddies, vengeance, righting the wronged, male friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Proposition (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Western
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in the Australian outback in the 1880s, the movie follows the series of events following the horrific rape and murder of the Hopkins family, allegedly committed by the infamous Burns brothers gang. Captain Morris Stanley captures Charlie Burns ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychopath, brutality, violence, track down, cowboy, aborigine, outlaw, gang, rape, retribution, savagery, gallows ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 48K
Young Guns (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted.
Style: stylized, serious, entertaining, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: old west, gunfight, outlaw gang, chase, cowboys and outlaws, friendship, street shootout, vigilantism, adventure, brutality, outlaw, ranch ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona, nebraska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.9
 4K
Tom Horn (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A renowned former army scout is hired by ranchers to hunt down rustlers but finds himself on trial for the murder of a boy when he carries out his job too well. Tom Horn finds that the simple skills he knows are of no help in dealing with the ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: justice, brutality, ranch, rustler, one man army, trial, rancher, vigilantism, false accusation, hanging, against the odds, bounty hunter ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: arizona, vienna, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.6
 21K
El Dorado (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, old west, liquor, revolver, friendship, buddies, farm, righting the wronged, settler, ranch, vengeance, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1960s
Place: usa, mexico, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.6
 272K
True Grit (2010)
Genre: Adventure, 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, track down, bounty hunter, horse, on the road, adventure, tough heroes, partners, rivalry, hunt down, law enforcer ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1870s, 1900s, 1800s
Place: arkansas, usa, texas, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 8.2
 326K
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, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: old west, one last job, regret, sheriff, redemption, bounty hunter, revenge, chases and races, vengeance, englishman, reputation, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Aces 'N' Eights (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Already taking a gamble settling in the uncharted west, the peaceful settlers of a town destined for railroad greatness suddenly find themselves being ruthlessly gunned down. With no law and order to be found, justice falls onto the shoulders of an ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, rescue, small town life, good versus evil, heroes, adventure, rivalry, vengeance, criminal heroes, americana, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: funeral, small town, lawyer, cowboy, politics, stagecoach, outlaw, pistol, gunslinger, senator, newspaper, robbery ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.8
 109K
Tombstone (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune in the thriving mining town of Tombstone. But Earp is forced to don a badge again and get help from his notorious pal Doc ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, gunfight, vengeance, against the odds, murder, cowboy, sheriff, dying, friendship, historical figure, retirement, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Riders of the Purple Sage (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jim Lassiter roams from town to town in search for the man who drove his sister to suicide. While riding toward a mountain pass, he sees an heiress, Jane Withersteen, being harassed by thugs and steps in to help. A religious sect wants Jane to marry ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: farm, vengeance, rivalry, old west, fall in love, clergy, lone wolves, track down, woman in danger, religions or cults, tough heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 19th century
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Rough Night in Jericho (1967)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The only business in the Wild West town of Jericho that corrupt sheriff Alex Flood doesn't control behind the scenes is the stagecoach owned by tough-willed widow Molly Lang and her right-hand man, Hickman. Former marshal Dolan, recently hired ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, old west, gory, gang, small town life, police corruption, widow, righting the wronged, good versus evil, rivalry, society, anti heroes ...
Place: california, boston, texas, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, racism, slavery, old west, society, vengeance, rescue, one against many, odd couple, courage, deadly, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy is the affable, clever and talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang. His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot 'Sundance Kid'. As the west rapidly becomes civilized, the law finally ...
Style: realistic, clever, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: old west, on the run, adventure, cowboy, chase, friendship, gunfight, last stand, dynamite, posse, train robbery, robbery ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: bolivia, latin america, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 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: serious, rough, realistic, sincere
Plot: opposites attract, amish, murder, forbidden love, vengeance, romance, love affair, old west, religions or cults, love and romance, rivalry, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: montana, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 40K
Wyatt Earp (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Covering the life and times of one of the West's most iconic heroes Wyatt Earp weaves an intricate tale of Earp and his friends and family. With a star studded cast, sweeping cinematography and authentic costumes Wyatt Earp led the way during ...
Style: epic, serious, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: gambling, gunslinger, friendship, old west, parents and children, vengeance, historical figure, sheriff, deputy sheriff, crimes, gangsters, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s, 1860s, 1800s
Place: arkansas, wyoming, arizona, texas, alaska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: small town, robbery, criminal's revenge, violence, attempted robbery, mafia, mistaken identity, lawyer, marriage, fight, crime, self defense ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Quick and the Dead (1995)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller, Western
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A mysterious woman comes to compete in a quick-draw elimination tournament, in a town taken over by a notorious gunman.
Style: stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, revenge, prairie, pistol, vengeance, duel, old west, crimes, gunslinger, rivalry, lone wolves, contests and competitions ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, mexico, tucson arizona, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, small town, brothel madam, brothel, gambler, snow, mining town, folk, human nature, old west, americana, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 20th century, 1900s, edwardian era
Place: washington state, usa, mine, seattle washington, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
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Nurse Betty (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: What happens when a person decides that life is merely a state of mind? If you're Betty, a small-town waitress and soap opera fan from Fair Oaks, Kansas, you refuse to believe that you can't be with the love of your life just because he ...
Style: clever, witty, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: violence, murder, native american, bartender, nurse uniform, hitman, friendship, delusion, salesman, losing-it hero, obsessive quest, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, cross country, kansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, friendship, gore, destiny, aging, sheriff, on the run, old west, crimes, old friends, lawlessness, billy the kid ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7.0
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Hang 'Em High (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Marshall Jed Cooper survives a hanging, vowing revenge on the lynch mob that left him dangling. To carry out his oath for vengeance, he returns to his former job as a lawman. Before long, he's caught up with the nine men on his hit list and ...
Style: stylized, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hanging, judge, widow, lynching, marshal, small town, vengeance, death penalty, pardon, vigilantism, lone wolves, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 11K
Bad Girls (1994)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Four former harlots try to leave the wild west (Colorado, to be exact) and head north to make a better life for themselves. Unfortunately someone from Cody's past won't let it happen that easily.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, surreal ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, kids
Plot: revenge, old west, blonde, pistol duel, small western town, prostitute, on the run, criminal heroes, fugitives, friendship, lone wolves, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: texas, usa, colorado, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
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The Claim (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: UK, France, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A prospector sells his wife and daughter to another gold miner for the rights to a gold mine. Twenty years later, the prospector is a wealthy man who owns much of the old west town named Kingdom Come. But changes are brewing and his past is coming ...
Style: serious, bleak, epic, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, small town, human nature, haunted by the past, old west, romance, society, couple relations, parents and children, deadly, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: california, usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 2K
Monte Walsh (2003)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Monte Walsh and Chet Rollins are long-time cowhands, working whatever ranch work comes their way, but "nothing they can't do from a horse." Their lives are divided between months on the range and the occasional trip into town. Monte ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: old west, ranch, small town, lone wolves, human nature, against the odds, heroes, misfit, forbidden love, working class, righting the wronged, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1890s
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: This classic western masterpiece is an epic film about a widow whose land and life are in danger as the railroad is getting closer and closer to taking them over. A mysterious harmonica player joins forces with a desperado to protect the woman and ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, stylized, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, vengeance, cowboy, mysterious character, gunfight, harmonica, small town, anti hero, tragic hero, good versus evil, child killer, massacre ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: sexy, realistic, serious, gloomy, epic ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, cattle ranch, cowboy, pickup truck, love triangle, coming of age, romance, love and romance, friends, human nature, introspection ...
Place: new mexico, usa, pearl harbor, california, colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Genre: 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, realistic, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, gang war, greed, drifter, gold, massacre, horse, sheriff, vengeance, lone wolves, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: latin america, mexico, new mexico, arizona, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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