Movies like Appaloosa

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Appaloosa (2008)
 6.8
 55K
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: serious, atmospheric, rough, realistic, suspense, stylized, harsh, scenic, dramatic, earnest ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, friendship, law enforcement, sheriff, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, save the day, terrorizing, gunfight, crimes, injustice, deception, danger, law enforcer killer, justice, trust, murder, cowboy, trial, rancher, best friends, heroes, friends, partners ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: mine, iowa, new mexico, texas

Most similar movies to Appaloosa

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, harsh and tense films with plots about vengeance, murder, violence, storytelling, runaway, dialogue and gunfight mostly in Western, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Appaloosa: The Outsider (2002), 3:10 to Yuma (2007), Open Range (2003), The Proposition (2005), Tom Horn (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: rough, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: amish, murder, forbidden love, opposites attract, love and romance, romance, love affair, heroes, tough heroes, religions or cults, vengeance, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century
Place: ohio, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 268K
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Genre: Action, 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, tense, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gunfight, heroic mission, old west, rivalry, dishonesty, race against time, righting the wronged, chases and races, morality, heroes, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, mine, tucson arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
 61K
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: stylized, captivating, emotional, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: old west, friendship, gunfight, vengeance, horse, small town, murder, cowboy, love and romance, good versus evil, shooting, arrest ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: bleak, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: sadist, brutality, violence, psychopath, retribution, track down, outlaw, gang, wilderness, nihilism, criminal heroes, rape ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: justice, hanging, vigilantism, false accusation, brutality, trial, one man army, ranch, rancher, rustler, murder, bounty hunter ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, 80s
Place: arizona, vienna, california, australia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.2
 33K
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: realistic, exciting, feel good, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, good versus evil, cowboy, old west, small town, group of criminals, friendship, kidnapping, wagon train, horse, sheriff, gunslinger ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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: exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, old west, liquor, sheriff, revolver, vengeance, redemption, partners, law enforcement, heroes, americana, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 19th century, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.8
 113K
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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, old west, murder, dying, sheriff, cowboy, vengeance, crimes, gang, against the odds, criminal, outlaw ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 281K
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: rough, atmospheric, tense, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, track down, bounty hunter, partners, adventure, revenge, tough heroes, gunfight, murder, vengeance, trial ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1870s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: usa, arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.2
 336K
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, regret, revenge, vengeance, one last job, redemption, small town, reputation, mutilation, prostitute, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, african american, vengeance, society, rescue, courage, friendship, dentist ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 41K
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, rough, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: gunslinger, gambling, vengeance, gangsters, friendship, quarantine, heroes, gang, old west, sexism, love and romance, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s, 1800s, 1860s
Place: arizona, alaska, wyoming, arkansas, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 31K
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hanging, small town, pardon, widow, lynching, marshal, judge, vengeance, vigilantism, death penalty, lone wolves, chases and races ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 32K
The Salvation (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Denmark, UK, South Africa, Sweden, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, lone hero, gang, violence, criminal's revenge, small town, murder, revenge, old west, tough heroes, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, australia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, suspense, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: funeral, cowboy, politics, small town, lawyer, outlaw, gunslinger, senator, robbery, old west, society, success ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, rescue, adventure, good versus evil, vengeance, americana, partners, heroes, society, criminal heroes, brutality, gang of outlaws ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: danger, religions or cults, tough heroes, old west, society, farm, woman in danger, lone wolves, fall in love, chases and races, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 50K
Young Guns (1988)
Genre: Action, 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, suspense, harsh, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: old west, friendship, gunfight, outlaw gang, chase, cowboys and outlaws, on the run, cowboy, small town, vigilantism, street shootout, outlaw ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona, nebraska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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A History of Violence (2005)
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: tense, disturbing, realistic, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: robbery, small town, criminal's revenge, mafia, attempted murder, self defense, attempted robbery, vigilantism, crime, hidden identity, danger, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: duel, revenge, small town, prairie, old west, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, gun duel, prison, female protagonist, pistol ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, arizona, tucson arizona, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, dark humor, suspense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, old west, hitman, mountain, stagecoach, blizzard, revenge, dialogue, brutality, betrayal, danger, twists & turns ...
Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, kids
Plot: manhunt, friendship, destiny, sheriff, gore, aging, crimes, fugitives, escapades, chases and races, haunted by the past, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, old west, righting the wronged, anti heroes, rivalry, danger, heroes, small town life, gory, society, good versus evil, gang ...
Place: california, boston, texas, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, gang war, massacre, sheriff, gold, greed, vengeance, deal, rivalry, cons and scams, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, new mexico, arizona, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Two bounty hunters are in pursuit of "El Indio," one of the most wanted fugitives in the western territories, and his gang.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, bounty hunter, track down, gunfight, gang, duel, small town, warrior, reward, sidekick, heroes, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 6K
No Mercy (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An unconventional undercover Chicago cop and his partner are recruited to commit the murder of a New Orleans criminal kingpin.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, vengeance, swamp, hitman, revenge, vigilante, violence, neo-noir, crime, investigation, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: witty, humorous, clever, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: old west, on the run, cowboy, gunfight, friendship, chase, robbery, adventure, escape, explosion, thief, posse ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1890s
Place: bolivia, latin america, coney island brooklyn new york city, wyoming, mine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 9K
Rio Lobo (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose perfidy caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend.
Style: tense, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, old west, colonel, vengeance, betrayal, crimes, investigation, rivalry, gunfight, revenge, soldier, small town ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, usa, ireland, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: outlaw, hanging, judge, lawyer, vengeance, vigilantism, society, starting over, gunfight, justice, obsession, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 19th century
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, love triangle, cowboy, pickup truck, cattle ranch, coming of age, romance, introspection, human nature, friends, love and romance ...
Place: new mexico, usa, pearl harbor, california, colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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