Movies like Appaloosa

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Appaloosa (2008)
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Appaloosa
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, suspense, rough, realistic, scenic, dramatic, earnest, stylized, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, friendship, gunfight, betrayal, justice, best friends, old west, violence, revenge, partners against crime, drinking, chase, murder, tough law enforcer, dialogue, guns, moral ambiguity, redemption, indians, unlikely friendships, hitman, anti-hero, crimes, mentor, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: texas, iowa, mine, new mexico
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Open Range
Action, Drama, Romance, Western
USA
139 min.
 7.5
Unforgiven
Drama, Western
USA
130 min.
 8.2
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Most similar movies to Appaloosa

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, harsh and suspense films with plots about violence, dialogue, murder, redemption, runaway, mentor and storytelling mostly in Drama, Western and Romance genres. Some movies like Appaloosa: El Dorado (1967), Tom Horn (1980), Open Range (2003), The Outlaws (1985), The Shootist (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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El Dorado
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: vengeance, friendship, redemption, gunfight, chase, buddies, violence, old west, farm, righting the wronged, dialogue, drinking ...
Time: 19th century, 1960s
Place: usa, texas, california, mexico
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Tom Horn
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, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: justice, brutality, murder, gunfight, violence, against the odds, bounty hunter, vigilantism, false accusation, violent, culture clash, drinking ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century
Place: vienna, california, arizona
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Open Range
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, stylized, serious, captivating, scenic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, vengeance, gunfight, good versus evil, corruption, revenge, violence, justice, horse, buddies, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: texas
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    User:   74%
 
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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, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century, 80s, 1880s
Place: usa, california, new mexico
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The Shootist
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Afflicted with a terminal illness John Bernard Brooks, the last of the legendary gunfighters, quietly returns to Carson City for medical attention from his old friend Dr. Hostetler. Aware that his days are numbered, the troubled man seeks solace and ...
Style: touching, serious, gloomy, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, hitman, gunfight, cancer, death, courage, small town, revenge, mentor, life & death, human nature, redemption ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, 19th century
Place: california, nevada, tucson arizona
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    User:   64%
 
 6.9
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Young Guns
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: exciting, stylized, serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
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State of Grace
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Duration: 134 min.
Story: Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister ...
Style: realistic, stylized, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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    User:   65%
 
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No Mercy
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Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
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    User:   53%
 
The Hi-Lo Country
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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 ...
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3:10 to Yuma
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: realistic, psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, race against time, heroic mission, morality, righting the wronged, chases and races, violence, civil war, justice, gang, chase, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, mine, tucson arizona, mexico
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System:   56%
    User:   67%
 
Lone Wolf McQuade
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The archetypical renegade Texas Ranger wages war against a drug kingpin with automatic weapons, his wits and martial arts after a gun battle leaves his partner dead. All of this inevitably culminates a martial arts showdown between the drug lord and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa
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System:   55%
    User:   53%
 
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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: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, surreal ...
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    User:   57%
 
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Story: The story of Jody, a misguided, 20-year-old African-American who is really just a baby boy finally forced-kicking and screaming to face the commitments of real life. Streetwise and jobless, he has not only fathered two children by two different ...
Style: talky, serious, rough, realistic, sincere ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, south central los angeles
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System:   50%
    User:   57%
 
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Country: USA
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Style: epic, rough, serious, realistic, captivating ...
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Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s, 1800s, 1860s
Place: california, alaska, texas, arizona, wyoming ...
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    User:   54%
 
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
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, tense, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: small town, politics, lawyer, gunfight, friendship, sacrifice, funeral, uninhibited rivalry, old west, cowboy, drinking, runaway ...
Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   54%
 
All the Pretty Horses
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The year is 1949. A young Texan named John Grady finds himself without a home after his mother sells the ranch where he has spent his entire life. Lured south of the border by the romance of cowboy life and the promise of a fresh start, Cole and his ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, scenic ...
Plot: coming of age, adventure, friendship, gunfight, beautiful scenery, prison, society, life is a bitch, forbidden love, false accusation, romance, love story ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: mexico, texas, latin america
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    User:   56%
 
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The Salvation
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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: vengeance, revenge, violence, small town, redemption, oil, murder, betrayal, good versus evil, gang, brutality, corruption ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   38%
 
 8.2
 326K
Unforgiven
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, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: redemption, revenge, vengeance, gunfight, morality, corruption, murder, one last job, regret, dark hero, sheriff, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, usa, kansas
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System:   46%
    User:   50%
 
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The Proposition
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, dark humor ...
Plot: brutality, violence, gory, wilderness, vengeance, rape, moral ambiguity, murder, storytelling, revenge, betrayal, drinking ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: australia
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System:   45%
    User:   100%
 
Love and a .45
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Small-time criminal Watty Watts attempts to rob a convenience store with his drug-addict buddy, Billy Mack Black. The robbery, however, leads to murder, and soon Watty leaves Billy behind and goes on the run with his beloved girlfriend, Starlene. ...
Style: road movie, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, crime gone awry, vengeance, chase, on the road, criminal heroes, violence, gangster, gangsters, criminal's revenge, fugitives, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa, new jersey
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    User:   46%
 
Quigley Down Under
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: American Matt Quigley answers Australian land baron Elliott Marston's ad for a sharpshooter to kill the dingoes on his property. But when Quigley finds out that Marston's real target is the aborigines, Quigley hits the road. Now, even ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, chase, australian, genocide, vengeance, gunfight, desert, revenge, on the road, murder, british ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, london, wyoming, pacific ocean, texas
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System:   43%
    User:   42%
 
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True Grit
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: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gunfight, betrayal, justice, revenge, murder, young heroes, on the road, verbal byplay, old west, track down, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1870s, 1900s, 1800s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, california, arkansas
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System:   43%
    User:   44%
 
 6.2
 31K
Nurse Betty
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, dark humor, road movie ...
Plot: violence, murder, hitman, obsession, insanity, death, losing-it hero, hospital, small town, obsessive quest, crime, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, cross country, new mexico ...
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System:   42%
    User:   50%
 
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Jason's Lyric
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of a young man who must confront his own fears about love as well as his relationships with family and friends.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crime, romance, love affair, violence, love story, parents and children, urban, siblings relations, crimes, women, mentor, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, vietnam, houston texas
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System:   42%
    User:   45%
 
 6.3
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Goin' South
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, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: vengeance, gangsters, violence, gang, greed, gunfight, lone wolves, small town, crimes, civil war, brutality, lovers on the run ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: mexico, latin america, texas
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System:   42%
    User:   48%
 
 6.5
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The Claim
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: atmospheric, epic, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, human nature, redemption, death, greed, old west, haunted by the past, sexualized violence, prostitute, romance, society, adaptation ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: california, usa, mine
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System:   41%
    User:   43%
 
 8.0
 13K
Brother
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Danila goes to his older brother to start a new life in Petersburg. His brother is a gangster and a killer, and he puts Danila into this criminal world asking him to kill someone.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, captivating ...
Plot: crime, gangsters, russian, hitman, violence, mafia, organized crime, gangster, brutality, betrayal, gunfight, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, mcdonald's restaurant
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System:   40%
    User:   39%
 
 7.8
 109K
Tombstone
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: vengeance, gunfight, friendship, violence, chase, brutality, against the odds, old west, dialogue, guns, mentor, revenge ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, california, tucson arizona
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System:   38%
    User:   43%
 

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Traveller
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Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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True Grit
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The murder of her father sends a teenage tomboy, Mattie Ross (Kim Darby), on a mission of "justice", which involves avenging her father's death. She recruits a tough old marshal, "Rooster" Cogburn (John Wayne), because he ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: adventure, murder, vengeance, revenge, justice, bounty hunter, verbal byplay, odd couple, gunfight, old west, unlikely partners, on the road ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   34%
 
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