Movies like Bad Company 1972

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Bad Company (1972)
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Bad Company (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jeff Bridges stars as young con man named Jake Rumsey in this highly original Western. After Drew Dixon (Barry Brown), an upright young man, is sent west by his religious family to avoid being drafted into the Civil War, he drifts across the land with a loose confederation of young vagrants.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental, rough, serious, witty, harsh, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, loyalty, deserter, marshal, american civil war, runaway, gang, survival, crimes, on the road, partners, society, dishonesty, americana, innocence lost, real world, cons and scams, prostitution, farmer, frog, squad, chicken, child murder, hanging, cake ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, tokyo, texas, ireland

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Most similar movies to Bad Company

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, harsh and scenic films with plots about gunfight, culture clash, horse, murder, storytelling, vengeance and dialogue mostly in Drama, Western and Adventure genres. Some movies like Bad Company: Heaven's Gate (1980), True Grit (2010), The Retrieval (2013), A Man Called Horse (1970), Dead Man (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Heaven's Gate (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 219 min.
Story: Harvard graduate James Averill (Kris Kristofferson) is the sheriff of prosperous Jackson County, Wyo., when a battle erupts between the area's poverty-stricken immigrants and its wealthy cattle farmers. The politically connected ranch owners ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, realistic, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brothel, immigrants, culture clash, injustice, dishonesty, crimes, rescue, idealism, political corruption, marshal, gunfight, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1890s, 1870s, 18th century
Place: usa, vietnam, wyoming, asia, harvard university ...
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95%
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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, vengeance, gunfight, tough heroes, bounty hunter, partners, shooting, hunt down, revenge, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: usa, arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Retrieval (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the outskirts of the Civil War, a boy is sent north by a bounty hunter gang to retrieve a wanted man.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: american civil war, moral dilemma, bounty hunter, danger, slavery, civil war, foe turned friend, survival, track down, racism, escapades, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
A Man Called Horse (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1825 an English aristocrat is captured by Indians. He lives with them and begins to understand/accept their lifestyles. Eventually he is accepted as part of the tribe and becomes their leader.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, intense, scenic ...
Plot: native americans, ritual, aristocrat, adventure, survival, captivity, lifestyle, danger, manhood, injustice, interracial relations, horse ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 70s
Place: usa, south dakota, india, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 7.6
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Dead Man (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Western
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, captivating, offbeat, tense ...
Plot: native americans, gunfight, cowboy, sheriff, wilderness, transformation, bounty hunter, murder, journey, hallucination, small town, death ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, pacific ocean, england, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Missouri Breaks (1976)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Tom Logan is a horse thief. Rancher David Braxton has horses, and a daughter, worth stealing. But Braxton has just hired Lee Clayton, an infamous "regulator", to hunt down the horse thieves; one at a time.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, hanging, psychopath, bounty hunter, vigilantism, train robbery, gang, crimes, lone wolves, chase, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, quarry, 1880s, 70s
Place: canada, montana, usa, missouri, wyoming ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians when he proves to be the match of their warriors in one-to-one combat on the early frontier.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, meditative, factual ...
Plot: native americans, wilderness, survival, native, adventure, hunting, rocky mountains, interracial relations, respect, massacre, mountain man, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.4
 42K
True Grit (1969)
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, exciting, harsh, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: cowboy, bounty hunter, manhunt, adventure, murder, hanging, vengeance, odd couple, partners, wanted, track down, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s, 1930s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Ride the High Country (1962)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-lawman is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him.
Style: sentimental, realistic, captivating, serious, nostalgic ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, aging, bank, small town, gold, wedding, redemption, lone wolves, adventure, best friends, gang ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 70s
Place: california, idaho, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Buck and the Preacher (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wagon master and a con-man preacher help freed slaves dogged by cheap-labor agents out West.
Style: semi serious, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, old west, con artists, preacher, fugitives, dishonesty, buddies, soldier, heroes, rivalry, opposites attract, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide – and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: native american, culture clash, self discovery, tribe, american civil war, friendship, native americans, officer, courage, warrior, redemption, civil war ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s, 70s
Place: kansas, usa, tennessee, nebraska, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.0
 36K
Hang 'Em High (1968)
Genre: Drama, 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, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hanging, death sentence, vigilantism, pardon, heroes, small town, old west, marshal, widow, lynching, judge, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
 13K
Meek's Cutoff (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in 1845, this drama follows a group of settlers as they embark on a punishing journey along the Oregon Trail. When their guide leads them astray, the expedition is forced to contend with the unforgiving conditions of the high plain desert.
Style: serious, thought provoking, atmospheric, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: settler, family relations, survival, native americans, desert, native american, old west, danger, escapades, isolation, husband wife relationship, tree ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: oregon, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Rooster Cogburn (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After a band of drunken thugs overruns a small Indian Nation town, killing Minister Goodnight and raping the women folk, Eula Goodnight enlists the aid of Marshal Cogburn to hunt them down and bring her father's killers to justice.
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: battle of the sexes, grudge, murder, battles, gunslinger, rape, battle, gang, mountain, on the road, old west, track down ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s
Place: usa, oregon, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.4
 13K
The Cowboys (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: When his cattlemen abandon him for the gold fields, rancher Wil Andersen is forced to take on a collection of young boys as his cowboys in order to get his herd to market in time to avoid financial disaster. The boys learn to do a man's job ...
Style: serious, captivating, harsh, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: desert, vengeance, cattle drive, rancher, cattle, on the road, buddies, crimes, gold, gunfight, teenage boy, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.6
 31K
The Homesman (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy. Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: old west, native american, human nature, mental illness, unlikely partners, obsessive quest, anti heroes, partners, anti hero, revenge, misfit partners, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 2K
The Way West (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the mid-19th century, Senator William J. Tadlock leads a group of settlers overland in a quest to start a new settlement in the Western US. Tadlock is a highly principled and demanding taskmaster who is as hard on himself as he is on those who ...
Style: captivating, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, native american, adventure, against the odds, americana, on the road, fish out of water, culture clash, obnoxious boss, rivalry, father son relationship, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: missouri, oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Spikes Gang (1974)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After escaping home, three young friends form a dynamic alliance of untamed youth. They meet an old man named Spikes with the experience only a master gunfighter can offer. The gang of men go on a crime spree and are converted to outlaws with a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: theft, gunshot wound, runaway, vengeance, graphic violence, chases and races, crimes, heroes, gang, innocence lost, friendship, teaching the ways of the world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.1
 10K
One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Running from the law after a bank robbery in Mexico, Dad Longworth finds an opportunity to take the stolen gold and leave his partner Rio to be captured. Years later, Rio escapes from the prison where he has been since, and hunts down Dad for ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, going straight, stolen gold, vengeance, on the run, criminal's revenge, tough heroes, dishonesty, crimes, obsessive quest, rivalry, adventure ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1880s
Place: california, mexico, usa, latin america, sonora ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, small town, snow, gambler, brothel, mining town, brothel madam, americana, unfulfilled love, old west, folk, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 1900s, 1890s, edwardian era ...
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c., vancouver british columbia canada, vancouver ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.7
 20K
Lonesome Dove (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 384 min.
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Story: Lonesome Dove is a Western television miniseries based on Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. Starring Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones, Lonesome Dove was originally broadcast by CBS on February 5, 1989, drawing a ...
Style: realistic, epic, touching, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: old west, hanging, on the road, texas ranger, obsessive quest, gunfight, friendship, adventure, cowboy, bonding, old love, retired ...
Time: 19th century, 80s
Place: montana, nebraska, texas, wyoming, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, gloomy, meditative ...
Plot: funeral, cowboy, politics, small town, old west, lawyer, criminal, outlaw, gunslinger, senator, robbery, society ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Lord John Morgan has returned to civilized life in England, but finds he has nothing but disdain for that life. Yearning to embrace the simplicity of the American West-and the Yellow Hands Sioux tribe he left behind, Morgan returns to the ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: old west, sioux tribe, flintlock pistol, adventure, culture clash, redemption, lone wolves, life is a bitch, heroes, interracial relations, curses spells and rituals, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 70s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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American Buffalo (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three inner-city losers plan a robbery of a valuable coin in a seedy second-hand junk shop.
Style: talky, bleak, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: betrayal, poker game, loyalty, diner, gun, rainstorm, trust, robbery, revenge, tantrum, station wagon, broken glass ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 11K
Rio Lobo (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
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: suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, old west, colonel, vengeance, betrayal, crimes, rivalry, investigation, gunfight, revenge, soldier, small town ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: texas, usa, ireland, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Keeping Room (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this radically reimagined American Western set towards the end of the Civil War, Southerner Augusta encounters two renegade, drunken soldiers who are on a mission of pillage and violence. After escaping an attempted assault, Augusta races back to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: american civil war, soldier, home invasion, rape, survival, danger, family relations, strong female character, sister sister relationship, self defense, farmhouse, slave ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, southern usa, atlanta
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Five Bloody Graves (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A lone gunman hunts the fearsome Apache Satago across the plains of the Wild West. When Satago's marauders ambush a stagecoach, the gunman rides to the rescue of the trapped passengers and helps them in their last stand against the deadly ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, psychotronic, allegory
Plot: native american, knife fight, revenge, rape, scalping, lone wolves, prostitute, escapades, danger, rivalry, crimes, adventure ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico, arizona, sonora
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 39K
Three Burials (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western
Country: France, Mexico, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When brash Texas border officer Mike Norton wrongfully kills and buries the friend and ranch hand of Pete Perkins, the latter is reminded of a promise he made to bury his friend, Melquiades Estrada, in his Mexican home town. He kidnaps Norton and ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, promise, loss of friend, racial slur, on the road, vengeance, crimes, reluctant partners, last wish, partners, wilderness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america, cincinnati ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.0
 709K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, native american, bear attack, lone hero, snow, violence, obsessive quest, hunter, adventure, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Texas Rangers (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ten years after the Civil War has ended, the Governor of Texas asks Leander McNelly to form a company of Rangers to help uphold the law along the Mexican border. With a few veterans of the war, most of the recruits are young men who have little or ...
Style: serious, harsh, exciting, touching, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: texas ranger, adventure, rescue, danger, rivalry, crimes, love triangle, tiger, tough heroes, interracial relations, heroes, american civil war ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%