Gold rush movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant gold rush movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, exciting, harsh, captivating and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with gold rush, gold, adventure, greed, escapades, heroes, danger, violence, chase and wilderness plots mostly in Adventure, Western and Drama genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as gold rush: Klondike (2014), The Sisters Brothers (2018), Deadwood (2004), Dudley Do-Right (1999), Gold Fever in Lapland (1999), The Dead and the Damned (2011), Two Brothers in Trinity (1972), The Cry of the Wolf (1975), Goin' South (1978), Trail of the Falcon (1968).

List of gold rush movies

Klondike (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 274 min.
Story: The story centers on the friendship of two adventurers, Bill Haskell and Byron Epstein, as they travel west during the Klondike Gold Rush. Along the way they "must navigate harsh conditions, unpredictable weather and desperate, dangerous ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, adventurer, gold rush, friendship, crimes, greed, gold, murder, intrigue, danger, businessman ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mine, canada
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The Sisters Brothers (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: France, Spain, Romania, Belgium, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The colourfully named gold prospector Hermann Kermit Warm is being pursued across 1,000 miles of 1850s Oregon desert to San Francisco by the notorious assassins Eli and Charlie Sisters. Except Eli is having a personal crisis and beginning to doubt ...
Style: captivating, exciting, feel good, light
Plot: brother brother relationship, hitman, gold, gold rush, one last job, murder, cowboys and outlaws, escapades, alcohol, male friendship, scout, taking a bath ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1950s
Place: oregon, san francisco, california
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Deadwood (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The story of the early days of Deadwood, South Dakota; woven around actual historic events with most of the main characters based on real people. Deadwood starts as a gold mining camp and gradually turns from a lawless wild-west community into an ...
Style: serious, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: old west, small town life, prostitute, power struggle, crimes, shooting, rivalry, sheriff, violence, brothel, cowboy, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, south dakota, mine
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Dudley Do-Right (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Based on the 60's-era cartoon of the same name. Royal Canadian Mountie Dudley Do-right is busy keeping the peace in his small mountain town when his old rival, Snidely Whiplash, comes up with a plot to buy all the property in town, then start a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, satirical, intense ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: escapades, goofy hero, village life, cons and scams, mountie, prospector, gold rush, vampire, gold, u.s. canadian border, stereotypes, family ...
Place: seattle, usa, canada
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Gold Fever in Lapland (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland
Duration: 116 min.
Plot: gold rush, lapland, river rapids, gold, gold digger, nature, violence, friend, friendship, greed, happiness
Time: 1860s, 19th century
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The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Boston proper meets the Wild West as Roddy McDowall, Suzanne Pleshette, and Karl Malden star in a fish-out-of-water comedy for everyone! To restore his family's lost wealth, a young Boston lad stows away on a ship bound for the California Gold ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: old west, gold rush, mischievous children, family, friends, false accusation, on the road, ship, orphan, adventurer, adventure, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: boston, california, usa, san francisco
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The Dead and the Damned (2011)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A meteor lands in Jamestown California in 1849 during the gold rush. It is found by miners who release it's spoors which turn the population into blood thirsty mutants.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, zombie, slasher, deadly creature, escapades, chaos and mayhem, chases and races, violence spree, chaos, supernatural, danger, old west ...
Time: 19th century
Place: california, usa
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Two Brothers in Trinity (1972)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Charming, blithely amoral devil-may-care rogue Jesse Smith and peaceful, devout straight-arrow Mormon Lester O'Hara are estranged half brothers who are reunited after receiving a sizable inheritance from their deceased mother. The wildly ...
Plot: mormon, gold rush, gambler, brothel, two on a horse, prostitute, urination, photographer, stagecoach robbery, fictional biography, washing dishes, gold mine ...
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The Cry of the Wolf (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: During the American Gold Rush era, an orphaned boy and his wild dog who must battle against the Yukon wilderness and human greed to help save a frontier town.
Plot: sabotage, newspaper, wolf, gold rush, gold
Place: alaska
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Goin' South (1978)
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: offbeat, realistic, semi serious, humorous, dark humor ...
Plot: gang, small town, vengeance, gangsters, partners, small town life, dishonesty, rivalry, family relations, crimes, love and romance, chases and races ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: mexico, latin america, texas
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Trail of the Falcon (1968)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: East Germany, Soviet Union
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the latter half of the 19th century, gold is discovered in the Black Hills, an area which has already been allocated to the Dakota Indians as a winter reservation in a treaty. Nevertheless, gold diggers, profiteers and adventurers flock to the ...
Plot: gold, native american, gold rush, fight, buffalo
Time: 19th century
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Shark (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A gunrunner loses his cargo near a small coastal Sudanese town so he's stuck there. When a woman hires him to raid a sunken ship in the shark-infested waters, he sees a chance to compensate for his losses. He's not the only one.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, adventurer, ship, rivalry, shark, shark attack, crimes, adventure, village, ocean or sea, danger, betrayal ...
Time: 60s
Place: middle east
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Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who ...
Style: epic, tense, stylized, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: gold, expedition, adventure, legends and myths, obsession, treasure hunt, slavery, treason, starvation, monk, jungle, amazon river ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: south america, peru, latin america, spain, andes mountains
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The Time Machine (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A scientist builds a machine that will enable him to travel back and forth in time, but when he puts it in motion, he gets more than he bargained for.
Style: suspenseful, serious, offbeat, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, time machine, cannibalism, future dystopia, save the world, chaos, supernatural, obsessive quest, heroes, disorder, imaginary, hopes ...
Time: future, 20th century
Place: mine
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Lockruf des Goldes (1975)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Austria, France, West Germany, Romania
Duration: 370 min.
Plot: dancehall girl, husky dog, gold rush, hanging, wilderness, priest, survival, mountain cabin, dog, greed, frontier justice, native american
Place: alaska
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The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound (1988)
Genre: Animation, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: It's the gold rush era in the Wild West. A mysterious stranger (Huckleberry Hound) arrives in a small desert town carrying a huge golden nugget. The notorious Dalton brothers steal it. The town asks "the stranger" to go after them.
Plot: cartoon dog, outlaw, gang, gold rush, red eyes, cartoon bear, criminal, villain arrested
Time: 1840s, 19th century
Place: california
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The Greedy Tiffany (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Czech Republic
Story: A rube named Pepa (Leos Noha) robs cottages for cash and spends his free time swilling rum at fourth-rate establishments. The discovery of a strange video recording points him to a place where he'll find a treasure of immense value. The ...
Style: dark humor
Plot: treasure hunter, leg injury, father son relationship, dog, foot chase, drunken man, moral dilemma, lack of money, taking off shirt, wet clothes, woman in underwear, porn magazine ...
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Territory (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 157 min.
Story: It happened in the sixties, during the political thaw in the Soviet Union... but our story unfolds in the coldest terrain of the country. It was an unexplored and unbeaten terrain of boundless ice-field and forbidding rocks. This was the proper ...
Plot: ice, male nudity, gold, gold rush, dog sled
Time: 1960s
Place: siberia, russia, ussr
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Ride the High Country (1962)
Genre: 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, serious, captivating, meditative ...
Plot: redemption, friendship, betrayal, aging, gold, bank, small town, siblings relations, criminal heroes, adventure, lone wolves, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: california, idaho, texas
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The New Land (1972)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Continuation from Utvandrarna (1971): The Swedes arrive in the USA. They still have a long journey to Minnesota where they expect to find other Swedes. When they arrive there, each family searches a place to build a home. Kristina and Karl-Oskar ...
Style: captivating, serious, atmospheric, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, culture clash, countryside, americana, human nature, misfit, society, lifestyle, hopes, immigrants, childbirth ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: minnesota, usa
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White Fang (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 26 min.
Story: White Fang was a 1993 television series loosely based on a novel by Jack London. During its single season 26 episodes were produced. It tells the story of young Matt Scott who adopts a wolf/dog named Fang who continually saves him from bad ...
Plot: small town, newspaper, gold rush, wolf, native american
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The Legend of White Fang (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: Canada, France
Story: The adventures of a heroic lone wolf-dog and his human friends in the Klondike Gold Rush.
Plot: wolf, mountie, gold rush
Time: 1890s
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Klondike Fever (1980)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: This movie chronicles Jack London's epic journey from San Francisco to the Klondike gold fields in 1898.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, exciting
Plot: heroes, society, survival, wilderness, adventure, escapades, friends, clergy, danger, anti semitism, evil landowner, gold rush ...
Time: 1890s, 19th century
Place: england, london, alaska
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White Fang (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, friendship, pets, gold, treasure, human animal relationship, adventure, daring rescue, survival, adventurer, wilderness, trap ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, usa, mine, london, san francisco ...
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The North Star (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: UK, France, Italy, Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set during the Alaskan gold rush of the late 1800's. In his efforts to gain control of a small mining town, Sean McLennon is buying up every mining claim that becomes available, usually after the deaths of the previous owners at the hands of ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: chase, wilderness, kidnapping, vengeance, lone wolves, crimes, escapades, chases and races, daring rescue, adventure, adventurer, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, usa
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Paint Your Wagon (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: A Michigan farmer and a prospector form a partnership in the California gold country. Their adventures include buying and sharing a wife, hijacking a stage, kidnapping six prostitutes, and turning their mining camp into a boom town. Along the way ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Plot: friendship, kidnapping, love triangle, gold, tunnel, prostitute, mining, polyamory, prospector, adventurer, americana, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: california, usa, mine, michigan, australia
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Nikki, Wild Dog of the North (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A family film about Nikki, a half-wolf, half-dog raised in the Yukon during the gold rush era. After being separated from her master, Nikki must fend for herself amidst bears, the harsh Yukon weather, and a trapper who wants her skin.
Style: exciting, serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: wilderness, canadian, forces of nature, daring rescue, escapades, adventure, getting home, family, young heroes, treasure hunt, friendship, danger ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
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How the West Was Won (1962)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The epic tale of the development of the American West from the 1830s through the Civil War to the end of the century, as seen through the eyes of one pioneer family.
Style: epic, serious, realistic, exciting, breathtaking ...
Plot: wilderness, attempted murder, small town, outlaw, river, settler, native american, frontier, gold, adventure, family, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1880s, 1870s, 1850s ...
Place: california, missouri, arizona, ohio, usa ...
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Goldrush: A Real Life Alaskan Adventure (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A girl from high society joins an all-male expedition to Alaska during the 1899 gold rush.
Plot: gold rush
Time: 19th century, 1890s
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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: realistic, captivating, serious, rough, harsh ...
Audience: kids
Plot: desert, cattle drive, cattle, rancher, boy, vengeance, crimes, switching roles, friends, rivalry, gold, heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, texas
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