Settler movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant settler movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, scenic, talky and harsh films and TV shows about / with settler, culture clash, rivalry, murder, native american, gunfight, escapades, heroes, violence and old west plots mostly in Western, Drama and Adventure genres shot in USA, Italy, West Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as settler: Meek's Cutoff (2010), The Oil Prince (1965), They Call Me Trinity (1970), How the West Was Won (1962), The Way West (1967), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), Pale Rider (1985), Aliens (1986), The Valley of Death (1968), The Piano (1993).

List of settler movies

 6.6
 10K
Meek's Cutoff (2010)
Genre: Drama, 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, atmospheric, realistic, stylized, thought provoking ...
Plot: survival, desert, settler, native american, old west, isolation, danger, family relations, escapades, native americans, husband wife relationship, gold ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: oregon, usa, texas
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The Oil Prince (1965)
Genre: Western, Adventure
Country: West Germany, Yugoslavia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: 'The Oilprince' is an unscrupulous businessman. He looks forward to a lucrative deal with the "Western Arizona Bank'. He sells the bank oil wells at Shelly Lake that do actually not exist. The Oilprince learns that the colonists ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: apache, settler, tough heroes, betrayal, bank, rivalry, friendship, adventurer, old west, culture clash, danger, society ...
Place: arizona, usa
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They Call Me Trinity (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The simple story has the pair coming to the rescue of peace-loving Mormons when land-hungry Major Harriman sends his bullies to harass them into giving up their fertile valley. Trinity and Bambino manage to save the Mormons and send the bad guys ...
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drifter, small town, bar fight, settler, sheriff, brother, mormon, identity theft, gunslinger, cowboy, false identity, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, california, texas, tokyo, 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: attempted murder, wilderness, small town, native american, frontier, outlaw, river, settler, gold, adventure, family, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s, 1860s, 1850s ...
Place: california, arizona, missouri, ohio, usa ...
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 6.2
 2K
The Way West (1967)
Genre: Adventure, 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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: native american, society, americana, misfit, against the odds, on the road, fish out of water, heroes, obnoxious boss, old west, rivalry, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: missouri, oregon, usa
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The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After avenging his family's brutal murder, Wales is pursued by a pack of soldiers. He prefers to travel alone, but ragtag outcasts are drawn to him - and Wales can't bring himself to leave them unprotected.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, vengeance, murder, revenge, war crime, arson, massacre, chief, horse, cowboy, loss of son ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, missouri, usa, kansas, arizona
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 7.3
 47K
Pale Rider (1985)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A small gold mining camp is terrorised by a ruthless land owner wanting to take their land. Clint Eastwood arrives riding a pale horse just as a young girl is praying to God to help the miners. He is revealed to be a preacher with mysterious and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunslinger, small town, violence, horse, gold, drifter, preacher, marshal, anti heroes, civil war, mysterious character, right and wrong ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: mine, california
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The Three Investigators and the Secret of Skeleton Island (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: Germany, South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In "The Three Investigators and The Secret of Skeleton Island" the cult detective trio from Rocky Beach, California, fall into a breath-taking mixture of adventure, thriller and mystery. Only by a hairs-breadth did they escape with their ...
Style: exciting, feel good, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: amateur detective, adventure, ancient mystery, investigation, private detective, when the parents are away, crimes, fighting crime, youth, chase, buddies, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
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 8.4
 592K
Aliens (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story, all contact is ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, exciting, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, evil alien, space and aliens, survival, deadly creature, alien, heroine, outer space, space colony, space marine, cryogenics, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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The Valley of Death (1968)
Genre: Western, Adventure
Country: West Germany, Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mabel Kingsley arrives at a western town to clear her missing father of the charge that he stole a shipment of government gold. A frontiersman known as "Shatterhand" agrees to guide her in a search for the gold and for major Kingsley. They ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: lieutenant, native american, gold, adventure, escapades, life is a bitch, small town, vigilantism, social relations, tough heroes, treasure hunt, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america
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 7.6
 72K
The Piano (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: New Zealand, Australia, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man ...
Style: psychological, serious, stylized, sexual, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, couples, infidelity, pianist, love affair, human nature, love and romance, couple relations, arranged marriage, sexual relations, desire, native ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new zealand, scotland
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 7.6
 30K
Little Big Man (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.
Style: humorous, epic, realistic, disturbing, semi serious ...
Plot: chief, native american, orphan, old west, native americans, loss of child, thief, tribe, misfit, society, adoption, goodhearted ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: usa
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 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, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, old west, sheriff, revolver, liquor, vengeance, redemption, righting the wronged, tough heroes, good versus evil, partners, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california
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Tel Aviv On Fire (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Luxembourg, Belgium, Israel, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Salam, an inexperienced young Palestinian man, becomes a writer on a popular soap opera after a chance meeting with an Israeli soldier. His creative career is on the rise - until the soldier and the show's financial backers disagree about how ...
Plot: language barrier, checkpoint, killer, palestinian, occupation, heroine, border crossing, settler
Time: 2010s
Place: palestine
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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: bleak, realistic, atmospheric, epic, serious ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, respect, adventure, cabin, snow, rocky mountains, mountain man, interracial relations, lone wolves, native americans, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: colorado, usa
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Two Rode Together (1961)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two tough westerners bring home a group of settlers who have spent years as Comanche hostages.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: rescue, small town, kidnapping, hostages, fugitives, crimes, prostitute, tough heroes, chase, opposites attract, culture clash, small town life ...
Time: 60s, 1880s
Place: texas, usa
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 7.2
 11K
McLintock! (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: George Washington McLintock, 'GW' to friends and foes alike, is a cattle baron and the richest man in the territory. He anxiously awaits the return of his daughter Becky who has been away at school for the last two years. He's also ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: spanking, rancher, cigarette smoking, vengeance, romance, battle of the sexes, custody, couples, politics, unsupportive spouse, family relations, mogul ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 19th century, 1930s
Place: ireland, alaska, california
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 7.2
 53K
Hostiles (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A legendary Native American-hating Army captain nearing retirement in 1892 is given one last assignment: to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory back to his Montana reservation.
Plot: chief, bigotry, native american reservation, native american, property, shackles, remorse, forgiveness, hostility, journey, indian chief, burial ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa, montana, colorado
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 6.3
 29
Lapu-Lapu (2002)
Genre: Action, Biography, History, War
Country: Philippines
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A film showing the struggles of Lapu-Lapu and how he defended Mactan, Cebu from the invading Spanish forces.
Plot: spaniard, explorer, tribe, female nudity, settler, hand to hand combat, warrior, spanish inquisition, new world, language barrier, island, sword ...
Time: 1500s, 16th century
Place: spain
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The Martian Chronicles (1980)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: An adaptation of the set of Ray Bradbury short stories chronicling the colonisation of Mars.
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, nuclear holocaust, apocalypse, astronaut, nasa, time travel, heroic mission, imaginary, chases and races, future dystopia, adventure, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
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This Savage Land (1969)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Shortly after the Civil War, Kansas homesteaders are harrassed by Confederate marauders.
Plot: death of wife, u.s. civil war, civil war veteran, gunfight, old west, cowboy, love interest, kiss, pistol, street shootout, mud, post civil war ...
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 6.2
 71
Parklands (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Rosie returns to her home city on the death of her father, a former policeman. His diaries hint at corruption, and she also receives hints and veiled threats which support her suspicions. Rosie puzzles about who he was, and about her early life and ...
Plot: suspicion, mistress, marital separation, male female relationship, girl, death of father, funeral, police corruption, drug trade, settler, childhood, father daughter relationship ...
Place: adelaide south australia, south australia, australia
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Seven Hours of Gunfire (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: Spain, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When he was 12 years old, Bill Cody, later knew as Buffalo Bill, is rider for "pony express" carrying the mail through the wilds of America. It becomes later caravans guide. When driving one of them meets Luisa, the niece of a priest who ...
Plot: fort, gunshot, wagon train, indian war, drinking, boy, horse riding, gunfight, settler, shot to death, axe, regiment ...
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She Came To The Valley (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the book by Cleo Dawson, this film follows the struggle of a female settler as she becomes involved in a political conflict during the Spanish-American War.
Plot: old west, car, horse, kiss, settler, world war one, african american, fire, street shootout, cowboy, gunfight, arson ...
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 4.8
 210
Eden (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, Israel, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1939, Kalman, an ambitious young businessman, leaves Europe to join his sister Samantha in Palestine. She lives with Dov, an idealistic architect obsessed with the Bauhaus style. With their friends, they form a group, which discusses the future ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, bomb, world war two, bomber, rapist, israeli, businessman, arab, explosion, jail, jewish ...
Place: palestine, israel, tel aviv israel
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Man in the Wilderness (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the early 1800's, a group of fur trappers and Indian traders are returning with their goods to civilization and are making a desperate attempt to beat the oncoming winter. When guide Zachary Bass is injured in a bear attack, they decide ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, native american, bear attack, vengeance, revenge, rabbit, bear, expedition, boat, trapper, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 1800s, 1820s
Place: usa
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The Work and the Glory (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Benjamin Steed and Mary Ann Steed relocate their family to upstate New York in the early 1800's, they unwittingly settle in a town divided along religious lines. After their new hired help turns out to be at the center of the uproar, each ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, emotional
Plot: rivalry, romance, family in crisis, siblings relations, love and romance, family relations, redemption, wooing, hopes, religions or cults, americana, introspection ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s
Place: vermont, new york, usa, new york state
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 8.0
 3K
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: epic, captivating, serious, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: culture clash, self discovery, countryside, americana, society, misfit, human nature, lifestyle, family relations, immigrants, hopes, homesickness ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: minnesota, usa
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Warrior of the Lost World (1983)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A nomad mercenary on a high-tech motorcycle helps bring about the downfall of the evil Orwellian government, the Omega.
Style: futuristic, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, contamination, heroes, battles, chaos, imaginary, life is a bitch, crimes, escapades, chases and races, lone wolves, cons and scams ...
Time: future
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The Night of the Grizzly (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Marshall "Big Jim" Cole turns in his badge and heads to Wyoming with his family in order to settle on some land left him by a relative. He faces opposition both from a neighbor who wants that land for his own sons, and from a grizzly bear ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: farm, small town, wilderness, rifle, child in peril, hunter, bear trap, grizzly bear, marshal, against the odds, social relations, starting over ...
Time: 60s, 1800s
Place: wyoming, usa
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