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, scenic, suspenseful, talky and harsh films and TV shows about / with settler, culture clash, native american, gunfight, murder, rivalry, heroes, storytelling, dialogue and beautiful scenery plots mostly in Western, Drama and Adventure genres shot in USA, France, Italy and other countries.
settler movies
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

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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, thought provoking, meditative ...
Plot: settler, isolation, desert, survival, pioneer, tree, thirst, gold, native american, wilderness, old west, native americans ...
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: exciting, semi serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: settler, apache, lone wolves, adventure, old west, cons and scams, tough heroes, bank, danger, dishonesty, heroes, adventurer ...
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, semi serious, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drifter, small town, brother, identity theft, gunslinger, cowboy, false identity, mormon, settler, sheriff, bar fight, parody ...
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, exciting, realistic, breathtaking ...
Plot: native american, settler, outlaw, river, frontier, adventure, small town, family, wilderness, attempted murder, gold, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1880s, 1860s, 1870s ...
Place: california, arizona, missouri, ohio, usa ...
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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: serious, rough, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: native american, on the road, americana, adventure, escapades, old west, settler, obnoxious boss, culture clash, against the odds, fish out of water, heroes ...
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, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: american civil war, revenge, vengeance, civil war, murder, native american, tough heroes, arson, chief, war crime, cowboy, loss of son ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, missouri, usa, kansas, arizona
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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: atmospheric, realistic, tense, suspenseful, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, small town, anti heroes, gunslinger, preacher, marshal, drifter, gold, horse, lone wolves, settler, blackmail ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: amateur detective, adventure, ancient mystery, investigation, crimes, private detective, fighting crime, when the parents are away, mystery, family, young heroes, monster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
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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, exciting, scary, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, evil alien, space and aliens, deadly creature, survival, alien, outer space, space marine, space colony, cryogenics, heroine, 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: native american, gold, lieutenant, adventure, lone wolves, obsessive quest, old west, officer, settler, frontier, small town, vigilantism ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america
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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, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, infidelity, couples, pianist, human nature, love and romance, couple relations, piano, sexual relations, desire, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new zealand, scotland
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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: epic, humorous, realistic, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: native american, old west, orphan, chief, interracial relations, native americans, americana, settler, fight, society, adoption, injustice ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: usa
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, old west, revolver, liquor, friendship, buddies, farm, righting the wronged, settler, ranch, vengeance, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1960s
Place: usa, mexico, texas, california
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Turn Left at the End of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The year is 1968. To a small town in the south of Israel, mostly inhabited by Moroccan immigrants, a few families from India arrive, searching for a better life in the west. The instinct driven Moroccans patronize the "black" Indians, ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, small town, coming of age, poet, immigrants, parents and children, teenage love, culture clash, romance, small town life, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: israel, middle east
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Pocahontas (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: History comes gloriously to life in Disney's epic animated tale about love and adventure in the New World. Pocahontas is a Native American woman whose father has arranged for her to marry her village's best warrior. But a vision tells her ...
Style: touching, captivating, romantic, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: forbidden love, princess, culture clash, native american, romance, adventure, parents and children, disney, tragic love, interracial romance, greed, star crossed lovers ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: virginia, usa, africa
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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: killer, palestinian, border crossing, heroine, settler, checkpoint, language barrier, occupation
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: atmospheric, bleak, epic, realistic, serious ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, adventure, lone wolves, snow, cabin, rocky mountains, mountain man, interracial relations, vengeance, respect, native americans ...
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: small town, rescue, kidnapping, lone wolves, culture clash, racism, tough heroes, americana, heroes, society, fugitives, hostages ...
Time: 60s, 1880s
Place: texas, usa
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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, semi serious, realistic, witty, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: spanking, cigarette smoking, vengeance, romance, battle of the sexes, parents and children, rivalry, couples, family relations, unsupportive spouse, forbidden love, custody ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 19th century, 1930s
Place: ireland, alaska, california
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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, landscape, u.s. cavalry, murder of husband, american indian, murder of daughter, comanche indian, indian burial ground, order ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa, montana, colorado
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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, warrior, hand to hand combat, settler, female nudity, queen, king, tribe, 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, nasa, astronaut, apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, a.i., adventure, benign alien, alien planet, race against time, save the world, survival ...
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: post civil war, mud, u.s. civil war, love interest, cowboy, gunfight, old west, street shootout, violence, small western town, widower, settler ...
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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: settler, male female relationship, death of father, funeral, girl, widow, police corruption, flashback, marital separation, suspicion, mistress, drug trade ...
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: settler, wagon train, gunshot, drinking, horse riding, boy, gun shooting, colonel, fort, indian war, gunfight, drunkenness ...
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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: arson, horse, kiss, war violence, camp, surprise attack, street shootout, fire, african american, cowboy, gunfight, car ...
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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: israeli, businessman, german, historical event, immigration, settler, post world war two, architect, letter, jail, jewish, explosion ...
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, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, adventure, bear attack, trapper, native american, revenge, expedition, bear, rabbit, boat, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 1820s, 1800s
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: serious, emotional, captivating, realistic
Plot: rivalry, siblings relations, religions or cults, hopes, romance, moral dilemma, redemption, love triangle, wooing, family in crisis, americana, family life ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1830s
Place: new york, usa, vermont, new york state
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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, epic, serious, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: immigrants, self discovery, countryside, culture clash, society, family relations, human nature, americana, hopes, misfit, lifestyle, construction ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: minnesota, usa
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