Mountain man movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant mountain man movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, rough and melancholic films and TV shows about / with mountain man, danger, escapades, murder, survival, wilderness, gun, adventure, chase and death plots mostly in Western, Adventure and Drama genres shot in USA, Japan, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as mountain man: Jeremiah Johnson (1972), The Mountain Men (1980), Grizzly Mountain (1995), Buster's Mal Heart (2016), Man in the Wilderness (1971), Wood Job! (2014), Last of the Dogmen (1995), Abducted II: The Reunion (1995), The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984), The Hills Have Eyes (1977).

List of mountain man movies

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: wilderness, native americans, native, survival, hunting, rocky mountains, adventure, mountain man, interracial relations, respect, lone wolves, massacre ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: colorado, usa
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The Mountain Men (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story concerns two grizzled mountain men -- Bill Tyler and Henry Frapp -- during the dying days of the fur-trapping era. The plot begins when Running Moon runs away from her abusive husband Heavy Eagle and comes across the two seedy fur ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mountain man, heroes, battles, wilderness, native american, vigilantism, aging, escapades, treasure hunt, obsessive quest, adventurer, on the run ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: usa
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Grizzly Mountain (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Present-day Portland suburbs kids Dylan and Nicole go on the camping trip with their family, and when they enter a mysterious cave in the mountains, they're transported back in time to 1870, where they meet mountain man Jeremiah.
Style: entertaining, sincere, captivating, feel good
Plot: time travel, grizzly bear, mountain man, native american white relationships, racial prejudice, gold, wilderness, adventure, bear, american indian, time traveler, time portal ...
Time: 1870s, 20th century, 19th century, 90s
Place: portland oregon, oregon
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Buster's Mal Heart (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An eccentric mountain man on the run from the local sheriff recalls the mysterious events that brought him to his present fugitive state.
Style: melancholic, serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: mountain man, runaway, male protagonist, conspiracy theory, social activism, mysterious character, workplace, chase, paranoia, conspiracy, society, introvert ...
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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, tense, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: wilderness, native american, bear attack, adventure, survival, vengeance, isolation, forces of nature, wounded, mountain man, loner, violence ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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 7.5
 3K
Wood Job! (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A bittersweet coming-of-age film based on a novel dealing with forestry. Yuki Hirano wants to live an easy life, like working a part-time job after his high school graduation. But, after his high school graduation, Yuki hears from his homeroom ...
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: forest, high school prom, coming of age, village, lumberjack, japanese girl, mountain man, horny, hick, festival, tree, workplace situations ...
Place: japan
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Last of the Dogmen (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA, Mexico, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A Montana bounty hunter is sent into the wilderness to track three escaped prisoners. Instead he sees something that puzzles him. Later with a female Native Indian history professor, he returns to find some answers.
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mountain, bounty hunter, native american tribe, forest, native american reservation, mountain man, alcohol abuse, haunted by the past, escapades, survival, soldier, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa
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Abducted II: The Reunion (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: kidnapping, camping, mountain man, backwoods, female nudity, murder, helicopter, topless
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The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A group of young and wild motocross racers venture through the desert and are stranded at an old mining ranch. They soon realize that they are being watched by a group of savage cannibals unknown to the civilized world. The film is full of ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: desert, psychopath, bus, serial killer, bus trip, survival, chaos, family in danger, isolation, teenage life, suburban life, wilderness ...
Time: 80s
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The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, harsh, serious ...
Plot: cannibalism, desert, incest, rape, survival, stalking, family in danger, kidnapping, violence, stranded, murder, burned alive ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, southern california
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The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of National Guard trainees find themselves battling against a vicious group of mutants on their last day of training in the desert.
Style: slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful, sadistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: raped by monster, mutant, desert, survival, cave, cannibal, rescue, supernatural, escape attempt, deadly creature, cannibalism, assault ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007
Place: new mexico, usa
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The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on Wes Craven's 1977 suspenseful cult classic, The Hills Have Eyes is the story of a family road trip that goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone. Miles from nowhere, the Carter family soon ...
Style: slasher, brutal, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, cannibalism, desert, human monster, fear, kidnapping, survival, victim, torture, trapped, escape attempt, stranded ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: new mexico, usa
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Return to Mayberry (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After being away for awhile, Andy Taylor returns home to Mayberry to visit Opie, now an expectant father. While there he ends up helping Barney Fife mount a campaign for sheriff.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: small town, small town life, americana, homecoming, family relations, social relations, friends, golden years, election, witness, wedding, newspaper ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina
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 5.5
 5K
Damsel (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The Wild West, circa 1870. Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope. As his group traverses the west, the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between ...
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, suspense, absurd
Plot: alcohol abuse, love, marriage proposal, brother brother relationship, murder, native american, husband wife relationship, old west, money, chase, friendship, survival ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
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 5.6
 607
Grayeagle (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Cheyenne warrior, who goes by the name Grayeagle, kidnaps the daughter of a grizzled frontier man John Colter who goes on an epic search for his daughter Beth, aided by a friendly native...
Style: sincere, emotional, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, kidnapped woman, native american attack, graphic violence, rescue, crimes, opposites attract, adventure, society, prostitute, parents and children, missing person ...
Time: 70s, 19th century
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Escape to Grizzly Mountain (2000)
Genre: Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jimmy, a young boy trying to gain acceptance from his peers, is horrified when he sees a circus trainer abusing a bear cub. One of the circus employees tells Jimmy that there is a magic cave in the hills nearby that can transport people to another ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious, surprise ending
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: circus, time travel, wilderness, grizzly bear, rescue, adventure, young heroes, heroes, youth, escapades, hopes, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 2000s, 21st century
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 5.6
 497
Winterhawk (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Smallpox plagues Chief Winterhawk's tribe. He seeks cure from the white men, who in turn, in fear of getting the smallpox, kill two of his companions. Winterhawk comes back to kidnap a girl and her brother from the white men's settlement, ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, smallpox, rivalry, crimes, opposites attract, rescue, escapades, heroes, adventure, confined, society, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century
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The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)
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: exciting, stylized, humorous, satirical, tense ...
Plot: criminal, hanging, lawyer, judge, vengeance, society, starting over, vigilantism, gunfight, justice, obsession, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 19th century
Place: texas, usa, san antonio texas, new jersey, california
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 5.0
 254
The Hunted (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Insurance investigator Samantha Clark goes deep into a Pacific Northwest forest to retrieve $12 million from a crashed airplane. While there she meets a mysterious mountain man who claims he can help her hunt down the money but instead he ends up ...
Style: psychological thriller
Plot: insurance investigator, survivalist, mountain man, hunted, most dangerous game, taunting, air disaster, crazy, human prey, woman in danger, bow and arrow, heroine ...
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 8.0
 777K
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, breathtaking, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, lone hero, bear attack, obsessive quest, old west, violent, hunter, violence, native american, snow ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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The Bourne Legacy (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: New CIA operative, Aaron Cross experiences life-or-death stakes that have been triggered by the previous actions of Jason Bourne.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, espionage, spy, cia, tough guy, cia agent, intelligence agency, government conspiracy, intelligence, assassin, on the run, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maryland, manila philippines, the philippines, virginia, usa ...
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 6.8
 5K
Tom Horn (1980)
Genre: Biography, 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, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: heroes, gunfight, justice, vigilantism, false accusation, hanging, brutality, court, rustler, one man army, murder, ranch ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 80s
Place: arizona, vienna, california, australia
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A Smoky Mountain Christmas (1986)
Genre: Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A country/western singer on a trip through the Tennessee mountains runs into a reclusive backwoodsman--and a witch.
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: country, christmas, battles, family relations, hopes, artists and showbiz, escapades, adventure, orphan, family, on the run, celebrity culture ...
Place: tennessee, usa, appalachia
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Walking Thunder (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1850's, a young boy and his family on their way West become stranded in the Rockies. With the help of a local mountain man, a Sioux medicine man, and a legendary bear knows as "Walking Thunder," the boy learns to become a man, ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, coming of age, old west, animal life, adventure, survival, orphan, family, heroes, escapades, youth, mountain ...
Time: 19th century
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 8.3
 3K
Centennial (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 1256 min.
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Story: The economic and cultural growth of Colorado spanning two centuries from the mid-1700s to the late-1970s.
Style: epic, captivating, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, wilderness, family in danger, battles, native americans, revolution, french, native, family relations, politics, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 70s, 1790s, 1820s ...
Place: colorado, usa, st. louis missouri
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A Bothered Conscience (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Deep in the remote Arkansas backwoods, a father passes on the traditions of the Ozark mountain men to his 5 year-old son. Under his strict and cruel guidance, young Lucas learns to protect the family land at all costs, and hones the skills of the ...
Plot: mountain man, zombie, ghost, forest, backwoods, redneck, serial killer, rifle, gun, gore, blood
Place: arkansas
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 6.1
 118K
Wrong Turn (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chris crashes into a carload of other young people, and the group of stranded motorists is soon lost in the woods of West Virginia, where they're hunted by three cannibalistic mountain men who are grossly disfigured by generations of inbreeding.
Style: slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, cannibalism, chase, manhunt, disfigurement, massacre, trap, youth, friends, friendship, strong violent content, bodies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: west virginia, virginia, usa, texas
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 7.2
 3K
Songcatcher (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being denied a promotion at the university where she teaches, Doctor Lily Penleric, a brilliant musicologist, impulsively visits her sister, who runs a struggling rural school in Appalachia. There she stumbles upon the discovery of her life - ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional, lyrical ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: culture clash, romance, love and romance, opposites attract, fish out of water, social differences, human nature, isolation, sister sister relationship, mountain, infidelity, arson ...
Time: 20th century
Place: appalachia, scotland, spain, england, ireland
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 7.7
 18K
The Bear (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, wilderness, animals, dog, survival, friendship, family, rescue, youth, on the run, escapades, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
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Miracle in the Wilderness (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: While being pursued by the U.S. Cavalry, Indians and the white family they have kidnapped learn about each other.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: kidnapping, native american, christmas, adventure, rivalry, society, religions or cults, culture clash, americana, vengeance, native american tribe, mountain man ...
Place: montana
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