10 best movies like The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

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Movies similar to The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018): Damsel, Junior Bonner, Hell or High Water, Wild Bill, American Honey, Trinity Is Still My Name, The Ballad of Lefty Brown, The Ciambra, News of the World, The Dancer.

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Damsel (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrecomedy, drama, western
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersHorses, Indians, Wolves, Cats, Bartenders, Singers
PlotWeapon, Love, Survival, Dancing, Death, Money, Religious, Love at first sight, Happiness
PlaceWild West, Hotels, Beach, Mountains

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 hero, villain and damsel.

Junior Bonner (1972)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersTough guys, Dogs, Horses, Clowns, Indians, Cowboys
PlotDeath, Dancing, Motorcycles, Money, Gambling
PlaceWild West, Deserts, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Touching, Gloomy

McQueen is Junior Bonner, an aging rodeo champ who returns to his home town to participate in the annual rodeo. He finds his family estranged, does what he can to help, and then moves on ... after some good rodeo riding and a few brawls.

Hell or High Water (2016)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrethriller, drama, western, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:40
CharactersBrothers, Sheriffs, Dogs, Horses, Criminals
PlotAdventure, Robbery, Investigation, Weapon, Pursuit, Skirmishes, Bank robbery, Oil, Chase
PlacePrison, USA, Small cities
StyleAtmospheric, Tense

A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's farm in West Texas.

Wild Bill (1995)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, western, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersHired assassins, Heroes, Tough guys, Warriors, Dogs, Horses, Indians, Cowboys
PlotSkirmishes, Revenge, Weapon, Rivalry, Gambling, On real events
PlaceWild West
StyleHeavy, Atmospheric, Exciting, For men

Biopic about famous gunslinger Wild Bill Hickock. The early career of legendary lawman is telescoped and culminates in his relocation in Deadwood and a reunion with Calamity Jane.

American Honey (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7)
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:25
CharactersTeens, Losers, Thieves, Dogs, Cats, Horses, Cowboys, Spiders
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Money, Freedom, Youth, First love, Dancing, Hip Hop, Motorcycles, Obsession, Travel, Oil
PlaceUSA, Hotels, Party

A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.

Trinity Is Still My Name (1971)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, western
CountryItaly
Duration01:57
CharactersCowboys, Brothers, Heroes, Friends, Partners, Horses, Losers, Indians
PlotWeapon, Money
PlaceWild West
StyleExciting, For men

A couple of two-bit thieving brothers try and keep a promise to their dying father: stick together and become successful outlaws. Bambino reluctantly agrees to show younger Trinity the ropes, but their gentle demeanors tend to diminish their haul by repeatedly helping the selfsame family they initially held up. Fun ensues in town and at the local Spanish mission where they are taken for federal agents, mistakenly so identified by Trinity's young love interest, daughter of the aforementioned family.

The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.3)
Genreaction, drama, western
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersPolice, Sheriffs, Indians, Horses, Cowboys
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Chase, Weapon, Money, Justice
PlaceUSA, Wild West, Deserts
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

Aging sidekick Lefty Brown has ridden with Eddie Johnson his entire life. But when a rustler kills Eddie, Lefty is forced from his partner’s shadow and must confront the ugly realities of frontier justice.

The Ciambra (2017)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, crime
CountryItaly, Brazil, Germany, France, Sweden, USA
CharactersMafia, Singers, Horses
PlotDeath, Dancing, Motorcycles, Hunger, Money, Computers, Gambling, Soccer
PlaceSchool, Trains, Italy, Ghetto

Pio Amato, a 14 year-old member of a small Romani community in southern Italian town of Gioia Tauro in Calabria, is in a hurry to grow up. Pio follows his older brother Cosimo everywhere and from him he learns how to hustle and how to navigate the streets of his hometown. One night Pio sets out to prove to his brother that he is as good or better than him but, when things go wrong, a series of events will forever change the way he sees the world.

News of the World (2020)
CharactersHorses, Indians, Cowboys
PlotLoneliness
PlaceSmall cities, Wild West
Time19th century
StyleTouching, Tense, Disturbing

A Texan traveling across the wild West bringing the news of the world to local townspeople, agrees to help rescue a young girl who was kidnapped.

The Dancer (2016)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genredrama, music, biography, history
CountryFrance, Belgium, Czech Republic
Duration02:05
CharactersLesbians, Dogs, Horses
PlotDancing, Love, Money, Weapon, On real events
PlaceSea, Mountains, France

Nothing in her background destined Loïe Fuller from the American Midwest to become a Belle Epoque icon, even less a dancer at the Paris Opera. Even at the risk of destroying her back and burning her eyes with the stage lights, she will never falter in the quest to perfect her dance. But her encounter with Isadora Duncan, a prodigious young dancer hungry for fame and glory, will precipitate the fall of this icon at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Outlaws and Angels (2016)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.4)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersKillers, Sisters, Hunters, Horses, Cowboys
PlotBank robbery, Weapon, Religious, Seduction
PlaceWild West, Mexico
StyleExciting, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating, For men

A gang of cold-blooded outlaws narrowly escapes a blood-soaked bank robbery in a grimy frontier town. With a notorious bounty hunter hot on their trail, these nefarious criminals desperately need a place to hide out before night falls. Fate brings them to the home of the Tildons, a seemingly innocent family with two feisty daughters. As the men settle in, an impetuous game of cat and mouse plays out during the cold, black night. Come morning, nothing will ever be the same.

The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genreaction, adventure, western
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersFriends, Hunters, Horses, Indians, Cowboys, Snipers, Criminals
PlotChase, Death, Cheating
PlaceUSA, Deserts, Small cities
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense

Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.

The Ornithologist (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, adventure, detective
CountryPortugal, France, Brazil
Duration01:50
CharactersGay, Birds, Dogs, Horses, Deer, Photographers, Owls
PlotFear, Dancing, Religious, Travel
PlaceForest, Moon, Helicopters

Stranded along a sublime river fjord in northern Portugal, a hunky ornithologist is subjected to a series of brutal and erotic Stations-of-the-Cross-style tests.

Union Furnace (2015)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:50
CharactersLions
PlotDancing, Money, Death, Weapon, Contests, Fear, Gambling
StyleCreepy, Tense

A petty car thief in a small Southern Ohio town gets involved in an underground game of life and death.

Dawn Rider (2012)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.9)
Genrewestern
CountryCanada
Duration01:33
CharactersKillers, Gangsters, Fathers, Heroes, Thieves, Horses, Cowboys
PlotLove, Revenge, Death, Jealousy, Chase, Weapon, Rivalry, Money, Love triangle, Seduction, Gambling
PlaceWild West, Prison
StyleDisturbing, Heavy

A gripping story of vengeance and passion set in the American West. When the father of gunslinger John Mason (Slater) is shot to death by masked bandits, Mason sets out with guns blazing to track down those who killed him. During his quest, he finds himself involved in a grim love triangle when he falls for Alice, the determined and beautiful woman also adored by John’s best friend. Based on the timeless John Wayne adventure, Dawn Rider is a riveting saga of retribution, duty and valor in the American West.

Monte Walsh (2003)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, western
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Lawyers, Horses, Losers, Cowboys
PlotDancing, Cars
PlaceSmall cities, Wild West
TimeWinter
StyleTo cry, Unexpected ending, Gloomy

Monte Walsh and Chet Rollins are long-time cowhands, working whatever ranch work comes their way, but "nothing they can't do from a horse." Their lives are divided between months on the range and the occasional trip into town. Monte has a long-term relationship with prostitute Martine Bernard, while Chet has fallen under the spell of the widow who owns the hardware store. Camaraderie and competition with the other cowboys fill their days, until one of the hands, Shorty Austin, loses his job and gets involved in rustling and killing. Then Monte and Chet find that their lives on the range are inexorably redirected.

Dust (2001)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, western
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Macedonia
Duration02:07
CharactersDogs, Thieves, Horses, Cowboys
PlotLove triangle, Money
PlaceWild West, New York, Aircraft
StyleHeavy

Two parallel tales of redemption, a century apart. In the New York storyline, Edge hunts for Angela's gold to pay back a debt, and gradually grows closer to her. In the Macedonian story, the brothers end up fighting for opposite sides of a revolution, with the religious Elijah taking up sides with the Ottoman sultan and gunslinger Luke joining "the Teacher" , a Macedonian rebel.

Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersLawyers, Friends, Partners, Cowboys
PlotSkirmishes, Adventure, Dancing, Bank robbery, Robbery, Gambling
PlaceWild West, Trains, Prison, Deserts, Casino
TimeWinter
StyleExciting, For men

A "prequel" of sorts to "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," chronicling the two outlaws' lives in the years before the events portrayed in the Newman/Redford movie.

Bite the Bullet (1975)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, adventure, western
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersHorses, Friends, Cowboys, Snake
PlotAdventure, Rivalry, Death, Dancing, Motorcycles, Money, Prison Break
PlaceWild West, Mountains, Deserts
StyleExciting, Heavy, Disturbing

At the beginning of the 20th century, a newspaper organizes an endurance horse race : 700 miles to run in a few days. 9 adventurers are competing, among them a woman, Miss Jones, a Mexican, an Englishman, a young cow-boy, an old one and two friends, Sam Clayton and Luke Matthews. All those individualists will learn to respect each other.

Blazing Saddles (1974)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersCowboys, Sheriffs, Friends, Horses, Losers, Singers
PlotWeapon, Skirmishes
PlaceDeserts, Wild West, Small cities
StyleExciting, Light

A town—where everyone seems to be named Johnson—stands in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, robber baron Hedley Lemar sends his henchmen to make life in the town unbearable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor, so Hedley convinces him to send the town the first black sheriff in the west.




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