20 Movies Like Desperado

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Once Upon a Time in Mexico

Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Internet Movie Database: 6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 66%
Metacritic: 56/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Awards: 3 wins & 6 nominations
Writer: Robert Rodriguez
Actors: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Johnny Depp
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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Once Upon a Time in Mexico is a 2003 action film directed by Robert Rodriguez. The movie follows a legendary Mexican gunslinger, El Mariachi, as he gets entangled in a web of corruption and revenge while working to protect the president of Mexico from an assassination plot.

El Mariachi

El Mariachi
El Mariachi
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 81 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Awards: 7 wins & 4 nominations
Writer: Robert Rodriguez
Actors: Carlos Gallardo, Consuelo Gómez, Jaime de Hoyos
Language: Spanish, English
Country: Mexico, United States
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“El Mariachi” is a Mexican action thriller film about a traveling musician who becomes entangled in a case of mistaken identity, leading to a violent clash with a powerful drug lord and his henchmen. The protagonist must rely on his musical skills and resourcefulness to survive and seek revenge.

Machete

Machete
Machete
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 70%
Metacritic: 60/100
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Runtime: 105 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Awards: 2 wins & 6 nominations
Writer: Robert Rodriguez, Álvaro Rodríguez
Actors: Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Robert De Niro
Language: English, Spanish, Hungarian
Country: United States, Germany, United Kingdom
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The Machete movie follows the story of a former Mexican Federale who seeks revenge against a corrupt senator, leading to a violent and action-packed journey filled with twists and turns.

Sin City

Sin City
Sin City
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 76%
Metacritic: 74/100
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Runtime: 124 min
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Awards: 38 wins & 54 nominations
Writer: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez
Actors: Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Sin City” is a neo-noir crime anthology film that tells the interconnected stories of various characters living in the corrupt and violent Basin City. It explores themes of crime, revenge, and moral ambiguity through its stylized visuals and gritty narrative.

From Dusk Till Dawn

From Dusk Till Dawn
From Dusk Till Dawn
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 63%
Metacritic: 48/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror
Awards: 7 wins & 13 nominations
Writer: Robert Kurtzman, Quentin Tarantino
Actors: Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Juliette Lewis
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States, Mexico
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“From Dusk Till Dawn” is a crime thriller about two criminal brothers who take a family hostage and seek refuge in a Mexican strip club, only to discover that the establishment is infested with bloodthirsty vampires.”

The Mask of Zorro

The Mask of Zorro
The Mask of Zorro
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Metacritic: 63/100
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Runtime: 136 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 9 wins & 18 nominations total
Writer: Johnston McCulley, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio
Actors: Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Language: English
Country: United States, Mexico, Germany
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“The Mask of Zorro” is a swashbuckling adventure film that follows the legendary hero Zorro as he trains a new protégé to seek revenge against a corrupt governor and protect the people of California in the 19th century. Together, they embark on a mission to restore justice and reclaim Zorro’s lost love.

Kill Bill: Volume 2

The Making of 'Kill Bill: Volume 2'
The Making of 'Kill Bill: Volume 2'
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
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Runtime: 26 min
Genre: Documentary
Awards: N/A
Writer: N/A
Actors: Lawrence Bender, David Carradine, Vivica A. Fox
Language: English
Country: United States
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Kill Bill: Volume 2 is a revenge film that follows The Bride as she continues her quest to kill her former boss and lover, Bill. In this volume, she confronts her remaining enemies, uncovers the truth about her past, and seeks redemption.

A Fistful of Dollars

A Fistful of Dollars
A Fistful of Dollars
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Metacritic: 65/100
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Runtime: 99 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Awards: 1 win & 4 nominations
Writer: Adriano Bolzoni, Mark Lowell, Víctor Andrés Catena
Actors: Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volontè, Marianne Koch
Language: English, Italian, Spanish, Persian
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
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“A Fistful of Dollars” is a Western film about a mysterious gunslinger who plays rival gangs against each other in a small Mexican town to profit from their conflict. As he manipulates the situation, he becomes entangled in a dangerous game of revenge and survival.

Django Unchained

Django Unchained
Django Unchained
Internet Movie Database: 8.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 165 min
Genre: Drama, Western
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 58 wins & 158 nominations total
Writer: Quentin Tarantino
Actors: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio
Language: English, German, French, Italian
Country: United States
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“Django Unchained” is a 2012 film directed by Quentin Tarantino, set in the pre-Civil War era. The movie follows a freed slave named Django who teams up with a German bounty hunter to rescue his wife from a sadistic plantation owner.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Internet Movie Database: 8.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Metacritic: 90/100
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Runtime: 178 min
Genre: Adventure, Western
Awards: 2 wins & 5 nominations
Writer: Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Leone, Agenore Incrocci
Actors: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef
Language: Italian, English
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
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“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” is a spaghetti western film set during the American Civil War, following three gunslingers who compete to find a buried treasure. As they navigate through treacherous landscapes and face off against each other, their loyalties are tested and their true nature is revealed.

The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
Metacritic: 54/100
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Runtime: 132 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Awards: 5 wins & 12 nominations
Writer: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni
Actors: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke
Language: English, North American Indian, Spanish
Country: United States, Australia
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“The Magnificent Seven” is a Western film about a group of seven gunslingers who are hired to protect a small town from a ruthless industrialist and his gang. The film follows their journey as they train the townspeople to defend themselves and ultimately face off against the antagonists in a thrilling showdown.

The Quick and the Dead

The Quick and the Dead
The Quick and the Dead
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 58%
Metacritic: 49/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: Simon Moore
Actors: Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States, Japan
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“The Quick and the Dead” is a Western film about a mysterious gunslinger who enters a deadly quick-draw tournament in a small town, seeking vengeance for her father’s death. As the competition unfolds, she must confront her past and face off against formidable opponents in a fight for survival.

The Wild Bunch

The Wild Bunch
The Wild Bunch
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 98/100
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Runtime: 135 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 6 wins & 8 nominations total
Writer: Walon Green, Sam Peckinpah, Roy N. Sickner
Actors: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan
Language: English, Spanish, German
Country: United States
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“The Wild Bunch” is a 1969 American Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah. It follows an aging outlaw gang on the Texas-Mexico border as they plan one last big heist while being pursued by a group of bounty hunters.

True Grit

True Grit
True Grit
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 80/100
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Runtime: 110 min
Genre: Drama, Western
Awards: Nominated for 10 Oscars. 38 wins & 169 nominations total
Writer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Charles Portis
Actors: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld
Language: English
Country: United States
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The True Grit movie is about a young girl seeking revenge for her father’s murder and enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down the killer in the Wild West.

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 121 min
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Awards: 5 wins & 9 nominations
Writer: Guillermo Arriaga
Actors: Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Pepper, Dwight Yoakam
Language: English, Spanish
Country: France, Mexico, United States
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“The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada” is a drama film about a ranch hand who takes it upon himself to fulfill his friend’s dying wish by ensuring his body is returned to his hometown in Mexico. Along the way, he confronts the corrupt border patrol agent responsible for his friend’s death.

The Proposition

The Proposition
The Proposition
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 104 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Western
Awards: 14 wins & 30 nominations
Writer: Nick Cave
Actors: Ray Winstone, Guy Pearce, Emily Watson
Language: English, Aboriginal
Country: Australia, United Kingdom
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“The Proposition” is a Western crime drama set in 19th century Australia, following a notorious outlaw who is given a proposition by a lawman: find and kill his older brother or his younger brother will be executed. The film explores themes of justice, loyalty, and the harsh realities of the Australian frontier.

The Killer

The Killer
The Killer
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
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Runtime: 118 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Awards: 2 wins & 32 nominations
Writer: Alexis Nolent, Luc Jacamon, Andrew Kevin Walker
Actors: Michael Fassbender, Tilda Swinton, Charles Parnell
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Killer” is a 1989 Hong Kong action thriller film directed by John Woo. It follows a hitman who accidentally blinds a singer during a shootout and decides to leave the criminal world, but is forced back into it to pay for her eye surgery while being pursued by a determined detective.

Hard Boiled

Hard Boiled
Hard Boiled
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
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Runtime: 128 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Awards: 3 wins & 4 nominations
Writer: John Woo, Barry Wong, Gordon Chan
Actors: Chow Yun-Fat, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Teresa Mo
Language: Cantonese, English
Country: Hong Kong
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“Hard Boiled” is a 1992 Hong Kong action film directed by John Woo. The movie follows a tough cop and an undercover agent as they join forces to take down a criminal syndicate involved in illegal arms trafficking and organ smuggling.

A Better Tomorrow

A Better Tomorrow
A Better Tomorrow
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 78/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 6 wins & 14 nominations
Writer: Hing-Ka Chan, Suk-Wah Leung, John Woo
Actors: Lung Ti, Leslie Cheung, Chow Yun-Fat
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin, English
Country: Hong Kong, United States
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“A Better Tomorrow” is a Hong Kong action film that tells the story of two brothers, one a criminal and the other a cop, who find themselves on opposite sides of the law. As they navigate their conflicting loyalties, the film explores themes of family, honor, and redemption in a gripping tale of crime and brotherhood.

The Raid: Redemption

The Raid: Redemption
The Raid: Redemption
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Awards: 9 wins & 23 nominations
Writer: Gareth Evans
Actors: Iko Uwais, Ananda George, Ray Sahetapy
Language: Indonesian, English
Country: Indonesia, France, United States
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“The Raid: Redemption” is an action-packed Indonesian film that follows a skilled SWAT team as they infiltrate a high-rise building controlled by a ruthless crime lord, facing intense and brutal battles to survive and complete their mission. The movie showcases relentless martial arts sequences and thrilling fight scenes, delivering a gripping and adrenaline-fueled experience.

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