8 Movies like Slow West [Recommendations]

Slow West

Here are my favorite movies like Slow West that I think you should not miss! Keep in mind the list is in no particular order.


Dick Tracy (1990)

Dick Tracy

Dick Tracy was nominated for both the 1991 Academy Awards and Golden Globes for Best Sound, Best Costume Design, Best Cinematography, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Al Pacino, and Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, and won for Best Music, Original Song, Best Makeup, and Best Art Direction-Set Decoration. It is based off of a comic book created by Chester Ghould. Dick Tracy is the toughest and most well-respected officer in the force.

He’s about to go face to face with one of the most notorious mobsters in the city, Big Boy Caprice. Then all of the sudden, a mysterious figure known only as The Blank wants both Caprice and Tracy out of the picture. It will take all of his might but never fear, Dick Tracy will prevail against those who are evil.


The Rocketeer (1991)

The Rocketeer

From film director Joe Johnston (Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, October Sky, and Captain America: The First Avenger) comes a high-flying action adventure movie. It’s 1938 in Los Angeles and stunt pilot Cliff Secord has just stumbled upon something very extraordinary, a jetpack and a helmet. At the same time, a friend of his was in trouble and he uses the rocket pack and flies to help him out, thus the media dubs him the Rocketeer.

But now he has caught the attention of people that he didn’t want, such as the Nazi, who wants that pack for world domination. The Rocketeer will soar high in the sky to save the day.


Noah (2014)


Noah was nominated for a 2015 Golden Globes for Best Original Song – Motion Picture and from art house director Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, and Black Swan). This story is based on a different take of the classic biblical story. It is unknown whether it is set in the past or in the future. Noah had a vision of a great flood that is coming and will cover the earth. The only way to save his family is to build a large ark.

Now, people that live in his village, who didn’t believe him before want to be abroad in the ark and will anything to be on it. Noah will do all he can to stand his ground against those who will do harm to him.


Killing Them Softly (2012)

Killing them softly

From the director Andrew Dominik who brought you The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, comes a different kind of gangster film. When two guys rob an illegal poker game, a Mob attorney calls in the person to clean up the mess. Enter hitman and mob enforcer Jackie Cogan, who enjoys killing his victims softly.

Now, he must plan out everything to a tee so that it can restore the balance in the criminal underworld. Although, that may prove to be a challenge since there are forces that are completely out of his hands. Will Jackie be able to pull off his master plan?


Killer Joe (2011)

Killer Joe

William Friedkin, director of Bug and Sorcerer, brings you another suspenseful film. Chris is in a pickle because he has to pay off some loan-shark  a large amount of money. The only chance he has is getting the insurance money off his mother, the question is how?

Answer: Hire Joe Cooper aka Killer Joe, a police detective who is also a contract killer. As they meet each other, Joe wants an advance payment, however, Chris doesn’t have the money to do so. Joe has an another idea, he’ll have Chris’s sister as a retainer. This complicates things more and as the film goes on things are not what they seem to be.


The Fog (1980)

The Fog

Horror master John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape from New York, and The Thing) gives us another horror masterpiece, The Fog. In a peaceful, small town of Antonio Bay, California, something strange has been going on when the clock strikes midnight. At midnight a thick fog looms over the town but the people could never imagine what’s actually inside the fog.

Something sinister from 100 years ago has come to exact its spiritual vengeance upon the town. Now the residents must do what they can in order to survive the night if they can.


Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Krammer vs Krammer

Kramer vs. Kramer was nominated for the 1980 Academy Awards for Best Film Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Jane Alexander, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Justin Henry and also won Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium, Best Director, Robert Benton, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Meryl Streep, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Dustin Hoffman and lastly won for Best Picture of the Year.

Ted Kramer has put his work before his family. He finds out that his wife is leaving him and his son. Now Ted has to step up to learn how to be a single parent and juggle his job at the same time. He will finally learn that his son is the most important person in his life that he loves, cherishes, and never wants to let go of. By the time he realizes this his wife comes back in the picture and wants her son back.


Twins (1988)


Julius and Vincent Benedict are twins, but they look nothing alike. They are the result of an experiment that would allow for the perfect child. Julius is built like a bodybuilder and Vincent is really short. Both children were raised separately at different locations, but one day, the two unite and help each other find their long-lost mother.


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