Hell or High Water is a modern Western that is slow-paced and well-acted, so it's no surprise that people often want to watch movies that are like Hell or High Water in style and tone. Luckily there are quite a few good options for you to watch, and we've rounded up some of our favorites. You could describe this movie as a neo-Western, so we've included movies that capture the Western-style and spirit in a modern way. Let's get into the recommendations:
Wind River is similar to Hell or High Water because they're both slower movies and both combine modern elements with elements of the past. Wind River takes place on an American Indian reservation occupied by Native Americans, so it's quite jarring to see the cars and guns within this setting. Hell or High Water has a similar feel. We also think both movies center around full-bodied characters, and both movies are well worth a watch.
With Sicario, it is the setting that reminds of Hell or High Water - much of Sicario takes place in the desert, which is really similar to Hell or High Water. As with Wind River, the film is slow and includes well-rounded characters plus clever writing. We definitely get similar vibes from these movies.
No Country For Old Men is probably our number 1 pick for the movie that is most like Hell or High Water. Both films could be described as Neo-Westerns and both movies deal with surprisingly similar themes, the main theme being what lengths people will go to make sure their families have a secure financial future. They're both excellent movies and we highly recommend you watch both.