Movies like The Devil's Backbone 1970

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The Devil's Backbone (1970)
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The Devil's Backbone (1970)
Original name: La spina dorsale del diavolo
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young cavalry officer finds his woman tortured by the Apaches and blames the Army for not properly protecting the outpost, so becomes a deserter and an avenger, stalking and killing Indians without warning.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: native american attack, cowboy, soldier, apache indian, apache tribe, heroes, military, crimes, escapades, vengeance, rivalry, society, opposites attract, against the odds, dishonesty, hopes, righting the wronged, dog, horse, native american, combat, rape, revenge, old west, army ...
Place: italy, europe, mexico, arizona, sonora

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about gunfight, heroes, gun, revolver, repeating rifle, winchester rifle and violence mostly in Western, Adventure and Biography genres. Some movies like The Devil's Backbone: Red Fighter (1966), Shalako (1968), Hondo and the Apaches (1967), Cry Blood, Apache (1970), A Time for Killing (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Red Fighter (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The sole survivor of a bloody massacre vows revenge on his attackers and on the men who killed his wife.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, ambiguous ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: native american, revenge, vengeance, small town, rescue, old west, one against many, crimes, racism, one man army, navajo indian, train ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona
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95%
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Shalako (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: UK, West Germany, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Sean Connery is Shalako, a guide in the old West who has to rescue an aristocratic British hunting party from Indians and bandits.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: native american, survival, rescue, opposites attract, gunfight, adventure, tough heroes, crimes, adventurer, rivalry, culture clash, hostage ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, tucson arizona
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89%
Hondo and the Apaches (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two episodes from the TV series "Hondo" edited together and released as a feature.
Plot: apache tribe, dog, horse, colonel, captain, lieutenant, native american attack, old west, native american, indian war, torture, cowboy ...
Place: arizona
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85%
Cry Blood, Apache (1970)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Telling the story of his early life in flashback, a former prospector (Joel McCrea, with flashback sequences featuring son Jody) explains his brutal massacre of a tribe of Indians. The only survivor (Marie Gahua) agrees to lead him to a secret gold ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, cult film
Plot: native american, good versus evil, heroes, apache, snake, apache tribe, rescue, rivalry, opposites attract, investigation, crimes, gang ...
Time: 19th century, 60s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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A Time for Killing (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During the Civil War, Confederate soldiers escape from a Union prison and head for the Mexican border. Along the way, they kill a Union courier bearing the news that the war is over. Keeping the message a secret, the captain has his men go on and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, retro
Plot: american civil war, civil war, escape, rape, fortress, soldier, prosecution, hostage, old west, vengeance, battles, military ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: utah, sonora, arizona, new mexico, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Ulzana's Raid (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Report reaches the US cavalry that the Apache leader Ulzana has left his reservation with a band of followers. A compassionate young officer, Lieutenant DeBuin, is given a small company to find him and bring him back; accompanying the troop is ...
Style: brutal, serious, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: native american attack, racism, apache, native american, cavalry, massacre, cowboy, fort, bondage, apache tribe, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Django Strikes Again (1987)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Former gunfighter Django has become a monk and abandoned his violent former ways. His daughter is kidnapped by rogue Hungarian soldiers using slave labor to run a silver mine. Django casts off his habit and digs up his machine gun to practice a ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monastery, cowboy, liberation theology, heroes, one man army, monk, gunfighter, mexican revolution, abduction, battleship, righting the wronged, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Santee (1973)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jody Deakes joins up with his father after many years, just to discover that his dad is part of an outlaw gang on the run from a relentless bounty hunter named Santee. Jody is orphaned soon after Santee catches up to the gang, and follows Santee in ...
Style: serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, gang, heroes, lone wolves, track down, dishonesty, rivalry, gangsters, criminal's revenge, fugitives, crimes, vengeance ...
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66%
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Blood on the Arrow (1964)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In this western, the sole survivor of an Apache ambush rides out to save a young boy who has been captured. The hero was a captured outlaw en route to his trial.
Plot: cowboys and indians, apache tribe, showdown, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, death of father, apache indian, fast draw, criminal, cowboys and outlaws, kidnapping, villain turns good ...
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66%
Gunsmoke: The Last Apache (1990)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: James Arness rides again as Matt Dillon, the US Marshal he made popular in the 1955-75 TV series. In this movie he goes after a renegade Apache named Wolf (Joe Lara) who has taken his daughter captive. As a bargaining chip, Dillon helps two sons of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: indian chief, cowboys and indians, heroes, kidnapping, american indian, renegade, tough heroes, prostitute, society, buddies, adventure, confined ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Yuma (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A down-and-dirty town is forced to shape up when a new sheriff (Clint Walker) comes to town. However, when a scheme is launched to destroy the lawman's authority, he must discover the perpetrators and preserve his reputation.
Style: tense, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cowboy, marshal, bar fight, old west, tough heroes, righting the wronged, heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, tough law enforcer, lone wolves, gang ...
Place: arizona, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Last Hard Men (1976)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the early 20th century, some convicts while on a road gang escape and one of the convicts is Zach Provo, a half Indian, who was sent to prison during the latter part of the 19th century. He escapes with 6 others to exact vengeance on Sam Burgade ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: cowboy, civil war, kidnapping, prison, rescue, gang, apache indian, apache territory, arizona desert, mistaken identity, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: arizona, tucson arizona, yuma arizona, usa
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59%
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Geronimo (1993)
Genre: Biography, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the greatest Native American warrior who, together with the rest of his Apache tribesmen, defied American and Mexican Armies in 1867. Finally caught and sent to a reservation camp, he eluded a military force of 5000 for 18 months before ...
Plot: apache, native american, american civil war, jungle, indians, ancient, apache indian, apache territory, sword, fistfight, scalping, cavalry ...
Place: arizona, sonora, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After avenging his family's brutal murder, Wales is pursued by a pack of soldiers. He prefers to travel alone, but ragtag outcasts are drawn to him - and Wales can't bring himself to leave them unprotected.
Style: realistic, brutal, harsh, suspense, entertaining ...
Plot: american civil war, revenge, civil war, cowboy, native americans, native american, murder, tough guy, bounty hunter, surrender, massacre, on the run ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 70s
Place: texas, missouri, austin texas, usa, kansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Incident at Phantom Hill (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At the end of the Civil War, a major shipment of gold has been stolen and buried in the desert. Only one man knows the whereabouts of gold and the army sends captain Matt Martin to arrest him and come back with the gold. Martin, his prisoner and a ...
Style: tense, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gold, treasure hunt, apache tribe, post civil war, buried treasure, mountain, stash, battles, righting the wronged, partners, crimes, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: texas, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Chuka: The Gunfighter (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group under siege at an Army fort grapple with painful memories.
Style: retro
Plot: fort, cavalry, fistfight, indian attack, civil war, native american attack, indian war, native american, romance, gunfighter, winter, military ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Distant Trumpet (1964)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1883, US Cavalry lieutenant Matthew Hazard, newly graduated from West Point, is assigned to isolated Fort Delivery on the Mexican border of Arizona, where he meets commanding officer Teddy Mainwarring's wife Kitty, whom he later rescues from ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough
Plot: cavalry, cavalry charge, fort, civil war, cave, soldier, battles, u.s. army, equestrian, heroes, military, reluctant partners ...
Time: 60s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Take a Hard Ride (1975)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After his cattle rancher boss dies, right-hand man Pike is given the job of returning $86,000 to some families who live across the border in Senora, Mexico. Honest Pike is joined on the trip through the wilderness by a dishonest gambler named Tyree
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gambling, gunfight, desert, fistfight, lgbt, cowboy, heroes, tough heroes, friends, right hand man, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 70s
Place: latin america, new mexico, arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Buffalo Bill, Hero of the Far West (1964)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Colonel William Cody, alias Buffalo Bill, intends to put an end to the dishonest relations between a gang of white swindlers and the Indian, Yellow Hand. So he goes to the chief of Yellow Hand's tribe, Wise Fox, and tries to convince him to ...
Plot: showdown, burned at the stake, western hero, fistfight, old west, violence, brawl, colonel, fort, duel, native american, indian war ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Stalking Moon (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When an army scout retires to a farm in New Mexico he takes pity on a white woman and her half-breed son recently rescued from indians, and invites them to join him. He does this even knowing the child's father is a feared and murderous Apache ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: native american, apache territory, escapades, rescue, old west, heroes, track down, interracial relations, left to die, tough heroes, farm, kidnapping ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Legend of Custer (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer has been reinstated and assigned to command the 7th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hays. The regiment has become a ragtag outfit of thieves and ruffians and Custer must whip the soldiers into shape to fight, the Kiowa, ...
Plot: western hero, knife fight, native american, indian war, soldier, fort, tough guy, brawl, chase, dog, duel, fistfight ...
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51%
The Proud and Damned (1972)
Genre: Western
Country: USA, Colombia, Philippines, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of five Confederate mercenaries led by Sergeant Will Hansen must choose sides carefully in a small village where they find themselves trapped in the middle of a rebellion. The group is torn as to whether they should honor the powerful ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: civil war, mercenary, confederate soldier, graphic violence, village, espionage, redemption, betrayal, military, american civil war, battles, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Ride Beyond Vengeance (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jonas Trapp falls in love with the beautiful Jessie, a wealthy girl out of his humble class. Against the wishes of her snobbish aunt, she marries him, later faking a pregnancy to win her aunt's consent. But Jonas tires of living off of his ...
Style: serious, realistic, retro
Plot: cowboy, gunfight, social relations, humble, tough heroes, injustice, estrangement, pregnancy, small town life, fall in love, love triangle, destiny ...
Time: 60s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Arizona Raiders (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Murphy plays an ex-Quantrill's Raider who's released from jail with buddy Cooper to be deputized as Arizona Rangers in order to hunt down the remnant of the gang, rumored to he hiding out in a town "neer dee border" in the words ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, american civil war, civil war, swing, ranger, criminal heroes, uninhibited rivalry, tough heroes, heroes, escapades, partners, confined ...
Place: arizona, yuma arizona, tucson arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Stagecoach (1986)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story follows a stagecoach ride through Old West Apache territory. On board are a cavalry man's pregnant wife, a prostitute with a broken heart, a Marshal taking in his prisoner Johnny Ringo, a crooked gambler, and the infamous Doc Holliday
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: stagecoach, old west, native american attack, journey, showdown, desert, pregnancy, prostitute, heroes, childbirth, u.s. marshal, banker ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, arizona, yuma arizona
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45%
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Charro! (1969)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jess Wade is innocently accused of having stolen a cannon from the Mexican revolutionary forces. He tries to find the real culprits, a gang of criminals.
Style: psychotronic, realistic, serious, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: elvis presley, gunfight, frame up, heroes, gang, tough heroes, righting the wronged, vigilantism, self discovery, vengeance, heist, on the run ...
Time: 60s, victorian era
Place: sonora, arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Duel at Diablo (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: While crossing the desert, a frontier scout, Jess Remsberg (Garner), rescues Ellen Grange (Andersson) from a pursuing band of Apaches, and returns her to her husband, Willard Grange (Weaver). He is contracted to act as a scout for an Army cavalry ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: native american, vengeance, track down, tough heroes, old west, on the run, rescue, husband wife relationship, gambler, gunfight, gunslinger, survival ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, texas, utah, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Shootout in a One-Dog Town (1974)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A small-town banker is forced to protect his town against a vicious gang of bank robbers determined to get the $200,000 stored in his bank.
Plot: gang of outlaws, frontier town, showdown, horse, gunslinger, old west, cowboy, gunfight, bank robbery, small western town, fight, cowboys and outlaws ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Death Rides a Horse (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Death Rides a Horse (aka Da uomo a uomo, or As Man to Man) is a 1967 spaghetti western directed by Giulio Petroni, written by Luciano Vincenzoni, and starring Lee Van Cleef and John Phillip Law. Bill Meceita, a boy whose family was murdered in front ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, investigation, murder, frame up, betrayal, old west, sheriff, fistfight, jail, cowboy, vengeance, criminal ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Return of Sabata (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Master gunslinger Sabata arrives in Hobsonville, a town completely owned by McIntock, a robber baron who is taxing the inhabitants for the cost of future improvements to the town. Or that's what McIntock says he'll do with the money...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, heroes, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, lone wolves, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, mixed martial arts, gunfight, outlaw gang ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%