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: soldier, native american attack, crimes, vengeance, military, heroes, against the odds, hopes, danger, society, dishonesty, opposites attract, escapades, rivalry, righting the wronged, dog, horse, native american, old west, army, violence, desert, tough guy, warrior, torture ...
Place: italy, europe, mexico, arizona, sonora

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Most similar movies to The Devil's Backbone

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about heroes, gunfight, gun, crimes, rivalry, pistol and violence mostly in Western, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Devil's Backbone: Red Fighter (1966), A Time for Killing (1967), Shalako (1968), Cry Blood, Apache (1970), A Distant Trumpet (1964). 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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, old west, small town, native american, revenge, crimes, against the odds, survival, tough heroes, injustice, danger, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona
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95%
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: soldier, american civil war, fortress, beating, rape, escape, rivalry, military, escapades, adventure, chases and races, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: utah, new mexico, arizona, sonora, mexico
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88%
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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, rescue, survival, opposites attract, tough heroes, adventure, adventurer, danger, hostages, rivalry, hostage, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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: rough, serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: good versus evil, heroes, golden years, crimes, deadly, investigation, escapades, opposites attract, rescue, rivalry, danger, gang ...
Time: 60s, 19th century
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: rough, realistic, serious
Plot: battles, soldier, cave, fort, u.s. cavalry, power relations, love triangle, surrender, reluctant partners, heroes, military, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, heroes, indian chief, tough heroes, renegades, society, buddies, confined, danger, americana, memory loss, woman in danger ...
Place: arizona
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65%
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: exciting, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: u.s. cavalry, native american attack, racism, cavalry, apache, massacre, danger, escapades, society, obsessive quest, crimes, social decay ...
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: serious, realistic, exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monastery, one man army, heroes, confined, good versus evil, child in peril, escapades, adventure, crimes, starting over, abduction, gory ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, gold, escapades, soldier, heroes, gang, partners, dishonesty, bounty hunter, fugitives, adventure, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s
Place: texas, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, fugitives, dishonesty, vigilantism, murder, vengeance, track down, tough heroes, righting the wronged, crimes, heroes, criminal's revenge ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: mercenary, confederate soldier, redemption, tough heroes, battles, adventure, heroes, espionage, dishonesty, graphic violence, state affairs, moral dilemma ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, bar fight, marshal, winchester rifle, rivalry, lone wolves, tough heroes, righting the wronged, small town, political corruption, americana, heroes ...
Place: arizona, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, heroes, gatling gun, horse chase, gambling, murder, desert, gunfight, explosion, fistfight, gunslinger, gunfighter ...
Time: 19th century, 70s
Place: latin america, mexico, new mexico, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, native americans, murder, cowboy, war crime, loss of son, vengeance, tough heroes, civil war, horse, deadly, native american ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 70s
Place: texas, missouri, usa, united states, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, escapades, rescue, danger, heroes, tough heroes, farm, left to die, track down, interracial relations, kidnapping, chase ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Soldier Blue (1970)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After a cavalry group is massacred by the Cheyenne, only two survivors remain: Honus, a naive private devoted to his duty, and Cresta, a young woman who had lived with the Cheyenne two years and whose sympathies lie more with them than with the US ...
Style: serious, rough, disturbing, bleak, realistic
Plot: survival, soldier, military, village, massacre, fall in love, reunion, opposites attract, society, idealism, americana, interracial romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: rescue, gang, prison, kidnapping, escapades, aging, obsessive quest, confined, danger, golden years, blind ambition, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: serious, realistic, rough, psychotronic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, heroes, gang, gun, gunfight, winchester rifle, righting the wronged, tough heroes, anti hero, heist, vengeance, vigilantism ...
Time: 60s, victorian era, victorian
Place: sonora, arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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 territory, apache indian, desert, pistol, apache, native american tribe, war paint, arizona territory, horse, dog, cowboy hat, heroes ...
Place: arizona
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51%
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, anti hero, anti heroes, heroes, small town, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, lone wolves, revolver, male female relationship, gambling ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, usa
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49%
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Catlow (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Catlow is a 1971 western based on a story by Louis L'Amour. It stars Yul Brynner as a outlaw determined to pull off a gold robbery and co-stars Richard Crenna and Leonard Nimoy.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, bounty hunter, heist, desert, outlaw, criminal, danger, lone wolves, gang, rivalry, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, arizona, tucson arizona, sonora
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: realistic, serious
Plot: fall in love, vengeance, crimes, heroes, unsupportive spouse, dishonesty, rivalry, love and romance, lone wolves, small town life, destiny, small town ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The War Wagon (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An ex-con seeks revenge on the man who put him in prison by planning a robbery of the latter's stagecoach, which is transporting gold. He enlists the help of a partner, who could be working for his nemesis.
Style: exciting, intense, suspense, humorous, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, chase, gold, vengeance, frame up, rivalry, gunfight, caper, jail, heroes, ranch, cowboy ...
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Posse (1993)
Genre: Western
Country: UK, USA, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A group of mostly black infantrymen return from the Spanish-American War with a cache of gold. They travel to the West where their leader searches for the men who lynched his father.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, bleak, rough
Plot: interracial relations, gunfight, desert, treasure hunt, old west, racism, vengeance, on the run, heroes, chases and races, soldier, society ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die (1972)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A dishonored Union Army officer (James Coburn) leads a group of convicts to retake Fort Holman from the Confederate Army.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american civil war, escapades, graphic violence, military, soldier, crimes, heroic mission, military base, old west, disgraced, battles, criminal heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: santa fe new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Fort Utah (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An ex-gunfighter goes up against a man who is trying to stir up trouble with the Indians to enrich himself.
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: fort, wagon train, gunfight, rivalry, escapades, heroes, lone wolves, criminal heroes, danger, crimes, stockade, siege ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Glory Guys (1965)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Though a fictionalized Western based on George Armstrong Custer's 7th Cavalry Regiment at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, the film is almost a generic war story covering the enlistment, training, and operational deployment of a group of ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, cynical, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, soldier, military, rivalry, love triangle, cavalry, bar fight, survival, interracial relations, against the odds, racism, injustice ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Breakheart Pass (1975)
Genre: Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the height of the frontier era, a train races through the Rocky Mountains on a classified mission to a remote army post. But one by one the passengers are being murdered, and their only hope is the mysterious John Deakin, who's being ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train ride, train travel, murder, train, governor, prisoner, u.s. marshal, investigation, track down, crimes, crime, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, utah, ireland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Joe Kidd (1972)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A band of Mexicans find their U. S. land claims denied and all the records destroyed in a courthouse fire. Their leader, Louis Chama, encourages them to use force to regain their land. A wealthy landowner wanting the same decides to hire a gang of ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti hero, anti heroes, bounty hunter, heroes, gunfighter, cowboy, steam train, chase, gangsters, destiny, danger, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, california, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
American Bandits: Frank and Jesse James (2010)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After Jesse James is wounded by a bullet to the chest, Frank James splits the gang up and plans a rendezvous in four days time. With U.S.-Marshall Kane in hot pursuit, and betrayal within the outlaw band, the stage is set for a blazing and climactic ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, dishonesty, betrayal, crimes, criminal heroes, law enforcement, old west, outlaw, criminal, tough guy, street shootout ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%