Movies like A Thunder of Drums

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A Thunder of Drums (1961)
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A Thunder of Drums (1961)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Captain Maddocks will never be promoted beyond Captain because of a mistake that he made in the past. Lt. McQuade is a green rookie who is now under the command of the tough Captain and he does not seem to be able to do anything right. Lt. McQuade also has trouble with Tracey, but it will be the renegade Indians that will test him and teach him the importance of following orders.
Plot: patrol, rookie, cavalry, apache tribe, horse, desert, jealousy, apache, fanatic, ambush, attack, bigotry, romanticism, rivalry, bitterness, revenge, comanche indian, apache indian, arizona desert, apache territory, outpost, cactus, arrow, saddle, tracking ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, new mexico

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Most similar movies to A Thunder of Drums

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about desert, apache indian, gunfight, heroes, apache, native american and apache territory mostly in Western and Biography genres. Some movies like A Thunder of Drums: Apache Blood (1975), Hombre (1967), Hondo and the Apaches (1967), Apache Uprising (1965), Apache Rifles (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Apache Blood (1975)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After a massacre of an Indian village by the U.S army, a survivor, Yellow shirt (Ray Danton) goes after them for revenge. His journey becomes a deadly adventure. His life will be threatened by the hostility of the desert, snakes, hallucinations and ...
Plot: bear attack, old west, on the run, arizona desert, indian war, apache, left for dead, horse, apache indian, apache territory, desert, attack ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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Hombre (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Indians, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, harsh ...
Plot: cowboy, journey, old west, embezzlement, criminal, native americans, racism, hostage, mine, stranded, betrayal, stagecoach ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, old west, indian war, native american, cowboy, gunfight, american indian, torture, heroes, dog, horse, captain ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Apache Uprising (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Various stage coach passengers and outlaws travelling through Indian country are forced to join forces against the Apaches.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, stagecoach, criminal, tough heroes, hitman, false accusation, americana, vigilantism, cons and scams, heist, unlikely partners, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: yuma arizona, new mexico, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 634
Apache Rifles (1964)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young cavalry officer is assigned the job of bringing in a band of Apaches who have been terrorizing the countryside.
Plot: apache tribe, gold, miner, half breed, indian reservation, missionary, interracial couple, indian chief, interracial romance, apache, bow and arrow, truce ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 12K
Big Jake (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An aging Texas cattle man who has outlived his time swings into action when outlaws kidnap his grandson.
Style: tense, atmospheric, disturbing, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, estrangement, ransom, presumed dead, rescue, heroes, ranch, scout, old west, gang, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, turn of the century, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 83
Apache Fury (1964)
Genre: Western
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In an old fort dedicated to the service of change of chivalry, show up three hired murderers and warn Lohman, the manager, who is about to get a stagecoach traveling in the former judge who unjustly condemned to five years in prison , and of course ...
Plot: apache tribe, revenge, coach, army, judge, stagecoach, criminal, arizona desert, railway, indians, passenger, apache indian ...
Place: arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 1K
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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, heroes, old west, pregnancy, desert, stagecoach, escapades, crimes, partners, rivalry, society, americana ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, new mexico, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, realistic, serious, cult film
Plot: good versus evil, heroes, vengeance, murder, tough heroes, rescue, rivalry, opposites attract, investigation, crimes, gang, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 19th century
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Trackers (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A rancher comes home and finds that his son has been murdered and his daughter kidnapped by a bandit gang. He hires a professional tracker with a reputation for finding his quarry to help him find the gang and rescue his daughter.
Style: tense, semi serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, family problems, murder, death in the family, missing person, vengeance, investigation, dealing with death, rivalry, crimes, confined, rescue ...
Time: 70s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
An Eye for an Eye (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Western revenge drama about a bounty hunter tracking down the men who murdered his wife and son.
Plot: wanted, cripple, desert, marshal, gang, gunfighter, reward, bounty hunter, arson, gunfight, blind man, blindness ...
Place: arizona, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
His Name Was Madron (1970)
Genre: Western
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sister Mary (Leslie Caron) is a nun who enlists the help of Madron (Richard Boone) after she is the only survivor of an Apache massacre. A trio of lecherous bandits try to force themselves on the nun, and Madron shoots two of them to death. The ...
Plot: nun, horse, desert, native american, odd couple, outlaw gang, death of protagonist, native american attack, mercy killing, faked death, mexican, apache ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 325
Taggart (1964)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Taggart's family is slaughtered by a rival rancher. Taggart mortally wounds the rancher and kills his son. Before he dies the rancher hires three bounty hunters to avenge him with the promise of $5000 as a reward. Taggart must flee into Apache ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Plot: revenge, old west, crimes, tough heroes, farm, fish out of water, master criminal, heroes, rivalry, law and order, revenge killing, avenger ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona
⇓ 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: old west, escapades, rescue, interracial relations, heroes, track down, left to die, tough heroes, farm, kidnapping, chase, one man army ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Animals (1970)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A woman tracks down the three men who raped her, helped by an Apache. Traveling through the Old West to her new home, young schoolteacher Alice McAndrew is abducted by five outlaws headed by robber Pudge Elliott. The thugs rape Alice before leaving ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: native american, rape, life is a bitch, rivalry, crimes, gang, hopes, confined, vengeance, kidnapping, destiny, rape revenge ...
Time: 60s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: rescue, gang, prison, kidnapping, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, heroes, fugitives, blind ambition, obsessive quest, aging ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, kidnapping, indian chief, renegade, tough heroes, prostitute, society, buddies, adventure, confined, opposites attract, partners ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: exciting, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, gold, battles, righting the wronged, mountain, stash, partners, crimes, adventure, escapades, gang, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s
Place: texas, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: realistic, serious, rough
Plot: soldier, battles, cave, fort, heroes, military, reluctant partners, society, power relations, surrender, officers and cadets, interracial relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Chuka: The Gunfighter (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group under siege at an Army fort grapple with painful memories.
Plot: indian attack, cavalry, fistfight, fort, native american, gunfighter, romance, winter, military, castration, court martial, unrequited love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Six Black Horses (1962)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Audie and Dan Duryea are hired by a mysterious woman to take her across Indian country to her husband. On route, she tries to seduce Audie by offering to give him Duryea's share of the money if he will help her achieve her real goal: kill ...
Plot: killer, ranch, stranded in the desert, apache indian, dog, horse, revenge, old west, woman with a gun, gunfight, mercenary, native american ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Devil's Backbone (1970)
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: realistic, serious
Plot: soldier, native american attack, against the odds, vengeance, dishonesty, opposites attract, crimes, rivalry, heroes, society, military, hopes ...
Place: europe, italy, sonora, arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 3K
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, adventure, tough heroes, crimes, adventurer, rivalry, culture clash, hostage, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa, tucson arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Valdez Is Coming (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Mexican-American sheriff must resort to violence against a powerful rancher in order to get just compensation for the pregnant Indian widow of a wrongly killed black man.
Style: clever, realistic, serious, cynical, tense ...
Plot: racism, one man army, murder, society, rivalry, heroes, crimes, lone wolves, love and romance, dishonesty, self defense, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: latin america, mexico, arizona, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 493
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, army, battles, gunfight, bow and arrow, sword fight, musket, war crime, massacre, horse, heroes, historical figure ...
Place: tucson arizona, arizona, sonora
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 5K
Chato's Land (1972)
Genre: Western
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A posse pursues Pardon Chato (Charles Bronson) a mestizo indian after he killed a US marshal in self-defense. As they get deeper into Indian territory, just who is hunting who.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, chase, racism, murder, squad, rape, tough heroes, death wish, pardon, righting the wronged, self defense, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: arizona, sonora, new mexico, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Fort Courageous (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: In this western, a cavalry sergeant is wrongly court-martialed. To reclaim his good name, he takes over a patrol that just lost its leader in an Indian attack. He leads the regiment to Fort Courageous, but is appalled to discover that the Indians ...
Plot: son, native american, american indian, daughter, fort, siege, mother, damsel in distress, indian attack, desert, father, captive ...
Time: 1880s
Place: utah, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, suspenseful, rough
Plot: american civil war, soldier, escape, rape, fortress, vengeance, old west, military, heroes, escapades, crimes, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: utah, sonora, arizona, new mexico, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, crimes, fugitives, confined, lovers on the run, lone wolves, partners, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, tough heroes, criminal heroes, adventure ...
Place: arizona, yuma arizona, tucson arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
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The Gun Hawk (1963)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Gunslinger Rory Calhoun dispenses his own brand of justice in this action-packed Western adventure costarring Rod Cameron and Ruta Lee. It's been three years since gunfighter Blaine Madden (Calhoun) visited his hometown. So when he warns the ...
Plot: gunslinger, father son relationship, horse, hiding place, vigilantism, criminal, jealousy, murder, gunfighter, sheriff, envy, squad ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%