Movies like Against a Crooked Sky

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Against a Crooked Sky (1975)
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Against a Crooked Sky (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The eldest daughter of a pioneer family is kidnapped by a mysterious Indian tribe and the eldest son pursues. In order to win back his sister's freedom, he must sacrifice his own life by passing the test of "Crooked Sky" and shield his sister from an executioner's arrow. Along the way, he recruits a broken down, drunk prospector to help him track down the unknown tribe and rescue his sister
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, rescue, old west, heroes, confined, family relations, missing person, graphic violence, track down, obsessive quest, danger, society, chases and races, escapades, siblings relations, rivalry, culture clash, dog, horse, native american, prospector, slavery, blonde, warrior, stockholm syndrome ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Against a Crooked Sky

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and exciting films with plots about heroes, adventure, danger, native american, escapades, rescue and rivalry mostly in Western, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like Against a Crooked Sky: The Stalking Moon (1968), Winterhawk (1975), Gunsmoke: The Last Apache (1990), Seven Alone (1974), Savage Sam (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, tough heroes, farm, left to die, danger, heroes, track down, interracial relations, kidnapping, chase ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, arizona, usa
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95%
 5.7
 410
Winterhawk (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Smallpox plagues Chief Winterhawk's tribe. He seeks cure from the white men, who in turn, in fear of getting the smallpox, kill two of his companions. Winterhawk comes back to kidnap a girl and her brother from the white men's settlement, ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, opposites attract, danger, crimes, adventure, society, rescue, rivalry, deadly, hostage, confined, hostages ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, kidnapping, indian chief, americana, memory loss, woman in danger, vigilantism, missing person, rescue, golden years, escapades, prostitute ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.5
 463
Seven Alone (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the real-life adventure of the Sager family. Travelling with a wagon train from Missouri to Oregon, things are going well for the Sagers, until father Sager dies from blood poisoning following an Indian attack, and mother ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, touching, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, wagon train, wilderness, siblings relations, human spirit, on the road, adventure, americana, fish out of water, against the odds, survival, family problems ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: oregon, missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 6.2
 958
Savage Sam (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Travis, Arliss, and Lisbeth are captured by Apaches while Old Yeller's son, Sam, tracks their trail.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: danger, kidnapping, wilderness, native american white relationships, adventure, daring rescue, escapades, getting home, heroes, pets, rivalry, friends ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: arizona, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Mountain Men (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story concerns two grizzled mountain men -- Bill Tyler and Henry Frapp -- during the dying days of the fur-trapping era. The plot begins when Running Moon runs away from her abusive husband Heavy Eagle and comes across the two seedy fur ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mountain man, heroes, wilderness, battles, native american, frontier, frontier justice, vigilantism, mountain, treasure hunt, americana, interracial relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Amongst Vultures (1964)
Genre: Western, Adventure
Country: West Germany, France, Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Frontier Hellcat was the fourth in a series of 1960s European westerns based on Karl May's "Winnetou" character. Stewart Granger takes over from Lex Barker in the leading "Anglo"-role of the mysterious maverick who wanders ...
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: native american, equestrian, apache, gangsters, escapades, adventure, rescue, adventurer, heroes, crimes, rivalry, gang ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.9
 1K
Old Surehand (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: West Germany, Yugoslavia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Old Surehand and his faithful old friend Old Wabble are on the trail of a cold-blooded killer with the nickname 'The General'. The brother of Old Surehand was murdered by him. On the way Old Surehand and Old Wabble are involved in the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: old west, apache, track down, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, chases and races, gang, adventure, partners, partners against crime, horse ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 216
The Bravos (1972)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The commander of an isolated frontier cavalry post tries to stop an Indian war and find his son, who has been kidnapped.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: rescue, kidnapping, abduction, heroes, rivalry, military, danger, escapades, fish out of water, culture clash, rebelliousness, military base ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.2
 231
The Quest (1976)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Eight years ago, Cheyenne Indians attacked the Baudine Family wagon and captured Morgan (Kurt Russell), whom they renamed Two Persons. Now Two Persons, raised in the ways of the Indians, has been reunited with his brother Quentin (Tim Matheson), a ...
Style: rough, realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: americana, desert, rescue, family relations, friendship, misfit, society, siblings relations, culture clash, missing person, fish out of water, obsessive quest ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Day of the Evil Gun (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two men on a desperate search to save a woman only one of them could have!
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, captive, child in peril, heroes, crimes, lone wolves, military, deadly, life is a bitch, chases and races, criminal heroes, murderous pair ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Black Fox: The Price of Peace (1995)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After blaming Britt for his wife's decision to stay with the Native Americans who captured her, an abusive husband organizes a party of vigilantes to accompany him into Indian territory.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting
Plot: opposites attract, adventure, crimes, fish out of water, old west, americana, danger, heroes, rescue, injustice, tough heroes, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Treasure of Matecumbe (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In post-Civil War Kentucky, young David Burnic becomes the unexpected heir to the family secret, a map leading to buried treasure on the Florida isle of Matecumbe.
Style: semi serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: treasure hunt, buried treasure, treasure, danger, obsessive quest, adventure, heroes, escapades, crimes, family, anti hero, cons and scams ...
Time: 19th century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Two Rode Together (1961)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two tough westerners bring home a group of settlers who have spent years as Comanche hostages.
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, suspenseful
Plot: american indian, rescue, hostage, small town, hostages, chase, captivity, culture clash, society, chief, interracial relations, kidnapping ...
Time: 60s, 1880s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 252
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, realistic, semi serious
Plot: kidnapping, confined, deadly, family problems, rivalry, crimes, vengeance, murder, death in the family, missing person, investigation, dealing with death ...
Time: 70s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Oil Prince (1965)
Genre: Western, Adventure
Country: West Germany, Yugoslavia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: 'The Oilprince' is an unscrupulous businessman. He looks forward to a lucrative deal with the "Western Arizona Bank'. He sells the bank oil wells at Shelly Lake that do actually not exist. The Oilprince learns that the colonists ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: settler, apache, friendship, tough heroes, lone wolves, adventure, rivalry, dishonesty, adventurer, heroes, danger, society ...
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 11K
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, suspenseful, serious, tense, harsh ...
Plot: cowboy, journey, old west, embezzlement, outlaw, criminal, native americans, danger, racism, hostage, mine, stranded ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa, yuma arizona, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 34K
The Missing (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: When rancher and single mother of two Maggie Gilkeson sees her teenage daughter, Lily, kidnapped by Apache rebels, she reluctantly accepts the help of her estranged father, Samuel, in tracking down the kidnappers. Along the way, the two must learn ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, disturbing, suspense, intense ...
Plot: native americans, kidnapping, redemption, apache, rescue, reconciliation, family relations, parents and children, crimes, rebellion, track down, rebelliousness ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 5.6
 549
Grayeagle (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Cheyenne warrior, who goes by the name Grayeagle, kidnaps the daughter of a grizzled frontier man John Colter who goes on an epic search for his daughter Beth, aided by a friendly native...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, sincere, emotional
Plot: kidnapping, kidnapped woman, native american attack, crimes, adventure, society, opposites attract, prostitute, rescue, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 70s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The White Buffalo (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this strange western version of JAWS, Wild Bill Hickok hunts a white buffalo he has seen in a dream. Hickok moves through a variety of uniquely authentic western locations - dim, filthy, makeshift taverns; freezing, slaughterhouse-like frontier ...
Style: suspenseful, offbeat, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: native american, saloon, buffalo, gunfight, danger, dangerous animal, escapades, obsessive quest, rivalry, heroes, wilderness, old west ...
Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 3K
The Way West (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the mid-19th century, Senator William J. Tadlock leads a group of settlers overland in a quest to start a new settlement in the Western US. Tadlock is a highly principled and demanding taskmaster who is as hard on himself as he is on those who ...
Style: realistic, rough, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, native american, adventure, against the odds, americana, on the road, fish out of water, culture clash, obnoxious boss, rivalry, father son relationship, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: missouri, oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will Mannon, "product of the Devil's loins," is released from a frontier prison and promptly goes in search of the people who put him there some 12 years ago -- Matt Dillon and Kitty Russell.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, vengeance, americana, small town, old west, law enforcement, escapades, buddies, partners, rivalry, heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 169
Indian Paint (1965)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Nishko is a chief's son in the Great Plains, before Europeans arrive. During his rite of passage, he's determined to tame a painted pony. He approaches manhood while his peaceful clan is set upon by a nearby tribe willing to break a ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, rescue, family, heroes, contests and competitions, animal life, friends, family relations, adventure, rivalry, looking for sex, old west ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Deadly Companions (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ex-army officer accidentally kills a woman's son, tries to make up for it by escorting the funeral procession through dangerous Indian territory.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escort, native american, deadly, on the run, crimes, escapades, ghost, rescue, danger, adventure, rivalry, obsessive quest ...
Time: 60s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Follow the River (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mary Ingles is pregnant when she and her two sons are captured from their homestead in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains by Shawnee Indians. Her husband, Will, narrowly escapes death during the attack. Impressed by her grace under the pressure of ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, epic
Plot: native american white relationships, survival, kidnapping, wilderness, danger, americana, captivity, culture clash, colonialism, heroes, society, confined ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Two-Bits & Pepper (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Comedy about idiotic (the two can't even add 1+1) kidnappers, both played for unknown reasons by Joe Piscopo, who capture two young girls and hold them for ransom. However, in "Home Alone" fashion, the two girls make fools of the two ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, rescue, friendship, horse, chases and races, pets, criminal heroes, heroes, hostage, friends, animal life, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
40 Guns to Apache Pass (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Apaches are on the warpath and the Army must defend them. Murphy's mission is to get a shipment of rifles, but it's stolen by greedy white traders with the help of mutinous soldiers
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, battles, rifle, apache, american civil war, rescue, tough heroes, military, adventure, war, arms dealing, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Yellow Hair and the Fortress of Gold (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Fiery blonde half-breed Yellow Hair and her easygoing sidekick the Pecos Kid are after a fortune in Mayan gold. The courageous duo have run-ins with an army of Mexican soldiers, a gang of dastardly bandits, and a lethal tribe of Aztec warriors while ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gunfight, chases and races, treasure hunt, old west, rivalry, escapades, adventure, danger, heroes, partners, graphic violence ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: u.s. cavalry, racism, apache, native american attack, cavalry, massacre, violence, tough heroes, track down, violence spree, interracial relations, idealism ...
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 7K
Major Dundee (1965)
Genre: Adventure, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the last winter of the Civil War, cavalry officer Amos Dundee leads a contentious troop of Army regulars, Confederate prisoners and scouts on an expedition into Mexico to destroy a band of Apaches who have been raiding U.S. bases in Texas.
Style: tense, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: military, battles, american civil war, village, rescue, soldier, apache, raid, heroes, adventure, leadership, survival ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s
Place: mexico, new mexico, usa, texas, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%