Movies like Blue Bird

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Blue Bird (1979)
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Blue Bird (1979)
Original name: Blauvogel
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Western
Country: East Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the middle of the 18th Century, the Ruster family immigrates to the United States. The father, a former farm laborer, leads a hard life as a settler along with his family. One day the nine year-old George, his second-youngest son, is kidnapped by Iroquois. He is taken in by an Indian family in the place of a deceased son and receives the name "Blue Bird." The boy has homesickness and difficulties accustoming to the customs of the Indians.
Plot: boy, native american, child abduction, kidnapping, male nudity, settler, skinny dipping, eastern
Time: 18th century, 1700s

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Most similar movies to Blue Bird

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about native american, kidnapping, boy, adventure, family relations, escapades and rivalry mostly in Drama, Adventure and Western genres. Some movies like Blue Bird: Blood Brothers (1975), Love's Long Journey (2005), The Little Patriot (1995), Trail of the Falcon (1968), Marie Ann (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Blood Brothers (1975)
Genre: Western, Drama
Country: East Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Indian village is attacked by the American army. The Indians are cruelly killed. One of the soldiers called Harmonika is disgusted by the murders of the innocent women and children. He decides to leave the army. He goes to live with the Indians ...
Plot: native american, eastern, old west, mass murder
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100%
Love's Long Journey (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Missie's surprise pregnancy sets her on a new course that is both thrilling and terrifying. After all the planning and dreaming, she and her husband, Willie, have headed west in a covered wagon, leaving behind the prairie home of Missie's ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: newlyweds, settler, optimism, pregnancy, farm, starting over, friendship, family relations, couples, romance, adventure, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Little Patriot (1995)
Genre: Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Join in one boy's heroic adventure as he fights in the struggle for freedom on the American frontier. James Todd is a young boy growing up in the hostile American wilderness-a rugged and dangerous land also inhabited by the American Indians. ...
Plot: native american, american revolution, british, family relations, father son relationship, soldier, kidnapping, mother son relationship
Time: 1770s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Trail of the Falcon (1968)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: East Germany, Soviet Union
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the latter half of the 19th century, gold is discovered in the Black Hills, an area which has already been allocated to the Dakota Indians as a winter reservation in a treaty. Nevertheless, gold diggers, profiteers and adventurers flock to the ...
Plot: native american, gold, buffalo, fight, gold rush, businessman, eastern, attempted rape, sioux indian, forced kiss
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Marie Ann (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Western, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young married woman, after a kidnapping, becomes attached to an Indian.
Plot: pioneer, fort, tribe, colonial america, marriage, kidnapping, native american, forest, wilderness
Time: 1800s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Winnetou: The Red Gentleman (1964)
Genre: Western, Adventure
Country: West Germany, France, Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Forester, a ruthless oil baron, wants to create a war between the native American tribes and the white men. Old Shatterhand, Winnetou and their sidekick Castlepool try to prevent this.
Plot: horse, massacre, marriage, kidnapping, u.s. cavalry, captive, adventurer, native american, outlaw, settler, apache indian, arizona territory ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Winnetou and the Crossbreed (1966)
Genre: Western, Adventure
Country: West Germany, Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On her b-day, settler's daughter Apanatschi receives her father's secret gold mine but greedy neighboring prospectors resort to murder and kidnapping in order to get the gold, forcing the girl and her brother to seek Winnetou's ...
Plot: native american, magician, gold, murder of father, hit with a shovel, half breed, american indian, tunnel, shot in the back, gunshot, explosion, shot to death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Windwalker (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An ancient Indian warrior who has reached the end of his life is brought back from his 'death' to save his family from a raiding party of enemy Indians in this unique story of 'Indians without a single cowboy.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: indigenous people, wind, twins, snow, death, kidnapping, wolf, missing son, mountain, americana, culture clash, adventure ...
Time: 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: realistic, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: danger, kidnapping, wilderness, native american white relationships, escapades, getting home, heroes, pets, rivalry, reincarnation, treasure hunt, americana ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Pyramid of the Sun God (1965)
Genre: Western, Adventure
Country: West Germany, France, Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mexico, 1864. The country is divided by the struggle against the French occupation and emperor Maximilian. The German doctor Karl Sternau and his friend Andreas Hasenpfeffer come to love the country and support the cause of the proud Mexicans.
Plot: native american, bandit
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Jericho (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At early 16th century a priest joins the spanish conquerros in order to bring christianity to the indios. The expedition is murdered by the indios, only the priest is sparred. Santiago, the priest, first tries to continue christianization, but ...
Plot: native american, invasion, indians, jungle, priest, gold, decapitation, male nudity, conquistador, religious conflict, cannibalism, missionary ...
Time: 16th century
Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Mustang Country (1976)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A rancher and former rodeo star comes across a runaway boy while he is hunting a wild stallion.
Plot: wild horse, runaway, animal attack, cougar, cowboy, rodeo cowboy, native american, horse, bear, boy, u.s. canadian border, dog ...
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Robby (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Shipwrecked on a tropical island, a young boy befriends an abandoned native youth, forcing him to reevaluate societal prejudice about race, religion and nudity.
Plot: tropical island, snake bite, blond boy, stranded on an island, coconut, turtle, nudity (full frontal - brief), childhood friend, nude swimming, boy, bathing, male nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Cay (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When Young Phillip is separated form his mother and found by a black man named Timothy and his cat Stewcat, Phillip becomes blind and they all end up on an island. Will they survive or will they die?
Plot: stranded, prejudice, blindness, cat, survival, island, boy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Chingachgook: The Great Snake (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: East Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Chingachgook, a Mohawk-born Delaware warrior, strives to rescue his wife Wahtawah from the clutches of an enemy camp of Huron. Joined by his trusted huntsman Deerslayer, the two confront racist pioneers and brutal British soldiers in their quest. ...
Style: tense, intense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: old west, indian war, horse riding, romance, heroes, rivalry, danger, escapades, unlikely partners, adventure, americana, courage ...
Time: 18th century
Place: german democratic republic, east germany, gdr
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: coming of age, kidnapping, rivalry, adventure, rescue, family, heroes, contests and competitions, society, escapades, danger, looking for sex ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Rubber Tarzan (1981)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ivan is a very lonely 8 year boy who is bullied almost every day in school. Even his father taunts him because Ivan litteraly is a weakling (That should explain the title Rubber Tarzan). As a result of this Ivan spends a lot of his time on ...
Plot: loneliness, father son relationship, children, boy, bully, school, family relations, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Kidnapped (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 222 min.
Story: Kidnapped is a two-part BBC television adaptation of the 1893 novel of the same name by Robert Louis Stevenson. The show is directed by Brendan Maher and stars James Anthony Pearson as Davie Balfour and Iain Glen as Alan Breck. Attempting to claim ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: orphan, kidnapping, heroes, good versus evil, pirate, rivalry, daring rescue, adventurer, rescue, danger, adventure, escapades ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Samurai Cowboy (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When his best friend dies of an heart attack due to permanent stress at work, the Japanese businessman Yutaka Soto quits and fulfills himself a dream: he buys a ranch in Montana to live on. However the ranch turns out to be due for demolition and ...
Plot: cowboy, cattle drive, love interest, mortgage, racial slur, cynic, native american, country singer, death of friend, dam, skinny dipping, culture clash ...
Place: montana, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: captivating, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
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 ⇓
46%
'Imuhar': A Legend (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, Niger
Duration: 82 min.
Story: No overview found
Plot: persian, aunt nephew relationship, father son relationship, girl, death of mother, grandfather grandson relationship, boy, family relations
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Glass-blower's Children (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Maria Gripe, this is the story of two children, Klas and Klara, growing up in the poor Swedish countryside of the mid-19th century. Their father Albert is a glass-blower, famous for his beautiful vases, but still unable to earn ...
Style: serious, offbeat, stylized
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, countryside, kidnapping, memory loss, hostage, good versus evil, rivalry, family, escapades, danger, hostages, child in peril ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Amongst Vultures (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Western
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: equestrian, native american, escapades, adventure, rescue, adventurer, heroes, crimes, rivalry, gang, gangsters, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: native american white relationships, survival, kidnapping, wilderness, danger, americana, captivity, culture clash, colonialism, confined, crimes, adventure ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide – and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: native american, culture clash, self discovery, tribe, american civil war, native american white relationships, friendship, native americans, courage, warrior, officer, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1860s, 70s
Place: usa, kansas, tennessee, united states, nebraska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Demons (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A ten year old boy, prone to excessive worry, begins to succumb to his anxiety as a string of child abductions plague his town.
Plot: bullying, child abduction, boy, sibling relationship, fear, filicide, infidelity, birthday, suicide, precociousness, kidnapping, coming of age ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Tex and the Lord of the Deep (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the adventures of the hero Tex from the comic strip by Bonelli. An interesting spaghetti-western/fantasy movie that blends magic and mythology with six-guns and stagecoaches.
Plot: native american, comics
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Kid and the Killers (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA, Colombia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two men who have robbed a bank end up in a deadly pursuit of one another after one of them kills an innocent victim in attempt to steal the other's half.
Plot: teenage boy, dead girl, skinny dipping, sibling, bank robbery, rape, adolescent boy, murder, male nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Scratches in the Table (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Madelief's grandmother dies, her mother takes her to the funeral. She then visits her grandfather, but quickly gets bored, until Mischa tells her how much fun a rural summer can be. She investigates her grandmother's "summer ...
Plot: female director, death of grandmother, grandfather granddaughter relationship, skinny dipping, grandmother granddaughter relationship, death, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Budapeste (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Hungary, Brazil, Portugal
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Certamente, o personagem de Budapeste, José Costa responderia ironicamente "nada". José Costa, um angustiado ghost-writer (escritor fantasma) e também amante da linguagem e da escrita, aos seus 30 anos, é o eu-lírico dessa narrativa ...
Plot: russian roulette, sex, bookstore, ghost writer, female full frontal nudity, roller skates, book, statue, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, male nudity
Place: budapest, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%