6. The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
|Release Date on Netflix||January 2017|
|Runtime||2 hours 2 minutes|
|IMDb Rating||7.2 out of 10|
|Rotten Tomatoes Score||100%|
|Streaming on||Netflix United States|
Earning a 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, The Sons of Katie Elder is a John Wayne film that is about Katie Elder, a ranch owner, who has four sons that are determined to get justice for the slaughter of their father’s exploitation of their mother.
– The child that can be heard calling out “Dad!” when John Wayne is dragged into a river is actually his young son who knew how sick his father was and was watching off camera. John Wayne almost got pneumonia from this scene.
– The Sons of Katie Elder is somewhat based on a true life story of the five Marlowe brothers.
7. The Salvation (2014)
|Release Date on Netflix||November 21, 2016|
|Runtime||1 hour 32 minutes|
|IMDb Rating||6.8 out of 10|
|Rotten Tomatoes Score||71%|
|Streaming on||Netflix United States, Netflix Norway, Netflix Finland, Netflix Denmark and Netflix Sweden|
The Salvation is a story that follows a peaceful American settler in the 1870s who, after his wife and son are brutally murdered, gets his revenge on the killers. This infuriates a notorious gang leader played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and his townspeople betray the settler which makes him hunt down the outlaws by himself.
– The Salvation‘s sets were built from scratch in South Africa. One of the town sets burned down right before filming was complete.
– Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green played both a Bond Villain and the Bond Girl, respectively, in the 2006 hit Casino Royale.
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