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1. Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery (1997 TV Special)

240 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

8.7
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The story of the most important American exploration expedition in American history and the participants in it.

Writers: Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Adam Arkin, John Logan Allen, Stephen Ambrose

2. America's Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie (2005)

Documentary

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America's Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie tells the rich and complex story of one of the most astonishing alterations of nature in human history. Prior to Euro-American settlement in ... See full summary »

Writer: David O'Shields | Director: David O'Shields | Stars: Nina Leopold Bradley, Pauline Drobney, Dayton Duncan, Lance Foster

3. The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009– )
Episode: The Empire of Grandeur: 1915-1919 (2009)

111 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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America boasts a dozen national parks as the park idea turns 50 years old. A millionaire businessman named Stephen Mather impulsively accepts the offer to oversee them for one year. Mather ... See full summary »

Writer: Dayton Duncan | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Peter Coyote, Shelton Johnson, William Cronon, Kim Heacox

4. The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009 TV Mini-Series)

120 min | Documentary, History

8.5
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The history of the U.S. National Parks system, including the initial ideas which led to the world's first national parks and the expansion of the system over 150 years.

Stars: Peter Coyote, William Cronon, Dayton Duncan, Shelton Johnson

5. The West (1996– )

537 min | Documentary, History, War

8.4
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Stephen Ives' "The West" is a PBS 4-Video Series co-produced by Ken Burns: - "Death Runs Riot" 85 min. - "Fight No More Forever" 85 min. - "Ghost Dance" 58 min. - "The People" 82 min.

Stars: Peter Coyote, Philip Bosco, Murphy Guyer, John Trudell

6. Independent Lens (1999– )

Documentary

8.0
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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

Stars: America Ferrera, Terrence Howard, Stanley Tucci, Mary-Louise Parker

7. The West (1996– )
Episode: Fight No More Forever (1996)

Documentary, History, War

8.0
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By the 1870s, only a few groups resisted the nation's push to conquer the West.

Stars: Peter Coyote, Adam Arkin, Philip Bosco, Tantoo Cardinal

8. No More Smoke Signals (2008)

90 min | Documentary

7.8
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Writer: Fanny Bräuning | Director: Fanny Bräuning | Stars: John Trudell, Roxanne Two Bulls

9. DreamKeeper (2003 TV Movie)

174 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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In South Dakota, in an Indian reservation, an old storyteller Indian asks his grandson Shane, who is in trouble owing money to some bad guys, to take his old pony and him to Albuquerque to ... See full summary »

Writer: John Fusco | Director: Steve Barron | Stars: August Schellenberg, Eddie Spears, Gary Farmer, John Trudell

10. The Way West (1995 TV Movie)

360 min | Documentary

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Writer: Ric Burns | Director: Ric Burns | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Stephen Ambrose, Russell Baker, Charlotte Black Elk

11. The West (1996– )
Episode: Death Runs Riot (1996)

Documentary, History, War

7.7
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The West had always symbolized hope and new beginnings, but in the 1850s, as more American pioneers poured west to start over, they brought with them the nation's oldest, most divisive issue -- slavery.

Stars: Peter Coyote, George Aguilar, Adam Arkin, Tantoo Cardinal

12. Reel Injun (2009)

85 min | Documentary

7.6
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63 Metascore

The history of the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood films.

Writers: Catherine Bainbridge, Neil Diamond, Jeremiah Hayes | Directors: Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, Jeremiah Hayes | Stars: Angela Aleiss, Adam Beach, R. Michael David, Clint Eastwood

13. Gonzo Utopia (2006)

38 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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Writer: Lance Miccio | Director: Lance Miccio | Stars: Ken Babbs, Neil Cassidy, Country Joe and the Fish, Peter Coyote

14. The West (1996– )
Episode: The Grandest Enterprise Under God (1996)

Documentary, History, War

7.6
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After the Civil War reunited North and South, Americans set out with renewed energy and optimism to finally unite the nation, East and West.

Stars: Peter Coyote, Adam Arkin, Philip Bosco, Keith Carradine

15. Incident at Oglala (1992)

PG | 89 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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On June 26, 1975, during a period of high tensions on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, two FBI agents were killed in a shootout with a group of Indians. Although several men were... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Robert Redford, Norman Zigrossi, Robert Sikma, Darelle 'Dino' Butler

16. The West (1996– )
Episode: Speck of the Future (1996)

Documentary, History, War

7.5
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In 1848, a sawmill worker named James Marshall reached down into the stream bed of the American River in California -- and came up with the future of the West in the palm of his hand. He had discovered gold.

Stars: Peter Coyote, Adam Arkin, Philip Bosco, Matthew Broderick

17. Powwow Highway (1989)

R | 88 min | Drama

7.3
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Depicts the struggles of reservation-dwelling Native Americans in the North Central United States. The main character is an introspective and lovable person in a process of seeking pride ... See full summary »

Writers: David Seals, Janet Heaney, Jean Stawarz | Director: Jonathan Wacks | Stars: Gary Farmer, A Martinez, Joanelle Romero, Amanda Wyss

18. Smoke Signals (1998)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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76 Metascore

Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by... See full summary »

Writer: Sherman Alexie | Director: Chris Eyre | Stars: Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard, Gary Farmer

19. A Thousand Roads (2005)

40 min | Short, Drama

7.2
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The lives of four Native Americans take a significant turn as they confront the crises that arise in a single day.

Writers: Scott Garen, Joy Harjo | Director: Chris Eyre | Stars: Jeremiah Bitsui, Candice Costello, Geraldine Keams, Riana Malabed

20. The West (1996– )
Episode: The People (1996)

Documentary, History, War

7.1
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This series chronicles the saga of the American West, tracing the lives of a diverse cast of characters, from explorers, soldiers and Indian warriors to settlers, railroad builders and ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Coyote, Philip Bosco, Tantoo Cardinal, Peter Gallagher

21. Edge of America (2003 TV Movie)

105 min | Drama

7.0
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Based on a true story, a black educator takes a job teaching high-school English at the Three Nations Reservation, and is coaxed into coaching the girls basketball team.

Writer: Willy Holtzman | Director: Chris Eyre | Stars: James McDaniel, Irene Bedard, Delanna Studi, Misty Upham

22. Thunderheart (1992)

R | 119 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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A young mixed-blood FBI agent is assigned to work with a cynical veteran investigator on a murder on a poverty-stricken Sioux reservation.

Writer: John Fusco | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Val Kilmer, Sam Shepard, Graham Greene, Fred Ward

23. Dark Blood (2012)

86 min | Thriller

6.8
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Dealing with nuclear testing and its long-lasting deadly effects, the story portrays Boy, a young widower living in the desert on a nuclear testing site. Living as a hermit,he waits for the... See full summary »

Writer: Jim Barton | Director: George Sluizer | Stars: River Phoenix, Jonathan Pryce, Judy Davis, T. Dan Hopkins

24. Extreme Measures (1996)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Palmer, Tony Gilroy | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Hugh Grant, Gene Hackman, Sarah Jessica Parker, David Morse

25. Trudell (2005)

80 min | Documentary

6.0
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48 Metascore

A chronicle of legendary Native American poet/activist John Trudell's travels, spoken word performances and politics.

Writer: Russell Friedenberg | Director: Heather Rae | Stars: Robert Redford, Kris Kristofferson, Sam Shepard, Amy Ray

26. Sawtooth (2004)

Thriller, Drama

5.5
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A frightning thriller with Native American undertones.

Writers: Russell Friedenberg, Jason Rainwater | Director: Andreas Kidess | Stars: Adam Beach, Rodney Eastman, Russell Friedenberg, Georgina Lightning

27. On Deadly Ground (1994)

R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

4.3
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Mystical martial artist/environmental agent takes on a ruthless oil corporation.

Writers: Ed Horowitz, Robin U. Russin | Director: Steven Seagal | Stars: Steven Seagal, Michael Caine, Joan Chen, John C. McGinley

28. Buds (2016)

Action, Adventure, Comedy | Announced

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Writers: Sebastian Sadowski, Benjamin Schenk, Jesse R. Tendler, Joe di Gennaro | Director: Harvey Lowry | Stars: Randy Wayne, Tracy Dali, John Trudell, Tim Burd

29. The Californians (1984)

80 min | Documentary

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Writer: Alexander von Wetter | Director: Alexander von Wetter | Stars: Jared Martin, Paul Rodriguez, John Trudell, Kedric Robin Wolfe

30. Independent Lens (1999– )
Episode: Trudell (2006)

Documentary

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Writers: Russell Friedenberg, Eric Martin, Lois Vossen | Director: Heather Rae | Star: America Ferrera