Indian Movies

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1. A Man Called Horse (1970)

M | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

6.9
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In 1825, an English aristocrat is captured by Native Americans. He lives with them and begins to understand their way of life. Eventually, he is accepted as part of the tribe and aspires to become their leader.

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Richard Harris, Judith Anderson, Jean Gascon, Manu Tupou

Votes: 7,104

2. A Thief of Time (2004 TV Movie)

94 min | Mystery

7.1
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Officers Leaphorn and Chee search for a missing anthropologist suspected of stealing artifacts from a burial site.

Director: Chris Eyre | Stars: Gary Farmer, Adam Beach, Ernest Tsosie III, Wes Studi

Votes: 537

3. Across the Wide Missouri (1951)

Approved | 78 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

6.2
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Trapper Flint Mitchell and other mountain men from the Rendezvous join forces to enter virgin trapping territory but must contend with a resentful Blackfoot chief.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Clark Gable, Ricardo Montalban, John Hodiak, Adolphe Menjou

Votes: 1,514

4. Apache (1954)

Not Rated | 91 min | Western

6.4
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Refusing to let himself be re-settled on a Florida reservation, Massai, an Apache warrior, escapes his captors and returns to his homeland to become a peaceful farmer.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Jean Peters, John McIntire, Charles Bronson

Votes: 3,189 | Gross: $6.00M

5. Apocalypto (2006)

R | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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68 Metascore

As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, a young man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Gerardo Taracena, Raoul Max Trujillo, Dalia Hernández, Rudy Youngblood

Votes: 255,897 | Gross: $50.87M

6. Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)

R | 172 min | Drama

7.5
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91 Metascore

The telling of an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in the community and one warrior's endurance and battle of its menace.

Director: Zacharias Kunuk | Stars: Natar Ungalaaq, Sylvia Ivalu, Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq, Lucy Tulugarjuk

Votes: 5,822 | Gross: $3.79M

7. Barking Water (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

5.8
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Frankie is dying. Irene hasn't forgiven him. And they are racing against time to find their way home. Frankie needs help and Irene is the one he turns to. He must go home one last time. And... See full summary »

Director: Sterlin Harjo | Stars: Bebe Harjo, Gabriel Pelayo, Frederick Schroeder, Quese IMC

Votes: 150

8. Billy Jack (1971)

GP | 114 min | Action, Drama

6.2
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Ex-Green Beret hapkido expert saves wild horses from being slaughtered for dog food and helps protect a desert "freedom school" for runaway.

Director: Tom Laughlin | Stars: Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Clark Howat, Victor Izay

Votes: 4,790 | Gross: $98.00M

9. Black Cloud (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

6.2
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Black Cloud, is an inspirational story about a young Navajo, Native American boxer, who overcomes personal challenges as he comes to terms with his heritage, while fighting his way for a spot on the US Olympic boxing team.

Director: Ricky Schroder | Stars: Eddie Spears, Russell Means, Julia Jones, Tim McGraw

Votes: 449

10. Black Robe (1991)

R | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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A young Jesuit priest seeks to convert the Indian tribes in Canada while also trying to survive the harsh winter.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Aden Young, Sandrine Holt, August Schellenberg

Votes: 5,701 | Gross: $8.21M

11. Broken Arrow (1950)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.2
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Tom Jeffords tries to make peace between settlers and Apaches.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: James Stewart, Jeff Chandler, Debra Paget, Basil Ruysdael

Votes: 6,097

12. Buffalo Bill (1944)

Approved | 90 min | Biography, Romance, Western

6.5
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The story of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, legendary westerner, from his days as an army scout to his later activities as owner of a Wild West show.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Joel McCrea, Maureen O'Hara, Linda Darnell, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 1,054

13. Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976)

PG | 123 min | Comedy, Western

6.2
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A cynical Buffalo Bill hires Sitting Bull to exploit him and add his credibility to the distorted view of history presented in his Wild West Show.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Paul Newman, Joel Grey, Kevin McCarthy, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 3,425

14. Buffalo Soldiers (1997 TV Movie)

G | 100 min | Drama, History, Western

6.3
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Fact based story about the all-black US Cavalry Troop H which protected the Western territories in post Civil War times. The story focuses on the troops attempts to capture an Apache ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Haid | Stars: Lamont Bentley, Tom Bower, Timothy Busfield, Gabriel Casseus

Votes: 629

15. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 133 min | Drama, History, Western

7.2
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A historic chronicle based on the book by Dee Brown explains how Native Americans were displaced as the United States expanded west.

Director: Yves Simoneau | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Adam Beach, August Schellenberg, Anna Paquin

Votes: 5,089

16. Cabeza de Vaca (1991)

R | 111 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.0
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A handful of survivors from a disastrous 1528 Spanish expedition to Florida journey across the coast until they reach Mexico.

Director: Nicolás Echevarría | Stars: Juan Diego, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Roberto Sosa, Carlos Castañón

Votes: 894 | Gross: $0.79M

17. Canyon Passage (1946)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Western

7.0
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Businessman Logan Stuart is torn between his love of two very different women in 1850's Oregon and his loyalty to a compulsive gambler friend who goes over the line.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Dana Andrews, Brian Donlevy, Susan Hayward, Patricia Roc

Votes: 1,481

18. Chato's Land (1972)

PG | 100 min | Western

6.7
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In 1870s New Mexico, a half-breed kills a bigoted sheriff in self-defense but the posse that eventually hunts him finds itself in dangerous territory.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Charles Bronson, Jack Palance, James Whitmore, Simon Oakland

Votes: 3,809

19. Cheyenne Autumn (1964)

Not Rated | 154 min | Drama, History, Western

6.8
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The Cheyenne, tired of broken U.S. government promises, head for their ancestral lands but a sympathetic cavalry officer is tasked to bring them back to their reservation.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, Karl Malden, Sal Mineo

Votes: 4,150

20. Cheyenne Warrior (1994 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Action, Western

6.8
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An interracial love story, set in the turbulent wild west, stirs up tensions between the Indians and the settlers.

Director: Mark Griffiths | Stars: Kelly Preston, Bo Hopkins, Dan Haggerty, Clint Howard

Votes: 358

21. Chief Crazy Horse (1955)

Approved | 86 min | Biography, Western

6.1
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This biography of the famous Lakota Sioux war chief is told entirely from the Indian viewpoint.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Victor Mature, Suzan Ball, John Lund, Ray Danton

Votes: 378

22. Christmas in the Clouds (2001)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.6
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56 Metascore

A classic comedy of mistaken identity and romance set during the holiday season at a ski resort that is owned and operated by a Native American Nation. Shot on location at The Sundance ... See full summary »

Director: Kate Montgomery | Stars: Timothy Vahle, Sam Vlahos, Mariana Tosca, M. Emmet Walsh

Votes: 597

23. Clearcut (1991)

R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

7.1
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He's not a "militant"... he's manito. Spirit Being.

Director: Ryszard Bugajski | Stars: Graham Greene, Ron Lea, Michael Hogan, Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman

Votes: 489

24. Column South (1953)

Approved | 84 min | Western

6.4
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Before the Civil War, Lt. Jed Sayre's efforts to conciliate the cavalry and the Navajo are undermined by his racist C.O. and Confederate sympathizers.

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Audie Murphy, Joan Evans, Robert Sterling, Ray Collins

Votes: 316

25. Comanche (1956)

87 min | Romance, Western

5.5
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Common efforts of the U.S. government and the Comanche nation to negotiate a peace treaty are sabotaged by renegade Indians and by the short-sighted Indian Commissioner.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Dana Andrews, Kent Smith, Nestor Paiva, Henry Brandon

Votes: 385

26. Comanche Territory (1950)

Approved | 76 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

5.7
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White settlers plan to defy the agreement between the government and the Comanche in order to mine for silver on Comanche lands, while scout Jim Bowie tries to keep the peace in the territory.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Macdonald Carey, Will Geer, Charles Drake

Votes: 422

27. Coyote Waits (2003 TV Movie)

107 min | Mystery

7.3
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Two tribal cops uncover a plot involving a lost fortune, an historical artifact and a mythical Coyote on a Navajo reservation.

Director: Jan Egleson | Stars: Adam Beach, Candice Costello, Jimmy Herman, Gary Kanin

Votes: 517

28. Crazy Horse (1996 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.5
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The legendary Native American chieftain refuses to go with his people peacefully to the reservation and starts a rebellion.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Michael Greyeyes, Victor Aaron, Nathaniel Arcand, Frankie Avina

Votes: 309

29. Cry Blood, Apache (1970)

R | 82 min | Western

2.8
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Gang of sadistic cowboys let nothing stand in their way in their search for gold.

Director: Jack Starrett | Stars: Jody McCrea, Marie Gahva, Dan Kemp, Robert Tessier

Votes: 379

30. Dance Me Outside (1994)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A story of life on a First Nations reserve in Ontario: Silas and Frank are trying to get into college to train to be mechanics but they find themselves having to deal with girls, family ...... See full summary »

Director: Bruce McDonald | Stars: Ryan Rajendra Black, Adam Beach, Jennifer Podemski, Michael Greyeyes

Votes: 970 | Gross: $0.30M

31. Dances with Wolves (1990)

PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.0
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72 Metascore

Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.

Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant

Votes: 204,804 | Gross: $184.21M

32. Dead Man's Walk (1996)

PG-13 | 272 min | Western

7.3
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In this prequel to "Lonesome Dove", two young men join the Texas Rangers unit that's on a mission to annex Santa Fe.

Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Keith Carradine, Patricia Childress, Edward James Olmos

Votes: 1,244

33. Devil's Doorway (1950)

Approved | 84 min | Romance, Western

7.3
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After the Civil War, a highly decorated Shoshone Indian veteran plans to raise cattle in Wyoming but white farmers plan to grab fertile tribal lands by pitting the whites against the Indians.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Taylor, Louis Calhern, Paula Raymond, Marshall Thompson

Votes: 1,085

34. Distant Drums (1951)

Approved | 101 min | Action, Drama, Western

6.5
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After destroying a Seminole fort, American soldiers and their rescued companions must face the dangerous Everglades and hostile Indians in order to reach safety.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Gary Cooper, Mari Aldon, Richard Webb, Ray Teal

Votes: 1,361

35. DreamKeeper (2003 TV Movie)

174 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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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 »

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

Votes: 1,259

36. Drum Beat (1954)

Not Rated | 111 min | Adventure, Western

6.5
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In 1872, Indian fighter Johnny MacKay is appointed peace commissioner for the California and Oregon territory but he faces tough opposition from the renegade Modocs led by their brutal chief Captain Jack.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Alan Ladd, Audrey Dalton, Marisa Pavan, Robert Keith

Votes: 579

37. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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Newlyweds Gil and Lana Martin try to establish a farm in the Mohawk Valley but are menaced by Indians and Tories as the Revolutinary War begins.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, Edna May Oliver, Eddie Collins

Votes: 4,620 | Gross: $1.00M

38. Eagle's Wing (1979)

PG | 111 min | Western

5.9
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A white trapper steals a white mustang called "Eagle Wing" from a Kiowa Indian, who pursues him to get his horse back.

Director: Anthony Harvey | Stars: Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, Harvey Keitel, Stéphane Audran

Votes: 552

39. Edge of America (2003 TV Movie)

105 min | Drama

7.1
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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.

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

Votes: 317

40. Eskimo (1933)

Passed | 117 min | Drama

7.1
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The happy life of an Eskimo is disastrously changed when he mingles with an unscrupulous white trader.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Edgar Dearing, Peter Freuchen, Edward Hearn, Lotus Long

Votes: 237

41. Fort Apache (1948)

Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.6
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At Fort Apache, an honorable and veteran war captain finds conflict when his regime is placed under the command of a young, glory hungry lieutenant colonel with no respect for the local Indian tribe.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Pedro Armendáriz

Votes: 13,761

42. Four Sheets to the Wind (2007)

R | 81 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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After his father's untimely suicide, Cufe leaves his home in a Native American reservation in search of a more fulfilling life.

Director: Sterlin Harjo | Stars: Wes Allen, Jeri Arredondo, Laura Bailey, Nando Betancur

Votes: 505

43. Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, History, Western

6.5
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The story of the Apache chief and his armed resistance to the U.S. Government's subjugation of his people.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Jason Patric, Gene Hackman, Robert Duvall, Wes Studi

Votes: 7,292 | Gross: $18.64M

44. Geronimo (1962)

Approved | 101 min | Action, Biography, History

5.9
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In 1880s Arizona, General Crook and his troops are trying to subdue the last tribe of Apache led by Geronimo.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Chuck Connors, Kamala Devi, Pat Conway, Armando Silvestre

Votes: 821

45. Geronimo (1993 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Western

6.5
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This story of epic courage and grace is a remarkable window on Native American life and the early years of the last and most feared Apache War Chief.

Director: Roger Young | Stars: Joseph Runningfox, Nick Ramus, Michelle St. John, Michael Greyeyes

Votes: 400 | Gross: $4.65M

46. Grand Avenue (1996 TV Movie)

R | 167 min | Drama

7.2
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When Mollie's boyfriend Jack dies on the reservation, she is asked to leave the reservation by her boyfriend's sister for not being one of there own, aside from Mollie's son. Mollie is ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Sackheim | Stars: Irene Bedard, Tantoo Cardinal, Eloy Casados, Alexis Cruz

Votes: 200

47. Grayeagle (1977)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.5
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In this variant of 1956's THE SEARCHERS, a tough frontier trapper tracks the young Cheyenne warrior who kidnapped his daughter.

Director: Charles B. Pierce | Stars: Ben Johnson, Iron Eyes Cody, Lana Wood, Jack Elam

Votes: 430

48. Grey Owl (1999)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Western

6.0
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The story of the life and work of the Canadian fur trapper-turned-conservationist who claimed to be an aboriginal North American.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Stewart Bick, Vlasta Vrana, Annie Galipeau

Votes: 3,033 | Gross: $0.63M

49. Hondo (1953)

PG | 83 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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Army despatch rider Hondo Lane discovers a woman and young son living in the midst of warring Apaches and becomes their protector.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: John Wayne, Geraldine Page, Ward Bond, Michael Pate

Votes: 7,530

50. I Will Fight No More Forever (1975 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Drama, History

7.5
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In a period when many thought that "the only good Indian is a dead Indian," Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce won the admiration of the American public.

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: James Whitmore, Sam Elliott, Ned Romero, Linda Redfearn

Votes: 515

51. Imprint (I) (2007)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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Shayla Stonefeather, a Native American attorney prosecuting a Lakota teen in a controversial murder trial, returns to the reservation to say goodbye to her dying father. After the teen is ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Linn | Stars: Tonantzin Carmelo, Carla-Rae, Michael Spears, Cory Brusseau

Votes: 434

52. In the Light of Reverence (2001)

73 min | Documentary

7.6
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Tells the story of three indigenous communities and the lands they struggle to protect: the Lakota of the Great Plains, the Hopi of the Four Corners area, and the Winnemem Wintu of northern California.

Director: Christopher McLeod

Votes: 17

53. Incident at Oglala (1992)

PG | 89 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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This film describes the events surrounding a 1975 shootout at the Pine Ridge reservation in S. Dakota where two FBI agents were killed.

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

Votes: 948 | Gross: $0.54M

54. Indian Paint (1965)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Family, Western

5.8
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Johnny Crawford, Jay Silverheels, Pat Hogan, George J. Lewis

Votes: 123

55. Into the West (2005– )

552 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.1
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Tales from the American West in the 19th century, told from the perspective of two families, one of white settlers and one of Native Americans.

Stars: Joseph M. Marshall, Irene Bedard, Gil Birmingham, John Terry

Votes: 5,810

56. Ishi: The Last of His Tribe (1978 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.9
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In 1911 in Northern California, a rancher found a naked, unconscious Indian, near death, lying in his horse corral. After he was revived and brought back to health, it was eventually ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Dennis Weaver, Eloy Casados, Devon Ericson, Joaquín Martínez

Votes: 51

57. The Last of His Tribe (1992 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A tribesman gets burnt out.

Director: Harry Hook | Stars: Jon Voight, Graham Greene, David Ogden Stiers, Jack Blessing

Votes: 325

58. Jeremiah Johnson (1972)

GP | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.6
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A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians, and proves to be a match for their warriors in one-on-one combat on the early frontier.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Will Geer, Delle Bolton, Josh Albee

Votes: 23,429 | Gross: $47.74M

59. Kings of the Sun (1963)

Approved | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.3
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On the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, the Native American tribe of chief Black Eagle clashes with the Mayan tribe of king Balam.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Yul Brynner, George Chakiris, Shirley Anne Field, Richard Basehart

Votes: 1,324

60. Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee (1994 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.4
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Mary Crow Dog, daughter of a desperately poor Indian family in South Dakota, is swept up in the protests of the 1960s and becomes sensitized to the injustices that society inflicts on her ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Charles Abourezk, Dave Bald Eagle, Lawrence Bayne, Edgar Bear Runner

Votes: 250

61. Last of the Dogmen (1995)

PG | 118 min | Adventure, Western

6.9
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A Montana bounty hunter is sent into the wilderness to track three escaped prisoners. Instead he sees something that puzzles him. Later with a female Native Indian history professor, he ... See full summary »

Director: Tab Murphy | Stars: Tom Berenger, Barbara Hershey, Kurtwood Smith, Steve Reevis

Votes: 4,263 | Gross: $7.40M

62. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

R | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means, Eric Schweig

Votes: 125,458 | Gross: $75.51M

63. The Last of the Mohicans (1936)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.7
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As Alice and Cora Munro attempt to find their father, a British officer in the French and Indian War, they are set upon by French soldiers and their cohorts, Huron tribesmen led by the evil... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Randolph Scott, Binnie Barnes, Henry Wilcoxon, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 935

64. Legends of the Fall (1994)

R | 133 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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45 Metascore

In the early 1900s, three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of Montana are affected by betrayal, history, love, nature, and war.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond

Votes: 123,754 | Gross: $66.64M

65. Little Big Man (1970)

PG-13 | 139 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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63 Metascore

Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Native Americans and fighting with General Custer.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam

Votes: 28,901 | Gross: $31.56M

66. Lost in the Barrens (1990 TV Movie)

93 min

6.8
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An orphaned teen and a young tribal hunter get lost in the wilderness.

Director: Michael J.F. Scott | Stars: Nicholas Shields, Evan Adams, Lee J. Campbell, Graham Greene

Votes: 290

67. Lost Sparrow (2009)

78 min | Documentary

7.8
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On June 27, 1978, a 44-car freight train struck and killed two Crow Indian brothers near the quaint town of Little Falls, NY. The day before, Bobby, 13, and Tyler, 11, had disappeared. They... See full summary »

Director: Chris Billing

Votes: 31

68. Luna: Spirit of the Whale (2007 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Family

6.2
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Mike Maquinna returns to his home town of Gold River on Vancouver Island to attend the funeral of his father, Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nations Chief Ambrose Maquinna. With a troubled past ... See full summary »

Director: Don McBrearty | Stars: Adam Beach, Graham Greene, Jason Priestley, Tantoo Cardinal

Votes: 194

69. Map of the Human Heart (1992)

R | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Fantastic improbabilities, happenstance and the undying bridge of love are part of this romantic fantasy about an Inuit who crosses years, oceans and the ravages of WWII to find his ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Ward | Stars: Jason Scott Lee, Anne Parillaud, Patrick Bergin, Robert Joamie

Votes: 2,802 | Gross: $2.81M

70. Medicine River (1993 TV Movie)

PG | 94 min | Comedy

6.6
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When photographer Will returns home for his mother's funeral he gets more than he bargained for from a strange cast of characters on the reservation.

Director: Stuart Margolin | Stars: Graham Greene, Tom Jackson, Sheila Tousey, Janet-Laine Green

Votes: 108

71. Meek's Cutoff (2010)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Western

6.6
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85 Metascore

Settlers traveling through the Oregon desert in 1845 find themselves stranded in harsh conditions.

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Paul Dano, Will Patton

Votes: 9,462 | Gross: $0.98M

72. Nanook of the North (1922)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

7.7
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In this silent predecessor to the modern documentary, film-maker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his family, Inuits living in the Arctic Circle.

Director: Robert J. Flaherty | Stars: Allakariallak, Nyla, Cunayou, Allegoo

Votes: 8,782

73. Naturally Native (1998)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama

6.5
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Three Native American sisters (Red-Horse, Bedard, Guerrero) decide to try to sell a line of cosmetics they call Naturally Native, based on old tribal remedies, only to have to fight an ... See full summary »

Directors: Jennifer Wynne Farmer, Valerie Red-Horse | Stars: Valerie Red-Horse, Yvonne Russo, Irene Bedard, Kimberly Guerrero

Votes: 104 | Gross: $0.01M

74. Navajo Blues (1996)

R | 90 min | Action

4.9
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A police detective, who has to testify against a Las Vegas mobster's son who killed a cop, has to be hidden away for his safety until the hearing. Placed on an Indian reservation, he gets ... See full summary »

Director: Joey Travolta | Stars: Steven Bauer, Irene Bedard, Charlotte Lewis, Barry Donaldson

Votes: 81

75. Navajo Joe (1966)

Not Rated | 93 min | Western

6.4
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A Native American warrior called Navajo Joe seeks revenge on a gang of sadistic outlaws who has massacred the people of his tribe.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Aldo Sambrell, Nicoletta Machiavelli, Fernando Rey

Votes: 2,778

76. Once Were Warriors (1994)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell, Julian Arahanga

Votes: 27,510 | Gross: $2.20M

77. One Little Indian (1973)

G | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Western

6.6
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On the run from the Cavalry, a man tries to disappear while accompanied by two camels and a runaway boy. His escape is made harder when he meets a widow and her daughter who may turn him in.

Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: James Garner, Vera Miles, Pat Hingle, Morgan Woodward

Votes: 434

78. Pathfinder (2007)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.4
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29 Metascore

A Viking boy is left behind after his clan battles a Native American tribe. Raised within the tribe, he ultimately becomes their savior in a fight against the Norsemen.

Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Karl Urban, Clancy Brown, Moon Bloodgood, Russell Means

Votes: 39,276 | Gross: $10.23M

79. Pawnee (1957)

Approved | 80 min | Western

5.3
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Pale Arrow is a white man raised since a boy by the Pawnee Chief. With wagon trains now encroaching on Pawnee land, the Chief sends Pale Arrow to be with the white people. Now known as Paul... See full summary »

Director: George Waggner | Stars: George Montgomery, Bill Williams, Lola Albright, Francis McDonald

Votes: 130

80. Pillars of the Sky (1956)

Approved | 95 min | Western

6.3
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In 1868 Oregon, when the Army violates the treaty by building a road across the reservation, several tribal chiefs decide to unite their forces against the trespassing whites.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Dorothy Malone, Ward Bond, Keith Andes

Votes: 379

81. Pocahontas (I) (1995)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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58 Metascore

An English soldier and the daughter of an Algonquin chief share a romance when English colonists invade seventeenth-century Virginia.

Directors: Mike Gabriel, Eric Goldberg | Stars: Mel Gibson, Linda Hunt, Christian Bale, Joe Baker

Votes: 137,151 | Gross: $141.60M

82. 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 »

Director: Jonathan Wacks | Stars: Gary Farmer, A Martinez, Joanelle Romero, Amanda Wyss

Votes: 1,391 | Gross: $0.28M

83. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.5
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80 Metascore

In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a journey across the Outback.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Kenneth Branagh, Laura Monaghan

Votes: 24,808 | Gross: $6.17M

84. Renegades (1989)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.3
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An undercover cop forms an alliance with a Native American to help him hunt down the criminals who stole an ancient Lakota tribal lance.

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jami Gertz, Robert Knepper

Votes: 2,635 | Gross: $9.02M

85. The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976)

PG | 129 min | Western, Drama

6.1
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The English gentleman known as Horse, returns to the American west to save his adopted Indian tribe from extinction.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Richard Harris, Gale Sondergaard, Geoffrey Lewis, William Lucking

Votes: 1,413

86. Rez Bomb (2008)

95 min | Romance, Thriller

7.4
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Set on and around the poorest place in the USA, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Rez Bomb is a love story/thriller about a Lakota girl and a white guy who are very much in love but get ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Lewis Simpson | Stars: Amara Zaragoza, Trent Ford, Chris Robinson, Russell Means

Votes: 66

87. Ride Out for Revenge (1957)

Approved | 78 min | Western

5.7
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When an Indian chief is murdered in a hateful town, a sympathizing ex marshal tries to stop the Indians from attacking for revenge.

Director: Bernard Girard | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Gloria Grahame, Lloyd Bridges, Joanne Gilbert

Votes: 203

88. Rio Grande (1950)

Approved | 105 min | Romance, Western

7.2
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A cavalry officer posted on the Rio Grande must deal with murderous raiding Apaches, his son who's a risk-taking recruit and his wife from whom he has been separated for many years.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson, Claude Jarman Jr.

Votes: 11,538

89. Run of the Arrow (1957)

Approved | 86 min | Western

6.8
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When the South loses the war, Confederate veteran O'Meara goes West, joins the Sioux, takes a wife and refuses to be an American but he must choose a side when the Sioux go to war against the U.S. Army.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Rod Steiger, Sara Montiel, Brian Keith, Ralph Meeker

Votes: 1,501

90. Sacred Ground (1983)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Western

6.1
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In 1861 Oregon, a mountain man and his squaw live in a cabin built on a Paiute burial site, leading to a violent dispute with the local tribe.

Director: Charles B. Pierce | Stars: Tim McIntire, L.Q. Jones, Jack Elam, Mindi Miller

Votes: 135

91. Savage Journey (1983 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, History, Western

3.3
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A story of the settling in the West and the hardship and determination it took to do it.

Director: Tom McGowan | Stars: Maurice Grandmaison, Paul Wharton, John Mason, Stephen Cracroft

Votes: 109

92. Seminole (1953)

Approved | 87 min | Western

6.3
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A cavalry lieutenant on trial for murder recounts his efforts make peace with the Seminole Indian tribe, under an evil major.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Rock Hudson, Barbara Hale, Anthony Quinn, Richard Carlson

Votes: 730

93. Shadow of the Hawk (1976)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Horror

6.1
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The Westernized grandson of a shaman returns to the wilderness to learn more about his Native American heritage. When he encounters powerful evil spirits, he enlists the aid of his lover and a local chief to stop the spirits.

Directors: George McCowan, Daryl Duke | Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Marilyn Hassett, Chief Dan George, Pia Shandel

Votes: 277

94. Shadow of the Wolf (1992)

PG-13 | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

5.8
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In Canada's North during the 1930s, a young Inuit kills a White trader and is pursued by the police but his father is determined to protect his fugitive son at any cost.

Directors: Jacques Dorfmann, Pierre Magny | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Toshirô Mifune, Jennifer Tilly, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu

Votes: 726 | Gross: $1.45M

95. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

Unrated | 103 min | Western

7.4
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Captain Nathan Brittles, on the eve of retirement, takes out a last patrol to stop an impending massive Indian attack. Encumbered by women who must be evacuated, Brittles finds his mission imperiled.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson

Votes: 13,098

96. Sioux City (1994)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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A young Lakota Sioux, adopted by a wealthy Jewish couple in Beverly Hills, gets in touch with his cultural roots and solves a mystery in this thriller. Because of his upbringing, Jesse ... See full summary »

Director: Lou Diamond Phillips | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Melinda Dillon, Lise Cutter

Votes: 286

97. Sitting Bull (1954)

Approved | 105 min | Western

5.7
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A cavalry officer sympathetic to the wronged Sioux fixes a meeting between Chief Sitting Bull and President Grant but a dishonest Indian Agent and a hateful General Custer test the Sioux's patience, threatening to derail the peace-talks.

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Dale Robertson, Mary Murphy, J. Carrol Naish, John Litel

Votes: 461 | Gross: $1.50M

98. Skins (2002)

R | 84 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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57 Metascore

An inspirational tale about the relationship between two Sioux Indian brothers living on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation.

Director: Chris Eyre | Stars: Eric Schweig, Graham Greene, Gary Farmer, Noah Watts

Votes: 1,229 | Gross: $0.24M

99. Skinwalkers (2002 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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The story revolves around the legend of the skin walkers or "S Dubs", a folk legend from Utah about the spirits of murdered Indians returning to seek revenge upon those who disrespect the land.

Director: Chris Eyre | Stars: Harrison Lowe, James Dalgam, Adam Beach, Saginaw Grant

Votes: 848

100. 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 »

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

Votes: 8,656 | Gross: $6.72M