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1. The New World (2005)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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69 Metascore

The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer, Christian Bale

Votes: 73,379 | Gross: $12.71M

2. Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family

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A New Yorker suddenly learns he has a thirteen-year-old son who's been raised in the jungle. He brings the boy to New York City, and that's where the fun starts.

Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Tim Allen, Martin Short, JoBeth Williams, Lolita Davidovich

Votes: 18,981 | Gross: $59.93M

3. Walkabout (1971)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Drama

7.7
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Two young siblings are stranded in the Australian Outback and are forced to cope on their own. They meet an Australian boy on "walkabout": a ritual separation from his tribe.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Jenny Agutter, David Gulpilil, Luc Roeg, John Meillon

Votes: 18,267

4. The Emerald Forest (1985)

R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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After the son of engineer Bill Markham is abducted by an aboriginal tribe on the edge of the rain forest, the engineer spends the next 10 years searching for him.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Powers Boothe, Meg Foster, Yara Vaneau, William Rodriguez

Votes: 7,703 | Gross: $24.47M

5. At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)

R | 189 min | Drama, Romance

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Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, ... See full summary »

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Tom Berenger, John Lithgow, Daryl Hannah, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 2,705 | Gross: $1.34M

6. Madventures (2002– )

35 min | Documentary

9.2
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Two backpackers travel through Asia and America.

Stars: Tuomas Milonoff, Riku Rantala, Ior Svedlin, King Kapisi

Votes: 2,094

7. Jindabyne (2006)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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65 Metascore

Stewart Kane, an Irishman living in the Australian town of Jindabyne, is on a fishing trip in isolated hill country with three other men when they discover the body of a murdered girl in ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Lawrence | Stars: Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne, John Howard, Stelios Yiakmis

Votes: 5,890 | Gross: $0.40M

8. Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (1994)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.1
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Historically inaccurate chronicle of Squanto's life prior to and including the arrival of the "Mayflower" in 1620.

Director: Xavier Koller | Stars: Adam Beach, Mandy Patinkin, Sheldon Peters Wolfchild, Irene Bedard

Votes: 918 | Gross: $3.34M

9. Windwalker (1980)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.0
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Kieth Merrill | Stars: Trevor Howard, Nick Ramus, James Remar, Serene Hedin

Votes: 820 | Gross: $18.64M

10. Ten Canoes (2006)

Unrated | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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82 Metascore

A story within a story. In Australia's Northern Territory, a man tells us one of the stories of his people and his land. It's a story of an older man, Minygululu, who has three wives and ... See full summary »

Directors: Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr | Stars: Crusoe Kurddal, Jamie Gulpilil, Richard Birrinbirrin, Peter Minygululu

Votes: 3,871 | Gross: $0.28M

11. Whaledreamers (2006)

90 min | Documentary, History

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Whaledreamers is the heartfelt story of the return of an aboriginal whale dreaming tribe from the edge of extinction and the equally, long journey of the whales, not only to survive the ... See full summary »

Director: Kim Kindersley | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Terence Unity Freitas, John Hurt, Kim Kindersley

Votes: 93 | Gross: $0.01M

12. La teta asustada (2009)

94 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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68 Metascore

Fausta is suffering from a rare disease called the Milk of Sorrow, which is transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women who were abused or raped during or soon after pregnancy. ... See full summary »

Director: Claudia Llosa | Stars: Magaly Solier, Susi Sánchez, Efraín Solís, Bárbara Lazón

Votes: 5,755 | Gross: $0.01M

13. Crude (2009)

Unrated | 105 min | Documentary

7.5
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75 Metascore

The story of lawsuit by tens of thousands of Ecuadorans against Chevron over contamination of the Ecuadorean Amazon.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Dan Ashley, Pablo Fajardo, Kent Robertson, German Yanez

Votes: 750 | Gross: $0.17M

14. The Old Man Who Read Love Stories (2001)

Not Rated | 115 min | Adventure, Drama

6.6
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A man is forced to confront a dangerous female jaguar and his own past through the sacrificial killing of the beast he has grown to love.

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Timothy Spall, Hugo Weaving, Cathy Tyson

Votes: 611

15. Birdwatchers (2008)

Unrated | 104 min | Drama

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When a tribe of indigenous Guarani Indians attempts to re-inhabit their ancestral land, which lies on the border of a wealthy landowner's fields, tensions escalate.

Director: Marco Bechis | Stars: Claudio Santamaria, Alicélia Batista Cabreira, Chiara Caselli, Pedro Abrísio da Silva

Votes: 741

16. The Silk Road (1980–1981)

Documentary

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Since the first century to 1650, a whole network of trade routes crossed the Eurasian continent, from China to the shores of the Mediterranean, which was the main caravan route between East and West.

Stars: Lars Svedberg, Kôji Ishizaka, Graham Webster

Votes: 106

17. Madeinusa (2006)

100 min | Drama

6.9
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Madeinusa is a 14-year old girl who comes of age during the Easter festivities of her tiny, isolated village.

Director: Claudia Llosa | Stars: Magaly Solier, Carlos J. de la Torre, Yiliana Chong, Juan Ubaldo Huamán

Votes: 1,323

18. Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale (2000)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Adventure, Romance

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63 Metascore

A retired gay anthropologist revisits the native cultures he studied in his youth.

Directors: David Shapiro, Laurie Gwen Shapiro | Stars: Tobias Schneebaum, Norman Mailer, Michael Nelson Rockefeller

Votes: 762 | Gross: $0.35M

19. Hans Staden (1999)

92 min | Biography, Drama, History

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On the eve of his return to Europe after an extended involuntary stay in 16th-century Brazil, the German sailor Hans Staden is captured by a hostile cannibal Indian tribe. In order to ... See full summary »

Director: Luís Alberto Pereira | Stars: Carlos Evelyn, Ariana Messias, Darci Figueiredo, Beto Simas

Votes: 232

20. Blood of the Condor (1969)

70 min | Crime, Drama

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The reaction of an indigenous community against a group of foreigners who under the guise of development assistance are forcibly sterilizing the peasant women.

Director: Jorge Sanjinés | Stars: Marcelino Yanahuaya, Benedicta Mendoza, Vicente Verneros Salinas, Danielle Caillet

Votes: 303

21. Kivenpyörittäjän kylä (1995)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

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Pekka returns to his native village to attend a wedding. The village has lost its younger generations, and the movie tells the story of the last wedding in the village.

Director: Markku Pölönen | Stars: Martti Suosalo, Henrika Andersson, Matti Varjo, Tanja Kortelainen

Votes: 716

22. If Only I Were an Indian... (1995)

81 min | Documentary

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Three Native Americans travel to the Czech Republic to visit residents there who are imitating traditional Native American tribal ways.

Director: John Paskievich | Star: John Paskievich

Votes: 19

23. Entheogen: Awakening the Divine Within (2007)

79 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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A documentary which invites the viewer to rediscover an enchanted cosmos in the modern world by awakening to the divine within.

Directors: Rod Mann, Nikos Katsaounis, Kevin Kohley | Stars: David S. Eindl-Ra, Stanislav Grof, Barbara Marx Hubbard, John Markoff

Votes: 43

24. Immokalee U.S.A. (2008)

77 min | Documentary

8.2
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Every season, tens of thousands of migrant farmworkers converge on small communities like Immokalee, Florida where they plant and harvest the food that Americans consume. A vast majority of... See full summary »

Director: Georg Koszulinski

Votes: 26

25. Mauri (1988)

101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

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Director: Merata Mita | Stars: Anzac Wallace, Eva Rickard, James Heyward, Rangamarie Delamere

Votes: 30

26. Araguaia (2010– )

40 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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A man returns to his birthplace, the area surrounding the Araguaia river, unaware of an Indian curse targeting him, gathered on his family several years before.

Stars: Milena Toscano, Murilo Rosa, Cleo Pires, Suzana Pires

Votes: 26

27. Walang rape sa Bontok (2014)

119 min | Documentary

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Two Filipinas, both victims of sexual abuse in varying degrees, yearn and search for a utopia where women can live without being sexually violated... See full synopsis »

Director: Lester Valle

Votes: 10

28. Brava Gente Brasileira (2000)

104 min | Drama, War

6.3
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A young Portuguese cartographer in the 18th century finds new forms of love, war and a wild new world in an expedition into South American heart.

Director: Lúcia Murat | Stars: Diogo Infante, Floriano Peixoto, Luciana Rigueira, Leonardo Villar

Votes: 238

29. A Lenda de Ubirajara (1975)

90 min | Drama

6.0
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In order to earn a warrior name, the son of Araguaia chief wanders the forest, falls in love with a girl from the Tocantins tribe, and defeats their bravest warrior. When his true identity ... See full summary »

Director: André Luiz Oliveira | Stars: Tatau, Taíse Costa, Roberto Bonfim, Ana Maria Miranda

Votes: 15

30. Aunuksen kylillä (1993)

54 min | Documentary

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Director: Marja Pensala

Votes: 6

31. My Survival as an Aboriginal (1979)

51 min | Documentary, History

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Director: Essie Coffey

32. Poron surma (2012)

58 min | Documentary

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Director: Paul-Anders Simma | Stars: Alexander Paul, Nicolay Lukin

33. Move It Mob Style (2012– )

24 min | Family

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An Australian dance-based youth, health and fitness TV show that showcases young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's culture through dance and music. No matter what your age, ... See full summary »

Stars: Albert David, Ghenoa Gela, Medika Thorpe, Sani Townson

34. Poron hahmossa pitkin taivaankaarta... (1993)

92 min | Documentary

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Director: Markku Lehmuskallio | Stars: Anastasia Lapsui, Markku Lehmuskallio

Votes: 12

35. Two Laws (1982)

130 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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Docu-drama outlining the culture clash in law between indigenous Australians and white European settled Australia.

Directors: Alessandro Cavadini, Carolyn Strachan

Votes: 16

36. Lola Casanova (1949)

91 min | Adventure, Drama

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Director: Matilde Landeta | Stars: Meche Barba, Isabela Corona, Enrique Cancino, Armando Silvestre

Votes: 7

37. Jumalan morsian (2004)

85 min | Biography, Drama

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Directors: Anastasia Lapsui, Markku Lehmuskallio | Stars: Jana Hudi, Ljubov Lapsui, Angelina Serotetto, Viktoria Hudi

Votes: 80

38. Kipuka: The Story of the Legendary Hawaiian Paradise (2011)

151 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

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Ancient concepts of life in the islands that are today known as "Hawaii" are combined with insights into modern views of island lore and its ancient roots, explained by native islanders and other experts.

Director: Jo Danieli

39. Seitsemän laulua tundralta (2000)

90 min | Drama, History

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Directors: Anastasia Lapsui, Markku Lehmuskallio | Stars: Anatoli Hudi, Igor Hudi, Tajuda Hudi, Vitalina Hudi

Votes: 141

40. The Lost Tribes (2007– )

60 min | Documentary, Adventure, Reality-TV

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Three families embark on a holiday not knowing their destination. When they arrive they find that they have been chosen to live with three primitive tribes. The families will have to adjust... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Wooley, Lynn Fraser, Michael Fraser, Robert Fraser

41. Mémoires de la terre (2002)

90 min | Documentary, History

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Memories of Earth explores the Haida people, who for over 10,000 years have inhabited the Queen Charlotte Islands-or what they call Haida Gwaii ("Our Land") just off the coast of British ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Lemire | Star: Vlasta Vrana

Votes: 5

42. Distant Voices (2002 Video)

21 min | Documentary, Short, History

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43. Sayariy (1996)

80 min | Documentary, Mystery

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Director: Mela Márquez | Stars: Gabriel Charalle, Félix Vargas, Gabriel Charale Adia, Félix Zúñiga Vargas

Votes: 9

44. Viramundo (2013)

95 min | Documentary

6.3
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After decades of sold out shows and international recognition, musician Gilberto Gil embarks on a new kind of world tour through the southern hemisphere. From Bahia, he travels to the land ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre-Yves Borgeaud | Stars: Peter Garrett, Gilberto Gil, Paul Hanmer, Vusi Mahlasela

Votes: 30

45. Passage to Panama: A Musical Journey (2008 Video)

90 min | Documentary, History, Music

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The Panama Canal Rail Road is used as a metaphor to go back in history and to present various examples of the musical influences which were found in Panama and which were brought to Panama from other places.

Director: Fred Salaff | Stars: Freddy Anglin, Reggie Boyce, Francisco Buckley Jr., Eduardo Chan

46. Wokabaut Bilong Tonten (1974)

87 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

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Director: Oliver Howes

47. Suomensukuiset 30 päivässä (2013)

45 min | Documentary

7.6
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Stars: Ville Haapasalo, Buranovskie Babushki, Vasiliy Domrachyov

Votes: 47

48. Vieraalla maalla (2001)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Mikko Piela

49. All Things Are Connected (2009)

16 min | Short

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While European missionaries, mapmakers and mercenaries believed the Natural World existed entirely for human gain, the indigenous Indians of the Americas experienced nature as a sacred web ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Jenkins

50. Saamelainen (2007)

82 min | Documentary

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Directors: Anastasia Lapsui, Markku Lehmuskallio | Stars: Anni-Kristiina Juuso, Åsa Simma, Lea Magga, Aura Nordberg