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1. Winter in the Blood (2013)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

52 Metascore

Virgil First Raise wakes with a shiner and a hangover in a roadside ditch on the stark but beautiful plains of Montana. As he rises to face the day he sees a vision of his father lying dead... See full summary »

Directors: Alex Smith, Andrew J. Smith | Stars: Chaske Spencer, David Morse, Gary Farmer, Julia Jones

Votes: 194

2. The Activist (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Thriller

A political thriller during the Wounded Knee insurrection in 1973. Two activist are arrested and maintain in custody in a sheriff's office. They will meet a Nixon advisor, a lawyer, a ... See full summary »

Director: Cyril Morin | Stars: Chadwick Brown, Tonantzin Carmelo, Michael Spears, Ron Roggé

Votes: 83

3. The Homesman (2014)

R | 122 min | Drama, Western

68 Metascore

Three women who have been driven mad by pioneer life are to be transported across the country by covered wagon by the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy, who in turn employs low-life drifter George Briggs to assist her.

Director: Tommy Lee Jones | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto

Votes: 27,995 | Gross: $2.43M

4. LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 (2014)

63 min | Documentary, Biography

Biographical documentary shining a spotlight on the leadership role Comanche LaDonna Harris has had in Native and American and international civil rights since the 1960s.

Director: Julianna Brannum | Star: LaDonna Harris

Votes: 20

5. Road to Paloma (2014)

R | 91 min | Drama, Thriller

44 Metascore

Wolf, a Native American on the run after avenging his mother's murder, flees across the desolate American West on his motorcycle, where he'll discover that justice has a cost.

Director: Jason Momoa | Stars: Jason Momoa, Robert Homer Mollohan, Lisa Bonet, Sarah Shahi

Votes: 4,393

6. White Buffalo: An American Prophecy (2019)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary

From the opening scene - the appearance of a Divine Feminine Spirit to the Lakota centuries ago - WHITE BUFFALO: An American Prophecy follows the journey of four brothers. In their search ... See full summary »

Director: Ethan Marten | Stars: Pamela Anne Bro, Lightning Medicine Cloud, Loretta Afraid of Bear Cook, Patricia Cota-Robles

7. The Red Man's View

137 min | Action, Adventure, Drama | Pre-production

A Shoshone band who lived in a secluded valley in the 1860's, during the time of the last 'Free' roaming Native Americans in the midst of the American Civil War. They are discovered by a group of Union soldiers and squatters and forced to move from their home. They are moved from valley to valley as the Union takes more and more of their land in a plan to eradicate the country of 'Savages' ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas R. Bond II | Stars: Booboo Stewart, Zahn McClarnon, Billy Drago, Courtney Gains

8. Off the Rez (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Family, Sport

The story of a Native American family in Oregon that leaves the reservation in pursuit of the American dream on behalf of one of their 8 children, a 16 year-old girl who is one of the best ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Hock | Stars: Ceci Moses, Delores Moses, Lillian Moses, Jude Schimmel

Votes: 74

9. Dances with Wolves (1990)

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

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: 222,658 | Gross: $184.21M

10. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

R | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

76 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 137,558 | Gross: $75.51M

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

PG | 129 min | Drama, Western

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: 1,566

12. A Man Called Horse (1970)

M | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

46 Metascore

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: 7,607

13. Jeremiah Johnson (1972)

GP | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

75 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 26,237 | Gross: $47.74M

14. Fort Apache (1948)

Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Western

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: 15,055

15. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

Passed | 104 min | Western

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: 14,400

16. Rio Grande (1950)

Passed | 105 min | Romance, Western

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: 12,828

17. Triumphs of a Man Called Horse (1983)

PG | 86 min | Western

When gold is found on Sioux lands, crooked men attempt to provoke the Sioux into a war with the army and the prospectors.

Director: John Hough | Stars: Richard Harris, Michael Beck, Ana De Sade, Vaughn Armstrong

Votes: 493

18. Man in the Wilderness (1971)

GP | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

Left for dead after a bear attack, a fur-trapper recuperates and pursues his former companions through dangerous Indian territory.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Richard Harris, John Huston, Henry Wilcoxon, Percy Herbert

Votes: 2,478

19. Soldier Blue (1970)

R | 112 min | Western

After a cavalry patrol is ambushed by the Cheyenne, the two survivors, a soldier and a woman, must reach the safety of the nearest fort.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Candice Bergen, Peter Strauss, Donald Pleasence, John Anderson

Votes: 4,519

20. Little Big Man (1970)

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

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: 30,786 | Gross: $31.56M

21. Thunderheart (1992)

R | 119 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

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

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

Votes: 13,050 | Gross: $22.66M

22. Windwalker (1980)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

In 1797 Utah, an aged Cheyenne patriarch helps his kin to fight off a raiding party of rival Crow warriors and he tells his grandchildren the story of their family.

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

Votes: 930 | Gross: $18.64M

23. The Searchers (1956)

Passed | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

94 Metascore

An American Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from the Comanches.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

Votes: 73,798

24. Broken Arrow (1950)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance, Western

Tom Jeffords tries to make peace between settlers and Apaches in Arizona territory.

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

Votes: 6,877

25. Apache (1954)

Passed | 91 min | Western

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: 3,584 | Gross: $6.00M

26. Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)

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

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: 8,108 | Gross: $18.64M

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

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Drama, History

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: 583

28. Into the West (2005)

TV-14 | 552 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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: 6,147

29. Drum Beat (1954)

Not Rated | 111 min | Adventure, Western

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 chief Captain Jack.

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

Votes: 696

30. Seminole (1953)

Approved | 87 min | Adventure, Western

A cavalry lieutenant recounts his efforts to make peace with the Seminole Indian tribe, under an evil major.

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

Votes: 868

31. The Great Sioux Uprising (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Western

During the Civil War, Southern agitators and a crooked horse dealer endanger the peace between the Union and the Wyoming Sioux.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Faith Domergue, Lyle Bettger, Peter Whitney

Votes: 234

32. Cheyenne Autumn (1964)

PG | 154 min | Drama, History, Western

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: 4,604

33. The Savage (1952)

Passed | 95 min | Action, Romance, Western

A white boy raised by the Sioux must choose sides when the Sioux threaten to go to war against the Whites.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Charlton Heston, Susan Morrow, Peter Hansen, Joan Taylor

Votes: 445

34. They Died with Their Boots On (1941)

Approved | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

A highly fictionalized account of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point in 1857 to his death at the battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 5,355

35. Across the Wide Missouri (1951)

Passed | 78 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

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: 1,668

36. Distant Drums (1951)

Approved | 101 min | Action, Drama, Western

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: 1,568

37. Pillars of the Sky (1956)

Approved | 95 min | Action, Western

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: 468

38. Last of the Dogmen (1995)

PG | 118 min | Adventure, Western

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: 4,610 | Gross: $7.40M

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

PG | 123 min | Comedy, Western

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: 3,789

40. Eagle's Wing (1979)

PG | 111 min | Western

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: 635

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

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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: 1,018 | Gross: $3.34M

42. Wind River (2000)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Family, Western

The 1854 Wyoming historical drama is based on Tom Shell's adaptation of the true life memoirs of Pony Express rider Nick Wilson.

Director: Tom Shell | Stars: Blake Heron, A Martinez, Russell Means, Wes Studi

Votes: 331

43. Pathfinder (2007)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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: 41,006 | Gross: $10.23M

44. Winterhawk (1975)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Western

In 1845 Montana, a Blackfoot Chief tries to buy a cure for his tribe's small-pox infection but the white settlers are unsympathetic forcing the Indian Chief to resort to desperate measures.

Director: Charles B. Pierce | Stars: Leif Erickson, Woody Strode, Denver Pyle, L.Q. Jones

Votes: 332

45. Yellowstone Kelly (1959)

Approved | 91 min | Western

In 1870s, in the Sioux territory south of the Missouri, trapper and Indian scout Luther Yellowstone Kelly is hired by the army at Fort Buford but runs into trouble with the Sioux.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Clint Walker, Edd Byrnes, John Russell, Ray Danton

Votes: 846

46. Buffalo Bill (1944)

Approved | 90 min | Biography, Romance, Western

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: 1,217

47. The Stalking Moon (1968)

G | 109 min | Western

A sympathetic retired army scout takes-in a white woman and her half-Apache son, not knowing that the boy's father, a murderous renegade Apache, is after them.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Gregory Peck, Eva Marie Saint, Robert Forster, Noland Clay

Votes: 1,979

48. Pawnee (1957)

Approved | 80 min | Western

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: 161

49. Indian Paint (1965)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Family, Western

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: 148

50. Chief Crazy Horse (1955)

Approved | 86 min | Biography, Western

6.2