Native American and Australasian Master List

by himanshusingh202 | created - 08 May 2013 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

Master List of notable Movies in North American, South American and Australasian languages languages that do not have independent lists

The languages covered are Greenlandic, Guarani, Haitian, Inuktitut, Maori, Maya, Nahuatl, Nauvhal, Purepechua, Quechua, Rotuman, Samoan, Sign Language, Tarahumara, Tupi and Tzotzil

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1. Apocalypto (2006)

R | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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: 258,865 | Gross: $50.87M

2. Ce qu'il faut pour vivre (2008)

PG | 102 min | Drama

In 1952, an Inuit hunter named Tivii with tuberculosis leaves his northern home and family to go recuperate at a sanatorium in Quebec City. Uprooted, far from his loved ones, unable to ... See full summary »

Director: Benoit Pilon | Stars: Natar Ungalaaq, Éveline Gélinas, Paul-André Brasseur, Louise Marleau

Votes: 809

3. Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)

R | 172 min | Drama

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: 5,866 | Gross: $3.79M

4. Hamaca paraguaya (2006)

78 min | Drama

Set in 1935, a couple of aged smallholders are waiting for their son, for rain, for better days.

Director: Paz Encina | Stars: Ramon Del Rio, Georgina Genes, Jorge López

Votes: 423

5. O le tulafale (2011)

110 min | Drama

Saili, an unassuming villager & taro farmer, lives happily with his beautiful wife Vaaiga and her teenage daughter Litia. Their existence, whilst happy and peaceful; is unconventional. ... See full summary »

Director: Tusi Tamasese | Stars: Fa'afiaula Sanote, Tausili Pushparaj, Salamasina Mataia, Ioata Tanielu

Votes: 280

6. Cochochi (2007)

87 min | Family

Evaristo and Luis Antonio - indigenous brothers from the SierraTarahumara in northwest Mexico - have just graduated from boarding elementary school. Evaristo desires to continue his ... See full summary »

Directors: Israel Cárdenas, Laura Amelia Guzmán | Stars: Antonio Lerma Batista, Evaristo Lerma Batista

Votes: 801

7. How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman (1971)

Not Rated | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy

In 1594 in Brazil, the Tupinambás Indians are friends of the French and their enemies are the Tupiniquins, friends of the Portuguese. A Frenchman (Arduíno Colassanti) is captured by the ... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Arduíno Colassanti, Ana Maria Magalhães, Eduardo Imbassahy Filho, Manfredo Colassanti

Votes: 780

8. Chac (1975)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Drama

Unique story of a village's attempts to solve drought by appealing to the powers of a mysterious mountain-dwelling diviner.

Director: Rolando Klein | Stars: Pablo Canche Balam, Alonzo Mendez Ton, Sebastian Santis, Pedro Tiez

Votes: 154

9. Inuk (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Drama

Several years after losing his father, Inuk learns the way of his people again.

Director: Mike Magidson | Stars: Gaba Petersen, Knud Therkielsen, Ole Jørgen Hammeken, Rebekka Jørgensen

Votes: 266

10. Pear ta ma 'on maf (2004)

87 min | Drama

A coming of age story about a young woman, Viki, attempting to escape the stifling conformity of island culture. Inspired by the myth of the Warrior Woman, Viki recovers from the death of her father and fights for justice and freedom.

Director: Vilsoni Hereniko | Stars: Sapeta Taito, Rena Owen, Voi Fesaitu, Elisapeti Kafonika Inia

Votes: 107

11. Ukamau (1966)

75 min | Drama

While her husband is on his way to the market, a peasant woman is raped and murdered. Her widower carefully plans his revenge.

Director: Jorge Sanjinés | Stars: Elsa Antequera, Néstor Cárdenas, Benedicta Huanca, Benedicta Mendoza

Votes: 140

12. L'homme sur les quais (1993)

106 min | Drama, History, War

Haiti during papa Doc's reign: not a fun place!

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Jennifer Zubar, Toto Bissainthe, Patrick Rameau, Jean-Michel Martial

Votes: 92

13. Yanco (1961)

85 min | Drama

The engaging and sentimental tale begins when the little boy (Ricardo Ancona) starts manifesting a greater and greater talent at music and at the same time, a super-sensitivity to sounds. ... See full summary »

Director: Servando González | Stars: Ricardo Ancona, Jesús Medina, María Bustamante

Votes: 113

14. Eréndira la indomable (2006)

Not Rated | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

A young woman fights Spanish Conquistadors to protect her people.

Director: Juan Mora Catlett | Stars: Carlos Enrique Alarcón, Édgar Alejandre, Erandini Catalina Alvarado Villegas, Rubén Bautista

Votes: 111

15. The Dead Lands (2014)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure

59 Metascore

After his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery, the teenage son of a slain Maori chieftain looks to avenge his father's murder and bring peace and honor to the souls of his loved ones.

Director: Toa Fraser | Stars: James Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare, Te Kohe Tuhaka, Xavier Horan

Votes: 3,937 | Gross: $0.00M

16. Ixcanul (2015)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

83 Metascore

On the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala, a marriage is arranged for seventeen-year-old María by her Kaqchikel parents.

Director: Jayro Bustamante | Stars: María Mercedes Coroy, María Telón, Manuel Antún, Justo Lorenzo

Votes: 2,006 | Gross: $0.29M

17. Tanna (2015)

Not Rated | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

Set on a remote Pacific island, covered in rain forest and dominated by an active volcano, this heartfelt story, enacted by the Yakel tribe, tells of a sister's loyalty, a forbidden love affair and the pact between the old ways and the new.

Directors: Martin Butler, Bentley Dean | Stars: Mungau Dain, Marie Wawa, Marceline Rofit, Charlie Kahla

Votes: 3,154 | Gross: $0.01M

18. Blood of the Condor (1969)

70 min | Crime, Drama

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: 337

19. Sai de ke · ba lai: Cai hong qiao (2011)

132 min | Action, Drama, History

After the initial uprising at Wushe, Mona Rudao faces an unwinnable guerrilla war against the militarily superior Japanese plus fierce rival Seediq clans. He and his followers must fight ... See full summary »

Director: Te-Sheng Wei | Stars: Nolay Piho, Chih-Hsiang Ma, Masanobu Andô, Sabu Kawahara

Votes: 759

20. Mahana (2016)

103 min | Drama

From the author of "The Whale Rider", a tale of family rivalry and reconciliation, set against the stunning backdrop of rural New Zealand in the 1960s.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Temuera Morrison, Akuhata Keefe, Nancy Brunning, Jim Moriarty

Votes: 549