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1. Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969)

M | 98 min | Drama, Western

In 1909, when young Paiute Indian Willie Boy returns to his California reservation to be with Lola, whose father disapproves of him, a killing in self defense takes place, triggering a massive man hunt for Willie.

Director: Abraham Polonsky | Stars: Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Robert Blake, Susan Clark

Votes: 2,429

2. Secrets of the Tribe (2010)

TV-14 | 110 min | Documentary

The field of anthropology goes under the magnifying glass in this fiery investigation of the seminal research on Yanomami Indians. In the 1960s and '70s, a steady stream of anthropologists ... See full summary »

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Robert Borofsky, Jesus Cardozo, Napoleon A. Chagnon, Marie Isabel Eguillor

Votes: 323

3. When the Mountains Tremble (1983)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

A documentary on the war between the Guatemalan military and the Mayan population, with firsthand accounts by Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu.

Directors: Newton Thomas Sigel, Pamela Yates | Stars: Rigoberta Menchú, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 135

4. Rez Bomb (2008)

95 min | Romance, Thriller

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: 69

5. 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: 40,782 | Gross: $10.23M

6. Black Cloud (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

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: 463

7. Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World (1998 Video)

G | 72 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

Pocahontas sets off on a journey to England with Meeko, Flit, and Percy. Hearing rumors of John Smith's death, Pocahontas tries to prevent war and battle.

Directors: Tom Ellery, Bradley Raymond | Stars: Irene Bedard, Donal Gibson, Jim Cummings, Finola Hughes

Votes: 12,127

8. Captain John Smith and Pocahontas (1953)

Approved | 75 min | Drama, History, Romance

Captain John Smith overcomes the treachery of some of his men and resentment of the local Native Americans to establish the colony of Jamestown.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Anthony Dexter, Jody Lawrance, Alan Hale Jr., Robert Clarke

Votes: 131

9. Pocahontas (I) (1995)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

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: 151,390 | Gross: $141.60M

10. Song of Hiawatha (1997)

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Drama

The legendary Ojibwa Chief is sent by the great spirit to lead his people.

Director: Jeffrey Shore | Stars: Graham Greene, Litefoot, Irene Bedard, Russell Means

Votes: 222

11. Windrunner (1994)

PG | 98 min | Family, Fantasy

A young man in high school moves with his mother to a town in the U.S. Southwest where his father is serving time in a penitentiary. There, he is discriminated against by his peers because ... See full summary »

Directors: William Clark, William Tannen | Stars: Jason Wiles, Russell Means, Margot Kidder, Amanda Peterson

Votes: 210

12. 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: 135,925 | Gross: $75.51M

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

100 min | Drama

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: 262

14. Lakota Moon (1999 TV Movie)

85 min | Western

This movie depicts the life of a small Indian tribe, in a time shortly before the white men became a threat. In the focus of the story is the young Skywalker, who woos cute Morning Sun, but... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Richard Tyson, Rodney A. Grant, Barbara Carrera, Zahn McClarnon

Votes: 63

15. Mekko (2015)

87 min | Drama, Thriller

Mekko gets out of prison after 19 years. He has no home or family so he makes his way to Tulsa. He tries to connect with a cousin but she turns him away. With nowhere to go Mekko ends up ... See full summary »

Director: Sterlin Harjo | Stars: Jamie Loy, Scott Mason, Zahn McClarnon, Sarah Podemski

Votes: 57

16. The Cherokee Word for Water (2013)

PG | 92 min | Drama

The work that led Wilma Mankiller to become the first modern female Chief of the Cherokee Nation.

Directors: Tim Kelly, Charlie Soap | Stars: Kimberly Guerrero, Mo Brings Plenty, Steve Reevis, Darryl Tonemah

Votes: 47

17. Neither Wolf Nor Dog (2016)

110 min | Drama

A Lakota elder summons a white writer to visit him and help him write a book about his people.

Director: Steven Lewis Simpson | Stars: Dave Bald Eagle, Christopher Sweeney, Richard Ray Whitman, Roseanne Supernault

Votes: 300

18. Crazy Horse (1996 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Biography, Drama

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: 346

19. Skins (2002)

R | 84 min | Crime, Drama

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: 1,283 | Gross: $0.24M

20. Tecumseh: The Last Warrior (1995 TV Movie)

92 min | Western

This western began in 1812 when the settlers tried to take away more and more territories from the indians. Tecumseh, who is the leader of the Shawnee indians, tries to do something. He ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Jesse Borrego, David Clennon, Tantoo Cardinal, Gregory Cruz

Votes: 233

21. Geronimo (1993 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Western

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: 423 | Gross: $4.65M

22. Lakota Girls (2017)

94 min | Drama, Family, History

This is a historical drama about Mato Win, an eight-year-old Native American girl who lives at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. After her parents are critically injured in an ... See full summary »

Director: Mollianne Cameron | Stars: Charise Abernathy, Carrie Scott Barnhouse, Emma Brewer, Marshall Burnette

23. A Thunder-Being Nation

Documentary

The journey of the Oglala Lakota of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, from their origins through to their contemporary life.

Director: Steven Lewis Simpson | Stars: Russell Blacksmith, Larry Bodin, Floyd Hand, Barbara High Pine Lovelace

24. Buffalo Nation: The Children Are Crying (2013)

101 min | Documentary, Family, History

Buffalo Nation: The Children Are Crying depicts the tragic way of life for the rural, isolated Lakota people living on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. This documentary ... See full summary »

Director: Leslye Abbey | Stars: Lisa Ray American Horse, Daniel Blue Bear, Misty Sioux Davis, Yvonne DeCory

25. Generation Red Nation (2012)

54 min | Documentary, News

Reckless government policies nearly destroyed American Indians and could do the same to the U.S. Just as with American Indians, they stole from us with recent bailouts, allowed our ... See full summary »

Director: Olga Valanos | Star: Russell Means

Votes: 10

26. Holy Man: The USA vs Douglas White (2011)

85 min | Documentary, Drama

Holy Man is the story of Douglas White, an 88 year old Lakota Sioux medicine man from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, who spent 17 years in federal prison for a crime he did ... See full summary »

Director: Jennifer Jessum | Stars: Martin Sheen, Russell Means, Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman, Fred Alan Wolf

Votes: 14

27. Cangleska Wakan (2010)

Not Rated | 53 min | Documentary

Cangleska Wakan addresses the 'Sacred Hoop' of the Lakota Nation through candid and revealing opinions from contributors on various reservations in South Dakota.

Director: Aitken Pearson | Stars: Tim Apell, Roland Bisonette, Dallas Chief Eagle, Ryan M. Hall

Votes: 6

28. Questions for Crazy Horse (2010)

81 min | Documentary, Biography

A look at the life of Oglala Lakota warrior Crazy Horse and the Crazy Horse Memorial located in the Black Hills of South Dakota and how he has impacted the lives of the Lakota today.

Director: O.W. Tuthill | Stars: Junal Gerlach, Russell Means, Jay Red Hawk, O.W. Tuthill

29. Reel Injun (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Western

63 Metascore

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

Directors: Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, Jeremiah Hayes | Stars: Adam Beach, Chris Eyre, Russell Means, John Trudell

Votes: 1,249

30. Wounded Heart: Pine Ridge and the Sioux (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary

American Indians and government officials discuss poverty, racism, domestic violence, child abuse, inadequate health care, and drug and alcohol problems that besiege the Pine Ridge Indian ... See full summary »

Director: O.W. Tuthill | Star: Russell Means

Votes: 13

31. Images of Indians: How Hollywood Stereotyped the Native American (2003 TV Movie)

25 min | Documentary, Western

Hollywood's depiction of Native Americans in Western films is traced through interviews and archive footage.

Directors: Chris O'Brien, Jason Witmer | Stars: Nicholas Schatzki, Casey Camp-Horinek, Ward Churchill, Chris Eyre

Votes: 44

33. Born Again Primitive (1986)

58 min | Documentary

A documentary on Russell Means, the Native American activist and actor.

Directors: Jiri Havrda, Gines Serran-Pagan | Star: Russell Means

34. Crow Dog (1979)

52 min | Documentary

This is a documentary about Leonard Crowdog, a Medicine man and spiritual leader of the Sioux. Legal and political issues relating to the Native American condition from the 1960s and the ... See full summary »

Directors: David Baxter, Mike Cuesta | Stars: Dennis Banks, Leonard Crow Dog, Mary Crow Dog, Richard Erdoes

35. Incident at Oglala (1992)

PG | 89 min | Documentary, History

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: 981 | Gross: $0.54M

36. A Thousand Roads (2005)

40 min | Short, Drama

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

Director: Chris Eyre | Stars: Jeremiah Bitsui, Candice Costello, Geraldine Keams, Riana Malabed

Votes: 68

37. DreamKeeper (2003 TV Movie)

174 min | Drama, Fantasy

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: 1,349

38. Smoke Signals (1998)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 9,090 | Gross: $6.72M

39. Powwow Highway (1989)

R | 88 min | Drama

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: 1,439 | Gross: $0.28M

40. Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World (2017)

103 min | Documentary, Music

73 Metascore

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World is a feature documentary about the role of Native Americans in popular music history.

Directors: Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana | Stars: Apl.de.Ap, Dan Auerbach, Lisa Michelle Axelrod, Scott Barretta

Votes: 443 | Gross: $0.23M

41. Legacy of Exiled NDNZ (2014)

14 min | Documentary, Short, Biography | Completed

LEGACY OF EXILED NDNZ documents the lives of young American Indians currently living in Los Angeles, California, while functioning as a tribute to the first generation of relocated (exiled)... See full summary »

Director: Pamela Peters | Stars: John Trudell, Spencer Battiest, Vivian Garcia, Kenneth Ray Ramos

42. No More Smoke Signals (2008)

90 min | Documentary

The movie is about the Kili Radio in Porcupine, in The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (SD). Several important Native Americans (and Whites), that have influenced Lakota culture over the ... See full synopsis »

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

Votes: 51

43. Trudell (2005)

PG | 80 min | Documentary

48 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 434 | Gross: $0.02M

44. Shadow Nation (2015)

67 min | Documentary, History

The journey of a group of renowned Rock musicians, led by George Lynch (Dokken/Lynch Mob) on a journey of discovery through music; exposing the injustices done to native Americans.

Directors: George Lynch, Mark McLaughlin | Stars: Noam Chomsky, George Lynch, Tom Morello, Ted Nugent

Votes: 13

45. Johnny Firecloud (1975)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Young American Indian gets out of the army and returns home to find his tribe victimized by a white rancher.

Director: William Allen Castleman | Stars: Victor Mohica, Ralph Meeker, David Canary, Frank DeKova

Votes: 283

46. 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: 4,544

47. Ramona (1936)

Approved | 84 min | Drama, Romance

Half-Indian girl brought up in a wealthy household is loved by the son of the house against his family's wishes and loves another Indian employed by the household.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Loretta Young, Don Ameche, Kent Taylor, Pauline Frederick

Votes: 221

48. Awake, a Dream from Standing Rock (2017)

89 min | Documentary

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota captures world attention through their peaceful resistance against the U.S. government's plan to construct an oil pipeline through their land.

Directors: Myron Dewey, Josh Fox, James Spione | Star: Autumn DePoe-Hughes

Votes: 174