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1. The Ridiculous 6 (2015)

TV-14 | 119 min | Comedy, Western

4.8
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18 Metascore

An outlaw who was raised by Native Americans discovers that he has five half-brothers; together the men go on a mission to find their wayward, deadbeat dad.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Adam Sandler, Terry Crews, Jorge Garcia, Taylor Lautner

Votes: 39,451

2. The Searchers (1956)

Passed | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.9
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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: 73,811

3. Gunsmoke: The Last Apache (1990 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 94 min | Western

7.2
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James Arness rides again as Matt Dillon, the U.S. Marshal he made popular in the 1955-75 television series. In this movie he goes after a renegade Apache named Wolf (Joe Lara) who has taken... See full summary »

Director: Charles Correll | Stars: James Arness, Richard Kiley, Amy Stoch, Geoffrey Lewis

Votes: 264

4. 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: 30,790 | Gross: $31.56M

5. Soldier Blue (1970)

R | 112 min | Western

6.9
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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: 4,520

6. Two Rode Together (1961)

Not Rated | 109 min | Western

6.8
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A corrupt marshal is pressured by his army friend into negotiating the release of white captives of the Comanches, but finds that their reintegration into society has its consequences.

Director: John Ford | Stars: James Stewart, Richard Widmark, Shirley Jones, Linda Cristal

Votes: 4,791

7. Northwest Passage (1940)

Passed | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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Langdon Towne and Hunk Marriner join Major Rogers' Rangers as they wipe out an Indian village. They set out for Fort Wentworth, but when they arrive they find no soldiers and none of the supplies they expected.

Directors: King Vidor, Jack Conway, W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan, Ruth Hussey

Votes: 2,997

8. The Light in the Forest (1958)

Unrated | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.5
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A young white man who spent his whole life raised by Native Americans is sent to live with his birth family and must learn to fit in with people he was taught to hate.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Fess Parker, Wendell Corey, Joanne Dru, James MacArthur

Votes: 450

9. Against a Crooked Sky (1975)

G | 89 min | Adventure, Family, Western

5.4
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When Charlotte Sutter is kidnapped by Apaches her brother Sam aided by an old drunk prospector goes searching for her.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Richard Boone, Stewart Petersen, Henry Wilcoxon, Clint Ritchie

Votes: 404

10. The Savage (1952)

Passed | 95 min | Action, Romance, Western

6.1
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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

11. The Charge at Feather River (1953)

Approved | 95 min | Western

6.2
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In Colorado territory, Miles Archer is asked by the cavalry at Fort Bellows to aid in rescuing two white women abducted by the Cheyenne and to provide security for the railroad construction teams.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Guy Madison, Vera Miles, Frank Lovejoy, Helen Westcott

Votes: 489

12. Alone Yet Not Alone (2013)

PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Drama, History

4.5
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The year is 1755, and the English colonies are being ravaged by the atrocities of war. Opposing European powers have clashed over the fertile Ohio valley, and entire families are devastated... See full summary »

Directors: Ray Bengston, George D. Escobar | Stars: Kelly Greyson, Natalie Racoosin, Clay Walker, Jenn Gotzon Chandler

Votes: 671 | Gross: $0.67M

13. Trooper Hook (1957)

Approved | 81 min | Western

6.7
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When Apache chief Nanchez is captured by the cavalry, his white squaw and infant son are returned to civilization by Sergeant Hook, but Nanchez escapes custody and attempts to re-claim his son.

Director: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: Joel McCrea, Barbara Stanwyck, Earl Holliman, Edward Andrews

Votes: 586

14. Bianco Apache (1987)

100 min | Western

4.6
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Outlaws attack a band of settlers and kill everyone except a pregnant woman who's rescued by a band of Indians. The woman dies giving birth but Chief White Bear adopts her male baby, naming... See full summary »

Directors: Claudio Fragasso, Bruno Mattei | Stars: Sebastian Harrison, Lola Forner, Alberto Farnese, Charly Bravo

Votes: 101

15. Pawnee (1957)

Approved | 80 min | Western

5.5
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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: 161

16. The Pathfinder (1952)

Passed | 78 min | Adventure, War, Western

5.9
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Pathfinder, a white man raised by the Mohican Indians, joins forces with the British army to avenge himself on the Mingo warriors and the French, who have brought death and pillage to his ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: George Montgomery, Helena Carter, Jay Silverheels, Walter Kingsford

Votes: 81

17. Johnny Moccasin (1956 TV Movie)

26 min | Western

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Johnny Moccasin is a white teenage boy who has been raised by an Indian tribe after his parents were killed in a wagon train massacre.

Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Jody McCrea, Sara Shane, Raymond Bailey, John Larch

18. Across the Plains (1939)

Passed | 59 min | Western

5.3
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Two brothers separated when young meet as adults, one good and one bad.

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: Jack Randall, Frank Yaconelli, Joyce Bryant, Hal Price

Votes: 35

19. White Eagle (1941)

Approved | 290 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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White Eagle is the son of a massacred army officer, who has been raised by an Indian tribe and believes himself to be the son of the tribal chief. White Eagle is working to get a peace ... See full summary »

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Buck Jones, Raymond Hatton, Dorothy Fay, James Craven

Votes: 31

20. Dear America: Standing in the Light (1999 TV Short)

TV-Y7 | 29 min | Short, Drama, Family

6.6
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A teenage Quaker farm girl is abducted by Indians in 1750s Pennsylvania.

Director: Stacey Stewart Curtis | Stars: Marc Donato, Stephanie Anne Mills, Grant Nickalls

Votes: 44

21. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993–1998)
Episode: Another Woman (1994)

47 min | Drama, Family, Western

8.0
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A woman who as been living with Indians for over 10 years is found and brought to Colorado Springs. Tensions rise between Sully and Mike when the girl becomes unusually attached to Sully.

Director: Chuck Bowman | Stars: Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Chad Allen, Erika Flores

Votes: 78

22. Mackenzie's Raiders (1958–1959)
Episode: Apache Boy (1959)

30 min | Western

7.0
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Colonel Mackenzie discovers that the son of an Apache chief he has captured is actually a white boy taken from his family long ago. The youngster's aunt and uncle agree to take the child as... See full summary »

Director: Richard Carlson | Stars: Richard Carlson, William Challee, Jack Mather, Elisabeth Cope

Votes: 7

23. Hudson's Bay (1959– )
Episode: Blue-Eyed Squaw

26 min | Adventure, Family, Western

Jonathan Banner and Pierre Falcon are sent on a special assignment from Fort Gannon to meet with Standing Bear. When the arrive, they meet Standing Bear's "adopted" daughter, blonde-haired ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Barry Nelson, George Tobias, Carol Starkman, Ron Taylor

24. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)
Episode: Bounty for a Bride (1959)

TV-PG | 24 min | Western

6.6
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A decidedly different and dangerous assignment awaits Josh when he agrees to go into the Apache camp and compete in their contests to win the hand of a white woman the Indians kidnapped as a child and have raised as their own.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Steve McQueen, Lori Nelson, Patrick McVey, Michael Pate

Votes: 65

25. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: Erin (1969)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.6
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Hoss is rescued from a band of hungry Paiutes rustling Ponderosa cattle after a hard winter by Erin O'Donnell, an Irish woman who was raised by the Sioux and revered by the tribes as a medicine woman and mystic.

Director: Don Richardson | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, David Canary

Votes: 50

26. The High Chaparral (1967–1971)
Episode: Feather of an Eagle (1969)

PG | 60 min | Western

8.3
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After spotting a blonde white woman with a group of Apaches, Blue cannot resist the urge to free her against the advice of Buck and Manolito. He frees her but is captured and her Apache husband wants her returned in return for Blue.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Leif Erickson, Cameron Mitchell, Mark Slade, Henry Darrow

Votes: 36

27. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Hawk (1969)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.3
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Sgt. Hawk is a half-breed lawman who stops by to visit his mother, who bore him while being held captive by Indians 20 years before. He finds that she has nothing but hate for him.

Director: Gunnar Hellström | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 83

28. Cimarron Strip (1967–1968)
Episode: Heller (1968)

TV-PG | 74 min | Western

7.3
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Marshal Crown is shot while pursuing a murderous gang of outlaws who prey on isolated Indian villages. He is found, hidden and nursed back to health by Heller, a young woman who was raised ... See full summary »

Director: Gunnar Hellström | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Percy Herbert, Randy Boone, Jill Townsend

Votes: 32

29. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Indian Ford (1961)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.4
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Matt escorts a captain and his troops to an Indian village, to make an exchange for a white woman captured over a year ago.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 83

30. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: Love Me Not (1964)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.1
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Ben's Pygmalion-like efforts to 'civilize' a young, white woman, raised by a neighboring Paiute Indian tribe, have an unintended result when, instead of choosing a husband from among the ... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

Votes: 53

31. Bordertown (1989–1991)
Episode: Over the Line (1989)

23 min | Adventure, Western

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Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Richard Comar, John H. Brennan, Sophie Barjac, Jason Michas

32. The Young Riders (1989–1992)
Episode: Pride and Prejudice (1990)

TV-PG | 47 min | Romance, Western

8.8
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When Thompkins' wife and daughter who were taken by Indians years ago are found, they return to him. But also with give is a boy whom his wife says was fathered by the Indian who took them.... See full summary »

Director: Joseph L. Scanlan | Stars: Stephen Baldwin, Josh Brolin, Travis Fine, Don Franklin

Votes: 18

33. Daniel Boone (1964–1970)
Episode: Tekawitha McLeod (1964)

60 min | Adventure, History, Western

8.2
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A dance at Fort Boonesborough is interrupted by Flathead Joseph, a halfbreed slave trader. He has a young Indian girl with him whom he claims is a Cherokee Princess...and a white girl. Her ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Fess Parker, Albert Salmi, Ed Ames, Patricia Blair

Votes: 23

34. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Beginning (1962)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.1
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The Cartwrights find Billy Horn, a young man who was taken captive and raised by the Shoshone. He comes to live with them and befriends them, as they try to re-accustom him to the white ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

Votes: 49

35. Hawkeye (1994–1995)
Episode: The Child (1994)

43 min | Adventure

8.3
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A couple from Virginia with a child seek safety in the fort, only they aren't the baby's parents, but uncle. When the baby is stolen by Hurons, Elizabeth goes to the camp to bring the white... See full summary »

Director: Richard Compton | Stars: Lee Horsley, Lynda Carter, Rodney A. Grant, Tamsin Kelsey

Votes: 13

36. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)
Episode: The Law and Miss Aggie (1957)

TV-G | 23 min | Western

8.4
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The Lone Ranger becomes involved when a group of Indians are on the way to a special government meeting are attacked by a local land owner.

Director: Oscar Rudolph | Stars: Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels, Florence Lake, Dennis Moore

Votes: 26

37. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Molly Kincaid Story (1963)

TV-PG | 75 min | Drama, Western

8.6
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Having just left St. Joseph Hale tells everyone there are no Indians when in fact two escaped Comanche captives steal two horses and show up at the wagon trains first stop. The female wants to kill a man there - her cowardly husband.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: John McIntire, Robert Fuller, Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson

Votes: 55

38. The Lazarus Man (1996– )
Episode: The Rescue (1996)

Western

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Lazarus helps a group of men "rescue" a woman who was captured by Comanches years ago when she was 6. But the woman would rather stay with her Comanche family.

Stars: Robert Urich, Tym Thurston, Carmen Thomas, Heather Ehlers

39. Tate (1960– )
Episode: The Return of Jessica Jackson (1960)

30 min | Western

8.2
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Shades of The Searchers as an obsessed man negotiates the release of his wife abducted eight years earlier by a Paiute raiding party. He did not anticipate her bringing home a half-Indian child, or of the Paiute father's fierce resistance.

Director: David Orrick McDearmon | Stars: David McLean, John Kellogg, Jock Gaynor, Henry Corden

Votes: 12

40. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Ruth Marshall Story (1959)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Western

7.9
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Flint goes to look for a white woman lost in a battle with the Sioux eleven years earlier. A Sioux brave wounds Flint followed by Flint shooting the brave. A white woman who doesn't speak and lives with four wolves finds and treats Flint.

Director: Richard Bartlett | Stars: Ward Bond, Robert Horton, Luana Patten, Frank McGrath

Votes: 37

41. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Savage (1960)

TV-G | 60 min | Western

6.6
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Adam rides up on some Indians wanting to harm a white woman they believed was a mountain spirit. He kills them but not before they wound him. The woman nurses him back to health but the rest of the tribe is still out there looking for her.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

Votes: 74

42. Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans (1957)
Episode: The Search (1957)

Approved | Adventure, Western

6.9
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Hawkeye and Chingachkook rescue an elderly woman from two Indians who have kidnapped her and were about to take her back to their tribe. She asks the two for help in finding her son, who ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: John Hart, Lon Chaney Jr., Larry Solway, Marjorie Purvey

Votes: 19

43. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Survivors (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.4
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A white woman, abducted by the Paiutes and thought to be dead, is brought back to Virginia City and reunited with her husband. When it is found she has an Indian baby to a Paiute chief, she... See full summary »

Director: Leon Benson | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Mariette Hartley

Votes: 43

44. Branded (1965–1966)
Episode: The Wolfers (1966)

22 min | Western

8.2
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Jason comes upon a woman, a white Indian, tied up and rescues her. She tells him three wolfer brothers had kidnapped her and done unspeakable things to her. Jason attempts to take her back ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Chuck Connors, Bruce Dern, Zeme North, Morgan Woodward

Votes: 13

45. Northwest Passage (1958–1959)
Episode: Vengeance Trail (1958)

30 min | Adventure

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A bounty hunter reports that the Mohegans, an Indian tribe who were previously neutral in the fight between the French and the English colonists, are preparing to go on the warpath against ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: Keith Larsen, Buddy Ebsen, Don Burnett, Paul Fix

46. Cheyenne (1955–1963)
Episode: West of the River (1956)

TV-G | 60 min | Western

7.9
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Cheyenne is asked to lead a group of guardhouse prisoners on a mission to rescue two girls taken captive by the Kiowa. He questions the odds or whether the girls will want to return. The mission starts okay but his fears may be true.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Clint Walker, Lois Collier, Trevor Bardette, Stephanie Griffin

Votes: 76

47. F Troop (1965–1967)
Episode: Yellow Bird (1966)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Western

7.3
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A white woman raised by Indians starts to take after the Captain.

Director: David Alexander | Stars: Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry, Melody Patterson

Votes: 26

48. The Rebel (1959–1961)
Episode: Yellow Hair (1959)

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.2
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A mortally wounded soldier stumbles into Johnny's camp. Before he dies, he says only one thing: "Fort Concho." Johnny rides to the fort and discovers it empty of soldiers. The sole survivor... See full summary »

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Nick Adams, Royal Dano, Rodolfo Acosta, Eddie Little Sky

Votes: 27



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