First nations movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant first nations movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, bleak, atmospheric and touching films and TV shows about / with indigenous people, australian aboriginal, aborigine, society, racism, family relations, native american, interracial relations, police officer and australian outback plots mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres shot in Australia, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as first nations: Blood Quantum (2019), One Dead Indian (2006), A Suitable Boy (2020), Indian Horse (2017), Te Ata (2016), Frontier (2016), Run, Broken Yet Brave (2009), H2o (2004), Mothers&Daughters (2008), Empire of Dirt (2013).

List of first nations movies

Blood Quantum (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi'kmaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants who are strangely immune to the zombie plague.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychotronic, scary
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, native american reservation, indigenous people, supernatural, killings, graphic violence, immunity, moral dilemma, survival, zombie outbreak, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada, quebec
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One Dead Indian (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Stoney Point Natives assemble at Ipperwash Provincial Park for what began as a peaceful protest.
Style: captivating, psychological, thought provoking, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: indigenous people, native american, police brutality, innocent person killed, racism, violence, police officer, crime investigation, american indian, protest, sniper, riot ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, ontario canada
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A Suitable Boy (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, India
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set during the 1950s, the six-part series tells the story of a young woman’s search for love and identity in a newly independent, post-Partition India defining its own future.
Plot: economic crisis, hindu, tradition, research, traditional versus modern, character study, family tradition, tradition versus modernity, family relations, destiny, marriage, altering history ...
Time: 50s
Place: india
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 7.2
 2K
Indian Horse (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Saul is a great native hockey player who overcomes racism in the 1970s then ultimately becomes tempted by alcoholism.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: ice hockey, racism, indigenous people, native american, racial prejudice, athlete's life, social problems, family problems, sport, society, social misfits, social relations ...
Time: 70s, year 1959, year 1968, year 2008, year 1979
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
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 7.4
 889
Te Ata (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The extraordinary life of Chickasaw Nation citizen Mary Thompson Fisher is given a heartfelt tribute in this moving look at a culture in transition, and the way one woman used her voice to keep Native traditions and stories alive. Raised in Indian ...
Plot: native american, slice of life, women, spirituality, college student, indigenous people, audition, pagan, fire, college professor, shadow puppet, racism ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, year 1915
Place: pittsburgh, oklahoma
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 7.1
 22K
Frontier (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in late 18th century Canada. Told from multiple perspectives, Frontier takes place in a world where business negotiations might be resolved with ...
Style: atmospheric, suspense, exciting, harsh, captivating ...
Plot: native american, trafficking, rivalry, intrigue, medieval, fight for supremacy, competitor, showdown, crimes, society, fight, rivals ...
Time: 18th century, 2010s
Place: canada
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In a World Created By a Drunken God (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jason, a Canadian Metis, who gets a visit from an American half-brother he didn't know he had. Harry says that their father is dying and needs a kidney. Jason could be the only one who can save the life of a man who ignored him for his entire ...
Plot: brother brother conflict, indigenous people, adulterous husband, brother brother relationship, transplant, international relations, aborigine, kidney transplant
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Run, Broken Yet Brave (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: RUN, is the story of Ashley, a sixteen-year old teenager with a chip on her shoulder. She is sent by her mom to spend a month of her summer holidays with her grandparents on the family farm. While there she develops a love-hate relationship with her ...
Style: captivating, touching, light, psychological, contemplative
Plot: teenage girl, canadian, troubled teen, teenage protagonist, female protagonist, summer vacation, farm, countryside, native american, grandfather granddaughter relationship, truck, indigenous people ...
Place: canada
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 6.2
 278
H2o (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 177 min.
TV show
Story: When Canada's Prime Minister drowns in what appears to be a boating accident, his son takes office and is drawn into a deceptive world of power and corruption.
Plot: empire, politics, boat, government conspiracy, indigenous people, national security, police investigation, suicide, water, drowning, treason, murder ...
Place: canada
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Mothers&Daughters (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Comedy about three very different women and the complex relationship they have with their mothers.
Style: humorous, funny, captivating, feel good, light ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, pregnancy, mother child relationship, woman woman relationship, family relations, parent child relationship, mother and daughter, family, parents and children, kids and family, eccentric family, relationships ...
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 6.7
 240
Empire of Dirt (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Like many Native families, Lena Mahikan grew up in the cycle of abuse. Her father, a residential school survivor, was an alcoholic until he killed himself when Lena was 10. Her mother, only 14 years her senior, turned to the slots. By the time Lena ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: small town, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, single parent, social misfits, youth, society, family life, parents and children, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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 7.6
 26K
Walkabout (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Under the pretense of having a picnic, a geologist takes his teenage daughter and 6-year-old son into the Australian outback and attempts to shoot them. When he fails, he turns the gun on himself, and the two city-bred children must contend with ...
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, road movie, meditative, touching ...
Audience: kids, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, desert, survival, suicide, culture clash, wilderness, rite of passage, teenage girl, brother sister relationship, australian outback, language barrier, teenager ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia, sydney australia, adelaide south australia
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 7.0
 10K
The Last Wave (1977)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: White Australian lawyer David Burton agrees with reluctance to defend a group of aborigines charged with murdering one of their own. He suspects the victim was targeted for violating a tribal taboo, but the defendants deny any tribal association. ...
Style: enigmatic, surreal, atmospheric, psychological, cerebral ...
Plot: lawyer, native american, end of the world, distopia, aborigine, catastrophe, murder, water, spirituality, mystery, investigation, courtroom drama ...
Time: future, 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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 6.9
 1K
Storm Boy (1976)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mike is a lonely Australian boy living in a coastal wilderness with his reclusive father. In search of friendship he encounters an Aboriginal native loner and the two form a bond in the care of orphaned pelicans.
Style: semi serious, cult film
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, aborigine, bird, youth, animals, boy, australian aboriginal, pelican, animal life, family relations, friends, misfit ...
Place: australia, south australia
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We of the Never Never (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Based on the well-loved Australian classic by Mrs. Aeneas Gunn, this is the remarkable true story of Jeannie Gunn, a woman who fought to overcome sexual and racial prejudice amid the harsh beauties of the outback. Leaving her Melbourne existence for ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: australian aboriginal, countryside, strong female lead, aborigine, sexism, animal cruelty, racism, killing an animal, feminist, australian outback, strong female presence, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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The Naked Country (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Far North Queensland, 1955. Deep in the untamed frontier tough rancher Lance Dillon and his sensual, but bored wife, battle inhospitable nature to eke out a living from their cattle herd. When the aborigines kill the Dillon's prize bull a ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, romance, escapades, survival, couples, against the odds, murder, on the run, violence ...
Place: australia
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Where the Green Ants Dream (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Extraordinary images from Werner Herzog. Shot in the Australian Outback the Aborigines (in this film anyway) believe that this is the place where the green ants go to dream, and that if their dreams are disturbed, it will bring down disaster on us ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: aborigine, australian aboriginal, survival, desert, nature, court, mining, culture clash, geology, wilderness, environmental destruction, wildlife ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: africa, australia, germany, south australia
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The Fringe Dwellers (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an Aboriginal family's attempts to forge a new life for themselves within the segregated society. At the urging of headstrong teenager Trilby, the Comeaways relocate from their family camp, to a house in the main town.
Style: political, serious, realistic
Plot: australian aboriginal, indigenous people, native american, segregation, couples, family relations, society, love and romance, life is a bitch, youth, coming of age, misfit ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa, australia
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Dead Heart (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ray Lorkin, chief lawman in the tiny rural settlement of Wala Wala, Australia, fears that long-simmering tensions between the area's aborigine natives and white settlers are on the verge of erupting. When it's discovered that Kate, the ...
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: horny wife, crimes, aborigine, culture clash, interracial relations, murder, infidelity, interracial sex, sex scene, outback, romance, culture ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
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The Life of Harry Dare (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Harry Dare is a shambolic Adelaide private investigator. He’s still not certain why he’s in the business; perhaps to understand his father’s disappearance, 20 years earlier? But now Harry’s got a real case: who stole his father’s old Kombi ...
Plot: stealing a car, port, theft, car theft, aborigine, van, australian aboriginal, harbor, indigenous people, mini van
Place: south australia, australia
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 7.4
 3K
The Tracker (2002)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Somewhere in Australia in the early 20th century outback, an Aboriginal man is accused of murdering a white woman. Three white men are on a mission to capture him with the help of an experienced Indigenous man.
Style: disturbing, serious, rough, bleak, inter cultural ...
Plot: aborigine, australian aboriginal, crimes, fanatic, outback, racism, murder, australian outback, expedition, vigilantism, injustice, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: australia
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 6.6
 61
Tudawali (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Tells the story of Robert Tudawali who starred in the first ever Australian technicolour feature film, "Jedda". Station hand, actor and then Aboriginal activist, Tudawali died in 1967 at the age of 38 in tragic circumstances. Includes ...
Plot: indigenous people, death, friend, father daughter relationship, love, australian, mother daughter relationship, friendship, husband wife relationship, alcohol abuse, equality, australian aboriginal ...
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Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, touching, factual, heartbreaking ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: aborigine, child abuse, kidnapping, australian outback, racism, australian aboriginal, children, culture clash, survival, justice, women, punishment ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 20th century
Place: australia, africa
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 6.5
 369
Yolngu Boy (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After committing a crime for which he is likely to be jailed, a Yolngu teenager convinces two of his childhood friends to join him on a journey from North East Arnhem Land to Darwin to seek help from a tribal leader.
Plot: aborigine, australian aboriginal, hunter, indigenous people, juvenile delinquency, burglary, father son reunion, journey, alcohol abuse, friendship between men, department store, australian outback ...
Place: australia
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Australian Rules (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Friends Gary Black (Nathan Phillips) and Dumby Red (Luke Carroll) are on the same soccer team in their coastal Australian town. But to local racists, they're a world apart: Gary is white and Dumby is an Aborigine. This becomes an issue when one ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: racism, friendship, family relations, interracial relations, small town, teenage life, love affair, discrimination, athlete's life, youth, rivalry, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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Beneath Clouds (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Lena, the light-skinned daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn, a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events throw them together on a journey with no money and no ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, sincere, art house
Plot: racism, prison, coming of age, on the road, family relations, couples, young heroes, opposites attract, life is a bitch, love and romance, indigenous people, aborigine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia, new south wales
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Samson and Delilah (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Samson and Delilah's world is small- an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy strikes they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival. Lost, unwanted and alone the discover that life isn't ...
Style: captivating, serious, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: aborigine, desert, hunger, power of love, romance, teenage love, youth, life is a bitch, love and romance, misfit, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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 6.6
 520
Mad Bastards (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: TJ is a mad bastard, and his estranged 13‐year‐old son Bullet is on the fast track to becoming one, too. After being turned away from his mother’s house, TJ sets off across the country to the Kimberly region of northwestern Australia to make ...
Style: captivating, touching, sincere, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, family relations, father son reunion, starting over, redemption, self discovery, parent child relationship, estrangement, hopes, going straight, parents and children, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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Around the Block (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Aboriginal boy is torn between his unexpected love of acting and the disintegration of his family.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, sexy ...
Plot: urban ghetto, dysfunctional family, idealism, school, youth, hopes, society, teacher, lesbian, fall in love, lgbtq, australian aboriginal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, new south wales
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Charlie's Country (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Blackfella Charlie is getting older, and he's out of sorts. The intervention is making life more difficult on his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws that don't generally make much sense, and Charlie's ...
Style: semi autobiographical, thought provoking, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: aborigine, racism, culture clash, introspection, society, against the rules, elderly, escapades, social misfits, wilderness, self discovery, alienation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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