Native american movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant native american movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, captivating, suspense, rough and scenic films and TV shows about / with native american, society, culture clash, murder, american indian, horse, gun, tribe, heroes and battles plots mostly in Drama, Western and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as native american: Dances with Wolves (1990), Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007), Pocahontas (1995), Stolen Women, Captured Hearts (1997), Hostiles (2017), Bone Tomahawk (2015), The Revenant (2015), Raven Hawk (1996), Black Cloud (2004), Woman Walks Ahead (2017).

List of native american movies

Dances with Wolves (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide – and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: native american, culture clash, self discovery, tribe, american civil war, friendship, courage, warrior, officer, redemption, civil war, lifestyle change ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s, 70s
Place: kansas, tennessee, usa, south dakota, nebraska
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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Beginning just after the bloody Sioux victory over General Custer at Little Big Horn, the story is told through two unique perspectives: Charles Eastman, a young, white-educated Sioux doctor held up as living proof of the alleged success of ...
Style: serious, rough, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: native american, native american reservation, native americans, native american attack, murder, injustice, against humanity, life is a bitch, racism, chief, senator, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: south dakota, usa, washington d.c., canada
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Pocahontas (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: History comes gloriously to life in Disney's epic animated tale about love and adventure in the New World. Pocahontas is a Native American woman whose father has arranged for her to marry her village's best warrior. But a vision tells her ...
Style: touching, captivating, romantic, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: native american, princess, disney, interracial romance, forbidden love, culture clash, romance, tragic love, adventure, fall in love, exploitation, family relations ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: virginia, usa, london, europe, england ...
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Stolen Women, Captured Hearts (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Kansas, 1868. A wagon train is attacked by a band of Lakota Sioux led by the young and athletic warrior Tokalah. The attractive, red haired Anna Brewster-Morgan and her friend Sarah White are on this wagon train too. When Tokalah noticed a terrified ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, captivating, serious
Audience: chick flick
Plot: native american white relationships, native american, interracial romance, squaw, native american attack, captivity, stockholm syndrome, kidnapping, captive woman, moral dilemma, romance, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: kansas
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Hostiles (2017)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A legendary Native American-hating Army captain nearing retirement in 1892 is given one last assignment: to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory back to his Montana reservation.
Style: tense, rough, suspense, captivating, psychological
Plot: native american, native american reservation, indian chief, bigotry, hate, trip, captain, reconciliation, battles, duty, gunfight, battle ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: usa, new mexico, montana, colorado
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Bone Tomahawk (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Western
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: During a shootout in a saloon, Sheriff Hunt injures a suspicious stranger. One of the villagers takes care of him in prison. One day they both disappear – only the spear of a cannibal tribe is found. Hunt and a few of his men go in search of the ...
Style: brutal, scary, bleak, suspense, bloody ...
Plot: native american, violence, prisoner, murder, survival, rescue, sheriff, civil war veteran, cannibalism, redemption, brutality, wilderness ...
Time: 70s
Place: california
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The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, tense, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, native american, lone hero, violence, snow, native americans, old west, grizzly bear, bear attack, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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Raven Hawk (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Native-American woman, who was framed for the murders of her parents years before, returns to her reservation to seek revenge.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: native american, prison life, revenge, murder, mental institution, dishonesty, rescue, contests and competitions, crimes, good versus evil, chase, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
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Black Cloud (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 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.
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: native american, boxer, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, human spirit, self discovery, society, hopes, racism, love, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, arizona, nevada
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Woman Walks Ahead (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A headstrong New York painter embarks on a dangerous journey to meet Sitting Bull, but must face off with an Army officer intent war with the Native Americans.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, based on true events, suspense
Plot: native american, native american reservation, murder, horse, painting, shooting, danger, crimes, rivalry, indigenous people, nudity (full frontal - brief), widow ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: north dakota, new york
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Into the West (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 552 min.
Story: Steven Spielberg executive produced this TNT miniseries about American Westward expansion during the 19th century. Told from both the perspective of the white Wheeler family and the Native American Lakota tribe, the 12-hour epic follows the clans as ...
Style: epic, sincere, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: old west, native american, native american white relationships, tribe, native americans, native american attack, american indian, adventure, interracial relations, friendship, injustice, revolution ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
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Frontier (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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: suspense, atmospheric, exciting, harsh
Plot: native american, rivalry, fur, fight for supremacy, trafficking, intrigue, crimes, society, indigenous people, first nations, biracial
Time: 18th century
Place: canada
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The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As the English and French soldiers battle for control of the American colonies in the 18th century, the settlers and native Americans are forced to take sides. Cora and her sister Alice unwittingly walk into trouble but are reluctantly saved by ...
Style: epic, exciting, emotional, serious, touching ...
Plot: native american, freedom, adventure, army, forbidden love, wilderness, woman in danger, vengeance, father daughter relationship, surrender, heroes, axe ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era, 1930s
Place: usa, england
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Man in the Wilderness (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the early 1800's, a group of fur trappers and Indian traders are returning with their goods to civilization and are making a desperate attempt to beat the oncoming winter. When guide Zachary Bass is injured in a bear attack, they decide ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, rough, suspenseful, based on true events ...
Plot: wilderness, bear attack, native american, adventure, survival, vengeance, forces of nature, isolation, danger, lone wolves, wounded, violence ...
Time: 70s, 1820s, 1800s
Place: usa
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Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Apache Indians have reluctantly agreed to settle on a US Government approved reservation. Not all the Apaches are able to adapt to the life of corn farmers. One in particular, Geronimo, is restless. Pushed over the edge by broken promises and ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, intense, factual ...
Plot: native american, apache, bounty hunter, racism, historical figure, battles, surrender, soldier, bigotry, betrayal, interracial romance, prejudice ...
Place: mexico, latin america, arizona, sonora, tucson arizona
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500 Nations (1995)
Genre: History
Country: USA
Duration: 374 min.
Story: 500 Nations is a documentary which explores the history of the indigenous peoples of North and Central America, from pre-Colombian times, through the period of European contact and colonization, to the end of the 19th century and the subjugation of ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: native american, conquering, fight for supremacy, religions or cults, native, tribe, native americans, contact, research, battles, massacre, american civil war ...
Time: 17th century, 15th century, 19th century, 16th century, 18th century
Place: latin america, usa
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The Burrowers (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It is 1879 in the Dakota Territories, a band of men who set out to find and recover a family of settlers that has mysteriously vanished from their home. Expecting the offenders to be a band of fierce natives, but they soon discover that the real ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buried alive, native american, monster, danger, missing child, old west, isolation, kidnapping, heroic mission, deadly creature, deadly, race against time ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, north dakota, south dakota
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The Lone Ranger (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Texas Rangers chase down a gang of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish, but the gang ambushes the Rangers, seemingly killing them all. One survivor is found, however, by an American Indian named Tonto, who nurses him back to health. The Ranger, ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, buddy comedy, scenic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: horse, native american, cowboy, adventure, texas ranger, escapades, lawyer, escape, vengeance, fighting crime, danger, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1930s, 1860s
Place: texas, usa, san francisco
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Black Robe (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the 17th century a Jesuit priest and a young companion are escorted through the wilderness of Quebec by Algonquin Indians to find a distant mission in the dead of winter. The Jesuit experiences a spiritual journey while his young companion falls ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, realistic, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: native american, wilderness, redemption, jesuit, journey, culture clash, shaman, society, religions or cults, hopes, escapades, soldier ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: canada, quebec, india, france
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Crazy Horse (1996)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The legendary Native American chieftain refuses to go with his people peacefully to the reservation and starts a rebellion.
Style: realistic, rough, bleak, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: native american, interracial relations, life is a bitch, society, war, americana, battle zone, military life, racism, old west, military, against humanity ...
Time: 19th century
Place: south dakota
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Little Big Man (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.
Style: epic, humorous, captivating, disturbing, sentimental ...
Plot: native american, old west, chief, orphan, native americans, americana, escapades, imperialism, injustice, society, salesman, thief ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 70s, year 1865, year 1970 ...
Place: usa
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Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A reluctant cavalry Captain must track a defiant tribe of migrating Cheyennes.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: native american, cavalry, starvation, homecoming, culture clash, society, life is a bitch, military, injustice, americana, journey, fort ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, wyoming, oklahoma
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Shalako (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: UK, West Germany, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Sean Connery is Shalako, a guide in the old West who has to rescue an aristocratic British hunting party from Indians and bandits.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: native american, rescue, survival, opposites attract, tough heroes, adventure, hostage, crimes, hostages, danger, rivalry, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa, tucson arizona, arizona
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Thunderheart (1992)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An FBI man with Sioux background is sent to a reservation to help with a murder investigation, where he has to come to terms with his heritage.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: native american reservation, native american, murder, fbi, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, crimes, special agents, injustice, moral dilemma, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s
Place: south dakota, usa, india, middle east
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The Homesman (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy. Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: old west, revenge, native american, human nature, mental illness, obsessive quest, partners, unlikely partners, anti heroes, anti hero, lifesaver, cross country ...
Time: 19th century
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
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Big Eden (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Big Eden is a tiny fictional town in northwestern Montana, as Preston Sturges or Frank Capra might have envisioned it. Timber and Cowboy country. This is the story of Henry Hart, a successful New York Artist, who returns to the town of his childhood ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: gay, small town, friendship, native american, coming out, gays and lesbians, romance, gay relationship, looking for love, lifestyle, hopes, gay love ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa, new york, new jersey, london
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Battle of the Brave (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In the mid-18th Century, as England and France battle over control of Canada, an epic romance between a peasant woman and a trapper unfurls
Style: emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: betrayal, native american, battles, soldier, life is a bitch, politics, danger, curses spells and rituals, social differences, revolution, opposites attract, rebelliousness ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, france, canada, europe, montreal quebec ...
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The Way West (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the mid-19th century, Senator William J. Tadlock leads a group of settlers overland in a quest to start a new settlement in the Western US. Tadlock is a highly principled and demanding taskmaster who is as hard on himself as he is on those who ...
Style: captivating, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, native american, against the odds, adventure, obnoxious boss, rivalry, americana, on the road, fish out of water, culture clash, father son relationship, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: missouri, oregon, usa
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The Call of the Wild (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A sled dog struggles for survival in the wilds of the Yukon.
Style: captivating, sincere, disturbing, tense
Plot: dog, dog sled, wolf, survival, gold rush, grizzly bear, snow, native american, disney, chase, hopes, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, contemporary
Place: alaska, yukon
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Grey Owl (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Western
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Archie Grey Owl is a trapper in Canada in the early 1930s when a young Iroquois woman from town asks him to teach her Indian ways. They live in the woods, where she is appalled at how trapped animals die. She adopts two orphaned beaver kits and ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: native american, adoption, opposites attract, love and romance, artists and showbiz, society, couples, family relations, disorder, human nature, social differences, celebrity culture ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: canada, england, europe, montreal, mexico
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