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 realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, touching and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with native american, indigenous, society, native americans, american indian, culture clash, murder, battles, gun and indians 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), Into the West (2005), The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Hostiles (2017), Smoke Signals (1998), Geronimo: An American Legend (1993), DreamKeeper (2003), Crazy Horse (1996), Black Robe (1991).

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: touching, epic, scenic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: native american, american civil war, self discovery, culture clash, tribe, friendship, civil war, courage, native americans, native american white relationships, pride and honor, survival ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1860s, 70s
Place: kansas, south dakota, tennessee, usa, 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, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: native american, native american reservation, native american attack, native americans, indian reservation, murder, injustice, against humanity, massacre, racism, life is a bitch, assimilation ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: south dakota, usa, washington d.c., canada
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Into the West (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 552 min.
TV show
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, realistic, sincere, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: native american, old west, native american attack, indian war, native american white relationships, american indian, tribe, native americans, injustice, adventure, friendship, interracial relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: south dakota
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The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, 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, sexy, visually appealing, realistic ...
Plot: native american, indians, army, american history, american indian, colonial america, native americans, freedom, adventure, revenge, colonialism, war ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, middle ages, 1930s
Place: england, usa
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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: suspense, rough, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: native american, native american reservation, bigotry, reconciliation, widow, murder, indian chief, gunfight, violence, forgiveness, hostility, death ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s
Place: new mexico, montana, usa, colorado
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Smoke Signals (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: 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 Arnold. Arnold soon left his family, and Victor hasn't ...
Style: road movie, touching, feel good, sincere, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: native american, native american reservation, native americans, self discovery, friendship, on the road, adolescence, life, escapades, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: idaho, india, phoenix arizona, arizona, new jersey
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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: factual, intense, breathtaking, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: native american, apache, indians, native americans, bounty hunter, civil war, betrayal, interracial romance, love story, unlikely friendships, wilderness, prejudice ...
Place: mexico, latin america, sonora, tucson arizona, arizona
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DreamKeeper (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 174 min.
Story: 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 the great powwow, an Indian meeting. While traveling, ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sentimental, feel good, philosophical ...
Plot: native american, native americans, on the road, obsessive quest, self discovery, friendship, human nature, grandfather grandson relationship, good versus evil, gang, escapades, society ...
Place: south dakota, usa, new mexico, montana
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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, serious, captivating, exciting, rough ...
Plot: native american, interracial relations, racism, old west, battle zone, americana, military life, life is a bitch, war, heroes, society, military ...
Time: 19th century
Place: south dakota
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Black Robe (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, Australia
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: sexy, thought provoking, realistic, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: native american, indians, christian, wilderness, colonialism, jesuit, native americans, culture clash, nature, winter, missionary, snow ...
Time: 17th century
Place: canada, france, india, quebec
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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, sentimental, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: native american, old west, native americans, orphan, chief, americana, injustice, imperialism, escapades, salesman, thief, society ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 20th century, year 1865, 1870s ...
Place: south dakota, usa
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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, sexy, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: disney, princess, native american, interracial romance, forbidden love, romance, disney princess, culture clash, tragic love, tribe, adventure, raccoon ...
Time: 17th century
Place: virginia, england, europe, africa, usa ...
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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: suspense, exciting, captivating, tense, weird
Plot: native american, native american reservation, female artist, murder, horse, painting, rivalry, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), sioux tribe, insect, widow ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s
Place: north dakota, new york
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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, realistic ...
Plot: native american, boxer, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, human spirit, self discovery, racism, society, hopes, boxing, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, arizona, nevada
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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, native american white relationships, interracial romance, native american attack, stockholm syndrome, captive woman, american indian, indian attack, indian chief, captivity, moral dilemma, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: kansas
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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: scary, brutal, macabre, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: wilderness, native american, rescue, violence, violent, survival, cannibalism, murder, brutality, cannibal, ambush, civil war veteran ...
Time: 70s, 19th century
Place: california
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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, serious ...
Plot: wilderness, bear attack, survival, native american, adventure, hallucination, paranoia, fear, vengeance, wounded, isolation, forces of nature ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 70s
Place: north dakota, usa
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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: suspense, tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: native american, native american reservation, native americans, murder, fbi, investigation, crimes, mystery, buddy cop, police investigation, ethnic conflict, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 70s
Place: south dakota, middle east, india, washington d.c., usa
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Dance Me Outside (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Explores the sensitive, and tense, relationship between life on an First Nations reservation and life in the outside world. When Native Canadian Silas Crow is forced to write a personal essay in order to get a much-desired job, he tells the story of ...
Style: serious, realistic, clever, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: native american, native american reservation, revenge, coming of age, friendship, direction and purpose, injustice, friends, social relations, job seeking, family relations, righting the wronged ...
Time: 90s
Place: ontario canada, canada
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500 Nations (1995)
Genre: History
Country: USA
Duration: 374 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Audience: kids
Plot: native american, conquering, fight for supremacy, native americans, native, contact, research, massacre, tribe, battles, religions or cults, state affairs ...
Time: 17th century, 15th century, 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: latin america, usa
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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, breathtaking, rough, suspenseful, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, revenge, vengeance, bear attack, snow, winter, lone hero, adventure, violence, obsessive quest, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: 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: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: native american, buried alive, monster, missing child, heroic mission, kidnapping, isolation, old west, race against time, deadly creature, cavalry, crucifix ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, north dakota, south dakota
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Powwow Highway (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Buddy Red Bow is struggling, in the face of persecution, by greedy developers and political in-fighting, to keep his nation on a Montana Cheyenne Reservation financially solvent and independent. Philbert, a simple-minded friend of Buddy's, ...
Style: road movie, affectionate, educational, allegory, psychedelic ...
Plot: native american, magic, friendship, road trip, nudity (full frontal - brief), witch, glbt, transsexual, superhero, sarcasm, camp, vietnam war ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, south dakota, london, australia, usa ...
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Wind River (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An FBI agent teams with the town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, surprise ending, bleak, sentimental ...
Plot: investigation, murder, murder investigation, rape, native american reservation, winter, fbi, fbi agent, snow, violence, native american, death ...
Time: 2010s
Place: wyoming, usa
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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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, clever, touching ...
Plot: native american, survival, trapper, nature, adoption, celebrity culture, social differences, americana, human nature, mistaken identity, disorder, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: canada, europe, england, montreal, mexico
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Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: As a wild stallion travels across the frontiers of the Old West, he befriends a young human and finds true love with a mare.
Style: inspirational, feel good, touching, sentimental, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: horse, friendship, wild horse, adventure, freedom, family, beautiful scenery, native americans, animal life, native american, getting home, talking animals ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
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, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: native american, prison life, revenge, murder, rescue, dishonesty, mental institution, contests and competitions, crimes, good versus evil, female protagonist, female fighter ...
Time: 90s
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Reservation Dogs (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: This comedy follows the exploits of four Indigenous teenagers in rural Oklahoma who steal, rob and save in order to get to the exotic, mysterious and faraway land of California.
Style: humorous, entertaining, satirical, captivating, funny ...
Plot: native american, teenager, coming of age, gang, gang war, criminal gang, youth gang, bandit, native american reservation, juvenile delinquency, indians, social satire ...
Place: oklahoma
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Crooked Arrows (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A native-American lacrosse team makes its way through a prep school league tournament.
Style: exciting, uplifting, sincere, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: native american, sport, lacrosse, high school, ambition, contests and competitions, hopes, rivalry, human spirit, social relations, against the odds, preparatory school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, boston, 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, serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: cavalry, native american, starvation, society, culture clash, homecoming, life is a bitch, military, injustice, americana, journey, fort ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, wyoming, oklahoma
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