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, atmospheric, dramatic and touching films and TV shows about / with native american, society, american indian, culture clash, native americans, murder, gun, horse, battles and heroes plots mostly in Drama, Western and Adventure genres shot in USA, Canada, UK 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), Hostiles (2017), Into the West (2005), The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Stolen Women, Captured Hearts (1997), Crazy Horse (1996), Geronimo: An American Legend (1993), Pocahontas (1995), 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, native american white relationships, friendship, native americans, courage, warrior, officer, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s, 70s
Place: usa, kansas, tennessee, south dakota, united states ...
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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, emotional, rough, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: native american, native american reservation, native americans, native american attack, murder, injustice, against humanity, life is a bitch, racism, senator, chief, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: south dakota, usa, washington d.c., canada
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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, reconciliation, hostility, death, widow, violence, travel, trip ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new mexico, usa, colorado, montana
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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, sincere, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: native american, old west, native american white relationships, tribe, native americans, native american attack, indian war, american indian, friendship, interracial relations, adventure, injustice ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: south dakota
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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, army, adventure, forbidden love, love triangle, interracial relations, vengeance, wilderness, american indian, woman in danger, war ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era, 1930s
Place: usa, 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, touching, sincere, captivating, serious
Audience: chick flick
Plot: native american white relationships, interracial romance, native american, stockholm syndrome, native american attack, captive woman, squaw, captivity, kidnapping, moral dilemma, american indian, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: kansas
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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, bleak, rough, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: native american, interracial relations, war, injustice, battles, old west, racism, americana, battle zone, military life, against humanity, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: south dakota
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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, soldier, surrender, bigotry, indians, betrayal, interracial romance ...
Place: mexico, latin america, arizona, sonora, tucson arizona
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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, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: princess, interracial romance, disney, native american, forbidden love, romance, tribe, culture clash, disney princess, tragic love, adventure, interracial relations ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: virginia, usa, london, england, europe ...
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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: based on true events, suspense, exciting, tense, captivating
Plot: native american, native american reservation, murder, horse, painting, shooting, female artist, danger, crimes, rivalry, sioux tribe, indigenous people ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: north dakota, new york
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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: bleak, thought provoking, realistic, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: native american, wilderness, indians, redemption, jesuit, journey, culture clash, shaman, society, interracial relations, religions or cults, hopes ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: canada, quebec, india, france
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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, murder, violent, brutality, wilderness, prisoner, rescue, blood, death, cannibal, survival ...
Time: 70s
Place: california
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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, thief, salesman ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 70s, year 1865, 1850s ...
Place: usa
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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: disturbing, contemplative, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: native american, conquering, fight for supremacy, battles, contact, tribe, research, massacre, religions or cults, native americans, native, genocide ...
Time: 17th century, 15th century, 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: latin america, usa
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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, semi serious
Plot: native american, native americans, on the road, obsessive quest, self discovery, friendship, human nature, grandfather grandson relationship, good versus evil, gang, society, escapades ...
Place: usa, south dakota, montana, new mexico
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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: touching, feel good, sincere, road movie, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: native american, native american reservation, on the road, native americans, friendship, self discovery, escapades, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, orphan, human nature, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: idaho, phoenix arizona, arizona, india, new jersey
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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, native american, bear attack, adventure, survival, vengeance, forces of nature, isolation, danger, lone wolves, wounded, loner ...
Time: 70s, 1820s, 19th century, 1800s
Place: usa
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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, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: native american, boxer, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, racism, human spirit, society, hopes, self discovery, love, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada, arizona
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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: native american, buried alive, monster, danger, missing child, heroic mission, isolation, old west, kidnapping, deadly, race against time, deadly creature ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, north dakota, south dakota
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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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: native american, prison life, revenge, murder, mental institution, rescue, dishonesty, good versus evil, contests and competitions, crimes, chase, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
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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, psychological, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: native american, native american reservation, murder, fbi, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, crimes, special agents, injustice, redemption, moral dilemma ...
Time: 70s
Place: south dakota, usa, india, middle east
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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, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, lone hero, snow, bear attack, violence, native american, old west, obsessive quest, beautiful scenery, grizzly bear ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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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, adventurer, danger, hostages, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa, tucson arizona, arizona
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The Lone Ranger (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: buddy comedy, exciting, humorous, semi serious, scenic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: horse, native american, texas ranger, adventure, cowboy, escape, indians, good versus evil, escapades, lawyer, vengeance, fighting crime ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s, 1860s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, san francisco
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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: gloomy, clever, atmospheric, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: native american, native american reservation, revenge, family relations, injustice, direction and purpose, friends, racism, righting the wronged, job seeking, real world, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, ontario canada
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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, society, homecoming, culture clash, americana, injustice, military, life is a bitch, fort, journey ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, oklahoma, wyoming
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Frontier (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
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: suspense, atmospheric, exciting, harsh, captivating
Plot: native american, rivalry, intrigue, trafficking, indigenous people, competitor, showdown, fight for supremacy, fur, fight, battles, crimes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: canada
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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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, contemplative, clever ...
Plot: native american, adoption, fur trapper, human nature, americana, mistaken identity, social differences, celebrity culture, opposites attract, love and romance, artists and showbiz, society ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 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: touching, inspirational, feel good, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, girls' night
Plot: horse, wild horse, family, friendship, freedom, reunion, getting home, adventure, rescue, animal life, cowboy, wildlife ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1850s
Place: usa, united states
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News of the World (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A Texan traveling across the wild West bringing the news of the world to local townspeople, agrees to help rescue a young girl who was kidnapped.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, touching, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: native american, civil war veteran, american civil war, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, rescue, runaway, cowboy, gunfight, horse and wagon, newspaper, horse ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, year 1865
Place: texas, usa, united states, san antonio texas, dallas texas
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