Indigenous people movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant indigenous people movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful and exciting films and TV shows about / with indigenous people, death, tribe, murder, native american, female nudity, jungle, male nudity, rivalry and escapades plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and History genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as indigenous people: The Indian (2009), Barkskins (2020), Green Frontier (2019), The Sage Hunter (2005), Trickster (2020), Guilty Not Guilty (2018), Tanna (2015), Windwalker (1980), Ten Canoes (2006), Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972).

List of indigenous people movies

 6.2
 168
The Indian (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Dutch eight-year-old boy Koos discovers he was adopted after birth in Peru. While searching for his roots, Koos meets Peruvian Indians at the cinema. The enterprising rascal now devotes himself to becoming a quintessential Indian, more proudly even ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, light, feel good, dark
Plot: adoption, ritual, indigenous people, ancestor, boy, determination, orphan, courage, tribe, initiation, slingshot, sibling rivalry ...
Place: peru, netherlands
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 7.3
 2K
Barkskins (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A disparate group of outcasts and dreamers battle to escape their pasts while navigating the brutal frontier hardships, competing interests, and tangled loyalties at the crossroads of civilization: the New World. Based on the novel by ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, tense, exciting, visually appealing ...
Plot: american indian, indigenous people, showdown, settler, colonization, murder investigation, land grab, preaching, rivalry, power struggle, class struggle, survival ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: quebec, canada, france, north america
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Green Frontier (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: Deep in the Amazon, on the border of Brazil and Colombia, a series of bizarre deaths are investigated by a young female detective, Helena, and her partner, an indigenous policeman named Reynaldo. It becomes clear that the murders are not the biggest ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, disturbing
Plot: native, female detective, missionary, rain forest, jungle, police detective, police, indigenous people, supernatural power, arson, ritual murder, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: colombia
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The Sage Hunter (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: THE SAGE HUNTER chronicles the real life adventures of the Taiwanese indigenous hero, Sakinu, a forest ranger who is determined to protect his family's and community's rich traditions. We take in the magnificent panorama of the lush forest ...
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: heroes, nature, hunter, indigenous people, tribe, family relations, environmental issue, animals, wild boar, environmental issues, animal, chinese
Place: taiwan
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 6.7
 1K
Trickster (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An Indigenous teen struggles to support his dysfunctional family as myth, magic, and monsters slowly infiltrate his life.
Style: captivating, light, twists and turns, unusual plot structure, disturbing
Plot: indigenous people, high school student, workplace, native american tribe, indians, mysticism, illness, mother son relationship, hallucination, job seeking, mythology, employer employee relationship ...
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Guilty Not Guilty (2018)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: A dark side of India's Nuclear Programme
Style: educational, dark humor, cult film
Plot: world politics, journalism, expose, human rights, warning, poverty, toxic waste, business, loss of family, changing the future, un, family ...
Place: new york, washington d.c.
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 6.9
 4K
Tanna (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, Vanuatu
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a traditional tribal society in the South Pacific, a young girl, Wawa, falls in love with her chief’s grandson, Dain. When an inter-tribal war escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed as part of a peace deal. The young lovers run away, refusing ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, realistic, psychological, tragic ending
Plot: volcano, tradition, indigenous, pacific island, native tribe, beach, tragic love, forbidden love, lovers, forced marriage, australian, ceremony ...
Place: pacific ocean
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 7.0
 985
Windwalker (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An ancient Indian warrior who has reached the end of his life is brought back from his 'death' to save his family from a raiding party of enemy Indians in this unique story of 'Indians without a single cowboy.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: indigenous people, mountain, missing son, wolf, twins, wind, snow, kidnapping, death, adventure, good versus evil, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century
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 7.0
 4K
Ten Canoes (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story within a story within a story. In Australia's Northern Territory, an Aboriginal narrator tells a story about his ancestors on a goose hunt. A youngster on the hunt is being tempted to adultery with his elder brother's wife, so an ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, melancholic, witty ...
Plot: tribe, australian aboriginal, swamp, murder, vengeance, storytelling, couples, love and romance, forbidden love, couple relations, heroes, expedition ...
Time: ancient history, 1930s
Place: australia, tokyo
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Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany, Mexico, Peru
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who ...
Style: tense, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: expedition, legends and myths, amazon, insanity, treasure hunt, gold, obsession, treasure, slavery, adventure, jungle, power struggle ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: south america, peru, latin america, spain, andes mountains
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At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, before the natives murdered them all. They are sent by the ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, captivating, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: missionary, jungle, culture clash, malaria, civilization, amazon, adventure, adventurer, escapades, danger, society, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, latin america, argentina, south america, india
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 6.6
 3K
La Llorona (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller, War
Country: Guatemala, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A tale of horror and fantasy, ripe with suspense, and an urgent metaphor of Guatemalan recent history and its unhealed political wounds.
Plot: trial, genocide, indigenous people, period piece, war crime, dictator, photograph, candle, oxygen tank, grandfather, hospital, cigarette smoking ...
Place: guatemala
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I Dream in Another Language (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, Netherlands
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A millenary language agonizes: Its last two speakers, Evaristo and Isauro (70´s) had a quarrel 50 years ago and haven't spoken to each other since. Martin, a linguist, will undertake the challenge of bringing the two old friends back together ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, sincere, sentimental, lgbt cinema
Plot: lgbt, dream, love triangle, rivalry, translator, gay, love and romance, feud, storytelling, loneliness, indigenous people, breasts ...
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 7.2
 72K
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: rough, suspense, tense, captivating, psychological
Plot: native american, indian chief, native american reservation, bigotry, hate, reconciliation, hostility, widow, violence, death, travel, trip ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new mexico, usa, montana, colorado
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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, based on true events, captivating, exciting, tense
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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 7.2
 17K
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: atmospheric, suspense, exciting, harsh
Plot: native american, rivalry, fur, intrigue, trafficking, fight for supremacy, crimes, society, indigenous people, first nations, biracial
Time: 18th century
Place: canada
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 6.4
 3K
Cleverman (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: In the near future, creatures from ancient Aboriginal mythology endowed with extraordinary physical traits have emerged and must coexist with humans. Known as 'Hairypeople' they battle for survival in a world that wants to exploit and ...
Plot: xenophobia, aborigine, indigenous people, distopia
Time: future, near future
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Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The epic story of the first contact, encounter, approach, betrayal and, eventually, life-transcending friendship, between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman, last survivor of his people, and two scientists that, over the course of 40 years, travel ...
Style: meditative, melancholic, enigmatic, depressing, fairy tale ...
Plot: shaman, amazon tribe, amazon river, nature, amazon jungle, cultural difference, explorer, wilderness, amazon rainforest, cult, religion, dream ...
Place: colombia, latin america, south america, spain
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 6.5
 9K
Blackthorn (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: Spain, France, Bolivia, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Bolivia, Butch Cassidy (now calling himself James Blackthorne) pines for one last sight of home, an adventure that aligns him with a young robber and makes the duo a target for gangs and lawmen alike.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, on the run, native, danger, one last chance, heist, crimes, partners, criminal heroes, desert, mine, manhunt ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: bolivia, latin america, south america
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 6.8
 834
Birdwatchers (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, the present. When a young Guarani-Kaiowá woman commits suicide, Nádio leads his community to form a protest camp on the borders of a local farm that sits on their ancestral burial ground.
Style: serious, sincere, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: culture clash, rebellion, interracial relations, indians, teenage life, hopes, dishonesty, fighting the system, life is a bitch, injustice, power relations, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
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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, against humanity, injustice, racism, life is a bitch, chief, senator, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: south dakota, usa, washington d.c., canada
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 4.2
 617
Surviving Evil (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A TV documentary crew arrive on a remote island in the Philippines to film a survival special. Their back-to-the-wild adventure proves to be more terrifying than they ever could have imagined
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: jungle, survival, creature, island, guide, chase, danger, escapades, deadly, murder, filmmaking, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, south africa
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Daughter of the Jungle (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two college students decide to take a vacation to the Amazon. While in a small village getting supplies, they provoke the anger of a local scoundrel, whose ruffians beat them up. After renting a boat and sailing down the river in search of some good ...
Style: buddy movie
Plot: jungle, jungle girl, indigenous people, spider, chimpanzee, helicopter, treehouse, boat, snake, hippopotamus, female nudity, boomerang ...
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Fire on the Amazon (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Peru
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When a well-known environmental researcher is murdered in the Amazon jungle, an arrogant photojournalist joins forces with a beautiful young activist to find out who is responsible. Along they way, they fall in love as they discover the men ...
Style: realistic, serious, colourful, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: murder, amazon, deforestation, jungle, assassination, fighting the system, adventure, investigation, environmentalism, uncover truth, protest, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: bolivia
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Indio 2 - The Revolt (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A corporation building a highway through the rainforest hires a gang of mercenaries to get rid of the local Indians, who don't want the highway built through their lands. The mercenaries resort to murder, massacres and enslavement to rid the ...
Plot: jungle, mercenary, rain forest, indigenous people, m 16, boxing, massacre, semiautomatic pistol, jungle warfare, fistfight, violence, pistol ...
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Powwow Highway (1989)
Genre: 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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, sincere ...
Plot: native american, false accusation, discrimination, friendship, hopes, society, odd couple, life is a bitch, injustice, friends, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: montana, usa, london, mexico, ireland ...
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 4.6
 2K
White Slave (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman seeks vengeance and finds love when her parents are killed in the Amazon and she is taken prisoner by an indigenous tribe of headhunters.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic ...
Plot: amazon, murder, jungle, prisoner, violence, survival, danger, adventure, confined, cannibal, hostage, enslavement ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, london, england
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 7.4
 56K
The Mission (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to ...
Style: epic, thought provoking, realistic, harsh, based on true events ...
Plot: slavery, mission, jungle, clergy, native americans, punishment, interracial relations, peaceful mission, hopes, wilderness, religions or cults, murder ...
Time: 18th century
Place: south america, argentina, brazil, portugal, latin america ...
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The Emerald Forest (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: For ten years, engineer Bill Markham has searched tirelessly for his son Tommy who disappeared from the edge of the Brazilian rainforest. Miraculously, he finds the boy living among the reclusive Amazon tribe who adopted him. And that's when ...
Style: thought provoking, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: jungle, jaguar, tribe, adoption, kidnapping, missing person, cannibalism, amazon, deforestation, rain forest, adventure, culture clash ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, south america, india
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 4.5
 942
Spasms (1983)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gigantic serpent is captured on a remote island and shipped to an American college for experimentation.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing
Plot: college, monster, telepathy, poison, killer animal, snake, professor, research, cult leader, creature feature, obsession, laboratory ...
Place: san diego california
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