Movies and TV shows set in south dakota

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in south dakota ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, thought provoking and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with native american, society, horse, culture clash, murder, storytelling, friendship, gun, violence and vengeance plots mostly in Drama, Western and Action genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as south dakota: Deadwood (2004), Thunderheart (1992), Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015), Badlands (1973), Down in the Valley (2005), Dances with Wolves (1990), West of Thunder (2012), The Rider (2017), Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), Wild Bill (1995).

List of movies set in south dakota

Deadwood (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the early days of Deadwood, South Dakota; woven around actual historic events with most of the main characters based on real people. Deadwood starts as a gold mining camp and gradually turns from a lawless wild-west community into an ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: sheriff, old west, gold rush, power struggle, crimes, rivalry, prostitute, dishonesty, lifestyle, society, brothel, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era, 1880s
Place: south 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, india, middle east, washington d.c., usa
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The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Bower Family Band petitions the Democratic National Committee to sing a Grover Cleveland rally song at the 1888 convention, but decide instead to move to the Dakota territory on the urging of a suitor to their eldest daughter. There, Grampa ...
Style: funny, touching, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: disney, presidential election, youth, politics, family relations, brass band, lifestyle, hopes, buddies, state affairs, head of state, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: south dakota, usa
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Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This complex portrait of modern-day life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation explores the bond between a brother and his younger sister, who find themselves on separate paths to rediscovering the meaning of home.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, society, youth, american indian, indian reservation, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family problems, social relations, native american, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south dakota, usa, nebraska
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Badlands (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dramatization of the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of the 1950s, in which a teenage girl and her twenty-something boyfriend slaughtered her entire family and several others in the Dakota badlands.
Style: road movie, rough, art house, surreal, dark ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: serial killer, killing spree, crimes, on the run, lovers on the run, murder, father daughter relationship, first sex, psychology, psychopath, runaway, love ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century
Place: south dakota, usa, montana, wyoming
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Down in the Valley (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: On a trip to the beach, a teenage girl named Tobe meets a charismatic stranger named Harlan, who dresses like a cowboy and claims to be a former ranch hand. The pair feel an instant attraction and begin a relationship, but her father, a lawman, is ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, sexual content, family disapproval, delusion, cowboy, dangerous attraction, love and romance, twists and turns, suburbs, parents and children, father daughter relationship, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, south dakota, los angeles, usa, san diego california
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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, scenic, epic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: american civil war, native american, self discovery, culture clash, friendship, tribe, courage, native americans, native american white relationships, pride and honor, survival, civil war ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1860s, 70s
Place: kansas, south dakota, tennessee, usa, nebraska
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West of Thunder (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In 1899, a mysterious stranger's arrival on the outskirts of the Lakota Pine Ridge Reservation seems to coincide with a series of horrific events that closely mirror the atrocity brought to the Lakota natives during the Wounded Knee Massacre.
Style: psychotronic, suspenseful, scary, suspense, spiritual
Plot: supernatural power, supernatural, indians, massacre, evil, gunfight, revenge, wasteland, demon, ghost, supernatural ability, peril ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south dakota
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The Rider (2017)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Once a rising star of the rodeo circuit, and a gifted horse trainer, young cowboy Brady is warned that his riding days are over, after a horse crushed his skull at a rodeo. Back home on the Pine Ridge Reservation, with little desire or alternatives ...
Style: touching, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: rodeo, horse riding, horse, human animal relationship, disabled person, riding accident, cowboy, rodeo cowboy, horse trainer, father son relationship, autism, pain ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: south dakota
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Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China, Canada
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Autobots and Decepticons are at war, with humans on the sidelines. Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.
Style: absurd, suspense, entertaining, epic, scenic ...
Plot: robot, transforming robot, alien, giant robots, dinosaur, culture clash, extraterrestrial, alien invasion, adaptation, revenge, alternate reality, survival ...
Time: future, middle ages, 2010s, year 2017
Place: tower bridge london, england, havana cuba, big ben london, washington d.c. ...
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Wild Bill (1995)
Genre: Action, Biography, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Biopic about famous gunslinger Wild Bill Hickock. The early career of legendary lawman is telescoped and culminates in his relocation in Deadwood and a reunion with Calamity Jane.
Style: atmospheric, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, vengeance, hitman, heroes, old west, crimes, criminal heroes, unfulfillment, legends and myths, civil war, revenge, hallucination ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 1860s, 1870s
Place: south dakota, texas, california
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Imprint (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Shayla Stonefeather, a Native American attorney prosecuting a Lakota teen in a controversial murder trial, returns to the reservation to say goodbye to her dying father. After the teen is killed, she hears ghostly voices and sees strange visions ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: ghost, dying father, haunted by the past, supernatural, family relations, self discovery, murder, society, crimes, death in the family, juvenile delinquency, court ...
Place: south dakota
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National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Benjamin Franklin Gates and Dr. Abigail Chase re-team with Riley Poole and, now armed with a stack of long-lost pages from John Wilkes Booth's diary, Ben must follow a clue left there to prove his ancestor's innocence in the assassination ...
Style: entertaining, suspenseful, serious, ridiculous, slasher ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, archaeologist, archaeology, adventurer, ancient mystery, riddles and clues, adventure, artifact, treasure hunter, hidden treasure, president ...
Time: 21st century, year 1865, 1860s, 2000s, 19th century ...
Place: virginia, london, washington d.c., south dakota, paris france ...
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Trail of the Falcon (1968)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: East Germany, Soviet Union
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the latter half of the 19th century, gold is discovered in the Black Hills, an area which has already been allocated to the Dakota Indians as a winter reservation in a treaty. Nevertheless, gold diggers, profiteers and adventurers flock to the ...
Plot: native american, gold rush, gold, fight, buffalo, attempted rape, businessman, eastern, forced kiss, sioux indian
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, sentimental, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: native american, orphan, chief, native americans, americana, escapades, imperialism, injustice, society, salesman, thief, indians ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 20th century, year 1865, 1870s ...
Place: south dakota, usa
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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, allegory, affectionate, educational, bleak ...
Plot: native american, magic, indigenous people, friendship, road trip, magic realism, catastrophe, runaway, memory, mentor, ethnic conflict, depression ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, london, south dakota, australia, montana ...
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Son in Law (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Country girl Rebecca has spent most of her life on a farm in South Dakota, and, when she goes away to college in Los Angeles, Rebecca immediately feels out of place in the daunting urban setting. She is befriended by a savvy party animal named ...
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, sexy, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: thanksgiving, college, culture clash, romance, fish out of water, unlikely couple, engagement, justice, goofy hero, disorder, countryside, student life ...
Time: 90s
Place: south dakota, las vegas, california, los angeles
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Buffalo Girls (1995)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Wild. Untamed. Legendary. In this made-for-tv movie, Buffalo Girls celebrates the bold escapades of tough-talking Calamity Jane Canary and her illustrious cohorts. It's the waning days of the Wild West and Jane, the rough 'n' rugged ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Plot: female gunfighter, old west, adoption, friendship, hopes, injustice, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, love and romance, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, south dakota, europe, london, britain
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Team America: World Police (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Team America World Police follows an international police force dedicated to maintaining global stability. Learning that dictator Kim Jong il is out to destroy the world, the team recruits Broadway star Gary Johnston to go undercover. With the help ...
Style: parody, funny, humorous, adult animation, political ...
Audience: teens
Plot: puppetry, puppet, terrorism, terrorist, satire, visceral, war on terror, alone in the world, stupidity, prejudice, secret agents, heroic mission ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., south dakota, paris france, cairo egypt, france ...
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Bigfoot (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: 1970's pop culture icons Danny Bonaduce and Barry Williams face off in the hunt for the legendary mountain creature.
Style: semi serious, absurd, enigmatic, tense, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bigfoot, sasquatch, forest, small town, deadly creature, save the day, beast, giant creature, escapades, giant monster, police, monster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south dakota, usa
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Into the West (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, 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, indian war, native american attack, native americans, native american white relationships, american indian, tribe, injustice, adventure, interracial relations, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: south dakota
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Warehouse 13 (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: After saving the life of the President, two secret service agents - Myka Bering and Pete Lattimer - find themselves assigned to the top secret Warehouse 13. The Warehouse is a massive, top secret facility that houses dangerous and fantastical ...
Style: exciting, serious, humorous, funny, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, artifact, secret place, ancient mystery, riddles and clues, top secret, partners, investigation, legends and myths, undercover, secret agents, paranormal activity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, south dakota
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The Great Sioux Massacre (1965)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Colonel Custer (Philip Carey), an outspoken believer in fair treatment for the Indians, is ousted from his post and forced into retirement. Fueled by ambition when a Senator Blaine (Don Haggerty) convinces him to run for President, Custer decides to ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, rough
Plot: soldier, old west, battles, heroes, state affairs, rebellion, against the rules, society, military, obsessive quest, interracial relations, americana ...
Time: 19th century
Place: north dakota, minnesota, south dakota
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Wild Guitar (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young rock & roll hopeful is given a shot at the big time by the unscrupulous owner of a small record company.
Style: realistic, serious, psychotronic, art house
Plot: cult, bad girl, musician, teenage boy, teenage girl, promoter, motorcycle, contract, manipulation, artists and showbiz, ambition, youth ...
Time: 60s
Place: california, south dakota
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In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: From the "In the Line of Duty" made-for-television movie series, Manhunt in the Dakotas (also known as 'The Twilight Murders') is based on the true story of cop-killer/white supremacist Gordon Kahl.
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: police, serial killer, racism, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, special agents, manhunt, track down, government agency, murder, fbi ...
Place: usa, south dakota, north dakota
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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: atmospheric, touching, 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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The Manitou (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A psychic's girlfriend finds out that a lump on her back is a growing reincarnation of a 400 year-old demonic Native American spirit.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic, serious ...
Plot: evil spirit, reincarnation, supernatural, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, deadly creature, monster, ghost, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, spiritualist, possession, tumor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: south dakota, usa, san francisco
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A Man Called Horse (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1825 an English aristocrat is captured by Indians. He lives with them and begins to understand/accept their lifestyles. Eventually he is accepted as part of the tribe and becomes their leader.
Style: intense, suspense, scenic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: native american, horse, native americans, adventure, ritual, captivity, lifestyle, survival, injustice, manhood, interracial relations, indians ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 1820s
Place: usa, california, india, south dakota
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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, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: native american, monster, buried alive, missing child, heroic mission, old west, kidnapping, isolation, race against time, deadly creature, cavalry, crucifix ...
Time: 19th century
Place: north dakota, usa, south dakota
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Skins (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An inspirational tale about the relationship between two Sioux Indian brothers living on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation.
Style: thought provoking, serious, rough, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: native american reservation, native american, brother brother relationship, family relations, arson, vandalism, life is a bitch, homecoming, vigilantism, crimes, social relations, unemployment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, vietnam, south dakota, asia, usa
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