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 serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting and captivating films and TV shows about / with native american, gun, danger, heroes, society, death, escapades, violence, vengeance and blood plots mostly in Drama, Western and Action genres shot in USA, Canada, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as south dakota: Thunderheart (1992), Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007), Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015), Warehouse 13 (2009), Bigfoot (2012), Deadwood (2004), The Rider (2017), Badlands (1973), The Great Sioux Massacre (1965), Wild Guitar (1962).

List of movies set in south dakota

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: touching, humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: family relations, politics, presidential election, state affairs, campaign, democrat, couples, friends, family life, couple relations, eccentric family, americana ...
Time: 19th century, 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: serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: native american, native american reservation, murder, fbi, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, injustice, moral dilemma, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s
Place: south dakota, usa, india, middle east
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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, exciting ...
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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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, emotional, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: society, youth, dysfunctional family, death in the family, social relations, family problems, teenager, girl, party, funeral, mother daughter relationship, drunkenness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, south dakota, nebraska
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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, suspenseful, humorous, bleak
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: artifact, supernatural, legends and myths, riddles and clues, secret agents, secret service, partners, secret place, undercover, top secret, ancient mystery, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, south dakota
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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: small town, deadly creature, giant creature, danger, save the day, deadly, escapades, in the woods, sasquatch, human versus monster, police, creature feature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south dakota, usa
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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: serious, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: old west, crimes, sheriff, prostitute, power struggle, gold rush, brothel, shooting, rivalry, small town life, cowboy, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s
Place: usa, 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, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, rough
Plot: cowboy, horse riding, rodeo, human animal relationship, horse, head injury, disabled person, riding accident, rodeo cowboy, lasso, father son relationship, pain ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: south dakota
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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: rough, stylized, disturbing, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: serial killer, mass murder, violence spree, on the road, lovers on the run, notoriety, on the run, killing spree, wasteland, crimes, crime, runaway ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s
Place: south dakota, usa, montana
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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: rough, captivating, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, battles, old west, state affairs, rebellion, military, obsessive quest, heroes, injustice, interracial relations, price of justice, americana ...
Time: 19th century
Place: south dakota, minnesota, north 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, art house, psychotronic
Plot: cult, guitar, rock, manipulation, musician's life, rising to stardom, manipulations, teenage life, down on your luck, cons and scams, innocence lost, friends ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: south dakota, california
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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, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: native american, interracial relations, life is a bitch, society, war, old west, racism, americana, battle zone, military life, military, against humanity ...
Time: 19th century
Place: 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, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: racism, government agency, crime, chases and races, crimes, special agents, rivalry, track down, murder, manhunt, danger, law enforcement ...
Place: south dakota, north dakota, 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: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, feel good, semi serious
Plot: native americans, native american, on the road, obsessive quest, good versus evil, self discovery, human nature, friendship, culture clash, generation gap, gang, society ...
Place: usa, south dakota, montana, new mexico
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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: suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious, psychotronic
Plot: reincarnation, evil spirit, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, supernatural, deadly creature, shaman, deadly, danger, hospital, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, indian burial ground ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, south dakota, san francisco
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Running Brave (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of Billy Mills the American Indian that came from obscurity, to win the 10,000 meter long distance foot race in the Tokyo Olympics.
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: running, track and field, olympics, rivalry, campus, power relations, against the odds, americana, racism, university, human spirit, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: kansas, south dakota, usa
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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: serious, captivating, exciting, intense, scenic ...
Plot: native americans, ritual, aristocrat, adventure, survival, captivity, lifestyle, danger, injustice, manhood, interracial relations, horse ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 70s
Place: usa, south dakota, india, california
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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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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: rough, serious, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: native american reservation, family relations, arson, brother brother relationship, vandalism, life is a bitch, vigilantism, homecoming, unemployment, human nature, small town life, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, asia, usa, vietnam, south dakota
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Ticket Out (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: About a mother who takes her children and flees an abusive ex-husband with the help of Ray Liotta's character.
Style: tense, serious, emotional, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: on the run, hopes, starting over, danger, family problems, fugitives, woman in danger, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, domestic disturbance, incompetent court ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, iowa, south dakota
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Deadwood '76 (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young drifter is mistaken for Billy the Kid. The concequences prove deadly.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: heroes, adventure, chases and races, prostitute, crimes, gang, fugitives, rescue, lone wolves, good versus evil, escapades, soldier ...
Time: 60s
Place: south dakota
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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, spiritual
Plot: charlatan, silence, alcohol, supernatural, revenge, whiskey, gunfight, teepee, irish, smallpox, elixir, reservation ...
Place: south dakota
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Public Enemies (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger's charm and audacity endear him to much of America's downtrodden public, but he's also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, ...
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, gunfight, bank robbery, master criminal, group of criminals, chase, shooting, crime, legendary, organized crime, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, tucson arizona, 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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, treasure, riddles and clues, adventurer, ancient mystery, archaeology, secret, letter, race against time, artifact, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 19th century, 1860s ...
Place: paris france, london, washington d.c., virginia, buckingham palace ...
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Mercury Rising (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Renegade FBI agent Art Jeffries protects a nine-year-old autistic boy who has cracked the government's new "unbreakable" code.
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: autism, child in peril, secret service, fbi, gunfight, danger, chases and races, code, adult child friendship, assassin, twists & turns, murderer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: bangkok thailand, chicago illinois, south dakota
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MacGruber (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ex-special operative MacGruber (Forte) is called back into action to take down his archenemy, Dieter Von Cunth (Kilmer), who's in possession of a nuclear warhead and bent on destroying Washington, DC.
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, funny, satirical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, hotshot hero, save the world, escapades, danger, parody, chases and races, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, good versus evil, nuclear threat, presumed dead ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa, las vegas, moscow russia, ecuador ...
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Into the Wild (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
Style: road movie, melancholic, philosophical, inspirational, motivational ...
Plot: self discovery, survival, wilderness, journey, freedom, life philosophy, on the road, adventure, lifestyle change, solitude, isolation, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1990, year 1992, year 1991 ...
Place: alaska, usa, los angeles, northern california, washington state ...
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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: sentimental, touching, serious, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: native american, culture clash, self discovery, tribe, american civil war, friendship, native americans, courage, warrior, redemption, officer, civil war ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s, 70s
Place: kansas, tennessee, usa, south dakota, nebraska
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Category 7: The End of the World (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 169 min.
TV show
Story: It's tornadoes, hurricanes, electrical storms, and mass destruction as the effects of global warming brew into a super storm that threatens to rend the earth with an unprecedented power. Beautiful scientist Faith Clavell, storm chaser Tommy ...
Style: disaster movie, suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: global warming, survival, apocalypse, forces of nature, chaos, demolished city, save the day, deadly, save the world, imaginary, rescue, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., new york, san antonio texas, pennsylvania, michigan ...
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10.5: Apocalypse (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
TV show
Story: A jolted West Coast deals with the deadly aftereffects of a massive tremor in this sequel to the disaster drama 10.5. Concerned that a widening fault line may set off two nuclear reactors, seismologist Samantha Hill (Kim Delaney) contacts the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: earthquake, survival, rescue, save the world, apocalypse, forces of nature, chaos, escapades, danger, race against time, save the day, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, washington d.c., kansas, utah ...
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