Native american reservation movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant native american reservation movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, suspense and rough films and TV shows about / with native american reservation, native american, murder, horse, crimes, knife, indian reservation, society, gun and chase plots mostly in Drama, Western and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, Mexico and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as native american reservation: Wind River (2017), Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007), Skins (2002), Dance Me Outside (1994), Thunderheart (1992), Hostiles (2017), Frozen River (2008), Woman Walks Ahead (2017), Land (2018), Imprint (2007).

List of native american reservation movies

 7.7
 208K
Wind River (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
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, native american reservation, violence, murder investigation, forest, rape, fbi, snow, mountain, finding a dead body, fbi agent ...
Time: 2010s
Place: wyoming, united states, usa
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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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 7.1
 1K
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, vigilantism, homecoming, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, social relations, unemployment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, asia, usa, vietnam, south dakota
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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: stylized, sincere, gloomy, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: native american reservation, native american, revenge, society, dishonesty, interracial relations, small town life, small town, misfit, buddies, youth, best friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, ontario canada
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 6.8
 14K
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, law enforcement, injustice, redemption, moral dilemma ...
Time: 70s
Place: south dakota, usa, india, middle east
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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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 7.1
 25K
Frozen River (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ray Eddy, an upstate New York trailer mom, is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling. Broke after her husband takes off with the down payment for their new doublewide, Ray reluctantly teams up with Lila, a smuggler, and the two begin ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, thought provoking, bleak, serious ...
Plot: poverty, single parent, smuggling, native american reservation, native americans, working class, survival, life is a bitch, snow, winter, teenage boy, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, canada, new york state, quebec ...
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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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 6.8
 126
Land (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Netherlands, Mexico, Qatar
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Yellow Eagle family are Native American and live on the Prairie Wolf Indian Reservation. News reaches them that Floyd, the youngest son of the family, has died during military service in Afghanistan. The waiting begins to get his body back to ...
Style: suspense, rough, brutal, melancholic, disturbing ...
Plot: death, native american reservation, u.s. army, army, death of son, indian reservation, death of brother, dog, farm, alcoholic, killing a dog, loss of son ...
Time: 20th century
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 5.8
 629
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: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, surprise ending
Plot: ghost, dying father, supernatural, haunted by the past, self discovery, murder, family relations, society, crimes, death in the family, juvenile delinquency, native american reservation ...
Place: south dakota
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 6.2
 12K
The Silencing (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A reformed hunter becomes involved in a deadly game of cat and mouse when he and the local sheriff set out to track a vicious killer who may have kidnapped his daughter years ago.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, psychological
Plot: hunter, manhunt, disappearance, sheriff, forest, serial killer, small town, missing person, investigation, revenge, native american reservation, murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
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 5.8
 466
Buffalo Dreams (2005)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Josh Townsend finds himself living in New Mexico after his father's new job requires the family to move from their home in Utah. While acclimating to his new surroundings, Josh becomes involved with a group of teens attempting to preserve the ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, touching
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, teenage life, young heroes, youth, escapades, family relations, fish out of water, parents and children, interracial friendship, mute, native american reservation, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, utah, arizona
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 5.6
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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, crimes, contests and competitions, chase, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
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When the Legends Die (1972)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An elderly rodeo rider becomes mentor to a young man attempting to make his own name in the business.
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: mentor, modern west, native american reservation, native american, rodeo, rivalry, hopes, opposites attract, americana, alcohol abuse, human nature, rebelliousness ...
Time: 70s
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 8.0
 86
Elijah (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Story: The story of Elijah Harper.....
Plot: racism, native american reservation, indian reservation, part animation, racial slur
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 5.0
 1K
Nightwing (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Killer bats plague an Indian reservation in New Mexico.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, scary, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, murder, plague, spiritualism, rabies, native american reservation, animal life, gory, religions or cults, strong violent content, losing-it hero, clergy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new mexico
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 5.5
 553
The Dark Wind (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An Indian police officer is mixed up in murder and drug smuggling on the reservation.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, desert, native american, native american reservation, drug smuggling, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, racism, society, dishonesty, special agents, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa
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 6.4
 15K
Resolution (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Michael is committed to getting his best friend Chris to sober up and get his life back on track. With the best of intentions, Michael implements a plan to convince Chris to go to rehab before his drug addiction leads to an early death. But what ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, scary, surreal ...
Plot: friendship, in the woods, supernatural, mysterious character, confined, buddies, danger, wilderness, isolation, junkie, cave, handcuffed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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Last of the Dogmen (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA, Mexico, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A Montana bounty hunter is sent into the wilderness to track three escaped prisoners. Instead he sees something that puzzles him. Later with a female Native Indian history professor, he returns to find some answers.
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, mountain, forest, native american reservation, native american tribe, danger, chases and races, fugitives, serial killer, on the run, crimes, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa
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Blood Quantum (2019)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi'kmaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants who are strangely immune to the zombie plague.
Plot: zombie apocalypse, zombie, first nations, immunity, survival, graphic violence, extreme violence, shot to death, moral dilemma, indigenous, zombie outbreak, native american reservation ...
Place: canada
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 7.4
 14K
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: captivating, touching, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Plot: cowboy, horse riding, rodeo, human animal relationship, horse, head injury, disabled person, riding accident, rodeo cowboy, lasso, father son relationship, friend ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: south dakota
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The Slaughter Rule (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A young man finds solace with a young woman, his mother, and a high-school football coach who recruits him to quarterback a six-man team.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, teenage life, athlete's life, ambition, love and romance, hopes, youth, human nature, friendship, sport team, sport, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, montana
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 7.1
 10K
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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, native americans, friendship, self discovery, native american, escapades, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, family problems, human nature, adolescence, life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona, india, new jersey
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Drunktown's Finest (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On a desolate Navajo reservation in New Mexico, three young people – a college-bound, devout Christian; a rebellious and angry father-to-be; and a promiscuous but gorgeous transsexual - search for love and acceptance.
Plot: transsexual, female director, navajo, native american reservation, native american
Place: new mexico
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Run, Simon, Run (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A Papago Indian returns to his reservation after a prison term and searches for his brother's killer.
Style: captivating, bleak, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, injustice, native american, indian reservation, dishonesty, betrayal, obsessive quest, deadly, adventure, amateur detective, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Place: arizona
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 5.8
 1K
Geronimo (1962)
Genre: Action, Biography, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1883, the Apache Indians lead by Geronimo reluctantly surrender to the attacks of American and Mexican troops, in exchange for a territory and food for their warriors. Soon though, Geronimo escapes the camps and declares war against the Americans.
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, on the run, rebellion, injustice, racism, interracial relations, chases and races, military, escapades, anti heroes, fighting the system, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, sonora, arizona
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Buffalo Soldiers (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: They've ridden dusty miles without end and fought fierce battles. Yet when these brave African-American cavalrymen enter a scraggly frontier town, they must walk through it instead of ride. The town dishonors them but the soldiers' ...
Style: tense, rough, disturbing, realistic, serious
Plot: racism, military, battles, interracial relations, u.s. cavalry, injustice, oracle, americana, anti war, media satire, military life, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona
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Four Sheets to the Wind (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After his father's untimely suicide, Cufe leaves his home in a Native American reservation in search of a more fulfilling life.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, last wish, estrangement, parents and children, husband wife relationship, unfulfillment, coming of age, starting over, siblings relations, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
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Kill Me Again (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After Faye and her psychotic boyfriend, Vince, successfully rob a mob courier, Faye decides to abscond with the loot. She heads to Reno, where she hires feckless private investigator Jack Andrews to help fake her death. He pulls the scheme off and ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: neo noir, neo-noir, private detective, faked death, femme fatale, psychopath, crimes, chase, profanity, cons and scams, couple relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, arizona
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I Will Fight No More Forever (1975)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Pursued by 2,000 US soldiers and cavalry, Chief Joseph leads his tribe of 800 Nez Perce on a 1,700 mile journey across the West and towards Canada. Based on the true story of the westward expansion of the United States and the military force used to ...
Plot: native american, indian chief, cavalry, historical figure, reservation, escape, starvation, government, native american reservation
Time: 1870s
Place: america, canada
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