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1. Roma (2018)

R | 135 min | Drama

7.7
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96 Metascore

A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey, Carlos Peralta

Votes: 121,100

2. Two Rode Together (1961)

Not Rated | 109 min | Western

6.8
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A corrupt marshal is pressured by his army friend into negotiating the release of white captives of the Comanches, but finds that their reintegration into society has its consequences.

Director: John Ford | Stars: James Stewart, Richard Widmark, Shirley Jones, Linda Cristal

Votes: 4,920

3. Jindabyne (2006)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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65 Metascore

After four men on a fishing trip discover a dead body in the water, they choose to delay reporting it and continue fishing.

Director: Ray Lawrence | Stars: Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne, John Howard, Stelios Yiakmis

Votes: 6,219 | Gross: $0.40M

4. The Pearl Button (2015)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

7.6
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80 Metascore

Delving into the nearly-religious significance of water, this profound rumination on memory and loss bridges the gap between its mystical origins, Pinochet's coup d'état, and the secret of a mother-of-pearl button at the bottom of the sea.

Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Martín Calderón, Cristina, Patricio Guzmán, Ema Malig

Votes: 2,097

5. Outcast of the Islands (1951)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Adventure

6.9
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A man occupies a position of trust with a merchant in an East Asian port. He's sacked when he's caught stealing, but he pretends to commit suicide, and a Captain he befriended agrees to take him to a secret trading post.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Trevor Howard, Robert Morley, Wendy Hiller

Votes: 808

6. DMT: The Spirit Molecule (2010)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

7.2
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An investigation into the long-obscured mystery of dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a molecule found in nearly every living organism and considered the most potent psychedelic on Earth.

Director: Mitch Schultz | Stars: Joe Rogan, Ralph Abraham, Joel Bakst, Steven Barker

Votes: 4,291

7. Ixcanul (2015)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

7.1
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83 Metascore

On the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala, a marriage is arranged for seventeen-year-old María by her Kaqchikel parents.

Director: Jayro Bustamante | Stars: María Mercedes Coroy, María Telón, Manuel Antún, Justo Lorenzo

Votes: 2,457 | Gross: $0.29M

8. The Dead and the Others (2018)

114 min | Drama

6.7
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This Brazilian documentary about indigenous culture explores how ancient traditions have been destroyed by the government due to their lack of public policy for the indigenous lands.

Directors: Renée Nader Messora, João Salaviza | Stars: Douglas Tiepre Krahô, Henrique Ihjãc Krahô, Iasmin Kropej Krahô, Osmar Kwycaké Krahô

Votes: 297

9. The Medicine (2019)

Documentary

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Can an ancient Amazonian plant medicine help heal mankind? The Medicine reveals the hidden mysteries of one of nature's most powerful and controversial healing remedies- Ayahuasca. It is a ... See full summary »

Director: Farzin Toussi | Stars: Taita Juanito Guillermo Chindoy Chindoy, Kerry Rhodes, AnnaLynne McCord, Graham Hancock

10. The Hour of the Furnaces (1968)

Unrated | 260 min | Documentary

7.8
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Divided into three segments, namely 1 Neocolonialism, 2 Act for liberation, 3 Violence and liberation, the documentary lasts more than 4 hours this deals with the defense of the revolution ... See full summary »

Directors: Octavio Getino, Fernando E. Solanas | Stars: María de la Paz, Fernando E. Solanas, Edgardo Suárez, Fidel Castro

Votes: 857

11. Unbowed (1999)

125 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.5
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Three Lakota Sioux men enroll in a historically black college, and their reluctance to assimilate causes friction between their black peers. Some come to embrace their similar history, while others remain bitter.

Director: Nanci Rossov | Stars: Tembi Locke, Jay Tavare, Chuma Gault, Catero Colbert

Votes: 184

12. Amazon (1990)

R | 96 min | Drama

5.5
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Widowed and broke Finnish businessman Kari takes his two teenage daughters with him to Brazil. A bush pilot introduces him to the idea of gold mining in the jungle, but a beautiful and ... See full summary »

Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Kari Väänänen, Robert Davi, Rae Dawn Chong, Minna Sovio

Votes: 412

13. Wekufe (2016)

80 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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A student travels with her boyfriend to Chiloé, remote Patagonia island in southern Chile, to investigate the link that exists between the high number of sexual related crimes and the myths 'n' legends that surround this mysterious place.

Director: Javier Attridge | Stars: Matias Aldea, Paula Figueroa

Votes: 88

14. Merata: How Mom Decolonized the Screen (2018)

89 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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Documentary portrait of pioneering filmmaker and mother Merata Mita, detailing how her filmmaking intersected with the lives of her children and indigenous filmmakers globally, and featuring rare archival footage dating back to 1977.

Director: Hepi Mita | Stars: Awatea Mita, Eruera 'Bob' Mita, Hepi Mita, Alanis Obomsawin

Votes: 62

15. Icaros: A Vision (2016)

91 min | Drama

6.3
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77 Metascore

A film shaped like a shamanic journey, steeped in a psychoactive brew, exploring fear and destiny in the jungle of the mind.

Directors: Leonor Caraballo, Matteo Norzi | Stars: Ana Cecilia Stieglitz, Filippo Timi, Arturo Izquierdo, Guillermo Arévalo

Votes: 120 | Gross: $0.01M

16. Ayahuasca: Vine of the Soul (2010)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, Adventure

6.5
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On a quest for spiritual awakening and healing, a naturopathic doctor and an accountant join others in the Amazon to drink a hallucinogenic brew called ayahuasca or 'Vine of the Soul'. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Meech | Stars: Guillermo Arévalo, Gabor Mate, Dennis J. McKenna, Kenneth Tupper

Votes: 360

17. Ex-Shaman (2018)

81 min | Documentary

7.2
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Ever since their first contact with the Western world in 1969 the Paiter Suruí, an indigenous people living in the Amazon basin, have been exposed to sweeping social changes. Smartphones, ... See full summary »

Director: Luiz Bolognesi | Star: Perpera Suruí

Votes: 189

18. Mumbaki (1996)

Action, Drama

7.9
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Joseph (Raymart Santiago) is a young doctor who returned to his hometown in the Mountain Province to bury his father, an Ifugao chieftain, who was killed during a tribal dispute. While ... See full synopsis »

Director: Butch Perez | Stars: Raymart Santiago, Albert Martinez, Joel Torre, Rachel Alejandro

Votes: 64

19. Fast Horse (2018)

14 min | Documentary, Short, Action

7.3
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FAST HORSE follows the return of the Blackfoot bareback horseracing tradition in a new form: the Indian Relay. Siksika horseman Allison RedCrow struggles to build a team with second-hand ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandra Lazarowich | Stars: Cody Big Tobacco, Allison Red Crow

Votes: 21

20. To Have & to Hold (1996)

99 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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An Australian widower living in New Guinea starts a relationship with a woman very similar to his much-beloved wife, but their life together turns out to be far from the imagined romantic ideal.

Director: John Hillcoat | Stars: Tchéky Karyo, Rachel Griffiths, Steve Jacobs, Anni Finsterer

Votes: 147

21. Bella Ciao! (2018)

88 min | Drama

7.6
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Carmen Aguirre and Tony Nardi star in a remarkable story of friends, lovers, seekers and thieves. Set at the intersection of the Latin American, First Nations and Italian communities, "... See full summary »

Director: Carolyn Combs | Stars: Carmen Aguirre, Tony Nardi, Alexandra Lainfiesta, Taran Kootenhayoo

Votes: 5

22. White Buffalo: An American Prophecy (2019)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary

2.5
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From the opening scene - the appearance of a Divine Feminine Spirit to the Lakota centuries ago - WHITE BUFFALO: An American Prophecy follows the journey of four brothers. In their search ... See full summary »

Director: Ethan Marten | Stars: Pamela Anne Bro, Lightning Medicine Cloud, Loretta Afraid of Bear Cook, Patricia Cota-Robles

Votes: 14

23. The Anthropologist (2015)

TV-14 | 78 min | Documentary, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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THE ANTHROPOLOGIST considers the fate of the planet from the perspective of an American teenager. Over five years, she travels alongside her mother, an anthropologist studying the impact of climate change on indigenous communities.

Directors: Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, Jeremy Newberger | Stars: Mary Catherine Bateson, Susan Crate, Margaret Mead, Kathryn Yegorov-Crate

Votes: 111

24. One Night the Moon (2001)

57 min | Drama, Musical, Mystery

6.9
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Based on the true story of a young girl who went missing in the Australian outback in 1932.

Director: Rachel Perkins | Stars: Kaarin Fairfax, Paul Kelly, Kelton Pell, Memphis Kelly

Votes: 308

25. Native Planet (2017)

270 min | Documentary

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In the fight to protect mother earth, join host Simon Baker on a one of a kind, global road trip deep inside native communities passionately defending their way of life against overwhelming... See full summary »

Star: Simon Baker

26. Warrior Women (2018)

65 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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A documentary which details the life of Lakota activist and community organizer Madonna Thunder Hawk, whose career fighting for Indigenous and women's rights has now spanned over 50 years.

Directors: Elizabeth Castle, Christina D. King | Stars: Marcella Gilbert, Madonna Thunder Hawk

Votes: 26

27. Rise (I) (2017– )

Documentary

8.4
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Vice travels to Indigenous communities across the Americas to meet people protecting their homelands and rising up against colonization.

Stars: Sarain Fox, Gitz Crazyboy, Iphy Murphy

Votes: 37

28. Devon's Forrest (2018)

7 min | Short, Drama

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A young man finds true love in a courageous woman and must find ways to cope when she is kidnapped. She joins the astonishing staggering statistic of missing and murdered indigenous women.

Directors: Gabriel Mozart Steven Abeyta, Forrest Goodluck | Stars: Natasha Brokeshoulder, Juanita Christine, Stephen Houser, Devery Jacobs

29. Two Wolves

Drama | Announced

Tribal traditions and sacred ceremonies collide with international drug trafficking when an Indigenous Detective finds himself caught between two worlds.

Director: Cylk Cozart | Stars: Michael Greyeyes, Branscombe Richmond, Tom Jackson, Eugene Brave Rock

30. O dynasteias (1985)

89 min | Comedy

5.7
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The adventurous life of a man who wandered around the world, spent a few years playing "Tarzan" in the jungle, became rich and eventually returned back in his birth-place.

Director: Omiros Efstratiadis | Stars: Sotiris Moustakas, Rena Pagrati, Nana Veneti, Toni Antoni

Votes: 201

31. Tigrero: A Film That Was Never Made (1994)

75 min | Documentary, Drama

6.9
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In 1993, Sam Fuller takes Jim Jarmusch on a trip into Brazil's Mato Grosso, up the River Araguaia to the village of Santa Isabel Do Morro, where 40 years before, Zanuck had sent Fuller to ... See full summary »

Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Samuel Fuller, Jim Jarmusch

Votes: 348

32. Henry's Heart (2019)

Short, Drama, Fantasy

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Henry awakens in an overgrown field and travels through a nostalgic reflection of his life by reliving moments of his past loves.

Directors: Luna Ferguson, Florian Halbedl | Stars: Lorne Cardinal, Yukari Komatsu, Jenn MacLean-Angus, Malcolm Sparrow-Crawford

33. Aluna (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Adventure

7.7
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The leaders of of an ancient hidden civilization in South America want to show mankind how to avoid destroying the planet. They travel with an aging British film-maker and four hundred kilometres of gold thread to trace invisible connections in nature.

Director: Alan Ereira | Stars: Mama Manuel Coronado, Alan Ereira, Francisca Zarabata, Mama Shibulata Zarabata

Votes: 119

34. Merchants of the Wild (2019– )

22 min | Documentary

9.4
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Following the journey of six participants traveling and surviving as their ancestors once did, learning history and culture from Elders and Knowledge Keepers.

Stars: Falen Johnson, Caleb Kinew Nini Musgrave

Votes: 10

35. Boy (2004)

15 min | Short, Drama

6.1
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Boy is the story of a young male prostitute in a small town who discovers the truth behind a fatal hit and run accident. Threatened with violence, he battles to expose the truth.

Director: Welby Ings | Stars: Jesse Lee, Bryan Bevege, Tammy Warwick, Francie Gray

Votes: 231

36. Corumbiara: They Shoot Indians, Don't They? (2009)

117 min | Documentary

8.0
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Director: Vincent Carelli | Stars: Vincent Carelli, Altair Algaier, Monuzinho Canoê, Paulo da Silva

Votes: 105

37. Juan el desalmado (1970)

86 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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Director: Miguel Morayta | Stars: Lucha Villa, Juan Miranda, José Elías Moreno, Blanca Sánchez

Votes: 15

38. Chac (1975)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Drama

7.0
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Unique story of a village's attempts to solve drought by appealing to the powers of a mysterious mountain-dwelling diviner.

Director: Rolando Klein | Stars: Pablo Canche Balam, Alonzo Mendez Ton, Sebastian Santis, Pedro Tiez

Votes: 160

39. Gone with the River (2015)

104 min | Drama

7.6
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Dauna dared to be different. She faced the ancestral practices of her culture and she paid the price. She made decisions which made herself suffer and others as well. Without giving up ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Crespo | Stars: Freddy d'Elia, Pedro González, Eddie Gómez, Yordana Medrano

Votes: 37

40. Inconvenient Indian

Documentary | Filming

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Director: Michelle Latimer

41. La araucana (1971)

R | 100 min | Drama, History, War

5.8
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A dramatization of Alonso de Ercilla's 16th-century epic poem about the Spanish conquest of Chile.

Director: Julio Coll | Stars: Elsa Martinelli, Venantino Venantini, Víctor Barrera, Julio Peña

Votes: 36

42. The Wellbeing Project (2019)

27 min | Short

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Government officials and Indigenous youth, elders, and community leaders explore issues of wellbeing, health, housing, education and governance in three Northern Ontario First Nations in the Ring of Fire.

Directors: Morgan Inglis, PJ Marcellino | Stars: Chief Bruce Achneepineski, Conrad Baxter, Chris Cornish, Melissa Courte

43. The Skin I'm In (2012)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

5.8
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A young man is found on the Berlin subway tracks with his head split open and a lethal blood alcohol level of 0.47. Saved by strangers, he is propelled on a global journey that explores the limits of body, mind, spirit and art.

Director: Broderick Fox | Stars: Rande Cook, Broderick Fox, Zulu Zulu

Votes: 9

44. Maximón: santo o diablo (2014)

66 min | Documentary, History

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MAXIMON - Devil or Saint (66min.) is a documentary about the controversial Mayan deity, also known as San Simon or the drinking and smoking saint of Guatemala. He is a mixture of ancient ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Flanagan, Suzan Al-Doghachi

45. Rigoberta Menchu: Daughter of the Maya (2016)

TV-PG | 61 min | Documentary, Biography

8.8
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In 1959, a little girl was born into a poor family, in one of the most remote, mountainous areas of Guatemala. One year later, civil war broke out in Guatemala, and her tiny village was ... See full summary »

Director: Dawn Gifford Engle | Stars: Giacomo Buonafina, Rigoberta Menchú

Votes: 13

46. Rabbit-Proof Fence: Cast and Crew Interviews (2002 Video)

35 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Stars: Phillip Noyce, Christine Olsen, David Elfick, Jeremy Thomas

47. Yo'eme Labyrinth (2019)

87 min | Documentary, Drama

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Director: Sergi Pedro Ros

48. Defenders of Life (2015)

94 min | Drama

7.6
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Esmeralda, 12 years old, pregnant, pawn or princess of the struggle for survival of her people?

Director: Dana Ziyasheva | Stars: Beatriz Brenes, Arman Darbo

Votes: 18

49. The Hadza: Last of the First (2014)

Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary

7.1
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The film takes a look at human origins in the very place of our origins, Africa's Rift Valley, where one of the world's last remaining hunter-gatherer groups, the Hadza, have lived ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Benenson | Stars: Alyssa Crittenden, Dave Fennoy, Jane Goodall, George N. Mavroudis

Votes: 11

50. Future Proof (2018– )

26 min | Documentary, Comedy, News

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An irreverent comedy show that explores the fascinating science and history of the technology you use every day.

Stars: Shannon Baker, Shauna Baker, Lucas Brown Eyes



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