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1. Wind River (2017)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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73 Metascore

A veteran hunter helps an FBI agent investigate the murder of a young woman on a Wyoming Native American reservation.

Director: Taylor Sheridan | Stars: Kelsey Asbille, Jeremy Renner, Julia Jones, Teo Briones

Votes: 177,101 | Gross: $33.80M

2. Flags of our Fathers (2006)

R | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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79 Metascore

The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in World War II.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Barry Pepper, Joseph Cross, Jesse Bradford

Votes: 112,526 | Gross: $33.60M

3. Ace in the Hole (1951)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.2
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72 Metascore

A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to rekindle his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall

Votes: 25,509 | Gross: $3.97M

4. Billy Jack (1971)

GP | 114 min | Action, Drama, Western

6.3
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50 Metascore

Ex-Green Beret hapkido expert saves wild horses from being slaughtered for dog food and helps protect a desert "freedom school" for runaway.

Director: Tom Laughlin | Stars: Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Clark Howat, Victor Izay

Votes: 5,246 | Gross: $98.00M

5. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 133 min | Drama, History, Western

7.1
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A historic chronicle based on the book by Dee Brown explains how Native Americans were displaced as the United States expanded west.

Director: Yves Simoneau | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Adam Beach, August Schellenberg, Anna Paquin

Votes: 5,680

6. Ulzana's Raid (1972)

R | 103 min | Adventure, Western

7.0
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After fierce war chief Ulzana and a small war party jump the reservation bent on murder and terror, an inexperienced young lieutenant is assigned to track him down.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Bruce Davison, Jorge Luke, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 4,712

7. Broken Arrow (1950)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.2
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Tom Jeffords tries to make peace between settlers and Apaches in Arizona territory.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: James Stewart, Jeff Chandler, Debra Paget, Basil Ruysdael

Votes: 6,942

8. Smoke Signals (1998)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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76 Metascore

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... See full summary »

Director: Chris Eyre | Stars: Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard, Gary Farmer

Votes: 9,195 | Gross: $6.72M

9. Keeping Up with the Steins (2006)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

5.3
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57 Metascore

A 13-year-old boy uses his upcoming bar mitzvah to reconcile the strained relationship between his father and grandfather.

Director: Scott Marshall | Stars: Jeremy Piven, Garry Marshall, Daryl Sabara, Jami Gertz

Votes: 2,936 | Gross: $4.33M

10. Frozen River (2008)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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82 Metascore

A mom looks for another source of income, when her husband leaves with the money meant for the new mobile home. A nearby Indian territory stretches across the border to Canada with a drivable frozen river between. Smugling?

Director: Courtney Hunt | Stars: Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Charlie McDermott, Michael O'Keefe

Votes: 23,823 | Gross: $2.51M

11. Last of the Dogmen (1995)

PG | 118 min | Adventure, Western

7.0
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Tab Murphy | Stars: Tom Berenger, Barbara Hershey, Kurtwood Smith, Steve Reevis

Votes: 4,635 | Gross: $7.40M

12. Super Fuzz (1980)

PG | 97 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

6.4
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Red powder from a nuclear explosion gives a police officer super powers as long as he doesn't see anything red. He is eventually framed for murder and is unsuccessfully executed by many different methods.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Terence Hill, Ernest Borgnine, Joanne Dru, Marc Lawrence

Votes: 6,192

13. Kill Me Again (1989)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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61 Metascore

A young detective becomes involved with a beautiful woman on the run from the mob and her psychopath boyfriend.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Pat Mulligan, Nick Dimitri

Votes: 4,141 | Gross: $0.28M

14. Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Western

6.3
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In 1909, when young Paiute Indian Willie Boy returns to his California reservation to be with Lola, whose father disapproves of him, a killing in self defense takes place, triggering a massive man hunt for Willie.

Director: Abraham Polonsky | Stars: Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Robert Blake, Susan Clark

Votes: 2,496

15. The Prophecy 3: The Ascent (2000 Video)

R | 84 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

5.6
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A nephilim (half-man/half-angel), guided by visions and aided by the ex-arch angel Gabriel, finds himself hunted and forced to confront Pyriel, the Angel of Genocide.

Director: Patrick Lussier | Stars: Christopher Walken, Vincent Spano, Dave Buzzotta, Kayren Butler

Votes: 4,740

16. Vanishing Point (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.7
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When his wife goes into a troubled labor while he is on the road over 1200 miles away James Kowalski, a former race-car driver and Army Ranger, attempts to elude police while trying to get ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Robert Carner | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Christine Elise, Steve Railsback, Rodney A. Grant

Votes: 2,510

17. The Slaughter Rule (2002)

R | 112 min | Drama, Sport

6.0
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65 Metascore

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.

Directors: Alex Smith, Andrew J. Smith | Stars: Ryan Gosling, David Morse, Clea DuVall, David Cale

Votes: 2,228 | Gross: $0.01M

18. Nightwing (1979)

PG | 105 min | Horror

4.9
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Killer bats plague an Indian reservation in New Mexico.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Nick Mancuso, David Warner, Kathryn Harrold, Stephen Macht

Votes: 999

19. I Will Fight No More Forever (1975 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Drama, History

7.4
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In a period when many thought that "the only good Indian is a dead Indian," Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce won the admiration of the American public.

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: James Whitmore, Sam Elliott, Ned Romero, Linda Redfearn

Votes: 587

20. Blood on the Moon (1948)

Passed | 88 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Unemployed cowhand Jim Garry is hired by his dishonest friend Tate Riling as muscle in a dispute between homesteaders and cattleman John Lufton.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Preston, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,841

21. Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

6.8
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63 Metascore

With an older brother in jail and living with their single mother on Pine Ridge Reservation, Johnny and his sister Jashuan's lives develop new challenges when their absentee cowboy father ... See full summary »

Director: Chloé Zhao | Stars: John Reddy, Jashaun St. John, Taysha Fuller, Eleonore Hendricks

Votes: 663 | Gross: $0.03M

22. Powwow Highway (1989)

R | 88 min | Drama

7.2
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Depicts the struggles of reservation-dwelling Native Americans in the North Central United States. The main character is an introspective and lovable person in a process of seeking pride ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Wacks | Stars: Gary Farmer, A Martinez, Joanelle Romero, Amanda Wyss

Votes: 1,459 | Gross: $0.28M

23. Hard Rock Medical (2013– )

Drama

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Getting a miner to cough up some stolen diamonds, extracting porcupine quills from a homeless man's posterior, tending to a patient struck by lightning, retrieving severed fingers from a ... See full summary »

Stars: Angela Asher, Rachelle Casseus, Tamara Duarte, Andrea Menard

Votes: 55

24. Skins (2002)

R | 84 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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57 Metascore

An inspirational tale about the relationship between two Sioux Indian brothers living on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation.

Director: Chris Eyre | Stars: Eric Schweig, Graham Greene, Gary Farmer, Noah Watts

Votes: 1,300 | Gross: $0.24M

25. Dance Me Outside (1994)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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A story of life on a First Nations reserve in Ontario: Silas and Frank are trying to get into college to train to be mechanics but they find themselves having to deal with girls, family ...... See full summary »

Director: Bruce McDonald | Stars: Ryan Rajendra Black, Adam Beach, Jennifer Podemski, Michael Greyeyes

Votes: 1,034 | Gross: $0.30M

26. The Last Hunt (1956)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Western

6.8
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In 1883 South Dakota, two buffalo hunters start a personal feud over a captured squaw and a stand-off with a Dakota raiding party over some stolen horses.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger, Lloyd Nolan, Debra Paget

Votes: 1,275

27. Journey Through Rosebud (1972)

GP | 93 min | Drama

6.1
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A group of young Indians living on the Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota stage a protest against the U.S. Government and years of lies and deception come to a violent climax.

Director: Tom Gries | Stars: Robert Forster, Kristoffer Tabori, Victoria Racimo, Eddie Little Sky

Votes: 35

28. Geronimo (1962)

Approved | 101 min | Action, Biography, History

5.9
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In 1880s Arizona, General Crook and his troops are trying to subdue the last tribe of Apache led by Geronimo.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Chuck Connors, Kamala Devi, Pat Conway, Armando Silvestre

Votes: 936

29. Hills of Old Wyoming (1937)

Passed | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.0
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An evil deputy is using Indian half-breeds to rustle cattle. This causes trouble between the cattlemen and Indians. Hoppy, Windy and Lucky see that justice is served. Songs abound.

Director: Nate Watt | Stars: William Boyd, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Morris Ankrum, Russell Hayden

Votes: 109

30. In Old Oklahoma (1943)

Passed | 102 min | Romance, Western

6.6
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In 1906, on Oklahoma's Indian lands, a cowboy fights for oil lease rights against a greedy oilman while a pretty schoolteacher steals both men's hearts.

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: John Wayne, Martha Scott, Albert Dekker, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Votes: 848

31. Broken Arrow (1956–1960)

30 min | Western

7.8
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Indian Agent Tom Jeffords makes friends with Chief Cochise, becoming a blood brother of the Apache. Together they fight white schemers and renegade Indians.

Stars: John Lupton, Michael Ansara, Steven Ritch, Steve Conte

Votes: 163

32. Buffalo Soldiers (1997 TV Movie)

G | 100 min | Drama, History, Western

6.2
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Fact based story about the all-black US Cavalry Troop H which protected the Western territories in post Civil War times. The story focuses on the troops attempts to capture an Apache ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Haid | Stars: Lamont Bentley, Tom Bower, Timothy Busfield, Gabriel Casseus

Votes: 674

33. Stay Away, Joe (1968)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

4.9
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A mixed race American Indian rodeo champ returns to the reservation to help his people out.

Director: Peter Tewksbury | Stars: Elvis Presley, Burgess Meredith, Joan Blondell, Katy Jurado

Votes: 1,000

34. The Dark Wind (1991)

R | 111 min | Drama, Mystery

5.5
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A Navajo police officer is mixed up in drug smuggling and murder on the reservation.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Lance Baker, Betty C. Barlow, Gary Basaraba, Billy Beck

Votes: 521

35. Reel Injun (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Western

7.6
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63 Metascore

The history of the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood films.

Directors: Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, Jeremiah Hayes | Stars: Adam Beach, Chris Eyre, Russell Means, John Trudell

Votes: 1,280

36. Four Sheets to the Wind (2007)

R | 81 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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After his father's untimely suicide, Cufe leaves his home in a Native American reservation in search of a more fulfilling life.

Director: Sterlin Harjo | Stars: Wes Allen, Jeri Arredondo, Laura Bailey, Nando Betancur

Votes: 521

37. Raven Hawk (1996 TV Movie)

R | 88 min | Action, Drama

5.5
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A Native-American woman, who was framed for the murders of her parents years before, returns to her reservation to seek revenge.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Rachel McLish, John Enos III, Ed Lauter, Matt Clark

Votes: 790

38. 29 Palms (2002)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

4.8
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This is the story of a bag of money and the people who come into contact with it.

Director: Leonardo Ricagni | Stars: Jeremy Davies, Chris O'Donnell, Rachael Leigh Cook, Michael Rapaport

Votes: 1,645

39. Made in U.S.A. (1987)

R | 82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

5.6
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Two misfit best friends, Dar and Tuck, leave their dying coal mining town with only one goal in mind - to reach sunny California and hook up with some beach babes. On the road, they meet gun crazy outlaw Annie and she takes over.

Director: Ken Friedman | Stars: Judith Baldwin, Lori Singer, Marji Martin, Adrian Pasdar

Votes: 334

40. Johnny Firecloud (1975)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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Young American Indian gets out of the army and returns home to find his tribe victimized by a white rancher.

Director: William Allen Castleman | Stars: Victor Mohica, Ralph Meeker, David Canary, Frank DeKova

Votes: 287

41. The Savage Seven (1968)

Approved | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.6
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Mad bikers storm through an Indian reservation just to have a good ol' time.

Director: Richard Rush | Stars: Robert Walker Jr., Joanna Frank, John Garwood, Larry Bishop

Votes: 291

42. Pillars of the Sky (1956)

Approved | 95 min | Action, Western

6.3
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In 1868 Oregon, when the Army violates the treaty by building a road across the reservation, several tribal chiefs decide to unite their forces against the trespassing whites.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Dorothy Malone, Ward Bond, Keith Andes

Votes: 474

43. Buffalo Dreams (2005 TV Movie)

G | 89 min | Family

5.7
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Schoolboy Josh Townsend has to move again with his father, astrophysics researcher Dr. Nick Townsend, to a New Mexico small town. To escape the copy-boy job dad arranged, Josh volunteers ... See full summary »

Director: David Jackson | Stars: Simon Baker, Duy Beck, Roy J. Cohoe, Tatiana Galindo

Votes: 427

44. When the Legends Die (1972)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Western

6.5
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A young, rebellious Ute Indian joins the rodeo circuit and falls in with a drunken mentor who teaches him the ways of the ring and the world.

Director: Stuart Millar | Stars: Richard Widmark, Frederic Forrest, Luana Anders, Vito Scotti

Votes: 410

45. Land (2018)

111 min | Drama

7.1
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A Native American family struggles with violence and alcohol, when news reaches the Reservation that one of them has died during military service in Afghanistan.

Director: Babak Jalali | Stars: Rod Rondeaux, Florence C.M. Klein, Wilma Pelly, James Coleman

Votes: 68

46. Warrior Women (2018)

65 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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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 | Star: Madonna Thunder Hawk

Votes: 24

47. Now & Forever (2002)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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27 Metascore

Against a backdrop of clashing cultures, John Myron and Angela Wilson find each other and over the years form a powerful bond. One tragic night, John rescues Angela from a wicked act of ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Mia Kirshner, Adam Beach, Gordon Tootoosis, Theresa Russell

Votes: 417

48. Incident at Oglala (1992)

PG | 89 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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This film describes the events surrounding a 1975 shootout at the Pine Ridge reservation in S. Dakota where two FBI agents were killed.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Robert Redford, Norman Zigrossi, Robert Sikma, Darelle 'Dino' Butler

Votes: 992 | Gross: $0.54M

49. The Rez (1996–1997)

Drama

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Add a Plot

Stars: Ryan Rajendra Black, Jennifer Podemski, Darrell Dennis, John L'Ecuyer

Votes: 67

50. Thunder II (1987)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Drama

5.9
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Indian sheriff Thunder is transferred to a small town in the desert. He learns that the corrupt deputy is paid by the drug mob. To protect himself, the deputy sets a trap for Thunder and ... See full summary »

Director: Fabrizio De Angelis | Stars: Mark Gregory, Raimund Harmstorf, Karen Reel, Bo Svenson

Votes: 180



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