The Best Native American Movies Films
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The Best Native American Movies

List Criteria: Only movies featuring native Americans.

The best Native American movies and films with Native American themes. These are films that focus on American Indians, and their cultures as part of the story's central theme. Some of these rank among the best war movies ever produced while others are heartfelt dramas who also have a place with the best costume drama films.

Once referred to as "Indians,", Native Americans have an incredibly rich culture and history. While they may have originally only been used in Westerns as "the bad guys" (often played by white guys in red-face), today, Native Americans are just as often the heroes. Their braves, teepees, art, tomahawks, and skill with hunting buffalo are all veritable icons. It's no small wonder then that they continue to find their way into Hollywood.

This is meant to be a list of all the greatest movies about Native Americans of all time, but if you feel we've left out any of the best Native American movies, please feel free to add them to the list yourself in the hope that they will receive enough votes to become the top Native American films of all time.
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Dances with Wolves

    1990 More
    100
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    The Last of the Mohicans

    1992 More
    95
  3. 3
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    2002 More
    86
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    1989 More
    80
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    1992 More
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    1998 More
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    1994 More
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    1970 More
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Last of the Dogmen

    1995 More
    75
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    1970 More
    73
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    1971 More
    73
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    Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

    2007 More
    72
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    1980 More
    67
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    War Party

    2007 More
    65
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    1991 More
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    Geronimo: An American Legend

    1993 More
    63
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    2005 More
    62
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    2002 More
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    1995 More
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    1964 More
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    Grand Avenue

    1996 More
    49
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    1991 More
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    No image
    2001 More
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    2003 More
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    added by: PanyEconomidou
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    often listed
    Sunchaser

    1996 More
    45
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    1997 More
    45
    added by: PanyEconomidou
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    Incident at Oglala

    1992 More
    41
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    1995 More
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    Legends of the Fall

    1994 More
    37
    added by: matt24a
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    2006 More
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    1922 More
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    added by: SarahMorneau
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    Medicine River

    29
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    1995 More
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    added by: press1
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    Miracle in the Wilderness

    28
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    2008 More
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    added by: lionfish
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    1972 More
    27
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    The Exiles

    1961 More
    27
    added by: press1
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    2008 More
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    added by: press1
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    Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

    2003 More
    27
    added by: SarahMorneau
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    1967 More
    27
    added by: wiabux
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    2009 More
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    added by: GlendaWard
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    1966 More
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    added by: PeteBoyle
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