The Best Native American Movies Films
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The Best Native American Movies

List Criteria: Only movies featuring native Americans.

Looking for the best Native American movies and films with Native American themes? This list ranks all the good Native American movies so you know what to watch first. 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. Still others are great Native American romance movies.

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 Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene

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    ranked low on reranks Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Pete Postlethwaite

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    Nicolas Cage, Mark Ruffalo, Christian Slater

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    Perrey Reeves, Adam Beach, Cynthia Geary

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    Carole Androsky, Robert Little Star, Dustin Hoffman

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    ranked low on reranks Anna Paquin, Aidan Quinn, J.K. Simmons

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    Val Kilmer, David Crosby, Sam Shepard

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    ranked low on reranks A Martinez, Wes Studi, Gary Farmer

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Tom Laughlin, Howard Hesseman, Alan Myerson

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    Sandrine Holt, Hugh Dillon, Adam Beach

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    Tom Berenger, Barbara Hershey, Wilford Brimley

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    Richard Harris, Judith Anderson, James Gammon

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    ranked low on reranks Matt Damon, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman

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    Trevor Howard, James Remar, Billy Drago

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    Antonio Te Maioha, Vaughn Ahchee Ti Tore, Fred Te Kani Dargaville Koro

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    Christian Bale, Colin Farrell, Christopher Plummer

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    Sandrine Holt, August Schellenberg, Raoul Trujillo

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    Graham Greene, Winona LaDuke, Tina Keeper

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    Mel Gibson, Christian Bale, Linda Hunt

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    James Stewart, Edward G. Robinson, Ricardo Montalbán

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    Pierce Brosnan

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    Gary Cole, Rosanna Arquette, Dean Stockwell

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    ranked low on reranks & added by matt24a Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Julia Ormond

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    Grand Avenue Irene Bedard, Tantoo Cardinal, Eloy Casados, Alexis Cruz, Deeny Dakota

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    added by PanyEconomidou August Schellenberg, Nathaniel Arcand, Alex Rice

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    added by smallprint84 James Stewart, Will Geer, Jay Silverheels

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    added by PanyEconomidou Janine Turner, Dennis Weaver, Jean Louisa Kelly

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    James Duval, Gordon Tootoosis, Jim Metzler

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    added by SarahMorneau Nyla, Cunayou, Allakariallak

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    added by PattiLynnWalker Medicine River

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    often listed Woody Harrelson, Anne Bancroft, Talisa Soto

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    Steve Coogan, Richard Jenkins, Vincent Kartheiser

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    added by press1 Melissa Leo, Mark Boone Junior, Michael O'Keefe

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    added by wiabux Paul Newman, Martin Balsam, Fredric March

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    added by press1 Johnny Depp, Steve Buscemi, Iggy Pop

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    added by littlehawk Miracle in the Wilderness

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    added by PeteBoyle Burt Reynolds, Fernando Rey, Aldo Sambrell

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    Ward Churchill, Charles Abourezk

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    Robin Williams, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson

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    ranked high on reranks Amy Adams, Robin Williams, Ben Stiller

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    added by lionfish Russell Means, Tamara Feldman, Joseph McKelheer

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    added by wiabux Graham Greene, Tom Jackson

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    added by wiabux Charles Bronson, Jack Palance, James Whitmore

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    added by AliJackowski Brandon Routh, Crystal Allen, Gil Birmingham

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    added by MichaelMassey Tonantzin Carmelo, Michael Spears, Cory Brusseau

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    added by GlendaWard David Hill, Laura Spencer, Richard Ray Whitman

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    added by press1 The Exiles Homer Nish, Mary Donahue, Eddie Sunrise

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    added by SarahMorneau Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

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