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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    Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Maury Chaykin

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    Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Jodhi May

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    Christian Slater, Nicolas Cage, Jason Isaacs

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    Evan Adams, Adam Beach, Michelle St. John

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    Adam Beach, August Schellenberg, Eric Schweig

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    Sam Shepard, Graham Greene, Fred Ward

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    Carole Androsky, Robert Little Star, Dustin Hoffman

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    Adam Beach, Hugh Dillon, Gloria May Eshkibok

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    Tom Berenger, Barbara Hershey, Kurtwood Smith

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    Alan Myerson, David Roya, Richard Stahl

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    Manu Tupou, Dub Taylor, James Gammon

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    Robert Duvall, Matt Damon, Gene Hackman

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    Trevor Howard, Ivan Naranjo, Silvana Gallardo

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    Vaughn Ahchee Ti Tore, Graham Hohapata, Te Kotuiti Tuarua

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    Brían F. O'Byrne, John Savage, Ben Mendelsohn

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    August Schellenberg, Raoul Trujillo, Billy Two Rivers

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    Tina Keeper, Chris Eyre, Michelle Thrush

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    Billy Connolly, David Ogden Stiers, Judy Kuhn

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    Arthur Kennedy, Sal Mineo, Edward G. Robinson

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    August Schellenberg, Simon R. Baker, Eddie Spears

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    Pierce Brosnan

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    Gary Cole, Rosanna Arquette, Dean Stockwell

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    Grand Avenue Irene Bedard, Tantoo Cardinal, Eloy Casados

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    Nigel Bennett, Robert Wisden, Julia Ormond

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    Dennis Weaver, Janine Turner, Saginaw Grant

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    Will Geer, Debra Paget, Jeff Chandler

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    Kevin Anderson, Judy Herrera, James Duval

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    Medicine River

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    often listed
    Anne Bancroft, Jon Seda, Antwon Tanner

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    Steve Coogan, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Jenkins

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    Melissa Leo, Pat Fisher, Michael O'Keefe

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    John Hurt, Billy Bob Thornton, Steve Buscemi

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    Barbara Rush, Paul Newman, Fredric March

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    Rafael Albaicin, Valentino Macchi, Pierre Cressoy

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    Miracle in the Wilderness

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    Ward Churchill, Charles Abourezk

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    Tom Kemp, Gil Birmingham, Brandon Routh

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    Anne Meara, Steve Coogan, Brad Garrett

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    Steve Coogan, Brad Garrett, Patrick Gallagher

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    Tom Jackson, Graham Greene

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    Trent Ford, Russell Means, Moses Brings Plenty

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    Michael Spears, Tonantzin Carmelo, Charlie White Buffalo

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    James Whitmore, Richard Basehart, Jack Palance

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    Jon Proudstar, Randi Yocham, Seth Kozak

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    Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

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    The Exiles

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    The Only Good Indian

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