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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    Adam Beach, August Schellenberg, Eric Schweig

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    Evan Adams, Adam Beach, Michelle St. John

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    Christian Slater, Nicolas Cage, Jason Isaacs

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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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    A Martinez, Geoffrey Rivas, Amanda Wyss

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

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    Trevor Howard, Ivan Naranjo, Silvana Gallardo

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    August Schellenberg, Raoul Trujillo, Billy Two Rivers

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    Vaughn Ahchee Ti Tore, Graham Hohapata, Te Kotuiti Tuarua

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    Tina Keeper, Chris Eyre, Michelle Thrush

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    August Schellenberg, Simon R. Baker, Eddie Spears

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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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    Nigel Bennett, Robert Wisden, Julia Ormond

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    Pierce Brosnan

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    Grand Avenue Irene Bedard, Tantoo Cardinal, Eloy Casados

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    Gary Cole, Rosanna Arquette, Dean Stockwell

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    Dennis Weaver, Janine Turner, Saginaw Grant

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    Kevin Anderson, Judy Herrera, James Duval

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    Will Geer, Debra Paget, Jeff Chandler

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    Anne Bancroft, Jon Seda, Antwon Tanner

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    Medicine River

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    Steve Coogan, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Jenkins

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    John Hurt, Billy Bob Thornton, Steve Buscemi

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    Melissa Leo, Pat Fisher, Michael O'Keefe

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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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    Steve Coogan, Brad Garrett, Patrick Gallagher

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    Ward Churchill, Charles Abourezk

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    Lou Diamond Phillips, Salli Richardson, Ralph Waite

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    Louise Fletcher, Veanne Cox, Tim DeKay

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    Ricky Schroder, Tim McGraw, Russell Means

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    Chris Wiggins, Karen Austin, Mavor Moore

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    Bradley Cooper, Adam Beach, Gloria May Eshkibok

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    Haylie Duff, Rachael Leigh Cook, Dana Delany

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    Paul Walker, Adam Beach, Jamie Bell

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    Dark Wind

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    Tom Kemp, Gil Birmingham, Brandon Routh

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