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 if you are looking to learn more about the culture and history of Native people. These are films that focus on American Indians and their cultures as part of the story's central theme - famous films like Dances with Wolves and The Last of the Mohicans are widely known, but this list also includes lesser-known films like Smoke Signals and Skins. 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 love stories and great Native American romance movies, some are even .
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 in American Indian movies. It's no small wonder then that they continue to be featured in Hollywood.
This is meant to be a list of all the greatest movies about Native Americans of all time, a few of them are even based on true stories. Vote up your favorites to see which ones become the top Native American films of all time.
Powwow HighwayA Martinez, Amanda Wyss
Bury My Heart at Wounded KneeAnna Paquin, J.K. Simmons
SkinsGraham Greene, Winona LaDuke
Into the WestKeri Russell, Gary Busey