Movies about Indians

List of the best movies about the Indians, selected by visitors to our site.: Stagecoach, Bone Tomahawk, Geronimo: An American Legend, Hostiles, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, The Revenant, The Mustang, Damsel, Woman Walks Ahead, The Ballad of Lefty Brown.

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Stagecoach (1939)
Genreadventure, western
CharactersIndians, Heroes, Cowboys
PlotRevenge, Adventure, Rivalry, Chase, Skirmishes
PlaceDeserts, USA
Time19th century
StyleAction, Tense, Fascinating

A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo, and learn something about each other in the process.

Bone Tomahawk (2015)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrehorror, drama, adventure, western
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersIndians, Killers, Cannibals, Warriors, Sheriffs, Surgeons
PlotSurvival, Weapon, Death, Abduction
PlaceWild West, Prison
StyleDepressive, Atmospheric, Tense

During a shootout in a saloon, Sheriff Hunt injures a suspicious stranger. One of the villagers takes care of him in prison. One day they both disappear – only the spear of a cannibal tribe is found. Hunt and a few of his men go in search of the prisoner and his nurse.

Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genredrama, western, history
CharactersIndians, Soldier, Hunters, Heroes, Military
PlotRevenge, War, On real events
StyleHeavy, Soulful, Fascinating

The Apache Indians have reluctantly agreed to settle on a US Government approved reservation. Not all the Apaches are able to adapt to the life of corn farmers. One in particular, Geronimo, is restless. Pushed over the edge by broken promises and necessary actions by the government, Geronimo and thirty or so other warriors form an attack team which humiliates the government by evading capture, whi

Hostiles (2017)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama, adventure, western
CharactersIndians, Horses, Soldier, Military
PlotWeapon, Death, Skirmishes, Travel
PlaceWild West, Trains, Mountains, USA

A legendary Native American-hating Army captain nearing retirement in 1892 is given one last assignment: to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory back to his Montana reservation.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)
Mark5 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, western, detective
CharactersGold miners, Indians, Cowboys, Pianists, Dogs, Horses, Deer, Hunters, Bartenders, Owls, Angels, Singers
PlotBank robbery, Dancing, Weapon, Money, Gambling
PlaceWild West, Small cities
StyleNetflix, Fancy, Not for everyone, Short Story

Vignettes weaving together the stories of six individuals in the old West at the end of the Civil War. Following the tales of a sharp-shooting songster, a wannabe bank robber, two weary traveling performers, a lone gold prospector, a woman traveling the West to an uncertain future, and a motley crew of strangers undertaking a carriage ride.

The Revenant (2015)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8)
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, western, history
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
CharactersIndians, Hunters
PlotSurvival, Cold, Revenge, Willpower, Chase, Confrontation, Snow, Adventure, Rivalry, Skirmishes, On real events
PlaceUSA, Wild West
StyleDisturbing, Atmospheric, Action, Heavy, Exciting

In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.

The Mustang (2019)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.9)
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersHorses, Indians, Cowboys, Psychologists, Photographers
PlotAdventure, Depression, Fate, Soccer, Freedom, Fear
PlacePrison, Nature
StyleExciting, To cry

While participating in a rehabilitation program training wild mustangs, a convict at first struggles to connect with the horses and his fellow inmates, but he learns to confront his violent past as he soothes an especially feisty horse.

Damsel (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrecomedy, drama, western
CharactersHorses, Indians, Wolves, Cats, Bartenders, Singers
PlotWeapon, Love, Survival, Dancing, Death, Money, Religious, Love at first sight, Happiness
PlaceWild West, Hotels, Beach, Mountains

The Wild West, circa 1870. Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope. As his group traverses the west, the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel.

Woman Walks Ahead (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genredrama, western, biography, history
CharactersFriends, Indians, Horses, Insects, Eagle
PlotTime travel, Snow
PlaceNew York, USA, Trains

In 1890, Catherine Weldon, a painter from New York, travels to North Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull and becomes involved in the struggle of the Lakota people to get the Government respects their rights over the land where they live.

The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.3)
Genreaction, drama, western
CharactersPolice, Sheriffs, Indians, Horses, Cowboys
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Chase, Weapon, Money, Justice
PlaceUSA, Wild West, Deserts
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

Aging sidekick Lefty Brown has ridden with Eddie Johnson his entire life. But when a rustler kills Eddie, Lefty is forced from his partner’s shadow and must confront the ugly realities of frontier justice.

Frontier (2016)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.2)
CharactersIndians, Indians
PlotRivalry, Intrigue
Time18th century
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Exciting

The chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in late 18th century Canada. Told from multiple perspectives, Frontier takes place in a world where business negotiations might be resolved with close-quarter hatchet fights, and where delicate relations between native tribes and Europeans can spark bloody conflicts.

Sky (2015)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Germany
CharactersIndians, Bikers, Tourists, Terminally ill
PlotTravel, Motorcycles, Cancer
PlaceCasino, Hotels, Deserts

A woman embarks on a journey alone across the United States after fleeing from her violent husband.

The Homesman (2014)
Mark1 (imdb: 6.6)
Genredrama, western
CountryUSA, France
CharactersIndians, Tourists
PlotPursuit, Social Media, Mental disorders
PlaceWild West, Jungle, Party
StyleAtmospheric, Depressive, Action

When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy. Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just how daunting the journey will be, and employs a low-life drifter, George Briggs, to join her. The unlikely pair and the three women head east, where a waiting minister and his wife have offered to take the women in. But the group first must traverse the harsh Nebraska Territories marked by stark beauty, psychological peril and constant threat.

The Lone Ranger (2013)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.4)
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, western
CharactersGangsters, Cowboys, Indians, Horses, Lawyers, Partners, Cannibals
PlotAdventure, Chase, Revenge
PlaceWild West, Mountains, Trains

The Texas Rangers chase down a gang of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish, but the gang ambushes the Rangers, seemingly killing them all. One survivor is found, however, by an American Indian named Tonto, who nurses him back to health. The Ranger, donning a mask and riding a white stallion named Silver, teams up with Tonto to bring the unscrupulous gang and others of that ilk to justice.

Meek's Cutoff (2010)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genredrama, western
CharactersIndians, Horses
PlotSurvival, Travel, Expeditions, On real events
PlaceDeserts, Wild West
StyleAtmospheric, Makes me think

Set in 1845, this drama follows a group of settlers as they embark on a punishing journey along the Oregon Trail. When their guide leads them astray, the expedition is forced to contend with the unforgiving conditions of the high plain desert.

The Burrowers (2008)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrehorror, thriller, western
CharactersIndians, Heroes, Monsters
PlotFuneral, Revenge, Rivalry, Pursuit
PlaceWild West
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Disturbing, For men

It is 1879 in the Dakota Territories, a band of men who set out to find and recover a family of settlers that has mysteriously vanished from their home. Expecting the offenders to be a band of fierce natives, but they soon discover that the real enemy stalks them from below.

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, western, history
CharactersIndians, Soldier, Military
StyleHeavy, Exciting, Soulful

Beginning just after the bloody Sioux victory over General Custer at Little Big Horn, the story is told through two unique perspectives: Charles Eastman, a young, white-educated Sioux doctor held up as living proof of the alleged success of assimilation, and Sitting Bull the proud Lakota chief whose tribe won the American Indians’ last major victory at Little Big Horn.

Blueberry (2004)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrefantasy, adventure, western
CountryFrance, Mexico, United Kingdom
CharactersHeroes, Partners, Indians, Demons
PlotRivalry, Skirmishes, Revenge, Adventure
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Disturbing, For men

U.S Marshal Mike Donovan has dark memories of the death of his first love. He keeps peace between the Americans and the natives who had temporarily adopted and taken care of him. The evil actions of a white sorcerer lead him to confront the villain in the Sacred Mountains, and, through shamanic rituals conquer his fears and uncover a suppressed memory he would much rather deny.

The Brave (1997)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.3)
CharactersIndians, Losers, Teachers
PlotDeath, Money
StyleTense, Disturbing, Gloomy

A down-on-his-luck American Indian recently released from jail is offered the chance to "star" as the victim of a snuff film, the resulting pay of which could greatly help his poverty stricken family.

Pocahontas (1995)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.7)
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon, history
CharactersIndians, Soldier, Family
PlotAdventure, On real events
StyleTouching, Fascinating, Disney

History comes gloriously to life in Disney's epic animated tale about love and adventure in the New World. Pocahontas is a Native American woman whose father has arranged for her to marry her village's best warrior. But a vision tells her change is coming, and soon she comes face to face with it in the form of Capt. John Smith.