Movies about Indians

Movies about Indians
List of the best movies about the Indians, selected by visitors to our site.: The Lone Ranger, Woman Walks Ahead, Thunderheart, Last of the Dogmen, Hostiles, Grey Owl, Manitou's Shoe, The New World, The Last of the Mohicans, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, western
CharactersHorses, Indians, Gangsters, Cowboys, Cannibals
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Chase
PlaceWild West, Trains, Mountains, Texas, USA
Time19th century

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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, western, biography, history
CharactersHorses, Indians, Friends, Insects, Eagle
PlotOn real events, Time travel, Snow, Rivalry
PlaceTrains, USA, New York
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CharactersIndians, Special agents, FBI
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Conspiracies, Mystery
StylePsychological problems, Action, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating

An FBI man with Sioux background is sent to a reservation to help with a murder investigation, where he has to come to terms with his heritage.

Markimdb: 7
Genreadventure, western
CountryUSA, Mexico, Canada
CharactersDogs, Horses, Serial killers, Indians, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Pursuit
PlaceMountains, Forest
StyleTouching, Heartbreaking, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A Montana bounty hunter is sent into the wilderness to track three escaped prisoners. Instead he sees something that puzzles him. Later with a female Native Indian history professor, he returns to find some answers.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, western
CharactersHorses, Indians, Cowboys, Military, Soldier
PlotTravel, Skirmishes, Death, Weapon, Hatred
PlaceWild West, Trains, Mountains, USA
Time19th century
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense

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.

Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, western, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada
PlotOn real events, Adoption
StyleSmart, Makes me think, Touching

Archie Grey Owl is a trapper in Canada in the early 1930s when a young Iroquois woman from town asks him to teach her Indian ways. They live in the woods, where she is appalled at how trapped animals die. She adopts two orphaned beaver kits and helps Archie see his way to stop trapping. Instead, he works as a guide, a naturalist writer, and then the Canadian government hires him to save the beaver in a conserve by Lake Ajawaan in Prince Albert National Park. He writes a biography, which brings him attention in Canada and invitations to lecture in England. Before he leaves, he and Anahareo (Pony) marry. In England, his secret is revealed. Will Anahareo continue to love him?


Abahachi, Chief of the Apache Indians, and his blood brother Ranger maintain peace and justice in the Wild West. One day, Abahachi needs to take up a credit from the Shoshone Indians to finance his tribe's new saloon. Unfortunately Santa Maria, who sold the saloon, betrays Abahachi, takes the money and leaves. Soon, the Shoshones are on the warpath to get their money back, and Abahachi is forced to organize it quickly.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersIndians, Losers, Princesses, Investigators
PlotAdventure, Love triangle
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

A drama about explorer John Smith and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers in the 17th century.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military
CharactersIndians, Military
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Revenge, Revolution, Love triangle
Time18th century
StyleExciting, Tense, Epic, Touching, Serious

As the British and French soldiers battle for control of the American colonies in the 18th century, the settlers and native Americans are forced to take sides. Cora and her sister Alice unwittingly walk into trouble but are reluctantly saved by Hawkeye, an orphaned settler adopted by the last of the Mohicans.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, western, history
CharactersIndians, Military, Soldier
StyleExciting, Soulful, Heavy, Epic, Serious

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.

CharactersIndians, Heroes, Military, Friends, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Friendship, Marine Corps
PlaceIslands, Japan
TimeWorld War II
StyleSoulful, Heavy, Serious

Joe Enders is a gung-ho Marine assigned to protect a "windtalker" - one of several Navajo Indians who were used to relay messages during World War II because their spoken language was indecipherable to Japanese code breakers.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama
PlotSlavery, Supernatural, Justice, Freedom
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Successful author Veronica finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it's too late.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersIndians, Knights, Vikings, Heroes
TimeMiddle Ages

A Viking boy is left behind after his clan battles a Native American tribe. Raised within the tribe, he ultimately becomes their savior in a fight against the Norsemen.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, western
CountryUSA, Germany, Japan
CharactersCowboys, Heroes, Friends, Losers, Hunters
PlotTravel, Skirmishes
PlaceWild West, Small cities
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Smart

On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, western
CharactersIndians, Cowboys, Thieves, Losers, Blind
PlaceWild West
Time19th century
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Smart, Epic

Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Mexico, United Kingdom
CharactersHeroes, Warriors
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Travel, Slavery
PlaceJungle, Pyramid, Mexico
Time16th century
StyleExciting, Heavy

An overview of the making of Mel Gibson's 'Apocalypto'.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrehorror, drama, western
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersIndians, Killers, Cowboys, Cannibals, Warriors
PlotSurvival, Travel, Abduction, Death, Weapon
PlacePrison, Wild West
TimeDark ones
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Depressive

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, western, history
CharactersIndians, Heroes, Military, Hunters, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Revenge
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

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

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, adventure, western, military, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersIndians, Wolves, Cowboys, Warriors
PlotWar, Adventure, Friendship
PlaceWild West
Time19th century
StyleExciting, To cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide – and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.

Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, drama, adventure, western, biography
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
CharactersIndians, Hunters
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Skirmishes, Revenge
PlaceWild West, Nature, USA
StyleExciting, Action, Atmospheric, Heavy, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama, western
CountryEast Germany

A Western set in the US around the turn of the century. Atkins leaves the city to return to the valley where he formerly lived. There he meets Native Americans who learn to trust him. They ask Atkins to buy weapons for them. On his journey Atkins meets Morris, whose interest in mineral resources puts Atkins loyalty to the Native Americans to the test.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, adventure, western
CharactersCowboys, Criminals
PlotSkirmishes, Pursuit, Chase, Uprising
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

When rancher and single mother of two Maggie Gilkeson sees her teenage daughter, Lily, kidnapped by Apache rebels, she reluctantly accepts the help of her estranged father, Samuel, in tracking down the kidnappers. Along the way, the two must learn to reconcile the past and work together if they are going to have any hope of getting Lily back before she is taken over the border and forced to become a prostitute.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersIndians, Friends, Orphans
PlotTravel, Basketball, Friendship
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fancy, Touching

Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by Arnold. Arnold soon left his family, and Victor hasn't seen his father for 10 years. When Victor hears Arnold has died, Thomas offers him funding for the trip to get Arnold's remains

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, adventure, western
CharactersIndians, Cowboys
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Revenge, Hunting, Snow
PlaceWild West, Deserts
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Epic, Makes me think, Depressive

A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians when he proves to be the match of their warriors in one-to-one combat on the early frontier.

Markimdb: 7.8
CharactersHorses, Indians, Cowboys, Heroes
PlotTravel, Revenge
PlaceWild West, Texas
StyleHeavy, Tense, Depressive, Serious

After avenging his family's brutal murder, Wales is pursued by a pack of soldiers. He prefers to travel alone, but ragtag outcasts are drawn to him - and Wales can't bring himself to leave them unprotected.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA, Canada, Germany
CharactersIndians, Heroes, Family, Friends, Wizards
PlotAdventure, Cars, Relationship, Friendship, Mystery
PlaceVillage, Trains
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Touching

In South Dakota, in an Indian reservation, an old storyteller Indian asks his grandson Shane, who is in trouble owing money to some bad guys, to take his old pony and him to Albuquerque to the great powwow, an Indian meeting. While traveling, Grandpa tells mysterious Indian tales of love, friendship and magic.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, western

Ass-breaker Dingus Magee is looking for a gold train when he comes upon old acquaintance Hoke Birdsill on stage to San Francisco, and robs him of his money. Hoke goes to the nearby town of Yerkey's Hole, where Belle Knops is both mayor and bordello-mistress. She appoints Hoke Town Sheriff and tries to get him to stir up the Indians so the soldiers at the nearby fort (the main customers) won't go to Little Big Horn. Dingus tries to stir up more trouble and get involved with the pale, baby-talking Indian, Anna. The film is a send-up of the oft-repeated phrase "the Code of the West" and exaggerates it and what it stands for into the ridiculousness that it is.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, western
CountryUnited Kingdom, New Zealand
CharactersDogs, Teens, Horses, Indians, Gangsters
PlotLove, Time travel, Adventure, Travel, Skirmishes
PlaceWild West, Forest, Ireland, USA
Time19th century
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

In the Old West, a 17-year-old Scottish boy teams up with a mysterious gunman to find the woman with whom he is infatuated.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, adventure, western
CharactersHorses, Cowboys, Friends, Hunters, Partners
PlotAdventure, Skirmishes, Revenge, Friendship, Pursuit
PlaceWild West, Court, Texas
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. Marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and adventure on the journey, and each has his or her "grit" tested.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA
CharactersIndians, FBI
PlotInvestigation, Friendship, Death, Weapon, Snow
StyleUnexpected ending, To cry, Tense, Depressive, Disturbing

An FBI agent teams with the town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.