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1. National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.5
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48 Metascore

Benjamin Gates (Nicolas Cage) must follow a clue left in John Wilkes Booth's diary to prove his ancestor's innocence in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Jon Voight

Votes: 210,291 | Gross: $219.96M

2. The New World (2005)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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69 Metascore

The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer, Christian Bale

Votes: 80,064 | Gross: $12.71M

3. Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family

5.2
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42 Metascore

A man learns he has a thirteen-year-old son who was raised in the jungle and brings the boy to New York City, turning his life upside down in the process.

Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Tim Allen, Martin Short, JoBeth Williams, Lolita Davidovich

Votes: 21,820 | Gross: $59.93M

4. A Man Called Horse (1970)

M | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

6.9
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46 Metascore

In 1825, an English aristocrat is captured by Native Americans. He lives with them and begins to understand their way of life. Eventually, he is accepted as part of the tribe and aspires to become their leader.

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Richard Harris, Judith Anderson, Jean Gascon, Manu Tupou

Votes: 7,744 | Gross: $1.94M

5. The Emerald Forest (1985)

R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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After the son of engineer Bill Markham is abducted by an aboriginal tribe on the edge of the rain forest, the engineer spends the next 10 years searching for him.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Powers Boothe, Meg Foster, Yara Vaneau, William Rodriguez

Votes: 8,862 | Gross: $24.47M

6. The Milk of Sorrow (2009)

94 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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68 Metascore

Fausta is suffering from a rare disease called the Milk of Sorrow, which is transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women who were abused or raped during or soon after pregnancy. ... See full summary »

Director: Claudia Llosa | Stars: Magaly Solier, Susi Sánchez, Efraín Solís, Bárbara Lazón

Votes: 6,412 | Gross: $0.01M

7. Windwalker (1980)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

6.9
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In 1797 Utah, an aged Cheyenne patriarch helps his kin to fight off a raiding party of rival Crow warriors and he tells his grandchildren the story of their family.

Director: Kieth Merrill | Stars: Trevor Howard, Nick Ramus, James Remar, Serene Hedin

Votes: 943 | Gross: $18.64M

8. Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (1994)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.0
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Fictional chronicle of Squanto's life prior to and including the arrival of the "Mayflower" in 1620.

Director: Xavier Koller | Stars: Adam Beach, Mandy Patinkin, Sheldon Peters Wolfchild, Irene Bedard

Votes: 1,044 | Gross: $3.34M

9. Buffalo Dreams (2005 TV Movie)

G | 89 min | Family

5.7
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Schoolboy Josh Townsend has to move again with his father, astrophysics researcher Dr. Nick Townsend, to a New Mexico small town. To escape the copy-boy job dad arranged, Josh volunteers ... See full summary »

Director: David Jackson | Stars: Simon Baker, Duy Beck, Roy J. Cohoe, Tatiana Galindo

Votes: 435

10. The Red Man's View

137 min | Action, Adventure, Drama | Pre-production

A Shoshone band who lived in a secluded valley in the 1860's, during the time of the last 'Free' roaming Native Americans in the midst of the American Civil War. They are discovered by a group of Union soldiers and squatters and forced to move from their home. They are moved from valley to valley as the Union takes more and more of their land in a plan to eradicate the country of 'Savages' ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas R. Bond II | Stars: Zahn McClarnon, Booboo Stewart, Courtney Gains, Daniel Baldwin

11. Hans Staden (1999)

92 min | Biography, Drama, History

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On the eve of his return to Europe after an extended involuntary stay in 16th-century Brazil, the German sailor Hans Staden is captured by a hostile cannibal Indian tribe. In order to ... See full summary »

Director: Luís Alberto Pereira | Stars: Carlos Evelyn, Ariana Messias, Darci Figueiredo, Beto Simas

Votes: 270

12. Madeinusa (2006)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

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14-year-old Madeinusa comes of age during the Easter festivities of her tiny, isolated village.

Director: Claudia Llosa | Stars: Magaly Solier, Carlos J. de la Torre, Yiliana Chong, Juan Ubaldo Huamán

Votes: 1,487

13. The Old Man Who Read Love Stories (2001)

Not Rated | 115 min | Adventure, Drama

6.6
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A man is forced to confront a dangerous female jaguar and his own past through the sacrificial killing of the beast he has grown to love.

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Timothy Spall, Hugo Weaving, Cathy Tyson

Votes: 661

14. Birdwatchers (2008)

Unrated | 104 min | Drama

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When a tribe of indigenous Guarani Indians attempts to re-inhabit their ancestral land, which lies on the border of a wealthy landowner's fields, tensions escalate.

Director: Marco Bechis | Stars: Claudio Santamaria, Alicélia Batista Cabreira, Chiara Caselli, Pedro Abrísio da Silva

Votes: 793

15. Destiny River (2010– )

40 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

5.4
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A man returns to his birthplace, the area surrounding the Araguaia river, unaware of an Indian curse targeting him, gathered on his family several years before.

Stars: Milena Toscano, Murilo Rosa, Cleo, Emílio Orciollo Netto

Votes: 38

16. Crude (2009)

Unrated | 105 min | Documentary

7.5
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75 Metascore

The story of lawsuit by tens of thousands of Ecuadorans against Chevron over contamination of the Ecuadorean Amazon.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Dan Ashley, Pablo Fajardo, Kent Robertson, German Yanez

Votes: 785 | Gross: $0.17M

17. Blood of the Condor (1969)

70 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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The reaction of an indigenous community against a group of foreigners who under the guise of development assistance are forcibly sterilizing the peasant women.

Director: Jorge Sanjinés | Stars: Marcelino Yanahuaya, Benedicta Mendoza, Vicente Verneros Salinas, Danielle Caillet

Votes: 406

18. Pocahontas: Princess of the American Indians (1997– )

TV-Y7 | Animation, Action, Adventure

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In her journey, Pocahontas and her spiritual companion Hopi Ho, get the chance to become acquainted with the different ways of living of the different American Indian tribes that they visit.

Stars: Teresa Pascarelli, Francis Pardeilhan, Gregory Snegoff, Marco Balzarotti

Votes: 27

19. Brave New Land (2000)

104 min | Drama, War

6.5
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A young Portuguese cartographer in the 18th century finds new forms of love, war and a wild new world in an expedition into South American heart.

Director: Lúcia Murat | Stars: Diogo Infante, Floriano Peixoto, Luciana Rigueira, Leonardo Villar

Votes: 258

20. Masters of the Pacific Coast: The Tribes of the American Northwest (2016– )

59 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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Archaeologist Dr Jago Cooper travels along the 1,400 mile coastline of Northwest America to explore how local tribes understanding of their environment allowed them to develop a resilient culture.

Star: Jago Cooper

Votes: 12

21. We Still Live Here: Âs Nutayuneân (2010)

PG | 82 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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WE STILL LIVE HERE: As Nutayunean tells the amazing story of the return of the Wampanoag language, the first time a language with no Native speakers has been revived in this country. Four ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Makepeace | Stars: Jason Baird, Jessie Baird, Mae Alice Baird, Eva Blake

Votes: 40

22. Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale (2000)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Adventure, Romance

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63 Metascore

A retired gay anthropologist revisits the native cultures he studied in his youth.

Directors: David Shapiro, Laurie Gwen Shapiro | Stars: Tobias Schneebaum, Norman Mailer, Michael Rockefeller

Votes: 789 | Gross: $0.35M

23. The Legend of Ubirajara (1975)

90 min | Drama

6.0
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In order to earn a warrior name, the son of Araguaia chief wanders the forest, falls in love with a girl from the Tocantins tribe, and defeats their bravest warrior. When his true identity ... See full summary »

Director: André Luiz Oliveira | Stars: Tatau, Taíse Costa, Roberto Bonfim, Ana Maria Miranda

Votes: 15

24. Entheogen: Awakening the Divine Within (2007)

79 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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A documentary which invites the viewer to rediscover an enchanted cosmos in the modern world by awakening to the divine within.

Directors: Rod Mann, Nikos Katsaounis, Kevin Kohley | Stars: David S. Eindl-Ra, Stanislav Grof, Barbara Marx Hubbard, John Markoff

Votes: 50

25. If Only I Were an Indian... (1995)

81 min | Documentary

6.7
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Three Native Americans travel to the Czech Republic to visit residents there who are imitating traditional Native American tribal ways.

Director: John Paskievich | Star: John Paskievich

Votes: 19

26. Passage to Panama: A Musical Journey (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History, Music

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The Panama Canal Rail Road is used as a metaphor to go back in history and to present various examples of the musical influences which were found in Panama and which were brought to Panama from other places.

Director: Fred Salaff | Stars: Freddy Anglin, Reggie Boyce, Francisco Buckley Jr., Eduardo Chan

27. Those Who Come, Will Hear (2018)

77 min | Documentary

7.6
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"Those Who Come, Will Hear" proposes a unique meeting with the speakers of several indigenous languages of Quebec. The film starts with the discovery of these unsung tongues through ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Plouffe | Stars: Margie Hoff, Jean-Paul Echaquan, Joseph Guanish, Philip Einish

Votes: 7

28. Buffalo in the Room (TV Movie)

24 min | Comedy, Drama | Completed

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Director: Allistair McCray | Stars: Janae Collins, Lucas CorVatta, Brian Young, Deanna M.A.D.

29. Immokalee U.S.A. (2008)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary

7.9
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Every season, tens of thousands of migrant farmworkers converge on small communities like Immokalee, Florida where they plant and harvest the food that Americans consume. A vast majority of... See full summary »

Director: Georg Koszulinski

Votes: 27

30. Xingu: 50 años (2011)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: André Michiles | Stars: Kumaré Ikpeng, Carmen Junqueira, Makupá Kaiabi, Pikuruk Kaiabi

31. The River of the Kukamas (2018)

8 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Filmed on the river during it's widest state at the end of the rain season, we take a tranquil journey through the waters and history of Kukama people, who inhabit the Amazon basin in Peru.

Director: Nika Belianina | Star: Pablo Taricuarima Pinedo

32. Lola Casanova (1949)

91 min | Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Director: Matilde Landeta | Stars: Meche Barba, Isabela Corona, Enrique Cancino, Armando Silvestre

Votes: 14

33. Pastriology (2013)

100 min | Documentary

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Five years in the making, filmed in a dozen countries, PASTRIOLOGY runs the full range from the pleasures and dangers of overeating to the tragedies of world hunger.

Director: Alexis Krasilovsky | Stars: Papa Abuelo, Anyayya, Cello Barry, Lagache Benoit

34. Seasoned with Spirit (2006– )

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Emmy Award winning 5 episode PBS series hosted by acclaimed Potawatomi chef Loretta Barrett Oden traveling to diverse Native American communities to explore their culture and foodways. From... See full summary »

Star: Loretta Barrett Oden

35. El despojo (2004)

73 min | Documentary

6.4
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Director: Dauno Tótoro

Votes: 13

36. All Things Are Connected (2009)

16 min | Short

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While European missionaries, mapmakers and mercenaries believed the Natural World existed entirely for human gain, the indigenous Indians of the Americas experienced nature as a sacred web ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Jenkins

37. Tribal Law & Order (2012)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Sonya Oberly

38. Sayariy (1996)

80 min | Documentary, Mystery

5.1
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Director: Mela Márquez | Stars: Gabriel Charalle, Félix Vargas, Gabriel Charale Adia, Félix Zúñiga Vargas

Votes: 10

39. Memories of Earth (2002)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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Memories of Earth explores the Haida people, who for over 10,000 years have inhabited the Queen Charlotte Islands-or what they call Haida Gwaii ("Our Land") just off the coast of British ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Lemire | Star: Vlasta Vrana

Votes: 5

40. Yaku Patsa (2010)

34 min | Short

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Drifting upstream from 2000 meters above sea level to 5000 meters, 'World of Water' encounters people and their culture, stories, histories and beliefs against the impossibly lush and ... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Brescia

41. Herederos de Cushcatan (2011)

Documentary

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Director: Mario Juárez Dubón

42. Fight Like the Wind (2016– )

Reality-TV

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Join Eddie and Redfeather as they travel across America to share the Apache culture and teach everyday people how to defend themselves with the most common weapon in every home, the knife.

Stars: Tony Alvarado, Tony Alvarado, Danny Noss, Danny Noss

43. Glimpses of Guatemala (1946)

Approved | 8 min | Documentary, Short

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We begin at the sleepy port town of Livingstone, then journey up the Rio Dulce past forests of chicle. We stop to watch men tap the trees, harvest the sap, and load the product onto small ... See full summary »

Star: James A. FitzPatrick

Votes: 36

44. Colores al vuelo (1998 TV Short)

26 min | Documentary, Short, History

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Director: Leticia Villavicencio

46. World Medicine (2013– )
Episode: Les médecines du Xingu (2014)

26 min | Documentary

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Director: Vincent Kelner | Stars: Bernard Fontanille, Tuiarajup Kaiabi, Caroline Picerni, Takape Waura

47. Moyers & Company (2012– )
Episode: Living Outside Tribal Lines (2013)

TV-G | 57 min | News, Talk-Show

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Writer Sherman Alexie describes living outside tribal lines.

Stars: Sherman Alexie, Cindy Chavez, Russell Hancock, Martha Mendoza

48. United Shades of America (2016– )
Episode: Native Americans (2017)

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary, Short, Reality-TV

6.9
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Kamau heads to the Dakotas to shed light on a population over which the United States has too long cast a shadow: the indigenous people we mistakenly call Native Americans.

Stars: Adam Beach, W. Kamau Bell, Ben-Alex Dupris, Chase Iron Eyes

Votes: 20

49. Family Ingredients (2016– )
Episode: Wisconsin - Fiddlehead Fern (2017)

26 min | Documentary

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A part-Japanese and Native American farmer returns with Host Ed Kenney to the reservation to reunite with a culture she has longed for her entire life.

Stars: Ed Kenney, Sylvia Bracklin, Paul DeMain, Melvin Gasper



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