Other Films (listed by year)
* Battlefield Detectives: Native American Wars: The Apache (2004) – The History Channel's team of battlefield detectives compares the weapons and battlefield tactics of Apache fighters with those of their final foes, the soldiers of the U.S. Army. Exploring how the Apaches were able to use the landscape itself as an offensive strategy against opponents and analyzing important new clues left at the Battles of Cieneguilla and Hembrillo, a military geologist sheds new light on this old conflict.
12 Movies Shot in Monument Valley on the Navajo Nation
- Stagecoach (1939)
- My Darling Clementine (1946)
- She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
- The Searchers (1956)
- How the West Was Won (1962)
- Easy Rider (1968)
- 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
- The Eiger Sanction (1975)
- National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
- Back to the Future Part III (1990)
- Forrest Gump (1994)
- The Lone Ranger (2013)
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1. Shouting Secrets: iTunes.
Wesley, a young, successful novelist, long ago left Arizona and the San Carlos Apache Reservation in his rear view mirror. He remains close to his mother but alienated the rest of the family with his autobiographical bestseller. He has no intention of returning for his parents anniversary party but finds himself pulled back into the fold. Coming home only underlines what a mess Wesley’s life has become, but he’s not alone in that. Shouting Secrets tells a present day story about a Native-American family with unique struggles but universal truths.
2. Empire of Dirt: Vimeo On Demand.
A young single First Nations mother struggling to bridge the generation gap with her daughter Peeka and her mother Minerva.
3. This May Be the Last Time: Google Play, YouTube, iTunes.
Director Sterlin Harjo heard a story hundreds of times growing up; the story of when his grandfather disappeared. Pete Harjo mysteriously went missing in 1962 after his car crashed on a rural bridge in Sasakwa, Oklahoma. The Seminole Indian community began a day and night search for his body. As they combed the riverbanks it is told that they sang songs of faith and hope that had been passed on for generations. In This May Be The Last Time, the director revisits his grandfather’s mysterious death and how hymns played a role then and now in uniting families and communities in times of worship, joy, mourning, hope, tragedy. This deeply personal journey starts in Oklahoma’s Native churches and carries on through astounding connections to slavery in the deep American South and onward as far away as the Scottish highlands.
4. Road to Paloma: Google Play, Amazon, VUDU.
Native American protagonist Wolf is on the run after avenging his mother's murder. As he flees across the desolate American West on his motorcycle, he'll discover that justice has a cost—Wolf's search for redemption will reveal secrets and take him on a journey where the roads have some very unexpected turns.
5. The Lesser Blessed: iTunes, VUDU; Amazon.
7. The Activist: iTunes, Google Play.
8. The Cherokee Word for Water: CW4W.com website; iTunes, coming soon.
9. A Good Day to Die: Netflix, iTunes, VUDU.
Dennis Banks co-founded the American Indian Movement (A.I.M.) in 1968 to call attention to the plight of urban Indians in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The film presents an intimate look at Dennis Banks' life beginning with his early experience in boarding schools, through his military service in Japan, his transformative experience in Stillwater State Prison and subsequent founding of a movement that, through confrontational actions in Washington DC, Custer South Dakota and Wounded Knee, changed the lives of American Indians forever.
10. On the Ice: Netflix, iTunes, VUDU.
11. Tiger Eyes: Google Play.
(Note: Strictly speaking, Tiger Eyes isn't a "Native American film" in the same sense as the others listed here, as its protagonist, screenwriters and director were all non-Native. But we include it in this list because of the critically-lauded performance by Tatanka Means, which was found award-worthy by Native film festivals.) Forced by her grieving mother to move from her home in Atlantic City to the strange “atom bomb” town of Los Alamos, New Mexico, Davey (Willa Holland) no longer knows who to be or how to fit in. Everything that once mattered—the friends, reputations, parties and expectations that fuel high school days—suddenly seems insignificant and Davey is certain no one has the first clue about the turmoil she is going through. But when she meets Wolf (Tatanka Means), a mysterious Native‐American climber exploring the surrounding canyons, she feels he is able to see right into her most wild and secret emotions. Their intense relationship brings Davey back from the edge as she finds the courage to embark on the first great adventure of her life.
2013 Thanksgiving Movie: Free Birds