Native American target list films

by Patrickmind | created - 05 May 2016 | updated - 05 May 2016 | Public
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1. The Doe Boy (2001)

85 min | Drama, Romance

A Cherokee boy is a haemophiliac in a culture obsessed with blood identity.

Director: Randy Redroad | Stars: Kevin Anderson, Robert A. Guthrie, Nathaniel Arcand, Jeri Arredondo

Votes: 256

2. Tushka (1996)

90 min

The first narrative feature film directed by a Native American and based on a true story, Tushka tells the story of a Native American activist who leads a rally to the steps of the FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Director: Ian Skorodin | Stars: Jeff S. Anderson, Orvel Baldridge, Robert Eades, Tim Johnson

Votes: 6

3. Imagining Indians (1992)

60 min | Documentary

This documentary made with an all native American crew by an indigenous Hopi director examines the representation of so called Indians in our films and in other media.

Director: Victor Masayesva Jr.

4. Tonto Plays Himself (2010)

21 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

While researching American Indian actors in Hollywood during the Great Depression, aspiring Native filmmaker Jacob Floyd finds a surprising and unknown personal connection to a strange ... See full summary »

Director: Jacob Floyd | Star: Jacob Floyd

5. Old Antelope Lake (1966)

11 min | Documentary, Short

A Navajo short film which documents a boy drawing and using water from Old Antelope Lake.

Director: Mike Anderson

Votes: 70

6. The Spirit of the Navajos (1966)

21 min | Documentary, Short

An experimental film from directors Mary J. Tsosie and Maxine Tsosie which focuses on the role of the Medicine Man in the Navajo culture.

Directors: Mary J. Tsosie, Maxine Tsosie

Votes: 42

7. A Navajo Weaver (1966)

22 min | Documentary, Short

An experimental film by Susie Benally which depicts the creation process of a Navajo Weaver.

Director: Susie Benally

Votes: 41

8. A Navajo Weaver (1966)

22 min | Documentary, Short

An experimental film by Susie Benally which depicts the creation process of a Navajo Weaver.

Director: Susie Benally

Votes: 41

9. Intrepid Shadows (1966)

18 min | Documentary, Short

Al Clah was not a Navajo from Pine Springs. He said: they making films about things out there, the trading post, things you can see; I'm making films about inside: I like to see scenes that people never expected, the legends, the gods'.

Director: Alfred Clah

Votes: 48

10. Second Weaver (1966)

9 min | Documentary, Short

A Navajo short documentary about a weaver.

Director: Susie Benally

Votes: 75

12. Honey Moccasin (1998)

47 min | Comedy

Investigates the authenticity, cultural identity, and the articulation of modern Native American experience in cinematic language and pop culture.

Director: Shelley Niro | Stars: Florence Belmore, Tantoo Cardinal, Ron Cook, Willie Dunn

14. Song Journey (1994)

57 min | Documentary

An examination of the changing roles of Indian women in the United States and Canada, focussing on those who are involved in the intertribal powwow culture.

Directors: Arlene Bowman, Jeanine Moret

15. The Daughter of Dawn (1920)

80 min | Western

This restored silent film features a love triangle involving a Kiowa chief's daughter and ensuing conflict between Kiowa and Comanche villages.

Director: Norbert A. Myles | Stars: Belo Cozad, Em-koy-e-tie, Hunting Horse, Esther LeBarre

Votes: 335

16. Barking Water (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

Frankie is dying. Irene hasn't forgiven him. And they are racing against time to find their way home. Frankie needs help and Irene is the one he turns to. He must go home one last time. And... See full summary »

Director: Sterlin Harjo | Stars: Bebe Harjo, Gabriel Pelayo, Frederick Schroeder, Quese IMC

Votes: 157

17. Johnny Tootall (2005 TV Movie)


Discharged from Bosnian war, Johnny carries the weight of this war on his shoulders. He left the war with a dark and frightening secret, the murder of a young boy that haunts him. But ... See full summary »

Director: Shirley Cheechoo | Stars: Adam Beach, Nathaniel Arcand, Alex Rice, Sheila Tousey

Votes: 21

20. On the Ice (2011)

R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

59 Metascore

In Barrow, Alaska, teenagers Qalli and Aivaaq find their bond tested when a seal-hunting trip goes wrong, resulting in the death of their friend.

Director: Andrew Okpeaha MacLean | Stars: Josiah Patkotak, Frank Qutuq Irelan, John Miller, Teddy Kyle Smith

Votes: 917 | Gross: $0.07M

21. True Whispers (2002)

57 min | Documentary

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Director: Valerie Red-Horse

Votes: 17

22. Tkaronto (2007)

105 min | Drama

Ray and Jolene come to the city in search of new answers to old age questions. They walk away with themselves.

Director: Shane Belcourt | Stars: Melanie McLaren, Duane Murray, Lorne Cardinal, Cheri Maracle

Votes: 19

23. Sleepdancer (2005)

92 min | Drama

A half-Native American coroner's investigator unfolds the mystery of a mute Native American man who only finds solace from past tragedy when he dances in his sleep.

Director: Rodrick Pocowatchit | Stars: Mark Wells, Guy Ray Pocowatchit, Rodrick Pocowatchit, T.J. Williams

Votes: 11

24. LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 (2014)

63 min | Documentary, Biography

Biographical documentary shining a spotlight on the leadership role Comanche LaDonna Harris has had in Native and American and international civil rights since the 1960s.

Director: Julianna Brannum | Star: LaDonna Harris

Votes: 19

25. California Indian (2011)

R | 90 min | Drama

Nick Thomas, a Pomo Indian and a successful Los Angeles radio host, is forced back to the reservation to help his brother Chi, and tribal leader Rich Knight lead the Tule Lake Rancheria out of danger from a seedy casino investor.

Director: Timothy Andrew Ramos | Stars: Gary Farmer, Mark Boone Junior, Timothy Andrew Ramos, Gil Birmingham

Votes: 24

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