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1. Deadwood (2004–2006)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.6
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A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.

Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Brad Dourif

Votes: 87,094

2. Dances with Wolves (1990)

PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.0
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72 Metascore

Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.

Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant

Votes: 224,279 | Gross: $184.21M

3. Into the Wild (2007)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.1
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73 Metascore

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 532,930 | Gross: $18.35M

4. The Stand (1994)

Not Rated | 361 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan, Laura San Giacomo

Votes: 29,477

5. Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

PG-13 | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.2
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27 Metascore

A deadly threat from Earth's history reappears, and a hunt for a lost artifact takes place between Autobots and Decepticons, while Optimus Prime encounters his creator in space.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock

Votes: 123,291 | Gross: $130.17M

6. Warehouse 13 (2009–2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.6
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Pete and Myka, U.S Secret Service agents, are deployed in South Dakota's Warehouse 13 with a new assignment from an authority above and outside the government.

Stars: Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek, Allison Scagliotti

Votes: 43,945

7. Public Enemies (2009)

R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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70 Metascore

The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, Christian Stolte, Jason Clarke

Votes: 264,577 | Gross: $97.10M

8. North by Northwest (1959)

Not Rated | 136 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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98 Metascore

A New York City advertising executive goes on the run after being mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis

Votes: 277,454 | Gross: $13.28M

9. Wild Bill (1995)

R | 98 min | Action, Biography, Western

5.9
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The early career of legendary lawman Wild Bill Hickock is telescoped and culminates in his relocation in Deadwood and a reunion with Calamity Jane.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Ellen Barkin, John Hurt, Diane Lane

Votes: 5,990 | Gross: $2.17M

10. Badlands (1973)

PG | 94 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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93 Metascore

An impressionable teenage girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend embark on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri

Votes: 59,801

11. National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.5
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48 Metascore

Benjamin Gates 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: 207,858 | Gross: $219.96M

12. The Rider (2017)

R | 104 min | Drama, Western

7.4
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92 Metascore

After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.

Director: Chloé Zhao | Stars: Brady Jandreau, Mooney, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau

Votes: 10,866 | Gross: $2.42M

13. Mercury Rising (1998)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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37 Metascore

Shadowy elements in the NSA target a nine-year old autistic savant for death when he is able to decipher a top secret code.

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Bruce Willis, Miko Hughes, Alec Baldwin, Chi McBride

Votes: 63,459 | Gross: $32.94M

14. MacGruber (2010)

R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

5.5
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43 Metascore

Former special operative MacGruber is called back into action to take down his arch-enemy, Dieter Von Cunth, who's in possession of a nuclear warhead and bent on destroying Washington, D.C.

Director: Jorma Taccone | Stars: Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Val Kilmer, Ryan Phillippe

Votes: 40,419 | Gross: $8.46M

15. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 133 min | Drama, History, Western

7.1
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A historic chronicle based on the book by Dee Brown explains how Native Americans were displaced as the United States expanded west.

Director: Yves Simoneau | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Adam Beach, August Schellenberg, Anna Paquin

Votes: 5,673

16. Death Race 2050 (2017 Video)

R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

3.7
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Five long decades after Death Race 2000 (1975), in the overpopulated United Corporations of America, the annual Death Race is about to begin. This time, Frankenstein is up against no-nonsense challengers. How many points will he score?

Director: G.J. Echternkamp | Stars: Manu Bennett, Malcolm McDowell, Marci Miller, Burt Grinstead

Votes: 4,127

17. Thunderheart (1992)

R | 119 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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A young mixed-blood FBI agent is assigned to work with a cynical veteran investigator on a murder on a poverty-stricken Sioux reservation.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Val Kilmer, Sam Shepard, Graham Greene, Fred Ward

Votes: 13,115 | Gross: $22.66M

18. Long Way Round (2004– )

TV-PG | 315 min | Documentary, Adventure

8.6
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This documentary series follows actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman on a motorcycle trip around the world. The two friends will travel through such places as Siberia, Kazakhstan, ... See full summary »

Stars: Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman, David Alexanian, Russ Malkin

Votes: 11,024

19. Down in the Valley (2005)

R | 114 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.4
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65 Metascore

Set in the present-day San Fernando Valley, the project revolves around a delusional man who believes he's a cowboy and the relationship that he starts with a rebellious young woman.

Director: David Jacobson | Stars: Edward Norton, Evan Rachel Wood, David Morse, Rory Culkin

Votes: 17,476 | Gross: $0.57M

20. 10.5: Apocalypse (2006)

169 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.5
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A massive earthquake creates a chain of events that threaten two of the largest nuclear reactors.

Stars: Kim Delaney, Dean Cain, David Cubitt, Oliver Hudson

Votes: 2,317

21. Ticket Out (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.6
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A mother takes her children and flees an abusive ex-husband.

Director: Doug Lodato | Stars: Ray Liotta, Alexandra Breckenridge, Colin Ford, Ciara Bond

Votes: 923

22. The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968)

G | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.5
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The Bower Family Band petitions the Democratic National Committee to sing a Grover Cleveland rally song at the 1888 convention, but decide instead to move to the Dakota territory on the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Walter Brennan, Buddy Ebsen, Lesley Ann Warren, John Davidson

Votes: 731

23. Bigfoot (2012 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

2.6
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Two former musicians face off in the hunt for the legendary mountain creature.

Director: Bruce Davison | Stars: Danny Bonaduce, Barry Williams, Bruce Davison, Sherilyn Fenn

Votes: 1,489

24. Category 7: The End of the World (2005)

TV-PG | 169 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.7
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A deadly category 7 storm wreaks havoc on the world. Meanwhile, kidnappers threaten to make matters even worse.

Stars: Cameron Daddo, Gina Gershon, Shannen Doherty, Randy Quaid

Votes: 2,540

25. The Last Hunt (1956)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Western

6.8
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In 1883 South Dakota, two buffalo hunters start a personal feud over a captured squaw and a stand-off with a Dakota raiding party over some stolen horses.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger, Lloyd Nolan, Debra Paget

Votes: 1,275

26. Imprint (I) (2007)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Thriller

5.7
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Shayla Stonefeather, a Native American attorney prosecuting a Lakota teen in a controversial murder trial, returns to the reservation to say goodbye to her dying father. After the teen is ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Linn | Stars: Tonantzin Carmelo, Carla-Rae, Michael Spears, Cory Brusseau

Votes: 580

27. Arrowsmith (1931)

Approved | 108 min | Drama

6.1
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A medical researcher is sent to a plague outbreak, where he has to decide priorities for the use of a vaccine.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Ronald Colman, Helen Hayes, Richard Bennett, A.E. Anson

Votes: 1,363

28. Paul Bunyan (1958)

Approved | 17 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.1
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The life, career, and challenges of the legendary giant lumberjack.

Director: Les Clark | Stars: Bill Lee, The Mellomen, Thurl Ravenscroft, Max Smith

Votes: 846

29. Deadwood '76 (1965)

Approved | 97 min | Western

4.7
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A young drifter is mistaken for Billy the Kid. The consequences prove deadly.

Director: James Landis | Stars: Arch Hall Jr., Jack Lester, La Donna Cottier, Arch Hall Sr.

Votes: 183

30. Dinosaur 13 (2014)

PG | 95 min | Documentary

7.2
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66 Metascore

A documentary about the discovery of the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found.

Director: Todd Douglas Miller | Stars: Stan Adelstein, Lanice Archer, Robert Bakker, Philip Currie

Votes: 3,349

31. Unstoppable (2013)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary

4.2
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The death of his 15-year-old friend sparks Kirk Cameron to address the question of why bad things happen to good people. Through storytelling and dramatizations, Cameron goes back to the ... See full summary »

Director: Darren Doane | Stars: Kirk Cameron, Kelly Burke, Cari Burke, Denny Deutsch

Votes: 567

32. Warrior Women (2018)

65 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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A documentary which details the life of Lakota activist and community organizer Madonna Thunder Hawk, whose career fighting for Indigenous and women's rights has now spanned over 50 years.

Directors: Elizabeth Castle, Christina D. King | Star: Madonna Thunder Hawk

Votes: 22

33. Incident at Oglala (1992)

PG | 89 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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This film describes the events surrounding a 1975 shootout at the Pine Ridge reservation in S. Dakota where two FBI agents were killed.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Robert Redford, Norman Zigrossi, Robert Sikma, Darelle 'Dino' Butler

Votes: 992 | Gross: $0.54M

34. Badlands of Dakota (1941)

Approved | 74 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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Indian raids are being perpetrated by an outlaw gang in disguise.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Robert Stack, Ann Rutherford, Richard Dix, Frances Farmer

Votes: 135

35. From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock: A Reporter's Journey (2019 TV Movie)

88 min | Documentary

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A rookie NPR reporter on his first assignment, covering the armed occupation of Wounded Knee in South Dakota in 1973, is treated as the enemy and ultimately arrested by the FBI for defying ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin McKiernan

36. The Black Dakotas (1954)

Approved | 65 min | Action, War, Western

5.4
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During the American Civil War, Confederate spies aim to steal Union gold intended for the peace treaty with the Sioux and thus pit the Indians against the Union Forces.

Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Gary Merrill, Wanda Hendrix, John Bromfield, Noah Beery Jr.

Votes: 201

37. The Homesteader (1919)

Drama

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Add a Plot

Directors: Oscar Micheaux, Jerry Mills | Stars: Charles D. Lucas, Evelyn Preer, Iris Hall, Inez Smith

Votes: 21

38. The Iron Sheriff (1957)

Passed | 73 min | Western

6.0
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When the sheriff's son is placed on trial for murdering a stagecoach driver, the sheriff desperately searches for the real killer - and finds the trail leads back to his boy.

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Constance Ford, John Dehner, Kent Taylor

Votes: 314

39. The Exile (1931)

93 min | Drama, Romance

5.2
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A young man named Jean in post-World War I Chicago falls in love with a beautiful girl named Edith. He proposes to her, but realizes that she's involved in the rackets and won't leave them,... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Micheaux | Stars: Eunice Brooks, Stanley Morrell, Celeste Cole, Kathleen Noisette

Votes: 65

40. Naked States (2000)

R | 80 min | Documentary

6.2
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Photographer Spencer Tunick travels the U.S. in search of volunteers to pose nude for his outlaw photo-shoots, all of them done out in public and often without legal permits. This ... See full summary »

Director: Arlene Nelson | Stars: Spencer Tunick, Trey Anastasio, Fraya Berg, Deborah Berman

Votes: 484

41. Citizen USA: A 50 State Road Trip (2011)

TV-PG | 51 min | Documentary

5.4
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Documentary about new United States immigrants spanning all fifty states.

Director: Alexandra Pelosi

Votes: 136

42. West of Thunder (2012)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Mystery, Western

7.1
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South Dakota 1899. A mysterious stranger visits a small town on the outskirts of the Lakota Pine Ridge Reservation and brings with him a terrible resolve.

Directors: Jody Marriott Bar-Lev, Steve Russell | Stars: Dan Davies, Clifford Henry, Corbin Conroy, Steve Garcia

Votes: 31

43. Born to Buck (1966)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

7.7
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Bronco riders travel through South Dakota and round up 400 wild horses in danger of extinction, then bring them to Fort Pierre where they are ridden by broncobusters in rodeo competition.

Director: Casey Tibbs | Stars: Casey Tibbs, Rex Allen, Bill Barnes, Ken Cooper

Votes: 7

44. Wiping the Tears of Seven Generations (1992)

57 min | Documentary, History

8.7
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Tells the story of the Si Tanka Wokiksuye; 'The Bigfoot Memorial Ride'. At first a small group, but eventually 300 Lakota Sioux Indian horseback riders with support crews of hundreds more, ... See full summary »

Directors: Fidel Moreno, Gary Rhine

Votes: 12

45. Detouring America (1939)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.0
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This travelogue across America is filled with sight gags such as the 'Old Reliable' geyser spitting into a spittoon, cliff-dwelling Indians who walk horizontally up and down the faces of ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce

Votes: 220

46. Captain 11 (1955–1996)

30 min | Family

8.0
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The children's television show was produced locally at KELO-TV in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. As Captain 11, Dave Dedrick introduced cartoons and interviewed children in the studio. The show also featured games and contests.

Stars: Dave Dedrick, Scott Tomjack

Votes: 5

47. Woman City (2008)

90 min | Action, Drama

5.7
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Some Midwest women start a new city in a ghost town in western South Dakota. Local rednecks come to harass them and a war begins between the local sheriff, the state police, the rednecks, and the women.

Director: Sidi Cherkawi Benzahra | Stars: Natalie Howe, Monica Marie Johnson, Sarah Lappin, Mary Newsome

Votes: 10

48. Black Hills Express (1943)

Approved | 56 min | Western

5.6
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Lon Walker is an outlaw with a price on his head, but the manager, Raymond Harper, of the Black Hills Division of Wells Fargo is sure Lon is the only man tough enough to stop the holdups ... See full summary »

Director: John English | Stars: Don 'Red' Barry, Wally Vernon, Ariel Heath, George J. Lewis

Votes: 8

49. Why Sturgis? (2005)

89 min | Documentary

6.6
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Sturgis, South Dakota, hosts the world's oldest, largest motorcycle rally of its kind, but also shares history with Native Americans, soldiers, agriculture, and the national anthem. "Why ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Schliessmann | Stars: Mark Baker, Lanky Boers, Pearl Hoel, Neil Hultman

Votes: 7

50. Reservation Warparties (2004)

13 min | Drama, Short

7.4
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Reservation Warparties is based on a true story, sprung from the memory of a ten-year-old Lakota boy. It shows what can happen when fun and games turn to danger under the influence of ... See full summary »

Director: Angelique Midthunder | Stars: Tokala Black Elk, Steven Judd, Amber Midthunder, David Midthunder

Votes: 5



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