#1: DANCES WITH WOLVES
Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Rodney A. Grant, Graham Greene, and Floyd Red Crow Westerman
Highest grossing western of all time. 7 Academy Awards including Best Picture
Lieutenant John Dunbar is a Civil War soldier sent to man a solo frontier fort in Lakota Sioux territory. He befriends the local Native Americans and is given the name Dances With Wolves because of his relationship with a wolf called Two Socks. By the end of the film the army consider him a deserter and arrive to hang him.
This is one of the most interesting and unusual Western tales because the Sioux are heroes and the bluecoats are the enemy. The scenery is amazing – shot on location in the Dakotas- and the acting is superb.
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