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1,401 Ratings

Dances with Wolves

Directed by Kevin Costner
United States, United Kingdom, 1990
Drama, Western


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

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Dances with Wolves Directed by Kevin Costner

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1991 | 7 wins including: Best Picture

1991 | 5 nominations including: Best Actor in a Leading Role

National Film Preservation Board

2007 | Winner: National Film Registry

Critics reviews

Here’s the thing: Dances is a powerful, well-made film — an epic of genuine sweep and grandeur. More importantly, it connects with Costner’s appeal as a rumpled hero in the Gary Cooper mold.
October 11, 2018
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