Dances with Wolves

Lists: Best Picture nominee 1990 to 1999, Westerns, Best Picture Winners from the 1990s, Academy Award Best Picture Winners - All Time

Brief Synopsis: "Wounded Civil War soldier John Dunbar tries to commit suicide -- and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe."

Overall Ranking: 1319 (Rank from 1990: # 14)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 42.86%
Regular 42.86%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 14.29%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97
Jim Carrier90Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 6
Dan O'Neill90(full review)
Today I Watched A Movie75(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest74
Bryan Lienesch70 - It's sort of a 'Lawrence of Arabia' for the Western world.
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 5
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 5
Annwyn S20

People Involved

  • Kevin Costner (Lieutenant John Dunbar)
  • Mary McDonnell (Stands With A Fist)
  • Graham Greene (Kicking Bird)
  • Rodney A. Grant (Wind In His Hair)
  • Floyd Red Crow Westerman (Ten Bears)
  • Tantoo Cardinal (Black Shawl)
  • Robert Pastorelli (Timmons)
  • Charles Rocket (Lieutenant Elgin)
  • Maury Chaykin (Major Fambrough)
  • Jimmy Herman (Stone Calf)
  • Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse (Smiles A Lot)
  • Michael Spears (Otter)
  • Jason R. Lone Hill (Worm)
  • Tony Pierce (Spivey)
  • Doris Leader Charge (Pretty Shield)
  • Kevin Costner (Director)