Dances With Wolves

Movie • 1990 • Adventure  

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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.
This movie contains 32 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Jes.owens2
Worst movie for k9s ever. This is the movie that made me want for this site for years.

If you are looking for dog/wolf friendly movies, move away from this movie!

If you can stomach it, it's a powerful movie. I just couldn't get past it when I was a child.
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Is there body horror?
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Are there abusive parents?
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Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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There’s a scene where they smoke from a pipe that isn’t clear what substance is in it
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Anonymous
John Dunbar's horse is shot and killed by Union Army soldiers
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Anonymous
Two Socks the coyote is shot and killed by soldiers from the Union Army
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Are animals abused?
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Yes!!
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The scene where they shoot his pet wolf is beyond horrific! I am highly sensitive to animal suffering and this movie ranks as my number one worst ever. If you love animals, stay away from this movie!!! I won’t watch Kevin Costner in anything anymore because of his obvious need to show animals suffering. So Unnecessary!! I can’t say enough how awful this movie is and how distraught I was after watching it. Never again
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Does a cat die?
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hotaruset
If there was a cat, they'd have killed it.
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Does a pet die?
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sdsbyrne
A pet dog belonging to the Sioux tribe is briefly shown lying, bloody, with an arrow sticking out of him.
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Does a dragon die?
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Anonymous
It's historical fiction
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Ercat
Someone is strangled to death and gasps for air more than once
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Anonymous
A character’s leg is almost amputated and a man whose leg was very recently amputated is briefly seen. No amputation on screen.
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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When John Dunbar is trying to disarm stands with a fist
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Anonymous
In the first scene, John Dunbar has been shot in the leg during combat and the doctors want to cut off his foot. However, he escapes before they're able to.
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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There's a flashback scene to give background information on Stands with a Fist's family. It shows her husband being murdered by Pawnee natives, and I believe (if my memory serves) it only implies that the children were killed as well and doesn't show their deaths.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
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It seems like he’s going to at the beginning when he starts riding toward the enemy, but he survives
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Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Anonymous
There's a flashback scene to give background information on Stands with a Fist's family. It shows her husband and father of her children being murdered by Pawnee natives, but does not show any drawn out mourning from either her or her children.
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Anonymous
Do not listen to whoever said yes. This is a western drama set during the civil war. Why would there be clowns
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Are there razors?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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crunchy_viking
completely safe! the only scene that caught me off guard was near the beginning when a character spits out some food and residue is seen in some close-ups, but otherwise fine!
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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LGBTQ+
Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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TheGrandDisciple
Beginning of the movie. Main characters foot is shown covered in blood and quick shots of amputations in progress
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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It's ambiguous, but we see a character sitting on the ground turn around with a knife and their arm covered in blood
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Is there misophonia?
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crunchy_viking
a character in the beginning chews very loudly. happens for a few seconds.
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Is there body dysphoria?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Anonymous
A minor character puts a gun to his head; the scene cuts away and a gunshot is heard.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Anonymous
They're all cisgender
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Social
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Are there fat suits?
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Spoiler
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Anonymous
It's the 1860s, there are no cars
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Anonymous
It's the 1860s there are no planes
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Anonymous
It's the 1860s, there are no cars
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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crunchy_viking
blood is shown for majority of the movie
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Does someone drown?
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macaronncheese
A soldier is strangled in a creek and drowns.
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Is there gun violence?
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