Meek's Cutoff (2010)
Director: Kelly Reichardt
Stars: Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Paul Dano, Will Patton, Zoe Kazan
For '80 babies, the Oregon Trail is a video game about dysentery. Meek's Cutoff is an experience just as harsh and full of woe, but with a stunning beauty pixels can't match.
When these frontier families trying to cut through the Cascades start losing resources faster than their faith in their guide, they capture a single native American who they think can lead them to water, if the elements don't take them first.