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List of the best River Phoenix movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. River Phoenix's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top River Phoenix movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated River Phoenix movies will be at the top of the list. River Phoenix has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest River Phoenix movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining River Phoenix films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best River Phoenix role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest River Phoenix performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different films, including Explorers and The Thing Called Love.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best River Phoenix movies?" and "What are the greatest River Phoenix roles of all time?"

Steven Spielberg and Phil Alden Robinson are among those who directed River Phoenix at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Is River Phoenix your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best C. Thomas Howell and Luke Perry films lists too.

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Stand by Me is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best River Phoenix Movies
Stand by Me Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

20 Pictures of Young Joaquin Phoenix The Best Netflix Original Stand-Up Comedy Specials

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My Own Private Idaho Keanu Reeves, Jim Caviezel, River Phoenix

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Running on Empty River Phoenix, Martha Plimpton, Judd Hirsch

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Dogfight Brendan Fraser, River Phoenix, E.G. Daily

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The Thing Called Love Sandra Bullock, River Phoenix, Trisha Yearwood

+ - 65 7
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The Mosquito Coast Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, River Phoenix

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Dark Blood River Phoenix, Karen Black, Jonathan Pryce

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Sneakers Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley

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I Love You to Death Heather Graham, Keanu Reeves, Kevin Kline

+ - 60 8
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Little Nikita Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix, Loretta Devine

+ - 51 8
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

+ - 58 12
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Explorers Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, James Cromwell

+ - 50 10
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A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon Matthew Perry, River Phoenix, Johnny Galecki

+ - 36 6
Backwards: The Riddle of Dysle... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best River Phoenix Movies
Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia Joaquin Phoenix, River Phoenix, Madge Sinclair

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Surviving: A Family in Crisis Molly Ringwald, River Phoenix, Ellen Burstyn

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Silent Tongue River Phoenix, Richard Harris, Dermot Mulroney

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Circle of Violence: A Family D... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best River Phoenix Movies
Circle of Violence: A Family Drama River Phoenix, Tuesday Weld, Geraldine Fitzgerald

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Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Uma Thurman, Heather Graham, Keanu Reeves