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The Best Logging Movies 

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Updated October 3, 2019 174 votes 104 voters 18.6k views 8 items

List Rules Only movies featuring logging as a plot point.

A list of the best logging movies ever made, ranked by film fans' votes. This list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about logging are at the top of the list. If there are any great films you think we missed, please feel free to add them yourself. 

The films on this list are the most famous logging movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already if you're a fan of chopping wood.


This list answers the questions, "What are the best logging movies?" and "What is the greatest logging movie of all time?" and contains items like Distant Thunder and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.


Various bits of information are included with these popular logging movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. So whether you're watching these movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these are some good movies you're sure to enjoy.

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Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, Lee Remick

Released: 1970

Directed by: Paul Newman

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Julie Newmar, Jane Powell, Howard Keel

Released: 1954

Directed by: Stanley Donen

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John Cusack, Scatman Crothers, Lainie Kazan

Released: 1985

Directed by: Jeremy Kagan

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Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

Released: 2002

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

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Courteney Cox, Jaime King, Paul Reubens

Released: 2007

Directed by: David Arquette

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Hobbs End Brennan Elliott, Chris Dobbs, Stacy Hunter

Released: 2002

Directed by: Philip Segal

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Kate Hudson, Dan Lauria, John Cullum

Released: 1998

Directed by: Deborah Del Prete

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John Lithgow, Ralph Macchio, Jamey Sheridan

Released: 1988

Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

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