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The Best Logging Movies

Updated October 3, 2019 266 votes 111 voters 19.3k views8 items

List RulesOnly 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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  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers1
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    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

    Julie Newmar, Jane Powell

    Released1954

    Directed byStanley Donen

    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, is a musical film, photographed in Ansco Color in the...  more
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  • Sometimes a Great Notion2
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    Sometimes a Great Notion

    Paul Newman, Henry Fonda

    Released1970

    Directed byPaul Newman

    Sometimes A Great Notion is a 1971 American drama film directed by Paul Newman and starring...  more
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  • Insomnia3
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    Insomnia

    Al Pacino, Robin Williams

    Released2002

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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  • The Journey of Natty Gann4
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    The Journey of Natty Gann

    John Cusack, Scatman Crothers

    Released1985

    Directed byJeremy Kagan

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  • The Tripper5
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    The Tripper

    Courteney Cox, Jaime King

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Arquette

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  • Hobbs End6
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    Hobbs End

    Brennan Elliott, Chris Dobbs

    Released2002

    Directed byPhilip Segal

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  • Ricochet River7
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    Ricochet River

    Kate Hudson, Dan Lauria

    Released1998

    Directed byDeborah Del Prete

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    Distant Thunder

    John Lithgow, Ralph Macchio

    Released1988

    Directed byRick Rosenthal

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