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Have you ever noticed how many movies there are with river in the name? This list ranks the best movies with river in the title, regardless of genre or rating. What is your favorite movie with river in the name? This is kind of an odd way to categorize movies, but that's also why it's so fun! There are probably one or two movies with river in the title that you instantly think of, but you might be surprised how many others there are too as you scroll through this list.

This ranked poll of films with river in the title includes movies like The Bridge on the River Kwai, Mystic River, and A River Runs Through It. Don't forget that this list is interactive, meaning you can vote the film names up or down depending on much you liked each movie that has the word river in it.

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The River Wild is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies With River in the Title
Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, John C. Reilly The River Wild is a 1994 adventure thriller film directed by Curtis Hanson and starring Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, David Strathairn, John C. Reilly, Benjamin Bratt and Joseph Mazzello as Roarke. ...more

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The Bridge on the River Kwai is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies With River in the Title
Alec Guinness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins The Bridge on the River Kwai is a 1957 WWII epic film directed by David Lean, based on the novel Le Pont de la Rivière Kwai by Pierre Boulle. The film is a work of fiction but borrows the ...more

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The Man from Snowy River is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies With River in the Title
Kirk Douglas, Jack Thompson, Gus Mercurio The Man from Snowy River is a 1982 Australian drama film based on the Banjo Paterson poem The Man from Snowy River. The film had a cast including Kirk Douglas in a dual role as the brothers ...more

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River of No Return is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies With River in the Title
Marilyn Monroe, Robert Mitchum, Rory Calhoun River of No Return is a 1954 American Western film directed by Otto Preminger and starring Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe. The screenplay by Frank Fenton is based on a story by Louis Lantz.

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A River Runs Through It is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies With River in the Title
Brad Pitt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Robert Redford A River Runs Through It is a 1992 American film directed by Robert Redford and starring Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Brenda Blethyn, and Emily Lloyd. It is a period drama based on the ...more

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Mystic River is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies With River in the Title
Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon Mystic River is a 2003 American mystery drama film directed and scored by Clint Eastwood. It stars Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, and Laura Linney. ...more

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Red River is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies With River in the Title
John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Shelley Winters Red River is a 1948 Western film directed and produced by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne and Montgomery Clift, giving a fictional account of the first cattle drive from Texas to Kansas ...more

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Red River Range is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies With River in the Title
John Wayne, Lorna Gray, Ray "Crash" Corrigan Red River Range is a 1938 "Three Mesquiteers" Western film starring John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, and Polly Moran. Wayne played the lead in eight of the fifty-one movies in ...more

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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart a... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies With River in the Title
Akiji Kobayashi, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Shin Kishida Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx is the second in a series of six Japanese martial arts films based on the long-running Lone Wolf and Cub manga series about Ogami Ittō, a wandering ...more

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Wild River is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies With River in the Title
Bruce Dern, Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick Wild River is a 1960 film directed by Elia Kazan starring Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick, Jo Van Fleet, Albert Salmi and Jay C. Flippen filmed on location in the Tennessee Valley. It was adapted ...more

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Davy Crockett: The River Pirat... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies With River in the Title
Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Mike Mazurki Davy Crockett and the River Pirates is a 1956 live-action Walt Disney adventure film starring Fess Parker as Davy Crockett. It was shot in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. This film acts as a prequel to ...more

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The Battle of the River Plate is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies With River in the Title
Christopher Lee, Patrick Macnee, Peter Finch The Battle of the River Plate is a 1956 British war film by director-writer team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, starring John Gregson, Anthony Quayle and Peter Finch. In the United ...more

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Red River Valley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies With River in the Title
Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Charles King Red River Valley, later retitled Man of the Frontier for American television screening is a 1936 American Western film directed by B. Reeves Eason and starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, and ...more

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Blue River is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies With River in the Title
Sam Elliott, Susan Dey, Jerry O'Connell Blue River is a 1995 drama film written by Maria Nation and directed by Larry Elikann.

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Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies With River in the Title
Jerry Lewis, Patricia Routledge, Bernard Cribbins Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River is a British-made comedy film produced by Walter Shenson starring Jerry Lewis and was released on 12 July 1968 by Columbia Pictures. It was based on Max ...more

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Bend of the River is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies With River in the Title
James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Harry Morgan Bend of the River is a 1952 American Western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Julie Adams, and Rock Hudson. Based on the 1952 novel Bend of the Snake by ...more

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The River is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies With River in the Title
Mel Gibson, Sissy Spacek, Scott Glenn The River is a 1984 film, directed by Mark Rydell, which tells the story of a struggling farm family in the Tennessee valley trying to keep its farm from going in the face of bank foreclosures, ...more

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The River Rat is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies With River in the Title
Tommy Lee Jones, Brian Dennehy, Martha Plimpton The River Rat is a 1984 independent family film starring Tommy Lee Jones and Martha Plimpton. Filmed on location in Kentucky, on the banks of the Mississippi River. Plimpton portrays a teenager ...more

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The Charge at Feather River is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies With River in the Title
Vera Miles, Guy Madison, James Brown The Charge at Feather River is a 1953 Western film directed by Gordon Douglas, was originally released in 3D with lots of arrows, lances, and other weapons flying directly at the audience in ...more

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Muddy River is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies With River in the Title
Taiji Tonoyama, Takahiro Tamura, Keizo Kanie Muddy River is a 1981 Japanese drama film directed by Kōhei Oguri. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It was also entered into the 12th Moscow International ...more

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Red River Valley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies With River in the Title
Roy Rogers, George "Gabby" Hayes, Gale Storm Red River Valley is a 1941 western film about ranchers struggling to build a reservoir. It stars Roy Rogers, Gabby Hayes, and Gale Storm, and the director was Joseph Kane.

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Life Is a Long Quiet River is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies With River in the Title
Benoît Magimel, Daniel Gélin, André Wilms Life Is a Long Quiet River is a French comedy by Étienne Chatiliez of 1988.

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Last Stand at Saber River is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies With River in the Title
Tom Selleck, Haley Joel Osment, David Carradine Last Stand at Saber River is a 1997 American Western television film directed by Dick Lowry and starring Tom Selleck, Suzy Amis, Haley Joel Osment, and Rachel Duncan. The film also features ...more

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Silver River is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies With River in the Title
Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Thomas Mitchell Silver River is a 1948 western film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Errol Flynn and Ann Sheridan. The film is based on a Stephen Longstreet novel.

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Hidden River is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies With River in the Title
María Félix, Carlos López Moctezuma, Fernando Fernández Río Escondido is a 1948 Mexican drama film directed by Emilio Fernández and starring María Félix.