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The Best Movies With River in the Title

Updated June 14, 2019 928 votes 150 voters 18.6k views

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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 Man from Snowy River

    Kirk Douglas, Jack Thompson
    The Man from Snowy River is a 1982 Australian drama film based on the Banjo Paterson poem The...  more

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    The River Wild

    Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon
    The River Wild is a 1994 adventure thriller film directed by Curtis Hanson and starring Meryl...  more

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    River of No Return

    Marilyn Monroe, Robert Mitchum
    River of No Return is a 1954 American Western film directed by Otto Preminger and starring...  more
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    Mystic River

    Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn
    Mystic River is a 2003 American mystery drama film directed and scored by Clint Eastwood. It...  more

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    Red River

    John Wayne, Montgomery Clift
    Red River is a 1948 Western film directed and produced by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne...  more

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    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    Alec Guinness, William Holden
    The Bridge on the River Kwai is a 1957 WWII epic film directed by David Lean, based on the...  more

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    Wild River

    Bruce Dern, Montgomery Clift
    Wild River is a 1960 film directed by Elia Kazan starring Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick, Jo Van...  more
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    Davy Crockett and The River Pirates

    Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen
    Davy Crockett and the River Pirates is a 1956 live-action Walt Disney adventure western film...  more

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    Red River Range

    John Wayne, Lorna Gray
    Red River Range is a 1938 "Three Mesquiteers" Western film starring John Wayne, Ray Corrigan,...  more
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    The Battle of the River Plate

    Christopher Lee, Patrick Macnee
    The Battle of the River Plate is a 1956 British war film by director-writer team of Michael...  more

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    Blue River

    Sam Elliott, Susan Dey
    Blue River is a 1995 drama film written by Maria Nation and directed by Larry Elikann....  more
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    Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx

    Akiji Kobayashi, Tomisaburo Wakayama
    Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx is the second in a series of six Japanese...  more

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    The River

    Mel Gibson, Sissy Spacek
    The River is a 1984 film, directed by Mark Rydell, which tells the story of a struggling farm...  more
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    Red River Valley

    Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette
    Red River Valley, later retitled Man of the Frontier for American television screening is a...  more
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    Follow the River

    Ellen Burstyn, Gabriel Macht
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    Old Bones of the River

    Moore Marriott, Will Hay
    Old Bones of the River is a comedy film released in 1938 starring British actor Will Hay with...  more
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    Bend of the River

    James Stewart, Rock Hudson
    Bend of the River is a 1952 American Western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring James...  more

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    Last Stand at Saber River

    Tom Selleck, Haley Joel Osment
    Last Stand at Saber River is a 1997 American Western television film directed by Dick Lowry...  more
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    Red River Valley

    Roy Rogers, George "Gabby" Hayes
    Red River Valley is a 1941 western film about ranchers struggling to build a reservoir. It...  more
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    The Charge at Feather River

    Vera Miles, Guy Madison
    The Charge at Feather River is a 1953 Western film directed by Gordon Douglas, was originally...  more
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    Muddy River

    Taiji Tonoyama, Takahiro Tamura
    Muddy River is a 1981 Japanese drama film directed by Kōhei Oguri. It was nominated for the...  more
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    Silver River

    Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan
    Silver River is a 1948 western film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Errol Flynn and Ann...  more
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    The Man from Snowy River II

    Brian Dennehy, Bryan Marshall
    The Man from Snowy River II is a 1988 Australian drama film, the sequel to the 1982 film The...  more
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    A River Runs Through It

    Brad Pitt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
    A River Runs Through It is a 1992 American film directed by Robert Redford and starring Craig...  more

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    The River Why

    Amber Heard, William Hurt
    The River Why is a 2010 American independent drama film directed by Matthew Leutwyler. It is...  more