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The Best Movies With Wild in the Title 

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Updated June 14, 2019 746 votes 133 voters 18.8k views

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Have you ever noticed how many movies there are with wild in the name? This list ranks the best movies with wild in the title, regardless of genre or rating. What is your favorite movie with wild in the name? From the Will Smith western Wild Wild West to the children's book turned movie Where the Wild Things Are, there are a lot of films to consider. There are probably one or two movies with wild 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 wild in the title includes movies like The Wild Bunch, Where the Wild Things Are, and Into the Wild. 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 wild in it.
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Davy Crockett, King of t... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies With Wild in the Title
Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Mike Mazurki

Released: 1955

Directed by: Norman Foster

This was a combination of Disney's first three Davy Crockett films. They were Davy Crockett, Indian Fighter, Davy Crockett Goes to Congress and Davy Crockett at the Alamo.

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Into the Wild is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies With Wild in the Title
Kristen Stewart, Vince Vaughn, Zach Galifianakis

Released: 2007

Directed by: Sean Penn

Into the Wild is a 2007 American biographical drama survival film written and directed by Sean Penn. It is an adaptation of the 1996 non-fiction book of the same name by Jon Krakauer based on ...more

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The Wild Bunch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies With Wild in the Title
William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan

Released: 1969

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

The Wild Bunch is a 1969 American epic Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah about an aging outlaw gang on the Texas–Mexico border, trying to exist in the changing "modern" world of ...more

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The Call of the Wild is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies With Wild in the Title
Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Reginald Owen

Released: 1935

Directed by: William A. Wellman

The Call of the Wild is a 1935 American adventure film directed by William A. Wellman and starring Clark Gable, Loretta Young, and Jack Oakie. Based on Jack London's novel of the same name, the ...more

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A Wild Hare is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies With Wild in the Title
Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Released: 1940

Directed by: Tex Avery

A Wild Hare is a 1940 Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies animated short film. It was produced by Leon Schlesinger Productions, directed by Tex Avery, and written by Rich Hogan. It was originally ...more
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Reap the Wild Wind is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies With Wild in the Title
John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Ray Milland

Released: 1942

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Reap the Wild Wind was a serialized story written by Thelma Strabel in 1940 for The Saturday Evening Post, which was the basis for the 1942 film starring Ray Milland, John Wayne, Paulette ...more

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Wild Geese is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies With Wild in the Title
Roger Moore, Richard Burton, Richard Harris

Released: 1978

Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen

The Wild Geese is a British 1978 adventure film directed by Andrew V. McLaglen about a group of mercenaries in Africa. It stars Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris and Hardy Krüger. ...more
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Wild is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies With Wild in the Title
Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffmann

Released: 2014

Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée

Wild is a 2014 American biographical drama film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, written by Nick Hornby, and based on Cheryl Strayed's 2012 memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific ...more

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The Wild Geese is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies With Wild in the Title
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Wild and Woolly Hare is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies With Wild in the Title
Mel Blanc

Directed by: Friz Freleng

Wild and Woolly Hare is a 1959 animated short starring Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam. It features Bugs in a Western setting, again saving a town from Yosemite Sam.
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Wild Hearts Can't Be Bro... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies With Wild in the Title
Gabrielle Anwar, Cliff Robertson, Bird York

Released: 1991

Directed by: Steve Miner

Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken is a 1991 film about Sonora Webster Carver, a rider of diving horses and is based on events in her life as told in her memoir A Girl and Five Brave Horses.
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Where the Wild Things Ar... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies With Wild in the Title
Mark Ruffalo, Forest Whitaker, James Gandolfini

Released: 2009

Directed by: Spike Jonze

Where the Wild Things Are is a 2009 fantasy drama film directed by Spike Jonze. Written by Jonze and Dave Eggers, it is adapted from Maurice Sendak's 1963 children's book of the same name. It ...more

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Beasts of the Southern W... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies With Wild in the Title
Quvenzhané Wallis, Jay Oliver, Henry D. Coleman

Released: 2012

Directed by: Benh Zeitlin

Beasts of the Southern Wild is a 2012 American fantasy drama film directed by Benh Zeitlin and adapted by Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar from Alibar's one-act play Juicy and Delicious. After playing at ...more
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Ride the Wild Surf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies With Wild in the Title
Barbara Eden, Shelley Fabares, Tab Hunter

Released: 1964

Directed by: Don Taylor, William Castle

Ride the Wild Surf is a romantic drama in the beach party style. It was filmed in 1963 and distributed in 1964. Unlike most films in the genre, it is known for its exceptional big wave surf ...more
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Wild America is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies With Wild in the Title
Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Devon Sawa, Frances Fisher

Released: 1997

Directed by: William Dear

Wild America is a 1997 adventure comedy film directed by William Dear, written by David Michael Wieger, and starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Devon Sawa and Scott Bairstow.

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The River Wild is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies With Wild in the Title
Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, John C. Reilly

Released: 1994

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

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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Wild at Heart is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies With Wild in the Title
Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Isabella Rossellini

Released: 1990

Directed by: David Lynch

Wild at Heart is a 1990 American thriller film written and directed by David Lynch, and based on Barry Gifford's 1989 novel of the same name. Both the book and the film revolve around Sailor ...more

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Wild Strawberries is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies With Wild in the Title
Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin

Released: 1957

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Wild Strawberries is a 1957 Swedish film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman about an old man recalling his past. The original Swedish title is Smultronstället, which literally means ...more
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Wild and Woody! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies With Wild in the Title
Lionel Stander, Ben Hardaway

Directed by: Dick Lundy

Wild and Woody! is the 30th animated cartoon short subject in the Woody Woodpecker series. Released theatrically on December 31, 1948, the film was produced by Walter Lantz Productions and ...more
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Something Wild is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies With Wild in the Title
Melanie Griffith, Ray Liotta, Jeff Daniels

Released: 1986

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

Something Wild is a 1986 American action comedy film directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Melanie Griffith, Jeff Daniels and Ray Liotta. It was screened out of competition at the 1987 Cannes ...more

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The Wild Thornberrys Mov... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies With Wild in the Title
Marisa Tomei, Tim Curry, Lacey Chabert

Released: 2002

Directed by: Cathy Malkasian, Jeff McGrath

The Wild Thornberrys Movie is a 2002 American animated adventure comedy-drama film based on the The Wild Thornberrys television series. The film follows Eliza Thornberry on her quest to rescue a ...more

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Wild Child is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies With Wild in the Title
Emma Roberts, Alex Pettyfer, Juno Temple

Released: 2008

Directed by: Nick Moore

Wild Child is a 2008 British-French-American teen romantic comedy-drama film starring Emma Roberts, Georgia King, Alex Pettyfer and Natasha Richardson. Wild Child is Richardson's last on-screen ...more

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Wild Things is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies With Wild in the Title
Bill Murray, Denise Richards, Kevin Bacon

Released: 1998

Directed by: John McNaughton

Wild Things is a 1998 American thriller film starring Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell, Kevin Bacon, Denise Richards and Theresa Russell. It was directed by John McNaughton. An "uncut" ...more

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Spooks Run Wild is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies With Wild in the Title
Bela Lugosi, Huntz Hall, Leo Gorcey

Released: 1941

Directed by: Phil Rosen

Spooks Run Wild is an American comedy horror film and the seventh film in the East Side Kids series, starring Bela Lugosi, Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, and Bobby Jordan. Released in 1941, it was ...more
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How to Stuff a Wild Biki... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies With Wild in the Title
Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Montgomery, Buster Keaton

Released: 1965

Directed by: William Asher

How to Stuff a Wild Bikini is a 1965 Pathécolor beach party film from American International Pictures. The sixth entry in a seven-film series, the movie features Mickey Rooney, Annette ...more