Fishing

Best fishing movies of all-time.
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1.
Jaws (1975)
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When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and a grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. (124 mins.)
 
2.
Big Fish (2003)
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A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life. (125 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
3.
Forrest Gump (1994)
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Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him. (142 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
4.
A River Runs Through It (1992)
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The story about two sons of a stern minister -- one reserved, one rebellious -- growing up in rural Montana while devoted to fly fishing. (123 mins.)
Director: Robert Redford
 
5.
Cast Away (2000)
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A FedEx executive must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island. (143 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
6.
Finding Nemo (2003)
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After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home. (100 mins.)
 
7.
Splash (1984)
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A young man is reunited with a mermaid who saves him from drowning as a boy and falls in love not knowing who/what she is. (111 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
8.
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
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To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to 20th century Earth to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it, humpback whales. (119 mins.)
Director: Leonard Nimoy
 
9.
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)
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An average aquarium cleaner house-sits for a gigolo, only to be forced to become one himself. (88 mins.)
Director: Mike Mitchell
 
10.
Grumpy Old Men (1993)
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A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street. (103 mins.)
Director: Donald Petrie
 
11.
The Old Man and the Sea (1958)
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An old Cuban fisherman's dry spell is broken when he hooks a gigantic fish that drags him out to sea. Based on Ernest Hemingway's story. (86 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
12.
Grumpier Old Men (1995)
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John and Max resolve to save their beloved bait shop from turning into an Italian restaurant, just as its new female owner catches Max's attention. (101 mins.)
Director: Howard Deutch
 
13.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
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A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo. (127 mins.)
 
14.
The Blue Lagoon (1980)
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In the Victorian period, two children are shipwrecked on a tropical island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together, unaware that sexual maturity will eventually intervene. (104 mins.)
Director: Randal Kleiser
 
15.
Life of Pi (2012)
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A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger. (127 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
16.
Moby Dick (1956)
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The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick. (116 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
17.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)
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A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible. (107 mins.)
 
18.
Crocodile Dundee II (1988)
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Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under. (108 mins.)
Director: John Cornell
 
19.
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
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Searching for a cure to Alzheimer's disease a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the bait as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back. (105 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
 
20.
The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)
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Meek and mild mannered bookkeeper Henry Limpet has few passions in life. It's mid-1941 and he would love to join the Navy but has been rated 4F... (99 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
21.
Jaws 3-D (1983)
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The sons of police chief Brody must protect civilians at a SeaWorld theme park after a 35-foot shark becomes trapped in the park with them. (99 mins.)
Director: Joe Alves
 
22.
Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
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Chief Brody's widow believes that her family is deliberately being targeted by another shark in search of revenge. (89 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
23.
Lake Placid (1999)
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Three people attempt to stop a gigantic crocodile, who is terrorizing residents in Black Lake, Maine. (82 mins.)
Director: Steve Miner
 
24.
Ondine (2009)
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An Irish fisherman discovers a woman in his fishing net whom his precocious daughter believes to be a selkie. (111 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
25.
Piranha 3D (2010)
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After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents. (88 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Aja
 
26.
Shark Tale (2004)
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When a son of a gangster shark boss is accidentally killed while on the hunt, his would-be prey and his vegetarian brother both decide to use the incident to their own advantage. (90 mins.)
 
27.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1997 TV Series)
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The year is 1886, when New England's fishing harbours are the scene for a "creature of unknown origin" destroying ships at sea... (158 mins.)
Director: Rod Hardy
 
28.
A Fish Tale (2000)
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Three children accidentally get turned into fish after drinking a potion made by an eccentric scientist. The kids end up in the sea, with one problem. They must find and drink the antidote within 48 hours, or forever remain as fish. (80 mins.)
 
29.
A Goofy Movie (1995)
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When Max makes an preposterous promise to a girl he has a crush on, his chances to fulfilling it seem hopeless when he is dragged onto a cross-country trip with his embarrassing father, Goofy. (78 mins.)
Director: Kevin Lima
 
30.
A Murder of Crows (1998)
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A disbarred lawyer takes credit for a late friend's book, which becomes a smash hit but the tables turn on him sooner than he suspected. (102 mins.)
 
31.
Andre (1994)
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The true story of how a marine sea lion named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962. (94 mins.)
Director: George Miller
 
32.
Bait Shop (2008 Video)
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The owner of a small town bait shop signs up for a fishing tournament in hopes of using the prize money to save his shop from foreclosure. (85 mins.)
Director: C.B. Harding
 
33.
Catch and Release (2006)
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A woman struggles to accept the death of her fiancé and the secrets he kept from her as she rebuilds her life. (124 mins.)
Director: Susannah Grant
 
34.
The Contender (2000)
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Senator Laine Hanson is a contender for US Vice President, but information and disinformation about her past surfaces that threatens to de-rail her confirmation. (126 mins.)
Director: Rod Lurie
 
35.
Diggers (2006)
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A story about a tight-knit group of friends, who try to maintain their small-town way of life in the face of enormous changes in 1970s Long Island. (96 mins.)
 
36.
Flipper (1996)
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Sandy Ricks is sent by his mom to Coral Key, a rustic island in the Florida keys, to spend the summer with his uncle Porter Ricks... (95 mins.)
Director: Alan Shapiro
 
37.
Frankenfish (2004 TV Movie)
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When the body of a man is found completely destroyed in the swamps in Louisiana, the medical investigator... (84 mins.)
Director: Mark Dippé
 
38.
Free Willy (1993)
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When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free the whale. (112 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
 
39.
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995)
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Jesse becomes reunited with Willy three years after the whale's jump to freedom as the teenager tries to rescue the killer whale and other orcas from an oil spill. (95 mins.)
 
40.
Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997)
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A teenage Jesse and old friend Randolph try to foil an illegal whaler threatening Willy and his pregnant mate. (86 mins.)
Director: Sam Pillsbury
 
41.
Gone Fishin' (1997)
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Two fishing fanatics get in trouble when their fishing boat gets stolen while on a trip. (94 mins.)
 
42.
Happy Feet (2006)
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Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce! (108 mins.)
 
43.
Jaws 2 (1978)
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Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters. (116 mins.)
Director: Jeannot Szwarc
 
44.
Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)
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Roger Willoughby is considered to be a leading expert on sports fishing. He's written books on the subject... (120 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
45.
Moby Dick (1998 Mini-Series)
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The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick. (180 mins.)
Director: Franc Roddam
 
46.
The Old Man and the Sea (1990 TV Movie)
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Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway. Santiago goes out on his usual fishing trip and makes a huge catch... (93 mins.)
Director: Jud Taylor
 
47.
On Golden Pond (1981)
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Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea's new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms. (109 mins.)
Director: Mark Rydell
 
48.
The Perfect Storm (2000)
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An unusually intense storm pattern catches some commercial fishermen unaware and puts them in mortal danger. (130 mins.)
 
49.
The River Why (2010)
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A young man abandons his family for a solitary life of fly-fishing. His goal was to find his own way in the fishing world and thereby find himself and love. (101 mins.)
 
50.
The Sea Wolf (1941)
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Humphrey van Weyden, a writer, and fugitives Ruth Webster and George Leach have been given refuge aboard... (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
51.
Shark Swarm (2008 TV Movie)
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A fisherman and his family fight to take down a greedy real estate developer who has released toxins into the ocean, turning the area's sharks into bloodthirsty hunters. (167 mins.)
 
52.
The Shipping News (2001)
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An emotionally-beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life. (111 mins.)
 
53.
Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
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A U.S. Japanese fisherman may have killed his neighbor Carl at sea. In the 1950s, race figures into the trial. So does reporter Ishmael. (127 mins.)
Director: Scott Hicks