Movies about fishing

by meliajanssen | created - 28 Dec 2018 | updated - 28 Dec 2018 | Public

List of movies about the sport and/or employment of fishing

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1. The Silver Horde (1930)

Passed | 75 min | Drama

A salmon fisherman has to choose between a bad girl and a society doll.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Evelyn Brent, Joel McCrea, Louis Wolheim, Jean Arthur

Votes: 405

2. Tiger Shark (1932)

Passed | 77 min | Drama, Romance

A tuna fisherman marries a woman who doesn't love him.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Richard Arlen, Zita Johann, Leila Bennett

Votes: 787

3. Riffraff (1936)

Passed | 94 min | Crime, Drama

Fisherman Dutch marries cannery worker Hattie. He quits his poorly paid job to concentrate on getting better working conditions as union leader. Unfortunately, the union members disagree ... See full summary »

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Jean Harlow, Spencer Tracy, Una Merkel, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 803

4. Captains Courageous (1937)

G | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A spoiled brat who falls overboard from a steamship gets picked up by a fishing boat, where he's made to earn his keep by joining the crew in their work.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Freddie Bartholomew, Lionel Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas

Votes: 8,339

5. Spawn of the North (1938)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Friends since childhood, two men are on opposite sides in a salmon fishing conflict.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: George Raft, Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 369

6. Johnny Frenchman (1945)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The fisherman from a Cornish village have a friendly rivalry with the fishermen (and one formidable woman) from a French port. Then war comes and they must all rethink their petty differences.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Françoise Rosay, Tom Walls, Patricia Roc, Ralph Michael

Votes: 79

7. Tuna Clipper (1949)

77 min | Drama

A young law student takes a tuna-fishing job so that he may pay a debt and gain the respect of his family.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Elena Verdugo, Roland Winters, Peter Mamakos

Votes: 19

8. Alaska Seas (1954)

Approved | 78 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

The owner of a salmon cannery in Alaska hires a man who had formerly been his partner, and comes to regret it.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Robert Ryan, Jan Sterling, Brian Keith, Gene Barry

Votes: 108

9. The Old Man and the Sea (1958)

Not Rated | 86 min | Adventure, Drama

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.

Directors: John Sturges, Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Felipe Pazos, Harry Bellaver, Richard Alameda

Votes: 6,824

10. Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)

Approved | 120 min | Comedy, Romance

The author of a best-selling fishing guide is actually incredibly inexperienced when it comes to the sport, which causes mayhem when he is entered into a competition.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Rock Hudson, Paula Prentiss, Maria Perschy, John McGiver

Votes: 4,579

11. Blue Fin (1978)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Based on the children's novel by celebrated South Australian author 'Colin Thiele', this is an emotional father and son story about tuna fishing of Southern Blue Fin tuna in South ... See full summary »

Directors: Carl Schultz, Bruce Beresford | Stars: Hardy Krüger, Greg Rowe, John Jarratt, Liddy Clark

Votes: 200

12. A River Runs Through It (1992)

PG | 123 min | Drama

68 Metascore

The story about two sons of a stern minister -- one reserved, one rebellious -- growing up in rural Montana while devoted to fly fishing.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Brenda Blethyn

Votes: 51,724 | Gross: $43.44M

13. Gone Fishin' (1997)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime

Two fishing fanatics get in trouble when their fishing boat gets stolen while on a trip.

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Joe Pesci, Danny Glover, Rosanna Arquette, Lynn Whitfield

Votes: 9,242 | Gross: $19.74M

14. Bait Shop (2008 Video)

PG | 85 min | Comedy

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.

Director: C.B. Harding | Stars: Bill Engvall, Jim R. Coleman, Mary Rachel Quinn, Wilbur Houston

Votes: 658

15. Ondine (2009)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

65 Metascore

An Irish fisherman discovers a woman in his fishing net whom his precocious daughter believes to be a selkie.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Colin Farrell, Alicja Bachleda, Dervla Kirwan, Alison Barry

Votes: 19,636 | Gross: $0.55M

16. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

58 Metascore

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.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Amr Waked, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 60,819 | Gross: $9.03M



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