River Phoenix Was Here

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1. Stand by Me (1986)

R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama

75 Metascore

After the death of one of his friends, a writer recounts a boyhood journey with his friends to find the body of a missing boy.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

Votes: 345,234 | Gross: $52.29M

2. I Love You to Death (1990)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime

45 Metascore

Joey Boca (Kevin Kline) owns a pizza parlor, and is married to Rosalie (Tracey Ullman). He's also a serial womanizer. Rosalie goes to extremes when she finds he has been cheating.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Kevin Kline, Tracey Ullman, William Hurt, Joan Plowright

Votes: 12,821 | Gross: $16.19M

3. Dogfight (1991)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Before leaving to fight in Vietnam, a group of teenagers play a game where they try to seduce the ugliest girl they can find.

Director: Nancy Savoca | Stars: River Phoenix, Lili Taylor, Richard Panebianco, Anthony Clark

Votes: 7,828 | Gross: $0.39M

4. Dark Blood (2012)

86 min | Thriller

Dealing with nuclear testing and its deadly effects, the story portrays Boy, a young widower living in the desert on a nuclear testing site. Living as a hermit, he waits for the end of the world.

Director: George Sluizer | Stars: River Phoenix, Judy Davis, Jonathan Pryce, Karen Black

Votes: 1,112

5. The Mosquito Coast (1986)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

49 Metascore

An inventor spurns his city life and moves his family into the jungles of Central America to make a utopia.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, River Phoenix, Jadrien Steele

Votes: 25,411 | Gross: $14.30M

6. Running on Empty (1988)

PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Music

67 Metascore

The eldest son of a fugitive family comes of age and wants to live a life of his own.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: River Phoenix, Christine Lahti, Judd Hirsch, Jonas Abry

Votes: 13,135 | Gross: $2.84M

7. The Thing Called Love (1993)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A group of newcomers to the country music business seek love and stardom.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: River Phoenix, Samantha Mathis, Dermot Mulroney, Sandra Bullock

Votes: 6,833 | Gross: $1.03M

8. Silent Tongue (1993)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Western

Mad with grief after the death of his Kiowa wife, Talbot awaits death under a tree with her body beside him. She begins to haunt him because he won't burn her. His father, who bought him the wife, thinks her sister might reason with him.

Director: Sam Shepard | Stars: Alan Bates, Richard Harris, River Phoenix, Dermot Mulroney

Votes: 1,029 | Gross: $0.06M

9. A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A charming womanizer has to find a way to get $80 to elope to Hawaii with his one true love, or else go to his father's chosen business school.

Director: William Richert | Stars: River Phoenix, Ann Magnuson, Meredith Salenger, Ione Skye

Votes: 2,467 | Gross: $6.26M

10. Little Nikita (1988)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Thriller

An F.B.I. Agent works to uncover an All-American family as Soviet sleeper Agents, and gets caught up in friendship with their unaware son.

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix, Richard Jenkins, Caroline Kava

Votes: 4,707 | Gross: $1.73M

11. My Own Private River (2012)

101 min | Documentary

Footage from My Own Private Idaho (1991) is re-contextualized in James Franco's tribute to River Phoenix.

Directors: James Franco, Gus Van Sant | Stars: Wilmer Calderon, Jim Freivogel, Brian Lally, Matt Militano

Votes: 299

12. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure

65 Metascore

In 1938, after his father Professor Henry Jones, Sr. goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, Professor Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. finds himself up against Adolf Hitler's Nazis again to stop them from obtaining its powers.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 657,817 | Gross: $197.17M

13. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia (1984)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

13-year-old boy has problems reading, which his teachers attribute to laziness. It is later discovered that he has Dyslexia.

Director: Alexander Grasshoff | Stars: Madge Sinclair, River Phoenix, Judy Farrell, Joaquin Phoenix

Votes: 81

14. It's Your Move (1984–1985)
Episode: Pilot (1984)

Comedy

Enterprising Matt runs various scams, using a vacant apartment as his base. He meets his match when quick-witted writer Norman moves in and begins dating Matt's mother Eileen. Matt disapproves and is intent on driving them apart.

Director: Peter Bonerz | Stars: Jason Bateman, Caren Kaye, Tricia Cast, David Garrison

Votes: 30

15. Hotel (1983–1988)
Episode: Transitions (1984)

Drama, Romance

Christine does a very successful advertisement for breakfast cereal. Mark is asked to improve the social skills of a tycoon's girlfriend, a wife arrives at the hotel earlier than expected to find her husband having a homosexual affair.

Director: Bill La Mond | Stars: James Brolin, Connie Sellecca, Shea Farrell, Nathan Cook

Votes: 20

16. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1982–1983)

60 min | Adventure

A drama series, based on the classic musical film of the same name.

Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Roger Wilson, Peter Horton, Drake Hogestyn

Votes: 246

17. Surviving (1985 TV Movie)

143 min | Drama

Promising student Rick Brogan discovers that his father whom he idolizes is cheating on his mother. Heartbroken, he finds comfort in the arms of his old crush but her father opposes the relationship which pushes Rick over the edge.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Len Cariou, Zach Galligan, Marsha Mason

Votes: 510

18. Robert Kennedy and His Times (1985)

309 min | Drama

A personal portrait of one of the most controversial men of this century and the turbulent times in which he lived. An entire era, including the fight for civil rights, the Cuban Missile ... See full summary »

Stars: Jordan Charney, John Ericson, Danna Hansen, Mimi Kennedy

Votes: 106

19. Family Ties (1982–1989)
Episode: My Tutor (1985)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Family

Alex hires a 13-year-old tutor, Eugene Forbes, to help him bring his grade up in advanced geometry from an 89% to 90%. However, Eugene is immediately distracted when he meets Jennifer, and ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman

Votes: 94

21. Canceled Lives: Letters from the Inside (1993 Video)

50 min | Documentary

Prison documentry/drama in which various prison inmates' letters to family and friends are read by celebrity voice overs against a prison setting to give us an insight into the life of a prisoner.

Director: Martin Good | Stars: Matt Adler, Kirstie Alley, Kevin Bacon, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 61



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