Fishing movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant fishing movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic, harsh, suspenseful and interesting films and TV shows about / with fishing, fish, friendship, boat, redemption, storytelling, family, dialogue, catastrophe and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, Hungary and other countries.
fishing movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as fishing: Big Fish (2003), Beyond Loch Ness (2008), A River Runs Through It (1992), The Perfect Storm (2000), The Country Years (1992), Mississippi River Sharks (2017), Thorn Castle (1967), The Stepford Children (1987), Bayo (1985), Trilogy of Lust (1995).

List of fishing movies

Big Fish (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, offbeat, surreal, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fantasy world, witch, fish, escapades, true love, circus, parents and children, adventure, mermaid, fishing, father son relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 30s, 80s, 50s ...
Place: usa, texas, russia, cuba, morocco ...
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Beyond Loch Ness (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: James Murphey is a rugged cryptozoologist, who thirty years earlier, during a trip to Loch Ness, Scotland, had a fatal encounter with the fabled "Nessie" creature that killed his father, and left James with deep facial scar. Twenty years ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, suspense, scary, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sea monster, dangerous animal, deadly creature, abandoned mine, violence, survival, experiment gone awry, obsessive quest, mystery, chaos and mayhem, gory, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, scotland
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A River Runs Through It (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: coming of age, wilderness, childhood, fishing, self discovery, americana, boat, generation gap, fish, gambling, bishop, small town ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s, 20s ...
Place: usa, montana
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The Perfect Storm (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ship, sea disaster, storm, forces of nature, storm at sea, adventure, male camaraderie, rescue, natural disaster, danger, shark, escapades ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: portugal, atlantic ocean, new england
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Peculiarities of the National Fishing (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: General Ivolgin, forester Kuzmich, and good-natured Lyova lose their way on a fishing trip and wind up in a neighboring country, where they decide to have a good time anyway but end up leaving their vodka and fishing equipment behind.
Style: feel good, realistic, not serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, lake or river, disorder, culture clash, society, escapades, nothing goes right, alcohol, fishing, boat, male camaraderie, border guard ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: finland, russia, europe
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The Country Years (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An adolescent comes of age during a summer in the Rhône valley with his maternal grandparents. Jules seems a little too close to his mother and distant from his father, who wants Jules out of their Parisian house. It's to be a summer of ...
Plot: fishing, summer vacation, coming of age, summer, gang, grandfather grandson relationship, vacation, bully, grandson, provence, grandfather, teenager
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Mississippi River Sharks (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sharks attack a fish rodeo on the Mississippi River, and it is up to a group of locals to stop them.
Plot: shark attack, fishing, competition, bomb, kiss, headphones, flare, tow truck, shark, cassette tape, net, father daughter relationship ...
Place: mississippi river, mississippi
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Thorn Castle (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Hungary
Story: A story about two urban boys, who spend a summer at the romantic Kis-Balaton side with an old field keeper, and gradually change their point of view about their civilized life, and fall in love with the nature.
Plot: cigar smoking, boy, school, fish, swamp, fishing, friendship, dog, teacher, lake, snake, nature ...
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The Monster of Camp Sunshine or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Nature (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A scientist carelessly dumps some toxic waste into a river. The gardener at a nudist camp drinks the water, turns into a monster and attacks all the (female) nudists.
Plot: nudism, rat, fishing, monster, nudist camp, nudist, axe, parachute, female nudity, record player, broken mirror, cat ...
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The Stepford Children (1987)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In this sequel to The Stepford Wives, Steven and Laura Harding (along with their kids David and Mary) have moved to the quiet community of Stepford, CT. Steven joins the men's club, which is still assimilating their wives into robots. This ...
Style: microfilm
Plot: secret society, fishing, high school, fire, deception, corruption, cheerleader, robot, motorcycle, kidnapping, cemetery, swimming ...
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Bayo (1985)
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sharon and her ten year old son Bayo live in Tickle Cove on the shores of Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland like generations of their family have before them. Sharon hates her life there. She dreams of moving to Toronto - where her now deceased mother was ...
Plot: seaside, single mother, fishing, boy, grandparent grandchild relationship, small town, grandfather grandson relationship
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Trilogy of Lust (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A failed medical student running a fish farm in Hong Kong buys a new wife...
Plot: fishing, sex, eel, love triangle, childhood, fight, nightmare, cunnilingus, urination, s&m, fingering, flashback ...
Place: hong kong
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Thorn Castle (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Hungary
Story: Tutajos is an excellent student whose parents decide to reward his academic achievements with a vacation to the countryside. Robbed of his gadgets and easy city-lifestyle, Tutajos finds himself completely out of his element – until a goodhearted ...
Plot: boy, cigar smoking, summer vacation, classmate, ruins, crab, dog, teacher, school, fish, fishing, teenager ...
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At the Foot of the Rainbow (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Fifteen years ago 1830s muskrat trapper Dannie Mcnoun, loves Mary and sends his best friend, Jimmy, to win her over for Dannie. Jimmy married her instead. Now neighbors, Dannie works both farms as Jimmy tries to drown his problems with a bottle.
Plot: fishing, friendship, tavern, cabin, priest, farming, loneliness, perseverance, funeral, devotion, loyalty, true love
Time: 1830s
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The Last Challenge (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An upstart outlaw baits a legendary gunslinger, now a marshal in love with a saloon keeper.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Plot: small town, duel, poker, marshal, gunslinger, fishing, haunted by the past, rattlesnake, ambush, whiskey, native american, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
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Vixen! (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Vixen lives in a Canadian mountain resort with her naive pilot husband. While he's away flying in tourists, she gets it on with practically everybody including a husband and his wife, and even her biker brother. She is openly racist, and she ...
Style: sexual, offbeat, realistic, serious
Plot: taboo, sexual abuse, jealousy, adultery, communism, fishing, pilot, cuckold, sexually aggressive woman, incest, motorcycle, impotence ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada, british columbia, seattle washington, seattle
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The Thirteenth Year (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A teen learns that his birth mother is a mermaid after he begins to grow fins and slimy scales on his thirteenth birthday.
Style: humorous, feel good, offbeat, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mermaid, teenage life, coming of age, rivalry, fishing, birthday, imaginary, family, misfit, friends, love and romance, escapades ...
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Tennessee Waltz (1989)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Switzerland, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When entertainment lawyer Wolfgang Leighton decides to take a break from business for some fishing in Tennessee's backwoods, he ends up embroiled in a bank robbery and murder. Pursued by the killers, he's running from the police and a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: fishing, heroes, deadly, intrigue, legal action, crime, protagonist as suspect, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, law enforcement, off the road ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, usa
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Silver City (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The discovery of a corpse threatens to unravel a bumbling local politician's campaign for governor of Colorado.
Style: clever, talky, semi serious, witty, sincere ...
Plot: private detective, politics, investigation, campaign, lobbyist, fishing, political campaign, political corruption, immigrants, murder mystery, journalism, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado
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Short Cuts (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Multi-storied, fish-eyed look at American culture with some 22 characters intersecting--profoundly or fleetingly--through each other's lives. Running the emotional gamut from disturbing to humorous, Altman's portrait of the contemporary ...
Style: clever, gloomy, sexual, biting, realistic ...
Plot: suicide, cheating, redemption, infidelity, party, loss of loved one, artist, earthquake, cellist, fishing, helicopter, hit by a car ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california
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Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Rock Hudson is Roger Willoughby, a renowned fishing expert, who, unbeknownst to his friends, co-workers, or boss, has never cast a line in his life. One day, he crosses paths with Abigail Paige (Paula Prentiss), a sweetly annoying girl who has just ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fishing, contest, fiance fiancee relationship, screwball, romance, nothing goes right, contests and competitions, fall in love, goofy hero, sport, love and romance, store ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s
Place: california, ireland, england, san francisco
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Jindabyne (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Stewart Kane, an Irishman living in the Australian town of Jindabyne, is on a fishing trip in isolated hill country with three other men when they discover the body of a murdered girl in the river. Rather than return to the town immediately, they ...
Style: twists and turns, realistic, serious, suspenseful, based on supposedly true story ...
Plot: murder, small town, countryside, police detective, serial killer, fishing, aborigine, isolation, redemption, small town life, couples, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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Jaws (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dangerous animal, fear, shark, police chief, survival, animal horror, shark attack, great white shark, danger, underwater, beach, responsibility ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, long island, atlantic ocean, new york
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Islands in the Stream (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An isolated sculptor is visited by his three sons just before the start of WWII.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: island, fishing, father son relationship, sculptor, introspection, human nature, family life, human spirit, family relations, isolation, estrangement, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: bahamas
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Grumpier Old Men (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A family wedding reignites the ancient feud between next-door neighbors and fishing buddies John and Max. Meanwhile, a sultry Italian divorcée opens a restaurant at the local bait shop, alarming the locals who worry she'll scare the fish away. ...
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Plot: fish, rivalry, prank, fishing, romance, vengeance, friendship, obsession, fall in love, single parent, family relations, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: minnesota
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Gone Fishin' (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two fishing fanatics get in trouble when their fishing boat gets stolen while on a trip.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: boat, on the road, buddies, swamp, friendship, fishing, adventure, partners, friends, bait, odd couple, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
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Every Which Way But Loose (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Philo Beddoe is your regular, easygoing, truck-driving guy. He's also the best bar-room brawler west of the Rockies. And he lives with a 165-pound orangutan named Clyde. Like other guys, Philo finally falls in love - with a flighty singer who ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: beer, on the road, gambling, motel, overweight, fishing, orangutan, meat hook, biker, threesome, waitress, camping ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, california, los angeles, san francisco
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Captains Courageous (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Harvey Cheyne, Jr., second richest person in the world, orphaned and spoiled rotten, encounters a cigar and the sea on his way to England for boarding school. Seasick, over the rail for real, rescued by Dan Troop of a Gloucester fishing sailboat. ...
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, sailing, sea, fishing, heroes, social differences, on the run, adventure, young heroes, teaching the ways of the world, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
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Blood Hook (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: During a local fishing contest, people are being mysteriously dragged into the lake and killed by a giant fish hook. After a sufficient number of deaths, the killer is finally revealed.
Style: scary, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: murder, slasher, blood, lake, fishing, teenage life, psychopath, voyeurism, bait, serial killer, youth, isolation ...
Time: 80s
Place: wisconsin, usa
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Assisted Fishing (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dewey Winfield is a lovable loser who wants nothing more than to beat the guy who has bullied him his whole life in a big fishing tournament. In order to win, Dewey will need the help of some eccentric senior citizens who are about to be evicted ...
Style: realistic, offbeat, humorous, semi serious
Plot: loser, fishing, negligence, win over, disorder, rivalry, family, goofy hero, contests and competitions, retirement home life, sport, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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