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, visually appealing, melancholic, humorous and feel good films and TV shows about / with fishing, fish, fisherman, boat, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, female nudity, redemption, family and love and romance plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, Australia, Canada and other countries.
fishing movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as fishing: Jindabyne (2006), A River Runs Through It (1992), Grumpier Old Men (1995), Big Fish (2003), Assisted Fishing (2012), Short Cuts (1993), Beyond Loch Ness (2008), The Perfect Storm (2000), The Valley of Light (2007), A Polar Year (2018).

List of fishing movies

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: realistic, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, fishing, police detective, countryside, serial killer, small town, investigation, crimes, couple relations, couples, law enforcement, weekend ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales
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Peculiarities of the National Fishing (1998)
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, humorous, realistic, not serious, witty ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fishing, friendship, disorder, lake or river, culture clash, nothing goes right, society, escapades, alcohol, boat, male camaraderie, nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: finland, europe, russia
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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: touching, sentimental, emotional, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: beautiful scenery, fishing, childhood, wilderness, americana, generation gap, family relations, self discovery, coming of age, friendship, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: montana, usa
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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: humorous, feel good, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fish, prank, fishing, romance, vengeance, odd couple, friendship, partners, disorder, bait, parents and children, single parent ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: minnesota
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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: surreal, feel good, sentimental, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adventure, witch, loneliness, storytelling, fantasy world, circus, fish, mermaid, escapades, parents and children, true love, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 20th century, 50s, 70s ...
Place: usa, cuba, alabama, congo, morocco ...
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: loser, fishing, ambition, goofy hero, family, retirement home life, disorder, fishing boat, silly humor, negligence, win over, fisherman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: sincere, realistic, captivating, talky, depressing ...
Plot: multiple storylines, suicide, cheating, redemption, infidelity, loss of loved one, family relations, party, hit by a car, fishing, family in crisis, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california
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Beyond Loch Ness (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, 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: suspenseful, rough, suspense, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sea monster, deadly creature, abandoned mine, dangerous animal, danger, violence, obsessive quest, experiment gone awry, survival, chaos and mayhem, gory, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, year 1976, 2000s
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
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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: storm, ship, forces of nature, catastrophe, storm at sea, adventure, natural disaster, rescue, weatherman, male camaraderie, sea disaster, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: boston, new england, portugal, atlantic ocean
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The Valley of Light (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The Valley of Light is a beautifully-filmed, sentimental movie of a young man's quest to make sense of his experiences and find new meaning in life. While this film deals with weighty material such as the suicide of Eleanor's husband and ...
Style: melancholic, romanticism, sentimental, romantic, touching ...
Plot: fishing, love and romance, post war, happy ending, in love, love story, life philosophy, post world war two, fisherman, angst, province, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa
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A Polar Year (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Danish teacher takes a job in Greenland and tries to overcome the animosity of the tight-knit locals through a series of errors that help him embrace the snow-covered life.
Style: semi documentary, entertaining, sweet, light, sincere ...
Plot: dog sled, inuit, grandmother grandson relationship, grandfather grandson relationship, isolation, language barrier, tradition versus modernity, fishing, funeral, language learning, death of grandfather, seal the animal ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: greenland, denmark
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Temptation Island (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Four beauty pageant contestants, who are vying for the coveted title of "Miss Manila Sunshine", set sail on a yacht. They ended up stranded on a deserted island after their vessel got caught up on fire. Together with an attractive young ...
Style: suspense, entertaining, humorous, disturbing, topical humor ...
Plot: birthday party, model, castaway, shipwreck, hallucination, spoiled brat, flirting, virgin, social climber, yacht, mother daughter relationship, dancing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines
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The Sweet Escape (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Michel, a fifty year old man, graphic designer, decides to change the urban lifestyle and go on an adventure. Fascinated by airmail, he dreams at Jean Mermoz when he's on scooter. One day, Michel sees a picture of a kayak.
Style: captivating, exciting, witty, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: midlife crisis, birthday, fishing, night watchman, anger, dancing, widow, painting, husband wife relationship, kayak, airplane, vacation ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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The Isle (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mute Hee-Jin is working as a clerk in a fishing resort in the Korean wilderness; selling baits, food and occasionally her body to the fishing tourists. One day she falls in love to Hyun-Shik, who is on the run for the police and rescues him with a ...
Style: disturbing, enigmatic, brutal, erotic, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexualized violence, prostitute, island, lifestyle, violence, suicide attempt, insanity, murder, mute, sex, fishing, s&m ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: south korea
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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: fishing, shark attack, competition, kiss, net, father daughter relationship, bomb, underwater scene, blood, river, severed head, shotgun ...
Place: mississippi river, mississippi, new orleans
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Thorn Castle (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Hungary
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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: crab, nature, smoking, fishing, classmate, friendship, harvest, ruins, dog, school, eagle, fish ...
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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, fishing, rat, monster, nudist camp, nudity (full frontal - brief), nudist, parachute, creature feature, cat, female nudity, toxic waste ...
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Trilogy of Lust (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A failed medical student running a fish farm in Hong Kong buys a new wife...
Style: controversial
Plot: fishing, eel, object in vagina, love triangle, falling from height, sex, cliff, female nudity, adultery, boat, s&m, unsimulated sex ...
Place: hong kong
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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, loneliness, farming, perseverance, true love, loyalty, devotion, funeral
Time: 1830s
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Mullet (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Eddie returns to his home town on the south coast of New South Wales. Having left for the city without explanation a few years previously, he tries to pick up the pieces of his life and fit back in to the lives of those he left, including his ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, humorous, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homecoming, small town, starting over, love and romance, hopes, prodigy, couples, family problems, family life, parents and children, eccentric family, weakness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: small town, native american, fishing, ambush, marshal, haunted by the past, duel, gunslinger, saloon, whiskey, poker, rattlesnake ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, yuma arizona, 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: sexy, serious, realistic, offbeat, sexual ...
Plot: cuckold, taboo, taboo sex, sexual abuse, neglected wife, satire, motorcycle, communism, pilot, incest, fishing, jealousy ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada, british columbia, seattle, seattle washington
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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: feel good, stylized, humorous, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mermaid, teenage life, family, rivalry, coming of age, misfit, danger, escapades, friends, disorder, parent child relationship, adopted son ...
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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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: fishing, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, intrigue, deadly, crime, protagonist as suspect, legal action, heroes, life is a bitch, murder ...
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: suspenseful, clever, thought provoking, satirical, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, politics, campaign, political corruption, murder mystery, political intrigue, dishonesty, society, love affair, immigrants, election ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado
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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: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fishing, contest, fiance fiancee relationship, screwball, romance, workplace, nothing goes right, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, sport, goofy hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s
Place: san francisco, california, ireland, england
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Jaws (1975)
Genre: Adventure, 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: shark, dangerous animal, fear, monster, animal horror, shark attack, animal attack, ocean, chief of police, police chief, survival, underwater ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, long island, atlantic ocean, new york
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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, road movie, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: on the road, orangutan, gambling, motel, camping, buddies, contests and competitions, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, ambition, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 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: sailing, coming of age, spoiled brat, fishing, sea, friendship, rescue, escapades, orphan, danger, on the run, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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: realistic, serious, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, slasher, blood, lake, fishing, parody, voyeurism, isolation, murderous pair, rivalry, danger, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: wisconsin, usa
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