Who doesn’t love a good movie night? What about a marathon of fishing films? Whether it’s a family night out or a date with your loved one, one of our favorite things to do at home is relaxing and watching a movie. Grab the popcorn, settle down, and enjoy the best fishing movies ever. Here is a list of recommendations that everyone will love.
1. A river flows through it (1992)
Starring Brad Pitt, Craig Sheffer and Tom Skerritt
Based on a Norman McLean novel, follow two brothers who lead the idyllic life of Montana and who spend most of their time fly fishing. One is rebellious and the other goes to college, later reunited by fly fishing, telling of their adventures and where they are going in life.
2. Gone Fishin ‘(1997)
Starring Joe Pesci and Danny Glover
Two lifelong friends who always seem to get in trouble win a Florida fishing trip and embark on a disastrous road trip. Follow their fancy adventure that includes run-ins with some shady characters and nefarious situations.
3. The Old Man and the Sea (1990)
Actor Anthony Quinn
Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway. Santiago, a Cuban fisherman who fights sharks and giant marlin, relives his youth and proves to himself that he still has gum and strength. Once one of the classic fishing films that you have to see.
4. The river why (2010)
Actors: Zach Gilford, Amber Heard, William Hurt
Based on a 1983 novel by David James Duncan, this film begins as a trout fishing story, but underneath it is a story about a young man who grapples with love, the meaning of life, and his journey into the modern world.
5. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
Actors are Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Angelica Huston and Cate Blanchett
A world-famous oceanographer seeks revenge on a shark that devoured his beloved friend and crew member. Part parody, part love story, follow their crazy adventures that include family dysfunction, romance, pirates and revenge on the high seas.
Look no further for home activities. Most of these fishing films can be accessed through streaming services such as Netflix or Hulu, or rented from your cable TV provider. Enjoy!