Top Ten Outdoor Movies

Honorable Mention: The River Wild (1994)

The River Wild (1994)

It's very likely that your next whitewater rafting trip won't be as exciting as the one portrayed in The River Wild, but then again, you probably don't want to be kidnapped by gun-toting killers and forced to navigate a section of the river called "The Gauntlet." There's some silly dialogue, and the plot is a tad formulaic, but camera work that captures the intensity of fierce whitewater, along with some fine acting by Meryl Streep and Kevin Bacon, distinguishes this movie from others of its kind.


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