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7 hunting movies that will cheer you up or make you think
7 hunting movies that will cheer you up or make you think

The heroes of these paintings are looking for themselves, learn a new culture and even risk their lives.

7 hunting movies that will cheer you up or make you think
7 hunting movies that will cheer you up or make you think

1. White hunter, black heart

  • USA, 1990.
  • Drama, adventure.
  • Duration: 112 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 6.
Shot from the film about hunting "White Hunter, Black Heart"
Shot from the film about hunting "White Hunter, Black Heart"

Crazy director John Wilson travels to Africa to shoot his next masterpiece. But in the midst of work, he suddenly runs away to hunt a black elephant.

The film by Clint Eastwood is based on a real story that happened on the set of the film "The African Queen", and the prototype of the protagonist was the famous director John Houston.

It is easy to guess that Eastwood, who also played the main role, identifies himself with his character. Therefore, hunting here acquires the scope of confession and pursues the goal of telling the viewer something intimate about himself.

2. Features of the national hunt

  • Russia, 1995.
  • Comedy.
  • Duration: 93 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 5.
Still from the film about hunters "Peculiarities of the national hunt"
Still from the film about hunters "Peculiarities of the national hunt"

Finnish student-historian Raivo is going to take part in a real Russian hunt in order to get acquainted with national customs and habits. And the guy succeeds to the fullest.

Thanks to the "Peculiarities of the National Hunt" Alexander Rogozhkin has turned from a festival author for film connoisseurs into a national director. Moreover, the first film was followed by two sequels - "Peculiarities of National Fishing" and "Hunting in Winter", which were in no way inferior to the original in popularity.

3. Ghost and Darkness

  • Germany, USA, 1996.
  • Thriller, drama, adventure.
  • Duration: 110 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 8.

In 1898, British engineer John Patterson arrives in Africa to build a bridge over the Tsavo River. However, everything is not going according to plan: two lions have appeared in the district, which are killing people for the sake of entertainment.

Although the film is based on the true story of man-eating lions, the character of Charles Remington, played by Michael Douglas, is completely fictional. But the picture did not become worse from this in any case.

4. No place for old people

  • USA, Mexico, 2007.
  • Drama, thriller, western.
  • Duration: 122 minutes.
  • IMDb: 8, 1.
Shot from the film about hunting "No Country for Old Men"
Shot from the film about hunting "No Country for Old Men"

Llewellyn Moss, a worker, finds $ 2 million in the desert from someone's failed drug deal. The hero decides to appropriate the money for himself, and Sheriff Ed Bell tries to convince him. Only late: on the trail of Moss is already hired killer and dangerous psychopath Anton Chigur.

In the Coen brothers' dramatic western, Josh Brolin plays the hunter, but even with such skills, his hero has nothing to oppose the character of Javier Bardem. After all, he is used to eliminating the goal, not being embarrassed by the most cruel methods.

5. Hunter

  • Australia, 2011.
  • Thriller, drama, adventure.
  • Duration: 104 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 7.

Hunter Martin will have to find and kill the last surviving marsupial wolf (aka Tasmanian tiger) for the needs of some biotech company. Arriving at the place, the hero settles with the mother of two small children. But the woman is clearly not herself because of the recent disappearance of her husband, who disappeared in the very forests where Martin should go.

The textured Willem Dafoe has created a very convincing image of the professional shooter-hunter. At the same time, the filmmakers are not limited to one genre and manage to combine a survival drama with a detective and even an action movie.

6. Survivor

  • USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan, 2015.
  • Drama, thriller, adventure, western.
  • Duration: 156 minutes.
  • IMDb: 8, 0.

USA, first third of the 19th century. A detachment of Americans engaged in collecting furs suffers serious losses after the attack of the Indians. All hope is for the guide Hugh Glass, but he, as luck would have it, falls into the clutches of a bear and turns from a valuable assistant into a burden. One of the team members, John Fitzgerald, decides to get rid of his companion, but has no idea what kind of will to live Glass has.

The story of Hugh Glass, one of the most famous American pathfinders and pioneers, is absolutely real. His life formed the basis of the novel by Michael Pahnke, which was then masterfully transferred to the screens by Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu.

The result is an incredibly powerful picture about the survival of a badly wounded person in the wild, and the chilling scenes of Leonardo DiCaprio's fight with a bear will not leave indifferent any spectator.

7. Windy river

  • USA, UK, Canada, 2017.
  • Drama, thriller.
  • Duration: 107 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 7.
A scene from the film "Windy River" about hunting
A scene from the film "Windy River" about hunting

Professional hunter Corey Lambert finds the body of a murdered Indian girl in a snowy forest. The federal authorities are not interested in investigating the obvious "wood grouse", so they send in an inexperienced employee Jane. But she is just eager to figure out this matter, but she cannot do without Corey's help.

Jeremy Renner's hero professionally shoots animals that pose a threat to the population. But the real predators, as is often the case, in the finale of "Windy River" are still people.