Swamp Films

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1. Swamp Water (1941)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Attempting to find his lost dog in a vast Georgia swamp, Ben Ragan stumbles upon wanted murderer Tom Keefer who convinces Ben he was framed for the murder by the real killer.

Directors: Jean Renoir, Irving Pichel | Stars: Walter Brennan, Walter Huston, Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews

Votes: 1,446

2. Lure of the Wilderness (1952)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

In a Georgia swamp, a young hunter stumbles upon a wanted fugitive and his daughter, and helps them return to civilization.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Jean Peters, Jeffrey Hunter, Constance Smith, Walter Brennan

Votes: 262

3. Swamp Fire (1946)

Approved | 69 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the delta county of Louisiana, Johnny Duval is haunted by recurring nightmares of his wartime experiences.

Director: William H. Pine | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Virginia Grey, Buster Crabbe, Carol Thurston

Votes: 190

4. Bayou (1957)

83 min | Drama

A New York architect meets a Cajun beauty in a remote bayou village.

Director: Harold Daniels | Stars: Peter Graves, Lita Milan, Douglas Fowley, Jonathan Haze

Votes: 149

5. Swamp Women (1956)

Approved | 67 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

An undercover policewoman helps three female convicts escape from prison so that they can lead her to a stash of stolen diamonds hidden in a swamp.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Marie Windsor, Carole Mathews, Beverly Garland, Mike Connors

Votes: 1,554

6. Strangler of the Swamp (1946)

Passed | 59 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A number of swamp land men have died by strangulation and the inhabitants believe that an innocent man they hanged is seeking revenge on all of the male descendants of those responsible for... See full summary »

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Rosemary La Planche, Robert Barrat, Blake Edwards, Charles Middleton

Votes: 521

7. Yellowneck (1955)

Passed | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, War

5 Confederate soldiers desert, make their way through the Everglades and try to make it to Cuba.

Director: R. John Hugh | Stars: Lin McCarthy, Stephen Courtleigh, Berry Kroeger, Harold Gordon

Votes: 160

8. Seminole (1953)

Approved | 87 min | Adventure, Western

A cavalry lieutenant recounts his efforts to make peace with the Seminole Indian tribe, under an evil major.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Rock Hudson, Barbara Hale, Anthony Quinn, Richard Carlson

Votes: 909

9. Distant Drums (1951)

Approved | 101 min | Action, Drama, Western

After destroying a Seminole fort, American soldiers and their rescued companions must face the dangerous Everglades and hostile Indians in order to reach safety.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Gary Cooper, Mari Aldon, Richard Webb, Ray Teal

Votes: 1,628

10. The Cat and the Canary (1939)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

When an eccentric family meets in their uncle's remote, decaying mansion on the tenth anniversary of his death for the reading of his will, murder and madness follow.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, John Beal, Douglass Montgomery

Votes: 2,441

11. Live and Let Die (1973)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

55 Metascore

James Bond is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organisation and a reliable psychic tarot card reader.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour, Clifton James

Votes: 91,024 | Gross: $35.38M

12. The Louisiana Hussy (1959)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama

Cajun newlyweds must deal with the jealousy of his brother, who also loved her, and the arrival of a mysterious seductress in their bayou backwater.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: Nan Peterson, Robert Richards, Peter Coe, Betty Lynn

Votes: 75

13. The Young One (1960)

96 min | Drama

A jazz musician seeks refuge from a lynch mob on a remote island, where he meets a hostile game warden and the young object of his attentions.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Zachary Scott, Bernie Hamilton, Key Meersman, Crahan Denton

Votes: 2,330

14. Swamp Thing (1982)

PG | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

50 Metascore

After a violent incident with a special chemical, a research scientist is turned into a swamp plant monster.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Louis Jourdan, Adrienne Barbeau, Ray Wise, David Hess

Votes: 12,358

15. The Return of Swamp Thing (1989)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

39 Metascore

In this tongue-in-cheek sequel, the benevolent bog creature falls for the vegetarian, plant-loving daughter of the evil scientist who created him.

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Dick Durock, Heather Locklear, Louis Jourdan, Sarah Douglas

Votes: 3,944 | Gross: $0.19M

16. Man-Thing (2005)

R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

Agents of an oil tycoon vanish while exploring a swamp marked for drilling. The local sheriff investigates and faces a Seminole legend come to life: Man-Thing, a shambling swamp-monster whose touch burns those who feel fear.

Director: Brett Leonard | Stars: Jack Thompson, Matthew Le Nevez, Steve Bastoni, Rachael Taylor

Votes: 5,760 | Gross: $0.14M

17. Deliverance (1972)

R | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

82 Metascore

Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's dammed and turned into a lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a canoeing trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox

Votes: 94,094

18. Southern Comfort (1981)

R | 106 min | Action, Thriller

63 Metascore

During a routine exercise, a team of National Guards are threatened by angry and violent locals.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Keith Carradine, Powers Boothe, Fred Ward, Franklyn Seales

Votes: 15,243 | Gross: $5.00M

19. Banjo on My Knee (1936)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Believing he has killed a guest, a groom flees on his wedding night.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Walter Brennan, Buddy Ebsen

Votes: 484

20. Swamp Woman (1941)

Passed | 68 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Into the vast swamplands hurry three people; honky tonk dancer Annabelle Tollington (Ann Corio), cheap promoter "Flash" Bland (Jay Novello) trying to catch Annabelle, and escaping convict ... See full summary »

Director: Elmer Clifton | Stars: Ann Corio, Jack La Rue, Mary Hull, Ian MacDonald

Votes: 52

21. Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)

Approved | 62 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A backwoods game warden and a local doctor discover that giant leeches are responsible for disappearances and deaths in a local swamp, but the local police don't believe them.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Ken Clark, Yvette Vickers, Jan Shepard, Michael Emmet

Votes: 3,660

22. 'Gator Bait (1973)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Desiree lives deep in the swamp and supports herself and her siblings by poaching. Ben and deputy Billy hope to get a little sexual comfort from the "Cajun swamp rat" when they catch ... See full summary »

Directors: Beverly Sebastian, Ferd Sebastian | Stars: Claudia Jennings, Sam Gilman, Douglas Dirkson, Clyde Ventura

Votes: 680

23. Eaten Alive (1976)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

A psychotic redneck, who owns a dilapidated hotel in rural East Texas, kills various people who upset him or his business, and he feeds their bodies to a large crocodile that he keeps as a pet in the swamp beside his hotel.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Neville Brand, Mel Ferrer, Carolyn Jones, Marilyn Burns

Votes: 6,124

24. Swamp Girl (1971)

GP | 78 min | Drama

A little blonde girl who is abandoned by her parents in the Florida swamps is rescued and raised by a black man she calls her "Pa". She takes it upon herself to protect all the creatures in... See full summary »

Director: Donald A. Davis | Stars: Ferlin Husky, Claude King, Steve Drexel, Lonnie Bower

Votes: 102

25. Sparrows (1926)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama

Molly, the eldest child at a baby farm hidden deep in a swamp, must rescue the others when their cruel master decides that one of them will be disposed of.

Directors: William Beaudine, Tom McNamara | Stars: Mary Pickford, Roy Stewart, Mary Louise Miller, Gustav von Seyffertitz

Votes: 1,117 | Gross: $0.97M

26. The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)

G | 85 min | Documentary, Drama, Horror

A documentary-style drama about the "Fouke Monster", a Bigfoot-type creature that has been sighted in and around Fouke, Arkansas since the 1950s.

Director: Charles B. Pierce | Stars: Willie E. Smith, John P. Hixon, Vern Stierman, Chuck Pierce Jr.

Votes: 2,619

27. Curse of the Swamp Creature (1966 TV Movie)

Unrated | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Deep in the rural swamps of Texas the mad Dr. Simond Trent is conducting experiments on the local swamp people in an attempt to discover the secret of evolution. When a party of oil ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Buchanan | Stars: John Agar, Francine York, Jeff Alexander, Shirley McLine

Votes: 624

28. Cape Fear (1962)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

A lawyer's family is stalked by a man he once helped put in jail.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Lori Martin

Votes: 24,740

29. Cape Fear (1991)

R | 128 min | Crime, Thriller

73 Metascore

A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 161,401 | Gross: $79.10M

30. Dark Waters (1944)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

A woman returns to the USA after a German u-boat sank her ship, and finds out that someone wants to kill her for her inheritance.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Merle Oberon, Franchot Tone, Thomas Mitchell, Fay Bainter

Votes: 819

31. Moonrise (1948)

Passed | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Danny is being despised by his schoolmates because his father was accused to have killed another man and is condemned to the death penalty.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Dane Clark, Gail Russell, Ethel Barrymore, Allyn Joslyn

Votes: 1,916

32. Among the Living (1941)

Approved | 67 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

A mentally unstable man, who has been kept in isolation for years, escapes and causes trouble for his identical twin brother.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Albert Dekker, Susan Hayward, Frances Farmer, Harry Carey

Votes: 408

33. Cry of the Hunted (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A fugitive is pursued by a lawman who is obsessed with his capture.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Barry Sullivan, Polly Bergen, William Conrad

Votes: 235

34. Louisiana Story (1948)

Approved | 78 min | Adventure, Drama

The idyllic life of a young Cajun boy and his pet raccoon is disrupted when the tranquility of the bayou is broken by an oil well drilling near his home.

Director: Robert J. Flaherty | Stars: Joseph Boudreaux, Lionel Le Blanc, E. Bienvenu, Frank Hardy

Votes: 1,585



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