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Explorers, TheExplorers, The (1985) Recommended
Dir. Joe Dante
Feat. Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix
Imaginative space adventure film also has enormous fun at the expense of American popular culture. Among the explorers are a very baby–faced…
Mosquito Coast, TheMosquito Coast, The (1986) Recommended
Dir. Peter Weir
Feat. Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, River Phoenix
A knock–out thriller about the woes of obsession with Harrison Ford as the idealistic inventor who drags his family into the thick of the South…
Stand by MeStand by Me (1986) Recommended
Dir. Rob Reiner
Feat. Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman
Stephen King adaptation has its darker moments, as four boys journey across 50s rural Maine to see a dead body, but a genuine feeling for childhood…
Running On EmptyRunning On Empty (1988) Aro Favourite
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Judd Hirsch, River Phoenix, Christine Lahti
A married couple, on the run for activist crimes in the 1960s, come to terms with their childrens' right to be free. A moving story, handled with…
Indiana Jones and the Last CrusadeIndiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Dir. Steven Spielberg
Feat. Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Denholm Elliott
When Sean Connery turns up as Indy's feisty dad, the pair embark on an adventure–laden search for a mystical Holy Grail. You'll have fun…
I Love You to DeathI Love You to Death (1990)
Dir. Lawrence Kasdan
Feat. Kevin Kline, Tracey Ullman, Joan Plowright
Kevin Kline heads a great cast in this endearing black comedy about an embittered housewife who creatively tries to bump off her chronically…
DogfightDogfight (1991) Aro Favourite
Dir. Nancy Savoca
Feat. River Phoenix, Lili Taylor
Satisfying romantic comedy about a U.S. marine who surrenders his machismo for one night to have an unlikely and sensitive affair with an 'ugly…
My Own Private IdahoMy Own Private Idaho (1991)
Dir. Gus Van Sant
Feat. Keanu Reeves, River Phoenix, James Russo
Melancholic tale imbued with the director's stylistic flair stars Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix as a pair of young hustlers with opposing personal…
SneakersSneakers (1992) Aro Favourite
Dir. Phil Alden Robinson
Feat. Robert Redford, Ben Kingsley, Sidney Poitier
This reworks the spy–caper genre to dazzling effect as an endearing team of security crackpots attempt to outwit bad egg Ben Kingsley whose…
Thing Called Love, TheThing Called Love, The (1993)
Dir. Peter Bogdanovich
Feat. River Phoenix, Samantha Mathis, Dermot Mulroney
River Phoenix's final film in which, sadly, his fatal affliction is plainly evident. Set in Nashville, he aspires to country–rock stardom but…

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