Train travel movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant train travel movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out entertaining, realistic, serious, captivating, suspense and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with train travel, train, chase, railway, catastrophe, death, mentor, storytelling, runaway and adventure plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as train travel: Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Great Train Robbery (1978), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Transsiberian (2008), The Polar Express (2004), Breakheart Pass (1975), Zhou Yu's Train (2002), Night Train to Lisbon (2013), Runaway Train (1985), Narrow Margin (1990).

List of train travel movies

Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.
Style: twists and turns, suspense, thought provoking, suspenseful, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: whodunit, investigation, train, murder mystery, private detective, murder, multiple suspects, justice, crimes, railway, mystery, train travel ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: new york, london, istanbul turkey, turkey, former yugoslavia ...
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The Great Train Robbery (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.
Style: suspense, intense, tense, talky, exciting ...
Plot: heist, train robbery, safecracker, crimes, gold, british, betrayal, gangsters, train travel, master criminal, train, perfect crime ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 70s
Place: england, london, europe
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The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", ...
Style: road movie, touching, emotional, talky, humorous ...
Plot: train, dysfunctional family, introspection, journey, suicide attempt, reconciliation, complex characters, travel, eccentricity, train travel, grief, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, himalaya, asia, new york
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Transsiberian (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Lithuania
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Trans-Siberian train journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travelers.
Style: suspense, twist ending, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: train, murder, travel, snow, drugs, murder mystery, death, crimes, couples, russian, drug smuggling, train travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, china, siberia, moscow russia
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The Polar Express (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
Style: feel good, 3d animation, stylized, touching, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, magic, holiday, adventure, belief, santa claus, snow, train, boy, north pole, family, dream ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
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Breakheart Pass (1975)
Genre: Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the height of the frontier era, a train races through the Rocky Mountains on a classified mission to a remote army post. But one by one the passengers are being murdered, and their only hope is the mysterious John Deakin, who's being ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, murder, indians, secret service, gunfight, u.s. marshal, prisoner, murder mystery, governor, crimes, track down, train travel ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, ireland, california, utah
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The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A 12-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family's ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country on board a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.
Style: touching, emotional, road movie, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, prodigy, loneliness, coming of age, train, cowboy, unlikely friendships, tragedy, dysfunctional family, train travel, adventurer, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montana, usa, washington d.c., chicago illinois
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Advantages of Travelling by Train (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A casual encounter in a train will lead Helga Pato to a circle of insanity, perversion and trash, a lot of trash.
Style: non-linear, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: zoophilia, first sexual experience, psychiatry, pedophilia, female rapist, bdsm, split personality, family relations, mental illness, dark humor, animal sex, bestiality ...
Time: 90s
Place: kosovo, madrid, paris france
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Zhou Yu's Train (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Zhou Yu, a ceramic artisan in China's rural Northwest, has a deep rapport with Chen Qing, a shy sensitive poet. Taking a long train ride every weekend just to make mad passionate love with him, her longing seems insatiable. Until one day, she ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, love affair, love triangle, longing, couples, romance, dishonesty, couple relations, fall in love, train travel, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, empire ...
Place: china, asia
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Night Train to Lisbon (2013)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, Germany, Portugal
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Raimund Gregorius, having saved a beautiful Portuguese woman from leaping to her death, stumbles upon a mesmerizing book by a Portuguese author, which compels him to suddenly abandon the boring life he has led for years and to embark on an ...
Style: atmospheric, intense, philosophical, talky, serious ...
Plot: dictatorship, resistance, mystery, friendship, self discovery, revolution, suicide attempt, poet, obsessive quest, investigation, train travel, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, 70s, 20th century, contemporary, year 1974
Place: portugal, lisbon portugal, switzerland, england, europe ...
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Runaway Train (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A hardened convict and a younger prisoner escape from a brutal prison in the middle of winter only to find themselves on an out-of-control train with a female railway worker while being pursued by the vengeful head of security.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, intense, road movie, realistic ...
Plot: train, survival, runaway train, prisoner, prison, disaster, wilderness, prison escape, violence, prison warden, crime gone awry, winter ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alaska, usa
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Narrow Margin (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Los Angeles District Attorney (Gene Hackman) is attempting to take an unwilling murder witness (Anne Archer) back to the United States from Canada to testify against a top-level mob boss. Frantically attempting to escape two deadly hit men sent to ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, hitman, witness protection, testimony, police investigation, gangsters, organized crime, chase, district attorney, uncover truth, crimes, mafia ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, canada
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RUN (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Ruby is living a humdrum existence when one day she gets a text inviting her to fulfill a youthful pact, promising true love and self-reinvention, by stepping out of her life to take a journey with her oldest flame.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, mysterious, emotional, funny ...
Plot: survival horror, escape, mother and daughter, isolation, single mother, deception, train travel, old love, unhappy wife, dark secret, mystery, wheelchair bound ...
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Illusive Tracks (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Christmas 1945. In a train from Stockholm to Berlin are a motley collection. It is the failure of the author Gunnar who wants to leave his old life and make a contribution in Berlin; physician Henry who plan to marry Marie and likewise Henry's ...
Style: humorous, stylized, not serious, neo noir, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, train, infidelity, mysterious character, crimes, mystery, group of strangers, dishonesty, dark humor, passenger, men hatred, nun ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: berlin germany, sweden, germany, europe, eastern europe
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Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maltazard, the Evil M, is now 7 feet tall and evolving among the humans, causing terror wherever he goes. His goal is simple: forming an army of giant henchmen and ruling over the universe. Meanwhile, Arthur is still a Minimoy, and thus in a state ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers
Plot: imaginary kingdom, young heroes, heroic mission, adventure, rescue, family relations, little people, friendship, good versus evil, princess, escapades, disorder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
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The Christmas Train (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Forced to take the intercontinental trip to Los Angeles by train, and determined to chronicle his adventure, disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon finds himself westbound with a variety of characters. While all passengers on the Christmas train ...
Style: sweet, entertaining, disturbing
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, train travel, happy ending, love affair, true love, inspiration, romance, writers, lifestyle, couples, fall in love, opposites attract ...
Time: contemporary
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Horror Express (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mysterious and unearthly deaths start to occur while Professor Saxton is transporting the frozen remains of a primitive humanoid creature he found in Manchuria back to Europe.
Style: gothic, scary, macabre, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, train, creature, supernatural, murder, zombie, anthropologist, monk, alien, death, expedition, evil alien ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, prehistory
Place: siberia, china, russia, asia, england ...
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Everybody's Fine (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Eight months after the death of his wife, Frank Goode looks forward to a reunion with his four adult children. When all of them cancel their visits at the last minute, Frank, against the advice of his doctor, sets out on a road trip to reconnect ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, melancholic, sad ...
Plot: loneliness, holiday, family relations, loss of spouse, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, road trip, widower, family reunited, doctor, aging, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, new york, california, tokyo
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The Kids Are Alright: Destination Asturias (2021)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Ricardo, a responsible father, decides to personally take his son to a camp in Asturias, other parents propose that he should also take care of their children. When the train is about to leave, Felipe, a flamboyant individual and grandfather of ...
Style: funny, captivating, feel good, humorous, light ...
Plot: road trip, travel, train travel, teamwork, chase, escapades, humour, parents and children, teenager, cell phone, running, train ...
Place: madrid
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Frozen Stiff (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The basic plot revolves around drug dealer Limeni (Tin Man) who is said to have no heart, and two men, Lemi and Kiza, who are trying to transport their dead grandfather for burial, until their car breaks down and they end up struggling to get him ...
Style: disturbing, semi serious, entertaining, satirical, captivating
Plot: corpse, smuggling, comedy of errors, brothers, train travel, brother brother relationship, mysterious disappearance, crimes, satire, conspiracy, train, brother ...
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Next Stop, Christmas (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Angie wonders what her life would be like if she had married a former boyfriend who became a famous sportscaster. She takes the train home to spend Christmas with her family and inexplicably finds herself 10 years in the past. With the advice of the ...
Style: captivating, feel good, entertaining, sincere
Plot: christmas, best friends in love, time travel, marriage proposal, sent to the past, male female relationship, relationship problems, changing lives, second chance, time jump, time loop, relationships ...
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city, connecticut, new york
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The Lightest Darkness (2017)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a neurotic private eye who struggles to finish the case takes a train voyage, his own dark secrets begin to reveal themselves.
Style: neo noir, disturbing, psychological, captivating, surreal
Plot: train travel, private investigator, mystery, murder mystery, sleuth, investigation, train, russian, female director
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Mood of the Day (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: By chance, a man and a woman meet on the KTX train and spend 24 hours in the unfamiliar city of Busan, South Korea.
Style: dorama, captivating, entertaining, light, semi serious ...
Plot: one night stand, beefcake, womanizer, opposites attract, love, relationships, train travel, romantic relationship, love and romance, fall in love, destiny, friendship ...
Place: busan
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Thomas & Friends: Misty Island Rescue (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The engines are hard at work to build the new Sodor Search and Rescue Center. When Thomas helps a friend in need, he is rewarded with an exciting trip to the Mainland. Along the way, he gets lost at sea and finds himself on the mysterious Misty ...
Style: entertaining, feel good, captivating, funny, light ...
Audience: toddlers, kids
Plot: thomas the tank engine, adventure, rescue, chase, getting home, anthropomorphic train, assistant, transportation, toy train, group of friends, help, train travel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
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Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 62 min.
Story: Thomas discovers mysteries of the past and must help a new friend, save a ruined castle and may even find some treasure when Sir Robert Norramby comes to the Island of Sodor.
Style: funny, light, captivating, entertaining
Audience: kids
Plot: thomas the tank engine, anthropomorphic train, castle, friendship, toy train, train travel, adventure, hidden treasure, assistant, help, railway, friend ...
Time: 2010s, year 1965, 20th century, 21st century, 60s
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Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Thomas leaves Sodor to fulfil his dream of seeing the world. This heroic quest takes Thomas across deserts, through jungles and over dangerous mountains as he travels across five continents seeing sights he has never seen before.
Style: captivating, entertaining, light, funny
Audience: kids
Plot: thomas the tank engine, anthropomorphic train, adventure, puppet, young heroes, humour, friends, train travel, road trip, tourist attraction, sightseeing, travel ...
Time: 2010s
Place: egypt, russia, united kingdom, usa, china ...
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Compartment No. 6 (2021)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, Russia, Estonia, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A Finnish archaeology student escapes an enigmatic lesbian love affair in Moscow by boarding a train to the arctic port of Murmansk. Forced to share the long ride and a tiny sleeping car with a larger than life Russian miner, the unexpected ...
Style: road movie, disturbing, psychological, captivating, cult film
Plot: train, lgbt, loneliness, relationships, lesbian, lesbianism, social outcast, couple relations, loner, train travel, social problems, outcast ...
Time: 90s
Place: ussr
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Us and Them (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ten years ago, on a train home during the busy Spring Festival travel period, fate brings Xiaoxiao and Jianqing together. Like many young couples, they meet, fall in love, and strive to make it work, but eventually, the harsh realities of life make ...
Style: sweet, realistic, romantic, clever, melancholic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: encounter, unlikely couple, destiny, fall in love, love and romance, disorder, opposites attract, young lovers, train travel, comedy of errors, couple relations, nothing goes right ...
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Snowpiercer (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the remnants of humanity inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are questioned in this riveting ...
Style: apocalyptic, unusual plot structure, captivating, depressing, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: post apocalypse, struggle for survival, rebellion, train, disaster, apocalypse, humanity, inequality, class system, winter, distopia, caste system ...
Time: 2020s
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Daughters of Darkness (1971)
Genre: Horror
Country: Belgium, France, West Germany, USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A newlywed couple are passing through a vacation resort. Their paths cross with a mysterious, strikingly beautiful countess and her aide.
Style: gothic, sexy, macabre, erotic, slasher ...
Plot: vampire, female vampire, disposing of a dead body, naive young woman, honeymoon, erotica, supernatural, lesbian vampire, lesbian, blonde, bisexual, sexual awakening ...
Time: 70s
Place: belgium, bruges, flanders
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