River movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant river movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspense, realistic, suspenseful, intense and tense films and TV shows about / with river, death, murder, survival, dialogue, storytelling, danger, adventure, runaway and escapades plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
river movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as river: The River Wild (1994), Mud (2012), White Water Summer (1987), Jungle (2017), Apocalypse Now (1979), The Reaping (2007), Anaconda (1997), The Mooring (2012), Deliverance (1972), Bird Box (2018).

List of river movies

The River Wild (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: While on a family vacation, rafting expert Gail takes on a pair of armed killers while navigating a spectacularly violent river.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, intense, psychological ...
Audience: kids
Plot: wilderness, river, survival, hostage, criminal, rafting, family in danger, adventure, bank robber, kidnapping, rescue, forces of nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: boston, idaho, usa
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, exciting, scenic, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: friendship, sword fight, good versus evil, adventure, sword and sorcery, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, mythology, medieval, journey, wizards, heroic mission ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
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Mud (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Two teenage boys encounter a fugitive and make a pact to help him escape from an island in the Mississippi.
Style: suspense, emotional, suspenseful, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: coming of age, river, friendship, childhood, bittersweet, ex convict, fugitives, obsession, first love, adventure, destiny, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arkansas, usa, mississippi
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White Water Summer (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the experienced guide Vic accompanies the city boy Alan and his three friends on their first wilderness experience, he not only hope to teach the four boys lessons about the wilderness, but about themselves. Vic pushes them to the limit. Soon ...
Style: intense, sincere, exciting, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, coming of age, friendship, river, youth, nature, summer, adventure, mountain climbing, teenager, guide ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey, california, usa, new york
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Jungle (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mysterious guide escorts an enthusiastic adventurer and his friend into the Amazon jungle, but their journey turns into a terrifying ordeal as the darkest elements of human nature and the deadliest threats of the wild force them to fight for ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: survival, jungle, amazon rainforest, adventurer, alone, rescue, river, raft, nature, israeli, hallucination, lost ...
Time: 20th century, year 1981, year 1980
Place: bolivia, south america, andes mountains
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Apocalypse Now (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter ...
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, epic, tense ...
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, anti war, insanity, army, military, war, secret mission, violence, river, mission, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia, southeast asia, the philippines
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The Reaping (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Katherine Morrissey, a former Christian missionary, lost her faith after the tragic deaths of her family. Now she applies her expertise to debunking religious phenomena. When a series of biblical plagues overrun a small town, Katherine arrives to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, intense, surprise ending ...
Plot: supernatural, occult, religion, apocalypse, sacrifice, small town, disaster, death, swamp, river, save the world, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, egypt, usa
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Anaconda (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Brazil, Peru
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who takes them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake.
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, snake, dangerous animal, adventure, boat, survival, monster, animal attack, giant snake, amazon river, river, strong violent content ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: latin america, ecuador, brazil, south america
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The Mooring (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Every 40 seconds a person goes missing. In northern Idaho, a group of teenage girls attended a summer camp to help them connect with nature without technology. They were told it would be a summer of change. As the girls' houseboat is suddenly ...
Style: scary, tense, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: river, psychopath, chase, serial killer, forest, survival, missing person, isolation, woman in danger, confined, on the run, asthma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, usa
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Deliverance (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, rape, adventure, canoe, hillbilly, friendship, revenge, rape and revenge, river, nature, redneck ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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Bird Box (2018)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A woman and a pair of children are blindfolded and make their way through a post-apocalyptic setting along a river.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, blindness, end of the world, fear, survival horror, creature, suicide, murder, bird, parents and children, epidemic ...
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A River Runs Through It (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, thought provoking, melancholic ...
Plot: fishing, beautiful scenery, coming of age, self discovery, father son relationship, americana, river, brother brother relationship, wilderness, childhood, tragedy, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1910s, 1930s
Place: montana, usa
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Surviving Crooked Lake (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A summertime canoe trip turns into a nightmare for four 14-year-old girls.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: teenage girl, survival, river, estrangement, buddies, escapades, youth, starting over, wilderness, haunted by the past, teenage life, forces of nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Invisible Guardian (2017)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When the naked body of a teenage girl is found on the banks of the River Baztán, it is quickly linked to a similar murder one month before. Soon, rumours are flying in the nearby village of Elizondo. Is this the work of a ritualistic killer or is ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, scary, exciting
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, murderer, insanity, supernatural, policewoman, resentment, murder investigation, secret, forest, river ...
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Alone (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A recently widowed traveler is kidnapped by a cold blooded killer, only to escape into the wilderness where she is forced to battle against the elements as her pursuer closes in on her.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, tense, biting ...
Plot: trapped, kidnapped woman, cabin in the woods, escape, maniac, survival, lost in the woods, chase, hunter, road rage, psychopath, kidnapping ...
Place: oregon
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The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: atmospheric, breathtaking, rough, suspenseful, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, revenge, vengeance, bear attack, snow, winter, lone hero, adventure, violence, obsessive quest, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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River (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the south of Laos, an American volunteer doctor becomes a fugitive after he intervenes in the sexual assault of a young woman. When the assailant's body is pulled from the Mekong River, things quickly spiral out of control.
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, serious
Plot: river, accused of murder, chase, doctor, running from police, murder, false accusation, sexual assault, manhunt, volunteer, crimes, police ...
Time: 21st century
Place: thailand, southeast asia, bangkok thailand, laos, asia
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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eccentric candy man Willy Wonka prompts a worldwide frenzy when he announces that golden tickets hidden inside five of his delicious candy bars will admit their lucky holders into his top-secret confectionary. But does Wonka have an agenda hidden ...
Style: feel good, humorous, surreal, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: chocolate, mischievous children, teacher, children, factory, childhood, overweight child, tour guide, surrealism, grandfather grandson relationship, candy, poverty ...
Time: 70s
Place: arizona, germany, europe, west germany, paraguay ...
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Rooster Cogburn (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After a band of drunken thugs overruns a small Indian Nation town, killing Minister Goodnight and raping the women folk, Eula Goodnight enlists the aid of Marshal Cogburn to hunt them down and bring her father's killers to justice.
Style: humorous, harsh, melancholic, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: revenge, river, courage, battle of the sexes, raft, teacher, u.s. marshal, tough girl, spinster, outlaw gang, tough guy, death of father ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s
Place: africa, usa, oregon
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Pocahontas (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: History comes gloriously to life in Disney's epic animated tale about love and adventure in the New World. Pocahontas is a Native American woman whose father has arranged for her to marry her village's best warrior. But a vision tells her ...
Style: touching, captivating, romantic, sexy, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: disney, princess, native american, interracial romance, forbidden love, romance, disney princess, culture clash, tragic love, tribe, adventure, raccoon ...
Time: 17th century
Place: virginia, england, europe, africa, usa ...
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Suzhou River (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, China, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in contemporary Shanghai. The film stars Zhou Xun in a dual role as two different women and Jia Hongsheng as a man obsessed with finding a woman from his past.
Style: neo noir, serious, atmospheric, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: mermaid, kidnapping, river, destructive relationship, mistaken identity, dishonesty, betrayal, crimes, couples, ransom, haunted by the past, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, shanghai, asia
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Take Me to the River (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A naive California teen plans to remain above the fray at his Nebraskan family reunion, but a strange encounter places him at the center of a long-buried family secret.
Style: ambiguous ending, suspense, sincere, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: cousin cousin relationship, family secret, child sexual abuse, river, injustice, suspicion, gay, child abuse, summer, threat, farm, boy ...
Place: nebraska
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The Creeper (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Five doctors on a wilderness outing are stalked by disfigured, crazed killers.
Style: slasher, disturbing, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: wilderness, murder of friend, river, doctor, murder, group of friends, decapitation, burned alive, forest, stalking, survival, blindness ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada
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The Jungle Book (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man-cub named Mowgli fostered by wolves. After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan, Mowgli is forced to flee the jungle, by which he embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of the panther, Bagheera and the free-spirited bear, Baloo.
Style: serious, scenic, entertaining, semi serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: jungle, disney, animals, human animal relationship, talking animals, orphan, friendship, wolf, boy, tiger, panther, courage ...
Place: india, asia
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Striking Distance (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted to water-way duty Tom, along with new partner Jo ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, frame up, police corruption, river, chase, murder mystery, conspiracy, mentor, homicide detective, grudge ...
Time: 90s, year 1991, year 1993
Place: pennsylvania, new jersey, los angeles, san francisco, pittsburgh ...
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Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who ...
Style: bleak, tense, atmospheric, surreal, philosophical ...
Plot: expedition, amazon, gold, legends and myths, jungle, insanity, treasure hunt, amazon river, conquistador, obsession, adventure, amazon rainforest ...
Time: 16th century
Place: south america, peru, spain, andes mountains, latin america
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Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The Peanuts gang, including Snoopy and Woodstock, have gone off to summer camp. After a few days of the usual summer-camp activities, they all take part in a rafting race. Battling treacherous rapids, wild animals, and bullies from a rival camp, the ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: summer camp, river, children, cartoon dog, superhero, friendship, wilderness, youth, pets, contests and competitions, escapades, leadership ...
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The River (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Farming family battles severe storms, a bank threatening to reposses their farm, and other hard times in a battle to save and hold on to their farm.
Style: emotional, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, intense, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: farmer, river, courage, survival, small town, countryside, lawyer, sacrifice, adaptation, family bonds, life philosophy, guilt ...
Time: 80s
Place: tennessee, usa, california, alabama, birmingham alabama
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Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Scooby-Doo and the gang are on the case when a mysterious lake monster starts scaring the guests at a summer resort in Erie Point, where Fred, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy have taken on seasonal jobs to pay for a barn they accidentally burned down. But ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, funny
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: scooby doo, river, investigation, mystery, youth, amateur detective, family, adventure, crimes, resort, friends, lake ...
Time: 2010s
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Klown (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Frank is left with the responsibility for his nephew Bo on an already planned canoe trip. Frank's mate Casper is also coming along. Weighed down a with their obligation, Frank and Casper nevertheless look forward to ending the trip at ...
Style: not serious, humorous, sexy, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: silly humor, boy, camping, river, irresponsible, plan gone awry, odd couple, on the road, free spirited, social awkwardness, weekend, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scandinavia, denmark
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