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, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, tense and exciting films and TV shows about / with river, death, survival, boat, danger, murder, chase, vengeance, runaway and escapades plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres shot in USA, Australia, UK and other countries.
river movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as river: The River Wild (1994), Jungle (2017), The Reaping (2007), River (2015), Black Water (2007), Suzhou River (2000), Mountains of the Moon (1990), Mud (2012), The Final Terror (1983), Operation Mekong (2016).

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, exciting, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Plot: river, hostage, wilderness, criminal, rafting, family in danger, danger, forces of nature, survival, adventure, hostages, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa, idaho
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Jungle (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, Colombia, 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: jungle, survival, adventurer, river, amazon rainforest, raft, alone, israeli, rescue, ends with biographical notes, hallucination, survivor ...
Time: 20th century
Place: bolivia, south america
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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, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, apocalypse, river, miraculous event, small town, investigation, bible, danger, save the world, deadly, curses spells and rituals, sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, egypt
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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: tense, captivating, suspense, serious
Plot: accused of murder, sexual assault, doctor, volunteer, river, running from police, murder, pursuit, false accusation, manhunt, chase, runaway ...
Time: 21st century
Place: thailand, laos, bangkok thailand, asia, southeast asia
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Black Water (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A terrifying tale of survival in the mangrove swamps of Northern Australia.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, scary, serious ...
Plot: crocodile, animal horror, tourist, swamp, survival, rescue, danger, couples, tour guide, river, dangerous animal, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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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: atmospheric, psychological, serious, stylized, clever ...
Plot: kidnapping, mistaken identity, mermaid, river, destructive relationship, crimes, haunted by the past, couples, ransom, dishonesty, betrayal, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: shanghai, china, asia
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Mountains of the Moon (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton's and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the story of their meeting, their friendship ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: friendship, survival, wilderness, expedition, betrayal, adventure, river, heroic mission, danger, escapades, exploration, captivity ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, victorian era
Place: africa, cairo egypt, brazil, london, england ...
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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: atmospheric, touching, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage boy, river, unlikely friendships, human relationship, unfulfillment, ex convict, lake or river, drifter, boat, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arkansas, usa, mississippi
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The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Aussie adventurer Steve Irwin aka The Crocodile Hunter has avoided the death-roll and nabbed another feisty croc, hoping to save it from poachers. What Steve doesn't know is that the crocodile has innocently swallowed a top secret US satellite ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, intense, exciting ...
Audience: pre-teens, boys' night, kids, family outing
Plot: crocodile, adventure, animal life, survival, adventurer, river, heroic mission, rescue, stalking, danger, goofy hero, collision ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia
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The Final Terror (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A group of friends and their girlfriends head out for what is expected to be a vacation of hiking, camping and a good time, but when a backwoods mama finds them on her turf, it becomes anything but a vacation.
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, fugitives, psychopath, stalking, in the woods, serial killer, deadly, youth, slasher, gory, wilderness, camp ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: southern california, california
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Operation Mekong (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Chinese narco-cops take their mission to the Golden Triangle following the Mekong River massacre of innocent fishermen by the region's drug lord.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, complex, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: boat, river, illegal drugs, danger, deadly, ship, crimes, soldier, crew, fight, murder, russian roulette ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, thailand
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Summer Days with Coo (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A small, lone Kappa miraculously survives over 200 years into modern day Japan, when he is found by young Koichi. Coo, who is secretly adopted by Koichi's family, searches with his new human friend for unpopulated places in hopes of finding any ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, light, sincere, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: river, coming of age, school, back in time, sumo, friendship, adventure, journey, supernatural, mythical creature, escapades, love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
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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, atmospheric, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: survival, end of the world, survival horror, fear, blindness, suicide, bird, murder, creature, post apocalypse, parents and children, chase ...
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Piranhaconda (2012)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A hybrid creature - half piranha and half anaconda -- attacks a low-budget horror movie crew on location near her nest when her egg is stolen. Now they must outrun and kill the deadly piranhaconda as well as stop the mad scientist who stole the egg ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, rough, humorous ...
Plot: jungle, dangerous animal, deadly creature, danger, deadly, chases and races, gory, eaten alive, river, survival, experiment gone awry, mutant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Across the River (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After a wildlife biologist (Marco Marchese) becomes trapped on the wrong side of the river while collecting data, he comes across an abandoned village. Taking shelter, he begins to suspect he may be sharing the grounds with more than just boar and ...
Style: suspense, dark, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: trapped, biologist, loneliness, isolation, curse, mysticism, fear, forest, river, survival, danger, investigation ...
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Departure (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An English mother and her teenage son spend a week preparing the sale of their remote holiday house in the South of France. Fifteen-year-old Elliot struggles with his dawning sexuality and an increasing alienation from his mother, Beatrice. She in ...
Style: serious, captivating, contemplative, controversial, psychological ...
Plot: gay, gay interest, infatuation, first love, skinny dipping, gay crush, rejection, sexual exploration, male nudity, river, friendship, burning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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Suck Me Shakespeer 2 (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Mr. Müller is not satisfied with his new work at the Goethe-Gesamtschule. The early getting up and correcting exams annoy him. Director Gerster wants to improve the image of the Goethe-Gesamtschule because she wants to be a symbol of the new ...
Style: funny, humorous, not serious, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: school, school teacher, high school teacher, high school, teacher, camp, survival, river, teachers and students, jousting, adventure, search ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand
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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: tense, bleak, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: army, anti war, jungle, mission, soldier, losing-it hero, vietnam war, military, insanity, unfulfillment, chaos, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, year 1969, 60s
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia
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Clown (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: humorous, not serious, feel good, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: irresponsible, odd couple, plan gone awry, social awkwardness, on the road, silly humor, nothing goes right, buddies, escapades, free spirited, weekend, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, scandinavia
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Hotel by the River (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An old poet staying for free in a riverside hotel summons his two estranged sons. This is because he feels, for no apparent reason, like he is going to die. After being betrayed by the man she was living with, a young woman gets a room at the hotel. ...
Plot: brunette, river, hotel, father son relationship, son, restaurant, long haired woman, thin girl, slim woman, father
Place: south korea, east asia
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Cold Moon (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Cold Moon takes place in tiny Babylon, Fla., where the granddaughter of Clark’s character is murdered by a mysterious assailant, her body sunk into the black waters of the Styx River — the river where her parents disappeared from their boat a ...
Style: dark, enigmatic, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: nightmare, secret, vengeance, sheriff, memory, parent child relationship, banker, murder, corpse, river, moon, supernatural power ...
Place: florida
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Masacre en el río Tula (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Based on a real event, twelve dead bodies are found in the Tula River, we see the events that lead up to the massacre in a tale of crime, vice, corruption and sleaze.
Plot: blood, river, corruption, real life, sleaze, massacre, mass murder, murder, child shot in the head, dead child, death, shot in the forehead ...
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Dangerous Waters (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A river expert (Connie Selleca), her boy friend (Matt McCoy), and her children go on a river rafting trip. But things go awry when they are taken captive by escaped convicts searching for stolen money.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: rafting, river, river rapids, waterfall, held captive, mother daughter relationship, cave, wilderness, handcuffs, survival, diving, death by drowning ...
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Without Name (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set on the border, where Mexico becomes the crucible and the fearsome gangs of today’s Mexican countryside, the gauntlet, to freedom. The stories of a girl living in Honduras and hungering for a brighter future, and two teen gang members, for whom ...
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang, immigrants, juvenile delinquency, social problems, chase, hopes, youth, lifestyle change, illegal immigration, robbery, train, corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, central america, guatemala, new jersey ...
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Piranha (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: piranha, resort, summer camp, deadly creature, survival, danger, rescue, race against time, experiment, experiment gone awry, dangerous animal, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia
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The Notebook (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, romantic, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, love and romance, true love, love story, love triangle, power of love, love affair, lovers reunited, social differences, young lovers, fall in love, youth ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
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The Man from Snowy River (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jim Craig has lived his first 18 years in the mountains of Australia on his father's farm. The death of his father forces him to go to the low lands to earn enough money to get the farm back on its feet. Kirk Douglas plays two roles as twin ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ranch, chase, horse, coming of age, heroes, beautiful scenery, river, wild horse, romance, adventure, wilderness, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, 80s
Place: australia
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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: atmospheric, exciting, epic, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, journey, sword and sorcery, friendship, imaginary, mythology, medieval, save the world, heroic mission ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
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How the West Was Won (1962)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The epic tale of the development of the American West from the 1830s through the Civil War to the end of the century, as seen through the eyes of one pioneer family.
Style: epic, exciting, realistic, serious, intense ...
Plot: old west, wilderness, gold, attempted murder, small town, criminal, frontier, outlaw, native american, adventure, family, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s, 1860s, 1850s ...
Place: california, arizona, missouri, ohio, usa ...
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Daylight (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of armed robbers fleeing the police head for the New Jersey Tunnel and run right into trucks transporting toxic waste. The spectacular explosion that follows results in both ends of the tunnel collapsing and the handful of people who ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: catastrophe, tunnel, survival, race against time, heroes, danger, rescue, explosion, trapped, daring rescue, save the day, dog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
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