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, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, melancholic and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with river, death, murder, survival, violence, boat, danger, storytelling, runaway and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Adventure genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
river movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as river: The River Wild (1994), Jungle (2017), The Reaping (2007), Black Water (2007), Suzhou River (2000), Mountains of the Moon (1990), Mud (2012), Piranhaconda (2012), Apocalypse Now (1979), Cold Moon (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: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, serious ...
Plot: river, criminal, rafting, family in danger, hostages, danger, wilderness, forces of nature, survival, adventure, rescue, bank robber ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, boston, idaho
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Jungle (2017)
Genre: 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, alone, amazon rainforest, raft, rescue, hallucination, amazon, swamp, butterfly ...
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, serious ...
Plot: apocalypse, supernatural, small town, religion, river, investigation, bible, danger, deadly, save the world, curses spells and rituals, sacrifice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, campus, egypt
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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: rough, suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious
Plot: crocodile, tourist, swamp, survival, danger, rescue, animal horror, tour guide, river, deadly, dangerous animal, escapades ...
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: serious, atmospheric, psychological, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: kidnapping, mistaken identity, mermaid, river, destructive relationship, betrayal, ransom, haunted by the past, crimes, couples, dishonesty, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: shanghai, asia, china
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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: atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: friendship, survival, wilderness, expedition, adventure, river, heroic mission, escapades, danger, exploration, betrayal, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: africa, cairo egypt, brazil, england, egypt
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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, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, teenage boy, river, human relationship, ex convict, drifter, unfulfillment, lake or river, boat, wanted man, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arkansas, mississippi, usa
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Piranhaconda (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: jungle, deadly creature, dangerous animal, chases and races, gory, deadly, danger, eaten alive, river, experiment gone awry, survival, mutant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, intense, exciting ...
Audience: pre-teens, boys' night, kids, family outing
Plot: crocodile, adventure, animal life, survival, adventurer, stalking, danger, rescue, heroic mission, collision, goofy hero, satellite ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia
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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: bleak, tense, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: anti war, army, mission, soldier, losing-it hero, jungle, vietnam war, military, insanity, apocalypse, unfulfillment, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, year 1969, 1960s
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia
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Cold Moon (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 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, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: nightmare, secret, vengeance, sheriff, memory, parent child relationship, banker, murder, corpse, night, moon, river ...
Place: florida
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The Hot Days (1966)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Argentina
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story is about a woman traveling to the islands of the Parana River Delta to claim rightful inheritance, and begins to relate to fruit growers in the region.
Plot: water skiing, river, revolver, boat, topless, sex, female nudity, erotica, bikini
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Masacre en el río Tula (1985)
Genre: 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, mass murder, massacre, sleaze, murder of a boy, child knocked unconscious, bar, death, female full frontal nudity, child shot in the head ...
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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.
Plot: rafting, river, river rapids, teenage girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, stolen money, vacation, camping, kidnapping, handcuffs, hostage, survival ...
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Unpredictable Nature of the River (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Nobleman Jean-Francois de la Plaine is exiled to serve as governor of a West African colony.
Plot: river, slavery, exile, colonialism, camel, superstition, musket, colonization, classical music, horse, governor, doctor ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s
Place: africa
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Blair Witch (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Students on a camping trip discover something sinister is lurking beyond the trees.
Style: suspense, scary, tense, intense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lost in the woods, supernatural, tree, chase, death, fear, hostage, violence, mercilessness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder, missing person ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: maryland
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The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilazation in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.
Style: suspense, inspirational, meditative, factual, exciting ...
Plot: archaeology, expedition, jungle, tribe, journey, explorer, amazon, travel, destiny, mission, colonel, river ...
Time: 1920s, 1900s, year 1916, 1910s, 20th century ...
Place: south america, england, ireland, latin america, france ...
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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.
Plot: river, sexual assault, doctor, volunteer, accused of murder, murder, running from police, false accusation, vacation, on the run, pursuit, manhunt ...
Place: thailand, asia, southeast 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.
Plot: river, horse, family secrets, cousin cousin relationship, sunglasses, incest, country, menstruation, drawing, shorts, child abuse, singing ...
Place: nebraska
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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, scary, rough, suspense, psycho film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, stalking, psychopath, fugitives, wilderness, in the woods, youth, deadly, gory, camp ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: california, southern california
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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: atmospheric, rough, bleak, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: stalking, wilderness, burned alive, forest, campfire, murder, doctor, river, cabin, maniac, lost, bear trap ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada
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Corn Island (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Inguri River forms a natural border dividing Georgia from Abkhazia. One of the spring floods has created a little island in the middle of the river, as if made for the cultivation of corn. At least, this is the belief of an old peasant, whose ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, sincere, tense, realistic
Plot: island, river, corn, coming of age, family relations, lake or river, golden years, life is a bitch, wartime life, youth, elderly, boat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia (former ussr), georgia
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The Geographer Drank His Globe Away (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Victor Sluzhkin signs on as a teacher of geography in a secondary school in his native Perm (in the Urals) and gets lost in a haze of hard vodka, desperate love for a nymphet-like student and the stress of educating teenagers. Geographer, as the ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, cynical, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teacher student relationship, teachers and students, adultery, alcohol abuse, school, youth, introspection, hopes, teacher, friendship, infatuation, flirting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
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Young Adam (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young drifter working on a river barge disrupts his employers' lives while hiding the fact that he knows more about a dead woman found in the river than he admits.
Style: serious, realistic, enigmatic, disturbing, dark ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, destructive relationship, murder, couple relations, sexual relations, mysterious character, drifter, extramarital affair, crimes, court case, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1950s, year 1954
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, edinburgh scotland
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Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of people find themselves trapped in the backwoods of West Virginia, fighting for their lives against a group of vicious and horribly disfigured inbred cannibals.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, mutant, survival, river, hillbilly, convict, cannibal, molotov cocktail, penitentiary, voyeur, sheriff, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: west virginia, usa
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Without Name (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
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, suspenseful, rough, road movie ...
Plot: gang, immigrants, juvenile delinquency, social problems, chase, hopes, lifestyle change, youth, illegal immigration, robbery, train, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, central america, guatemala, new jersey ...
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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, serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: small town, factory, river, down on your luck, bank, small town life, against the odds, family life, society, misfit, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: tennessee, usa, alabama, california
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Rambo (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When governments fail to act on behalf of captive missionaries, ex-Green Beret John James Rambo sets aside his peaceful existence along the Salween River in a war-torn region of Thailand to take action. Although he's still haunted by violent ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boat, mercenary, warrior, jungle, sniper, bomb, torture, rapist, military, master warrior, massacre, strangulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: burma, thailand, asia, mine, arizona ...
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Pride (2004)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Suki, a lioness cub, who rebels against her mother and her Pride to mate with an unsuitable lion from the other side of the river.
Style: semi serious, captivating, colourful, sincere
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: lion, survival, young heroes, adventure, escapades, family, rescue, animal life, danger, wilderness, coming of age, part animation ...
Place: africa
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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: resort, piranha, summer camp, deadly creature, survival, danger, rescue, race against time, experiment, deadly, experiment gone awry, dangerous animal ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia
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