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 suspense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting and psychological films and TV shows about / with river, death, danger, boat, survival, escapades, gun, murder, dialogue and vengeance plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres shot in USA, Australia, Germany and other countries.
river movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as river: The River Wild (1994), Jungle (2017), The Reaping (2007), Mud (2012), The Final Terror (1983), River (2015), Black Water (2007), Suzhou River (2000), Mountains of the Moon (1990), 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, serious ...
Plot: river, hostage, wilderness, criminal, rafting, family in danger, danger, survival, adventure, rescue, hostages, bank robber ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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, rescue, israeli, ends with biographical notes, hallucination, cross country trip ...
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: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, 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, serious ...
Plot: friendship, river, coming of age, first love, teenage boy, bounty hunter, bittersweet, obsession, fugitives, unlikely friendships, loss, escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arkansas, usa, mississippi
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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, psycho film, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, fugitives, psychopath, stalking, in the woods, serial killer, youth, deadly, slasher, gory, river, wilderness ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: southern california, california
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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, serious, suspense
Plot: accused of murder, sexual assault, doctor, river, running from police, murder, volunteer, pursuit, false accusation, chase, manhunt, 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, scary, realistic, serious ...
Plot: crocodile, tourist, animal horror, swamp, survival, rescue, danger, couples, tour guide, river, deadly, dangerous animal ...
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: psychological, atmospheric, serious, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: kidnapping, mistaken identity, mermaid, river, destructive relationship, ransom, haunted by the past, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, couples, smuggling ...
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: expedition, survival, wilderness, friendship, betrayal, adventure, river, heroic mission, escapades, danger, exploration, mountain ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: africa, cairo egypt, crimea, brazil, london ...
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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: family outing, boys' night, kids, pre-teens
Plot: crocodile, adventure, animal life, survival, adventurer, river, heroic mission, rescue, danger, stalking, goofy hero, collision ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: australia
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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: psychological, exciting, complex, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: boat, river, illegal drugs, danger, murder, deadly, fight, soldier, crimes, resistance, ship, crew ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, thailand
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Summer Days with Coo (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, 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: captivating, entertaining, humorous, light, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: river, coming of age, school, sumo, back in time, journey, adventure, friendship, mythical creature, supernatural, escapades, youth ...
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, post apocalypse, creature, parents and children, chase ...
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4 latas (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: To find Joseba, a dying friend, and see him reunite with his daughter Ely, two old friends, Jean Pierre and Tocho, embark with her on a road trip through the Sahara desert, from Spain to Mali.
Plot: sahara, road trip, friendship between men, poverty, desert, friendship, water, memories, river, race car, bribery, drugs ...
Place: sahara desert, spain, france
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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, rough, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: jungle, deadly creature, dangerous animal, danger, deadly, chases and races, gory, eaten alive, river, mutant, experiment gone awry, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: trapped, biologist, isolation, curse, loneliness, forest, mysticism, fear, river, survival, danger, investigation ...
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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, scary, disturbing, exciting
Plot: murder investigation, investigation, serial killer, insanity, murder, supernatural, resentment, policewoman, murderer, secret, supernatural power, serial murder ...
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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: captivating, psychological, contemplative, controversial, romantic ...
Plot: gay, gay interest, first love, infatuation, cancer, gay crush, skinny dipping, male nudity, burning, friendship, sexual exploration, rejection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: humorous, funny, entertaining, not serious
Audience: teens
Plot: school, high school teacher, school teacher, high school, teacher, camp, survival, teachers and students, jousting, river, search, adventure ...
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, vietnam war, losing-it hero, military, insanity, unfulfillment, chaos, war ...
Time: 20th century, year 1969, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia, southeast 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: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, scandinavia
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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: river, boat, water skiing, revolver, erotica, sex, topless, female nudity, bikini, bare breasts, deep cleavage
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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, sleaze, real life, massacre, mass murder, murder, child shot in the head, dead child, death, shot in the forehead ...
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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: suspenseful, sincere, psychological, touching, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: family secret, cousin cousin relationship, family secrets, precocious child, injustice, suspicion, children, child abuse, threat, summer, incest, horse ...
Place: nebraska
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Outbreak (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A deadly airborne virus finds its way into the USA and starts killing off people at an epidemic rate. Col Sam Daniels' job is to stop the virus spreading from a small town, which must be quarantined, and to prevent an over reaction by the White ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, quarantine, epidemic, research, biological warfare, bio weapon, monkey, danger, deadly virus, antidote, society, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s, year 1995, 1990s ...
Place: usa, africa, california, san francisco, boston ...
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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, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: romance, love and romance, love story, true love, power of love, love triangle, lovers reunited, love affair, 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, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wild horse, ranch, chase, horse, coming of age, heroes, beautiful scenery, river, father daughter relationship, horse riding, australian western, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, victorian era, 80s
Place: australia
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The Jungle Book 2 (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Musical
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Mowgli, missing the jungle and his old friends, runs away from the man village unaware of the danger he's in by going back to the wild.
Style: feel good, exciting, entertaining, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: jungle, adventure, feral child, wolf, orphan, rescue, bear, friendship, family, tiger, leaving home, danger ...
Time: 20th century
Place: india, asia
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Footrot Flats: The Dog's Tale (1986)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Featuring the characters from Murray Ball's "Footrot Flats", (New Zealands most beloved local cartoon strip ). Questions to be answered include: Will Wal Footrot win the affections of Cheeky Hobson over the sleazy Spit Murphy? Will ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, cult film
Audience: preschoolers, kids
Plot: countryside, boy and dog, farm, backwoods, hairdresser, river, farming, love, dog, rivalry, escapades, small town life ...
Place: new zealand
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Bang Rajan (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Set right before the fall of Thailand's old capital, Ayuttaya, Bang Rajan draws on the legend of a village of fighters who bravely fended off the Burmese armies. With no support from the Royal army, the villagers drives the invading Burmese ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, captivating
Plot: battles, axe, battle, resistance, warrior, leader, sword fight, battlefield, army, massacre, village, rebelliousness ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: thailand, burma, asia, massachusetts
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