River crossing movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant river crossing movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful and harsh films and TV shows about / with river crossing, river, death, horse, friendship, culture clash, escapades, heroes, dog and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Western genres shot in USA, Germany, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as river crossing: Watership Down (1978), Happy as Lazzaro (2018), Die Klasse - Berlin '61 (2015), The Glory Guys (1965), Attack and Retreat (1964), Walking, Walking (1983), Appalachian Trial (2004), Road to La Paz (2015), Blair Witch (2016), The Miracle (2015).

List of river crossing movies

Watership Down (1978)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the warren belonging to a community of rabbits is threatened, a brave group led by Fiver, Bigwig, Blackberry and Hazel leave their homeland in a search of a safe new haven.
Style: gloomy, emotional, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: violence, friendship, adventure, journey, rabbit, survival, seagull, river crossing, gore, family, escapades, in the woods ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
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Happy as Lazzaro (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The tale of a meeting between Lazzaro, a young peasant so good that he is often mistaken for simple-minded, and Tancredi, a young nobleman cursed by his imagination. Life in their isolated pastoral village Inviolata is dominated by the terrible ...
Plot: presumed dead, wolf, slavery, debt, time travel, slave, river, fake kidnapping, burglar, abandoned house, ransom demand, river crossing ...
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Die Klasse - Berlin '61 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Secondary school students from East Berlin are taking final exam in West Berlin (being politically rejected in GDR) as the Berlin wall is built. The dramatization is combined with interviews of the actual people 50 years later.
Plot: berlin wall, repression, reenactment, river crossing, friendship, arrest, escape attempt
Time: 60s, 50s
Place: east berlin, berlin germany, west germany, east germany
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The Glory Guys (1965)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Though a fictionalized Western based on George Armstrong Custer's 7th Cavalry Regiment at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, the film is almost a generic war story covering the enlistment, training, and operational deployment of a group of ...
Style: serious, captivating, cynical, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, military, soldier, love triangle, cavalry, politics, racism, injustice, americana, survival, military life, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century
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Attack and Retreat (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Beautifully photographed and lyrically written, this largely factual account of Mussolini's disastrous invasion of Russia during World War II tells the story of an Italian regiment through the eyes of a farmer from Emilia, a plumber from Rome, ...
Plot: italian army, execution, italian abroad, hostage, invasion, italian history, red army, eastern front, italian soldier, great patriotic war, nazi, snow ...
Time: year 1941, 1940s, year 1942
Place: russia
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Sasquatch, the Legend of Bigfoot (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Scientists mount an expedition to find a Bigfoot-type creature.
Style: semi documentary
Plot: sasquatch, bigfoot, native american, search, cabin, expedition, scientist, dog, raccoon, forest, gunshot, hiking ...
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Walking, Walking (1983)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Italian maestro Ermanno Olmi tells the tale of the journey of the Magi in this lyrical odyssey. The film focuses on a wise man who interprets his sighting of a comet streaking through the sky as a spiritual message. Joined by two associates, ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: friendship, father son relationship, blood, journey, misery, wind, traitor, armor, construction worker, book, horse riding, fog ...
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God Does Not Believe in Us Anymore (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Switzerland, West Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After his father is murdered by the Nazis in 1938, a young Viennese Jew named Ferry Tobler flees to Prague, where he joins forces with another expatriate and a sympathetic Czech relief worker. Together with other Jewish refugees, the three make ...
Style: national socialism, pre war
Plot: rabbi, police, death of father, anti semitism, czech abroad, internment camp, fascism, ss, exile, leg wound, holocaust, nazi germany ...
Time: year 1940, year 1938
Place: paris france, prague, marseille
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Appalachian Trial (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four children are lost in the woods during a camping trip with their parents in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains.
Style: christian film
Plot: river crossing, christianity, christian, widower, hiking, camping, lost, father son relationship
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Road to La Paz (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sebastian is unemployed, finding pleasure only in his old Peugeot. He got married to his girlfriend Jazmin and having no income, he starts a job of a private ride service. One day, a regular customer, Jalil, an old Arab man suggests a long distance ...
Style: road movie
Plot: old man, hotel, river crossing, vintage car, river, jacuzzi, car, robbery, muslim, tied to a tree, dog, journey ...
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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, surprise ending, ambiguous ending, scary, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, lost in the woods, river, tent, flashlight, found footage, tree, campfire, handheld camera, night, infection, rain ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: maryland
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The Miracle (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 136 min.
Story: 1960s Turkey countryside. A newly assigned teacher finds out that the solitary village is missing a school. He gets fond of the village people and especially a disabled man. The teacher helps the village to build a new school and educate the ...
Plot: river crossing, female tears, journey, beating, rotten teeth, male nudity, thunderstorm, saving a life, school teacher, village, classroom, mountain ...
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Black and White in Color (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Côte d'Ivoire, France, West Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: French colonists in Africa, several months behind in the news, find themselves at war with their German neighbors. Deciding that they must do their proper duty and fight the Germans, they promptly conscript the local native population. Issuing them ...
Style: dark humor, biting, realistic, cynical, witty ...
Plot: soldier, military, colonialism, war, racism, culture clash, human spirit, military life, political unrest, battles, escapades, wartime life ...
Time: year 1915, 1910s
Place: africa
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We of the Never Never (1982)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Based on the well-loved Australian classic by Mrs. Aeneas Gunn, this is the remarkable true story of Jeannie Gunn, a woman who fought to overcome sexual and racial prejudice amid the harsh beauties of the outback. Leaving her Melbourne existence for ...
Style: sincere, serious, uplifting, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: couple relations, friends, friendship, culture clash, farm, misfit, against the odds, social differences, society, fish out of water, idealism, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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Merrill's Marauders (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Brigadier General Frank D. Merrill leads the 3,000 American volunteers of his 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), aka "Merrill's Marauders", behind Japanese lines across Burma to Myitkyina, pushing beyond their limits and fighting ...
Style: exciting, rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, jungle, jungle warfare, war, wartime life, escapades, heroes, buddies, military life, siblings relations, battle zone, heroic mission ...
Time: year 1944
Place: burma, japan, asia
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Burke & Wills (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A story based on true events about two explorers on a doomed journey trying to cross Australia on foot in the 19 century.
Style: realistic, rough, captivating, epic, serious ...
Plot: desert, tragedy, countdown, sandstorm, journey, outback, aborigine, maze, journalist, against the odds, wilderness, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 1860s, 1850s, victorian era
Place: australia, england, melbourne australia
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When Trumpets Fade (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In WWII Western Germany, Private David Manning reluctantly leaves behind a mortally wounded fellow soldier and searches for survivors from his platoon, only to learn from commanding officer Captain Pritchett that they have all been killed in action. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: military life, military, survival, heroic mission, battles, battle zone, wartime life, siblings relations, danger, anti war, u.s. army, nazi germany ...
Time: year 1944
Place: europe, germany, france
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The Way West (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the mid-19th century, Senator William J. Tadlock leads a group of settlers overland in a quest to start a new settlement in the Western US. Tadlock is a highly principled and demanding taskmaster who is as hard on himself as he is on those who ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: native american, society, americana, misfit, against the odds, on the road, fish out of water, heroes, obnoxious boss, old west, rivalry, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: missouri, oregon, usa
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Wagons East (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After the 1860s Wild West, a group of misfit settlers - including ex-doctor Phil Taylor, prostitute Belle, and homosexual bookseller Julian - decide they cannot live in their current situation in the west. They hire a grizzled alcoholic wagon master ...
Style: humorous, not serious, satirical, absurd, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: old west, native american, gunslinger, parody, culture clash, americana, misfit, starting over, adventure, getting home, unlikely partners, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, future
Place: california
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True Grit (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The murder of her father sends a teenage tomboy, Mattie Ross (Kim Darby), on a mission of "justice", which involves avenging her father's death. She recruits a tough old marshal, "Rooster" Cogburn (John Wayne), because he ...
Style: stylized, captivating, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: bounty hunter, murder, horse, hanging, manhunt, cowboy, old west, adventure, vengeance, ambition, unlikely partners, hunt down ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1930s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, california
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Trade (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Mexico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Texas cop (Kevin Kline), whose own daughter might have been forced into sexual slavery, joins forces with a Mexican youth (Cesar Ramos) to find the boy's sister, who was abducted and forced into prostitution. Meanwhile, a Ukrainian woman who ...
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, kidnapping, missing child, slavery, child abuse, virginity, sex, human trafficking, rescue, track down, cocaine, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico city, usa, texas, poland, new jersey
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Three Burials (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western
Country: France, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When brash Texas border officer Mike Norton wrongfully kills and buries the friend and ranch hand of Pete Perkins, the latter is reminded of a promise he made to bury his friend, Melquiades Estrada, in his Mexican home town. He kidnaps Norton and ...
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, promise, loss of friend, on the road, racial slur, vengeance, reluctant partners, last wish, confined, hopes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, texas, usa, latin america, cincinnati ohio ...
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The Tempest (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An adaptation of Shakespeare's classic is set in the Mississippi bayous during the Civil War.
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized
Audience: family outing
Plot: scout, american civil war, love and romance, rivalry, supernatural, destiny, danger, love affair, power relations, parents and children, family relations, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, 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, realistic, bleak, epic ...
Plot: gang, immigrants, juvenile delinquency, chase, rape, social problems, search, robbery, smuggling, train, travel, illegal immigration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, guatemala, central america, new jersey ...
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September Dawn (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Western
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A story set against the Mountain Meadows Massacre, the film is based upon the tragedy which occurred in Utah in 1857. A group of settlers, traveling on wagons, was murdered by the native Mormons. All together, about 140 souls of men, women and ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: bishop, murder, heroes, small town life, fall in love, dishonesty, love affair, deadly, leadership, small town, society, young lovers ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1870s, 1840s
Place: utah, usa, arkansas, salt lake city utah
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One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Running from the law after a bank robbery in Mexico, Dad Longworth finds an opportunity to take the stolen gold and leave his partner Rio to be captured. Years later, Rio escapes from the prison where he has been since, and hunts down Dad for ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, going straight, stolen gold, vengeance, on the run, criminal's revenge, tough heroes, against the odds, heist, dishonesty, obsessive quest, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1880s
Place: california, mexico, usa, latin america, texas
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The Missouri Breaks (1976)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Tom Logan is a horse thief. Rancher David Braxton has horses, and a daughter, worth stealing. But Braxton has just hired Lee Clayton, an infamous "regulator", to hunt down the horse thieves; one at a time.
Style: tense, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hanging, vigilantism, psychopath, bounty hunter, train robbery, hitman, vengeance, chases and races, love affair, deadly, obsessive quest, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, montana, usa, missouri, wyoming ...
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The Long Riders (1980)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The origins, exploits and the ultimate fate of the James gang is told in a sympathetic portrayal of the bank robbers made up of brothers who begin their legendary bank raids because of revenge.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, factual ...
Plot: vengeance, gang, destiny, crimes, sibling relationship, obsessive quest, rivalry, family relations, chases and races, bounty hunter, violence, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, missouri, minnesota
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The Journey of August King (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Journey of August King is a multi-dimensional drama about a North Carolina farmer in 1815. August King, a widower, is on his way home as he does every year after selling his produce and purchasing the stock and goods he will need to survive the ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Plot: on the run, love affair, righting the wronged, master and servant, hopes, interracial relations, in the woods, countryside, society, fall in love, heroes, farmer ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: north carolina, usa
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Into the Wild (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
Style: melancholic, road movie, captivating, inspirational, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, survival, wilderness, journey, freedom, isolation, hitchhiker, on the road, introspection, adventure, obsessive quest, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992, year 1990, year 1991 ...
Place: alaska, usa, cross country, south dakota, california ...
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