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, harsh, visually appealing, talky and rough films and TV shows about / with river crossing, mentor, culture clash, brutality, runaway, storytelling, death, river, catastrophe and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Western genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as river crossing: A Bridge Too Far (1977), Watership Down (1978), Blair Witch (2016), Trade (2007), The Undefeated (1969), Funan (2018), Attack and Retreat (1964), Road to La Paz (2015), We of the Never Never (1982), Merrill's Marauders (1962).

List of river crossing movies

A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A Bridge Too Far tells the story of Operation Market Garden, the failed attempt by the allies to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland and allowing access over the Rhine into Germany. A combination of poor allied intelligence and ...
Style: epic, realistic, suspense, intense, serious ...
Plot: war, world war two, behind enemy lines, tank, military, army, courage, allies, nazi, u.s. army, paratrooper, plan gone wrong ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, england, poland, netherlands ...
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 7.6
 37K
Watership Down (1978)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
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: emotional, disturbing, adult animation, serious, sad ...
Plot: adventure, friendship, rabbit, journey, family, violent, survival, anthropomorphism, good versus evil, escapades, talking animals, death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
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 5.0
 47K
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: scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense, dark ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: found footage, supernatural, forest, death, lost in the woods, witch, time loop, chase, runaway, friendship, missing person, curse ...
Time: 80s, 2010s
Place: maryland
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 7.3
 17K
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, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, dark ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: human trafficking, kidnapping, sex slavery, sexual abuse, missing child, child molestation, child rape, sex slave, forced prostitution, rape victim, sexual assault, slavery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, mexico city, texas, poland, el paso texas ...
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The Undefeated (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After the Civil War, ex-Union Colonel John Henry Thomas and ex-Confederate Colonel James Langdon are leading two disparate groups of people through strife-torn Mexico. John Henry and company are bringing horses to the unpopular Mexican government ...
Style: tense, talky, harsh, melancholic, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american civil war, civil war, friendship, adventure, desert, horse, gunfight, betrayal, camp, revolution, cavalry, bandit ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 80s
Place: mexico, california, los angeles, usa, latin america ...
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 6.9
 968
Funan (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Cambodia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Cambodia, once the ancient kingdom of Funan, April 17th, 1975. The entire country falls under the tyranny of Angkar, the communist party of the Khmer Rouge. The cities are abandoned, the population is thrown to the roads and forced to walk towards ...
Style: disturbing, exciting, visually appealing, touching, adult animation
Plot: family relations, communism, struggle for survival, separation from family, little boy, husband wife relationship, teenager, khmer rouge, leech, starvation, full moon, frog ...
Time: 70s, year 1975, year 1977, year 1978, 20th century
Place: cambodia
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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: world war two, eastern front, italian army, nazism, bravery, nazi, soldier, italian history, partisan, italian abroad, frozen, italian soldier ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1942
Place: russia, ussr
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 7.0
 753
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, captivating, inter cultural, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: journey, car, dog, cultural difference, road trip, spiritual journey, culture, travel, cross cultural relations, hotel, robbery, old man ...
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We of the Never Never (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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: serious, realistic, uplifting, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: australian aboriginal, countryside, strong female lead, aborigine, sexism, animal cruelty, racism, killing an animal, feminist, australian outback, strong female presence, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century
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, suspenseful, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, jungle, battles, soldier, swamp, heroic mission, military life, friendship, wartime life, siblings relations, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: burma, japan, asia, pacific ocean, southeast asia
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 6.2
 264
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: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized, epic ...
Plot: aborigine, desert, rescue attempt, australian history, countdown, maze, british empire, tragedy, outback, sandstorm, journey, journalist ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 1860s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, england
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, military life, heroic mission, military, battles, anti war, wartime life, battle zone, siblings relations, tank, nazi germany, war ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france
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 6.2
 3K
The Way West (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, 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: realistic, captivating, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, adventure, against the odds, rivalry, obnoxious boss, americana, on the road, culture clash, fish out of water, father son relationship, cowboy, native american ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: missouri, oregon, usa
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 7.4
 48K
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, harsh, suspense, exciting, scenic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: bounty hunter, revenge, murder, manhunt, hanging, adventure, vengeance, cowboy, reward, alcoholic, civil war veteran, justice ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s, 1930s
Place: texas, arkansas, oklahoma, california, austin texas ...
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The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western
Country: France, Mexico, 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: thought provoking, emotional, realistic, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, crimes, vengeance, desert, revenge, justice, murder, promise, loss of friend, racial slur, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, mexico, california, austin texas, usa ...
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 4.9
 373
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, modern day adaptation
Audience: family outing
Plot: american civil war, civil war, swamp, love and romance, escapades, supernatural, romance, rivalry, master and servant, wizards and magicians, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa
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 7.1
 12K
One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
Genre: Drama, 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: intense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robber, betrayal, vengeance, greed, bank robbery, stolen gold, going straight, haunted by the past, on the run, criminal's revenge, obsessive quest, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 20th century, 1880s
Place: california, mexico, texas, usa, latin america ...
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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, sexy, melancholic, stylized, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: horse ranch, civil war, bounty hunter, hitman, gang, crimes, horse, brutality, train robbery, gunfight, greed, gangsters ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 1880s
Place: montana, california, canada, missouri, usa ...
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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, factual, harsh, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang, outlaw gang, gunfight, bank robbery, civil war, visceral, moral ambiguity, sibling relationship, destiny, crimes, family relations, bounty hunter ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: missouri, texas, 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: sexy, touching, talky, harsh, brutal ...
Plot: slavery, loneliness, love, runaway, morality, courage, freedom, betrayal, brutality, life & death, catastrophe, adaptation ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: north carolina, usa
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 8.1
 623K
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: road movie, philosophical, inspirational, motivational, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, road trip, self discovery, wilderness, freedom, journey, solitude, adventure, isolation, lifestyle change, life philosophy, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century, year 1990, year 1992, year 1991, 90s
Place: alaska, north america, usa, california, arizona ...
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 6.9
 3K
Gabbeh (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: An elderly couple go about their routine of cleaning their gabbeh (a intricately-designed rug), while bickering gently with each other. Magically, a young woman appears, helping the two clean the rug. This young woman belongs to the clan whose ...
Style: melancholic, lyrical, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: family relations, solitude, happy ending, lifestyle, couple relations, village, family life, romance, couples, village life, parents and children, love affair ...
Place: iran, middle east, japan, tokyo
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 7.1
 26K
Frozen River (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ray Eddy, an upstate New York trailer mom, is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling. Broke after her husband takes off with the down payment for their new doublewide, Ray reluctantly teams up with Lila, a smuggler, and the two begin ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, bleak, melancholic, suspenseful ...
Plot: poverty, single parent, native american reservation, winter, native americans, native american, snow, working class, survival, christmas, courage, parenthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, canada, california, new york state, usa ...
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 7.6
 17K
Europa Europa (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are ...
Style: political, realistic, heartbreaking, inter cultural, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nazi, holocaust, jewish, hitler youth, circumcision, coming of age, war, survival, world war two, physical exam, judaism, childhood ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, israel, latvia, berlin germany ...
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 7.4
 15K
The Cowboys (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: When his cattlemen abandon him for the gold fields, rancher Wil Andersen is forced to take on a collection of young boys as his cowboys in order to get his herd to market in time to avoid financial disaster. The boys learn to do a man's job ...
Style: harsh, captivating, serious, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: coming of age, desert, vengeance, cattle, gunfight, adventure, rancher, buddies, on the road, crimes, gold, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, texas, montana
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 6.4
 7K
The Border (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A corrupted border agent decides to clean up his act when an impoverished woman's baby is put up for sale on the black market.
Style: talky, serious, atmospheric, rough, realistic ...
Plot: corruption, murder, crimes, u.s. mexico border, police, moral ambiguity, hitman, dark hero, kidnapping, emigration, police corruption, happy ending ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, california
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Blood and Chocolate (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Romania
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young teenage werewolf is torn between honoring her family's secret and her love for a man.
Style: romantic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, gothic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, unlikely couple, interspecies romance, forbidden love, vampire human love, fall in love, romance, lycanthropy, female werewolf, love and romance, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, bucharest, romania, paris france, colorado
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 5.2
 13K
Bad Girls (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Four former harlots try to leave the wild west (Colorado, to be exact) and head north to make a better life for themselves. Unfortunately someone from Cody's past won't let it happen that easily.
Style: erotic, sexy, bad ending, road movie, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: old west, female protagonist, prostitution, prostitute, gang rape, brothel, ranch, cowgirl, strong female lead, friendship, blonde, fast draw ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: texas, new orleans, usa, colorado, oregon
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 6.5
 14K
Meek's Cutoff (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in 1845, this drama follows a group of settlers as they embark on a punishing journey along the Oregon Trail. When their guide leads them astray, the expedition is forced to contend with the unforgiving conditions of the high plain desert.
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, visually appealing, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: survival, native american, native americans, desert, family relations, road trip, character study, brutality, twists and turns, old west, escapades, women ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: oregon, usa, texas
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Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Miracle at St. Anna chronicles the story of four American soldiers who are members of the all-black 92nd "Buffalo Soldier" Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy during World War II.
Style: sincere, intense, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, behind enemy lines, partisan, war, military, soldier, battles, war crime, interracial relations, racism, survival, military life ...
Time: 1940s, year 1984, 80s, 20th century, year 1944 ...
Place: iraq, italy, rome italy, europe, bahamas ...
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