Border crossing movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant border crossing movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic, talky, interesting and dramatic films and TV shows about / with border crossing, murder, storytelling, police, cigarette smoking, chase, dialogue, corruption, greed and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as border crossing: The Aliens (2017), 14 Kilometers (2007), Frozen River (2008), Free Zone (2005), The Border (1982), Jeff Ross Roasts the Border (2017), Borderline (1980), Cold War (2018), Dallas Buyers Club (2013), Desierto (2015).

List of border crossing movies

The Aliens (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A UFO believer must choose between the aliens above he has never seen or the mysterious guide who appears in his campsite week after week.
Plot: desert, ufo, illegal alien, border, border crossing
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14 Kilometers (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three people looking for a better life become stranded in the desert with little hope of survival.
Plot: arrest, border crossing, boat, desert, death
Place: africa
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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: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, emotional ...
Plot: single parent, poverty, border crossing, native american reservation, snow, ice, illegal immigrant, smuggling, christmas, desperation, unlikely criminals, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, canada, quebec, new york state ...
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Free Zone (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, Belgium, France, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rebecca, an American who has been living in Jerusalem for a few months now, has just broken off her engagement. She gets into a cab driven by Hanna, an Israeli. But Hanna is on her way to Jordan, to the Free Zone, to pick up a large of sum of money.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, road movie, thought provoking
Plot: on the road, border crossing, friendship, culture clash, terror, war, break-up, religions or cults, love and romance, society, friends, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, jordan, middle east, jerusalem, syria ...
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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: atmospheric, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, corruption, sunglasses, border, border crossing, emigration, desert, kidnapping, police, illegal immigrant, redemption, immigrants ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, california
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Jeff Ross Roasts the Border (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: Roastmaster Jeff Ross explores the world surrounding the U.S.-Mexico border, speaking to immigrants, DREAMers, detainees, border patrolers, human traffickers and Trump supporters. Then he puts on a show next to the border wall to roast American ...
Style: topical humor
Plot: immigration, border crossing, mexican border, political satire
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Borderline (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jeb Maynard is a patrolman guarding the U.S.-Mexican border, whose partner and buddy Scooter has just been murdered. Maynard knows that a smuggler of illegal aliens is responsible for Scooter's death, but the feds insist that drug dealers ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, biting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: border patrol, human trafficking, illegal immigration, manhunt, murder, fugitives, gang, border crossing, immigrants, lone wolves, partners against crime, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
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Cold War (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Poland, UK, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Cold War-era love story follows the passionate love affair between a mismatched couple.
Plot: cold war, love, tragic love, older man younger woman, border crossing, audition, suicide pact, sex scene, musician, defector, jazz, suicide ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, year 1949, year 1957, year 1955 ...
Place: east berlin east germany, poland, paris france, warsaw poland, yugoslavia
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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Plot: fighting the system, aids, life is a bitch, human spirit, terminal illness, gays and lesbians, treatment, transsexual, strong sexual content, society, gay slur, casual sex ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, mexico, japan, china ...
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Desierto (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of Mexican emigrants attempts to cross the Mexican-US border. What begins as a hopeful journey becomes a harrowing, bloody and primal fight for survival when a deranged, rifle-toting vigilante and his loyal Belgian Malinois dog chase the ...
Plot: desert, survival, mass murder, vigilante, mexican border, running for your life, long range rifle, migrant, snake, shot in the back, border crossing, shot in the leg ...
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The Man on the Wall (1982)
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An East German man finds a way to cross the border between East and West Berlin. But when he succeeds in bringing his wife out as well, things are not quite as expected.
Plot: ransom, cold war, berlin wall, culture clash, iron curtain, border guard, passport, jail, binoculars, border crossing, separation, border ...
Place: west berlin west germany, east berlin east germany, east germany, gdr, berlin germany
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Viva Max! (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In order to prove his greatness to his unimpressed girlfriend, Mexican general Max (Peter Ustinov) takes a group of men across the border and recaptures the Alamo - international hijinks ensue!
Plot: border crossing, absurdism, national guard, paramilitary, incompetence, u.s. mexico border, tour guide, sergeant, mexican american border, mexican army, male female relationship, fictional war ...
Time: 1960s
Place: texas
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Black Book (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Germany, UK, Belgium
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
Style: tense, realistic, epic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: espionage, holocaust, nazism, war, occupation, betrayal, german, train, jewish, spy, frame up, pianist ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
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The Precocious and Brief Life of Sabina Rivas (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Mexican-Guatemalan border, young teenage lovers, Sabina and Jovany, both Hondurans, accidentally meet again after some years without seeing each other. She plans to get to the United States and dreams about being a great singer; he commits ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: love and romance, adventure, gang, lake or river, immigrants, romance, prostitute, young lovers, love affair, reunion, teenage life, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, India, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: cold war, cia, espionage, lawyer, pilot, rescue, justice, danger, spy, mission, secret agent, fighter pilot ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s, year 1960 ...
Place: usa, soviet union, europe, east germany, germany ...
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Successful surgeon Tomas leaves Prague for an operation, meets a young photographer named Tereza, and brings her back with him. Tereza is surprised to learn that Tomas is already having an affair with the bohemian Sabina, but when the Soviet ...
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, clever, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, waitress, photographer, surgeon, communism, fondling, love triangle, friendship, fall in love, womanizer, mistress, invasion ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: switzerland, europe, prague, soviet union, usa ...
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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the cold war during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.
Style: talky, bleak, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, iron curtain, secret agents, library, whiskey, cynicism, grocer, communist, atheist, alcoholic ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, london, europe, germany, east germany ...
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One, Two, Three (1961)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Coca-Cola executive in West Berlin tries to keep the boss's daughter from marrying a Communist.
Style: clever, talky, witty, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: cold war, iron curtain, farce, communist, forbidden love, secretary, couple relations, politics, culture clash, love affair, capitalist, wedding ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, east berlin, soviet union, russia ...
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No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: tense, rough, bleak, serious, suspense ...
Plot: track down, hitman, crimes, human nature, psychopath, peril, shooting, escape, neo noir, death, violence spree, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america
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In July (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Can Daniel follow the sun from Hamburg to the Bosporus by Friday to meet his love?
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: looking for love, on the road, sun, summer vacation, car, summer, true love, nothing goes right, fall in love, romance, highway, holiday ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hamburg germany, istanbul turkey, europe, bulgaria, germany ...
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The Getaway (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry.
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, on the run, murder, chase, betrayal, bag of money, robbery, prison, hitman, crime, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america
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The Sucker (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In this Frenco-Italian gangster parody, a shop keeper on his way to an Italian holiday suffers a crash which totals his car. The culprit can only compensate his ruined trip by driving an American friends car from Napels to Bordeaux, but as it ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, road movie
Plot: car chase, hitchhiker, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, anti heroes, adventure, buddies, gangsters, golden years, odd couple, chase, drug dealing ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, europe, france, southern france, southern italy ...
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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, offbeat, melancholic, witty ...
Plot: hotel, inheritance, mentor protege relationship, disorder, greed, friendship, murder, cons and scams, adventure, unlikely partners, escapades, prison escape ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1960s, 30s, year 1968 ...
Place: europe, eastern europe, hungary, central europe, alps
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The Golden Dream (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain, Guatemala
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of Central-American teen-agers depart from the slums of Guatemala City escaping poverty and violence, towards the promised land of California.
Style: serious, bleak, sincere, realistic, rough ...
Plot: train, friendship, train ride, on the road, immigrants, follow your dream, teenage life, hopes, life is a bitch, society, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, latin america, usa, central america, guatemala
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Out in the Dark (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two young men — a Palestinian grad student and an Israeli lawyer — meet and fall in love amidst personal and political intrigue in this striking debut feature from Israeli director Michael Mayer.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: forbidden love, impossible love, love affair, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, urban, unlikely couple, couples, family relations, romance, freedom, muslim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1993
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority, tel aviv israel
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Geronimo (1962)
Genre: Action, Biography, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1883, the Apache Indians lead by Geronimo reluctantly surrender to the attacks of American and Mexican troops, in exchange for a territory and food for their warriors. Soon though, Geronimo escapes the camps and declares war against the Americans.
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, racism, injustice, fighting the system, anti heroes, vigilantism, redemption, interracial relations, culture clash, social decay, righting the wronged, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, arizona
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Julia (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friends, friendship, politics, writer's life, playwright, love and romance, political unrest, against the odds, nazi, train, train station, nightmare ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1950s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, austria, berlin germany, england ...
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Adam & Evelyn (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Summer 1989, East Germany. Adam works as a tailor, Evelyn as a waitress. They are planning a vacation together when Evelyn finds out that Adam is cheating on her and decides to leave for the holiday on her own.
Plot: tailor, car trouble, woman wearing a miniskirt, darkroom, hotel room, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, waitress, vacation, photographer, german abroad, border crossing
Time: year 1989
Place: east germany
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Tel Aviv On Fire (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Luxembourg, Belgium, Israel, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Salam, an inexperienced young Palestinian man, becomes a writer on a popular soap opera after a chance meeting with an Israeli soldier. His creative career is on the rise - until the soldier and the show's financial backers disagree about how ...
Plot: killer, palestinian, border crossing, heroine, settler, checkpoint, language barrier, occupation
Time: 2010s
Place: palestine
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Didi auf vollen Touren (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: road movie
Plot: truck driver, truck, toxic waste, corruption, barrel, reckless driving, cover up, handcuffs, explosion, poison, tourist, german abroad ...
Place: france
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