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, suspenseful, atmospheric, melancholic and touching films and TV shows about / with border crossing, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship, border, murder, singing, society, truck, culture clash and money plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as border crossing: The War Boys (2009), Free Zone (2005), Desierto (2015), The Aliens (2017), 14 Kilometers (2007), Frozen River (2008), The Border (1982), Jeff Ross Roasts the Border (2017), Borderline (1980), Suspiria (2018).

List of border crossing movies

The War Boys (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three young vigilantes huddle on la linea ready to chase illegals back across the border into Mexico... but they soon learn that there are borderlines deep within each one of them that each of them has to cross.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating
Plot: border crossing, black market, illegal immigration, partners, crimes, crime gone awry, friends, heist, mexican border, single parent, mexican american, friendship between boys ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
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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, road movie, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy
Plot: border crossing, friendship, society, culture clash, political unrest, break-up, terror, on the road, female protagonist, storytelling, husband wife relationship, war zone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, jordan, middle east, jerusalem, tel aviv israel ...
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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 ...
Style: philosophical, psychological, touching, rough
Plot: survival, vigilante, desert, mass murder, mexican border, illegal immigrant, mexican, running for your life, racist, mercilessness, psychopath, pursuit ...
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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, illegal alien, border crossing, border, ufo
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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: desert, border crossing, boat, arrest, 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, tense, realistic, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Plot: single parent, poverty, native american reservation, desperation, smuggling, christmas, border crossing, snow, illegal immigrant, illegal immigration, ice, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, canada, quebec, new york state ...
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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: realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, corruption, redemption, police, illegal immigrant, emigration, desert, kidnapping, border crossing, sunglasses, border, 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: border crossing, immigration, 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: biting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, manhunt, border patrol, human trafficking, illegal immigration, cons and scams, criminal heroes, interracial relations, rivalry, friendship, chase, lone wolves ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
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Suspiria (2018)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A young ballet dancer travels to a prestigious dance academy in Europe, only to discover it is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of increasingly grisly murders.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, touching, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: ballet, dance performance, psychotherapist, choreography, good versus evil, paranormal phenomena, serial murder, mysterious event, secret, mysterious death, murder victim, danger ...
Time: year 1943, year 1977
Place: ohio, berlin germany
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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: injustice, racism, on the run, fighting the system, chases and races, hopes, state affairs, escapades, interracial relations, life is a bitch, anti heroes, righting the wronged ...
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, gloomy, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friends, friendship, politics, against the odds, political unrest, love and romance, writer's life, playwright, nazi, train, friendship between women, border ...
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: car trouble, tailor, woman wearing a miniskirt, darkroom, border crossing, photographer, hotel room, waitress, vacation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, german abroad
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, checkpoint, palestinian, language barrier, occupation, settler, border crossing, heroine
Time: 2010s
Place: palestine
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Cold War (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, 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, train, cafe, prisoner, defector, prison, wig, jazz, phone booth, musician ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, year 1964, year 1959, year 1949 ...
Place: poland, yugoslavia, paris france, warsaw poland, east berlin east germany
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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: cover up, boss, corruption, fire, tourist, motorcycle cop, wine, minister, urination, poison, explosion, barrel ...
Place: france
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Summer Palace (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Country girl Yu Hong leaves her village, her family and her lover to study in Beijing. At university, she discovers an intense world of sexual freedom and forbidden pleasure. Enraptured, compulsive, she falls madly in love with fellow student Zhou ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: college, university, couples, dishonesty, political unrest, porn, politics, true love, love and romance, sexual relations, state affairs, road not taken ...
Time: 80s
Place: china, asia, germany, europe, north korea ...
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East/West (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, France, Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or prison. He and his French wife (her passport ripped up) ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, heartbreaking, suspenseful ...
Plot: communism, love and romance, kgb, iron curtain, escape, political unrest, propaganda, husband wife relationship, emigrant, immigration, freedom, letter ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: russia, france, ussr, europe, bulgaria ...
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The Silent Revolution (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: It's 1956. During a visit to a cinema in West Berlin, East German high school pupils Theo and Kurt see disturbing newsreel footage of the uprising in Budapest. Back in Stalinstadt, one of the GDR’s flagship workers’ settlements, they have ...
Plot: classroom, freedom of speech, high school, cold war era, playing piano, friendship between boys, radio, father son relationship, friendship, school, cold war, cemetery ...
Time: 1950s
Place: east germany, west berlin west germany
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Nico, 1988 (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Italy, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The muse of Andy Warhol, Christa Päffgen, stage name Nico, singer with the band Velvet Underground and a woman of legendary beauty. She gained a new lease of life after the story everyone knows, when she launched her solo career.
Style: road movie
Plot: border crossing, englishman abroad, hospital, beach, baby, eating, blood, singing, hotel, romanian, female singer, tour bus ...
Time: year 1986, year 1987
Place: manchester england, prague czechoslovakia, rome italy, berlin germany
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Tom of Finland (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of ...
Plot: gay, gay kiss, homosexuality, dancer, hospital, flash forward, interrogation, taxi, hitchhiking, knife, game playing, swimming pool ...
Time: year 1991
Place: berlin germany, santa monica california, helsinki finland, california, germany ...
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Maple Palm (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A lesbian couple of fifteen years lives with the secret that one is an illegal immigrant. With no legal way to protect their relationship, the couple lives in fear of deportation. After an innocent visit to the Statue of Liberty, the girls return ...
Style: avant garde, intellectual
Plot: globe, trapped, lesbian couple, asthma attack, true love, star, buddhist, discrimination, flag, immigration, tree, apartment ...
Place: california, usa, new york, vancouver british columbia canada, quebec ...
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Foxtrot (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Switzerland, Germany, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A personal movie inspired by Maoz’s experience as a soldier, through a tragic yet universal story of grief.
Plot: war, military service, wife husband relationship, death of son, crying woman, loss of son, notebook, brother sister relationship, border crossing, drawing, erection, tattoo ...
Place: israel
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13 Minutes (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The breath-taking story of a man who nearly would have changed the world. 1939, when Hitler tricked millions of people at the height of his power, one said a radical No: Georg Elser, disparaged as an assassin, is one of the greatest resistance ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, national socialism
Plot: assassination attempt, bomb, state affairs, deadly, assassin, confession, candle, underwear, singing, hiding place, prisoner, undressing ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1919, year 1945, year 1937 ...
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, berlin germany, switzerland
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The von Trapp Family: A Life of Music (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Music, Romance, War
Country: USA, Germany, Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Agathe von Trapp, the eldest daughter of a well-known musical family, overcomes many obstacles to pursue her musical career and move to the United States.
Style: national socialism
Plot: family, running, concert, cemetery, sister sister relationship, flash forward, snowing, teenage girl, jewish, poster, christmas present, braids ...
Time: year 1965, year 1937, year 1938
Place: austria, america
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Figures in a Landscape (1970)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two escaped convicts (Robert Shaw and Malcolm McDowell) are on the run in an unnamed Latin American country. But everywhere they go, they are followed and hounded by a menacing black helicopter.
Plot: chase, on the run, escaped prisoner, convict, hands tied behind back, hands tied, night, border crossing, rifle, beach, wristwatch, shooting ...
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Traffic (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mr. Hulot is the head designer of the Altra Automotive Co. His latest invention is a newfangled camper car loaded with outrageous extra features. Along with the company's manager and publicity model, Hulot sets out from Paris with the intention ...
Style: road movie, stylized, offbeat, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: on the road, traffic jam, disorder, fish out of water, stoners, misfit, lifestyle, car, technology, motorcycle cop, cat, collision ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, amsterdam, europe, netherlands, holland ...
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The Boat Is Full (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, Austria
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During World War II, Switzerland severely limited refugees: "Our boat is full." A train from Germany halts briefly in an isolated corner of Switzerland. Six people jump off seeking asylum: four Jews, a French child, and a German soldier. ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: holocaust, politics, anti semitism, train, refugee, soldier, ship, village, life turned upside down, village life, escapades, state affairs ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: switzerland, germany, europe, zurich switzerland
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The Unvanquished (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In this drama that alludes to the Algerian War with France of the 1960s, Thomas is a deserter from the French Foreign Legion who is on the run from authorities. He helps damsel in distress Dominique, who has been taken hostage by a group of ...
Style: french noir
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, heat, female lawyer, cuckold, hotel, treason, french soldier, siren, train ride, driving in the rain, firearm ...
Time: 1960s, year 1959, year 1961
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Phoenix (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A disfigured concentration-camp survivor, unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery, searches ravaged postwar Berlin for the husband who might have betrayed her to the Nazis.
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: neo noir, survivor, singing, auschwitz, haunted by the past, physical appearance, cons and scams, obsession, neo-noir, betrayal, nazi, holocaust ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1938, year 1945, year 1944 ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, tel aviv israel, west berlin west germany ...
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