Border movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant border movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, bleak and captivating films and TV shows about / with border, death, murder, violence, danger, friendship, crimes, blood, betrayal and police plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, Germany, Finland and other countries.
border movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as border: Heavy Trip (2018), The Aliens (2017), Naakaa (2017), Sugar Sand (2017), Bordertown (2016), The 11th Hour (2014), Distant Lights (2003), The Fourth War (1990), Criminal Hearts (1996), The Border (1982).

List of border movies

Heavy Trip (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Finland, Norway, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Turo is stuck in a small village and the best thing in his life is being the lead vocalist for the amateur metal band Impaled Rektum. He and his bandmates have practiced for 12 years without playing a single gig. The guys get a surprise visitor from ...
Style: road movie
Plot: viking, coffin, road trip, blood, parody, bazooka, grave robbing, lapland, mental patient, grave, vomiting, border ...
Place: finland, norway
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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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Naakaa (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Nepal
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Goldie, a small time smuggler of Barhabise who is in need of a profiting consignment to recover from his current bankruptcy. He gets an emergency call from a local smuggler and businessman of the area to rescue a Tibetan girl and her transporter ...
Plot: border, murder, police, revenge, violence, chase, blood, jealousy, fight, crime
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Sugar Sand (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: End of the 1970s in East Germany: Fred and Jonas are close friends. The 10-year-olds live near at the German-German frontier. After the mother from Jonas has made an exit application, the boys have to recognize that they are soon separated from each ...
Plot: border, immigration, border crossing, german, emigrant, emigration, friendship, boy, single mother, little boy, baltic sea, mother son relationship
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, west germany, gdr, germany
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Bordertown (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Finland, France
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Peculiar detective Kari Sorjonen escapes the hustle and bustle of big city to a small border town.
Style: gloomy
Plot: border, small town, eccentricity, teenage daughter, corruption, politician, police, cancer patient, crime investigation, teenage girl, teenager, police officer ...
Place: finland, russia
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The 11th Hour (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Successful businesswoman Maria has achieved everything except what she wants the most - a baby of her own. She decides to deal with the matter by herself and embarks on a desperate and dangerous journey in order to make her dream come true.
Plot: prostitute, border, black market, desperation, russian mafia, businesswoman, middle aged woman, human trafficking, female nudity, woman, wanting to have children, little person ...
Place: czech republic, germany
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Ramchand: The Untouchable Pakistani (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a actual events, the story is about a Pakistani Hindu boy and his father who accidentally cross the border into India from their village in Pakistan at a time of extreme war like tension between the 2 countries and end up spending 5 years ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: hindu, border, family in crisis, prison, missing person, family problems, family relations, village, life is a bitch, wartime life, prison life, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: pakistan, india
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Distant Lights (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lichter is an episodic tale from Hans-Christian Schmid about the life on the boarder between Germany and Poland. The film sheds light on the everyday stories of escape and desperateness.
Style: serious, atmospheric, sincere, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: taxi driver, architect, border, rebellion, rock, injustice, rebelliousness, society, polish, against the odds, couple relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland, germany, europe, ukraine
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The Fourth War (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Cold War drama about two gung-ho border commanders (Roy Scheider, Jurgen Prochnow) who carry out their own private war against each other on the German - Czechoslovakia border.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: soldier, border, cold war, military, nuclear holocaust, political intrigue, heroes, military life, chases and races, crimes, anti war, battles ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, czechoslovakia, vietnam, asia, europe
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Criminal Hearts (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A jilted woman out for revenge picks up a hitchhiker running from police. An innocent road trip becomes mixed with passion and danger.
Plot: border, fbi, female nudity, target practice, killing spree, old west, cactus
Place: mexico
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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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Cannon for Cordoba (1970)
Genre: Action, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In 1916, a Mexican rebel named Cordoba steals six cannons from the forces of General Pershing who's been sent to bring order to the Texas-Mexico border. Pershing assigns a soldier named Rod Douglas to retrieve the cannons.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, border, betrayal, heroes, military, rivalry, adventure, lone wolves, escapades, danger, anti war, tough heroes ...
Time: 1910s
Place: mexico, texas, usa, latin america
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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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Sauna (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: Finland, Czech Republic
Duration: 83 min.
Story: It is 1595. Brutal wars have just ended in an uneasy peace between Protestant Sweden and Orthodox Russia. We focus on the spiritual defeats of two conquered Finnish brothers, one a hardened near-psychopathic war hero, the other a gentle scientist in ...
Style: atmospheric, scary, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: redemption, russian, ghost, border, post war, gothic horror, village, supernatural, siblings relations, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: europe, finland
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The Blackout (2019)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia
Story: No meteorites hit Earth, no terrorists put the world in danger, no atomic war was started, but something did go wrong. Contact between most towns on Earth has been severed. A small ring-like area in Eastern Europe still has electricity, and maybe ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, russian soldier, danger, russian army, border, friendship, society, life is a bitch, culture clash, adventure, hopes, dialogue ...
Time: future
Place: eastern europe
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Collateral (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 57 min.
Story: When a pizza delivery driver is shot dead in south London, a tenacious detective goes after the people traffickers behind his murder and unravels a conspiracy that goes to the top.
Style: futuristic, tense, captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, murder investigation, murder, intelligence agency, scientific experiment, crimes, female detective, danger, rescue, border, law enforcement, lookalikes ...
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The Dragon Prince (2018)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 26 min.
Story: An extraordinary discovery inspires two human princes and an elven assassin to team up on an epic quest to bring peace to their warring lands.
Style: exciting, captivating, feel good, enigmatic
Audience: family outing
Plot: dragon, sword and sorcery, adventure, elf, prince, imaginary kingdom, magic, save the kingdom, assassin, heir to the throne, conflict, black magic ...
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30 Segundos para Morir (1981)
Genre: Action
Country: Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three brothers smuggle arms and drugs from Mexico into the US.
Plot: border, mexican border, gun, drug cartel, brother, crime, brothers, drug
Place: mexico
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IDI: Inspector Dawood Ibrahim (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story follows Dawood, who wishes to don the cop uniform right from his childhood. He grows up to be a straight-laced, passionate policeman, who is sent off to a sleepy border suburb Kollanahalli for his first posting. An unexpected turn of ...
Plot: remote village, police, border, robbery, police station, ruby, gang, malayalam
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Rambo (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When governments fail to act on behalf of captive missionaries, ex-Green Beret John James Rambo sets aside his peaceful existence along the Salween River in a war-torn region of Thailand to take action. Although he's still haunted by violent ...
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, boat, warrior, jungle, sniper, bomb, torture, rape, rapist, military, master warrior, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: burma, thailand, asia, arizona, southeast asia ...
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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, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: sexual abuse, kidnapping, missing child, slavery, virginity, child abuse, sex, human trafficking, rescue, track down, cocaine, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico city, usa, texas, poland, new jersey
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Over the Border (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After learning that his grandfather is alive and living in Seoul, a North Korean musician must leave his fiancee behind and accompany his family to South Korea.
Plot: border, romance, family, orchestra, grandfather, escape, musician, letter, danger, money, marriage, promise ...
Place: korea
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The Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, Olympic swimmer Harry Melchior defects from East Germany in the 1960s and hatches a daring plot to help his sister and others flee East Berlin through a 145-yard underground tunnel.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: tunnel, betrayal, politics, cold war, berlin wall, escape, political unrest, communism, state affairs, escapades, confined, daring rescue ...
Time: 1960s
Place: germany, europe, german democratic republic, east berlin, east germany ...
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The Last Stand (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ray Owens is sheriff of the quiet US border town of Sommerton Junction after leaving the LAPD following a bungled operation. Following his escape from the FBI, a notorious drug baron, his gang, and a hostage are heading toward Sommerton Junction ...
Style: exciting, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, small town, tough law enforcer, drug lord, fbi, escape, prisoner, sheriff, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, arizona, las vegas, california, mexico
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J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the DMZ separating North and South Korea, two North Korean soldiers have been killed, supposedly by one South Korean soldier. But the 11 bullets found in the bodies, together with the 5 remaining bullets in the assassin's magazine clip, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: soldier, friendship, investigation, military, suicide, shooting, war, politics, sergeant, undercover, friends, superior ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea, north korea, south korea, asia, israel
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The Coast Guard (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An overzealous soldier mentally deteriorates after killing an innocent man he thought was a spy.
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological
Plot: soldier, mental illness, mistaken identity, rape, obsession, crimes, village life, disorder, military life, social relations, village, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, seoul
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The Running Man (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An insurance man (Alan Bates) gets chummy in Spain with a couple (Laurence Harvey, Lee Remick) who have collected on a fake death.
Style: tense, cynical, mind bending, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, on the run, investigator, insurance, disorder, hidden identity, private detective, dishonesty, mind game, crime, manipulations, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: spain, england, paris france
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Rolling Thunder (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran, Charles Rane, returns home after years in a POW camp and is treated as a hero. When thugs invade his home to steal the silver coins he received for his service, they mangle his hand and leave him and his family for dead. Rane ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, murder, violence, homecoming, vietnam veteran, deadly, buddies, rivalry, crime, human nature, death wish ...
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, mexico, tokyo ...
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Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Mary Stuart attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, only to find herself condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Style: serious, realistic, bad ending, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, rivalry, royal court, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, political unrest, state affairs, queen elizabeth i, queen, female protagonist, protestant, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
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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: sincere, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: train ride, train, friendship, native americans, immigrants, society, leaving home, coming of age, american dream, follow your dream, hopes, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, latin america, central america, guatemala, usa
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