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 captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense and suspense films and TV shows about / with border, crimes, friendship, soldier, society, violence, police, death, betrayal and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
border movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as border: The Dragon Prince (2018), Bordertown (2016), Border Run (2012), Distant Lights (2003), Tears of the Sun (2003), Teli and Toli (2016), Heavy Trip (2018), The Boat Is Full (1981), 2 Guns (2013), The Border (2008).

List of border movies

The Dragon Prince (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
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, dark fantasy ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dragon, magic, adventure, elf, heir to the throne, sword and sorcery, prince, imaginary kingdom, save the kingdom, conflict, exile, egg ...
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Bordertown (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Finland, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Peculiar detective Kari Sorjonen escapes the hustle and bustle of big city to a small border town.
Style: gloomy, captivating, tense, enigmatic, suspense
Audience: kids
Plot: border, crime investigation, small town, police detective, family relations, police, teenage girl, corruption, eccentricity, crimes, society, friendship ...
Place: finland, russia
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Border Run (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A female American reporter searches for her missing brother against the backdrop of violence and human smuggling across the US/Mexican border.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, border, woman in danger, illegal immigration, investigation, uncover truth, journalism, dishonesty, crimes, u.s. mexico border, sibling, woman with a gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
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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, captivating, realistic, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: border, immigrants, politics, couples, human spirit, political unrest, state affairs, hopes, life is a bitch, injustice, against the odds, rebelliousness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, germany, europe, ukraine
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Tears of the Sun (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their ...
Style: serious, suspense, compassionate, factual, political ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, jungle, soldier, civil war, navy seal, rescue mission, army, brutality, gunfight, commando, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
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Teli and Toli (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 77 min.
Story: This down-to-earth story that takes place in the mountains of North Caucasus, between two adjacent villages – Ossetian Toli and Georgian Teli – tells us about simple and naïve people that governments try to divide today by an official state ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, captivating, satirical, light
Plot: border, village, neighbor, family history, roommate, satire, social satire, society, social relations, lifestyle, elderly, friendship ...
Place: caucasus
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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, humorous, light, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heavy metal, rock, heavy metal culture, viking, rock music, rock band, road trip, small town, border, grave robbing, finnish, friendship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: finland, norway, scandinavia, eastern europe
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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, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak
Plot: hindu, border, confined, life is a bitch, injustice, family problems, missing person, prison life, wartime life, parents and children, prison, sex crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: pakistan, india
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, world war two, border, refugee, anti semitism, children, ship, passport, racial prejudice, escape attempt, border crossing, train ...
Time: 1940s
Place: switzerland, germany, europe, zurich switzerland
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2 Guns (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another find they have been set up by the mob -- the very organization the two men believe they have been stealing money from.
Style: buddy comedy, exciting, humorous, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, undercover, organized crime, working undercover, foe turned friend, corruption, bank robbery, cia, conspiracy, money, betrayal, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, mexico, california
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The Border (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Border is a Canadian drama that aired on CBC Television and 20 other TV networks worldwide. It was created by Peter Raymont, Lindalee Tracey, Janet MacLean and Jeremy Hole of White Pine Pictures. The Executive in Charge of Production is Janice ...
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: national security, terrorism, law enforcement, crimes, abduction, fighting crime, politics, society, border, border patrol, immigration, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Sicario (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Hong Kong
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young female FBI agent joins a secret CIA operation to take down a Mexican cartel boss, a job that ends up pushing her ethical and moral values to the limit.
Style: realistic, suspense, neo noir, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: drug cartel, cia, u.s. mexico border, black ops, mercenary, swat team, drug smuggling, fbi agent, tough girl, vigilantism, revenge, cia agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, arizona, tucson arizona ...
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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: talky, serious, rough, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: corruption, u.s. mexico border, murder, crimes, police, moral ambiguity, hitman, dark hero, kidnapping, emigration, police corruption, character study ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, california
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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, erotic ...
Plot: gay, first gay sexual experience, gay sex, lgbt, illegal immigration, border crossing, black market, crime gone awry, crimes, partners, homosexual, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
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600 Miles (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Arnulfo Rubio smuggles weapons from Arizona to Mexico for a drug cartel, but he is being investigated by agent Harris. When agent Harris blows his covers, he and Arnulfo end up in a journey where he will be the hostage of this young criminal.
Style: tense, serious, suspense, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: on the run, escapades, crimes, on the road, cartel, government agency, arms dealing, criminal, border, desert, gang, reluctant partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, arizona, latin america
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The Line (2017)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Slovakia, Ukraine
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Criminal thriller about traffickers and smugglers from Ukrainian border. The feature film about the borders and the life on their edge.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Plot: smuggling, drug dealer, corruption, border, drugs, betrayal, organized crime, drug abuse, crimes, crime boss, criminal, female nudity ...
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Rx (Simple Lies) (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: What is meant to be a weekend party across the border soon becomes a heartbreaking journey that tests the boundaries of companionship, romantic love and personal ethics.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, road movie
Plot: police, on the road, death, crimes, drug dealing, getting home, friendship, border, murder, death of friend, mexican border, drug traffic ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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Puckoon (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Spike Milligan's book about the divided Irish village of Puckoon comes to the big screen.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, biting, realistic ...
Plot: life turned upside down, comedy of errors, satire, society, politics, social relations, disorder, cons and scams, political unrest, village life, village, border ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: ireland
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Beyond Borders (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in ...
Style: touching, emotional, thought provoking, romantic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: charity, un, war, romance, abroad, brutality, love, corruption, survival, surgery, starvation, life philosophy ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, year 1993, year 1995, year 1988 ...
Place: africa, london, cambodia, ethiopia, chechnya ...
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On the Border (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Croatia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Petra, a young, just graduated economist returns to her native village Lokvica to take part in illegal business of smothering tobacco and other goods over the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina, led by her grandmother Zorka.
Style: entertaining, captivating, humorous, semi serious, satirical
Plot: smuggling, village, farce, border, satire, breaking the law, small village, smuggler, getting home, family relations, social satire, outlaw gang ...
Place: bosnia
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Desert Dream (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: This film takes place in a remote area, a desert region situated somewhere between the Mongolia and Chinese border. The town has become nearly void of all inhabitants except for Hangai, who works obsessively to plant trees in the desert area. ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, parents and children, single parent, friendship, village life, isolation, village, desert, border, social relations, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mongolia, china, korea, asia
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Wonderland (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ten directors of a new generation of filmmakers tell how differently people in Switzerland cope with the worst imaginable disaster; the fact of being dependent on other countries.
Style: captivating, unusual plot structure, thought provoking, tense, political ...
Plot: politics, immigrants, political unrest, controversy, border, german, french, swiss, european union, world politics, filmmaker, problem ...
Time: year 2015
Place: switzerland, zurich switzerland
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The Border Post (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia, Serbia, UK, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Austria
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At a small border-post on the Yugoslav-Albanian border, yet another generation of soldiers suffering the usual amount of boredom awaits the end of their service, counting days to the moment when they should take their uniforms off for good. It is ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sex comedy, sexy ...
Plot: war, soldier, comedy of errors, couples, dishonesty, state affairs, politics, military, infidelity, army, border, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: former yugoslavia, macedonia, europe, bosnia, serbia ...
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El cartel (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Mexico's current criminal climate, EL CÁRTEL is a rare look into the values and practices of the world's most intriguing and enigmatic industry - the multi-billion dollar business of drug trafficking. When Jules Land, a naïve ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, media, chase, journalist, business, border, drug cartel, criminal heroes, journalism, clergy, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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The Blackout (2019)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 127 min.
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: tense, captivating, exciting, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: russian soldier, alien invasion, life is a bitch, adventure, survival, catastrophe, russian army, death, soldier, border, society, friendship ...
Time: future
Place: eastern europe
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Mi mejor enemigo (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Chile, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After losing their bearings, a group of Chilean soldiers learns some lessons about their enemy's humanity in this dark comedy set during the 1970s war between Chile and Argentina. Digging in where they are, the troop soon discovers a nearby ...
Style: semi serious, tragicomedy, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: soldier, military, friendship, anti war, culture clash, human nature, society, patrol, island, border, rivalry, hapless soldier ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: chile, argentina, latin america, south america, patagonia
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15 Minutes of War (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: February 1976. Somalian rebels hijack a school bus carrying 21 French children and their teacher in Djibouti City. When the terrorists drive it to a no-man’s-land on the border between Somalia and French territory, the French Government sends out ...
Style: serious, suspense, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: sniper, french foreign legion, hostage, terrorist group, terrorist, terrorism, hostage situation, french history, child hostage, kids in trouble, terrorist attack, border ...
Time: year 1976, 70s
Place: somalia, africa
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Collateral (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 230 min.
TV show
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: intelligence agency, conspiracy, murder investigation, law enforcement, scientific experiment, female detective, murder, crimes, rescue, lookalikes, border, workplace romance ...
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Smuggling Hendrix (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Cyprus, Germany, Greece
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Caught between the mob and border patrol, washed-up musician Yiannis must put his plans to leave Cyprus on hold when his beloved dog escapes across the wall to the island's Turkish side.
Style: disturbing, satirical, semi serious, psychological, captivating
Plot: dog, human dog relationship, human animal relationship, owner dog relationship, animal human communication, trespassing, border crossing, border, friendship, musician's life, musician, satire ...
Place: cyprus, turkey
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In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, suspense, philosophical, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: immortality, fighting the system, time, distopia, love, future dystopia, dystopic future, social differences, wealth, class differences, race against time, love story ...
Time: future, near future
Place: los angeles, usa
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