Movies like Duel

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Duel (1971)
 7.6
 66K
Duel (1971)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Travelling businessman, David Mann, angers the driver of a rusty tanker whilst crossing the Californian desert. A simple trip turns deadly as Mann struggles to stay on the road while the tanker plays cat and mouse with his life.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, road movie, tense, suspenseful, slasher, scary, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: road rage, desert, stalking, car chase, chase, gas station, psychopath, salesman, truck driver, danger, duel, chases and races, on the road, mind game, telephone call, car accident, panic, cliff, railroad crossing, reckless driving, school bus, truck, escapades, deadly, off the road ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles

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Most similar movies to Duel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about chase, chases and races, car chase, danger, crimes, murder and deadly mostly in Thriller, Action and Horror genres. Some movies like Duel: The Hitcher (1986), The Car (1977), Joy Ride (2001), Breakdown (1997), Christine (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 45K
The Hitcher (1986)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young man who escaped the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked, framed for the hitcher's crimes, and has his life made into hell by the same man he escaped.
Style: road movie, psychological, suspenseful, slasher, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: stalking, hitchhiker, desert, serial killer, chase, gas station, psychopath, frame up, paranoia, danger, mass murder, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 10K
The Car (1977)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film is set in the fictional Utah community of Santa Ynez, which is being terrorized by a mysterious black coupe that appears out of nowhere and begins running people down. After the car kills off the town's Sheriff (John Marley), it ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, desert, small town, car chase, mystery, crimes, vengeance, violence spree, small town life, psychopath, danger, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 66K
Joy Ride (2001)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three young people on a road trip from Colorado to New Jersey talk to a trucker on their CB radio, then must escape when he turns out to be a psychotic killer.
Style: suspense, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stalker, truck driver, kidnapping, murder, cat and mouse, prank, trap, vengeance, psychopath, family relations, siblings relations, deathtrap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: colorado, new jersey, nebraska, wyoming, san antonio texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 52K
Breakdown (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his SUV breaks down on a remote Southwestern road, Jeff Taylor lets his wife, Amy, hitch a ride with a trucker to get help. When she doesn't return, Jeff fixes his SUV and tracks down the trucker -- who tells the police he's never ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, ransom, highway, uncover truth, chase, kidnapping, danger, woman in danger, gang, deception, truck driver, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, arizona, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 76K
Christine (1983)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car changes, so does Arnie, whose newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: objects come to life, obsession, chase, supernatural, classic car, car, survival, vengeance, bullying, murder, brutality, betrayal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, year 1958 ...
Place: california, southern california, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Vanishing Point (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Kowalski works for a car delivery service. He takes delivery of a 1970 Dodge Challenger to take from Colorado to San Francisco, California. Shortly after pickup, he takes a bet to get the car there in less than 15 hours.
Style: cult film, exciting, non-linear, offbeat, sincere ...
Plot: car chase, bet, car, on the road, race against time, hippie, hitchhiker, police, truck, nudity (full frontal - brief), escapades, blind character ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, utah, nevada, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 42K
The Hitcher (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: While driving through the New Mexico Desert during a rainy night, the college students Jim Halsey and his girlfriend Grace Andrews give a ride to the hitchhiker John Ryder. While in their car, the stranger proves to be a psychopath threatening the ...
Style: scary, slasher, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, gory, hitchhiker, gas station, psychopath, desert, murder, car chase, deadly, on the road, road trip, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.7
 9K
Highwaymen (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: James Cray watched as his wife was killed by Fargo, a hit-and-run serial murderer. After severely injuring Fargo and going to prison for several years, James is now determined to avenge his wife's death. He drives across the country looking for ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, scary, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, car chase, hit and run, murder, revenge, graphic violence, vengeance, deadly, crimes, danger, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead (2008)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While driving to Las Vegas for the bachelor party of her sister Melissa and her fiance Bobby, Kayla stops the car in the gas station to meet her date, Nik, a guy she met on the internet. Nik convinces her to take a secondary road under the protest ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, road movie, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: truck driver, chase, vengeance, psychopath, gory, prank, mind game, serial killer, woman in danger, murder, fear, desert ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 585
Black Cat Run (1998)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A girl is in love with a gas station attendant and sees him against her father's wishes. The father is the sheriff and shortly after a confrontation with the boy friend, he is killed by escaped convicts and the daughter is kidnapped. Everyone, ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, duct tape over mouth, race against time, chase, danger, rescue, desert, murder, false accusation, kidnapping, gas station, fugitives ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: oklahoma, texas, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 422
Relentless 3 (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Sam Dietz, the relentless police detective, returns to Los Angeles from a self-imposed exile to help the police solve another series of brutal killings committed by another crafty serial killer whom targets Dietz's latest love interest.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, chase, rivalry, crimes, crime, race against time, law enforcement, deadly, psychopath, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lost in Plainview (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, exciting, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, on the road, danger, chases and races, crimes, car chase, deadly, stalking, psychopath, chase ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, survival, siege, police station, convict, danger, crimes, brutality, gang, child killer, partners, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 136K
The Last Stand (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, South Korea
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, sheriff, hostage, small town, drug lord, fbi, escape, prisoner, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, las vegas, arizona, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 898
Midnight Ride (1990)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A house wife just left her cop husband, when she picks up Justin McKay she'll wish she never did as she's plunged into a nightmare and the grip of a psychotic killer.
Style: slasher, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, martial arts, murder, woman in danger, stalking, serial killer, chase, danger, on the run, hostage, immigrants, duct tape over mouth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: moscow russia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.5
 760
Cold Steel (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Detective Johnny Modine gets his Christmas celebration spoiled with news of his father's death, which seems the work of psychopathic junkies ...
Style: rough, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, investigation, police detective, crimes, rivalry, femme fatale, deadly, ex cop, vengeance, christmas eve, car chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 277K
Death Proof (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Austin's hottest DJ, Jungle Julia, sets out into the night to unwind with her two friends Shanna and Arlene. Covertly tracking their moves is Stuntman Mike, a scarred rebel leering from behind the wheel of his muscle car, revving just feet away.
Style: rough, exciting, cynical, slasher, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vengeance, serial killer, dark humor, violence, psychopath, chases and races, stalking, car chase, sadism, misogynist, exploitation, stuntman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 70s
Place: usa, texas, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The California Kid (1974)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A sadistic small-town sheriff has a habit of deliberately forcing speeders to their deaths on the mountain roads leading into town. The brother of one of the victims rolls into town in his hot rod to investigate his brother's death.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, small town, car chase, psychopath, serial killer, sheriff, car accident, hot rod, chase, dishonesty, amateur detective, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 70K
Cobra (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: gang, tough law enforcer, serial killer, police investigation, murder, rivalry, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, resistance, danger, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 1K
Runaway Car (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A nurse apprentice, who had a bad day at work, meets a computer programmer at a car garage. The man is urged to go somewhere, but his car is not ready yet, so the nurse offers him a ride. Before leaving the man, they pick up the nurse's baby ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious ...
Plot: chase, programmer, on the road, chases and races, danger, on the run, car chase, drive away, helicopter, garage, police, nurse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 3.2
 872
Road Rage (2000)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The highway to hell runs straight through a college campus in this compelling thriller about a killer truck. After helping a pretty co-ed out of a nasty domestic situation, Jim Travis gives the girl a lift home. But once on the road, the situation ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: car chase, stalking, chase, deadly, psychopath, out of the way, on the road, college life, crimes, danger, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
 490
Death Valley (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Four friends head to the desert to attend a winter rave. Instead, it turns into the trip to hell when they meet up with a couple of bad locals.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, desert, crimes, deadly, danger, escapades, buddies, gang, rivalry, chases and races, murder, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.3
 9K
The Forsaken (2001)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young man is in a race against time as he searches for a cure after becoming infected with a virus that will eventually turn him into a blood-sucking vampire.
Style: scary, rough, road movie, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hitchhiker, vampire, virus, on the road, danger, desert, vampire human love, supernatural, vampire slayer, gory, infected, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, colorado, arizona, usa, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 523
Night Drive (1977)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A housewife is stalked by a psycho after she sees him a murder a highway patrol officer.
Style: road movie, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: woman in danger, stalker, stalking, on the road, murder, psychopath, witness, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, rivalry, crimes, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: colorado, usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.7
 18K
F/X (1986)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A movies special effects man is hired by a government agency to help stage the assassination of a well known gangster. When the agency double cross him, he uses his special effects to trap the gangster and the corrupt agents.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, corruption, murder, manhunt, deception, disguise, witness protection, assassination, gangsters, mission of murder, frame up, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 3.8
 1K
The Maze (2010)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Five friends break into a closed corn maze in the middle of the night and decide to play a harmless game of tag. Little do they know that a psychopathic killer has decided to play along. As they wander aimlessly through the maze the murderer follows ...
Style: suspenseful, slasher, rough, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, danger, psychopath, survival, deadly, stalking, gory, strong violent content, chases and races, friends, maze, game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
 107K
Patriot Games (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.
Style: intense, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, revenge, cia, assassination, terrorist, danger, rivalry, boat chase, hitman, secret agents, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, london, maryland, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 373K
Furious 7 (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Japan, Canada, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, chases and races, car race, street racing, car, race, chase, danger, crimes, muscle car, bodyguard, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, tokyo, dominican republic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: John McClane is back and badder than ever, and this time he's working for Homeland Security. He calls on the services of a young hacker in his bid to stop a ring of Internet terrorists intent on taking control of America's computer ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hacker, fbi, terrorism, one man army, lone hero, gunfight, police officer, bomb, chaos, heroes, hostage, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., los angeles, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.9
 15K
Earthquake (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Earthquake is a 1974 American disaster film that achieved huge box-office success, continuing the disaster film genre of the 1970s where recognizable all-star casts attempt to survive life or death situations. The plot concerns the struggle for ...
Style: disaster movie, suspenseful, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: natural disaster, catastrophe, survival, danger, chaos, earthquake, national guard, forces of nature, love affair, save the day, daring rescue, infidelity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%