Movies like The Hitcher

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The Hitcher (1986)
 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, cult film, psychological thriller, rough, twists and turns, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: stalking, hitchhiker, desert, serial killer, chase, gas station, psychopath, frame up, paranoia, danger, mass murder, gunfight, police chase, highway, dismemberment, on the run, rain, police brutality, mind game, gun, manhunt, truck stop, gory, sadism, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, california

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Most similar movies to The Hitcher

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, rough and suspense films with plots about murder, danger, death, violence, chase, brutality and crimes mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The Hitcher: Duel (1971), Joy Ride (2001), Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), When a Stranger Calls (1979), Unhinged (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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 ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: road rage, desert, stalking, car chase, chase, gas station, psychopath, salesman, truck driver, danger, duel, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ 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%
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%
When a Stranger Calls (1979)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.
Style: suspenseful, slasher, scary, psychological, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stalking, nanny, private detective, murder, psychopath, urban legend, serial killer, vengeance, police investigation, obsession, mind game, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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 ⇓
100%
 6.0
 56K
Unhinged (2020)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A case of road rage turns into full-blown terror when an unstable driver follows a woman and her son.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: maniac, woman in danger, road rage, evil man, stalker, stalking, mentally unstable, pursuit, threat, psychopath, driving, on the road ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A sadistic serial killer terrorizes a couple driving on a rural highway in Texas while killing numerous people and framing them for his killings.
Style: scary, serious, realistic, psychological, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, on the road, hitchhiker, survival, psychopath, danger, crimes, police investigation, mind game, law enforcement, vengeance, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 12K
The Hit List (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A disgruntled man creates a hit list with a stranger during a drunken night out and must then race to try to save those he marked for extermination as the bodies begin to pile up and all fingers point to him.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, murder, track down, police investigation, crimes, hitman, psychopath, life turned upside down, fish out of water, family in danger, on the run, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle washington, seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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%
No Man's Land: The Rise of Reeker (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sheriff and his son who are tracking down a group of bank robbers on their way to Mexico, only to discover that they are being stalked by a far more deadly enemy — The Reeker.
Style: scary, slasher, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, serial killer, murder, supernatural, burned alive, death, good versus evil, ghost, supernatural ability, danger, survival, psychopath ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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%
 5.1
 26K
See No Evil (2006)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A group of delinquents are sent to clean the Blackwell Hotel. Little do they know reclusive psychopath Jacob Goodnight (Jacobs) has holed away in the rotting hotel. When one of the teens is captured, those who remain -- a group that includes the cop ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, slasher, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, sadistic horror, hotel, danger, murder, maniac, characters killed one by one, slasher killer, axe, serial murder, religious fanatic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Taking of Beverly Hills (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A chemical spill has caused the occupants of Beverly Hills to be forcibly evacuated. A retiring football player left behind, finds that the toxic gas emulating from the spill is a bogus front for a heist set up by fired police officers out to ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, evacuation, car chase, danger, race against time, chase, master criminal, on the run, one man army, daring rescue, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: beverly hills, california
⇓ 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 ⇓
26%
 5.7
 14K
Blue Steel (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, tense, exciting, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: policewoman, stalking, obsession, serial killer, murder, psychopath, crimes, mind game, crime, police investigation, female protagonist, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, cult film, harsh ...
Plot: cannibalism, blood, desert, kidnapping, incest, rape, survival, stalking, gory, family in danger, danger, violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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 ⇓
25%
Cohen and Tate (1988)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A boy kidnapped by two mismatched hitmen puts them at each other's throats while being driven to their employers, possibly to be killed. Cohen, an older professional becomes increasingly irritated with his partner Tate, a brutish killer, when ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, psychopath, hitman, gangsters, danger, assassination attempt, on the run, witness protection, child abduction, assassin, missing person ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, oklahoma, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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302
 7.0
 35K
Near Dark (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars.
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, road movie, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, hitchhiker, gang, small town, femme fatale, rescue, drifter, supernatural, danger, deadly, crimes, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, usa, texas, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 18K
Nighthawks (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An international terrorist has New York in a grip of panic and it's up to Det. Sgt. Deke DaSilva to take him down.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, hostage, tough law enforcer, crime, crimes, master criminal, danger, working undercover, hostages, fighting crime, chase ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, london, paris france, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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 ⇓
24%
 4.1
 316
Hangfire (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a large group of escaped convicts take Ike Slayton, a Vietnam veteran's wife hostage, Slayton enlists the help of his old army friend in a furious search to find her, while a hard-nosed National Guardsman leads a platoon of solders ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: evacuation, hostage, kidnapping, small town, heroes, danger, escape, profanity, fugitives, confined, save the day, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Surviving the Game (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mason is a man down on his luck with nothing to lose when he's approached to lead a group of wealthy hunters on an expedition in the Pacific Northwest. But things get really twisted when Mason discovers the group isn't after wild animals ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: homeless, survival, psychopath, chase, human prey, chases and races, deadly, hunting, isolation, escapades, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle washington, seattle, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Tactical Assault (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this high-flying action thriller, an expert Air Force flyer finds himself forced to use every trick he has ever learned to stop a murderous, insane former colleague and friend from exacting deadly revenge upon him.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter jet, gulf war, chase, soldier, military, airplane, battles, one man army, chases and races, adventure, rivalry, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.6
 26K
Fire with Fire (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fireman takes an unexpected course of action when a man whom he's been ordered to testify against – after being held up at a local convenience store – threatens him.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, firemen, witness protection, vigilantism, murder, danger, police detective, u.s. marshal, rescue, vengeance, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new orleans, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.3
 13K
Fair Game (1995)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Max Kirkpatrick is a cop who protects Kate McQuean, a civil law attorney, from a renegade KGB team out to terminate her
Style: realistic, stylized, suspenseful, serious, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, on the run, kgb, woman in danger, danger, gunfight, hostage, foot chase, conspiracy, police detective, fbi, police protection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.3
 3K
Deadly Prey (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of sadistic mercenaries led by Col. John Hogan kidnap Michael Danton from his home, and set him loose on the grounds of their secret camp to be used as training for new recruits. Danton has been called the "most perfect killer ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, manhunt, chase, survival, gunfight, exploding body, rifle, psychopath, mercenary, swamp, rapist, military ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.9
 11K
Turbulence (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On a flight transporting dangerous convicts, murderer Ryan Weaver manages to break free and cause complete chaos throughout the plane. As various people on board fall victim to Weaver, it is ultimately down to flight attendant Teri Halloran to keep ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airplane, stewardess, hijacking, christmas, danger, psychopath, airplane accident, crimes, landing, control room, murder, arrest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Hero and the Terror (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Danny O'Brien is back in action fighting the notorious Simon Moon, also known as The Terror. Three years earlier O'Brien had single-handedly captured The Terror and was called Hero by the people of L.A. Now Simon has escaped and has ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, martial arts, murder, pregnancy, haunted by the past, psychopath, police investigation, moon, wannabe, track down, prison, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
 12K
Trespass (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two Arkansas firemen, Vince and Don, get hold of a map that leads to a cache of stolen gold in an abandoned factory in East St. Louis. What they don't know is that the factory is in the turf of a local gang, who come by to execute one of their ...
Style: exciting, rough, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: gang, murder, drug dealing, treasure hunt, gangsters, revenge, chase, partners, crimes, danger, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, arkansas, new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%