Movies like The Hitcher

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The Hitcher (2007)
 5.6
 41K
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 young couple with a knife, but Jim succeeds to throw him out of the car on the road. On the next morning, the young couple sees John in another car.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic, brutal, remake of cult film, road movie, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, gory, hitchhiker, slasher, gas station, psychopath, desert, murder, car chase, deadly, on the road, road trip, mind game, crimes, on the run, danger, helicopter, false accusation, survival, brutality, torture, car accident, police station, shotgun, deputy sheriff ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, texas, usa

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Most similar movies to The Hitcher

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and rough films with plots about serial killer, murder, psychopath, deadly, crimes, danger and slasher mostly in Thriller, Horror and Crime genres. Some movies like The Hitcher: Mindhunters (2004), Wolf Creek (2005), Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead (2008), The Last House on the Left (2009), Duel (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, on the road, psychopath, survival, law enforcement, danger, crimes, police investigation, mind game, vengeance, woman in danger, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 44K
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: psychological, road movie, suspenseful, cult film, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitchhiker, desert, gas station, psychopath, stalking, frame up, paranoia, slasher, mass murder, serial killer, chase, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.4
 58K
Mindhunters (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, UK, Finland, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.
Style: scary, suspenseful, surprise ending, twist ending, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, profiler, trap, mind game, island, dishonesty, investigation, confined, law enforcement, murder, unknown killer, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 68K
Wolf Creek (2005)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Stranded backpackers in remote Australia fall prey to a murderous bushman who offers to fix their car, then takes them captive
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, cult film ...
Plot: sadistic horror, slasher, outback, psychopath, on the road, massacre, tourist, torture, sex maniac, friendship, serial killer, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1999
Place: australia, sydney australia, texas
⇓ 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, psychological, scary ...
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 ⇓
67%
The Last House on the Left (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A group of teenage girls heading into the city hook up with a gang of drug-addled ne'er-do-wells and are brutally murdered. The killers find their way to the home of one of their victim's parents, where both father and mother exact a ...
Style: brutal, scary, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, slasher, violence, sexualized violence, woman in danger, sadism, torture, violence against women, danger, murder, rage, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 63K
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, car chase, chase, truck driver, stalking, gas station, psychopath, salesman, chases and races, duel, on the road ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Joy Ride 3: Road Kill (2014)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rusty Nail is back on the road again looking to punish injustice at every turn - and this time it's with a group of hotheaded street racers on their way to the Road Rally 1000. As they drive through a desolate shortcut on the way to the race, ...
Style: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: truck driver, psychopath, mentally unstable, graphic violence, sadistic horror, on the run, deadly, danger, crimes, chases and races, psycho murderer, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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9885
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1220
mind game movies
1172
 6.2
 179K
Saw III (2006)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jigsaw has disappeared. Along with his new apprentice Amanda, the puppet-master behind the cruel, intricate games that have terrified a community and baffled police has once again eluded capture and vanished. While city detective scramble to locate ...
Style: scary, psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, mind game, trap, torture, mutilation, master criminal, race against time, psychopath, surgery, deathtrap, terminal illness, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 1K
Death Valley (1982)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A divorced mother, her young son and her new boyfriend set out on a road trip through Death Valley and run afoul of a local serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: desert, slasher, twins, serial killer, psychopath, murder, teenage life, gory, family relations, deadly, danger, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 59K
The Collector (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.
Style: scary, brutal, macabre, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, serial killer, trap, home invasion, torture, violence, gory, extreme violence, homicidal maniac, danger, masked man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
When a Stranger Calls (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Far away from the site of a gruesome murder, a teenager named Jill Johnson arrives at a luxurious home for a baby-sitting job. With the children fast asleep, she settles in for what she expects to be an ordinary evening. Soon, the ringing of a phone ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: nanny, murder, survival, high school, serial killer, crimes, mind game, woman in danger, psychopath, danger, prank, stalking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.6
 6K
Dark Ride (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ten years after he brutally murdered two girls, a killer escapes from a mental institution and returns to his turf, the theme park attraction called Dark Ride. About to crash his path are a group of college kids on a road trip who stumble across the ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, amusement park, murder, serial killer, mental institution, deadly, crimes, youth, gory, homicidal maniac, maniac ...
Time: contemporary, year 2003, year 1989, year 1990
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Nature of the Beast (1995)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two men, both hiding a deadly secret, are on a murderous rampage through the desert.
Style: rough, psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, desert, police investigation, psychopath, mystery, on the run, crimes, chase, danger, rivalry, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Henry II: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1996)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Henry has wandered into a small town looking for work and a place to stay. He gets a job delivering and cleaning porto-potties and moves in with a co-worker until he gets his feet off of the ground. Henry and his new friend soon start to kill.
Style: rough, psychological, scary, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, violence, psychopath, police investigation, investigation, buddies, tragic hero, mind game, deadly, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.4
 971
American Crime (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young smalltown reporter, Jessie St. Claire, begins investigating a killer stalking his victims making video tapes. This might just be the career opportunity, which she has hoped for. When she herself becomes a target and suddenly disappears, the ...
Style: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, deadly, investigation, crimes, stalking, crime, mind game, serial killer, psychopath, who done it, uncover truth, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Suspended Animation (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Hollywood animator Tom (Alex McArthur) gets lost in the Michigan woods after a snowmobile ride goes wrong. He finds refuge at an isolated cabin inhabited by two sisters (Laura Esterman and Sage Allen). Initially grateful to them, Tom soon realizes ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, danger, obsession, survival, crimes, mind game, rescue, slasher, deadly, isolation, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, hitchhiker, disfigurement, murder, violence, torture, sadistic horror, chainsaw, psychopath, white trash, cannibal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, latin america, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 6.2
 48K
Untraceable (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Special Agent Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane) works in an elite division of the FBI dedicated to fighting cybercrime. She thinks she has seen it all, until a particularly sadistic criminal arises on the Internet. This tech-savvy killer posts live feeds ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, suspense, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, webcam, website, kidnapping, investigation, special agents, internet, torture, violence, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.3
 26K
The Watcher (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: FBI agent Joel Campbell, burnt-out and shell-shocked after years spent chasing serial killers, flees L.A. to begin a new life for himself in Chicago. But five months later, Joel's best laid plans are abruptly cut short when his new hometown ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, riddles and clues, fbi, psychopath, psychiatrist, mind game, obsession, race against time, chase, terror ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Chrissie and her friends set out on a road trip for a final fling before one is shipped off to Vietnam. Along the way, bikers harass the foursome and cause an accident that throws Chrissie from the vehicle. The lawman who arrives on the scene kills ...
Style: realistic, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, violence, psychopath, cruelty, torture, murder, cannibal, gory, cannibalism, severed foot, sadism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
 1K
Relentless (1989)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles police detectives, cynical veteran Malloy and cocky rookie Dietz, hunt for a serial killer, an ex-cop named Taylor, whom randomly chooses his victims from a phone directory.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, exciting, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, crime, crimes, vengeance, stalking, mentally unstable, partners against crime, chases and races, maniac, police detective ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.3
 514
Twist of Fate (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Troubled police detective Jack Lucas is falsely accused of a series of murders and must prove his innocence by catching the real serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, serial killer, psychopath, murder, frame up, car chase, investigation, mind game, race against time, protagonist as suspect, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young woman learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from her deceased grandmother. After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound ...
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, hitchhiker, serial killer, violence spree, psychopath, killing off one by one, danger, crimes, gore, death, serial murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 70s, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Ulli Lommel's Zodiac Killer (2005)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A young man who works at a nursing home uses the legendary Zodiac killer's M.O. to kill people who neglect their elderly relatives.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, wannabe, murder, secret society, police investigation, mind game, police detective, slasher, rivalry, obsession, woman in danger, gory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 8K
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, crimes, danger, deadly, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
B.T.K. Killer (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Veteran Boogey Man and Zodiac Killer director Ulli Lommel continues his long tradition of delivering tense thrills with this relentless look at the life of the elusive, Kansas-based serial killer known to authorities only as "B.T.K." ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, investigation, life is a bitch, mind game, police investigation, chase, crimes, police detective, danger, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 1.3
 276
Mummy Maniac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Based on true events, tells how a serial murderer, kidnaps and tortures then bandaging girls like mummies.
Style: psychological, scary, rough, psychotronic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mummy, deadly creature, crimes, supernatural, law enforcement, slasher, murder, parents and children, police detective, psychiatrist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 46K
The Collection (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Arkin escapes with his life from the vicious grips of "The Collector" during an entrapment party where he adds beautiful Elena to his "Collection." Instead of recovering from the trauma, Arkin is suddenly abducted from the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: trap, slasher, serial killer, escape, sadistic horror, gory, survival horror, masked killer, serial murder, mercenary, crimes, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.3
 4K
Hit and Run (2009)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mary Murdock, a college student, thinks she's hit and killed a cat with her car driving home drunk from a party. She is horrified beyond words when she gets home and discovers a man's nearly dead body impaled on the bumper of her Jeep. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, suspense
Plot: murder, psychopath, dark and stormy night, hit and run, investigation, danger, uncover truth, who done it, stalking, deadly, chase, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%