Movies like Joy Ride

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Joy Ride (2001)
 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, tense, scary, rough, surprise ending, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stalker, truck driver, kidnapping, murder, cat and mouse, prank, trap, vengeance, psychopath, family relations, siblings relations, deathtrap, road trip, friendship, radio, crimes, haunted by the past, chases and races, trapped, wilderness, mind game, disorder, deadly, terrorizing, stupidity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: colorado, new jersey, wyoming, san diego california, nebraska, salt lake city utah, san antonio texas

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Most similar movies to Joy Ride

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, serious and realistic films with plots about murder, chase, brutality, death, deadly, kidnapping and danger mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Action genres. Some movies like Joy Ride: The Hitcher (1986), Duel (1971), A Perfect Getaway (2009), Breakdown (1997), When a Stranger Calls (2006). 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%
 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%
A Perfect Getaway (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: For their honeymoon, newlyweds Cliff and Cydney head to the tropical islands of Hawaii. While journeying through the paradisaical countryside the couple encounters Kale and Cleo, two disgruntled hitchhikers and Nick and Gina, two wild but ...
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, scary ...
Plot: murderous pair, honeymoon, wilderness, danger, psychopath, serial killer, paranoia, escapades, deception, veteran, deadly, island ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 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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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, stalking, serial killer, mind game, crimes, woman in danger, psychopath, danger, prank ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 96K
The Guest (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: soldier, danger, mysterious character, ex soldier, family relations, family in danger, dishonesty, family problems, murder, killing spree, grief, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
60%
I Know Who Killed Me (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An idyllic small town is rocked when Aubrey Fleming (Lindsay Lohan), a bright and promising young woman, is abducted and tortured by a sadistic serial killer. When she manages to escape, the traumatized girl who regains consciousness in the hospital ...
Style: twists and turns, rough, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, serial killer, sadism, twins, torture, mistaken identity, small town, profanity, mind game, missing person, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 82K
No Escape (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Thailand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family in danger, survival, rebellion, race against time, family, wrong place wrong time, danger, chaos, coup, execution, american abroad, revolution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: asia, southeast asia, vietnam, canada, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 13K
Switchback (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI agent Dennis Quaid tries to catch a serial killer who kidnapped his son.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, murder, crime, crimes, law enforcement, vengeance, hitchhiker, missing person, murder mystery, train, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 49K
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, sadism, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Joy Ride 3: Road Kill (2014)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
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, deadly, danger, on the run, chases and races, crimes, psycho killer, psycho murderer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Murder by Numbers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Tenacious homicide detective Cassie Mayweather and her still-green partner are working a murder case, attempting to profile two malevolently brilliant young men: cold, calculating killers whose dark secrets might explain their crimes.
Style: suspenseful, intellectual, psychological, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, mind game, police investigation, sociopath, fbi, strong female lead, perfect crime, haunted by the past, female detective, high school, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ 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 ⇓
34%
 5.9
 43K
Gone (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jill Parrish is trying to rebuild her life after surviving a terrifying kidnapping attempt. Though she is having a difficult time, she takes small steps toward normalcy by starting a new job and inviting her sister, Molly, to move in with her. ...
Style: suspenseful, twist ending, psychological, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, woman in danger, haunted by the past, serial killer, paranoia, crimes, danger, manhunt, police investigation, deadly, nobody believes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 255K
Unknown (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An American biologist attending a conference in Berlin awakens from a coma after a car accident, only to discover that someone has taken his identity and that no one, not even his wife, believes him. With the help of an illegal immigrant and a ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, mind bending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, chase, uncover truth, conspiracy, coma, investigation, mysterious character, manipulations, disorder, life turned upside down, danger, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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 ⇓
50%
 6.2
 123K
The Strangers (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After returning from a wedding reception, a couple staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers, their faces hidden behind masks. The couple ...
Style: slasher, scary, psychological thriller, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, survival, hostage, serial killer, hostages, murder, confined, cat and mouse, violence, mysterious character, bag over head, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 106K
Saw VI (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw's legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally ...
Style: twists and turns, twist ending, scary, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: trap, torture, mind game, game of death, sadism, serial killer, characters murdered one by one, captivity, serial murder, police investigation, strong violent content, terrorizing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 33K
Alex Cross (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After Washington DC detective Alex Cross is told that a family member has been murdered, he vows to track down the killer. He soon discovers that she was not his first victim and that things are not what they seem.
Style: twists and turns, rough, serious, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, investigation, danger, vengeance, crimes, police investigation, track down, uninhibited rivalry, mastermind, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan, washington d.c., indonesia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, private detective, kidnapping, serial killer, investigation, crimes, crime, mafia, haunted by the past, drug dealer, corpse, murder of wife ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 145K
Saw IV (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry's murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community to assist the veteran Detective Hoffman in sifting through ...
Style: scary, twist ending, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, trap, mind game, deathtrap, master criminal, race against time, rescue, game, game of death, serial killer, survival, sadism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Don't Say a Word (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Switzerland, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret..
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: psychiatrist, kidnapping, murder, race against time, haunted by the past, danger, police investigation, crimes, deadly, confined, criminal's revenge, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 2000s, year 1991, 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 5.4
 9K
In Fear (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Driving, lost and tormented in the night, primal fears of the dark and the unknown give way to fear that you have let the evil in, or that it is already there.
Style: suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, danger, psychopath, stranger, survival, in the woods, fear, wilderness, off the road, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dark secret, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 84K
Arlington Road (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Threats from sinister foreign nationals aren't the only thing to fear. Bedraggled college professor Michael Faraday has been vexed (and increasingly paranoid) since his wife's accidental death in a botched FBI operation. But all that takes ...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: terrorism, conspiracy, terrorist, paranoia, professor, fbi, uncover truth, bomb, danger, murder, mysterious character, twists & turns ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., west virginia, kansas, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Seeking Justice (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vigilantism, life turned upside down, underground, self defense, spouse in danger, group of criminals, right and wrong, secret movement, crimes, revenge, conspiracy, conspiracy theory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
 110K
Gothika (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory ...
Style: scary, psychological, psycho film, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, mystery, investigation, serial killer, mental institution, protagonist as suspect, supernatural, mind game, psychiatrist, crazy, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Killing Room (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Four volunteers sign up for what initially appears to be a typical paid research study, only to discover that they've unwittingly become involved with a classified government program that was said to have been terminated nearly two decades ago.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, suspense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly, race against time, manhunt, mind game, psychopath, missing person, memory loss, rivalry, danger, undercover, isolation, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, texas, antarctica, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.6
 28K
12 Rounds (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When New Orleans cop Danny Fisher prevents a brilliant thief from successfully carrying out his latest heist, the thief's girlfriend is accidentally killed. Hungry for revenge, the criminal mastermind breaks out of prison and kidnaps ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police, vengeance, danger, crimes, mind game, chases and races, deadly, woman in danger, family, rescue, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Bone Collector (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rookie cop, Amelia Donaghy reluctantly teams with Lincoln Rhyme – formerly the department's top homicide detective but now paralyzed as a result of a spinal injury – to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed 'The Bone Collector'. The ...
Style: psychological thriller, tense, twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, police investigation, master criminal, crime, forensics, paraplegic, policewoman, crimes, riddles and clues, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, united states, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%