Movies like The Road Killers

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The Road Killers (1994)
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The Road Killers (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a young boy is almost runover by a maniac on a highway, a re-encounter and confrontation by the boy's father with the driver sets off conflicts with a carful of maniacs.
Style: road movie, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: witnessing a crime, psychopath, gang, kidnapping, woman in danger, missing person, hostage, crimes, rescue, family in danger, father son relationship, maniac, revenge, murder, sadist, sheriff, highway, road trip, confrontation, gangsters, serial killer, on the road, fugitives, chase, teenage life ...
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to The Road Killers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, danger, chases and races, murder, deadly, kidnapping and chase mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Road Killers: Kidnap (2008), Blacktop (2000), The Night of the Following Day (1969), Banshee (2006), While She Was Out (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Kidnap (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India, China
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A fortnight before her eighteenth birthday, Sonia goes missing. Her family receives a call informing them that she has been kidnapped and her estranged father, a US-based businessman, must now follow the kidnapper’s instructions to the letter if ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: woman in danger, stockholm syndrome, kidnapping, chase, hostage, mind game, vengeance, confined, rescue, rivalry, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.8
 598
Blacktop (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a fight with her boyfriend (Lochlyn Munro), a woman (Kristin Davis) unknowingly accepts a ride from a psychopath (Meat Loaf Aday).
Style: psychological, slasher, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, missing person, road trip, woman in danger, serial killer, mind game, riddles and clues, murder, mentally unstable, rescue, on the run, car chase ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
The Night of the Following Day (1969)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two kidnappers snatch a girl off the streets and imprison her in a remote beach house.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, cafe, airport, murder, chase, crime gone awry, hitman, stewardess, disorder, cons and scams, woman in danger ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 5.6
 592
Banshee (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A kick-ass professional car thief, Sage, (Taryn Manning), steals a classic '66 Charger on a challenge. It turns out the car belongs to a serial killer (is there another kind?), who proceeds to slice and dice her friends because he wants his car ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, car thief, crimes, psychopath, car chase, heist, master criminal, race against time, criminal's revenge, mind game, rivalry, chase ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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While She Was Out (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A suburban housewife is forced to fend for herself when she becomes stranded in a desolate forest with four murderous thugs.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: woman in danger, gang, life is a bitch, graphic violence, crimes, on the run, escapades, witnessing a crime, christmas, survival, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.3
 905
The Prodigy (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: "The Prodigy" tells the story of small-time enforcer Truman Fisher's vicious conflict with a sadistic assassin who has chosen the unwilling Truman to be his successor. The assassin, who goes by the alias Rains and whose exploits have ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, riddles and clues, psychopath, rivalry, police investigation, gang, law enforcement, gangsters, murder, assassin, hitman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
American Perfect (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Criminal psychiatrist, Jake Nyman is taking a much needed vacation from responsibility. An experimental road trip during which ever decision will be made on a flip of a coin. Meanwhile, Sandra Thomas, disenchanted professional, is en route to pick ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: chase, serial killer, psychopath, on the road, desert, murder, woman in danger, rivalry, on the run, obsessive quest, crimes, obsession ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Piano Player (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A tale about the relationship between a businessman who launders money for a Mafia figure and his gangster bodyguard.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, piano, money laundering, criminal heroes, master criminal, confined, manhunt, law enforcement, hidden identity, undercover, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Scenes of the Crime (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man about to get married earns extra cash by driving a local mobster, but things go awry when the mobster is shot dead by a rival crime boss.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, crimes, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, gang, dishonesty, gangsters, rivalry, criminal's revenge, woman in danger, hostage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Hard Luck (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Three converging story lines involving bootleggers, a serial killer and drug dealers are followed. A former drug dealer tries to go straight, but comes across a stash of stolen drugs. Meanwhile, a middle-aged suburban housewife hides a sadistic and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, gangsters, stolen money, track down, chase, dishonesty, drug dealing, hitman, psychopath, car chase, drug abuse, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 3.2
 895
Road Rage (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological
Plot: car chase, stalking, chase, on the road, college life, psychopath, crimes, woman in danger, college, rivalry, driving, road rage ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.7
 11K
Transit (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A family on a road trip is stalked by criminals who stashed stolen money in their car.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: car chase, family in danger, on the road, on the run, heist, crimes, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, road trip, family relations, chase, stash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
When the Bough Breaks (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A police detective investigates the apparent serial killing of several children which is linked to an institutionalized, autistic child.
Style: scary, rough, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, missing person, investigation, mentally unstable, police investigation, crimes, mystery, witnessing a crime, woman in danger, police detective, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.7
 2K
The Keeper (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an apparently exemplary cop abducts and secretly imprisons a beautiful dancer, a deadly battle of wills between captor and captive ensues.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, psychopath, missing person, kidnapping, woman in danger, deputy sheriff, mind game, riddles and clues, race against time, serial killer, mentally unstable, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Desperate Trail (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Amiable con man Jack Cooper is on a westbound stagecoach, headed for the next batch of suckers who will mistake him for an easy mark. Fiery Sarah O'Rourke rides the same coach, handcuffed to lawman Bill Speakes and headed for the hangman. In a ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, manhunt, criminal heroes, old west, tough heroes, crimes, track down, on the run, woman in danger, husband wife relationship, heroes, sexual abuse ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.5
 584
Hit List (1989)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A family man (Jan-Michael Vincent) and a mob witness (Leo Rossi) hunt a mob hit man (Lance Henriksen) who has mistakenly kidnapped the family man's son.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, hitman, organized crime, mafia, missing person, vengeance, disorder, investigation, rescue, crimes, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.0
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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, uncover truth, truck driver, highway, chase, kidnapping, gang, deception, woman in danger, couples, surveillance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, arizona, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.3
 694
Backflash (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman is released from prison and heads home to help outwit a local mob boss and pull off the scam of a lifetime.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, on the run, cons and scams, crime gone awry, odd couple, rivalry, chase, murder, on the road, heist, kidnapping, desert ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 6.6
 17K
Judgment Night (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While racing to a boxing match, Frank, Mike, John and Rey get more than they bargained for. A wrong turn lands them directly in the path of Fallon, a vicious, wise-cracking drug lord. After accidentally witnessing Fallon murder a disloyal henchman, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, gang, on the run, friendship, crime gone awry, crimes, buddies, law enforcement, gangsters, traffic jam, ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, cuba, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.4
 9K
Black Dog (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An ex-con takes a job driving a truck cross country. What he doesn't know is that the truck is filled with illegal weapons and now he must fight to survive and save his family.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: truck, car chase, rescue, chase, crime boss, crimes, partners, race against time, on the run, train crash, one man army, ex convict ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.7
 615
Innocents (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A traveling cellist gets involved with two disturbed sisters on their way to Seattle to tell their mom that their dad has just passed away. On the way, the two kill a judge and a few others unknown to the cellist. Eventually he gets pinned for the ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary
Plot: murder, mind game, psychopath, false accusation, dangerous attraction, serial killer, criminal heroes, crimes, mentally unstable, police investigation, on the road, violence spree ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.1
 3K
Breakout (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A pair of criminals try to track down the kids who witnessed them commit a murder in the woods.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parents and children, rescue, chase, wilderness, siblings relations, witnessing a crime, crimes, murder, prison, child in peril, family relations, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.8
 10K
Waist Deep (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An ex-convict (Tyrese) gets tangled up with a gang after his car is hijacked with his son inside.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, gang, chase, african american, gangsters, organized crime, ex convict, father son relationship, car chase, gang war, race against time, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Tracks of a Killer (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Business mogul David Hawkner and his wife are enjoying a quiet vacation by themselves at their isolated retreat. The serenity is broken when they become the targets of a handsome, crazed killer.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, rescue, confined, rivalry, adventure, psychopath, uninhibited rivalry, kidnapping, captivity, woman in danger, psycho, serial killer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.6
 844
Starkweather (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1958 Nebraska 19 year old garbageman Charles Starkweather goes on a murder spree with his 14 year old girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate killing 11 people in three months, introducing America to spree killing.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, road movie
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, mind game, track down, law enforcement, lovers on the run, murder, teenage life, chase, violence spree, car chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Raymond Lembecke (Vincent Gallo) is a con just out of prison after serving time for selling drugs for his mob boss Tony Vago (Rod Steiger). (Lembecke was innocent and took the rap for Vago.) Lembecke thinks Vago owes him big time so, when his former ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, on the road, prison, crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, robbery, chase, on the run, heist, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, new mexico, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Assassins Run (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Maya becomes the target of the Russian mafia after her husband, a successful American businessman, is killed.
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, rescue, gangsters, ballet, kidnapping, frame up, confined, woman in danger, track down, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.1
 788
Freight (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Russian gang operating in Leeds with no respect for the laws of England, traffic Eastern Europeans in containers then enslave them, the women to sex, the men to illegal fights. They cross local businessman Gabe Taylor and a war escalates, but when ...
Style: emotional, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, kidnapping, prostitute, track down, confined, crimes, vengeance, power relations, forced into action, life is a bitch, parents and children, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.1
 283
Implicated (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In this offbeat thriller, Ann is a young woman trying to put her life back together after she lost her child in a car wreck. Formerly a single mother, Ann has recently started dating a man named Tom, and one day Tom asks Ann for a favor -- would she ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, surrogate mother, hostage, death in the family, missing person, family relations, couples, family problems, crimes, confined, single parent ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.1
 24K
Trapped (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When their daughter is kidnapped by experienced nappers (Bacon and Love), the Jennings' (Theron and Townsend) turn the tables on this seemingly foolproof plan.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, asthma, ransom, child in peril, hostage, psychopath, crimes, psycho killer, confined, race against time, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%