Movies like The Wraith

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The Wraith (1986)
 5.9
 13K
The Wraith (1986)
Genre: Action, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Packard Walsh and his motorized gang control and terrorize an Arizona desert town where they force drivers to drag-race so they can 'win' their vehicles. After Walsh beats the decent teenager Jamie Hankins to death after finding him with his girlfriend, a mysterious power creates Jake Kesey, an extremely cool motor-biker who has a car which is invincible. Jake befriends Jamie's girlfriend Keri Johnson, takes Jamie's sweet brother Bill under his wing and manages what Sheriff Loomis couldn't; eliminate Packard's criminal gang the hard way...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, road movie, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ghost, gang, reincarnation, crimes, righting the wronged, danger, supernatural ability, revenge, small town, violence, chase, deadly, male female relationship, supernatural power, gangsters, afterlife, motorcycle, car race, cemetery, sheriff, car chase, murder, small town life, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona, usa

Most similar movies to The Wraith

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and rough films with plots about danger, deadly, rivalry, crimes, supernatural, murder and vengeance mostly in Horror, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Wraith: J.D.'s Revenge (1976), Greed (2006), Swamp Devil (2008), Resurrection Mary (2007), Speed Demon (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.0
 799
J.D.'s Revenge (1976)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A college student is possessed by a 40's era gangster.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, murder, supernatural, reincarnation, haunted by the past, possession, revenge, incest, occult, demon, gangsters, gory ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 3.4
 354
Greed (2006)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Raven (Darlena Tejeiro) and Ashley (Andrea Bogart), two young women returning from a rock-climbing expedition, find themselves harassed by a group of bikers at a dusty bar in the desert. With surprise and guile on their side, the girls escape by ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: stolen money, woman in danger, vengeance, deadly, obsessive quest, gang, cons and scams, on the run, rivalry, serial killer, danger, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 4.0
 866
Swamp Devil (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: SWAMP DEVIL is the story of young Melanie Blaime (played by Cindy Sampson) and her father Howard (portrayed by the venerable Bruce Dern). After a long estrangement from her father for reasons not entirely clear, Melanie returns to her childhood home ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: murder, small town, rivalry, estrangement, family relations, parents and children, dangerous animal, crimes, mutant, vengeance, on the run, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Resurrection Mary (2007)
Genre: Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: On a dark and creepy road, teenager Jeff Pryce nearly runs down a beautiful, yet mysterious young girl walking alone by Resurrection Cemetery. Jeff offers to give her a ride and by the time he drops her off, a mutual attraction is obvious. But ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, gloomy, based on legend
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, slasher, reincarnation, deadly, teenage life, supernatural romance, urban, romance, city life, legends and myths, supernatural, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 2.0
 532
Speed Demon (2003)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In this supernatural take on The Fast and the Furious, college student Jesse returns home only to find that his old stomping ground has been overrun by a gang of street racers that dabbles in the black arts. But things take a bloody turn for the ...
Style: rough, serious, bleak, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, college, curses spells and rituals, slasher, hidden identity, homecoming, stalking, danger, vigilantism, serial killer, terrorism, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.5
 1K
Ghost Town (1988)
Genre: Action, Horror, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Deputy Langley tracks a kidnapped girl to an abandoned ghost town. However, the town is not abandoned, but haunted by the spirits of an outlaw, Devlin, and his gang, who hold the equally deceased townspeople hostage until the outlaws can be killed ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, scary, serious ...
Plot: ghost town, ghost, curse, violence, supernatural, crimes, danger, vengeance, mysterious character, mystery, deadly, isolation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 3.0
 788
Skeeter (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: As the result of a corrupt businessman's illegal toxic waste dumping, a small desert town is beset by a deadly swarm of huge bloodthirsty mutant mosquitoes!
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, sheriff, motorcycle, death, danger, dangerous animal, escapades, superhuman powers, deadly creature, crimes, amateur detective, desert ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Prom Night II (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Hamilton High's Prom Queen of 1957, Mary Lou Maloney is killed by her jilted boyfriend, she comes back for revenge 30 years later. Bill Nordham is now the principle of Hamilton High and his son is about to attend the prom with Vicki ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, high school, murder, ghost, prom, revenge, prank, exorcism, teenager, infidelity, cemetery, possession ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2000)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Hong Kong martial arts version of Jekyll and Hyde, with Hyde as the mythical fighting champion known as the White Tiger battling the Triads, drug trafficking and illegal organ transplants.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: martial arts, reincarnation, murder, rivalry, good versus evil, danger, gang, disorder, ancient mystery, deadly, experiment gone awry, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.1
 8K
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: scary, tense, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: supernatural, desert, small town, car chase, chaos, danger, alcohol abuse, crimes, rivalry, chase, small town life, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.3
 2K
The Incubus (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the small New England town of Galen, a young teenage boy claims he has dreams of young women being brutally raped and murdered. A doctor and the local sheriff discover that the boy's dreams are real and that a sinister occult might be behind ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: demon, small town, murder, slasher, mysterious character, supernatural ability, teenage life, dangerous attraction, danger, haunted by the past, mind game, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: new england, europe, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Class of 1999 II: The Substitute (1994)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the original movie, the cyborg-teachers were all destroyed. Well that's what we thought, but there's one more rogue military robot out there determined to clean up the education system.
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: high school, killer robot, murder, chaos, youth, dedicated educator, tough law enforcer, crimes, technology gone awry, future dystopia, a.i., imaginary ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.4
 3K
Route 666 (2001)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Smith, a mob informer hiding out with the Witness Protection Program, decides to make a break for it and hide out in the Arizona desert. The Feds catch up with him and rescue him just before a group of hitmen can manage to silence him for good. In ...
Style: serious, rough, scary, tense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hitman, supernatural, desert, zombie, uncover truth, special agents, gory, law enforcement, danger, afterlife, vietnam veteran, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Behind the Wall (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In this chilling, atmospheric thriller, Katelyn (Lindy Booth) seeks answers about the brutal murder that claimed her mother's life 20 years ago in the lighthouse where they lived, a crime for which her grief-and-guilt-crazed father has long ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, mind bending, scary
Plot: murder, ghost, danger, rivalry, crimes, supernatural, heroes, deadly, arsonist, shallow grave, no cellphone signal, death of mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Death Street USA (1988)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Scientists poison the water supply of a small town, turning the residents into homicidal maniacs who kill each other and anybody who passes through.
Style: rough, exciting, scary, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: helicopter, water, sheriff, violence, mad scientist, supernatural, terrorism, slasher, save the planet, rivalry, unlikely criminals, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Arriving in Gatlin, Nebraska, a news-reporter and his son get wind of a story about the youth in the town murdering their parents finds that a series of brutal murders are revealed to be worshipers of the corn-stalks and try to stop them before they ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, offbeat, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: priest, possession, corn, slasher, small town, supernatural, murder, gory, investigation, serial killer, journalism, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.2
 1K
Hellgate (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A motorcycle gang kidnaps a young woman, Josie, from a diner and brutally kills her. Many years later, the girl's father finds a magic crystal that can bring the life back to dead objects. He uses it to re-animate his daughter. He lets her ...
Style: serious, scary
Plot: ghost, zombie, supernatural, small town, slasher, motorcycle gang, murder, youth, teenage life, supernatural ability, small town life, animal life ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Fast and the Furious (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Domenic Toretto is a Los Angeles street racer suspected of masterminding a series of big-rig hijackings. When undercover cop Brian O'Conner infiltrates Toretto's iconoclastic crew, he falls for Toretto's sister and must choose a side: ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, car race, gang, chase, theft, danger, crimes, car, chases and races, law enforcement, undercover, hotshot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
The Other Side (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Samuel North (Nathan Mobley) escapes from Hell to find the person who murdered him, but a team of invincible bounty hunters called REAPERS are sent from the Netherworld to bring him back.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: supernatural, bounty hunter, obsessive quest, supernatural ability, deadly creature, escapades, crimes, chases and races, curses spells and rituals, redemption, deadly, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
I've Been Waiting for You (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a California teen with an interest in the occult moves to a New England town, she finds that the town teens believe she is a witch sent to seek revenge on the descendants of the people who originally killed another witch a hundred years ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: murder, revenge, witch, teen angst, city life, supernatural, serial killer, rivalry, supernatural ability, gory, deadly, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Children of the Corn: The Gathering (1996)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Grace Rhodes, who is studying to be a doctor, returns to her hometown as a strange illness is afflicting the local children. The symptoms include a high fever and spasms, but even weirder is what happens the next day: All those with the illness ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, blood, preacher, corn, barn, sheriff, murder, gory, serial killer, supernatural, violence, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.7
 429
The Stranger (1995)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this modern retelling of High Plains Drifter, a female biker rides into a desert town to seek revenge on "Angel" and his ruthless gang.
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, desert, revenge, biker, rivalry, save the day, mysterious character, lone wolves, crimes, small town life, heroes, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Haunting at Silver Falls (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A small town is haunted by the twin daughters of a wrongfully convicted man. Young Jordan is sent down the path to who the real killer is only to find the killer is very close to her.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: twins, ghost, small town, orphan, teenage life, youth, friendship, crimes, dealing with death, family relations, siblings relations, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 2K
The Manitou (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A psychic's girlfriend finds out that a lump on her back is a growing reincarnation of a 400 year-old demonic Native American spirit.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious
Plot: reincarnation, curses spells and rituals, shaman, psychic power, evil spirit, good versus evil, native american, deadly creature, supernatural, supernatural ability, deadly, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 8K
Puppetmaster (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Toulon, a puppet maker, discovers an ancient Egyptian potion and uses it to bring his creations to life. His puppets become murderous little demons and escape. Distraught, the master takes his life. Years later, psychics tune into the existence of ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, hotel, puppet, objects come to life, supernatural, law enforcement, deadly, supernatural ability, ghost, good versus evil, serial killer, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.6
 669
Ghost Storm (2011)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An action packed chase led by Hal and Ashley to save the people on this small island from a strange electrical storm which is led by angry souls from a mass suicide looking for revenge.
Style: scary, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, cemetery, forces of nature, escapades, vengeance, chase, island, afterlife, danger, supernatural, electricity, tomb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Black Cadillac (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three young men become terrorized in a high-speed car chase with a mysterious pursuant.
Style: psychological, tense, scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: car chase, mind game, friendship, danger, chase, escapades, murder, survival, deadly, crimes, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.6
 537
Project Viper (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Project Viper is a 2002 movie starring Patrick Muldoon, Theresa Russell, Curtis Armstrong, Tamara Davies. The movie was directed by Jim Wynorski under the pseudonym "Jay Andrews." When a terrifying, bioengineered lifeform is stolen from ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: government agency, small town, alien, heroic mission, special agents, deadly creature, escapades, technology gone awry, experiment gone awry, imaginary, chases and races, small town life ...
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The House by the Lake (1976)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Harry is a rich dentist who often brings women up to his rural lakehouse. One weekend, he invites Diane, a former fashion model. On their way to the house, Diane runs a gang of thugs off the road. Humiliated, the thugs track down the couple for ...
Style: realistic, scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: gang, psychopath, murder, revenge, deadly, crimes, mate swapping, sexual relations, vengeance, dentist, ocean or sea, danger ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.3
 44K
The Covenant (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four young men who belong to a supernatural legacy are forced to battle a fifth power long thought to have died out. Another great force they must contend with is the jealousy and suspicion that threatens to tear them apart.
Style: suspenseful, scary, fairy tale, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: supernatural ability, chase, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, youth, rivalry, danger, buddies, young heroes, magic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 17th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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