Movies like The Wraith

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The Wraith (1986)
 6.0
 14K
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, scary, serious, cult film, road movie, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ghost, gang, reincarnation, righting the wronged, crimes, danger, supernatural ability, chases and races, afterlife, violence, small town, revenge, chase, deadly, small town life, male female relationship, supernatural power, gangsters, motorcycle, car race, street racing, cemetery, sheriff, car chase, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona, usa

Most similar movies to The Wraith

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and rough films with plots about danger, deadly, supernatural, murder, crimes, rivalry and vengeance mostly in Horror, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Wraith: The Car (1977), Speed Demon (2003), Ghost Town (1988), Phantom Racer (2009), Super Hybrid (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 9K
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: suspenseful, tense, scary, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, desert, small town, car chase, mystery, crimes, vengeance, violence spree, small town life, psychopath, danger, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 2.0
 552
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, bleak, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, supernatural, serial killer, chase, supernatural ability, vigilantism, stalking, deadly, crimes, hidden identity, danger, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 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, violence, curse, supernatural, vengeance, mystery, deadly, danger, mysterious character, crimes, missing person ...
Time: 19th century, 80s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.9
 458
Phantom Racer (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seventeen years ago, NASCAR racer Cutter McCullough died in a fiery crash. But death can’t stop a man driven by revenge. He and his car are back from the grave to settle a score with his old girlfriend Tammy and his rival JJ Sawyer. Now JJ, Tammy, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, exciting
Plot: vengeance, true love, car chase, supernatural, teenage life, chase, crimes, ghost, deadly, mentally unstable, chases and races, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 3.9
 2K
Super Hybrid (2010)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Late one night, a mysterious car is brought into the Chicago police impound garage after a deadly traffic accident. The on-call mechanics soon discover the car has a mind of its own. With hundreds of horsepower and two tons of reinforced steel at ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chases and races, danger, escapades, man versus machine, rivalry, chase, graphic violence, chaos, violence spree, deadly, heroes, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 70K
Christine (1983)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car changes, so does Arnie, whose newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: objects come to life, obsession, car, chase, classic car, survival, supernatural, vengeance, bullying, murder, brutality, betrayal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1978, year 1958, 50s ...
Place: california, detroit, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 938
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, psychotronic
Plot: ghost, murder, supernatural, gangsters, haunted by the past, reincarnation, revenge, possession, incest, demon, occult, injustice ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: suspenseful, scary, suspense, enigmatic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, supernatural romance, reincarnation, teenage life, deadly, romance, danger, homecoming, legends and myths, paranormal, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 4.0
 897
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: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough, tense
Plot: murder, small town, dangerous animal, danger, supernatural, mutant, vengeance, teenage life, family life, deadly, crimes, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, disorder, murder, danger, crimes, deadly, gang, reincarnation, experiment gone awry, alter ego, triad ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.5
 361
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, exciting, scary ...
Plot: stolen money, woman in danger, vengeance, deadly, chases and races, obsessive quest, cons and scams, danger, gang, on the run, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, california, england, london, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.4
 829
Skeeter (1993)
Genre: Action, 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: suspenseful, scary, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, death, motorcycle, sheriff, heroes, deadly creature, superhuman powers, supernatural, crimes, superhero, righting the wronged, breeding ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: ghost, twins, teenage life, youth, serial killer, small town, supernatural, crimes, murder, friendship, deadly, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, touching, captivating ...
Plot: bounty hunter, supernatural, investigation, obsessive quest, murder, good versus evil, woman in danger, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, deadly, vengeance, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Car: Road to Revenge (2019)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In a dilapidated cyberpunk city plagued by crime and corruption, an unscrupulous District Attorney is savagely murdered and tossed out of a building onto his brand new car. Mysteriously, the District Attorney and his car come back to life as a ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural power, cyberpunk, on the run, chaos, vengeance, psychopath, danger, chases and races, crimes, chase, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.6
 742
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: suspenseful, scary, exciting, serious, psychotronic
Plot: ghost, island, cemetery, supernatural, vengeance, escapades, danger, chase, forces of nature, paranormal, paranormal investigator, loss of son ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, suspenseful, exciting, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: small town, slasher, water, sheriff, helicopter, violence, deadly, danger, legal action, heroes, crimes, zombie ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, murder, cemetery, ghost, prom, slasher, prank, school principal, infidelity, supernatural, teenager, locker room ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 1950s, year 1957, year 1987
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 258K
Fast & Furious (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto reignites his feud with agent Brian O'Conner. But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmaneuver ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: car chase, car race, chase, chases and races, street racing, gang, friends, police officer, rivalry, crimes, loss of loved one, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, mexico, usa, latin america, panama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 473
Crossfire (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Junko was born with a type of ESP called pyrokinesis which she can use to incinerate anyone and anything at will. Junko is secretly in love with Kazuki, a young man who works with her. His sister is killed and a boy named Masaki suspected but the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gang, vengeance, supernatural, master villain, supernatural ability, crimes, danger, good versus evil, superhero, deadly, escapades ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.7
 554
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: suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: experiment gone awry, government agency, alien, survival, deadly creature, save the world, deadly, special agents, race against time, supernatural, danger, chaos ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
3G - A Killer Connection (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 3G is the nightmarish story of Sam Arora and Sheena, a couple, who become victims of a series of events when Sam buys a 3G enabled second hand phone in Fiji islands while on a holiday. One night they receive a Phantom Call which changes their lives ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, enigmatic
Plot: ghost, supernatural, couples, danger, deadly, disorder, crimes, murder, cult, cell phone, bollywood, knife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.0
 135
The Forest (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: By taking her own life in the infamous Suicide Forest of Mount Fuji, a sexy American cover-girl supernaturally transforms into a demonic spirit to wreak a violent revenge, one by one, upon those who helped her ex-boyfriend leave her. .
Style: serious, scary, tense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, vengeance, supernatural, danger, urban legend, profanity, deadly, rivalry, in the woods, murder, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, mount fuji, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge (1989)
Genre: Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eric owns a huge house and some greedy people want to build a mall over it. So they get someone to burn down his house. Eric is badly burned but not dead, and a year later the mall opens. What they don't realise is that Eric is living ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, captivating, tense, semi serious ...
Plot: shopping mall, burned alive, ghost, vengeance, haunted by the past, woman in danger, deadly, crimes, danger, stalking, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Ghostmaker (2012)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A group of college friends discover a 15th century coffin that allows them to experience the world as ghosts. While their first adventures in the spirit world are playful and innocent, the "Box of Shadows" soon brings out the group's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, deathtrap, supernatural, deadly, buddies, death, coffin, college, survival, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Curse of El Charro (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: n California, Maria has awful nightmares with and visions of her sister that committed suicide one year ago. Her roommate Chris invites Maria to travel with her and her friends Tanya and Rose on vacation to her uncle's house in Saguaro, ...
Style: serious, scary, bleak, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: ghost, nightmare, supernatural, clergy, supernatural ability, danger, afterlife, haunted by the past, deadly, youth, woman in danger, college ...
Time: 70s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.2
 2K
Exit Speed (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve, ten strangers board a bus traveling across Texas. Far out in the wilds they collide with a meth-addicted biker
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: bus, gang, murder, psychopath, survival, danger, rivalry, deadly, vengeance, off the road, chase, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 2.5
 517
The Cry (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In New York, detective Alex Scott is investigating with his partner Sergio Perez the disappearance of several children. When they visit the Mexican witch Gloria, the woman advises that a powerful evil force is chasing the reincarnation of her son ...
Style: bleak, serious, scary, psychotronic
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, missing child, reincarnation, imaginary, mentally unstable, supernatural ability, investigation, danger, vengeance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.4
 574
A Dead Calling (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young television reporter (or "investigative journalist") is attacked in her home, leading to her boyfriend being murdered. Six months later she returns to work in a smaller town, and stumbles across a house full of ghosts trying to call ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious
Plot: ghost, supernatural ability, crimes, supernatural, deadly, danger, murder, family problems, media, slasher, journalism, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Killer Instinct (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A series of unsolved crimes from the past prove to be the common thread in three stories that intertwine to reveal big problems in a small town.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: psychopath, supernatural, ghost, vengeance, slasher, gory, haunted by the past, murder, deadly, danger, small town life, dark and stormy night ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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