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The Wraith (1986)
 5.9
 12K
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, psychotronic, road movie
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gang, ghost, reincarnation, crimes, righting the wronged, small town, chase, supernatural ability, danger, violence, car race, cemetery, sheriff, car chase, murder, revenge, motorcycle, rivalry, small town life, chases and races, romance, vengeance, supernatural, deadly, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona, usa

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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, crimes, rivalry, supernatural, murder and vengeance mostly in Horror, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Wraith: Greed (2006), J.D.'s Revenge (1976), Speed Demon (2003), Swamp Devil (2008), The Fast and the Furious (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Plot: stolen money, vengeance, woman in danger, chases and races, crimes, deadly, gang, serial killer, obsessive quest, on the run, cons and scams, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, england, europe, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.0
 742
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: serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, murder, supernatural, revenge, possession, incest, demon, occult, reincarnation, haunted by the past, gory, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 2.0
 528
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: serious, bleak, rough, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: college, gang, gory, serial killer, small town, slasher, supernatural ability, chase, curses spells and rituals, murder, car chase, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.0
 861
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
Plot: small town, murder, family life, crimes, deadly, dangerous animal, on the run, vengeance, parents and children, homecoming, small town life, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: high school, killer robot, murder, a.i., college, androids and robots, robot, teacher, cyberpunk, school, dedicated educator, gang ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, entertaining, road movie, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, car race, gang, theft, law enforcement, chase, crimes, danger, chases and races, mechanic, car, street gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 3.0
 781
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, motorcycle, sheriff, death, deadly creature, desert, superhero, toxic, superhuman powers, plague, small town life, mutant ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, desert, zombie, hitman, gory, special agents, danger, deadly, gang, uncover truth, afterlife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 6.1
 7K
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, suspense, tense ...
Plot: desert, small town, supernatural, car chase, chase, on the run, mystery, vengeance, violence spree, psychopath, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.5
 943
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, rough, serious ...
Plot: ghost town, ghost, violence, curse, supernatural, vengeance, gory, mystery, outlaw, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: helicopter, water, sheriff, violence, desert, mad scientist, small town, slasher, experiment, zombie, experiment gone awry, plague ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, slasher, ghost, murder, prom, revenge, camp, possession, teenager, infidelity, school principal, cemetery ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 3.9
 845
Black Swarm (2007)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The widow, Deputy Sheriff Jane Kozik, moves from Manhattan to Black Stone, New York, with her daughter Kelsey Kozik. There she expects to find a safe place to live. The day after moving, a homeless man is found dead in the tool shed of Jane's ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: dangerous animal, small town, deadly creature, experiment gone awry, mutant, crimes, danger, deadly, escapades, heroes, supernatural, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.6
 530
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: small town, alien, government agency, mars, androids and robots, benign alien, deadly creature, race against time, save the world, survival, alien encounter, experiment gone awry ...
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.1
 3K
Asylum (2008)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The teenager Madison McBride is traumatized by the loss of her deranged father when she was nine years old and the suicide of her beloved brother Brandon one year ago. She decides to join the Richard Miller University, where Brandon committed ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, atmospheric, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, mental institution, gory, doctors and patients, social misfits, mind game, danger, supernatural, college, serial killer, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.7
 425
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, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, biker, revenge, desert, save the day, strong sexual content, tough heroes, female killer, crimes, heroes, gang, lone wolves ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary
Plot: gang, revenge, murder, psychopath, crimes, ocean or sea, deadly, rape and revenge, attempted rape, terrorism, vengeance, sexual relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, scary, mind bending
Plot: ghost, murder, crimes, deadly, danger, heroes, rivalry, supernatural, lighthouse, abandoned house, spirit, no cellphone signal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The California Kid (1974)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A sadistic small-town sheriff has a habit of deliberately forcing speeders to their deaths on the mountain roads leading into town. The brother of one of the victims rolls into town in his hot rod to investigate his brother's death.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hot rod, sheriff, car chase, small town, psychopath, serial killer, tough law enforcer, crime, chases and races, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, serious, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, twins, small town, orphan, youth, teenage life, danger, justice, wrongful conviction, deadly, family relations, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Resurrection Mary (2007)
Genre: 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: gloomy, serious, suspenseful, scary, based on legend
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, romance, urban, supernatural, slasher, supernatural romance, homecoming, legends and myths, reincarnation, teenage life, righting the wronged, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Hollow Man II (2006)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After the mysterious death of scientist, Dr. Devin Villiers, Det. Frank Turner and his partner are assigned to protect Villiers' colleague, who revealed that a veteran soldier was subjected to an experiment with the objective of creating the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: violence, crime scene, night vision, handheld camera, on the run, held at gunpoint, police officer killed, murder, mad scientist, superhuman powers, invisibility, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: seattle, usa, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, suspenseful, serious, rough, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: priest, corn, possession, slasher, gory, small town, murder, curses spells and rituals, harvest, supernatural, religions or cults, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 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: scary, serious
Plot: small town, zombie, supernatural, ghost, slasher, motorcycle gang, murder, gory, college, serial killer, laser, undead ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.3
 43K
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, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: supernatural ability, chase, wizards and magicians, supernatural, good versus evil, youth, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, buddies, danger, young heroes, magic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 17th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, corn, barn, sheriff, preacher, gory, violence, children, serial killer, ghost, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.6
 645
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, serious, scary, exciting
Plot: ghost, cemetery, island, afterlife, escapades, supernatural, chase, vengeance, forces of nature, danger, mother daughter relationship, tomb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.2
 960
The Shadow Men (1997)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Happily married couple Bob and Dez Wilson and their 12-year old son Andy are being attacked by a blinding light when driving home from a daytrip. They awaken a couple of hours later, seemingly unscathed but soon driven mad by recurring nightmares. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, kidnapping, alien, save the world, danger, government agency, stalking, escapades, heroes, deadly creature, special agents, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Plot: revenge, witch, teen angst, murder, ghost, gory, mysterious character, serial killer, slasher, urban, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: atmospheric, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, hotel, puppet, objects come to life, ghost, supernatural, serial killer, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, good versus evil, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1939, 1930s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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