Movies like Hot Rods to Hell

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Hot Rods to Hell (1966)
 5.2
 1K
Hot Rods to Hell (1966)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: While on a business trip, Tom Phillips is in a car accident caused by a reckless driver. Tom survives the accident with a severe chronic back injury which results in him not being able to continue with his current business. The Phillips' buy a motel in the California desert and Tom with his wife Peg and their two children, Tina and Jamie make the long road trip to their new home. As they approach their destination they are terrorized by reckless teenage hot-rodders looking for kicks.
Style: serious, slasher, realistic, suspenseful, road movie, psychotronic, cult film, slang
Plot: desert, on the road, rock music, juvenile delinquent, motel, gang, youth, hotel, parents and children, teenage life, starting over, juvenile delinquency, couple relations, kids in trouble, religions or cults, camp, cult, road accident, christmas, race, teenager, dancing, football, travel, psychopath ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: california

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Most similar movies to Hot Rods to Hell

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, deadly, danger, chase, chases and races and murder mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Hot Rods to Hell: Kitten with a Whip (1964), The Wild Angels (1966), Road Rage (2000), Duel (1971), Roadracers (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Kitten with a Whip (1964)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jody, a juvenile delinquent, escapes from reform school by stabbing a matron and attempting to burn down the building and then takes refuge in a house owned by an ambitious politician David Patton. Despite the hellcat's ample charms, the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, juvenile delinquency, kidnapping, hospital, juvenile delinquent, gang, on the run, youth, crimes, crime gone awry, best friends, fugitives ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, latin america, mexico, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Wild Angels (1966)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Peter Fonda plays 'Heavenly Blues', the leader of Hell's Angels chapter from Venice, California while Bruce Dern plays 'Loser', his best pal. When they both botch their attempt to retrieve Loser's stolen bike, Loser ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic, realistic ...
Plot: biker, gang, hospital, tough heroes, life is a bitch, buddies, leadership, crimes, violence spree, on the road, down on your luck, motorcycle chase ...
Time: 60s
Place: california, usa, venice, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 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 ⇓
81%
 7.6
 70K
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, truck driver, gas station, truck, psychopath, salesman, mind game, on the road ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 3K
Roadracers (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cynical look at a '50s rebellious Rocker who has to confront his future, thugs with knives, and the crooked town sheriff.
Style: realistic, suspense, psychological, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: rivalry, car race, gang, friends, chase, crimes, youth, music band, on the road, juvenile delinquency, juvenile delinquent, rock music ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, family in danger, crimes, rescue, hostage, father son relationship, murder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.5
 307
Hell's Belles (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When hot-headed Dan out-drives the thoroughly vicious Tony in a motorcycle race and wins a brand new bike, he sets in motion a chain of events that includes one blazing gas station and a disastrous rock slide.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, desert, revenge, money, theft, motorcycle, tough heroes, battles, farm, vengeance, vigilantism, cons and scams ...
Time: 60s
Place: latin america, mexico, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.5
 497
Runaway (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Michael Adler has run away from his suburban home with his little brother Dylan. Hiding out in a quiet, rural town, Michael's convinced he can make a better life for both of them. While Dylan stays holed up in a cheap motel all day, Michael ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Plot: starting over, teenage life, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, crimes, family problems, obsession, investigation, on the run, small town, hiding, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 515
Death Valley (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Four friends head to the desert to attend a winter rave. Instead, it turns into the trip to hell when they meet up with a couple of bad locals.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, desert, crimes, buddies, escapades, gang, rivalry, murder, psychopath, rave, friends, water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.4
 636
Bright Angel (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Road-movie from Montana to Wyoming. A gullible, innocent young man (Mulroney) assists a versatile girl (Taylor) on her long quest to get her brother out of jail.
Style: road movie, serious, suspenseful, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: crimes, destructive relationship, on the road, family problems, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children, siblings relations, jail, brother, marital problem ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, montana, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.4
 6K
El Gringo (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man crossing into Mexico with a satchel of $2,000,000 – and a bloody past – suddenly finds himself under attack in the sleepy town of El Fronteras.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: small town, criminal, gang, track down, crimes, rivalry, lone wolves, violence, desert, gunfight, cowboy, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.0
 5K
Hellion (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When motocross and heavy metal obsessed, 13-year-old Jacob's delinquent behavior forces CPS to place his little brother Wes with his aunt, Jacob and his emotionally absent father must finally take responsibility for their actions and each other ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: motocross, social worker, juvenile delinquent, teenage life, dysfunctional family, juvenile delinquency, family problems, family relations, estrangement, custody, parents and children, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.3
 507
Bullies (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the peaceful Morris family move to a small town and buy the town grocery store, they run afoul of the Cullen family. The Cullen's have been bullying the town's folk for years, and now they are harassing the Morris family every chance ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forest, small town, redneck, murder, burned alive, farm, rape, revenge, sadism, torture, youth, young heroes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.9
 2K
Motorpsycho! (1965)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Three bad boy motorcyclists get kicks raping other people's women and generally being a nuisance. When they rape a veterinarian's wife, he takes exception and pursues them, teaming up with a Cajun woman whose husband they killed. The ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: biker, murder, criminal, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), heroes, rivalry, on the run, lone wolves, gangsters, society, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
 47K
Fear (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A 16 year old girl takes up with a charming young man who quickly shows his colors when he beats a friend simply for walking with her and then goes totally ballistic after she tries to break up with him.
Style: suspenseful, sexual, serious, rough, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, psychopath, dangerous attraction, obsessive love, fatal attraction, teenager, rapist, rivalry, crimes, virginity, family relations, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Angels Hard as They Come (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of crazy bikers meet up with a group of drug-addicted hippies in a small town, but the two roving factions are soon at odds with one another and chaos ensues.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, semi serious, exciting ...
Plot: biker, hippie, on the road, gang, motorcycle chase, crimes, drug dealing, psychopath, tough heroes, biker gang, murder, violence ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 47K
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: desert, hitchhiker, stalking, serial killer, chase, gas station, psychopath, highway, frame up, rain, psycho killer, paranoia ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 10K
The Principal (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Burglary. Drugs. Assault. Rape. The students at Brandel High are more than new Principal Rick Latimer bargained for. Gangs fight to control the school using knives - even guns - when they have to. When Latimer and the head of security try to clean ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, sexy ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, high school life, gang, chase, youth gang, teacher, vigilantism, drug dealing, single parent, ghetto, alcohol abuse, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: oakland california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.2
 1K
Betrayal (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When one of her hits goes wrong, a professional assassin ends up with a suitcase full of a million dollars belonging to a mob boss ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, parody
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, chase, dishonesty, police investigation, crimes, criminal's revenge, hitman, tough heroes, law enforcement, master criminal, criminal heroes, femme fatale ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
 11K
Scenic Route (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Stranded on an isolated desert road, two life-long friends fight for survival as their already strained relationship spirals into knife-wielding madness.
Style: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: desert, friends, fight, breaking point, murder, isolation, stupidity, on the road, workaholic, confined, summer, dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Born Losers (1967)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A ruthless motorcycle gang rides into a California town and terrorizes its denizens.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker, heroes, gang, rapist, martial arts, small town, motorcycle gang, crimes, juvenile delinquency, rivalry, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, vietnam, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Lost in Plainview (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, adventure, crimes, on the road, uninhibited rivalry, car chase, stalking, chase, psychopath, desert, rape, attempted rape ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 2K
Lost (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Trapped in a maze of endless desert highways, bound by a vital deadline, and pursued by an unseen menace....Jeremy Stanton is about to take the longest ride of his life. He will learn that when you reach the crossroads of life...you must be careful ...
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: on the road, map, heist, race against time, crimes, road trip, desert, husband wife relationship, isolation, cell phone, stolen money, gas station ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Wild Racers (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Promising young racing car driver Joe Joe Quillico leaves the stock car racing scene in the United States in order to pursue Grand Prix racing in Europe. After limited success he manages to win the Spanish Grand Prix. His love life however, is much ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: rivalry, ambition, car chase, car race, car accident, racecar driver, bullfighting, chases and races
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Bomb the System (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Anthony ‘Blest’ (Mark Webber) is one of the most talented and notorious graffiti artists in New York City. Despite the tragic loss of his older brother during a nightly 'bombing' foray with a graffiti crew, Anthony has the same ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, rough
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, social decay, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, youth, crimes, society, teenage life, politics, graffiti, street art ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Return to Macon County (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1958, two teenagers take their pride and joy, a hopped-up Chevy, and start a cross-country journey to enter it in the National Championship drag races in California. Along the way they hook up with a pretty but dingy waitress who quits her job ...
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: on the road, car chase, friendship, chase, waitress, friends, obsession, countryside, vengeance, teenage life, youth, obsessive quest ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, georgia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.2
 5K
Mojave (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A suicidal artist goes into the desert, where he finds his doppelgänger, a homicidal drifter.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: desert, murder, drifter, crimes, mysterious man, life turned upside down, disorder, stalking, performer's life, artists and showbiz, artist, car accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 557
Brainstorm (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Brainstorm, released in 1965, is a late film noir whose male protagonist at first prevents the suicide of his employer's wife, falls in love with her, and is later driven to crime and insanity.
Style: neo noir, scary, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, suicide attempt, infidelity, mentally unstable, dishonesty, crimes, mind game, rivalry, insanity, affair, court, train ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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 ⇓
36%
 4.6
 661
Blackmail (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Inspector Abhay Rathod is a honest and diligent Police Inspector employed with Bombay Police. He was assigned the case of racketeer and criminal don, Shekhar Mohan. Abhay successfully entraps and arrests him, and has him sentenced to a long jail ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: kidnapping, prison, criminal, police, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, chase, crimes, criminal's revenge, parents and children, friendship, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%