Movies like Hot Rods to Hell

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Hot Rods to Hell (1967)
 5.3
 872
Hot Rods to Hell (1967)
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, realistic, suspenseful, road movie, psychotronic, cult film, slang
Plot: desert, on the road, teenager, rock music, juvenile delinquent, motel, hot rod, creep, teenage life, youth, gang, hotel, couple relations, religions or cults, parents and children, starting over, slasher, juvenile delinquency, deadly, kids in trouble, camp, cult, road accident, christmas, race ...
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, deadly, rivalry, murder, gang, danger and chase mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Hot Rods to Hell: Kitten with a Whip (1964), Duel (1971), The Wild Angels (1966), The Road Killers (1994), Road Rage (2000). 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, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, femme fatale, hospital, kidnapping, juvenile delinquent, hostages, fugitives, best friends, deadly, youth, crime gone awry, gang ...
Time: 60s
Place: latin america, mexico, usa, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.6
 61K
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, psychopath, salesman, chases and races, duel, on the road ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
The Wild Angels (1966)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 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, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic, realistic ...
Plot: biker, gang, hospital, on the road, violence spree, tough heroes, leadership, crimes, life is a bitch, buddies, down on your luck, motorcycle chase ...
Time: 60s
Place: california, europe, usa, italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, road movie, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: witnessing a crime, kidnapping, woman in danger, psychopath, gang, missing person, family in danger, hostage, crimes, hostages, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Movie in collections
 3.4
 827
Road Rage (2000)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: car chase, stalking, deadly, chase, on the road, college life, out of the way, psychopath, crimes, danger, college, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.8
 3K
Heatstroke (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On a family trip in the African desert, a research scientist unintentionally travels off course and is brutally murdered by an arms dealer. His girlfriend is put to the ultimate survival test as she attempts to evade the killers and protect his ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, pursuit, woman in danger, wilderness, desert, on the run, deadly, murder, manhunt, poacher, stranded in the desert, death of father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.3
 430
Bullies (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 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: psychological, rough, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, murder, burned alive, sadism, rape, violence, revenge, farm, forest, redneck, torture, youth ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.6
 227
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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, desert, motorcycle, theft, revenge, money, rivalry, criminal heroes, escapades, heroes, chases and races, tough heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico, latin america, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 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, psychological, suspense, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: rivalry, danger, gang, friends, on the road, youth, music band, crimes, chase, juvenile delinquency, car race, rock music ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.6
 472
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, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, desert, danger, crimes, escapades, buddies, gang, deadly, chases and races, rivalry, murder, rave ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.4
 462
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: haunted by the past, teenage life, starting over, dysfunctional family, investigation, obsession, on the run, family problems, deadly, crimes, store, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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
Plot: small town, outlaw, criminal, violence, gang, track down, deadly, danger, crime, crimes, rivalry, lone wolves ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
 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 delinquency, teenage life, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, custody, estrangement, family relations, youth, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.5
 499
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: destructive relationship, on the road, family problems, crimes, life is a bitch, siblings relations, teenage life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, jail, brother, marital problem ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, montana, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.5
 1K
Bone Dry (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eddie finds himself being forced at a gunpoint, by an unseen assailant, on a dark and brutal journey through the harsh terrain of the Mojave desert. His nemesis is Jimmy, a man with an aberrant agenda; armed with a rifle, a scope, walkie-talkies and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, vengeance, mind game, uninhibited rivalry, deadly, crimes, rivalry, criminal's revenge, torture, one man army, punishment, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mojave desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.2
 43K
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: psychological, road movie, suspenseful, cult film, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitchhiker, desert, gas station, psychopath, stalking, frame up, paranoia, slasher, mass murder, serial killer, chase, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.3
 856
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, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, crime, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, chase, criminal's revenge, police investigation, police corruption, on the road, kidnapping, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: biker, hippie, motorcycle chase, on the road, gang, psychopath, deadly, drug dealing, crimes, tough heroes, biker gang, violence ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 1K
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: biker, murder, criminal, delinquent, track down, clergy, danger, domestic disturbance, society, dangerous animal, rivalry, lone wolves ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, harsh ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, gang, chase, teacher, vigilantism, violence, murder, ghetto, alcohol abuse, drug dealing, single parent, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: oakland california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 10K
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, realistic, serious
Plot: desert, friends, fight, breaking point, murder, isolation, stupidity, on the road, workaholic, confined, summer, dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, small town, heroes, gang, rapist, motorcycle gang, biker, violence spree, vigilantism, against the odds, anti war, small town life ...
Time: 60s
Place: vietnam, asia, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: on the road, friendship, car chase, car, waitress, gang, contests and competitions, adventure, partners, rivalry, obsessive quest, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: california, georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 4K
Tuff Turf (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The new guy (James Spader) in a Los Angeles high school does some singing and fights a hotshot (Paul Mones) over a disco dancer (Kim Richards).
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: gang, teenager, dancing, dance, heist, high school, love and romance, youth, high school life, vengeance, teenage life, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 32K
Straw Dogs (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: L.A. screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife, Amy, to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: rape, home invasion, small town, vengeance, machismo, self defense, social relations, picked on, rivalry, teasing, death, bullying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa, california, new orleans
⇓ 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, suspenseful, captivating, rough
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, social decay, teenage life, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, youth, crimes, society, politics, street art, graffiti ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Young Savages (1961)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A district attorney investigates the racially charged case of three teenagers accused of the murder of a blind Puerto Rican boy.
Style: tense, cynical, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: racism, murder, gang, juvenile delinquent, law enforcement, jazz, urban ghetto life, social decay, urban, social differences, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 60s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 40K
Fear (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, rough, sexual, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, psychopath, dangerous attraction, obsessive love, virginity, danger, fatal attraction, rapist, rivalry, youth, couples, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.2
 4K
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, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: desert, murder, drifter, crimes, mysterious man, life turned upside down, deadly, disorder, stalking, held at gunpoint, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Lost in Plainview (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, exciting, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, adventure, car chase, uninhibited rivalry, on the road, crimes, chases and races, danger, chase, stalking, desert, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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