Highway movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant highway movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspenseful, road movie, suspense, cult film and serious films and TV shows about / with highway, murder, chase, on the road, violence, car, death, road trip, gun and danger plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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highway movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as highway: Amber Alert (2012), Breakdown (1997), Speed (1994), Full Speed (2016), Wrecker (2016), Home (2008), Prince Avalanche (2013), Southbound (2015), Roadside Massacre (2012), The Hitcher (1986).

List of highway movies

 4.5
 3K
Amber Alert (2012)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When a group of friends decides to follow a car they've seen posted on an Amber Alert, things start to go very wrong.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: highway, friendship, mysterious man, missing child, confined, crimes, group of friends, violence, psychopath, kidnapping, murder, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.0
 54K
Breakdown (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his SUV breaks down on a remote Southwestern road, Jeff Taylor lets his wife, Amy, hitch a ride with a trucker to get help. When she doesn't return, Jeff fixes his SUV and tracks down the trucker -- who tells the police he's never ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, ransom, uncover truth, truck driver, highway, chase, kidnapping, gang, deception, woman in danger, couples, surveillance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, arizona, usa, massachusetts
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 7.3
 356K
Speed (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: hostage, bomb, highway, rescue, unlikely partners, save the day, hijacking, bus, master criminal, swat team, terrorism, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 5.8
 3K
Full Speed (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A family together with their grandpa go on a vacation, when their new car won't stop and it nearly escapes crashing into a hundred cars.
Style: feel good, captivating, funny, light, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: highway, obsessive quest, family problems, family in danger, chase, adventure, speed, parents and children, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, family relations, car breakdown ...
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 3.4
 2K
Wrecker (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Best friends Emily and Lesley go on a road trip to the desert. When Emily decides to get off the highway and take a "short cut," they become the target of a relentless and psychotic trucker who forces them to play a deadly game of cat and ...
Style: suspense, scary, bleak, exciting
Plot: road rage, highway, friend, best friends, death of friend, murder, road trip, death, hit and run, desert, false accusation, night ...
Time: 2010s
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 6.9
 5K
Home (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Marthe (Isabelle Huppert) and Michel (Olivier Gourmet) live with their three children in a remote house next to an abandoned highway using it as an extension to their property. One day without warning, construction workers begin to upgrade the road ...
Style: captivating, realistic, semi serious, stylized, thought provoking ...
Plot: highway, fighting the system, parents and children, family relations, life turned upside down, privacy invasion, rebellion, society, eccentric family, family life, countryside, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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Prince Avalanche (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind.
Style: talky, humorous, road movie, philosophical, atmospheric ...
Plot: camping, friendship, highway, truck, forest, workplace, buddies, workplace situations, wilderness, driver, letter, truck driver ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
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 5.9
 19K
Southbound (2015)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The film contains five stories set on desolate stretches of a desert highway. Two men on the run from their past, a band on its way to a gig, a man struggling to get home, a brother in search of his long-lost sister and a family on vacation are ...
Style: macabre, suspense, dark, road movie, atmospheric ...
Plot: highway, desert, sacrifice, occult, monster, murder, traveler, occult ritual, survival, supernatural, chase, multiple storylines ...
Place: arizona
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Roadside Massacre (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Five college friends take a detour while traveling to their spring break destination. They end up in the remote mountain town of Blueridge, where Karen (Marina Resa) believes her older sister went missing 2 years before. After a few odd encounters ...
Style: slasher, suspense, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: highway, murder, group of friends, uncover truth, ghost town, massacre, hotel, missing girl, cannibal, redneck, human experiment, hillbilly ...
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 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
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 7.5
 151K
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Whilst on a short weekend getaway, Louise shoots a man who had tried to rape Thelma. Due to the incriminating circumstances, they make a run for it and thus a cross country chase ensues for the two fugitives. Along the way, both women rediscover the ...
Style: emotional, captivating, sincere, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: road trip, female friendship, feminism, fugitives, friendship, free spirited, escapades, on the run, highway, on the road, lesbian love, hitchhiker ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, southern usa, arkansas, usa, oklahoma ...
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 5.2
 11K
Desperation (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a sheriff arrests a writer, a family, a couple, and a hitchiker and throws them in a jail cell in the deserted town of Desperation, they must fight for their lives.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: sheriff, small town, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, hitchhiker, highway, mysterious character, family in danger, small town life, anger, mine, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, usa, vietnam, salt lake city utah
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 6.2
 18K
Alone (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A recently widowed traveler is kidnapped by a cold blooded killer, only to escape into the wilderness where she is forced to battle against the elements as her pursuer closes in on her.
Style: suspense, biting, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: trapped, kidnapped woman, cruelty, maniac, escape, cabin in the woods, psychopath, hunter, wilderness, woman in danger, kidnapping, chase ...
Place: oregon
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 6.0
 64K
Unhinged (2020)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A case of road rage turns into full-blown terror when an unstable driver follows a woman and her son.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: maniac, road rage, woman in danger, stalker, stalking, psychopath, evil man, mentally unstable, threat, driving, car chase, brutality ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
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 5.8
 3K
Tailgate (2019)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A cocksure, road-raging family man finds himself pursued and terrorized by the vengeful van driver he chooses to tailgate.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, brutal, road movie ...
Plot: road rage, highway, driving, car chase, chase, woman in danger, mentally unstable, stalker, mental illness, threat, psychopath, violence ...
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When Angels Sleep (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Germán, an honest family man, sees how his whole world wobbles the night when, driving home, accidentally runs over two teenage girls. From that moment, Germán will have to do everything in his power to prevent his life from being destroyed ...
Style: suspense, psychological, captivating, disturbing, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: accident, police investigation, highway, birthday, teenager, birthday party, crimes, life is a bitch, youth, parents and children, society, family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain
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 5.0
 66
Backroad (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man with a dark past hitches a ride that turns into a road trip to hell and leads him to the revelation of a family secret of biblical proportions.
Style: disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, bleak, psychotronic ...
Plot: death of father, murder, supernatural, hitchhiker, redemption, supernatural power, guilt, highway, devil, evil, sin, evil child ...
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 8.0
 2K
Detours (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A newly single New Yorker must re-locate to Florida for her dream job. She drives south with her widowed dad, her mom's ashes in a coffee can, and a GPS with a mind of its own.
Style: road movie, feel good, humorous, light, captivating
Plot: road trip, one night stand, infidelity, love, father daughter relationship, dating, cheating wife, sexual attraction, marriage, on the road, highway, middle age romance ...
Place: atlantic ocean, new york, florida
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 4.0
 732
Hell's Highway (2002)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Four college friends take a fateful road trip. The road, Hell's Highway--a direct route to terror. They pick up Lucinda: A hot young hitchiker, full of sexual deviance and lust for the bloody kill. After being terrorized and nearly killed, the ...
Style: semi serious, scary, rough, suspenseful, slasher ...
Plot: ghost, serial killer, afterlife, supernatural, on the road, psychopath, highway, hitchhiker, desert, crimes, zombie, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Straight Story (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight learns one day that his distant brother Lyle has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make things right with Lyle while he still can, but his brother lives in ...
Style: road movie, touching, feel good, motivational, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, adventure, family feud, on the road, reconciliation, elderly man, brother brother relationship, road trip, journey, mechanic, hitchhiker, nurse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iowa, mississippi, wisconsin, usa
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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
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 7.6
 112K
West Side Story (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: In the slums of the upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, a gang of Polish-American teenagers called the Jets compete with a rival gang of recently immigrated Puerto Ricans, the Sharks, to "own" the neighborhood streets. Tensions are ...
Style: stylized, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, rivalry, tragic love, gang war, interracial relations, gang, young love, prejudice, immigrants, youth, jealousy, police officer ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 7.0
 104K
Super Troopers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Five bored, occasionally high and always ineffective Vermont state troopers must prove their worth to the governor or lose their jobs. After stumbling on a drug ring, they plan to make a bust, but a rival police force is out to steal the glory.
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, funny, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police corruption, marijuana, prank, state trooper, crimes, buddies, partners, drug dealing, dishonesty, small town, police, screwball ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont
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The Nature of the Beast (1995)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two men, both hiding a deadly secret, are on a murderous rampage through the desert.
Style: psychological, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, desert, police investigation, mind game, mystery, on the run, crimes, dishonesty, chase, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nevada
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The Black Test Car (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two car manufacturers spy on each other to try to find out details and prices of a new sports car each is about to launch.
Style: neo noir
Plot: confession, crash, businessman, promotion, corporate crime, corporate greed, highway, war veteran, spy, police, fire, beach ...
Place: japan
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 4.9
 3K
Father Hood (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Deadbeat dad kidnaps his kids from the bus to an abusive foster home and they go on a run. The cops are after them, they bicker constantly and his idea of a way out is grim, yet this dangerous ride might just turn them into a family.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, road movie, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: kidnapping, chase, on the run, convict, reporter, road trip, criminal, highway, on the road, heist, crimes, odd couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, new orleans
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 6.5
 339K
Due Date (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Peter Highman must scramble across the US in five days to be present for the birth of his first child. He gets off to a bad start when his wallet and luggage are stolen, and put on the 'no-fly' list. Peter embarks on a terrifying journey ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, feel good, not serious, road movie ...
Plot: road trip, hitchhiker, slacker, stupidity, bonding, marijuana, weed, unlikely friendships, getting home, stoners, race against time, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, birmingham alabama, arizona, alabama ...
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Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rebelling against his dreary life in a small Arizona town, salesman Nick abandons his girlfriend, Beth, and strikes out onto the highway in search of... something else. Encouraged by her best friend, Carol, Beth reluctantly accepts the romantic ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, self discovery, friendship, desert, love, highway, road trip, salesman, deaf man, performer's life, youth, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa, las vegas, tucson arizona, california ...
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 6.6
 3K
Trucker (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Loner Diane Ford (Michelle Monaghan) is a truck driver with an 11-year-old son, Peter (Jimmy Bennett), whom she never sees, and that's fine with her. But, when Peter's father, Len (Benjamin Bratt), falls ill, he asks Diane to take care of ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: truck, americana, truck driver, working mom, strong female presence, family relations, family problems, single parent, lifestyle, small town life, parents and children, independent woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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A Bird of the Air (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man in search of his past, and a woman who lives in the moment, are brought together when they pursue the origins of a stray parrot in this comedic and romantic drama.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, love and romance, obsession, self discovery, love affair, romance, hopes, couples, unlikely couple, basset hound, parrot, library ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
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