Hitchhiker movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant hitchhiker movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out road movie, realistic, weird, cult film, suspense and humorous films and TV shows about / with hitchhiker, mentor, storytelling, dialogue, road trip, on the road, runaway, chase, catastrophe and hitchhiking plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
hitchhiker movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as hitchhiker: Hick (2011), The Hitcher (2007), Due Date (2010), Near Dark (1987), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), The Hitcher (1986), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), Freeway (1996), The Forsaken (2001).

List of hitchhiker movies

Hick (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A pistol-packing teen meets an unstable rebel and a cocaine-snorting drifter as she hitchhikes her way out West.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, captivating, sex comedy
Audience: teens
Plot: hitchhiker, teenage girl, teenage life, self discovery, on the road, friendship, teenage runaway, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, child abandonment, coming of age, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, oklahoma, california
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The Hitcher (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: While driving through the New Mexico Desert during a rainy night, the college students Jim Halsey and his girlfriend Grace Andrews give a ride to the hitchhiker John Ryder. While in their car, the stranger proves to be a psychopath threatening the ...
Style: scary, slasher, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, gory, hitchhiker, gas station, psychopath, desert, murder, car chase, deadly, on the road, road trip, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, texas, usa
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
Style: light, funny, satirical, humorous, absurd ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, outer space, space and aliens, benign alien, spacecraft, hitchhiker, fantasy world, alien, sarcasm, intergalactic, friends, buddies ...
Time: future
Place: madagascar, himalaya, norway, england, london
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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, unlikely friendships, stupidity, getting home, marijuana, weed, race against time, stoners, childbirth, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, atlanta georgia, alabama, dallas texas ...
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Near Dark (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars.
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, road movie, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, hitchhiker, gang, small town, femme fatale, rescue, drifter, supernatural, danger, deadly, crimes, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, usa, texas, kansas
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, serious, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, hitchhiker, murder, torture, disfigurement, sadistic horror, chainsaw, cannibalism, gore, psychopath, white trash, slasher killer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, latin america, usa, mexico
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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: stalking, hitchhiker, desert, serial killer, chase, gas station, psychopath, frame up, paranoia, danger, mass murder, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, california
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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Five friends visiting their grandfather's house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chain-saw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.
Style: slasher, banned film, scary, cult film, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, hitchhiker, chainsaw, psychopath, gas station, danger, cannibalism, murder, gory, loss of friend, massacre, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: texas, usa
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their ...
Style: psychedelic, surreal, clever, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: drug abuse, lsd, hallucination, american dream, road trip, journalism, hitchhiker, surrealism, cocaine, addiction, drugs, lawyer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1971
Place: las vegas, usa
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Freeway (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Following the arrest of her mother, Ramona, young Vanessa Lutz decides to go in search of her estranged grandmother. On the way, she is given a ride by school counselor Bob Wolverton. During the journey, Lutz begins to realize that Bob is the ...
Style: disturbing, cynical, suspenseful, bloody, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, hitchhiker, murder, life is a bitch, disfigurement, prison, police investigation, crime, crimes, brutality, social decay, little red riding hood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, san diego california
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The Forsaken (2001)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young man is in a race against time as he searches for a cure after becoming infected with a virus that will eventually turn him into a blood-sucking vampire.
Style: scary, rough, road movie, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hitchhiker, vampire, virus, on the road, danger, desert, vampire human love, supernatural, vampire slayer, gory, infected, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, colorado, arizona, usa, california ...
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Riding the Bullet (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set in 1969, Alan Parker (Jackson) is a young artist, studying at the University of Maine. He becomes obsessed with death, and believing he is losing his girlfriend, Jessica (Christensen), he tries to commit suicide on his birthday but his friends ...
Style: scary, macabre, psychological, suspense, intense ...
Plot: hitchhiker, halloween, destiny, on the road, psychopath, life & death, deadly, obsession, ghost, hospital, death wish, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, year 1969, 1960s
Place: usa, maine
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Monster Man (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two guys and a female hitchhiker are terrorized by a monstrous looking man driving a giant monster truck.
Style: suspenseful, slasher, semi serious, scary, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hitchhiker, psychopath, on the road, buddies, danger, deadly, love triangle, road trip, violence, motel, monster truck, gore ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern usa
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House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two teenage couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of serial killers end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.
Style: scary, slasher, rough, cult film, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, hitchhiker, urban legend, violent, cannibalism, murder, teenage life, youth, serial killer, satanic ritual, psychopath, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, year 1977
Place: texas, usa
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EuroTrip (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Scott learns that his longtime cyber-buddy from Berlin is a gorgeous young woman, he and his friends embark on a trip across Europe.
Style: teen sex comedy, humorous, road movie, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: marijuana, travel, youth, stereotypes, nothing goes right, hitchhiking, nude beach, vacation, obsessive quest, culture clash, hitchhiker, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: amsterdam, germany, france, europe, belgium ...
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Paul (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: For the past 60 years, a space-traveling smart-ass named Paul has been locked up in a top-secret military base, advising world leaders about his kind. But when he worries he’s outlived his usefulness and the dissection table is drawing ...
Style: funny, humorous, parody, sentimental, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, alien, first contact, alien encounter, ufo, space and aliens, special agents, chase, hitchhiker, friends, disorder, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary, year 1980, year 1947 ...
Place: nevada, usa, san diego california, england, austin texas ...
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The Sucker (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In this Frenco-Italian gangster parody, a shop keeper on his way to an Italian holiday suffers a crash which totals his car. The culprit can only compensate his ruined trip by driving an American friends car from Napels to Bordeaux, but as it ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, road movie
Plot: hitchhiker, gangsters, car chase, anti hero, dishonesty, odd couple, unlikely criminals, anti heroes, criminal heroes, drug dealing, adventure, heist ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, italy, paris france, naples italy, europe ...
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Road Games (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A truck driver plays a cat-and-mouse game with a mysterious serial killer who uses a young female hitchhiker as bait to lure victims on a desolate Australian highway.
Style: slasher, road movie, psychological, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: hitchhiker, serial killer, truck, stalking, on the road, murder, vigilantism, deadly, pets, crimes, danger, truck driver ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
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Knife in the Water (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: On their way to a sailing trip, an aging husband and wife invite along an emphatic young hitchhiker out of sheer patronization.
Style: tense, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: hitchhiker, sailing, drowning, polish, couples, knife, intrigue, love and romance, crumbling marriage, love triangle, social differences, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: poland, europe
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Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drop-out from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil-rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.
Style: road movie, realistic, thought provoking, serious, captivating ...
Plot: road trip, hitchhiker, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, musician, self discovery, character study, working class, family problems, identity crisis, americana, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, washington state, southern california, los angeles ...
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Finding Graceland (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An eccentric drifter claiming to be Elvis Presley hitches a ride with a young man and they find themselves on an adventurous road trip to Memphis.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, talky, humorous
Plot: hitchhiker, odd couple, love and romance, friendship, on the road, couple relations, delusion, couples, friends, hidden identity, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, memphis, new mexico
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Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The unforgettable friendship between three people: an English teacher who travels to Almería when he hears that John Lennon is making a film there, a 16-year-old boy who has run away from home and a young girl who also seems to be running away from ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, road movie, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, hitchhiker, on the run, english teacher, escapades, introspection, teenage life, the beatles, road trip, coming of age, film within a film, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1966
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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On the Road (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, UK, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Netherlands, Argentina
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Dean and Sal are the portrait of the Beat Generation. Their search for "It" results in a fast paced, energetic roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout the U.S.
Style: road movie, sexy, atmospheric, inspirational, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, friendship, road trip, writers, hitchhiker, post war, marijuana, lifestyle, self discovery, adventure, americana, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, post world war two, year 1948 ...
Place: usa, new jersey, california, nebraska, arizona ...
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Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young woman learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from her deceased grandmother. After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound ...
Style: slasher, scary, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, hitchhiker, serial killer, violence spree, killing off one by one, psychopath, danger, crimes, gore, death, serial murder, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 70s, 90s
Place: texas, usa
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Up in Smoke (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An unemployed pot-smoking slacker and amateur drummer, Anthony Stoner ditches his strict parents and hits the road, eventually meeting kindred spirit Pedro de Pacas. While the drug-ingesting duo is soon arrested for possession of marijuana, Anthony ...
Style: cult film, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: marijuana, stoners, hitchhiker, chase, smuggling, deportation, on the road, smoking, weed, farce, unlikely criminals, partners ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: mexico, california, usa, vietnam, asia ...
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Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The eccentric and childish Pee-wee Herman embarks on a big adventure when his beloved bicycle is stolen. Armed with information from a fortune-teller and a relentless obsession with his prized possession, Pee-wee encounters a host of odd characters ...
Style: road movie, surreal, humorous, not serious, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: tour guide, hitchhiker, chase, on the road, back from the dead, cycling, film within a film, man child, bicycle, truck driver, adventure, cross dressing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, texas, usa
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RV (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Climbing aboard their mammoth recreational vehicle for a cross-country road trip to the Colorado Rockies, the McNeive family – led by dysfunctional patriarch, Bob – prepares for the adventure of a lifetime. But spending two weeks together in one ...
Style: road movie, funny, feel good, humorous, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: road trip, family vacation, motor home, workaholic, family relations, hitchhiker, family values, farce, parents and children, nothing goes right, camping, business trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, utah, pasadena california, nevada ...
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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Jay and Silent Bob learn that their comic-book alter egos, Bluntman and Chronic, have been sold to Hollywood as part of a big-screen movie that leaves them out of any royalties, the pair travels to Tinseltown to sabotage the production.
Style: humorous, talky, not serious, exciting, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stoners, hollywood, hitchhiker, film within a film, monkey actor, friendship, escapades, drug dealing, heist, encounter, obsessive quest, movie business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey, utah, california
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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, feminism, female friendship, fugitives, friendship, free spirited, escapades, housewife, on the run, highway, hitchhiker, robbery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: arizona, arkansas, southern usa, usa, oklahoma ...
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There's Something About Mary (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Having never fully recovered from a prom date that became a total disaster, a man finally gets a chance to reunite with his old prom date, only to run up against other suitors including the sleazy detective he hired to find her.
Style: humorous, light, sexy, funny, sexual ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: true love, stupidity, dream girl, private detective, obstacle, hitchhiker, romance, dishonesty, obsession, nothing goes right, hidden identity, wooing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: miami, usa, florida, rhode island
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