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, cult film, suspense, serious and talky films and TV shows about / with hitchhiker, on the road, runaway, road trip, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, hitchhiking, catastrophe and chase plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Adventure 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), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), The Hitcher (1986), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), Freeway (1996), Near Dark (1987), 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, captivating, semi serious, 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, rough, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, gory, hitchhiker, slasher, gas station, psychopath, desert, murder, car chase, deadly, on the road, road trip ...
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, sarcasm, fantasy world, intergalactic, friends, alien, buddies ...
Time: future
Place: himalaya, madagascar, 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: humorous, feel good, not serious, buddy comedy, road movie ...
Plot: road trip, hitchhiker, unlikely friendships, slacker, marijuana, stupidity, getting home, weed, race against time, odd couple, childbirth, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, arizona, dallas texas, alabama ...
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, rough, scary, macabre, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, hitchhiker, murder, violence, disfigurement, torture, psychopath, chainsaw, maniac, mentally unstable, killing off one by one ...
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: 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
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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: banned film, cult film, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, hitchhiker, psychopath, chainsaw, gas station, danger, cannibalism, murder, gory, 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, cult film, atmospheric ...
Plot: drug abuse, lsd, hallucination, american dream, journalism, road trip, hitchhiker, surrealism, cocaine, addiction, drugs, lawyer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: las vegas, usa
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Freeway (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 104 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, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, san diego california, los angeles
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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, crimes, deadly, danger, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, usa, kansas, texas
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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, vampire slayer, virus, on the road, danger, desert, vampire human love, supernatural, gory, infected, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, colorado, arizona, california, texas ...
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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, hospital, ghost, death wish, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
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, semi serious, scary, dark humor, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hitchhiker, psychopath, violence, on the road, danger, buddies, slasher, deadly, love triangle, road trip, motel, monster truck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern usa
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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, sentimental, not serious, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, first contact, alien, alien encounter, ufo, chase, space and aliens, hitchhiker, friends, disorder, buddies, fugitives ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary, 1940s, year 1947 ...
Place: nevada, usa, san diego california, wyoming, arizona
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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, dishonesty, odd couple, drug dealing, unlikely criminals, anti heroes, criminal heroes, adventure, chase, anti hero ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, italy, paris france, naples italy, europe ...
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Road Games (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
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: psychological, suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hitchhiker, serial killer, truck, on the road, murder, slasher, stalking, truck driver, crimes, danger, deadly, pets ...
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, drowning, couples, polish, knife, sailing, unsupportive spouse, family problems, weekend, social differences, love triangle, couple relations ...
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, irresponsible ...
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: 97 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, friendship, love and romance, odd couple, dishonesty, hidden identity, partners, delusion, couples, friends, on the road, couple relations ...
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, gloomy ...
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, post war, hitchhiker, marijuana, self discovery, lifestyle, adventure, americana, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1949, year 1950 ...
Place: usa, mexico, alabama, harlem manhattan new york city, virginia ...
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Penny Dreadful (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young Penny goes on a retreat with her psychologist; the intention is to help her overcome her phobia, an intense fear of cars. Unexpected events find her in a nightmarish situation where her worst fears come true.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious
Plot: phobia, mind game, isolation, hitchhiker, on the road, kidnapping, psychologist, danger, crimes, mystery, doctors and patients, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
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Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A race car driver tries to transport an illegal beer shipment from Texas to Atlanta in under 28 hours, picking up a reluctant bride-to-be on the way.
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, not serious, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, hitchhiker, beer, road trip, race against time, bet, on the road, speed, fiancee, anti heroes, anti hero, escape ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, texas, georgia, alabama, mississippi ...
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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, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: marijuana, stoners, hitchhiker, on the road, deportation, smuggling, smoking, chase, farce, music band, chases and races, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: mexico, california, asia, vietnam, usa ...
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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: surreal, humorous, not serious, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: tour guide, hitchhiker, chase, cycling, back from the dead, on the road, 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: funny, feel good, road movie, 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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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, rough, cult film, macabre, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, urban legend, cannibalism, murder, youth, serial killer, hitchhiker, satanic ritual, gory, slasher, massacre, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, year 1977
Place: texas, usa
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Easy Rider (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cross-country trip to sell drugs puts two hippie bikers on a collision course with small-town prejudices.
Style: road movie, psychedelic, realistic, avant garde, atmospheric ...
Plot: hippie, motorcycle, anti heroes, friendship, on the road, hitchhiker, rebelliousness, lsd, existentialism, drugs/alcohol, americana, adventure ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, new orleans, arizona, louisiana, los angeles ...
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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, friendship, fugitives, escapades, free spirited, female friendship, on the run, hitchhiker, robbery, murder, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: arkansas, arizona, southern usa, usa, new mexico ...
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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: stupidity, true love, dream girl, private detective, obstacle, hitchhiker, romance, dishonesty, obsession, hidden identity, nothing goes right, wooing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: miami, usa, florida, rhode island
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