Drifter movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant drifter movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, harsh, enigmatic and psychological films and TV shows about / with drifter, storytelling, catastrophe, murder, dialogue, redemption, mentor, violence, brutality and death plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as drifter: Scarecrow (1973), Blood and Bone (2009), The Master (2012), Loggerheads (2005), Jack Reacher (2012), Into the Wild (2007), Black Butterfly (2017), Solomon Kane (2009), Kenshin Samurai X (2012), Paris, Texas (1984).

List of drifter movies

 7.3
 16K
Scarecrow (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two drifters bum around, visit earthy women and discuss opening a car wash in Pittsburgh.
Style: road movie, sincere, touching, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: drifter, friendship, on the road, self discovery, road trip, introspection, partners, buddies, hitchhiker, train ride, bar fight, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pittsburgh, california, detroit, usa, united states ...
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 6.7
 32K
Blood and Bone (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, an ex-con (White) takes the underground fighting world by storm in his quest to fulfill a promise to a dead friend.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison fight, tournament, fist fighting, drifter, fistfight, streetfighting, fighting movie, martial arts, gangsters, fight, heroes, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 7.2
 159K
The Master (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a new "religion" he forms after World ...
Style: stylized, intellectual, atmospheric, art house, psychological ...
Plot: right hand man, drifter, alcoholic, belief, religious cult, cult leader, psychiatry, guru, teaching the ways of the world, wisdom of life, leader, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, post world war two, future ...
Place: usa, philadelphia, phoenix arizona, pennsylvania, alabama ...
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 7.1
 2K
Loggerheads (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A troubled woman seeks out the child she gave up for adoption; a gay motel owner takes in a handsome drifter; and the wife of a preacher frets that a gay couple has moved in across the street. All of their lives will intersect as Loggerheads subtly ...
Style: serious, touching, psychological, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: drifter, self discovery, society, family life, couple relations, haunted by the past, parents and children, sea turtle, family relations, aids, gay slur, adoption ...
Time: 90s, 60s, contemporary, 20th century, year 2001 ...
Place: north carolina, usa, appalachia
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 7.0
 314K
Jack Reacher (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: investigation, ex military, loner, sniper, murder, lone wolves, crimes, drifter, frame up, dishonesty, female partner, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, baghdad iraq, ohio
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 8.1
 583K
Into the Wild (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
Style: road movie, philosophical, melancholic, inspirational, motivational ...
Plot: self discovery, survival, wilderness, journey, life philosophy, freedom, on the road, lifestyle change, adventure, solitude, isolation, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1990, year 1992 ...
Place: alaska, usa, north america, los angeles, south dakota ...
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Black Butterfly (2017)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Paul is a down-on-his-luck screenwriter who picks up a drifter and offers him a place to stay. However, when the deranged stranger takes Paul hostage and forces him to write, their unhinged relationship brings buried secrets to light.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, melancholic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: drifter, writers, isolation, murder, dating show, dangerous friend, fear, recluse, abduction, confined, renovation, diner ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
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 6.1
 70K
Solomon Kane (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A nomadic 16th century warrior, condemned to hell for his brutal past, seeks redemption by renouncing violence, but finds some things are worth burning for as he fights to free a young Puritan woman from the grip of evil.
Style: gothic horror, gothic, rough, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, sword and sorcery, dark fantasy, sorcerer, supernatural, deal with the devil, witch, danger, heroes, tough heroes, drifter, violence ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century, 1600s
Place: england, europe, north africa
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Kenshin Samurai X (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Former legendary assassin Kenshin Himura has now become a wandering samurai. Offering aid & protecting those in need as atonement for his past deeds. During this time Kenshin Himura comes across and aides Kaoru Kamiya (Emi Takei). Her father ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, heroes, swordsman, drifter, one man army, katana, drug lord, mercenary, shogun, massacre ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1860s, 1800s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
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 8.1
 95K
Paris, Texas (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France, UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his family and disappeared four years earlier.
Style: touching, surreal, serious, psychological, road movie ...
Plot: on the road, redemption, drifter, desert, reunion, reconciliation, family reunited, parents and children, estrangement, family relations, presumed dead, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, los angeles, usa, california, united states ...
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 7.8
 36K
Naked (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Johnny flees Manchester for London, to avoid a beating from the family of a girl he has raped. There he finds an old girlfriend, and spends some time homeless, spending much of his time ranting at strangers, and meeting characters in plights very ...
Style: disturbing, witty, talky, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rapist, drifter, stranger, urban, humiliation, roommate, unemployment, alienation, character study, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, rape ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: london, england, europe, manchester, united kingdom
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 6.8
 16K
Borgman (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Borgman is the central character of this dark, malevolent fable. Is he a dream or a demon, a twisted allegory or an all-too-real embodiment of our fears? Borgman is a sinister arrival in the sealed-off streets of modern suburbia. His presence ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, surreal, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: drifter, mysterious character, family relations, dishonesty, nightmare, life turned upside down, manipulation, manipulations, hidden identity, mystery, supernatural, terrorizing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
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 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, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: desert, murder, drifter, crimes, mysterious man, life turned upside down, deadly, disorder, stalking, artists and showbiz, performer's life, artist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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They Call Me Trinity (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The simple story has the pair coming to the rescue of peace-loving Mormons when land-hungry Major Harriman sends his bullies to harass them into giving up their fertile valley. Trinity and Bambino manage to save the Mormons and send the bad guys ...
Style: parody, cult film, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drifter, farce, bar fight, heroes, small town, brother, gunslinger, cowboy, sheriff, false identity, identity theft, mormon ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, yuma arizona, california, texas, tokyo ...
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 6.1
 70K
The Postman (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: In 2013 there are no highways, no I-ways, no dreams of a better tomorrow, only scattered survivors across what was once the Unites States. Into this apocalyptic wasteland comes an enigmatic drifter with a mule, a knack for Shakespeare and something ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, dystopic future, post apocalypse, future dystopia, vestiges of humanity, adventure, drifter, postman, leadership, life is a bitch, danger, post war ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2013, 2040s, 2010s
Place: usa, oregon
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 7.7
 232K
First Blood (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When former Green Beret John Rambo is harassed by local law enforcement and arrested for vagrancy, the Vietnam vet snaps, runs for the hills and rat-a-tat-tats his way into the action-movie hall of fame. Hounded by a relentless sheriff, Rambo ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, soldier, manhunt, tough heroes, danger, ex military, lone wolves, gunfight, police brutality, humiliation, loner, vietnam veteran ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam, usa, arizona
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 7.0
 21K
Red Rock West (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a promised job for Texan Michael fails to materialise in Wyoming, Mike is mistaken by Wayne to be the hitman he hired to kill his unfaithful wife, Suzanne. Mike takes full advantage of the situation, collects the money and runs. During his ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, sexy, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo-noir, hitman, small town, criminal, unemployment, crimes, danger, drifter, femme fatale, crime gone awry, gas station, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, wyoming, usa
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Kino's Journey (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
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Story: In this 13-part mini-series, Kino and her talking motorcycle Hermes travel around the world, visiting different countries for three days each in order to learn about each one.
Style: psychological, serious, stylized, thought provoking, road movie
Plot: social differences, young heroes, adventure, drifter, on the road, travel, adventurer, heroes, society, escapades, danger, super vehicle ...
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You Can Count on Me (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely-seen younger brother returns to town.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: drifter, single mother, workplace, introspection, love and romance, hopes, family secret, free spirited, parents and children, small town, workplace romance, suicide attempt ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york state, new york
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Hell's Drifter (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A malevolent vagrant decides to make life hell for an injured accident victim.
Style: suspense, psychological, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: drifter, stranded, held captive, abduction, trapped, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, maniac, revenge, mind game, loner, murder, isolation ...
Place: dublin ireland
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 6.5
 1K
Caught (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A middle-aged couple has a drifter enter their lives. The fish-store owners find that the mysterious young man awakens the couple in ways they didn't expect. Things get tense when the drifter begins an affair with the woman of the house.
Style: psychological, serious, neo noir, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, drifter, murder, fish market, betrayal, family problems, family business, crimes, love and romance, couples, bus, jealousy ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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 6.4
 13K
Young Adam (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young drifter working on a river barge disrupts his employers' lives while hiding the fact that he knows more about a dead woman found in the river than he admits.
Style: serious, neo noir, realistic, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, destructive relationship, murder, couple relations, mysterious character, drifter, cuckolded husband, crimes, court case, deadly, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1954, 1950s ...
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland
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 7.0
 34K
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, femme fatale, small town, rescue, drifter, supernatural, danger, crimes, deadly, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, usa, texas, kansas
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 6.3
 940
Red Dirt (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Red Dirt offers the story of a young man's search to belong in this sublime expression of love and reconciliation. At only twenty, Griffith is struggling with the responsibilities of caring for his unwell aunt, grieving the loss of their ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: aunt nephew relationship, mental illness, friendship, secret, cousin cousin relationship, family relations, drifter, social relations, love and romance, mentally unstable, leaving home, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, montana, louisiana ...
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 5.2
 9K
Inferno (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Eddie Lomax (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is a drifter who has been in a suicidal funk since the death of his close friend Johnny (Danny Trejo). Riding his motorcycle into a small desert town where Johnny once lived, Lomax is confronted by a gang of ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, martial arts, vigilantism, drifter, one man army, vengeance, crimes, small town, lone wolves, buddies, gang, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s
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Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vigilante homeless man pulls into a new city and finds himself trapped in urban chaos, a city where crime rules and where the city's crime boss reigns. Seeing an urban landscape filled with armed robbers, corrupt cops, abused prostitutes and ...
Style: rough, psychotronic, twists and turns, visually appealing, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: massacre, violence, vigilante, vigilantism, brutality, homeless, social decay, violence spree, vengeance, bum, fighting crime, absurdism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
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 7.3
 114K
They Live (1988)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No ...
Style: cult film, serious, offbeat, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: distopia, alien invasion, conspiracy, anti conformity, alien, mind control, advertising, evil alien, interspecies sex, drifter, heroes, good versus evil ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles
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The Good Heart (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, Denmark, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Brian Cox stars as Jacques, the curmudgeonly owner of a gritty New York dive bar that serves as home to a motley assortment of professional drinkers. Jacques is determinedly drinking and smoking himself to death when he meets Lucas (Dano), a ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: homeless, friendship, profanity, redemption, social misfits, misfit, drifter, friends, elderly, workplace, human nature, bar ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, manhattan new york city
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 7.4
 13K
Desert Flower (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Austria, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The autobiography of a Somalian nomad who was sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN spokeswoman against female genital mutilation.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: model, fighting the system, life is a bitch, fashion, injustice, un, feminism, supermodel, human spirit, introspection, immigrants, deportation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1997
Place: somalia, africa, europe, england, london
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 5.5
 5K
The Boy (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An intimate portrait of a 9 year old sociopath as he discovers his taste for killing.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: killer child, murder, child protagonist, drifter, desert, father son relationship, motel, 9 year old, danger, boy in peril, killer as protagonist, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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