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The list contains the best, new and most relevant drifter movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, talky, melancholic, stylized and harsh films and TV shows about / with drifter, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, violence, redemption, runaway, small town and vengeance plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres shot in USA, France, Italy and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as drifter: The Master (2012), Scarecrow (1973), They Call Me Trinity (1970), You Can Count on Me (2000), Five Easy Pieces (1970), Three Wishes (1995), Permanent Vacation (1980), Wild Seed (1965), Fatal Bond (1991), Wheeler (1975).
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They Call Me Trinity
Comedy, Western
Italy
113 min.
 7.5
You Can Count on Me
Drama
USA
111 min.
 7.7
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Tau
Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA
97 min.
 5.7
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
USA
135 min.
 7.1

List of drifter movies

 7.1
 123K
The Master
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: atmospheric, stylized, intellectual, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: cult, insanity, drifter, right hand man, greed, cause and meaning, storytelling, manipulation, drugs/alcohol, nudity (full frontal - brief), character study, religion ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, california, alabama, pennsylvania, england
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 7.3
 13K
Scarecrow
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, serious, gloomy, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, road trip, on the road, buddies, drifter, character study, prison, introspection, crime gone awry, self discovery, dreams, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, new jersey, pittsburgh, denver colorado, california
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They Call Me Trinity
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 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: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: culture clash, small town, anti heroes, drifter, old west, gunfight, siblings relations, violence, mentor, heroes, identity theft, gunslinger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: california, texas, tokyo, canada, arizona
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You Can Count on Me
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: realistic, talky, touching, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, workplace, childhood, adultery, single parent, relationships, drifter, family bonds, family drama, character study, complex characters, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
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Five Easy Pieces
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: realistic, road movie, intellectual, serious, sincere ...
Plot: road trip, dysfunctional family, working class, rebellion, on the road, rebelliousness, existentialism, hitchhiker, social misfits, character study, obsession, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, washington state, texas, southern california
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 6.2
 2K
Three Wishes
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While Jane Holman (Mastrantonio) is driving with her two sons, she accidentally runs into a drifter, Jack McCloud (Swayze), who breaks his leg. Being responsible, Jane invites Jack, and his dog, to stay at her home until his leg has healed. Jack ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dog, cancer, magic, suburbs, single parent, kids and family, family, destiny, supernatural ability, parents and children, drifter, baseball ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
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Permanent Vacation
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In downtown Manhattan, a twenty-something boy whose Father is not around and whose Mother is institutionalized, is a big Charlie Parker fan. He almost subconsciously searches for more meaning in his life and meets a few characters along the way.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, semi serious, gloomy, enigmatic ...
Plot: jazz, social misfits, urban, redemption, self discovery, pornography, drifter, couple relations, existentialism, art, dialogue, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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 6.3
 179
Wild Seed
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A 17-year-old girl runs away from her east coast home, going west to Los Angeles to meet her biological father. She has learned from letters her mother kept that he was tragically separated from her before the girl's birth. On the road, she is ...
Style: road movie
Plot: runaway, drifter, letter, train ride, on the road, tickling, biological father, leather jacket, dead mother, hustler, teenage protagonist, illness ...
Place: new york
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 4.4
 141
Fatal Bond
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young woman takes off with a charming stranger in Australia, then begins to think he's a killer.
Plot: drifter, hairdresser, murder, stranger, violence, police, woman, violent man, passionate sex, fatal attraction, anti social, mysterious past ...
Place: australia
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 4.0
 188
Wheeler
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A drifter/hitman is hired by a local business man to kidnap the local oil baron. The hitman had been reared in squalor, suffering the abuses of his whoring mama. When the baron escapes his assistant must chase him while the hitman takes care of a ...
Plot: drifter, kidnapping, mama's boy, struggle for survival, hick, nude dance, biker, station wagon, southerner, degradation, struggle, hit in the crotch ...
Place: texas
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Life Is Most Important
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A drifter named Candelario asks to spend the night at the hacienda of Don Lazaro. Once there, he gets the offer to stay and work as a laborer with a fixed salary. Over time, Candelario is gaining the confidence of his employer, and becomes ...
Plot: hostility, brain damage, drifter, prejudice, accident, small town, extramarital affair, unhappy wife, affair
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It Can Be Done Amigo
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An outspoken boy and a gunfighter-pimp save a drifter's life from hanging. The boy's uncle dies, leaving a house and some dry, useless land to the boy. The dying uncle has obtained the drifter's promise to help the boy get what is ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unlikely partners, chases and races, heroes, partners, criminal heroes, on the run, bounty hunter, drifter, crimes, rivalry, social relations, bar fight ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico
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Orpheus Descending
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Val Xavier is a drifter in 1940's Mississippi who brings new life to an Italian immigrant woman trapped in a loveless marriage.
Plot: drifter, italian immigrant, age difference, older woman younger man relationship, passion, infidelity, adultery, extramarital affair, lust, small town, sex, love ...
Time: 1940s
Place: mississippi
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The Way of the Gun
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two criminal drifters without sympathy get more than they bargained for after kidnapping and holding for ransom the surrogate mother of a powerful and shady man.
Style: clever, stylized, realistic, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime, gunfight, crime gone awry, gangsters, violence, redemption, gangster, revenge, organized crime, car chase, blood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: mexico
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Sweet Bird of Youth
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Gigolo and drifter, Chance Wayne, returns to his home town as the accompaniment of a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, whom he hopes to use to help him break into the movies. Chance runs into trouble when he finds his ex-girlfriend, the daughter ...
Style: talky, emotional, clever, psychological, serious ...
Plot: hollywood, betrayal, hotel, politics, adultery, actor's life, drinking, revenge, censorship, corruption, unlikely couple, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: florida, usa, london
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The Long Hot Summer
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Accused barn burner and con man Ben Quick arrives in a small Mississippi town and quickly ingratiates himself with its richest family, the Varners.
Plot: family argument, summer, drifter, lust, overturned car, hitting a woman, patriarch, unfaithful wife, mob, auction, hitchhiker, mansion ...
Place: mississippi
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King of the Ants
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young drifter, struggling to makes ends meet, accepts a job to kill a prominent accountant. When he isn't paid for the hit, revenge is now his path.
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime, criminal's revenge, gory, accountant, vengeance, murder, criminal heroes, crimes, hitman, deadly, golf, drifter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 5.2
 8K
Inferno
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, martial arts, buddies, desert, gang, lone wolves, one man army, vengeance, vigilantism, drifter, sword, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s
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The Hired Hand
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Harry Collings returns home to his farm after drifting with his friend, Arch. His wife, who had given up on him, reluctantly allows him to stay, and soon believes that all will be well again. But then Harry has to make a difficult decision regarding ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: lone wolves, old west, starting over, redemption, haunted by the past, love and romance, drifter, murder, family relations, vengeance, lovers reunited, family life ...
Time: 19th century
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 6.1
 39K
Hard Target
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a woman's father goes missing, she enlist a local to aid in her search. The pair soon discover that her father has died at the hands of a wealthy sportsman who hunts homeless men as a form of recreation.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, gunfight, violence, motorcycle, master warrior, revenge, fight scenes, death, brutality, kung fu, explosions ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, hong kong
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 7.7
 20K
Fallen Angels
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this bifurcated crime narrative, a disillusioned hitman attempts to escape from his violent lifestyle against the wishes of his partner, who is infatuated with him, and an eccentric mute repeatedly encounters, then subsequently falls for, a ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, surreal, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: love, assassin, hitman, loneliness, assassination, crimes, stylish, storytelling, love and romance, crime, urban, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, tokyo, mcdonald's restaurant
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The Doom Generation
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.
Style: surreal, dark humor, disturbing, road movie, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sex, violence, surrealism, murder, on the road, male nudity, lovers on the run, splatter, storytelling, gay, pornography, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
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 6.8
 1K
Caught
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: realistic, psychological, serious, sexual, erotic ...
Plot: betrayal, adultery, infidelity, fish, bus, love triangle, greed, homeless, love and romance, store, secrets, parenthood ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
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92 in the Shade
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young drifter returns to his home in Key West, Florida and attempts to open a fishing charter business, provoking a dangerous feud with a rival fishing sea captain.
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, human nature, small town, introspection, small town life, drifter, couples, social relations, fishing, feud
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, usa
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 8.1
 43K
3-Iron
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young man, whose only possession is a motorcycle, spends his time riding around the city looking for empty apartments. After finding one, he hangs out for a while, fixing himself something to eat, washing laundry or making small repairs in return. ...
Style: stylized, touching, serious, meditative, cerebral ...
Plot: destiny, romance, homeless, golf, mysterious character, loneliness, existentialism, storytelling, love affair, relationships, imagination, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, seoul
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 7.3
 163K
Chocolate
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, sweet, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: chocolate, culture clash, prejudice, small town, mother daughter relationship, love, love story, love and romance, society, life philosophy, stereotypes, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: france, europe, central america
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A Fistful of Dollars
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Man With No Name enters the Mexican village of San Miguel in the midst of a power struggle among the three Rojo brothers and sheriff John Baxter. When a regiment of Mexican soldiers bearing gold intended to pay for new weapons is waylaid by the ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, greed, vengeance, gunfight, violence, brutality, corruption, revenge, good versus evil, torture, lone wolves, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, italy, arizona
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 6.5
 12K
Young Adam
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: sexual, erotic, serious, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: adultery, murder, infidelity, guilt, police investigation, male nudity, loneliness, death, destructive relationship, neo noir, pornography, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1950s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, edinburgh scotland
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To Sleep with Anger
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An enigmatic drifter from the South comes to visit an old acquaintance who now lives in South-Central LA.
Style: clever, serious, emotional, realistic, tense ...
Plot: family life, uninvited guest, family relations, best friends, prodigy, betrayal, african american, opposites attract, human nature, introspection, friendship, sexual relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
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The Girl Who Invented Kissing
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A nameless, pill-popping drifter girl steps off a bus and into a New Jersey neighborhood bar owned by two middle-age brothers, Jimmy & Victor. She quickly befriends older brother, Victor––a good-natured lummox whose mind was affected by a ...
Plot: playing violin, sibling relationship, drug abuse, drifter, homelessness, small town
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