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, psychological, suspenseful, stylized and suspense films and TV shows about / with drifter, murder, storytelling, redemption, dialogue, catastrophe, violence, brutality, mentor and fight plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
drifter movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as drifter: Naked (1993), Into the Wild (2007), Scarecrow (1973), The Master (2012), Jack Reacher (2012), Blood and Bone (2009), Solomon Kane (2009), Staying Vertical (2016), Loggerheads (2005), The Postman (1997).

List of drifter movies

Naked (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 131 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, talky, witty, compassionate, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, existentialism, drifter, rapist, sexual humiliation, character study, humiliation, rape, nihilism, loneliness, rough sex, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england, united kingdom, manchester
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Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
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, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, master warrior, katana, heroes, drifter, swordsman, one man army, massacre, drug lord, shogun, mercenary ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1860s
Place: japan, asia, ancient china, kyoto japan, tokyo
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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, inspirational, melancholic, motivational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, self discovery, wilderness, road trip, journey, adventure, solitude, freedom, isolation, life philosophy, lifestyle change, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, year 1990, year 1991, year 1992, 90s
Place: alaska, north america, usa, california, arizona ...
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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, atmospheric, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: friendship, drifter, road trip, on the road, prison, attempted rape, character study, violence, self discovery, introspection, hitchhiking, car wash ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, denver colorado, new jersey, pennsylvania, texas ...
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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: psychological, stylized, atmospheric, art house, philosophical ...
Plot: cult, right hand man, drifter, nudity (full frontal - brief), brainwashing, religion, psychiatry, alcoholic, cult leader, religions or cults, belief, mentor protege relationship ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, future, year 1950 ...
Place: usa, california, san francisco, new york, philadelphia ...
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Jack Reacher (2012)
Genre: Action, Mystery, 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: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: loner, sniper, investigation, ex military, murder, lone wolves, tough guy, crimes, dishonesty, assassin, gunfight, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, ohio, baghdad iraq
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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: inspirational, brutal, harsh, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison fight, streetfighting, martial arts, tournament, prison, fight, gangsters, kickboxing, kung fu, drifter, vengeance, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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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: dark fantasy, gothic, gothic horror, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sword and sorcery, good versus evil, supernatural, witch, deal with the devil, sorcerer, redemption, chase, tough heroes, violence, black magic, monster ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: england, europe, north africa
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Staying Vertical (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Screenwriter Leo is searching for the wolf in the south of France. During a scouting excursion he is seduced by Marie, a free-spirited and dynamic shepherdess. Nine months later she gives birth to their child. Suffering from post-natal depression ...
Style: road movie, light, entertaining, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: filmmaker, gay, farm, drifter, single father, sexual exploration, lgbt, older man younger man relationship, male nudity, bisexuality, father son relationship, gay crush ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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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, psychological, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: gay, drifter, self discovery, lgbt, society, family life, couple relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, sea turtle, birth mother, hiv positive ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 20th century, contemporary, year 1999 ...
Place: north carolina, appalachia, usa
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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, serious, exciting, suspenseful, motivational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalypse, dystopic future, postman, justice, vestiges of humanity, future dystopia, adventure, drifter, post war, leadership, brutality ...
Time: future, year 2013, 21st century, 2010s, 2040s
Place: usa, oregon
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Bunraku (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In a world with no guns, a mysterious drifter, a bartender and a young samurai plot revenge against a ruthless leader and his army of thugs, headed by nine diverse and deadly assassins.
Style: surreal, serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: martial arts, drifter, good versus evil, cowboy, revenge, vengeance, partners, uninhibited rivalry, obstacle, father daughter relationship, corrupt cop, violence ...
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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, thought provoking, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: road trip, character study, dysfunctional family, musician, alienation, working class, drifter, pianist, on the road, hitchhiker, complex characters, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, washington state, texas, los angeles ...
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Graveyard Shift (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: John Hall is a drifter who wanders into a small town in Maine. He needs a job and decides to seek employment at the community's top business: a large textile mill. He is hired to work the "graveyard shift" -- from around midnight to ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, disturbing, twists and turns, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rat, monster, supernatural, drifter, dangerous animal, rescue, deadly creature, uncover truth, survival, boss and employee, workplace, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: maine, usa
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3-Iron (2004)
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: enigmatic, surreal, melancholic, philosophical, bleak ...
Plot: golf, romance, destiny, homeless, domestic violence, drifter, husband wife relationship, loneliness, abusive husband, jealousy, love triangle, motorcycle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, south korea, asia, seoul
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First Blood (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, vietnam war, gunfight, tough heroes, manhunt, soldier, lone wolves, small town, ex military, vietnam veteran, police brutality, loner ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, washington state, usa, arizona
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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, twists and turns, melancholic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: writers, drifter, isolation, dating show, murder, recluse, kidnapping, dangerous friend, serial killer, fear, realtor, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
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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, serious, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, desert, murder, stalking, drifter, life turned upside down, disorder, mysterious man, serial killer, artist, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
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: buddy comedy, parody, funny, humorous, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cowboy, gunslinger, identity theft, small town, farce, drifter, farmer, false identity, gang, brother, sheriff, mormon ...
Time: 19th century
Place: tokyo, california, canada, texas, yuma arizona ...
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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, rough, suspenseful, psychological, surprise ending
Plot: drifter, backwoods, abduction, stranded, held captive, trapped, loner, revenge, murder, mind game, isolation, maniac ...
Place: dublin ireland
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Gold (2022)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the not-too-distant future, two drifters traveling through the desert stumble across the biggest gold nugget ever found and the dream of immense wealth and greed takes hold. They hatch a plan to excavate their bounty, with one man leaving to ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: drifter, survival, desert, greed, gold, betrayal, future dystopia, gold digger, risk, struggle for survival, crimes, paranoia ...
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Brother 2 (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Arriving in Moscow, Chechen veteran Danila (Sergei Bodrov Jr) meets Konstantin, an old friend who tells him that his twin brother has been forced into signing a crooked contract with a US ice hockey team. Soon after this meeting, Danila discovers ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, suspenseful, bloody ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crimes, organized crime, vengeance, killer, russian mafia, uncover truth, siblings relations, buddies, russian, crime boss ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, russia, usa
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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: surreal, psychological, disturbing, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: nightmare, mysterious character, dishonesty, family relations, dog, drifter, good versus evil, manipulation, hidden identity, life turned upside down, supernatural, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
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Paris, Texas (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France, UK
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: road movie, surreal, touching, emotional, philosophical ...
Plot: desert, father son relationship, on the road, amnesia, road trip, redemption, parenthood, drifter, relationships, reconciliation, family reunited, estrangement ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: texas, los angeles, mojave desert, paris france, austin texas ...
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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, realistic, serious, erotic ...
Plot: aunt nephew relationship, mental illness, friendship, cousin cousin relationship, drifter, family relations, leaving home, social relations, mentally unstable, love and romance, gay, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, montana, louisiana, southern usa
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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: erotic, sexy, enigmatic, neo noir, atmospheric ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, cuckold, murder, extramarital affair, couple relations, destructive relationship, mysterious character, character study, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder mystery, drifter ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1954, 50s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland
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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, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single mother, brother sister relationship, workplace, character study, introspection, love and romance, drifter, free spirited, family secret, parents and children, hopes, bank ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york state, new york
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The Boy (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An intimate portrait of a 9 year old sociopath as he discovers his taste for killing.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: killer child, child protagonist, murder, father son relationship, drifter, boy in peril, boy, motel, desert, crimes, son murders father, patricide ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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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, twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, hitman, crimes, unemployment, mistaken identity, criminal, crime gone awry, betrayal, femme fatale, war injury, murder, money ...
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, thought provoking, serious, stylized, road movie ...
Plot: young heroes, social differences, adventure, travel, drifter, society, escapades, motorcycle, on the road, adventurer, heroes, alternate reality ...
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