Motel movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant motel movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious and surprise ending films and TV shows about / with motel, murder, crimes, violence, death, gun, brutality, danger, blood and hotel plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
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 1077
motel movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as motel: Bates Motel (2013), Identity (2003), The Bag Man (2014), The Florida Project (2017), Bad Times at the El Royale (2018), Psycho (1998), Interstate 60 (2002), Looking Glass (2018), The Rover (2014), The Strange Ones (2017).

List of motel movies

 8.1
 102K
Bates Motel (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A "contemporary prequel" to the 1960 film Psycho, depicting the life of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in Hitchcock's film, albeit in a different fictional town and in a modern setting. The series ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: incestuous desire, motel, mother son relationship, obsession, mental disorder, dysfunctional family, family problems, serial killer, murder, small town, insanity, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
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 7.3
 236K
Identity (2003)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.
Style: twist ending, mind bending, suspenseful, surprise ending, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder mystery, stranded, mystery, split personality, dissociative identity disorder, psychology, characters killed one by one, motel, psychiatrist, investigation, psycho ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, nevada, florida, united states
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 5.2
 17K
The Bag Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bahamas, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A criminal waits in a seedy motel and waits for his boss after killing several men to steal a bag.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motel, criminal heroes, cons and scams, disorder, crime, crime gone awry, dishonesty, danger, crimes, crime boss, hitman, pack of money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana
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The Florida Project (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: mother daughter relationship, motel, friendship, little girl, eviction, drug addiction, children, social services, mother child separation, female friendship, single mother, parent child relationship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, orlando florida
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Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past in 1969. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption... before everything goes to hell. A young ...
Style: suspense, exciting, psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: surveillance, motel, criminal, disorder, hotel, deadly, ruse, danger, dishonesty, violence, hippie, death ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 50s, year 1969, 1950s ...
Place: washington d.c., california, nevada
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 4.6
 47K
Psycho (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Criminal on the run, Marion Crane takes refuge at the motel operated by Norman Bates - a troubled man whose victims encounter a grisly fate at the hands of his "mother." Marion soon becomes the next victim and her disappearance prompts ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, split personality, murder, motel, psycho, stolen money, eccentric family, parents and children, isolation, crimes, transvestism, secret ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, arizona
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 7.7
 31K
Interstate 60 (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An aspiring painter meets various characters and learns valuable lessons while traveling across America.
Style: witty, road movie, enigmatic, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: road trip, alternate reality, self discovery, wish come true, dream girl, choice, on the road, life philosophy, self fulfillment, imaginary, motel, changing the past or future ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new jersey
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Looking Glass (2018)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A psycho- sexual thriller following a couple that buys an old motel in the desert looking for a new beginning, but what seemed at first as an escape is soon a thrilling ride through a mysterious world when Ray discovers a two way mirror and ...
Style: erotic, neurotic, suspense, psychological, tense
Plot: motel, voyeurism, sexual relations, loss of child, murder mystery, swimming pool, husband wife relationship, psychopath, caught having sex, running for your life, serial killer, mirror ...
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 6.4
 47K
The Rover (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his car through the lawless wasteland of the Australian outback, aided by the brother of one of the thieves.
Style: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: wilderness, desert, crime, motel, on the road, car accident, theft, post apocalypse, small town, car chase, vengeance, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: australia, california
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The Strange Ones (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Mysterious events surround the travels of two brothers as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets. This is ...
Style: road movie, rough, suspense, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: pedophile, man boy relationship, cave, boy, motel, road trip, sibling relationship, nightmare, child abuse, pretending to be someone else, hiding place, on the run ...
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 5.8
 17K
Management (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A traveling art saleswoman tries to shake off a flaky motel manager who falls for her and won't leave her alone.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, emotional, witty ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, motel, romance, unfulfilled love, looking for love, obsession, marriage, blind ambition, unfulfillment, goofy hero, hopes, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington state, baltimore, arizona, las vegas ...
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The Night Crew (2015)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of hard up bounty hunters must survive the night in a desert motel against a horde of savage cartel killers. They soon realize that their fugitive, a mysterious Chinese woman, is much more than she lets on.
Style: captivating, serious, exciting, suspense, tense
Plot: bounty hunter, motel, survival, desert, savage, crew, siege, gang, danger, rivalry, crimes, violence ...
Place: usa
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Cold Comes the Night (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A struggling motel owner and her daughter are taken hostage by a nearly blind career criminal to be his eyes as he attempts to retrieve his cash package from a crooked cop.
Style: suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: criminal, motel, woman in danger, hostages, hostage, disability, disorder, crimes, mother daughter relationship, death threat, stolen money, little girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 7.4
 13K
Bagdad Cafe (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A surreal comedy depicting a diverse cast of characters and the changes they undergo as the German tourist Jasmin interacts with each of them at a remote truck stop in the middle of the Mojave desert.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: desert, motel, friendship, starting over, fish out of water, tourist, social relations, wilderness, female protagonist, character study, transformation, life philosophy ...
Time: 80s
Place: utah, nevada, germany, california, las vegas
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Every Which Way But Loose (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Philo Beddoe is your regular, easygoing, truck-driving guy. He's also the best bar-room brawler west of the Rockies. And he lives with a 165-pound orangutan named Clyde. Like other guys, Philo finally falls in love - with a flighty singer who ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, road movie, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: on the road, orangutan, gambling, camping, motel, buddies, contests and competitions, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, track down, bet ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, new mexico, colorado, california, san francisco
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 6.2
 36K
Girls Trip (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Four girlfriends take a trip to New Orleans for an annual festival and, along the way, rediscover their wild sides and strengthen the bonds of sisterhood.
Style: buddy comedy, captivating, humorous, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: large penis, female friendship, friendship between women, motel, friendship, promise, airport, secret, lie, marriage, model, interview ...
Time: year 2012, year 1998, year 2008, year 2000, year 2011 ...
Place: usa, new orleans
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 8.5
 96K
Schitt's Creek (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Formerly filthy rich video store magnate Johnny Rose, his soap star wife Moira, and their two kids, über-hipster son David and socialite daughter Alexis, suddenly find themselves broke and forced to live in Schitt's Creek, a small depressing ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sitcom, ironic, light ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, family outing
Plot: family relations, small town, eccentric family, parents and children, life turned upside down, couple relations, class differences, brother sister relationship, motel, bankruptcy, riches to rags, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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 4.8
 2K
Sam Was Here (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Sam, a forty-something door-to-door salesman, travels through the few inhabited zones of the Californian desert in search of clients, yet everything seems deserted.
Style: enigmatic, macabre, suspense, bleak, retro ...
Plot: paranoid, surrealism, identity crisis, child killer, motel, talk show, stranded, on the road, isolation, psychopath, loneliness, insanity ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, year 1998
Place: mojave desert, california
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 7.1
 32K
99 Homes (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After his family is evicted from their home, proud and desperate construction worker Dennis Nash tries to win his home back by striking a deal with the devil and working for Rick Carver, the corrupt real estate broker who evicted him.
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: real estate agent, single father, moral dilemma, human nature, workplace, life is a bitch, workplace situations, family relations, construction worker, parent child relationship, financial crisis, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: florida, usa, orlando florida, united states, boston ...
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 5.3
 5K
Dark Country (2009)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A couple en route from Las Vegas are forced to deal with a body out in the desert making their honeymoon one hellish ride.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: honeymoon, desert, murder, time loop, sheriff, crimes, on the road, destiny, investigation, danger, deadly, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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Return to Horror Hotel (2019)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Return to Horror Hotel is an anthology feature with 4 segments. One is about giant a bedbugs, one is about a magical charm that turns girls beautiful, one is about a WWII sailor who hasn't aged and one is about a terrorizing severed hand.
Style: psychotronic, anthology, tense, atmospheric
Plot: supernatural power, magic, motel, supernatural horror, fantasy world, unknown, survival, destiny, insubordination, violence, mystery, bug ...
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Disappearance at Clifton Hill (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Following the death of her mother, a young woman returns home to Niagara Falls and becomes entangled in the memory of a kidnapping she claims to have witnessed as a child.
Style: enigmatic, surprise ending, bleak
Plot: child abduction, pedophile, magic show, motel, female protagonist, investigation, search, puzzle, amateur detective, manipulation, crimes, mental illness ...
Place: canada
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Clown Motel: Spirits Arise (2019)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of "Ghost Hunters" coming back from an old ghost town and a bachelorette party returning home from Las Vegas stumble across the "Clown Motel" located in the middle of nowhere. Though no one is there to greet them, the two ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, scary
Plot: clown, murder, motel, supernatural, ghost, desert, alcohol, axe, broken down car, head bashed in, rape, severed tongue ...
Time: contemporary
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No Tell Motel (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Dirty little secrets are exposed when five friends become stranded at an abandoned motel haunted by a dark secret of its own.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, dark, disturbing
Plot: motel, characters killed one by one, little girl, ghost, paranormal investigation, riddles and clues, paranormal activity, danger, supernatural, death, graphic violence, fear ...
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Who Killed Lady Winsley? (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: France, Turkey, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Lady Winsley, the famous American novelist, is discovered dead on the remote Turkish island of Büyükada, the great detective Fergün is sent from Istanbul to solve the murder case. With the help of Azra, the beautiful local hotel tenant, he ...
Style: captivating, humorous
Plot: police inspector, motel, murder, investigation, murder investigation, homicide detective, murder mystery, riddles and clues, murderer, uncover truth, criminal, crimes ...
Place: turkey
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Clown Motel Massacre (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Story: A group of ghost hunters, The Paranormal Searchers Squad, travel to the Clown Motel to see for themselves if the legend of William McReady, a murderous motel owner with a clown fetish, is true. While they're investigating the motel and cemetery ...
Style: macabre, scary, psychotronic, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, massacre, killer, motel, evil clown, paranormal, curses spells and rituals, characters in danger, violence, paranormal phenomena, ghost hunter, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.7
 1K
Retake (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A lonely, middle-aged man hires a male prostitute to recreate a road trip from his past.
Style: road movie, romantic, melancholic, sexy, touching ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gay lead character, motel, male nudity, road trip, gay interest, gay sex, gay couple, love and romance, romance, love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, san francisco
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 5.8
 611
Niagara Motel (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of struggling individuals cross paths at a low-rent motel in the tourist Mecca of Niagara Falls
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: culture clash, haunted by the past, lifestyle, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, family relations, drug abuse, love affair, addiction, nothing goes right, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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The Empty Hours (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France, Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The second film from Aarón Fernández is a Spain-Mexico-France co-production already screened as part of Films in Progress at the 60th edition of the Festival. On the desolate coast of Veracruz, young Sebastián, 17, has to run his uncle's ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, love and romance, youth, teenage life, seduction, seaside, motel, couples, bittersweet, innocence lost, older woman teenage boy sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
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 4.2
 2K
No Vacancy (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Seven friends from Sacramento, California head out on a documented road trip to Las Vegas. Their trip takes a very unexpected turn for the worse when their back tires mysteriously blow out. A couple miles down the road, they find a little gas ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, intense, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, violence, motel, danger, isolation, characters killed one by one, suspect, stranded, murder, death, crimes ...
Place: usa
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