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, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense and psychological films and TV shows about / with motel, murder, small town, hotel, violence, blood, brutality, storytelling, danger and insanity plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
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motel movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as motel: The Florida Project (2017), Identity (2003), Looking Glass (2018), Bates Motel (2013), The Bag Man (2014), Psycho (1998), Management (2008), Drugstore Cowboy (1989), Bug (2006), The Rover (2014).

List of motel movies

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: motel, friendship, mother daughter relationship, children, parent child relationship, eviction, drug addiction, little girl, single mother, mother child separation, social services, friendship between women ...
Place: florida
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 7.3
 207K
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: suspenseful, mind bending, scary, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder mystery, isolation, investigation, psychology, motel, coincidence, stranded, crime, psychiatrist, death, storm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: nevada, usa, florida
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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: neurotic, suspense, tense, psychological, erotic
Plot: motel, voyeurism, loss of child, murder mystery, dominatrix, swimming pool, maggot, husband wife relationship, sexual relations, mirror, caught having sex, psychopath ...
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 8.2
 85K
Bates Motel (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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, serious, psychological ...
Plot: incestuous desire, small town, serial killer, obsession, murder, family problems, mental disorder, overbearing mother, motel, crimes, dysfunctional family, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
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 5.2
 15K
The Bag Man (2014)
Genre: 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, dishonesty, crime gone awry, danger, crime, crime boss, corrupt cop, hitman, pack of money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana
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 4.6
 42K
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, tense, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, split personality, motel, stolen money, isolation, transvestism, secret, eccentric family, parents and children, crimes, psycho ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: arizona, usa
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 5.9
 16K
Management (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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, emotional, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, motel, romance, unfulfilled love, looking for love, true love, obsession, marriage, goofy hero, blind ambition, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington state, arizona, las vegas, new jersey
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Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bob and his friends Dianne, Rick and Nadine have been drug addicts for years and live from one high to the next. Gus Van Sant attempts to show an intimate look into the lives of heroin addicts with his film Drugstore Cowboy.
Style: dark humor, serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, robbery, overdose, friendship, motel, addiction, loss of friend, thief, hat, superstition, drug dealer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, portland oregon
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 6.1
 31K
Bug (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A lonely waitress with a tragic past, Agnes rooms in a run-down motel, living in fear of her abusive, recently paroled ex-husband. But when Agnes begins a tentative romance with Peter, an eccentric, nervous drifter, she starts to feel hopeful again ...
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: paranoia, psychosis, conspiracy theory, obsession, couples, delusion, drugs/alcohol, losing-it hero, isolated place, motel, insanity, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
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 6.4
 40K
The Rover (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: desert, car chase, theft, vengeance, tough heroes, crime, on the road, wilderness, track down, car accident, small town, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: australia, california
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 6.0
 5K
Flower (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rebellious, quick-witted Erica Vandross is a 17-year-old firecracker living with her single mom, Laurie, and her mom's new boyfriend, Bob, in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley. When Bob's mentally unbalanced son, Luke, arrives from rehab to ...
Style: suspense, touching, mumblecore
Plot: child molestation, teenage boy, murder, prison, chase, teenage girl, high school, single mother, mother's boyfriend, police car, friendship, father son relationship ...
Place: mexico
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 7.1
 3K
The Outfit (1973)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A two-bit criminal takes on the Mafia to avenge his brother's death. Earl Macklin is a small time criminal who is released from prison after an unsuccessful bank robbery only to discover that a pair of gunmen killed his brother.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, hitman, revenge, danger, crime gone awry, crime, rivalry, neo noir, brother brother relationship, murder, prison, motel ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: st. louis missouri
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 8.2
 18K
Schitt's Creek (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Formerly filthy rich video store magnate Johnny Rose, his soap star wife Moira, and their two kids, ├╝ber-hipster son David and socialite daughter Alexis, suddenly find themselves broke and forced to live in Schitt's Creek, a small depressing ...
Style: not serious, humorous, ironic, situational comedy, light ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, family outing
Plot: small town, eccentric family, family relations, life turned upside down, parents and children, sitcom, couple relations, class differences, brother sister relationship, motel, bankruptcy, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 8K
Galveston (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a violent encounter with his boss' men, Roy finds a prostitute and sees something in her frightened, defiant eyes that prompts a fateful decision. He takes her with him as he flees to Galveston, an action as ill-advised as it is ...
Style: road movie
Plot: motel, hurricane, hitman, laundry, dancing, mother daughter relationship, flashback, murder, prison, revenge, lawyer, singing ...
Time: year 2008
Place: texas
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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: ambiguous ending, enigmatic, suspense, macabre
Plot: desert, paranoid, motel, salesman, child killer, police officer, identity crisis, sunglasses, evil, teddy bear, car won't start, skeleton ...
Time: 1990s, year 1998
Place: 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: twist ending, road movie
Plot: cave, nightmare, motel, fire, sibling relationship, road trip, campfire, caught masturbating, chopping wood, gunshot, drawing, washing machine ...
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Sweet Virginia (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A former rodeo champ befriends a young man with a propensity for violence.
Plot: robbery, bar, motel, death, murder, violence, neo-noir, adultery, home invasion, death of husband, stranger, card game ...
Place: virginia
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 10K
A Single Shot (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The tragic death of a beautiful young girl starts a tense and atmospheric game of cat and mouse between hunter John Moon and the hardened backwater criminals out for his blood.
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: loner, poacher, wilderness, divorce, crimes, danger, drifter, moral dilemma, human nature, haunted by the past, murder, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, west virginia
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The Motel Life (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A pair of working-class brothers flee their Reno Motel after getting involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident.
Style: serious, bleak, psychological, rough, realistic ...
Plot: on the run, motel, introspection, society, misfit, hit and run, working class, life is a bitch, social misfits, siblings relations, family relations, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, hawaii
Is relevant ?
 4.8
 86
Mayhem Motel (2001)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Bizarre and horrific events take place in the course of one night in an average motel.
Plot: suicide, sadist, murder, motel, pervert, night, bound and gagged
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Pickup on 101 (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An elderly wanderer, a sexy young girl running away from home and a folk singer looking for stardom hitch-hike their way cross-country, trying to get to California.
Style: road movie
Plot: motel, police, train, hitchhiker, pepsi cola, white bra and panties, female nudity, shower, convertible, lawn mowing, punched in the face, friendship ...
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 3K
Mean Dreams (2016)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two youngsters meet and fall for each other, they must go on the run from the girl's corrupt father, who is also the sheriff of the town.
Plot: murder, motel, gas station, young love, runaway, dog, autumn, small town sheriff, parent child relationship, police corruption, sheriff, money ...
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Radio Whirlwind Calls Andjelija (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Yugoslavia, West Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The phenomenon of tourism arrives to a remote village. A married couple sells their property to open a motel, which would be a starting point for their daughter Andjelija's singing career. The local radio-amateur (and Andjelija's ...
Plot: folk music, motel, radio, tourism, hotel, night, car, fight, mountain, pub, river, insanity ...
Place: yugoslavia
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 5.1
 691
No Vacancy (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Lillian is a 21-year-old drifter engaged to a philandering loser and locked in her room with a strange man. She lives next to a failed violinist who won't stop playing his instrument. He lives next to a New Age fanatic who's into colonic ...
Style: surreal, offbeat, sexual, sexy, semi serious ...
Plot: motel, addiction, showbiz, misfit, romance, love and romance, parents and children, destructive relationship, prostitute, going straight, couples, sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 2K
Turnabout (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A troubled man survives a suicide attempt. He calls an old friend to rescue him in the middle of the night. Their journey is just beginning, and by daybreak, a tragedy will surface.
Plot: one night, marital problem, drug overdose, murder, motel, strip club, reunion, childhood friends, childhood friend
Is relevant ?
 4.1
 948
The Night Crew (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 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.
Plot: motel, bounty hunter, savage, crew, desert, survival, death by gunshot, gang, vampire, siege, female nudity
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 73K
Neon Demon (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark, France, USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.
Style: necrophiliac, avant garde, suspense, surprise ending, stylized ...
Plot: obsession, fashion, swimming pool, jealousy, teenage girl, neon light, model, lesbian interest, cannibalism, lust, motel, murder ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles, pasadena california, california
Is relevant ?
 5.4
 4K
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.
Plot: killer child, motel, murder, desert, remote, drifter, 9 year old, child as main character, sexual promiscuity, mass murder, little boy, son murders father ...
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Hot Rods to Hell (1967)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: While on a business trip, Tom Phillips is in a car accident caused by a reckless driver. Tom survives the accident with a severe chronic back injury which results in him not being able to continue with his current business. The Phillips' buy a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, slang, road movie
Plot: desert, on the road, teenager, rock music, hot rod, motel, juvenile delinquent, creep, hotel, gang, teenage life, starting over ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: california
Is relevant ?
 5.1
 9K
Willow Creek (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young couple ventures into the woods to capture footage of the elusive Bigfoot.
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, tense, scary ...
Plot: ranger, interview, found footage, forest, creek, motel, bigfoot, flashlight, camping, video camera, tent, sasquatch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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