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 suspenseful, suspense, realistic, serious, enigmatic and tense films and TV shows about / with motel, murder, danger, brutality, corpse, violence, blood, crimes, runaway and deadly plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as motel: Bates Motel (2013), Identity (2003), The Bag Man (2014), The Florida Project (2017), Psycho (1998), Looking Glass (2018), The Strange Ones (2017), Management (2008), Bad Times at the El Royale (2018), The Night Crew (2015).

List of motel movies

 8.1
 95K
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: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: incestuous desire, motel, family problems, mental disorder, mother son relationship, obsession, serial killer, overbearing mother, small town, murder, crimes, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
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 7.3
 224K
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, twist ending, psycho film, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder mystery, dissociative identity disorder, motel, investigation, psychology, isolation, psychiatrist, stranded, split personality, coincidence, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: nevada, usa, florida
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 5.2
 16K
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, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motel, criminal heroes, cons and scams, disorder, crimes, danger, dishonesty, crime, crime gone awry, crime boss, corrupt cop, 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, captivating, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: motel, friendship, drug addiction, little girl, mother daughter relationship, children, eviction, social services, mother child separation, female friendship, parent child relationship, poverty ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, orlando florida
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 4.6
 45K
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: psychopath, murder, motel, split personality, isolation, psycho, stolen money, crimes, parents and children, eccentric family, secret, embezzlement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, arizona
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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, tense, suspense, psychological
Plot: motel, voyeurism, sexual relations, loss of child, murder mystery, dominatrix, swimming pool, husband wife relationship, maggot, mirror, caught having sex, psychopath ...
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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, suspense, rough, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: pedophile, motel, cave, nightmare, road trip, sibling relationship, boy, child abuse, on the run, pretending to be someone else, hiding place, psychopath ...
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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, witty, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, motel, romance, true love, unfulfilled love, looking for love, obsession, marriage, blind ambition, goofy hero, unfulfillment, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona, baltimore, washington state, las vegas ...
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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: surprise ending, exciting, suspense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: surveillance, hotel, criminal, danger, disorder, ruse, motel, violence, hippie, society, dark secret, deadly ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 50s, year 1969, year 1959 ...
Place: nevada, washington d.c., california
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The Night Crew (2015)
Genre: Action, Horror, 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.
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, exciting, tense
Plot: bounty hunter, motel, survival, desert, crew, savage, siege, gang, rivalry, danger, violence, death ...
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: woman in danger, criminal, motel, hostage, hostages, disorder, disability, crimes, mother daughter relationship, death threat, stolen money, little girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.4
 12K
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, social relations, tourist, 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, motel, camping, buddies, contests and competitions, fall in love, love and romance, dishonesty, ambition, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: colorado, california, los angeles, san francisco
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 5.5
 3K
Numb (2015)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Husband and wife, Will and Dawn, are in financial crisis after learning the job Will was counting on to salvage their financial future has disappeared in the midst of a market collapse. They set out to drive home on the winter highway back to their ...
Style: tense, captivating, enigmatic, psychological, suspense
Plot: wilderness, winter, stolen gold, treasure, motel, treasure hunt, survival, ex convict, corrupt cop, breaking and entering, hitchhiking, husband wife relationship ...
Place: canada
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 6.2
 34K
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, humorous, exciting, captivating, light ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship between women, motel, female friendship, friendship, promise, dancing, black american, female bonding, interview, marriage, model, female protagonist ...
Time: year 2000, year 1998, year 2004, year 2002, year 2008 ...
Place: usa, new orleans
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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: macabre, suspense, enigmatic, bleak, ambiguous ending
Plot: paranoid, identity crisis, child killer, motel, talk show, stranded, psychopath, loneliness, on the road, isolation, insanity, surrealism ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1998
Place: mojave desert, california
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 7.7
 30K
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, surreal, enigmatic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: alternate reality, road trip, self discovery, wish come true, choice, self fulfillment, dream girl, on the road, life philosophy, imaginary, changing the past or future, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new jersey
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 5.3
 4K
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, sheriff, on the road, destiny, crimes, investigation, danger, deadly, disorder, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
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 6.1
 33K
Bug (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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: suspenseful, mind bending, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: paranoia, psychosis, conspiracy theory, obsession, couples, delusion, losing-it hero, drugs/alcohol, insanity, self mutilation, isolated place, motel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
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 6.4
 44K
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: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: wilderness, theft, desert, car chase, crime, dog, on the road, car accident, small town, vengeance, future dystopia, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: australia, california
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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, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: pedophile, magic show, motel, female protagonist, child abduction, investigation, crimes, puzzle, amateur detective, manipulation, search, complex characters ...
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: scary, suspenseful, bleak, tense
Plot: clown, murder, motel, ghost, supernatural, desert, axe, severed tongue, rape, stabbed, broken down car, head bashed in ...
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, disturbing, psychological, dark
Plot: motel, characters killed one by one, little girl, paranormal investigation, ghost, paranormal activity, danger, riddles and clues, fear, supernatural, death, graphic violence ...
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 6.0
 7K
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: touching, mumblecore, suspense
Plot: child molestation, murder, teenage boy, teenage girl, 17 year old, sexual promiscuity, prison, chase, friendship, high school, single mother, motel ...
Time: year 2016
Place: mexico
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 5.8
 563
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, sincere, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: culture clash, haunted by the past, lifestyle, life is a bitch, addiction, love affair, drug abuse, infidelity, couples, family problems, love and romance, 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, sentimental, touching, emotional
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, love and romance, youth, teenage life, seduction, motel, seaside, couples, bittersweet, innocence lost, female nudity ...
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, suspense, intense ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, violence, motel, danger, isolation, crimes, murder, stranded, death, suspect, characters killed one by one ...
Place: usa
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 5.7
 4K
Monster Man (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two guys and a female hitchhiker are terrorized by a monstrous looking man driving a giant monster truck.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, scary, dark humor, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hitchhiker, psychopath, on the road, danger, deadly, buddies, slasher, love triangle, violence, road trip, motel, monster truck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern usa
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 3.8
 318
Aunt Rose (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A trio of ruthless killers seeks refuge in a quiet suburban home, only to discover a destructive force that could spell their doom in this blood-drenched frightener from director James Tucker. They thought they had found the perfect hideout, but ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, offbeat
Plot: evil, murder, supernatural, danger, deadly, suburban life, gory, hostage, hostages, crimes, criminal heroes, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 8.5
 48K
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: chick flick, girls' night, family outing
Plot: family relations, small town, eccentric family, parents and children, life turned upside down, couple relations, brother sister relationship, class differences, riches to rags, motel, bankruptcy, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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