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 suspense, suspenseful, weird, realistic, tense and psychological films and TV shows about / with motel, murder, danger, death, brutality, violence, psychopath, blood, chase and crimes plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
motel movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as motel: Bates Motel (2013), Identity (2003), Psycho (1998), The Bag Man (2014), Cold Comes the Night (2013), Bad Times at the El Royale (2018), Schitt's Creek (2015), The Florida Project (2017), The Devil's Rejects (2005), Vacancy (2007).

List of motel movies

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, suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental disorder, serial killer, motel, obsession, crimes, dysfunctional family, family problems, insanity, murder, small town, half brother, mother son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
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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, scary, suspenseful, mind bending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mystery, mental disorder, investigation, murder mystery, stranded, split personality, psychology, murder, characters killed one by one, rainstorm, dissociative identity disorder ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, florida
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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, slasher, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: psychopath, split personality, motel, murder, crimes, eccentric family, isolation, parents and children, serial killer, secret, mental illness, psycho ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa
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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, serious, realistic, surprise ending, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motel, criminal heroes, twists and turns, cons and scams, disorder, crime boss, crime gone awry, crimes, dishonesty, hitman, corrupt cop, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana
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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: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: motel, woman in danger, hostage, twists and turns, disability, disorder, crimes, bag of money, hidden money, prostitute, corrupt cop, prostitution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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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, neo noir, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: disorder, surveillance, survival, dishonesty, criminal, kidnapping, motel, dark secret, hotel, ruse, psychopath, death ...
Time: year 1969, 60s, year 1959, 50s
Place: california, nevada, washington d.c.
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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: sitcom, humorous, not serious, ironic, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, family outing, teens
Plot: small town, lgbtq, motel, riches to rags, family relations, class differences, eccentric family, parents and children, life turned upside down, siblings living together, real life father and son playing father and son, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: canada
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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, inspirational, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: children, mother daughter relationship, friendship, poverty, eviction, motel, social services, little girl, summer, female friendship, childhood, female nudity ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, orlando florida
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The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Western
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The sequel to House of 1000 Corpses – the Firefly family are ambushed at their isolated home by Sheriff Wydell and a squad of armed men guns blazing – yet only Otis and his sister, Baby, manage to escape the barrage of bullets unharmed. Hiding ...
Style: scary, suspense, psychological, disturbing, bloody ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, torture, psychopath, killer clown, sheriff, humiliation, murder, kidnapping, brutality, clown, redneck, revenge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
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Vacancy (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and find hidden video cameras in their room. They realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, disturbing, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, trapped, murder, survival horror, estranged couple, hotel, voyeurism, surveillance, survival, deception, hostage, motel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
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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: cave, motel, boy, road trip, man boy relationship, gay, sibling relationship, child abuse, pretending to be someone else, hiding place, investigation, psychopath ...
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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, bleak, serious ...
Plot: post apocalypse, wilderness, distopia, desert, car chase, crimes, small town, revenge, motel, chase, apocalypse, brutality ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: australia, california
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The Hitcher (1986)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young man who escaped the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked, framed for the hitcher's crimes, and has his life made into hell by the same man he escaped.
Style: road movie, psychological, suspenseful, macabre, neo noir ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, hitchhiker, desert, insanity, chase, stalking, paranoia, psycho killer, car chase, car, motel, survival ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, california, usa
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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, psychological, suspense, tense ...
Plot: voyeurism, serial killer, motel, loss of child, caught having sex, sexual relations, murder mystery, husband wife relationship, running for your life, mirror, psychopath, woman in danger ...
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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: suspense, enigmatic, macabre, bleak, mind bending ...
Plot: child killer, surrealism, paranoid, identity crisis, talk show, stranded, on the road, psychopath, insanity, loneliness, isolation, violence ...
Time: 90s, year 1998
Place: mojave desert, california
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The Neon Demon (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Belgium, Denmark, France
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: art house, psychological, neo noir, disturbing, surreal ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: fashion, cannibalism, teenage girl, lesbian, obsession, model, murder, jealousy, beauty, 16 year old, rape, necrophilia ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, pasadena california
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Near Dark (1987)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars.
Style: scary, gothic, tense, suspense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, hitchhiker, gang, small town, femme fatale, motel, transformation, violence, farm, immortality, monster ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, austin texas, usa, texas, kansas
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Detroit (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizens' uprisings in the history of the United States.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, rough, factual, tense ...
Plot: racism, police violence, police, murder, police brutality, motel, riot, justice, racial tension, violence, fear, african american ...
Time: 60s, year 1967, year 1969, year 1943
Place: detroit, michigan
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Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.
Style: feel good, road movie, buddy movie, funny, touching ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: road trip, thanksgiving, holiday, travel, snow, airplane, train, on the road, buddy, railway, airport, comedy duo ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, california ...
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Joy Ride (2001)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three young people on a road trip from Colorado to New Jersey talk to a trucker on their CB radio, then must escape when he turns out to be a psychotic killer.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, scary, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: twists and turns, kidnapping, murder, prank, truck driver, truck, paranoia, psychopath, cat and mouse, road trip, brother brother relationship, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new jersey, colorado, salt lake city utah, nebraska, wyoming ...
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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: road movie, surreal, witty, enigmatic, cerebral ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: road trip, dream girl, self discovery, life philosophy, alternate reality, choice, wish come true, self fulfillment, on the road, hopes, twists and turns, alternate dimension ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey
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99 Homes (2014)
Genre: Crime, 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, emotional, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: real estate agent, single father, moral dilemma, dysfunctional family, eviction, motel, workplace, human nature, parent child relationship, family relations, life is a bitch, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: florida, usa, california, new orleans, boston ...
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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: tense, atmospheric, psychotronic, anthology
Plot: supernatural power, magic, motel, supernatural horror, mystery, unknown, fantasy world, destiny, insubordination, violence, survival, 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, suspense, intellectual ...
Plot: child abduction, crimes, magic show, motel, female protagonist, pedophile, mental illness, investigation, amateur detective, puzzle, manipulation, disappearance ...
Place: canada
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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, dark, psychological, scary, disturbing
Plot: ghost, characters killed one by one, motel, little girl, paranormal investigation, paranormal activity, riddles and clues, graphic violence, supernatural, death, fear, brutality ...
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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: funny, humorous, entertaining, road movie, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: orangutan, road trip, on the road, farce, revenge, biker, motel, country music, monkey, beer, justice, motorcycle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles, san francisco, colorado, new mexico
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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, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: massacre, motel, ghost, killer clown, killer, evil clown, violence, peril, curses spells and rituals, paranormal, characters in danger, paranormal investigation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Vacancy 2: The First Cut (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three young people check into the Meadow View Inn for a night's rest, fully unaware of the inn's sick-minded employees and their nefarious intentions.
Style: slasher, scary, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, hotel, chase, psychopath, crimes, voyeurism, murder, motel, female fighter, night vision, empire, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, year 2007
Place: usa
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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: life is a bitch, lifestyle, haunted by the past, culture clash, motel, love and romance, nothing goes right, prostitute, family relations, family problems, couples, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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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: semi serious, slasher, suspenseful, scary, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hitchhiker, psychopath, on the road, road trip, motel, buddies, love triangle, monster, monster truck, dark humor, redneck, car ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern usa
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