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 serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, tense and road movie films and TV shows about / with motel, murder, hotel, violence, danger, dialogue, police, storytelling, friendship and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, Canada, West Germany and other countries.
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motel movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as motel: Bates Motel (2013), Drugstore Cowboy (1989), Looking Glass (2018), Flower (2017), The Florida Project (2017), Identity (2003), Neon Demon (2016), Vacancy (2007), No Vacancy (1999), The Boy (2015).

List of motel movies

 8.2
 81K
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: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, overbearing mother, obsession, motel, serial killer, murder, crimes, family problems, teenage life, mad, incestuous desire ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, oregon
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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, touching ...
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, robbery, motel, friendship, addiction, overdose, drugs/alcohol, urban, hat, junkie, superstition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, portland oregon
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Looking Glass (2018)
Genre: 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, erotic, suspense, psychological, tense
Plot: voyeurism, motel, loss of child, murder mystery, maggot, husband wife relationship, sexual relations, psychopath, serial killer, mirror, caught having sex, running for your life ...
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 5.9
 4K
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: high school, single mother, mentally unstable, chase, prison, murder, child molestation, seduction, teacher, taking a photograph, mother's boyfriend, friendship ...
Place: mexico
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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.
Plot: motel, children, child, friendship, mother daughter relationship, parent child relationship, drug use, women, drug addiction, poverty, little girl, childhood ...
Place: florida
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 7.3
 202K
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, scary, serious, mind bending, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychiatrist, isolation, crime, storm, death, convict, psychology, coincidence, murder mystery, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: nevada, usa, florida
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 6.2
 68K
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: avant garde, necrophiliac, surprise ending, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: fashion, lesbian, model, cannibalism, eyeball, necrophilia, obsession, neon light, lust, jealousy, teenage girl, party ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles, pasadena california, california
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 6.2
 87K
Vacancy (2007)
Genre: Crime, 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: scary, suspenseful, tense, macabre, disturbing ...
Plot: survival horror, trapped, one night, slasher, estranged couple, hotel, deception, psychological thriller, hidden camera, hostages, murder, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.1
 674
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, sexual ...
Plot: motel, destructive relationship, addiction, sex, romance, love and romance, couples, prostitute, going straight, parents and children, showbiz, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 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: murder, motel, killer child, desert, 9 year old, drifter, remote, child as main character, mass murder, child protagonist, father son relationship, boy ...
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, road movie, slang
Plot: desert, creep, on the road, motel, teenager, juvenile delinquent, hot rod, rock music, slasher, teenage life, camp, road accident ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california
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Midnight Special (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, light, surprise ending ...
Plot: chase, on the run, goggles, fbi, motel, gas station, meteor, helicopter, government, hostage, military, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, texas, atlanta georgia, louisiana
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 7.1
 25K
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: realistic, captivating, serious, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: single father, moral dilemma, motel, eviction, construction worker, mortgage, foreclosure, financial crisis, real estate agent, single parent, dishonesty, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: florida, usa, united states, boston, new orleans ...
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 5.3
 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: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motel, crime, crime gone awry, hotel, cons and scams, crime boss, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, disorder, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana
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Cold Comes the Night (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: motel, criminal, hostages, neo noir, crime, police corruption, woman in danger, disability, danger, family relations, disorder, corrupt law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, sexual ...
Plot: motel, night vision, masked killer, voyeur, chase, slasher, gory, sexual relations, hotel, snuff, voyeurism, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, year 2007
Place: usa
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 7.3
 17K
Tape (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A three-character ensemble piece set within the confines of a tawdry motor lodge in Lansing, Michigan. After 10 years apart, three disparate people come together to play out the unresolved drama of their final days in high school. Intrigued, we ...
Style: talky, realistic, clever, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, friends, high school, motel, secret, marijuana, fight, blackmail, virgin, rudeness, shyness, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, oakland california
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 7.5
 11K
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: desert, motel, friendship, introspection, cafe, highway, wilderness, car, friends, starting over, americana, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
Place: nevada, utah, germany, california, las vegas
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 7.0
 29K
Near Dark (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
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: road movie, atmospheric, stylized, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, motel, sunlight, farm, gang leader, hitchhiker, exploding car, nomad, femme fatale, kiss, police raid, small town ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, usa, kansas, texas
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 6.1
 31K
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: mind bending, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: paranoia, psychosis, delusion, conspiracy theory, obsession, couples, drugs/alcohol, losing-it hero, isolated place, self mutilation, parasite, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
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 6.1
 4K
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, based on a novel, illness, sea, storm, hospital, sex scene, telephone conversation, male objectification ...
Time: year 2008
Place: texas
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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
Plot: fire, motel, cave, nightmare, sibling relationship, road trip, male nudity, male objectification, cat, boy, flashback, swimming pool
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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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: container, poacher, hunting rifle, loner, small town, money, dog, divorce, horse, motel, lawyer, rain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, realistic, rough, psychological ...
Plot: on the run, motel, siblings relations, sibling relationship, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, society, social misfits, introspection, working class, misfit, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, usa, hawaii
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 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: motel, murder, suicide, sadist, night, pervert, 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, train, police, hitchhiker, pepsi cola, punched in the face, shower, police car, female nudity, friendship, hitchhiking, gas station ...
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 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: young love, runaway, gas station, dog, motel, murder, money, child abuse, police corruption, small town, sheriff, forest ...
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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: radio, motel, folk music, tourism, hotel, sex, singer, drink, song, mother daughter relationship, drunkenness, love ...
Place: yugoslavia
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 7.1
 2K
Turnabout (2016)
Genre: Drama
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: strip club, murder, motel, drug overdose, reunion, one night, marital problem, childhood friends, childhood friend
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 4.1
 883
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: bounty hunter, motel, savage, crew, desert, survival, vampire, siege, gang, female nudity, death by gunshot
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