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The Best Road-Horror Movies

Updated July 1, 2019 3.5k votes 632 voters 78.2k views38 items

List RulesVote for your personal favorite Road-horror films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

A list of all the best road-horror movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. Check to see which of your favorites are currently streaming on these best horror movies Amazon Prime and Netflix Instant lists. 

This road-horror movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of road-horror films also contains road-horror movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This road-horror films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best road-horror movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This road-horror movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Vote for your favorites to get them to rise to the top of the list.

List of road-horror films includes road-horror movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Re-rank this page as your own by deleting movies you don't think belong, then put your personalized list up for a vote on Facebook, Tumblr or Twitter.

These are the top films in the road-horror genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the road-horror genre in it. Be it the motifs of the road-horror genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

Which is the better choice for the top of this list Dead End or Just Before Dawn? If we missed any road-horror movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous road-horror movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about road-horror movie lists.
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the road-horror movies. List includes photos and road-horror movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

List is made up of many different movies, including The Hills Have Eyes and Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these road-horror movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good road-horror movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest road-horror movies, here is the full road-horror movies list, ordered from best to worst.

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  • 1
    Jeepers Creepers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Road-Horror Movies
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    Jeepers Creepers

    Justin Long, Eileen Brennan

    Released2001

    Directed byVictor Salva

    Jeepers Creepers is a 2001 American horror film written and directed by Victor Salva. The film... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 2
    Wrong Turn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Road-Horror Movies
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    Wrong Turn

    Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui

    Released2003

    Directed byRob Schmidt

    Wrong Turn is a 2003 American horror film directed by Rob Schmidt and written by Alan B.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 3
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Road-Horror Movies
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    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    Jessica Biel, R. Lee Ermey

    Released2003

    Directed byMarcus Nispel

    This film is a 2003 American horror film, and a remake of the 1974 horror film of the same... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Hills Have Eyes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Road-Horror Movies
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    The Hills Have Eyes

    Dee Wallace, Michael Berryman

    Released1977

    Directed byWes Craven

    The Hills Have Eyes is a 1977 American exploitation-horror film written and directed by Wes... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 5
    Joy Ride is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Road-Horror Movies
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    Joy Ride

    Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski

    Released2001

    Directed byJohn Dahl

    Joy Ride, also known as Roadkill, is a 2001 American thriller road film. The film was written... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 6
    The Hitcher is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Road-Horror Movies
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    The Hitcher

    Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rutger Hauer

    Released1986

    Directed byRobert Harmon

    The Hitcher is a 1986 action horror film directed by Robert Harmon and written by Eric Red.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 7
    Wolf Creek is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Road-Horror Movies
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    Wolf Creek

    Teresa Palmer, John Jarratt

    Released2005

    Directed byGreg McLean

    Wolf Creek is a 2005 Australian horror film written, co-produced, and directed by Greg McLean,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 8
    Dead End is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Road-Horror Movies
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    Dead End

    Amber Smith, Lin Shaye

    Released2003

    Directed byJean-Baptiste Andrea, Fabrice Canepa

    This film is a 2003 French horror film directed by Jean-Baptiste Andrea and Fabrice Canepa.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 9
    The Hills Have Eyes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Road-Horror Movies
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    The Hills Have Eyes

    Emilie de Ravin, Vinessa Shaw

    Released2006

    Directed byAlexandre Aja

    The Hills Have Eyes is a 2006 American horror film and remake of Wes Craven's 1977 film The... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 10
    House of 1000 Corpses is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Road-Horror Movies
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    House of 1000 Corpses

    Rob Zombie, Chris Hardwick

    Released2003

    Directed byRob Zombie

    House of 1000 Corpses is a 2003 American exploitation horror film directed by Rob Zombie. Two... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 11
    The Descent is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Road-Horror Movies
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    The Descent

    Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza

    Released2005

    Directed byNeil Marshall

    The Descent is a 2005 British adventure horror film directed by Neil Marshall. Six women enter... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 12
    Jeepers Creepers 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Road-Horror Movies
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    Jeepers Creepers 2

    Justin Long, Nicki Aycox

    Released2003

    Directed byVictor Salva

    Jeepers Creepers 2 is a 2003 American horror film written and directed by Victor Salva,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: T is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Road-Horror Movies
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    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

    Jordana Brewster, Matt Bomer

    Released2006

    Directed byJonathan Liebesman

    This film is a 2006 American slasher film. The sixth installment of the Texas Chainsaw... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 14
    Monster Man is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Road-Horror Movies
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    Monster Man

    Eric Jungmann, Michael Bailey Smith

    Released2004

    Directed byMichael Davis

    Monster Man is a 2003 American comedy horror film written and directed by Michael Davis and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 15
    High Tension is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Road-Horror Movies
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    High Tension

    Cécile de France, Philippe Nahon

    Released2003

    Directed byAlexandre Aja

    High Tension is a 2003 French psychological suspense and slasher film that was later released... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 16
    Crash is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Road-Horror Movies
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    Crash

    Holly Hunter, James Spader

    Released1996

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    This film is a 1996 Canadian-British psychological thriller film written and directed by David... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 17
    End Trip is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Road-Horror Movies
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    End Trip

    Aaron Jay Rome, Dean J West

    ReleasedJune 21st, 2019

    Directed byAaron Jay Rome

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  • 18
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Road-Horror Movies
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    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

    Dennis Hopper, Bill Moseley

    Released1986

    Directed byTobe Hooper

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    Don't Go in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Road-Horror Movies
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    Don't Go in the Woods

    Mary Gail Artz, Angie Brown

    Released1980

    Directed byBrother Bryan, James Bryan

    Don't Go in the Woods is a 1981 slasher film directed by James Bryan and written by Garth... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Blair Witch Project is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Road-Horror Movies
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    The Blair Witch Project

    Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard

    Released1999

    Directed byDaniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez

    The Blair Witch Project is a 1999 American found footage horror film written, directed and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 21
    Rest Stop is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Road-Horror Movies
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    Rest Stop

    Jaimie Alexander, Joey Lawrence

    Released2006

    Directed byJohn Shiban

    Rest Stop: Dead Ahead is the first direct-to-video horror film released by Warner Studios'... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 22
    The Hills Have Eyes Part II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Road-Horror Movies
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    The Hills Have Eyes Part II

    Michael Berryman, Penny Johnson

    Released1985

    Directed byWes Craven

    The Hills Have Eyes Part II is a 1985 American horror film directed by Wes Craven. It is a... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 23
    Breakdown is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Road-Horror Movies
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    Breakdown

    Kurt Russell, Kathleen Quinlan

    Released1997

    Directed byJonathan Mostow

    Breakdown is a 1997 American thriller film, written and directed by Jonathan Mostow. The film... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 24
    The Locals is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Road-Horror Movies
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    The Locals

    Dwayne Cameron, Greg Page

    Released2003

    Directed byGreg Page

    The Locals is a low budget 2003 New Zealand made horror film directed by Greg Page and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 25
    Leatherface: The Texas Chainsa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Road-Horror Movies
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    Released1990

    Directed byJeff Burr

    This film is the second sequel to the 1974 film and was directed by Jeff Burr. It was released... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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