Graveyard Shift The Best Road-Horror Movies  

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List Rules Vote 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.

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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.

Wes Craven and Tobe Hooper have both directed Road-Horror movies, as have many other great directors.

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Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva
Jeepers Creepers is a 2001 American horror film written and directed by Victor Salva. The film takes its name from the 1938 song "Jeepers Creepers", which is featured in the film.
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Jessica Biel, R. Lee Ermey, Mike Vogel
This film is a 2003 American horror film, and a remake of the 1974 horror film of the same name. It is a reboot of the franchise, marking its fifth installment, and was directed by Marcus Nispel ...more
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Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers
Wrong Turn is a 2003 American horror film directed by Rob Schmidt and written by Alan B. McElroy. The film was shot in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and starred Desmond Harrington, Eliza Dushku, ...more
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Dee Wallace, Michael Berryman, John Steadman
The Hills Have Eyes is a 1977 American exploitation-horror film written and directed by Wes Craven and starring Susan Lanier, Michael Berryman and Dee Wallace. It is about a suburan family on a ...more
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Tanya Jones added Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski, Walton Goggins
Joy Ride, also known as Roadkill, is a 2001 American thriller road film. The film was written by J. J. Abrams and Clay Tarver and directed by John Dahl and starring Steve Zahn, Paul Walker and ...more
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Teresa Palmer, John Jarratt, Kestie Morassi
Wolf Creek is a 2005 Australian horror film written, co-produced, and directed by Greg McLean, and starring John Jarratt. The story revolves around three backpackers who find themselves held ...more
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Rob Zombie, Chris Hardwick, Karen Black
House of 1000 Corpses is a 2003 American exploitation horror film written, co-scored and directed by Rob Zombie, and starring Chris Hardwick, Rainn Wilson, Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon ...more
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Steve Thompson added Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell
The Hitcher is a 1986 action horror film directed by Robert Harmon and written by Eric Red. The film stars Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jeffrey DeMunn.
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Amber Smith, Lin Shaye, Alexandra Holden
This film is a 2003 French horror film directed by Jean-Baptiste Andrea and Fabrice Canepa. Although this film only had a budget of $900,000 it made a total of $77 million from DVD sales.
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Emilie de Ravin, Vinessa Shaw, Ted Levine
The Hills Have Eyes is a 2006 American horror film and remake of Wes Craven's 1977 film The Hills Have Eyes. Written by filmmaking partners Alexandre Aja and Grégory Levasseur of the ...more
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levalex88 added Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid
The Descent is a 2005 British adventure horror film directed by Neil Marshall. Six women enter an unmapped cave system, become trapped, and are hunted by flesh-eating subterranean humanoids.
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DivyeshSPillai added Justin Long, Nicki Aycox, Ray Wise
Jeepers Creepers 2 is a 2003 American horror film written and directed by Victor Salva, produced by American Zoetrope, Capitol Films, Myriad Pictures and distributed by United Artists, a ...more
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Jordana Brewster, Matt Bomer, Diora Baird
This film is a 2006 American slasher film. The sixth installment of the Texas Chainsaw franchise was directed by Jonathan Liebesman and co-produced by Kim Henkel and Tobe Hooper, the film went ...more
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Cécile de France, Philippe Nahon, Maïwenn Besco
High Tension is a 2003 French psychological suspense and slasher film that was later released in 2004 in the UK and 2005 in the US and Canada. The film, directed by Alexandre Aja, stars ...more
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Dennis Hopper, Bill Moseley, Kinky Friedman
This film is a 1986 American horror dark comedy slasher film, directed by Tobe Hooper. It is a sequel to the 1974 horror classic film, also directed and co-written by Hooper. It was written by ...more
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Viggo Mortensen, Ken Foree, Tom Everett
This film is the second sequel to the 1974 film and was directed by Jeff Burr. It was released by New Line Cinema on January 12, 1990. The film makes numerous references to the original film's ...more
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Rest Stop is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Road-Horror Movies
Ted Greshik added Jaimie Alexander, Joey Lawrence, Deanna Russo
Rest Stop: Dead Ahead is the first direct-to-video horror film released by Warner Studios' "Raw Feed" imprint on October 17, 2006. It was written and directed by John Shiban. The plot ...more
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The Blair Witch Project is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Road-Horror Movies
levalex88 added Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams
The Blair Witch Project is a 1999 American found footage horror film written, directed and edited by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez. The film was produced by the Haxan Films production ...more
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jjjjj8888 added Kurt Russell, Kathleen Quinlan, J. T. Walsh
Breakdown is a 1997 American thriller film, written and directed by Jonathan Mostow. The film stars Kurt Russell, J. T. Walsh, and Kathleen Quinlan. The original music score was composed by ...more
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Michael Berryman, Penny Johnson, John Laughlin
The Hills Have Eyes Part II is a 1985 American horror film directed by Wes Craven. It is a sequel to the 1977 film The Hills Have Eyes. The film is the second film in the The Hills Have Eyes ...more
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Eric Jungmann, Michael Bailey Smith, Justin Urich
Monster Man is a 2003 American comedy horror film written and directed by Michael Davis and stars Eric Jungmann, Justin Urich, Aimee Brooks, and Michael Bailey Smith.
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Matthew McConaughey, Renée Zellweger, Debra Marshall
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation is a 1994 independent American horror film written and directed by Kim Henkel, and starring Renée Zellweger and Matthew McConaughey. The plot ...more
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Sarah Estey added Peter Jason, Bryce Johnson, Alexie Gilmore
Willow Creek is a 2013 independent found footage film about a couple interested in Bigfoot lore, written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait. The film was premiered at the 2013 Independent Film ...more
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Ted Greshik added Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Swit
Race with the Devil is a 1975 occult thriller and action film starring Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Swit and Lara Parker. This was the second of three films Fonda and Oates would star in ...more
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What Lies Ahead is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Road-Horror Movies
Rumer Willis, Emma Dumont, Kelly Blatz
What Lies Ahead is a 2019 American thriller film directed by Rob Gardner. Two young women, Raven (Rumer Willis) and her brother's girlfriend Jessica (Emma Dumont) go on a road trip from Georgia ...more