Truck Drivers

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1. They Drive by Night (1938)

84 min | Crime, Thriller

A convict, just out of prison, is implicated in a murder and goes on the run, hitching a ride with a truck driver.

Director: Arthur B. Woods | Stars: Emlyn Williams, Anna Konstam, Allan Jeayes, Ernest Thesiger

Votes: 205

2. They Drive by Night (1940)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

When one of 2 truck driving brothers loses an arm, they both join a transport company where later, the other is falsely charged as an accessory in the murder of the owner.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino

Votes: 6,385

3. Thieves' Highway (1949)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

A war-veteran-turned-truck driver attempts to avenge the crippling and robbing of his father at the hands of an amoral produce scofflaw.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Richard Conte, Valentina Cortese, Lee J. Cobb, Barbara Lawrence

Votes: 4,589

4. Hell Drivers (1957)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Ex-con trucker tries to expose his boss' rackets.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Stanley Baker, Herbert Lom, Peggy Cummins, Patrick McGoohan

Votes: 2,462

5. Plunder Road (1957)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Five men rob a train in Utah of 10 million dollars in gold and head to Los Angeles in 3 trucks hoping to meet up with their beautiful accomplice, and leave the country.

Director: Hubert Cornfield | Stars: Gene Raymond, Jeanne Cooper, Wayne Morris, Elisha Cook Jr.

Votes: 811

6. The Wages of Fear (1953)

Not Rated | 131 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

In a decrepit South American village, four men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck, Folco Lulli

Votes: 48,389

7. La menace (1977)

117 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The main character is unhappily married and has an affair. When his wife finds out, she lures his girlfriend to a cliff and throws herself of it, making the girlfriend look as her killer. ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Corneau | Stars: Yves Montand, Carole Laure, Marie Dubois, Jean-François Balmer

Votes: 612

8. The Long Haul (1957)

Approved | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

After leaving his U.S. Army job in Germany, a trucker takes a long-haul driver job in Britain where he runs into an organized-crime syndicate that controls the trucking industry.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Victor Mature, Diana Dors, Patrick Allen, Gene Anderson

Votes: 313

9. Ice Cold in Alex (1958)

Approved | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, War

During World War II in North Africa, a medical field unit must cross the desert in their ambulance in order to reach the British lines in Alexandria.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: John Mills, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms, Harry Andrews

Votes: 4,572

10. Hi-Jack Highway (1955)

92 min | Crime, Drama

After a spending the night with his girlfriend, trucker Jean encounters a dead body on the road home. He reports the incident to the police who suspect that Jean was responsible for the death.

Director: Gilles Grangier | Stars: Jean Gabin, Jeanne Moreau, Gaby Basset, Simone Berthier

Votes: 349

11. Road Games (1981)

PG | 101 min | Mystery, Thriller

71 Metascore

A truck driver plays a cat-and-mouse game with a mysterious serial killer on a desolate Australian highway.

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Stacy Keach, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marion Edward, Grant Page

Votes: 4,266

12. Black Dog (1998)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Ex-truck driver Jack Crews (Patrick Swayze) has just been released from prison for vehicular manslaughter after losing control and hitting a stranded motorist. His family is in danger of ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Randy Travis, Meat Loaf, Gabriel Casseus

Votes: 7,901 | Gross: $12.83M

13. Sorcerer (1977)

PG | 121 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

68 Metascore

Four unfortunate men from different parts of the globe agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of nitroglycerin across dangerous South American jungle.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, Amidou

Votes: 14,914

14. The Hi-Jackers (1963)

69 min | Crime, Drama

Terry is a self-employed lorry driver. He meets Shirley at a roadside cafe and later offers her a lift. On the way his truck with a valuable shipment of whiskey is hijacked on a quiet ... See full summary »

Director: Jim O'Connolly | Stars: Anthony Booth, Jacqueline Ellis, Derek Francis, Patrick Cargill

Votes: 123

16. The Man Is Armed (1956)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Crime drama in which a man unknowingly helps a gang pull off a big heist. The gang discovers that the man is more trouble than he is worth and as a result, things don't go as smoothly as ... See full summary »

Director: Franklin Adreon | Stars: Dane Clark, May Wynn, William Talman, Barton MacLane

Votes: 36

17. Greed in the Sun (1964)

122 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A rough trucker assigns his new truck and its mysterious cargo to his newest employee, only to see it hijacked by one of his experienced drivers. Now, his friends are after him to retrieve the goods. Are 100,000 dollars worth dying for?

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Lino Ventura, Reginald Kernan, Bernard Blier

Votes: 1,698

18. Violent Road (1958)

Unrated | 86 min | Adventure, Drama

Truck drivers take cargo of explosives over bumpy mountain road.

Director: Howard W. Koch | Stars: Brian Keith, Dick Foran, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Merry Anders

Votes: 166

19. Hi-Jacked (1950)

Not Rated | 66 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A truck driver stops on a rainy road at night to help a stranded motorist, but it turns out to be a ruse--he is attacked, knocked out and his truck stolen. Since he has a criminal record, ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Jim Davis, Marcia Mae Jones, Sid Melton, David Bruce

Votes: 55

20. Alaska Passage (1959)

Approved | 71 min | Adventure, Drama

Al Graham and Gerard Mason are partners in an Alaskan trucking company. They quarrel over expenses and losses. Graham has fallen for Tina Boyd, the cashier at a restaurant. Mason's wife, ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Bill Williams, Leslie Bradley, Nora Hayden, Nick Dennis

Votes: 77

21. Death in Small Doses (1957)

Not Rated | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A government agent investigates the use of illegal amphetamines among long-haul truck drivers.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Peter Graves, Mala Powers, Chuck Connors, Merry Anders

Votes: 164

22. The Big Gamble (1961)

100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Misadventures of an ambitious unlucky Irishman who goes on a long and arduous trip to Africa along with his wife and bumbling cousin in hopes of starting a trucking business there.

Directors: Richard Fleischer, Elmo Williams | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Juliette Gréco, David Wayne, Gregory Ratoff

Votes: 129

23. The Thirteenth Hour (1947)

Passed | 65 min | Film-Noir, Mystery

In the 7th of Columbia's "Whistler" series, truck-firm owner Steve Reynolds gets involved in a feud with a rival firm, and shortly thereafter is slugged by a masked assailant who steals the... See full summary »

Director: William Clemens | Stars: Richard Dix, Karen Morley, John Kellogg, Jim Bannon

Votes: 140

24. Night Ride (1937)

70 min | Drama

Two truck drivers fired by the crooked trucking firm they worked for start their own company. Their former boss, worried about the competition, tries everything he can to drive them out of ... See full summary »

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Julian Vedey, Jimmy Hanley, Wally Patch, Joan Ponsford

Votes: 38

25. Truck Busters (1943)

Not Rated | 58 min | Drama

An independent truck driver organizes his fellow truckers to resist the efforts of a crooked trucking company exec to bring all drivers under his control. When the trucker's brother dies in... See full summary »

Director: B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Richard Travis, Virginia Christine, Charles Lang, Ruth Ford

Votes: 52

26. Highways by Night (1942)

Approved | 65 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

An unworldly inventor finds romance and adventure.

Director: Peter Godfrey | Stars: Richard Carlson, Jane Randolph, Jane Darwell, Barton MacLane

Votes: 34

27. The Traitor Within (1942)

Approved | 62 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Ambitious young truck driver Sam Starr is in love with Molly Betts, who shares with her father a resentment against John Scott Ryder,the town's Mayor. In WW I, Ryder took credit for an act ... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Don 'Red' Barry, Jean Parker, George Cleveland, Ralph Morgan

Votes: 5

28. Born to Be Wild (1938)

Approved | 66 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Truck drivers Steve Hackett and Bill Purvis are fired from their jobs with the West Coast Trucking company for not using second-gear going down steep grades. Davis, the company ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Ralph Byrd, Doris Weston, Ward Bond, Robert Emmett Keane

Votes: 52

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