As a screenplay writer I enjoy movies with a good script and that is the main reason I recommend every one to watch The Hitcher.
The Hitcher: A young man who escaped the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked by the hitcher and framed for his crimes.
As I mentioned before the script and the dialogue is excellent. My favorite part is the first conversation between Rutger Hauer and C. Thomas Howell in the car, where everything goes from pretty normal to very intense very quickly. It is one special line in that scene that changes the entire mood of the film and it is done in a brilliant way.
The film never loses its tension and the acting is very good, Hauer plays his part perfectly. I have to rewatch The Hitcher soon, because it has been a few years since I saw it.