Fill Her Up: 12 Movies That Primarily Take Place in a Gas Station

It’s interesting when a film is primarily set in one location. For example, from weird comedies to spine-tingling dramas, several films center around a gas station. Here are 12 of the best petrol station location films.

1. The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love (1995)

The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love 1995
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This romantic movie is about two high school girls from different backgrounds who fall in love. It stars Laurel Holloman and Nicole Ari Parker. Even though the story is not about a gas station, there is a memorable scene at a gas station where their relationship faces a turning point.

2. Splinter (2008)

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In Splinter, a dangerous criminal and his drug-addicted girlfriend take a young couple camping and hold them as hostages. When they reach the filler station, they discover an alien disease is trying to kill them. Shea Whigham, Jill Wagner, and Paulo Costanzo are all in the movie.

3. Clerks (1994)

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Kevin Smith wrote and directed the cult hit Clerks, which takes place mainly in a convenience store and gas station next to it. In the movie, two clerks, Dante and Randal, played by Brian O’Halloran and Jeff Anderson, go about their everyday lives. The Petro station is where they have funny and sometimes strange talks with customers.

4. Maximum Overdrive (1986)

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When a comet flies by Earth, the machinery and automobiles in the science fiction horror film Maximum Overdrive become sentient and murderous. Emilio Estevez plays a man who, along with other survivors, goes to a service station to hide from the killer machines and try to figure out why they are doing what they are doing.

5. Legion (2010)

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In Legion, a group of strangers are stuck in a desert diner connected to a gas station as the biblical end of the world is about to happen. As possessed, people keep attacking them. They must depend on Paul Bettany’s strange Archangel Michael to protect an unborn child, who may be the key to saving humanity. The petrol station becomes the place where they fight against divine forces.

6. SubUrbia (1996)

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Richard Linklater’s SubUrbia follows a group of friends as they congregate at a gas stop/convenience store to discuss their disappointment with suburban life and their desire to escape it. Giovanni Ribisi, Steve Zahn, and Parker Posey are part of the ensemble group, and most of the characters talk and fight at the store.

7. Burn (2019)

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Burn is a movie about a service station cashier who becomes the target of a dangerous arsonist. It stars Tilda Cobham-Hervey and Suki Waterhouse. As she fights to stay alive, she discovers scary things about the person hurting her.

8. Held Up (1999)

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In Held Up, Jamie Foxx plays a man whose car breaks down in the middle of the desert and leaves him stranded at a gas station. When a group of crooks tries to rob the store, he has to outsmart them and keep himself and the other customers safe.

9. The Hitcher (1986)

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The Hitcher is a psychological film starring C. Thomas Howell and Rutger Hauer. It starts with a young man picking up a hitchhiker who soon shows he wants to kill him. The pump station is a tense setting as the main character gets into a fight to the death with the dangerous hitchhiker.

10. Open 24 Hours (2018)

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In Open 24 Hours, an unhappy woman started the night shift at a gas station in the middle of nowhere. She is haunted by her past and afraid of her ex-partner. As strange and scary things start to happen around her, she starts to wonder if she is crazy. Vanessa Grasse and Brendan Fletcher star.

11. The Vanishing (1988)

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The Dutch-French psychological thriller The Vanishing is about a man’s never-ending search for his girlfriend, who mysteriously vanished at a gas station. As he looks into where she went, he finds dark secrets and a frightening truth. Gene Bervoets and Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu are in the movie.

12. Gas Pump Girls (1979)

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Based on the true story, Gas Pump Girls is a comedy about a group of young ladies who take over their uncle’s failing gas station. To keep the business from going bankrupt, they come up with a bunch of crazy and funny ideas. Kirsten Baker and Dennis Bowen are in the movie.

Top 25 Popular TV Shows That Would NEVER Be Made Today

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There is no contesting that pop culture is evolving, and what was acceptable in the past is being corrected for today. For example, many hit TV series were massive successes and would never be made today. Here are the top 25.

15 Forgotten Movies From the 90s to Tickle Your Nostalgia Bone

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Are you searching for a little 90s nostalgia that is not on every list? Then, we got you covered. These are several of my favorite forgotten films from the 90s. Do you remember?

22 Popular Films That Completely Traumatized 80s Children, What About You?

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Was there a film(s) that completely traumatized you as a child? I’ll go first, Cujo. I have no idea what my mother was thinking, allowing that film to play in the background of her chores, but I watched it and had nightmares for months. After someone polled an entertainment forum for other traumatic experiences, here is what scared the youth.

25 Memorable Movies That Are So Totally 80s, Do You Remember?

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The 1980s was an iconic decade for film, delivering many unforgettable movies that have stood the test of time. The 80s film scene left an indelible mark on popular culture, from heartwarming comedies to thrilling adventures and rebellious teenage tales. Recently, people shared some memorable movies that epitomize the spirit of the 80s.

20 Comedies From the 90s That Are Way Funnier Than Anything Coming Out Today

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The nineties were an incredible decade in film, including several classic comedies. Here are some of my favorites that are guaranteed to tickle your funny bone. Have you seen them?