One of the all-time great truck movies, The Wages of Fear
is set in a third world hell, where the American oil industry controls the economy. Four men are offered the hopeless job of driving two trucks loaded with nitroglycerine over treacherous South American roads in the hot sun. Most of the movie is taken up by this nightmarish ride and the drivers' existential crises. The film is a textbook case of how to craft suspense. Read a full review of The Wages of Fear.