20 Road Trip Movies to Quench Your Wanderlust

1
Road Trip
The premise of Road Trip is a bit outdated (VHS tapes aren't a thing anymore) but the wacky adventures these guys find themselves in will keep us laughing for a long time.
2
Into the Wild
Although we hope no one takes this exact trip again, we can't deny we've considered abandoning all our material possessions in order to see the world.
3
The Motorcycle Diaries
For a more serious road trip film, The Motorcycle Diaries is based on the life of Che Guevara. It's perfect for those who want to know more about "That Guy on Those T-shirts."
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4
Little Miss Sunshine
In 2006, Little Miss Sunshine received critical acclaim for what was a relatively simple premise: a family on a road trip. But the film surpassed expectations with plenty of character development.
5
Thelma & Louise
The tale of two ladies, a friendship, and an outlaw road trip has become a classic. Thelma & Louise will never get old.
6
On the Road
Though On the Road may not be the best adaptation of Jack Kerouac's beloved novel, it might be enjoyable for those that never read the book.
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7
The Blues Brothers
A must-see for any comedy fan, the road trip element isn't even the best part of The Blues Brothers (though it does give the story some structure).
8
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle was so popular it received not 1 but 2 sequels. However, the original is, of course, the best.
9
Away We Go
A sweet story of a couple trying to get their act together for their unborn child, Away We Go is a hilarious and romantic indie film.
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10
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
At the height of his comedic career in the '80s, Steve Martin starred opposite John Candy is this hilarious holiday road trip movie.
11
The Sweetest Thing
Cameron Diaz has starred in her fair share of comedies so The Sweetest Thing may not be the first of her movies to come to mind, but it's a fun and raunchy film full of humor.
12
Crossroads
Known by many as "The Britney Spears Movie," Crossroads also stars Zoe Saldana and Taryn Manning. It's certainly worth a watch for any fans of these ladies.
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13
The Bucket List
The story of two men checking things off of their bucket list before they die is both heartwarming and fun to watch. It'll inspire everyone to check something off their own bucket list.
14
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Based on Hunter S. Thompson's book of the same name, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a must watch for any fan of the journalist's work.
15
National Lampoon's Vacation
Perhaps the most famous road trip film is National Lampoon's Vacation and it justly earned that title as it has become a comedic classic perfect for everyone.
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16
Dumb & Dumber
Dumb & Dumber is such a popular and beloved comedy that the stars, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, returned 20 years later to make a sequel: Dumb and Dumber To. We recommend seeing the original first, of course.
17
Easy Rider
Dennis Hopper's road trip film Easy Rider received critical acclaim for its depiction of the counterculture that thrived in the United States during the 1960s.
18
Rain Man
Rain Man is an Academy Award winning film about two brothers who travel cross-country. Starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman, the actors make this movie memorable.
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19
The Guilt Trip
Barbara Streisand and Seth Rogen are an odd pairing for the mother and son duo of The Guilt Trip and it's a toss up whether they make this road trip film work or fall flat.
20
Smokey and the Bandit
A classic Burt Reynolds film, Smokey and the Bandit inspired two sequels (though the first one is the best) and an enduring love for Reynolds.

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