Road trips can be the frame for every film genre. It can be funny, sad, whimsical oder even violent, but they all have one thing on common. The desire to hit the road and search for the unknown and for yourself. Check out the Top 5 road trip movies.
Easy Rider (1969)
Longhairs Wyatt (Peter Fonda) and Billy (Dennis Hopper) hit the road on their Harleys east to New Orleans, after a successful drug deal in Southern California to search for the real satisfying America. They discovered an easy life, with free love and a lot of drugs. You definitely need to see this one.
Bonnie & Clyde (1967)
Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty acting as Bonnie & Clyde in the film of the same title are the most famous outlaw duo maybe in the history of all Hollywood films. They embark on a cross-country spree, committing crimes and murderings bystanders with abandon until the final showdown in Arthur Penn’s film happens. One of the must see road trip films.
National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)
Once in a lifetime, you should take your car through at least two real-life national parks. So was the plan of Clark (Chevy Chase) together with his family while planning their vacation. They chose Death Valley and Grand Canyon on their way to a the fictional amusement park, Wally World. Dive into a great story written by Christie Brinkley with awesome actors and don’t forget to plan your next road trip crossing to national parks.
The Sure Thing (1985)
Together with his former classmate Alison (Daphne Zuniga), Walter Gibson (John Cusack) hops in his car to drive cross-country in search of that adolescent male Mount Everest – a “ sure thing”. Alison has rejected Walters advances in the past. But now spending much time together on their way west, many hilarious but also romantic scenes can be watched on the screen. A great earnest teen-comedy directed by Rob Reiner.
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
The ultimate road trip movie features actors like George Clooney, John Goodman and Holly Hunter. The Coen brother’s take on Homer’s Odyssey and substitute 1930’s rural Mississippi for ancient Greece. The soundtrack of the film is stunning as well. Don’t miss it.
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