Road trip movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant road trip movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out road movie, realistic, humorous, melancholic, funny and clever films and TV shows about / with road trip, mentor, runaway, on the road, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, culture clash, destiny and chase plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Adventure genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as road trip: Interstate 60 (2002), Zombieland (2009), The End of the F***ing World (2017), Chef (2014), Thelma & Louise (1991), Rain Man (1988), Dirty Grandpa (2016), Transamerica (2005), Vacation (2015), Road Trip (2000).

List of road trip movies

 7.7
 28K
Interstate 60 (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An aspiring painter meets various characters and learns valuable lessons while traveling across America.
Style: enigmatic, offbeat, surreal, witty, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: road trip, self discovery, wish come true, on the road, choice, self fulfillment, dream girl, hitchhiker, changing the past or future, imaginary, surrealism, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new jersey
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 7.6
 468K
Zombieland (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Columbus has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee doesn't have fears. If he did, he'd kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they're about to ...
Style: humorous, absurd, not serious, funny, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, plague, apocalypse, survival, road trip, zombie apocalypse, danger, chaos and mayhem, parody, killings, young man, amusement park ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., cross country, usa, texas, california
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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.
Style: touching, humorous, road movie, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: road trip, apocalypse, end of the world, romance, fall in love, loneliness, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, chaos, media coverage, suicide, on the road ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, england, new jersey
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The End of the F***ing World (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: James is 17 and is pretty sure he is a psychopath. Alyssa, also 17, is the cool and moody new girl at school. The pair make a connection and she persuades him to embark on a darkly comedic road trip in search of her real father.
Style: ironic, dark humor, tragicomedy, road movie, slang
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: road trip, murder, psycho, underage, teenager, teenage love, police investigation, search for father, sexual abuse, looking for sex, psychopath, british humour ...
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 7.3
 178K
Chef (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Chef Carl Casper suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner, he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, light, road movie ...
Plot: chef, cooking and food, road trip, father son relationship, starting over, kitchen, staff, workplace situations, financial problem, food, internet, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, los angeles, california, usa ...
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 7.4
 124K
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Whilst on a short weekend getaway, Louise shoots a man who had tried to rape Thelma. Due to the incriminating circumstances, they make a run for it and thus a cross country chase ensues for the two fugitives. Along the way, both women rediscover the ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, captivating, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: feminism, road trip, friendship, housewife, free spirited, escapades, female friendship, on the run, robbery, murder, chase, fugitives ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, arizona, usa, southern usa, new mexico ...
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 8.0
 446K
Rain Man (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: autism, road trip, mentally challenged, redemption, siblings relations, greed, on the road, yuppie, self discovery, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, inheritance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, california, cincinnati ohio, missouri, texas ...
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 5.9
 103K
Dirty Grandpa (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jason Kelly is one week away from marrying his boss's uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at the law firm. However, when the straight-laced Jason is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, Dick, ...
Style: funny, humorous, road movie, absurd, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, family relations, wedding, grandparent grandchild relationship, disorder, golden years, army general, elderly, stereotypes, mentor, drinking, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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 7.4
 39K
Transamerica (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bree is about to get a sex change operation that will finally allow her to actually be what she’s already been in her mind for a long time: a transitioned woman. Yet before this happens she suddenly runs into her son who ends up coming for the ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, humorous, road movie ...
Plot: transsexual, hidden identity, road trip, gender bending, therapist, cocaine, psychiatrist, on the road, self discovery, transsexuality, family relations, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, california
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 6.1
 89K
Vacation (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hoping to bring his family closer together and to recreate his childhood vacation for his own kids, a grown up Rusty Griswold takes his wife and their two sons on a cross-country road trip to the coolest theme park in America, Walley World. Needless ...
Style: funny, humorous, road movie, idiotic, not serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, road trip, on the road, nothing goes right, vacation, parents and children, family relations, family problems, family, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, amusement park ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
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 6.4
 150K
Road Trip (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Four friends take off on an 1800 mile road trip to retrieve an illicit tape mistakenly mailed to a girl friend.
Style: not serious, humorous, sexual, funny, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night
Plot: teen sex comedy, on the road, road trip, race against time, nothing goes right, cheating, sex tape, college, escapades, obsessive quest, encounter, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: cross country, usa, new york state, austin texas, texas
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Are We There Yet? (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The fledgling romance between Nick, a playboy bachelor, and Suzanne, a divorced mother of two, is threatened by a particularly harrowing New Years Eve. When Suzanne's work keeps her in Vancouver for the holiday, Nick offers to bring her kids to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: children, road trip, on the road, family, mischievous children, nothing goes right, couple relations, parents and children, romance, love and romance, disorder, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, canada, oregon
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 5.7
 34K
The Guilt Trip (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: road trip, on the road, overprotective mother, salesman, single parent, family relations, parents and children, protective parent, parent child relationship, talking while driving, mother son relationship, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, usa, new jersey, san francisco, las vegas
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The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Having suffered a tragedy, Ben becomes a caregiver to earn money. His first client, Trevor, is a hilarious 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy. One paralyzed emotionally, one paralyzed physically, Ben and Trevor hit the road on a trip into the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, compassionate, depressing, sweet ...
Plot: wheelchair, road trip, disability, friendship, caregiver, teenage boy, loss of son, abandoned by father, guilty conscience, unlikely friendships, tragedy, honest ...
Place: seattle washington
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Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drop-out from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil-rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, road movie, captivating ...
Plot: road trip, hitchhiker, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, self discovery, musician, character study, working class, on the road, americana, identity crisis, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, washington state, southern california, texas
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 7.4
 28K
The Way (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When his son dies while hiking the famed Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in the Pyrenees, Tom flies to France to claim the remains. Looking for insights into his estranged child’s life, he decides to complete the 500-mile mountain trek to ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: road trip, travel, death of son, pilgrimage, redemption, obsessive quest, self discovery, search, on the road, grief, christianity, encounter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, france, europe, california
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 6.5
 80K
Sex Drive (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A high school senior drives cross-country with his best friends to hook up with a babe he met online.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, road movie, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night
Plot: looking for sex, friendship, virginity, road trip, coming of age, farce, high school, on the road, best friends, obsessive quest, love and romance, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sometimes, it takes a strange night to put everything else into focus. And that's exactly what happens to Harold and his roommate, Kumar, when they set out to get the best stoner fix money can buy: White Castle hamburgers. Both guys are at a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, buddy comedy, road movie, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stoners, marijuana, nothing goes right, road trip, on the road, racial slur, police chase, odd couple, encounter, journey, misfit partners, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, amsterdam, new jersey
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 5.8
 110K
Wild Hogs (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Restless and ready for adventure, four suburban bikers leave the safety of their subdivision and head out on the open road. But complications ensue when they cross paths with an intimidating band of New Mexico bikers known as the Del Fuegos.
Style: humorous, not serious, road movie, idiotic, entertaining ...
Plot: midlife crisis, motorcycle gang, road trip, on the road, self discovery, friendship, buddies, motorcycle chase, escapades, adventurer, middle aged man, sheriff ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, cincinnati ohio, pacific ocean, california
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 6.1
 38K
On the Road (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, UK, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Netherlands, Argentina
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Dean and Sal are the portrait of the Beat Generation. Their search for "It" results in a fast paced, energetic roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout the U.S.
Style: road movie, atmospheric, inspirational, melancholic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, road trip, self discovery, lifestyle, adventure, escapades, society, americana, youth, journey, threesome ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1949, year 1947, 1940s ...
Place: usa, mexico, new york, virginia, north carolina ...
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College Road Trip (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When an overachieving high school student decides to travel around the country to choose the perfect college, her overprotective cop father also decides to accompany her in order to keep her on the straight and narrow.
Style: humorous, sentimental, not serious, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: road trip, on the road, family, family relations, parents and children, nothing goes right, father daughter relationship, disorder, coming of age, youth, teenage life, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, washington d.c., illinois
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 7.6
 3K
303 (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 145 min.
Story: On the way from Berlin to Portugal in her rusty '303' camper van, young biology student Jule picks up hitchhiker Jan. While having intense conversations about everything and the world, they try not to fall in love.
Style: road movie, sincere, light, melancholic, exciting
Plot: road trip, conversation, love, travel, trip, highway travel, friendship, student, love and romance, youth, storytelling, hitchhiker ...
Time: 2010s
Place: europe, germany
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 3.5
 37K
Crossroads (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three friends get together and bury a box making a pact to open it at midnight at their high school graduation. In the little town in Georgia that they live in, things soon change. One is little miss perfect, one is an engaged prom queen, and the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, on the road, teenage pregnancy, teenage love, road trip, teenager, love and romance, dream, audition, singing, virgin, pop music ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, georgia, arizona, tucson arizona ...
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 5.6
 49K
Magic Mike XXL (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, he and the remaining Kings of Tampa hit the road to Myrtle Beach to put on one last blow-out performance.
Style: sexy, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: road trip, male friendship, hopes, artists and showbiz, workplace, on the road, drugs/alcohol, ambition, performer's life, strip club, dancing, male bonding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, florida, california
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Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.
Style: feel good, road movie, humorous, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsessive quest, on the road, nothing goes right, parenthood, dysfunctional family, road trip, escapades, journey, suicidal, performance, suicide attempt, beauty pageant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico, new mexico, arizona ...
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 7.0
 18K
The Sure Thing (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Gib, a beer-guzzling slob, and Alison, an uptight Ivy-Leaguer, are an unlikely duo stuck together on a cross-country trip during Christmas break. At first they get on each other's nerves but, as time passes, they find their divergent natures ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, road movie, sweet ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: student life, on the road, road trip, youth, college, coming of age, romance, fall in love, couples, swimming pool, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, cross country
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 7.7
 102K
Nebraska (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aging, booze-addled father takes a trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim what he believes to be a million-dollar sweepstakes prize.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Plot: aging, small town, road trip, obsessive quest, elderly, delusion, on the road, father-son relationship, family, character study, pickup truck, dementia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, usa, montana, california
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 7.7
 5K
The Detour (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A what-in-the-living-hell-is-wrong-with-this-family comedy created by comic super-couple Jason Jones & Samantha Bee and inspired by their own experiences with family trips. Unfiltered dad Nate hits the road with wife Robin and kids Delilah ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, exciting, road movie, humorous
Plot: road trip, family, sitcom, family vacation, marriage, family relations, adventure, escapades, runaway, dishonesty, danger, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 4.3
 3K
Octane (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a family visit, stressed businesswoman Senga Wilson (Madeleine Stowe) is driving with her rebellious daughter, Nat (Mischa Barton), down an ominous highway in the middle of the night. After they pick up a weird teenage hitchhiker (Bijou ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: road trip, kidnapping, nightmare, psychopath, parents and children, slasher, violence, disorder, teenage life, chase, family relations, gory ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.7
 677K
The Hangover (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When three friends finally come to after a raucous night of bachelor-party revelry, they find a baby in the closet and a tiger in the bathroom. But they can't seem to locate their best friend, Doug – who's supposed to be tying the knot. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: party, friends, memory loss, buddies, nothing goes right, friendship between men, disorder, drugs/alcohol, stupidity, comedy of errors, plan gone awry, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, california
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