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, interesting and clever films and TV shows about / with road trip, on the road, runaway, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, redemption, culture clash and brutality plots mostly in Comedy, Adventure and Drama genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as road trip: Chef (2014), Zombieland (2009), Dirty Grandpa (2016), The End of the F***ing World (2017), Interstate 60 (2002), Thelma & Louise (1991), Vacation (2015), Road Trip (2000), Are We There Yet? (2005), The Guilt Trip (2012).

List of road trip movies

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: road trip, chef, cooking and food, father son relationship, starting over, kitchen, staff, financial problem, workplace situations, food, internet, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, los angeles, california, usa ...
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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, not serious, dark humor, funny, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, plague, survival, apocalypse, danger, road trip, chaos and mayhem, killings, parody, amusement park, young heroes, young man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, cross country, texas, california
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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: humorous, road movie, funny, 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: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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The End of the F***ing World (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
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: tragicomedy, ironic, dark humor, road movie, slang
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: road trip, murder, teenage love, teenager, underage, psycho, police investigation, sexual abuse, looking for sex, coming of age, search for father, british humour ...
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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: offbeat, surreal, enigmatic, witty, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, wish come true, on the road, road trip, imaginary, choice, changing the past or future, hitchhiker, self fulfillment, dream girl, surrealism, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new jersey
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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: apocalypse, end of the world, road trip, romance, fall in love, loneliness, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, chaos, media coverage, suicide, on the road ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, england, new jersey
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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, sincere, captivating, 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, usa, arizona, southern usa, new mexico ...
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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: humorous, road movie, funny, idiotic, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, road trip, on the road, nothing goes right, vacation, family relations, parents and children, family problems, family, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, roller coaster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
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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: humorous, not serious, funny, sexual, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: on the road, road trip, race against time, nothing goes right, cheating, sex tape, stoner, college, escapades, obsessive quest, buddies, encounter ...
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, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: children, road trip, on the road, family, mischievous children, couple relations, parents and children, nothing goes right, romance, love and romance, single parent, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, canada
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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, family relations, parents and children, single parent, salesman, protective parent, parent child relationship, overprotective mother, 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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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, road trip, on the road, self discovery, friendship, motorcycle gang, buddies, motorcycle chase, adventurer, escapades, middle aged man, african american ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, cincinnati ohio, pacific ocean, california
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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, humorous, sincere, road movie ...
Plot: transsexual, hidden identity, gender bending, therapist, cocaine, road trip, 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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On the Road (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, UK, Brazil, Canada, Argentina, Germany, Netherlands, Mexico
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, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, road trip, self discovery, lifestyle, adventure, escapades, americana, society, youth, journey, threesome ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1947, year 1949, 1940s ...
Place: usa, mexico, virginia, alabama, mexico city ...
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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, nothing goes right, family relations, parents and children, father daughter relationship, disorder, youth, coming of age, teenage life, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, indiana, washington d.c.
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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 love, road trip, teenager, love and romance, dream, audition, pop music, singing, virgin, teenage pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, georgia, tucson arizona, arizona ...
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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, exciting, road movie, twists and turns, humorous
Plot: road trip, family, sitcom, family vacation, marriage, family relations, adventure, escapades, runaway, danger, investigation, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Dark Ride (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ten years after he brutally murdered two girls, a killer escapes from a mental institution and returns to his turf, the theme park attraction called Dark Ride. About to crash his path are a group of college kids on a road trip who stumble across the ...
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, psycho film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, slasher, murder, road trip, carnival, deadly, youth, mental institution, crimes, on the road, gory ...
Time: contemporary
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, captivating, psychedelic, humorous ...
Plot: drug abuse, journalism, american dream, addiction, lawyer, road trip, on the road, hitchhiker, culture clash, hallucinations, escapades, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1965
Place: las vegas, usa
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Try Seventeen (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Teenager Jones has opted not to go to college and is instead renting a room in a boarding house to work on his writing skills. Soon, Jones finds himself dividing his time between two women: a young actress named Lisa and a photographer named Jane. ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: college, coming of age, love triangle, road trip, romance, youth, teenage life, looking for love, fall in love, parents and children, adolescence, relationships ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
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Alpha and Omega (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA, India, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two young wolves at opposite ends of their pack's social order are thrown together into a foreign land and need each other to return home, but love complicates everything.
Style: touching, humorous, witty, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: forbidden love, wolf, family, animal life, road trip, wilderness, getting home, friends, on the road, opposites attract, obsessive quest, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho, canada
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Sleepwalking (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When her boyfriend is arrested for marijuana possession, Joleen Reedy and her 11-year-old daughter, Tara, take refuge with Joleen's aimless brother, James. Joleen soon runs off with a truck driver, and James is unable to meet his ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, uncle niece relationship, road trip, family problems, introspection, foster home, innocence lost, single parent, loss of job, mother daughter relationship, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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My One and Only (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A mother takes her two sons on an unusual road trip from New York. Pittsburgh, St. Louis and eventually Hollywood in her quest to find a man to take care of them all.
Style: realistic, captivating, humorous, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, road trip, obsessive quest, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, starting over, teenage life, on the road, father son relationship, jazz, hopes ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois, st. louis missouri, phoenix arizona ...
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Moving McAllister (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Rick Robinson, a law intern, is scheduled to take the bar exam in just four days. Anxious to score points with his boss Mr. McAllister, Rick unwisely agrees to help the man move. The next day, Rick finds himself in a moving van from Miami to Los ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Plot: intern, road trip, nothing goes right, unlikely couple, opposites attract, on the road, race against time, love and romance, couple relations, hitchhiker, law firm, bar ...
Time: contemporary
Place: miami, usa, florida
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Lolita (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Urbane professor Humbert Humbert marries a New England widow to be near her nymphet daughter.
Style: erotic, sexual, psychological, melancholic, cynical ...
Plot: lolita, forbidden love, pedophile, obsession, pedophilia, underage sex, older man young girl relationship, virginity, destructive relationship, lust, teenager, incest ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1920s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: cannes, new england
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Going the Distance (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Nick (Jacot), whose life seemed to be going perfectly, realizes he may lose his girlfriend to a famous music producer (Priestley). He sets out on a roadtrip from the west coast to go to the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto, along with two buddies ...
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, road movie, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night
Plot: on the road, road trip, best friends, youth, nothing goes right, goofy hero, buddies, disorder, misfit, flirting, looking for sex, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cross country, canada, toronto ontario canada, montreal, vancouver british columbia canada
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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: uplifting, touching, sincere, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: autism, mentally challenged, siblings relations, greed, redemption, road trip, on the road, yuppie, self discovery, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, frustration ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, cincinnati ohio, texas, usa, missouri ...
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American Honey (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 163 min.
Story: A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.
Style: road movie, bleak, talky, melancholic, harsh ...
Plot: road trip, teenage girl, van, marijuana, misfit, teenager, fireworks, door to door salesman, on the road, thief, hotel, hip hop ...
Place: nebraska, oklahoma, america, texas, california
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Due Date (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Peter Highman must scramble across the US in five days to be present for the birth of his first child. He gets off to a bad start when his wallet and luggage are stolen, and put on the 'no-fly' list. Peter embarks on a terrifying journey ...
Style: humorous, feel good, road movie, absurd, realistic ...
Plot: hitchhiker, getting home, slacker, odd couple, stoners, stupidity, nothing goes right, goofy hero, road trip, bonding, comedy of errors, child birth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, cross country, arizona, dallas texas, alabama ...
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Identity Thief (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When a mild-mannered businessman learns his identity has been stolen, he hits the road in an attempt to foil the thief -- a trip that puts him in the path of a deceptively harmless-looking woman.
Style: humorous, funny, idiotic, absurd, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nothing goes right, thief, crime, escapades, road trip, cons and scams, dishonesty, pretense, identity, on the road, dumb, stupidity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, colorado, usa, florida, cross country ...
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