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

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, cooking and food, chef, father son relationship, starting over, kitchen, staff, workplace situations, food, financial problem, internet, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, california, los angeles, 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, danger, apocalypse, road trip, chaos and mayhem, parody, killings, amusement park, young heroes, zombie apocalypse ...
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, funny, road movie, absurd, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, family relations, grandparent grandchild relationship, wedding, disorder, golden years, army general, elderly, stereotypes, mentor, drinking, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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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, witty, surreal, enigmatic, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, wish come true, road trip, on the road, imaginary, dream girl, surrealism, changing the past or future, self fulfillment, hitchhiker, twentysomething life, choice ...
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, loneliness, life is a bitch, fall in love, unfulfillment, chaos, media coverage, life philosophy, dog ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, england
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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, female friendship, escapades, free spirited, on the run, robbery, fugitives, chase, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, usa, southern usa, arizona, new mexico ...
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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, dark humor, road movie, slang, ironic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: murder, road trip, teenager, teenage love, sexual abuse, psycho, underage, british humour, search for father, looking for sex, police investigation, coming of age ...
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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, not serious ...
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, amusement park ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
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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, parents and children, mischievous children, romance, nothing goes right, single parent, couple relations, family life, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, oregon, usa
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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, semi serious, touching, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: road trip, on the road, single parent, parents and children, family relations, parent child relationship, salesman, protective parent, 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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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, road movie, sincere ...
Plot: transsexual, hidden identity, gender bending, therapist, road trip, on the road, psychiatrist, transsexuality, parent child relationship, cocaine, runaway, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, california
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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, not serious, sentimental, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: road trip, on the road, family, parents and children, nothing goes right, father daughter relationship, family relations, youth, disorder, teenage life, coming of age, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, washington d.c., indiana
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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, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, on the road, road trip, teenager, teenage love, dream, love and romance, audition, pop music, singing, virgin, teenage pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: georgia, usa, los angeles, tucson arizona, texas ...
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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: twists and turns, road movie, captivating, exciting, humorous
Plot: road trip, family, sitcom, family vacation, marriage, family relations, adventure, escapades, runaway, danger, dishonesty, flashback ...
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough, psycho film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, road trip, slasher, carnival, on the road, mental institution, crimes, college, gory, deadly ...
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, psychedelic, captivating, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, journalism, american dream, addiction, road trip, on the road, lawyer, culture clash, drugs, escapades, hitchhiker, surrealism ...
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, road trip, love triangle, romance, parents and children, teenage life, fall in love, youth, looking for love, 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: humorous, touching, witty, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: forbidden love, wolf, family, road trip, animal life, wilderness, on the road, getting home, opposites attract, unlikely couple, friends, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, idaho, canada
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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, pedophile, forbidden love, obsession, older man young girl relationship, virginity, destructive relationship, lust, pedophilia, teenager, incest, desire ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1920s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: new england, cannes
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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, captivating, road movie, sincere ...
Plot: autism, mentally challenged, siblings relations, redemption, road trip, greed, on the road, brother brother relationship, self discovery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, character study, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, cincinnati ohio, missouri, usa, texas ...
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We're the Millers (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.
Style: humorous, not serious, road movie, sexy, funny ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: on the road, drug dealing, nothing goes right, dishonesty, family, adolescence, journey, parenthood, partners in crime, neighbor, smuggling, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, new mexico, denver colorado, tucson arizona
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Blue Skies, Green Waters, Red Earth (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Kasi and Suni are close friends who studied together in an engineering college. Assi, who comes to Kerala to study engineering under the North East quota falls in love with Kasi. Certain incidents that follow set Kasi and Suni on a road trip to ...
Style: road movie, captivating, touching, scenic, sentimental
Plot: road trip, romance, college, adventure, motorcycle, friendship, beautiful scenery, self discovery, life philosophy, girlfriend, storytelling, song ...
Place: himalaya
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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, not serious ...
Plot: hitchhiker, getting home, nothing goes right, goofy hero, comedy of errors, odd couple, stupidity, road trip, slacker, stoners, bonding, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, arizona, alabama, dallas texas ...
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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, cons and scams, escapades, road trip, dishonesty, pretense, dumb, stupidity, unlikely friendships, sarcasm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, florida, miami, usa, cross country ...
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RV (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Climbing aboard their mammoth recreational vehicle for a cross-country road trip to the Colorado Rockies, the McNeive family – led by dysfunctional patriarch, Bob – prepares for the adventure of a lifetime. But spending two weeks together in one ...
Style: feel good, humorous, road movie, funny, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: workaholic, family vacation, nothing goes right, camping, family relations, road trip, parents and children, family values, motor home, business trip, father daughter relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, utah, nevada, pasadena california ...
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Leap Year (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When yet another anniversary passes without a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Anna decides to take action. Aware of a Celtic tradition that allows women to pop the question on Feb. 29, she plans to follow her lover to Dublin and ask him to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, sweet, scenic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, love affair, love triangle, couples, proposal, initially antagonists, irish, escapades, nothing goes right, road trip, bar ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, wales, europe, boston
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Paul (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: For the past 60 years, a space-traveling smart-ass named Paul has been locked up in a top-secret military base, advising world leaders about his kind. But when he worries he’s outlived his usefulness and the dissection table is drawing ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, funny, talky, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: benign alien, alien encounter, friends, first contact, chase, ufo, geek, alien, road trip, escapades, parody, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1980, 1940s, year 1947
Place: nevada, usa, arizona, wyoming, san diego california
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Logan (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
Style: suspense, emotional, futuristic, scenic, harsh ...
Plot: chase, survival, superhero, death of protagonist, road trip, older man younger man relationship, apocalypse, mutant, father daughter relationship, fight scenes, anti-hero, evil corporation ...
Time: future, near future, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa, north dakota, mexico
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The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A family's road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, rough, tense, surprise ending
Plot: serial killer, masked killer, mysterious stranger, blood, slasher, murder, home invasion, swimming pool, road trip, extreme violence, sadism, violence ...
Place: cross country
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Captain Fantastic (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.
Style: touching, intellectual, philosophical, sad, cerebral ...
Audience: kids
Plot: off the grid, family drama, parenthood, road trip, funeral, loss of wife, teenage girl, family values, family bonds, children, single father, home schooling ...
Place: washington state, oregon
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