On the road movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant on the road movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, road movie, humorous, melancholic, talky and interesting films and TV shows about / with on the road, road trip, mentor, storytelling, runaway, dialogue, catastrophe, life philosophy, friendship and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as on the road: We're the Millers (2013), Into the Wild (2007), Interstate 60 (2002), White Line Fever (1975), Return to Macon County (1975), The Straight Story (1999), Crossroads (2002), On the Road (2012), Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997), Almost Famous (2000).

List of on the road movies

We're the Millers (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
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, road movie, not serious, sexy, funny ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: on the road, journey, nothing goes right, parenthood, drug dealing, partners in crime, neighbor, adventure, smuggling, adolescence, dishonesty, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, new mexico, denver colorado, tucson arizona
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Into the Wild (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
Style: melancholic, inspirational, road movie, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: survival, self discovery, wilderness, freedom, isolation, journey, introspection, hitchhiker, on the road, adventure, life philosophy, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992, year 1991, year 1990 ...
Place: alaska, cross country, usa, california, washington state ...
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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, road trip, wish come true, on the road, choice, self fulfillment, dream girl, hitchhiker, imaginary, changing the past or future, surrealism, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new jersey
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White Line Fever (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An independent trucker with a pregnant wife fights cargo crooks and the big shot they work for.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the road, violence, corruption, bar fight, fistfight, chase, truck driver, cons and scams, crime, vengeance, dishonesty, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s
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Return to Macon County (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1958, two teenagers take their pride and joy, a hopped-up Chevy, and start a cross-country journey to enter it in the National Championship drag races in California. Along the way they hook up with a pretty but dingy waitress who quits her job ...
Style: realistic, exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: on the road, friendship, car chase, waitress, buddies, friends, obsession, society, misfit, contests and competitions, adventure, chases and races ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: georgia, california, usa
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The Straight Story (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight learns one day that his distant brother Lyle has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make things right with Lyle while he still can, but his brother lives in ...
Style: road movie, touching, feel good, inspirational, motivational ...
Plot: on the road, family feud, reconciliation, journey, adventure, brother brother relationship, hitchhiker, veteran, storm, mechanic, doctor, nurse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: cross country, iowa, wisconsin, usa, mississippi ...
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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: teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, on the road, teenage pregnancy, virgin, teenage love, road trip, teenager, love and romance, dream, audition, pop music, singing ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: georgia, usa, los angeles, arizona, cross country ...
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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, americana, society, youth, journey, threesome ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1947, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, mexico, virginia, new york, mexico city ...
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Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Raymond Lembecke (Vincent Gallo) is a con just out of prison after serving time for selling drugs for his mob boss Tony Vago (Rod Steiger). (Lembecke was innocent and took the rap for Vago.) Lembecke thinks Vago owes him big time so, when his former ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the road, prison, heist, crime gone awry, hitman, robbery, hostage, chase, on the run, gangsters, crime, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, las vegas, usa, mexico
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Almost Famous (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater – fronted by lead guitar ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, feel good, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: coming of age, musician's life, on the road, music, rock, journalism, fame, musician, aspiring writer, innocence lost, stewardess, coming-of-age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, san diego california, phoenix arizona, cleveland ohio
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On My Way (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Deneuve plays sassy grandmother Cathy who takes to the road after being betrayed by her lover and learning her business is on the verge of bankruptcy on the same day. During a weeklong odyssey across France, she spends time with a grandson she ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, road movie, semi serious
Plot: on the road, elderly, strong female character, parents and children, family relations, self discovery, estrangement, restaurant, aging, countryside, starting over, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
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Nothing to Lose (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Advertising executive Nick Beame learns that his wife is sleeping with his employer. In a state of despair, he encounters a bumbling thief whose attempted carjacking goes awry when Nick takes him on an involuntary joyride. Soon the betrayed ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, surprise ending, funny, absurd ...
Plot: on the road, desert, infidelity, friends, society, social differences, rivalry, dishonesty, urban ghetto, crimes, culture clash, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey, los angeles, arizona
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Up in the Air (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: George Clooney plays the dry cynical character of Ryan Bingham, an executive who specializes in "downsizing". Ryan lives out of his suitcase, traveling the country for the sole purpose terminating unwanted employees day after day. Just as ...
Style: cynical, humorous, sexy, thought provoking, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, on the road, love affair, love and romance, couples, business, relationship vs career, introspection, unfulfillment, power relations, corporate world, travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, las vegas, dallas texas, chicago illinois ...
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Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two young men, Martin and Rudi, both suffering from terminal cancer, get to know each other in a hospital room. They drown their desperation in tequila and decide to take one last trip to the sea. Drunk and still in pajamas they steal the first ...
Style: exciting, humorous, road movie, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, last wish, friends, escapades, on the road, gangsters, on the run, odd couple, partners, chase, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe
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Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, depressing, offbeat, melancholic ...
Plot: afterlife, suicide, on the road, depression, death, russian, friendship, supernatural, dealing with death, love and romance, fall in love, regret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, new jersey
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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, arizona, albuquerque new mexico, cross country ...
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Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Bonnie and Clyde is based on the true stories of the gangster pair Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow who in the 1930s began robbing banks in U.S. cities until they were eventually killed. The film is a major landmark in the aesthetic movement known as ...
Style: exciting, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lovers on the run, gang, criminal heroes, crimes, on the road, heist, chase, fugitives, murderous pair, love and romance, partners, bank robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, missouri, oklahoma, iowa ...
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The Hitcher (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: While driving through the New Mexico Desert during a rainy night, the college students Jim Halsey and his girlfriend Grace Andrews give a ride to the hitchhiker John Ryder. While in their car, the stranger proves to be a psychopath threatening the ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, slasher, serial killer, hitchhiker, murder, psychopath, on the road, car chase, deadly, desert, mind game, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, new mexico, usa
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The Rover (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his car through the lawless wasteland of the Australian outback, aided by the brother of one of the thieves.
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: theft, wilderness, desert, on the road, car chase, crime, track down, car accident, small town, vengeance, future dystopia, tough heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: australia, california
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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, girls' night, date 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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Easy Rider (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cross-country trip to sell drugs puts two hippie bikers on a collision course with small-town prejudices.
Style: road movie, realistic, psychedelic, avant garde, atmospheric ...
Plot: on the road, hippie, friendship, rebelliousness, lsd, americana, adventure, anti heroes, drugs/alcohol, rebel, society, road trip ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: usa, louisiana, arizona, california, new orleans
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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: not serious, humorous, sexual, funny, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: teen sex comedy, road trip, on the road, race against time, nothing goes right, cheating, sex tape, 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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Scarecrow (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two drifters bum around, visit earthy women and discuss opening a car wash in Pittsburgh.
Style: sincere, touching, road movie, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: drifter, friendship, on the road, self discovery, road trip, introspection, buddies, partners, bar fight, hitchhiker, train ride, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pittsburgh, california, denver colorado, texas, new jersey
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What Men Talk About (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Four old friends - Kamil, Lesha, Sasha and Slava - all well-to-do professionals in their late 30s embarking on a two days road trip from Moscow to Odessa. They wish to escape the metropolis and the everyday routine of work, family and girlfriends to ...
Style: humorous, realistic, talky, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the road, friendship, vacation, battle of the sexes, buddies, road trip, male bonding, infidelity, sarcasm, husband wife relationship, divorce, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, ukraine, europe
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Around the World with Willy Fog (1981)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: Spain, Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Around the World with Willy Fog is a cartoon adaptation of Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne. The cartoon was produced by Spanish studio BRB Internacional with animation by Japanese studio Nippon Animation. In the same vein as ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: on the road, race against time, obsessive quest, adventure, escapades, master and servant, anthropomorphic animal, bet, chases and races, friends, odd couple, travel ...
Time: 19th century
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10 Items or Less (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, light ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, on the road, introspection, research, shopping, movie star, job interview, friends, celebrity culture, actor's life, stranger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
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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: funny, humorous, road movie, idiotic, realistic ...
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, roller coaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
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The Doom Generation (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.
Style: surreal, disturbing, dark humor, witty, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, violence, surrealism, murder, love triangle, drifter, controversy, severed head, friendship, nihilism, shoplifting, threesome ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
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Goin' Down the Road (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Story of desolation as two friends travel from Nova Scotia to Toronto in hope of finding a better life. Drifting from job to job: bottling plant, car wash, bowling alley, newspaper delivery, and in between enjoying the night life of the big city. ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, friends, pregnancy, snow, waitress, sex, train, bowling alley, down on your luck, life is a bitch, coming of age ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada, nova scotia
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The Trip (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But, when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and ...
Style: humorous, talky, witty, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: restaurant, on the road, friendship, countryside, verbal byplay, friends, cooking and food, vacation, newspaper, artists and showbiz, buddies, actor's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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