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, melancholic, humorous, touching and semi serious films and TV shows about / with on the road, road trip, runaway, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, culture clash, vengeance and life philosophy plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as on the road: Into the Wild (2007), Almost Famous (2000), We're the Millers (2013), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), On the Road (2012), The Road (2009), Interstate 60 (2002), Up in the Air (2009), White Line Fever (1975), Return to Macon County (1975).

List of on the road movies

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: road movie, philosophical, melancholic, inspirational, motivational ...
Plot: self discovery, wilderness, survival, journey, life philosophy, freedom, on the road, adventure, lifestyle change, solitude, isolation, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1991, year 1990 ...
Place: alaska, usa, south dakota, washington state, northern california ...
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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: road movie, feel good, realistic, sentimental, contemplative ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, on the road, musician's life, rock band, rock, fame, music, journalism, musician, singer, family relations, music band ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, san diego california, phoenix arizona, cleveland ohio ...
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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, ridiculous, not serious, sexy ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: road trip, on the road, nothing goes right, journey, smuggling, adolescence, dishonesty, drug dealing, pretense, disorder, neighbor, partners in crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, new mexico, tucson arizona, denver colorado
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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: road movie, feel good, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, road trip, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, dysfunctional family, family relations, escapades, beauty pageant, parenthood, suicide attempt, journey, loser ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico, arizona, new mexico
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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, sexy, atmospheric, inspirational, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, friendship, road trip, writers, hitchhiker, post war, marijuana, lifestyle, self discovery, adventure, americana, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, post world war two, year 1948 ...
Place: usa, new jersey, california, nebraska, arizona ...
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The Road (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the ...
Style: bleak, harsh, rough, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, post apocalyptic, father son relationship, starvation, catastrophe, on the road, vestiges of humanity, cannibalism, future dystopia, journey ...
Time: future
Place: 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: witty, road movie, surreal, enigmatic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: alternate reality, road trip, self discovery, wish come true, dream girl, choice, on the road, life philosophy, self fulfillment, imaginary, changing the past or future, motel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new jersey
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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: touching, thought provoking, cynical, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, loneliness, love affair, business trip, love and romance, couples, business, relationship vs career, introspection, unfulfillment, top executive, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, chicago illinois, kansas city, st. louis missouri ...
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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: rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the road, bar fight, fistfight, chase, corruption, adventure, dishonesty, danger, crime, crimes, vengeance, cons and scams ...
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: on the road, friendship, car chase, chase, car, waitress, buddies, gang, crimes, obsessive quest, youth, law enforcement ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: california, georgia, usa
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Lost (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Trapped in a maze of endless desert highways, bound by a vital deadline, and pursued by an unseen menace....Jeremy Stanton is about to take the longest ride of his life. He will learn that when you reach the crossroads of life...you must be careful ...
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: on the road, map, heist, race against time, crimes, chases and races, danger, road trip, desert, husband wife relationship, deadly, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, nevada, usa
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Spice and Wolf (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: Lawrence, a traveling merchant searching for profit, finds a naked girl with the ears and tail of a wolf asleep in his cart. Her name is Holo – a harvest goddess with an untamed beast lurking inside who longs to return to her beloved northern ...
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, serious, road movie ...
Plot: werewolf, adventure, wolf, love interest, on the road, transformation, fall in love, deity, beast, getting home, countryside, odd couple ...
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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, semi serious, melancholic, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: on the road, restaurant, friendship, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, countryside, loneliness, midlife crisis, eccentricity, existentialism, sarcasm, beautiful scenery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, london
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Highway (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Right before her wedding, a young woman finds herself abducted and held for ransom. As the initial days pass, she begins to develop a strange bond with her kidnapper.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: stockholm syndrome, kidnapping, on the road, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, self discovery, bollywood, confined, romance, unlikely couple, fall in love, crimes, freedom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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The Mexican (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Jerry Welbach, a reluctant bagman, has been given two ultimatums: The first is from his mob boss to travel to Mexico and retrieve a priceless antique pistol, known as "the Mexican"... or suffer the consequences. The second is from his ...
Style: twists and turns, humorous, realistic, tense, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: on the road, kidnapping, hitman, criminal heroes, one last job, nothing goes right, fish out of water, road trip, crime, crimes, escapades, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, las vegas, los angeles, usa, nevada ...
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The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A sadistic serial killer terrorizes a couple driving on a rural highway in Texas while killing numerous people and framing them for his killings.
Style: scary, serious, realistic, psychological, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, on the road, hitchhiker, survival, psychopath, danger, crimes, police investigation, mind game, law enforcement, vengeance, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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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, feel good, touching, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, on the road, virgin, teenage love, road trip, friendship between girls, high school, love and romance, dream, audition, pop music, teenage pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: los angeles, georgia, usa, arizona, tucson arizona ...
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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: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, on the road, prison, heist, crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, robbery, chase, on the run, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, new mexico, usa, mexico
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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, feel good, exciting, witty, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: wolf, forbidden love, animal life, opposites attract, friends, wilderness, leadership, on the road, obsessive quest, getting home, reluctant partners, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho, canada
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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, funny, humorous, surprise ending, absurd ...
Plot: on the road, desert, infidelity, friends, society, social differences, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, urban ghetto, culture clash, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa, arizona
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Paris, Texas (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France, UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his family and disappeared four years earlier.
Style: touching, surreal, psychological, serious, road movie ...
Plot: on the road, redemption, drifter, desert, reunion, reconciliation, family reunited, parents and children, estrangement, presumed dead, family relations, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, los angeles, usa, mojave desert, united states ...
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The Road Within (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young man with Tourette's Syndrome embarks on a road trip with his recently-deceased mother's ashes.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tourette's syndrome, on the road, anorexia, friendship, mental illness, road trip, obsessive quest, social misfits, escapades, misfit, society, first love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, tokyo
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Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 20 years after the dimwits set out on their first adventure, they head out in search of one of their long lost children in the hope of gaining a new kidney.
Style: buddy comedy, idiotic, humorous, not serious, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, on the road, farce, road trip, prank, silly humor, friends, disorder, misfit partners, nothing goes right, escapades, goofy hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, rhode island, el paso texas
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DreamKeeper (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 174 min.
Story: In South Dakota, in an Indian reservation, an old storyteller Indian asks his grandson Shane, who is in trouble owing money to some bad guys, to take his old pony and him to Albuquerque to the great powwow, an Indian meeting. While traveling, ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Plot: native american, native americans, on the road, obsessive quest, self discovery, friendship, human nature, grandfather grandson relationship, good versus evil, gang, society, escapades ...
Place: usa, south dakota, montana, new mexico
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Dirty Grandpa (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
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: sex comedy, funny, humorous, idiotic, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, golden years, family relations, on the road, grandfather, pervert, wedding, grandparent grandchild relationship, drinking game, disorder, mentor, army general ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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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: teen sex comedy, sex comedy, humorous, not serious, road movie ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: road trip, loss of virginity, looking for sex, friendship, virginity, high school, on the road, farce, coming of age, looking for love, hitchhiker, no panties ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Badlands (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dramatization of the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of the 1950s, in which a teenage girl and her twenty-something boyfriend slaughtered her entire family and several others in the Dakota badlands.
Style: rough, road movie, stylized, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: on the road, serial killer, mass murder, violence spree, lovers on the run, notoriety, wasteland, on the run, killing spree, crimes, crime, runaway ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s
Place: south dakota, usa, montana, wyoming
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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: serious, realistic, contemplative, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, friends, pregnancy, bowling, bowling alley, waitress, train, snow, small town, working class, city life ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, nova scotia
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Two for the Road (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The ten-year marriage of Mark and Joanna Wallace is on the rocks. In flashback they recall their first meeting, memorable moments in their courtship and early wedded life, their travels through Europe, their broken vow never to have children, and ...
Style: stylized, witty, non-linear, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, on the road, architect, marriage, road trip, fall in love, pregnancy, bittersweet, romance, couples, family problems, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: europe, england, france, south of france, southern france ...
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Honeysuckle Rose (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Buck Bonham (Willie Nelson) is a country singer, with a good family, struggling to find national fame. He juggles his music career with his responsibilities to his wife and son. He has everything going his way until the daughter of his former ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, infidelity, music, romance, artists and showbiz, musician's life, love and romance, ambition, rising to stardom, lifestyle, showbiz, introspection ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, california
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