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, semi serious, melancholic and clever films and TV shows about / with on the road, mentor, road trip, runaway, dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling, life philosophy, destiny and redemption plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as on the road: We're the Millers (2013), Into the Wild (2007), Crossroads (2002), Interstate 60 (2002), Up in the Air (2009), Vacation (2015), Almost Famous (2000), On the Road (2012), Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997), On My Way (2013).

List of on the road movies

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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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, road movie, captivating, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Plot: survival, self discovery, wilderness, introspection, freedom, journey, isolation, obsessive quest, on the road, hitchhiker, adventure, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1991 ...
Place: alaska, usa, cross country, south dakota, california ...
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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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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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Up in the Air (2009)
Genre: 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, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, love affair, love and romance, business, loneliness, couples, relationship vs career, introspection, unfulfillment, travel, corporate world, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, las vegas, chicago illinois, dallas texas ...
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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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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, semi serious, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, on the road, rock, innocence lost, music, stewardess, journalism, bus trip, domineering mother, reconciliation, swimming pool, concert ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, phoenix arizona, cleveland ohio, san diego 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, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, road trip, cemetery, photograph, funeral, song, snow, typewriter, marijuana, suicide thoughts, hitchhiker ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1949, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, mexico, nebraska, virginia, 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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the road, prison, violence, hostage, robbery, heist, criminal, crime gone awry, racism, maniac, hitman, on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, las vegas, usa, mexico
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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, parents and children, family relations, elderly, strong female character, restaurant, self discovery, countryside, aging, estrangement, starting over, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
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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: offbeat, humorous, clever, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: afterlife, on the road, depression, suicide, death, record player, grocery store, toast, russian, romance, hitchhiker, roommate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, new jersey
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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, emotional, touching, serious, feel good ...
Plot: on the road, redemption, family feud, mechanic, hitchhiker, storm, nurse, doctor, golden years, obsessive quest, sibling relationship, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: cross country, iowa, wisconsin, usa, mississippi ...
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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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Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A film based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by American writer Jonathan Safran Foer, in which a young Jewish American man endeavors—with the help of eccentric, distant relatives—to find the woman who saved his grandfather ...
Style: tragicomedy, touching, sentimental, sincere, clever ...
Plot: culture clash, on the road, holocaust, jewish, anti semitism, journey, friendship, collector, human nature, grandparent grandchild relationship, search, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: ukraine, europe, eastern europe, kiev ukraine, berlin germany
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Bad Grandpa (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 86-year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companion: his 8 year-old grandson, Billy.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: grandparent and grandchild, on the road, prank, drugs/alcohol, goofy hero, funeral, elderly, road trip, disorder, irresponsible, vandalism, social awkwardness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, north carolina, usa, nebraska, tennessee ...
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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: serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the road, fistfight, violence, corruption, bar fight, chase, truck driver, vengeance, cons and scams, adventure, crimes, crime ...
Time: 70s
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The Doom Generation (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, dark humor, disturbing, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, violence, sex, surrealism, murder, voyeur, threesome, nihilism, punk, severed head, controversy, shoplifting ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
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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, road movie, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, desert, infidelity, revenge, buddies, sociopath, artifact, security guard, shoplifting, loss, security camera, screwball ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa, arizona
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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, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, friends, snow, bowling alley, waitress, sex, train, pregnancy, small town, hopes, urban ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada, nova scotia
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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, humorous, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: on the road, car chase, waitress, friendship, gang, car, chase, adventure, chases and races, countryside, friends, crimes ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: california, georgia, usa
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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, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: restaurant, on the road, friendship, buddies, verbal byplay, countryside, cooking and food, artists and showbiz, friends, actor's life, odd couple, vacation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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Honeysuckle Rose (1980)
Genre: Music, Romance, Drama
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, semi serious, touching, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: on the road, infidelity, music, romance, country, musician's life, rising to stardom, love and romance, artists and showbiz, introspection, moral dilemma, love triangle ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, california
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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A group of strangers come across a man dying after a car crash who proceeds to tell them about the $350,000 he buried in California. What follows is the madcap adventures of those strangers as each attempts to claim the prize for himself.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, road movie, epic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, chase, race, money, car chase, on the road, desert, adventure, competition, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: california, usa
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The Volcano (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull causes major disruptions to travelers' plans around the world. For Alain and Valérie, it's a catastrophe. Because to make it to the small Greek village in time for their ...
Style: humorous, road movie, dark humor, absurd, cynical ...
Plot: on the road, nothing goes right, ex husband ex wife relationship, divorced parents, car chase, outsmarting, fight for supremacy, male female fight, love hate relationship, road accident, con trick, family conflict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010, 2010s
Place: europe, france, iceland, greece
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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: hitchhiker, serial killer, slasher, on the road, murder, desert, gory, psychopath, car chase, mind game, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, texas, usa
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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: humorous, exciting, road movie, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, last wish, escapades, friends, gangsters, on the road, on the run, odd couple, partners, crimes, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe
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Bummer (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Corrupt cops, street gangs, "Bratki" in "Bummers" (BMWs) steal and "Merins" (Mercedeses), angry truck drivers, beautiful women and death are what four friends in a black Bummer who go on a mission from one region of ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, on the road, crime gone awry, crime, intrigue, dishonesty, disorder, on the run, crimes, murder, chases and races, stolen car ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: russia
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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, captivating, entertaining, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: race against time, on the road, obsessive quest, adventure, escapades, master and servant, travel, chases and races, odd couple, friends, family, bet ...
Time: 19th century
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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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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, semi serious, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, on the road, architect, marriage, road trip, pregnancy, romance, crumbling marriage, wife husband relationship, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, england, southern france, france, riviera ...
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