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 road movie, realistic, weird, melancholic, harsh and humorous films and TV shows about / with road trip, on the road, road, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, runaway, catastrophe, destiny and culture clash plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Adventure 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), Up in the Air (2009), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Into the Wild (2007), In July (2000), Almost Famous (2000), The Road (2009), Lost (2004), Locke (2013), Paris, Texas (1984).

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, ridiculous, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing
Plot: road trip, on the road, journey, nothing goes right, parenthood, adventure, adolescence, pretense, robbery, drug dealing, smuggling, spider bite ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, new mexico, tucson arizona, denver colorado
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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: thought provoking, cynical, touching, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, business, travel, loneliness, business trip, airport, downsizing, love affair, hotel, couples, airplane, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, las vegas, california, dallas texas, usa ...
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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, funny, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, date night
Plot: road trip, on the road, dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, gay, obsessive quest, family relations, escapades, coming of age, parenthood, drugs, honest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: california, new mexico, arizona, albuquerque new mexico, usa
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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: road movie, philosophical, inspirational, motivational, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, road trip, self discovery, wilderness, freedom, journey, solitude, adventure, isolation, lifestyle change, life philosophy, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century, year 1990, year 1992, year 1991, 90s
Place: alaska, north america, usa, california, arizona ...
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In July (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Can Daniel follow the sun from Hamburg to the Bosporus by Friday to meet his love?
Style: humorous, semi serious, road movie, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: on the road, looking for love, travel, hot and sexy, hitchhiker, summer vacation, nothing goes right, male female relationship, theft, border crossing, true love, summer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hamburg germany, bulgaria, istanbul turkey, budapest, turkey ...
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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: feel good, realistic, sentimental, road movie, semi autobiographical ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, journalism, on the road, rock and roll, drugs, music, rock, musician, musician's life, rock music, fame, rock band ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, cleveland ohio, phoenix arizona, san francisco ...
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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, suspense, harsh, rough, depressing ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, distopia, father son relationship, cannibalism, starvation, on the road, catastrophe, journey, loss of family member, worldwide chaos ...
Time: future
Place: 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: tense, realistic, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: on the road, map, heist, race against time, crimes, road trip, husband wife relationship, empire, desert, isolation, flashback, car ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, nevada, usa
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Locke (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ivan Locke has worked hard to craft a good life for himself. Tonight, that life will collapse around him. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, stylized, neo noir, depressing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the road, driving, adultery, infidelity, dead father, unfaithful husband, destiny, character study, human nature, family problems, life turned upside down, pregnancy ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, usa
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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: road movie, surreal, touching, emotional, philosophical ...
Plot: desert, father son relationship, on the road, amnesia, road trip, parenthood, relationships, sibling relationship, reconciliation, family reunited, estrangement, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: texas, los angeles, paris france, austin texas, tokyo ...
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On the Road (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, UK, Mexico, Canada, 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, inspirational, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, nudity (full frontal - brief), writers, drugs, on the road, infidelity, friendship, adventure, marijuana, youth, hitchhiker, bisexual ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, year 1948, year 1950 ...
Place: nebraska, usa, arizona, mexico city, alabama ...
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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: slasher, psychological, suspense, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, on the road, psychopath, hitchhiker, mind game, woman in danger, survival, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, murder, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Three New York drag queens on their way to Hollywood for a beauty pageant get stranded in a small Midwestern town for the entire weekend when their car breaks down. While waiting for parts for their Cadillac convertible, the flamboyant trio shows ...
Style: road movie, feel good, humorous, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: gay, transvestism, friendship, on the road, small town, gender bending, female impersonator, cross dressing, road trip, culture clash, lgbt, gay slur ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nebraska, london, california, australia, usa ...
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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, psychedelic, avant garde, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: hippie, road trip, motorcycle, friendship, on the road, marijuana, biker, desert, hitchhiker, drugs, hallucination, self discovery ...
Time: year 1969, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new orleans, california, usa, southern usa, arizona ...
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The Hitcher (2007)
Genre: Crime, 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: slasher, scary, suspense, road movie, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, hitchhiker, road trip, murder, psychopath, desert, on the road, gas station, on the run, car chase, police station, car accident ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, texas, usa
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Green Book (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line relied on ...
Style: road movie, uplifting, feel good, funny, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: racism, travel, interracial friendship, road trip, friendship, journey, racial prejudice, racial slur, on the road, musician, dignity, blacks and whites ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 20th century, 2010s
Place: bronx new york city, southern usa, america, birmingham alabama, kentucky ...
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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: road movie, surreal, witty, enigmatic, cerebral ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: road trip, dream girl, self discovery, life philosophy, alternate reality, choice, wish come true, self fulfillment, on the road, hopes, twists and turns, alternate dimension ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey
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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, serious, realistic, emotional, sad ...
Plot: stockholm syndrome, kidnapping, on the road, self discovery, unlikely couple, romance, confined, fall in love, character change, freedom, crimes, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
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Jess & James (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jess is a bohemian youth with secrets to hide from his shrewd parents. James feels trapped living with his irritable mother. After meeting for a sexual encounter, the two young men set off on a spontaneous road trip across rural Argentina to reunite ...
Style: captivating, road movie, unusual plot structure, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: gay, coming out, coming of age, gay love, on the road, road trip, menage a trois, gay romance, threesome, ghost, male nudity, gay youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: argentina
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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 210 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: epic, humorous, funny, road movie, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, on the road, race, desert, adventure, chase, car chase, greed, money, road trip, twists and turns ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1916
Place: california, 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: sex comedy, teen sex comedy, funny, sexy, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, boys' night, date night
Plot: road trip, high school, friendship, loss of virginity, on the road, looking for sex, teenager, farce, coming of age, male nudity, virginity, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Wild Hogs (2007)
Genre: Action, 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: funny, road movie, humorous, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: road trip, motorcycle, midlife crisis, motorcycle gang, on the road, biker, adventure, self discovery, small town, chase, happy ending, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, california, usa, cincinnati ohio, pacific ocean
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Midnight Run (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An accountant embezzles $15 million of mob money, jumps bail and is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia.
Style: buddy movie, road movie, funny, talky, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: road trip, chase, on the road, organized crime, train, hitman, bounty hunter, crimes, gangsters, police surveillance, mafia, embezzlement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, las vegas, new york, los angeles ...
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Every Which Way But Loose (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Philo Beddoe is your regular, easygoing, truck-driving guy. He's also the best bar-room brawler west of the Rockies. And he lives with a 165-pound orangutan named Clyde. Like other guys, Philo finally falls in love - with a flighty singer who ...
Style: funny, humorous, entertaining, road movie, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: orangutan, road trip, on the road, farce, revenge, biker, motel, country music, monkey, beer, justice, motorcycle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles, san francisco, colorado, new mexico
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The Cannonball Run (1981)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cross-country road race is based on an actual event, the Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, organized by Brock Yates to protest the 55 mph speed limit then in effect in the U.S. The Cannonball was named for Erwin G. ...
Style: humorous, light, road movie, entertaining, exciting ...
Plot: on the road, car race, chase, car, adventure, car chase, rivalry, race against time, partners, escapades, road trip, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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Twentynine Palms (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: David, an independent photographer, and Katia, an unemployed woman, leave Los Angeles, en route to the southern California desert, where they search a natural set to use as a backdrop for a magazine photo shoot. They find a motel in the town of ...
Style: road movie, disturbing, erotic, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: desert, road trip, on the road, sex scene, murder, violence, death, male nudity, male female relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), dangerous attraction, reconciliation ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, california
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The Sure Thing (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 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: road movie, feel good, humorous, sex comedy, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: road trip, coming of age, college, on the road, teenager, romance, cross country, youth, student life, high school, love, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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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: emotional, touching, road movie, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: transsexual, gay, transsexuality, gender bending, female impersonator, psychiatrist, on the road, road trip, therapist, self discovery, hidden identity, lgbt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, new york
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Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.
Style: feel good, road movie, buddy movie, funny, touching ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: road trip, thanksgiving, holiday, travel, snow, airplane, train, on the road, buddy, railway, airport, comedy duo ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, 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: funny, humorous, absurd, entertaining, buddy comedy ...
Plot: revenge, friendship, on the road, robbery, husband wife relationship, desert, farce, mistaken identity, culture clash, security guard, criminal, reckless driving ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, los angeles, usa, new jersey
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