Road movie movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant road movie movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out road movie, weird, realistic, interesting, cult film and talky films and TV shows about / with on the road, road trip, storytelling, runaway, dialogue, catastrophe, friendship, mentor, road and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as road movie: Into the Wild (2007), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Easy Rider (1969), We're the Millers (2013), Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997), On the Road (2012), Rain Man (1988), The Straight Story (1999), American Honey (2016), Interstate 60 (2002).

List of road movie movies

 8.1
 617K
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, melancholic, motivational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, self discovery, wilderness, road trip, journey, adventure, solitude, freedom, isolation, life philosophy, lifestyle change, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, year 1990, year 1991, year 1992, 90s
Place: alaska, north america, usa, california, arizona ...
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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, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: road trip, on the road, dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, gay, family relations, obsessive quest, escapades, parenthood, honest, loser, journey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: california, new mexico, arizona, albuquerque new mexico, usa
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 7.3
 110K
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, biker, friendship, on the road, marijuana, existentialism, hitchhiker, lsd, hallucination, self discovery ...
Time: year 1969, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new orleans, usa, california, los angeles, southern usa ...
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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, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing
Plot: road trip, on the road, journey, nothing goes right, adolescence, smuggling, drug dealing, pretense, stripper, parenthood, dishonesty, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, new mexico, tucson arizona, denver colorado
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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: road movie, humorous, exciting, touching, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, life philosophy, escapades, friendship, friends, odd couple, last wish, partners, on the run, chase, gangsters, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe
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 6.0
 42K
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, twists and turns, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, on the road, drugs, writers, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, marijuana, friendship, hitchhiker, adventure, threesome, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, year 1950, year 1951, year 1948 ...
Place: mexico, nebraska, usa, arizona, virginia ...
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 8.0
 509K
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: sincere, road movie, uplifting, touching, inspirational ...
Plot: autism, road trip, redemption, mentally challenged, runaway, brother brother relationship, family relations, siblings relations, disability, self discovery, greed, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, california, los angeles, missouri, texas ...
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The Straight Story (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France, 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, feel good, touching, motivational, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: road trip, disney, on the road, adventure, highway, brother brother relationship, life philosophy, illness, family feud, journey, reconciliation, old age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iowa, wisconsin, mississippi, usa
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 7.0
 43K
American Honey (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 163 min.
Story: A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.
Style: road movie, talky, disturbing, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: road trip, teenage girl, misfit, runaway, teenager, first love, van, jealousy, sex scene, on the road, character study, life philosophy ...
Place: california, texas, kansas city, nebraska, america ...
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 7.6
 33K
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, self discovery, alternate reality, life philosophy, wish come true, dream girl, choice, on the road, self fulfillment, hopes, changing the past or future, motel ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey
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 7.0
 10K
Goodbye Berlin (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two outsiders travel around the countryside during school holidays.
Style: road movie, light, entertaining, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: friendship between boys, teenage boy, classmate, coming of age, birthday party, alcoholic mother, junkyard, fall in love, teenage love, mother son relationship, popularity, bisexuality ...
Place: germany, berlin germany
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 7.2
 48K
The Hitcher (1986)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young man who escaped the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked, framed for the hitcher's crimes, and has his life made into hell by the same man he escaped.
Style: road movie, psychological, suspenseful, neo noir, slasher ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, hitchhiker, desert, stalking, chase, paranoia, psychopath, psycho killer, car chase, hitchhiking, highway, frame up ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, california, usa
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 7.3
 155K
Nomadland (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman in her sixties embarks on a journey through the American West after losing everything in the Great Recession, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
Style: road movie, sad, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: nomad, van, motor home, loneliness, journey, traveler, unemployment, homelessness, female protagonist, loss of job, on the road, homeless ...
Time: year 2011
Place: nevada, arizona
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The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Argentina, USA, Chile, Peru, UK, Germany, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: "The Motorcycle Diaries" is based on the journals of Che Guevara, leader of the Cuban Revolution. In his memoirs, Guevara recounts adventures he, and best friend Alberto Granado, had while crossing South America by motorcycle in the early ...
Style: road movie, touching, political, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, motorcycle, poverty, revolutionary, freedom, travel, road trip, young man, revolution, friendship, idealism, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1952, 60s
Place: latin america, argentina, south america, peru, chile ...
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 7.0
 21K
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, touching, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: road trip, coming of age, college, on the road, student life, teenager, romance, youth, cross country, love, couples, one night stand ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A driver and a mechanic travel around the United States hopping from drag strip to drag strip in a 1955 Chevy Bel-Air coupe. They race for money, betting with their competitors. The pair gain a young and talkative female stowaway. Along the way they ...
Style: road movie, meditative, atmospheric, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: car chase, car, road trip, character study, on the road, life philosophy, hitchhiker, mechanic, existentialism, bet, destructive relationship, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c., santa fe new mexico, tokyo
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Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drop-out from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil-rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.
Style: road movie, thought provoking, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: road trip, character study, dysfunctional family, musician, alienation, working class, drifter, pianist, on the road, hitchhiker, complex characters, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, washington state, texas, los angeles ...
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 8.2
 475K
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: uplifting, feel good, road movie, funny, captivating ...
Plot: racism, interracial friendship, friendship, road trip, journey, travel, musician, blacks and whites, friend, racial prejudice, racial slur, on the road ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 2010s, 20th century
Place: bronx new york city, southern usa, america, kentucky, manhattan new york city ...
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Alice in the Cities (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: German journalist Philip Winter has a case of writer’s block when trying to write an article about the United States. He decides to return to Germany, and while trying to book a flight, encounters a German woman and her nine year old daughter ...
Style: road movie, art house, surreal, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: airport, stranger, single mother, journalist, on the road, little girl, road trip, child abandonment, travel, swimming, strong female character, children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, amsterdam, west germany, tokyo, japan ...
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 7.2
 17K
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: road movie, atmospheric, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: friendship, drifter, road trip, on the road, prison, attempted rape, character study, violence, self discovery, introspection, hitchhiking, car wash ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, denver colorado, new jersey, pennsylvania, texas ...
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 7.5
 478K
Ice Age (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: With the impending ice age almost upon them, a mismatched trio of prehistoric critters – Manny the woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger and Sid the giant sloth – find an orphaned infant and decide to return it to its human parents. ...
Style: touching, feel good, road movie, sentimental, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, pre-teens ...
Plot: talking animals, unlikely friendships, friendship, adventure, family, ice age, animals, odd couple, journey, good versus evil, heroic mission, animal life ...
Time: stone age, prehistoric times, prehistory
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A Perfect World (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A kidnapped boy strikes up a friendship with his captor: an escaped convict on the run from the law, headed by an honorable U.S. Marshal.
Style: road movie, touching, suspense, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, prison escape, prison, friendship, hostage, fugitives, life philosophy, coming of age, father son relationship, violence, moral ambiguity, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: texas, usa, alaska, austin texas, california ...
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National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Clark Griswold is on a quest to take his family on a quest to Walley World theme park for a vacation, but things don't go exactly as planned.
Style: road movie, funny, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, adventure, cross country, plan gone awry, dysfunctional family, youth, small town, vacation, amusement park, on the road, family vacation, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, chicago illinois, california, usa, arizona ...
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 7.2
 93K
Wild at Heart (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.
Style: road movie, surreal, sexy, avant garde, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: violence, surrealism, murder, betrayal, forbidden love, domineering mother, hallucination, hitman, on the road, mother daughter relationship, rebel, one last job ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, new orleans, austin texas, california, usa ...
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Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A race car driver tries to transport an illegal beer shipment from Texas to Atlanta in under 28 hours, picking up a reluctant bride-to-be on the way.
Style: road movie, funny, sexy, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, road trip, car, speed, truck, beer, sheriff, police chase, on the road, police, convoy, bootlegging ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, alabama, mississippi, austin texas, 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, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: desert, on the road, sex scene, road trip, male nudity, violence, death, murder, male female relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), reconciliation, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, usa
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Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The group will face a new zombie threat as a new breed of zombie has developed. This new super-zombie type is faster, bigger, and stronger than the previous strain of zombies and harder to kill. These super-zombies have started grouping up into a ...
Style: road movie, parody, funny, psychotronic, scary ...
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, zombie attack, survival, zombie apocalypse, plague, zombie outbreak, end of the world, mutation, marriage proposal, virus, sarcasm ...
Time: year 2019, 2010s, year 2009, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., memphis, north america, usa
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 7.5
 8K
303 (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 145 min.
Story: On the way from Berlin to Portugal in her rusty '303' camper van, young biology student Jule picks up hitchhiker Jan. While having intense conversations about everything and the world, they try not to fall in love.
Style: road movie, sincere, light, melancholic, philosophical ...
Plot: conversation, road trip, highway travel, love and romance, travel, love, hitchhiker, friendship, student, on the road, summer, teenager ...
Time: 2010s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
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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: road movie, feel good, buddy movie, funny, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: thanksgiving, road trip, holiday, train, airplane, snow, travel, on the road, railway, airport, comedy duo, farce ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.5
 154K
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: road movie, emotional, sincere, sexy, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: road trip, friendship, feminism, female friendship, fugitives, rape, women, waitress, lesbian love, housewife, female bonding, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, southern usa, arkansas, oklahoma, california ...
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