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, realistic, melancholic, harsh, interesting and enigmatic films and TV shows about / with on the road, mentor, catastrophe, runaway, road trip, dialogue, storytelling, life philosophy, culture clash and destiny plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Adventure genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as road movie: Into the Wild (2007), On the Road (2012), The Straight Story (1999), Fandango (1985), The Hitcher (1986), Roadside Prophets (1992), Two-Lane Blacktop (1971), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), We're the Millers (2013), Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989).

List of road movie 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: 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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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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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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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, semi serious, humorous, feel good, entertaining ...
Plot: transvestism, gender bending, gay, friendship, small town, on the road, cross dressing, culture clash, gender, ambition, contests and competitions, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: cross country, nebraska, usa, new york, california ...
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Fandango (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Five college buddies from the University of Texas circa 1971 embark on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border before facing up to uncertain futures, in Vietnam and otherwise.
Style: road movie, sentimental, touching, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: young lovers, male bonding, coming of age, friendship, student life, obsessive quest, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, buddies, on the road, trip, skydiving ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: austin texas, texas, vietnam
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The Hitcher (1986)
Genre: 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: psychological, road movie, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitchhiker, stalking, frame up, desert, paranoia, mass murder, serial killer, chase, gunfight, dismemberment, slasher, police brutality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, california
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Roadside Prophets (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sid and Nancy screenplay author Abbe Wool makes her directorial debut with this tale of a factory worker name Joe (X front man John Doe) who hits the road on his Harley to scatter the ashes of a co-worker. Joined by wannabe biker Sam (Adam Horovitz ...
Style: road movie, humorous, semi serious, light, talky ...
Plot: desert, motorcycle, on the road, friendship, hotel, adventure, loner, journey, fireworks, harley davidson, life philosophy, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, los angeles, las vegas, california
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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, realistic, serious, atmospheric, meditative ...
Plot: car chase, on the road, hitchhiker, mechanic, bet, destructive relationship, contests and competitions, obsessive quest, gas station, hippie, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, tokyo
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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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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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Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The Leningrad Cowboys, a group of Finnish musicians, and their manager, travel to America seeking fame and fortune. As they cross the country, trying to get to a wedding in Mexico, they are followed by the village idiot, who wishes to join the band.
Style: road movie, humorous, funny, satirical, light ...
Plot: music band, music, americana, family relations, career, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, band, dream, rock band, long lost relative, music business ...
Time: 80s
Place: finland, mexico, united states, russia, latin america ...
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Something Wild (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A free-spirited woman "kidnaps" a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-con husband shows up.
Style: road movie, semi serious, realistic, humorous, melancholic ...
Plot: chase, haunted by the past, opposites attract, reunion, on the road, violence, psychopath, police, romance, dangerous attraction, couple relations, lovers on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, virginia, new jersey, california
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Near Dark (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars.
Style: road movie, tense, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, gang, small town, femme fatale, hitchhiker, rescue, drifter, supernatural, dangerous attraction, crimes, deadly, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, usa, kansas, texas
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Bright Angel (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Road-movie from Montana to Wyoming. A gullible, innocent young man (Mulroney) assists a versatile girl (Taylor) on her long quest to get her brother out of jail.
Style: road movie, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: on the road, family problems, crimes, destructive relationship, parents and children, siblings relations, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, teenage life, jail, brother, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, montana, wyoming
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Highway (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jack is caught with the wife of his employer, a Vegas thug. The thug sends goons after Jack, who convinces his best friend, Pilot, to flee with him. Pilot insists that they head for Seattle, but doesn't tell Jack why. The goons learn from ...
Style: road movie, serious, rough, cynical, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the road, destiny, gangsters, young heroes, crimes, love and romance, crime, buddies, self discovery, road trip, friendship, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s
Place: usa, seattle washington, seattle
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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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Rat Race (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an ensemble film about easy money, greed, manipulation and bad driving, a Las Vegas casino tycoon entertains his wealthiest high rollers -- a group that will bet on anything -- by pitting six ordinary people against each other in a wild dash for ...
Style: funny, humorous, road movie, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: chase, contests and competitions, treasure hunt, escapades, partners, bet, race, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, road trip, money, millionaire ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, cross country, las vegas, mexico
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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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Mississippi Grind (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Gerry is a talented but down-on-his-luck gambler whose fortunes begin to change when he meets Curtis, a younger, highly charismatic poker player. The two strike up an immediate friendship and Gerry quickly persuades his new friend to accompany him ...
Style: road movie, semi serious, humorous, depressing, tense ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, poker, casino, debt, partners, down on your luck, obsessive quest, unlikely partners, card game, gambler, money problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: mississippi, new orleans, usa, mississippi river, california
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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, uplifting, touching, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: autism, road trip, redemption, mentally challenged, siblings relations, greed, on the road, yuppie, self discovery, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, inheritance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, california, cincinnati ohio, usa, 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: 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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My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: surreal, road movie, touching, serious, captivating ...
Plot: homosexual, friendship, gay, homosexuality, gay sex, gays and lesbians, prostitution, male friendship, alienation, poverty, unrequited love, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, usa, seattle, europe, france ...
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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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The Wizard (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Corey (Fred Savage) refuses to let his emotionally disturbed younger brother Jimmy (Luke Edwards) be institutionalized, and the two run away together. They soon join forces with a resourceful girl (Jenny Lewis), who notices that Jimmy has a special ...
Style: road movie, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: on the road, video game, adventure, family, family relations, siblings relations, contests and competitions, competition, rivalry, hopes, teenager, nintendo ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, nevada, usa, utah, cross country ...
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How It Ends (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A desperate father tries to return home to his pregnant wife after a mysterious apocalyptic event turns everything to chaos.
Style: road movie, suspenseful, apocalyptic, tense
Plot: end of the world, father in law son in law relationship, murder, strict father, gunfight, catastrophe, relationships, lightning, earthquake, volcano, power outage, apocalypse ...
Place: seattle, chicago illinois, seattle washington
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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, cynical, absurd ...
Plot: on the road, nothing goes right, ex husband ex wife relationship, divorced parents, car chase, outsmarting, male female fight, fight for supremacy, love hate relationship, road accident, con trick, family conflict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2010
Place: europe, iceland, france, greece
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Poetic Justice (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.
Style: road movie, touching, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, friendship, starting over, self discovery, romance, going straight, homecoming, gang, survival, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles, new jersey
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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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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: touching, sincere, road movie, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, criminal heroes, fugitives, friendship, manhunt, prison escape, moral ambiguity, violence, dysfunctional family, prison, runaway ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, alaska, california
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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: realistic, thought provoking, serious, road movie, captivating ...
Plot: road trip, rebelliousness, hitchhiker, dysfunctional family, self discovery, musician, character study, working class, on the road, americana, identity crisis, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, washington state, southern california, texas
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