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, visually appealing, melancholic, harsh and interesting films and TV shows about / with on the road, road trip, runaway, mentor, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, drinking, culture clash and suprisingly clever 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), We're the Millers (2013), Interstate 60 (2002), Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997), On My Way (2013), American Honey (2016), The Straight Story (1999), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Goodbye Berlin (2016), Rain Man (1988).

List of road movie movies

 8.1
 547K
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, melancholic, inspirational, philosophical, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, survival, freedom, wilderness, journey, isolation, life philosophy, adventure, on the road, introspection, lifestyle change, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1990, year 1992, year 1991 ...
Place: alaska, usa, california, south africa, south dakota ...
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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, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: journey, smuggling, nothing goes right, adolescence, dishonesty, on the road, drug dealing, partners in crime, cons and scams, neighbor, adventure, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, new mexico, tucson arizona, denver colorado
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 7.7
 29K
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, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: road trip, self discovery, wish come true, choice, dream girl, self fulfillment, alternate reality, on the road, imaginary, changing the past or future, hopes, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new jersey
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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, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, escapades, friends, last wish, gangsters, on the run, odd couple, partners, chase, theft, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe
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 6.4
 2K
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: road movie, realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: elderly, strong female character, family relations, parents and children, estrangement, self discovery, restaurant, countryside, aging, on the road, starting over, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, brittany
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 7.0
 35K
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 ...
Plot: teenage girl, road trip, misfit, dancing, teenager, first love, marijuana, van, romance, storytelling, drinking, on the road ...
Place: nebraska, oklahoma, america, texas, california
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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: family feud, on the road, reconciliation, adventure, brother brother relationship, journey, nurse, doctor, mechanic, hitchhiker, cross country, veteran ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: wisconsin, mississippi river, iowa, usa, mississippi
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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, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, parenthood, dysfunctional family, road trip, escapades, suicide attempt, journey, beauty pageant, suicidal, performance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: california, usa, arizona, albuquerque new mexico, new mexico
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Goodbye Berlin (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two outsiders travel around the countryside during school holidays.
Style: road movie, light, entertaining, humorous, exciting
Plot: friendship between boys, teenage love, falling in love, birthday party, classmate, 14 year old, teenage boy, fall in love, mother son relationship, coming of age, trial, drawing ...
Place: germany
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 8.0
 457K
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, road movie, touching, captivating ...
Plot: autism, road trip, redemption, mentally challenged, siblings relations, greed, yuppie, self discovery, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, frustration, doctor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, california, cincinnati ohio, missouri, texas ...
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 7.2
 10K
Lean on Pete (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Charley, a teen living with his single father, finds work caring for an aging racehorse named Lean on Pete. When he learns Pete is bound for slaughter, the two embark on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a place to call home.
Style: road movie, exciting, captivating, light, disturbing
Plot: horse, racehorse, teenage boy, father son relationship, doctor, money, loneliness, horse trainer, coming of age, on the road, drunk, runaway ...
Place: portland oregon
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 5.8
 83K
Eat Pray Love (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Liz Gilbert had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having – a husband, a house and a successful career – yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced ...
Style: inspirational, touching, sentimental, road movie, scenic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, starting over, introspection, love affair, fall in love, hopes, love, lifestyle change, midlife crisis, female protagonist, changing lives, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, italy, india, rome italy
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 6.1
 39K
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: on the road, friendship, road trip, self discovery, lifestyle, adventure, escapades, society, americana, youth, spying on couple having sex, infidelity ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1947, year 1949, 1940s ...
Place: usa, mexico, mexico city, new york, virginia ...
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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, feel good, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: transvestism, gender bending, gay, cross dressing, friendship, small town, on the road, culture clash, gender, ambition, showbiz, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, california, london, australia ...
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 6.8
 7K
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: male bonding, coming of age, friendship, young lovers, student life, adolescence vs adulthood, obsessive quest, buddies, love and romance, on the road, trip, skydiving ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: austin texas, texas, vietnam
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 7.2
 42K
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: psychological, road movie, suspenseful, cult film, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitchhiker, stalking, frame up, desert, paranoia, mass murder, serial killer, chase, gunfight, police investigation, hitchhiking, dismemberment ...
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, friendship, on the road, hotel, adventure, loner, journey, harley davidson, fireworks, ashes, life philosophy ...
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, serious, realistic, meditative, atmospheric ...
Plot: car chase, on the road, hitchhiker, mechanic, bet, obsessive quest, destructive relationship, contests and competitions, gas station, hippie, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, tokyo
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Lost in America (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives traveling ...
Style: road movie, humorous, witty, talky, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: satire, yuppie, on the road, fired from the job, fish out of water, couples, nothing goes right, self discovery, americana, hopes, disorder, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, arizona, new york, los angeles, california
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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, family relations, americana, career, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, dream, rock band, band, long lost relative, music business ...
Time: 80s
Place: finland, usa, mexico, united states, russia ...
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 7.3
 95K
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, realistic, avant garde, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, hippie, on the road, hitchhiker, rebelliousness, lsd, americana, drugs/alcohol, adventure, anti heroes, rebel, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana, arizona, california
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Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Mike Judge's slacker duo, Beavis and Butt-Head, wake to discover their TV has been stolen. Their search for a new one takes them on a clueless adventure across America where they manage to accidentally become America's most wanted.
Style: road movie, humorous, dark humor, not serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, casino, president, theft, cross country, odd couple, obsessive quest, mafia, nothing goes right, dishonesty, loser, thief ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, texas, washington d.c., usa, new jersey
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 6.9
 15K
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, humorous, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: chase, opposites attract, haunted by the past, on the road, reunion, violence, psychopath, police, romance, couple relations, dangerous attraction, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, virginia, new jersey, 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: road movie, realistic, thought provoking, serious, captivating ...
Plot: road trip, rebelliousness, hitchhiker, dysfunctional family, self discovery, musician, character study, working class, americana, family problems, identity crisis, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, washington state, southern california, texas
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 7.0
 32K
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, hitchhiker, gang, small town, femme fatale, rescue, drifter, supernatural, crimes, deadly, dangerous attraction, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, usa, texas, kansas
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 7.3
 15K
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, sincere, touching, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: drifter, friendship, on the road, self discovery, road trip, introspection, buddies, partners, train ride, bar fight, hitchhiker, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pittsburgh, california, denver colorado, texas, new jersey
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 7.0
 6K
Heavy Trip (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Finland, Norway, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Turo is stuck in a small village and the best thing in his life is being the lead vocalist for the amateur metal band Impaled Rektum. He and his bandmates have practiced for 12 years without playing a single gig. The guys get a surprise visitor from ...
Style: road movie, humorous, captivating, feel good, light
Plot: rock, viking, road trip, grave robbing, border, festival, heavy metal, finnish, friendship, rock music, rock band, small town ...
Place: finland, norway
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The Leisure Seeker (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey from Boston to Key West, recapturing their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.
Style: road movie, tense, melancholic, captivating
Plot: alzheimer's disease, road trip, extramarital affair, dementia, aunt niece relationship, elderly couple, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, husband wife conflict, sibling rivalry, travel, grandfather granddaughter relationship ...
Time: 1990s, year 1993
Place: florida, new england, massachusetts, south carolina, pennsylvania
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 5.5
 455
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, gloomy ...
Plot: on the road, family problems, crimes, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, teenage life, siblings relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, jail, brother, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, wyoming, montana
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 6.2
 6K
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, rough, serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the road, destiny, gangsters, crimes, young heroes, buddies, self discovery, love and romance, crime, road trip, friendship, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s
Place: usa, seattle washington, seattle
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