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, humorous, melancholic, harsh and interesting films and TV shows about / with on the road, runaway, road trip, catastrophe, mentor, storytelling, life philosophy, culture clash, dialogue and redemption 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), Rat Race (2001), Fandango (1985), We're the Millers (2013), Highway (2002), On My Way (2013), Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997), Mississippi Grind (2015), How It Ends (2018), The Volcano (2013).

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, 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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Rat Race (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
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: road movie, humorous, exciting, funny, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: contests and competitions, chase, treasure hunt, escapades, partners, obsessive quest, bet, road trip, nothing goes right, millionaire, money, race ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, las vegas, mexico
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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, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: young lovers, male bonding, trip, coming of age, friendship, obsessive quest, buddies, on the road, adolescence vs adulthood, student life, love and romance, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: austin texas, texas, vietnam
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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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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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: destiny, on the road, young heroes, buddies, crime, crimes, self discovery, gangsters, love and romance, road trip, friendship, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s
Place: usa, 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, 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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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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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, humorous, semi serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: gambling, poker, friendship, casino, debt, unlikely partners, obsessive quest, down on your luck, partners, gambler, card game, money problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: mississippi, new orleans, usa, mississippi river, california
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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, apocalyptic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: murder, father in law son in law relationship, end of the world, catastrophe, strict father, gunfight, relationships, lightning, tsunami, apocalypse, earthquake, volcano ...
Place: seattle, seattle washington, chicago illinois
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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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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: uplifting, touching, captivating, road movie, sincere ...
Plot: autism, mentally challenged, siblings relations, redemption, road trip, greed, on the road, brother brother relationship, self discovery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, character study, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, cincinnati ohio, missouri, 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: 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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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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Eat Pray Love (2010)
Genre: 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: sentimental, touching, road movie, scenic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, starting over, fall in love, love affair, hopes, introspection, love, female protagonist, travel, lifestyle change, divorce, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, india, italy, rome italy
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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, manhunt, fugitives, friendship, criminal heroes, prison escape, moral ambiguity, violence, dysfunctional family, runaway, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, alaska, california
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Barefoot (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A hedonistic bachelor, falls for an escaped mental patient. Til Schweiger comes up with a slickly-made off-the-wall romantic comedy drama "Barfuss" (Barefoot), his first solo directing effort in nearly a decade. Punchy, ...
Style: humorous, touching, road movie, sincere, romantic ...
Plot: opposites attract, mental illness, social misfits, romance, starting over, runaway, life is a bitch, fall in love, dysfunctional family, mental health, psychiatry, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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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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The End of the F***ing World (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: James is 17 and is pretty sure he is a psychopath. Alyssa, also 17, is the cool and moody new girl at school. The pair make a connection and she persuades him to embark on a darkly comedic road trip in search of her real father.
Style: tragicomedy, dark humor, road movie, slang, ironic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: murder, road trip, teenager, teenage love, sexual abuse, psycho, underage, british humour, search for father, looking for sex, police investigation, coming of age ...
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Tommy Boy (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Party animal Tommy Callahan is a few cans short of a six-pack. But when the family business starts tanking, it's up to Tommy and number-cruncher Richard Hayden to save the day.
Style: humorous, road movie, funny, absurd, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nothing goes right, buddies, goofy hero, road trip, family relations, factory, inheritance, self discovery, odd couple, father son relationship, dumb, death of father ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, ohio
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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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EuroTrip (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Scott learns that his longtime cyber-buddy from Berlin is a gorgeous young woman, he and his friends embark on a trip across Europe.
Style: humorous, road movie, funny, entertaining, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night, teen comedy
Plot: youth, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, culture clash, travel, comedy of errors, hitchhiker, adventure, buddies, marijuana, nude beach, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: europe, germany, belgium, slovakia, italy ...
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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, bleak, talky, melancholic, harsh ...
Plot: road trip, teenager, teenage girl, van, door to door salesman, fireworks, marijuana, misfit, romance, illegal drugs, thief, traveling salesman ...
Place: america, oklahoma, nebraska, texas, 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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Tracks (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Accompanied only by her faithful dog and four camels, an Australian satisfies her craving for solitude by embarking on a solo trip across the desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean.
Style: uplifting, touching, road movie, scenic, captivating ...
Plot: desert, obsessive quest, adventure, adventurer, journey, wilderness, camel, outback, self discovery, solitude, loneliness, dog ...
Time: year 1977, 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1976 ...
Place: australia, africa
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Please Stand By (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young autistic woman runs away from her caregiver in order to boldly go and deliver her 500-page Star Trek script to a writing competition in Hollywood. On an adventure full of laughter and tears, Wendy follows the guiding spirit of Mr. Spock on ...
Style: road movie, sentimental, captivating, semi serious, light
Audience: teen drama
Plot: autism, star trek, runaway, manuscript, road trip, female protagonist, search, sister sister relationship, pet dog, life philosophy, imagination, kindness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, oakland california
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RV (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Climbing aboard their mammoth recreational vehicle for a cross-country road trip to the Colorado Rockies, the McNeive family – led by dysfunctional patriarch, Bob – prepares for the adventure of a lifetime. But spending two weeks together in one ...
Style: feel good, humorous, road movie, funny, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: workaholic, family vacation, nothing goes right, camping, family relations, road trip, parents and children, family values, motor home, business trip, father daughter relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, utah, nevada, pasadena california ...
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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. On their journey they come across many comical characters and incredible situations. Based upon Homer's ...
Style: melancholic, humorous, road movie, entertaining, surreal ...
Plot: treasure hunt, obsessive quest, on the run, small town, adventure, prophecy, criminal heroes, ex spouse, prison escape, rescue, runaway, creativity ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern 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, serious, realistic, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: car chase, on the road, cult, desert, hitchhiker, hippie, gas station, mechanic, contests and competitions, obsessive quest, chevrolet, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, tokyo
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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two drag-queens and a transsexual contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a resort town in the remote Australian desert. They head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, Priscilla. En route, it is discovered that the woman ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: transsexual, transvestism, bus, gay, desert, on the road, cross dressing, australian outback, gender bending, gay slur, buddies, friendship between men ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, south australia
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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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