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, harsh, melancholic and semi serious films and TV shows about / with on the road, catastrophe, runaway, road trip, mentor, culture clash, storytelling, life philosophy, dialogue and destiny plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Adventure genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as road movie: Into the Wild (2007), On the Road (2012), Rat Race (2001), Fandango (1985), We're the Millers (2013), Something Wild (1986), Highway (2002), On My Way (2013), Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997), Mississippi Grind (2015).

List of road movie movies

 8.1
 519K
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, psychological ...
Plot: survival, self discovery, wilderness, journey, freedom, introspection, isolation, hitchhiker, on the road, adventure, obsessive quest, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1990, year 1991, year 1992 ...
Place: alaska, usa, cross country, south dakota, california ...
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 6.1
 38K
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, inspirational, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, road trip, self discovery, lifestyle, adventure, escapades, americana, society, youth, journey, threesome ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1947, year 1949, 1940s ...
Place: usa, mexico, virginia, alabama, mexico city ...
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 6.4
 102K
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: chase, contests and competitions, treasure hunt, escapades, partners, bet, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, road trip, money, millionaire, race ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, las vegas, mexico
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 6.7
 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: young lovers, trip, male bonding, coming of age, friendship, obsessive quest, student life, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, on the road, buddies, skydiving ...
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, road movie, not serious, sexy, funny ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: on the road, drug dealing, nothing goes right, family, journey, partners in crime, adolescence, parenthood, smuggling, neighbor, dishonesty, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, new mexico, tucson arizona, denver colorado
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 6.9
 14K
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, on the road, haunted by the past, opposites attract, 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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 6.3
 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, witty, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: destiny, on the road, gangsters, young heroes, crimes, buddies, crime, love and romance, self discovery, road trip, drug dealing, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s
Place: usa, seattle
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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: realistic, touching, humorous, road movie, semi serious
Plot: on the road, strong female character, parents and children, family relations, elderly, self discovery, estrangement, restaurant, aging, countryside, 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: exciting, humorous, road movie, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, last wish, escapades, friends, 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, humorous, semi serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, poker, casino, debt, down on your luck, unlikely partners, obsessive quest, partners, card game, gambler, money problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: mississippi, new orleans, usa, mississippi river, california
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 8.0
 437K
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, sincere, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: autism, mentally challenged, siblings relations, greed, redemption, road trip, on the road, yuppie, self discovery, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, frustration ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, cincinnati ohio, texas, usa, missouri ...
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 6.1
 85K
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, realistic ...
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, roller coaster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
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 7.7
 27K
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, wish come true, on the road, road trip, imaginary, choice, changing the past or future, hitchhiker, self fulfillment, dream girl, surrealism, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new jersey
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 6.1
 12K
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, siblings relations, contests and competitions, family relations, competition, rivalry, hopes, teenager, nintendo ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, nevada, usa, utah, cross country ...
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 5.0
 35K
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: father in law son in law relationship, murder, end of the world, catastrophe, strict father, gunfight, relationships, lightning, apocalypse, tsunami, power outage, volcano ...
Place: seattle, chicago illinois, seattle washington
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 5.5
 3K
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, fight for supremacy, male female fight, road accident, love hate relationship, con trick, family conflict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2010
Place: iceland, europe, france, greece
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 7.4
 87K
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, drugs/alcohol, adventure, anti heroes, americana, rebel, society, road trip, marijuana ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 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, manhunt, fugitives, friendship, criminal heroes, prison escape, moral ambiguity, violence, dysfunctional family, prison, runaway ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, alaska, california
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 5.8
 3K
Free Zone (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, Belgium, France, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rebecca, an American who has been living in Jerusalem for a few months now, has just broken off her engagement. She gets into a cab driven by Hanna, an Israeli. But Hanna is on her way to Jordan, to the Free Zone, to pick up a large of sum of money.
Style: serious, road movie, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy
Plot: border crossing, friendship, society, political unrest, culture clash, terror, break-up, on the road, storytelling, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, war zone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, jordan, middle east, jerusalem, syria ...
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 7.4
 39K
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, sincere, road movie ...
Plot: transsexual, hidden identity, gender bending, therapist, cocaine, road trip, psychiatrist, on the road, self discovery, transsexuality, family relations, parent child relationship ...
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, ironic, dark humor, road movie, slang
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: road trip, murder, teenage love, teenager, underage, psycho, police investigation, sexual abuse, looking for sex, coming of age, search for father, british humour ...
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 5.9
 109K
Wild Hogs (2007)
Genre: 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: humorous, not serious, road movie, idiotic, entertaining ...
Plot: midlife crisis, road trip, on the road, self discovery, friendship, motorcycle gang, buddies, motorcycle chase, adventurer, escapades, middle aged man, african american ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, cincinnati ohio, pacific ocean, california
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 5.8
 76K
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, introspection, hopes, tourist, female protagonist, love, travel, divorce, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, india, italy, rome italy
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 7.1
 70K
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, goofy hero, road trip, inheritance, family relations, buddies, factory, self discovery, odd couple, father son relationship, on the road, funeral ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, ohio
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The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", ...
Style: talky, humorous, touching, road movie, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, train, suicide attempt, introspection, reconciliation, train ride, journey, on the road, grief, healing, sibling relationship, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, himalaya
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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, captivating, feel good, road movie, epic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, chase, race, on the road, money, car chase, desert, adventure, group of strangers, disorder, competition ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: california, usa
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 7.2
 10K
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, realistic, sincere, road movie ...
Plot: opposites attract, mental illness, social misfits, romance, family relations, starting over, love affair, life is a bitch, runaway, power relations, petty job, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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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, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: desert, motorcycle, on the road, friendship, fireworks, harley davidson, obsession, hotel, factory, adventure, friends, americana ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, los angeles, usa, 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, twists and turns, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: car chase, mechanic, gas station, on the road, hitchhiker, hippie, desert, cult, obsessive quest, destructive relationship, chases and races, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, tokyo
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 7.2
 1K
Highway 61 (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A naive Canadian barber who knows US popular culture inside and out meets a flamboyant roadie who needs someone to drive her and her "brother's" corpse from Thunder Bay, Ontario to New Orleans. Chaos ensues after the barber agrees to ...
Style: road movie, talky, humorous, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: on the road, motorcycle gang, trumpet, coffin, drug dealing, small town, road trip, friendship, chase, odd couple, misfit, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, new orleans, cross country, usa, america ...
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