Movies and TV shows set in cross country

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in cross country ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, road movie, talky, touching and melancholic films and TV shows about / with on the road, road trip, runaway, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, mentor, culture clash, adaptation and vengeance plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Adventure genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as cross country: Road Trip (2000), Josh and S.A.M. (1993), Need for Speed (2014), The Homesman (2014), Bad Grandpa (2013), My Blueberry Nights (2007), Dear Eleanor (2016), The Terry Fox Story (1983), Terry (2005), The Guilt Trip (2012).

List of movies set in cross country

 6.5
 147K
Road Trip (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Four friends take off on an 1800 mile road trip to retrieve an illicit tape mistakenly mailed to a girl friend.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, sexual, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: on the road, road trip, race against time, nothing goes right, cheating, stoner, sex tape, college, escapades, obsessive quest, encounter, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: cross country, usa, austin texas, new york state, texas
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Josh and S.A.M. (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Josh and Sam are two brothers facing change, their mother is about to marry a French accountant and the kids are sent to go live with their father in Florida. Meanwhile Josh tells Sam that he is a "S.A.M." that is going to be sent to ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: on the road, journey, family life, youth, nothing goes right, disorder, sibling relationship, adventure, coming of age, family relations, road trip, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, cross country, texas, africa, usa ...
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 6.5
 154K
Need for Speed (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, India, UK, France, Philippines
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film revolves around a local street-racer who partners with a rich and arrogant business associate, only to find himself framed by his colleague and sent to prison. After he gets out, he joins a New York-to-Los Angeles race to get revenge. But ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, car chase, rivalry, frame up, betrayal, ex convict, contests and competitions, chases and races, race against time, mechanic, revenge, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, manhattan new york city, arizona, san francisco
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 6.6
 27K
The Homesman (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy. Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: old west, human nature, revenge, native american, mental illness, obsessive quest, partners, anti heroes, unlikely partners, misfit partners, danger, lifesaver ...
Time: 19th century
Place: cross country, iowa, nebraska, usa
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 6.5
 85K
Bad Grandpa (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 86-year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companion: his 8 year-old grandson, Billy.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: grandparent and grandchild, on the road, prank, funeral, goofy hero, cross dressing, drugs/alcohol, irresponsible, elderly, disorder, road trip, social awkwardness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, north carolina, nebraska, st. louis missouri ...
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My Blueberry Nights (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China, France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth has just been through a particularly nasty breakup, and now she's ready to leave her friends and memories behind as she chases her dreams across the country. In order to support herself on her journey, Elizabeth picks up a series of ...
Style: psychological, touching, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: loneliness, waitress, bar, romance, introspection, couple relations, love and romance, self discovery, life is a bitch, hopes, drifter, poker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, nevada, memphis, new york ...
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 6.1
 2K
Dear Eleanor (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two teenage girls travel across the U.S. in 1962, during the chaos of the Cuban missile crisis, in search of Eleanor Roosevelt.
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: youth, coming of age, obsessive quest, teenage life, friends, international crisis, best friends, cold war, convertible, politics, u.s. president, actress ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962, 1960s
Place: usa, cross country, colorado, america
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The Terry Fox Story (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The true story about the Canadian cancer amputee hero who decided to run across Canada on only one leg to raise money for cancer research.
Style: realistic, captivating, uplifting, touching, feel good ...
Plot: doctors and patients, unfulfillment, ambition, rivalry, on the road, heroes, human spirit, obsessive quest, family problems, family relations, ego clash, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: canada, cross country, british columbia
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 7.9
 476
Terry (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: "Terry" tells the story of 21-year old amputee Terry Fox who attempted to run across Canada with only one leg. Unfortunately, he only made it to Thunder Bay, Ontario when he died, one month before his 23rd birthday yet his memories will ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: terminal illness, running, cancer, marathon, canadian, disability, misfit, family relations, ambition, on the road, human spirit, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: cross country, canada
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 5.8
 34K
The Guilt Trip (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: road trip, on the road, single parent, salesman, parents and children, family relations, protective parent, parent child relationship, overprotective mother, talking while driving, mother son relationship, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, usa, new jersey, san francisco, las vegas
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 6.2
 505
Arcadia (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Greta's dad Tom is moving the family cross-country in a dented station wagon, promising a California paradise to his kids. All that's missing is Mom.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, captivating, realistic
Plot: coming of age, road trip, family problems, siblings relations, parents and children, protecting from truth, family relations, youth, on the road, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, single father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, missouri, oklahoma, california
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The Brown Bunny (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bud Clay races motorcycles in the 250cc Formula II class of road racing. After a race in New Hampshire, he has five days to get to his next race in California. During his road trip, he is haunted by memories of the last time he saw Daisy, his true ...
Style: emotional, sexual, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: motorcycle, on the road, haunted by the past, motorcycle race, memory, driving, ambulance, prostitute, rape, redemption, folk, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, new hampshire, cross country, usa, los angeles ...
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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: humorous, realistic, offbeat, not serious, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, on the road, theme park, farce, family vacation, adventure, youth, hysteria, couple relations, plan gone awry, parents and children, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, cross country, colorado, st. louis missouri, arizona ...
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Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev travels to America to make a documentary. As he zigzags across the nation, Borat meets real people in real situations with hysterical consequences. His backwards behavior generates strong reactions around him ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, banned film, absurd, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: culture clash, racism, travel, misfit, anti semitism, fish out of water, stereotype, male nudity, sarcasm, misogynist, irony, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: kazakhstan, california, cross country, usa, alabama ...
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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, road trip, treasure hunt, escapades, partners, bet, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, money, millionaire, race ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, las vegas, mexico
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 6.5
 301K
Due Date (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Peter Highman must scramble across the US in five days to be present for the birth of his first child. He gets off to a bad start when his wallet and luggage are stolen, and put on the 'no-fly' list. Peter embarks on a terrifying journey ...
Style: humorous, feel good, road movie, absurd, not serious ...
Plot: hitchhiker, getting home, slacker, odd couple, stoners, stupidity, nothing goes right, goofy hero, road trip, bonding, comedy of errors, child birth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, texas, louisiana, atlanta georgia ...
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The Cannonball Run (1981)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cross-country road race is based on an actual event, the Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, organized by Brock Yates to protest the 55 mph speed limit then in effect in the U.S. The Cannonball was named for Erwin G. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: chase, car race, on the road, rivalry, underdog, adventure, race against time, adventurer, partners, buddies, rally, chaos ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: cross country, usa, new jersey, california
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Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Remake of the popular Disney classic, this time featuring some well known voices as two dogs and a cat trek across America encountering all sorts of adventures in the quest to be reunited with their owners.
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dog, friendship, cat, pets, wilderness, fish out of water, journey, adventure, survival, family, talking animals, wounded animal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: cross country, nevada, usa, california, san francisco
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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, emotional, feel good, gloomy ...
Plot: on the road, doctor, nurse, hitchhiker, family feud, storm, mechanic, elderly, redemption, society, human nature, reconciliation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: cross country, iowa, wisconsin, usa, mississippi ...
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 7.1
 49K
Away We Go (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Verona and Burt have moved to Colorado to be close to Burt's parents but, with Veronica expecting their first child, Burt’s parents decide to move to Belgium, now leaving them in a place they hate and without a support structure in place. ...
Style: humorous, touching, witty, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, marriage, on the road, search, journey, sonogram, bedtime story, biracial, student protest, parenthood, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, usa, belgium, phoenix arizona, tucson arizona ...
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Going the Distance (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Nick (Jacot), whose life seemed to be going perfectly, realizes he may lose his girlfriend to a famous music producer (Priestley). He sets out on a roadtrip from the west coast to go to the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto, along with two buddies ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, road movie, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night
Plot: on the road, road trip, best friends, youth, misfit, nothing goes right, goofy hero, buddies, disorder, flirting, friends, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cross country, canada, toronto ontario canada, vancouver british columbia canada, montreal
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 5.6
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Crazy Mama (1975)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jonathan Demme directs this joyous unrelentlessly kitchy celebration of 50's America.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, disturbing, dark humor ...
Plot: car chase, chases and races, anti heroes, social misfits, unlikely criminals, crime, criminal heroes, misfit, society, chase, crimes, beauty salon ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: arkansas, cross country, florida, california
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 7.4
 299K
Up in the Air (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: George Clooney plays the dry cynical character of Ryan Bingham, an executive who specializes in "downsizing". Ryan lives out of his suitcase, traveling the country for the sole purpose terminating unwanted employees day after day. Just as ...
Style: cynical, humorous, sexy, thought provoking, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, on the road, love affair, love and romance, couples, business, relationship vs career, introspection, unfulfillment, power relations, corporate world, travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, las vegas, dallas texas, chicago illinois ...
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 7.0
 18K
The Sure Thing (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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: touching, humorous, feel good, talky, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: on the road, road trip, college, swimming pool, youth, young lovers, couple relations, student life, unlikely couple, love and romance, coming of age, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, cross country, usa
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 6.1
 2K
Road Hard (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After his movie and television career has run dry, Bruce Madsen (Adam Carolla) is forced to go back on the road playing one dingy comedy club after another, spending endless nights in budget hotel rooms and always flying coach. Amidst trying to ...
Style: talky, sincere, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: unfulfillment, performer's life, hopes, artists and showbiz, human nature, showbiz, on the road, self discovery, downfall, road trip, travel, panties ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, usa
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Rise of the Animals (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: In a world where animals have turned on humanity, a teen travels across the country in search of the girl of his dreams.
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: chaos, supernatural, deadly, gory, dangerous animal, chases and races, chaos and mayhem, escapades, woman in danger, danger, on the road
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, cross country
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The Fluffy Movie (2014)
Genre: Documentary, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Stand-up comic Gabriel Iglesias delights audiences during his sold-out "Unity Through Laughter" tour, which spans more than 400 cities in 23 countries. During his set, Iglesias -- nicknamed "Fluffy" -- pounces on topics like ...
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: society, artists and showbiz, performer's life, theater, friends, on the road, concert film
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa
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 6.0
 1K
Radiostars (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ben, who dreamed of himself as a comic in New York, is back in Paris, his professional and emotional life in complete disarray. He encounters Alex, the star host of the Breakfast Club, a popular morning radio show. With Cyril, a forty-something ...
Style: realistic, talky, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Plot: media, on the road, workplace situations, escapades, introspection, radio dj, unsuccessful, snobbism, workplace, ratings, buddies, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, cross country
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The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth Alison Gray is just your average suburban 11-year old waiting for adolescence to arrive when she finds out her whole life has been a lie. With only her imagination to guide her, she runs away to find the truth.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, adoption, obsessive quest, family problems, family relations, on the road, self discovery, youth, parents and children, hopes, life turned upside down, family in crisis ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, cross country, canada
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 6.7
 28K
Z Nation (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood.
Style: macabre, exciting, scary, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, apocalypse, chaos, gory, gunfight, virus, danger, zombie apocalypse, on the road, deadly, loneliness ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country
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