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, road movie, humorous, harsh, funny and touching films and TV shows about / with on the road, road trip, storytelling, runaway, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, vengeance, chase and culture clash plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as cross country: Need for Speed (2014), Bad Grandpa (2013), Rat Race (2001), The Straight Story (1999), Away We Go (2009), Due Date (2010), National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), The Guilt Trip (2012), The Cannonball Run (1981), Terry (2005).

List of movies set in cross country

 6.5
 151K
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, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, car chase, rivalry, frame up, betrayal, ex convict, contests and competitions, revenge, chases and races, justice, race against time, mechanic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, manhattan new york city, arizona, san francisco
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 6.5
 84K
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: grandparent and grandchild, on the road, prank, drugs/alcohol, goofy hero, funeral, elderly, road trip, disorder, irresponsible, vandalism, social awkwardness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, north carolina, usa, nebraska, tennessee ...
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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, not serious, witty, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: culture clash, fish out of water, racism, prostitute, chicken, bear, anti semitism, reporter, misfit, on the road, stupidity, jewish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kazakhstan, california, cross country, usa, malibu california ...
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 6.4
 100K
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, narcolepsy ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, las vegas, mexico
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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, hitchhiker, mechanic, 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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 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: clever, realistic, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, on the road, bedtime story, student protest, sonogram, biracial, marriage, search, journey, couple relations, parenthood, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, usa, colorado, phoenix arizona, tucson arizona ...
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 6.6
 296K
Due Date (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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, nothing goes right, goofy hero, comedy of errors, odd couple, stupidity, road trip, slacker, stoners, bonding, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, arizona, louisiana, texas ...
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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, not serious, realistic, road movie, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, theme park, farce, on the road, family vacation, adventure, down on your luck, eccentric family, relatives, nothing goes right, youth, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, cross country, st. louis missouri, arizona, kansas ...
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 5.8
 33K
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, semi serious, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: road trip, on the road, guilt, single parent, parents and children, parent child relationship, inventor, singleness, family relations, inventions and discoveries, love and romance, nagging and grouching ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, usa, new jersey, san francisco, las vegas
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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, realistic, exciting, road movie ...
Plot: chase, on the road, rivalry, adventure, car race, adventurer, buddies, contests and competitions, underdog, race against time, escapades, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: cross country, usa, new jersey, california
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 7.9
 472
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: serious, uplifting, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: terminal illness, marathon, cancer, running, canadian, on the road, human spirit, sport, hopes, life is a bitch, athlete's life, disability ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: canada, cross country
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: on the road, human spirit, sport, child illness, terminal illness, ambition, hopes, family problems, life is a bitch, athlete's life, doctors and patients, homecoming ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1981
Place: canada, cross country, british columbia
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 6.2
 499
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, realistic, sincere, touching, captivating
Plot: road trip, coming of age, innocence lost, on the road, parents and children, single father, single parent, dysfunctional family, youth, family problems, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, usa, california, missouri, oklahoma
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 6.0
 1K
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: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, youth, best friends, obsessive quest, friends, teenage life, international crisis, u.s. president, jail, convertible, teenage girl, teenager ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: usa, cross country, america, colorado
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 5.6
 469
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, disturbing, dark humor, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: car chase, on the road, social misfits, crime, unlikely criminals, chase, chases and races, friends, crimes, criminal heroes, anti heroes, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: arkansas, cross country, california, florida
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 7.4
 293K
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: clever, realistic, touching, talky, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, business, power relations, downsizing, business trip, loneliness, suitcase, love affair, love and romance, couples, top executive, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, las vegas, chicago illinois, dallas texas ...
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 7.0
 17K
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, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: on the road, road trip, college, unlikely couple, swimming pool, young lovers, romance, student life, love and romance, youth, couple relations, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, cross country, usa
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 6.5
 145K
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, sexual, not serious, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: on the road, road trip, nothing goes right, sperm bank, sex tape, male virgin, stoner, dorm room, sperm donor, school bus, blonde, sexism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, cross country, 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: on the road, journey, on the run, adventure, nothing goes right, family life, sibling relationship, family relations, disorder, family, coming of age, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, cross country, texas, africa, florida ...
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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: serious, gloomy, sexual, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: motorcycle, memory, on the road, prostitute, rape, unsimulated sex, driving, ambulance, haunted by the past, motorcycle race, folk, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, new hampshire, cross country, usa, los angeles ...
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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, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, friendship, pets, cat, wilderness, fish out of water, journey, adventure, family, survival, getting home, human animal relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: cross country, nevada, usa, san francisco, california
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The President (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, France, UK, Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The President is the story of a dictator of an imaginary country in the Caucasus, who is forced to escape following a coup d’état, and begins a journey to discover his country in the company of his five-year-old grandson. The two travel across ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, biting
Plot: dictator, revolution, hidden identity, on the road, on the run, political unrest, fish out of water, head of state, chases and races, escapades, rebellion, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country
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 8.1
 505K
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: self discovery, survival, wilderness, introspection, freedom, journey, isolation, obsessive quest, hitchhiker, adventure, on the road, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1991 ...
Place: alaska, usa, cross country, california, south africa ...
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 7.7
 440K
Zombieland (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Columbus has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee doesn't have fears. If he did, he'd kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they're about to ...
Style: not serious, humorous, dark humor, funny, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, danger, plague, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, road trip, killings, parody, amusement park, zombie apocalypse, anti heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, cross country, texas, california
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Everybody's Fine (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Eight months after the death of his wife, Frank Goode looks forward to a reunion with his four adult children. When all of them cancel their visits at the last minute, Frank, against the advice of his doctor, sets out on a road trip to reconnect ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: doctor, loneliness, retired, widower, golden years, on the road, dysfunctional family, introspection, holiday, parenthood, estrangement, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, las vegas, tokyo, california
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God Bless America (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Fed up with the cruelty and stupidity of American culture, an unlikely duo goes on a killing spree, killing reality TV stars, bigots and others they find repugnant in this black comedy.
Style: dark humor, talky, cynical, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: anti heroes, pop culture, mass murder, killing spree, stupidity, misfit partners, crime, unlikely criminals, unlikely partners, depression, social decay, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, new jersey
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Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: thanksgiving, on the road, odd couple, screwball, receptionist, chewing tobacco, state trooper, generosity, snow, advertising, thief, hitchhiker ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: st. louis missouri, usa, cross country, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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Max & Paddy's Road to Nowhere (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Max And Paddy's Road To Nowhere is the much-loved sequel to Peter Kay's critically-acclaimed comedy series, "Phoenix Nights". Written by and starring Peter Kay and Patrick McGuinness, this six-part comedy/drama series is the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: sitcom, on the road, buddies, odd couple, friendship, partners, friends, chaos and mayhem, working class, social relations, disorder, porn ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, cross country, britain
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Everyone's Hero (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A boy begins a grand journey to return Babe Ruth's baseball bat before the deciding game of the 1932 World Series comes to a close.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, road movie
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: sport, baseball bat, theft, baseball, young heroes, adventure, obsessive quest, human spirit, friendship, family, righting the wronged, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new york yankees, usa, cross country, bronx new york city
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 6.1
 32K
Hit and Run (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Former getaway driver Charlie Bronson jeopardizes his Witness Protection Plan identity in order to help his girlfriend get to Los Angeles. The feds and Charlie's former gang chase them on the road.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, witness protection, getaway driver, chase, drugs/alcohol, nothing goes right, on the road, romance, couple relations, crime, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, los angeles, new jersey, california
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