Road movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant road movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out road movie, realistic, weird, melancholic, harsh and cult film films and TV shows about / with road, road trip, runaway, on the road, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, destiny, catastrophe and pornography 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: Locke (2013), The Hitcher (1986), Sonic the Hedgehog (2020), Toy Story 4 (2019), Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Easy Rider (1969), Duel (1971), On the Road (2012), Vanishing Point (1971), Dumb and Dumber (1994).

List of road movies

 7.1
 151K
Locke (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ivan Locke has worked hard to craft a good life for himself. Tonight, that life will collapse around him. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, stylized, neo noir, depressing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the road, driving, adultery, infidelity, dead father, unfaithful husband, destiny, character study, human nature, family problems, life turned upside down, pregnancy ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, usa
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 7.2
 49K
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: road movie, psychological, suspenseful, macabre, neo noir ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, hitchhiker, desert, insanity, chase, stalking, paranoia, psycho killer, car chase, car, motel, survival ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, california, usa
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Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sonic and the gang must team up to fight Dr. Eggman.
Style: exciting, feel good, light, captivating, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night
Plot: hedgehog, chase, superhero, friendship, on the run, military, friend, super speed, road trip, bar fight, police officer, portal ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s, 2010s
Place: san francisco, california, france, usa, america ...
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 7.7
 251K
Toy Story 4 (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that's Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called "Forky" to her room, a road trip adventure ...
Style: road movie, humorous, exciting, sincere, touching ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, teens
Plot: friendship, toys, travel, astronaut, sheriff, on the road, toy comes to life, cowboy, cartoon dog, antique shop, child, ventriloquist dummy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
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Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A race car driver tries to transport an illegal beer shipment from Texas to Atlanta in under 28 hours, picking up a reluctant bride-to-be on the way.
Style: road movie, funny, humorous, exciting, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: road trip, car chase, truck, car, police chase, beer, sheriff, on the road, speed, police, convoy, bootlegging ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, alabama, mississippi, austin texas, california ...
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 7.3
 111K
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, avant garde, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: hippie, road trip, motorcycle, friendship, on the road, marijuana, biker, desert, hitchhiker, drugs, hallucination, self discovery ...
Time: year 1969, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new orleans, california, usa, southern usa, arizona ...
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 7.6
 71K
Duel (1971)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Travelling businessman, David Mann, angers the driver of a rusty tanker whilst crossing the Californian desert. A simple trip turns deadly as Mann struggles to stay on the road while the tanker plays cat and mouse with his life.
Style: road movie, atmospheric, macabre, psychological, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, car chase, truck, chase, road rage, car, gas station, psychopath, truck driver, survival, stalking, mysterious villain ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 6.0
 42K
On the Road (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, UK, Mexico, Canada, 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, sexy, inspirational, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, nudity (full frontal - brief), writers, drugs, on the road, infidelity, friendship, adventure, marijuana, youth, hitchhiker, bisexual ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, year 1948, year 1950 ...
Place: nebraska, usa, arizona, mexico city, alabama ...
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Vanishing Point (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Kowalski works for a car delivery service. He takes delivery of a 1970 Dodge Challenger to take from Colorado to San Francisco, California. Shortly after pickup, he takes a bet to get the car there in less than 15 hours.
Style: road movie, thought provoking, intellectual, political, visually appealing ...
Plot: car, car chase, existentialism, desert, truck, hitchhiker, chase, on the run, road trip, race against time, drugs, flashback ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, colorado, utah, nevada ...
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 7.3
 387K
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lloyd and Harry are two men whose stupidity is really indescribable. When Mary, a beautiful woman, loses an important suitcase with money before she leaves for Aspen, the two friends (who have found the suitcase) decide to return it to her. After ...
Style: humorous, absurd, funny, ridiculous, road movie ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: road trip, dimwit, dumb, buddies, stupidity, parakeet, adventure, friendship, odd couple, toilet humor, illiteracy, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: utah, rhode island, colorado, new jersey, usa ...
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Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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: feel good, road movie, buddy movie, funny, touching ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: road trip, thanksgiving, holiday, travel, snow, airplane, train, on the road, buddy, railway, airport, comedy duo ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, california ...
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Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Bandit goes on another cross-country run, transporting an elephant from Florida to Texas. And, once again, Sheriff Buford T. Justice is on his tail.
Style: road movie, humorous, entertaining, ridiculous, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: truck, sheriff, chase, elephant, desert, road trip, car chase, beer, car, on the road, race, redemption ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, mississippi, florida
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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 210 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: epic, humorous, funny, road movie, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, on the road, race, desert, adventure, chase, car chase, greed, money, road trip, twists and turns ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1916
Place: california, usa
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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: road movie, feel good, funny, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, date night
Plot: road trip, on the road, dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, gay, obsessive quest, family relations, escapades, coming of age, parenthood, drugs, honest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: california, new mexico, arizona, albuquerque new mexico, usa
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 7.7
 74K
Badlands (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dramatization of the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of the 1950s, in which a teenage girl and her twenty-something boyfriend slaughtered her entire family and several others in the Dakota badlands.
Style: road movie, rough, art house, surreal, dark ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: serial killer, killing spree, crimes, on the run, lovers on the run, murder, father daughter relationship, first sex, psychology, psychopath, runaway, love ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century
Place: south dakota, usa, montana, wyoming
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 8.1
 107K
Paris, Texas (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France, UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his family and disappeared four years earlier.
Style: road movie, surreal, touching, emotional, philosophical ...
Plot: desert, father son relationship, on the road, amnesia, road trip, parenthood, relationships, sibling relationship, reconciliation, family reunited, estrangement, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: texas, los angeles, paris france, austin texas, tokyo ...
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 6.1
 121K
Wrong Turn (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chris crashes into a carload of other young people, and the group of stranded motorists is soon lost in the woods of West Virginia, where they're hunted by three cannibalistic mountain men who are grossly disfigured by generations of inbreeding.
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, cannibalism, forest, chase, massacre, disfigurement, youth, strong violent content, manhunt, survival horror, trap, monster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: west virginia, usa, virginia, texas
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 6.5
 170K
Road Trip (2000)
Genre: 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: teen sex comedy, sex comedy, funny, sexy, road movie ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, boys' night, date night
Plot: road trip, college, sex, fraternity, high school, teenager, teenage sex, sex tape, cross country, nothing goes right, party, loss of virginity ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, boston, new york state, austin texas
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And Your Mother Too! (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.
Style: sexy, erotic, road movie, sex comedy, art house ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: sex, road trip, sexuality, hot and sexy, older woman younger man relationship, coming of age, older woman younger man sex, age difference, threesome, gay, self discovery, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, acapulco mexico, madrid ...
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 7.2
 129K
About Schmidt (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 66-year-old Warren Schmidt is a retired insurance salesman and has no particular plans other than to drive around in the motor home his wife insisted they buy. He's not altogether bitter, but not happy either, as everything his wife does annoys ...
Style: road movie, sad, depressing, melancholic, meditative ...
Plot: road trip, on the road, family life, depression, parenthood, wedding, life philosophy, workplace, philosophy, changing lives, salesman, letter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, colorado, california, kansas, denver colorado
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The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Germany
Duration: 126 min.
Story: "The Motorcycle Diaries" is based on the journals of Che Guevara, leader of the Cuban Revolution. In his memoirs, Guevara recounts adventures he, and best friend Alberto Granado, had while crossing South America by motorcycle in the early ...
Style: road movie, touching, political, inspirational, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, motorcycle, poverty, freedom, revolutionary, revolution, travel, road trip, young man, idealism, coming of age, journey ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952, 60s
Place: latin america, south america, argentina, peru, chile ...
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Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A film based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by American writer Jonathan Safran Foer, in which a young Jewish American man endeavors—with the help of eccentric, distant relatives—to find the woman who saved his grandfather ...
Style: touching, sincere, tragicomedy, clever, road movie ...
Plot: holocaust, ukrainian, jewish, culture clash, collector, prejudice, journey, dog, friendship, on the road, grandparent grandchild relationship, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: ukraine, eastern europe, europe, berlin germany, kiev ukraine
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 8.1
 623K
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, philosophical, inspirational, motivational, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, road trip, self discovery, wilderness, freedom, journey, solitude, adventure, isolation, lifestyle change, life philosophy, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century, year 1990, year 1992, year 1991, 90s
Place: alaska, north america, usa, california, arizona ...
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 6.1
 361
Welcome Aboard (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Despite his fame, Taillandier has suddenly stopped painting. Deeply depressed, the sixty-year-old decides to go away. He has no clear goal and explains nothing to his close friends. During his travels, he has a strange encounter with Marylou, a wild ...
Style: sentimental, road movie, sincere, light, serious ...
Plot: starting over, self discovery, older man young girl relationship, encounter, chance meeting, teenager, painter, friendship, depression, meaning of life, family relations, changing lives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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 5.7
 135K
Identity Thief (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When a mild-mannered businessman learns his identity has been stolen, he hits the road in an attempt to foil the thief -- a trip that puts him in the path of a deceptively harmless-looking woman.
Style: funny, road movie, absurd, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: road trip, nothing goes right, crimes, stupidity, stolen identity, identity, sarcasm, escapades, foul language, bounty hunter, dishonesty, cons and scams ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, usa, florida, colorado, san francisco
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The Cannonball Run (1981)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, USA
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, light, road movie, entertaining, exciting ...
Plot: on the road, car race, chase, car, adventure, car chase, rivalry, race against time, partners, escapades, road trip, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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The Straight Story (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France, 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, feel good, touching, emotional, motivational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: road trip, disney, on the road, adventure, life philosophy, small town, brother brother relationship, family feud, illness, reconciliation, highway, old age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iowa, mississippi, usa, wisconsin
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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: road movie, funny, entertaining, epic, visually appealing ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adventure, prison escape, small town, obsessive quest, music, country music, treasure hunt, runaway, on the run, satire, creativity, eccentricity ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1937
Place: mississippi, ancient greece, usa, southern usa
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 7.4
 42K
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: emotional, touching, road movie, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: transsexual, gay, transsexuality, gender bending, female impersonator, psychiatrist, on the road, road trip, therapist, self discovery, hidden identity, lgbt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, new york
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 7.4
 247K
The Bucket List (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing ...
Style: inspirational, touching, sentimental, feel good, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, journey, terminal illness, elderly, unlikely friendships, human spirit, road trip, adventure, death, bucket list, philosophy, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, africa, cote d'azur, egypt, french riviera ...
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