The 10 Best Road Trip Movies

The 10 Best Road Trip Movies

Here are what we consider to be the 10 best road trip movies of all time. How many have you seen?


Release Date 2017-02-28
Rating : 7.7 Production Companies: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / Donners' Company / Director: Josh McLaglen / Josh McLaglen / Stars: Hugh Jackman  /  Patrick Stewart  /  Dafne Keen

Summary: In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.

Mad Max: Fury Road

Release Date 2015-05-13
Rating : 7.3 Production Companies: Village Roadshow Pictures / Kennedy Miller Productions / Director: Sophie Fabbri-Jackson / Sophie Fabbri-Jackson / Stars: Tom Hardy  /  Charlize Theron  /  Nicholas Hoult

Summary: An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

Inside Llewyn Davis

Release Date 2013-10-06
Rating : 7.2 Production Companies: StudioCanal / CBS Films / Director: Joel Coen / Joel Coen / Stars: Oscar Isaac  /  Carey Mulligan  /  Justin Timberlake

Summary: In Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, gifted but volatile folk musician Llewyn Davis struggles with money, relationships, and his uncertain future following the suicide of his singing partner.


Release Date 2009-10-07
Rating : 7.2 Production Companies: Columbia Pictures / Director: Bill Murray / Bill Murray / Stars: Jesse Eisenberg  /  Woody Harrelson  /  Emma Stone

Summary: 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 stare down the most terrifying prospect of all: each other.

Little Miss Sunshine

Release Date 2006-07-26
Rating : 7.6 Production Companies: Director: Lyn Matsuda Norton / Lyn Matsuda Norton / Stars: Greg Kinnear  /  Toni Collette  /  Steve Carell

Summary: 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.

My Own Private Idaho

Release Date 1991-09-29
Rating : 7.2 Production Companies: Fine Line Features / Director: Phred Palmer / Phred Palmer / Stars: River Phoenix  /  Keanu Reeves  /  James Russo

Summary: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the coast of Italy in a quest to find Mike's estranged mother. Along the way they turn tricks for money and drugs, eventually attracting the attention of a wealthy benefactor and sexual deviant.

Paris, Texas

Release Date 1984-05-19
Rating : 7.9 Production Companies: Paramount Television / Paramount Television / Director: Helen Caldwell / Helen Caldwell / Stars: Harry Dean Stanton  /  Nastassja Kinski  /  Dean Stockwell

Summary: 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.

Easy Rider

Release Date 1969-05-07
Rating : 7.1 Production Companies: Raybert Productions / The Criterion Collection / Director: Joyce King / Joyce King / Stars: Peter Fonda  /  Dennis Hopper  /  Antonio Mendoza

Summary: A cross-country trip to sell drugs puts two hippie bikers on a collision course with small-town prejudices.

Sullivan's Travels

Release Date 1941-11-30
Rating : 7.9 Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / Director: Preston Sturges / Preston Sturges / Stars: Joel McCrea  /  Veronica Lake  /  Robert Warwick

Summary: Successful movie director John L. Sullivan, convinced he won't be able to film his ambitious masterpiece until he has suffered, dons a hobo disguise and sets off on a journey, aiming to "know trouble" first-hand. When all he finds is a train ride back to Hollywood and a beautiful blonde companion, he redoubles his efforts, managing to land himself in more trouble than he bargained for when he loses his memory and ends up a prisoner on a chain gang.

The Hitch-Hiker

Release Date 1953-10-16
Rating : 6.7 Production Companies: RKO Radio Pictures / RKO Radio Pictures / Director: Ida Lupino / Ida Lupino / Stars: Edmond O'Brien  /  Frank Lovejoy  /  William Talman

Summary: Two fishermen pick up a psychotic escaped convict who tells them that he intends to murder them when the ride is over.