Thursday, June 20, 2013

My Favorite Road-Trip Movies

Here are 14 of my favorites—sad ones, silly ones, and everything in between, all of them perfect for sparking your wanderlust. (Gas ain't cheap, after all.)

Road Trip

I'm not saying it's a landmark work of cinema or anything, but it'd be pretty rude of us not to include it. Plus, Paulo Costanzo is adorable.

Little Miss Sunshine

Such a touching, funny adventure—and it all began with the yellow VW bus turning out of the driveway.

Y Tu Mama Tambien

How is this movie 12 years old already? It's almost old enough to watch itself! Not quite, though.

The Motorcycle Diaries

Gael Garcia Bernal really loves himself a road-trip movie.


I wish we could all go to wine country with Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church.



The Griswolds' sojourn to Wally World is an American classic.

My Blueberry Nights


This post-dumping escape flick is totally underrated—and Norah Jones is in it.

The Darjeeling Limited


Watching this gorgeous, India-set Wes Anderson movie is better than actually taking a train trip, because your train would never be this color-saturated and Jason Schwartzman-y.

Almost Famous


Stillwater never stays put for long, and there's nothing better than following Kate Hudson and Patrick Fugit as they follow the band.

On the Road


Kristen Stewart and Garrett Hedlund are so magnetic in this dusky big-screen take on the Kerouac novel.

It Happened One Night


Claudette Colbert and her gams make an excellent hitchhiking team—and teach Clark Gable a thing or two.

Eat, Pray, Love


Any book/movie that reminds you to bring bigger jeans to Italy and embrace the carbs is A-OK by me.

Broken Flowers

I heart earnest Bill Murray's paternity-inspired quest.

The Labyrinth

OK, technically this isn't a road-trip movie, but I knew you guys wouldn't be mad.

What's your favorite road-trip movie?

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