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b&w still photograph from "Two-Lane Blacktop" [1971] cult classic road movie            books

selected films, A-Z


"Somewhere along the line I knew there'd be girls, visions, everything;
somewhere along the line the pearl would be handed to me."
Jack Kerouac [1922-69] in "On The Road" [1957]

Road Movie entry at Wikipedia
search on keywords 'road movie' {450+ results} at Internet Movie Database
search VHS & DVD on keywords 'road movie' at Amazon
search poster catalog on keywords 'road movies' at

B o o k s

Majic Bus  "The Majic Bus: An American Odyssey" [1993] by Douglas Brinkley
A college professor takes a busload of students on an experimental class thru thirty states, visiting a Bob Dylan concert in Seattle, a Las Vegas casino, Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Elvis Presley’s Graceland, William Faulkner’s Rowan Oak, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Abraham Lincoln’s Springfield, Harry Truman’s Independence [Missouri], and Theodore Roosevelt’s North Dakota badlands – with unplanned experiences including a California earthquake, and meetings with William S. Burroughs [1914-97] and with Ken Kesey [1935‑2001], who took them for a spin in his own psychedelic bus, Further.
Thunder's Mouth Press 9x6 pb [4/2003] for $11.53
Harcourt 9¾x7½ hardcover [3/93] out of print/many, many used

Romance of the Road book by Ronald Primeau  "Romance of The Road: The Literature of The American Highway"
[1996] by Ronald Primeau

Bowling Green State Univ 9x6 pb [8/97] for $17.95
Bowling Green State Univ 9½x6¼ hardcover [4/96] out of print/used
RoadFrames American Highway Narrative book by Kris Lackey  "RoadFrames: The American Highway Narrative" [1997]
by Kris Lackey

Univ NE Press 8x6 pb [2/99] for $15.00
Univ NE Press 8¼x6½ hardcover [9/97] for $50.00
Road Movie book edited by Steven Cohan & Ina Rae Hark   "The Road Movie Book" [1997]
Edited by Steven Cohan & Ina Rae Hark

Routledge 9x6 pb [11/97] for $34.15
Routledge 8¾x6½ hardcover [11/97] for $140.00
Lost Highways, Illustrated History of Road Movies book by Jack Sargeant & Stephanie Watson  "Lost Highways: An Illustrated History of Road Movies" [1999]
by Jack Sargeant & Stephanie Watson

Creation Books 9½x6¾ pb [10/99] out of print/used
Driving Visions, Exploring the Road Movie book by David Laderman  "Driving Visions: Exploring The Road Movie" [2002]
by David Laderman

Univ TX Press 9x5¾ pb [7/2002] for $30.00
Univ TX Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [7/2002] out of print/used
Crossing New Europe / European Road Movie book by Ewa Mazierska & Laura Rascaroli  "Crossing New Europe: Postmodern Travel and The European Road Movie" [2006] by Ewa Mazierska & Laura Rascaroli
Wallflower Press 9x6 pb [6/2006] for $26.00
Wallflower Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [6/2006] for $80.00
Harley-Davidson & Philosophy book  "Harley-Davidson and Philosophy: Full-Throttle Aristotle" [2006]
Foreword by R.K. Stratman, essays by Steven E. Alford, Randall E. Auxier, Craig Bourne, Fred Feldman, Jonathan Goldstein, Graham Harman, David Jones, Gary L. Kieffner, Alan R. Pratt, Graham Priest & Bernard E. Rollin
Open Court Publng 8¾x6 pb [2/2006] for $13.46
The Road Story and the Rebel book by Katie Mills  "The Road Story and The Rebel: Moving Through Film, Fiction & Television" [2006] by Katie Mills
Southern Illinois Univ Press 9x6 pb [6/2006] for $28.50
Southern Illinois Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [6/2006] out of print/used

100 Road Movies book by Jason Wood  "100 Road Movies (B.F.I. Screen Guides)" [2007] by Jason Wood
movies examined include"Alice In The Cities" [Germany 1974] directed by Wim Wenders; "Candy Mountain" [Canada 1988]; "Cold Fever" [Iceland 1995]; "Dear Diary (Caro Diario)" [Italy 1993]; "Detour" [1945]; "Easy Rider" [1969]; "Familia Rodante" [Argentina 2004]; Russ Meyer's "Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" [1965]; "Kikujiro" [Japan 1999]; "Kings of The Road" [Germany 1976] directed by Wim Wenders; "La Strada" [Italy 1954] directed by Federico Fellini; "Landscape In The Mist" [Greece 1988]; "Le Grand Voyage" [Morocco 2004]; "Leningrad Cowboys Go America"
[Finland 1989] directed by Aki Kaurismäki; "Motorcycle Diaries" [Brazil 2004]; "Priscilla, Queen of The Desert" [Australia 1994]; "Radio On" [U.K. 1980]; "Red Lights (Feux Rouges" [France 2004]; "The Searchers" [1956] directed by John Ford; "Sideways" [2004]; "Simple Men" [1992]; "Stranger Than Paradise" [1984] by Jim Jarmusch; "Thelma & Louise" [1991]; "Two-Lane Blacktop" [1971]; "Vanishing Point" [1971]; "Week End" [France 1967] by Jean-Luc Godard; "The Wizard of Oz" [1939]; "Women's Story" [China 1988]; and "Y tu Mamá También" [Mexico 2001]

Palgrave Macmillan 6½x5 pb [1/2008] for $19.95
Palgrave Macmillan 6¾x5 hardcover [3/2007] for $76.50

Road Movies book by Devin Orgeron  
"Road Movies: From Muybridge and Melies To Lynch and Kiarostami"
[2007] by Devin Orgeron

Palgrave Macmillan 8¼x5¾ hardcover [10/2007] for $85.00
French Road Movie book by Neil Archer   "The French Road Movie: Space, Mobility, Identity" [2012]
by Neil Archer

Berghahn Books hardcover [11/2012] for $64.09

Selected Films, A to Z
search on keywords 'road movie' {450+ results} at Internet Movie Database
search VHS & DVD on keywords 'road movie' at Amazon

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"The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" [Australia 1994] /tt0109045/
After getting a gig at a resort in Alice Springs, three drag queens leave Sydney to begin an adventure
across the Outback of Australia in their lavender bus named Priscilla

"Alice In The Cities" [Germany 1974] /tt0069687/
Directed by Wim Wenders

"American Honey" [2016] /tt3721936/  10/2016

"And Then We Drove" [2013?]
Announced 2/2012: About "a guy who’s on a road trip and picks up this girl along the way", [somehow] "it’s about
the question of life"; set in Los Angeles, New Mexico, and Arizona; to be produced by Alexander Rodnyansky’s
AR Films and Geyer Kosinski’s Media Talent Group; written & directed by Billy Bob Thornton • latest info at IMDb

"Anthem: An American Road Story" [Zeitgeist Films July 1997]
Anthem road movie  "A unique and irreverent time capsule of the American Spirit at the dawn of the 21st Century" • two-hour extract from Gabel & Hahn's travels across America to meet common folk and visit celebrities, intending to 'explore and expose the American Dream' Co-produced, co-written & co-directed by and featuring Shainee Gabel & Kristin Hahn; also featuring rapper Sen. Barbara Boxer, rapper Chuck D., poet Rita Dove, Geraldine A. Ferraro, Winona LaDuke, George McGovern, country music star Willie Nelson, Robert Redford, Tom Robbins, George Stephan-opoulos, musician Michael Stipe, Studs Terkel, gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, and rascal filmmaker John Waters; film won FIPRESCI Prize in Amsterdam • full credits at IMDb
Passion River color DVD [6/2007] for $29.99

"Badlands" (1973) /tt0069762/
Directed by Terrence Malick

"Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia" [1974]
Directed by Sam Peckinpah [1925-84]

"Bustin' Loose" (1981) /tt0082121/

"Candy Mountain" [Canada 1988] /tt0092719/

"The Cannonball Run" [1981] /tt0082136/
This hit comedy film fits in both the 'road movie' and the 'auto-racing movie' categories, since the story is based
on the actual "Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash" outlaw events that ran from
New York & Connecticut to the Pacific Ocean at Redondo Beach in California (the last race was in 1979).

"The Cannonball Run" remake [2012?]
Announced 10/2011: A remake of “The Cannonball Run” [1981] with possible financial backing from General Motors
(giving them exclusive product placement rights for next year's models essentially makes the film a two-hour commercial).
Al Ruddy is producing, Guy Ritchie will direct, the likely studio is Warner Bros. Potential setting is Germany's
Autobahn, which has no speed limit.

"Cars" animated feature [Pixar/Disney June 2006]
Pixar Disney animated feature "Cars" [2006]   A collection of classic automobiles set out for adventure on Route 66.
Directed by John Lasseter & Joe Ranft; with voices of Tim Allen, Mario Andretti, George Carlin, Billy Crystal, Paul Dooley, John Goodman, Tom Hanks, Bonnie Hunt, Michael Keaton, Larry The Cable Guy, Jay Leno, Cheech Marin, Paul Newman, Richard Petty, Tony Shalhoub & Owen Wilson
Walt Disney Home Ent widescreen color Blu-ray [11/2007] for $19.49
Walt Disney Video widescreen color DVD [11/2006] for $13.99
"Cars" movie posters at
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at WikipediaDisney official movie site

sequel "Cars 2" animated feature [Pixar/Disney June 2011]
Cars 2 animated feature sequel from Pixar/Disney  Race car Lightning McQueen and tow truck pal Mater travel overseas and get tangled in international espionage. Directed by John Lasseter & Brad Lewis; with voices of Owen Wilson, John Ratzenberger, Bonnie Hunt, Tony Shalhoub, Cheech Marin, Michael Caine, Jason Issacs, Emily Mortimer & Larry The Cable Guy
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Cas & Dylan" [Montefiore Films 2012?]
Announced 3/2012: Actor Jason Priestley directs a dark road-trip comedy about a 61-year-old dying man who
plans to end his life on his own terms, but that quest takes a detour when he meets an eccentric 22-year-old woman
latest info at IMDb

"Chasing 3000" [Maya Ent. July 2010]
Chasing 3000 family road movie, with baseball elements  Inspired by a true story; Mickey is unhappy after his family moves to California, and he misses the Pirates baseball team; he decides to steal his mother's car and drive East to witness Roberto Clemente's 3000th hit, but his brother Roger, who has muscular dystrophy, insists on going along . . . Co-written & directed by Gregory J. Lanesey; co-written by Bill Mikita & Cris D'Annunzio; starring Ray Liotta, Trevor Morgan, Rory Culkin, Lauren Holly, Tania Raymonde, Seymour Cassel, Lori Petty & M. Emmet Walsh
Maya Ent. color DVD [9/2010] for $6.48
full credits at IMDb

"Cold Fever" [Iceland 1995] /tt0109028/

"Colegas (Buddies)" [Brasil 2012]
Colegas/Buddies comedy road movie from Brasil  Award-winning Portuguese-language road movie comedy about three pals with Down Syndrome who escape from their institution in the gardener's old car and pursue their poetic dreams . . . Co-produced, written & directed by Marcelo Galvão; starring Ariel Goldenberg, Rita Pokk, Breno Viola, Lima Duarte & Anna Ludmilla
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site {redirects}watch official trailer [2:16] at YouTube

"Convoy" [1978]
Directed by Sam Peckinpah [1925-84]

"Corvette Summer" [1978] /tt0077372/

"Deadhead Miles" [Paramount 1972]
Deadhead Miles trucker movie starring Alan Arkin  A quirky comedy about an odd-ball trucker driving a twice-stolen yellow Peterbilt 18-wheeler across America; barely-released by Paramount. Co-produced & directed by Vernon Zimmerman; script by Terrence Malick; starring Alan Arkin, Paul Benedict, Charles Durning, Hector Elizondo, Richard Kiel, Avery Schreiber, Barnard Hughes & Loretta Swit, with cameos by Bruce Bennett, John Milius, George Raft, Ida Lupino & Allen Garfield
DVD/Blu-ray not available (available on Netflix Instant?) • full credits at IMDb

"Dear Diary (Caro Diario)" [Italy 1993] /tt0109382/

Fate provides a hitchhiking loser with a car, and he picks up a hitchhiking sadistic femme fatale.

Detour 1945 movie poster directed by Edgar G. Ulmer  Producers Releasing original b&w feature [Nov 1945]
Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer; script by Martin M. Goldsmith, from his novel {below}; starring Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake & Edmund MacDonald; listed on the National Film Registry in 1992; listed on Time Magazine's "All-Time 100 Best Films" (2005)
Alpha Video b&w DVD [10/2002] for $7.98
Timeless Multimedia b&w VHS [12/91] for $12.99
full credits from IMDb
Detour 1992 video directed by Wade Williams  color remake [1992 video release]
Directed by Wade Williams; based on the prior script, with additional scenes; starring Tom Neal Jr., Lea Lavish, Susanna Foster, Erin McGrane, Duke Howze & Brad Hittiker
Ventura Home Ent. color VHS [9/98] out of prodn/rare
full credits from IMDb
Detour 1939 novel by Martin M. Goldsmith  "Detour: An Extraordinary Tale" [1939 novel]
by Martin M. Goldsmith

O'Bryan House pb [10/2005] for $14.95

"Dirty Girl" [Oct 2011] /tt1107319/ Juno Temple, Jeremy Dozier [2:26]

"Due Date" [Warner Bros. Nov 2010]
Due Date road movie comedy  Location filming in Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia and in New Mexico (Albuquerque, Albuquerque Studios, Las Cruces, Las Vegas & Santa Fe); starring Robert Downey, Jr. & Zach Galifianakis; DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"The Duel" [1971 TV movie] /tt0067023/
Directed by Steven Spielberg

"Easy Rider" [Columbia Pictures July 1969]
Easy Rider movie directed by Dennis Hopper  Two long-haired bikers cross America and meet unusual people, including a drunken lawyer played by Jack Nicholson; filmed in California, Arizona & Louisiana, and around Taos, Madrid & Santa Fe in New Mexico.
Co-written & directed by Dennis Hopper; co-written by Peter Fonda & Terry Southern; starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson & Karen Black; Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor [JN] & Best Original Script; added to National Film Registry (1998)
Sony Pictures widescreen color Blu-ray [10/2009] for $24.99
Columbia/TriStar 35th Anniv DVD [9/2004] 2 disks for $23.96
Columbia/TriStar DVD [3/2004] for $10.99
Columbia/TriStar VHS [10/99] out of prodn/many used
Columbia/TriStar widescreen VHS [3/2000] out of prodn/used
Hip-O remastered soundtrack CD [3/2004] 2 disks for $26.99
MCA soundtrack CD [6/2000] for $9.98
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
novelization: NAL pb [12/69] out of print/used
screenplay: BFI pb [11/96] out of print/used

more details (synopsis, books, links) on
Magic Lantern's "Easy Rider" 1969 Movie Page

"Either Way (Á annan veg)" [Iceland Sept 2011]
'Icelandic road trip comedy' that follows two highway maintenance men working together in some of the country’s
more remote stretches; co-written & directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson • full credits at IMDb

"Prince Avalanche" remake [Magnolia Pictures Aug 2013]
Prince Avalanche remake of Icelandic comedy  Filmed in Austin & Bastrop in Texas; two men leave the city behind to spend the summer in solitude repainting traffic lines down the center of a country highway ravaged by wildfire. Co-produced, adapted & directed by David Gordon Green; music by Explosions In The Sky and David Wingo; starring Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch, Joyce Payne, Lance LeGault; director won Silver Berlin Bear at Berlin Intl Film Festival
Magnolia Home Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray [11/2013] for $25.48
Magnolia Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [11/2013] for $24.28
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailer [2:21] at YouTube

"The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test"
[Searchlight Pictures release in 2011?]
Announced 2008: A movie version of the book with director Gus Van Sant attached • latest info at IMDb

Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test book by Tom Wolfe  "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" [1967]
by Tom Wolfe

BDD 8½x5½ pb [10/99] for $10.47
Farrar Straus Giroux hardcover [1967] out of print/used
BooksOnTape audio [1/92] out of prodn/used
book entry at Wikipedia

"Fandango" (1985) /tt0089126/

"Get On The Bus" [1996]
Directed by Spike Lee

"The Getaway" [1972]
Directed by Sam Peckinpah [1925-84]; based on the 1959 novel by Jim Thompson [1906-77]

"Go Further" [indep Nov 2004]
Go Further biodiesel docufilm with Woody Harrelson & Ken Kesey  Actor Woody Harrelson & friends take a ride in a biodiesel-powered bus down the Pacific Coast from Seattle to Santa Barbara, meeting with locals to promote alternative fuels and meeting with cultural icon author Ken Kesey [1935-2001] at his ranch in Northern California. Co-produced & directed by Ron Mann; written by Solomon Vesta; featuring Woody Harrelson & Ken Kesey
Homevision widescreen color DVD [5/2005] for $16.99
full credits at IMDb

"Going The Distance" [2004] /tt0388285/

"The Grand Tour" [2016] /tt5712554/  10/20167

"Grandma" [Sony Pictures Classics Aug 2015]  8/2015
'Grandma' movie starring ily Tomlin  Filmed in the San Fernando Valley near Los Angeles; a misanthropic old poet and her young grand-daughter embark on an odyssey to secure $600 before sundown, and in the process rattle skeletons and dig up secrets . . . Co-produced, written & directed by Paul Weitz; starring Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer, Laverne Cox, Elizabeth Peña, Sam Elliott, Nat Wolff & John Cho
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 6/2015 official trailer [2:07] at YouTube

"The Grapes of Wrath" [Fox Jan 1940]
won Oscar for Best Director  Jane Darwell won Oscar for Best Supporting Actress    
When America was devastated by the 'Dust Bowl' drought, many farmers lost their land, and many of
them migrated to California. Steinbeck's epic novel revealed to the world the plight of a family of
'Okies' (from Oklahoma), and caused society to make changes in 'The System'. The book won the
Pulitzer Prize for The Novel, and is listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005).
John Ford's movie remains an unforgettable experience even 70 years later.

Grapes of Wrath movie directed by John Ford, starring Henry Fonda  Directed by John Ford [1894-1973]; based on the novel by John Steinbeck [1902-68], script by Nunnally Johnson; starring Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin & Dorris Bowdon; won Oscars for Best Director & Best Supporting Actress (Darwell), nominated for Best Picture, Best Script, Best Actor (Fonda), Best Editing, Best Sound; listed in National Film Registry 1989
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
date of Blu-ray release not known
Fox/MGM 'Ford At Fox Edition' b&w DVD [12/2007] for $17.99
Fox b&w DVD [4/2004] for $10.99
extras on both DVDs include Darryl F. Zanuck docufilm from A&E Biography; F.D.R. segment & three 1934 drought segments from Movietone News; still gallery, trailers & outtakes
Fox b&w VHS [10/99] for $13.99

Grapes of Wrath novel by John Steinbeck  "Grapes of Wrath" novel [Viking April 1939] by John Steinbeck
Kindle Edition from Penguin Publng [2006 edition] for $12.99
Penguin 8¼x5¾ pb [1/2002] for $11.03
Bantam mass pb [1964] out of print/used
Penguin 7½x5 library hardcover [3/2006] for $20.59
book entry at Wikipedia
more details (synopsis, docufilms, books, links) on
Magic Lantern's "The Grapes of Wrath" 1940 Movie Page

"The Guilt Trip" [Paramount Dec 2012] /tt1694020/
starring Seth Rogen, Barbra Streisand, Adam Scott, Yvonne Strahovski, Colin Hanks, Casey Wilson, Kathy Najimy

"Gun Crazy" [United Artists Dec 1949]
Gun Crazy movie poster directed by Joseph H. Lewis  aka "Deadly Is The Female"; a man who loves guns meets a sharp-shooting sideshow performer and marries her, and they set off on a cross-country robbery spree. Directed by Joseph H. Lewis; script by MacKinlay Kantor & [blacklistee] Dalton Trumbo, from Kantor's story; starring Peggy Cummins, John Dall, Berry Kroeger & Morris Carnovsky; listed on the National Film Registry (1998)
Warner b&w DVD [7/2004] for $17.99
Fox b&w VHS [4/91] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
red 11"x17" poster available at
green 11"x17" poster available at

"Hell's Highway: The True Story of Highway Safety Films"
documentary [2003] /tt0372321/

"Her Master's Voice" mockumentary
[BBC Four U.K. June 2012, Virgil Films USA Fall 2012]
Her Master's Voice comedy film by Nina Conti  When a ventriloquist dies, his puppets are bereft beyond solace; so his student (and former lover) drives the puppets to Venthaven, where bereaved ventriloquist dummies go to die; on the long trip, the girl and her charges talk thru their many personal & professional issues. Co-produced, written & directed by and starring Nina Conti; won Audience Award at SXSW Film Festival
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial Nina Conti website

"Highway 61" (1991) /tt0102035/

"Honkytonk Man" (1982) /tt0084088/
Directed by & starring Clint Eastwood

"Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip" [2003]
Directed by Ken Burns

film won the Best Picture Oscar   Frank Capra won the Best Director Oscar   Robert Riskin won the Best Adapted Script Oscar   Clark Gable won the Best Best Actor Oscar   Claudette Colbert won the Best Actress Oscar
"It Happened One Night" [Columbia Feb 1934]
It Happened One Night poster   The first Oscar 'grand slam': won for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress & Best Script
The father of a spoiled, spunky socialite annuls her marriage, so she jumps off his yacht and runs away. An out-of-work reporter realizes he has a choice story when he meets her on a cross-country bus, and he trades his silence and help for an exclusive. But during their travels together, they reluctantly fall in love – though neither is able to admit it. Produced & directed by Frank Capra [1897-1991]; script by Robert Riskin, based on the Samuel Hopkins Adams novel "Night Bus"; starring Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns, Jameson Thomas, Alan Hale & Ward Bond; listed on National Film Registry 1993
Sony b&w DVD [12/99] for $18.99
Sony b&w VHS [6/94] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

"It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" [1963]
Starring Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney

"Jackie" [Europe May 2012]
Announced 11/2011: Dutch twin sisters travel to America to look for their long-lost mother, portrayed by
Holly Hunter; the siblings are played by real-life sisters Carice and Jelka van Houten; directed by
Antoinette Beumer • full credits at IMDb

"Kikujirô no Natsu" [Japan 1999]
Directed by Takeshi Kitano

Kikujiro soundtrack CD by Joe Hisaishi  "Kikujiro" soundtrack album [2000]
Composed by Joe Hisaishi

won Best Music Score Award of the Japanese Academy
Milan Records music CD [6/2000] 12 tracks for $13.98
"Kikujirô no Natsu" [1999] credits at IMDb

"Kings of The Road" [Germany 1976] /tt0073152/
aka "Im Lauf der Zeit (In The Course of Time)" Directed by Wim Wenders

"Kodachrome" [Fox release 2017?]
A father and son take a road trip to Kansas to process photographs before Kodak's last Kodachrome film lab closes forever.
Starring Ed Harris, Jason Sudeikis, Elizabeth Olsen

"Land Ho!" [2014] /tt3283556/
An aging American and his Australian ex-brother-in-law embark on a road trip in Iceland

"Landscape In The Mist" aka "Topio stin omichli"
[Greece 1988, U.S.A. Sept 1990]
Landscape In The Mist  Cinematic poetry, a masterpiece of magical realism; the tale of two Greek children who believe that their father is in Germany and leave home to find him. Co-produced, co-written & directed by Theodoros Angelopoulos; starring Tania Palaiologou, Michalis Zeke, Eva Kotamanidou, Vangelis Kazan, Kiriakos Katrivanos, Aliki Georgouli & Dimitris Kaberidis
New Yorker Films color DVD [11/2005] for $26.99
New Yorker Films color VHS [11/98] for $14.20
full credits from IMDb

"Las Acacias"
[Argentina Nov 2011, Outsider Pictures USA March 2012]
Las Acacias  A solitary truckdriver's usual trip along the highway linking Asunción del Paraguay to Buenos Aires in Argentina is disrupted by a female passenger and the road becomes filled with revelations. Co-produced, written & directed by Pablo Giorgelli; co-written by Salvador Roselli; starring Germán de Silva, Hebe Duarte, Nayra Calle Mamani; won 3 awards at the Cannes Film Festival, Latin Horizons Prize at the San Sebastian Film Festival, Sutherland Trophy at B.F.I. Awards
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDbSpanish-language movie site
watch official trailer [1:42] at Front Row Reviews

"Last Ride" [Australia July 2009, USA June 2012]
Last Ride Australian road movie  A young boy travels across Australia with his father, who is wanted by the police for a violent crime. Directed by Glendyn Ivin; adapted by Mac Gudgeon, based on the novel by Denise Young; starring Hugo Weaving, Tom Russell, Anita Hegh, John Brumpton, Kelton Pell & Sonya Suares
Music Box Films widescreen color DVD [10/2012] for $29.95
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site
Last Ride novel by Denise Young  "Last Ride" [2004] by Denise Young
Kindle Edition from HarperPerennial [2/2010] for $10.99
HarperCollins Australia pb [4/2004] imported/used

"The Last Ride: A Story of Hank Williams"
[Mozark/Live Bait June 2012]
The Last Ride feature film  Knoxville, Tennessee college student Silas agrees to drive a shiny new Cadillac and deliver its passenger sober and in time to perform on stage New Year's Eve in Charleston, West Virginia; but an ice storm near Nashville prevents air or auto travel, so that concert is cancelled, and Silas is ordered to drive to Canton, Ohio for a New Year's Day concert. Directed by Harry Thomason; written by Howard Klausner & Dub Cornett; starring Henry Thomas {as Hank Williams}, Jesse James, Fred Dalton Thompson, Kaley Cuoco, Stephen Tobolowsky & Ray McKinnon
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia {empty}
watch 5/2012 trailer [2:31] at IMDb

"Le Grand Voyage" [Morocco 2004] /tt0361670/

"Leningrad Cowboys Go America" [Finland 1989] /tt0097728/
Directed by Aki Kaurismäki

"Little Miss Sunshine" [2006] /tt0449059/

"The Long Long Trailer" starring Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz

"Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search For A Kool Place"
[A&E / Magnolia Aug 2011]
Magic Trip / Kool Place road movie docu  Described as 'archival cinema verité', a documentary film made from Ken Kesey & Neal Cassady's mostly-silent footage of their 1964 road trips (and acid trips) in The Magic Bus 'Further', with Sixties-era commentary • Co-written & directed by Alex Gibney & Alison Ellwood; featuring Ken Kesey, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, Wavy Gravy, The Grateful Dead Band {then called The Warlocks}, and the Merry Pranksters
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Midnight Special" [2016] by Jeff Nichols

"Motorama" [1991]
A ten-year-old boy gets tired of life with abusive parents and cashes in his piggy bank and steals a Mustang;
he rides off into a surreal America playing 'Motorama', a game sponsored by the Chimera Gas Company.

"Motorcycle Diaries" [Brazil 2004] /tt0318462/
Directed by Walter Salles

"Natural Born Killers" [1994]
Directed by Oliver Stone

"Nebraska" [Paramount Village Nov 2013]
Nebraska 2013 road movie starring Bruce Dern  Filmed in b&w digital over 35 days across Nebraska, and in Billings, Montana, Buffalo, Wyoming, and Rapid City, South Dakota; a reclusive, booze-addled old man in Montana gets a letter that he has won a million-dollar Publisher’s Clearing House sweepstakes prize and decides to walk to Lincoln, Nebraska to get it; stopped by the police, he compels his estranged son to drive him there. Directed by Alexander Payne; written by Bob Nelson; starring Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk, Stacy Keach, Mary Louise Wilson, Rance Howard, Tim Driscoll, Devin Ratray, Angela McEwan, Gelndora Stitt, Elizabeth Moore, Kevin Kunkel, Dennis McCoig, Ronald Vosta & Missy Doty; film nominated for Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival; Bruce Dern won Best Actor Award at Cannes
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailer [2:03] at YouTube

"Nothing To Lose" [Touchstone Pictures July 1997]
Nothing To Lose 1997 road movie  Nick's life is falling apart and he is having a nervous breakdown; when a carjacker attempts to steal his car, Nick kidnaps the carjacker and they set off on a wild ride to Arizona. Written & directed by Steve Oedekerk; starring Tim Robbins, Martin Lawrence, John C. McGinley, Giancarlo Esposito, Kelly Preston, Michael McKean, Rebecca Gayheart, Susan Barnes, Irma P. Hall, Samaria Graham
Touchstone Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [4/98] for $8.47
Walt Disney Video color VHS [8/98] for $4.50
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Nu ren de gu shi (Women's Story)" [China 1988] /tt0140700/
Directed by Peng Xiaolian

"On My Way (Elle s'en va)" [France 2013?]
Announced 2/2013: Cohen Media Group has picked up U.S. rights to a French-language comic drama about a former beauty-pageant winner faced with a
failed relationship and a failing restaurant business who sets off on a spontaneous road-trip with her 10-year-old grandson; co-written & directed by
Emmanuelle Bercot; co-written by Jérôme Tonnerre; starring Catherine Deneuve, Mylène Demongeot, Gérard Garouste, Claude Gensac,
Valérie Lagrange & Dominique Rocheteau • latest info at IMDb

Jack Kerouac's "On The Road" feature film  
[American Zoetrope MK2/France May 2012, I.F.C. USA Dec 2012?]
Jack Kerouac's On The Road 2012 movie  Francis Ford Coppola bought the movie rights to to the classic Jack Kerouac [1922-69] novel in 1979
Filmed during Summer 2010 in Argentina, Arizona, California, Canada, Louisiana & Mexico; directed by Walter Salles; starring Sam Riley as Sal Paradise {Kerouac}, Garrett Hedlund as Dean Moriarty {Neal Cassady}, Viggo Mortensen as Old Bull Lee {Wm. S. Burroughs}, Amy Adams as Jane (Burroughs' wife Joan Vollmer}, and Kristen Stewart as Mary Lou Moriarty
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDb

"Outside Ozona" [1998] /tt0144546/

"Pickup On 101" (1972 TV movie) /tt0069084/

"Planes, Trains & Automobiles" [1987] /tt0093748/

"Powwow Highway"  [HandMade Films / Warner Bros. Feb 1989]
Filmed in Technicolor in Montana, South Dakota & Wyoming, and in Santa Fe, Taos & Nambe Reservation
in New Mexico; directed by Jonathan Wacks; based on the novel by David Seals; starring A Martinez, Gary Farmer,
Joannelle Nadine Romero, Amanda Wyss, Sam Vlahos, Wayne Waterman, Margot Kane, Geoffrey Rivas, Roscoe Born,
John Trudell, Wes Studi & Graham Greene; won Filmmakers Trophy at Sundance Film Festival • full credits at IMDb

"Radio On" [U.K. 1980] /tt0079773/ Co-produced by Wim Wenders

"Radiostars" [France 2012]
won the grand prize at the 15th annual Alpe d’Huez comedy festival; a road movie about Parisian radio stars
who travel throughout France on a bus to try and win back their morning audience; starring comedians Manu Payet,
Clovis Cornillac, Douglas Attal, and an emsemble of popular French actors • latest info at IMDb

"Rafferty and The Gold Dust Twins" (1975) /tt0073601/

"Rain Man" [1988] /tt0095953/

"Rat Race" [Paramount July 2001]
Rat Race comedy movie from Jerry Zucker  A Las Vegas hotel owner desparate for publicity for his casino invents a cross-country race for a $2 million cash prize. Co-produced & directed by Jerry Zucker; written by Andy Breckman; starring Rowan Atkinson, Lanei Chapman, John Cleese, Whoopi Goldberg, Cuba Gooding Jr., Seth Green, Wayne Knight, Jon Lovitz, Kathy Najimy, Amy Smart, Vince Vieluf & Dave Thomas, with cameos by Gloria Allred, Kathy Bates, Colleen Camp & Paul Rodriguez
Paramount Collector's Edition widescreen color DVD [1/2002] for $6.21
Paramount Collector's Edition widescreen color DVD [1/2002] out of prodn/many used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Making Rat Race" 22-minute video [2001] /tt0345615/

"Red Lights (Feux Rouges" [France 2004] /tt0365190/

"Redwood Highway" [indep 2013]
Redwood Highway independent film from Oregon  A road movie on foot: A woman in Southern Oregon who is unhappy and estranged from her family and unsatisfied with her life in a comfortable retirement community decides to journey 80 miles by foot to the coast of Oregon to see the ocean for the first time in 45 years. Co-written & directed by Gary Lundgren; co-produced & co-written by James Twyman; starring Shirley Knight, Tom Skerritt, James LeGros, Zena Grey, Michelle Lombardo & Sam Daly
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbwatch 4/2013 official trailer [2:22] at Vimeo

"The Reivers" [National General Pictures Dec 1969]
Directed by Mark Rydell; script by Harriet Frank Jr. & Irving Ravetch, based on the Pulitzer-winning novel by William Faulkner; starring
Steve McQueen, Sharon Farrell, Ruth White, Mitch Vogel, Michael Constantine, Clifton James, Juano Hernandez, Lonny Chapman,
Will Geer, Rupert Crosse, Diane Shalet, Pat Randall, Diane Ladd, Ellen Geer, Dub Taylor & Billy Green Bush • full credits at IMDb

"Road, Movie" [India March 2010, USA May 2010]
Road, Movie from India by Dev Benegal  Eager to escape his boring smalltown life, Vishnu agrees to drive an ancient truck to the sea-coast, and after leaving discovers that the truck contains an old touring cinema, with two movie projectors and a library of films; he picks up several hitchhikers and blunders into the domain of corrupt police and a water baron, but they manage to escape each night after showing one of the dazzling movies. Written & directed by Dev Benegal; starring Abhay Deol, Mohammed Faisal, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Satish Kaushik, Yashpal Sharma & Veerendra Saxena
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipediaofficial movie site

"Road Scholar" documentary feature [1993] /tt0107974/

"Road Trip" [2000] /tt0215129/

"Rolling Family (Familia Rodante)" [Argentina 2004] /tt0359254/

"Route 66" TV Series [Screen Gems/C.B.S. 1960-65]
Innovative hour-long b&w TV series, filmed on location across America; starring Martin Milner as Tod Stiles and George Maharis
as Buz Murdock (and later Glenn Corbett as Lincoln Case). The premise was simple, just two guys driving a blue Corvette across
America, making their way as they went, meeting a range of people along U.S. Route 66 and finding danger and romance while
seeking themselves and the right place to settle down . . .
series credits at IMDb
Route 66 TV Series Complete First Season  "Route 66 TV Series: The Complete First Season" [1960-61]
Roxbury/Infinity Ent. b&w DVD set [8/2008] 30 episodes on 8 disks for $44.99
"Route 66 TV Series: The Complete Second Season" [1961-62]
Roxbury/Infinity Ent. b&w DVD set [11/2008] 32 episodes on 8 disks for $44.99
"Route 66 TV Series: The Complete Third Season" [1962-63]
Roxbury/Infinity Ent. b&w DVD [1/2010] 30 episodes on 8 disks for $44.32

"Rubber Tramps: A Documentary About Life On The Road" [indep 2002]
Rubber Tramps docufilm directed by Max Koetter  A late-life interview of author Ken Kesey is the frame for interviews with
'tramps' in America living life On The Road in their campers and cars.

Directed by Max Koetter
Just Passing Through Prodns color DVD [6/2005] for $17.95
full credits at IMDb

"Sideways" [2004] /tt0375063/
won Oscar & BAFTA & DGA awards for Best Adapted Screenplay,
6 Independent Spirit Awards & S.A.G. Award for Ensemble

"Smokey and The Bandit" [1977] /tt0076729/

"Something Wild" [1986]

"The Sugarland Express" [1974] /tt0072226/
Directed by Steven Spielberg

"Sullivan's  Travels"  [Paramount Dec 1941]
Sullivan's Travels poster  A successful director of lightweight popular films decides that he wants to make a serious movie about people affected by The Great Depression. When his producers counter that he knows nothing about such lives, the director goes on the road as a hobo. Co-produced, written & directed by Preston Sturges [1898-1959]; starring Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest, Franklin Pangborn, Porter Hall, Byron Foulger, Margaret Hayes, Robert Greig, Roscoe Ates & Eric Blore; listed on National Film Registry (1990)
Criterion b&w DVD [8/2001] for $35.99
Universal b&w VHS [3/92] out of prodn/many used
full credits from IMDb

"Sun Don’t Shine" [2012?] /tt2023714/
road movie thriller filmed in Florida by Amy Seimetz

"Swerve" [Moviehouse Ent. 2012]  
Swerve movie from Australia  "Wrong turn. Wrong place. Wrong time." A man driving across Australia witnesses a head-on collision between two cars that leaves only one beautiful woman survivor; she is in a big rush to get away from the accident scene with a big bag of money. Co-produced, written & directed by Craig Lahiff; starring Jason Clarke, Emma Booth, David Lyons, Travis McMahon, Vince Colosimo
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Tammy" [New Line 2014?]
Announced 10/2012: After getting fired from her job at Hardee's, Tammy discovers that her husband is having an affair, so she leaves town with her alcoholic,
foul- mouthed, diabetic grandmother; co-written by & starring Melissa McCarthy; to be directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller; co-written by Ben Falcone;
added 4/2013: Shirley MacLaine passed on the project, but cast now includes Susan Sarandon & Mark Duplass, possibly Allison Janney • latest info at IMDb

"Thelma & Louise" [1991] /tt0103074/

"Thunderbolt and Lightfoot" [1974]
Directed by & starring Clint Eastwood

"Thursday Through Sunday (De Jueves a Domingo)" [Cinestación Chile 2012]
De jueves a domingo / Thursday Through Sunday  A Chilean family drives northward for four days in a spacious Mazda 929; the adult parents are barely able to hold their marriage together; the younger boy is oblivious, but the ten-year-old girl is forced to choose between figuring out what is going on or remaining in the ignorance of childhood like her brother. • Written & directed by Dominga Sotomayor Castillo; starring Santi Ahumada, Emiliano Freifeld, Paola Giannini, Francisco Pérez-Bannen, Jorge Becker & Axel Dupré
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar" [1995] /tt0114682/

"The Trip" [B.B.C./Revolution Films June 2011]
The Trip movie from B.B.C.  Feature film edited from the 6-episode 2010 BBC-TV series; a journalist is excited when asked to visit the great restaurants of Britain, but his girlfriend backs out and he is stuck with his longtime but exasperating best friend. Directed by Michael Winterbottom; starring Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Claire Keelan, Paul Popplewell, Margo Stilley, Dolya Gavanski, Rebecca Johnson & Kerry Shale
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site
"The Trip" 6-episode TV series [BBC-TV Nov 2010]
same cast & crew • DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDb

"The Trip To Bountiful"

"The Trip To Bountiful" teleplay [live on NBC-TV March 1953] /tt0274991/
Starring Lillian Gish and Eva Marie Saint

"A Trip To Bountiful" by Horton Foote
The Broadway production opened at Henry Miller's Theater on November 3, 1953 running 309 performances
and starring Lillian Gish, Gene Lyons, Jo Van Fleet and Eva Marie Saint

"The Trip To Bountiful" [1985] /tt0090203/
Geraldine Page became the first person to win an Oscar and an Independent Spirit Award for the same film

"Two-Lane Blacktop"  [July 1971 cult classic]
Filmed in Arizona, Arkansas, California, North Carolina, Oklahoma & Tennessee, and at Santa Fe & Tucumcari in
New Mexico; directed by Monte Hellman; starring James Taylor, Warren Oates, Laurie Bird, Dennis Wilson, David
Drake, Richard Ruth, Rudy Wurlitzer, Jaclyn Hellman, Bill Keller & Harry Dean Stanton • full credits at IMDb

"Two Tickets To Paradise" [festivals 2006, DVD 2008]
yellow poster for 'Two Tickets To Paradise' movie  "Three Guys. Two tickets. No Clue." Three buddies in Pennsylvania that are turning forty decide that an adventure like when they were in their twenties is long overdue, so when one wins two tickets to a college bowl game in Florida, they hit the road; filmed in Florida, California & North Carolina. Co-written, co-produced & directed by and starring D.B. Sweeney; co-written by Brian Hayes Currie; also starring John C. McGinley, Ned Bellamy, Moira Kelly, Ed Harris, Pat Hingle, Brian Hayes Currie, Dilsey Davis, Leslea Fisher, M.C. Gainey, Tristan Gretzky, Paul Hipp, Janet Jones, Nina Kaczorowski, Rex Linn, Tanya Mayeux, Giulia Pagano, Tim Parati, Nick Vallelonga, Ed Wagenseller & Vanna White
Paramount Video widescreen color DVD [9/2010] for $8.76
First Look Intl. widescreen color DVD [7/2008] out of prodn/60+ used
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site
watch official trailers: #1 [2:23] at YouTube#2 [0:52] at Vimeo

"Vanishing Point" [Fox 1971]
Vanishing Point movie directed by Richard C. Sarafian, starring Barry Newman  Anti-hero Kowalski (Barry Newman) bets that he can drive a new Dodge Challenger from
Denver, Colorado to San Francisco in 15 hours. This existential car-chase proceeds to its
inevitable conclusion – just like life (to the existentialist).
Directed by Richard C. Sarafian;
co-starring Cleavon Little, Dean Jagger & Victoria Medlin
Fox Video widescreen color Blu-ray [2/2009] for $20.99
Fox Video widescreen color DVD [2/2004] for $7.99
Fox Video color VHS [1/99] for $33.95
full credits from IMDb

there was also a TV movie version of "Vanishing Point"

"We’re The Millers" [New Line Cinema 2013?]
Announced 6/2012: Jason Sudeikis stars as a pot smuggler making one last big score by running a big shipment
across the border from Mexico; to be directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber; also starring Jennifer Aniston,
Ed Helms, Nick Offerman, Will Poulter • latest info at IMDb

"Week End" [France 1967] /tt0062480/
Written & directed by Jean-Luc Godard

"Wild At Heart" [1990] /tt0100935/
based on a novel by Barry Gifford, co-written & directed by David Lynch

"Y tu Mamá También" [Mexico 2001] /tt0245574/
Co-written & directed by Alfonso Cuarón

"You Are Here" [2013?]
Announced 3/2012: Filming begins in North Carolina in May 2012; co-produced, written & directed by Matthew Weiner {of TV's "Mad Men" hit};
story has bachelor weatherman Steve going on a road trip with Ben, his bi-polar best friend since childhood, after Ben's estranged father dies;
signed cast includes Owen Wilson & Zach Galifianakis, maybe Amy Poehler • latest info at IMDb

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