I'm trying to start a collection of road movies at home, any suggestions? Foreign movies accepted!
I already own these ones :
Thelma & Louise, Boys on the Side, Bagdad Cafe, U-Turn, The Mexican
Quebec-Montreal, Le Grand Serpent du monde, Un 32 août sur Terre
Road Movies, kind of....
The Great Race
The Sweetest Thing
National Lampoon's Vacation
The Sure Thing
I have so many films that are about QUESTS -- they're not in automobiles -- but they ARE "road" movies in a sense. I guess for some reason it is my favorite theme!
I do think most road movies don't actually take place on the road, as akward as it sounds. It's the general idea of a film that makes it a "road movie" or a quest movie like you said.
Some Other Ones
The Muppet Movie (the first one)
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
The Wizard of Oz
Dumb and Dumber
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (RIP HST)
Natural Born Killers
Me, Myself & Irene
Pee Wee's Big Adventure
Mostly comedies on this list. More will come to mind, I'm sure.
I thought of a few more, but now I cannot remember what they were! :)
This is my first post here and currently (June 2005) I am one of the recent members of this "family" ;)
Here are some which I recall:
"Road Kill" (or Joyride)
(These are all suspense movies...)
Oh and of course, "Roadtrip" (Comedy)
I'll post more if I remember!
I just did some checking and most, if not all, of these titles can be rented through Netflix. We are supporters of this company ever since we did an early review of their services.
thanks for the post,
Two from the weird auteur David Lynch:
- Wild at Heart
- The Straight Story
The first is a postmodern masterpiece, the second is one of the cutest stories ever!
What about Bing and Bob???
The "Road" Movies with Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour. I grew up with those and still find myself humming "The Road to Morroco" every so often.
Also the movie "Cars" really made me want to go and explore Route 66. But "Romeo and Juliet" also made me want to go and explore Verona, so I guess I'm easily led astray by the locations where movies took place.
I don't know if this would count as a road movie, since it
takes place in one regional area, but Vertigo visits many
famous locations from Big Basin State Park, SanFrancisco
to Mission San Juan Bautista.
The City is like another character in the movie.
The movie has always been a favorite of mine and a big
part of the appeal is the the way San Francisco and the
Bay Area are featured.