Road Movies

In the guise of a comedy or drama, a thriller or romance, the road movie acts as a metaphor for life where during the course of the running time, the characters lives are changed forever by the journey that they are taking. People go through love, loss, redemption and salvation. They are on the road of discovery, learning about themselves and adjusting to the changes and hurdles that the road throws up at them. Finally, there is the destination, the goal which makes the journey worthwhile, where closure is provided and a final catharsis occurs; the literal end of the road. However, if this sounds like too much hard work for you and you just want some good, honest car chases with burning rubber and squealing tires, then look no further than "Car Chase Movies". Just click on the link at left. Pictured: Kowalski and his Dodge Challenger in 'Vanishing Point'.

Wild Hogs (2007)

Director: Walt Becker
Starring: Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence, William H Macy, Ray Liotta, Marisa To...

A group of bored, mismatched suburbanites hit the road on their shiny new Harleys for a two-wheeled, cross-country adventure. Along the way they enco... Read more

Wim Wenders' Road Movies: Alice In The Cities (1973) / Wrong Move (1975) / Kings Of The Road (1976)

Director: Wim Wenders
Starring: Rudiger Vogler, Yella Rottlander, Lisa Kreuzer, Hanna Schygulla, Hanns Zischler

This trilogy of road movies from acclaimed German director Wim Wenders, starring Rudiger Vogler, form a commentary on the adoption of American culture... Read more

Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)

Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Starring: Maribel Verdu, Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna

Aka "And Your Mother Too". A raunchy, yet emotionally layered and keenly observed coming-of-age tale in which two Mexican teens - wealthy Tenoch and w... Read more

Y Tu Mama Tambien (Blu-Ray) (2001)

Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Starring: Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Maribel Verdu, Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna

The lives of Julio and Tenoch, like those of 17-year old boys everywhere, are ruled by raging hormones, intense friendships, and a headlong rush into... Read more

Zabriskie Point (1970)

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Starring: Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Rod Taylor, Paul Fix

Antonioni's portrait of revolutionary America of the 1960's; a disquieting, visually stunning film about two American young people of the 60's, faced... Read more