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'.

Genevieve (1953)

Director: Henry Cornelius
Starring: John Gregson, Kay Kendall, Dinah Sheridan, Kenneth More, Joyce Grenfell

A charming, gentle, car rally comedy, "Genevieve" was a huge box office hit in its day and perfectly captured the polite English romanticism of the ea... Read more

Get Him to the Greek (2010)

Director: Nicholas Stoller
Starring: Colm Meaney, Rose Byrne, Sean Combs, Russell Brand, Jonah Hill, Elisabeth Moss

Outrageous spinoff of "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" (from the same director) finds rock star Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) at an all-time career low, his... Read more

Goodbye Pork Pie (1980)

Director: Geoff Murphy
Starring: Tony Barry, Kelly Johnson, Claire Oberman

Gerry is a 19-year-old unemployed no-hoper from Auckland who illicitly rents a yellow Mini with little more than mischief in mind. He offers a ride to... Read more

Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)

Director: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg
Starring: John Cho, Kal Penn, Rob Corddry, Roger Bart, Neil Patrick Harris, Danneel Harris...

The cannabis-craving twosome return in this high-flying sequel that finds them labelled as terrorists after their pot-smoking paraphernalia is mistake... Read more

Harry and Tonto (1974)

Director: Paul Mazursky
Starring: Chief Dan George, Ellen Burstyn, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Larry Hagman, Art Carney

Harry (Art Carney) is a retired teacher in his seventies living in an area of New York City where he and his deceased wife raised his children - where... Read more

Historias Minimas (Intimate Stories) (2002)

Director: Carlos Sorin
Starring: Javier Lombardo, Javiera Bravo, Antonio Benedictis

A deceptively simple, yet delightful road movie concerned with three disparate characters headed for the Argentine city of San Julian amid the beautif... Read more

It Happened One Night (1934)

Director: Frank Capra
Starring: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly

Winner of five Academy Awards, this famous screwball comedy stars Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert as two mismatched lovers. Colbert escapes from her... Read more

It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

Director: Stanley Kramer
Starring: Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Roo...

A veritable 'who's who' of film comedy were brought together in this classic slapstick extravaganza about a race to find $350,000 in hidden loot. Spen... Read more

Italy: Love It or Leave It (2011)

Director: Luca Ragazzi, Gustav Hofer

The lease on their apartment is up and Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi must decide whether to stay in Italy or leave. Having witnessed the exodus of man... Read more

Joe Dirt (2001)

Director: Dennie Gordon
Starring: David Spade, Dennis Miller, Brittany Daniel, Kid Rock, Adam Beach

David Spade is the lead character, a stuck in the 70s radio station janitor who tells his sad and silly life story on the air to shock jock Dennis Mil... Read more