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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'.

A Life Less Ordinary (1997)

6.4/10
Director: Danny Boyle
Starring: Cameron Diaz, Ewan McGregor, Holly Hunter

From the director of 'Trainspotting' comes this off-beat love story in which beautiful, spoiled Celine (Cameron Diaz) is kidnapped by irresistibly ine... Read more

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)

7.4/10
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson, Alfred Lutter, Harvey Keitel, Diane Ladd

Martin Scorsese directs a subtle masterpiece that transforms the struggle of one woman into a memorable symbol of liberation and courage. Stars Ellen... Read more

American Graffiti (1973)

7.5/10
Director: George Lucas
Starring: Wolfman Jack, Mackenzie Phillips, Charles Martin Smith, Ron Howard, Richard Drey...

George Lucas' paean to early '60s youth stars Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Cindy Williams, Paul LeMat, Harrison Ford and other then-unknowns. Follow... Read more

American Graffiti ( Blu-ray ) (1973)

7.5/10
Director: George Lucas
Starring: Candy Clark, Cindy Williams, Harrison Ford, Paul Le Mat, Richard Dreyfuss, Ron H...

George Lucas' paean to early '60s youth stars Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Cindy Williams, Paul LeMat, Harrison Ford and other then-unknowns. Follow... Read more

Ariel (1988)

7.6/10
Director: Aki Kaurismaki
Starring: Turo Pajala, Susanna Haavisto, Matti Pellonpaa

An offbeat and satiric comedy about a laid-off miner's cross-country odyssey in his white Cadillac. Along the way he picks up a divorcee and the two l... Read more

Around the Bend (2004)

6.5/10
Director: Jordan Roberts
Starring: Christopher Walken, Josh Lucas, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly

Four generations of Lair family men are sharing a reunion of sorts at a fast-food restaurant. "Nice, happy, normal family," great-grandpa Henry says b... Read more

As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (2001)

7.4/10
Director: Hardy Martins
Starring: Bernhard Bettermann, Michael Mendl, Irina Pantaeva

Captured while fighting in World War II, German soldier Clemens Forell (Bernhard Bettermann) escapes the hell of his confinement in a Siberian labor c... Read more

Away We Go (2009)

7.1/10
Director: Sam Mendes
Starring: Catherine O'Hara, Jeff Daniels, Melanie Lynskey, Allison Janney, Paul Schneider,...

Sam Mendes directs this heartfelt comedy starring John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph as an unmarried couple anticipating the birth of their first child.... Read more

Badlands (1973)

7.9/10
Director: Terrence Malick
Starring: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Alan Vint

Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek star in this tale of two outcasts on a murder-spree in a film that is one of the most stunning directorial debuts in the... Read more

Beavis And Butt-head Do America (1996)

6.8/10
Director: Mike Judge
Starring: Mike Judge, Robert Stack, Cloris Leachman

The unabashedly ignorant, flagrantly antisocial, hormonally charged duo from MTV's animated series find themselves on a cross country odyssey that beg... Read more