"I mean, it's real hard to be free when you are bought and sold in the marketplace.
It's No. 1 with a bullet. Definitely the best road trip movie out there, and one of the best films ever, Easy Rider encapsulates the freedom and philosophy of the nomadic American hippie. Proving to us that long-haired hippie freaks can be patriots (while also finding free love and cheap drugs), Easy Rider is an easy pick — for road trips, summer or otherwise.
Honorable Mention: Steve McQueen in The Reivers
Thelma and Louise
"You shoot off a guy's head with his pants down, believe me, Texas ain't the place you want to get caught."
Hillbilly tries to rape woman. Best friend kills rapist hillbilly. Women go on the run in a convertible '66 Thunderbird. Instant classic. Directed by Ridley Scott. What more could you possibly need?
Honorable Mention: National Lampoon's Vacation and a documentary about truckers calledBig Rig. Watch the full documentary here.
"What do we leave behind when we cross each frontier? Each moment seems split in two; melancholy for what was left behind and the excitement of entering a new land."
Here's another one for all you motoring hippies. An improvisational trip spanning an entire continent. 5,000 miles in four months. You'll see the beautiful South American countryside through the eyes of one of the 20th century's most controversial figures. Bonus for the Lazy Socialist: If you hate reading, but you want to know what Che kept in his diary as a 20-something, this is the movie for you.
Smokey and the Bandit
"Go, girl, go!"
"I'm goin', I'm goin! I got the metal to the petal and the thing to the floor!"
Honorable Mention: The oft-debated Vanishing Point, plus the 1978 film Convoy, which you can watch in its entirety here.
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
"Train don't run out of Wichita … unlessin' you're a hog or a cattle."
Honorable Mention: Sideways and Dumb and Dumber
"You don't have to say 'like.' 'Probably disemboweled by a ninja' is sufficient. And please don't put your feet up on the dashboard.
Honorable Mention: Little Miss Sunshine and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Beavis and Butthead Do America
"Beavis and Butt-head, on behalf of your fellow Americans I extend my deepest thanks. You exemplify a fine new crop of young Americans who will grow into the leaders of this great country." "Huh huh huh huh. He said, 'extend.'"
They're looking for their stolen TV, but it's really just an excuse to see the vulgar teens quip across the country, from sea to shining sea. With a soundtrack that reeks of 1996's zeitgeist, the movie was an instant classic for the MTV generation. Where else can you see Cornholio's take on the White House tour?
Honorable Mention: Road Trip and Borat: Cultural Learning of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
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