Who doesn’t like the idea of being stuck on the road with your family, friends, or even complete strangers for a prolonged period of time?
Some movies do their best to warn you of what could go wrong. Here’s 8 road trip films that are sure to get you in the holiday mood…
This film takes ‘Road Trip’ to an international scale as a group of friends travel through Europe on a mission to find Scotty’s pen-pal. Having mistaken her for a man, Scotty now tries to track her down and confess his love for her (with quite a few hurdles along the way). This is a hilarious film that’s suited for mature audiences. With a cameo by Matt Damon singing the infamous ‘Scotty Doesn’t Know’, there is little not to love about this movie.
‘Are We There Yet?’
With a lead being Ice Cube, this film had high expectations. As a heartfelt comedy and a story where everything that could go wrong did go wrong, this is a great movie to enjoy with the whole family. With two kids who believe no man to be good enough for their mum, it’s up to Nick to win them over and get the girl.
‘We’re the Millers’
At the peak of ‘dysfunctional family’ the Millers consist of a drug dealer, a provocative dancer, a homeless girl, and the friendly neighbour boy. In an effort to pick up a mass delivery in Mexico and bring it back to the States, this unlikely group poses as a polite family in order to not get caught. This film is enjoyed by mature audiences and guarantees a good laugh.
With their personal life falling apart, a group of men decide to take back a piece of their youth and cruise the roads in search of adventure. The group is met with challenges the whole way, and yet are able to re-ignite old relationships, and even from a few new ones. Chased along the road by another bike gang, this film is filled with friendship and fun.
‘Rain Man’ is a classic and award-winning film. When Charlie learns that he wasn’t given everything in his father’s will, he begins to investigate where the funds were directed. He discovers that he has a brother who has savant syndrome and autism that he never knew about and takes him away from his care facility in an attempt to gain custody. This film pulls your heart in all directions but is an undeniably good watch.
In the hopes of restoring the love and harmony in his family, Bob decides to rent an RV and take the family on a road trip. With resistance on all fronts (both inside and outside the RV) this proves a challenge. This heartfelt and hilarious film is sure to be loved by the whole family, and is sure to have a few scenes that many can relate to.
‘The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert’
One of the most well-known Australian films, ‘Priscilla’ follows a group of Drag Queens as they travel out of town to a gig. The RV is christened ‘Priscilla: Queen of the Desert’ and the group embarks on an adventurous road trip into Australia’s beautiful desert. This film has musical numbers to some of our favourite hits and some iconic outfits to be enjoyed by many.
‘The Bucket List’
Starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson, ‘The Bucket List’ follows two men who after experiencing medical problems, end up sharing a room in the hospital. Starting with disdain, they slowly begin to appreciate the other’s company and they discuss the creation of a ‘Bucket List’. With nothing to lose but time itself, the two set out on the road with the goal of completing their list and finding the light in life again.