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Top Ten Road Movies
We think these are the best road movies ever made. Disagree? Then let us know…
Two Lane Blacktop
James Taylor (yes that one) and Dennis Wilson (from the Beach Boys) and a tricked out sleeper of a 55 Chevy. Put them together and you have the coolest road movie ever.
National Lampoon’s European Vacation
Chevy Chase and family cross the Old Continent as the perfect approximation of the American güber. A classic of comedic errors.
Spielberg’s first feature and a terrifying ode to sustained road rage.
Thelma and Louise
In the top ten because girls love it. And so do we.
Definitive Americana with Jack Nicholson and Peter Fonda.
Little Miss Sunshine
Sweet, succinct and features a killer VW camper. What’s not to like?
The reason Che Guevara is an icoc of revoution is because he knew how to live a true road trip.
Classic Aussie apocalyptica before Mel Gibson went weird.
Two men of a certain age get on the road to taste fine wine and have menopausal misadventures. The Saab 900 convertible reflects the washed-up nature of the main characters. Elegant and touching.
Extreme GTO-pedalling in the mode of the sexually promiscious seventies.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Depp as Hunter S Thompson into the Dantean inferno of Vegas. On Acid.
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