25 best road trip movies ever

Feel the call of the open road? Save yourself a call to the AA by driving to the video shop and renting one of these

Easy Rider


Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper shun haircuts in favour of biking across America in search of drugs and free love. Easy Rider defines its era with a fitting lack of clarity.

Beavis and Butt-Head do America


“Uh, Beavis, I think we’re gonna score.” They never did, but MTV’s second ever film put our favourite monosyllabic teens on the road. Mike Judge’s title characters were supported by roles from Bruce Willis and Demi Moore.

Little Miss Sunshine


Bets were taken on whether the VW bus or the dysfunctional family inside it would break down first in Little Miss Sunshine. Eventually things turned ugly at a junior beauty pageant is this disturbing comedy.

National Lampoon’s Vacation


Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) hits the road with his family in tow in the first – and best – of the National Lampoon’s films. The destination is Walley World amusement park, but the predictably chaotic journey takes a turn for the worse when cantankerous Aunt Edna comes along for the ride.

Rain Man


You’re highly autistic and scared of change. Worst case scenario: you find out you have a secret brother who wants to take you on a road trip. Actually, it’s worse than that: your brother is Tom Cruise.