The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
Just when you thought every road trip movie character combination had been used up, along come the Australians with Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce and Terence Stamp. Dressed as women. In a bus.
Wild at Heart (1990)
David Lynch assembled a cast of suitably loony characters for this strange trailer trash road movie. But it’s brilliantly shot, packed with memorable scenes and full of bizarre Wizard of Oz references.
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Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
Borat had appeared in Sacha Baron Cohen’s Ali G Indahouse briefly, but here he got his own feature-length American road trip. Good job he packed his mankini.
Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Not to be confused with the 1939 western starring Roy Rogers, Jeepers Creepers doles out jumpy moments like Rambo doles out bullets. A gruesome horror not to be watched before driving solo at night.
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
Clearly not the smartest film on the list, but if you can keep a straight face as Lloyd and Harry bumble through America in their dog-shaped “shaggin’ wagon”, you need to pull over and have your funny sensor checked.