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IndieWire's 25 Best Road Trip Movies

Indiewire's list description: What is it about the road trip that lends itself so well to cinema? Looking down the entries to the genre, some of our very favorite films of all time qualify as part of one of the oldest tropes in the movies, and today's release of Todd Phillips' "Due Date" confirms, if confirmation was needed, that the style is still alive and kicking.
It's partly that the filmmaker gets to include as many cinematic locations as they can get their protagonists to visit, it's partly that the nature of a chase, or a journey, is inherently filmic, and it's partly that there are few better ways to create drama than sticking a group of characters together and forcing them to travel in the same direction.
In honor of Phillips' movie (which as we'll see, is dividing the staff here as much as it's dividing critics around the world), we've picked over twenty of our favorite big-screen journeys. Not all are perfect, but all are worth adding to the Netflix queue.
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from indiewire.com · made by Brian Berta
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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
2
Alice in the Cities (1974)
Alice in the Cities (1974)
3
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
4
Badlands (1973)
Badlands (1973)
5
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
6
The Cannonball Run (1981)
The Cannonball Run (1981)
7
Down by Law (1986)
Down by Law (1986)
8
Due Date (2010)
Due Date (2010)
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10
Easy Rider (1969)
Easy Rider (1969)
11
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
12
Flirting With Disaster (1996)
Flirting With Disaster (1996)
13
Gerry (2002)
Gerry (2002)
14
Happy Together (1997)
Happy Together (1997)
15
It Happened One Night (1934)
It Happened One Night (1934)
16
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
17
La Strada (1954)
La Strada (1954)
18
Midnight Run (1988)
Midnight Run (1988)
19
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
20
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
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21
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
22
Near Dark (1987)
Near Dark (1987)
23
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
24
The Palm Beach Story (1942)
The Palm Beach Story (1942)
25
The Passenger (1975)
The Passenger (1975)
26
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
27
Pierrot Le Fou (1965)
Pierrot Le Fou (1965)
28
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
29
Rain Man (1988)
Rain Man (1988)
30
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
31
Stagecoach (1939)
Stagecoach (1939)
32
The Straight Story (1999)
The Straight Story (1999)
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33
The Sure Thing (1985)
The Sure Thing (1985)
34
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Thelma & Louise (1991)
35
Thieves Like Us (1974)
Thieves Like Us (1974)
36
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
37
Vanishing Point (1971)
Vanishing Point (1971)
38
Wendy and Lucy (2008)
Wendy and Lucy (2008)
39
Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
40
Zombieland (2009)
Zombieland (2009)
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