Check out these six great road trip movies on Netflix before buckling in for your next big adventure.
Whether you’ll be driving back to school for the fall, are hoping to fill the rest of your summer with an epic road trip, or simply need to psych yourself up to drive to the gas station, there’s nothing like a good road trip movie to put you in the right frame of mind. Even if you’re not heading anywhere anytime soon, so many of the best coming-of-age stories happen on the road, so these movies are still more than worth the watch.
Everyone knows about the classic Road Trip and Easy Rider, but there are so many other great road trip movies out there. We found six that are currently streaming on Netflix that we think you’ll love!
‘The Fundamentals of Caring’
The Fundamentals of Caring tells the story of a teenage boy with muscular dystrophy travelling across America with his caregiver in the hopes of achieving one of his dreams. Paul Rudd and Craig Roberts make a perfect pair in this movie, and the chemistry only gets better when Selena Gomez joins the mix.
Great characters, funny exchanges, and beautiful performances elevate The Fundamentals of Caring to road trip movie greatness. This movie comes the closest to “the great American road trip” of any that you’ll find on this list, but that’s far from the only reason that you’ll love it.
‘Seeking a Friend for the End of the World’
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World asks what would happen if humanity knew that its days were seriously numbered. When Dodge and Penny, played by the impossibly charming Steve Carell and Keira Knightley, answer that questions, they’re forced together in a high stakes road trip for the ages.
While the pair have an important destination in mind, their chemistry will leave you hoping that their journey could last forever. Just like all the best road trips!
‘The Road Within’
The Road Within finds three unlikely friends on the road together. The mission? Bring Vincent’s mother’s ashes to the ocean. It doesn’t sound like a huge problem, until you throw in the fact that they’re all patients at a treatment center for psychological disorders, and they’re being pursued by parents and doctors alike!
While the road trip may be for Vincent, Marie and Alex get just as much out of the memorable and once-in-a-lifetime experience. If you give The Road Within a shot, we promise you’ll get something out of it too!
Starring the amazing Danny Glover, Maya Rudolph, and an actual pig, Mr. Pig isn’t your typical road trip movie. Join this reluctant father-daughter duo as they travel from Southern California to Mexico to find a home for the hog. If you’re heading on a road trip with either your family or a large pig, Mr. Pig could be just the road trip movie you’ve been searching for.
We swear, this Brazilian road trip movie is worth the subtitles! You’ll be glued to your screen as Buddies tells the story of three young adults with Down syndrome who hit the open road in hopes of fulfilling their dreams.
Some of their dreams are easier to achieve than others, and the journey that they embark on is funny, heartwarming, inspiring, and everything you need in a road trip movie.
Bring the road trip over to Europe with The Trip, starring the hilarious Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. Join these two gents as they work their way through England exploring some of the best food that the English countryside has to offer.
With these two at the helm, The Trip will definitely make you laugh out loud, especially since much of the dialogue in the film is improvised. Expect more than comedy, though. Sticking with the genre, The Trip is also insightful, thought-provoking and heartwarming. Trust us, it checks all the boxes for a perfect road trip movie, and will have you dying to gather your most hilarious friend and hit the road.
What are your favorite road trip movies?
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