OK so I'm doing a bit of a road movie binge. And I have to say it's limited to those of the American sort (the others may have roads in them but they don't count).
I'm trying to find the stuff mostly for free online, this website stagevu is giving me the most and due to copyright laws being short on movies everything before about 1986 seems up for grabs.
So the list begins with the easy ones:
Gone in 60 seconds (1974)
The Car (1977)
Ruckus in Madison County
Death Race 2000
Natural Born Killers
To be honest I'm not sure if Christine really counts as a road movie as it's not about a journey or a chase. But if you can add anything to this list then I'm all ears as I'm running out of ideas.
You definitely need to check out Two Lane Blacktop.
And a film I haven't watched in a few years, Candy Mountain.
Ha, just watched Two Land Blacktop and was going to add it to the list. But Candy Mountain is going to be checked out. Thanks.
Thelma and Louise?
Smokey and the Bandit?
Stephen King's Riding the Bullet?
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
the first Vacation movie
You already have all the other ones I could think of...
Also Roadkill (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098209/) is a great hybrid rock 'n' roll/road movie featuring Nash The Slash and an appearance by Joey Ramone.
And how could I have forgotten Leningrad Cowboys Go America?
I totally forgot about Dirty Mary Crazy Larry...what about Mother, Jugs and Speed?
And....... Any list must include:
Henry: Portriat Of A Serial Killer
Wild At Heart
The Straight Story
Love & A 45
Pow Wow Highway
Stranger Than Paradise
Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia
The Wild Ones
Dirty Mary and Crazy Larry is ticked. It also has the traditional road movie ending, death! It's one reason why the original Gone in 60 seconds is so good, you think the guys going to take the story to its logical conclusion and then he gets away with a stroke of luck. I'm tracking down the others :)