ROAD MOVIES ARE THE BEST. NO MATTER WHAT. HERE’S A LIST OF SOME OF THE ALL TIME CLASSIC ROAD RELATED MOVIES YOU SHOULD ALREADY HAVE WATCHED. ACCOMPANIED BY A RIPPER TRACK FROM EACH. AS THE HIGHWAYMEN ONCE SANG, “THE ROAD GOES ON FOREVER AND THE PARTY NEVER ENDS” … ENJOY.
EASY RIDER (1969) Dir Dennis Hopper – Bros on a motorcycle ride from Los Angeles to New Orleans with plenty of trippy life changing stops along the way. Cool AF.
Starring: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson
Song: Born to Be Wild, by Steppenwolf
BULLITT (1968) Dir Peter Yates – All time San Francisco car chase. And Steve McQueen is smoking hot as expected.
Starring: Steve McQueen
Song: Bullitt, by Lalo Schifrin
AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973) Dir George Lucas – Schools over. Styled up bros driving around the block in their cars, tough guys, smart guys, cute ladies.
Starring : Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat
Song: You’re Sixteen, by: Johnny Burnette
SMOKEY & THE BANDIT (1977) Dir Hal Needham – Some bros are hired to take a truck load of booze across state lines without getting busted by the smokey (fuzz). They pick up a runaway bride along the way. Slick one liners.
Starring: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed
Song: Eastbound and Down, by Jerry Reed
BLUES BROTHERS (1980) Dir John Landis – Bros unite after some time in the big house. Get their band back together to raise money for a GC (good cause). Maybe one of the best car chases of all time.
Starring: Dan Aykkroyd and John Belushi
Song: She Caught The Katy – The Blues Brothers
Opening Credits & Song:
CANNONBALL RUN (1981) Dir Hal Needham – A bunch of super celebs race across the USA and to avoid speeding fines, make up stories and disguise their ‘rods. So much good cheese here.
Starring: Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Dom DeLuise, Farrah Fawcett, Griffin O’Neal
Song: Cannonball, by Ray Stevens
DRIVE (2011) Dir Nicolas Winding Refn – Hot stuntman / getaway driver trying to make things right, and be true to love.
Starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan
Song: Nightcall by Kavinsky
CHRISTINE (1983) Dir John Carpenter – A bro feels right once he restores a cool car. Then Oops … car comes alive. Scary. Steven King wrote the original novel.
Starring: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul
Song: Bony Moronie, by Larry Williams