8 of the Best Road Movies & Songs


McQueen-04-GQ_10Oct13_pr_b_Barry Feinstein

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

http://youtu.be/UjlxqANj68U

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
http://youtu.be/_f8AWitP3bQ

 

 

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:

http://youtu.be/UPbymWrqXGc

 

 

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
http://youtu.be/I_7_y0HhAmY

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

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