Let’s start with Easy Rider..
Billy: Where ya from man?
Stranger on the Highway: Hard to say.
These movies are just the bests!
Oh and I saw Still life this week. This movie is amazingly photographed…
Stranger than paradise
Wages of fear, my own private idaho, catch me if you can, natural born killers, intacto, pierrot le fou, for now this is what i can come up with but i shall return.
Motorcycle Diaries , Stranger Than Paradise , La Strada
Down by Law.
This is my road film shopping list (there is a favorite in there somewhere):
“Pierrot le fou” (1965) “Week End” (1967)
“Zabriskie Point” (1970)
“Vanishing Point” (1971)
“Two-Lane Blacktop” (1971)
“The Getaway” (1972) “Convoy” (1978)
“Road Movie” (1974)
“Alice in the Cities” (1974) “Kings of the Road” (1976)
“Doom Generation” (1995)
“Broken Flowers” (2005)
… and i concur with the above choices! particularly “Badlands, Stranger than Paradise, Easy Rider et Paris, Texas”
Ahaha I forgot Y tu mama tambien!
“The Straight Story,” “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure,” “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Sideways,” “Thelma and Louise” and “Scarecrow.”
(EDIT: Still trying to figure out how a guy can get thumbed down for answering what his own favorites are.)
Some of mine are:
- First, most definitly, “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”!!!!
- “The Return”
- “Motorcycle Diaries”
- “Little Miss Sunshine”
- “La Strada”
- “Smoke Signals”
- “Thelma and Louise”
Since I was a kid, I always liked “Stand by Me.” Even though it is not a traditional road movie…
I would have never put these movies under a road movie genre, but I noticed that in Wikipedia they are listed as a Road Movie. So yes “The Lord of the Rings Trilogy,” if you will accept it as a road movie, which sort of is…
hahahah Lord of The Rings is a road movie. Easy Rider for the Harry Potter generation.
A Man and a Woman. Beautiful love story. But it was also a road movie. Another one that comes to mind a similar love story— Roman Holiday.
I´ll have to say I tu mamá también . Natural born Killers.
Yol (Yılmaz Güney/Şerif Gören) awesome.
Some of mine are “Broken Flower”, “Paris Texas”,“The Straight Story” ,“The Motorcycle Diaries”," Kikujiro" ,“True Romance” "Wild at heart ".
The Brown Bunny!
Five Easy Pieces
Y Tu Mama Tambien
Into The Wild
Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN
STRANGER THAN PARADISE
I just came back to this thread and I notice that it’s one of those spam jobs where someone has been thumbing it all down for no apparent reason. It isn’t a debate. It just asked: what’s your favorite road movie? You see, if you thumb someone down, essentially then in this case you are specifically disagreeing with them that it is in fact their favorite road movie. And I don’t see how I or anyone else can be told by some random other that my favoritism is a falsity. If I say Down By Law is my favorite road movie, believe me I have a very good reason for both defining it as a road movie and simultaneously liking it a lot. And if you want to step out of the shadows and argue it out, I guess I could spare five minutes for your erudition. Just ask.
You see, I suspect the prolific thumbing to indicate one of those Criterion trolls who lurks about anonymously on the forum, spends all their time reading liner notes and disagrees with the definition of the collective film choices as road movies. And that’s fascism, especially heinous because it’s nerdy and anonymous. Either that or its a Murder on the Orient Express job, and everybody is stabbing the corpse. In which case, why?
Incidentally, just to nark you off —I’m going to say that Murder on the Orient Express is a road movie. And it’s one of my favorites. Bring it on.
“Thelma and Louise”
The first good road movies that come in mind are:
Y Tu Mama Tambien
THE DOOM GENERATION
The DOOM GENERATION is amazing. A road trip, a love triangle, a tattooed penis, attempted sodomy with a Jesus statue, three Neo Nazis and a castration with garden sheers. Dorito, anyone? If you don’t know it… it makes mumblecore and its ilk look like soft cheese.
Kings of the Road, of course.