Looking for an Adventure? Here are Six Road Trip Movies You Must Watch
Americans love a good road trip and given the current crisis, it may be the only recreational travel possible. With flights being grounded to control the spread of the virus, travelling to other countries is going to get hard, not to forget expensive as airlines must enforce social distancing protocol. With the rates for domestic flights skyrocketing as well, you should hit the road in your car. With the drop in oil prices you’ll end up doing really well. Then again, until the lockdown is lifted travelling remains a distant dream, but you shouldn’t let that get you down. Here are some great movies to sate your wandering heart. They’ll let you go on an adventure without leaving your couch, the perfect thing for times like these. So, let’s check out what you can watch.
Almost Famous (2000)
This movie takes you on the road to the 1970s rock and roll scene. William grows up fond of the music genre, hoping to write about it and one lucky day he stumbles a rock journalists, who impressed by his writing, gives him an assignment. Thus, begins William’s journey following bands on the road where he gets to see it all – the fame and the hard grind.
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Blues vocalist and petty criminal Jake Blues manages to get early parole based on good behavior and upon getting out is collected by his brother in a battered, decommissioned police car. They visit the orphanage where they were raised only to learn it will close down unless $5000 property tax is paid. Jake offers to steal money, a suggestion that horrifies Sister Mary. It is promptly dropped, but Jake is determined to help and decides to reform the band to raise the money. Thus, ensues a road trip as they reach out to band mates.
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
If you’re looking for comedy, you’re at the right place. This movie will have you rolling on the floor laughing, quite literally. The movie follows Sacha Baron Cohen’s character, Borat, in America to marry Pamela Anderson. In the process, however, we travel the country and get a dose of what the American culture is like, through the eyes of the foreigner.
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
This comedy starring Jim Carrey is a cult classic. Two friends Lloyd and Harry play the role of dumb and dumber and as you can guess, the laughter never stops with this one. The two characters are convinced that the gas man is out to get them and after their bird dies, they decide to head to Aspen to deliver a briefcase to beautiful Mary who ‘forgot’ it at the airport. They naively get in the midst of a ransom deal and the hilarity that ensues is something you don’t want to miss.
Easy Rider (1969)
After cashing in on smuggling cocaine from Mexico to LA, Wyatt and Bill are headed towards New Orleans to catch the Mardi Gras festival. With the money received securely hidden in the plastic tube inside their fuel tank they are set for their trip. They meet a hippie along the way and spend some time at their commune and this is just the beginning. They make many more interesting stops even getting thrown in jail at some point, not for the drugs though, before they get to the festival.
It Happened One Night (1934)
If you’re looking for a romantic comedy, you might want to give this movie a try. The story is about a spoiled rich heiress played by Claudette Colbert who runs away from home. Clark Gable is a reporter who thinks he’s finally found a story and follows her to New York. This movie is a great watch and has some of the iconic scenes to go down in Hollywood history like the one where Colbert pulls up her skirt to get a ride.
There you go, these will hopefully keep you busy till life returns to normal. If you are subscribed to Wow! You’re in for a treat. The Cox TV offers access to more than 160 channels including the likes of HBO and Showtime, and, not to forget their large On Demand library where you’ll be able to find these movies with ease. So, turn on the TV and binge away!