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Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday's Top 5... Road Trip Movies

#5: Little Miss Sunshine

Crazy grandpa, suicidal uncle, fighting parents, and an entirely inappropriate dance routine. Just remember: it's the journey, not the destination.

#4: Midnight Run

Few action comedies manage to be effective both as action movies and comedies, but Midnight Run pulls it off. Plus, unlike the comedies De Niro has been making since the late 90s, his character here isn't merely a parody of his best-known characters.

#3: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Endlessly watchable, this one boasts a terrific comic duo in Steve Martin and John Camdy and is about as perfect as comedies come.

#2: Easy Rider

This counterculture classic was one of the harbingers of the New Hollywood phase and remains a touchstone film today.

#1: It Happened One Night

One of my favourite movies ever. Capra. Gable. Colbert. Perfection.


The Mad Hatter said...

Very nice collection here. Might I also suggest THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES?

filmgeek said...

God, I love It Happened One Night

Norma Desmond said...

@Mad Hatter: It was on my long list.

@filmgeek: It's soooo goooood!