Easy Rider (1969)
Easy Rider is a classic American road movie that has gained quite the reputation as one of the most quintessential road movies. The film tells a story of two bikers who travel through the American Southwest and South after selling a large amount of cocaine. The film is considered an incredible representation of the societal landscape and issues America was facing in the 1960s.
The main characters Wyatt and Billy journey through America distributing drugs and encountering people of all kinds of lifestyles and backgrounds. It is a wild road trip that follows the characters through their adventures and wild lifestyle of riding and illegal activities.
The movie definitely speaks to those who love riding motorcycles. In fact, several custom bike builders have recreated the incredible bikes featured in the film. However, what it also inspired many people do was to make the road their home for a while and really take a journey on the long open roads.
There are few classic films that center around road life, but Easy rider is certainly one of the best ones. If you are alone this weekend or looking for a good flick to help pass the time you should definitely look into this film. Easy Rider will definitely not disapoint!
Beavis and Butthead Do America (1996)
Beavis and Butthead Do America is an animated road comedy film that centers around TV’s most popular dufus’s traveling around the United States in search of their stolen TV set! Surprisingly it took creator Mike Judge quite a few offers to agree on a film adaptation of his popular show, but eventually decided upon the road trip theme and it played out pretty amazing.
After a surreal dream of Beavis and Butthead menacing a city as giants, the duo wake up to realize someone had stolen their TV. As a result, the two set out on a mission to find their TV and it takes them on a wild adventure across the states!
The two encounter some outlandish characters and get in some hilarious shenanigans that help make it an epic film adaptation of the classic TV series so many of us love. Beavis and Butthead Do America received great reviews from various movie critics and was even nominated for some awards!
If you are looking for a great laugh and some awesome entertainment than this movies is definitely the right way to go! It is hard to go wrong with Beavis and Butthead and we have to give director and creator Mike Judge Major kudos for creating such an awesome film adaption!
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Little Miss Sunshine is a unique comedy/drama that centers around a dysfunctional family traveling to southern California for a Beauty Pageant. The mother is completely overworked and when she is not working she is taking care of her two children. Her husband is a worked obsessed individual with a Type A personality and that is not even the half of it!
Her brother is living with the family after attempting suicide, her son is an angsty teenager who has taken a vow of silence, her fowl mouthed father in law was recently evicted from his retirement home and is living with them and it seems as if the youngest daughter Olive is the one who helps keep everyone together.
After learning that Olive wants to enter a beauty pageant in Southern California the family decides to come together and go on a road trip to get her there. However, things do not go quite as planned and they run into several different road blocks that nearly make them miss the entire pageant!
The film is funny, sweet, dramatic and endearing all at the same time. It is obvious after watching why it was nominated for so many awards. In fact it had won two Academy Awards and even an Independent Spirit Award! If you find yourself with some time on your hands make sure to check out the film Little Miss Sunshine!