'Vacation' and 'Thelma and Louise' Voted the Best Road Trip Movies of All Time

'Vacation' and 'Thelma and Louise' Voted the Best Road Trip Movies of All Time

May 23, 2016

While summer is already in full force for Hollywood, the upcoming three-day weekend officially kicks off the season for most Americans. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, millions of people will be taking some sort of vacation, many of them in the form of a road trip. And of those making the drive, tons are taking cues from their favorite movies.

Fandango recently polled more than 1,000 film fans to name the movie that "inspired them to head out on the highway," and while the top pick is an expected one -- National Lampoon's Vacation -- the rest of the list of 50 titles does include some surprises. Such as the runner-up placement of the much more serious Thelma & Louise

The picks go back as far as 1934's It Happened One Night and the list features stuff as recent as last year's Grandma and, yes, the Vacation remake. There are two Best Picture winners, a good mix of kids' classics like The Muppet Movie and acclaimed grown-up indies like Sideways, and even a movie appropriately called Fandango.

All 50 movies are now available to stream on Fandango's new VOD service FandangoNOW in the curated "Road Trip Movies" section. To see the full list, visit FandangoNOW here. The first 25 are listed below.

1. National Lampoon's Vacation

2. Thelma & Louise

3. The Blues Brothers

4. Dumb & Dumber

5. Smokey and the Bandit

6. We're the Millers

7. Road Trip 

8. RV 

9. Planes, Trains & Automobiles 

10. Are We There Yet? 

11. Rain Man 

12. Easy Rider 

13. Zombieland 

14. Tommy Boy 

15. Identity Thief 

16. Johnson Family Vacation 

17. Little Miss Sunshine 

18. The Muppet Movie 

19. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle 

20. Pee-wee's Big Adventure 

21. Lost in America 

22. Paper Moon 

23. Sideways 

24. Midnight Run 

25. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

 

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