I went and saw Dumb and Dumber To last week and, with the exception of a couple of really awkward scenes, I really enjoyed it. So naturally I re-watched the original, being my all-time favorite comedy and found it just as funny as it was twenty years ago and Harry and Lloyd graced the world with their stupidity.
With Thanksgiving approaching, I made it a point to also watch another favorite, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. At about the part where Steve Martin’s rental car isn’t in the parking lot and he starts throwing a fit chasing after the bus, I realized, I’ve really been watching a lot of road-trip movies lately.
And then it made me think how appropriate a road trip movie is this time of year since road trips promote closeness and conversation… Or highway pranks, burnt cars, being sideswiped by semi trucks, going a sixth of the way in the wrong direction… Well, many just a lot of laughs.
I know there’s plenty others out there, but these are the ones I find myself returning to on a regular basis. Share your favorite below!
The Best Road Trip Movies
Dumb and Dumber
Best line: “If I know Mary as well as I think I do, she’ll invite us right in for tea and strumpets.”
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Best line: “Those aren’t pillows!” Read last year’s blog here.
Best line: “Did you eat a lot of paint chips as a kid?”
A Goofy Movie
Best line: “How many cups of sugar does it take to get to the moon?”