Best Road Trip Movies On Satellite Tv
But as any savvy filmgoer knows, not all road trip movies or satellite TV show episodes are the same. Some are incredibly poignant coming-of-age stories with breathtaking scenery and top-of-the-line acting. And other movies are Crossroads, the 2002 Britney Spears vanity flick that just about everyone who has watched it wishes that they could forget.
So, the lesson to learn here is that just because you see a high definition image of a couple of buddies cruising down the wide open highway in a car, make sure that what you are about to watch is actually going to be worth your time. These are some of the best road trip movies to watch the next time you are all alone and flipping through the channels of your satellite TV.
Thelma and Louise
This classic 80s tearjerker is considered one of the greatest movies of all time. Starring Susan Sarandon and Gena Davis as two southern gal-pals who are trying to escape a stifling life in Arkansas, the movie depicts their life on this impulsive road trip to Mexico. As the plot progressives, their situation only becomes direr. Younger viewers will marvel at the opportunity to see a young Brad Pitt in his breakthrough role as Davis suave young lover. If you think that he is attractive when he is older and rugged, just wait to see him young and lithe!
National Lampoons Family Vacation
Chevy Chase and Beverly DAngelo star in this classic family-on-the-road film as two suburban Chicago parents who take their children Audrey and Rusty on a trip in the station wagon across the United States to visit the fictional Wally World in California. Everything that could go wrong does, naturally, and hilarity ensues.
Little Miss Sunshine
This 2006 side-splitter is also about a family on a trip, this time to make it to a beauty pageant for the youngest member of the group, played brilliantly by Abigail Breslin. Watch a pre-The Office Steve Carell as he kills his part as the resident oddball uncle slash Proust scholar who recently survived a suicide attempt. Greg Kinnear and Toni Collette also star, making it a comedy team of absolute gold.