7 Best Road Trip Movies

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5. Dumb and Dumber

The original Dumb and Dumber pairs together dimwitted buddies Lloyd (Jim Carrey) and Harry (Jeff Daniels) on a cross-country romp inspired by the greatest motivator of all- true love (albeit one-sided). Jim Carrey’s character is a limo driver and develops a crush on a lovely lady (Lauren Holly). She “forgets” a briefcase behind (actually part of a kidnapping/ransom scheme) and Lloyd and Harry embark on a hilarious journey full of top notch physical comedy.

(c) New Line/courtesy Everett Collection

(c) New Line/courtesy Everett Collection

4. Due Date

One of the most important ingredients of a solid road trip movie is at least a pair of mismatched goofballs- and Zach Galifianakis and Robert Downey Jr. certainly meet those criteria. Robert Downey Jr. plays a wound up business man, bound home on a plane to be with his wife for the impending birth of their child (hence the name of the movie). Galifianakis’ mouthy character ends up causing them both to be ejected from the flight. With limited transportation, this unlikely duo depart on a screwball trip across the country with misadventures, including a wrong turn across the Mexican border, skirmishes with the police and one of them accidentally shooting the other (we won’t say who).

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