One thing that tops most of our bucket lists is going on a road trip. For once in our lives, we all want to go on one, either alone or with someone we’re really close to. We want to just get away from the world, the maddening crowd and explore places. Sleep in the backseat of the car. Take classic pictures of beautiful places with a beat up disposable camera. See the sunrise and the sunset from behind the windshield of our car. Feel the cold wind blowing through our hair. Observe the world around us deeply and then write about it. Meet new people and make memories and most of all just feel alive in the present moment.
Road trip movies often send out a deeper message than just going from point A to B. The depict transformations of those who embark on them and also stress immensely upon the value of the journey a lot more than the final destination. We understand the value of road trips for you and we also understand that at times a little push is needed to get the courage to leave behind everything for a while and go on one. So we’ve made a list of some really good road trip movies on Netflix, that will give you the much-needed push to go on a road trip of your own.
8. Mississippi Grind (2015)
Gerry seems to be running out of luck when he meets Curtis (Ryan Reynolds), a young, charming and lucky poker player. Gerry decides to take the young man on a road trip with him to the South with an intention to try the luck of his new lucky charm and recover from his financial dilemma. The movie does not really emphasize on the road trip or the journey but it does show the true nature of a gambling addict. It’s even sad at times to see the two men put everything on the line just to feed their addiction.
7. The Bucket List (2007)
‘The Bucket List’ is a sweet and touching story of two men (Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson) who meet each other in the cancer ward of a hospital when sharing a room. The two get closer with time and one of them discovers that the other has a bucket list of all things he wants to before he dies. With only a little time left for them before they “kick the bucket”, the two men decide to go on a trip and fulfill their last wishes. And while they are on this journey they find a newly discovered peace and joy in each other’s company.