100 Road Movies (BFI Screen Guide)

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An official iCheckMovies list (adopted from Timec).

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From the earliest days of American cinema, the road movie has been synonymous with American culture and the image America has presented both to itself and the world. But the road movie is not uniquely American, and other national cinemas have offered their own take, adapting it to reflect their own sensibilities and geographies. Whatever its nationality, the road movie has presented a means by which to challenge and confront convention, remaining an ever-changing, fascinating metaphor for life.

Beginning with an expansive essay tracing its historical development, "100 Road Movies" provides a comprehensive guide to the development of what is perhaps one of the most enduring, popular, and reflexive of sub-genres.

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    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

    1994, in 6 top lists Check
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    Badlands

    1973, in 22 top lists Check
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    El perro

    2004 — a.k.a. Bombón: El Perro, in 4 top lists Check
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    Bonnie and Clyde

    1967, in 28 top lists Check
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    Boys on the Side

    1995, in 1 top list Check
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    Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

    1974, in 9 top lists Check
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    Broken Flowers

    2005, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Brown Bunny

    2003, in 4 top lists Check
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    Butterfly Kiss

    1995 — a.k.a. Killer on the Road, in 1 top list Check
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    Bye Bye Brasil

    1980 — a.k.a. Bye Bye Brazil, in 4 top lists Check
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    Le camion

    1977 — a.k.a. The Lorry, in 2 top lists Check
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    Candy Mountain

    1987, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Cannonball Run

    1981, in 2 top lists Check
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    Catch Us If You Can

    1965 — a.k.a. Having a Wild Weekend, in 1 top list Check
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    Á köldum klaka

    1995, in 1 top list Check
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    Caro diario

    1993 — a.k.a. Dear Diary, in 10 top lists Check
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    Detour

    1945, in 15 top lists Check
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    Drugstore Cowboy

    1989, in 6 top lists Check
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    Duel

    1971, in 3 top lists Check
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    Easy Rider

    1969, in 18 top lists Check
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    Exils

    2004 — a.k.a. Exiles, in 1 top list Check
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    Familia rodante

    2004 — a.k.a. Rolling Family, in 2 top lists Check
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    Five Easy Pieces

    1970, in 14 top lists Check
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    Gallivant

    1996, in 4 top lists Check
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    Get on the Bus

    1996, in 1 top list Check
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    Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter

    1972 — a.k.a. The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick, in 3 top lists Check
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    Le grand voyage

    2004 — a.k.a. The Great Journey, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Grapes of Wrath

    1940, in 22 top lists Check
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    Guantanamera

    1995, in 1 top list Check
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    Gun Crazy

    1950, in 15 top lists Check
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    The Hit

    1984, in 4 top lists Check
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    In This World

    2002, in 5 top lists Check
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    Jízda

    1994 — a.k.a. The Ride, in 2 top lists Check
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    Günese Yolculuk

    1999 — a.k.a. Journey to the Sun, in 2 top lists Check
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    Kalifornia

    1993, in 1 top list Check
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    Kikujirô no natsu

    1999 — a.k.a. Kikujiro, in 5 top lists Check
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    Im Lauf der Zeit

    1976 — a.k.a. Kings of the Road, in 8 top lists Check
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    Koktebel

    2003, in 1 top list Check
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    Topio stin omihli

    1988 — a.k.a. Landscape in the Mist, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Last Detail

    1973, in 4 top lists Check
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    Last Orders

    2001, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Last Run

    1971, in 1 top list Check
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    The Leather Boys

    1964, in 1 top list Check
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    Leningrad Cowboys Go America

    1989, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Living End

    1992, in 3 top lists Check
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    Lost in America

    1985, in 4 top lists Check
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    Mad Max 2

    1981 — a.k.a. The Road Warrior, in 12 top lists Check
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    Merci la vie

    1991, in 1 top list Check
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    Messidor

    1979, in 2 top lists Check
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    Midnight Run

    1988, in 4 top lists Check
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