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The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies 

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Updated April 25, 2020 1.1k votes 236 voters 17.8k views 31 items

There's something about the open road that continues to inspire hilarious comedies year after year. The best road trip movies are about the mishap-filled journey as much as the funny destination. This is a list of the top movies about road trips including everything from The Blues Brothers to Little Miss Sunshine to Borat. If you're planning on going on your own adventure, you might be interested in the best 2018 songs perfect for your road trip playlist.

What films will you find on this list of the best road trip movies? Dumb and Dumber continues to make audiences laugh. Whether Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) are traveling by dog-car, scooter or Hawaiian Tropic bus, the result is pure hilarity. Vacation – starring Chevy Chase – is another classic road trip comedy. Tommy Boy finds the dynamic duo of Chris Farley and David Spade traveling across the country on a mission to save the family business. Other good films featured on this best road trip movies list include Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Road Trip, and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.

Which road trip movie do you think is the funniest? Give your favorites a thumbs up and please add any good films that are missing.

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Vacation is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies
Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, John Candy

Released: 1983

Directed by: Harold Ramis

National Lampoon's Vacation, sometimes referred to as Vacation, is a 1983 Technicolor comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Dana Barron, ...more

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Planes, Trains and Autom... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies
Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy

Released: 1987

Directed by: John Hughes

Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a 1987 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John Hughes. The film stars Steve Martin as Neal Page, a high-strung marketing executive, who ...more

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Dumb and Dumber is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies
Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Teri Garr

Released: 1994

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

Dumb and Dumber is a 1994 American road buddy comedy film starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. It was written by the Farrelly brothers and Bennett Yellin, and is the Farrelly Brothers ...more

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We're the Millers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies
Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Molly Quinn

Released: 2013

Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber

We're the Millers is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. It stars Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn, and Ed ...more

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The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies
Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

Released: 1980

Directed by: John Landis

The Blues Brothers is a 1980 American musical comedy film directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as "Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from ...more

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Rat Race is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Amy Smart, John Cleese

Released: 2001

Directed by: Jerry Zucker

Rat Race is a 2001 American ensemble comedy film directed by Jerry Zucker, written by Andy Breckman, and starring Rowan Atkinson, Whoopi Goldberg, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jon Lovitz, Kathy Najimy, ...more

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Road Trip is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies
Amy Smart, Andy Dick, Jimmy Kimmel

Released: 2000

Directed by: Todd Phillips

Road Trip is a 2000 American road-comedy film written by Todd Phillips and Scot Armstrong and directed by Phillips. The film, featuring an ensemble cast including Breckin Meyer, Seann William ...more

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Little Miss Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies
Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Toni Collette

Released: 2006

Directed by: Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton

Little Miss Sunshine is a 2006 American comedy-drama road film and the directorial film debut of the husband-wife team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The screenplay was written by ...more

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Tommy Boy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies
Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe, Bo Derek

Released: 1995

Directed by: Peter Segal

Tommy Boy is a 1995 American road comedy film directed by Peter Segal, written by Bonnie and Terry Turner, produced by Lorne Michaels, and starring former Saturday Night Live castmates and close ...more

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Harold & Kumar Go to... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies
John Cho, Kal Penn, Fred Willard

Released: 2004

Directed by: Danny Leiner

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle is a 2004 American stoner comedy film directed by Danny Leiner. Best friends Harold Lee (John Cho) and Kumar Patel (Kal Penn) decide to go to the fast food ...more

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Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies
Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid

Released: 1996

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

Kingpin is a 1996 American sport comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers and starring Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Vanessa Angel, and Bill Murray. It was filmed in and around Pittsburgh, ...more

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Midnight Run is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies
wasecan added Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Joe Pantoliano

Released: 1988

Directed by: Martin Brest

Midnight Run is a 1988 American action-comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin. Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton, Dennis Farina, Joe Pantoliano and Philip ...more

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Borat: Cultural Learning... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies
Pamela Anderson, Sacha Baron Cohen, Alan Keyes

Released: 2006

Directed by: Larry Charles

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan is a 2006 British-American mockumentary comedy film. The film was written and produced by British comedian ...more

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RV is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies
Robin Williams, Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Hutchersonm

Released: 2006

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld

RV is a 2006 American road comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, produced by Lucy Fisher and Douglas Wick, written by Geoff Rodkey, and starring Robin Williams, Jeff Daniels, Cheryl Hines, ...more

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Fandango is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies
Shaka added Kevin Costner, Judd Nelson, E.G. Daily

Released: 1985

Directed by: Kevin Reynolds

Fandango is a 1985 American film directed by Kevin Reynolds. It was originally a student film titled Proof made by Reynolds while he was attending USC film school. It was a parody of Greek life ...more

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Sideways is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies
Sandra Oh, Virginia Madsen, Thomas Haden Church

Released: 2004

Directed by: Alexander Payne

Sideways is a 2004 American comedy-drama film written by Jim Taylor and Alexander Payne and directed by Payne. A film adaptation from Rex Pickett's novel of the same name, Sideways follows two ...more

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Pee-wee's Big Adventure ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies
Phil Hartman, Morgan Fairchild, Tim Burton

Released: 1985

Directed by: Tim Burton

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Wild Hogs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies
John Travolta, Marisa Tomei, Martin Lawrence

Released: 2007

Directed by: Walt Becker

Wild Hogs is a 2007 biker comedy road film directed by Walt Becker and starring Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy. It was released nationwide in the United States and ...more
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Due Date is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies
Charlie Sheen, Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx

Released: 2010

Directed by: Todd Phillips

Due Date is a 2010 American comedy road film directed by Todd Phillips, co-written by Alan R. Cohen, Alan Freedland, and Adam Sztykiel, and starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Zach Galifianakis. The ...more

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Sex Drive is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies
Katrina Bowden, Seth Green, James Marsden

Released: 2008

Directed by: Sean Anders

This film is a 2008 comedy film about a high school graduate who goes on a cross-country road trip to hook up with a girl he met online. It is based on the novel All the Way, by Andy Behrens. ...more

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Joe Dirt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies
Christopher Walken, Kid Rock, Jaime Pressly

Released: 2001

Directed by: Dennie Gordon

Joe Dirt is a 2001 American adventure comedy film starring David Spade, Dennis Miller, Christopher Walken, Brian Thompson, Brittany Daniel, Jaime Pressly, Erik Per Sullivan, and Kid Rock. The ...more

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Identity Thief is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies
Melissa McCarthy, Amanda Peet, T.I.

Released: 2013

Directed by: Seth Gordon

This film is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Seth Gordon, written by Craig Mazin, and starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy. The film tells a story about a man whose identity is ...more
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Jay and Silent Bob Strik... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Eliza Dushku

Released: 2001

Directed by: Kevin Smith

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College Road Trip is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies
Raven-Symoné, Martin Lawrence, Brenda Song

Released: 2008

Directed by: Roger Kumble

College Road Trip is a 2008 American family comedy film directed by Roger Kumble and starring Martin Lawrence, Raven-Symoné, Brenda Song, Margo Harshman, and Donny Osmond. The film ...more

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The Adventures of Prisci... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies
Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp

Released: 1994

Directed by: Stephan Elliott

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a 1994 Australian comedy-drama film written and directed by Stephan Elliott. The plot follows the journey of two drag queens and a transsexual ...more

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