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The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies

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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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    Dumb and Dumber
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    Dumb and Dumber

    Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels

    Released1994

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

    Dumb and Dumber is a 1994 American road buddy comedy film starring Jim Carrey and Jeff... more on Wikipedia
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    Planes, Trains and Automobiles
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    Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon

    Released1987

    Directed byJohn Hughes

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a 1987 American comedy film written, produced and directed... more on Wikipedia
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    Vacation
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    Vacation

    Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley

    Released1983

    Directed byHarold Ramis

    National Lampoon's Vacation, sometimes referred to as Vacation, is a 1983 Technicolor comedy... more on Wikipedia

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    The Blues Brothers
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    The Blues Brothers

    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin

    Released1980

    Directed byJohn Landis

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    Midnight Run
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    Midnight Run

    Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin

    Released1988

    Directed byMartin Brest

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    We're the Millers
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    We're the Millers

    Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts

    Released2013

    Directed byRawson Marshall Thurber

    We're the Millers is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. It stars... more on Wikipedia
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    Road Trip
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    Road Trip

    Amy Smart, Andy Dick

    Released2000

    Directed byTodd Phillips

    Road Trip is a 2000 American road-comedy film written by Todd Phillips and Scot Armstrong and... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Rat Race
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    Rat Race

    Whoopi Goldberg, Amy Smart

    Released2001

    Directed byJerry Zucker

    Rat Race is a 2001 American ensemble comedy film directed by Jerry Zucker, written by Andy... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Kingpin
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    Kingpin

    Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson

    Released1996

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

    Kingpin is a 1996 American sport comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers and starring... more on Wikipedia
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    Tommy Boy
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    Tommy Boy

    Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe

    Released1995

    Directed byPeter Segal

    Tommy Boy is a 1995 American road comedy film directed by Peter Segal, written by Bonnie and... more on Wikipedia

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    Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
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    Released2004

    Directed byDanny Leiner

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    Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

    Released2006

    Directed byLarry Charles

    Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan is a 2006... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Little Miss Sunshine
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    Little Miss Sunshine

    Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston

    Released2006

    Directed byValerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton

    Little Miss Sunshine is a 2006 American comedy-drama road film and the directorial film debut... more on Wikipedia

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    The Last Laugh
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    The Last Laugh

    Richard Dreyfuss, Chevy Chase

    Released2019

    Directed byGreg Pritikin

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    Fandango
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    Fandango

    Kevin Costner, Judd Nelson

    Released1985

    Directed byKevin Reynolds

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    Pee-wee's Big Adventure
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    Pee-wee's Big Adventure

    Phil Hartman, Morgan Fairchild

    Released1985

    Directed byTim Burton

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    Sideways
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    Sideways

    Sandra Oh, Virginia Madsen

    Released2004

    Directed byAlexander Payne

    Sideways is a 2004 American comedy-drama film written by Jim Taylor and Alexander Payne and... more on Wikipedia
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    RV
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    RV

    Robin Williams, Kristin Chenoweth

    Released2006

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

    RV is a 2006 American road comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, produced by Lucy Fisher... more on Wikipedia
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    Joe Dirt
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    Joe Dirt

    Christopher Walken, Kid Rock

    Released2001

    Directed byDennie Gordon

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    Due Date
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    Due Date

    Charlie Sheen, Robert Downey Jr.

    Released2010

    Directed byTodd Phillips

    Due Date is a 2010 American comedy road film directed by Todd Phillips, co-written by Alan R.... more on Wikipedia

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    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
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    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

    Released2001

    Directed byKevin Smith

    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a 2001 American comedy film directed, written by, and... more on Wikipedia
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    Sex Drive
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    Sex Drive

    Katrina Bowden, Seth Green

    Released2008

    Directed bySean Anders

    This film is a 2008 comedy film about a high school graduate who goes on a cross-country road... more on Wikipedia

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    Wild Hogs
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    Wild Hogs

    John Travolta, Marisa Tomei

    Released2007

    Directed byWalt Becker

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    College Road Trip
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    College Road Trip

    Raven-Symoné, Martin Lawrence

    Released2008

    Directed byRoger Kumble

    College Road Trip is a 2008 American family comedy film directed by Roger Kumble and starring... more on Wikipedia

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    Identity Thief
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    Identity Thief

    Melissa McCarthy, Amanda Peet

    Released2013

    Directed bySeth Gordon

    This film is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Seth Gordon, written by Craig Mazin, and... more on Wikipedia