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The Best Movies About Truck Drivers

Updated April 22, 2019 937 votes 56 voters60 items

Want to hit the open road without ever having to leave your couch? You can do it with the best truck driver movies. From trucker movies like Black Dog starring Patrick Swayze to the comedically scary Big Trouble in Little China with Kurt Russel, these are the best truck driving movies of all time. One of Stephen Spielberg's first movies was a trucker driver horror movie about an anonymous trucker trying to run Dennis Weaver off the road. Whether you're looking for a killer truck driver movie like Joy Ride or a comedy like Smokey and the Bandit this list has got you covered. But which one of these films is the top movie about truck drivers? You get to help decide with your votes.

Vote up your favorite truck driving movies and vote down any that left you stuck on the side of the road.

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    Black Dog

    Patrick Swayze, Meat Loaf

    Released1998

    Directed byKevin Hooks

    Black Dog is a 1998 action film directed by Kevin Hooks and starring Patrick Swayze. The film tells the story of a trucker and ex-con who is manipulated into transporting illegal arms. The film...  more
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    Smokey and the Bandit

    Sally Field, Burt Reynolds

    Released1977

    Directed byHal Needham

    Smokey and the Bandit is a 1977 Technicolor American action comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Patrick McCormick, Paul Williams and Mike Henry. It inspired...  more
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    Big Trouble in Little China

    Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

    Big Trouble in Little China is a 1986 American action film directed by John Carpenter, and starring Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun and James Hong. The film was released in the United States...  more
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    Duel

    Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott

    Released1971

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Duel is a 1971 television thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Richard Matheson, based on Matheson's short story of the same name. It stars Dennis Weaver as a terrified motorist...  more
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    Over the Top

    Sylvester Stallone, Terry Funk

    Released1987

    Directed byMenahem Golan

    Over the Top is a 1987 action drama film starring Sylvester Stallone. It was produced and directed by Menahem Golan, and its screenplay was written by Stirling Silliphant and Stallone. The original...  more
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    Every Which Way but Loose

    Clint Eastwood, Beverly DAngelo

    Released1978

    Directed byJames Fargo

    Every Which Way but Loose is a 1978 American adventure comedy film, released by Warner Brothers, produced by Robert Daley and directed by James Fargo. It stars Clint Eastwood in an uncharacteristic...  more
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    Mad Max: Fury Road

    Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron

    Released2015

    Directed byGeorge Miller

    Mad Max: Fury Road is a 2015 action film directed by George Miller. In a post apocalyptic desert wasteland where gasoline and water are scarce commodities, Max Rockatansky (Max Hardy) joins forces...  more
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    22
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    Breakdown

    Kurt Russell, Kathleen Quinlan

    Released1997

    Directed byJonathan Mostow

    Breakdown is a 1997 American thriller film, written and directed by Jonathan Mostow. The film stars Kurt Russell, J. T. Walsh, and Kathleen Quinlan. The original music score was composed by Basil...  more
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    Sorcerer

    Roy Scheider, Joe Spinell

    Released1977

    Directed byWilliam Friedkin

    Sorcerer is a 1977 American existential thriller film directed and produced by William Friedkin and starring Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, and Amidou. The second adaptation of Georges...  more
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    F.I.S.T

    Sylvester Stallone, Anthony Kiedis

    Released1978

    Directed byNorman Jewison

    F.I.S.T. is a 1978 film directed by Norman Jewison and starring Sylvester Stallone. Stallone plays Johnny Kovak, a Cleveland warehouse worker who becomes involved in the labor union leadership of the...  more
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    Smokey and the Bandit II

    Terry Bradshaw, Sally Field

    Released1980

    Directed byHal Needham

    Smokey and the Bandit II is a 1980 comedy film released on August 15, 1980 in the United States. It is the sequel to the 1977 film Smokey and the Bandit. The film stars Burt Reynolds, Sally Field,...  more
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    Joy Ride

    Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski

    Released2001

    Directed byJohn Dahl

    Joy Ride, also known as Roadkill, is a 2001 American thriller road film. The film was written by J. J. Abrams and Clay Tarver and directed by John Dahl and starring Steve Zahn, Paul Walker and Leelee...  more
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    Convoy

    Kris Kristofferson, Ernest Borgnine

    Released1978

    Directed bySam Peckinpah

    Convoy is a 1978 action film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine and Burt Young. The movie is based on the 1975 country and western novelty song...  more
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    Big Rig

    Big Rig is a 2007 documentary film by Doug Pray about long-haul truck drivers. The film consists of a series of interviews with different drivers, focusing on both their personal life stories and...  more
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    Blacktop

    Meat Loaf, Kristin Davis

    Released2000

    Directed byT.J. Scott

    Blacktop is an American thriller film starring Meat Loaf released in 2000....  more
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    The Beast

    Giancarlo Giannini, Enzo Fiermonte

    Released1974

    Directed bySergio Corbucci

    The Beast is an Italian comedy directed by Sergio Corbucci and stars Gabriella Giorgelli, Michel Constantin and Giancarlo Giannini....  more
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    2

    Coast to Coast

    Dyan Cannon, Robert Blake

    Released1980

    Directed byJoseph Sargent

    Coast to Coast is a 1980 comedy film starring Dyan Cannon and Robert Blake, directed by Joseph Sargent. The screenplay was written by Stanley Weiser. The original score was composed by Charles...  more
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    Burma Convoy

    Charles Bickford, Evelyn Ankers

    Released1941

    Directed byNoel M. Smith

    Burma Convoy is a film directed by Noel M. Smith released on Oct 17, 1941....  more
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    Aasha

    Hrithik Roshan, Girish Karnad

    Released1980

    Directed byJ. Om Prakash

    Aasha is a 1980 Hindi movie produced and directed by J. Om Prakash. The film stars Jeetendra, Reena Roy, Rameshwari, Girish Karnad, Bhagwan and Shakti Kapoor. The films music is by Laxmikant...  more
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    Smokey and the Bandit Part 3

    Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason

    Released1983

    Directed byDick Lowry

    Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 is the sequel to Smokey and the Bandit and Smokey and the Bandit II, starring Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Paul Williams, Pat McCormick, Mike Henry and Colleen Camp. The...  more
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    The Big Gamble

    Stephen Boyd, David Wayne

    Released1961

    Directed byElmo Williams, Richard Fleischer

    The Big Gamble is a 1961 adventure film directed by Richard Fleischer. It stars Stephen Boyd....  more
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    The Great Smokey Roadblock

    Susan Sarandon, Henry Fonda

    Released1977

    Directed byJohn Leone

    The Great Smokey Roadblock is a 1977 comedy drama film written and directed by John Leone....  more
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    Deadhead Miles

    Alan Arkin, Charles Durning

    Released1973

    Directed byVernon Zimmerman

    Deadhead Miles is a 1973 comedy film written by Terrence Malick, Vernon Zimmerman and directed by Vernon Zimmerman....  more
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    Breaker! Breaker!

    Chuck Norris, George Murdock

    Released1977

    Directed byDon Hulette

    Breaker! Breaker! is a 1977 action film starring Chuck Norris....  more
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    Crossroads to Crime

    Victor Maddern, Ferdy Mayne

    Released1960

    Directed byGerry Anderson

    Crossroads to Crime is a 1960 British crime film, the first and only to be directed by television producer Gerry Anderson, and also the only feature-length film to be made by his production company,...  more