2,042 total votes
The Straight Story

The Straight Story

The Straight Story is a 1999 biographical drama film directed by David Lynch. The film was edited and produced by Mary Sweeney, Lynch's longtime partner and co-worker. She co-wrote the script with John E. Roach. The film is based on the true story of Alvin Straight's 1994 journey across Iowa and Wisconsin on a lawn mower. Alvin is an elderly World War II veteran who lives with his daughter Rose, a kind woman with a mental disability. When he hears that his estranged brother Lyle has suffered a stroke, Alvin makes up his mind to go visit him and hopefully make amends before he dies. Because Alvin's legs and eyes are too impaired for him to receive a driving license, he hitches a trailer ... more on Wikipedia

The Straight Story is ranked on...

#19 of 28 The Best Movies Where Nothing Really Happens 78.2k votes It’s not like absolutely nothing happens in these movies, it’s more like nothing happens in the traditional sense of Hollywo...
#49 of 119 The Best Movies of 1999 9.5k votes A list of the best movies of 1999, from blockbusters like The Matrix to cult classics like The Boondock Saints. The '90s wer...
#46 of 121 The Best Existentialism Movies 2.8k votes A list of all the best existentialism movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. For more mo...
#9 of 49 The Best Sissy Spacek Movies 1.1k votes List of the best Sissy Spacek movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Sissy Spacek's highest grossi...
#5 of 81 The Best Harry Dean Stanton Movies 855 votes List of the best Harry Dean Stanton movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Harry Dean Stanton's hi...
#16 of 32 The Best G-Rated Biography Movies 176 votes List of G-Rated biography movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best G-R...
#8 of 14 The Best Everett McGill Movies 55 votes List of the best Everett McGill movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Everett McGill's highest gr...
#2 of 22 The Best Richard Farnsworth Movies 137 votes List of the best Richard Farnsworth movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Richard Farnsworth's hi...
#3 of 42 The Best Movies Featuring the Elderly 631 votes Old people just rock. Some of the best films showcase the wonderfully rich characters of the elderly. Which films that heavi...
The Online Film Critics Society's Top Overlooked Films '90 5.8k views The Online Film Critics Society's list of the best overlooked movies of the 1990's. These movies have not gotten the recogni...

The Straight Story is also found on...

List of All Indie Movies List of All Road Movies Canal+ Movies List List of All Movies Released in 1999 Walt Disney Pictures Movies List Movies Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures List of Films Scored By Angelo Badalamenti