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Best Modern Road Movies According to Rotten Tomatoes

By    |   Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 05:17 PM

Modern road movies embody an actual journey and a “journey” of self-discovery in a genre that can range from comedic to somber. If you want to hit the open road through the movies, Rotten Tomatoes reviews will help you find popular films in this genre.

Here are five of the best modern road movies, according to Rotten Tomatoes:

1. “Sideways” (2004)

Two men take a wine-tasting road trip before one gets married, and things go sideways as their journey becomes one involving a midlife crisis. Rotten Tomatoes found this movie to be thoughtful, funny, and decidedly mature, giving it a rating of 96 percent.

“Sideways” offers a different view on human nature, resonating with both intelligence and humor, which makes this film easy to enjoy.

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2. “Y Tu Mama Tambien” (2001)

A trio embarks on a road trip to a beach paradise, but their journey is riddled with pain, jealousy, and lust. Along the way they learn valuable lessons about life as their friendships are pushed to their limit.

Rotten Tomatoes rated it 92 percent
for its sexiness and intelligent plot.

3. “Little Miss Sunshine” (2006)

A wildly dysfunctional family set out on a road trip to California to help the youngest realize her dream of winning a beauty pageant. Despite each family member’s odd personality and inability to agree on much, the family comes together in the end to support one of its own.

For its comedic moments and heartwarming story, Rotten Tomatoes rated this film a 91 percent.

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4. “Nebraska” (2013)


A black-and-white drama, “Nebraska” depicts the story of an old man who believes he’s won a million-dollar magazine sweepstakes and his son who unwillingly agrees to drive him to Nebraska to collect his winnings. Along the way they make accusations and revelations, each learning more about themselves and each other.

According to Rotten Tomatoes, the movie’s simplicity has a form of elegance, making its message all the more poetic. Authentic and hilarious, this film received a 91 percent rating (with an 83 audience rating).

5. “In This World” (2003)

This story follows two Afghan teenagers as they make their way from Pakistan to London seeking refuge. Their journey forces them through many obstacles and to deal with unsavory people, but as the pair push on they grow with every new experience.

This film was given a rating of 89 percent since it tells a harrowing but important story about the plight of refugees, according to Rotten Tomatoes. A rewarding film, it is sure to capture your heart.

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Modern road movies embody an actual journey and a “journey” of self-discovery that can range from comedic to somber. If you want to take a road trip in movies, Rotten Tomatoes reviews will help you find films in this genre. Here are five of the best modern road movies, according to Rotten Tomatoes.
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