DVD: Road, Movie, and 11 Other Awesome Road Movies

Generations of filmmakers have learned that putting your characters in a car and unleashing them on the open highways of the world is a sure-fire formula for drama. With Indian import Road, Movie hitting DVD this week from New Video and the Tribeca Film Festival, it seemed like the perfect excuse to create a completely incomplete and thoroughly arbitrary list of our Favorite Road Pictures.

The following list doesn't include those Hope and Crosby Road movies (which were mostly shot on a studio backlot) or racing pictures like Two-Lane Blacktop or Thunder Road, but does include plenty of rest stops. So many road pictures, so little time.

Click here to launch the slideshow, and leave your favorite road trip movies in the comments section.