Let’s face it. Not all trips are perfect, and some are downright awful. These movies about travel will have you crying with laughter.
The first in National Lampoon’s quintessential series about the Griswolds’ ill-fated family trips.
2. Lost in America
A yuppie couple (Albert Brooks, Julie Hagerty) drops out of society, buys a Winnebago and sets out to see the country.
3. Planes, Trains and Automobiles
When their flight home for Thanksgiving is cancelled, an aloof businessman (Steve Martin) and obnoxious salesman (John Candy) become unlikely traveling companions.
4. Midnight Run
A bounty hunter (Robert De Niro) and his catch (Charles Grodin) take a long, strange trip from one coast to the other.
5. City Slickers
In the throes of a midlife crisis, Mitch (Billy Crystal) and two friends leave Manhattan to play cowboy on a two-week cattle drive from New Mexico to Colorado.
6. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
A group of British retirees (Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson) move to India, lured by the promise of a supposedly newly-restored hotel that’s not quite what they had envisioned.
7. The Out-of-Towners
Neil Simon’s dark comedy about a couple (Jack Lemmon, Sandy Dennis) who head to New York, ready to take the city by storm, and quickly realize they’re not in Ohio any more.
A flight from Los Angeles to Chicago turns into a comedy of errors when the cockpit crew contracts food poisoning, leaving no one to land the plane.
9. Little Miss Sunshine
When seven-year-old Olive (Abigail Breslin) is invited to compete in a beauty pageant, her dysfunctional family (Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, Alan Arkin, Steve Carell, Paul Dano) piles into their old VW bus for a road trip.
10. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
A teenager skips school, celebrates his hometown of Chicago and proves that sometimes all you need is a staycation.