May 03, 2021
CM Content Team
This World Laughter Day, we bring to you a list of 5 funniest road trip movies you should watch (or rewatch). The road trip genre has given us some of the best comedies of all time, thanks to the sheer directorial potential that comes from cramping fantastic comedians together into small enclosed spaces and sending them to destinations unknown. If you agree with us, you’re surely going to love our movie recommendations below.
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
If you have already watched Dumb & Dumber, then the World Laughter Day is perfect to rewatch and we bet it’s going to crack you up as before. The bizarre concepts of the film are clever enough, and the duo (Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels) are talented enough to carry the film. The movie is imaginative and quirky with scenes as hilarious as that of Jeff Daniel in the toilet. Dumb & Dumber is clearly one of the finest comedy movies of the 90s.
Tommy Boy (1995)
One of the best performances of Chris Farley can be seen in Tommy Boy. He seemed like a genius of physical comedy. Farley plays an underachieving college graduate who travels the nation with James Spade to keep the accounts for his family business post his father’s death. There is a flawless chemistry between Farley and Spade which will make you at times go into a fit of laughter.
National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)
This 1983 film boasts slick physical gags and a classic screenplay. The movie is about Clark (Chevy Chase) and Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo) Griswold who take their two children, Rusty (Anthony Michael Hall) and Audrey (Dana Barron), on a cross-country trip from their home in Chicago, to the California theme park Walley World. Planned out by Clark, the trip begins to go awry after the family gets lost in St. Louis. The misadventures escalate in a way that allows the audience to ease into the brazen humour.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
This is probably the most honest filmes about the holidays. Steve Martin and John Candy play two men who have to travel together while trying to get home for the holidays. The comedy errors, an occasional cartoonish tone, and ingenuity and talent of the two actors make this film quite a delight.
Midnight Run (1988)
It wouldn’t be incorrect to call Midnight Run a cult comedy classic. This 1988 film where Robert De Niro plays a bounty hunter, Jack Walsh who is hired to bring Jonathan "The Duke" Mardukas back to Los Angeles. Mardukas, a mob accountant, was arrested for embezzling $15 million from Chicago mob boss Jimmy Serrano. The movie proves that De Niro was a natural at comedy, way before he was recognized for his work in Meet the Fockers.
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