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Trivial Top 20: Best Road Movies

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Two-Lane Blacktop

1. Two-Lane Blacktop Monte Hellman, 1971

Badlands

2. Badlands Terrence Malick, 1973

Sullivan's Travels

3. Sullivan’s Travels Preston Sturges, 1941

Detour

4. Detour Edgar G. Ulmer, 1945

Pierrot le fou

5. Pierrot le Fou Jean-Luc Godard, 1965

Kings of the Road

6. Kings of the Road Wim Wenders, 1976

Gun Crazy

7. Gun Crazy Joseph L. Lewis, 1950

The Straight Story

8. The Straight Story David Lynch, 1999

Voyage to Italy

9. Journey to Italy Roberto Rossellini, 1954

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo

10. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia Sam Peckinpah, 1974

11. The Wages of Fear Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1953

The Last Detail

12. The Last Detail Hal Ashby, 1973

Thelma and Louise

13. Thelma & Louise Ridley Scott, 1991

Weekend

14. Weekend Jean-Luc Godard, 1967

Down by Law

15. Down by Law Jim Jarmusch, 1986

It Happened One Night

16. It Happened One Night Frank Capra, 1934

Five Easy Pieces

17. Five Easy Pieces Bob Rafelson, 1970

La Strada

18. La Strada Federico Fellini, 1954

Duel

19. Duel Steven Spielberg, 1971

Wanda

20. Wanda Barbara Loden, 1970

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