The Best Road Movies of the 1980s

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Rain Man

1988    Barry Levinson    Rated R

Drama    Family Drama    Melodrama

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Paris, Texas

1984    Wim Wenders    Rated R

Drama    New German Cinema    Road Movie

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Planes, Trains & Automobiles

1987    John Hughes    Rated R

Comedy    Comedy of Errors    Holiday Film

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Midnight Run

1988    Martin Brest    Rated R

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

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National Lampoon's Vacation

1983    Harold Ramis    Rated R

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Farce

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Down by Law

1986    Jim Jarmusch    Rated R

Buddy Film    Comedy    Road Movie

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Stranger Than Paradise

1984    Jim Jarmusch    Not Rated

Buddy Film    Comedy    Road Movie

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Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

1985    Tim Burton    Rated PG

Adventure    Adventure Comedy    Comedy

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Drugstore Cowboy

1989    Gus Van Sant    Rated R

Addiction Drama    Crime    Crime Drama

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Starman

1984    John Carpenter    Rated PG

Fantasy    Psychological Sci-Fi    Road Movie

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Something Wild

1986    Jonathan Demme    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Road Movie

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The Sure Thing

1985    Rob Reiner    Rated PG13

Comedy    Coming-of-Age    Road Movie

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Lost in America

1985    Albert Brooks    Rated R

Comedy    Comedy of Manners    Road Movie

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The Cannonball Run

1981    Hal Needham    Rated PG

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure Comedy

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Crossroads

1986    Walter Hill    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Odd Couple Film

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Vagabond

1985    Agnès Varda    Rated R

Drama    Feminist Film    Foreign Language Film

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Cannonball Run II

1984    Hal Needham    Rated PG

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

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Honkytonk Man

1982    Clint Eastwood    Rated PG

Drama    Road Movie    Musical Drama

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Fandango

1985    Kevin Reynolds    Rated PG

Buddy Film    Comedy    Comedy Drama

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