A road trip is a classic movie backdrop; easy allegory for character development, right? Check out this neat visual breakdown of the highway adventures from three great movies and one other movie. Now you can go buy a dog van and do one!

Obviously Easy Rider and Dumb & Dumber are indispensable pieces of our cultural history. Notably absent from this list: Cannonball Run, Convoy, and The Supercharged Prelude To 2Fast 2Furious.

I think I remember Little Miss Sunshine being pretty good but I had to look up that Tom Green flick; which is now hysterically irrelevant with technology like “video tapes” and “mail” playing a central role in the plot.

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But being reminded of Tom Green this inspired me to flip through his back catalog and man, was he ahead of his time. His original clips would still make a pretty solid YouTube channel.

Wikipedia says he’s still doing comedy. Wonder if putting his bum on things is still central to the performance.

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Infographic via CarLeasingMadeSimple, image from Dumb & Dumber. Actually one of the sequels, I think.


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