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Film on Wheels
text: Elisa Sicouret Lynch | ILLUSTRATION: COCA RUIZ
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Two truckers agree to illegally transport 400 cases of beer for US$80,000. The trouble starts when they pick up a runaway bride. Directed by Hal Needham and starring Burt Reynolds and Sally Field.
Mad Max (1979)
After a gang kills his best friend, his wife and his child, police officer Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson) takes the law into his own hands. He becomes the road warrior Mad Max, traveling through a ravaged future version of Australia to hunt down the culprits.
Bonnie & Clyde (1967)
This genre-spanning film has elements of drama, history, crime and, of course, the classic road movie. Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty), Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway) and their gang roam the United States, robbing banks and fleeing the police. An all-time classic, directed by Arthur Penn.
Easy Rider (1969)
The epitome of road movies and biker films, Easy Rider follows Wyatt (Peter Fonda) and Billy (Dennis Hopper, who also directs) as they ride their motorcycles to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Along the way, they encounter strange characters and spend some time in jail. A portrait of biker culture of the era, with all the liberty and licentiousness it entailed.
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Ridley Scott broke plenty of rules with this film, telling the story of a housewife and her guy-happy best friend who escape their mundane lives on a one-way trip with the law on their tail.