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1970s Road Movies

Public list by WPS with 26 movies or TV shows/series

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Mad Max(1979)

3.3/5 (with 1,909 votes)

In the ravaged near future, a savage motorcycle gang rules the road. Terrorizing innocent civilians while tearing up the streets, the ruthless gang laughs in the face of a police force hell-bent on stopping them. But they underestimate one officer: Max Rockatansky. And when the bikers brutalize Max's best friend and family, they send him into a mad frenzy that leaves him with only one thing left in the world to live for – revenge!

Duel(1971)

PG
| 1h 30min | Action, Thriller, TV Movie
3.7/5 (with 844 votes)

Traveling businessman David Mann angers the driver of a rusty tanker while crossing the California desert. A simple trip turns deadly, as Mann struggles to stay on the road while the tanker plays cat and mouse with his life.

Death Race 2000(1975)

R
| 1h 20min | Action, Comedy, Science Fiction
3.0/5 (with 196 votes)

In a boorish future, the government sponsors a popular, but bloody, cross-country race in which points are scored by mowing down pedestrians. Five teams, each comprised of a male and female, compete using cars equipped with deadly weapons. Frankenstein, the mysterious returning champion, has become America's hero, but this time he has a passenger from the underground resistance.

Vanishing Point(1971)

R
| 1h 39min | Action, Drama
3.6/5 (with 189 votes)

Kowalski works for a car delivery service, and takes delivery of a 1970 Dodge Challenger to drive from Colorado to San Francisco. Shortly after pickup, he takes a bet to get the car there in less than 15 hours.

The Driver(1978)

R
| 1h 31min | Action, Crime, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 168 votes)

The Driver specializes in driving getaway cars for robberies. His exceptional talent has prevented him from being caught yet. After another successful flight from the police a self-assured detective makes it his primary goal to catch the Driver. He promises pardons to a gang if they help to convict him in a set-up robbery. The Driver seeks help from The Player to mislead the detective.

The Sugarland Express(1974)

PG
| 1h 50min | Crime, Drama
3.3/5 (with 157 votes)

Married small-time crooks Lou-Jean and Clovis Poplin lose their baby to the state of Texas and resolve to do whatever it takes to get him back. Lou-Jean gets Clovis out of jail, and the two steal their son from his foster home, in addition to taking a highway patrolman hostage. As a massive dragnet starts to pursue them across Texas, the couple become unlikely folk heroes and even start to bond with the captive policeman.

Dirty Mary Crazy Larry(1974)

PG
| 1h 33min | Action, Adventure, Crime, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 48 votes)

Down-on-their-luck racers Larry and Deke steal from a supermarket manager to buy a car that will help them advance their racing chances. Their escape does not go as planned when Larry's one-night stand, Mary, tags along for the ride.

Damnation Alley(1977)

PG
| 1h 31min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
2.5/5 (with 39 votes)

Following World War III, four survivors at an desert military installation attempt to drive across the desolate wasteland of America to Albany, where they hope more survivors are living, using a specially built vehicles to protect themselves against the freakish weather, mutated plant and animal life, and other dangers encountered along the way.

Race with the Devil(1975)

PG
| 1h 28min | Action, Horror, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 51 votes)

Two couples vacationing together in an R.V. from Texas to Colorado are terrorized after they witness a murder during a Satanic ritual.

Breaker! Breaker!(1977)

PG
| 1h 26min | Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
2.4/5 (with 31 votes)

Truck driver searches for his brother, who has disappeared in a town run by a corrupt judge.

Directed by Don Hulette - With Chuck Norris, George Murdock

Bound for Glory(1976)

2h 27min | Music, Drama
3.5/5 (with 28 votes)

A biography of Woody Guthrie, one of America's greatest folk singers. He left his dust-devastated Texas home in the 1930s to find work, discovering the suffering and strength of America's working class.

The Yellow Handkerchief(1977)

1h 49min | Comedy, Drama
3.3/5 (with 12 votes)

The story is about a convict released from prison for an old murder who is thinking about returning to his ex-wife and his former life. If she puts a yellow handkerchief on the window, it would mean that she wants him back at home.

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White Line Fever(1975)

PG
| 1h 30min | Romance / Love, Action, Crime, Drama
3.1/5 (with 16 votes)

An independent trucker with a pregnant wife fights cargo crooks and the big shot they work for.

Thieves Like Us(1974)

3.5/5 (with 26 votes)

Bowie, a youthful convicted murderer, and bank robbers Chicamaw and T-Dub escape from a Mississippi chain gang in the 1930s. They hole up with a gas station attendant and continue robbing banks. Bowie, who is injured in an auto accident, takes refuge with the daughter of the gas station attendant, Keechie. They become romantically involved but their relationship is strained by Bowie's refusal to turn his back on crime. The film is based on the novel Thieves Like Us by Edward Anderson. The novel is also the source material for the 1949 film They Live by Night, directed by Nicholas Ray.

Pets(1973)

R
| 1h 42min | Drama
2.7/5 (with 12 votes)

Naive, but brash and sultry teenage runaway Bonnie finds herself lost and adrift in America. The lovely young lass runs afoul of a colorful array of evil oddballs who all treat her like an object.

In Search of America(1971)

1h 30min | Drama

Michael (Jeff Bridges) drops out of college with the intention of finding himself. When his parents (Carl Betz and Vera Miles) balk, he talks them into joining him in traveling the country and educating themselves about the state of things. They, along with Grandma (Ruth McDevitt) trick out an old Greyhound bus and hit the road. The picaresque plotline brings the family into contact with a variety of colorful characters. The producers of In Search of America never declared outright that the made-for-TV film was intended as a series pilot, but it ends on an ambiguous note with plenty of loose plot ends. In Search of America was first telecast March 23, 1971.

Human Experiments(1979)

R
| 1h 22min | Horror, Crime
2.1/5 (with 6 votes)

A demented prison doctor performs gruesome shock therapy experiments on inmates.

Hi-Riders(1978)

R
| 1h 30min | Drama, Action, Crime
2.9/5 (with 1 vote)

Story of a group of drag races and the young boy and girl who join them.

Rendezvous(1976)

3.6/5 (with 33 votes)

A high-speed drive through the streets of Paris.

Directed by Claude Lelouch

Joyride(1977)

2.5/5 (with 4 votes)

Scott, John and Suzie quit their boring jobs and depart L.A. for Alaska to pursue their dream of their own salmon fishing business. They soon find that life in Alaska is more difficult than expected as they are forced to abandon their plans and make desperate choices just to survive.

Die Abfahrer(1978)

1h 37min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 4 votes)

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Directed by Adolf Winkelmann - With Detlev Quandt, Ludger Schnieder, Anastasios Avgeris, Beate Brockstedt, Tana Schanzara, Hermann Lause, ...

Redneck(1973)

R
| 1h 29min | Drama, Action, Crime
2.3/5 (with 4 votes)

Franco Nero and Telly Savalas star in the story of a trio of jewel thieves on the lam after a heist goes very wrong. Wrecking their car they take another unaware that there is a teenager hiding in the back. As the flight becomes more frantic, the young man is discovered, upsetting the balance of the thieves.

Speedtrap(1977)

PG
| 1h 53min | Action, Crime, Drama
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

After a wave of unsolved car thefts, an insurance company calls in a private investigator to solve the case. While the chief of police isn't thrilled about having an outsider come and show up his men, one of the officers is a former girlfriend who's more than willing to help him out in any way she can.

One By One(1975)

1h 26min | Documentary
2.7/5 (with 3 votes)

Intended to be about the passing of the torch from Stewart to Cevert; One By One is a documentary chronicling the lives of Formula 1 racers in the seventies.

Directed by Claude Du Boc

Navarathinam(1977)

2h 30min | Drama, Action

In order to stay away from his mother and her influential demeanor, Thangam, a young and affluent feudal lord, sets off on a quest to avenge his father's death.

Accident(1977)

1h 34min | Crime, Thriller, Drama
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Three young man run in the rain with a borrowed car. The first accident, whose victim is a girl, gives the signal for a race through the city to escape the police crews. Race ends tragically, with another serious incident, even one victim is involved. The only way out is escape. The film shows the psychological transformation of fugitives, in their desperate attempt to evade the consequences and pressures of their conscience.

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