1970s Road Movies

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Mad Max(1979)

3.4/5 (with 1,384 votes)

Taking place in a dystopian Australia in the near future, Mad Max tells the story of a highway patrolman cruising the squalid back roads that have become the breeding ground of criminals foraging for gasoline and scraps. After some grisly events at the hands of a motorcycle gang, Max sets out across the barren wastelands in search of revenge.


1h 30min | Action, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 535 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.

The Muppet Movie(1979)

3.6/5 (with 171 votes)

A Hollywood agent persuades Kermit the Frog to pursue a career in Hollywood. On his way there he meets his future muppet crew while being chased by the desperate owner of a frog-leg restaurant!


| 1h 34min | Crime
3.8/5 (with 353 votes)

A dramatization of the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of the 1950s, in which a teenage girl and her twenty-something boyfriend slaughtered her entire family and several others in the Dakota badlands.

Directed by Terrence Malick - With Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri, Terrence Malick, Charles Fitzpatrick, ...

Bound for Glory(1976)

2h 27min | Music
3.5/5 (with 19 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.

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot(1974)

| 1h 55min | Comedy, Crime, Action
3.4/5 (with 136 votes)

With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organise a daring new heist.

The Sugarland Express(1974)

| 1h 50min | Crime, Drama
3.3/5 (with 98 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.

Boxcar Bertha(1972)

3.0/5 (with 54 votes)

'Boxcar' Bertha Thompson, a transient woman in Arkansas during the violence-filled Depression of the early '30s, meets up with rabble-rousing union man 'Big' Bill Shelly and the two team up to fight the corrupt railroad establishment. Based on “Sister of the Road,” the 1937 pseudo-autobiography of fictional character Bertha Thompson, written by anarchist physician Dr. Ben L. Reitman.

Damnation Alley(1977)

| 1h 31min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
2.6/5 (with 24 votes)

A small group of survivors at a military installation who survived World War 3 attempt to drive across the desolate wasteland to where they hope more survivors are living. Hopefully their specially built vehicles will protect them against the freakish weather mutated plant and animal life and other dangers along the way.


| 1h 50min | Action, Comedy
3.1/5 (with 89 votes)

Truckers form a mile long "convoy" in support of a trucker's vendetta with an abusive sheriff...Based on the country song of same title by C.W. McCall.

Death Race 2000(1975)

| 1h 20min | Action, Comedy, Science Fiction
3.1/5 (with 133 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)

| 1h 39min | Action, Drama
3.6/5 (with 129 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.

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The Driver(1978)

| 1h 31min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 107 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.

Breaker! Breaker!(1977)

| 1h 26min | Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
2.4/5 (with 20 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

Harry and Tonto(1974)

3.6/5 (with 25 votes)

Harry is a retired teacher in his 70s living in the Upper West Side of New York City where his late wife and he raised his children--where he's lived all his life. When the building he lives in is torn down to make way for a parking garage, Harry and his beloved cat Tonto begin a journey across the United States, visiting his children, seeing a world he never seemed to have the time to see before, making new friends, and saying goodbye to old friends.

Race with the Devil(1975)

| 1h 28min | Horror, Action, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 32 votes)

For old friends Roger (Peter Fonda) and Frank (Warren Oates) and their wives (Lara Parker of Dark Shadows and Loretta Swit of M*A*S*H), it was supposed to be "the best damn vacation they ever had." But their RV road trip takes a deadly detour at a secluded campsite when they accidentally witness a Satanic orgy and brutal human sacrifice. Now horror hits the highway as the couples are chased by blood-crazed cultists through some of the most intense crash-and-burn mayhem of the decade and into one of the greatest twist endings in drive-in history.

Thieves Like Us(1974)

3.5/5 (with 14 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.

Dirty Mary Crazy Larry(1974)

| 1h 33min | Action, Adventure, Crime
3.3/5 (with 32 votes)

Two lovers, driving their Dodge Charger, are ruthlessly chased by the police after robbing a grocery store.

White Line Fever(1975)

| 1h 30min | Romance / Love, Action, Crime, Drama
3.1/5 (with 7 votes)

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


| 1h 42min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 7 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.

The Yellow Handkerchief(1977)

1h 49min | Comedy, Drama
3.2/5 (with 7 votes)

Three complete strangers embark on a road-trip to Hokkaido.


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.


3.7/5 (with 21 votes)

A high-speed drive through the streets of Paris.

Directed by Claude Lelouch

Human Experiments(1979)

| 1h 22min | Horror, Crime
1.2/5 (with 3 votes)

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

Smash-Up on Interstate 5(1976)

1h 40min | Drama, TV Movie, Thriller
2.7/5 (with 3 votes)

In this made-for-TV disaster movie, the lives of a group of motorists are chronicled retrospectively after they're involved in a 39-car pile-up on California's Interstate 5 over 4th of July weekend.

Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey - With Robert Conrad, Sian Barbara Allen, Vera Miles

One By One(1975)

1h 26min | Documentary
3.1/5 (with 2 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.


| 1h 32min | Action, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 2 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.


| 1h 30min | Drama, Action, Crime
4.5/5 (with 1 vote)

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

The Dog Who Loved Trains(1977)

1h 31min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 3 votes)

A fugitive girl, a stuntman and a young man who lost his dog quite some time before, are joining together on a trip to reach each of their own destination. A youngster gets emotionally connected to the girl, and he'd try to help her to leave the bossy stuntman, to get false passport and escape to Paris.

Die Abfahrer(1978)

1h 37min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 2 votes)

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