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1980s Road Movies

Public list by WPS with 40 movies or TV shows/series

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Children of the Corn(1984)

R
| 1h 33min | Horror, Thriller
2.9/5 (with 289 votes)

A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town.

Kiki's Delivery Service(1989)

3.9/5 (with 1,168 votes)

A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Mad Max 2(1981)

3.7/5 (with 1,121 votes)

Max Rockatansky returns as the heroic loner who drives the dusty roads of a postapocalyptic Australian Outback in an unending search for gasoline. Arrayed against him and the other scraggly defendants of a fuel-depot encampment are the bizarre warriors commanded by the charismatic Lord Humungus, a violent leader whose scruples are as barren as the surrounding landscape.

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome(1985)

PG-13
| 1h 47min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
3.1/5 (with 876 votes)

Mad Max becomes a pawn in a decadent oasis of a technological society, and when exiled, becomes the deliverer of a colony of children.

Down by Law(1986)

R
| 1h 46min | Crime, Drama, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 197 votes)

A disc jockey, a pimp and an Italian tourist escape from jail in New Orleans.

The Hitcher(1986)

R
| 1h 38min | Horror, Action, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 235 votes)

On a stormy night, young Jim, who transports a luxury car from Chicago to California to deliver it to its owner, feeling tired and sleepy, picks up a mysterious hitchhiker, who has appeared out of nowhere, thinking that a good conversation will help him not to fall asleep. He will have enough time to deeply regret such an unmeditated decision.

Crossroads(1986)

R
| 1h 39min | Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 111 votes)

Cult classic starring Ralph Macchio as a want-to-be blues guitar virtuoso who seeks a long-lost song by legendary musician Robert Johnson.

Smokey and the Bandit Part 3(1983)

PG
| 1h 25min | Action, Comedy, Crime
2.4/5 (with 48 votes)

The Enos duo convince Cletus, aka The Bandit, to come out of hiding and help them promote their new restaurant. With a little coaxing, he agrees, producing an almost-creaky Trigger as his mode of transport. But his nemesis, Sheriff Buford T. Justice, is on the hunt, forcing Cletus and Trigger to hit the road. Can they steer clear of the vengeful sheriff?

The Sure Thing(1985)

PG-13
| 1h 40min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 79 votes)

Gib, a beer-guzzling slob, and Alison, an uptight Ivy-Leaguer, are an unlikely duo stuck together on a cross-country trip during Christmas break. At first they get on each other's nerves but, as time passes, they find their divergent natures complement each other. Now they need to realize what they've already found before it's too late.

The Wraith(1986)

R
| 1h 33min | Action, Science Fiction
3.1/5 (with 104 votes)

Packard Walsh and his motorized gang control and terrorize an Arizona desert town where they force drivers to drag-race so they can 'win' their vehicles. After Walsh beats the decent teenager Jamie Hankins to death after finding him with his girlfriend, a mysterious power creates Jake Kesey, an extremely cool motor-biker who has a car which is invincible. Jake befriends Jamie's girlfriend Keri Johnson, takes Jamie's sweet brother Bill under his wing and manages what Sheriff Loomis couldn't; eliminate Packard's criminal gang the hard way...

Something Wild(1986)

R
| 1h 54min | Crime, Comedy, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 78 votes)

A free-spirited woman "kidnaps" a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-con husband shows up.

The Wizard(1989)

PG
| 1h 40min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family
3.1/5 (with 100 votes)

Corey refuses to let his emotionally disturbed younger brother Jimmy be institutionalized, and the two run away together. They soon join forces with a resourceful girl, who notices that Jimmy has a special talent: he is a "wizard" at video games and can achieve the high score on absolutely everything he plays. Evading their parents and a sinister bounty hunter, the trio head for a climactic showdown at the national video game championships in California.

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Midnight Run(1988)

R
| 2h 6min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
3.6/5 (with 295 votes)

An accountant embezzles $15 million of mob money, jumps bail and is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia.

Who's Singin' Over There?(1980)

1h 26min | Drama, Comedy, Adventure
3.9/5 (with 39 votes)

5 April 1941, one day before the Nazi attack of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, a colourful group of random passengers headed for the capital Belgrade.

Follow That Bird(1985)

3.2/5 (with 20 votes)

Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.

Things Are Tough All Over(1982)

R
| 1h 30min | Action, Comedy
3.0/5 (with 22 votes)

Cheech and Chong are hired to drive a limo from Chicago to Las Vegas by two shady Arabs - Mr. Slyman and Prince Habib. Unbeknownst to them, five million dollars of dirty money has been stuffed throught the car.

No Man's Land(1987)

R
| 1h 46min | Action, Drama, Thriller, Crime
3.0/5 (with 27 votes)

A rookie cop goes undercover to infiltrate a gang of car thieves led by smooth and charming Ted. The rookie becomes too involved and starts to enjoy the thrill and lifestyle of the game, and becomes romanticly involved with the leaders sister.

Wheels of Fire(1985)

2.0/5 (with 6 votes)

The Future is now. There are no rules and no place to hide from the deadly Highway Warriors who ravage the roads in machines of destruction.

Directed by Cirio H. Santiago

Landscape in the Mist(1988)

2h 7min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 34 votes)

Two children search for their father who is supposed to live in Germany. Their obsession for this father figure will take them to the boundaries between childhood and adolescence.

Rolling Vengeance(1987)

R
| 1h 32min | Thriller, Action, Drama
3.4/5 (with 5 votes)

A truck driver builds a special, eight-ton truck to help get revenge against the rednecks who killed his family and raped his girlfriend.

Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone(1983)

PG
| 1h 30min | Adventure, Science Fiction
2.7/5 (with 34 votes)

Three women makes an emergency landing on a planet plagued with a fatal disease, but are captured by dictator Overdog. Adventurer Wolff goes there to rescue them and meets Niki, the only Earthling left from a medical expedition. Combining their talents, they try to rescue the women.

Roadie(1980)

PG
| 1h 46min | Comedy, Music
3.2/5 (with 9 votes)

A young Texas good ol' boy has a knack with electronic equipment, and that talent gets him a job as a roadie with a raucous traveling rock-and-roll show.

Marrakech Express(1989)

1h 50min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 57 votes)

In una fredda sera di novembre, a casa di Marco arriva una ragazza spagnola, Teresa con un misterioso messaggio: il suo fidanzato Rudy, amico di vecchia data di Marco è in carcere in Marocco e per tirarlo fuori servono trenta milioni di lire. Allora Marco, nonostante siano passati tanti anni ricontatta gli altri amici del gruppo, Maurizio, Paolino e Cedro ed insieme a Teresa partono alla volta del Marocco per rivedere ed aiutare Rudy. Ma a Marrakech non c'è traccia di Rudy e Teresa sparisce con i trenta milioni...

Tandem(1987)

1h 26min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 18 votes)

Michel Mortez travels around France hosting a radio game show he created 25 years ago. He is famous among the average Frenchmen. Rivetot, his assistant and technician, always goes with him. He is the only one who knows what really lies under Mortez's appearance of a playful don Juan. When the program is canceled, Rivetot delays telling Mortez as long as possible... Both malicious and tender, this bitter comedy also shows nostalgia.

The Last Chase(1981)

PG
| 1h 41min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
1.8/5 (with 7 votes)

Twenty years after the American people have been told the oil has run out and disease has scared them into complacency, the United States has become a fascist state. One man, former race car driver Franklyn Hart, now a puppet spokesman for public transportation, rebuilds his race car and sets off to California from Boston where people have returned to living life like they were twenty years prior.

Warrior of the Lost World(1983)

R
| 1h 32min | Action, Science Fiction
1.4/5 (with 13 votes)

A nomad mercenary on a high-tech motorcycle helps bring about the downfall of the evil Orwellian government, the Omega.

Roadhouse 66(1984)

1h 30min | Action, Comedy
2.4/5 (with 5 votes)

Beckman driving a '55 Thunderbird on Route 66 hooks up with Johnny after hoodlum Hoot and his gang shoot his car. Continuous conflicts between Hoot and Beckman make Beckman and Johnny determant to teach him a lesson.

Roadgames(1981)

PG
| 1h 41min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 36 votes)

A truck driver plays a cat-and-mouse game with a mysterious serial killer who uses a young female hitchhiker as bait to lure victims on a desolate Australian highway.

Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn(1983)

PG
| 1h 24min | Fantasy, Science Fiction
1.9/5 (with 10 votes)

A seeker named Dogen rescues Dhyana after her father is murdered by the evil Jared-Syn. To avenge her father's death, Dogen must find Jared-Syn's hideout in the mysterious "Lost City", but the only person who knows where it is an aging, burned-out seeker named Rhodes. Along the way, they will need to do battle against the hunter Baal and his Cyclopean minions for engaging Jared-Syn in a final encounter.

Roadkill(1989)

2.8/5 (with 4 votes)

Ramona works in a concert agency and is sent after the rock band 'Children of Paradise' who have disappeared. Since she can't drive, she has to take the train and bus and eventually hitchhike. On her way through the Canadian back country she meets the weirdest people - and learns to drive, what leads to... roadkill.

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