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little miss sunshine

Everyone loves a road trip – and we know that for fleet drivers, road trips are a part of everyday life. To celebrate the classic “American road trip,” our fleet fuel card company decided to find 10 great movies about being on the road. Which one is your favorite?

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

“When 7 year-old Olive Hoover learns that she’s qualified for the the little Miss Sunshine contest the entire family sets off in their VW camper van for the trip from Albuquerque to California… They face grief along the way but they get Olive to the pageant on time – even if the pageant itself doesn’t quite go as planned.”

National Lampoon’s Vacation  (1983)

“Chicago resident Clark Wilhelm Griswold Jr., his wife Ellen Griswold, his son Russell ‘Rusty’ Griswold, and his daughter Audrey Griswold have prepared to go on vacation to Wally World, a Disney-like amusement park located in Los Angeles. Clark has planned this trip right down to every last single solitary detail, but on the way to Los Angeles, things get complicated.”

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

“All that Neal Page wants to do is to get home for Thanksgiving. His flight has been cancelled due to bad weather, so he decides on other means of transport. As well as bad luck, Neal is blessed with the presence of Del Griffith, shower curtain ring salesman and all-around blabbermouth who is never short of advice, conversation, bad jokes, or company.”

Easy Rider (1969)

“Two young ‘hippie’ bikers, Wyatt and Billy sell some dope in Southern California, stash their money away in their gas-tank and set off for a trip across America, on their own personal odyssey looking for a way to lead their lives.”

Into the Wild (2007)

“After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.”

The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

“‘The Motorcycle Diaries’ is based on the journals of Che Guevara, leader of the Cuban Revolution. In his memoirs, Guevara recounts adventures he, and best friend Alberto Granado, had while crossing South America by motorcycle in the early 1950s.”

Thelma & Louise (1991)

“Louise is working in a diner as a waitress and has some problems with her boyfriend Jimmy, who, as a musician, is always on the road. Thelma is married to Darryl who likes his wife to stay quiet in the kitchen so that he can watch football on TV. One day they decide to break out of their normal life and jump in the car and hit the road. Their journey, however, turns into a flight when Louise kills a man who threatens to rape Thelma.”

Sideways (2004)

“Miles Raymond, a failed writer and divorcé who teaches junior high school English takes his best friend, former hot actor Jack, on a weeklong drive up to California’s wine country. There they explore the nature of their failures and question their relationships.”

Blues Brothers (1980)

“Fresh out of the slammer, Jake Blues, along with his brother Elwood, visit the Catholic home where they both grew up. They find out that it will soon shut down because of lack of funds and support. One misguided spiritual revelation later, they go in search of reuniting their old blues band and raise the $5000 to pay off the home’s taxes.”

About Schmidt (2002)

“Warren Schmidt has led a safe, predictable life working in the insurance industry in Omaha, Nebr. for many years, yet now faces retirement. At the same time he is forced to take a hard look at his wife, his life and his relationship with his estranged daughter. An often hilarious series of events follow as Schmidt embarks on an unpredictable RV journey to attend his daughter’s wedding in Denver.”

*All plots are courtesy of IMDb.com
*Photo courtesy of fanpop.com

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