Top 10 Best European Road Movies


10. Locke (2013)

A man's (Tom Hardy) life unravels after he leaves a construction site at a critical time and drives to London to be present for the birth of a child conceived during a one-night stand.
9. Red Lights (2003)

Professional skeptics (Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver) try to prove that a famous psychic (Robert De Niro) is lying about his ability.
8. Gallivant (1996)

Filmmaker Andrew Kotting chronicles a journey he makes with his mildly eccentric grandmother and his daughter who has Joubert syndrome.
7. Landscape in the Mist (1988)

In Greece, young Voula (Tania Palaiologou) and her little brother, Alexandros (Michalis Zeke), think that their dad is in Germany, so they decide to pack up and search for him. During their life-changing trek, they meet the kindly Orestis (Stratos Tzortzoglou), who looks after them for a time. Eventually, the children decide to resume their quest, but they are forced to deal with the brutal realities of being alone in the world as they wander through an unforgiving winter landscape.
6. Ariel (1988)

An out-of-work Laplander (Turo Pajala) seeks his dark destiny in a white Cadillac convertible.
5. Vagabond (1985)

Mona Bergeron (Sandrine Bonnaire) is dead, her frozen body found in a ditch in the French countryside. From this, the film flashes back to the weeks leading up to her death. Through these flashbacks, Mona gradually declines as she travels from place to place, taking odd jobs and staying with whomever will offer her a place to sleep. Mona is fiercely independent, craving freedom over comfort, but it is this desire to be free that will eventually lead to her demise.
4. Radio On (1980)

A disc jockey travels from London to Bristol to investigate his brother's death.
3. Kings of the Road (1976)

While traveling his route along the border between East and West Germany, projector repairman Bruno (Rüdiger Vogler) meets pediatrician Robert (Hanns Zischler) when the latter attempts suicide by driving his car into a shallow lake. From such off beginnings, the two form a genuine friendship as Robert accompanies Bruno on the road. They discuss the decline of German film, the hegemony of America culture and their challenging relationships with women before ultimately parting ways.
2. Pierrot le fou (1965)

Uninterested in his wife (Graziella Galvani), Ferdinand Griffon (Jean-Paul Belmondo) wearies of his stagnant life. But when the couple hires an enigmatic baby-sitter, Marianne Renoir (Anna Karina), Ferdinand falls head over heels in love with her and abandons his family. He soon discovers, however, that his mistress is not who she seems. Pursued by foreign thugs, Ferdinand and Marianne steal a car and embark on a crime spree through the French countryside all the way to the Mediterranean.
1. Wild Strawberries (1957)

Crotchety retired doctor Isak Borg (Victor Sjöstrom) travels from Stockholm to Lund, Sweden, with his pregnant and unhappy daughter-in-law, Marianne (Ingrid Thulin), in order to receive an honorary degree from his alma mater. Along the way, they encounter a series of hitchhikers, each of whom causes the elderly doctor to muse upon the pleasures and failures of his own life. These include the vivacious young Sara (Bibi Andersson), a dead ringer for the doctor's own first love.