12 Road Trip Movies to Watch Over Thanksgiving Break

Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go. Whether you’re traveling to grandma’s this Thanksgiving or celebrating with friends (cats count as friends), you’re bound to spend part of the holiday lying on the couch in a food coma, regretting that extra slice of pecan pie.  What better way to wallow in your gluttony than watching classic road trip movies that range from heartwarming to hilarious? From films about family men trying to get home for the holidays to flicks set in a zombie wasteland, there’s something for everyone on this list.*

*Heads up — Some of these movies are for the 17-and-up crowd and not grandma approved!

Dumb and Dumber (1994) | PG-13

Starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels

Tommy Boy (1995) | PG-13

Starring Chris Farley and David Spade

National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983) | R

Starring Chevy Chase, beverly d’angelo, randy quaid and imogene coca

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) | R

Starring Steve Martin and John Candy

Are We There Yet? (2005) | PG

Starring Ice Cube and nia long

Due Date (2010) | R

Starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Zach Galifianakis

Cars (2006) | G

Starring Owen Wilson, RICHard petty, Bonnie hunt, michael keaton, paul newman and larry the cable guy

Rain Man (1988) | R

Starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman

Zombieland (2009) | R

Starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin

RV (2006) | PG

Starring Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, JoJo, Josh Hutcherson, Kristen Chenoweth and Jeff Daniels

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) | R

Starring Steve Carrell and Keira Knightley

The Lucky Ones (2008) | R

Starring Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins and Michael Peña

And you know what else you can do while you’re moaning on the sofa post-turkey feast? Aceable drivers ed. State-approved, teen-approved and grandma-approved courses available right at the tips of your greasy, gravy-covered fingers. Wash your hands before using grandma’s iPad.

Even More Road Trip Movies …

Thelma and Louise (1991) | RLittle Miss Sunshine (2006) | RThe Motorcycle Diaries (2004) | RCollege Road Trip (2008) | GFear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) | RThe Guilt Trip (2012) | PG-13Wild Hogs (2007) | PG-13Tammy (2014) | RWe’re The Millers (2013) | RA Goofy Movie (1995) | GThe Muppet Movie (1979) | G