So, you enjoyed the boom 99.7 Driving Songs Weekend but, you’re thinking, how can I make this feeling last even longer? Well, why not with a couple of driving movies? Here’s a few film selections from THIS imdb.com article, which has even more to choose from, if the ones below don’t strike your fancy.
In this TV movie from 1971, which was one of Steven Spielberg’s first directing jobs, businessman David Mann from California is travelling through the desert and passes a slow and old tanker truck. The psychotic truck driver feels offended and chases David along the empty highway trying to kill him.
This comedy film from 1981 brings Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and an all-star cast to the starting line of the ultimate auto race, a madcap cross-country scramble that roars full-speed ahead.
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. They decide to go to Mexico, but soon they are hunted by American police.
College student Lewis decides to drive across the country to see Venna, a friend who doesn’t know that Lewis is interested in her romantically. Unfortunately for his plans, Lewis gets saddled with his raucous-spirited older brother, Fuller, whose on-the-road pranks get the brothers and Venna sucked into a nightmare when a psychotic truck driver takes offense.