Since Studying Road Movies In Year Twelve Media Studies I've Had a New Appreciation For the Open Road
When you travel down it, not only do you experience a physical journey, you also go on a journey inside yourself... and I think that sums up all those painful essays we penned on the topic.
...and it was a wise man who once said "There is nothing like returning to a place that has stayed the same to find the ways in which you yourself have changed." Or maybe he said "Even a blind squirrel must find a nut eventually." This guy says a lot of things.
In any case, my favourite road movies are:
Thelma and Louise, Transamerica, Priscilla and Easy Rider.