Hitchhiking in movies
At times people hitchhike in movies. Some give a bad impression of hitchhiking, some are good. Some movies (such as The Hitcher) have perpetuated a strong anti-hitchhiking attitude among more impressionable people.
These are the movies we like. Hitchhiking is fun, adventurous and lets people live their lives out of the ordinary.
Documentaries & short movies
- tramprennen.org published a movie about their Hitchhiking race for the NGO Viva con Agua in August 2009: on Vimeo
- tramprennen.org published a movie about their 60-hours-non-stop-hitchhiking-race in April 2011: on Vimeo
- The 888-Project produced a Video on their gathering Trailer | Video
- The Hitchhiking Movie
- In 2011 Helin and Jan made a hitchhiking documentary of their trip to Istanbul from Berlin. Read stories and watch videos at berlin-istanbul.com / Vimeo
Full length movies
|The Motorcycle Diaries||Che Guevara's trip throughout South America.||2004||7.8||(English)|
|Turkish Delight||"Turks Fruit". A Dutch movie from the 1970s||1973||7.2||(English)|
|Podróż za jeden uśmiech||A Polish movie from the 1970s, comedy||1972||8.0||(English)|
|Le Corniaud||"The sucker". A French comedy. The main hero takes the hitch-hiker who later saves his life.||1965||7.4||(English)|
|Travellers and Magicians||Bhutanese movie.||2003||7.3||(English)|
|Und nächstes Jahr am Balaton||Comedy from East Germany. Youtube||1980||6.4|
|Into the Wild||A guy hitchhiking in the US and finally through Canada to Alaska, where he lives in the wild.||2007||8.2||(English)|
|Friendship!||A German movie. something similar to Eurotrip||2010||6.7||(German)|
|Im Juli||Germany. Featuring the main actor hitchhiking from Hamburg to Istanbul, following the girl he loves.||2000||7.8||(English)|
|Drôle de Félix||A french movie about a guy hitching across France to meet his father, whom he never knew.||2000||7.1||(English)|
|Snow cake||Movie starts with a girl hitchhiking and dying in a car accident.||2006||7.5||(English)|
|Even cowgirls get the blues||A Gus Van Sant's movie about a girl who was born with incredibly big thumbs. Based on the eponymous book, by Tom Robbins.||1993||4.0||(English)|
|Kiki's Delivery Service||Miyuzaki's film (briefly) shows young females hitchhiking in a carefree, positive light.||1989||7.9||(English)|
Avoid. Silly. Puts hitchhiking in a bad light.
|Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back||USA Comedy.||2001||6.8||(English)|
To sort or unclear
If you've seen some of these, could you tell us: was it good or bad?
- Until the End of the World (1991)
- Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
- Knife in the Water
- Sweet Movie
- Pee-wee's Big Adventure