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
- Hitchtanbul - a hitchhiking documentary about two Dutch hitchhiking from the Netherlands to Istanbul.
- THIS TIME, a documentary shot on the road in Finland, Norway, Sweden, Åland, and Sápmi from 2012.
- 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
|Exit Marrakech||German teenage guy travels to Marrakech with his father, but soon gets bored and hits the road||2013||6.1||(German)|
|Rabat||Dutch movie. Three dutch-moroccan guys drive to Morocco in summertime||2011||7.0||(English)|
|The Motorcycle Diaries||Che Guevara's trip throughout South America.||2004||7.8||(English)|
|Roads to Koktebel (Ru: Коктебель)||Russian movie. Father and son go on a trip through Russia and Ukraine by means of train hopping and hitchhiking.||2003||6.9||(English)|
|The Forest Prince and the Pig Man||Hitchhiking in America. Documentary.||2011||||(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.||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)|
|Reiseziel Erfurt||A pioneer is hitch hiking from Elsterwerda to Erfurt after he was missing his train. GDR movie for children, so some kind of strange, but nothing bad about hitch hikers||1962||no|
|Scarecrow||Starring: Al Pacino, Gene Hackman... Max, an ex-con drifter with a penchant for brawling is amused by Lion, a homeless ex-sailor, and they partner up as they head east together. The movie starts with one of the best hitchhiking scene on screen.||1973||7.4|
|Kikujiro||Starring: Takeshi Kitano. A young, naive boy sets out alone on the road to find his wayward mother. Soon he finds an unlikely protector in a crotchety man and the two have a series of unexpected adventures along the way. Brilliant scene about hitchhiking tricks, involving nails and blindness.||1999||7.9|
|Barfi!||Even if you aren't fond of Indian movies, this one is a gem and there's some hitchhiking in it .||2013||8.3|
|Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados||Teacher is driving across Spain to see John Lennon and picks up two young hitchhikers.||2013||7.0|
|Transamerica||Starring: Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers. A trans woman takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she has a son, now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York.||2005||7.5||(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