Heading out on the open road this summer? Check out these flicks for some travel (and life) lessons before you go.
Whether it’s packing the family into the car for a cross-country holiday, or just getting behind the wheel on your own for an existential journey to find yourself, the road trip is as much a quintessential part of summer as barbecues, cottage weekends and pool parties. It’s also been the subject of countless films over the years, from outrageous comedies to thoughtful dramas. And, if you look past the misadventures and potholes, you can find a valuable lesson in each one. (Yes, even in Road Trip.) Here are some of our favourites.
1. The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert (1994)
Trip itinerary: Two drag queens (Guy Pearce, Hugo Weaving) and an aging transsexual (Terence Stamp) battle discrimination, reconnect with faces from their past and dazzle rural audiences when they hop on a tour bus and take their cabaret show across the Australian Outback.