Best Drama & Comedy Movies For A Bus Trip

The silver screen has always had a special place for stories about voyages, from point A to B, told through the lens and acted out by Hollywood stars and starlets. The genre has come to be known as a “road movie,” in which the story follows characters traveling from place to place, with developments occurring via mostly linear plotting. Along the way, the film’s hero changes, whether through worldly experience, a freshened perspective, or other thematic factors.

A charter bus trip can have the same effect on you! Studies have proven travel to be beneficial to the mind and spirit, so get ready to improve and grow on your next charter trip. In fact, why not pair the journey with a favorite road trip movie. Let’s take a look at some of the landmark dramatic films based on character growth to pop in the DVD player aboard a motorcoach.

We recommend the following films for adult audiences, but if you’re in need of movies to entertain the younger ones, be sure to check out our previous list of charter-friendly movies.

About Schmidt (2002) R

Jack Nicholson sets out on an RV journey to stop his estranged daughter from marrying a dummy

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) R

Steve Martin struggles to travel home to Chicago for Thanksgiving while accompanied by a wonderfully obnoxious salesman played by John Candy

Away We Go (2009) R

John Krasinksi and Maya Rudolph star in this movie as a couple traveling the states to find the perfect place to start a family

Dumb and Dumber (1994) PG-13

This cross-country story follows two inept friends trying to return a briefcase full of money to its rightful owner

Everybody’s Fine (2009) PG-13

Robert De Niro stars in this road trip adventure drama to reunite with his grown children.

Little Miss Sunshine (2006) R

All aboard the yellow VW bus in this drama-comedy starring Steve Carell and Toni Collette as the family attempts to rush their daughter across the country for a beauty pageant

Rain Main (1988) R

Tom Cruise hits the road with Dustin Hoffman to live it up and squirrel his brother out of his father’s fortune

Get ready to draft your very own screenplay starring you the next time you get a group together to rent a bus. Find the perfect bus using the group travel directories.