Gizmodo Movie Night: Go On A Journey With These Road Trip Movies

It's almost the weekend, and that means you should book in another Gizmodo movie night. This week, it's time to hit the road with some of the best road trip movies streaming right now.

We’ve re-jigged our existing Netflix Movie Night series, and brought in Australia’s other popular subscription video on demand services — Presto and Stan — to give you a broader selection of movies and TV shows to enjoy. On all three services, you can watch from your tablet or smartphone, on your PC or laptop, through your Smart TV, or through a media streaming dongle like the Google Chromecast, although specifics can vary.

Presto costs $10 to $15 a month depending which package you choose. Stan is a flat $10 per month, and Netflix can cost from $9 to $15 per month.

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Easy Rider

Presto: Two drugged-out bike riders and a spaced-out lawyer go on an odyssey in search of the real America only to find violence and bigotry.

Watch it now on Presto.


Presto: A Californian wine-tasting road trip takes an unexpected detour as Miles and Jack hit the gas en route to their mid-life crisis, soon finding themselves drowning in wine, women... and laughter.

Watch it now on Presto.

Thelma & Louise

Presto: In this high-speed empowering personal odyssey, two accidental outlaws embark on a crime filled road trip with a determined detective on their trail and a sweet-talking hitchhiker in their path.

Watch it now on Presto.

Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle

Presto: When Harold and his stoner buddy, Kumar, get the munchies for White Castle hamburgers they embark on a riotous, crazy journey to get there.

Watch it now on Presto.

Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back

Presto: When best buddies Jay and Silent Bob discover that a major motion picture is being based on their likenesses, they head for Hollywood to claim the money they deserve.

Watch it now on Presto.


The Motorcycle Diaries

Stan: Highly inspiring, entertaining adventure based on the journals of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara. Stars Mexican heart-throb Gael Garcia Bernal and nominated for Palme d'Or at 2004 Cannes International Film Festival.

Watch it now on Stan.

Due Date

Stan: Peter Highman is an expectant father whose wife's due date is a mere five days away. As Peter hurries to catch a flight home to be at her side for the birth, his best intentions go awry with a chance encounter with aspiring actor, Ethan Tremblay.

Watch it now on Stan.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Stan: Resplendent in ballgowns, looking down over the vast red Australian desert: for three showgirls it was the dream of a lifetime, a cabaret engagement in Alice Springs. The problem is simply getting there intact, along with their bus Priscilla.

Watch it now on Stan.

The Trip

Stan: Directed by the award-winning Michael Winterbottom, THE TRIP stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon in a laugh-out-loud British comedy about the importance of friendship, fame and great food.

Watch it now on Stan.

About Schmidt

Stan: Warren Schmidt has led a safe, predictable life working in the insurance industry, yet now faces retirement. He is forced to take a look at his life. An hilarious series of events follow as he embarks on a journey to attend his daughter's wedding.

Watch it now on Stan.


Little Miss Sunshine

Netflix: A family loaded with quirky, colourful character spriles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Rain Man

Netflix: A fast-talking yuppie is forced to slow down when he meets the brother he never knew he had, an unusually gifted autistic savant named Raymond.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Road Trip

Netflix: A college student cheats on his girlfriend - and videotapes it. When his friends accidentally mail her the tape, they hit the road to intercept it.

Watch it now on Netflix.


Netflix: When chef Carl Casper's plans for opening a restaurant in Los Angeles fail to pain out, he returns home to Miami and debuts a food truck instead.

Watch it now on Netflix.


Netflix: When Scott learns that his longtime cyber-buddy from Berlin is a gorgeous young woman, he and his friends embark on a trip across Europe.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Disclosure: Stan is a 50/50 joint venture between Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media. Allure Media, the company which publishes Gizmodo Australia, is also owned by Fairfax.

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