Top Six Movies to Watch During Your Next Conversion Van Road Trip

November 19th, 2012 by


Roadtrip Movies Conversion Van Travel

You’re on a cross-country trip in your conversion van, and you have 9 hours to kill before your next stop. Not to mention, finding a way to keep your kids entertained in your conversion van has been a nearly impossible task.

Unfortunatley, you can only sing “100 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” so many times before your passengers turn on each other and re-enact scenes from “Lord of the Flies” – which I don’t recommend you watch during this trip.

However, if you are desperate for movies that’ll keep everyone entertained, never fear! Here’s a list of the top six movies to watch during your conversion van road trip adventure. They‘ve ranked them in order of age appropriateness.


This one’s a classic for the kids! Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and the rest of the Muppet gang hit the road, their sights set on Hollywood, fame and fortune. It’s a well-made film, so adults will enjoy it as much as their pint-sized counterparts.


This movie made the child-like Pee-Wee Herman a household name. When Pee-Wee’s beloved bicycle is stolen, he embarks upon a harrowing quest to track down the thief. The scene that stuck with me as a kid was when Pee-Wee hitches a ride from a trucker named Large Marge. That face scared the crap out of me!


Here we have Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels at their finest?and dumbest. They play two totally moronic friends who take to the road in search of true love. The icing on the cake is that the van they’re traveling in is dressed to look like a giant dog.

4. BORAT – R

If you like your road trip movies raunchy and irreverent, you’re in luck. Sacha Baron Cohen stars as Borat, a TV personality from Kazakhstan who travels across the United States in a soft-serve ice cream van. Accompanied by a documentary film team, Borat is on a mission to explore the greatest country on earth?and marry Pamela Anderson.

5. SPEED – R

Okay, “Speed” isn’t technically a road trip movie, but it feels like one to me. Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock are trapped on a bus that has to keep moving at 50 mph or it’ll explode. They don’t make ’em better than that.


This one is arguably the greatest road trip comedy of all time. Chevy Chase plays Clark Griswold, an Everyman father who takes his family on a trip to the Wally World amusement park. Things go so horribly wrong that it’ll make your road trip look like a quick jaunt to the corner convenience store.

Hope you enjoy these films. Safe travels!

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