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It’s hard to believe it’s been 30 years since Planes, Trains and Automobiles first came out, since Del Griffith (John Candy) and Neal Page (Steve Martin) had their buddy bromance road trip together on the way to Chicago. There’s nothing like sticking two polar opposites together and watching them butt heads. That got us thinking about our favorite buddy comedy movies that took life on the road, which of course we’re going to round up for you right now.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles has all the perfect ingredients: a control freak who has lost all control, an annoying jolly classic late actor, everything that can go wrong on a trip (and then some), the unforgiving bitter cold, a broken convertible, Kevin Bacon being a dick, Chicago, the house from Home Alone and a little holiday cheer.
We’ve rounded up our favorite buddy comedy road trip movies, and, while we like to think they’re all the best, it’s tough to compete with one of the original buddy road trip comedies. Honorable mentions: The Blues Brothers, The Great Outdoors, Sideways.