Welcome back RVers. It’s getting colder out, which means you’ll be spending a lot more time inside drinking that delicious hot chocolate while being curled up under the coziest blanket you can find. The only way it could get better is seeing your favorite motorhomes and RVs in your favorite movies. So, why not pop some popcorn, snag a bag of your favorite candy, order some pizza and make a night of it? Below, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite movies that feature some of the RV brands you know and love.
Let’s start the show!
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Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, RV is one of those classic comedies movies where everything that can go wrong, does go wrong. Robin Williams and cast consistently gives the viewer nonstop laughs from the mishaps of a family vacation. Bob Munro, (Williams) takes his family on a hysterical road trip through Colorado in their rented Forest River RV. It’s the whole package that comes with laughs for all ages!
An actual classic, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz are at it again as they charm America with their wit and humor. This time, the newlywed couple, Nick and Tacy, head out on their honeymoon in their trailer. Follow them as they encounter several catastrophic adventures, including Tacy’s thoughtful attempt to make dinner in the moving trailer and a cliffhanging ride between the mountains.
This is definitely one to watch after the kids are fast asleep, but it’s one you really can’t miss. Drug dealer David (Jason Sudeikis) owes his boss massive amounts of money, but tells him it’ll all be forgotten if he travels down to Mexico and pick up more drugs. In order to look as normal as possible, David and a few acquaintances head down together posed as a family vacationing in their RV. The ride there and back is one that yields some insane mishaps but also a few close friendships that weren’t there before. And the mode of transportation? It’s a Coachmen Class A motorhome.
Not only does this film feature a mega vintage motorhome, it goes a bit more in depth than the movies above. When 7-year-old Olive, (Abigail Breslin) gets selected to be in the running for the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant, her abnormal family sets out on the road trip of a lifetime. Each member of her family has a different view of life, and it sets the stage for the trip to be most dysfunctional at the least. This is another Rated R film, so just wait for the kids to drift off to sleep.
In this RV film, a married couple, who have almost flatlined in their current lifestyle, decide to quit their jobs, buy a Winnebago and follow their dreams on the open road. Money isn’t an issue because of their $145,000 nest egg stashed safely within reach, but their first stop is Las Vegas. So long, nest egg! Follow their misfortunes as they come to their own realizations about climbing the corporate ladder, money and their beloved Winnebago.
John and Ella Robina have been together for over 50 years. Now in their eighties, Ella (Helen Mirren) has cancer and John (Donald Sutherland) has Alzheimer’s. Hoping for one last venture, the couple sneak away from their adult children and doctors using their 1978 Leisure Seeker RV and head out on the roads of Route 66 towards Disneyland. They simply want to search for the past they quite can’t remember anymore. They travel through ghost towns that were once lively tourist attractions, massive roadside destinations and popular campgrounds and trailer parks. It’s the story of Ella and John and the people they meet, their problems though life and how they have the courage to drop it all for one last adventure, featuring just the two of them.
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