Top 10 (Ten) Trucker Movies

Top Ten Trucker Movies

When I was a young boy in the mid-late '70s, American society seemed to become enamored with trucker culture. A lot of us knew the CB lingo, many folks added CBs to their vehicles, and kids on field trips would crank their arms out the school bus windows as we passed by truckers in hopes of getting them to give a couple tugs on their lanyards and give us a blast of their air horn (which they usually would). I think that the movie industry portrayed this well for us with such movies as Smokey and the Bandit and Convoy and brought us the genre of 'Trucker Movie'. They might not be for everyone, but I still have a fond place in my heart for them and for my childhood memories that they remind me of when I watch these films.
01) Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
02) Wages of Fear (Le Salaire de la Peur) (1953)
03) They Drive by Night (1940)
04) Convoy (1978)
05) White Line Fever (1975)
06) Roadgames (1981)
07) Duel (1971)
08) Sorcerer (1977)
09) Big Rig (2007)
10) The Great Smokey Road Block (1977)

Other Trucker Movies/TV Shows I've seen
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
B.J. and the Bear (1979-81)
Black Dog (1998)
Blacktop (2000)
Breakdown (1997)
Breaker! Breaker! (1977)
CB Hustlers (1978)
Citizen's Band (1977)
Coast to Coast (1980)
F.I.S.T (1978)
Hijack (1973)
Hoffa (1992)
Ice Road Truckers (2007-)
IRT Deadliest Roads (2010-11)
Jacknife (1989)
Joy Ride (2001)
Joy Ride: Dead Ahead (2008)
Mad Max 2 (The Road Warrior) (1981)
Moonfire (1972)
Over the Top (1987)
Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983)
Thunder Run (1985)

Movies with interesting trucker scenes
Are We There Yet? (2005)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Christmas Comes to Willow Creek (1987)
Christmas Vacation (1989)
Every Which Way But Loose (1978)
Hit & Run (1997)
The Hitcher (2007)
Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Maximum Overdrive (1986)
Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
The Sure Thing (1985)
Terminator 2 (1991)
Thelma & Louise (1991)


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