Five for the road

Richard Farnsworth in “The Straight Story.”

Published: Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, May 30, 2014 at 3:17 p.m.

The road stretches as far as the eye can see and, like a magnet, draws you toward the horizon. It climbs over hills and races back down like an eager child. It winds this way and that, as if it doesn’t know where it’s going, either. Then, just when it has lulled you into a quiet state of reflection, it forks and forces a decision.

There’s a reason the road, with its mysteries and sense of endless possibilities, beckons so many travelers. These five road trip films pay tribute to the journeys in life that we remember as much as the destinations.

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