By contrast, The Straight Story involves no car chases. Its protagonist is Alvin, an old man who wants to visit his ailing brother. As it works out, he has no car, so he decides to make the 260-mile journey on his lawnmower. It's a laconic, leisurely film which allows Alvin to pass through the lives of a dozen fascinating strangers and forge meaningful encounters with each of them (notably: without becoming saccharine.)
So over to you - what are the best road movies out there?