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The 25 best road movies to drive you mad (with excitement)

05. The Wages Of Fear (1953)

The Movie: Four desperate men agree to carry volatile nitro-glycerine along an obstacle-packed mountain road in Henri-Georges Clouzot's nerve-wracking action thriller.

How To Recreate It: Please, don't. Maybe just try and carry a flask of coffee to your mum, while riding a bike.

04. Bonnie And Clyde (1967)

The Movie: 1930s backwoods bank robbers are rhymed with 1960s countercultural cool in Arthur Penn's statement of declaration for the youngsters of the civil rights and Vietnam era.

How To Recreate It: While you definitely shouldn't, perhaps you could drive into the nearest town with your significant other and withdraw some cash from an ATM. Go on, treat yourself, do it while carrying a water pistol.

03. Paris, Texas (1984)

The Movie: Road movie veteran Wim Wenders ended up in the genre's spiritual home, as Dean Stockwell drives Harry Dean Stanton through America's lonely wilderness for a family reunion.

How To Recreate It: Get lost trying to find yourself, and have to call home for help.

02. Mad Max 2 (1981)

The Movie: aka The Road Warrior, as Mad Mel Gibson takes on a gang of post-apocalyptic punks threatening a convoy of survivors.

How To Recreate It: Get your car modded at the cheapest chop-shop you can find, then drive aggressively on your nearest freeway. Again... you know what we're going to say... don't do this.

01. Easy Rider (1969)

The Movie: Generation-defining rebel yell of 'born to be wild' biker pals Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda, who drag Jack Nicholson's lawyer on a sex and drug binge.

How To Recreate It: Borrow your mate's Harley and dress up in Native American gear a la Hopper. Try to avoid looking like the Village People, mind.