Movies for Families on the Go

How do you rent movies while on the road?


It is possible to rent movies while you are on the road. You can even park your RV and watch it right therein the parking lot near a rental location, like Blockbuster. DVD players will run off of the house or engine battery or play it on your laptop.

Redbox is a DVD kiosk that rents movies for only one dollar ($1) a night. The Redboxes can be found at grocery stores and places like McDonalds in 46 states (not including Alaska, Mississippi, Hawaii and South Dakota). The web site features an interactive locator in which you can enter a zip code or address to find the closest redbox location and request the movie of your choice.

Blockbuster Kiosks - just like Redbox but blue.


Netflix lets you stream TV episodes, movies and games to your computer for only $8 a month

Or watch TV and documentaries on Hulu while you are online.


Keep an eye out for bargains at dollar stores. Then you can recycle and pass the DVDs. So your RV doesn't get over-run by your collection.

Movies Featuring RVs

An animated family travels the African plains in their high-tech, gadget-filled RV, while their daughter is stuck in a stuffy boarding school in The Wild Thornberrys Movie

Lost in America stars Albert Brooks and Julie Haggerty who buy an RV and travel across country after he quits his job in frustration and decides he wants to emulate his hero in Easy Rider .

In Independence Day , Will Smith combines forces with patriotic citizens in RVs to save the planet from aliens. (Extra useless trivia: you can spot the FOTR web designer in a gray suit sitting next to Judd Hirsch on Air Force 1 and the President (Bill Pullman) says "Kim, my daughter" to her.)

In Meet the Fockers Robert DeNiro and Blythe Danner travel in an RV to Florida to meet the parents of their future son-in-law.

A T-X model terminator, or a cyborg programmed especially for killing (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has been sent back in time to kill John Connor (NIck Stahl) who in the future is supposed to lead the humans in defeating the machines. To hide from them, Stahl and his wife(Claire Danes) have been living "off the grid" and escape from the T-X model in an RV and save the world from Armageddon in Terminator 3.

Cuba Gooding Jr., Emilio Estevez, and Jeremy Piven are three friends running from a gang of criminals after they witness a murder. They drive an RV in Judgment Night to a boxing match, but with one wrong turn, they're fighting for their lives.

In their specially designed RV, scientists Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern encounter danger with a T-Rex and other prehistoric beasts in Jurassic Park.

Two buddies (Bill Murray) join the army because they are bored with their dead-end jobs. They end up undertaking a daring rescue mission behind the Iron Curtain in a top-secret RV in Stripes.

John Candy and Bill Pullman travel through space in an RV to save a princess from an evil lord in Spaceballs (one of several parodies of Star Wars)

And of course RV starring Robin Williams

In About Schmidt Jack Nicholson feels lost because he has retired and his wife died. He and his wife had been planning to take a cross-country trip in an RV, so instead he decides to take the trip alone to explore his roots and attend his daughter's wedding.

In The Long, Long Trailer, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez buy an RV so they can spend their honeymoon together while his job takes him around the country.

Movies by Locations

See the movie then go see the location where it was made.

Dark Knight (first scene of the bank robbery was shot at the old post office) Chicago Illinois
Groundhog DayWoodstockIllinois
Meet me in St. Louis (1944)St. LouisMissouri
Miss CongenialityAustinTexas
Dazed and ConfusedAustinTexas
Ruta WakeningAustinTexas
Pink CadillacRenoNevada
Sister ActRenoNevada
Date with Death (1959)RoswellNew Mexico
ClockersAlbuquerqueNew Mexico
Every Which Way but LooseAlbuquerqueNew Mexico
October SkyKnoxvilleTennessee
Road Trip (parts of it)KnoxvilleTennessee
Blaze with Paul NewmanSmoky MountainsTennessee
National Lampoons Vacation Missouri
Paper Moon Missouri
Paulie: A Parrot's Tale Missouri
Tom Sawyer Missouri
White Palace Missouri
American Flyer Missouri
Bridges of Madison County Iowa
Independence DayWendoverUtah/Nevada border
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)CarlsbadNew Mexico

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