Monday, September 25, 2023
No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No Book Cover Usage. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Universal/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock (5884845e) Burt Reynolds Smokey and The Bandit - 1977 Director: Hal Needham Universal USA Film Portrait Action/Comedy Cours après moi, Shérif
Laugh a Little

Top Ten Trucker movies, according to Truckers

A reader on Facebook’s best Trucker page (which will remain anonymous, to protect the innocent) recently posted a question: “What is the best movie about trucking ever made?” The replies were swift and sure. The three top movies – Smokey and the Bandit, While Line Fever and Over the Top easily amassed the most votes and comments, although Black Dog and Convoy were close; and although technically, Patrick Swayze is the star of Black Dog, it is most often referred to as “the Meat Loaf movie.”

While “Armed and Dangersous” with John Candy is technically not a “trucking” movie, readers nominated it for one memorable, over-the-top insane scene (link below).

If you disagree – or agree! – with this list, you can send us a response here. 

To view the trailers or best scenes, click on the links below:

Smokey and the Bandit – (1977 – Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleeson)

White Line Fever (1975 – Jan Michael Vincent)

Over the Top (1987 – Sylvester Stallone)

Black Dog (1998 – Patrick Swayze, Meat Loaf)

Convoy (1978 – Kris Kristofferson, Ali McGraw)

Duel (1976 – Dennis Weaver)

Maximim Overdrive (1986 – Emilio Estevez)

High Ballin’ (1978 – Peter Fonda, Jerry Reed)

Steel Cowboy (1978 – James Brolin, Rip Torn)

Armed and Dangerous (1986 – John Candy, Eugene Levy)

Two unofficial entries in the “Trucking Movies” category were contributed by visitors to the post, including “Well, there’s the one that the Mrs. & I made in the bunk last time I was home,” and “The video of the one that hauls Trudeau out on his arse.”