Caravan and motorhome movies through the years
What to watch (or maybe not) when you’re tucked up for the night in your RV
By Oliver Pfeiffer
The Long, Long Trailer
Lucille Ball stars in the classic comedy caper where a honeymooning couple embark on an adventure crossing America towing a 36-foot long caravan. Unforgettable scenes as the whacky redhead attempts to cook dinner on a cliffhanging ride through mountains.
The Hills Have Eyes
A family lost in the wilderness seeks refuge in their motorhome from none too friendly strangers, proving a “safe” RV can be terrifying in a confined cinema. So scary, a sequel was shot in 2007.
John Candy and Bill Pullman pilot a supped-up, intergalactic Winnebago Star Wars parody from Mel Brooks.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Another literal cliffhanger in a motorhome from Steven Spielberg
Jack Nicholson learns a few life lessons as he makes his way to his daughter’s wedding in a Winnebago.
Meet The Fockers
A state-of-the-art Fleetwood Pace Arrow, complete with built-in command centre, is used for interrogation purposes. Robert De Niro stars as an uptight CIA operative in what will not be remembered as one of his greatest.
Robin Williams gets into all sorts of family calamity, battling the vehicle’s many mod-cons, including multiple slide-outs.
Proving the UK can make scary caravan movies too, an idyllic trip to the Lake District turns nasty.
We’re the Millers
Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis use a motorhome to smuggle drugs from Mexico, disguising themselves as a vacationing family, complete with fake kids.