Truck driving is more than just a job, it’s a lifestyle. And an iconic one at that. This iconic status means that the big rig has often been portrayed on the silver screen, for better or worse. Here are five movies we believe deserve a second (or first) watch. Disclaimer: Most of these movies, like the job of a trucker, are not for the faint-of-heart, nor for children.


  1. Big Trouble in Little China

A 1986 comedy starring Kurt Russell as a truck driver who helps rescue his friend’s fiancé from the Chinatown underworld in San Francisco.


  1. Maximum Overdrive

A 1986 action/horror/science fiction film written and directed by Stephen King and starring Emilio Estevez. Perfect for upcoming Halloween festivities.


  1. Over the Top

A 1987 action movie starring Sylvester Stallone, a struggling trucker trying to repair his life.


  1. The Road Warrior/Mad Max 2

This 1981 pic is the second in the Mad Max action series. It features some fantastic scenes with big rigs.


  1. Convoy

This 1978 Action film stars Kris Kristofferson and Ali MacGraw. Truckers take a stand against “Dirty Lyle”, a corrupt sherriff.