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Famous Rideshare Moments in Cinema
08.02.2013

You may not realize, but ridesharing has been made famous in movies and T.V.! That is why TransOptions is counting down our 10 favorite rideshare moments in cinema and television! We know not all the characters that made the countdown are riding to work, but they are sharing a ride and using one car (or spaceship) to get to their destination. See if your favorite ridesharing characters and scenes made our list!

10. Bonnie and Clyde: fAYE dUNAWAY & wARREN bEATTY

Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde

We know this film is a classic but these two should not be your rideshare idols! Based on the real-life outlaws, Bonnie and Clyde are a villainous ridesharing couple that travels from town to town robbing banks. Shame on them, but hey, they get points for sharing the car.

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9. Ted: mARK wAHLBERG & sETH mACfARLANE

Ted

We don't recommend having your obnoxious teddy bear, who can barely see over the steering wheel, drive to work with you because of obvious safety hazards. But hey, that’s why it’s a movie. So kudos to Ted and John (Mark Wahlberg) for choosing to share the ride!

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8. Tommy Boy: cHRIS fARLEY & dAVID sPADE

Tommy Boy

Talk about a stressful, but hilarious rideshare trip. In Tommy Boy, Tommy Calahan (Chris Farley) volunteers to drive cross country on a sales trip with his co-worker, Richard (David Spade), in an attempt to save his late father’s auto part plant. On the way, the two find themselves in several unlikely and absurd dilemmas.

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7. Star Wars: hARRISON fORD & pETER mAYHEW

Star Wars

Star Wars

Han Solo and Chewbacca had no trouble cracking our top 10, as these intergalactic space smugglers share a ride piloting the impressive "Millennium Falcon" throughout the Star Wars films. Their chosen mode of transportation may lack wheels but comes equipped with hyper speed that can take them to distant planets.

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6. Dumb and Dumber: jIM cARREY & jEFF dANIELS

Dumb and Dumber

Dumb and Dumber

On a quest to return a lost Samsonite luggage bag, the dimwitted duo, Harry and Lloyd, embark on a ridiculous journey across the country to Aspen, Colorado to return it to Mary Swanson. Their "Mutts Cutts" van is hands down the best vehicle to make our list.

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5. The Jetsons

The Jetsons

Our favorite futuristic ridesharing family is the Jetsons! George Jetson uses his flying car to drop his children off at school and his wife to go shopping all on his way to work. According to the Jetsons, carpooling will still be cool in the future!

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4. Wayne's World

Wayne's World

Galileo! Galileo! In an epic scene full of bad 80’s hair and headbangin’ goodness, the cast of Wayne’s World ride together to go pick up their drunk friend and breakout into Bohemian Rhapsody on the way.

…And we take full responsibility for Bohemian Rhapsody getting stuck in your head.

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3. Batman AND ROBIN

Batman and Robin

Holy-rideshare, Batman! Here is another carpool classic for you, the original Batman and Robin played by Adam West and Burt Ward. This infamous duo share rides in the Batmobile when fighting crime throughout the series.

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2. Men In Black: WILL SMITH & TOMMY LEE JONES

Men In Black

Here’s a tip from our next ridesharers: ALWAYS WEAR YOUR SEAT BELT because you never know when you might blast off and drive upside down through the Midtown Tunnel in hyper speed. In the first Men in Black movie, Agent J and Agent K spend a lot of time ridesharing while policing the underground society of extraterrestrials in New York City.

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1. Scooby Doo: Scooby & The Gang

Scooby Doo

They might be "meddling kids," but at least they vanpool! Scooby and The Gang are the only vanpoolers to make our list, and they earned top billing for it. The group rides together in the infamous “Mystery Machine” van on their way to solving mysteries and bringing bad guys to justice.