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Ride Movie Awards - Update

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The 2009 Oscar nominees will be announced Thursday, so the "Ride," always looking for a shameless tie-in, presents "The Ride Movie Awards."
The Ride can't think of a great transportation movie from 2008 (unless you count those ferries-in-peril in "The Dark Knight"), so the nominees span movie history.
Please vote for your favorites, add other nominees and categories if you like, and we'll publish the winners Feb. 23, the day after the Oscars. The easy way to vote would be to just copy this entry onto your comment, and put an X after each pick.

Best picture with a train in a leading role:
"The General," 1927
"Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express," 1974
"The Darjeeling Limited," 2007
"Silver Streak," 1974
"North by Northwest," 1959

Best picture with car(s) in a leading role:
"The Blues Brothers," 1980
"Cars," 2006
"Bullitt," 1968
"Duel," 1971
"Christine," 1983

Best picture with a plane in a leading role:
"Casablanca," 1942
"Airport," 1970
"Air Force One," 1997
"Airplane!" 1980
"Dr. Strangelove, or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb," 1964

Best picture with a bus in a leading role:
"The Graduate," 1967
"Speed," 1994
"The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," 1994
"Get on the Bus," 1996

Best picture featuring the Chicago "L"
"Risky Business," 1980 (I dislike this movie, but I've never been a teenage boy)
"Spider Man-2," 2004
"While You Were Sleeping," 1995
"High Fidelity," 2000
"The Fugitive," 1993

Best picture with a boat in a leading role:
"Titanic," 1997
"The Poseidon Adventure," 1972
"Captains Courageous," 1937
"Lifeboat," 1944
"Moby Dick," 1956

Best picture with a motorcycle in a leading role:
"The Great Escape," 1963
"The Wild One," 1953
"Easy Rider," 1969

Best picture with an RV in a leading role:
"Lost in America," 1985
"The Long, Long Trailer," 1953
"About Schmidt," 2002

Best imaginary vehicle:
The Batmobile
The Starship Enterprise
The Millennium Falcon
The Great Glass Elevator

Best overall road picture:
"O Brother, Where Art Thou?" 2000
"It Happened One Night," 1934
The "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, 2001, 2002, 2003
"The Grapes of Wrath," 1940
"Sullivan's Travels," 1941

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Best picture with a train in a leading role:
"The General," 1927
"Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express," 1974
"The Darjeeling Limited," 2007
"Silver Streak," 1974 X
"North by Northwest," 1959

Best picture with car(s) in a leading role:
"The Blues Brothers," 1980 X
"Cars," 2006
"Bullitt," 1968
"Duel," 1971
"Christine," 1983

Best picture with a plane in a leading role:
"Casablanca," 1942
"Airport," 1970
"Air Force One," 1997 X (GET OFF MY PLANE!!)
"Airplane!" 1980
"Dr. Strangelove, or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb," 1964

Best picture with a bus in a leading role:
"The Graduate," 1967
"Speed," 1994 X
"The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," 1994
"Get on the Bus," 1996

Best picture featuring the Chicago "L"
"Risky Business," 1980 (I dislike this movie, but I've never been a teenage boy)
"Spider Man-2," 2004
"While You Were Sleeping," 1995
"High Fidelity," 2000
"The Fugitive," 1993 X

Best picture with a boat in a leading role:
"Titanic," 1997 X
"The Poseidon Adventure," 1972
"Captains Courageous," 1937
"Lifeboat," 1944
"Moby Dick," 1956

Best picture with a motorcycle in a leading role:
"The Great Escape," 1963
"The Wild One," 1953
"Easy Rider," 1969 X

Best picture with an RV in a leading role:
"Lost in America," 1985
"The Long, Long Trailer," 1953
"About Schmidt," 2002 X

Best imaginary vehicle:
The Batmobile
The Starship Enterprise
The Millennium Falcon X
The Great Glass Elevator

Best overall road picture:
"O Brother, Where Art Thou?" 2000
"It Happened One Night," 1934
The "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, 2001, 2002, 2003
"The Grapes of Wrath," 1940 X
"Sullivan's Travels," 1941

Best picture with a train in a leading role:
"The General," 1927
"Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express," 1974
"The Darjeeling Limited," 2007
"Silver Streak," 1974
"North by Northwest," 1959

Best picture with car(s) in a leading role:
"The Blues Brothers," 1980
"Cars," 2006
"Bullitt," 1968
"Duel," 1971
"Christine," 1983

Best picture with a plane in a leading role:
"Casablanca," 1942
"Airport," 1970
"Air Force One," 1997
"Airplane!" 1980
"Dr. Strangelove, or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb," 1964

Best picture with a bus in a leading role:
"The Graduate," 1967
"Speed," 1994
"The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," 1994
"Get on the Bus," 1996

Best picture featuring the Chicago "L"
"Risky Business," 1980
"Spider Man-2," 2004
"While You Were Sleeping," 1995
"High Fidelity," 2000
"The Fugitive," 1993

Best picture with a boat in a leading role:
"Titanic," 1997
"The Poseidon Adventure," 1972
"Captains Courageous," 1937
"Lifeboat," 1944
"Moby Dick," 1956

Best picture with a motorcycle in a leading role:
"The Great Escape," 1963
"The Wild One," 1953
"Easy Rider," 1969

Best picture with an RV in a leading role:
"Lost in America," 1985
"The Long, Long Trailer," 1953
"About Schmidt," 2002

Best imaginary vehicle:
The Batmobile
The Starship Enterprise
The Millennium Falcon
The Great Glass Elevator

Best overall road picture:
"O Brother, Where Art Thou?" 2000
"It Happened One Night," 1934
The "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, 2001, 2002, 2003
"The Grapes of Wrath," 1940
"Sullivan's Travels," 1941

est picture with a train in a leading role:
"The General," 1927
"Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express," 1974
"The Darjeeling Limited," 2007
"Silver Streak," 1974 (X)
"North by Northwest," 1959

Best picture with car(s) in a leading role:
"The Blues Brothers," 1980
"Cars," 2006
"Bullitt," 1968 (X)
"Duel," 1971
"Christine," 1983

Best picture with a plane in a leading role:
"Casablanca," 1942
"Airport," 1970 (X)
"Air Force One," 1997
"Airplane!" 1980
"Dr. Strangelove, or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb," 1964

Best picture with a bus in a leading role:
"The Graduate," 1967
"Speed," 1994 (X)
"The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," 1994
"Get on the Bus," 1996

Best picture featuring the Chicago "L"
"Risky Business," 1980 (I dislike this movie, but I've never been a teenage boy) (X)
"Spider Man-2," 2004
"While You Were Sleeping," 1995
"High Fidelity," 2000
"The Fugitive," 1993

Best picture with a boat in a leading role:
"Titanic," 1997
"The Poseidon Adventure," 1972 (X)
"Captains Courageous," 1937
"Lifeboat," 1944
"Moby Dick," 1956

Best picture with a motorcycle in a leading role:
"The Great Escape," 1963
"The Wild One," 1953
"Easy Rider," 1969 (X)

Best picture with an RV in a leading role:
"Lost in America," 1985
"The Long, Long Trailer," 1953(X)
"About Schmidt," 2002

Best imaginary vehicle:
The Batmobile
The Starship Enterprise (X)
The Millennium Falcon
The Great Glass Elevator

Best overall road picture:
"O Brother, Where Art Thou?" 2000
"It Happened One Night," 1934
The "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, 2001, 2002, 2003
"The Grapes of Wrath," 1940
"Sullivan's Travels," 1941 X

best train picture, Von Ryans Express with Frank Sinatra


Best picture with a train in a leading role:
"The General," 1927 X
"Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express," 1974
"The Darjeeling Limited," 2007
"Silver Streak," 1974
"North by Northwest," 1959

Best picture with car(s) in a leading role:
"The Blues Brothers," 1980
"Cars," 2006
"Bullitt," 1968 X
"Duel," 1971
"Christine," 1983

Best picture with a plane in a leading role:
"Casablanca," 1942
"Airport," 1970
"Air Force One," 1997 X
"Airplane!" 1980
"Dr. Strangelove, or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb," 1964

Best picture with a bus in a leading role:
"The Graduate," 1967
"Speed," 1994 X
"The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," 1994
"Get on the Bus," 1996

Best picture featuring the Chicago "L"
"Risky Business X
"Spider Man-2," 2004
"While You Were Sleeping," 1995
"High Fidelity," 2000
"The Fugitive," 1993

Best picture with a boat in a leading role:
"Titanic," 1997
"The Poseidon Adventure," 1972 X
"Captains Courageous," 1937
"Lifeboat," 1944
"Moby Dick," 1956

Best picture with a motorcycle in a leading role:
"The Great Escape," 1963
"The Wild One," 1953
"Easy Rider," 1969 X

Best picture with an RV in a leading role:
"Lost in America," 1985
"The Long, Long Trailer," 1953 X
"About Schmidt," 2002

Best imaginary vehicle:
The Batmobile
The Starship Enterprise X
The Millennium Falcon
The Great Glass Elevator

Best overall road picture:
"O Brother, Where Art Thou?" 2000
"It Happened One Night," 1934 X
The "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, 2001, 2002, 2003
"The Grapes of Wrath," 1940

I vote for "The Transporter" (2002) for Best picture with car(s) in a leading role.

Best picture with a train in a leading role:
"The General," 1927
"Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express," 1974 x
"The Darjeeling Limited," 2007
"Silver Streak," 1974
"North by Northwest," 1959

Best picture with car(s) in a leading role:
"The Blues Brothers," 1980
"Cars," 2006
"Bullitt," 1968 x
"Duel," 1971
"Christine," 1983

Best picture with a plane in a leading role:
"Casablanca," 1942
"Airport," 1970 x
"Air Force One," 1997
"Airplane!" 1980
"Dr. Strangelove, or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb," 1964

Best picture with a bus in a leading role:
"The Graduate," 1967
"Speed," 1994 x
"The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," 1994
"Get on the Bus," 1996

Best picture featuring the Chicago "L"
"Risky Business," 1980 (I dislike this movie, but I've never been a teenage boy)
"Spider Man-2," 2004
"While You Were Sleeping," 1995
"High Fidelity," 2000
"The Fugitive," 1993 x

Best picture with a boat in a leading role:
"Titanic," 1997
"The Poseidon Adventure," 1972 x
"Captains Courageous," 1937
"Lifeboat," 1944
"Moby Dick," 1956

Best picture with a motorcycle in a leading role:
"The Great Escape," 1963
"The Wild One," 1953
"Easy Rider," 1969 x

Best picture with an RV in a leading role:
"Lost in America," 1985
"The Long, Long Trailer," 1953 x
"About Schmidt," 2002

Best imaginary vehicle:
The Batmobile
The Starship Enterprise x
The Millennium Falcon
The Great Glass Elevator

Best overall road picture:
"O Brother, Where Art Thou?" 2000
"It Happened One Night," 1934
The "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, 2001, 2002, 2003 x
"The Grapes of Wrath," 1940
"Sullivan's Travels," 1941

Best picture with a train in a leading role:

"The General," 1927 (Here's a vote for ol' Buster Keaton!)

"Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express," 1974
"The Darjeeling Limited," 2007
"Silver Streak," 1974
"North by Northwest," 1959

Best picture with a train in a leading role:
X "The General," 1927

Best picture with car(s) in a leading role:
X "Duel," 1971

Best picture with a plane in a leading role:
X "Airport," 1970

Best picture with a bus in a leading role:
x "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," 1994

Best picture featuring the Chicago "L"
X "The Fugitive," 1993

Best picture with a boat in a leading role:
X "Moby Dick," 1956

Best picture with a motorcycle in a leading role:
X "Easy Rider," 1969

Best picture with an RV in a leading role:
X "The Long, Long Trailer," 1953

Best imaginary vehicle:
X The Starship Enterprise

Best overall road picture:
X "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" 2000

Best picture with a train in a leading role:
"The General," 1927
"Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express," 1974
"The Darjeeling Limited," 2007
"Silver Streak," 1974
"North by Northwest," 1959 X
Best picture with car(s) in a leading role:
"The Blues Brothers," 1980 X
"Cars," 2006
"Bullitt," 1968
"Duel," 1971
"Christine," 1983
Best picture with a plane in a leading role:
"Casablanca," 1942
"Airport," 1970
"Air Force One," 1997
"Airplane!" 1980 X
"Dr. Strangelove, or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb," 1964
Best picture with a bus in a leading role:
"The Graduate," 1967
"Speed," 1994 X
"The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," 1994
"Get on the Bus," 1996
Best picture featuring the Chicago "L"
"Risky Business," 1980 (I dislike this movie, but I've never been a teenage boy)
"Spider Man-2," 2004
"While You Were Sleeping," 1995
"High Fidelity," 2000
"The Fugitive," 1993 X
Best picture with a boat in a leading role:
"Titanic," 1997 X
"The Poseidon Adventure," 1972
"Captains Courageous," 1937
"Lifeboat," 1944
"Moby Dick," 1956
Best picture with a motorcycle in a leading role:
"The Great Escape," 1963
"The Wild One," 1953
"Easy Rider," 1969 X
Best picture with an RV in a leading role:
"Lost in America," 1985
"The Long, Long Trailer," 1953 X
"About Schmidt," 2002
Best imaginary vehicle:
The Batmobile X
The Starship Enterprise
The Millennium Falcon
The Great Glass Elevator
Best overall road picture:
"O Brother, Where Art Thou?" 2000
"It Happened One Night," 1934
The "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, 2001, 2002, 2003 X
"The Grapes of Wrath," 1940
"Sullivan's Travels," 1941

+ Best picture with a train in a leading role:
"The General" 1927

+ Best picture with car(s) in a leading role:
"Bullitt" 1968

+ Best picture with a plane in a leading role:
"Casablanca" 1942

+ Best picture with a bus in a leading role:
"The Graduate" 1967

+ Best picture featuring the Chicaco L:
"The Fugitive" 1993

+ Best picture with a boat in the leading role:
"Titanic" 1997

+ Best picture with a motorcycle in a leading role:
"Easy Rider" 1969

+ Best picture with an RV in a leading role:
"Lost in America" 1985

+ Best imaginary vehicle:
Millennium Falcon

+ Best overall road picture:
The "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, 2001, 2002, 2003

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