Movies are a staple in our culture, and generally, we enjoy watching the ones that cover one of our many interests. There are several movies out there whose main focus lies on cars, their history, and the feeling of the driver. These movies hype us up as we watch them speed around our TV screen, and we wish we were the ones behind the wheel.
We want to experience the same rush the lucky actors sitting behind the steering wheel get to experience as they go on epic adventures in their hot rides. Keep reading to learn about ten car movies that get your motor running!
10 Gone in Sixty Seconds
Gone in Sixty Seconds features Angelina Jolie and Nicolas Cage who steal fifty cars in order to save his brother's life. This is not only astounding as a feat all its own, but car lovers have been discovered drooling every time it is played.
Cage plays a master car thief who plans to retire, but instead, we are graced with him stealing popular rides. It has fast-paced car chases and luxury vehicles we could only dream of owning, and our engines are revved all the way up by the time it is over.
9 Mad Max: Fury Road
This was a movie released in 2015 and it features a phenomenally created post-apocalyptic atmosphere. Tom Hardy is the main actor so you can be assured that this movie is good, even though it is the fourth movie in the franchise.
It involves a man being used as a blood bag and a car chase that ends all other chases, as each vehicle featured is unique in its own way. This movie has the battle of the century as you watch tons of vehicles like the Ford Falcon and Chevrolet 5 face off live on your TV screen.
8 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
If you are into comedies then this is the movie you should watch tonight because Will Ferrel nails his role as Ricky Bobby. You will be laughing the entire time, even as you find yourself admiring the vehicles and driving techniques implemented in the movie.
It works to exaggerate how things are in Nascar by stereotyping the different types of drivers. If you enjoy the rush of a race and watch Nascar regularly, then you might want to consider renting this movie in the near future.
Ryan Gosling plays a serious role in Drive and inspires us to get our own sweet ride. He takes to the streets in this action-packed movie to help out his neighbor who was having issues with an enormous debt. He was able to drive a 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle with the Malibu trim option, as well as a 2011 Ford Mustang GT.
The plot might confuse you the first time around, but it doesn't matter because the featured vehicles are actually your main focus. We won't be surprised when you fall in love with this movie and its beautiful cars.
This is an older film that was released back in 1971 and it is a Steven Spielberg movie. It is about a truck that follows a businessman as he travels the canyon roads in California. The truck is a 1955 Peterbilt 281 and was chosen due to its humanoid-looking front, while the businessman drove a tiny Plymouth Valiant.
It delves into the world of road rage combined with the adrenaline rush of high-speed chases. Spielberg remembers it as the movie that launched his career, but the rest of us find it comforting to sit back and enjoy the action-packed ride.
This movie was nominated for six golden globes and features a few big-name actors like Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, and Olivia Wilde. It is about the real rivalry between two Formula 1 racers named James Hunt and Nicki Lauda. It dives into their particular lifestyles and driving techniques, all while giving viewers a car-filled show.
There are numerous vehicles that make an appearance in this movie like the Ferrari 330 GTC and the Alfa Romeo Spider. This is one for the history books and a great way for Formula 1 fans to learn more about its evolution and past drivers.
You can rediscover your childhood by watching Cars, which is an animated movie with, you guessed it, talking cars. There are three movies in this franchise and they all let you experience racing in an animated format.
Lightning Mcqueen himself is a stylish red corvette, but some of his friends include a 996-generation Porsche 911, 1985 Mack Super-Liner, and a 1951 Chevrolet boom truck. These vehicles may only talk in the virtual world, but that doesn't mean you won't feel the need to do a few laps around your block after watching this film.
3 The Transporter
Jason Statham plays Frank, an ex-special forces operative who delivers packages as a mercenary to different locations. This all changes when his package starts moving and he opens it up to find a beautiful woman who is gagged. He decides to break all of his rules and get this woman to safety, which involves plenty of driving stunts and dangerous chases.
The main character drives an insanely decked-out BMW that we wish we had enough money to buy, but watching this film is at least a good compromise. We can tell you are itching to watch an amazing car movie and this one fits the bill.
2 Vanishing Point
The main character in this film, named Kowalski, works for a car delivery service transporting vehicles from place to place in record time. This movie focuses on a bet he made to transport a 1970 Dodge Challenger from Colorado to California in under fifteen hours.
He is obviously targeted by the cops for his reckless driving behavior and meets plenty of interesting characters along the way that keep you tuned into the movie. This movie might be from the seventies, but the featured vehicles and overall plot make it timeless for ages to come.
1 Fast & Furious
You have probably heard of the Fast & Furious franchise, but if you haven't watched these movies then you should. This is an action movie, packed full of beautiful cars, epic driving, and suspenseful storylines.
It might not seem appealing to you, and some are better than others, but you can be sure one of your favorite cars was featured in the film. When you finish watching the first one you won't want to stop the adrenaline rush you get from watching the movies and might find yourself watching them all.