Films featuring fast and furious cars have always been a popular choice for adventure seekers and thrill junkies. There’s nothing better than sitting in the movie theatre watching your favorite cars seemingly fit perfectly in your favorite movies. Here are some of the coolest car films ever made:
10. The Dark Knight (2008)
The Dark Knight is not your typical racing movie; however, it does feature a few exotic cars. The Lamborghini Murcielago (which means bat in Spanish) roadster is the star of the movie as the “Bat Mobile.” Unfortunately, Bruce Wayne ends up crashing this prized Lamborghini in the movie *spoiler*. Do not fear, he comes back with vengeance in The Dark Knight Rises driving an Aventador LP 700-4! How can we not feature this movie in the top 10 with cars like these?
9. Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Similarly, to #10, Smokey and the Bandit isn’t your typical racing movie. However, how can you not include the movie that features the famous black and gold Pontiac Trans Am? The movie is about a mission to smuggle beer from Georgia to Texas and back and the Trans Am was driven by Burt Reynold’s character Bo Daville the “Bandit.” There is still some debate whether the Trans Am was a 1977 or a 1976, but there is no mistaking the model! After the premier of this classic film, Trans Am sales nearly doubled!
8. Dukes of Hazzard (2005)
This comedy film was based on a television series with the same name. The most famous vehicle in the movie and TV show was the orange 1969 Dodge Charger with “01” painted on both doors named “General Lee.” The movie also included other classic cars like the 1967 Dodge Coronet, 1976 Cadillac Eldorado, 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans AM, 1977 Chevrolet Corvette C3, and much more!
7. Grease (1978)
This classic love story musical is no racing movie, but it does feature some pretty cool cars. One of the main characters, Danny Zuko (John Travolta), drove a candy apple red 1949 Dodge Wayfarer. While the “Pink Ladies” drove a ’42 Studebaker Commander Regal with a pink paint job. However, the most unique care driven in the film would have to be the black 1949 Mercury Custom complete with yellow flames, flam-shooting tailpipes, and sharp serrated blades sticking out from the hubcaps.
6. Baby Driver (2017)
This movie features a teen named “Baby” who happens to be a prodigiously talented getaway driver. Baby drives a 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI to escape from the authorities. The WRX Sedan houses a 2.5-liter turbo boxer engine that makes the car look like the car is on steroids as it zooms through the streets on the screen.
5. Need For Speed (2014)
This thriller movie left you on the edge of your seat! Not only did this movie premier in theatres and bring in $203.3 million, it featured some awesome cars! According to Screenrant.com, “In less than six months, 15 super cars were reproduced for this movie.” In this list included everything from a 1966 Pontiac GTO to a BGugatti Veyron Super Sport.
4. Cars 1, Cars 2, and Cars 3
No car movie list would be complete without a shout out to Lightening McQueen, the lead car in the Pixar film, Cars. This car movie franchise of three movies (Cars 1, Cars 2 and Cars 3) brought in a whopping $588.4 million total to the box office. Although the characters are cartoons, the movie features fantastic vehicles like a 996-series Porsche 911 Carrera and the “Fabulous Hudson Hornet,” one of the most famous NASCAR stock cars in the history of the sport.
3. Drive (2011)
This movie features Ryan Gosling as a skilled stuntman who works as a getaway driver for criminals. Drive contained several classic cars including a 1973 Cheverolet Chevelle Malibu, a 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 1967 Plymouth Road Runner and a 1955 For Thunderbird.
2. Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)
Gone in 60 Seconds brought in a massive $237.2 million to the box office in the year 2000. This thriller was about a car thief that is forced to steal 50 luxury vehicles in one night in order to save his brother’s life. The cars that were stolen are iconic and played major roles in the movie like the rest of the cast. A few cool cars featured included the 68 Shelby Mustang GT, Aston Martin DB1, Ferrari Daytona and Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost.
1. Fast and Furious Franchise
Of course, number one goes to the Fast and Furious franchise. Honestly, half of the list could have been given to Fast and Furious 1, 2, 3… etc. However, in fairness, we just decided to lump them together in one. The Fast and Furious is a media franchise largely centered around illegal street racing. In total, this massive franchise took in a whopping $5.1 Billion in the box office worldwide. The movies featured more cars than we can list but two of our favorite exotic cars are the 2013 W Motors Lykan Hypersport and the 2010 Koenigsegg CCX-R.