Top 10 Cars from Movies

Top 10 Cars from Movies

Cars have been making us stare in wonder since they were first shown on the big screen. Below, you will find 10 of the best car movies.

Thunder Road (1958)
Thunder Road (1958)


Stars: Robert Mitchum and Gene Barry
Star car: 1950 Ford and 1957 Chevy
The story: A veteran comes home to take over the family business of running alcohol.
Why watch it?: For its time, this was the premier car-chase movie.
Quote: “So it begins. Saw a corpse bird the other day, hadn’t seen one in years, shoulda known it was an ill omen.”

Bullitt (1968)
1968 mustang bullitt fastback


Stars: Steve McQueen
Star car: 1968 Ford Mustang
The story: Bullitt must catch a criminal who killed his witness.
Why watch it?: This movie has one of the most legendary car chase scenes ever!
Quote: “Now all he’s got are two dead men. It would never hold up in court.”

American Graffiti (1973)
American Graffiti (1973)


Stars: Ron Howard and Richard Dreyfuss
Star car: 1932 Ford, 1951 Mercury, and 1955 Chevy
The story: Friends from high school take a cruise before heading off to college.
Why watch it?: This movie has some of the coolest hot rods of its time.
Quote: “Hey you’re s’posed to be the fastest thing in the Valley man, but that can’t be your car. It must be your mama’s car! I’m sorta’ embarrassed to be this close to ya!”

Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Smokey and the Bandit (1977


Stars: Burt Reynolds and Sally Field
Star car: 1977 Pontiac Trans Am
The story: The Bandit must pick up a load of beer and return it to Georgia.
Why watch it?: This is a gas-guzzling chase that goes across three states.
Quote: “Now, gettin’ to Texarkana and back in 28 hours, that’s no problem. ”

Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)


Stars: Nicholas Cage and Angelina Jolie
Star car: 1967 Shelby Mustang GT 500
The story: A retired car thief must come out of retirement to save his brother by stealing 50 cars.
Why watch it?: Gone in Sixty Seconds has tons of car eye candy to make any car enthusiast drool.
Quote: “I just stole fifty cars in one night! I’m a little tired, little wired, and I think I deserve a little appreciation!”

The Fast and The Furious (2001)
The Fast and The Furious (2001)


Stars: Paul Walker and Vin Diesel
Star car: 1970 Dodge Charger
The story: An undercover cop races in underground circuit to try solving a mystery of truck hijackings.
Why it works: This movie put street racing on the mainstream map.
Quote: “It doesn’t matter if you win by an inch or a mile, winning’s winning!”

xXx (2002)
xXx (2002)


Stars: Vin Diesel and Asia Argento
Star car: 1967 Pontiac GTO and 2002 Chevrolet Corvette
The story: A extreme sports athlete is assigned to a special mission by the government.
Why watch it?: This movie has it all. Fast cars, a great soundtrack, jumping out of planes, and jumping out of falling Corvettes.
Quote: “Cars, boards, bikes. I like anything fast enough to do something stupid in.”

Bad Boys II (2003)
Bad Boys II (2003)


Stars: Will Smith and Martin Lawrence
Star car: 2003 Ferrari 575M and 2003 Buick Blackhawk
The story: Two unorthodox cops from Miami try to stop the influx of the drug, Ecstasy.
Why watch it?: This movie has a drawn out scene where the 2003 Ferrari is allowed to strut its stuff. Quote: “You see that?” “They throwin’ cars! How’d I not see that?”

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)


Stars: Lucas Black
Star car: Mazda RX 7
The story: Sent to live in Tokyo with his father, a rebel joins the underground drifting scene.
Why watch it?: Some of the best car handling you will ever see on screen.
Quote: “My mother, she’s blind in one eye and she can drift better than that.”

Death Race (2008)
Death Race (2008)


Stars: Jason Statham and Joan Allen
Star car: 2006 Ford Mustang GT
The story: Prison inmates race for their freedom in a destructive rally that is aired on Pay-Per-View.
Why watch it?: Death Race is fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping ride with plenty of destructive action. Quote: “It’s all about ratings. Fast cars, pretty women…”

These movies will have your heart racing and ready burn some rubber. Remember, to buckle up and enjoy the ride.

Nicole Rodgers contributes to blogs about personal finance and insurance.  Currently, she contributes to blogs on information for free car insurance quotes and CRM Integration.

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