12 Best Car Movies From The Past

12 Best Car Movies From The Past

Car movies have always been our go-to for ultimate thrilling experiences. The stunts and the speed make our hearts jump into our throats, but that is the fun of watching car movies. Cars have always been used in films in different sizes, shapes, and colors. Sometimes real cars perform stunts throughout the movie, and sometimes, the directors choose to play with the fictional ones.

Real car fans always focus on the types of cars used in the movie. For some people, knowing what kind of wheels the rider drives is as essential as knowing the plot. Therefore, we have created a list of movies that are a must-watch for all car lovers. In all these films, the driving, the traffic, and everything contributes to making the best car film.

1. Gone in 60 Seconds- 2000

12 Best Car Movies From The Past

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This crime-Thriller stars Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, and Giovanni Ribisi. Directed by Dominic Sena, the plot sets out when a car thief returns to steal fifty cars to save his brother’s life. The movie has a rating of 6.5 on IMBD and is a remake of the movie 1974 H.B.  With a 118 min run time; it managed to collect $101.6M at the box office.

2. The Fast and the Furious- 2001

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It is impossible to talk about the best car movies and not list The Fast and the Furious series. The first part came out in 2001, starring Michelle Rodriguez, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, and Vin Diesel. Rob Cohen directed features Paul Walker as an undercover officer who sets out in the underworld racing world to find a criminal. Fast and Furious has ten parts, with the latest release in 2023. All the parts are worth binge-watching.

3. The Transporter- 2002

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Next in line is the 2002 hit adrenaline-packed movie The Transporter. Frank Martin (Jason Statham) can be seen as a driver who will deliver anything and everything without asking questions. However, things get complicated when he is asked to transport a package by a client.

4. Taxi 3-2003

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This french action comedy movie is based on the story of a gang who misuses Santa-Clause’s name to carry out their theft. An odd mix of a detective, a police inspector, and a taxi driver set out to catch them, but they must work out their indifference.

5. 2 Fast 2 Furious- 2003

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You’ve guessed it right! 2 fast two furious is the sequel to The fast and furious. Brian O’Conner, an ex-cop, gets acquainted with street racing. O’Conner partners with his ex-convict friend to put an end to a drug lord. The FBI promises to erase their criminal record if they successfully remove the drug lord, Verone.

6. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby- 2006

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This American sports comedy features Will Ferrell and Leslie Bibb. The story starts when Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) is given a tough time by the new formula racer Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Cohen). Ricky must find a way to be number one again by beating Jean.


12 Best Car Movies From The Past

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Cars is an animation movie from the year 2006. It follows the story of the car, a famous racer, in a world full of talking cars. The car gets lost on his way to the most significant event of his life, but instead, he gets stuck in a small town. This Pixar-Disney movie teaches the most important lesson about life- There is more to life than just winning. Cars have 3 parts:

  • Cars 2 (2011)
  • Cars 3 (2017)

8. Death Race-2008

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Death race is a must-watch if you love action thrillers. Jensen Ames is an ex-convict who a prison warden forces to compete in the most bizarre race of all time. The inmates must kill one another to take the victory. This Jason Statham starter has three sequels:

  • Death Race 2-2010
  • Death Race Inferno-2013
  • Death Race Beyond-2018

9. Senna-2010

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Based on actual life events, Senna is a documentary that follows the life of Brazilian National Hero Ayrton Senna. The Formula one racing driver and three-time winner of the F1 championships died at the age of 34.

10. Faster-2010

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Starring Dwayne Johnson, Faster is an action thrilling following the story of an ex-convict who is out to avenge the murder of his brother. He has to tackle two police officers and an assassin in his pursuit.

11. Drive Angry-2011

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In Drive Angry, Nicolas Cage is seen playing the role of Jhon Milton, a vengeful father and grandfather. The movie also stars Amber Heard. Jhon is after this daughter’s killer,s and he plans to rescue his granddaughter. His granddaughter is stuck with a cult planning to offer her to Satan.

12. Drive-2011

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In Drive, Ryan Gosling plays the role of a stuntman driver who falls in love with the wife of a criminal, Irene (Carey Mulligan). Ryan decides to break the law to save his on-screen love lady from her husband and some other crooks.

So, without any further ado, Grab that bowl of popcorn and be ready to blow away by these 12 best car movies from the past.



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