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List of the best movies featuring awesome and fast cars, ranked by the fans. This car films list can be sorted by director, actors, or year of release via their column headers. So, what are the best movies about cars? Nothing is more exciting than a movie with a fast auto. In this list of the greatest car movies ever made, including racing films, fast car movies, old films with high speed chases, and action car movies. What are the best car action movies? While this might not feature all car films, it does have the greatest.

Cars in movies have always played an important storytelling role in American and foreign cinema and when talking about the top car movies one has to mention The Fast and the Furious, Gone in 60 Seconds, and all-time greats like Bullitt and Smokey and the Bandit. Featuring good classic movies, car-themed animated films, and cool Hollywood movies about driving similar to Need for Speed, this list has it all. 

After watching these, you may make your own top 10 car movies list. For other interesting movie lists check out the horse racing movies, and car racing movies.

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The Fast and the Furious is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Car Movies
The Fast and the Furious Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster The Fast and the Furious is a 2001 American street racing action film directed by Rob Cohen and starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster. The film is the first ...more

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Gone in 60 Seconds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Car Movies
Gone in 60 Seconds Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage, Robert Duvall Gone in 60 Seconds is a 2000 American action/Heist film, starring Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, Christopher Eccleston, Robert Duvall, Vinnie Jones, and Will Patton. The film was ...more

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Smokey and the Bandit is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Car Movies
Smokey and the Bandit Sally Field, Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason Smokey and the Bandit is a 1977 Technicolor American action comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Pat McCormick, Paul Williams and Mike Henry. It inspired ...more

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Mad Max is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Car Movies
Mad Max Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley Mad Max is a 1979 Australian dystopian action film directed by George Miller, produced by Byron Kennedy and starring Mel Gibson. James McCausland and Miller wrote the screenplay from a story by ...more

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The Italian Job is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Car Movies
The Italian Job Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg The Italian Job is a 2003 heist film directed by F. Gary Gray, written by Wayne and Donna Powers and produced by Donald DeLine. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, ...more

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Bullitt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Car Movies
Bullitt Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bissett Bullitt is a 1968 American crime action police procedural film directed by Peter Yates and produced by Philip D'Antoni. It stars Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn and Jacqueline Bisset. The ...more

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Cars is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Car Movies
Cars Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal, Sheryl Crow Cars is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy-adventure sports film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed and co-written by John Lasseter, it is ...more

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American Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Car Movies
American Graffiti Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers American Graffiti is a 1973 American coming of age comedy-drama film directed and co-written by George Lucas starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Harrison Ford, Charles Martin ...more

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2 Fast 2 Furious is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Car Movies
2 Fast 2 Furious Eva Mendes, Paul Walker, Ludacris 2 Fast 2 Furious is a 2003 American street racing action film directed by John Singleton. It is the second installment of The Fast and the Furious franchise. Brian O'Conner teams up with his ...more

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Rush is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Car Movies
looksharp added Rush Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde Rush is a 2013 biographical sports film directed by Ron Howard. The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl).

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Speed is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Car Movies
Speed Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper Speed is a 1994 American action film directed by Jan de Bont in his feature film directorial debut. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton, and Jeff Daniels. A ...more

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Fast Five is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Car Movies
Fast Five Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster Fast Five is a 2011 American action film directed by Justin Lin, and the fifth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew of street racers plan ...more

The Best Racing Movies

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The Cannonball Run is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Car Movies
The Cannonball Run Farrah Fawcett, Terry Bradshaw, Burt Reynolds The Cannonball Run is a 1981 comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Dom DeLuise, Farrah Fawcett, and an all-star supporting cast. It was directed by Hal Needham, produced by Hong ...more

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The Italian Job is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Car Movies
MangoStarkey added The Italian Job Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Noël Coward The Italian Job is a 1969 British caper film, written by Troy Kennedy Martin, produced by Michael Deeley and directed by Peter Collinson. Subsequent television showings and releases on video ...more

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Mad Max 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Car Movies
looksharp added Mad Max 2 Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells Mad Max 2 is a 1981 Australian post-apocalyptic action film directed by George Miller. The film is the second installment in the Mad Max film series, with Mel Gibson starring as Max Rockatansky. ...more

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Gran Torino is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Car Movies
Countermoon added Gran Torino Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker, Scott Eastwood Gran Torino is a 2008 American drama film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Christopher Carley, Bee Vang and Ahney Her. This was Eastwood's ...more

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Fast & Furious is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Car Movies
Fast & Furious Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster Fast & Furious is a 2009 American street racing action film directed by Justin Lin and written by Chris Morgan. It is the fourth installment of The Fast and the Furious franchise. The plot ...more

The Best War Movies Ever

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The Transporter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Car Movies
The Transporter Jason Statham, Shu Qi, François Berléand The Transporter is a 2002 French action thriller film directed by Louis Leterrier and Corey Yuen and written by Luc Besson, who was inspired by BMW Films' The Hire series. The film stars Jason ...more

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Christine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Car Movies
Christine Kelly Preston, Alexandra Paul, John Madden Christine is a 1983 American horror thriller film directed by John Carpenter and starring Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul and Harry Dean Stanton. It was written by Bill Phillips and ...more

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Need for Speed is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Car Movies
Need for Speed Michael Keaton, Dakota Johnson, Imogen Poots Need for Speed is a 2014 action film written by George Nolfi and to be directed by Scott Waugh.

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The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Car Movies
The Blues Brothers Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg The Blues Brothers is a 1980 American musical comedy film directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as "Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from ...more

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Duel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Car Movies
Duel Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Lou Frizzell Duel is a 1971 television thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Richard Matheson, based on Matheson's short story of the same name. It stars Dennis Weaver as a terrified ...more

The Best Elephant Movies

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad o... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Car Movies
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Amy Adams, Will Ferrell, Sacha Baron Cohen Ricky Bobby (WILL FERRELL) has always dreamed of driving fast -- real fast -- like his father, Reese Bobby (GARY COLE), who left the family to pursue his racing dreams. Early on, Ricky’s mother, ...more

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The Dukes of Hazzard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Car Movies
arman-labrada added The Dukes of Hazzard Jessica Simpson, Willie Nelson, Burt Reynolds The Dukes of Hazzard is a 2005 American action comedy film based on the American television series of the same name. The film was directed by Jay Chandrasekhar and released on August 5, 2005 by ...more

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The Fast and the Furious: Toky... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Car Movies
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Vin Diesel, Bow Wow, Amber West The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is a 2006 American action film directed by Justin Lin, produced by Neal H. Moritz and written by Chris Morgan. It is the third installment of The Fast and ...more

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Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Car Movies
Back to the Future Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson Back to the Future is a 1985 American comic science fiction film. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis, written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale, produced by Steven Spielberg, and stars Michael J. Fox, ...more

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Le Mans is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Car Movies
Countermoon added Le Mans Steve McQueen, Luc Merenda, Carlo Cecchi Le Mans is a 1971 action film directed by Lee H. Katzin, starring Steve McQueen. It features footage from the actual 24 Hours of Le Mans auto race in June 1970. Released in June 1971 and given a ...more

The Best Movies That Were Originally Panned by Critics

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The Gumball Rally is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Car Movies
The Gumball Rally Gary Busey, Casey Kasem, Raúl Juliá The Gumball Rally is a 1976 film directed and co-written by Charles Bail about a coast-to-coast road race. It was inspired by the Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash run by ...more

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The Love Bug is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Car Movies
arman-labrada added The Love Bug Buddy Hackett, Dean Jones, Michele Lee The Love Bug, sometimes referred to as Herbie the Love Bug, is the first in a series of comedy films made by Walt Disney Productions that starred an anthropomorphic pearl-white, fabric-sunroofed ...more

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Ronin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Car Movies
Ronin Robert De Niro, Sean Bean, Ron Jeremy Ronin is a 1998 American spy thriller action film directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgård, Sean Bean, and Jonathan ...more

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Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Car Movies
Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry Peter Fonda, Vic Morrow, Susan George Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry is a cult 1974 car chase film based on the 1963 Richard Unekis novel titled The Chase. Directed by John Hough, the film stars Peter Fonda, Susan George, Adam Roarke, and ...more

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Two-Lane Blacktop is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Car Movies
Two-Lane Blacktop James Taylor, Dennis Wilson, Harry Dean Stanton Two-Lane Blacktop is a 1971 road movie directed by Monte Hellman, starring singer-songwriter James Taylor, the Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson, Warren Oates, and Laurie Bird. Esquire magazine ...more

48 Famous Couples with Huge Age Differences

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Transporter 2 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Car Movies
Transporter 2 Jason Statham, AnnaLynne McCord, Amber Valletta Transporter 2 is a 2005 French action film directed by Louis Leterrier and produced by Luc Besson. It is the sequel to The Transporter. It is followed by Transporter 3. The film stars Jason ...more

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Grand Prix is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Car Movies
Grand Prix James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Toshiro Mifune Grand Prix is a 1966 American action film with an international cast. The picture was directed by John Frankenheimer with music by Maurice Jarre and stars James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves ...more

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Transformers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Car Movies
KhailaHaastrup added Transformers Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Odette Annable Transformers is a 2007 American science fiction action film based on the Transformers toy line. The film, which combines computer animation with live-action, is directed by Michael Bay, with ...more

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Vanishing Point is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Car Movies
Vanishing Point Charlotte Rampling, Cleavon Little, Dean Jagger Vanishing Point is a 1971 American action road movie directed by Richard C. Sarafian and starring Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, and Dean Jagger. The film is notable for its scenic film locations ...more

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Tucker: The Man and His Dream is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Car Movies
Tucker: The Man and His Dream Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater, Joan Allen Tucker: The Man and His Dream is a 1988 biographical drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Jeff Bridges. The film recounts the story of Preston Tucker and his attempt to ...more

51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs

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Fast & Furious 6 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Car Movies
Fast & Furious 6 Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson Fast & Furious 6 is a 2013 American action film directed by Justin Lin, and the sixth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) has Dominic (Vin Diesel) and ...more

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Furious 7 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Car Movies
blaynbrown added Furious 7 Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson Furious 7 is a 2015 American action film directed by James Wan, and the seventh installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) seeks revenge against Dominic ...more

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Corvette Summer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Car Movies
Corvette Summer Ian McKellen, Mark Hamill, Danny Bonaduce Corvette Summer is an American film, released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1978 starring Mark Hamill and Annie Potts. It tells the story of a lonely, car-obsessed California teenager and the theft ...more

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Death Race is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Car Movies
Death Race Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Natalie Martinez Death Race is a 2008 American science fiction action thriller film produced, written, and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson and starring Jason Statham. Though referred to as a remake of the 1975 ...more

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Rebel Without a Cause is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Car Movies
Rebel Without a Cause Natalie Wood, James Dean, Dennis Hopper Rebel Without a Cause is a 1955 American drama film about emotionally confused suburban, middle-class teenagers. The film stars James Dean, Sal Mineo and Natalie Wood. Directed by Nicholas Ray, ...more

The Greatest Fictional Singers

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Starsky & Hutch is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Car Movies
Starsky & Hutch Snoop Dogg, Carmen Electra, Will Ferrell Starsky & Hutch is a 2004 American crime action comedy film directed by Todd Phillips. The film stars Ben Stiller as David Starsky and Owen Wilson as Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson and is ...more

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Convoy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Car Movies
arman-labrada added Convoy Kris Kristofferson, Ernest Borgnine, Burt Young Convoy is a 1978 action film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine and Burt Young. The movie is based on the 1975 country and western novelty ...more

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Herbie Rides Again is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Car Movies
Herbie Rides Again Helen Hayes, Stefanie Powers, Keenan Wynn Herbie Rides Again is a 1974 comedy film. It is the sequel to The Love Bug, released six years earlier, and the second in a series of movies made by Walt Disney Productions starring an ...more

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Black Dog is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Car Movies
Black Dog Patrick Swayze, Meat Loaf, Randy Travis Black Dog is a 1998 action film directed by Kevin Hooks and starring Patrick Swayze. The film tells the story of a trucker and ex-con who is manipulated into transporting illegal arms. The film ...more

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Bad Boys is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Car Movies
Bad Boys Will Smith, Téa Leoni, Martin Lawrence Bad Boys is a 1995 American action comedy film produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, producers of Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop, and directed by Michael Bay in his directorial debut. It ...more

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Death Proof is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Car Movies
Death Proof Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson, Kurt Russell Death Proof is a 2007 American action-exploitation film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The film centers on a psychopathic stunt man, Stuntman Mike played by Kurt Russell, who stalks ...more

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Mad Max: Fury Road is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Car Movies
teddybear1029 added Mad Max: Fury Road Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Hugh Keays-Byrne Mad Max: Fury Road is a 2015 action film directed by George Miller. In a post apocalyptic desert wasteland where gasoline and water are scarce commodities, Max Rockatansky (Max Hardy) joins ...more

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Cobra is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Car Movies
shugvochko added Cobra Sylvester Stallone, Ron Jeremy, Brigitte Nielsen Cobra is a 1986 American action film directed by George P. Cosmatos, and written by Sylvester Stallone, who also starred in the title role. The film co-stars Reni Santoni, Brigitte Nielsen and ...more