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The Greatest Car Movies Ever Made

Updated January 8, 2021 49.2k votes 7.8k voters 1.1m views130 items

List RulesFilms must feature cars; may include auto racing / fast cars

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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    Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal
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    Days of Thunder

    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman
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    Transporter 2

    Jason Statham, AnnaLynne McCord
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    Two-Lane Blacktop

    James Taylor, Dennis Wilson
    Two-Lane Blacktop is a 1971 road movie directed by Monte Hellman, starring singer-songwriter...  more
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    Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott
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    Smokey and the Bandit II

    Terry Bradshaw, Sally Field
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    Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry

    Peter Fonda, Vic Morrow
    Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry is a cult 1974 car chase film based on the 1963 Richard Unekis novel...  more
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    Grand Prix

    James Garner, Eva Marie Saint
    Grand Prix is a 1966 American action film with an international cast. The picture was directed...  more

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    Fast & Furious 6

    Vin Diesel, Paul Walker
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    Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves
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    Mad Max: Fury Road

    Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron
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    The French Connection

    Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider
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    Death Proof

    Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson
    This film is a 2007 American action-exploitation film written and directed by Quentin...  more

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    Death Race

    Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson
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    The Love Bug

    Buddy Hackett, Dean Jones
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    The Dukes of Hazzard

    Jessica Simpson, Willie Nelson
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    Ford v. Ferrari

    Christian Bale, Matt Damon
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    Cannonball Run II

    Frank Sinatra, Burt Reynolds
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    Tucker: The Man and His Dream

    Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater
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    Kris Kristofferson, Ernest Borgnine
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    Corvette Summer

    Ian McKellen, Mark Hamill
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    Gone in 60 seconds

    George Cole, H. B. Halicki
    Gone in 60 Seconds is a 1974 American action film written, directed, produced by, and starring...  more

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    The Driver

    Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani
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    Ayrton Senna, Reginaldo Leme
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