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The Greatest Car Movies Ever Made

Updated May 26, 2021 49.9k votes 7.9k voters 1.1m views133 items

List RulesVote up your favorite films that are all about the cars.

This list of the best car movies features 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, classic 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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  • 1

    Bullitt

    Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen
    1,050
    314

    Released1968

    Directed byPeter Yates

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    Smokey and the Bandit

    Sally Field, Burt Reynolds
    1,018
    400

    Released1977

    Directed byHal Needham

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    The Fast and the Furious

    Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez
    1,623
    733

    Released2001

    Directed byRob Cohen

  • 4

    American Graffiti

    Harrison Ford, Ron Howard
    863
    303

    Released1973

    Directed byGeorge Lucas

  • 5

    The Transporter

    Jason Statham, Shu Qi
    705
    313

    Released2002

    Directed byCorey Yuen, Louis Leterrier

  • 6

    The Blues Brothers

    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin
    552
    244

    Released1980

    Directed byJohn Landis

  • 7

    The Cannonball Run

    Farrah Fawcett, Terry Bradshaw
    661
    247

    Released1981

    Directed byHal Needham

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    Gone in 60 Seconds

    Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage
    1,185
    532

    Released2000

    Directed byDominic Sena

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    Baby Driver

    Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey
    283
    98

    Released2017

    Directed byEdgar Wright

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    Fast Five

    Vin Diesel, Paul Walker
    990
    508

    Released2011

    Directed byJustin Lin

  • 11

    Mad Max

    Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne
    868
    382

    Released1979

    Directed byGeorge Miller

  • 12

    Fast & Furious

    Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez
    804
    432

    Released2009

    Directed byJustin Lin

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    The Italian Job

    Michael Caine, Benny Hill
    523
    242

    Released1969

    Directed byPeter Collinson

  • 14

    Vanishing Point

    Charlotte Rampling, Cleavon Little
    595
    200

    Released1971

    Directed byRichard C. Sarafian

  • 15

    2 Fast 2 Furious

    Eva Mendes, Paul Walker
    881
    549

    Released2003

    Directed byJohn Singleton

  • 16

    Back to the Future

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd
    417
    177

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    Mad Max 2

    Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence
    471
    243

    Released1981

    Directed byGeorge Miller

  • 18
    727
    425

    Released2006

    Directed byJustin Lin

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    Rush

    Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl
    482
    280

    Released2013

    Directed byRon Howard

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    Le Mans

    Steve McQueen, Luc Merenda
    345
    164

    Released1971

    Directed byLee H. Katzin

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    Gran Torino

    Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker
    492
    226

    Released2008

    Directed byClint Eastwood

  • 22

    Days of Thunder

    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman
    243
    94

    Released1990

    Directed byTony Scott

  • 23

    The Gumball Rally

    Gary Busey, Casey Kasem
    399
    200

    Released1976

    Directed byCharles Bail, Chuck Bail

  • 24

    Christine

    Kelly Preston, Alexandra Paul
    584
    269

    Released1983

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

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    Need for Speed

    Michael Keaton, Dakota Johnson
    448
    265

    Released2014

    Directed byScott Waugh