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The Greatest Car Movies Ever Made

Updated January 8, 2021 52.1k 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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    Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen

    Released1968

    Directed byPeter Yates

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    Sally Field, Burt Reynolds

    Released1977

    Directed byHal Needham

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    Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez

    Released2001

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    Farrah Fawcett, Terry Bradshaw

    Released1981

    Directed byHal Needham

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    Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage

    Released2000

    Directed byDominic Sena

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    Jason Statham, Shu Qi

    Released2002

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    Vin Diesel, Paul Walker

    Released2011

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    Harrison Ford, Ron Howard

    Released1973

    Directed byGeorge Lucas

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    Released1979

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    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin

    Released1980

    Directed byJohn Landis

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    Fast & Furious

    Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez

    Released2009

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    Steve McQueen, Luc Merenda

    Released1971

    Directed byLee H. Katzin

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    Charlotte Rampling, Cleavon Little

    Released1971

    Directed byRichard C. Sarafian

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    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    Michael Caine, Benny Hill

    Released1969

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    Gary Busey, Casey Kasem

    Released1976

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    Eva Mendes, Paul Walker

    Released2003

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