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The Greatest Car Movies Ever Made

Updated August 19, 2020 58.5k votes 7.8k voters 1.1m views155 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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    Bullitt
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    Bullitt

    Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen

    Released1968

    Directed byPeter Yates

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    Smokey and the Bandit
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    Smokey and the Bandit

    Sally Field, Burt Reynolds

    Released1977

    Directed byHal Needham

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    The Fast and the Furious
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    The Fast and the Furious

    Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez

    Released2001

    Directed byRob Cohen

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  • 4
    The Cannonball Run
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    The Cannonball Run

    Farrah Fawcett, Terry Bradshaw

    Released1981

    Directed byHal Needham

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  • 5
    Gone in 60 Seconds
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    Gone in 60 Seconds

    Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage

    Released2000

    Directed byDominic Sena

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  • 6
    The Transporter
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    The Transporter

    Jason Statham, Shu Qi

    Released2002

    Directed byCorey Yuen, Louis Leterrier

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  • 7
    Fast Five
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    Fast Five

    Vin Diesel, Paul Walker

    Released2011

    Directed byJustin Lin

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  • 8
    Fast & Furious
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    Fast & Furious

    Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez

    Released2009

    Directed byJustin Lin

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  • 9
    Mad Max
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    Mad Max

    Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne

    Released1979

    Directed byGeorge Miller

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  • 10
    American Graffiti
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    American Graffiti

    Harrison Ford, Ron Howard

    Released1973

    Directed byGeorge Lucas

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  • 11
    The Blues Brothers
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    The Blues Brothers

    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin

    Released1980

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • 12
    Le Mans
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    Le Mans

    Steve McQueen, Luc Merenda

    Released1971

    Directed byLee H. Katzin

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  • 13
    The Gumball Rally
    411
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    The Gumball Rally

    Gary Busey, Casey Kasem

    Released1976

    Directed byCharles Bail, Chuck Bail

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  • 14
    The Italian Job
    548
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    The Italian Job

    Michael Caine, Benny Hill

    Released1969

    Directed byPeter Collinson

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  • 15
    Back to the Future
    448
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    Back to the Future

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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  • 16
    2 Fast 2 Furious
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    2 Fast 2 Furious

    Eva Mendes, Paul Walker

    Released2003

    Directed byJohn Singleton

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  • 17
    Vanishing Point
    622
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    Vanishing Point

    Charlotte Rampling, Cleavon Little

    Released1971

    Directed byRichard C. Sarafian

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  • 18
    Rush
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    Rush

    Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl

    Released2013

    Directed byRon Howard

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  • 19
    Gran Torino
    520
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    Gran Torino

    Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker

    Released2008

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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  • 20
    Need for Speed
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    Need for Speed

    Michael Keaton, Dakota Johnson

    Released2014

    Directed byScott Waugh

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  • 21
    The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
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    Released2006

    Directed byJustin Lin

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  • 22
    Mad Max 2
    505
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    Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence

    Released1981

    Directed byGeorge Miller

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  • 23
    Christine
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    Christine

    Kelly Preston, Alexandra Paul

    Released1983

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

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    The Italian Job
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    The Italian Job

    Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook

    Released2003

    Directed byF. Gary Gray

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    Cars
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    Cars

    Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal

    Released2006

    Directed byJohn Lasseter, Joe Ranft

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