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List Rules Only films that feature auto / car racing or racecar drivers.

List of the best racing movies and Nascar movies. What's the best racing movie of all time? These are the top racing films and can be reranked to make your own list of automotive racing movies. If you want more awesome movie ideas; then check out our lists of best drama movies, best action movies on Netflix and best comedies on Netflix

A lot of times top car brands are showcased in these films. So, what are the best racing movies? You can also vote for each film in the car racing films list. Also, if you enjoy racing films check out Ranker's list of car chase movies.

These may not be all movies about racing, but they are the best.
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The Fast and the Furious is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Racing Movies
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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Fast Five is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Racing Movies
ShoxruxMessi added 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

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Fast & Furious 6 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Racing Movies
NeerajKumar added 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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The Fast and the Furious: Toky... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Racing Movies
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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2 Fast 2 Furious is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Racing Movies
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) 6 on the list The Best Racing Movies
Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde Rush is a 1991 American crime/drama film directed by Lili Fini Zanuck and based on a novel written by Kim Wozencraft. It stars Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jason Patric as two cops in the 1970s who ...more

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Fast & Furious is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Racing Movies
bwaebers added 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

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Days of Thunder is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Racing Movies
Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall Days of Thunder is a 1990 American auto racing film released by Paramount Pictures, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Tony Scott. The cast includes Tom Cruise, Nicole ...more

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Death Race is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Racing Movies
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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Le Mans is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Racing Movies
Countermoon added 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

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad o... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Racing Movies
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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Cars is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Racing Movies
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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Grand Prix is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Racing Movies
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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Furious 7 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Racing Movies
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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Need for Speed is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Racing Movies
81skullcrusher added 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 Cannonball Run is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Racing Movies
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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Bullitt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Racing Movies
MarkPeters added 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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Senna is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Racing Movies
Ludemann Engineering added "The story of Ayrton Senna, perhaps the greatest race car driver who ever lived, is an epic tale that literally twists at every turn. In the mid 1980s, Senna, a young, gifted driver, ...more

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Driven is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Racing Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds, Estella Warren Driven is a 2001 action drama film directed by Renny Harlin and starring Sylvester Stallone, who also wrote and produced. It centers on a young racing driver's effort to win the Champ Car World ...more

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Stroker Ace is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Racing Movies
wiabux added Burt Reynolds, Loni Anderson, Jim Nabors Stroker Ace is a 1983 action comedy film, filmed in North Carolina and Georgia, about a NASCAR driver, the eponymous Stroker Ace, played by Burt Reynolds. The co-stars were Jim Nabors, Loni ...more

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The Great Race is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Racing Movies
Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis The Great Race is a 1965 American slapstick comedy Technicolor film starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, and Natalie Wood, directed by Blake Edwards, written by Blake Edwards and Arthur A. Ross, ...more

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Herbie: Fully Loaded is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Racing Movies
Lindsay Lohan, Anna Faris, Michael Keaton Herbie: Fully Loaded is a 2005 American comedy film directed by Angela Robinson and produced by Robert Simonds for Walt Disney Pictures. It stars Lindsay Lohan as the youngest member of an ...more

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Vanishing Point is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Racing Movies
MikaLindström added Viggo Mortensen, Jason Priestley, Keith David Vanishing Point is a 1997 television remake of the 1971 cult film that aired on the Fox television network. The film stars Viggo Mortensen, Jason Priestley, Peta Wilson, Christine Elise and ...more

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Drive is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Racing Movies
JericoQuintoGalban added Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan Drive is a 2011 American neo noir arthouse action directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Oscar Isaac and Albert Brooks. It is adapted from the ...more

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Speed Racer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Racing Movies
Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon, John Goodman Speed Racer is a 2008 American sports action film based on the Japanese anime and manga series of the same name by Tatsunoko Productions. The film was written and directed by The Wachowskis, and ...more

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Transporter 3 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Racing Movies
DanyDaCostaReis added Jason Statham, Robert Knepper, Semmy Schilt Transporter 3 is a 2008 French action film, and is the third installment in the Transporter franchise. Both Jason Statham and François Berléand reprised their roles, as Frank ...more

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Death Race 2000 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Racing Movies
Sylvester Stallone, David Carradine, Mary Woronov Death Race 2000 is a 1975 cult action film directed by Paul Bartel, and starring David Carradine, Simone Griffeth and Sylvester Stallone. The film takes place in a dystopian American society in ...more

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Death Race 2 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Racing Movies
bwaebers added Lauren Cohan, Sean Bean, Danny Trejo Death Race 2 is a 2010 American science fiction action film directed by Dutch filmmaker Roel Reiné, written by Tony Giglio and Paul W. S. Anderson, and starring Luke Goss, Ving Rhames, ...more

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Redline is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Racing Movies
Nadia Bjorlin, Eddie Griffin, Tim Matheson Redline is a 2007 American action film starring an ensemble cast. The film's plot is centered on a street racing circle funded by a group of multimillionaires who wage millions of dollars over ...more

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Greased Lightning is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Racing Movies
81skullcrusher added Richard Pryor, Pam Grier, Beau Bridges Greased Lightning is a 1977 American biographical film, starring Richard Pryor, Beau Bridges, and Pam Grier, and directed by Michael Schultz. Greased Lightning is a film loosely based on the ...more

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The Wraith is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Racing Movies
Charlie Sheen, Brooke Burke-Charvet, Randy Quaid The Wraith is a 1986 independently made action/supernatural film produced by John Kemeny, written and directed by Mike Marvin, and starring Charles "Charlie" Sheen, Sherilyn Fenn, Nick ...more

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Six Pack is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Racing Movies
Diane Lane, Burt Reynolds, Anthony Michael Hall Six Pack is a 1982 American comedy-drama film directed by Daniel Petrie and starring Kenny Rogers, Diane Lane, Erin Gray, Anthony Michael Hall, and Barry Corbin.

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Born to Race is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Racing Movies
MatthewGill added Christina Moore, Spencer Breslin, Erik King Born to Race is a 2011 action film written by Alex Ranarivelo, Steve Sarno and directed by Alex Ranarivelo.

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XXX is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Racing Movies
SantoshSmash added Samuel L. Jackson, Vin Diesel, Eve xXx, pronounced "Triple X", is a 2002 American action film directed by Rob Cohen and starring Vin Diesel as Xander Cage, a thrill seeking extreme sports enthusiast, stuntman and ...more

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The Last American Hero is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Racing Movies
Jeff Bridges, Gary Busey, Ned Beatty The Last American Hero is a 1973 sports drama film based on the true story of American NASCAR driver Junior Johnson. Directed by Lamont Johnson, it stars Jeff Bridges as Junior Jackson, the ...more

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Winning is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Racing Movies
AnnieSchafer added Paul Newman, Robert Wagner, Joanne Woodward Winning is a 1969 American motion picture starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. The film is about a racecar driver who aspires to win the Indianapolis 500. A number of racecar drivers and ...more

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Fate of the Furious is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Racing Movies
Fate of the Furious

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3: The Dale Earnhardt Story is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Racing Movies
CodyREcoff added Elizabeth Mitchell, J.K. Simmons, Barry Pepper 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story is a 2004 television movie produced by ESPN documenting the life of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, his poor upbringing in Kannapolis, North Carolina, his rise to ...more

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Two-Lane Blacktop is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Racing Movies
jeff-kempling added 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

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Viva Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Racing Movies
Tim Hill added Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Teri Garr Viva Las Vegas is a 1964 American musical film starring Elvis Presley and actress Ann-Margret. Directed by golden age Hollywood musical director George Sidney, the film is regarded by fans and ...more

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Cannonball Run II is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Racing Movies
Frank Sinatra, Burt Reynolds, Jackie Chan Cannonball Run II is a 1984 American comedy film featuring Burt Reynolds and an all-star cast, released by Warner Bros. and Golden Harvest. Like the original Cannonball Run, it is a set around ...more

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Need for Speed: Formula Drift is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Racing Movies

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Rat Race is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Racing Movies
Tom Islava added Whoopi Goldberg, Amy Smart, John Cleese Rat Race is a 2001 American ensemble comedy film directed by Jerry Zucker, written by Andy Breckman, and starring Rowan Atkinson, Whoopi Goldberg, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jon Lovitz, Kathy Najimy, ...more

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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Worl... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Racing Movies
Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Buster Keaton It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is a 1963 American epic comedy film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and starring Spencer Tracy with an all-star cast, about the madcap pursuit of $350,000 ...more

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The Love Bug is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Racing Movies
Tom Islava added 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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Initial D is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Racing Movies
ADYTachinsyirah added Jay Chou, Edison Chen, Anthony Wong Initial D is a 2005 Hong Kong action film directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. It is a film adaptation of the Japanese Initial D manga and anime series. The movie's main character, Takumi ...more

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Evolusi KL Drift 2 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Racing Movies
MishaAbdLatiff added Scha Al-Yahya, Farid Kamil, Syamsul Yusof 2010 Evolusi KL Drift 2 is a Malaysian action film. It is the sequel to Evolusi KL Drift. The film was released in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei on 25 March 2010.

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Those Magnificent Men in their... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Racing Movies
Tom Islava added Benny Hill, Red Skelton, Sarah Miles Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines; Or, How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 Hours 11 Minutes is a 1965 British comedy film starring Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, Robert Morley, ...more

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Truth in 24 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Racing Movies
PaulSteiner1 added Truth in 24 is a 2008 documentary film directed by Keith Cossrow and Bennett Visltear detailing Audi's preparation for the 2008 24 Hours of Le Mans. The team is followed through several races ...more

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Born to Race Fast Track is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Racing Movies
MatthewGill added Born to Race Fast Track