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The Best Car Racing Movies That Really Put The Pedal To The Metal

Updated May 19, 2021 20.8k votes 6.5k voters 991.0k views57 items

List RulesVote  up your favorite movies that feature car racing or racecar drivers.

This is the starting line for the best car 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? Some of the best racing films on this list are street racing movies like The Fast and the Furious. Also, if you enjoy racing films check out Ranker's list of car chase movies and our car movies list.

These racing movies have all the drama you could want on and off the track because they are the best. And if you like these movies, be sure to check out these other movies about driving and cars.

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    Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth

    Released2013

    Directed byRon Howard

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    Steve McQueen, Luc Merenda

    Released1971

    Directed byLee H. Katzin

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    Days of Thunder

    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman

    Released1990

    Directed byTony Scott

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    James Garner, Eva Marie Saint

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    Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen

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    Ayrton Senna, Reginaldo Leme

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    Directed byJustin Lin

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    Vin Diesel, Paul Walker

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    Directed byJustin Lin

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    Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal

    Released2006

    Directed byJohn Lasseter, Joe Ranft

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    Michael Keaton, Dakota Johnson

    Released2014

    Directed byScott Waugh

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    Farrah Fawcett, Terry Bradshaw

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    Directed byHal Needham

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    Fast & Furious

    Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez

    Released2009

    Directed byJustin Lin

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    Directed byAdam McKay

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    Christian Bale, Matt Damon

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    Vin Diesel, Paul Walker

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    Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson

    Released2008

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    Elizabeth Mitchell, J.K. Simmons

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    Directed byRussell Mulcahy

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    Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds

    Released2001

    Directed byRenny Harlin

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    Drive

    Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling

    Released2011

    Directed byNicolas Winding

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    Vanishing Point

    Viggo Mortensen, Jason Priestley

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    Stroker Ace

    Burt Reynolds, Loni Anderson

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    Winning

    Paul Newman, Robert Wagner

    Released1969

    Directed byJames Goldstone