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

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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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  • Ford v. Ferrari
    1
    Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal
    • Released: 2019
    • Directed by: James Mangold
  • Rush
    2
    Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Ron Howard
  • The Fast and the Furious
    3
    Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: Rob Cohen
  • Bullitt
    4
    Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bisset
    • Released: 1968
    • Directed by: Peter Yates
  • Le Mans
    5
    Steve McQueen, Siegfried Rauch, Elga Andersen
    • Released: 1971
    • Directed by: Lee H. Katzin
  • Senna
    6
    Ayrton Senna, Reginaldo Leme, John Bisignano
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Asif Kapadia
  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
    7
    Lucas Black, Zachery Ty Bryan, Shad "Bow Wow" Moss
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Justin Lin
  • Grand Prix
    8
    James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montand
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: John Frankenheimer
  • Days of Thunder
    9
    Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Nicole Kidman
    • Released: 1990
    • Directed by: Tony Scott
  • Need for Speed
    10
    Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots
    • Released: 2014
    • Directed by: Scott Waugh
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious
    11
    Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Eva Mendes
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: John Singleton
  • Fast Five
    12
    Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: Justin Lin
  • Cars
    13
    Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: John Lasseter
  • Fast & Furious
    14
    Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Justin Lin
  • The Cannonball Run
    15
    Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett
    • Released: 1981
    • Directed by: Hal Needham
  • Fast & Furious 6
    16
    Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Justin Lin
  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
    17
    Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Adam McKay
  • Death Race
    18
    Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Ian McShane
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson
  • Furious 7
    19
    Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson
    • Released: 2015
    • Directed by: James Wan
  • Drive
    20
    Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn
  • 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story
    21
    Elizabeth Mitchell, J.K. Simmons, Barry Pepper
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Russell Mulcahy
  • Winning
    22
    Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Robert Wagner
    • Released: 1969
    • Directed by: James Goldstone
  • Vanishing Point
    23
    Viggo Mortensen, Jason Priestley, Keith David
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Charles Robert Carner
  • Born to Race
    24
    Christina Moore, Spencer Breslin, Erik King
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: Alex Ranarivelo
  • Driven
    25
    Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds, Kip Pardue
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: Renny Harlin