Fictional Characters The Best Fictional Drivers in Film  

Richard Rowe
1.3k votes 223 voters 3.4k views 40 items

Oh, Hollywood... are you even capable of producing a character who isn't the greatest driver ever to take the wheel? When need be, fictional characters can have the cold steel nerve of Mika Hakkinen, the reflexes of Ayrton Senna, and the same effect on basic physics as a superhero. But that's what we go to the movies to see, right? Breakneck speeds, squealing tires, and the best drivers in film.

All else aside, ultimately your favorite drivers in movies are really going to come down to your favorite cars and the movies they happen to be in. Granted, some cinematic wheelmen and wheelwomen are objectively better drivers than others. But this list is about ranking the fictional movie characters with whom you'd most want to ride shotgun during a car chase.

At the end of the day, it's really up to you. So pick your favorite and vote them up to the head of the pack. Rerank the whole thing to create your own list of the best drivers in film history and be sure to add any great fictional movie drivers we may have missed.
list ordered by

1
70 31
Brian O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Brian O'Connor The Fast and the Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Fast & Furious

2
63 29
Dominic Toretto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Los Bandoleros, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious 7

3
40 23
Frank Martin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Frank Martin The Transporter, Transporter 2, Transporter 3

4
41 26
Max Rockatansky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Mad Max: Fury Road, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Mad Max 2

5
29 16
Han Lue is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Fast Five, Better Luck Tomorrow, Fast & Furious

6
26 17
Driver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film

7
26 17
Bo "Bandit" Darville is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Bo "Bandit" Darville Smokey & the Bandit

8
29 20
Bullitt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Bullitt

9
19 11
Imperator Furiosa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Amy Boal added Mad Max: Fury Road

10
31 23
Batman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Batman Beyond, Young Justice, Batman

11
29 22
James Bond is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Mainly Millicent, The London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder, You Only Live Twice

12
21 14
Jason Bourne is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Ultimatum

13
27 21
Speed Racer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Speed Racer

14
16 13
Letty Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Los Bandoleros, The Fast and the Furious, Fast & Furious 7

15
13 10
Stuntman Mike is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Grindhouse, Death Proof

16
17 15
Randall
Randall "Memphis" Raines Gone in Sixty Seconds

17
25 25
Ricky Bobby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

18
14 13
Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Frankenstein Death Race 2000, Death Race, Death Race 2

19
13 12
Chev Chelios is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Crank, Crank: High Voltage, Crank

20
12 11
Rowdy Burns is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Rowdy Burns Days of Thunder

21
9 10
Kowalski is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Kowalski Vanishing Point

22
11 13
J.J. McClure is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
J.J. McClure The Cannonball Run, Cannonball Run 2

23
8 10
Annie Porter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Tom Islava added Speed, Speed 2: Cruise Control

24
12 15
The Driver (Faster) is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
The Driver (Faster) Faster

25
9 13
Sway is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Sway Gone in Sixty Seconds

26
6 10
Travis Bickle is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Tom Islava added Taxi Driver

27
9 14
Cole Trickle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Days of Thunder

28
8 13
Bob Falfa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
American Graffiti, More American Graffiti

29
9 15
Cal Naughton, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

30
4 9
The Wraith is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
The Wraith The Wraith

31
8 14
Sean Boswell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Fast & Furious 7, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

32
8 14
Fox is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Fox Wanted

33
6 12
Michael Delaney is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Michael Delaney Le Mans

34
8 15
Xander Cage is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Xander Cage xXx

35
4 10
THX 1138 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
THX 1138

36
6 14
Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
The French Connection, French Connection II

37
5 13
Jean Girard is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

38
4 12
The Driver (Two Lane Blacktop) is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
The Driver (Two Lane Blacktop) Two-Lane Blacktop

39
3 12
Orange Julius is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Orange Julius 2 Fast 2 Furious

40
1 10
Packard Walsh is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fictional Drivers in Film
Packard Walsh The Wraith