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Get your favorite candy, some popcorn, and the drinks you love, and settle in for a weekend of car films you’re sure to love. Not everything about cars has to be about efficiency, horsepower, towing capacity, or technology. Sometimes, it’s good to sit back and watch some of your favorite movie cars perform in the films you love.

What are the top ten best car films?

You’ll want to tune into these movies when you want to see movie cars perform in high-speed chases or death-defying stunts. gives us a top ten that can surely fill your weekend with adrenaline, speed, crashes, and incredible style. The car films you want to watch are:

  • Truth in 24
  • Senna
  • Baby Driver
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Days of Thunder
  • Talladega Nights
  • Rush
  • Fast Five
  • Gone in 60 Seconds
  • Ford vs. Ferrari

What is the most famous movie car in history?

Original Batmobile at a Car Show
Original Batmobile at a Car Show | Shutterstock

Movie cars have captured our imagination for many years. Whether it’s Herbie’s fun-loving nature or the Batmobile’s crime-fighting, we love the iconic cars we see in movies. Here are the top ten most famous movie cars in history:

10. 1963 Volkswagen Beetle Herbie (The Love Bug)

9. 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance Ecto-1 (Ghostbusters)

8. Lotus Esprit S1 Wet Nellie (The Spy Who Loved Me)

7. 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT Pursuit Special (Mad Max)

6. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)

5. 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am (Smokey and the Bandit)

4. 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback (Bullitt)

3. DeLorean DMC-12 Time Machine (Back to the Future)

2. James Bond’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5 (Goldfinger)

1. The Batmobile (Several versions were made for different Batman movies)

Are movie cars crashed for real?

Explosive Movie Crash Scene with a billow of fire
Explosive Movie Crash Scene | Shutterstock

Yes, especially in the early years of car films. Movie cars were crashed and those crashes, while controlled, were real. In some cases, actors lose control of the cars and crash them accidentally. Often, the cars that are crashed for movie scenes aren’t authentic but made to look real for the film. Of course, in other cases, these are real cars, and it can make you cringe to think the studio crashed a classic beauty just to capture a movie scene.

What is the coolest movie car ever?

Ford Mustang from Bullitt
Ford Mustang from Bullitt | Shutterstock

Some of the coolest movie cars might also be among the most famous. These cars offer something significant and are pretty much the main characters of the car films. We may see some overlap with the famous car list, but these are the ten coolest movie cars that we can think of for you to enjoy.

  • 1977 Pontiac Trans Am (Smokey and the Bandit)
  • 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX ( Baby Driver)
  • 1999 Peugeot 406 9 (Taxi)
  • 1982 DeLorean DMC-12 ( Back to the Future)
  • Matt Reeves’ Batmobile (The Batman)
  • 1967 Shelby GT500 “Eleanor” (Gone in 60 Seconds)
  • Audi RSQ (I, Robot)
  • The Tumbler (Batman Begins and The Dark Knight)
  • 1963 Aston Martin DB5 (Goldfinger)
  • 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390 (Bullitt)

Which car films will you watch this weekend?

Not only do you have the recommended list of movies from, but you could also select any of the films with some of the most iconic movie cars in them. Get ready for a wonderful weekend of fast cars and amazing special effects.

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