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Quarantine Watchlist: Best Movies for Car Enthusiasts from the 2010s

We’re back with more movies that car enthusiasts are bound to enjoy from the 2010s. Check out these major films to add your watchlist as many of us continue to shelter in place.

Faster (2010)

If you like Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, then you’ll enjoy this movie. Johnson plays the main character, “Driver”, a guy fresh out of prison ready to avenge his brother’s death. One of Driver’s main enemies is a crooked cop played by Billy Bob Thornton. This a story about brutality, redemption, and imminent danger.

Coolest Cars Featured:

2000 Ferrari 360 Modena 

1971 Chevrolet Chevelle 

1967 Pontiac GTO

Fast Five (2011)

Fast Five is arguably the best movie out of the Fast and the Furious franchise. The car heists are insane. The vehicles themselves in the movie are not the most glamorous, but we get to see the chemistry behind the dream team coming together and there are plenty of comedic moments. If you’re into Dodge Chargers, you’ll enjoy this movie’s most climactic scene.

Coolest Cars Featured:

2009 Dodge Challenger SRT-8

2011 Dodge Charger 

Armet Gurkha F5

Rush (2013)

Rush is a wonderful sports drama that stars Christ Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl who respectively play real-life Formula 1 race legends James Hunt and Niki Lauda. This movie truly captures the rivalry between Hunt and Lauda and how they helped introduce professional racing to a whole new audience. 

Coolest Cars Featured:

1970 McLaren M8D

1963 McLaren M6GT

1968 McLaren M7A

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max is a wild monster truck movie set in a post-apocalyptic world. This film is definitely more about action and less about words, and it all just works extremely well. You get to see Charlize Theron in full warrior mode, joined by bossman Tom Hardy. There’s much to be enjoyed in this Australian movie.

Coolest Cars Featured:

1942 Dodge W-Series

1982 Ford F-100

1978 Mack R-600

Baby Driver (2017)

Baby Driver is a surprisingly original car movie that’s not a remake or based on a true story. The film has a really cool, funky aesthetic and is set in Atlanta, Georgia. Ansel Elgort stars as Baby, a young guy with an intense love for music who also happens to be an excellent crime scene getaway driver.  You’ll love the car action and this movie’s stellar soundtrack.

Coolest Cars Featured:

2006 Subaru WRX

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat 

2003 Dodge Ram 

McLaren (2017)

McLaren is a documentary that follows the life and times of New Zealand racecar driver Bruce McLaren, whose legacy lives on with the McLaren F1 Team. McLaren came from humble beginnings and was diagnosed with a childhood hip disorder.

He developed his love for motor racing from his father and achieved international success throughout his driving career before his untimely death at age 32. The McLaren documentary uniquely combines real-life footage, interviews, and sharp reenactments.

Coolest Cars Featured:

1970 McLaren M8D

1969 McLaren M6GT

1955 Austin-Healey 100 M

Ford v Ferrari (2019)

If you’re still looking for more sports drama then watch Ford v Ferrari starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon. This is a film that people can enjoy, motorhead or not. The plot centers around the original Ford GT40, which was built to challenge the Ferrari racing squad back in 1966.

Coolest Cars Featured:

1964 Ford Gt 40 Prototype Replica 

1962 AC Cobra 260 Replica 

1964 Chevrolet Corvette