Whether you’re a car enthusiast or not, it’s hard not to appreciate action-packed car movies.
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Shots of beautiful, luxurious cars and fast-paced, thrilling car chases appeal to audiences around the world, and for good reason.
Here are our favourite car movies of all time.
The Fast & Furious Series (2001 – 2015)
While we might be cheating a little by listing The Fast & Furies series of seven movies as one entry, there’s no question these films deserve a place on this list. From the first film, The Fast and the Furious, in 2001, all the way through Furious 7, in 2015, this franchise has captured the interest of car lovers and moviegoers.
All the movies are packed with story lines involving heists and street racing, and of course, beautiful cars. These films have been so successful that there’s an eighth movie, Fast & Furious 8, on the docket and there are rumours that there could be two more after that, rounding off the series with a total of 10 films.
The Great Race (1965)
This film classic, released in 1965, is a comedy set at the turn of the 20th century with its fair share of action and adventure. The main character, known as The Great Leslie, sets up a car race that will cover three continents. When his rival Professor Fate challenges him with a car he invented himself, the game is on. In this movie, you’ll follow the race while watching old-school cars and the antics of the unforgettable characters.
The Italian Job (1969)
While The Italian Job was remade in 2003, the history of this classic film begins in 1969 with its original release. Another comedy with plenty of action, this movie is all about a recently released convict’s plan to steal a shipment of gold by creating a traffic jam.
Set in beautiful Turin, Italy, this movie has a mixture of action-packed scenes, comedy, and fun cars like Mini Coopers and Jaguars to keep you watching as the story unfolds. Of course, the car chase that tears right through buildings, rivers, highways, sewers and even rooftops, is something you can’t miss.
Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
Gone in 60 Seconds, released in 1974, is another movie that was so successful it was remade (in 2000). This move is fully action packed and has a dose of drama for good measure.
The plot is all about Maindrian Pace and his team, who are insurance investigators by day and car thieves by night. Hired to steal 48 cars, Pace is unable to grab a 1973 Ford Mustang and decides to ditch the drug lord that hired him. However, his boss has alerted the police, forcing Pace to run from the law in a chase that takes him through five cities.