Cars and movies go together like peanut butter and jelly, and for more than a century Hollywood has intertwined cars with cinema, each time forcing us to flock to theaters like the obedient people we are. And when affordably priced DVDs started showing up, a lot of us started accumulating collections of car movies that rival our collections of stolen road signs, rubber scraped from defunct dragstrips, and of course, our Hot Wheels.

Disagree with us? Everyone has their opinions, and these are ours...if you have a really good addition, we may just have to increase the number on this list... Also, sequels have been left out because there are quite a few of them out there. Movies that have sequels have a star beside them.


Start your engines! Here we go!!!



Thunder Road (1958)

A veteran comes home from the Korean War to the mountains and takes over the family moonshining business.


Goldfinger (1964) *

Investigating a gold magnate's smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve.


Grand Prix (1966)

American Grand Prix driver Pete Aron is fired by his Jordan-BRM racing team after a crash at Monaco that injures his British teammate.


Bullitt (1968)

An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection.


The Love Bug (1968) *

A race car driver becomes a champion with a Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own.


The Italian Job (1969)

Comic caper movie about a plan to steal a gold shipment from the streets of Turin by creating a traffic jam.

Vanishing Point (1971)

Kowalski works for a car delivery service. He takes delivery of a 1970 Dodge Challenger to take from Colorado to San Francisco.


Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

Story of two men drag racing across the USA in a primer grey 55 chevy. Wilson is the mechanic, James Taylor is the driver.


Duel (1971 TV Movie)

A business commuter is pursued and terrorized by a malevolent driver of a massive tractor-trailer.


American Graffiti (1973)

A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.


Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)

Larry and Deke are a small time car racing duo who rob a grocery store, and plan to use the proceeds.


Death Race 2000 (1975)

A champion of a brutal cross-country car race of the future where pedestrians are run down for points.


The Gumball Rally (1976)

A disparate group of drivers take part in a secret and illegal cross country road race.


Smokey and the Bandit (1977) *

The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over county lines in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff.


Convoy (1978)

Truckers form a mile long "convoy" in support of a trucker's vendetta with an abusive sheriff.


The Driver (1978)

"The Driver" is specialist in a rare business: he drives getaway cars in robberies. His exceptional talent prevented him from being caught yet.


Mad Max (1979) *

In a dystopic future Australia, a vicious biker gang murder a cop's family and make his fight with them personal.


The Hollywood Knights (1980)

Led by their comedic and pranking leader, Newbomb Turk, the Hollywood Knights car gang raise hell throughout Beverly Hills on Halloween Night.


The Road Warrior (1981)

In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits.


The Cannonball Run (1981) *

A wide variety of eccentric competitors participate in a wild and illegal cross-country car race.


Maximum Overdrive (1986)

A group of people try to survive when vehicles and machines start to come alive and become homicidal.


Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)

The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept.


Striking Distance (1993)

Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted then to river duty, the killer taunts Tom.


Black Dog (1998)

An ex-con takes a job driving a truck cross country. What he doesn't know is that the truck is filled with illegal weapons and now he must fight to survive and save his family.


Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)

A retired master car thief must come back to the industry and steal 50 cars with his crew in one night to save his brother's life.


Rat Race (2001)

A Las Vegas casino magnate, determined to find a new avenue for wagering, sets up a race for money.


The Fast and the Furious (2001) *

An undercover cop infiltrates an underworld subculture of Los Angeles street racers looking to bust a hijacking ring, and soon begins to question his loyalties when his new street racing friends become the prime suspects.


The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)

Cousins Bo and Luke Duke, with a little help from their cousin Daisy and Uncle Jesse, egg on the authorities of Hazzard County, Boss Hogg and Sheriff Coltrane.


Cars (2006) *

A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.


Death Proof (2007)

Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his "death proof" cars to execute his murderous plans.