Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Some Movies About Cars!

Cars have captured the American imagination since they were invented. Many have ended up on the silver screen as the stars or supporting actors in famous films! How many of the following movies have you seen?  

American Graffiti George Lucas recreates the feel, landscape, and sounds of early 60s, small-town America.

Back to the Future Stars a time-traveling DeLorean.

Blues Brothers The title characters destroy dozens of '70s sedans.

Bullit Contains the most famous car chase scene in the movies. Stars Steve MacQueen, Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Duvall.

Cadillac Man Robin Williams as a sleazy car salesman.

Cannonball Run Based on an actual race across the country. Stars Burt Reynolds, Farrah Fawcett, Roger Moore, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Peter Fonda.

Car Wash Comedy based at an L.A. car wash.

Christine From a Stephen King novel about a possessed car.

Days of Thunder Top Gun meets stock cars.

Death Race 2000 A futuristic tale where drivers score points by running over people.

Detour One of those cross-country trips where the star picks up strangers along the way.

Dirty Mary Crazy Larry It's got Peter Fonda and fast driving.

Driven Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds (it wouldn’t be a car movie without Burt), CART, crashes and women.

Duel An early Spielberg film where Dennis Weaver is attacked by unmanned tractor-trailer rigs.
Fast and the Furious Turbochargers, gangs, crime, undercover cop, romance, special effects.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Matthew Broderick borrows a Ferrari.

Gone in 60 Seconds A 40 minute chase scene that destroys 90 vehicles (in the original movie).

Grand Prix Lots of race track footage.

Greased Lightning Story of the first black racing champ, starring Richard Pryor.

The Great Race Long story about a 1908 NY to Paris race.

Heart Like a Wheel The story of drag racer Shirley Muldowney.
The Last American Hero Story of moonshiner turned stock car racer Junior Johnson.

Le Mans Plenty of good race footage.

Mad Max (and Road Warrior) Mel Gibson in futuristic hot rods driving around looking for gas.

Race for Life Good racing scenes.

The Racers European racing footage.

Smokey and the Bandit Burt Reynolds, a black TransAm, a pesky cop, a girl, beer and CB radios.

Thelma & Louise  A buddy highway movie, with female leads.

Thunder Road Robert Mitchum in a moonshine vs. Feds story.

Tucker, a Man and His Dream Nostalgic look at automobile entrepreneur and idealist Preston Tucker.

Used Cars More sleazy used car salesmen.

Vanishing Point Denver to S.F. in 15 hours in a muscle car. Will he make it?

White Lightning (and sequel Gator) Burt Reynolds, moonshine and chase scenes.

Winning Paul Newman does his own driving in trying to win at Indy.

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