Everyone loves Mad Max style vehicles and apocalyptic designs, but a Mustang with machine guns, twisted panels ready for battle is next-level cool. This is exactly why the Death Race 2008 Mustang “Frankenstein” car is featured on this list.
The Mustang II from 1974 to 1977 wasn’t the most favorite generation. Lots of people still consider them to be terrible compared to the previous or even the later models. That is why those cars are rarely featured on the silver screen. However, one of the few times the Mustang II was cool was when it was in the Starman movie with Jeff Bridges. He plays an alien who drives a copper-colored Mustang Cobra II.
Another time when the Mustang II was cool was in the legendary Charlie’s Angels TV series. First, because it was a cool-looking Mustang Cobra II in white with racing stripes. Second, because it was driven by one of the hottest actresses of the era, the beautiful Farrah Fawcett. Most people know that Charlie’s Angels was a TV series and only become a movie in the 2000s, but we have to feature it on this list.
Diamonds Are Forever
The second James Bond movie to feature Mustang was Diamonds are Forever from the early ’70s. The part of the movie is set in Las Vegas and what is better to drive than a red hot Mustang Mach I. In fact, this car entered movie history for its famously flawed stunt scene. It entered a narrow alley on two wheels, only to exit the same alley, tilted on the other side and driving on the other two wheels.
Although the Knight Rider is a well-known TV series from the ’80s featuring a Pontiac Trans Am as the K.I.T.T. car in 2008. They adapted it into a movie, which was received with mixed reactions. However, the Shelby GT 500 fitted with all the typical K.I.T.T. equipment, weapons, and chameleon paint was a cool and memorable car.
Le Gendarme de Saint-Tropez
The legend says that the first movie to feature the then-new 1964 Mustang was not Goldfinger, but the French comedy, Le Gendarme de Saint-Tropez. Whatever the truth, this movie helped establish the popularity of the Mustang in Europe where it was as respected and sought-after as in the states.
Although a kind of forgotten baseball movie from the ’80s, Bull Durham is still a cool flick with a good selection of actors. However, it is cool since it features a beat-up 1968 Shelby GT 350 Convertible Kevin Costner drives. This is one of the rare times when you see a prized classic like a Shelby in not so great condition and as a daily driver.
Gone in 60 Seconds
The 2000 remake of the B production classic proved to be a box-office success and a cool movie for car fans everywhere. Of course, as in the original film, the leading role is, in fact, a special Mustang. In this case, it is the Shelby GT 500 E. The car proved to be so popular, the built thousands of replicas. The original one they used for the movie recently sold for a cool million dollars.
In 1968, the legendary actor Steve McQueen starred in the detective flick, Bullitt. He played a detective who drove a mean-looking ’68 GT390 Fastback. The movie was a standard crime drama typical for the period, but the car and car chase with a 1968 Dodge Charger was something else. In fact, it was so revolutionary, intense and dynamic that it became a legend of the movie world, launching the Highland Green Mustang into stardom. McQueen’s fastback is arguably the most legendary movie Mustang of all time.
The Thomas Crown Affair
Although the original movie from the late ’60s featured beach buggies and a yellow Ferrari, the remake from the ’90s had an interesting 1968 Shelby GT 350. In contrast to similar cars, they converted this Shelby for off-road driving. It had special tires, wide fenders, a roll bar and a spare on the back. This Mustang even had lights on the top. It was a cool looking vehicle and one of the coolest Mustangs ever to be featured on film.
This 1992 psychological thriller is famous thanks to Sharon Stone’s performance and the car chase with the Lotus Espirit. However, it is also remembered for the appearance of a dark red Mustang convertible Michael Douglas drives. The car endures a lot of torture and perfectly fits the photography and feel of the movie.
The proof that the Mustang is memorable even if it is not a flashy modified car is The Driver, a noir thriller featuring Ryan Gosling in the leading role. In this movie, Gosling is a driver for hire who drives a regular black 2011 GT model. However, the intense action, driving scenes and cool production make a hero car out of this ordinary-looking modern Mustang.
These are 20 of the coolest and most memorable movie Mustangs everybody knows and loves. Thanks to the Mustang, these movies will always be famous and watched often. Which one did you like the best?