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Smokey and the Bandit was one of the biggest movies of the late ’70s. And most people are sure it wouldn’t be as successful if it didn’t include the fantastic black and gold Trans Am.
Just picture “The King of Cool, “actor Steve McQueen, in a Highland Green ’68 Mustang Fastback. The car movies don’t get any better than that. And if you haven’t seen the movie, Bullit, you should do so as soon as you can.
The underground cult classic, Two-Lane Blacktop, is an underrated movie but it is the perfect recreation of a street race’s life from back in the day. The ’55 Chevy looks beaten up, but it is fast as lightning.
Vanishing Point is one of the movies that every car enthusiast must see. Imagine a white Challenger flying through the desert and running from the law. It was the personification of the outlaw lifestyle.
One of the most popular Japanese sports cars is the Toyota Supra Mk IV. And it is well represented in Fast and Furious, the ultimate JDM movie series.
Since they only built approximately 50 Tuckers these classic cars didn’t get the movie exposure like other cars. But, in the biographical film, Tucker: The Man and his Dream, you can see several of them.
Actors Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte defined the buddy comedy genre. But a light blue, beaten up ’64 Caddy is also the star of the movie.
A heavily-modified ’71 Lincoln is the main character in The Car, and everyone fears its menacing black machine.
Clint Eastwood is a car guy. Ane after seeing Gran Torino, you will understand why.
The road movie classic, Thelma and Louise, wouldn’t be as successful if it wasn’t for that ’66 Ford Thunderbird convertible.
In 1971, Steve McQueen made the ultimate racing movie with Le Mans. The movie features real racing with genuine racing cars, especially the legendary Porsche 917.
Action movies always need muscle cars. In the xXx: Return of Xander Cage movie, the ’67 GTO shows off its potential.
The Graduate may be the movie that launched Dustin Hoffman’s career, but it also launched the elegant Alfa Romeo Duetto in America.
In the movie, Corvette Summer, they customized a ’73 Corvette for the star, Mark Hamill from Star Wars. And today, even though nobody can remember the storyline, they usually recognize the wild red Corvette with those flames on the sides.
Those Transformers movies were all about Bumble Bee Camaros, so it is safe to say that yellow Chevy Camaros are the true stars of the films.
The modern remake of the B production classic, Gone in 60 Seconds, 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, special Mustang and in this case, it is Shelby GT 500 E.
The Stephen King â80s horror classic, Christine, has an interesting plot and unlikely main character: a â58 Plymouth Fury with supernatural powers.
American Graffiti is one of the most famous coming-of-age movies they ever made. And, the â32 Ford hot rod the character John Milner drives is one of the most memorable movie cars ever.
The Dodge Monaco may be an ordinary â70s full-size sedan. But, in The Blues Brothers, it is the ultimate Bluesmobile, and one of the coolest movie cars ever.
This crazy muscle car from the apocalyptic future is an Australian-built Ford Falcon. Better yet, it is driven by the legendary Mel Gibson in Mad Max.
When retired professional killer John Wick refuses to sell his prized 1969 Mustang Fastback, all hell breaks loose. That is in short, the plot of the action blockbuster, John Wick, starring Keanu Reeves. However, most Mustang fans can relate and understand the guy just wanted to keep his beautiful pony car.
The quirky Pacer is an unlikely movie star. But, when they dressed it up with flames, added a stereo and featured it in Wayne’s World, it became one of the most memorable movie cars ever.
Full-size station wagons were the SUVs of late â70s suburban America. So naturally, one of them, although highly modified became a movie star in the National Lampoon Vacation movie.
Starsky and Hutch was a popular TV show back in the day, but it was also well-received comedy movie in 2005. Of course, the red and white 1976 Ford Gran Torino was one of the stars.
Jason Statham is one of the world’s top action stars and Transporter is one of his best movies. He drives an Audi A8 and although it is a big, heavy car, it is as fast and nimble as a go-kart.
Although the film, Cars is animated, the main character, Lightning McQueen, becomes famous. Most people can safely say this cartoon car is one of the most popular cars in movie history.
Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill movies are as epic as his choice of cars. The canary-yellow Silverado with its controversial name served as Uma Thurman`s transport.
The movie, Grease is the only musical on this list and it is a legendary movie for many reasons. And one of them is the ’48 Ford Deluxe hot rod.
Iron Man is a cool movie and the main character is a guy who has it all. He chooses to drive a silver Audi R8. And most envious car fans think that was a good choice.
Will Smith discovers he is alone in the world in I am Legend, an eerie sci-fi flick. The doomsday scenario is creepy, but at least Smith gets to drive a beautiful red Shelby GT500 as fast as he wants through the deserted boulevards of the big city.
The colorful world of NASCAR racing was always interesting to movie makers since it is the biggest American racing series. And one of the best NASCAR movies is 1990 action classic, Days of Thunder, starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman featuring the 1989 “Mello Yello” Chevy Lumina.
They based the Cannonball Run movie is on a real-life Cannonball race. It was an illegal road race from the early â70s. The goal was to drive from New York to Los Angeles to beat the record time. Drivers had to avoid police traps, helicopters and try not to kill anybody. And again, the Lamborghini Countach served as the main car in the film.
These are the 50 greatest and most famous movie cars of all time. There is no doubt more will come as cars will always be an important part of the entertainment industry.