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50 Popular Movie Cars of All Time

Vukasin Herbez April 1, 2019

Cars and motion pictures started at around the same time, so it was natural they would form an unbreakable bond. From the early days of Hollywood, all the way up to today’s blockbuster movies, cars have starred on the silver screen.

Since so many legendary films have turned cars into icons, it was a no-brainer to compile a list of the 50 most memorable movie cars ever. So keep reading to learn more about are the most iconic movie cars ever. They left their mark in cinematography history, as well as in the car world.

  1. De Lorean DMC12

Those Back to the Future films wouldn’t be anything without the recognizable silver DeLorean with the infamous time-traveling device on board.

  1. Batmobile

From the Batman TV shows and movies, there are numerous versions of the Batmobile. And any one of those is recognizable and legendary.

  1. VW Beetle

The real VW Beetle was never a performance car but in the Disney classic, Herbie the Love Bug, it wins races against Ferraris.

  1. Mercedes W111 3.5 Convertible

One of the best modern comedies is the hilarious, Hangover, but car fans remember the gorgeous silver classic Mercedes the most.

  1. Pink 1959 Cadillac

In the movie, Pink Cadillac, the leading actor drives a ’59 Cadillac in, you guessed it, a bright pink color.

  1. Lamborghini Countach

The Wolf of Wall Street may be a crazy, semi-biographical movie. but the scene with the white Lamborghini Countach is one of the most legendary in DiCaprio’s career.

  1. 1968 Dodge Charger

If you are a vampire-slaying vigilante, you need a seriously cool ride like the blacked out 1968 Dodge Charger in Blade.

  1. Ford Explorer

The first generation Explorers are not the most exciting vehicles, but when they featured one in Jurassic Park, they became memorable and cool.

  1. Jaguar E-Type

The gorgeous E-Type has been in numerous movies, but the coolest one is definitely the E-Type Austin Powers drives.

  1. Subaru Impreza

Although the Impreza has big street cred, it hasn’t been in many movies. However, it became the perfect getaway car in Baby Driver.

  1. Audi S8

The cult classic, Ronin, has several iconic cars but the Audi S8 with its 4.2-liter V8 and Quattro all-wheel-drive system is the coolest and most capable machine in the movie.

  1. Mini Cooper

The classic 1969 movie, Italian Job, featured a trio of Minis they used as a getaway car in Italy. Those infamously-crazy driving scenes and amazing action made those little cars legendary.

  1. Porsche 911 Turbo 964

The buddy comedy, Bad Boys, features action scenes, Miami scenery and black 911 Turbo which chases the criminals at high speed.

  1. Aston Martin DB5

The first of several James Bond cars on this list is the legendary silver DB5. It was the first proper Bond car with lots of gadgets and even machine guns.

  1. 1959 Cadillac Ambulance

You might not recognize the name of the ECTO-1, but you definitely know it. It is the iconic white ’59 Cadillac ambulance from the Ghostbusters movie series.

  1. 1974 Eleanor

The original Gone in 60 Seconds is a B-production masterpiece of car chases featuring a yellow Mustang Mach I.

  1. Lotus Esprit

A sports car that turns into a submarine? It exists only in James Bond movies. This white Lotus Esprit earned its place on this list with its incredible ability to become an underwater weasel in just a few seconds.

  1. Ferrari 250 California Spider

The movie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, would be just another teenage comedy if it wasn’t for the gorgeous 1961 Ferrari convertible.

  1. Pontiac Trans Am

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.

  1. Ford Mustang 390 GT

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.

  1. 1955 Chevrolet

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.

  1. Dodge Challenger

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.

  1. Toyota Supra Mk IV

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.

  1. Tucker 48

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.

  1. Cadillac DeVille Convertible

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.

  1. 1971 Lincoln

A heavily-modified ’71 Lincoln is the main character in The Car, and everyone fears its menacing black machine.

  1. Gran Torino

Clint Eastwood is a car guy. Ane after seeing Gran Torino, you will understand why.

  1. 1966 Ford Thunderbird

The road movie classic, Thelma and Louise, wouldn’t be as successful if it wasn’t for that ’66 Ford Thunderbird convertible.

  1. Porsche 917

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.

  1. Pontiac GTO

Action movies always need muscle cars. In the xXx: Return of Xander Cage movie, the ’67 GTO shows off its potential.

  1. Alfa Romeo Duetto

The Graduate may be the movie that launched Dustin Hoffman’s career, but it also launched the elegant Alfa Romeo Duetto in America.

  1. Chevrolet Corvette

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.

  1. Bumblebee Camaro

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.

  1. Shelby GT 500 Eleanor

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.

  1. Plymouth Fury

The Stephen King ‘80s horror classic, Christine, has an interesting plot and unlikely main character: a ‘58 Plymouth Fury with supernatural powers.

  1. 1932 Ford Coupe

American Graffiti is one of the most famous coming-of-age movies they ever made. And, the ‘32 Ford hot rod the character John Milner drives is one of the most memorable movie cars ever.

  1. Dodge Monaco

The Dodge Monaco may be an ordinary ‘70s full-size sedan. But, in The Blues Brothers, it is the ultimate Bluesmobile, and one of the coolest movie cars ever.

  1. Ford Falcon Interceptor

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.

  1. 1969 Ford Mustang

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.

  1. AMC Pacer

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.

  1. Ford LTD Country Squire

Full-size station wagons were the SUVs of late ‘70s suburban America. So naturally, one of them, although highly modified became a movie star in the National Lampoon Vacation movie.

  1. Ford Gran Torino

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.

  1. Audi A8

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.

  1. Lightning McQueen

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.

  1. Chevrolet Silverado

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.

  1. Ford Deluxe

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.

  1. Audi R8

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.

  1. Shelby GT 500

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.

  1. 1989 #51 “Mello Yello” Chevrolet Lumina

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.

  1. Lamborghini Countach

They based the Cannonball Run movie is on a real-life Cannonball race. It was an illegal road race from the early ‘70s. 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.

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