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50 Popular Movie Cars of All Time

Vukasin Herbez April 1, 2019

  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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