Cars have played an integral part in a lot of movies. In fact, they have shared the limelight with a lot of movie stars. The Fast and Furious franchise has proven this popularity. Because we know that movie buffs who are also car lovers exist, we made a list of Cold Air Intakes and must-see movies that will get their engines accelerating.
Days of Thunder (1990)
Producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson, director Tony Scott and superstars Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman teamed up for this stock-car racing. Cole Trickle (Cruise) is a stock-car driver who has a great racing talent but doesn’t know how to channel such potential to success. Under the guidance of a veteran stock-car racer, Harry Hogge (Robert Duval), Cole pursuits his dream of beating Rus Wheeler (Cary Elwes), who want to defeat and disable him permanently.
Le Mans (1971)
This movie features a racecar champion participating in the hoariest endurance race, the Le Mans race. The film used the actual race track in Le Mans, France with the participation of actual race cars and actual racers. Le Mans depicts the superb capabilities of a Ford GT40, a Porsche 917 and a Ferrari 512.
Directed by the legendary John Frankenheimer, this action film is studded with cars and bullets. It features an adventure of friendship, love, and betrayal. Robert DeNiro and Jean Reno embarked on a mission of recovering a briefcase while staying alive. Ronin shows the powerful performances of an Audi S8, a Mercedes Benz 450 SEL, BMW 535i and Peugeot 406.
Death Proof (2007)
With a combination of horror, action, comedy, and revenge, director Quintin Tarantino takes viewers to a pedal-to-metal experience. A car-revving psychopath, played by Kurt Russel, kills young women through car accidents using a partially modified vintage automobile designed to withstand strong collisions. Death Proof gives an overall adrenaline rush to the viewers.
The Transporter Franchise (2002-2008)
This movie is a treat for all German sedans fanatics. The first installment of the movie features a BMW 735iL used by a Frank Martin (Jason Statham) in his transporting duties. The second series and onwards, Marin uses Audi A8 as he delivers the “package” and evades bad guys and police.
Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)
A remake of the 1974 film of the same title, Gone in 60 Seconds is about a car thief with 50 cars to rob in one night. Randall “Memphis” Raines’ (Nicolas Cage) retirement is interrupted when he has to rescue his brother by stealing luxury cars including 1999 Aston Martin DB7, 2000 Volvo V70R, Lamborghinis and the prized 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
With Talladega Nights, Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrer) gives us a comedy mixed in a racing movie genre. When French Formula One racer Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Cohen) broke in Bobby’s winning-streaks, it seemed the end for his career. Fortunately, his former-racer father (Gary Cole) helped him get back on his feet. With his father’s guidance, Ricky might be ready to be on track again.
Vanishing Point (1971)
This movie takes its audience to an adrenaline-rush action. Kowalski (Barry Newman) is on a bet-winning race while being chased with a police officer from Denver to San Francisco. With enough engine revving and car crashes, this movie is truly a surreal gem to all car lovers of any age.
Need for Speed (2014)
Featuring a modern Shelby GT500, Need for Speed marks an authenticity in car racing movies as it features real car action sequences and crashes. Refusing to use CGI, the movie delivers a raw and authentic action that will fuel moviegoers with excitement.
Furious 7 (2015)
With the movie’s stunts, real car crashes and driving, any audience, regardless if they are car enthusiasts or not, would truly agree that the Furious 7 has perfected the formula for an ideal car movie. This movie franchise built on speed displays some of the most beautiful cars imaginable including a Lykan HyperSport, a 2014 Maserati Ghibli, a Bugatti Veyron and classic cars such as Chargers, Plymouth, and Aston Martin among others. Watching this will truly give you a rush of blood.
Surely, with this list, car pundits will get excited and might even consider installing cold air intakes for superb car performance. So, which car movie are you dying to watch?