Cars and motion pictures are a natural fit, enough so it makes sense to create a list of the Top 10 Best Car Movies. Predictably racing films do well on our list because we’re car people. And, while it’d seem like a pretty easy thing to do to create a strong film from such a dynamic activity, let’s just say not all racing movies have been created equally.
For our money, the best car movies present cars doing something they’d actually be capable of doing in real life, with intense excitement and strong photography. We’re looking for realistic action featuring cool yet plausible chase scenes or some straight up realistic racing action. Show us a car crashing through a chain link fence and coming away from it with nary a scratch and…seriously? Similarly, show us a car inexplicably doubling as a submarine…well, that’s a Bond film you won’t find on this list either.
But that’s enough about what we don’t like already.
Here’s what we do like...