Occasionally, everyone loves to see a good movie about cars. Especially if you are a car aficionado. There is nothing more relaxing than watching a movie with incredible vehicles and even better chases or races. However, a good car movie doesn’t have to be about action. There are some excellent documentaries such as “Senna” that give us a greater insight into the life of a legend. Without further ado, USA Auto Transport presents the best car movies ever made.
The Best Car Movies Ever
Before we explain why Tokyo Drift is on this list, we just like to mention that you can either love the Fast and Furious franchise or not. Now, some of the first films were far better than the newer iterations, despite the fact that the new movies earned a lot more money. Tokyo Drift is not a great movie. Then why is it on this list? Because Tokyo Drift managed to introduce the Japanese car culture to the world. In this film, we have everything – drift races, which are popular in Japan, street racing and the unique style Japanese use when customizing their cars. The film managed to depict a part of Japanese culture through cars, which was not easy. Plus, it reminds us of simple times, when Fast and Furious was about cars and cars only.
Rush is a terrific movie if you are a Formula 1 fan and even if you are not, you will love this film. It really shows what Formula 1 is all about as we get a chance to see what it is like behind the races. The film shows two greats – James Hunt and Niki Lauda – in their matchups and their rivalry as well as the respect they had for one another.
Although Bullitt came out in the late 1960s, it has remained one of the best car movies of all time. It took a lot of nerve to film Bullitt. For instance, when the crew was shooting one of the three chase scenes, cinematographer called William Fraker was tied to the hood of the Ford Mustang with the camera in his hands trying to get the best shot possible as the Mustang rushed through the streets of San Francisco in speeds over 100 mph. That is what you do when you want to create one of the best car movies ever.
If you want to be on the edge of your seat all the time and watch some of the greatest car chase scenes, you should watch Mad Max 2, if you haven’t already. Mad Max 2 is an iconic car movie that takes place world after a nuclear disaster with the humanity at the edge. The characters are great, the cars too and the action scenes as well as the non-action ones. What else can you ask for?