By: John Lester
Published: Jul 3, 2021

Best Car Movies Ever Made

A list of the best car movies ever made in Hollywood. Most of these cars that were made for movies are considered the best because they were classics. Let’s review some of these contenders.

1. American Graffiti (1973) - This film featured the 1932 Ford five-window, the 1955 Chevy and the 1958 Chevy. American Graffiti was directed by George Lucas. Four friends incentral California face the future dusk-to-dawn one summer night in1962; cruising, hanging out, wreaking havoc, and ultimately street-racing.

2. Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) - Features the 1955 Chevy and the classic 1970 GTO. Street racers without names (Taylor and Wilson are “TheDriver” and “The Mechanic”) wander across America until they encounter an older guy in a GTO (Oates) who can’t shut up. It all boils down to attitude.

3. Vanishing Point (1971) - The film features a nice 1970 Challenger R/T classic. For no apparent reason, Kowalski (no first name) needs to get from Denver to San Francisco in less than 15 hours and has only a white Challenger to do it. The cops try and stop him, and a lot of excellent high-speed stunt driving ensues.

4. The Gumball Rally (1976) - The classics are ’65 Shelby Cobra 427, ’70 Camaro and the ’71 Ferrari Daytona Spyder. The driving is good, but the script has wit, and there are great hotrods in every scene. The main actor winds up wanting to go and organize his own illegal cross-country road race.

5. Thunder Road (1958) - The older films bring out the classics and this one has a 1950 Ford, 1957 Chevy, and a 1957 Ford. The action is so good you almost forget the movie is in black and white. Plus the cops have a ’57 Chevy that grabs onto suspect vehicles’ bumpers.


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