Famous Movies with Sports Cars

Jun 15, 19 by Jorian Goes

Famous Movies with Sports Cars

Everybody loves a great movie with fast cars and a little bit of drama. We have composed a list of the best movies ever made with sports cars. We cover everything from classic cars to ultra-luxury sports cars. If you think we missed a film that needs to be included feel free to leave us a comment and we will look it over for consideration.

Two Lane Backdrop

Two-Lane Blacktop

    A 1971 film that tells the story of two men (the driver and the mechanic) who drive cross-country while drag racing their ’55 Chevy. It is a popular film among the fan of Route 66 because it shows the pre-interstate highway era.

    Fast and the Furious

    The Fast and the Furious film series consists of ten films. The series began in 2001 with the film The Fast and the Furious. A street racer named Dominic Toretto falls under the surveillance of an undercover police officer, Brian O’Connor. Brian O’Connor becomes too involved and he must decide where his loyalty truly falls.

    In 2003, 2 Fast 2 Furious was released which tells the story of Brian O’Connor working with ex-con Roman Pearce to take down Miami’s biggest drug lord. The third movie of the series is The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift which made its premier in 2006. Sean Boswell is a high school student who finds his way into the world of street racing in Tokyo.

    In 2005, movie viewers are taken back into the life of Dominic Toretto in Fast and Furious where he is on the run with his new crew. In Fast and the Furious 6 Dominic and Brian reassemble the crew to work for the government in taking down Owen Shaw. Furious 7 the crew goes their separate ways but must come back together when they realize their crew is being taken out one by one by Owen’s brother. Finally, in 2017 The Fate of the Furious was released and tells the story of why Dom ends up betraying his crew. The ninth and tenth films are expected to release in 2020 and 2021.

    Joy Ride


    A 2001 film that was directed by John Dahl and starred Steve Zahn, Paul Walker, and Leelee Sobieski. A college student goes on a cross-country road trip to pick up his girlfriend and his brother comes along for the ride. The brothers end up being pursued by a relentless murderer after a practical joke goes horribly wrong.

    Baby Driver


    A young driver was coerced into working for a crime boss as a getaway driver and he ends up taking part of a heist that is destined to fail. Baby Driver was released in 2017 and stars Ansel Elgort, Jamie Foxx, Lily James, Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey, and others. Baby Driver was directed by Edgar Wright and made its premier at South by Southwest Festival on March 11, 2017 before being released into theaters.

    Gone in 60 seconds

    The plot of Gone in 60 Seconds is that a retired professional car thief is forced back into the life of stealing cars when he is forced to steal fifty cars with his crew in one night, so he could save his brother’s life. Gone in 60 Seconds was released in 2000 and was directed by Dominic Sena and written by Scott Rosenberg. The cast included Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanna Ribisi, and Robert Duvall among quite a few others.

    Herbie

    Herbie the Love Bug starred in several Walt Disney films. The first film was the 1968 film titled The Love Bug. Herbie is a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle who comes to life. He in an independent thinker and can drive himself! Herbie is also a fierce competitor in car racing competitions. The movie Herbie Rides Again was released in 1974, followed by Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977), Herbie Goes Bananas (1980), The Love Bug (1997), and Herbie: Fully Loaded. Herbie was also a star in a few television series as well.

    Back to the Future

    The Back to the Future trilogy consists of the films Back to the Future (1985), Back to the Future Part II (1989) and Back to the Future Part III (1990). These films are about Marty McFly who is a high school student and a scientist, Dr. Emmett L. Brown, who time travel by using the DeLorean time machine which happens to be a car! Back to the Future was the top film of 1985 and remains popular to this day.

    The Car

      The Car is a Horror Film about a car that goes on a murderous rampage in a small town. The Car was released in 1977 and was written by Lane Slate, Bennis Shryack, and Michael Butler. Some of the cast includes James Brolin, Kathleen Lloyd, John Marley, Ronny Cox, Kim Richards, and Kyle Richards. The Car is said to have been influenced by Steven Spielberg’s thriller the Duel.

      Talladega Nights

      In 2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballard of Ricky Bobby was released. Talladega Nights is a sports comedy that was directed by Adam McKay. Some of the cast includes Will Ferell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gary Cole, and Leslie Bibb. Ricky Bobby is American’s #1 NASCAR driver and is issued a direct challenge from a French Formula one racecar driver and they battle for the #1 spot in all of NASCAR.

      Rush

        Rush was released in 2013 and is about two race car drivers, James Hunt and Niki Lauda. The two competitive racecar drivers have a fierce rivalry that began in 1970 at the Formula Three Race in London. The film made its debut at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and was written by Peter Morgan and directed by Ron Howard.

        Duel

        Duel was released in 1971 and was the debut for the well-known director, producer, and screenwriter Steven Spielberg. A motorist (played by Dennis Weaver) is stalked by a truck (Peterbilt 281/351) as he makes his way through California.