More from the Top car movies

In our quest to look at some of the top car movies, we present the following 5 movies where vehicles play an integral part.

1. James Bond – The Spy Who Loved Me

As with all James Bond movies, this one follows tradition with Bond attempting to save the world from yet another self-centered so-called mastermind and teaming up with the ever-present sexy female agent who swaps sides.  The 1985 Lotus Esprit appeared in this film, the only Bond film it was in, and had the ability to go underwater.

2. The Cannonball Run

A hilarious cross-country race, similar to The Gumball Rally, this film features fast-paced action coupled with moments of disaster and extreme hilarity.  The Cannonball Race starts in Connecticut and finishes in California and, apart from actually winning the race, the sole aim of the drivers is to outsmart and outwit the police who are trying to catch them. This was an all-star film, featuring a multitude of different cars but the one that stood out was the 1980 Lamborghini Countach LP 400S.

2. Batman Begins and The Dark Knight

These films chart the beginnings of Batman, following the story of how a young wealthy man becomes the Caped Crusader after his parents were brutally murdered by muggers.  After 7 years of being tutored in the martial arts and being taught to finely hone his senses to superhuman, he returns to Gotham City and takes on the role of protector and savior.  THe car used in these films was a rocket powered, armor plated assault vehicle, made for the film, although several versions of it were seen on the streets just before the film was released.

3. Risky Business

Joel is left alone for the weekend after his parents go away, leaving himwith strict instructions not to drive the Porsche.  Add into the mix a hooker running from her pimp and the Porsche becomes an attractive getaway vehicle – which is unwittingly given a bath in Lake Michigan.  The main star of the film was not Tom Cruise but the 1981 Porsche 928.

4. Christine

This is an adaptation of Stepehn King’s novel about a haunted car with a vicious attitude.  THe car is sold to a college geek who is bullied everywhere he goes. As he restores the car, it starts to take over life and gains a life of its own as it destroys everybody who gets in its way and who gets between her and the geek – who has sudelny turned into a super-cool sought-after student. His girlfriend has to persuade him that he must destroy the vehicle to regain his life and stop the spree of terror.  Christine herself was played by a 1958 Plymouth Fury.

The Next Best 5 Car Movies

Vehicles are one of the biggest features of many movies, both today and in yesteryears. We have already looked at the top 5 movies that involve cars so let’s look at the next 5.

1. Ghostbusters
This was one of the funniest films to appear on the big screen in the 1980’s and follows the story of a team of investigators who turn to Ghost busting when their government grants expire. Featured in the film is the 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor, an old ambulance that has been kitted out to meet the Ghostbusters needs. A hilarious story of 4 men who attempt to rid New York of dozens of ghosties and ghoulies.

2. Smokey and the Bandit
Smokey is the Sherriff and the Bandit is a radical racing driver who makes a bet that he can get a shipment of Coors across country within 28 hours (back then it was illegal to sell Coors in certain areas without a license. The car that makes the bet worthwhile and provides for 1 ½ hours of entertainment is the 1977 Pontiac Trans-am.
3. Starsky and Hutch The TV show of Starsky and Hutch ran for many years and put the 1976 Ford Gran Torino firmly in the eyes of the public. However, the TV series was made into a film in 2004 and shot the fame of the car straight to the top of the list with the use of the hot rod. Only a couple of the original cars from the film survived as many were destroyed during filming.

4. Batman, Batman Returns
Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton and Kim Basinger all star in one the most iconic movies of all time. The story follows the battle between the caped crusader and the Joker, an insane criminal who tries to take over the city. The GM Bat mobile is a sleek sexy looking car that simply made the film what it is today.

5. Ferris Buellers Day Off
Errant teenager Ferris Bueller loves to cut classes at school, and he gets away with it. His
last chance before graduation results in him calling in sick and borrowing a Ferrari – a
1961 250 GT California SWB. He takes off on a day-long spree through Chicago with the
School Principle hot on his heels. A hilarious mix of comedy and complete mayhem ensues. Fortunately for Ferrari lovers everywhere only a replica of the car was written off during filming.