For the last of our reviews, we are going to look at the bottom end of the top 30 car movies.
1. Mad Max
Set after the Apocalypse, Mel Gibson starred as Mad Max, a futuristic policeman who has had enough of his job. His boss talks him into going on a holiday, only to find that he is up against a gang of bikers who savagely murder his wife and children as payback for the death of a gang-member. Mad Max seeks his revenge inside a modified 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT Coupe – a souped up V8 monster of a vehicle.
2. National Lampoons Vacation
This is the first in series of National Lampoon films and features a truly awful looking station wagon – it was originally a Ford LTD Country Squire! The film follows the Griswolds as they go on a cross-country holiday to a theme park – a holiday which quickly turns into a nightmare as disaster after disaster follows the Griswolds on their travels.
3. Wayne’s World
Wayne’s World is a mildly funny story about the adventures of 2 metal-heads with no real aim in life. From a basement, they broadcast a dhow called Wayne’s World, a show that is brought to the attention of a network executive who wants to make a higher budget version of the show. Unfortunately, he also wants the girlfriend of one of the friends, resulting in a battle to save both the show and the woman. One of the cars that is featured in the film is a 1976 AMC Pacer.
4. Kill Bill Volume 1
Uma Thurman stars in this Pulp-Fiction style movie about a group of assassins. However, she decides it’s time to leave the group and get married but it doesn’t go according to plan. After surviving being shot in the head she returns 4 years later to take her revenge against the people who destroyed her wedding. Featured highly in this film is the 1997 Chevrolet C-2500 Silverado Fleetside.
5. The Fast and the Furious
This is the first of a couple of movies about an FBI investigation into a spree of hijackings. The undercover FBI agent soon falls under the spell of the gang of hijackers and finds himself starting to have some sympathy with his suspect Dominic Toretto, played by Vin Diesel. HE also finds himself falling in love with Torettos’ sister. High-speed car chases and races follow, culminating in the FBI agent covering for the gang when a sting operation is launched. Aside from the souped up cars used in this film one of the most noticeable was the 1970 Dodge Charger used by the FBI agent.
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