No matter how new, how old, or what kind, we all enjoy watching movies. Why? Movies provide us with a compelling story because they are entertaining. There have been a lot of vehicle movies produced recently, but which is the best? Based on the automobiles in the picture, the driving scenes, and the racing, we will evaluate car movies.
- Hot Rod Girl (1956) — I’m not sure if this film was intended to be critical of hot-rodding or not. The main characters’ brother dies, the city forbids hot rodding, and the kids continue to race. There must be a chicken game since it’s 1956 (that was an unwritten rule in 1950s Hollywood). There are several 32 Fords—indeed, many 32 Fords—a 56 Chevrolet, a 56 Ford, a 55 T-bird, and an Olds 88 in the film.
- Death Proof (2007) – This film’s first half may seem a little dull, with a lot of talking and just a group of girls drinking in a bar (not even a wild bar party, just a group of 3 girls drinking). However, the second half of the film picks up, with a car chase involving a 69 Charger and a 70 Vanishing Point Challenger. The film is intended to have the atmosphere of a Vanishing Point and a Slasher film from the 1970s. Check this out if you’re a fan of the Mopar brand!
- Road Racers (1994): Despite the name of the film, there is only one brief race and two car chases in it. The opening scene of the film is a police chase with a 1956 Chevy and a 1956 Buick, all set to a fierce Rockabilly tune! While there is fantastic Rockabilly music from Glen Glenn, Hasil Adkins, and Johnny Reno, there is greaser violence (not Grease greaser violence, but rather Outsiders-style violence with a 90s humour twist).
- Thunder Road (1958) – Allow me to tell the tale; I am fully capable of doing so. Let Robert Mitchum give you the story instead; he’ll do it better. Running moonshine in Tennessee in the 1950s while attempting to avoid getting caught by the tax collectors is the subject of this Mitchum-starring film. It contains a lot of crazy vehicle chases with a 1950 Ford Coupe, 1957 Ford Fairlane, 1956 Chevrolet covert car that can rip off cars’ bumpers, and Mitchum singing a song about the movie!
- I’ve been dazed and confused for so long it’s not true: Dazed and Confused (1993). Unfortunately, that song isn’t in the movie; Jimmy Paige was on board for it, but Robert Plant wasn’t. This film is comparable to American Graffiti from the 1970s, with the exception that the main character is starting high school and it’s the first night of summer rather than the last. Anyway, a 70 Chevelle SS 454, 70 GTO Judge, Ford Maverick, 37 Oldsmobile, and a 74 Trans Am are involved in a car pursuit with a 64 Buick and a 72 Chevrolet Truck.
King of the Road from Tales of the Crypt (1992) – So, I lied. This is an episode of the HBO horror series Tales of the Crypt, not a standalone film. What makes this movie so special? IS NOT ON THE LIST, WHY? The episode begins with a street race between a 1969 yellow Chevelle SS and a 1969 red Dodge Charger set to a rocking Warren Zevon song. Afterwards, the Chevelle SS and a police car engage in a car chase, and in the conclusion, the Chevelle SS and a 1957 Chevrolet Gasser compete in a street race! Warren Zevon composed a fantastic soundtrack, but only one of the songs, “Roll with the Punches,” has been made public; the other, “Bad Road, Wretched Road,” is only available as a cover by a group by the name of Rebel Son.
- Hot Rod (1979) – This made-for-TV film from 1979 is difficult to locate. Compared to other movies I’ve seen, it certainly contains the most Drag Racing scenes! Towards the beginning of the film, a street race takes place between a 65 Hemi Plymouth and a 69 Olds Cutlass. Later, a hemi-powered 41 Willys Coupe Gasser, a few funny vehicles, a funny car driven by rockets, and a tonne of drag racing footage are featured.
- Kowalski, a deliveryman, is transporting a 1970 White Dodge Challenger from Colorado to San Francisco in the 1971 film Vanishing Point. He accomplishes this by driving fast the entire time, starting the biggest vehicle chase ever! Police were after me the entire time!
- Who needs plots in the 1971 film Two-Lane Blacktop? Not in this movie! To make a spectacular automotive movie, we only need a driver, a mechanic, a girl, a guy with a GTO, a 55 Chevy gasser, and a few random hitchhikers. This film is solely focused on automobiles! Almost every scenario has a GTO and a great 55 Chevrolet, which you can see and hear. Drag races occur both in the beginning and the end of the film!
- American Graffiti (1973) – Did any of you find this surprising? Nothing but cruising, amazing music, humour, a few races, and loads of fun with old automobiles! We also get a gal driving a 1956 T-bird, a gorgeous but snotty yellow 32 Ford, a 58 Chevy Bel Air that is also powered by a 327, and a black 55 Chevy (actually the same one from Two Lane Blacktop). In reality, this film is not about growing up but rather cars. The battle between the 32 Ford and the 55 Chevrolet is one of the film’s highlights! Read more about torrenty