* Automotive Filmsby steadfast13 | created - 23 Apr 2018 | updated - 1 week ago | Public
Movies where a car played a significant role. Movie star cars.
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2. Hot Cars (1956)
Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A salt-of-earth family man needs money for his sick son, and decides to keep a job at a used car lot despite realizing it is selling stolen cars.
3. The Devil's Hairpin (1957)
83 min | Action, Drama, Sport
Cocky car racer Nick Jargin has retired since he nearly caused the death of his brother at a hairpin bend on a circuit. He now holds a trendy café who keeps him busy full time until one day... See full summary »
4. Thunder Road (1958)
Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A veteran comes home from the Korean War to the mountains and takes over the family moonshining business. He has to battle big-city gangsters who are trying to take over the business and the police who are trying to put him in prison.
5. The Lively Set (1964)
Approved | 95 min | Action, Drama, Sport
Casey Owens (James Darren), a young mechanic, has developed a design for a turbine car engine, paving the way for a jet-powered auto certain to set a new land speed record. Wealthy playboy ... See full summary »
6. The Great Race (1965)
Passed | 160 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In the early 20th century, two rivals, the heroic Leslie and the despicable Professor Fate, engage in an epic automobile race from New York to Paris.
Votes: 15,368 | Gross: $25.33M
7. Red Line 7000 (1965)
Approved | 110 min | Action, Drama, Sport
The story of three racing drivers and three women, who constantly have to worry for the lives of their boyfriends. Jim Loomis and Mike Marsh drive for Pat Cassarian. Jim expects his fiancée... See full summary »
8. Fireball 500 (1966)
Unrated | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Stock car racer Dave Owens plays into the hands of whiskey runners by agreeing to drive in a cross-country road race. He is assisted by Jane Harris and Sonny Leander Fox. Soon Dave and ... See full summary »
9. Grand Prix (1966)
Approved | 176 min | Drama, Sport
American Grand Prix driver Pete Aron is fired by his Jordan-BRM racing team after a crash at Monaco that injures his British teammate, Scott Stoddard.
Votes: 7,547 | Gross: $20.85M
10. Hot Rods to Hell (1967)
Approved | 92 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
While on a business trip just before Christmas, Tom Phillips gets into a car accident, which was caused by the reckless driving of the other car involved. Although Tom suffered no paralysis... See full summary »
11. Thunder Alley (1967)
Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Stock car racer Tommy Callahan is forced to join Pete Madsen's thrill circus after his blackouts cause a fatal accident that gets him thrown off the circuit. He shows Pete's daughter ... See full summary »
12. Bullitt (1968)
M/PG | 114 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection.
Votes: 57,645 | Gross: $42.30M
13. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
G | 144 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land.
14. Easy Rider (1969)
R | 95 min | Adventure, Drama
Through the open country and desert lands, two bikers head from L.A to New Orleans, and along the way, meet a man who bridges a counter-culture gap they are unaware of.
Votes: 94,826 | Gross: $41.73M
16. Pit Stop (1969)
Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Drama, Sport
Grant Willard sponsors drivers in a "new" form of race car driving called The Figure Eight. The rise and fall of one such driver is the whole story behind PIT STOP.
17. Winning (1969)
M | 123 min | Action, Drama, Sport
Frank Capua is a rising star on the race circuit who dreams of winning the big one--the Indianapolis 500. But to get there he runs the risk of losing his wife Elora to his rival, Luther ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,650 | Gross: $14.64M
20. The Last Run (1971)
GP | 95 min | Action, Drama, Crime
A getaway driver comes out of retirement to pull off one last run - one that could send him to an early grave instead.
23. Vanishing Point (1971)
R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
During the 1970s, car delivery driver Kowalski delivers hot rods in record time but always runs into trouble with the highway cops.
24. American Graffiti (1973)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
Votes: 77,850 | Gross: $115.00M
28. The California Kid (1974 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 74 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
A deranged desert town sheriff has a murderous habit of forcing speeders to their deaths, until a young man with a souped-up hotrod arrives to possibly end it.
29. The Cars That Ate Paris (1974)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
The small town of Paris, Australia deliberately causes car accidents, then sells/salvages all valuables from the wrecks as a means of economy.
30. Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)
PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Down on their luck racers Larry and Deke steal from a supermarket manager to buy a car that will help them advance their racing chances. Their escape does not go as planned when Larry's one nightstand, Mary, tags along for the ride.
31. Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
PG | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When a South American drug lord pays Pace to steal 48 cars for him, all but one is in the bag - thereby, the police precipitate in a desperate car chase against Pace and his Eleanor across Southern California.
Votes: 7,943 | Gross: $40.00M
33. Death Race 2000 (1975)
R | 80 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
In a dystopian future, a cross country automobile race requires contestants to run down innocent pedestrians to gain points that are tallied based on each kill's brutality.
Votes: 23,457 | Gross: $8.00M
34. Moonrunners (1975)
PG | 110 min | Action, Comedy
Grady and Bobby Lee run moonshine for Uncle Jesse, who prides himself on his old-school moonshining methods, and refuses to buckle in to the 'big business moonshine' of Jake, who controls these parts for New York mobsters.
35. Cannonball! (1976)
R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Racing across the country from L.A. to New York, a plethora of exotic cars carry contestants hoping to win a very large sum.
Votes: 4,079 | Gross: $3.27M
36. Eat My Dust (1976)
PG | 89 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
Darlene's into going fast, Hoover's into Darlene, but when they both get into a red-hot race car, the reckless fun accelerates into a trunk-full of hot pursuits.
40. Checkered Flag or Crash (1977)
PG | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy
Race car driver Walkaway Madden signs up for the big Manilla 1000 off-road race through the Philippines jungle. The photojournalist C.C. Wainwright comes along for the ride.
41. Grand Theft Auto (1977)
PG | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A rich girl steals her dad's Rolls Royce and heads off to Las Vegas to get married. However, her angry parents, a jealous suitor, and a bunch of reward seekers are determined to stop her.