Car Movies

Movies With Mustangs

The Ford Mustang was officially unveiled by Henry Ford II at the World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York, on April 17, 1964. It also debuted the same day in Ford showrooms across America.

The Mustang also made its first appearance in the James Bond movie "Goldfinger," released on December 22, 1964.

Here is our list car movies that include Ford Mustangs.

Need for Speed (2014)

PG13 132 min. Starring 2013 Shelby GT500. Expected it to be cheesy since it was based on a video game.

Well, it was cheesy, but it was still entertaining!

The yet to be unveiled, redesigned 2015 Ford Mustang made a brief appearance in movie. The brand new Mustang was revealed in a similar way in the 1964 movie Goldfinger.

List of Cars in the Movie

Drive Hard (2014)

NR 92 min. Starring John Cusack, Thomas Jane, Zoe Ventoura, 1969 Ford Mustang. Former race car driver is forced to be a getaway driver in bank robbery.

This low-budget action comedy movie didn't get great reviews. Who cares. It's a fun movie and John Cusack played his role well.

"The interesting restriction was that we had to make it the most exciting car chase movie we could without damaging any of the vehicles." -Brian Trenchard-Smith, Director


Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)

PG-13 118 min. Starring Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, Christopher Eccleston, Robert Duvall, Vinnie Jones, and Will Patton.

The film was directed by Dominic Sena, written by Scott Rosenberg, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer

Gone in Sixty Seconds is a loosely based on the 1974 film of the same name.

Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)

PG 105 min. Starring H. B. Halicki... The job? Steal 48 cars in five days.

"Gone in 60 Seconds is a 1974 American action film written, directed, produced by, and starring H.B. "Toby" Halicki. It centers on a group of car thieves and the 48 cars they must steal in a matter of days. The film is known for having wrecked and destroyed 93 cars in a car chase scene." -Wikipedia

The Mustang in this movie was codenamed "Eleanor."

Halicki went on to make a few more movies. Sadly, he was killed in 1989 in an accident while filming Gone in 60 Seconds 2 (unreleased).

A remake of this film was done in 2000. It starred Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie.

Bullitt (1968)

PG 114 min. Starring Steve McQueen, 1968 Ford Mustang 390 GT 2+2 Fastback, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn...

Grand Prix (1966)

NR 176 min. Directed by John Frankenheimer. Starring James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montand, Brian Bedford, Jessica Walter and Antonio Sabàto.

Grand Prix is a fictional story that follows four racers through a Formula One season. There is plenty of racing as well as the human drama of affairs and struggles with self-confidence.

The movie conveys realism by including actual racing footage.

What also sets this movie apart is the visual creativity.

Director John Frankenheimer recruited graphic designer Saul Bass to plan, direct and edit almost all of the racing scenes in the movie.

The most brilliant scene in this movie, and cinematic history, is where one car overtakes the other, portrayed as a shark slowly devouring its prey. This is how you visually tell a story!

Racing fans will enjoy cameo appearances by drivers including Formula One World Champions Jim Clark, Phil Hill, Graham Hill, Juan Manuel Fangio, Jochen Rindt and Jack Brabham.

Other drivers that appear in the film are Dan Gurney, Richie Ginther, Joakim Bonnier, Bruce McLaren and Jo Siffert.

Toshiro Mifune, legendary Japanese actor, had a supporting role as a race team owner, a strong reference to the real-life Soichiro Honda.

Grand Prix was one of the ten highest grossing films of 1966. It won three Academy Awards for its technical achievements.

Grand Prix makes it into the "Best Car Movies" canon due to director John Frankenheimer enlisting Saul Bass to handle the racing scenes, ensuring a timeless masterpiece of racing cinema.