Car Movies

Car Racing Movies

THE list of Car and auto Racing Movies such as Rush, Senna, Love the Beast, Grand Prix, Le Mans and more!

Cars 3 (2017)

"Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world." Cars 3 is scheduled to be released on June 16, 2017.

Watch the trailer

Rush (2013)

R 123 min. Directed by Ron Howard. For those not immersed in Formula One history this movie is a good start.

Rush is about a rivalry between Formula One drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda. Good movie.

Watch Senna next.

1: Life On The Limit (2013)

Not Rated 112min Documentary. The movie traces the history of Formula One auto racing from its early years to the 1994 death of Ayrton Senna.

Extensive and often rare archival footage is used throughout.

Senna (2010)

PG-13 106 min. An awesome movie documentary on Formula One race car driver Ayrton Senna.

The movie is incredibly edited using archive racetrack footage and home video clips provided by the Senna family.

Pure genius! You Must watch this.

Love the Beast (2009)

R 92 min. Australia, mate. Looks interesting. "Love the Beast is a 2009 documentary film directed by Eric Bana, and featuring Bana, Ford Falcon (XB), Jay Leno, Jeremy Clarkson, and Phil McGraw. It was listed as one of the best automotive documentaries by The News Wheel in 2015." -wikipedia

Death Race (2008)

R 1h 45min. Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Starring Jason Statham, 2006 Ford Mustang GT.

"Death Race is a 2008 American science fiction action thriller film produced, written, and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson and starring Jason Statham. Though referred to as a remake of the 1975 film Death Race 2000 (based on Ib Melchior's short story "The Racer") in reviews and marketing materials, director Paul W.S. Anderson stated in the DVD commentary that he thought of the film as a prequel." -Wikipedia

Better than expected. And much better than the sequel, Death Race 2 (2010).

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

PG13 104min Action, Crime, Romance. Directed by Justin Lin. Starring Lucas Black, Zachery Ty Bryan, Shad Moss.

"The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (alternatively known as Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift) is a 2006 American action film directed by Justin Lin, produced by Neal H. Moritz and written by Chris Morgan. The third installment of The Fast and the Furious franchise, it takes place chronologically between the events of sixth and seventh films. The film stars Lucas Black, Nathalie Kelley, Sung Kang, Bow Wow and Brian Tee. The film was shot in Tokyo and parts of Los Angeles, the latter often covered with props and lights to create the illusion of the Tokyo style. Vin Diesel reprises his role as Dominic Toretto in a cameo at the end." -Wikipedia

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Official Trailer

The best aspect of this movie is the cinematography.

Talladega Nights (2006)

PG-13 108 min Comedy starring Will Ferrell.

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is a comedy racing film directed by Adam McKay and starring Will Ferrell, written by both McKay and Ferrell.

The movie features appearances by several Saturday Night Live alumni.

NASCAR drivers Jamie McMurray and Dale Earnhardt Jr. make cameos, as well as broadcasting teams from NASCAR on Fox (Mike Joy, Larry McReynolds and Darrell Waltrip) and NASCAR on NBC (Bill Weber, Wally Dallenbach Jr. and Benny Parsons).

Cars (2006)

G 117 min. Lightning McQueen learns valuable lessons. There are a hand full of movies that both children and adult can enjoy. Cars is the best!

If you are interested in knowing more about real life locations, buildings and people in the Cars movie, check out this post by Route 66 News.

Driven (2001)

PG-13 116 min. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds, Til Schweiger, Kip Pardue...A classic rivalry theme. Two CART racers compete with each other on the track and off.

According to Wikipedia "Prior to production of the movie, Stallone was seen at many Formula 1 races, but he was unable to procure enough information about the category due to the secrecy with which teams protect their cars, so he decided to base the film on Champ Car."