Best Car Movies List

Rush (2013)

R 123 min. Directed by Ron Howard.

Rush, directed by Ron Howard, is a true story about a long-time rivalry between Formula One drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

The title of a movie should give you some hint about what to expect.

One can safely assume that "Rush" refers to, the addictive surge of adrenaline that humans get when in dangerous, "living on the edge," situations.

Living on the edge is the key to racing.

"If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough." -Mario Andretti

This story takes place in 1976, ten years after Ford v Ferrari at Le Mans.

These two cats had polar opposite personalities and approaches to racing.

James Hunt was a charismatic ladies man. He relied on his natural abilities to win races.

Niki Lauda was reserved and calculating. He relied on detailed analysis and statistical probabilities.

For those not immersed in Formula One history this movie is a good start.

Watch Senna next.