Top 70 Best Racing Movies To Watch

top 70 best racing movies to watch


In 1894, Paris to Rouen marked the first true organized race in the history of the world though there were some unofficial races before.


From then the sport had a massive growth from the hearts of the manufacturers to the common man.


Out of all the interests of man, the love for the races and the adrenaline rushes they give have remained constant.


While most people think it is an unwanted risk, for the people close to the sport ‘ it is a work of art on tracks and we don’t disagree either.


The list also includes some really good documentaries since we can never leave out the legends who made the genre possible.


Here are ENTOIN’S top racing movies including car racing movies.




1. Ford v Ferrari (2019)


Ford v. Ferrari (2019)


Entity Detail
Title Ford v Ferrari
Release Year 2019
Watch time 152 min
Directors James Mangold
Cast Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe
Domestic Box office $117.62M
IMDb Rating 8.1
Metascore 81
Writers Jez Butterworth
Music By Marco Beltrami
Cinematography By Phedon Papamichael
Costume By François Audouy


The American sports drama film portrays a group of determined engineers and designers behind the Ford GT40 and the story behind the need for their creation.


Ford has been facing some struggles in sales and wants to buy Ferrari. While Ferrari rejects and humiliates a proposed deal with Ferrari, it becomes a prestige issue for Ford to build a car to defeat Ferrari in the Le Mans.


Carrol Shelby a former Le Man’s winner who was forced to retire because of a heart condition is hired for the same.


He in turn also hires his friend Ken Miles a struggling mechanic and British racer.


And then there ensues some very new models and some enthralling races. Matt Damon and Christian Bale were brilliant in their respective roles.


The movie is a must-watch for all racing genre lovers.




2. Duel (1971)


Duel (1971)


Steven Spielberg’s American action film is among his initial movies that became widely noticed not for his fame but the brilliance of the movie alone.


There are two versions of the movie one that was for tv and the one that was later released all over Europe.


A man is on a business trip on a lonely road in the west and when one truck starts playing the cat-and-mouse game with him, things start getting ugly.


The truck backs on to him several times, and after nearly so many near-to-death experiences, unlikely to any of us the man keeps on getting in the car.


And to see what the one-man army can do against one big scary truck go find the masterpiece.




3. Grand Prix (1966)


Grand Prix (1966)


Entity Detail
Title Grand Prix
Release Year 1966
Watch time 176 min
Directors John Frankenheimer
Cast James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montand, Toshiro Mifune
Domestic Box office $20.85M
IMDb Rating 7.2
Metascore 72
Writers Robert Alan Aurthur
Music By Maurice Jarre
Cinematography By Lionel Lindon
Costume By Richard Sylbert


The sports drama film won several Technical Oscars in 1967. The film comprises several members from the European racing circuit including cameo appearances from Formula-one racers and champions Phil Hill, Graham Hill, Juan Manuel Fangio, Jim Clark, Jochen Rindt, and Jack Brabham.


Through a fictionalized version of the 1966 Formula One season it follows three formula-one drivers and their lives that revolve around the races.


Though the plot won’t be appealing to many, the racing is a spectacular show worth watching.




4. Senna (2010)


Senna (2010)


The documentary film is a journey through the life and death of Brazilian motor-racing champion Ayrton Senna.


The film mainly relies on the archives from the events and also the footage from the family.


The film mainly traces his racing career in formula one, his debut in the 1984 Brazilian Grand Prix, and the final tragic incident at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.


The movie succeeded in itself within the limitations to tell a story of a man, his politics, and the endearing journey he went through making it a remarkable experience making it different from all the usual sports documentaries.



5. Thunder Road (1958)


Thunder Road (1958)


Entity Detail
Title Thunder Road
Release Year 1958
Watch time 92 min
Directors Arthur Ripley
Cast Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry, Jacques Aubuchon, Keely Smith
Domestic Box office
IMDb Rating 6.6
Writers James Atlee Phillips
Music By Jack Marshall
Cinematography By David Ettenson
Costume By Carlie Taylor


The black-and-white drama crime film though little known is partly the real history of NASCAR.


The original racers worked for the moonshiners though the connection wasn’t used in the movie.


Robert Mitchum plays a moonshiner, passing illegal liquor past federal authorities. But when his opponent ratio increases also to a mob that wants sole control of the business, things don’t happen that easily.


It’s a deadly race, that makes it all worth watching.



6. Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974)


dirty mary, crazy larry (1974)


Entity Detail
Title Dirty Mary Crazy Larry
Release Year 1974
Watch time 93 min
Directors John Hough
Cast Peter Fonda, Susan George, Adam Roarke, Kenneth Tobey
Domestic Box office $0.62M
IMDb Rating 6.7
Metascore 52
Writers Leigh Chapman
Music By Jimmie Haskell
Cinematography By Michael D. Margulies
Costume By Wes Dawn


Driver Larry Rayder and his mechanic Deke Sommers are on the run after a supermarket heist.


Mary Coombs Larry’s one-night stand also convinces them to take her with them in their souped-up 1966 Chevrolet Impala.


When they are chased by the police they change into a 1969 Dodge Charger R/T 440 and the police cannot keep up with them.


Being cunning minds, they escape right out of the police’s eyes but right into something no one anticipated was coming.


The car chase flick has some really cast that made it work as well.



7. Hitch-hike (1977)


Hitch-hike (1977)


This is the kind of movie in which you think you know how it ends, but the entire opposite happens.


When a bickering couple gives a ride to a hitchhiker little did, they know that they are in the company of a sadistic escapee from an institution for the criminally insane.


As the plot drastically escalates from then, there are some narrow escapes, shootings, and an insane climax.


Most of the movie takes place on the road and it’s only fair to end on one too.



8. FERRARI: Race to Immortality (2017)


FERRARI: Race to Immortality (2017)


The 2017 documentary film is a journey through the archives of Lin Gallagher, Enzo Ferrari, Peter Collins, and Mike Hawthorn.


A treat for motor racing fans as it emphasizes motor racing and the formula one series.


These men lived their life on the road and for the tracks and the story is told through their archival eyes all the way making it a brilliant execution.



9. The 24 Hour War (2016)


The 24 Hour War (2016)


The documentary gives some very interesting perspectives on the Ford vs Ferrari story as it concentrates more on the people involved.


It’s the history of the growth of both companies, what all they had to sacrifice to finally reach their places.


The 1960 deal that went bad was the main triggering point of their racing story. the very informative documentary uses archival footage as well.



10. Joy Ride (2001)


Joy Ride (2001)


Entity Detail
Title Joy Ride
Release Year 2001
Watch time 97 min
Directors John Dahl
Cast Steve Zahn, Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski, Jessica Bowman
Domestic Box office $21.97M
IMDb Rating 6.6
Metascore 75
Writers Clay Tarver
Music By Marco Beltrami
Cinematography By Jeffrey Jur
Costume By Robert Pearson


Lewis Thomas is travelling from California to Colorado to meet his childhood friend and crush Vienna Wilcox but on the way he is forced to make an unexpected stop as his estranged brother Fuller is arrested again.


Fuller also joins him on the trip. As Fuller installs a CB radio in the car, they decide to prank a truck driver named Rusty Nail while pretending to be a woman interested in him.


But the events don’t turn out to be as entertaining as they hope and the truck driver is revealed to be a psycho.


As the trucks and the cars race for life, it doesn’t get over as you hope it to and gets nasty.


The thriller movie has some good on-road performances that make it worth watching.



11. Rush (2013)


Rush (I) (2013)


Entity Detail
Title Rush
Release Year 2013
Watch time 123 min
Directors Ron Howard
Cast Daniel Bruhl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara
Domestic Box office $26.95M
IMDb Rating 8.1
Metascore 74
Writers Peter Morgan
Music By Hans Zimmer
Cinematography By Anthony Dod Mantle
Costume By Mark Digby


The biographical sports drama is based on the much-renowned Hunt–Lauda rivalry between two formula-one drivers.


Niki Lauda, the highly methodical Austrian rider, and James Hunt, the British rider story was well known and the accident was a piece of major news in the ’70s. the Hemsworth and Brühl performance worked on the brilliant performance of the movie.


It’s the story of the duel that grows even into off-tracks but is a masterpiece.



12. Italian Race (2016)


Italian Race (2016)


The family story revolving around racing is loosely based on the life of rally racing driver Carlo Capone.


All Giulia De Martino has ever known is racing and everything and everyone she knows is also surrounding the same.


The exceptional talent worked under her father. Everything looked all right until her world comes crumbling down with her father’s death and family struggles.


When her estranged elder brother whom she discovers to be extraordinarily brilliant in driving comes back home, she has to find ways to make things work so that they can all remain together.


It is the story of three siblings from very different generations growing through the events at the race track making it all a memorable story.



13. Logan Lucky (2017)


Logan Lucky (2017)


Entity Detail
Title Logan Lucky
Release Year 2017
Watch time 118 min
Directors Steven Soderbergh
Cast Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Farrah Mackenzie
Domestic Box office $27.78M
IMDb Rating 7
Metascore 78
Writers Jules Asner
Music By David Holmes
Cinematography By Steven Soderbergh
Costume By Howard Cummings


The American heist comedy film centres around Jimmy Logan played by Channing Tatum who was a former football star.


When he loses his job in the tunnels underneath the Charlotte Motor Speedway. And as his rich wife threatens to move out of the state with his daughter, he devises a plan to rob the speedway during a NASCAR race.


As Jimmy recruits his team, the slow starter movie then moves into a rather interesting phase.



14. Life on the Limit (2013)


Life on the Limit (2013)


The documentary film traces the journey of formula one races from their early years. Michael Fassbender’s narration begins with the epic crash in the 1996 Australian Grand Prix and then the narration takes us through the evolution, growth, business, and dealings behind the f1 enterprise.


It is an interesting approach to the genre and has done a fairly good job.



15. Weekend of a Champion (2013)


Weekend of a Champion (2013)


The documentary film tried to portray the story as loyal as possible. British Formula One racing driver Jackie Stewart is about to compete in the 1971 Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo.


40 years after the initial film, the modern movie is an ode to the legend.


Against all the odds of the day Stewart and his professionalism become the center of this great experience.


Decades later, the end part is a conversation between Polanski and Stewart reminiscing about the past and its glory.


And Stewart also revealed some very interesting stories together making this a memorable documentary to watch.



16. Cars (2006)


Cars (2006)


Entity Detail
Title Cars
Release Year 2006
Watch time 117 min
Directors John Lasseter, Joe Ranft
Cast Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman, Larry the Cable Guy
Domestic Box office $244.08M
IMDb Rating 7.1
Metascore 73
Writers John Lasseter
Music By Randy Newman
Cinematography By Jean-Claude Kalache
Costume By William Cone Bob Pauley


The American animated sports comedy film is set in the world of talking cars, their races, and their individual growths.


It is the piston cup season and Lightning McQueen is the brash rookie sensation. But when he accidentally ends up in the wrong town, there is a life lesson to be learned by the shiny car.


Doc Hudson, the local judge later revealed to be a significant character is among the greatest gifts in the movie.


With great animation and technique, the movie is a must-watch for the great family movie that it is.


And for Radiator Springs, a soft spot you’ll all retain.



17. Cars 2 (2011)


Cars 2 (2011)


Entity Detail
Title Cars 2
Release Year 2011
Watch time 106 min
Directors John Lasseter, Bradford Lewis
Cast Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer
Domestic Box office $191.45M
IMDb Rating 6.1
Metascore 57
Writers John Lasseter
Music By Michael Giacchino
Cinematography By Stephen Schaffer
Costume By Armand Baltazar


As the racecar, Lightning McQueen and tow truck Mater travel the world for the World Grand Prix but on the journey, Mater gets lured into a trap and McQueen goes the other way as well.


The Pixar approach to trying something different from the usual storyline was greatly appreciated. Though there are a few questionable moments, the movie is still a very enjoyable experience.


The animation as always was top-notch.



18. TT3D: Closer to the Edge (2011)


TT3D: Closer to the Edge (2011)


At the Isle of man, every year Isle of Man TT motorcycle race is conducted.


The documentary film narrates the story mainly focuses on Guy Martin, who you immediately take a liking to for being hilarious.


The movie in total is an interesting experience of the sport that some people dearly love.


The camera work deserves some special mention, the movie is worth watching even if it is only for those smooth sweeping shots



19. Williams (2017)


Williams (2017)


The British feature documentary narrates the story of the Williams Formula 1 team. Frank Williams did not come from a great place but worked hard to reach the place he was acclaimed for.


But he also made a lot of mistakes while building his team but that didn’t stop him to do something great that became noted in history.


To grow against all adversity is not a virtue that everyone is gifted with.



20. Truth in 24 (2008)


Truth in 24 (2008)


The 2008 documentary traces Audi’s preparation for the 2008 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Jason Statham narration is a special bonus point for the movie.


The movie traces the journey of the team through its multiple races and eventually gives an outlook on the evolution of Le Mans and the ultimate result of the race as well.



21. Truth in 24 II: Every Second Counts (2012)


Truth in 24 II: Every Second Counts (2012)


2011 was an iconic year for Audi as the rivalry between Audi and Peugeot was brewing and that the same year was chosen for documenting the  24 Hours of Le Mans was also an interesting watch.


The documentary film is nothing like the usual documentaries and by the end of it you all will end up connecting to it from the heart.


It’s an epic story that looks so unreal making it all the while a worthy watch.



22. Børning 2 (2016)


Børning 2 (2016)


The first Borning movie did give a fair indication of a second movie in the sequence.


Our hero Roy is just released from prison following the events of the first movie.


As he tries to set a good example for his daughter and decides on no more street racing, he realizes that his daughter and her boyfriend are about to land themselves in big trouble, and by all means, he has to stop them.


Once again, the beautiful visuals of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Murmansk become a real treat to watch.



23. Death Race (2008)


Death Race (2008)


Entity Detail
Title Death Race
Release Year 2008
Watch time 105 min
Directors Paul W.S. Anderson
Cast Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson, Ian McShane
Domestic Box office $36.32M
IMDb Rating 6.3
Metascore 43
Writers Paul W.S. Anderson
Music By Paul Haslinger
Cinematography By Scott Kevan
Costume By Paul D. Austerberry


The dystopian thriller focuses on the story of an American prison privatized after the collapse of the US economy and the subsequent rise in crimes.


Jason Statham plays the role of an innocent man wrongly framed for the benefit of the deadly death race, A race that is streamed online by the prison, which if won grants instant freedom to the winner.


But the villain and the hero share some dangerous similarities. When the prison was in search of a new rider somehow Jason Statham was framed coincidentally or not.


Based on the 1976 cult classic, the Death Race is a movie of violence, extreme rash races, and some very dangerous conspirators.



24. Death Race 2 (2010)


Death Race 2 (2010 Video)


Death Race 2 is the prequel to the 2008 movie. In the future prisons exist by streaming their deathmatches.


When getaway car driver Lucas is jailed on the terminal island. As the deathmatch ratings go down a tv producer comes up with the idea of a death race.


And then violence, some extreme actions, and races follow. Luke Goss does a great job as the lead.


The movie wasn’t a major success but is a fairly average watch.



25. Death Race 3: Inferno (2013)


Death Race 3: Inferno (2013 Video)


Death Race has been sold to a ruthless and ambitious British billionaire. The hostile takeover changes a lot of the norms related to the same.


He wants a cross-continent race with multiple Frankensteins. And the race takes place in South Africa.


There are a lot of bizarre happenings with bizarre people around, and there is a brief explanation of Frankenstein as well.



26. Need for Speed (2014)


Need for Speed (2014)


Entity Detail
Title Need for Speed
Release Year 2014
Watch time 132 min
Directors Scott Waugh
Cast Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Kid Cudi
Domestic Box office $43.58M
IMDb Rating 6.4
Metascore 39
Writers George Gatins
Music By Nathan Furst
Cinematography By Shane Hurlbut
Costume By Jon Hutman


Tobey Marshall takes care of his father’s garage, Marshall Performance Motors where he and his friends tune cars.


When a rival turns up with an offer he cannot resist, he in turn ends up building a disaster from scratch.


In a race, Tobey gets framed for the murder of his friend and lands in Jail.


And when Tobey is finally released, he wants revenge. The main gist of the story is the revenge and the race that happens around it.



27. Faster (2010)


Faster (2010)


Entity Detail
Title Faster
Release Year 2010
Watch time 98 min
Directors George Tillman Jr.
Cast Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Maggie Grace, Mauricio Lopez
Domestic Box office $23.24M
IMDb Rating 6.4
Metascore 44
Writers Tony Gayton
Music By Clint Mansell
Cinematography By Michael Grady
Costume By David Lazan


After chasing behind a lot of different genres Dwayne Johnson is back in the action world again as Driver.


This is also a revenge story and a pretty scary one. While robbing a bank his crew which also included his brother gets ambushed and killed.


Though he was shot Driver did not die and once out of the jail, he sets out on a  revenge saga.


Detective Cicero is assigned to the case and figures out that Driver is avenging the murder of his brother.


It is a simple but engaging story that is worth the time.



28. Børning (2014)


Børning (2014)


The Nordic production proved to be an important contribution to the genre. Norway’s take on fast and furious through the narrow roads with some beautiful sceneries is a treat to watch.


Car enthusiast Roy runs his company stallion parts and participates in occasional drag races with his beloved mustang.


Away from Roys’s world, in the bourgeoisie environment lives his wife and child. And the problems start when his daughter decides to spend the summer with him and he loses a race.


As Roy is challenged to a race from Oslo to North Cape by his arch-enemy the race begins.


It’s a fun and fast movie to watch.



29. Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)


Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)


Entity Detail
Title Gone in 60 Seconds
Release Year 2000
Watch time 118 min
Directors Dominic Sena
Cast Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, T.J. Cross
Domestic Box office $101.65M
IMDb Rating 6.5
Metascore 35
Writers H.B. Halicki
Music By Trevor Rabin
Cinematography By Paul Cameron
Costume By Jeff Mann


Kip Raines is a well-established car thief and is about to steal fifty high-end cars for a British gangster.


When things go awry his brother Memphis who had retired from the business had to get involved.


And to complete the mission in four days Kip has to get some of the old crew back in action.


With detectives on the trail as well, the chase will keep you on the edge of your seats throughout.



30. Taxi 2 (2000)


Taxi 2 (2000)


Peugeot, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI stars in this movie. But the main thing about this movie is actually that it is fast, furious, and also fun.


A Japanese defense minister is traveling to Paris to sign an arms contract but in between, he gets kidnapped while checking the anti-gang tactics at Marseille.


Speed demon taxi driver Daniel is the rescuer again with his extraordinary driving skills with the help of Emilien to fight the Yakuza gang.



31. Taxi 3 (2003)


Taxi 3 (2003)


The third of the taxi films focuses on a group who dresses as Santa Claus and conducts heists.


As the attempts of the Marseille police group as usual go into big mistakes there is also a Chinese reporter looking into the performances of the police team.


As both Emilien and Daniel are going through respective issues in their relationships, there is no way they can stay away from getting involved as well.


As twists and turns happen unexpectedly, the fun and fast movie is an entertaining experience to invest your time in.



32. Taxi 4 (2007)


Taxi 4 (2007)


The Police Department of Marseille was once again going to be in the headlines if not for their friend Daniel.


A Belgian criminal is in the custody of the department for a few hours before being transferred to Congo.


Emilien is fooled by the criminal so good that he lets him go which results in Emilien losing his job.


Thankfully Daniel plays an important role in helping Emilien. The Taxi series for the fun and mad driving skills maintain a certain amount of dignity that puts them in a good place since the beginning.



33. Taxi 5 (2018)


Taxi 5 (2018)


The fifth and final installment in the taxi series didn’t receive the kind of acceptance from the previous ones.


Sami Nacery and Frederic Diefenthal were not in the cast which disappointed many but Frank Gastambide, Malik Bentalha, and the rest of the cast didn’t disappoint either.


Sylvain Maro, a highly ambitious policeman ends up in the Marseille division. He is informed of a gang of Italians who uses powerful Ferraris to commit crimes.


And now he has to stop the robbery of a diamond “Cassiopeia”. And for that, the taxi needs some modifications and some extraordinary stunt skills.



34. Overdrive (2017)


Overdrive (2017)


Entity Detail
Title Overdrive
Release Year 2017
Watch time 93 min
Directors Antonio Negret
Cast Scott Eastwood, Freddie Thorp, Ana de Armas, Gaia Weiss
Domestic Box office
IMDb Rating 5.4
Writers Michael Brandt
Music By Pascal Lengagne
Cinematography By Laurent Barès
Costume By Arnaud Putman


Andrew and Garret Foster are international car thieves and half-brothers. They don’t just steal any normal cars but the ones that car enthusiasts would die for.


When they steal a criminal boss’s prized Bugatti, they are forced to take on a deal for immunity.


And now the brothers have to quickly form a group to make the deal work.


Overdrive is a top-notch production for its thrilling driving and chasing, which makes it stand out as an interesting movie to watch.



35. Gran Turismo (2023)


gran turismo (2023)


Gran Turismo isn’t a typical racing film. It’s based on the true story of Jann Mardenborough, a teenager with exceptional virtual racing skills discovered through Gran Turismo video games. 


He gets whisked away by a prestigious motorsport exec who sees his potential. Together, they form an unlikely team, challenging the elite world of professional racing.


While critics praised the film’s heart-warming underdog story and impressive racing sequences, some found the plot predictable and the characters archetypal. 


However, many agreed that the film’s visual spectacle and realistic racing portrayal kept the audience engaged. The movie was not a major box office hit, but it found its niche among racing fans and video game enthusiasts, resonating with its message of defying limitations and believing in dreams.



36. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)


Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)


The Australian post-apocalyptic action movie is the fourth installment in the franchise. Max is imprisoned by Immortan Joe’s Citadel by the War Boys.


In the meantime, five of Joe’s wives are escaping with Imperator Furiosa in an armored war rig.


With Max strapped to his car they pursue. and then a fight ensues between the teams.


Some furious and scary actions follow. Charlize Theron joins Tom Hardy in being the lead, and that plotline was well employed making it a worthwhile experience.


The film also won six technical Oscars.



37. Drive Angry (2011)


Drive Angry (2011)


Entity Detail
Title Drive Angry
Release Year 2011
Watch time 104 min
Directors Patrick Lussier
Cast Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, William Fichtner, Billy Burke
Domestic Box office $10.71M
IMDb Rating 5.4
Metascore 44
Writers Todd Farmer
Music By Michael Wandmacher
Cinematography By Brian Pearson
Costume By Kristin Bicksler


In this, not so simple movie, Nicolas Cage plays Milton who has come back from hell to avenge the death of his daughter and the taking away of his granddaughter by the satan worshipping cult leader. the baby is going to be sacrificed in three days and Milton must find them before that.


And on this journey, he also takes the help of waitress Piper and her ride.


In the meantime, another man called the accountant is also chasing after them. The action-packed movie delivers some really good thrills, car chases, and fights.



38. Love the Beast (2009)


Love the Beast (2009)


As bad as the description sounds in the usual way, the movie will grow on you if you have ever owned a car yourself or even if not.


The documentary film revolves around Eric Bana and his first car a 1974 Ford XB Falcon Hardtop.


Bana and his friends grew up around the car and the hope to take part in The Targa Tasmania Rally.


Celebrities like Jay Leno, Dr. Phil, and Jeremy Clarkson also speak about their love for the automobiles owned in the documentary.



39. Race to Dakar (2006-)


Race to Dakar (2006– )


The documentary series traces the journey of Charley Boorman’s entry to the Dakar Rally from Lisbon to Dakar.


Having already publicly committed to the wish of Long Way Round book publishers, It was Boorman’s lifelong ambition to participate in the same.


With Simon Pavey and third rider Matt hall, they entered the event. As the race begins it becomes more engaging, challenging, and interesting.


Through the multiple difficulties, they faced on the way only Pavey was able to finish the whole event.


Fellow British riders and an unfortunate death are also shown in the series.



40. Le Mans (1971)


Le Mans (1971)


Entity Detail
Title Le Mans
Release Year 1971
Watch time 106 min
Directors Lee H. Katzin
Cast Steve McQueen, Siegfried Rauch, Elga Andersen, Ronald Leigh-Hunt
Domestic Box office $0.71M
IMDb Rating 6.8
Metascore 52
Writers Harry Kleiner
Music By Michel Legrand
Cinematography By René Guissart Jr. Robert B. Hauser
Costume By Phil Abramson


The 1971 film depicts a fictional 24 hours of Le Mans centering on Steve McQueen.


The story is mainly about the rivalry between Steve McQueen who plays the American driver, Michael Delaney, and Siegfried Rauch who plays Erich Stahler his German competitor.


The film follows a docudrama style with a story but more of a theme that gives a close-to-heart experience of the real races and the fire it breathes. “Racing’s important to men who do it well.


When you’re racing, it’s life”.



41. The Fast and the Furious (2001)


The Fast and the Furious (2001)


Entity Detail
Title The Fast and the Furious
Release Year 2001
Watch time 106 min
Directors Rob Cohen
Cast Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster
Domestic Box office $144.53M
IMDb Rating 6.8
Metascore 58
Writers Ken Li
Music By BT
Cinematography By Ericson Core
Costume By Waldemar Kalinowski


“The Fast and Furious became one of the fastest-growing film franchises in the blink of an eye.


Rob Cohen, the director started the preparations for the movie once when he was introduced to illegal street racing in 1998.


The first movie in the series follows LAPD officer Brian O’Conner who is assigned to uncover a heist that leads him to Torreto’s market where he goes undercover to investigate the crew.


When he gradually wins over Dominic Torreto and his family. As he gets closer to the truth, it becomes harder to see right from wrong



42. Racing Dreams (2009)


racing dreams (2009)


“Racing Dreams” (2009) takes viewers deep into the cutthroat world of professional kart racing, focusing on two young talents: Dominican-American teenager Tatyanna Fazakerley and Mexican-American Antonio García. 


Both chase the dream of becoming race car drivers, navigating financial obstacles, cultural pressures, and fierce competition. Tatyanna faces sexism, while Antonio battles self-doubt and limited resources. 


The film isn’t just about fast cars and checkered flags. It’s a coming-of-age tale exploring family expectations, cultural identity, and the sacrifices necessary to achieve dreams. 


Critics praised its intimate, character-driven approach, highlighting the raw emotions and personal struggles of the young racers.



43. Fast 2 Furious (2003)


Fast 2 Furious (2003)


Entity Detail
Title 2 Fast 2 Furious
Release Year 2003
Watch time 107 min
Directors John Singleton
Cast Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Cole Hauser, Eva Mendes
Domestic Box office $127.15M
IMDb Rating 5.9
Metascore 38
Writers Gary Scott Thompson
Music By David Arnold
Cinematography By Matthew F. Leonetti
Costume By Jon Danniells


Retaining only Brian from the first movie, the sequel to the previous movie in the series after revealing his true identity to Dominic Toretto and the group Brian O’Conner is once again pulled back into the business though he is no longer part of the police force.


He brings his friend Roman as well as the two try to get hold of a drug dealer to clear all their charges.


John Singleton as the new member of the group showed some really good directing techniques.


As for the cars, it gets better with the movie.



44. Herbie Fully Loaded (2005)


Herbie Fully Loaded (2005)


Entity Detail
Title Herbie Fully Loaded
Release Year 2005
Watch time 101 min
Directors Angela Robinson
Cast Lindsay Lohan, Michael Keaton, Cheryl Hines, Breckin Meyer
Domestic Box office $66.02M
IMDb Rating 4.8
Metascore 47
Writers Thomas Lennon
Music By The Blacksmoke Organisation Mark Mothersbaugh
Cinematography By Greg Gardiner
Costume By Barbara Mesney


The final movie from the Disney series of the friendly Volkswagen Herbie series and the final one was set around a NASCAR track.


Maggie Peyton is the youngest member of the Peyton racing class however her father is not very pleased by her idea to race.


But when she is bought Herbie, the Volkswagen as a graduation present, her destiny seems to be already written.


But when NASCAR driver Matt Dillon, the villain figures out about Herbie’s self-thinking ability, they are almost in trouble.


It’s a beautiful family movie with some really good races.



45. Turbo (2013)


Turbo (2013)


Entity Detail
Title Turbo
Release Year 2013
Watch time 96 min
Directors David Soren
Cast Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Maya Rudolph, Samuel L. Jackson
Domestic Box office $83.03M
IMDb Rating 6.4
Metascore 58
Writers Darren Lemke
Music By Henry Jackman
Cinematography By Chris Stover
Costume By Michael Isaak


The 3D computer-animated sports comedy is the story of Theo’s self-named ‘Turbo’, a snail who dreams to be a racer.


While he is teased for his wishes, one day he gets sucked into the engine of a drag which results in him ingesting nitrous and gaining some powers of a car.


When Turbo and his brother are captured by the taco guy, there Turbo gets to show off his power and also gets the opportunity to finally meet his racing idol.


The animation is spectacular and is also a cute story that will entertain the kids.



46. Getaway (2013)


Getaway (2013)


Entity Detail
Title Getaway
Release Year 2013
Watch time 90 min
Directors Courtney Solomon
Cast Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, Jon Voight, Paul Freeman
Domestic Box office $10.49M
IMDb Rating 4.4
Metascore 22
Writers Sean Finegan
Music By Justin Caine Burnett
Cinematography By Yaron Levy
Costume By Frank Galline


Ethan Hawke plays Brent Magna a former NASCAR driver whose wife has been kidnapped by someone named Voice.


The voice gives him some nearly impossible tasks to drive around risking the life of a lot of civilians involved.


The intentions of the tasks were revealed only at the very end. Most of the movie takes place in the car.


Selena Gomez and Mila Kunis also play two important characters in the movie.



47. Cars 3 (2017)


Cars 3 (2017)


Entity Detail
Title Cars 3
Release Year 2017
Watch time 102 min
Directors Brian Fee
Cast Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion
Domestic Box office $152.90M
IMDb Rating 6.7
Metascore 59
Writers Brian Fee
Music By Randy Newman
Cinematography By Jason Hudak
Costume By Bert Berry Craig Foster Noah Klocek Laura Phillips


The final movie from the franchise starts with Lightning McQueen facing the new rookie Jackson Storm who has been challenging a lot of McQueen’s friends forcing them to early retirement.


As McQueen is humiliated by failure in a race. He gets a new owner and also a trainer named Cruz Ramirez.


It’s a circle in life and what McQueen finally ends up doing makes a lot of sense and understanding.


And for Cruz, the bumpy road did lead to a happy ending.



48. The Transporter (2002)


The Transporter (2002)


Entity Detail
Title The Transporter
Release Year 2002
Watch time 92 min
Directors Louis Leterrier, Corey Yuen
Cast Jason Statham, Shu Qi, Matt Schulze, François Berléand
Domestic Box office $25.30M
IMDb Rating 6.8
Metascore 51
Writers Luc Besson
Music By Stanley Clarke
Cinematography By Pierre Morel
Costume By Hugues Tissandier


Frank Martin, a highly skilled operative now works as a ‘transporter’. He transports anything to the required location but under three main rules: Never change the rule, Any names, and Never open the package.


But for once he opens the package which is revealed to be a young woman but Frank delivers her.


After the deal when frank realizes his own life is in danger there ensues some dangerous fights and car chases.


Jason Statham and the supporting cast have done a tremendous job in the movie that you could watch for the sake of pure entertainment.



49. Winning (1969)


Winning (1969)


Entity Detail
Title Winning
Release Year 1969
Watch time 123 min
Directors James Goldstone
Cast Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Robert Wagner, Richard Thomas
Domestic Box office $14.64M
IMDb Rating 6.1
Metascore 70
Writers Howard Rodman
Music By Dave Grusin
Cinematography By Richard Moore
Costume By Larry Germain


Frank Capua is a very dedicated racecar driver. When he married Elora he becomes close to her son Charlie as well.


But Frank’s dedication often makes him forget his familial responsibilities which leads Elora to cheat on him with his rival on the racetrack, Luther.


At the Indianapolis 500, though Frank wins the race, he doesn’t want to fail in the biggest race of his life either.


Paul Newman’s passion for auto racing finally received a platform to be shown with this movie.



50. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)


The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)


Entity Detail
Title The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
Release Year 2006
Watch time 104 min
Directors Justin Lin
Cast Lucas Black, Zachery Ty Bryan, Shad Moss, Damien Marzette
Domestic Box office $62.51M
IMDb Rating 6
Metascore 45
Writers Chris Morgan
Music By Brian Tyler
Cinematography By Stephen F. Windon
Costume By Douglas A. Mowat


The standalone sequel to 2 fast 2 furious is a Tokyo version of the franchise that became an instant hit within the group that emphasized more on car culture and street racing.


Vin Diesel makes a cameo appearance in the movie as well. Sean Boswell is sent to live in Japan with his father as he got into trouble with street racing.


But he finds a similar crowd in Tokyo as well and ends up making an enemy and also a huge debt.


And from that, there are a lot of flashy cars and races involved. Though the plotline isn’t very big, the film is a major chapter in the movies yet to come out from the franchise then.



51. Fast & Furious 5 (2011)


Fast & Furious 5 (2011)


Together Brian and Mia help break Dominic from his prison sentence. As they head down to Rio they take on a new job to steal some cars which goes very wrong and they end up being the targets of the government.


In between the events, they find details of a hundred million dollars hidden by a criminal mind and one of the greatest and most imaginative heists follows.


Rock plays an important role in this one which is a bonus point. The cars do some really good performances and that’s worth it.


It is one of the fairly good movies from the franchise



52. Superspeedway (1997)


Superspeedway (1997)


The documentary racing film traces the life of Mario Andretti and his son Michael. Mario is the only man to win the CART Championship, F1 Championship, Daytona 500, and Indianapolis 500.


There are also two very important cars one to be restored and the other to be perfected.


And the movie has the right amount of everything that you expect from a racing story till the very end, making it a worthy experience.



53. Steve Mcqueen: The Man and Le Mans (2015)


steve mcqueen: the man and le mans (2015)


This 2015 documentary delves into the turbulent production of Steve McQueen’s passion project, the 1971 film “Le Mans.” Obsessed with capturing the authentic thrill of endurance racing, McQueen pushed boundaries, acting, directing, and even driving in the real-life 24-hour Le Mans race. 


The film chronicles his relentless pursuit, showcasing newly discovered audio recordings, interviews with surviving crew, and race footage. Critics lauded the documentary’s gripping exploration of obsession, ambition, and the cost of artistic expression. 


They praised its insightful look into McQueen’s complex personality, the chaotic production struggles, and the film’s legacy as both a box office flop and a cult classic. The film was a fascinating journey into the psyche of a driven artist and the relentless pursuit of a dream.



54. Fast & Furious (2009)


Fast & Furious (2009)


Entity Detail
Title Fast & Furious
Release Year 2009
Watch time 107 min
Directors Justin Lin
Cast Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster
Domestic Box office $155.06M
IMDb Rating 6.6
Metascore 46
Writers Chris Morgan
Music By Brian Tyler
Cinematography By Amir Mokri
Costume By Ida Random


Five years after the escape from the US the crew is back to hijacking fuel tankers in the Dominican Republic but they had to split as they sense an oncoming danger.


Vin Diesel and Paul Walker are back in their respective roles again but this time Dom also has to avenge the death of Letty, his girlfriend.


Paul is in search of Arturo Braga, a Mexican drug lord. As their paths cross again, the rush and races are back on track.


And yes Dom is finally convicted. It is not a bad movie though there are a lot of flaws.


Once you are into the genre, it is not a bad watch.



55. Gentleman driver (2018)


Gentleman driver (2018)


Gentleman drivers are wealthy amateur drivers who race alongside professionals and bring most of the funding for the races.


These successful men have taken their time to finally learn and do something they must have always wanted to do.


The documentary takes into note a handful of these drivers and their stories.



56. The Last American Hero (1973)


The Last American Hero (1973)


Entity Detail
Title The Last American Hero
Release Year 1973
Watch time 95 min
Directors Lamont Johnson
Cast Jeff Bridges, Valerie Perrine, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ned Beatty
Domestic Box office
IMDb Rating 6.4
Metascore 74
Writers Tom Wolfe
Music By Charles Fox
Cinematography By George Silano
Costume By Lawrence G. Paull


The sports drama film is based on the story of American NASCAR driver Junior Johnson.


Growing up, Junior Jackson had a tough life. When his father, a moonshiner was arrested, Junior is to find a source for the legal defense and to keep the family afloat.


But when fate has different plans you can’t change it. He ends up on the racetracks slowly evolving into the greatest those tracks had ever seen.


From the backwoods of racing, the movie shows some good techniques.



57. Fast & Furious 6 (2013)


Fast & Furious 6 (2013)


Entity Detail
Title Fast & Furious 6
Release Year 2013
Watch time 130 min
Directors Justin Lin
Cast Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez
Domestic Box office $238.68M
IMDb Rating 7
Metascore 61
Writers Chris Morgan
Music By Lucas Vidal
Cinematography By Stephen F. Windon
Costume By Jan Roelfs


The movie picks up from the plotline of the previous movie in the franchise. The gang is back together when they realize that Letty was never murdered but alive.


American agents Hobbs and Riley are after the criminal mastermind Shaw. As Hobbs lures Dom and the team by baiting Letty, the team is back to fight their alter ego and it turns out to be a real mess.


There are a lot of cars, fighting, and some really good action sequences.



58. Fast & Furious 7 (2015)


Fast & Furious 7 (2015)


Entity Detail
Title Furious 7
Release Year 2015
Watch time 137 min
Directors James Wan
Cast Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham
Domestic Box office $353.01M
IMDb Rating 7.1
Metascore 67
Writers Chris Morgan
Music By Brian Tyler
Cinematography By Marc Spicer Stephen F. Windon
Costume By Bill Brzeski


As Dom and his crew come back to Los Angeles to lead a normal life they don’t realize that someone is looking for them.


Deckard Shaw is looking for revenge and they are not safe. While both the teams are in search of a common goal, to find tracking software there ensues a very dangerous cat and mouse chase.


The car jump is iconic as well as very supernatural. The movie was widely discussed for the midway unfortunate death of Paul Walker.



59. Fast & Furious 8 (2017)


Fast & Furious 8 (2017)


Entity Detail
Title The Fate of the Furious
Release Year 2017
Watch time 136 min
Directors F. Gary Gray
Cast Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez
Domestic Box office $226.01M
IMDb Rating 6.6
Metascore 56
Writers Gary Scott Thompson
Music By Brian Tyler
Cinematography By Stephen F. Windon
Costume By Bill Brzeski


The final movie from the franchise has Dom and Letty leading a calm life in Cuba until a new villain arrives with a mission that will turn him against his own family.


As Hobbs is assigned a new mission, he calls back the team. When Dom goes rogue things don’t go well for the people involved as some of them even end up in jail.


It is an international trip with not much of a story but some very interesting sequences to watch.



60. Top Gear: The Perfect Road Trip (2013 TV Movie)


Top Gear: The Perfect Road Trip (2013 TV Movie)


Another TV special movie from the top gear family. Jeremy and Richard are going on a seven-day road trip across Europe.


As usual, there are excellent automobiles included. Ford Model T, a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, a Porsche Cayman S, and an Aston Martin Vanquish are very special additions.


There are a lot of challenges, some cheating, and one unexpected climax.



61. Christine (1983)


Christine (1983)


Entity Detail
Title Christine
Release Year 1983
Watch time 110 min
Directors John Carpenter
Cast Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Robert Prosky
Domestic Box office $21.20M
IMDb Rating 6.7
Metascore 57
Writers Stephen King
Music By John Carpenter
Cinematography By Donald M. Morgan
Costume By Daniel A. Lomino


The movie is based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Arnie Cunningham is not the school favorite nor the extraordinary kind but when he falls into Christine’s trap there is no going back from this scary adventure.


Arnies life is about to go on a rollercoaster ride when he buys the dilapidated Fury from George LeBay.


The car takes it his duty to save Arnies life and then the obsession gets carried over to something disastrous.


Little does he know that the car has a dark past that will haunt his present-day obsession with it.


The movie had a really good cast including the supporting team



62. The Hitchhiker (1953)


The Hitchhiker (1953)


Entity Detail
Title The Hitch-Hiker
Release Year 1953
Watch time 71 min
Directors Ida Lupino
Cast Edmond O’Brien, Frank Lovejoy, William Talman, Jose Torvay
Domestic Box office
IMDb Rating 7
Writers Collier Young
Music By Leith Stevens
Cinematography By Nicholas Musuraca
Costume By Harley Miller


The American film noir tells the story of two friends who are taken hostage by a hitchhiker on their road trip to Mexico.


They do claim it’s a real story, let’s hope that it is not. Two guys are out on a planned fishing trip to Mexico.


Being the compassionate kind that they are, when they find a man hitchhiking, they take him in. but unfortunately the man, Emmet Myers is a wanted criminal for robbing and killing the people who take him on their vehicles.


And for the bad luck part, let’s see how this turns out for the duo.



63. Baby Driver (2017)


Baby Driver (2017)


Entity Detail
Title Baby Driver
Release Year 2017
Watch time 113 min
Directors Edgar Wright
Cast Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Eiza González
Domestic Box office $107.83M
IMDb Rating 7.6
Metascore 86
Writers Edgar Wright
Music By Steven Price
Cinematography By Bill Pope
Costume By Marcus Rowland


Baby is the getaway driver you need if you are planning a robbery. Baby is the getaway driver to Doc as he owes him a lot of money.


The baby also suffers from tinnitus, and he uses music to calm down. Doc changes members now and then while Baby also falls for a waitress.


And to survive when he wants to put a lot of it in the past is not that easy.


There are some stunning car chases and excellent acting skills by some very big names to look forward to.



64. Greased Lightning (1977)


Greased Lightning (1977)


Entity Detail
Title Greased Lightning
Release Year 1977
Watch time 96 min
Directors Michael Schultz
Cast Richard Pryor, Beau Bridges, Pam Grier, Cleavon Little
Domestic Box office
IMDb Rating 6.3
Metascore 57
Writers Kenneth Vose
Music By Fred Karlin
Cinematography By George Bouillet
Costume By Jack Senter


The biographical film loosely traces the life of the first African American NASCAR race winner and 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee, Wendell Scott.


Wendell Scott had returned from war and was running moonshine in the prospect of a new garage.


When Police catch him, he is asked to race by a local race car owner to get out of it.


As he slowly grows into his fame it is not that easy for a black man to climb up the stairs.


Despite the flaws, it is an insight into the struggles of a man who fought hard for his passion.



65.  Days of Thunder (1990)


Days of Thunder (1990)


Days of Thunder is an action-drama which has been helmed for the screen by Tony Scott. Toplined by actors such as Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, and Robert Duvall (main characters), the film was released in 1990 with a runtime of 1 hour and 47 min.


Young racer Cole Trickle has years of experience in open-wheel racing, winning championships with the World of Outlaws. He sets his sights on the Indianapolis 500, and Chevrolet dealership tycoon recruits him to race for his team in the NASCAR Cup series.


Former crew chief and car builder Harry Hogge is brought in to lead Cole’s pit crew. While Cole struggles to adjust to NASCAR terminology, a budding rivalry between him and dirty driver Rowdy Burns complicates matters further.



66. Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)


Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)


Entity Detail
Title Two-Lane Blacktop
Release Year 1971
Watch time 102 min
Directors Monte Hellman
Cast James Taylor, Warren Oates, Laurie Bird, Dennis Wilson
Domestic Box office
IMDb Rating 7.2
Metascore 89
Writers Rudy Wurlitzer
Music By Jack Deerson
Cinematography By Monte Hellman
Costume By Walter Coblenz


The story centres around two men, a driver and a mechanic who live on the road in their highly modified, primer-gray, 1955 Chevrolet 150 two-door sedan drag car travelling through the US.


They challenge the locals to impromptu drag races and thereby make their living. When the duo picks up a female hitchhiker there is a rift about to happen between the two.


And to make things more complicated another car driver, GTO challenges them to a cross country across to Washington with the winner getting the pink slips of the cars.


And from then the story changes to a very different experience altogether with some different things happening.


The very open-ended script has everything that points to the gloominess and emptiness of the ’70s.



67. Speed Racer (2008)


Speed Racer (2008)


Entity Detail
Title Speed Racer
Release Year 2008
Watch time 135 min
Directors Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
Cast Emile Hirsch, Matthew Fox, Christina Ricci, Nicholas Elia
Domestic Box office $43.95M
IMDb Rating 6
Metascore 37
Writers Lilly Wachowski
Music By Michael Giacchino
Cinematography By David Tattersall
Costume By Peter Walpole


The 2008 sports action-comedy film is based on an anime of the same name. Speed Racer has always been in love with automobile racing and grew up idolizing his brother.


Now as he sets out on building his career corporate conglomerates approach him though at first, he hesitates because his parents don’t trust them.


Eventually, Speed runs away and builds his career on the way realizing and not understanding a lot of things around him.


The film portrays some excellent visual design and style.



68. Death Proof (2007)


Death Proof (2007)


Entity Detail
Title Death Proof
Release Year 2007
Watch time 127 min
Directors Quentin Tarantino
Cast Kurt Russell, Zoë Bell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito
Domestic Box office
IMDb Rating 7
Writers Quentin Tarantino
Music By Quentin Tarantino
Cinematography By Sally Menke
Costume By Caylah Eddleblute


The Quentin Tarantino slasher film was initially released in theatres as part of Grindhouse, a double feature that combined Death Proof with Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror.


As Grindhouse did not perform as expected later the changes were made. Kurt Russell elevated the movie’s performance to the next level as well.


The movie happens in two sequences with very contrasting events of what is done and what is being done to them.


The brutal murders, including the really good cars and the chases involved, make this a brutally engaging movie to watch.



69.  Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)


Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)


Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby premiered in theatres in 2006. Directed by Adam McKay, this movie features Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, and Sacha Baron Cohen in the lead.


If you have a particular liking for comedy-sport movies, then you can try this title. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby received a score of 6.6 on IMDb and 66 on Metacritic.


NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby is one of the most successful drivers, and along with his best friend Cal Naughton Jr., the duo is an unstoppable force. However, due to Bobby’s newfound arrogance, Dennit decides to add a talented French Formula One driver Jean Girard to the team who manages to outperform both Bobby and Cal, leading to their ouster after a series of poor performances.


Bobby must step up once again, fight his demons and show Girard why he’s still the best in the business.



70. McLaren (2017)


McLaren (2017)


The 2017 documentary film traces the life of New Zealand motor car racer Bruce McLaren.


Packed with some really interesting archival footage of the time as well, the movie brings into life a rich time of the sport from the past.


It is said that only very few know about this man and his greatness. It is a well-documented film and the techniques employed are also very superior.



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