Our Top 5 Car Movies

Our Top 5 Car Movies
'Climb Dance' 1988

On a recent Driving While Awesome podcast (Episode #51, available on iTunes) we discussed our top 5 car movies. Warren, Bryan and Lane each picked their top 5, then we discussed the movies that didn't make our lists. 

We you look at most of the "top car movies" lists, they consist of movies like Bullitt, and LeMans...but these movies didn't make our lists. Those two movies have great car scenes and LeMans is one realy long car scene, but the movies themselves aren't all that rewarding. We picked movies that we love and influenced our love of cars. We are not saying that these are all great movies, but they are our favorite car movies of all time.

Top 5 Car Movies


  1. Rendevous (Court métrage C'était un rendez vous) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37xiW4j0TtI)
  2. Duel
  3. No Man's Land
  4. Ferris Bueler's Day Off
  5. Days of Thunder


  1. National Lampoon Family Vacation
  2. Horatio's First Drive
  3. Senna
  4. Smoky and The Bandit
  5. Ronin


  1. Joe Dirt
  2. Dazed and Confused
  3. Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo
  4. Climb Dance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PZ5J3GLSYI)
  5. Rush

Our Also-Rans (in no particular order)

  • Maximum Overdrive
  • Canonball Run
  • Coupe DeVille
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • License To Drive
  • Thrashin'
  • 16 Candles
  • Weird Science
  • Fast and Furious (All 7)
  • Worlds Fastest Indian
  • LeMans
  • Bullit
  • Driven
  • 1:42
  • Eat My dust
  • James Bond Movies (All of them)
  • Grand Theft Auto
  • Plains Trains and Automobiles
  • Back To The Future
  • Stand By Me
  • Fear and Loathing 
  • Blues Brothers
  • Christine
  • If Looks Could Kill
  • Dust To Glory
  • Drive
  • Cycles South
  • Mad Max
  • Are You Listening? (Porsche 993 Promotional Video)
  • 'Sabatoge' (Beastie Boys music video)
  • Dukes of Hazzard (TV)
  • Magnum PI (TV)
  • Knight Rider (TV)
  • Vanishing Point 
  • Lost Highway

Listener Submissions/Movies We Forgot About:

  • Speed Zone
  • Death Proof
  • Doc Hollywood
  • The Motorcycle Diaries
  • Tucker
  • Love The Beast