Monday, December 3, 2007

Top 40 Vintage movies featuring the greatest movie cars


Can’t get enough of movie cars? And top tens gets you craving for more? Let me quench your thirst. Hotrod.com listed the top 40 greatest car movies of all time. Check them out and reminisce how each motion picture satisfied your gearhead appetite.

1> American Graffiti (1973)

Director: George Lucas
Stars: '32 Ford five-window, '55 Chevy, '58 Chevy
People: Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Charles Martin Smith,Harrison Ford, Cindy Williams, Mackenzie Phillips, Candy Clark, and PaulLeMat

2> Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

Director: Monte Hellman
Stars: '55 Chevy, '70 GTO
People: James Taylor, Dennis Wilson, Warren Oates

3> Vanishing Point (1971)

Director: Richard C. Sarafian
Star: '70 Challenger R/T
People: Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, Dean Jagger

4> Bullitt (1968)

Director: Peter Yates
Stars: '68 Mustang GT 390, '68 Charger
People: Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset

5> The Gumball Rally (1976)

Director: Charles Bail
Stars: '65 Shelby Cobra 427, '70 Camaro, '71 Ferrari DaytonaSpyder
People: Michael Sarrazin, Raul Julia, Gary Busey

6> Thunder Road (1958)

Director: Arthur Ripley
Stars: '50 Ford, '57 Chevy, '57 Ford
People: Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry

7> Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974)

Director: John Hough
Stars: '66 Impala, '69 Charger
People: Peter Fonda, Adam Roarke, Susan George, Vic Morrow

8> Smokey and The Bandit (1977)

Director: Hal Needham
Stars: '77 Trans Am
People: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason

9> The Blues Brothers (1980)
Director: John Landis
Star: '74 Monaco Police Package
People: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd

10> Hollywood Knights (1980)

Director: Floyd Mutrux
Stars: '57 Chevy, '66 Cobra 427, and numerous street rods
People: Robert Wuhl, Tony Danza, Michelle Pfeiffer

11> Mad Max (1979)

Director: George Miller
Stars: '73 Ford Falcon Coupe
People: Mel Gibson

12> The Road Warrior (1981)

Director: George Miller
Star: '73 Ford Falcon Coupe
People: Mel Gibson

13> Le Mans (1971)

Director: Lee H. Katzin
Stars: Porsche 917, Ferrari 512S
People: Steve McQueen

14> Gone In 60 Seconds (1974)

Director: H.B. Halicki
Star: '73 Ford Mustang Mach 1
People: H.B. Halicki

15> Corvette Summer (1978)

Director: Matthew Robbins
Star: '73 Ford Falcon Coupe
People: Mark Hamill, Annie Potts

16> More American Graffiti (1979)

Director: Bill L. Norton
Stars: '32 Ford, fleets of vintage drag machines
People: Ron Howard, Paul LeMat

17> Funny Car Summer (1974)

Director: Ron Phillips
Star: Jim Dunn's rear-engine '73 'Cuda Funny Car
People: Jim Dunn and family

18> Cannonball (1976)

Director: Paul Bartel
Stars: '69 Mustang, '70 Trans Am, '71 Pantera, '68 Charger
People: David Carradine, Veronica Hamel

19> White Lightning (1973)

Director: Joseph Sargent
Star: '71 Ford LTD
People: Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty

20> Death Race 2000 (1975)

Director: Paul Bartel
Stars: Scads of kit cars
People: David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone

21> Eat My Dust! (1976)

Director: Charles B. Griffith
Star: '68 Camaro
People: Ron Howard, Christopher Norris

22> The Lively Set (1964)

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Chrysler Turbine, Top Fuelers, streamliners
People: James Darren, Pamela Tiffin, Doug McClure

23> The French Connection (1971)

Director: William Friedkin
Star: '71 Pontiac LeMans
People: Gene Hackman, Roy Schieder

24> To Live And Die In L.A. (1985)

Director: William Friedkin
Star: Early '80s Impala sedan
People: William L. Petersen, Willem Dafoe

25> Viva Las Vegas (1964)

Director: George Sidney
Stars: Cobras, Corvettes, and more
People: Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret

26> Ronin (1998)

Director: John Frankenheimer
Stars: BMW M5, Mercedes 6.9, Audi S8
People: Robert DeNiro, Jean Reno

27> Against All Odds (1984)

Director: Taylor Hackford
Stars: Porsche 911, Ferrari 308 GTSi
People: Jeff Bridges, James Woods, Rachel Ward

28> Christine (1983)

Director: John Carpenter
Stars: '58 Fury, '68 Charger, '67 Camaro
People: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell

29> Cobra (1986)

Director: George P. Cosmatos
Star: '50 Mercury
People: Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Neilsen

30> Hot Rod (1950)
Director: Lewis D. Collins
Star: '32 Ford
People: Jimmy Lydon, Gil Stratton

31> Hot Rod Girl (1956)

Director: Leslie H. Martinson
Stars: Various rods, '56 Thunderbird
People: Lori Nelson, Frank Gorshin, Chuck Connors

32> The Cannonball Run (1981)

Director: Hal Needham
Stars: Dodge van, Ferrari 308 GTS, Lamborghini Countach
People: Burt Reynolds, Farrah Fawcett, Dom Deluise

33> The Driver (1978)

Director: Walter Hill
Stars: Chevy pickup, '76 Trans Am
People: Ryan O'Neal, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani

34> Used Cars (1980)

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: '57 Chevy, junk
People: Kurt Russell, Jack Warden, Deborah Harmon

35> Gone In Sixty Seconds (2000)

Director: Dominic Sena
Star: '67 Mustang
People: Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie

36> Hot Rods To Hell (1967)

Director: John Brahm/James Curtis Havens
Stars: '58 Corvette, '56 Chevy, '61 Belvedere
People: Dana Andrews, Jeanne Crain

37> Tucker: The Man And His Dream (1985)

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Star: Tucker Torpedo
People: Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen, Martin Landau

38> Goldfinger (1964)

Director: Guy Hamilton
Star: Aston Martin DB5
People: Sean Connery

39> The Italian Job (1969)

Director: Peter Collinson
Stars: Mini Coopers, Lamborghini Miura
People: Michael Cain, Noel Coward, Benny Hill

40> The Fast And The Furious (2001)
Director: Rob Cohen
Stars: '70 Charger, '01 Ford Lightning, and a whole bunch ofreally hideous, overly done import cars with huge graphics.
People: Paul Walker, Vin Diesel

2 Comments:

Blogger Pelles Reality said...

Great list and YES ,the cars make the life worth living even if the gas prices is high these days far away from the real muscle car days.Probably one more reason to drive even faster to have more fun before its all gone ha ha ... Have a niiiiice day. ;)

June 7, 2008 at 12:37 AM  
Blogger Atif Raza said...

Unlucky Pappu | Funny Video | Must Watch

I loved this ! Who does this remind you of ... lol.
Watch Now.!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw9Kj1pvcJw

November 8, 2010 at 1:38 AM  

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