Greatest Car Movies Ever

The car movie appears to be a sure thing to stick around. Of course, the term “car movie” may refer to various films, including racing movies, road movies, and movies generally about vehicles. This post has provided you with the most incredible car movies ever made, comprehensively and inclusively.

The movies on this list are pretty diverse; they range from genuine obscurities to recent hits, cult favorites, noirs, and gearhead classics.

1. Taxi Driver

No need to gripe. It is undoubtedly a car movie. Yes, Martin Scorsese’s masterwork isn’t a favorite among gearheads; auto nerds won’t fetishize it in any way. The way taxi driver Travis Bickle acting as Robert De Niro drives through the metropolis, the damp, smoky alleys conjuring a picture of tribulation as they glide by his windshield, is the focus of this study of solitude, lunacy, and murder. 

This isn’t simply a vehicle movie; it’s the best car movie because it establishes an impenetrable barrier between Travis and the outside world and how the characters that enter his taxi each notices his personality their respective unique ways.

2. Mad Max

With its combination of filmmaker George Miller’s dark, dystopian ideas, visually stunning filming, and mind-blowing, real-life automobile stunts, the Mad Max film has consistently been one of the best automotive movie franchise. 

There’s no denying that everything in this latest movie is amplified: the dystopia is even darker, the filmmaking is more sophisticated, and the stunts are even crazier. Even the leading actor, Tom Hardy, has become much gloomier than Mel Gibson. 

This movie introduces characters like Immortan Joe and Imperator Furiosa, who will live in infamy. Fury Road is unique because it shows the characters and their horrific environment amid its nonstop, frantic action scenes. It’s an incredible thrill trip, a terrible nightmare, and a perplexing piece of art.

3. Two-Lane Blacktop

Dennis Wilson, James Taylor, and Laurie Bird race Warren Oates across the country on Monte Hellman’s classic road. It is the type of dour, beguiling film you would like to watch because it gets better with each viewing. 

The Rudy Wurlitzer-co-written movie isn’t quite a drama or a metaphor. Instead, it produces a bizarre rivalry ecosystem, reliance, estrangement, and anger in the somewhat puzzling relationships between these people. 

But what will stick with you the most are the fantastic driving scenes and the almost casually captivating performances, as James Taylor plays the lead role in a way that is both intense (and unexpectedly appealing) and the perfect counterpoint to the rambling, a little helpless, Oates.

4. Collateral

Collateral is a thriller by Michael Mann revolving around a taxi driver called Jamie Foxx and his hitman passenger, Tom Cruise. Foxx’s taxi serves as a haven for him to see the outside world and prevents him from carrying on with the life he’s been living. 

Foxx’s cautious, in-control sense of self is poked at when Cruise, an assassin, penetrates that cocoon; the taxi journey from hell ends up being a rite of passage. What a fitting way for Foxx to make his most significant claim to himself while he’s coming to the taxi and the two of them are inside. However, Mann’s renowned Los Angeles cityscapes are more bright and stunning than ever.

5. Repo Man

With a plot featuring kidnapped aliens, punk crooks, government spies, televangelists, and ex-hippies, Alex Cox’s cult favorite is an uncategorizable comedy about a suburban punk youngster (Emilio Estevez) who befriends an experienced repo guy (Harry Dean Stanton) and masters “the repo code.” 

While addressing capitalism, consumerism, commercialization, and conformism, director Cox avoids being judgmental. Never allowing his righteous rage to get in the way of his compassion, he has that rare capacity to create personalities who are both immensely memorable and biting satire. Consequently, for a whole generation of moviegoers, the movie became the definition of the punk mentality.

6. Holy Motors

In the masterwork by Leos Carax, the mysterious Monsieur Oscar travels across Paris in a limousine while taking on a variety of drastically diverse personas, with each sequence seeming to lead to a significant emotional catharsis, before casually moving on to the next task. 

What the hell is this? A metaphor for religion? A simile referring to performing or filmmaking? A perception of a soul at sea? An examination of the dynamic character of the contemporary world? One thing is sure: Carax masterfully achieves a beautiful, perfect representation of the character’s intermittent, somewhat detached trip through this weird, patchwork life in that repeated portrayal of Oscar transported across the city in his car.

7. Duel

Although it was created for television, to many people, Duel seems to be Spielberg’s first real movie. It’s undoubtedly the first time he has shown his incredible gift. Weaver is a pleasant commuter trapped in the driver’s seat of a vehicle being tortured by an enigmatic transport truck for no apparent reason. 

A storyline that begins as a fast-paced little thriller becomes an intriguing examination of masculinity. The Weaver is the Perpetual Pushover—the victim who consistently gets trampled and ignored. Whatever he is not is being pursued by a gigantic, ferocious, and invincible opponent. The two characters have an insanely superb philosophical kick. Richard Matheson’s screenplay for this movie is also quite thrilling.