16 Best Car Movies from Hollywood for Car Fanatics (Updated)

All the boys love cars and speed and why just boys, hot girls love them too. So here are some amazing must-watch Hollywood movies based on cars.

These movies have normal cars, sports cars, big cars, speed, racing, and everything you would love to watch and admire.

In case, I have forgotten any movie based on a car that is your favorite, feel free to comment back and mention you on car racing movies.

List of Hollywood Movies based on Cars

Ford v Ferrari (2019)

Ford V Ferrari Film on Cars

The biographical sports drama film Ford v Ferrari was released in 2019. The film, directed by James Mangold, portrays the real story of the rivalry between Ford Motor Company and Ferrari leading up to the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans event.

Matt Damon plays Carroll Shelby, a former racing car driver who became an automotive designer, and Christian Bale plays Ken Miles, a British racing car driver and technician, in the film. The plot concentrates on Shelby and Miles’ efforts to construct a high-performance race vehicle for Ford in order to take on Ferrari’s leading squad at the famous Le Mans event.

Days of Thunder (1990)

Days of Thunder 1990 film starring tom cruise about cars

Days of Thunder is a 1990 film directed by Tony Scott and starring Tom Cruise. The film is an Auto Racing film featuring real NASCAR racers and commentator, Dr. Jerry Punch of ESPN.

The Fast and The Furious Series – (2001- Still Running)

The Fast and The Furious Series about cars and racing

The Fast and The Furious series has 7 action films, directed by Neal H Moritz. The film story revolves around illegal street racing and heists.

Paul Walker’s sudden death in 2013 puts breaks on the shooting of Fast & Furious 7.  The shooting was still going on when the news broke that Paul Walker had a horrible accident and passed away.

Gone In 60 Seconds (2000)

Gone In 60 Seconds about cars and racing

Gone in 60 Seconds is a 2000 film directed by Dominic Sena. The film revolves around a master car thief. This master car thief makes a plan to steal 50 cars with his crew in just one night, to save his brother.

Cars (2006)

cars animated movie about racing

Cars is an animated sports film directed by John Lasseter and released by Pixar Animation Studios. The next sequel, Cars 2 was released in 2011. Cars got a positive response from the audiences and critics as well.

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Bullitt (1968)

Bullitt about racing

Bullitt is an action thriller film directed by Peter Yates. The film is based on the novel, Mute Witness written by Robert L Fish in 1963. The classic car chase scene of the film is the most exciting car chase scene in film history. The editor of this scene won the Academy Award for Best Editing.

The Transporter – Series

The Transporter series about car racing

The transporter is an action thriller film directed by Louis Leterrier and Corey Yuen, inspired by BMW films, The Hire series of short films. The film revolves around a driver who is a transporter and can deliver anything anywhere for the right price. 2 sequels of the film were released in after this film.

Transformers Series (2007 – Still Running)

Transformers series about cars

Transformers is a 2007, sci-fi action film which is based on Transformers toy line. The film is directed by Michael Bay. Transformers film series has 4 released films and 2 films are in making. The film was loved by audiences as well as Critics.

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Need For Speed(2014)

Need for Speed
Need for Speed

Need for Speed, also known as NFS is a 3D action film directed by Scot Waugh. NFS is adapted from the Need For Speed Video game series. The film is about cross-country racing that is not set in cities but in the countryside. The film is loosely based on Need for Speed: The Run, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.

Death Race(2008)

Death Race about cars

Death Race is a 2008 sci-fi action thriller directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. The film Death Race is referred to as the remake of 1975 film Death Race 2008. The plot of the film is about a  real-life video game set up, where the prisoners are forced to participate in a death race with their own customized cars.


Drive Hollywood film about cars

Drive is an American action crime thriller film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, adapted from the novel of the same name written by, James Sallis. The film is about a stunt performer. Drive has received praise from almost everyone. Director, Nicolas Winding Refn, has won the Festival’s Best Director Award for the film. The film was also nominated for (BAFTA) British Academy Film Awards.

Rush (2013)

Rush Movie on intense rivalry of two titans

Rush is a 2013 sports drama film starring Chris Hemsworth as Hunt and Daniel Brühl as Lauda and directed by Ron Howard. Rush is based on the real-life rivalry of racing drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda. Rush shows the clash of the Titans and also shares the life-threatening accident of Niki Lauda and how he recovered from it.  Rush is high on motivation, so if you are looking for some motivation in life, you must check out this film.

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