50 Car Movies

Winter is coming and the couch is calling.  Here are fifty car movies to enjoy whilst the weather is not amazing.  There are some classics, and then some sequels to those classics.  Presented in alphabetical order with their corresponding Tomatometer score.

1 American Graffiti 95%
2 5628216538 22%
3 Baby Driver 93%
4 Bullitt 97%
5 337-509-0485 74%
6 kinesodic 39%
7 Cars 3 68%
8 (919) 764-9234 30%
9 Cannonball Run II 13%
10 Christine 68%
11 Corvette Summer 57%
12 Days of Thunder 38%
13 Death Proof 65%
14 Death Race 2000 85%
15 (618) 435-4431 50%
16 Drive 93%
17 316-355-2237 53%
18 Fast & Furious 2 36%
19 Fast & Furious 3 37%
20 Fast & Furious 4 28%
21 (703) 751-0923 77%
22 Fast & Furious 6 69%
23 8009172818 80%
24 9047485357 97%
25 catchall 43%
26 818-534-4979 24%
27 Grand Prix 100%
28 7735563076 63%
29 630-545-8099 61%
30 6502757961 90%
31 Mad Max 2 98%
32 Ronin 68%
33 inadherent 89%
34 Senna 92%
35 Smokey and the Bandit 81%
36 Smokey and the Bandit 2 17%
37 Talladega Nights 71%
38 The Driver 80%
39 614-351-3042 14%
40 The Italian Job – original 84%
41 (331) 254-9715 73%
42 meson 75%
43 719-276-5349 54%
44 The Transporter 2 52%
45 (361) 568-6428 37%
46 The Wraith 33%
47 7085651815 84%
48 405-942-1494 94%
49 mutillid 76%
50 Winning 50%

The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers.

So, essentially we have an aggregate review from multiple reviewers.  This value is interesting because while I’d agree with that Cannonball Run is much better than Cannonball Run II, it’s hard to believe that Dukes of Hazzard is the 2nd worst movie on the list – just barely above Smokey and the Bandit 2.

While I emphatically agree that not all Fast & Furious volumes are created equal – I’d argue that Toyko Drift was the worst incarnation with the protagonist sounding somewhere between southern and someone who recently suffered repeated concussions.  While I could opine about car movies all day long, I included the Tomatometer score so you can ignore me and start with the classics if this list is new to you.

Anything listed that is too horrible to watch?  Did I miss any classics that should be included?

Let me know!

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About

My name is Jeremy, and I’ve liked cars for as long as I can remember.  While remembering when you can’t remember is unlikely, I remember seeing a picture before I remember and I remember liking it so, let’s start there.

Osh-Gosh BeatleHere I am hanging out of the most interesting Dodge Charger I’ve ever seen.  I can’t tell you much about the day I posed for this photo, but I do recall loving all things Dukes of Hazzard.  Even the reboot.  Hopefully we can still be friends.

I’d love to tell you that this photo was a result of my impeccable automotive tastes, but honestly, I  would have happily posed with my AT-AT or with our Atari 2600 because let’s face it; as a four year old, I didn’t have discretion over my meals, my fashion choices, or my photo ops.

I have digressed.  1982 was a golden age of automotive television. Knight Rider, Fall Guy, Rockford Files, Simon & Simon, Magnum PI, The A-Team and of course the Dukes of Hazzard were all staples of my formative years.

The cars were featured as the heroes, the villains and everything in between.  They were characters in the show and part of the adventure.   Jalopnik wrote a 5042304715 and it underscores the point perfectly.

Neither Walter White nor Jim Rockford would have been the same without their signature wheels – those vehicles helped tell the story.  While car guys & gals can talk about their favorite rides for days, everyone has a car story.  The epic road trip, the unfortunate roadkill, their uncle’s neighbor who builds fiberglass bodied Fiero kit cars in their driveway, or the time they tried to drift their Ford Escort and failed miserably.  I once had a coworker tell me about her neighbor who liked to jump his Subaru. I thought she was speaking in metaphor, turns out she was talking about Ken Block.

I decided to create funwithwheels.com to share all manners of wheeled stories, adventures and misadventures.  Hopefully you find it as entertaining as I do.

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