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Favorite car-themed movie?

Discussion in 'General Automotive Talk' started by Rivethead, Jul 26, 2015.

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    Rivethead Active Member Founding Member

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    While there are a gazillion movies that show cars, some are oriented to cars, road trips, etc. Question for the board what are some of your favorites? Nearly as importantly, why? Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Wow. Good question. There is a lot of them. The first one that comes to mind is, Smoky and the Bandit.

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    Why do I like it? What is not to like? Fast cars, big rigs, Smokey burn outs, car chases and beautiful women. I have always loved big rigs and fast cars as well so this has always been high on my list of favorite car movies.

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    Yah, it is hard to argue with Smokey and the Bandit. While derided by some, it is a fun flick.

    Beyond that, I dig the Mad Max films. While largely post-apocalyptic in genre, cars, trucks, weird vehicles, and at least one gyrocopter play a key roll. Particularly the second film, though the first has some too.

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    is also a classic that features a lot of high speed action. While not really a car film per se, The Blues Brothers features a lot of automotive shenanigans and is a lot of fun. Cannonball Run is silly, but it has a lot of star power, and can be enjoyable when in the right mood.

    Oh and no audio/visual thread about cars would be complete without Ministry's industrial-metal classic "Jesus Built My Hotrod".



    ... and The Teen Kings' classic car-drenched "Hep Cat".



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    I liked Mad Max. Cannon Ball Run came to mind for me as well but I only put up the one.

    I mentioned this in another thread but I loved Over the Top as well. The drive through the mountains was a great shot. I also loved when he plowed the rig into the truck to save his son.

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    I don't believe I've seen that one (Over the Top) or, if I did, it was a long while back. Thanks for the title; I'm going to look this one up. :)

    I haven't seen it yet, but I've read the new Mad Max pic (Fury Road) is heavy on the automotive action.
     
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    I watched it about 3-5 times in a few days. It took me close to a year to find it on dvd. I was home with my foot up after having some work done to my toe for a few days. I killed that movie and CSI during that time.



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    Just a heads up to anyone who is following the thread, Over the Top is now on Netflix. Cheers. :)
     
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    Thanks for that @Rivethead. I think it is about time to watch it again. :D

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