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COVID-19 paused the entire country and forced most of the world to stay home. With many of us at home or working from home, we turned to television, social media, and other forms of entertainment to keep us from losing our minds. Streaming services went up and thus making us view movies or television series to pass the time. Being in the automotive world, I wanted to take the time to list the top 5 car movies of all time – my list. I am by no means a movie expert, but I based my list on entertainment and humor.

 

I’m interested in learning the viewer's take on best car movies. Feel free to leave your opinion.

 

In no specific order

 

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

 

This is the best movie ever from Will Ferrell. “At his best, Will Ferrell can effortlessly shred the delusional, almost psychotic machismo of the American male — and he can do it with a smile. In NASCAR, he found the perfect target. One of Ferrell’s biggest and best movies was this hilarious racing spoof, which followed the rise and fall and rise of a smug champion racer, his complicated friendship with best pal and fellow racer John C. Reilly, and his rivalry with an effete, snotty Frenchman played by Sacha Baron Cohen.” This movie leaves you with many quotable moments an awkward kiss towards the end, but it is a must-watch for everyone who loves comedy films. 

 

Gone in 60 seconds

 

Yes, Nicholas Cage is weird and oddly this movie does not have many good reviews. Cage and his crew steal a huge list of exotic cars while trying to avoid authorities. “The remake is pretty much the exact opposite: an impossibly slick, Jerry Bruckheimer–produced, star-studded heist flick that goes down smooth and easy. Nicolas Cage is the master thief who has to steal 50 cars in 96 minutes. His teammates include Robert Duvall and Angelina Jolie. The car set pieces are ludicrous and ludicrously enjoyable.”

 

Fast and Furious 

 

You can’t pick just one because they're so many to pick from, but these films made cars racing cool. The film series made its way around the world from Miami to Brazil to Tokyo. Fast and Furious ramps up your adrenaline and forces you to rethink what type of car you drive. 

 

Transformers

 

One of Shia LaBeouf’s best films when the first two came out. Eventually, the film series got weird with its storylines. “A long time ago, far away on the planet of Cybertron, a war is being waged between the noble Autobots (led by the wise Optimus Prime) and the devious Decepticons (commanded by the dreaded Megatron) for control over the Allspark, a mystical talisman that would grant unlimited power to whoever possesses it.” Why I consider Transformers a car movie, it is because of BubbleBee. The iconic yellow Camaro with black racing stripes. Everything you drive by a yellow Camaro; you can’t stop and think about Transformers.  

 

Cars

 

One for the kids at heart but Cars is one of the best cars’ movies ever. We could scratch the second film from the series because it was just plain bad, but the final film was much better and a good end to the series. “The story focuses on Lightning McQueen, who deals with a new generation of race cars taking over the world of racing. Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer) is an arrogant high tech racer who leads the next generation. As everyone begins to ask him if he might retire, McQueen struggles with keeping up with these racers, and during the final race of the season, he suffers a horrible crash.” Everyone loves a good comeback and the final Cars film delivers.

 

That’s it! Nothing artistic but each of these films is entertaining in their way. Let me know what you think. 

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