15 Movies with Great Car-racing Scenes


Stacker took a look at the history of car racing on-screen and compiled a list of 15 films with the greatest race scenes.


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The films on this list feature cars of every make and model, from a Dodge Tradesman van turned into an ambulance to a 1932 Deuce Coupe.

American Graffiti (1973) In a California town, a group of teens cruise the strip on the night of their high school graduation.

The Cannonball Run (1981)

Burt Reynolds competes against a cast of eccentric characters in an illegal road race that takes them from one end of the country to the other.

Days of Thunder (1990) This racing film stars Tom Cruise as hot-headed race car driver Cole Trickle.

Death Race 2000 (1975)

The violent Transcontinental Road Race takes place in a dystopian future where drivers compete to run down as many pedestrians as they can while gaining points for the brutality of each kill.

Rookie driver Jimmy Bly is having a rough time and seems to have lost his edge, so former driver Joe Tanto signs on to help Bly get his mojo back.

Driven (2001)

here are 15 movies with great  car-racing scenes