Coolest car movies ever
Coolest car movies ever.Hollywood and the automobile have been a hot couple since the silent era. With "Cars 2" and "Fast Five" raking it in at the box office, the love affair is obviously still going strong. Here's a look at some of the coolest car movies ever made.
'American Graffiti'
Released: 1973

Plot: The whole town is cruising, and a showdown is brewing between John Milner in his '32 Ford and Bob Falfa and his '55 Chevy. And let us not forget that beautiful white T-Bird driven by the mysterious blonde, and Opie's '58 Chevy.

Cast: Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Charles Martin Smith, Candy Clark, Paul Le Mat, Mackenzie Phillips, Cindy Williams, Harrison Ford, Suzanne Somers
Released: 1968

Plot: Steve McQueen flies through the streets of San Francisco in his '68 Mustang GT.

Cast: Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn, Don Gordon, Simon Oakland, Norman Fell, Robert Duvall

'The French Connection'
Released: 1971

Plot: Do you pick your toes in Poughkeepsie? Gene Hackman commandeers a Pontiac LeMans and chases a train through Brooklyn. Arguably the greatest car chase ever filmed.

Cast: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Marcel Bozzuffi, Tony Lo Bianco, Ann Rebbot, Arlene Farber
'The Italian Job'
Released: 1969 and 2003

Plot: MINI Coopers rule!

1969 cast: Michael Caine, Noel Coward, Benny Hill, Raf Vallone, Tony Beckley, Rossano Brazzi, Margaret Blye

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2003 cast: Mark Wahlberg, Donald Sutherland, Jason Statham, Seth Green, Mos Def, Charlize Theron
'Gone in 60 Seconds'
Released: 1974 and 2000

Plot: Steal a car. Steal another car. Steal another car. Steal another car.

1974 cast: H.B. Halicki, Marion Busia, Jerry Daugirda, George Cole, Ronald Halicki

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2000 cast: Nicolas Cage, Giovanni Ribisi, Angelina Jolie, Delroy Lindo, Timothy Olyphant
'Smokey and the Bandit'
Released: 1977

Plot: The ultimate love triangle: A woman comes between a man and his car.

Cast: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed, Mike Henry, Paul Williams, Pat McCormick
'Back to the Future'
Released: 1985

Plot: Drive a DeLorean, enter a time warp.

Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Thomas F. Wilson, Claudia Wells, Marc McClure
Released: 1998

Plot: Best use of a BMW outside of "Number 10."

Cast: Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgard, Sean Bean
'The Fast and the Furious'
Released: 2001

Plot: Street racing (see videos) turns out to be more popular than some people imagined.

Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Rick Yune, Chad Lindberg, Ja Rule, Thom Barry, Noel Gugliemi
'The Transporter'
Released: 2002

Plot: Jason Statham plays the strong, silent type at the wheel.

Cast: Jason Statham, Qi Shu, Matt Schulze, François Berléand, Ric Young
Released: 1964

Plot: Cars have been an important element in all James Bond films, but in this one the lights shine especially bright on 007's Aston Martin.

Cast: Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Gert Fröbe, Shirley Eaton, Tania Mallet, Harold Sakata, Bernard Lee
'Vanishing Point'
Released: 1971

Plot: Denver to San Francisco in 15 hours isn't easy -- unless you're driving a Dodge Challenger.

Cast: Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, Dean Jagger, Victoria Medlin, Paul Koslo
'Mad Max'
Released: 1979

Plot: Futuristic police cars with Mel Gibson behind the wheel.

Cast: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley, Lisa Aldenhoven

'Le Mans'
Released: 1971

Plot: Steve McQueen in a race car. Enough said.

Cast: Steve McQueen, Siegfried Rauch, Elga Andersen, Ronald Leigh-Hunt
'Grand Prix'
Released: 1966

Highlights: Won a couple of Oscars, but not for acting, writing or directing. That's a clue.

Cast: James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montand, Toshiro Mifune, Brian Bedford,
Jessica Walter
'The Blues Brothers'
Released: 1980

Plot: A 1974 Dodge Monaco on a mission from God.

Cast: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Steve Cropper
'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'
Released: 1986

Plot: Ferris takes his friend's dad's Ferrari GT 250 out for a joy ride. What could possibly go wrong?

Cast: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones, Jennifer Grey

Released: 1986

Plot: Sly Stallone behind the wheel of a 1950 Mercury Monterey. Sunglasses are optional.

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni, Andrew Robinson
'Risky Business'
Released: 1983

Plot: Tom Cruise takes a Porsche for a swim.

Cast: Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano, Richard Masur, Bronson Pinchot
'Risky Business'Released: 2009

Highlight: The Batmobile. Period.

Cast: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman