What’s the best racing movie of all time? This is the list of Best Racing Movies. A lot of times top car brands are showcased in these films. These may not be all movies about racing, but they are the best.
Best Racing Movies
|1. Days of Thunder, 1990
Cole Trickle, a budding racer, is recruited by a big brand. Unable to adjust to the guidelines, he meets with an accident. However, when he returns, he finds that things are not the same.
|2. Rush, 2013
James Hunt and Niki Lauda, two extremely skilled Formula One racers, have an intense rivalry with each other. However, it is their enmity that pushes them to their limits.
|3. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, 2006
Ricky, a NASCAR racing sensation, is the number one racer in the world. After Jean beats him in a race and becomes the top racer, Ricky tries to regain his dominance.
|4. The Fast and the Furious, 2001
A spate of high-speed robberies in LA bring street racer Dominic Toretto and his crew under the LAPD scanner. FBI agent Brian goes undercover and befriends Toretto in a bid to investigate the matter.
|5. Le Mans, 1971
Delaney, the racer for Porsche is still in the guilt of the accident that killed his fellow driver a year ago. Overlooking the past, he has to win the race at Le Mans, world’s strenuous race course ever.
|6. Senna, 2010
Ayrton Senna becomes a three-time Formula One racing champion and Brazil’s national hero before his untimely death at age 34.
|7. The Cannonball Run, 1981
The story revolves around a wild, illegal car race across America which includes unusual competitors.
|8. Cars, 2006
Lightning McQueen, a racing car, learns a hard lesson in life when he damages a lot of property in Radiator Springs. His task is to repair the damage done before he can get back on the road.
|9. Grand Prix, 1966
The most daring drivers in the world have gathered to compete for the 1966 Formula One championship. After a spectacular wreck in the first of a series of races, American wheelman Pete Aron (James Garner) is dropped by his sponsor. Refusing to quit, he joins a Japanese racing team. While juggling his career with a torrid love affair involving an ex-teammate’s wife, Pete must also contend with Jean-Pierre Sarti (Yves Montand), a French contestant who has previously won two world titles.
|10. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, 2006
In order to avoid jail time, an errant car racer is sent to live with his father in Tokyo. When he loses a drift race to the underworld connected Drift King, he has to find a way to pay his debt.
|11. Death Race, 2008
Warden Hennessey offers Jensen and other prisoners a chance to compete in a car race and earn their freedom. Millions watch as criminals with life sentences race armored cars to earn freedom.
|12. Death Race 2000, 1975
In the year 2000, America is a totalitarian regime on the brink of collapse. The most popular sport in this dystopia is the Transcontinental Road Race, where teams earn points for logging the fastest time and for mowing over the most innocent pedestrians in the process. This year’s competitors include Frankenstein (David Carradine), who is rumored to be more machine than man, and the tough-as-nails “Machine Gun” Joe Viterbo (Sylvester Stallone). Some have a plan to stop the race.
|13. Two-Lane Blacktop, 1971
In this cult favorite road film, a mechanic (Dennis Wilson) and a driver (James Taylor) live only to race and maintain their 1955 Chevy. Heading east from California with no particular agenda, they give a girl (Laurie Bird) a ride, and en route she incites jealousy between the men by sleeping with them both. Meanwhile, the trio encounters an overbearing GTO driver (Warren Oates) who agrees to race them to New York, each side putting at stake their most prized possession: their car.
|14. Born to Race, 2011
A rebellious teen (Joseph Cross) needs his estranged father’s (John Pyper-Ferguson) help to prepare for the NHRA High School Drag Racing Championship.
|15. Speed Racer, 2008
Speed Racer wants to save his family business and be a racing champion. His biggest hurdles are the nefarious owner of Royalton Industries, cheaters, a race-fixing racket and the mysterious Racer X.