The 95th Academy Awards are almost here! Broadcasting live on Sunday, March 12th, from 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM, this year's Oscars feature an impressive lineup of nominees spanning all genres, styles, and audiences. Will Speilberg's semi-autobiographical "The Fablesmans" take the top prize, or will indie darling "Everything, Everywhere, All at Once" be named best picture? And don't count out blockbuster hits like "Top Gun: Maverick" or "Avatar: The Way of Water" either!
We're obviously huge movie fans here at EverWash, so in honor of the upcoming Academy Awards, we've put together a list of our favorite movies about cars! Whether you're a fan of drama, comedy, crime, or suspense, there's something for everyone here!
The definitive racing movie, "Grand Prix" is a fictionalized account of an American Grand Prix driver who is let go by his team following a crash at Monaco that injures his British teammate.
Starring the legendary Steve McQueen and named after the world-famous 24-hour race, this movie is about two car racing champions, an American and a German, who face off on the world's hardest endurance course: Le Mans in France.
Ron Howard's modern classic highlights the real-life, merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
Dramas With a Heavy Dose of Driving
Two best friends — played by Gena Davis and Susan Sarandon — set out on an adventure-turned-terrifying-escape from crimes they've committed.
This Matt Damon and Christian Bale-led movie tells the story of American car designer Carroll Shelby and English driver Ken Miles, who joined forces to build a drive revolutionary race car for Ford to defeat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.
Pedal to the Metal Action
A retired master car thief (Nicolas Cage) is dragged back into the fray when a crime boss tasks him to steal fifty cars in one night to save his brother's life.
While there are plenty of "The Fast and the Furious" movies to pick from, Fast Five represents the series' high-water mark. Dominic Toretto and his family of street racing boosters plan a heist while evading a Brazilian drug lord and a dangerous federal agent, played by Dwayne Johnson.
Mad Max is another long series with plenty of worthy options, but 2015's "Fury Road" is unparalleled in providing non-stop, high-octane action for its entire run time.
Yes, this one is better than the Marc Whalberg-led remake from 2003. Starring the great Michael Cane, this comic heist revolves around a plan to steal a gold shipment from the streets of Turin by creating a traffic jam.
A wide variety of eccentric competitors participate in a wild and illegal cross-country road race. Starring Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, and Farrah Fawcett rocking the most blown-out hair possible.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
One of the most quotable comedies of the past 20 years, NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby and his teammate Cal Naughton, Jr. feel the heat when a French Formula One driver makes his way up the grid.
White Knuckle Thrillers
Speilberg may win an Oscar for "The Fablemans" this year, and most know his classics like "E.T.", "Indiana Jones" and "Saving Private Ryan" — but have you heard of "Duel"? This movie even predates Speilbergs fist commercial success, "Jaws", and tells the tale of a business commuter who is pursued and terrorized by the malevolent driver of a massive tractor-trailer.
Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974)
Larry, played by Peter Fonda, steals a car to help advance his racing career, only to have his plan set off-course by Mary, his one-night stand played by Susan George.
A getaway driver (Ryan O'Neal) becomes the latest assignment for a tenacious detective (Bruce Dern).
A cab driver (Jamie Foxx) finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer (Tom Cruise) as he completes a night of hits one night in Los Angeles.
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