The Life of a Gearhead>> Car Movies and TV Shows

As a Gearhead, I always enjoy a Car movie. I don't care if it's an Intense, well done and high-budget special effects, or low budget, and extremely cheesy. I've not seen all of these, but I found lists on a few reputable websites of all the best car movies out there.

Here's what I can come up with:


Love the Beast
Too fast to Race
Still Too fast to Race
Billion Dollar Baby (about the Design of the Holden Commodore)
Faster: The MotoGP Movie
Journey to 24
WRC- Gravel for Breakfast
Funny Car Summer
Truth in 24
The Secret Life of Formula 1
Dust to Glory
Clarkson - Who killed the Motorcar (about British Leyland)
Clarkson - The New Romantics (The rise of the Hot hatch in the 90's)
Legends of Motorsport
Victory By Design
Ultimate Factories: Porsche
Worlds Greatest Rally Cars

Movies / Youtube Videos

White Lightning
Death Race 2000
Eat My Dust!
The Lively Set (1964)
The French Connection
To Live and Die in L.A.
Viva Las Vegas
Against All Odds
Hot Rod
The Driver
Tucker: The Man and his dream
California Kid
Heart like a Wheel
The LAst American Hero
King of the Mountain
Greased Lightning
Johnny Dark
The Racers
To Please a Lady
The Fast and the Furious (1930's)
Gone in 60 Seconds (1960's / 70's)
The Italian Job (1960's)
Bullit (more of a Cop movie, but still..some good cars and chase scenes.)
Vanishing Point
Smokey and the Bandit
Cannonball Run
Fireball 500
Gran Prix (1966)
Mad Max
Road Warrior
Corvette Summer
More American Grafitti
Death Race 1 and 2
The Fast and the Furious (merely for entertainment.)
[2Fast2Furious is not needed in the series for anything other than bringing Roman, Tej and Monica into the story]
Fast and Furious
Fast Five
Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift
Initial D: Third Stage
Initial D (Live action movie)-[Beware....this one actually sort of sucks]
Herbie the Love Bug series
Redline (simply for the entertainment. the acting is not very good. The cars make up for it though)
Born To Race (Excellent movie)
The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Taxi (Funny, some cool car things in it)
The Gumball Rally
The Transporter
The Transporter 2
The Transporter 3
Le Mans (Steve McQueen)
Two Lane BLacktop
Getaway in Stockholm 1 and 2 (youtube)
Gone in 60 Seconds (Nicolas Cage)
American Graffiti
Thunder Road
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry
The BLues Brothers
Hollywood Knights
Death Proof

TV Shows:

Top Gear:
-US (History)
-Australia (find it on
Fifth Gear (Find it on
The Car Show (SPEED)
American Muscle Car (SPEED)
Initial D (Stage 1, 2 and 4)
Wangan Midnight
Legends of Motorsport
Victory By Design
Ultimate Factories: Porsche
Jeremy Clarksons Motorworld
Knight Rider

NASIOC's list:'s list:

Many of these are available on Netflix, Hulu and youtube, or for purchase on
 If you can come up with any more, let me know in the comments.



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