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1. Six Pack (1982)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.0
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45 Metascore

Stopping briefly in a small Texas town, an itinerant race car driver finds that his stock car, on a trailer behind his motor home, has just been quickly and expertly stripped. He chases ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Kenny Rogers, Diane Lane, Erin Gray, Barry Corbin

Votes: 2,554 | Gross: $20.23M

2. Cars (2006)

G | 117 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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73 Metascore

A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.

Directors: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft | Stars: Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman, Larry the Cable Guy

Votes: 348,289 | Gross: $244.08M

3. The Fast and the Furious (2001)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.8
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58 Metascore

Los Angeles police officer Brian O'Conner must decide where his loyalty really lies when he becomes enamored with the street racing world he has been sent undercover to destroy.

Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

Votes: 332,976 | Gross: $144.53M

4. Grease (1978)

PG-13 | 110 min | Musical, Romance

7.2
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70 Metascore

Good girl Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John) and greaser Danny Zuko (John Travolta) fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway

Votes: 223,510 | Gross: $188.76M

5. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Sport

6.6
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66 Metascore

Number one NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gary Cole

Votes: 160,782 | Gross: $148.21M

6. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

PG | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.7
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61 Metascore

James Bond woos a mob boss' daughter and goes undercover to uncover the true reason for Ernst Stavro Blofeld's allergy research in the Swiss Alps involving beautiful women from around the world.

Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: George Lazenby, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas, Gabriele Ferzetti

Votes: 75,774 | Gross: $22.80M

7. Cars 2 (2011)

G | 106 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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57 Metascore

Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.

Directors: John Lasseter, Bradford Lewis | Stars: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer

Votes: 149,501 | Gross: $191.45M

8. Days of Thunder (1990)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sport

6.0
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60 Metascore

A young hot-shot stock car driver gets his chance to compete at the top level.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid

Votes: 75,161 | Gross: $82.67M

9. The Cannonball Run (1981)

PG | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Sport

6.3
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28 Metascore

A wide variety of eccentric competitors participate in a wild and illegal cross-country road race. However, the eccentric entrants will do anything to win the road race, including low-down, dirty tricks.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dom DeLuise

Votes: 31,687 | Gross: $72.18M

10. The Love Bug (1968)

G | 108 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

6.5
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48 Metascore

A race car driver becomes a champion with a Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson, Buddy Hackett

Votes: 13,505 | Gross: $5.09M

11. Speed Racer (2008)

PG | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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37 Metascore

A young driver, Speed Racer, aspires to be champion of the racing world with the help of his family and his high-tech Mach 5 automobile.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Matthew Fox, Christina Ricci, Nicholas Elia

Votes: 66,816 | Gross: $43.95M

12. Cannonball Run II (1984)

PG | 108 min | Action, Comedy

5.1
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13 Metascore

The original characters from The Cannonball Run (1981) race across the country once more in various cars and trucks.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.

Votes: 14,340 | Gross: $28.08M

13. Senna (2010)

PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.5
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79 Metascore

A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams, Ron Dennis

Votes: 59,393 | Gross: $1.61M

14. Amarcord (1973)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A series of comedic and nostalgic vignettes set in a 1930s Italian coastal town.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Magali Noël, Bruno Zanin, Pupella Maggio, Armando Brancia

Votes: 37,465

15. Death Race 2000 (1975)

R | 80 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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59 Metascore

In a dystopian future, a cross country automobile race requires contestants to run down innocent pedestrians to gain points that are tallied based on each kill's brutality.

Director: Paul Bartel | Stars: David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone, Simone Griffeth, Mary Woronov

Votes: 23,457 | Gross: $8.00M

16. Herbie Fully Loaded (2005)

G | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

4.8
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47 Metascore

Maggie Peyton, the new owner of Herbie, Number 53, the free-wheelin' Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own, puts the car through its paces on the road to becoming a NASCAR competitor.

Director: Angela Robinson | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Michael Keaton, Cheryl Hines, Breckin Meyer

Votes: 43,541 | Gross: $66.02M

17. The Great Race (1965)

Passed | 160 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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71 Metascore

In the early 20th century, two rivals, the heroic Leslie and the despicable Professor Fate, engage in an epic automobile race from New York to Paris.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk

Votes: 15,369 | Gross: $25.33M

18. Taxi (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.5
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27 Metascore

A mouthy and feisty taxicab driver has hot tips for a green and inept cop set on solving a string of New York City bank robberies committed by a quartet of female Brazilian bank robbers.

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Queen Latifah, Jimmy Fallon, Gisele Bündchen, Henry Simmons

Votes: 38,932 | Gross: $36.61M

19. Blood Drive (2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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In a dystopian alternate 1999, a former cop is forced to take part in a death race in which cars run on human blood as fuel.

Stars: Alan Ritchson, Christina Ochoa, Thomas Dominique, Marama Corlett

Votes: 5,286

20. Grand Prix (1966)

Approved | 176 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
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72 Metascore

American Grand Prix driver Pete Aron is fired by his Jordan-BRM racing team after a crash at Monaco that injures his British teammate, Scott Stoddard.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montand, Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 7,547 | Gross: $20.85M

21. Driven (2001)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Drama, Sport

4.6
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29 Metascore

A young hot shot driver is in the middle of a championship season and is coming apart at the seams. A former CART champion is called in to give him guidance.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Kip Pardue, Til Schweiger, Burt Reynolds

Votes: 38,401 | Gross: $32.62M

22. Herbie Rides Again (1974)

G | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.7
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49 Metascore

The living Volkswagen Beetle helps an old lady protect her home from a corrupt developer.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Helen Hayes, Ken Berry, Stefanie Powers, John McIntire

Votes: 6,978 | Gross: $38.23M

23. Freejack (1992)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.4
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Bounty hunters from the future transport a doomed race car driver to New York City in 2009, where his mind will be replaced with that of a dead billionaire.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Mick Jagger, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins

Votes: 14,355 | Gross: $17.13M

24. Taxi 2 (2000)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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Police inspector Emilien and his taxi-driver pal Daniel are back, this time on the tail of a group of Japanese yakuza.

Director: Gérard Krawczyk | Stars: Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Emma Wiklund, Marion Cotillard

Votes: 49,374 | Gross: $0.73M

25. Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)

G | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.7
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38 Metascore

Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own, is racing in the Monte Carlo Rally. Unbeknownst to Herbie's driver, thieves have hidden a cache of stolen diamonds in Herbie's gas tank, and are now trying to get them back.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Dean Jones, Don Knotts, Julie Sommars, Jacques Marin

Votes: 6,476

26. Viva Las Vegas (1964)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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69 Metascore

Race car driver Lucky Jackson goes to Las Vegas to earn money to pay for a new engine for his motor car. Working as a waiter, he still finds the time to court young Rusty Martin.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Cesare Danova, William Demarest

Votes: 6,321 | Gross: $5.13M

27. Herbie Goes Bananas (1980)

G | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.0
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55 Metascore

The adorable little VW helps its owners break up a counterfeiting ring in Mexico.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Charles Martin Smith, Stephen W. Burns, Cloris Leachman, John Vernon

Votes: 4,926 | Gross: $18.00M

28. The Loveless (1981)

R | 82 min | Drama

6.1
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44 Metascore

Trouble ensues when a motorcycle gang stops in a small southern town while heading to the races at Daytona.

Directors: Kathryn Bigelow, Monty Montgomery | Stars: Willem Dafoe, J. Don Ferguson, Robert Gordon, Marin Kanter

Votes: 1,449

29. Fast Company (1979)

R | 91 min | Drama, Sport

5.5
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Famous drag racer Lonnie 'Lucky Man' Johnson drives a funny car and is the star driver of his sponsor Fast Company, managed by the corrupt Phil Adamson. He also becomes a mentor to the ... See full summary »

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: William Smith, Claudia Jennings, John Saxon, Nicholas Campbell

Votes: 1,519

30. Cannonball! (1976)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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35 Metascore

Racing across the country from L.A. to New York, a plethora of exotic cars carry contestants hoping to win a very large sum.

Director: Paul Bartel | Stars: David Carradine, Bill McKinney, Veronica Hamel, Gerrit Graham

Votes: 4,079 | Gross: $3.27M

31. The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)

Approved | 116 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Charles Wills (Van Johnson) returns to Paris to reminisce about the life he led in Paris after it was liberated. He worked on "Stars and Stripes" when he met Marion Ellswirth (Donna Reed) ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon, Donna Reed

Votes: 3,176

32. Catch Me If You Can (1989)

PG | 106 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.1
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A hotshot car racer persuades the class president of a small Minnesota high school to gamble on illegal car races to raise money for their school facing closure.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Matt Lattanzi, Loryn Locklin, Grant Heslov, Billy Morrissette

Votes: 530

33. Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies (1969)

G | 122 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

6.2
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An international car rally across Europe is complicated by smuggling, cheating, love at first sight, etc. etc.

Directors: Ken Annakin, Sam Itzkovitch | Stars: Bourvil, Lando Buzzanca, Walter Chiari, Peter Cook

Votes: 2,021

34. Munster, Go Home! (1966)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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The Munsters travel to England after Herman discovers he's the new Lord of the Munster Hall.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis, Butch Patrick

Votes: 1,686

35. Genevieve (1953)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy

7.1
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It's time for the annual London to Brighton antique car rally, and Alan McKim and Ambrose Claverhouse are not going to let their friendship stop them from trying to humiliate each other. ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Cornelius | Stars: Dinah Sheridan, John Gregson, Kay Kendall, Kenneth More

Votes: 2,643

36. The Last Chase (1981)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.5
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In a future United States, the only transport available to an individual is public transportation. Predicated on an assertion that "the oil has run out", an increasingly totalitarian ... See full summary »

Director: Martyn Burke | Stars: Lee Majors, Burgess Meredith, Chris Makepeace, Alexandra Stewart

Votes: 866

37. Winning (1969)

M | 123 min | Action, Drama, Sport

6.1
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70 Metascore

Frank Capua is a rising star on the race circuit who dreams of winning the big one--the Indianapolis 500. But to get there he runs the risk of losing his wife Elora to his rival, Luther ... See full summary »

Director: James Goldstone | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Robert Wagner, Richard Thomas

Votes: 1,650 | Gross: $14.64M

38. Thunderbolt (1995)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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In order to release his kidnapped sister, sports car mechanic Chan Foh To (Jackie Chan) has to beat a supercriminal street racer.

Director: Gordon Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Anita Yuen, Michael Wong, Thorsten Nickel

Votes: 7,917

39. Wacky Races (2017– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

5.8
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A reboot of the 1968 Hanna-Barbera Classic "Wacky Races (1968)" that updates the formula for the new generation, while still retaining the classic feel of the original.

Stars: Diedrich Bader, Nicole Parker, Billy West, Peter Woodward

Votes: 112

40. Roadracers (1994 TV Movie)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama

6.6
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Cynical look at a 50's rebellious Rocker who has to confront his future, thugs with knives, and the crooked town sheriff.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: David Arquette, John Hawkes, Salma Hayek, Jason Wiles

Votes: 2,621

41. Red Line 7000 (1965)

Approved | 110 min | Action, Drama, Sport

5.7
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The story of three racing drivers and three women, who constantly have to worry for the lives of their boyfriends. Jim Loomis and Mike Marsh drive for Pat Cassarian. Jim expects his fiancée... See full summary »

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: James Caan, Laura Devon, Gail Hire, Charlene Holt

Votes: 744

42. Crazy Desire (1962)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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A middle-aged and slightly conservative businessman meets a band of rowdy youths and is smitten by one named Francesca. He is pursuaded to join their party and even pay for most of it, as ... See full summary »

Director: Luciano Salce | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Catherine Spaak, Béatrice Altariba, Gianni Garko

Votes: 304

43. The Immortal (1969–1971)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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An immortal man whose blood can have miraculous health benefits is a fugitive from those who would exploit both him and his brother he seeks.

Stars: Christopher George, Don Knight, Barry Sullivan, Carol Lynley

Votes: 175

44. Pit Stop (1969)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Drama, Sport

6.8
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Grant Willard sponsors drivers in a "new" form of race car driving called The Figure Eight. The rise and fall of one such driver is the whole story behind PIT STOP.

Director: Jack Hill | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Richard Davalos, Ellen Burstyn, Sid Haig

Votes: 634

45. Greased Lightning (1977)

PG | 96 min | Action, Biography, Comedy

6.3
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57 Metascore

The true life story of Wendell Scott, the first black stock car racing driver to win an upper tier NASCAR race.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Richard Pryor, Beau Bridges, Pam Grier, Cleavon Little

Votes: 1,318

46. Stolen Hours (1963)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

6.4
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Mike, a famed racing driver and an old flame of hers, is worried that Laura may be ill. Tricking her into a doctor's examination, she discovers she is; a brain operation to remove a tumor ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Susan Hayward, Michael Craig, Diane Baker, Edward Judd

Votes: 287

47. The Wild Ride (1960)

PG-13 | 61 min | Crime, Drama

4.4
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A rebellious punk of the beat generation spends his days as an amateur dirt track driver in between partying and troublemaking. He eventually kidnaps his buddy's girlfriend, kills a few ... See full summary »

Director: Harvey Berman | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Georgianna Carter, Robert Bean, Carol Bigby

Votes: 608

48. 43: The Richard Petty Story (1972)

G | 83 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.2
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Director: Edward J. Lakso | Stars: Darren McGavin, Kathie Browne, Noah Beery Jr., L.Q. Jones

Votes: 89

49. The Lively Set (1964)

Approved | 95 min | Action, Drama, Sport

6.1
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Casey Owens (James Darren), a young mechanic, has developed a design for a turbine car engine, paving the way for a jet-powered auto certain to set a new land speed record. Wealthy playboy ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: James Darren, Pamela Tiffin, Doug McClure, Joanie Sommers

Votes: 180

50. Fast Women: The Ladies of Auto Racing (2004 Video)

Documentary, Sport

7.5
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This exciting, award-winning documentary explores the history and many acheivements of women in auto racing- the fight for recognition in a male-dominated field, the safety risks, the ... See full summary »

Director: Laurie Agard | Stars: Janet Guthrie, Tammy Jo Kirk, Patty Moise, Kimberly Myers

Votes: 43



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