12 car movies you must watch this Christmas Holiday
It’s that time of the year again, the holidays are in, you’re free from work or some of it. What do you do? Travel? Parte? Play Video games? or Binge-Watch movies?
Well, if you plan on binge-watching as many movies as you can, then we’ve got some automotive movies you have to see this Christmas holiday. You’ll be feeling like a wheelman come new Year’s day. Straight to it.
Ford Vs Ferrari.
We’ve all heard the stories of the Ford Vs Ferrari rivalry in the late 50s and how it took Ford years to perfect the iconic GT40 race car that could Ferrari in LeMans. Well, this movie shows us all the pivotal parts! From Caroll Shelby meeting Ken Miles to Enzo Ferrari flipping off the Ford executives.
If you want to know more about this rivalry, you check out this Podcast episode by Past Gas
This is a movie that will inspire your inner petrolhead.
Hobbs & Shaw
A Fast & Furious spinoff without all the street races that made us fall in love with the franchise instead we have Dwayne Johnson (Hobbs) and Jason Statham (Shaw), sworn enemies in the movie teaming up to “save the world”. Expect a lot of hilarious banter, a Mclaren 720s, a desperate Ryan Reynolds and an unkillable Idris Elba.
Ps. We advise you see the Fast & Furious Movies franchise before seeing Hobbs & Shaw.
Fast & Furious Movie Franchise.
Admit it, a lot of you became car enthusiasts after seeing Paul Walker’s Toyota Supra. For most of you reading, this was the first proper car movie you ever saw, though I have to admit, the Fast & Furious squad has strayed from underground street races to fighting bad guys with their cars which seems like a big miss to the die-hard fans.
We recommend you watch from the Very first Fast and Furious movie and make your way up to Tokyo Drift (arguably the best Automotive movie ever) and if you’re up for it Keep watching from Fast Five to Fate of the Furious (Spoiler alert, they kinda deviated from the street racing scene and into the mainstream world-saving bravado).
What’s with everyone trying to save the world these days?
The Italian Job.
A proper definition of old but gold! From pulling off an audacious heist in Venice to being double-crossed by their own teammate, now they have to start from square one and pulling another gutsy heist. What really gets everyone’s attention where the Mini’s.
A bunch Mini Coopers speeding through the sewers of Los Angeles with tonnes of gold bricks on board, sign me up! There was supposed to be a sequel “The Brazilian Job” what went wrong? The name?
If you love precise and realistic driving skills, then this is a must-see! Follow Baby (yes, that’s his name) a getaway driver as he tries to put his wheelman days behind him that is….if his boss allows that. This movie will amaze you with the realistic driving dynamics put on display.
Oh, and he needs his music to drive.
Grand Tour Specials.
The unorthodox trio of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May have been gracing our tv screens with hilarious but informative automotive antics since their Top Gear days, they might be in the same show, but the eccentric banter continues.
They have done quite a number of ‘Specials’ since the first season of their Amazon prime adventure. Their latest installment ‘Seamen’ (say it out loud) might just be their best one yet though no cars were involved.
Other Specials include a failed photography tour to Columbia, an unnecessary fresh food delivery mission in Mozambique and an RV road trip in the USA.
You’ll have to get an Amazon prime account to watch the Grand tour though.
The Transporter Movie Franchise.
Jason Statham fighting off baddies in an E38 BMW 7 series, then an Audi RS6, and another RS6. Epic car chases coupled with mind-blowing fight scenes and stunts that would make you want to buy a 2010 Audi RS6……the German automaker must’ve paid big for those insane flicks.
The movies have all you need for the perfect popcorn binge, a fast German saloon, an actor with fighting skills and a damsel in distress or damsels in distress or a kid? You get the point.
This action movie starring Frank Grillo deserves a mention in this list, I was impressed with the fact that most of the movie was shot around the E46 BMW M3.
If you’re a fan of film making, this Netflix movie will fascinate you with its simplicity and the fact that this movie what shot around the car is enough to make you want to see it. Pah! beat that Fast and Furious people.
Gone In 60 Seconds.
Probably one of the best storylines ever for a car movie. None of that street racing or let us save the world yen yen yen yen. Retired car thief (Nicholas Cage) has one night to steal 50 high-end cars…tension rising!
If that’s not enough ginger, there’s a blonde Angelina Jolie in this movie and she’s not a damsel in distress *heavy breathing*.
Need For Speed.
Since Fast & Furious dropped the gauntlet on pushing out a proper car movie, the guys at DreamWorks decided to take up the challenge and do a movie based on popular Need For Speed game at the time “Need for speed the run” which already had a pretty nice storyline, these guys brought it to life and on to our TV screens.
Follow former Maverick race car driver ‘Tobey’ as he drives across the country on the run from the cops in a souped-up 900hp Ford Mustang…just watch it or watch it again!
For the real enthusiasts! The movie shows the rivalry between Formula One drivers James Hunt and Nikki Lauda, two very different but equally gifted drivers in the 70s Formula One scene.
Formula One in its raw form!
Do you know him? He had a car named after him, Legendary Brazilian race driver, Ayrton Senna, regarded as one of the greatest formula one driver of our time, follow the documentary as it shows us the life of this wonderful man.
Now go prep some popcorn or whatever it is you like to munch and binge-watch like there’s no tomorrow!
Written by Tunde Oyeyode