Movies have given us some of the most memorable car chases and action sequences, leaving some of the movie cars from Hollywood and TV shows left in higher regard as the movies themselves. Some of these movies were made into classics simply by the cars they featured and others would be forgotten altogether if it weren’t for the hot rods. Whether it’s a classic muscle car, hot foreign import car, or beat up old rust bucket, the iconic cars in movies are the ones that stick out for their uniqueness and overall personality. Here’s a list of the coolest movie cars we could think of in no particular order (unless you consider alphabetically by movie title an order). Feel free to comment on any movie cars that we may have missed or ones that you think shouldn’t be in our list and we will get all defensive and bitchy.
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1932 Ford Coupe Hot Rod from American Graffiti
John Milner’s screamin’ yellow ’32 Ford brought new life into street-rodding and drag racing. This 5-window coupe paved the way for hot rod enthusiasts all over the country.
1964 Lincoln Continental “Deathmobile” from Animal House
Flounder’s brother’s jet black Continental was the perfect canvas for the crazy Delta Tau Chi fraternity brothers to create their “Deathmobile” for the film’s climax.
1983 GMC G15 Van from The A-Team
Every fugitive mercenary needs a competent getaway vehicle. It should be subtle and inconspicuous, like a giant black hot rod van with a big red stripe, driven by a large black man with a mowhawk. Perfect!
1982 Delorean DMC-12 from Back to the Future
Doc and Marty get into a whole mess of trouble when they hitch a ride in Doc’s tricked out Delorean. Who knows where they’re heading once they get that baby humming at 88 mph.
1993 Porsche 911 Turbo from Bad Boys
Director Michael Bay loaned his own Porsche for the lead vehicle in the movie. Now Will Smith probably has 10 of them just to make a statement. Martin Lawrence may have a Boxster.
1955 Ford Futura Concept Car “Batmobile” from Batman
What started as a concept car from Ford, the Futura was the perfect starting point for the original Batmobile. The Batman TV series only ran for two seasons, but paved the way for a bunch of blockbuster Batman movies.
2005 Tumbler “Batmobile” from Batman Begins
Although not really capable of jumping buildings and whatnot, the 2005 Tumbler in Batman Begins is still pretty sweet in real life. It’s lines were supposedly modeled after a Lamborghini and drives like a tank on steroids.
1967 Chevy Camaro SS from Better Off Dead
Nothing speaks the international language of love like a black Camaro, especially when you’re a high school dork. John Cusack became the king of dorks in this classic muscle car.
1968 Ford Mustang GT390 from Bullitt
This thing was beat up and dented even before the legendary car chase at the finale, which made it even cooler in our opinion. Steve McQueen drove it like a man possessed in this classic car movie.
1964 Chevy Impala “Lowrider” from Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke
This pimped out lowrider was the setting for a random meeting of two hilarious pot heads. With smoke billowing out of the windows and a license plate that read MUF-DVR, it was only a matter of time before they found trouble.