Sunday, November 13, 2011

Car Movie List Update

I got some criticism over my car movie post. Some said I should have made the good and bad list a little easier to read. I also thought of a few movies to add to the list since then. I realized I left off one of the all time great if not the greatest car movie of all time American Graffiti. There is so much to say about this movie. Great story, director, actors, cars and of course John Milner in the yellow '32. "Hey what happened to your flathead?". Watch it, enjoy it.
I also forgot Talledega Nights. This movie is just plain funny. Days of Thunder should have been more like this or Stroker Ace. When you watch the movie think of when Juan Pablo Montoya joined NASCAR racing. What could be better than a NASCAR movie that makes fun of NASCAR and their fans without either realizing it.
Another movie that needs mentioning is The Fast and The Furious. The movie was not great overall, but it came out at the height of the import "tuner" era. It represents an era in car culture sort of like American Graffiti did. Just don't bother with the sequels.
So here is the list as it stands now
The Good:
Original Herbie Movies
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Blues Brothers
Smokey and the Bandit
Cannonball Run
Greased Lighting
Grand Prix
Dust to Glory
American Graffiti
Talladega Nights
Stroker Ace
The Fast and the Furious

And the Bad:
Smokey and the Bandit sequels
Cannonball Run sequels
Cars 2
The Fast and the Furious sequels
Dukes of Hazzard the movie

Yet to be seen and rated Senna and Truth in 24.
i hope this makes things a bit clearer

1 comment:

  1. "Thunder Road" with Robert Mitchum was the best car movie of the 50s.
    The souped up cars running moonshine were awesome.