Are you looking for the best racing movies to watch this weekend? If you are a racing movie lover who loves to watch these kinds of movies then here is the list of the best racing movies ever made.
Best Racing Movies
1. Ford v Ferrari (2019)
Director: James Mangold
Star Cast: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitríona Balfe
Ford v Ferrari is a 2019 American sports drama film directed by James Mangold and written by Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, and Jason Keller.
The plot follows a determined team of American and British engineers and designers, led by automotive designer Carroll Shelby and his British driver, Ken Miles, who are dispatched by Henry Ford II and Lee Iacocca with the mission of building the Ford GT40, a new racing car with the potential to finally defeat the perennially dominant Italian racing team Scuderia Ferrari at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France.
2. The Fast and the Furious (2001)
Director: Rob Cohen
Star Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez
The Fast and the Furious is a 2001 action film directed by Rob Cohen from a screenplay by Gary Scott Thompson, David Ayer, and Erik Bergquist, from a story by Thompson.
It is the first installment in the Fast & Furious franchise, and stars Paul Walker as Brian O’Conner and Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto, with Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster in supporting roles.
In the film, a recent spate of truck hijackings causes O’Conner, a police officer, to go undercover and befriend Toretto, a local street racer, to investigate the matter.
3. Days of Thunder (1990)
Director: Tony Scott
Star Cast: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall
Days of Thunder is a 1990 American sports action drama film released by Paramount Pictures, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Tony Scott.
Cole Trickle, a budding racer, is recruited by a big brand. Unable to adjust to the guidelines, he meets with an accident. However, when he returns, he finds that things are not the same.
4. Rush (2013)
Director: Ron Howard
Star Cast: Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde
Rush is a 2013 biographical sports film centered on the rivalry between two Formula One drivers, the Briton, James Hunt and the Austrian, Niki Lauda during the 1976 motor-racing season. It was written by Peter Morgan, directed by Ron Howard and starred Chris Hemsworth as Hunt and Daniel Brühl as Lauda.
5. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
Director: Adam McKay
Star Cast: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is a 2006 American sports comedy film directed by Adam McKay and starring Will Ferrell, written by both McKay and Ferrell.
Ricky, a NASCAR racing sensation, is the number one racer in the world. After Jean beats him in a race and becomes the top racer, Ricky tries to regain his dominance.
6. Senna (2010)
Director: Asif Kapadia
Star Cast: Ayrton Senna, Reginaldo Leme, John Bisignano
Senna is a 2010 documentary film that depicts the life and death of Brazilian motor-racing champion Ayrton Senna, directed by Asif Kapadia. The film was produced by StudioCanal, Working Title Films, and Midfield Films, and was distributed by the parent company of the latter two production companies, Universal Pictures.
The film’s narrative focuses on Senna’s racing career in Formula One, from his debut in the 1984 Brazilian Grand Prix to his death in an accident at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, with particular emphasis on his rivalry with fellow driver Alain Prost.
It relies primarily on archival racetrack footage and home video clips provided by the Senna family, rather than retrospective video interviews, and has no formal commentary.
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7. Cars (2006)
Director: John Lasseter
Star Cast: Owen Wilson(voice), Bonnie Hunt(voice), Paul Newman(voice)
Cars is a 2006 American computer-animated sports comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.
Set in a world populated entirely by anthropomorphic talking cars and other vehicles, it follows a hotshot rookie race car who, on the way to the biggest race of his life, gets stranded in a run-down town and learns a thing or two about friendship, family, and the things in life that are truly worth waiting for.
8. Death Race (2008)
Director: Paul W. S. Anderson
Star Cast: Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson
Death Race is a 2008 dystopian action thriller film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. It stars Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Ian McShane, and Joan Allen.
Warden Hennessey offers Jensen and other prisoners a chance to compete in a car race and earn their freedom. Millions watch as criminals with life sentences race armored cars to earn freedom.
9. Grand Prix (1966)
Director: John Frankenheimer
Genres: Drama/Auto racing
Star Cast: James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montand
Grand Prix is a 1966 American sports drama film directed by John Frankenheimer, produced by Edward Lewis, and written by Robert Alan Aurthur with uncredited story contributions by Frankenheimer and rewrites by William Hanley.
The most daring drivers in the world have gathered to compete for the 1966 Formula One championship. After a spectacular wreck in the first of a series of races, American wheelman Pete Aron (James Garner) is dropped by his sponsor.
Refusing to quit, he joins a Japanese racing team. While juggling his career with a torrid love affair involving an ex-teammate’s wife, Pete must also contend with Jean-Pierre Sarti (Yves Montand), a French contestant who has previously won two world titles.
10. Le Mans (1971)
Director: Lee H. Katzin, John Sturges
Star Cast: Steve McQueen, Siegfried Rauch, Elga Andersen
Le Mans is a 1971 film depicting a fictional 24 Hours of Le Mans auto race starring Steve McQueen and directed by Lee H. Katzin. The film began as a John Sturges project, before he was replaced during filming.
Delaney, the racer for Porsche is still in the guilt of the accident that killed his fellow driver a year ago. Overlooking the past, he has to win the race at Le Mans, world’s strenuous race course ever.