Everyone likes a movie with massive chase scenes and huge explosions. Or cars that can do things you could only imagine in your dreams. We all have special movies we remember purely because of the car that was driven. Sometimes they were more memorable that the actors themselves. Maybe the movie wouldn’t have even hit the big time if it wasn’t because of what was being driven. Here’s a list of some of the most memorable movie cars of all time and see if they bring back good memories for you.
DeLorean DMC-12, Back to the Future
We all know that this car has gained legendary status. The Back to the Future movies were some of the most popular of all time. The car looked absolutely amazing. Who wouldn’t want to drive something that looked like it came from the future? The flux capacitor guaranteed it was head and shoulders above all others. But sadly the car never lived up to the hype in the real world. The engine meant it would have trouble keeping up with a bicycle.
Tumbler, Batman Begins
Batman has had some amazing cars in his time. The Batmobiles have also reached the same legendary status as the DeLorean, but none come meaner than the Tumbler. It looks like something you would see on a battlefield in the year 3010. It could reach speeds of up to 60mph in an amazing 5 seconds, and that’s also with huge 37in tires which is quite an achievement. The great thing about the Tumbler is that it’s actually a real car. Not just something made with special effects.
Aston Martin DB5, Goldfinger
Everyone wishes they were James Bond. If not for the cool job, then definitely for the cars he gets to drive. The Aston Martin has become iconic. Even if you were to pick this up straight from the factory it would look absolutely amazing, but this is no ordinary car. The gadgets in Bond films turn a normal car into something you could only dream about: ejection seats, machine guns, oil sprayer, plus lots more. This car is any wannabe spy’s fantasy.
1959 Cadillac Ambulance, Ghostbusters
When you spend all your life chasing ghosts you need a car that’s up to the challenge. The 1959 Cadillac Ambulance definitely lived up to the job. Although it wasn’t the fastest car in the world it was in a style of its own. The strobe lights made sure it looked the business. And no other car could have the amount of gear stored on the roof. The Ectomobile would definitely have turned a few heads as it made its way through the city.
1961 Ferrari 250 GT, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
If any teens bunked off school to go joyriding in their father’s car then it would have been this car’s fault. I’m sure it inspired a generation of youngsters that thought it was cool to skip class because there was more important things to do. Of course it wouldn’t have been so popular if it wasn’t for the fact that it looks absolutely fantastic, just like all Italian cars do. Everyone wishes they could be driving one of these things at high speed with the wind in their hair.
Mini Cooper, Italian Job
These cars were part of possibly the best chase scene ever in a movie. The magical thing about these cars is that they can fit in places that no others would. Talk about taking the chase off the roads. You won’t see much cars trying to escape the police by driving down pedestrian steps in the middle of a city. Even though they are tiny they are one of the most stylish models ever invented. It’s no wonder they are still going strong these days, long after they first came out.