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10 Most Badass Cars in Film

Movie Cars Lists by Joey Paur

Movies have introduced audiences to some of the coolest cars ever made. My love for cars comes from films and I’ve been able to go to a lot of car shows to see a lot of these iconic automobiles in person. I've come up with a top 10 list of what I think are the most badass movie vehicles that I would love to own.

Look over the the list and then let me know what your favorite movie cars are! 


1985 DeLorean - Back the Future

"Yes, the way I see it, if you're gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?" - Doc Brown

When I first saw this movie as a kid, the DeLorean time machine was my dream car. The older I got the more ridiculous that idea became. I still wouldn't mind owning one though! In the original draft of the script, Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis wanted a refrigerator to serve as the time machine! You can read more about that here.


1968 Mustang GT 390 - Bullitt

This automobile was involved with one of the greatest chase scenes ever put onto film, and you can watch it below! This is such a beautiful car, and it has some major balls. The film's famous chase scene wasn't originally in the script. Once it was added though, it took three weeks to shoot in San Francisco, and they were denied permission to film on the Golden Gate Bridge.


1932 Ford Coupe - American Graffiti

American Graffiti was full of great classic vehicles, but it's this beautifully restored Deuce Coupe that just might be responsible for jump-starting the modern-day hot-rod movement. American Graffiti was a favorite movie on mine growing up. Ever since I saw it I wanted my own hot rod.


1973 XB GT Ford Falcon - Mad Max

The car is also referred to as a V8 Interceptor and Puruit Special. Max uses the crazy looking automobile to exact his revenge on an outlaw motorcycle gang who killed his wife and child. It definitely had the look to strike fear in the hearts of men.


The Batmobile - Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

If I have to pick one Batmobile I'm going with the one designed for Batman: The Animated Series. It's my favorite Batmobile design ever. Lucky for me, they made a movie so I get to include it on my list! If you want to see what it would look like in real life click here.


The Mach 5 - Speed Racer

How could I not include this sporty fictional roadster on the list?! It looks like it would be an absurdly fun car to drive. Even if you didn't like the movie, you can't tell me that this vehicle wasn't freakin' rad. Everytime I watch this movie I can't help but have a big smile on my face. It just never fails at making me feel like a 10 year old kid again.


1976 AMC Pacer a.k.a. The Mirthmobile - Wayne's World

If you don't think the AMC Pacer used as the Mirthmobile in Wayne's World isn't badass, you're crazy because it is. It represents one of those cars a lot of us had while growing up where a lot of good time was spent with friends. The word itself, "mirth," means "gladness and gaiety, especially when expressed by laughter."


1964 Aston Martin DB5 - Goldfinger

I can't put together a badass vehicle list and not include James Bond. So I went with the original Aston Martin DB5 driven by the great Sean Connery. It set the standard for the cars that James Bond would drive through the course of the franchise, and ever other spy films that followed. The car is so breathtakingly awesome that they decided to bring it back for the most recent Bond installment, Skyfall.


1961 Ferrari 250 GT Spyder - Ferris Bueller's Day Off

I wish I would have had a car like this to drive around in when I ditched school. Hell, I wish I had it right now to drive around just for the hell of it! The funny thing is though the Ferrari in the film wasn't real. It was too expensive to rent a real one, so they made three fake ones, each with a fiberglass body. It's still a great looking automobile though!


1958 Plymouth Fury - Christine

As fan of horror films, Stephen King, and classic cars, I had to add this one to the list. Christine was an evil possessed vehicle that killed people. There were between 13 and 16 Belvederes/Furys smashed and destroyed in the making of this movie out of the 25 used, and Plymouth enthusiasts were pissed. 

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