Fast and the Furious 6 just came out — and, according to the Wall Street Journal, it made a “record holiday haul” with $316m in sales. Part six of the series broke all prior Memorial Day weekend box-office records. I applaud Fast and its success — especially since it revolves around a topic that some people, WSJ included, consider a “niche topic,” and not necessarily interesting to a large swath of the population. I disagree. I like to believe that Americans are still car-lovers and that automotive movies are not “niche topics.” For starters, look at the box-office record for Memorial Day that a car moviejust shattered and, second, take a peek at some of our favorites from the silver screen. Many of the “classics” involve cars. Still a niche topic? Here are some of the best car movies out there, proving the critics wrong.
Note: they are in no particular order and I didn’t put anything on the list that I had not seen — even if I knew it was a classic. Add your favorites if they were not included. We all love a good car movie on a Sunday night.