Favorite Auto Racing Movieby TheMovieSmith | created - 29 Jan 2016 | updated - 26 May 2016 | Public
In honor of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on May 29, 2016: What is your favorite organized Auto Racing movie?
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3. Driven (2001)
PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Drama, Sport
A young hot shot driver is in the middle of a championship season and is coming apart at the seams. A former CART champion is called in to give him guidance.
Votes: 37,671 | Gross: $32.62M
4. Red Line 7000 (1965)
Approved | 110 min | Action, Drama, Sport
The story of three racing drivers and three women, who constantly have to worry for the lives of their boyfriends. Jim Loomis and Mike Marsh drive for Pat Cassarian. Jim expects his fiancée... See full summary »
5. Grand Prix (1966)
Approved | 176 min | Drama, Sport
American Grand Prix driver Pete Aron is fired by his Jordan-BRM racing team after a crash at Monaco that injures his British teammate, Scott Stoddard.
Votes: 7,169 | Gross: $20.85M
9. 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (2004 TV Movie)
92 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Barry Pepper portrays legendary race car drive Dale Earnhardt, who died in 2001 during the last lap of the Daytona 500.
10. Fireball 500 (1966)
Unrated | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Stock car racer Dave Owens plays into the hands of whiskey runners by agreeing to drive in a cross-country road race. He is assisted by Jane Harris and Sonny Leander Fox. Soon Dave and ... See full summary »
11. Super Speedway (1997)
Not Rated | 50 min | Documentary, Action, Sport
We follow the Newman-Haas (Andretti) racing team through the process of building, testing, and racing for a season. This includes extensive race speed on-track footage, including some ... See full summary »
Votes: 436 | Gross: $40.00M
12. Dale (2007)
Unrated | 99 min | Documentary, Sport
Archival race footage, outtakes, home videos and interviews Dale Earnhardt's friends, family, and competitors are used in this documentary on the racing legend who won seven NASCAR championships before his death in 2001 at the Daytona 500.
13. Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman (2015)
Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
A documentary chronicling the 35 year car racing career of Paul Newman. The documentary showcases Newman's racing life as both a prolific driver and owner.
14. Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans (2015)
TV-MA | 102 min | Documentary
STEVE MCQUEEN: THE MAN and LE MANS is the story of obsession, betrayal and ultimate vindication. It is the story of how one of the most volatile, charismatic stars of his generation, who ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,139 | Gross: $0.00M
15. Le Mans (1971)
Approved | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Almost in breadth and depth of a documentary, this movie depicts an auto race during the 70s on the world's hardest endurance course: Le Mans in France. The race goes over 24 hours on 14.5 ... See full summary »
16. Winning (1969)
M | 123 min | Action, Drama, Sport
Frank Capua is a rising star on the race circuit who dreams of winning the big one--the Indianapolis 500. But to get there he runs the risk of losing his wife Elora to his rival, Luther ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,595 | Gross: $14.64M
19. Bobby Deerfield (1977)
PG | 124 min | Drama, Romance
Bobby Deerfield, a famous American race car driver on the European circuit, falls in love with the enigmatic Lillian Morelli, who is terminally ill.
Votes: 3,437 | Gross: $9.30M
20. Senna (2010)
PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.
Votes: 55,741 | Gross: $1.61M
21. Cars (2006)
G | 117 min | Animation, Family, Sport
A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.
Votes: 332,245 | Gross: $244.08M
22. To Please a Lady (1950)
Passed | 91 min | Action, Romance, Sport
A former war hero and midget car racer meets his match in a feisty reporter who blames his reckless tactics for an accidental racing death.
23. Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)
G | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own, is racing in the Monte Carlo Rally. Unbeknownst to Herbie's driver, thieves have hidden a cache of stolen diamonds in Herbie's gas tank, and are now trying to get them back.
24. Herbie Fully Loaded (2005)
G | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Maggie Peyton, the new owner of Herbie, Number 53, the free-wheelin' Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own, puts the car through its paces on the road to becoming a NASCAR competitor.
Votes: 42,270 | Gross: $66.02M
G | 122 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
An international car rally across Europe is complicated by smuggling, cheating, love at first sight, etc. etc.
26. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Sport
Number one NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test.
Votes: 154,860 | Gross: $148.21M
27. The Great Race (1965)
Passed | 160 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In the early 20th century, two rivals, the heroic Leslie and the despicable Professor Fate, engage in an epic automobile race from New York to Paris.
Votes: 14,832 | Gross: $25.33M
28. Indianapolis Speedway (1939)
Approved | 85 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Joe is the three time Indy champion who still races to put young Eddie through College. Joe wants a better life for Eddie, and he explodes when he finds out that Eddie quit school for a ... See full summary »
29. Checkered Flag or Crash (1977)
PG | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy
Race car driver Walkaway Madden signs up for the big Manilla 1000 off-road race through the Philippines jungle. The photojournalist C.C. Wainwright comes along for the ride.