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1. The Van (1977)

R | 92 min | Comedy

Bobby blows all his college savings on a van and tries to get the girl of his dreams. It's a wild time with Bobby and his friends.

Director: Sam Grossman | Stars: Stuart Goetz, Deborah White, Danny DeVito, Harry Morgan Moses

Votes: 790

2. Black Moon Rising (1986)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A thief, Quint, is hired by the Justice Department to steal incriminating tapes from a corrupt corporation. The tapes vanish when Quint hides them in the back of a hydrodynamic powered racing car that is stolen by a hot car ring.

Director: Harley Cokeliss | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Hamilton, Robert Vaughn, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 4,839 | Gross: $6.64M

3. Strange Shadows in an Empty Room (1976)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An Ottawa police captain searches for the person who poisoned his sister, who was attending the university in Montreal. So desperate is he for revenge that he begin to use his own brutal ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto De Martino | Stars: Stuart Whitman, John Saxon, Martin Landau, Tisa Farrow

Votes: 571

4. Burnout (1979)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Sport

Troubled teenager Scott aspires to be a professional drag race car driver. Scott makes several faltering attempts to break into the world of drag racing with the help of his affluent ... See full summary »

Director: Graham Meech-Burkestone | Stars: Mark Schneider, Bob Louden, John Zenda, Crystal Ramar

Votes: 62

5. Cannonball! (1976)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

35 Metascore

Racing across the country from L.A. to New York, a plethora of exotic cars carry contestants hoping to win a very large sum.

Director: Paul Bartel | Stars: David Carradine, Bill McKinney, Veronica Hamel, Gerrit Graham

Votes: 4,053 | Gross: $3.27M

6. The Car (1977)

PG | 96 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

A small desert town is terrorized by a powerful, seemingly possessed car, and the local sheriff may be the only one who can stop it.

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: James Brolin, Kathleen Lloyd, John Marley, R.G. Armstrong

Votes: 8,298

7. The Cars That Ate Paris (1974)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

The small town of Paris, Australia deliberately causes car accidents, then sells/salvages all valuables from the wrecks as a means of economy.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Terry Camilleri, John Meillon, Kevin Miles, Rick Scully

Votes: 3,325

8. The Choppers (1961)

Not Rated | 66 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A gang of teenage delinquents terrorize a small community by stealing cars and stripping them for parts, then selling the parts to a crooked junkyard owner. The police and an insurance company investigator set out to break up the gang.

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Arch Hall Jr., Robert Paget, Burr Middleton, Rex Holman

Votes: 288

9. Country Blue (1973)

R | 98 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

A story based in the south and has poverty, and corruption.

Director: Jack Conrad | Stars: Dub Taylor, Jack Conrad, Rita George, Mildred Brown

Votes: 157

10. Crash! (1976)

PG | 85 min | Horror

After a woman is nearly killed in a car accident, a doctor investigates the collision, which points towards revenge, destruction and occult.

Director: Charles Band | Stars: José Ferrer, Sue Lyon, John Ericson, Leslie Parrish

Votes: 267

11. Death Race 2000 (1975)

R | 80 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

In a dystopian future, a cross country automobile race requires contestants to run down innocent pedestrians to gain points that are tallied based on each kill's brutality.

Director: Paul Bartel | Stars: David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone, Simone Griffeth, Mary Woronov

Votes: 23,348 | Gross: $8.00M

12. Death Riders (1976)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

Documentary goes on the road with state fair daredevils.

Director: Jim Wilson | Stars: Henry Trumblay, Bud Boerma, Joe Byars, Jim Cates

Votes: 53

13. Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)

PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

52 Metascore

Down on their luck racers Larry and Deke steal from a supermarket manager to buy a car that will help them advance their racing chances. Their escape does not go as planned when Larry's one nightstand, Mary, tags along for the ride.

Director: John Hough | Stars: Peter Fonda, Susan George, Adam Roarke, Kenneth Tobey

Votes: 5,900

14. Dragstrip Riot (1958)

68 min | Action, Drama

After a run-in with a tough motorcycle gang, where Gary Clarke is blamed when one of the bikers is sent out of control over a cliff, he and his girl are threatened and pursued. On to the ... See full summary »

Director: David Bradley | Stars: Yvonne Lime, Gary Clarke, Fay Wray, Bob Turnbull

Votes: 75

15. The Driver (1978)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

56 Metascore

A getaway driver becomes the latest assignment for a tenacious detective.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani, Ronee Blakley

Votes: 13,119 | Gross: $4.91M

16. Duel (1971 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Action, Thriller

A business commuter is pursued and terrorized by the malevolent driver of a massive tractor-trailer.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Eddie Firestone, Lou Frizzell

Votes: 59,082

17. Eat My Dust (1976)

PG | 89 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

Darlene's into going fast, Hoover's into Darlene, but when they both get into a red-hot race car, the reckless fun accelerates into a trunk-full of hot pursuits.

Director: Charles B. Griffith | Stars: Ron Howard, Christopher Norris, Brad David, Kathy O'Dare

Votes: 663

18. The Fast and the Furious (1954)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A trucker framed for murder breaks out of jail, takes a young woman hostage, and enters her sports car in cross-border road race hoping to get to Mexico before the police catch him.

Directors: John Ireland, Edward Sampson | Stars: John Ireland, Dorothy Malone, Bruce Carlisle, Iris Adrian

Votes: 1,120 | Gross: $0.25M

19. Fast Company (1979)

R | 91 min | Drama, Sport

Famous drag racer Lonnie 'Lucky Man' Johnson drives a funny car and is the star driver of his sponsor Fast Company, managed by the corrupt Phil Adamson. He also becomes a mentor to the ... See full summary »

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: William Smith, Claudia Jennings, John Saxon, Nicholas Campbell

Votes: 1,506

20. Running on Empty (1982)

R | 83 min | Action, Drama, Sport

Mike is a young man who is a budding street racer, and owner of a Ford Falcon GT-HO Phase III. His best mate and mechanic, Tony, are both steel workers by day, but when they aren't working, they are racing.

Director: John Clark | Stars: Terry Serio, Deborah Conway, Max Cullen, Richard Moir

Votes: 346

21. 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 »

Director: William Asher | Stars: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Fabian, Chill Wills

Votes: 376

22. Fireball Jungle (1968)

94 min | Crime, Drama

A stock-car racer quests after a gangster and troublemaking driver, who killed his brother as they overrun a Southern stock-car circuit.

Director: Joseph G. Prieto | Stars: John Russell, Lon Chaney Jr., Alan Mixon, Randy Kirby

Votes: 40

23. The F.J. Holden (1977)

101 min | Drama

Bankstown, NSW, Australia, 1970s. Kevin and his mate Bob spend their time drinking and cruising around the western suburbs of Sydney in Kevin's yellow FJ Holden, looking for girls. One day ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Thornhill | Stars: Paul Couzens, Carl Stever, Gary Waddell, Karlene Rogerson

Votes: 194

24. Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow (1959)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Horror

A group of drag-racing fanatics, members of a Los Angeles club, move into an old deserted mansion and set up shop, making it their headquarters. They hold a Halloween masked ball for the ... See full summary »

Director: William J. Hole Jr. | Stars: Jody Fair, Russ Bender, Henry McCann, Martin Braddock

Votes: 519

25. The Girls from Thunder Strip (1970)

Not Rated | 80 min | Action, Drama

A vicious gang of murderous bikers goes up against a trio of beautiful bootlegging sisters.

Director: David L. Hewitt | Stars: Jody McCrea, Maray Ayres, Mick Mehas, Casey Kasem

Votes: 86

26. Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)

PG | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

56 Metascore

When a South American drug lord pays Pace to steal 48 cars for him, all but one is in the bag - thereby, the police precipitate in a desperate car chase against Pace and his Eleanor across Southern California.

Director: H.B. Halicki | Stars: H.B. Halicki, Marion Busia, Jerry Daugirda, James McIntyre

Votes: 7,914 | Gross: $40.00M

27. Grand Theft Auto (1977)

PG | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A rich girl steals her dad's Rolls Royce and heads off to Las Vegas to get married. However, her angry parents, a jealous suitor, and a bunch of reward seekers are determined to stop her.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Ron Howard, Nancy Morgan, Elizabeth Rogers, Barry Cahill

Votes: 2,428

28. Hell on Wheels (1967)

TV-PG | 97 min | Action, Sport

Two brothers, one a popular race car driver that all the women love and the other a brilliant mechanic who makes the winning possible, become enemies when one messes with the other's ... See full summary »

Director: Will Zens | Stars: Marty Robbins, John Ashley, Gigi Perreau, Robert Dornan

Votes: 114

29. Hi-Riders (1978)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Story of a group of drag races and the young boy and girl who join them.

Director: Greydon Clark | Stars: Mel Ferrer, Stephen McNally, Darby Hinton, Ralph Meeker

Votes: 137

30. Hot Rod Action (1969)

G | 76 min | Documentary, Sport

Investigating every aspect of motor racing, including car and speedboat contests.

Director: Gene McCabe | Stars: Keith Jackson, Art Arfons, Craig Breedlove

31. Hot Rod Gang (1958)

Not Rated | 72 min | Drama, Music

Kid who wants to enter his car in the drag races joins a rock band to make enough money to do it.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: John Ashley, Jody Fair, Gene Vincent, Russ Bender

Votes: 176

32. Hot Rod Girl (1956)

Approved | 79 min | Action, Drama, Romance

After his kid brother is killed in a street race, a champion drag-racer quits racing. However, a new kid comes to town determined to force him back into racing so he can take his title--and he's already taken his girlfriend.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Lori Nelson, Chuck Connors, John Smith, Mark Andrews

Votes: 264

33. Hot Rod Rumble (1957)

79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Arny joins a hot rod club, but his eccentric mannerisms (a Marlon Brando rip-off performance from "The Wild One" by look-alike Hartunian) make him unpopular. At a party, Terry rebukes him ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Leigh Snowden, Richard Hartunian, Wright King, Joey Forman

Votes: 40

34. Hot Rods to Hell (1967)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

While on a business trip just before Christmas, Tom Phillips gets into a car accident, which was caused by the reckless driving of the other car involved. Although Tom suffered no paralysis... See full summary »

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jeanne Crain, Mimsy Farmer, Laurie Mock

Votes: 852

35. Mad Max (1979)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

Votes: 182,381 | Gross: $8.75M

36. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

77 Metascore

In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich community escape a horde of bandits.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps

Votes: 159,253 | Gross: $12.47M

37. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

71 Metascore

After being exiled from the most advanced town in post apocalyptic Australia, a drifter travels with a group of abandoned children to rebel against the town's queen.

Directors: George Miller, George Ogilvie | Stars: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence, Adam Cockburn

Votes: 121,589 | Gross: $36.20M

38. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

90 Metascore

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz

Votes: 820,868 | Gross: $154.06M

39. Malibu Express (1985)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

A womanizing private detective is assigned the task of investigating who is behind the hi-tech computer technology leaks to the Russians.

Director: Andy Sidaris | Stars: Darby Hinton, Sybil Danning, Art Metrano, Shelley Taylor Morgan

Votes: 1,617

40. Midnite Spares (1983)

87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

After discovering that a group of car thieves may have something to do with his father's untimely death, Steve pursues the criminals and attempts to capture them as well as prove his prowess as a racecar driver.

Director: Quentin Masters | Stars: James Laurie, Gia Carides, Max Cullen, Bruce Spence

Votes: 118

41. Moonshine County Express (1977)

PG | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

When a hillbilly moonshiner is murdered by a powerful sleazy competitor, his three armed to the teeth daughters take over the family business and swear vengeance.

Director: Gus Trikonis | Stars: John Saxon, Susan Howard, William Conrad, Morgan Woodward

Votes: 193

42. Pit Stop (1969)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Drama, Sport

Grant Willard sponsors drivers in a "new" form of race car driving called The Figure Eight. The rise and fall of one such driver is the whole story behind PIT STOP.

Director: Jack Hill | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Richard Davalos, Ellen Burstyn, Sid Haig

Votes: 621

43. Roadracers (1959)

74 min | Action, Drama

The father of a race car driver blames him for a death on the track, disowns him, and sponsors a rival racer.

Director: Arthur Swerdloff | Stars: Joel Lawrence, Marian Collier, Skip Ward, Sally Fraser

Votes: 38

45. Speed Crazy (1959)

75 min | Crime, Drama

This movie involves a character played by Brett Halsey named Nick Barrow. He introduces himself with "I'm Nick Barrow. You may know my brother Wheel." Nick travels around competing in races... See full summary »

Director: William J. Hole Jr. | Stars: Brett Halsey, Yvonne Lime, Charles Willcox, Trustin Howard

Votes: 18

46. Speedtrap (1977)

PG | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama