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Read At Home: 10 More Films About & Nbsp; Cars That You Need To Watch During Self-isolation

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Read At Home: 10 More Films About & Nbsp; Cars That You Need To Watch During Self-isolation
Read At Home: 10 More Films About & Nbsp; Cars That You Need To Watch During Self-isolation

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What else to do in your free time, sitting in self-isolation, if not watching films for which in everyday life there is always not enough time? We reasoned in the same way and decided to make a list of films with the participation of cars, which you should definitely see, while there is such an opportunity

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But let's agree right away: we won't talk about the unconditional gold fund of automobile cinema today - it would be as banal as advice to read, say, "The Master and Margarita". We have compiled this selection, including for ourselves - to broaden our horizons with less well-known, but also interesting films. But if you have a lot of time, then here are the top 10 paintings that everyone should see.

  • ‣ Le Mans (1971)
  • ‣ "Bullitt" (1968)
  • ‣ "Grand Prix" (1966)
  • ‣ "Race" (2013)
  • ‣ Ford v Ferrari (2019)
  • ‣ "Fast and the Furious" (2001)
  • ‣ "Gone in 60 Seconds" (2000)
  • ‣ "Taxi" (1998)
  • ‣ "Drive" (2011)
  • ‣ "Mad Max" - all parts

And now let's move on to a dozen films about which a few clarifying words should be said.

Vanishing Point (1971)

A ferry driver named Kowalski drives a snow-white Dodge Challenger from Denver to San Francisco and is chased by the police. Why is he chasing? What did Kowalski do? What's his name? You will not find answers to these questions. But you will see a lot of damn atmospheric scenes with the iconic wheelbarrow and picturesque landscapes. Car art house? Perhaps this is the most correct term for this movie.

The Italian Robbery (1962)

It is considered by many to be one of the best English films of all time. Then, the still relatively young Michael Caine played the main role, although the big question here is who got more audience attention: he or the trio of multi-colored Mini Cooper hatches, creating real game on the Italian streets? Actually, the entire second half of the film is one big and very inventive chase.

And here are a couple of curious facts: Fiat was willing to pay generously to star 500 hatchbacks in The Robbery, but the filmmakers chose Mini in principle, and bought the cars at market prices. And the traffic jams were not staged: the police really closed the roads tightly for the sake of filming. Therefore, these scenes were filmed with hidden cameras so as not to get caught in the hands of angry Italian drivers.

The Last American Hero (1973)

In this film based on true events, young Jeff Bridges plays Robert "Junior" Johnson, one of the first characters in the NASCAR series. Johnson's father went to jail for bootlegging, and Junior took up auto racing to make a living, eventually becoming one of the most decorated drivers in history. If you want to see what NASCAR was like in the 1950s and how American motorsport came to be, this is your option.

Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)

Another biopic with Jeff Bridges - directed by Francis Ford Coppola and Lucasfilm! This is the story of an ambitious designer who came up with the "car of the future" and tried to challenge the Big Three of America. The plot accurately reproduces historical events, so if you have never heard of the Tucker Torpedo model and do not know anything about its bright, but vanishingly short life, this tape will surprise you a lot. And more than once.

Duel (1971)

Want more big names? Easily! Here, for example, is the first full-length film of the whole Steven Spielberg - a thriller about how an ordinary clerk on a red Plymouth for no reason begins to terrorize a hefty black truck.

And since we touched on this topic, here are three more famous films in which evil bloodthirsty cars bring fear and horror to people. Of course it is "Kristina" eminent John Carpenter based on the novel by Stephen King, "Car" 1977 - a kind of "Jaws" on wheels - and "Spirit of revenge"starring the stunning Dodge M4S Turbo Interceptor concept car.

Cannonball Race (1981)

Get first from one end of the country to the other - no matter how or what - and you will receive a huge prize. This plot has been played out many times in films and games, and "Cannonball" can be called one of the most striking examples. There is a star cast - Jackie Chan, Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore - and a variety of techniques, including the Lamborghini Countach, and an abundance of humor.

And if you prefer a very vintage atmosphere, then check out The Great Races of 1965 - the idea is the same, but the action takes place at the beginning of the 20th century, and the route is laid from New York all the way to Paris. Another alternative is Need for Speed: Need for Speed, which is not a comedy at all, but has a similar structure. Critics smashed the film to smithereens, but what cannot be taken away from him are very spectacular chases.

Ricky Bobby: King of the Road (2006)

Another comedy - for those who want something completely light and relaxed. We can say that this is a typical film with Will Ferrell - absurd, and in some places downright stupid. But there are spectacular NASCAR races, a lot of references to the classic "Days of Thunder" with Tom Cruise, as well as Sacha Baron Cohen as the main antagonist. However, you shouldn't take what is happening on the screen seriously.

Racers (1973)

“And what, apart from Hollywood films, is there nothing to see?” - our reader might reasonably ask. There is! For example, this wonderful tape with Oleg Yankovsky, Yevgeny Leonov and Armen Dzhigarkhanyan. The story of two riders - experienced and young - who turned from friends to rivals is interesting in itself. But the main thing is that this is the best way to feel the atmosphere of Soviet motorsport, because real racers, members of the USSR national rally team, took part in the filming. In general, it is a must to watch.

Senna (2010)

More than a quarter of a century has passed since the life of one of the greatest racers in history was cut short at the Tamburello corner of Italy's Imola circuit. But the world still remembers the Brazilian Wizard - and, it seems, will always remember. The documentary, compiled from interviews with the pilot himself and those who knew him, tells many unknown facts about Senna and allows us to better understand why he became a real legend during his lifetime.

Formula 1: Drive to Survive (2019-2020)

Finally, not a film, but a series, is also purely documentary. If you don't understand what can be interesting in modern Formula 1, be sure to check out this tape from Netflix - without any exaggeration, a revelation for all motorsport fans. It's not even about the races themselves, but about the living people who work there - and the passions that usually remain behind the scenes. A real gem.

Of course, these are not all films about cars that are worth watching. What are your favorites? What would you advise us and our readers? Write in the comments! This is especially interesting now

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