Furious 7, the latest iteration of probably the biggest car-based franchise of all time, is likely going to break some box-office records this weekend when it releases. Inspired by the new movie, I came up with 7 of my favorite movie cars from all-time! Click through to see the list.
7. The Tumbler from the (recent) Batman Movies
“The Tumbler” used in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy was distinctly different from all the previous Batmobiles due to its lack of gloss and geysers of fire coming out of the exhaust while also maintaining a more solid grounding in reality. Yeah, maybe it was less flashy, but for me, it broke the mold and set the stage for arguably the best iteration of the Batman movie franchise thus far.
6. The Mutt Kutts Van from the Dumb and Dumber Movies
Every time I watch this movie (which is not frequently enough), I can’t help but laugh every time I see hair on the 1984 Ford Econoline-converted-to-dog blowing in the wind as it drives down the highway. The Mutt Cutts vehicle returned in Dumb and Dumber To last year and even went on a US roadtrip tour to promote the movie.
5. The Ectomobile (or Ecto-1) from Ghostbusters
This bad boy’s got everything you ever wanted in a car that you never knew you wanted. The Ecto-1 is simultaneously a cadillac, hearse, and ambulance all rolled into one crazy package by Dr. Ray Stantz (played by Dan Akroyd). What better combination to keep NYC safe from ghosts and a giant Mr. Stay-Puft??
4. The Aston martin DB5 from the James Bond: 007 Movies
The Aston Martin DB5 was first featured in Goldfinger and after a long absence from the franchise, resurfaced in GoldenEye and most recently used in Skyfall. It has housed 3 out of the 6 actors that have played the martini-guzzling 00 agent (Connery, Brosnan, and Craig), with an upcoming feature in Spectre. I wonder how many miles it has on it?…
3. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Chitty has to make the list due to having flying capabilities and…well, consciousness. 6 versions of the car were custom made for the movie, but only one of them was actually street-legal. Sadly, it wasn’t the flying one.
2. The Time Traveling Delorean from the Back to the Future Movies
Without its time in the spotlight as the Doc’s mechanism for time travel, it is easy to imagine the Delorean could have faded into obscurity. The manufacturer first put the line into production in 1981 and never produced another car after it. Nowadays, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone that doesn’t know a Delorean because of the BTTF franchise, and vice versa, recognizes the car as the icon that represents the movies.
1. 1970 Dodge Charger from the Fast and the Furious Movies
The cream of the Fast & Furious franchise crop, the 1970 Dodge Charger. The iconic muscle car has appeared in 4 out of 7 of the movies, has been destroyed, and rebuilt, then destroyed again, then remade. It’s even been outfitted with parachutes for this next iteration in Furious 7. I’m honestly not the biggest fan of the F&F franchise, but man…that trailer was brilliant; skydiving car has to make #1 for me, and you’ll probably catch me seeing the movie this weekend.
Ethan is the Director of Marketing at MoviePass. Living in New York City, he was sorry to make this list knowing he had to take the subway to work the next morning.
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