Auto Racing Movies

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1.
Paris to Monte Carlo (1905 Short Film)
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A man needs to get to Monte Carlo from Paris, but finds out that a train will take 17 hours to get there. He decides to go with a man with a special car, who claims that he can get there in just two hours. Complications ensue. (10 mins.)
 
2.
The Speed Kings (1913 Short Film)
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Action scenes of early automobile racing highlight this story of Papa's efforts to thwart Mabel's romantic infatuation with a race car driver. (8 mins.)
Director: Wilfred Lucas
 
3.
Barney Oldfield's Race for a Life (1913 Short Film)
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Virtuous Mabel rejects the improper advances of a villainous cad. The furious villain and his henchmen... (13 mins.)
Director: Mack Sennett
 
4.
Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914 Short Film)
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The Tramp wanders into and disrupts the filming of a go-kart race. (11 mins.)
Director: Henry Lehrman
 
5.
The Roaring Road (1919)
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A young man pursues a young lady with the same energy he applies to his other obsession in life, auto racing. (58 mins.)
Director: James Cruze
 
6.
Young Oldfield (1924 Short Film)
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Jimmy always fantasied about racing. But now he has to pay the mortgage before noon or else he won't own his shop any longer. (12 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
7.
Lizzies of the Field (1924 Short Film)
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There is no love lost between the Red Dog Garage, and the Black Cat Garage, two auto repair shops on opposite sides of the street... (16 mins.)
Director: Del Lord
 
8.
The Lucky Devil (1925)
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(63 mins.)
Director: Frank Tuttle
 
9.
The Crowd Roars (1932)
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Famous motor-racing champion Joe Greer returns to his hometown to compete in a local race. He discovers... (85 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
10.
Red Hot Tires (1935)
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(61 mins.)
 
11.
Speed (1936)
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Terry is the chief car tester for Emery Motors and Frank is an Engineer. Jane has just been hired to work in publicity... (70 mins.)
Director: Edwin L. Marin
 
12.
Ten Laps to Go (1936)
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Larry Evans (Rex Lease), champion race car driver, is envied by his chief rival, Eddie DeSylva (Duncan Renaldo)... (60 mins.)
Director: Elmer Clifton
 
13.
Daredevil Drivers (1938)
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A hotshot race-car driver gets suspended, and winds up driving for a shady bus company. This causes problems with his girlfriend... (59 mins.)
Director: B. Reeves Eason
 
14.
Indianapolis Speedway (1939)
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Joe is the three time Indy champion who still races to put young Eddie through College. Joe wants a better life for Eddie... (85 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
15.
Born to Speed (1947)
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Johnny Randall, a young race-car driver, falls in love with Tony Bradley, who hates racing because her... (61 mins.)
Director: Edward L. Cahn
 
16.
The Big Wheel (1949)
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A brash young midget car race driver lives in the shadow of his famous father, a drunken womanizer, who was killed in an accident years earlier. (92 mins.)
Director: Edward Ludwig
 
17.
To Please a Lady (1950)
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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. (91 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
18.
Le Mans 1952 (1952 Documentary)
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Director: Bill Mason
 
19.
Roar of the Crowd (1953)
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Johnny Tracy, son of veteran race driver Pop Tracy, is working his way up on the racing circuit, but is urged by his sweetheart... (71 mins.)
 
20.
Jalopy (1953)
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Those wacky Bowery Boys invent a super fast fuel, which will help them win an auto race (isn't this cheating?). However, the fuel is stolen by the bad guys just before the big race. (62 mins.)
 
21.
Drive a Crooked Road (1954)
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An upright car mechanic falls in love with the girlfriend of a gangster. This forces him to participate in the criminal underworld. (83 mins.)
Director: Richard Quine
 
22.
Johnny Dark (1954)
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Automobile engineer, Johnny Dark, designs a radical new car. When the owner refuses to sponsor the car in a Canada to Mexico Sports-car race... (85 mins.)
Director: George Sherman
 
23.
The Racers (1955)
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(88 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
24.
The Devil's Hairpin (1957)
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Cocky car racer Nick Jargin has retired since he nearly caused the death of his brother at a hairpin bend on a circuit... (83 mins.)
Director: Cornel Wilde
 
25.
Dragstrip Girl (1957)
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Girl loves hot cars and a rich dragstrip racer. Her parents don't like either one. (69 mins.)
Director: Edward L. Cahn
 
26.
Hot Rod Gang (1958)
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Kid who wants to enter his car in the drag races joins a rock band to make enough money to do it. (72 mins.)
Director: Lew Landers
 
27.
Dragstrip Riot (1958)
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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... (68 mins.)
Director: David Bradley
 
28.
Speed Crazy (1959)
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This movie involves a character played by Brett Halsey named Nick Barrow. He introduces himself with "I'm Nick Barrow... (75 mins.)
 
29.
The Green Helmet (1961)
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A racing driver loses his nerves after several crashes (88 mins.)
Director: Michael Forlong
 
30.
The Young Racers (1963)
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A former race-car driver-turned-writer decides to expose a ruthless, womanizing Grand Prix race driver in a book. However, his scheme explodes when his life is saved by this man, who is actually sensitive and misunderstood. (84 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
31.
Viva Las Vegas (1964)
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Race car driver Lucky Jackson goes to Las Vegas to earn money to pay for a new engine for his motor car. Working as a waiter, he still finds the time to court young Rusty Martin. (85 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
 
32.
The Lively Set (1964)
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Casey Owens (James Darren), a young mechanic, has developed a design for a turbine car engine, paving... (95 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
33.
The Great Race (1965)
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When a popular daredevil proposes an automobile race across three continents, his arch rival vows to beat him, while an ambitious female reporter has her own plans for victory. (160 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
34.
Red Line 7000 (1965)
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The story of three racing drivers and three women, who constantly have to worry for the lives of their boyfriends... (110 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
35.
Fireball 500 (1966)
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Stock car racer Dave Owens plays into the hands of whiskey runners by agreeing to drive in a cross-country road race... (92 mins.)
Director: William Asher
 
36.
A Man and a Woman (1966)
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A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens' boarding school. Slowly they reveal themselves to each other... (102 mins.)
Director: Claude Lelouch
 
37.
Spinout (1966)
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Band singer/race driver Mike McCoy must choose between marrying a beautiful rich girl and driving her father's car in a prestigious race. (90 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
38.
Grand Prix (1966)
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American Grand Prix driver Pete Aron is fired by his Jordan-BRM racing team after a crash at Monaco that injures his British teammate... (176 mins.)
 
39.
Hell on Wheels (1967)
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Two brothers, one a popular race car driver that all the women love and the other a brilliant mechanic who makes the winning possible... (97 mins.)
Director: Will Zens
 
40.
Fever Heat (1968)
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In his final film role, Nick Adams is a young mechanic who finds danger and romance in the exciting, sometimes unscrupulous world of stock-car racing. (109 mins.)
 
41.
Speedway (1968)
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Poor bookkeeping saddles stock car driver Steve Grayson with a huge bill for back taxes which hampers his ability to continue racing competitively. (94 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
42.
The Love Bug (1968)
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A race car driver becomes a champion with a Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own. (108 mins.)
 
43.
Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies (1969)
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An international car rally across Europe is complicated by smuggling, cheating, love at first sight, etc. etc. (125 mins.)
 
44.
Winning (1969)
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Frank Capua is a rising star on the race circuit who dreams of winning the big one--the Indianapolis 500... (123 mins.)
Director: James Goldstone
 
45.
The Challengers (1970 TV Movie)
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Racers compete in the Grand Prix. (120 mins.)
 
46.
Jump (1971)
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"Jump" tells the story of a Tennessee hillbilly hoping to achieve fame and fortune driving a stock car. (97 mins.)
Director: Joe Manduke
 
47.
Le Mans (1971)
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Almost in breadth and depth of a documentary, this movie depicts an auto race during the 70s on the... (106 mins.)
Director: Lee H. Katzin
 
48.
Corky (1972)
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A country boy wants to make it big as a stockcar racer. (88 mins.)
Director: Leonard Horn
 
49.
43: The Richard Petty Story (1972)
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(83 mins.)
Director: Edward J. Lakso
 
50.
The Last American Hero (1973)
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A young hellraiser quits his moonshine business to try to become the best NASCAR racer the south has ever seen. (95 mins.)
Director: Lamont Johnson
 
51.
Herbie Rides Again (1974)
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The living Volkswagen Beetle helps an old lady protect her home from a corrupt developer. (88 mins.)
 
52.
Checkered Flag or Crash (1977)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Alan Gibson
 
53.
Bobby Deerfield (1977)
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Bobby Deerfield, a famous American race car driver on the European circuit, falls in love with the enigmatic Lillian Morelli, who is terminally ill. (124 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
54.
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)
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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. (105 mins.)
 
55.
Greased Lightning (1977)
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The true life story of Wendell Scott, the first black stock car racing driver to win an upper tier NASCAR race. (96 mins.)
Director: Michael Schultz
 
56.
Big Bob Johnson and His Fantastic Speed Circus (1978 TV Movie)
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Big Bob Johnson is the leader of a ragtag auto racing team that helps an heir to gain the inheritance his uncle is trying to snatch from him... (100 mins.)
Director: Jack Starrett
 
57.
Herbie Goes Bananas (1980)
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The adorable little VW helps its owners break up a counterfeiting ring in Mexico. (100 mins.)
 
58.
The Waterfall (1980 TV Series)
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(35 mins.)
 
59.
The Cannonball Run (1981)
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A wide variety of eccentric competitors participate in a wild and illegal cross-country road race. However, the eccentric entrants will do anything to win the road race, including low-down, dirty tricks. (95 mins.)
Director: Hal Needham
 
60.
Safari 3000 (1982)
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Reporter J.J. Dalton wants to write a story about a grueling 3000 km auto rally through Africa. When her deal to ride with a driver falls through... (92 mins.)
Director: Harry Hurwitz
 
61.
Six Pack (1982)
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Stopping briefly in a small Texas town, an itinerant race car driver finds that his stock car, on a trailer behind his motor home... (108 mins.)
Director: Daniel Petrie
 
62.
Stroker Ace (1983)
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The title character, a popular NASCAR driver, clashes with the fried-chicken mogul that sponsors his racing team. (96 mins.)
Director: Hal Needham
 
63.
Heart Like a Wheel (1983)
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Shirley Muldowney is determined to be a top-fuel drag racer, although no woman has ever raced them before... (113 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
 
64.
Days of Thunder (1990)
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A young hot-shot stock car driver gets his chance to compete at the top level. (107 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
65.
Deuce Coupe (1992)
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Two brothers are seperated by the love for the same woman - but they get united again by their fascination for speed and racing cars. (106 mins.)
Director: Mark Deimel
 
66.
Tail Lights Fade (1999)
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A young woman relay races across Canada with her boyfriend and another couple to bail her brother out of a marijuana charge. (87 mins.)
Director: Malcolm Ingram
 
67.
The Fast and the Furious (2001)
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Los Angeles police officer Brian O'Connor must decide where his loyalties really lie when he becomes enamored with the street racing world he has been sent undercover to destroy. (106 mins.)
Director: Rob Cohen
 
68.
Monaco - Le circuit des princes (2004 Documentary)
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(51 mins.)
 
69.
Herbie Fully Loaded (2005)
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Maggie Peyton, the new owner of 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. (101 mins.)
Director: Angela Robinson
 
70.
Speed Racer (2008)
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A young driver, Speed Racer, aspires to be champion of the racing world with the help of his family and his high-tech Mach 5 automobile. (135 mins.)
 
71.
Cars 2 (2011)
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Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. (106 mins.)
 
72.
Turbo (2013)
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A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500. (96 mins.)
Director: David Soren
 
73.
Rush (2013)
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The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda. (123 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
74.
Need for Speed (2014)
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Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins. (132 mins.)
Director: Scott Waugh
 
75.
Born to Race: Fast Track (2014 Video)
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Danny Krueger is a twenty-year old street racer who plays by his own rules. After winning a scholarship to the prestigious Fast Lane Racing Academy... (94 mins.)
Director: Alex Ranarivelo
 
76.
Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans (2015 Documentary)
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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... (102 mins.)