Auto Racing

by joe_538 | created - 19 May 2013 | updated - 14 Aug 2015 | Public

Stock, drag, midget, funny car, cross country, if they're cars and they're racing, they're on the list.

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1. Le Mans (1971)

G | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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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 »

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Steve McQueen, Siegfried Rauch, Elga Andersen, Ronald Leigh-Hunt

Votes: 7,272

First for the thumbnail

2. At Terrific Speed (1903)

Documentary, Short

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This is a most astonishing picture, for although the automobiles are flying along the road at almost incredible speed they are shown sharply and distinctly without a blur. The road which is... See full summary »

3. Paris to Monte Carlo (1905)

10 min | Adventure, Short

6.1
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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.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Fernande Albany, Antonich, Blondet, Séverin Cafferra

Votes: 174

4. The Speed Kings (1913)

8 min | Short, Action, Comedy

5.0
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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.

Director: Wilfred Lucas | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, Ford Sterling, Teddy Tetzlaff

Votes: 206

5. Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914)

11 min | Short, Comedy

5.8
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The Tramp wanders into and disrupts the filming of a go-kart race.

Director: Henry Lehrman | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Henry Lehrman, Gordon Griffith

Votes: 2,138

6. The Roaring Road (1919)

Passed | 58 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.6
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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.

Director: James Cruze | Stars: Wallace Reid, Ann Little, Theodore Roberts, Guy Oliver

Votes: 561

7. Racing Luck (1924)

60 min | Comedy

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Director: Herman C. Raymaker | Stars: Monty Banks, Helen Ferguson, Martha Franklin, D. Mitsoras

Thanks, Paul.

8. Young Oldfield (1924)

12 min | Short, Comedy

6.6
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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.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Charley Chase, Emma Tansey, Marie Mosquini, Joe Cobb

Votes: 29

9. Speed Madness (1925)

Passed | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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To keep the old homestead from being foreclosed, a mother agrees to have her daughter marry the deep-dyed villain who hold the mortgage. However, the daughter has a race-car-driving fiancée... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Mitchell | Stars: Frank Merrill, Clara Horton, Evelyn Sherman, Garry O'Dell

10. The Checkered Flag (1926)

60 min

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Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: Elaine Hammerstein, Wallace MacDonald, Lionel Belmore, Robert Ober

Lost Film

11. Speed Crazed (1926)

58 min | Action, Sport

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Director: Duke Worne | Stars: Billy Sullivan, Andrée Tourneur, Joseph W. Girard, Harry Maynard

12. Dead Man's Curve (1928)

60 min | Action, Drama

6.1
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Director: Richard Rosson | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Sally Blane, Charles Byer, Arthur Metcalfe

Votes: 10

13. The Speed Classic (1928)

Passed | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

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Jerry Thornton is a wealthy playboy whose hobby is fast cars. When his fiancée, Aheila Van Hauten, objects to his competing against professorial drives in the upcoming Speed Classic race, ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Mitchell | Stars: Rex Lease, Mildred Harris, Mitchell Lewis, Jim Mason

14. Speedway (1929)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.6
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Bill Whipple is a happy-go-lucky mechanic for MacDonald who thinks that he is the worlds greatest driver and lover. Mac has treated Bill like a son since he took him in. One day at the ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: William Haines, Anita Page, Ernest Torrence, Karl Dane

Votes: 576

15. Burning Up (1930)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Crime, Romance

5.6
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Racecar-driver Lou Larrigan gets mixed up with a crooked gang of racetrack promoters, and is in love with Ruth Morgan, whose father is marked as a victim by the gang.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Richard Arlen, Mary Brian, Francis McDonald, Sam Hardy

Votes: 8

16. The Crowd Roars (1932)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Drama, Sport

6.4
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Sports car racer becomes overprotective of his brother when he decides to become a racer as well.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ann Dvorak, Eric Linden

Votes: 827

17. High Speed (1932)

Passed | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A policeman, working on a case against a local mobster and his gang, slips on some race-car-driver overalls and goggles and , in addition to stopping the mobsters in their tracks, wins a ... See full summary »

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Buck Jones, Loretta Sayers, Wallace MacDonald, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 12

18. The Racing Strain (1932)

Passed | 58 min | Drama, Sport

3.2
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A race-car driver whose career is on the skids because of his drinking falls for a rich society girl. That motivates him to clean up his act and resume his career, but it may be too late for that.

Director: Jerome Storm | Stars: Wallace Reid Jr., J. Farrell MacDonald, Paul Fix, Phyllis Barrington

Votes: 11

19. Burn 'Em Up Barnes (I) (1934)

Passed | 210 min | Action, Adventure

6.6
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Marjorie Temple, owner of a bus line and an apparently worthless plot of land, is set upon by rich oil speculators who know her land actually is worth millions. When they try to put her out... See full summary »

Directors: Colbert Clark, Armand Schaefer | Stars: Jack Mulhall, Frankie Darro, Lola Lane, Julian Rivero

Votes: 46

20. Death Drives Through (1935)

63 min | Drama

5.3
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The race car designer Kit Woods is in love with Kay Lord. Kay's father is against her relationship with Kit. Kit also has to do with the competition from his rival Garry Ames.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Chili Bouchier, Robert Douglas, Miles Mander, Percy Walsh

Votes: 37

21. Red Hot Tires (1935)

Approved | 61 min | Drama, Crime

6.0
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Red Hot Tires is a 1935 American crime drama film produced and distributed by Warner Bros., directed by D. Ross Lederman, and starring Lyle Talbot and Mary Astor.

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Lyle Talbot, Mary Astor, Roscoe Karns, Frankie Darro

Votes: 92

22. Speed (1936)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.9
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With the help of his mechanic buddy, an engineer, and the company's attractive new publicist, an automotive test driver struggles to develop a new carburetor by entering cars in the Indy 500 and speed trials at California's Muroc Dry Lake.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: James Stewart, Wendy Barrie, Una Merkel, Weldon Heyburn

Votes: 352

23. Ten Laps to Go (1936)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Drama, Romance

4.6
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Larry Evans (Rex Lease), champion race car driver, is envied by his chief rival, Eddie DeSylva (Duncan Renaldo), who has more ambitions than merely winning the races; he has designs on the ... See full summary »

Director: Elmer Clifton | Stars: Rex Lease, Muriel Evans, Duncan Renaldo, Tom Moore

Votes: 25

24. Speed to Spare (1937)

60 min | Drama

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The champion race car driver Tommy Morton is the eternal rival to less-ethical speed king Larry 'Skids' Brannigan. What no one knows is that Tommy and Skids are actually brothers, separated... See full summary »

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Charles Quigley, Dorothy Wilson, Edward J. Nugent, Patricia Farr

25. The Daredevil Drivers (1938)

Approved | 59 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.1
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Bill Foster, a suspended auto racer, attempts to get even with Jerry Neeley, the woman who owns a bus line, by going to work for the rival company. But Bill soon learns about his new boss' shady practices and begins to fall for Jerry.

Director: B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Beverly Roberts, Dick Purcell, Gloria Blondell, Gordon Oliver

Votes: 57

26. Road Demon (1938)

Approved | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

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At the Indianapolis Speedway mobsters try to bump off a young racer just as they did his dad. Junk yard owner tap dances.

Director: Otto Brower | Stars: Henry Arthur, Joan Valerie, Henry Armetta, Thomas Beck

27. Burn 'Em Up O'Connor (1939)

Approved | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.5
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A series of identical accidents kills racing drivers, but a dim-witted mechanic suspects they were not accidents.

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Cecilia Parker, Nat Pendleton, Harry Carey

Votes: 71

28. Indianapolis Speedway (1939)

Approved | 85 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.7
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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, and he explodes when he finds out that Eddie quit school for a ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Pat O'Brien, John Payne, Gale Page

Votes: 146

29. Danger on Wheels (1940)

61 min | Sport, Thriller

5.6
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During a test a race car using an experimental oil-fueled engine blows up, killing the driver. Lucky Taylor, a stunt driver, is initially blamed for the accident, but is later cleared. He ... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Richard Arlen, Andy Devine, Peggy Moran, Vinton Hayworth

Votes: 19

30. Born to Speed (1947)

Passed | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.8
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Johnny Randall, a young race-car driver, falls in love with Tony Bradley, who hates racing because her brother was killed in a midget car-race (the car size, not the driver-size.) To ... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Johnny Sands, Vivian Austin, Don Castle, Frank Orth

Votes: 18

31. Buck Privates Come Home (1947)

Approved | 77 min | Action, Comedy, Family

7.5
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Two ex-soldiers return from overseas--one of them having smuggled into the country a French orphan girl he has become attached to. They wind up running into their old sergeant--who hates ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Tom Brown, Joan Shawlee

Votes: 1,690

Midget car racing

32. The Big Wheel (1949)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.7
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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.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Thomas Mitchell, Michael O'Shea, Mary Hatcher

Votes: 378

33. To Please a Lady (1950)

Passed | 91 min | Action, Romance, Sport

6.3
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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.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Clark Gable, Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, Will Geer

Votes: 699

34. Jalopy (1953)

Approved | 62 min | Comedy

7.0
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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.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bernard Gorcey, Robert Lowery

Votes: 256

35. Roar of the Crowd (I) (1953)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Drama

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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, Marcy Parker, to give up the track if he wants to marry her.... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Howard Duff, Helene Stanley, Dave Willock, Louise Arthur

36. Johnny Dark (1954)

85 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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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, Johnny, with the aid of the owner's ... See full summary »

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie, Don Taylor, Paul Kelly

Votes: 218

37. Race for Life (1954)

79 min | Adventure, Action, Drama

4.9
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A car pilot must choose between his love for car-racing, and his wife. His buddy's accident will help him to choose, and his loyal ways will get him a new friend - his main rival.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Richard Conte, Mari Aldon, Peter Illing, Alec Mango

Votes: 76

38. The Fast and the Furious (1955)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.3
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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: 982 | Gross: $0.25M

39. The Racers (1955)

88 min | Drama, Sport

5.5
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Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Bella Darvi, Gilbert Roland, Cesar Romero

Votes: 273

40. Checkpoint (1956)

Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.7
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After killing a few Italian cops during a burglary, a thief hired by a British car racing company must flee to Switzerland disguised as a race car driver during a rally.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Anthony Steel, Odile Versois, Stanley Baker, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 160

41. Hot Rod Girl (1956)

Approved | 79 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.1
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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: 226

42. The Devil's Hairpin (1957)

83 min | Action, Drama, Sport

6.4
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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. He now holds a trendy café who keeps him busy full time until one day... See full summary »

Director: Cornel Wilde | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace, Arthur Franz, Mary Astor

Votes: 25

43. Dragstrip Girl (1957)

69 min | Action, Drama

5.9
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Girl loves hot cars and a rich dragstrip racer. Her parents don't like either one.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Fay Spain, Steven Terrell, John Ashley, Frank Gorshin

Votes: 93

44. Hot Rod Rumble (1957)

79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.4
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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: 27

45. Teenage Thunder (1957)

78 min | Drama

5.8
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Eighteen-year-old Johnnie, chafing under his father's authority, seeks to get a job, buy a hot-rod, woo his girl, and stand up to the local bully.

Director: Paul Helmick | Stars: Chuck Courtney, Melinda Byron, Robert Fuller, Tyler McVey

Votes: 39 | Gross: $1.00M

46. Daddy-O (1958)

Approved | 74 min | Crime, Music, Mystery

2.2
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Phil, a part-time truck driver and singer who wears his pants far too high, meets a feisty platinum blonde who challenges him to a drag race through Griffith Park. When he is caught and ... See full summary »

Director: Lou Place | Stars: Dick Contino, Sandra Giles, Bruno VeSota, Gloria Victor

Votes: 738

47. Dragstrip Riot (1958)

68 min | Drama

5.3
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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, 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: 61

48. Hot Rod Gang (1958)

Not Rated | 72 min | Drama, Music

5.5
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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.

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

Votes: 154

49. Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow (1959)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Horror

4.9
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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: 455

50. Roadracers (1959)

74 min | Action, Drama

5.0
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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: 32

51. Speed Crazy (1959)

75 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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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: 15

52. Thunder in Carolina (1960)

92 min | Action, Drama

1.9
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Professional stock car racer Mitch Cooper wrecks his car and hurts his ankle in a brutal smash-up. Mitch takes time off from racing to teach cocky eager beaver kid Les York how to drive ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Helmick | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Alan Hale Jr., Connie Hines, Race Gentry

Votes: 283

The only kind of sports movies made in abundance in the sixties.

53. The Wild Ride (1960)

PG-13 | 61 min | Crime, Drama

4.5
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A rebellious punk of the beat generation spends his days as an amateur dirt track driver in between partying and troublemaking. He eventually kidnaps his buddy's girlfriend, kills a few ... See full summary »

Director: Harvey Berman | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Georgianna Carter, Robert Bean, Carol Bigby

Votes: 501

54. The Green Helmet (1961)

Approved | 88 min | Drama

5.3
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A racing driver loses his nerves after several crashes

Director: Michael Forlong | Stars: Bill Travers, Ed Begley, Sidney James, Nancy Walters

Votes: 128

55. State Fair (1962)

118 min | Musical, Romance

6.0
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Texan farmers the Frake family head for the Texas State Fair in Dallas. The parents are focused on winning the competitions for livestock and cooking. However, their restless daughter Margy and her brother Wayne meet attractive new love interests.

Director: José Ferrer | Stars: Pat Boone, Bobby Darin, Pamela Tiffin, Ann-Margret

Votes: 859 | Gross: $3.50M

Racing is a subplot. Pat Boone sings, races, and romances Ann-Margret... Two years before Elvis did.

56. The Checkered Flag (1963)

110 min | Action, Drama

3.5
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Director: William Grefé | Stars: Joe Morrison, Evelyn King, Charles G. Martin, Peggy Vendig

Votes: 17

57. The Young Racers (1963)

Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Drama

4.5
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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.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Mark Damon, William Campbell, Luana Anders, Patrick Magee

Votes: 203

58. Bikini Beach (1964)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.4
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A millionaire sets out to prove his theory that his pet chimpanzee is as intelligent as the teenagers who hang out on the local beach, where he is intending to build a retirement home.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Martha Hyer, Don Rickles

Votes: 1,048

Drag Racing

59. The Lively Set (1964)

Approved | 95 min | Action, Drama, Sport

6.0
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Casey Owens (James Darren), a young mechanic, has developed a design for a turbine car engine, paving the way for a jet-powered auto certain to set a new land speed record. Wealthy playboy ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: James Darren, Pamela Tiffin, Doug McClure, Joanie Sommers

Votes: 164

60. Viva Las Vegas (1964)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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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.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Cesare Danova, William Demarest

Votes: 5,516 | Gross: $5.13M

61. The Great Race (1965)

Not Rated | 160 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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A grand adventurous race takes place between the heroic Leslie and the despicable Professor Fate across three continents.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk

Votes: 13,654 | Gross: $25.33M

62. Red Line 7000 (1965)

Approved | 110 min | Action, Drama, Sport

5.8
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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 »

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: James Caan, Laura Devon, Gail Hire, Charlene Holt

Votes: 629

63. Fireball 500 (1966)

Unrated | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.1
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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. 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: 318

64. Grand Prix (1966)

Approved | 176 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
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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, Scott Stoddard. While Stoddard struggles to recover, ... See full summary »

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montand, Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 6,590 | Gross: $20.85M

65. Hot Rod Hullabaloo (1966)

81 min | Drama

6.1
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Wanting to go to college but not having enough money, a high-school student enters a demolition derby. What he doesn't know is that his main competitor is a ruthless, no-holds-barred driver... See full summary »

Director: William T. Naud | Stars: John Arnold, Val Bisoglio, Gene Bua, Ron Cummins

Votes: 9

66. A Man and a Woman (1966)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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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, finding that each is a widow/widower. Each is slow ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Anouk Aimée, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Pierre Barouh, Valérie Lagrange

Votes: 7,763

67. Out of Sight (1966)

87 min | Comedy

5.7
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Teenage/secret agent/musical comedy about Big Daddy who's been "driven mad by rock 'n' roll," so he plans to sabotage a music fair with a bomb. Secret agent Homer comes to the rescue aided ... See full summary »

Director: Lennie Weinrib | Stars: Jonathan Daly, Karen Jensen, Robert Pine, Carolyne Barry

Votes: 66

68. Spinout (1966)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.8
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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.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Diane McBain, Dodie Marshall

Votes: 1,435

69. Hell on Wheels (1967)

TV-PG | 97 min | Action, Sport

4.4
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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, 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: 91

70. Thunder Alley (1967)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.4
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Stock car racer Tommy Callahan is forced to join Pete Madsen's thrill circus after his blackouts cause a fatal accident that gets him thrown off the circuit. He shows Pete's daughter ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Rush | Stars: Annette Funicello, Fabian, Diane McBain, Warren Berlinger

Votes: 176

71. Track of Thunder (1967)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Drama

6.0
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Rivals on the raceway--for publicity purposes only (but secretly buddies). Then they fall in love with the same woman--and the rivalry on the raceway becomes very real...

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Tommy Kirk, Ray Stricklyn, H.M. Wynant, Brenda Benet

Votes: 36

72. Fever Heat (1968)

109 min | Action, Drama

7.1
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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.

Director: Russell S. Doughten Jr. | Stars: Nick Adams, Jeannine Riley, Norman Alden, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 17

73. The Love Bug (1968)

G | 108 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

6.5
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A race car driver becomes a champion with a Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson, Buddy Hackett

Votes: 11,693

74. Speedway (1968)

G | 94 min | Comedy, Musical

5.7
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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.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Nancy Sinatra, Bill Bixby, Gale Gordon

Votes: 1,634 | Gross: $3.00M

75. The Wild Racers (1968)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Drama

4.3
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A devil-may-care racing driver is paid by an auto tycoon to be a runner-up, not a winner, but he rebels against the crooked deal and becomes an internationally famous racer.

Directors: Daniel Haller, Roger Corman | Stars: Fabian, Mimsy Farmer, Judy Cornwell, Warwick Sims

Votes: 79

76. Fireball Jungle (1968)

94 min | Crime, Drama

5.5
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Ambitious driver, wanting to get to the top of the stock-car circuit, gets mixed up with gangsters.

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

Votes: 36

77. Pit Stop (1969)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Drama, Sport

6.9
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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: 469

78. Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies (1969)

G | 122 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

6.2
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An international car rally across Europe is complicated by smuggling, cheating, love at first sight, etc. etc.

Directors: Ken Annakin, Sam Itzkovitch | Stars: Bourvil, Lando Buzzanca, Walter Chiari, Peter Cook

Votes: 1,724

79. Winning (1969)

M | 123 min | Action, Drama, Sport

6.1
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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 »

Director: James Goldstone | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Robert Wagner, Richard Thomas

Votes: 1,469 | Gross: $14.64M

80. The Challengers (1970 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Sport

5.6
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Racers compete in the Grand Prix.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Darren McGavin, Sean Garrison, Nico Minardos, Anne Baxter

Votes: 16

81. Drag Racer (1971)

G | 93 min | Action, Drama

7.5
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Very rare and seldom seen youth-oriented racing movie. It is the story of a young man's dream to get a ride in a top fuel dragster.

Director: John 'Bud' Cardos | Stars: John Davis Chandler, Mark Hopkins, Kitty Murray, Preston Pierce

Votes: 26

82. Jump (1971)

GP | 97 min | Action, Drama

6.8
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"Jump" tells the story of a Tennessee hillbilly hoping to achieve fame and fortune driving a stock car.

Director: Joseph Manduke | Stars: Tom Ligon, Logan Ramsey, Collin Wilcox Paxton, Norman Rose

Votes: 39

83. Le Mans (1971)

G | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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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 »

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Steve McQueen, Siegfried Rauch, Elga Andersen, Ronald Leigh-Hunt

Votes: 7,272

84. Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

R | 102 min | Drama

7.3
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A story of two men drag-racing across the U.S. in a primer grey '55 Chevy. Dennis Wilson is the mechanic, James Taylor is the driver.

Director: Monte Hellman | Stars: James Taylor, Warren Oates, Laurie Bird, Dennis Wilson

Votes: 9,354

85. Once Upon a Wheel (1971)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

6.5
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Paul Newman hosts and narrates this documentary from 1971 on the history of auto racing.

Director: David Winters | Stars: Mario Andretti, Stephen Boyd, Wilt Chamberlain, Chuck Connors

Votes: 22

86. 43: The Richard Petty Story (1972)

G | 83 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.3
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Add a Plot

Director: Edward J. Lakso | Stars: Darren McGavin, Kathie Browne, Noah Beery Jr., L.Q. Jones

Votes: 79

87. Corky (1972)

PG | 88 min | Drama

5.7
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A country boy wants to make it big as a stockcar racer.

Director: Leonard Horn | Stars: Robert Blake, Charlotte Rampling, Patrick O'Neal, Christopher Connelly

Votes: 107

88. The Last American Hero (1973)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Sport

6.4
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A young hellraiser quits his moonshine business to try to become the best NASCAR racer the south has ever seen.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Valerie Perrine, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ned Beatty

Votes: 1,209

89. Death Race 2000 (1975)

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

6.2
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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: 21,476 | Gross: $8.00M

90. Flåklypa Grand Prix (1975)

G | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.4
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Reodor Felgen decides that he will enter a car race to defeat his former friend who has stolen his plans for a car.

Director: Ivo Caprino | Stars: Wenche Foss, Per Theodor Haugen, Harald Heide-Steen Jr., Leif Juster

Votes: 11,154

91. Return to Macon County (1975)

PG | 90 min | Drama

5.6
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In 1958, two teenagers take their pride and joy, a hopped-up Chevy, and start a cross-country journey to enter it in the National Championship drag races in California. Along the way they ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Compton | Stars: Nick Nolte, Don Johnson, Robin Mattson, Robert Viharo

Votes: 532

92. Cannonball! (1976)

PG | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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This is another story of the secret Coast to Coast auto race across America The only rule is, the first to finish is the winner. Naturally, anyone driving 55 isn't going to win. They'll ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 3,653

93. Eat My Dust (1976)

PG | 89 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

5.4
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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: 581

94. The Gumball Rally (1976)

PG | 105 min | Comedy

6.3
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A disparate group of drivers take part in a secret and illegal cross country road race.

Director: Charles Bail | Stars: Michael Sarrazin, Tim McIntire, Raul Julia, Norman Burton

Votes: 2,859

95. Bobby Deerfield (1977)

PG | 124 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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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.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Al Pacino, Marthe Keller, Anny Duperey, Walter McGinn

Votes: 3,182 | Gross: $9.30M

96. Checkered Flag or Crash (1977)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy

4.6
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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.

Director: Alan Gibson | Stars: Joe Don Baker, Susan Sarandon, Larry Hagman, Alan Vint

Votes: 105

97. Greased Lightning (1977)

PG | 96 min | Action, Biography, Comedy

6.2
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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.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Richard Pryor, Beau Bridges, Pam Grier, Cleavon Little

Votes: 1,111

98. Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)

G | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.6
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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.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Dean Jones, Don Knotts, Julie Sommars, Jacques Marin

Votes: 5,649

99. The Betsy (1978)

R | 125 min | Drama

5.0
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The aging, retired founder of an auto giant comes out of retirement to try to develop a safe, fuel-efficient car.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Robert Duvall, Katharine Ross, Tommy Lee Jones

Votes: 1,243 | Gross: $17.69M

100. Big Bob Johnson and His Fantastic Speed Circus (1978 TV Movie)

100 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.7
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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, and finds himself in a race from one end of ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Starrett | Stars: Charles Napier, Maud Adams, Constance Forslund, Robert Stoneman

Votes: 22