Auto Racingby 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
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 »
First for the thumbnail
3. Paris to Monte Carlo (1905)
10 min | Adventure, Short
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.
4. The Speed Kings (1913)
8 min | Short, Action, Comedy
Action scenes of early automobile racing highlight this story of Papa's efforts to thwart Mabel's romantic infatuation with a race car driver.
7. Racing Luck (1924)
60 min | Comedy
9. Speed Madness (1925)
Passed | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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 »
10. The Checkered Flag (1926)
13. The Speed Classic (1928)
Passed | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
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 »
14. Speedway (1929)
Passed | 76 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
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 »
15. Burning Up (1930)
Passed | 60 min | Action, Crime, Romance
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.
17. High Speed (1932)
Passed | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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 »
18. The Racing Strain (1932)
Passed | 58 min | Drama, Sport
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.
19. Burn 'Em Up Barnes (I) (1934)
Passed | 210 min | Action, Adventure
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 »
20. Death Drives Through (1935)
63 min | Drama
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.
21. Red Hot Tires (1935)
Approved | 61 min | Drama, Crime
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.
22. Speed (1936)
Passed | 70 min | Action, Drama, Romance
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.
23. Ten Laps to Go (1936)
Approved | 60 min | Action, Drama, Romance
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 »
24. Speed to Spare (1937)
60 min | Drama
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 »
25. The Daredevil Drivers (1938)
Approved | 59 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
28. Indianapolis Speedway (1939)
Approved | 85 min | Action, Drama, Romance
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 »
29. Danger on Wheels (1940)
61 min | Sport, Thriller
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 »
30. Born to Speed (1947)
Passed | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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 »
31. Buck Privates Come Home (1947)
Approved | 77 min | Action, Comedy, Family
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 »
Midget car racing
32. The Big Wheel (1949)
Approved | 92 min | Action, Drama, Romance
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.
33. To Please a Lady (1950)
Passed | 91 min | Action, Romance, Sport
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.
34. Jalopy (1953)
Approved | 62 min | Comedy
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.
35. Roar of the Crowd (I) (1953)
Approved | 71 min | Action, Drama
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 »
36. Johnny Dark (1954)
85 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
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 »
37. Race for Life (1954)
Not Rated | 79 min | Adventure, Action, Drama
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.
38. The Fast and the Furious (1955)
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.
Votes: 995 | Gross: $0.25M
40. Checkpoint (1956)
Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
41. 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.
42. The Devil's Hairpin (1957)
83 min | Action, Drama, Sport
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 »
44. 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 »
45. Teenage Thunder (1957)
78 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 42 | Gross: $1.00M
46. Daddy-O (1958)
Approved | 74 min | Crime, Music, Mystery
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 »
47. Dragstrip Riot (1958)
68 min | 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 »
49. 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 »
51. Speed Crazy (1959)
75 min | Crime, Drama