This is the greatest car movie of all time – 24/7 Wall St.

This is the greatest car movie of all time – 24/7 Wall St.

The car and the movies became important parts of the American experience at about the same time. Ford Motor was founded in 1903. Widely regarded as the first US mass-market film, The Great Train Robbery was released around the same time. Henry Ford was responsible for one and Thomas Edison for the other. The two men eventually became good friends.

As millions of Americans became car owners, the car became an important part of the movies. The link between the two remains strong today. One of the highest rated franchises of late is the Fast and Furious movies. The first movie was released in 2001 and there have been 10 episodes so far.

To choose the best movie about cars, drivers, motorsports, road trips and related matters, 24/7 Tempo created an index based on reviews from IMDb, an online movie and TV database owned by Amazon, and Tomatometer- and audience ratings from Rotten Tomatoes, an online movie and TV review aggregator.

Car chase scenes have been a staple of movies ever since the industry moved to Hollywood in the early 1900s, where outdoor filming became possible year-round. Some of them are adrenaline rush like ‘The French Connection’ and ‘Baby Driver’. Others are on the crazy side, like “What’s Up, Doc?”

Cars have been symbols of rebellion, as in the movie ‘Rebel Without a Cause’. They have also been the subject of compelling auto racing documentaries, such as “Senna,” and dramatic racing stories such as “Rush” and “Ford v Ferrari.”

Certain actors have been associated with cars. Steve McQueen, who raced cars himself, was chased by hitmen on the streets of San Francisco in “Bullitt.”

The best car movie of all time is ‘Grand Prix’. Released in 1966, directed by John Frankenheimer and starring James Garner, Eva Marie Saint and Yves Montand. Here are the details:

  • IMDb viewership rating: 7.2/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 88%
  • Rotten Tomatoes Tomato Meter Score: 100%

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