What with Lewis Hamilton winning his fourth home grand prix at Silverstone at the weekend, and your already existing love of racing, you're probably into racing movies when you're not driving yourself. And why wouldn't you, it's a great way to unwind and spend
Yes, this one's for the kids, you know, so you can get them started early. It was produced by Pixar and features the redemption of an arrogant car, the Lighting McQueen, perhaps in homage to Steve McQueen, and is a film with a focus is on car jokes and heart-warming happy endings for the kids.
The Fast and The Furious
If want something that's just for you and a bit racier, pardon the pun, then The Fast and The Furious should be right down your street, although if you're a racing fanatic, you've probably seen at least one of them. There's been 7 so far, with an 8th planned for 2017. It's all about underground street racing and solving crime.
Gone In 60 Seconds
Yes, it was Angeline Jolie Pitt's moment as a blonde with Nicolas Cage as a car thief who needs to pay off his brother's debts. There are some seriously gorgeous cars in this movie with Lamborghinis and Ferraris, and a 1967 Shelby Mustang GT 500.
The racing movie that Steve McQueen always wanted to make with a whole cast of drivers, cars and women. If you love films from the 70s, and you love Steve McQueen, then this film is a must.
Yes, I know, it's hardly Grand Prix stuff, but it might be a good one for a rainy afternoon with the kids, a Volkswagen Beetle that thinks for itself. It helped the car become the icon it still is today and it's worth a watch.
James Hunt biopic, the Formula One driver who loved women as much as he loved cars. The film focuses on the World Champion in 1976, which Hunt won, and which was also renowned for his competitive battle for glory with Niki Lauda.
Another legendary Formula I racing car driver widely considered the best driver ever, this documentary gives you the low down on the man himself and what made him such a formidable competitor.
Death Race 2000
Imagine a dystopian USA, with great driving, and of course Sylvester Stallone, which makes it worth watching if only for that alone.
Need for Speed
And finally a street racer who comes straight from prison to cross country race and get even with the wealthy business man who framed him. Entertaining race car film with plenty of action.
So there you have it, if you love racing and you fancy an hour's rest on the sofa, but you still you need your driving fix, then why not watch one of our listed racing movies. That way you can still get your racing fix, but in a stationary position, so you get your cake and eat it.
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