Do films on motor racing get your pulse going? If you’re a motor racing buff, do check out our extensive list of the 15 best motor racing movies ever made:

Ford vs Ferrari (2019)

One of the great true stories depicted in thrilling fashion by two Hollywood legends Christian Bale and Matt Damon. The film also got a Best Picture nomination. 

The Fast and the Furious (2001)

The Fast and the Furious franchise began with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker’s rough street racing sequences before big money was spent bringing in stars like The Rock and Jason Stratham. 

Talladega Nights (2006)

Talladega Nights is a lighter take on auto racing. Will Ferrel plays a loudmouth driver in this slapstick comedy. If you’re just looking for a good laugh, this motor racing film is the one for you. 

Cars (2006)

The one-of-a-kind movie about cars driving around without any human intervention, Cars is a weird yet fun watch. With the charismatic voice of Owen Wilson playing Lightning McQueen, Cars has a great run at the box office with Pixar making two sequels. 

Days of Thunder (1990)

Days of Thunder was probably the best drama racing film before Ford vs Ferrari was made. Tom Cruise played Cole Trickle, a driver who rose up the ranks to become a NASCAR driver. 

Senna (2010)

The late Ayrton Senna’s life as one of the best racing drivers ever covered in a gripping documentary about the Brazilian’s life. It is one of the best sports documentaries ever made. 

The Cannonball Run (1981)

A movie made like the “Wacky Racer” cartoons, except with real stunts and real cars, The Cannonball Run is one of the classic comedies centered around a cross-country car race. 

Rush (2013)

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Rush tells the story of rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda back in the 1976 Formula 1 season. 

Le Mans (1971)

A movie based on the 24-hour endurance race held in Le Mans, France starring Steve McQueen, a racing aficionado, is a must watch for all motor racing lovers. 

Grand Prix (1966)

The oldest film on the list today, Grand Prix is a drama centered around a fictional Formula 1 season. 

Speed Racer (2008)

From the makers of The Matrix, Speed Racer is a tripped out racing movie based on an old Japanese cartoon. The movie as such was a commercial failure, but it did have some die-hard fans. 

Logan Lucky (2017)

The only heist-themed movie that makes it on this list. Logan Lucky is a film centered around a heist that happened during the Coca-Cola 600, one of the biggest NASCAR races of the year. 

Need for Speed (2013)

Aaron Paul’s first major movie break happened when he was cast in Need for Speed back in 2013. The movie did decently well at the box office but didn’t deliver any serious praise for Paul or the franchise. 

Thunderbolt (1995)

We just had to include a racing film starring the legend Jackie Chan. This motor racing movie stars Chan as a race car driver and up to his usual stunts. 

Schumacher (2021)

The most recent Netflix documentary that made our list was Schumacher, the story of the legendary German Formula 1 driver’s life, rivalries and rise of Ferrari as a franchise to the top of motor racing. 

A lot of other motor racing movies deserve a mention here including Death Race (2000), Rat Race (2001) and Eat My Dust (1976). Clearly, there is no shortage of movies for racing lovers!