Best Movie Cars
In case you missed it, one of the more talked-about events at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony was when Seth Rogen and Michael J. Fox got out of a DeLorean time machine replica on stage to present an award. According to Rogen, that's one item checked off the bucket list. But it got us thinking, what's the best movie car ever made? What criteria does it have to meet to be in consideration?
Is it a starring role, a prominent placement or a particularly memorable scene? It could be all of those things, but really, perhaps the single most important piece of the puzzle that turns a good movie car and a great movie car are our memories.
If you grew up in the '80s, there's little doubt that you grew up dreaming of time machines with stainless steel construction. If you're a bit older, perhaps the annals of your youth are filled with VW Beetles with minds of their own or black and gold Pontiac Trans Ams.
No matter how old you are, chances are that this list of the Top Ten Most Memorable Movie Cars is made up of cars you'll instantly recognize. The choices come from Rotten Tomatoes, and we've included some quotes from each movie that are sure to sound awfully familiar.
Without further ado, check out these ten movie cars by clicking on the image above.
Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder replica from Ferris Beuller's Day Off
Cameron: The 1961 Ferrari 250GT California. Less than a hundred were made. My father spent three years restoring this car. It is his love, it is his passion.
Ferris: It is his fault he didn't lock the garage.
The BatmobileThe Joker: Where does he get those wonderful toys?
Ford Gran Torino "Striped Tomato" from Starsky and Hutch
Hutch: [after seeing the Grand Torino] Whoa! Your stock just went up in my book, my friend. Pop the hood, let me see what you got under...
Starsky: Hey! Hotshot! What do you think you're doing? This is a Ford Grand Torino. It's not some crappy camper slash apartment. There are rules.
Hutch: Okay, okay.
Starsky: You do not bang on the hood. You never under any circumstances drive. And you will certainly not put your coffee mug on the roof of the car. In fact, no coffee in the car whatsoever. Coffee goes on the ground, you get in the car, we go.
Pontiac Trans Am from Smokey and the Bandit
Bandit: New car. Gotta have a new car to block for the truck.
[watches as Little Enos begins counting out money]
Bandit: Speedy car.
[watches as Little Enos counts out more money]
Bandit: Speedier than that.
Little Enos: [mumbling] I'd like to kick his ass just once.
1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters
Dr Ray Stantz: [gets out] Everybody can relax, I found the car. Needs some suspension work and shocks. Brakes, brake pads, lining, steering box, transmission, rear-end.
Dr. Peter Venkman: How much?
Dr Ray Stantz: Only $4800.
[Venkman looks shocked]
Dr Ray Stantz: Also new rings, mufflers, a little wiring.
Aston Martin DB5 from James Bond
[Bond and M drive off in the Aston Martin DB5]
M: It's not very comfortable, is it?
James Bond: [Flips up the shift knob cap to reveal the ejector seat button underneath] Are you gonna complain all the way?
M: Oh, go on, then, eject me. See if I care.
[Bond reconsiders the thought and closes the shift knob while driving]
1968 Ford Mustang GT390 Fastback from BullittBullitt: Look, Chalmers, let's understand each other... I don't like you.
1969 Dodge Charger General Lee from Dukes of Hazzard
Bo Duke: Man, I'm never gonna get out of this car again! I'm gonna live in it, I'm gonna eat in it, and I'm gonna make sweet love to it!
Luke Duke: You mean you're gonna make sweet love *in* it.
Bo Duke: Oh no, I'm gonna have sex with it.
VW Beetle from Herbie SeriesJim Douglas: You don't understand what happens, do you? They make ten thousand cars, they make them exactly the same way, and one or two of 'em turn out to be something special. Nobody knows why.
Universal Studios Hollywood Salute To "Back To The Future"
Marty McFly: Wait a minute. Wait a minute, Doc. Ah... Are you telling me that you built a time machine... out of a DeLorean?
Dr. Emmett Brown: The way I see it, if you're gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some *style?*