Top 10 Thrilling Car Racing Movies

Today’s generation wants to watch a lot of Action and Adventure, but Car Racing Thrill has its different Stardom. So, Top 10 Thrilling Car Racing Movies, which everyone will love. Car Racing movies have a rivalry type storyline, which seems to be quite thrilling. These movies are loved mostly by children, Teens, and Adults. So let’s see what we have under your Magic Hat.

Top 10 Thrilling Car Racing Movies

10. Driven (2001)

Driven (2001) features our best and one of the world’s finest actor, Sylvester Stallone. The Film was initially released in the USA on 27h April 2001. However, the movie was unable to perform well on Box Office and suffered a loss of 3.37 crores USD.

driven 2001
Credit: Warner Bros.

IMDb: 4.6/10

HellOfMovies Score:- 5%


  • Genre:- Action, Sport
  • Duration:- 1h 57min
  • Release Year:- 2001
  • Cast:- Sylvester Stallone, Til Schweiger, Estella Warren, Burt Reynolds, Kip Pardue
  • Director:- Renny Harlin


The movie’s whole plot depicts that Joe Tanto, the lead character, starts feeling fear from the car race due to a tragic accident that nearly took his life from him. Tough, along with this, gets distracted with romantic relationships with Sophia and the immense pressure to keep himself on the top of the Ranking board. After all these ups and downs, Joe Tanto tries to make a come back to his lost form and clear his way to conquer his pride in a legendary Car Racer.

9. Cars 3 (2017)

“Cars 3 is the 3rd part of the Pixar’s Cars Franchise, following Cars (2006) & Cars 2 (2011).” This trilogy proves to be the most successful franchises ever of Pixar Studios. This Film has the best animation with its lead character, Lighting McQueen. The Film’s whole plot surrounds the dignity, pride, and ego to prove yourself to be the Fastest & Best Racer. Followed by Comedy and 3+ Watch rating, Cars 3 film became the most lovable movie of kids.

cars 3 2017
Credit: Disney

IMDb: 6.7/10

HellOfMovies Score: 70%


  • Genre:- Sports, Comedy
  • Duration:- 1h 42min
  • Release Year:- 2017
  • Cast:- Owen Wilson, Armie Hammer, Cristela Alonzo, Lary, Lewis Hamilton
  • Director:- Brian Fee


Lighting Mcqueen, a legendary Race Car, pushed back by the race cars of new generations. He is thrown out of his beloved sport and made him feel old and helpless. To make a comeback, Lighting McQueen accepts all challenges, face all the hurdles and race in the Piston Cup to keep holding his throne of the fastest racecar.

8. Death Race (2008)

After Cars 3, Death Race (2008) successfully secures its place on number 8 rank. Death Race movie is lead by the prominent role of Jenes Ames (Jason Statham). Its an Action, Thriller & Sci-Fi film directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.

death race 2008
Credit: Universal Pictures

IMDb: 6.4/10

HellOfMovies Score: 51%


  • Genre:- Action, Sci-Fi, Triller
  • Duration:- 1h 51min
  • Release Year:- 2008
  • Cast:- Jason Statham, Frederick Koehler, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson
  • Director:- Paul W.S. Anderson
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Jensen Ames, an ex-convict, is put under a compulsion to fight and compete in the Death Race, where one player kills other players to seek glory, fame & victory. This forced activity led to destruction, blood, and gore. The Film’s VFX effects are quite realistic and look familiar to the environment of the Death Race.

7. Rush (2013)

Again, again and again, I think Car Racing movie has a magnetic power that keeps attracting Rivalry into this. Rush (2013) has an intense Rivalry. Casts by our favorite Lord of Lighting, Mr. Chris Hemsworth. This actor from Australia showed his superb acting skills in this movie.

rush 2013
Credit: Universal Pictures

IMDb: 8.1/10

HellOfMovies Score: 72%


  • Genre:- Drama, Sport, Action, Biography
  • Duration:- 2h 3min
  • Release Year:- 2013
  • Cast:- Chris Hemsworth, Alexandra Maria Lara, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde
  • Director:- Ron Howard


The Film Story reveals much more about the two characters James Hunt and Niki Lauda. Both Formula 1 racers feel jealous of each other. With the will of proving yourself, both Racers consider themself as enemies and fully make the title of number 1 racer. They risk their lives to become the world champion and convert a game to a do or die mission.

6. Days of Thunder (1990)

Days of Thunder (1990) is a Tom Cruise’s one of the best Car Racing movies. The Film is famous for its energetic dialogues and Original Score, composed by Hans Zimmer, the world’s best and influential music composer. However, the movie did an average work on Box Office and earned near about ten crores USD.

days of thunder 1990
Credit: Paramount Pictures

IMDb: 6/10

HellOfMovies Score: 38%


  • Genre:- Action, Drama, Sport
  • Duration:- 1h 47min
  • Release Year:- 1990
  • Cast:- Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Nicole Kidman
  • Director:- Tony Scott


Days of Thunder is the story of a highly tempered car racer, Cole Trickle. The man is furious and badass. The title of the Film is entirely suitable for the behavior and character of Cole Trickle. This kind of lifestyle puts heavy burden and pressure over Cole when his teammates and other drivers turn their faces around from him.

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5. Need for Speed (2014)

This movie is on number 5 due to its Action, Crime, and Thrilling scenes. Need for Speed movie name is taken from the Car Racing game of EA Sports. This movie features our favorite Actor Aaron Paul. The Actor who played our favorite fictional character Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad. The film is full of Thrill, and Aaron Paul acting contributes a lot to the success of this movie.

need for speed 2014
Credit: Walt Disney Motion Pictures

IMDb: 6.4/10

HellOfMovies Score: 60%


  • Genre:- Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
  • Duration:- 2h 12min
  • Release Year:- 2014
  • Cast:- Aaron Paul, Rami Malek, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots
  • Director:- Scott Waugh


Need for Speed (2014) is a mingle of emotional feelings with the thrill of racing cars. It carries love and redemption from the cruel and hypocrite world. Tobey Marshall, spend 2 years of his life in prison for the crime he never commits. When he comes out, the only thing that kept whirring in his mind is Revenge. He joins the street race called The DeLeon. The rest that left is the twist which you’ll find in the movie.

4. Fast and Furious (2001)

Wow, wow, wow, Fast and Furious (2001), the first part of the Fast and Furious Franchise carried by lead characters, Dominic Toretto and Brian O’Conner. It is one of the most famous Street Car Racing movie.

fast and furious 2001
Credit: Universal Pictures

IMDb: 6.8/10

HellOfMovies: 50%


  • Genre:- Action, Crime, Thriller
  • Duration:- 1h 46min
  • Release Year:- 2001
  • Cast:- Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michele Rodrigues
  • Director:- Rob Cohen


Fast and Furious is famous for its Crime-Thrilling Scenes. It also depicts a feeling of brotherhood with subtle hot girls around the streets for Car Racing. An FBI agent (Brian) goes undercover to catch the street racers, but in the end, he joins their company and fails the mission of the FBI. Both Dom and Brian become good friends and carry on further Fast and Furious movies.

3. Racing Dreams (2010)

Released on 21st May 2010, Racing Dream is the most under-rated racing movie. This film is based on a Documentary but with its dialogues, emotional contact, and will to achieve a goal made it a timeless masterpiece. But even with this, it only manages a Box Office of 65,082 USD.

racing dreams 2010
Credit: Hannover House

IMDb: 7/10

HellOfMovies Score: 88%


  • Genre:- Documentary, Sport
  • Duration:- 1h 3min
  • Release Year:- 2010
  • Cast:- Annabeth Barnes, Brandon Warren, Josh Hobson
  • Director:- Marshall Curry
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Digging into the story-line, we find that there is no complexity or drama. The Film is straight forward. Three teenagers compete to win the National Championship to give wings to their dreams to move forward into a racing career.

2. Senna (2010)

We are now almost at the top on the list of Top 10 thrilling Car Racing Movies. Here on #2, Senna (2010) grabs the Ranking. This Movie is the Production of Studio Canal and Working Title Films.

senna 2010
Credit: Studio Canal and Working Title Films

IMDb: 8.5/10

HellOfMovies Score: 92%


  • Genre:- Documentary, Biography, Sport
  • Duration:- 1h 46min
  • Release Year:- 2010
  • Cast:- Ayrton Senna, John Bisignano, Reginaldo Leme
  • Director:- Asif Kapadia


Senna (2010) is a documentary movie about Ayrton Senna. He was a legendary Formula 1 Racer. This film shows his struggles from his teenage to mid-age. He made many sacrifices to conquer and seek the pride, glory, and dignity of the Formula 1 World Champion. He donated millions to charity and was a Humble, Shy, and Simple man with his Observant and Remote Thinking capabilities. This Film depicts the whole life story of a living legend. In 1994, Ayrton Senna died due to a tragic accident when his Car crashed straight to a concrete barrier.

1. Ford v Ferrari (2019)

Ford v Ferrari (2019) features our favorite and most famous actors, Christian Bale, and Matt Doman. The film is fully packed with Action that; is why it is on #1 Rank on our Web Site. It is the production of 20th Century Studios.

ford v ferrari 2019
Credit: 20th Century Studios

IMDb: 8.1/10

HellOfMovies Score: 100%


  • Genre:- Action, Biography, Drama
  • Duration:- 2h 32min
  • Release Year:- 2019
  • Cast:- Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Jon Bernthal
  • Director:- John-Henry Butterworth, Jez Butterworth


Caroll, the racer, was forced to retire from his Racing Carrer by saying that he already achieved much. But Lee Iacocca, a company, offered an advantage to make a come back to improve the image of their business. That’s how Caroll joins the battle of Car Race, where he uses his Ford Gt40 Mk I, which was a mighty and compelling Car in the mid-1960s.

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