Famous Cars From Films

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5. The Dude’s Car in The Big Lebowski

Finally, a car that fits the owner like a perfectly tailored jacket. The Dude and his 1973 Ford Gran Torino are a match made in heaven. By the end of The Big Lebowski, the Dude’s car has been stolen, crashed into a dumpster, mauled by vandals, and—last but not least—set ablaze. No doubt the nihilists hate it, and the Dude abides.

4. Cameron’s Dad’s Ferrari in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

According to Cameron, his father loves his cherry red 1981 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder SWB more than life itself. Ferris doesn’t share Mr.Frye’s views on material priorities, but he does suggest that you “pick one up.” For those of you that had a small heart attack when John Hughes sent the car flying out the window, fear not. The makers of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off only destroyed a replica and not the real thing.

3. Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2

Who you gonna call? When it comes to cars, the Ghostbusters are calling on their 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor to help them hunt down New York City’s most unruly apparitions. According to Ray, to get the Ecto-1 up and running, it only needs some suspension work, shocks, brakes, brake pads, lining, a steering box, transmission, rear-end. Also some new rings, mufflers, and a little wiring. Looks like the previous owner didn’t do much car maintenance.

2. Doc Brown’s Time Traveling De Lorean from Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II, and Back to the Future Part III

Doc Brown’s 1981 De Lorean DMC-12 was specially outfitted with a flux capacitor and a hover conversion. I’m guessing those features are part of the sport package. Thanks to the De Lorean / time machine, the Back to the Future films were all blockbuster smashes, and the De Lorean still remains a fantasy car in the minds of 30-something men all across the country, making it the runner up in our minds of all cars from films.

1. The Batmobile from Batman and Batman Returns

Tim Burton had the heavy task of reinventing and modernizing the Batman image and brand after the fall of the old TV show. The GM Batmobile was a definite step in the right direction. The 1960’s, Adam West’s Batmobile was definitely awesome, but Tim Burton’s version was unlike anything ever seen in the late 80’s and 90’s.

What Are Your Favorite Famous Cars from Films

No doubt that there’s a number of iconic cars that was left off of this short list such as Burt Reynolds’s Pontiac Trans Am in Smokey and the Bandit or even that Dodge Challenger in Vanishing Point. Cars have always been a fixture in American movies regardless of the time period, and that just showcases our fascination with these wonderful machines.

Did I leave off any of your favorite film and movie cars? Leave them in the comments below! I’d love to hear about them!