Racing in movies doesn't have to be limited to ridiculously fast and furious street drags.
This climactic scene in The World's Fastest Indian is a little CGI heavy, but still great. Who doesn't want to watch Sir Anthony Hopkins tear up the Boneville Salt Flats?
Suggested By: SLA
Ok, so there aren't any cars in Ben Hur, but there's no lack of great racing in the legendary chariot scene. It was way ahead of its time in terms of realism, and is still stunning today.
Suggested By: Jones Foyer
Some have criticized Ron Howard's Rush for being too CGI happy, but they nailed the excitement of F1 from that era.
Suggested By: DennyCraneDennyCraneDennyCrane
By most accounts Bobby Deerfield was a terrible movie – we'll give them a pass for all the classic cars and drivers they feature.
Suggested By: Monsterajr
As we've said here before Herbie The Love Bug is a much better car movie than you remember. It has all of the classic race cars we love competing against a shockingly fast Beetle at the some of the best road courses in America.
Suggested By: Pcleez
Contrary to the title there are no pit stops in Jack Hill's B-movie Pit Stop, but there's a hell of a lot of ridiculous figure-8 racing.
Suggested By: Jonee
"He rubbed you – and rubbin', son, is racin'."
Suggested By: Captian Intenso
If nothing else, this film should be remembered for starting Paul Neman's successful racing career, but there's also some fantastic Indy 500 footage here as well.
Suggested By: RacerX
To get its realism, McQueen's production company actually entered a Porsche 908 in the 1970 24 hour race and included its in-car footage in the film.
Suggested By: Rickster3rd
I doubt there will never be a more beautiful film about Formula 1 than Grand Prix. They used modified Formula 3 cars, as well as real F1 footage captured by Phil Hill driving a Ford GT40 with a camera strapped to the front.
It was a groundbreaking film, still unmatched today.
Suggested By: Corz
Welcome back to Answers of the Day - our daily Jalopnik feature where we take the best ten responses from the previous day's Question of the Day and shine it up to show off. It's by you and for you, the Jalopnik readers. Enjoy!
Top Photo Credit: Grand Prix