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Over the past year, we’ve all been spending a lot more time inside our homes due to the coronavirus. Many of us have turned to TV and movies to fill our spare time, and we all know Netflix is always a safe bet to find something entertaining—the platform has everything from old favorites to exciting new watches.
If you love classic and new cars in real life, you probably love watching movies about them, too. Grab your popcorn, because we’ve compiled a list of the best car movies on Netflix right now, so you can be prepared for your next movie marathon.
The Ice Road (2021)
Right at the top of Netflix’s category page for Car & Motorsport movies, you can find The Ice Road. This action movie is adventure packed and will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
The Ice Road follows an ice-road-trucker who is down on his luck, but must complete the biggest delivery of his life—bringing rescue equipment to a team of trapped miners before time runs out.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
Talladega Nights is a comedy classic that never gets old. This movie stars Will Ferrell as NASCAR all-star Ricky Bobby. Ricky is the best of the best at what he does, until French Formula One star Jean Girard comes along.
This feel-good film will have you laughing until it hurts at the competition between the two, and is always a safe bet to turn on when you can’t decide on anything else to watch.
A Life of Speed: The Juan Manuel Fangio Story (2020)
If you love cars and documentaries, this movie is perfect for you.
The film details the life of Juan Manuel Fangio, one of the best Formula One racers to ever live. Fangio won five world championships racing cars in the early 1950s. His story is inspiring and shocking—especially because he raced before protective gear or safety features were used during races.
Initial D (2005)
Initial D makes Automoblog’s list of the Five Best Car Movies and Shows on Netflix to Watch During Quarantine, and for a good reason! The movie adaptation of the hit magna series gives insight into the car culture in Japan, by following teenager Takumi Fujiwara.
By day, Takumi is a normal high school student who does food deliveries for his father, a retired race car driver. We won’t give any spoilers, but let’s just say his life is a lot different at night.
Night Teeth (2021)
Night Teeth is a thriller with a car at the center of the plot. While admittedly a little cheesy at times, this movie is an entertaining watch.
During the film, a young driver picks up two young women for what he expects to be a night of party hopping. But, as the night progresses, he realizes the mysterious young women aren’t who they first appeared to be—and he must fight for his life to make it out of the night alive.