When I tell people what I do for a living and their response is “so like Fast and the Furious” I always cringe a little. Hollywood hasn’t been the best friend to our industry, the list of crappy racing movies is much longer than the list of great ones. There’s hope though. This September, Ron Howard may put one in the winners circle with Rush (trailer below).

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But first, here’s a couple notable picks from yours truly:

  • Days of Thunder is the first racing movie I can remember watching. Sure it was a shitty love story with some NASCAR wrecks thrown in, but at least we got “rubbin’ is racing” and Tom Cruise’s wacky marriage to Nicole Kidman out of it.
  • Driven is probably the worst “racing” movie every made but it did teach us that IndyCars can launch manhole covers a dozen feet into the air.
  • Fast and Furious is about drugs, or money, or street racing, or horrible acting. Hell, who knows what F&F 13 was about. Did anyone bother watching it?
  • When talking racing movies it’s impossible to leave out Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby but let’s be honest … not a real racing movie.

Rush Official Trailer

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