From bona fide classics to Christmas-inspired picks, Warranty Direct has put together its definitive list of must-watch car movies to enjoy during the festive frenzy.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
We thought we’d start our list with an oldie but a goodie. Based on Ian Fleming’s classic, this musical fantasy film is about an eccentric inventor who transforms a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children. They all then go off on a magical adventure to save their grandfather in a faraway land.
It’s far from gritty realism, but this majestic movie is a must-watch for all the family. After all, who doesn’t wish they could own a flying car?
The Fast and the Furious (2001)
For our second pick, we’ve gone for a modern classic. Though this film spawned countless sequels, we still think the original is the best.
Starring Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker, this first outing of the franchise is all about a police officer whose loyalties are put to the test when he becomes involved in the street racing world.
Plot aside, this high-intensity action film boasts thrilling racing scenes that will leave you on the edge of your seat this Christmas.
The Italian Job (1969)
This British action comedy starring Michael Caine features iconic appearances from a Lamborghini Miura and a Mini Cooper, in the hope of bringing Torino to a standstill, only to steal the Gold and escape.
Aside from being one of the most quotable movies ever, this film is a feast for the eyes for any motoring enthusiast and the perfect way to get your heart racing over the lull between Christmas and New Year.
Christmas Vacation (1989)
For the fourth spot on our list, we’ve gone for full-blown ‘80s nostalgia.
This Christmas-themed family comedy follows the Griswold family as they head out in their trusty wood-panelled wagon to pick up a Christmas tree. However, their plans for a perfect family Christmas are scuppered by plenty of comedic hi-jinks along the way.
Starring Chevy Chase and a young Johnny Galecki (perhaps better known as The Big Bang Theory’s Leonard Hofstadter), this is the ideal, feel-good Christmas movie to put on after Christmas dinner.
Looking for a film that’s a little different? Why not watch this a modern-day indie classic?
Starring Ryan Gosling as a brooding stuntman and mechanic who moonlights as a getaway driver, this crime flick is an intense ride that features plenty of dizzying car chases along the way.
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For our final choice, we’ve gone for this Pixar animated adventure, which is a charming treat for adults and children alike.
The film follows a rookie race car (appropriately named Lightning McQueen), who discovers the true meaning of friendship when he finds himself lost in a run-down town called Radiator Springs.
This film has everything you could want from a family classic – plenty of thrills, touching moments – and classic vehicles to marvel at along the way!