Best Racing Movies

by whittleboy615 | created - 17 May 2014 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

Best Racing Movies, Documentaries, and TV Shows

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1. Senna (2010)

PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

79 Metascore

A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Ayrton Senna, Reginaldo Leme, John Bisignano, Neide Senna

Votes: 61,247 | Gross: $1.61M

85 (5) Blu-ray (UK: Extended, Region Free), Netflix

2. Rush (I) (2013)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

74 Metascore

The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 417,519 | Gross: $26.95M

80 (5) Blu-ray

3. Ford v Ferrari (2019)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Biography, Drama

81 Metascore

American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference and the laws of physics to build a revolutionary race car for Ford in order to defeat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe

Votes: 220,614 | Gross: $117.62M

4. Grand Prix (1966)

Approved | 176 min | Drama, Sport

72 Metascore

American Grand Prix driver Pete Aron is fired by his Jordan-BRM racing team after a crash at Monaco that injures his British teammate, Scott Stoddard.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montand, Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 7,765 | Gross: $20.85M

80 (3) Won 3 1967 Oscars 65mm Blu-ray

5. 1 (2013)

Not Rated | 112 min | Documentary, History, Sport

Set in the golden era of Grand Prix Racing '1' tells the story of a generation of charismatic drivers who raced on the edge, risking their lives during Formula 1's deadliest period, and the men who stood up and changed the sport forever.

Director: Paul Crowder | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Niki Lauda, Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher

Votes: 3,697

77 (2) Blu-ray

6. Weekend of a Champion (1972)

80 min | Documentary

63 Metascore

Filmmaker Roman Polanski spends a weekend with world champion driver Jackie Stewart as he attempts to win the 1971 Monaco Grand Prix, offering an extraordinarily rare glimpse into the life of a gifted athlete at the height of his powers.

Directors: Frank Simon, Roman Polanski | Stars: Jackie Stewart, Roman Polanski, Grace Kelly, Prince Rainier of Monaco

Votes: 550 | Gross: $0.00M

70 (3) Netflix

7. All About Ah-Long (1989)

95 min | Drama

A father's ex-girlfriend resurfaces after a 10-year absence wanting to take her son away from him. With his world shattered, he must decide between what is best for his son and his own future happiness.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Sylvia Chang, Kun-Hsuan Huang, Man-Tat Ng

Votes: 1,196

82 (2) Won 1 Hong Kong Film Award, Best Picture Nominee Blu-ray (Hong Kong: English Subtitles)

8. Full Throttle (1995)

114 min | Action, Drama

One of Hong Kong's top motorcycle racers is forced to reevaluate his entire way of life after a serious accident and the loss of a close friend. Andy Lau plays a champion motorcycle racer ... See full summary »

Director: Tung-Shing Yee | Stars: Andy Lau, Gigi Leung, David Wu, Paul Chun

Votes: 473

74 (2) Won 1 Hong Kong Film Award, Best Picture Nominee Blu-ray (Hong Kong: English Subtitles)

9. TT3D: Closer to the Edge (2011)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, Sport

76 Metascore

By vividly recounting the TT's legendary rivalries and the Isle of Man's unique road racing history, this 3D feature documentary will discover why modern TT riders still risk their lives to... See full summary »

Director: Richard De Aragues | Stars: Guy Martin, Ian Hutchinson, John McGuinness, Michael Dunlop

Votes: 6,064

86 (3) Dual 3D, 2D-3D Conversion, 2D Blu-ray 3D (UK: Region B)

10. Faster (2003)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary

57 Metascore

The first film to go inside the MotoGP world since television took a sport watched by a few thousand spectators at race tracks and turned it into prime-time entertainment for over 350 ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Neale | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Valentino Rossi, Max Biaggi, Garry McCoy

Votes: 1,277

63 (3) Netflix

11. Fastest (2011)

PG-13 | 111 min | Documentary, Action, Sport

Shot around the world in 2010 and 2011 and narrated by Ewan McGregor, 'Fastest' captures the intense and thrilling reality of the MotoGP World Championship, documenting a pivotal moment in ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Neale | Stars: Jorge Lorenzo, Ewan McGregor, Valentino Rossi, Ben Spies

Votes: 2,148

78 (1) Blu-ray (UK, Hong Kong), Netflix

12. Le Mans (1971)

Approved | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

52 Metascore

Almost at the verge of documentary, film depicts a single auto race from the ground up.

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Steve McQueen, Siegfried Rauch, Elga Andersen, Ronald Leigh-Hunt

Votes: 8,755 | Gross: $0.71M

70 (3) Blu-ray

13. The Speed Merchants (1972)

Documentary, Action, Sport

1972 Sports Car racing. From 24hrs of Le Mans to 24hrs at Daytona. Told by drivers Mario Andretti and Vic Elford.

Director: Michael Keyser | Stars: Mario Andretti, Vic Elford

Votes: 54

88 (1)

14. Truth in 24 (2008)

95 min | Documentary, Sport

"Truth in 24" chronicles the Audi Sport racing teams as they attempt to win a record fifth consecutive 24 Hours of Le Mans. The films gives viewers an unprecedented behind-the-scenes view ... See full summary »

Directors: Keith Cossrow, Bennett Viseltear | Stars: Jason Statham, Ulrich Baretzky, Frank Biela, Rinaldo Capello

Votes: 468

85 (1) Blu-ray (UK: Region Free, Lossy)

15. Truth in 24 II: Every Second Counts (2012)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

The follow-up film to the original Truth in 24, where the Audi Sport Racing team again attempts to cross the finish line first at the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Director: Rob Gehring | Stars: Howden Haynes, Jason Statham

Votes: 283

75 (1) Blu-ray (UK: Region Free, Lossy)

16. The Triplets of Belleville (2003)

PG-13 | 80 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

91 Metascore

When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters--an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire--to rescue him.

Director: Sylvain Chomet | Stars: Michèle Caucheteux, Jean-Claude Donda, Michel Robin, Monica Viegas

Votes: 49,608 | Gross: $7.00M

86 (4) Blu-ray (France: Region B)

17. Breaking Away (1979)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

91 Metascore

A small-town boy obsessed with the Italian cycling team vies for the affections of a college girl.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley

Votes: 21,021 | Gross: $16.42M

84 (4) Won 1 Oscar, Best Picture Nominee Blu-ray

18. A Sunday Day in Hell (1977)

111 min | Documentary, Sport

The film follows the French Paris-Roubaix spring classic, notorious for the hellish paves or cobbled roads of the north "which are no longer used for traffic but only for transporting ... See full summary »

Director: Jørgen Leth | Stars: David Saunders, Roger De Vlaeminck, Marc Demeyer, Freddy Maertens

Votes: 691

78 (1)

19. Vive le tour (1962)

18 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

Chronicles the cyclists of the Tour de France and their daily trails along the race.

Director: Louis Malle | Star: Jean Bobet

Votes: 801

77 (1)

20. Chasing Legends (2010)

93 min | Documentary, Sport

Documentary following the progress of Team Columbia-HTC throughout the 2009 Tour de France including race footage interspersed with interviews, archive clips and brief history of the Tour.

Director: Jason Berry | Stars: Jean-Michel Heimonet, Mark Cavendish, Bernhard Eisel, Bert Grabsch

Votes: 141

77 (1)

21. Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

R | 102 min | Drama

89 Metascore

2 men drag-racing across the U.S., in a '55 Chevy. Dennis Wilson's the mechanic, James Taylor's the driver.

Director: Monte Hellman | Stars: James Taylor, Warren Oates, Laurie Bird, Dennis Wilson

Votes: 10,856

83 (4) Blu-ray

22. The Great Race (1965)

Passed | 160 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

71 Metascore

In the early 20th century, two rivals, the heroic Leslie and the despicable Professor Fate, engage in an epic automobile race from New York to Paris.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk

Votes: 15,528 | Gross: $25.33M

78 (3) Won 1 1966 Oscar Blu-ray

23. Rendezvous (1976)

9 min | Short, Action

A high-speed drive through the streets of Paris.

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Gunilla Friden, Claude Lelouch

Votes: 3,254

79 (1) Blu-ray (UK: Region Free)

24. Downhill Racer (1969)

M/PG | 101 min | Drama, Sport

89 Metascore

Quietly cocky Robert Redford joins U.S. ski team as downhill racer and clashes with the team's coach, played by Gene Hackman. Lots of good skiing action leading to an exciting climax.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Robert Redford, Gene Hackman, Camilla Sparv, Karl Michael Vogler

Votes: 3,945

74 (3) Blu-ray

25. Cool Runnings (1993)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

60 Metascore

When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: John Candy, Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis

Votes: 89,297 | Gross: $68.86M

70 (3)

26. Speedway (1929)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Bill Whipple is a happy-go-lucky mechanic for MacDonald who thinks that he is the worlds greatest driver and lover. Mac has treated Bill like a son since he took him in. One day at the ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: William Haines, Anita Page, Ernest Torrence, Karl Dane

Votes: 601

76 (1)

27. The Roaring Road (1919)

Passed | 58 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

A young man pursues a young lady with the same energy he applies to his other obsession in life, auto racing.

Director: James Cruze | Stars: Wallace Reid, Ann Little, Theodore Roberts, Guy Oliver

Votes: 593

70 (1)

28. Super Speedway (1997)

Not Rated | 50 min | Documentary, Action, Sport

Follow the Newman-Haas (Andretti) racing team through the process of building, testing, and racing for a season.

Director: Stephen Low | Stars: Paul Newman, Richard Garneau, Jim Paulson, Jeff Andretti

Votes: 445 | Gross: $40.00M

79 (2) 65mm Blu-ray

29. Cars (2006)

G | 117 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

73 Metascore

A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.

Directors: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft | Stars: Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman, Larry the Cable Guy

Votes: 353,429 | Gross: $244.08M

74 (5) Blu-ray 3D

30. Cars 2 (2011)

G | 106 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

57 Metascore

Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.

Directors: John Lasseter, Bradford Lewis | Stars: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer

Votes: 152,516 | Gross: $191.45M

55 (5) Blu-ray 3D

31. Cars 3 (2017)

G | 102 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

59 Metascore

Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world.

Director: Brian Fee | Stars: Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion

Votes: 69,606 | Gross: $152.90M

32. 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (2004 TV Movie)

92 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

Barry Pepper portrays legendary race car drive Dale Earnhardt, who died in 2001 during the last lap of the Daytona 500.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Barry Pepper, Elizabeth Mitchell, Ernest Whitted, Andrea Powell

Votes: 1,527

69 (1) Blu-ray

33. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Sport

66 Metascore

Number one NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gary Cole

Votes: 162,492 | Gross: $148.21M

67 (5) Blu-ray

34. NASCAR: The IMAX Experience (2004)

PG | 48 min | Documentary, Sport

58 Metascore

A big-screen look into one of America's most successful entertainment industries, NASCAR racing.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson

Votes: 582 | Gross: $20.03M

63 (4) 65mm 3D

35. Death Race 2000 (1975)

R | 80 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

In a dystopian future, a cross country automobile race requires contestants to run down innocent pedestrians to gain points that are tallied based on each kill's brutality.

Director: Paul Bartel | Stars: David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone, Simone Griffeth, Mary Woronov

Votes: 23,778 | Gross: $8.00M

73 (4) Blu-ray, Netflix

36. Death Race (2008)

R | 105 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

43 Metascore

Ex-con Jensen Ames is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world's most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson, Ian McShane

Votes: 194,265 | Gross: $36.32M

54 (5) Blu-ray

37. Death Race 2 (2010 Video)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

Explores the origins of the first "Frankenstein" car driver, Carl "Luke" Lucas, who died in a race at the beginning of the first film.

Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Luke Goss, Lauren Cohan, Sean Bean, Ving Rhames

Votes: 30,241

Blu-ray, Netflix

38. Death Race: Inferno (2013 Video)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

Convicted cop-killer Carl Lucas, aka Frankenstein, is a superstar driver in the brutal prison yard demolition derby known as Death Race. Only one victory away from winning freedom for himself and his pit crew.

Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Luke Goss, Tanit Phoenix Copley, Danny Trejo, Ving Rhames

Votes: 18,235

Blu-ray

39. Redline (2009)

Not Rated | 102 min | Animation, Action, Romance

A story about the most popular racing event in the galaxy, the Redline, and the various racers who compete in it.

Director: Takeshi Koike | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Yû Aoi, Tadanobu Asano, Yoshiyuki Morishita

Votes: 10,616

74 (2) Blu-ray (English Subtitles, English Dub)

40. Pit Stop (1969)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Drama, Sport

Grant Willard sponsors drivers in a "new" form of race car driving called The Figure Eight. The rise and fall of one such driver is the whole story behind PIT STOP.

Director: Jack Hill | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Richard Davalos, Ellen Burstyn, Sid Haig

Votes: 665

71 (2) Blu-ray

41. Rad (1986)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Sport

24 Metascore

The story of one young man, Cru Jones, who has the intensity and desire to win a BMX race called Helltrack.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Bart Conner, Lori Loughlin, Bill Allen, Talia Shire

Votes: 4,760 | Gross: $2.02M

72 (1)

42. 2 Seconds (1998)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Laurie, a professional downhill racer gets fired because of her slight overindulgence in irresponsibility. She returns to Montreal where she is welcomed by her geeky but cute brother. She ... See full summary »

Director: Manon Briand | Stars: Charlotte Laurier, Dino Tavarone, Jonathan Bolduc, Suzanne Clément

Votes: 508

69 (1)

43. The Program (II) (2015)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

53 Metascore

An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong's performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Ben Foster, Chris O'Dowd, Guillaume Canet, Jesse Plemons

Votes: 15,679

63 (4)

44. American Flyers (1985)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Sport

50 Metascore

Sports physician Marcus persuades his unstable brother David to come with him and train for a bicycle race across the Rocky Mountains. Marcus doesn't tell David that he has a brain aneurysm... See full summary »

Director: John Badham | Stars: Kevin Costner, David Marshall Grant, Rae Dawn Chong, Alexandra Paul

Votes: 5,444 | Gross: $1.40M

63 (2)

45. To the Fore (2015)

125 min | Drama, Sport