Can You Identify These Famous Film Cars?

By: Kennita Leon

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What would most action movies be like without an exit plan? And what use would an exit plan be if there were no means of escape? What about all those high-speed, up-close and personal chase scenes involving the protagonists and antagonists? Or witnessing innocent bystanders unsuspectingly getting caught up in the ongoing madness. Some of our favorite movies of all time include those very aspects and more.

Movie cars are important features in many genres today. These cars are now in action, sci-fi, adventure and even horror movies. They come from outer space, some are found in junkyards, sometimes they are assembled in a high-tech factory or a simple garage. They range from common, everyday cars, truck and Jeeps to futuristic-looking vehicles, modified with specific upgrades which suit the characters desires and needs.

No matter where they are built or what they look like, they usually serve similar purposes: to accompany the lead character on his assigned mission. So can you name these helpful sidekicks? Do you have what it takes to identify some of the coolest cars in cinematic history? PS, if you don't know who or what Optimus Prime, K.I.T.T., Lightning McQueen and the Nautilus, you may have a hard time.

This super-fast machine was owned by none other than the villain of the "Despicable Me" series- Felonius Gru. Following its 2010 release, "Despicable Me" became a worldwide success, and two sequels followed in 2013 and 2017, featuring the Gru and his big, sleek and shiny machine.

Optimus Prime is a robot and the leader of the Autobots group in the films of the Transformer series. He, along with his counterparts, can transform themselves into objects such as cars.

Mach Five is the Chevrolet Corvette racing car featured in the Japanese anime film series, "Speed Racer." The movie revolves around the life and adventures of Gou Mifune, an ambitious teenaged racer who originates from a family that specializes in race cars. Initially, Mach 5 was driven by Speed Racer's brother, Rex, up until his death in a cross-country race, The Crucible.

The Mini Cooper was the vehicle featured in the 2003 action movie- "The Italian Job." This film is about a team of five thieves hired by John Bridger to steal $35 million in gold from a safe in Venice, Italy. In the end, each member receives a share of the profits, thanks to teamwork, quick thinking and the help of the modified Coopers.

Lightning McQueen is an iconic racing car in the animated film, "Cars," easily recognized by its bright red color and lightning bold across its side. After becoming lost on his way to the Piston Cup Championship, this anthropomorphic car embarks on a journey colored with new friendships and adventures, which propels a change in his outlook on life.

In "Iron Man," Tony Stark, a brilliant inventor and billionaire is captured by terrorists and coerced into producing weapons of mass destruction. Stark is also a man of great style, equipped with the sleek fancy sports car- the Audri R8- that no doubt only adds to his sophistication.

Lotus Esprit is a 1970's sports car that was featured in the James Bond film, "The Spy Who Loved Me." The film follows popular British spy, James Bond, on yet another mission to save the world. Along the way, Bond encounters a Russian agent, Amasova. The two reluctantly join forces to save the world and they ultimately fall in love.

Harley Davidson's high powered motorcycle is used by Steve Rogers in the superhero film, "Captain America." When a patriotic Rogers is rejected by the military due to his small frame, he joins a program that gives him unique strength, endurance, and speed. The newly reformed Rogers and his speedy motorcycle join America's fight in World War II.

A six-wheeled convertible known as The Nautilus Car was kept aboard Captain Nemo's submarine of the same name, in the film, "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen." The ornately styled car was designed by Carol Spier and was made specifically for the film.

The British Leyland Mini is the small vehicle driven by clumsy Mr. Bean in the film of the same name. Bean is a good-natured but clumsy security guard who seems to inspire chaos in every situation he encounters.

During the filming of the 2002 action film, "XXX," this Pontiac GTO muscle car was one of the many stars. The '90s machine is more than just a prop; it is a sleek, edgy masterpiece that perfectly complements the driver, Xander Cage X (Vin Diesel).

The Italian supercar, known as the Lamborghini Countach, is one of the more famous sports cars of the 1970s and '80s. The word Countach is actually a curse word in the Piedmontese language but is used to mean ‘wow' or to express surprise, in English.

"Transporter 2" is a thrilling, action-packed film that features the Audi A8 L. This Audi is used by Frank Martin- a former military fighter hired as a driver and bodyguard to Jack Billings, the son of a wealthy official.

The dreams of a 7-year-old aspiring beauty queen are supported by her quirky somewhat mismatched family members. When she qualifies for the ‘Little Miss Sunshine' contest, they all pile into the old Volkswagen Transporter to travel to California for the show. In this comedy-drama film, the family embarks on a journey filled with mishaps and personality differences before they arrive at their destination.

This comedy film tells the story of the Dalmatians that were born out of a classic animal love story when their parents first met in a park and fell in love. The luxury vehicle, Panther de Ville, is owned by Anita's evil boss, Cruella de Vil, who hires the Badun brothers to steal the puppies for their fur. The puppies soon join forces with other animals to punish Cruella and to return to their owners.

In this 2008 film, producer and actor, Clint Eastwood stars as Walt Kowalski, a disgruntled war veteran living in the rough neighborhood of Highland Park in Detroit. The widowed Kowalski lives a life of isolation with only his dog and his beloved Ford Torino for company, until he forms an unlikely friendship with a teenager named Thao.

Herman Munster and his family travel to England, to claim his inherited seat as "Lord of the Manor." His father-in-law, Grandpa, adds to this 1966 film with his custom-made Drag-U-LA, which has a marble gravestone and was actually made out of a coffin.

The Fantasticar is the flying car depicted and owned by the Fantastic Four in the comic book and film series. Though variations have been made over the years, the Fantasticar was designed and built by Reed Richards (the leader of the Fantastic Four) and Johnny Storm, also known as The Human Torch.

In this supernatural film, a teenager sells his soul to the devil, Mephisto, in exchange for the good health of his ailing father. The deal with the devil goes horribly wrong, and his father dies. He becomes a daring vigilante motorcyclist with a flaming skull and the ability to blast fire. Armed with his motorcycle, Hellbike, Johnny Blaze becomes a mighty force.

In the small desert town of Brooks, Arizona, Packard Walsh and his gang of car racers, terrorize other racers in the town and coerce them into giving up their vehicles. Walsh's interest in a girl named Keri becomes deadly when he kills her boyfriend James in a jealous rage. James is soon reincarnated and returns to the town as Jake Kelsey, in a sleek Dodge M4S, to enact revenge and drive away with his girlfriend, once and for all.

Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dune are two dim-witted best friends who are thrown into the midst of danger when they travel across the state to make a delivery to their friend, Mary, who left a suitcase full of money in Harry's car. The two friends are pursued by the police and hired killers for the money that is actually ransom to be exchanged for the safe return of Mary's husband, Bobby.

The Mazda RX7 is one of the many sports cars featured in this action film, which serves as a sequel to "2 Fast 2 Furious" in the Fast and Furious film series. Sean Boswell is a daring teenager sent to Tokyo from Arizona, to avoid his run-in with the law. However, his reckless ways remain and he soon enters the world of drift racing and angers the Drift King, Takashi, when he steals his girlfriend

A team of four operatives breaks out of prison to clear their name and earn respect once more, after being dishonorably discharged and framed for a crime they did not commit. "The A-Team," was not very successful at the box office, earning only $177 million against its $110 million production budget.

Starsky and Hutch are two detectives of the local police department in Bay City who are annoyances to their colleagues. Starsky is a loud mouth, obsessed with his Ford Torino and Hutch is a dirty cop. With the help of a street informant, Huggy Bear, the partners launch an investigation into the death of a drug dealer who was found on the beach.

Two well-meaning orphaned brothers, Jake and Elwood, set out on a mission that involves saving their beloved orphanage from being sold. The brothers travel in Elwood's Dodge Monaco and seem to make a series of enemies along the way, such as the police and another band, while having only 11 days to pay off the debt.

A loving father, Caractacus Potts, fulfills his promise to his children and purchases the remains of a legendary racecar from a junkyard after it was badly damaged in its last race. He renames the car, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and takes the children to a seaside picnic where he tells them a mythical tale about fictional Vulgaria.

John Brown, a loyal security guard at a Bradford Robotics lab, is rewarded by Brenda Bradford for his brave attempts to catch her father's killer after he was murdered on the job. John's severe injuries from the pursuit were fixed by Brenda, who gives him new limbs and fancy tools. John, his niece Penny, and her dog, Brain, team up to retrieve the valuable robotic foot and to capture the criminal behind the explosion.

The unintelligent Fred Flimstone is a loyal friend to Barney Rubble and lends him money to adopt a baby. Barney repays him by helping him to obtain a promotion as vice president at their workplace, unaware of the ulterior motives of the CEO, Cliff Vandercave. Together, the two set out in their Footmobile to redeem themselves and to save their children, who have been captured by Clint.

The Dodge Charger is a car driven by a primary fictional character, Dominic Toretto, in "The Fast and the Furious" film franchise. Vin Diesel portrays Dominic, who is a skilled street racer and a career criminal loyal to his family and to his team. His beloved car, the Dodge Charger, was built by Toretto and his father, who raced it at the Los Angeles County Raceway.

A plot devised by Senator Walter Chalmers to capture a mob boss goes incredibly wrong, when the key witness and brother of the accused, is killed. Lieutenant in charge, Frank Bullitt, is held responsible because Johnny Ross was in his protective custody at the time of his death. Bullitt, determined to salvage his reputation, sets out on a wild journey in his Ford Mustang, to bring the mob boss to justice.

Jensen Ames, a former NASCAR driver, is convicted of the murder of his wife and sent to Terminal Island Penitentiary. The prison warden, Claire Hennessy, offers prisoners a unique task, a chance to participate in the gladiator game "Death Race," where the winner of the race will be granted freedom. Ames enters the race posing as the mythical driver, Frankenstein, and uses his street smarts and driving skills to dodge the grenades and other deadly traps in the race.

In this 1983 film, Clark Griswold and his family of three all pack into the family truckster- an old-fashioned Wagon Queen station wagon. The Griswolds road trip to California is tainted by a series of mishaps, such as when they get lost in the desert and when Clark accidentally kills a pet dog.

Herbie is an anthropomorphic Volkswagon Beetle that is bought by a race car driver, Jim Douglas, at a low point in his career. Douglas soon discovers the Beetle's amazing speed and wins a local race with his new wheels. The previous owner of the car, Thorndyke, becomes a jealous rival and challenges him to another racing competition, promising to clear any debt he owes if he wins.

Mater is another anthropomorphic car and a major character in the animated series, "Cars." He was initially blue but later on, is seen as a rusty brown and was designed to portray a North American tow truck, or a 1951 International Harvester boom truck with features of a Chevrolet. Even though Mater does not have a hood or a left headlight, he is one of the most competent cars due to his knowledge of automotive parts.

A 1957 red Plymouth Fury becomes a mysteriously supernatural car at the center of a fatal accident. Many years later, it is bought and restored by a nerdy teenager who transforms from a bullied nerd in high school to a cocky teenager. His drastic change in personality is attributed to the new car he named Christine, and it prompts swift action from his loved ones.

Kurt Russell stars as Mike the stuntman, a sadistic driver of a Chevy Nova, modified to protect the driver's life at all costs. He systematically travels through the country stalking women, enticing them with his car and killing them in accidents where he exits unscathed.

The Toyota Supra is a pearl-orange sports car featured in "The Fast and the Furious" film series, after Brian O'Conner gives it to Dominic Toretto, as a means of paying off a debt owed to him. Dominic and his team restore it to its original functionality, and it is seen later on in the film, such as when Brian rescues Vince and chases Johnny Tran and clan.

The Batmobile Tumbler is superhero Batman's fictional vehicle and primary mode of transportation. It is a custom-made armored vehicle that technician John Holmes prides on its originality.

Ferrari's 250 GT was chosen for the film after the director spotted a Modena Spyder California and hired the founders to create replicas for the movie. One of the replicas was sold in 2010, and another was put up for sale in 2013.

Bumblee is a small but mighty character in the Transformers series. He is recognized by his yellow body and is noted for his bravery and determination and for being one of Optimus Prime's trusted fighters. Though he cannot speak, he finds ways to communicate with other Autobots and his friend Sam Witwicky.

The Thunderbird is featured in the 1991 film, "Thelma and Louise," starring two young women out on a fishing trip which quickly takes a turn for the worse. Louise's desire to help her friend leads to the death of a man. The pair is on the run from the police and flee Mexico but not before Thelma falls in love with a career criminal.

Kowalski is a car delivery man with an addiction to pills that lands him into big trouble during his delivery of a Dodge Challenger R/T to San Francisco. He bets with his dealer to get drugs for free if he delivers the vehicle in time, but his plan goes awry when his recklessness leads to the death of a driver.

Innovative scientist, Doc Brown creates a unique time travel machine using an altered Delorean vehicle. While showing off his new invention to his teenage friend, Marty, he is shot by enemies, and the desperate Marty flees into the time machine and travels back to 1955. "Back to the Future" was extremely successful and became the highest grossing film of 1985, earning more than $381 million.

This 1963 Italian production starred in the 1964 James Bond film, "Goldfinger." Bond's impeccable reputation for catching criminals is put to the test when he encounters the powerful criminal, Auric Goldfinger.

Bo, the bandit, is a truck driver hired to deliver illegal Coors beer to Enos Burdette in Georgia within 28 hours. Bo enlists his partner, Snowman, to drive the cargo while he carries out his plan to distract the authorities in a black Pontiac Trans Am.

Two fun-loving cousins, Bo and Luke Duke, are known for their reckless driving and are on probation after being arrested for the illegal sale of alcohol. When they discover plans to sell off farmland to miners, the boys team up with their cousin Daisy and their Uncle Jesse, to put a stop to the county commissioner and Sheriff Coltrane, once and for all.

After unceremoniously losing their jobs at Columbia University and a technical college, scientists Abby Yates, Erin Gilbert and engineer Jillian Holtzmann launch their own ghostbuster business. The pair uncovers more than they bargain for when they discover an evil plot devised by satanist Rowan that threatens humanity.

"The Dark Knight" is a 2008 film and the second in the The Dark Knight trilogy, as well as the sequel to "Batman Begins." Batman, also known as The Dark Knight, continues to rid Gotham City of crime, with the help of his friends Harvey Dent and Jim Gordon.

The Mystery Machine is a panel van that serves as the main means of transport for Mystery Inc.- a group of four friends and their faithful dog, Scooby Doo. The blue van has splashes of green and orange and is labeled ‘The Mystery Machine' on either side.

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