Top 10 Car Movies | Indoor Activities

January 20th, 2021 by

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When the weather outside takes a turn to winter and cold, ideas for indoor activities are always in need. Family movie nights are a great way to unwind after a long week! Popping some popcorn and finding a great movie is a top choice. Automobile topics are our forte, so take a look at our top 10 favorite car movies for your next indoor activities!

Days of Thunder

“You Can’t Outrun the Thunder.” Cole Trickle enters the high-pressure world of Nascar racing. He’s a hot driver with a hot temper, and this attitude gets him into trouble not only with other drivers, but members of his own team as well.

Repo Man

Meet Otto. He’s a clean-cut kid in a dirty business. He’s a Repo Man. He steals cars legally. Now, he’s out to repossess a ’64 Chevy Malibu…with an amazing reward of $20,000. But Otto is not alone. There are others who want the car and will do anything to get it. The risks are great, because hidden in the trunk is something so incredible it could destroy them all. We’ll give you a hint… it glows in the dark.


“Some Heroes Are Real” A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor.

Fast and Furious 6

“All roads lead to this.” Hobbs has Dominic and Brian reassemble their crew to take down a team of mercenaries: Dominic unexpectedly gets sidetracked with facing his presumed deceased girlfriend, Letty.

Vanishing Point

“Watch carefully because everything happens fast. The chase. The desert. The shack. The girl. The roadblock. The end.” During the 1970s, car delivery driver Kowalski delivers hot rods in record time but always runs into trouble with the highway cops.

The Italian Job (1969)

Charlie has a “job” to do. Having just left prison, he finds one of his friends has attempted a high risk job in Italy right under the nose of the Mafia. Charlie’s friend doesn’t get very far, so Charlie takes over the “job”. Using three Mini Coopers, a couple of Jaguars, and a bus, he hopes to bring Torino to a standstill, steal the gold, and escape.

Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)

“See 93 cars destroyed in the most incredible pursuit ever filmed.” Insurance investigator Maindrian Pace and his team lead double-lives as unstoppable car thieves. When a South American drug lord pays Pace to steal 48 cars for him, all but one, a 1973 Ford Mustang, are in the bag. As Pace prepares to rip-off the fastback, codenamed “Eleanor”, in Long Beach, he is unaware that his boss has tipped off the police after a business dispute. Detectives are waiting and pursue Pace through five cities as he desperately tries to get away.


“There are bad cops and there are good cops – and then there’s Bullitt.” An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection.


Pixar nails it with a great family movie starring Lightening McQueen as a hot-shot rookie racer. He finds himself stranded in Radiator Springs, where he discovers friendship, family, and that life is more than a big race.

The Love Bug

“It’s a Love-in for Herbie… the incredible little car who shifts for himself!” A race car driver becomes a champion with a Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own.

Winters can be long in the Flathead Valley but hopefully you can enjoy watching some of these great movies as one of your next indoor activities.

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