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Titane wins big at Cannes: Take a look at many such car culture movies with verve

Shilpa S

Shilpa S
Jul 21, 2021

The daring world of fast cars and too-close-to-call offer viewers a certain kind of intrigue and fascination, evidenced by the huge popularity of the films in the genre. Recently, the film Titane’s win at the Cannes Film Festival also suggests how car-culture films are finding its feet in the industry. Here are a few action-packed films sure to fire up the auto-enthusiast in you.

1
Ford v. Ferrari
8.4OTTplay Rating
When Enzo Ferrari rejects a deal with Lee Iacocca and Henry Ford the Second regarding the sale of his company, it offends and angers the Ford Motor Company executives. Determined to beat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a prestigious sports car race in France, Ford orders the racing division of his company to build a car for the same. Carroll Shelby, a former racer, and Ken Miles, a mechanic, are tasked with the huge responsibility and the film revolves around their efforts to fulfil it in the best way they can.
2
The Fast and the Furious
7.1OTTplay Rating
After a group of criminals rob a truck of its electronic cargo, a police officer is sent undercover to find out the identities of the members who were a part of the heist. His investigation ultimately leads him to be a part of the street racing universe and his interest in the same threatens to derail his purpose. This film is the first instalment in the popular Fast and Furious franchise.
3
Rush
8.5OTTplay Rating
A sports biopic, Rush is loosely based on the story of the rivalry between real-life Formula One drivers in the 1970s, James Hunt and Niki Lauda. The film stars Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruh in lead roles. The movie features the use of real vintage racing cars as well.
4
Mad Max: Fury Road
8.3OTTplay Rating
Set in a post-apocalyptic dystopian future, where a desert land is ruled by a resource-withholding tyrant, Mad Max: Fury Road follows the story of the tyrannical leader’s female lieutenant who escapes his clutches, along with his wives and a captured prisoner. It is the fourth instalment in the series of Mad Max movies.
5
Cars
7.6OTTplay Rating
Set in a universe wholly inhabited by talking automobiles, Cars is an animated film that follows the story of Lightning McQueen, a brash young racecar who dreams of winning the prestigious Piston Cup.After accidentally finding himself in a small town, he is made to perform community service after he unintentionally damages the town’s road. There he learns a lesson or two in humility. The film has spawned a series of sequels and spin-offs.
6
Drive
7.9OTTplay Rating
Based on the novel of the same name, the film revolves around the story of a mechanic and stuntman (who also works as a getaway driver for criminals). His life gets even more complicated when he is involved in a heist planned by his neighbour. Ryan Gosling’s performance as the unnamed driver character received much praise.
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