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Buckle Up Movies

Strap in and watch some of the most popular car movies of all time.

Grand Prix

Nine races. One champion. Formula One drivers compete to be the best in this tale of speed, spectacle, and intertwined personal lives

The Italian job

Charlie, the mastermind of a Venice heist, is overseen by John, a lifelong criminal. But the thieves are ruthlessly double-crossed by one of their own, Steve. In order to get their stolen gold bars back, Charlie enlists John's reluctant safecracking-prodigy daughter, Stella. But Steve proves himself to be one step ahead of them, and Charlie finds that he'll have to make some daring last-minute changes to their plan by creating the largest traffic jam in Los Angeles' history

The Italian job

Fresh from prison, Charlie begins to work on a heist that will either set him up for life - or send him up forever. Charlie and his unruly lot of thieves take on the mob, the police and the gridlocked traffic of Turin to rob a heavily armed shipment of gold bullion

The fast and the furious

Every night is a championship race on the turbo-charged streets of Los Angeles. Dominic and Johnny are rivals who are the boldest, the baddest, the best, and turn their challengers into dust. Along comes a challenger. Dominic and Johnny know that he is tough and fast, what they don't know is that he is a speed demon detective trying to bust up a theft ring

Mad Max

In the desolate near future, road cop Mad Max tires of chasing after vicious roving gangs and quits. When his wife and child are murdered by a motorcycle gang he returns to seek revenge

Gone in 60 seconds

Legendary car booster Memphis Raines thought he'd left the fast lane behindd until he's forced out of retirement in a do or die effort to save his kid brother

Death race

Private corporations run most of the prisons across the U.S. for profit. Jensen Ames is framed for his wife's murder on the same day that the steel mill he works at closes. Ames is sent to prison where he is coerced by Hennessey, the sadistic prison warden, to drive a Ford Mustang and become known as the famous masked driver, Frankenstein. She tells Ames that she knows his baby was left in foster care, but that prisoners are freed upon winning five Death Races. Since he will take on the mask of the legendary Frankenstein, who had 4 wins at the time of his death, he will only need to win one race. It's a race to the finish and only the winner survives

Bullitt

A star witness in a controversial court case is murdered, and the police detective assigned to guard him goes after the killers himself

Days of thunder

A young kid yearning to be a race car driver must learn to control his emotions if he hopes to succeed and become a national champion

Talladega nights. The ballad of Ricky Bobby

NASCAR sensation Ricky Bobby is a racing hero because of his "win at all costs" approach. He and his loyal racing partner, childhood friend Cal Naughton Jr., are a fearless duo. Dubbed "Shake" and "Bake" by their fans, the two have the ability to finish so many races in the #1 and #2 positions, with Cal always in second place. When flamboyant French Formula One driver Jean Girard challenges Ricky and Cal for the supremacy of NASCAR, Ricky must face his own demons and fight Girard for the right to be known as racing's top driver

Driven

A talented veteran driver confronts his past when he is asked to come out of retirement to help with an unfocused, but talented, rookie contender, whose dangerous activities and behavior includes pursuing the girlfriend of his primary racing rival. Shot on location at championship races around the world

Born racer

A powerful and inspirational story of dedication, danger, fear and the rare "will" some individuals have to defy all personal limitations

Senna

Spanning his years as a Formula One racing driver from 1984 to his untimely death a decade later, Senna explores the life and work of the triple world champion, his physical and spiritual achievements on the track, his quest for perfection and the mythical status he has since attained

Death proof

A deranged stuntman stalks his victims from the safety of his killer car, but when he picks on the wrong group of babes, all bets are off. He becomes involved in an automotive duel of epic proportions

Need for speed

Tobey Marshall, a mechanic who moonlights as an underground race-car driver, strives to take the top prize in America's most prominent street race in order to have his revenge against the ambitious ex-NASCAR champ who had him framed and sent to prison

The great race

Comedy about a turn-of-the-century automobile race from New York to Paris

Duel

A traveling businessman is menaced on the highway by a huge diesel truck. Although he can never see the psychopathic driver of the truck, he soon realizes that this guy is out to kill him!

Drive

Driver is a Hollywood stunt driver by day, and moonlights as a top-notch getaway driver for hire in the criminal underworld. He finds himself a target for some of LA's most dangerous men after agreeing to aid the husband of his beautiful neighbor, Irene. When the job goes dangerously awry, the only way he can keep Irene and her son alive is to do what he does best, Drive!

The transporter

Frank is the best at what he does -- transporting dangerous or illegal goods. His latest shipment, a beautiful young woman, brings deadly complications to his delivery plans. He must kick into overdrive and fight to save his cargo, and his life

Locke

A feat of bold, dynamic storytelling from Oscar-nominated writer-director Steven Knight. A successful businessman receives a series of phone calls which sets into motion a chain of events that unravels his perfect life, all of which takes the course of one absolutely riveting and intense car ride

Thelma & Louise

Thelma and Louise are accidental outlaws on a desperate flight across the Southwest after a tragic incident at a roadside bar. With a determined detective on their trail, a sweet-talking hitchhiker in their path, and a string of crimes in their wake, their journey alternates between hilarious, high-speed thrill ride and empowering personal odyssey ... even as the law closes in

Rush

Set against the golden age of Formula One racing in the 1970s, Rush is based on the true story of a spectacular sporting rivalry between English playboy James Hunt, and his structured, intelligent opponent, Austrian driver Niki Lauda

American graffiti

Four teenagers come of age in 1962 on the last summer night before they go off to college, jobs, or the army

Smokey & the Bandit

A man guarantees that he can get a truckload of unavailable beer from Texas to Atlanta in 28 hours, and is pursued all the way. Includes a making-of featurette and a CB tutorial entitled Snowman, What's Your 20?
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