Cars have contributed to the style, theme, and plot of some of audiences’ favorite movies for decades, and the 90s and 00s were no exception. Here are some of the most memorable vehicles to grace the screen during 20 years of fantastic films.
10. The Fast and the Furious: 1970 Dodge Charger
The Fast and the Furious movies have thrilled lovers of fast cars for over a decade now, starting with Dominic Toretto’s revved-up Charger in 2001.
9. Little Miss Sunshine: 1973 Volkswagon Transporter
Sure, this VW bus had a broken clutch, but it was also like another character in this charming 2006 film.
8. Get Shorty: 1994 Oldsmobile Silhouette
In 1995, the rental Oldsmobile that John Travolta’s Chili Palmer receives instead of a Cadillac reinvented cool for the minivan.
7. The Italian Job: 2003 MINI Cooper S
This 2003 film highlights BMW’s revamped MINIs for the new millennium.
6. Transformers: 2009 Chevrolet Camaro
In Michael Bay’s 2007 film, Bumblebee changes from a 1977 Camaro to a new model.
5. Thelma & Louise: 1966 Ford Thunderbird
Louise’s classic T-bird was everything a used car should be, and it completed the feel of this iconic 1991 movie.
4. Death Proof: 1970 Chevy Nova
The reinforced Chevy with the skull emblazoned on the hood is a staple of this 2007 Quentin Tarantino flick.
3. Wayne’s World: 1976 AMC Pacer
This beloved 1992 movie would not be the same without Garth’s famous Mirth Mobile, which had flames painted on the side.
4. Bad Boys: 1994 Porsche 911
In this 1995 Michael Bay movie, Mike Lowry’s turbo engine Porsche actually beat a Cobra Roadster in a drag race.
3. Dazed and Confused: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle
Wooderson’s awesome car was part of what made his character so iconic in 1993’s tribute to 1970s youth.
2. Cruel Intentions: 1957 Jaguar Roadster
What’s slicker than the jet black sports car Sebastian Valmont drives in this 1999 cult classic?
1. Casino Royale: 2007 Aston Martin
Nobody has cooler cars than James Bond, and in 2006, both he and the Aston Martin enjoyed new life on the big screen.
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