Everyone has a personal favorite when it comes to movie cars for a variety of different reasons. Regardless of the movie genre there is always that car you would always dream of owning, and collectively it would be an incredibly diverse group of automobiles.
Beyond the obvious make and model biases however, there’s something about the fantastic supercar that appeals to many people. Many times these cars become even more iconic than the driver or the movie itself, taking on a life of it’s own and becoming bigger than the source material.
This phenomenon is quantifiable in many cases throughout the history of cinema, but what exactly about these cars make them so popular? Truly badass movie cars come in all different shapes and sizes, but one common theme is the incredible and fictional properties found in each example listed.
The very nature of the moviegoing experience helps people connect and enjoy the fantasy aspect of these incredible and undoubtedly superpowered cars that border on the ridiculous. Ridiculous is used to describe these vehicles because when it comes to the Ten Most Badass Movie Cars, the realm of normal need not apply.
In the spirit of disbelief, every car on our list shares the same badass trait and is heavily modified to look different than what the original designers intended. Stock bodied vehicles or cars with simple exterior modifications need not apply. More realistic examples can be found in our ranking of movie cars that could exist in reality, so if your moviegoing tastes are more grounded make sure to check out that list as well.
Check your skepticism at the door and switch on your suspension of disbelief through this ranking and see if you agree with our countdown.
Ten Most Badass Movie Cars
Love them or hate them there's always a car you think about when the phrase "badass movie car" is heard, even if you've never seen the movie is from. What makes a movie car badass is up to your own personal perspective, so not everyone will agree with this countdown. Domestic or Import, RWD vs FWD vs AWD, or classic movie cars and antique collectibles are just some of the different flavors in which these badass movie cars come.
Many of these cars seen on TV and involved in some of your favorite movies can be some of the best, but this Ten Most Badass Movie Cars list is not for any car that could possibly exist. From the supercharged to the borderline comical, the only thing these cars share is that there's no way that any of them could ever exist, whether from practicality or the lack of physics.
Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift - 97 Mazda RX-7
Sporting the magnificent Veilside body kit and front conversion, this FD is piloted by Han throughout the film Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift and is definitely a badass movie car.
There's quite a few memorable scenes with this car, including an iconic slow motion drift scene around two Japanese girls in a Nissan Skyline.
Sporting some old school Racing Hart C5's this FD turned heads no matter where it went until meeting an unfortunate demise in the painful-to-watch crash scene towards the end.
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