Total Recall: 50 Most Memorable Movie Cars

We count down the 50 most famous cars to drive across the silver screen.

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Honorable Mentions

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5. James Bond's Aston Martin DB5
Type of car: 1963 Aston Martin DB5
Special features: Oil slick, smoke screen, ejector seat, radar tracking system, machine guns, revolving license plates
Appears in: Goldfinger, Thunderball, The Cannonball Run, Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale

This car is as much a part of James Bond lore as is the Walther PPK. Sean Connery can be seen driving it in Goldfinger and Thunderball, Pierce Brosnan drives one in Goldeneye and Tomorrow Never Dies, Daniel Craig drives one in Casino Royale, and Roger Moore uses one to goof on himself in The Cannonball Run.


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4. Bullitt's Mustang
Type of car: 1968 Ford Mustang GT390 Fastback
Special features: Makes you feel almost as cool as Steve McQueen
Appears in: Bullitt

Bullitt may be the coolest movie by the coolest actor ever, Steve McQueen. So naturally, his car has to be cool, too. Two identical Mustangs were used for filming the iconic chase scene; one was scrapped after filming, and it's rumored that the surviving car has been stored in a barn in the Ohio River Valley.


The Dukes of Hazzard
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3. The General Lee
Type of car: 1969 Dodge Charger
Special features: Extensive race modifications, musical horn
Appears in: The Dukes of Hazzard

Dumb movie, dumb TV show, awesome car. The General Lee is proof that you can keep a TV show on the air for 6 seasons simply based on the popularity of a single car (and Catherine Bach in tight shorts). Like some other cars on this list, the General was mainly known for TV, but found regained popularity when jumping to the big screen.

The Dukes of Hazzard

The Love bug
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2. Herbie
Type of car: 1963 Model 117 Volkswagen Type 1 (Beetle)
Special features: Ultimate cruise control
Appears in: The Love Bug, Herbie Rides Again, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, Herbie Goes Bananas, Herbie: Fully Loaded

The 1968 Disney film The Love Bug was partly inspired by and helped push along the Beetle craze in the 1960s. The little grey race car with a lot of personality has since gone on to star in 4 sequels and a TV movie, with co-stars ranging from Bruce Campbell to Lindsay Lohan. Why is Herbie at #2 on this list? Try finding someone who doesn't know who Herbie is.

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Back to the Future
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1. Doc Brown's De Lorean
Type of car: 1981 De Lorean DMC-12
Special features: Flux capacitor, remote control, hover conversion, Mr. Fusion generator
Appears in: Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II, Back to the Future Part III

The Back to the Future movies were all blockbusters, and were all based around one thing - a De Lorean-turned-time machine invented by the eccentric Doctor Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd).

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