Total Recall: 50 Most Memorable Movie Cars

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

50 - 46 | 45 - 41 | 40 - 36 | 35 - 31 | 30 - 26 | 25 - 21 | 20 - 16 | 15 - 11 | 10 - 6 | 5 - 1
Honorable Mentions

American Graffiti
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40. Milner's Deuce Coupe
Type of car: Customized 1932 Ford Coupe
Special features: Legendary license plate number
Appears in: American Graffiti

George Lucas was a hot rod enthusiast, and this film based on his own teenage years in Modesto, California definitely shows that. John Milner's 1932 Ford introduced a whole new generation to this type of old style hot rod.


American Graffiti





Cobra
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39. Cobretti's Mercury
Type of car: Customized 1950 Mercury Monterey
Special features: Custom paint, nitrous injection system
Appears in: Cobra

Apart from relatively cartoonish violence, Cobretti's 1950 Merc is probably the most memorable thing about the whole movie. Sadly, the car is completely destroyed by the end of the film.


Cobra





Tucker: The Man and His Dream
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38. Tucker Torpedo
Type of car: 1948 Tucker Sedan
Special features: Directional front headlight, rear engine, padded dash
Appears in: Tucker: The Man and His Dream

In an attempt to start his own manufacturing company, Preston Tucker came up with a car with innovative features and radical styling. The company closed down amid fraud allegations, and only 51 cars were ever made, making the "Tucker Torpedo" a very rare and collectible car.


Tucker: The Man and His Dream





National Lampoon's Animal House
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37. Flounder's brother's Lincoln
Type of car: 1964 Lincoln Continental
Special features: Custom bodywork and paint
Appears in: National Lampoon's Animal House

While on the ill-fated road trip with Otter, Boon, and Pinto, freshman Delta pledge Flounder severely damages his brother Fred's Lincoln Continental. But no matter, D-Day "fixes" it just in time for Faber's annual Homecoming parade.


National Lampoon's Animal House





Rain Man
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36. Charlie Babbit's Buick
Type of car: 1949 Buick Roadmaster Convertible
Special features: Can be driven slow on the driveway
Appears in: Rain Man

This classic convertible is the sum total of Charlie Babbitt's inheritance, after his father passes away. It's not the same as getting $3 million, but the car's true value lies in bringing Charlie together with the brother he never knew he had.


Rain Man


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