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

Ferris Bueller's Day Off
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10. Mr. Frye's Ferrari
Type of car: 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder SWB
Special features: attracts joyriding parking attendants
Appears in: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Cameron says his father loves this car more than life itself. Ferris scoffs at his priorities, but does highly recommend picking one up, if you have the means. It's a simply beautiful car, and fortunately the filmmakers destroy a mere replica, not the real thing.


Ferris Bueller's Day Off





Batman
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9. Tim Burton's Batmobile
Type of car: GM Batmobile
Special features: Turbine, remote control, shields
Appears in: Batman, Batman Returns

The 1989 Batman needed to overcome a lot of the camp baggage left by the old TV show, and the new Batmobile was big step in that direction. Although the 1960s Batmobile was cool, this new one was simply mind-blowing.


Batman





Starsky & Hutch
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8. Starsky's Gran Torino
Type of car: 1976 Ford Gran Torino
Special features: Mag wheels, custom paint
Appears in: Starsky & Hutch

The long-running TV show helped make this car popular, but it's the 2004 film the qualifies the iconic red Gran Torino hot rod for a high rank on the list. About ten of the cars were destroyed during filming, and only a couple have survived.


Starsky & Hutch





Smokey and the Bandit
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7. Bandit's Trans Am
Type of car: 1977 Pontiac Trans Am
Special features: T-tops, CB Radio
Appears in: Smokey and the Bandit, Smokey and the Bandit II

Burt Reynolds' previous stint as bootlegger in White Lightning involved a relatively boring Ford 500. But this time around, he drives the outrageously-styled Trans Am, complete with the "Flaming Chicken" decals.


Smokey and the Bandit





Ghostbusters
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6. Ecto-1
Type of car: 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor
Special features: Siren, sliding proton pack storage
Appears in: Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters 2

According to Ray, it just needs some suspension work and shocks. Brakes, brake pads, lining, steering box, transmission, rear-end. Also new rings, mufflers, a little wiring. But hey, the old ambulance was only $4800. That's only about $10,000 when scaled up for inflation.


Ghostbusters


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