Most Iconic Cars in Film

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16. Batmobile Tumbler
> Film: Batman Begins (2005)
> Genre: Drama, fantasy
> Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman

Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins” features an almost reptilian-looking tank that is Batman’s car. The caped crusader, played by Christian Bale, tools around in a vehicle packing a Chevy V-8 that boosts it up to 60 mph in about five seconds. The Tumbler is also made of 65 carbon-fiber panels.

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17. The Gigahorse
> Film: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
> Genre: Sci-fi, drama
> Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron

The reboot of the Mad Max movie franchise had many outrageous cars and trucks, but the Gigahorse topped them all. The vehicle features two 1959 Cadillac bodies pancaked on top of each other atop a truck chassis that is powered by two Chevy large block V-8 engines. The jacked-up tractor tires in the rear gave the Gigahorse a kind of predatory look.

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18. 1976 AMC Pacer
> Film: Wayne’s World 1 and 2 (1992-3)
> Genre: Comedy
> Starring: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey

Wayne and Garth are a couple of a couple of rock and roll-loving suburban kids seeking to be cool who ride around in an AMC Pacer, one of the uncoolest cars of the 1970s. It may have a cassette player, and the custom flame job sets it apart from other Pacers, but it’s still a Pacer — and that made many kids hurl in the 1970s.

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19. 1967 Chevy Camaro SS
> Film: Better Off Dead (1985)
> Genre: Comedy
> Starring: John Cusack, Amanda Wyss, Curtis Armstrong

American movies in the 1980s had this fixation about female French exchange students, and “Better Off Dead” continued with the theme. This time, a young man played by date-movie mainstay John Cusack is jilted by a local girl. A French exchange student who has a crush on him helps build his confidence by fixing his smoking hot 1967 Camaro.

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20. 1973 Ford Gran Torino
> Film: The Big Lebowski (1998)
> Genre: Comedy
> Starring: John Goodman, Jeff Bridges, Steve Buscemi

Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski is a middle-aged guy in Los Angeles going nowhere. He has a fondness for White Russians, bowling, and his 1973 Ford Gran Torino. During the film, the car is stolen, vandalized, and set on fire. Screenwriters Ethan and Joel Coen wanted the Dude to drive a Chrysler LeBaron, but the car wasn’t big enough to handle co-star John Goodman. There were two Gran Torinos used in the movie — one was destroyed in the film and the other appeared in the television show “The X-Files.”