Most Iconic Cars in Film

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21. 1966 Ford Thunderbird
> Film: Thelma & Louise (1991)
> Genre: Drama
> Starring: Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon

An uncustomized 1966 Ford Thunderbird was chosen for cinema’s most famous female desperados because its openness made it easy to film actors Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon. The vehicle meets its end when the two drive off a cliff into the Grand Canyon rather than be apprehended by police.

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22. 1971 Volkswagen T2 Microbus
> Film: Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
> Genre: Comedy
> Starring: Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell

The dysfunctional Hoover family unites to get a young girl (Abigail Breslin) to the Little Miss Sunshine Beauty pageant in California. They drive from New Mexico in an equally dysfunctional yellow VW microbus, whose clutch is broken, the horn sticks, and a door comes off. One of the movie’s enduring scenes is the family pushing a disabled microbus while various family members try to put it in gear. The filmmakers used five VW vans for the movie.

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23. 2014 Aston Martin DB10
> Film: Spectre (2015)
> Genre: Action
> Starring: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux

The Aston Martin returned to the Bond movie franchise in “Spectre” — this time the 2014 Aston Martin DB10. Ten DB10s, outfitted with 4.7-liter V-8 engines, were made for the movie, which starred Daniel Craig as 007. One of the cars was sold at auction at Christie’s in 2016 for $3.5 million. Aston Martins have been featured in 12 of the 24 Bond films.

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24. 1955 Chevrolet 150
> Film: Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
> Genre: Drama
> Starring: James Taylor, Warren Oates

“Two-Lane Blacktop” stars singer James Taylor, Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson, Warren Oates, and a 1955 Chevrolet 150. Taylor and Wilson are aimless street racers in the Southwest. They say very little during the film while looking for competition to race against. Universal Studios constructed three 1955 Chevys for filming.

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25. 1997 Chevrolet 2500 Silverado Fleetside
> Film: Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
> Genre: Drama
> Starring: Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Michael Søren Madsen,

Quentin Tarantino’s salute to martial arts and spaghetti Westerns rests heavily on the revenge theme. The avenger is a character called The Bride (Uma Thurman), who rides around in a canary-yellow truck. After filming the movie, Tarantino kept the truck for himself and used it to promote the subsequent Kill Bill movies.