Nobody can deny the fact that a nice car can make a lasting impression. The same thing applies to the cars we have seen in movies and on television. Some of them just stand out so much they have been ingrained on our collective consciousness. Whether it is because of their special non-standard features, or their outrageous paint jobs, these are the 5 greatest cars to ever grace the screen.
Unlike most of the other cars on this list, the DeLorean is not the fanciest or most expensive vehicle. In all honesty it is not a great car. Fortunately, Back to the Future immortalized the DeLorean as the coolest time machine ever made. Not only does the DeLorean transport you through the ages when you hit 88 mph and comes standard with a flux capacitor, but it has kickass gull-wing doors. I predict gull-wing doors will replace lambo doors very soon.
The Black Beauty is the ride of choice for the under appreciated Green Hornet. While Bruce Lee as Kato was undeniably the most bad ass part of the show, Green Hornet’s ride wasn’t bad at all. The Black Beauty was ultra sleek with it’s all black paint job and green highlights, and the gatling guns and smoke screens made it that much cooler. I for one am looking forward to seeing the new Black Beauty in Seth Rogen’s version of The Green Hornet.
KITT stands for Knight Industries Two Thousand, and as the large number implies, KITT was a very advanced car. Michael Knight, played by the incomparable David Hasselhoff, teamed up with KITT to stop crime, but we all know KITT ran the show. That’s because KITT had artificial intelligence and a bunch of crazy features including smoke screens, the ability to silence the engine, and being able to drive itself. KITT pretty much stopped crime while Hasselhoff sat around looking pretty, making KITT one of the greatest cars ever.
Eleanor is from Gone in 60 Seconds with Nicolas Cage as Memphis Raines, and is one of the greatest looking cars of all time. Eleanor is essentially Memphis’s holy grail, and that’s saying a lot considering how much that guy loved cars. He makes a great choice in Eleanor though and saves it for the last heist. It is almost physically painful to watch Eleanor take a beating during Memphis’s getaway, but she will always be remembered.
The General Lee is the unmistakable Dodge Charger from the Dukes of Hazzard and is quite possibly the ultimate redneck vehicle, besides a lifted pick-up truck with a tarp used to create a hot tub in its bed. Yes, those actually exist. Even amongst unique vehicles like that, the General sticks out. The General is fast as hell, manages to land insane jumps without ever bending an axle, and has the most memorable paint job on either side of the Mississippi, all adding up to the most memorable car of all time.
Alright, the Batmobile could not be left off this list. The only problem is there are so many different incarnations of the Batmobile, and some are definitely better than others. No matter which Batmobile you prefer, you can most likely think of several different Batmobiles and most of them are pretty bad ass. It is also one of the most easily recognized vehicles ever made, and thus earns itself an honorable mention.