Our nation has a long-running love affair with cars. Nowhere is that infatuation more evident than on the big screen. From silent films to the latest thrillers, cars are often characters of their own and contribute as much to the plot as the actors. Whether it’s a supped-up sports car worthy of a super hero, or a banged and tattered family station wagon, these are the 13 most memorable automobiles from the silver screen. Buckle up for a drive down memory lane.
Not even a fit Jessica Simpson in Daisy Duke’s could have made Beau and Luke Duke’s orange 1969 Dodge Charger any hotter. Though the jumping, flying, barn-busting car first become popular in the Dukes of Hazard television series, the movie brought it to a whole new audience.
Thanks to Marty and Doc Brown, everyone knows that you can only travel through time in a supped up DeLorean. Over the course of three movies, the iconic Back To The Future time machine relied on 1.21 jigowatts of power and a flux capacitor to travel from 1985 to 2015 to 1885 and back again.