Trucks are cool so it’s no wonder that they often star in action movies with road chase scenes. There are quite a few good films with trucks in them and many people even draw inspiration for tuning their own vehicles from the incredible monster-machines they see on the screens.
If this is what you are interested in, check out the following 10 movies that every truck enthusiast must see.
- Duel (1971).
The great talent of Steven Spielberg had to start somewhere, and “Duel” was its beginning. It’s a low-budget made-for-TV film that turned out to be so good, it was released in theaters. The storyline is simple and there are very few special effects about, but the thrill and suspense of the movie’s atmosphere are truly outstanding.
- Wages of Fear (1953).
An old French classic that build up suspense in the viewers like no other. It’s a story of drivers who must drive two trucks of nitroglycerin to put out an oil fire and the challenges they face on their way. You can’t keep from getting attuned with the characters’ emotional drama and “feel” their fear and hope.
- Sorcerer (1977).
This movie is based on the previous one, but they are totally different and each is an excellent piece of cinematographic art. “Sorcerer” is an acting masterpiece starring Ron Scheider.
- Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981).
The name says it all, the Mad Max franchise is a mark of an excellent muscle car racing and chasing with a post-apocalyptic world as a background. If you love cars, and speed, and cool action, this is the movie for you. It also offers a plenty of tuning ideas that you can really twist into something incredible with the use of modern tools, like truck LED light bars.
- Terminator 2 (1991).
There is no arguing the fact that “Terminator 2” is one of the best action movies ever made. The scene with a truck driven by T1000 and John Connor’s bike is acclaimed to be the coolest chase scene of all time. It definitely deserves the title.
- Big Trouble in Little China (1986).
This movie has everything, trucks, guns, fights, and magic. Kurt Russel’s acting skills along with an intricate plot and an abundance of action scenes make “Big Trouble in Little China” an outstanding film everyone should see.
- Smokey and the Bandit (1977).
Bandit is a legend of law-skirting trucking and his skills definitely show. If you decide to try some of his tricks, be sure to install high-quality LED bars on your truck to improve night visibility as your safety is most important. You can find reviews of the best bars at http://lightbarland.com/.
- Cars (2006).
This is a Pixar movie that features cars of all kinds, so not only truck enthusiasts will love it. A great film for a family night that will teach your kids to love for vehicles.
- They Drive by Night (1940).
Although quite old, this movie is incredible. It’s deep and shows the difficulties faced by people who stood at the dawn of the trucking industry.
- The Transformers: The Movie (1986).
We like this old take on Transformers because it warms the heart and engages the viewer better than the undoubtedly cool explosions from Michael Bay.