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Cars That Starred Their Own Movies

Updated on June 5, 2020
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Clive Williams is an internet researcher and writer on many genres. He has a BSc. Degree in Information Systems.

Car Movie Stars
Car Movie Stars

List Of Movie Cars

I am going to put a big statement and presumed statement out there. Everyone love the movies. Whether it be comedy, horror, romance, adventure, drama, whatever the category may be. We just love to sit in front of that mind hypnotic box called the television and sponge in movies starred by some of our favorite actors. But the movie industry as seen many turn of events over the many years of its conception. Nowadays we don’t even need real persons to star in movies anymore, especially when those movies are animated. Computers can create some pretty interesting characters that do the job very well. But what about when the movie is not an animated one and the star of the movies is not human or animal. Well, this movie list is just about that. Here are a few movies where cars play the leading roles in making these films a huge success.

Car Stars
Car Stars

Herbie - VW Beetle

Herbie – VW Beetle

Talk about a little buggy with a big heart for racing. Herbie, the number fifty three (53) Volkswagen has seen success with its role in a few movies in which the car is the main character. Herbie the love bug had hit success from as far as the 1977. The Beetle is losing all its races and is being sent to the afterlife for cars, the scrap metal industry until a big heart mechanic Hank saves the buggy and gives him an incredible makeover. Herbie had received a new will for winning and this caught the attention of his previous owner who became jealous of Herbie and built a menacing evil black buggy to challenge Herbie. Herbie of course overcomes his many obstacles and brings joy to all those on the Herbie world. The bug has since played several good roles and has even got his engine bit by the love bug.

KITT – Knight Industries Two Thousand (Nightrider) - 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

Just can’t seem to get that cool movie soundtrack out of my head. KITT is a super modified car which is capable of just about anything other than giving you eternal life. It is a talking intelligent mix of metal and mind. It has tons of gadgets equipped with bullet proof everything. KITT has played a tight role along with its driver Michael in the Nightrider series. Where both stars are faced with dangerous task in which they must overcome. From freeing tiny toads in Cambodia to rescuing captured princesses, you name it and KITT and Michael is there to rescue. KITT was voiced by William Daniels in the original series, and by Val Kilmer in the 2008 series. KITT's evil twin is KARR which is an acronym of Knight Automated Roving Robot. You know you really can’t have a hero car without a car villain right?

Autobots - Transformer Movie

Transformers – Autobots

Nothing is more bad ass than having giant alien robotic beings on earth which can transform into super cool cars capable of kicking some serious decepticon asses. Yes, the Autobots are alien robots with supreme lifeforms. They are capable of transforming into trucks, buses, bikes, cars and just about anything that can burn rubber in the blink of an eye. But don’t takes these transforming bots for joke. They pack some serious fire power capable of burning some good holes in those decepticons hides. The Autobuts have seen huge success in the film industry and many people are looking forward to when the next set of Transforming Autobots will hit the studio.

Bumble Bee - Transformers

Bumble Bee - Transformers

We all know that bumble bee is that yellow autobot who lost his voice in a battle. But he seems to be the fave of the Autobot as he has secured his own very car movie. That sleek yellow Camaro with black racing stripes is fast, furious and funny.

Lightening McQueen - Cars Movies

Lightening McQueen – The Cars Movie

This blood red stock type racing devil has captured the hearts of animated movie lovers. Montgomery the Lightening McQueen is a stock car in the animated Pixar film Cars. McQueen has debuted in sequels cars 2 and Cars 3.Lightening McQeen racing success was driven by his inspire to become the fastest racer in the world. He was helped by a few auto pals in achieving his racing dreams

Christine - 1958 Plymouth

Christine – 1958 Plymouth

Who says cars can’t be psychos. Well, Christine has proved to us that not only can she be a great actor, she can scare the poop out of us too. This Plymouth car is a car with some serious killing and jealousy issues. Christine is a 1958, four-door, red Plymouth Fury that a high school dork named Arnie Cunningham purchases to George LeBay for $250 in 1978. It is a fancy car, with white brimmed tires, double headlights, and white trimmed rims, but it is also wrecked, and is in need of serious repair.

Dennis, Arnie's jock friend, does not like Christine, and advises him against purchasing it for a first car. But, Arnie buys it anyway, much to the dismay of his parents, and they get into a heated debate. Arnie stores it at Darnell's, a do-it-yourself garage and junkyard located outside of town. The ill-tempered owner, Will Darnell, distrusts both Arnie and Dennis, and is mean to them. Arnie fixes up Christine over time, and the car becomes his obsession. He starts driving it everywhere, and even gets Leigh Cabot to be his girlfriend, much to the dismay of Dennis. Arnie becomes humorless and arrogant, but also assertive and cruel.

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    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      13 months ago from Jamaica

      Thanks Flourish

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      FlourishAnyway 

      13 months ago from USA

      I recall watching Herbie in the 1970s with my siblings. You managed to find Frank!

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      Clive Williams 

      13 months ago from Jamaica

      Thanks Jean

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      13 months ago from Southern Illinois

      This was a fun read...Took some research!

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      13 months ago from Jamaica

      Frank Atancio. The missing mystery writer. Glad to read your voice sir.

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      13 months ago from Jamaica

      Charlie...my first car was a Nissan Pulsar. Cant even remember what year it was

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      Clive Williams 

      13 months ago from Jamaica

      Pam...thanks vroooom!!

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      Frank Atanacio 

      13 months ago from Shelton

      Clive this was a fun piece... Kind of enjoyed it

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      13 months ago from Sunny Florida

      Cars have made the movies a little more interesting. That is especially true with a bright red sports car. This is an interesting article, Clive.

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      Charlie Halliday 

      13 months ago from Scotland

      My first car was a green VW beetle back in 1977.

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