Best comedy car movies

We list our top 12 comedy car flicks!


Want to watch a car flick, but you also need a laugh? Check out our top 12 comedy car flicks below. And if we missed your favourite, let us know in the comments.

The Cannonball Run (1981)

Another race-across-America movie with an all-star cast, including Burt Reynolds, Jackie Chan and Roger Moore. So bad it’s actually good, as are the sequels.

Corvette Summer (1978)

Mark ‘Luke Skywalker’ Hamill stars as a young bloke who’s out to recover his stolen ’Vette. Not sure if it is meant to be a comedy, but damn, it’s funny!

Smokey and The Bandit (1977)

The Bandit is Burt Reynolds driving a Pontiac Trans Am, pursued by the gormless Sheriff Buford T Justice. Trans Am sales went through the roof after the film’s release.

Smokey and The Bandit II (1980)

The sequel to the first fanger, the second film is a bit lacklustre when it comes to action and storyline. Still worth a watch with some mates and a few bevs.

Catch Me If You Can (1989)

A school must raise $200,000 or it will close. The solution? Win the cash at the illegal street drags of course! Look out for a nice ’68 Chevelle and ’57 Chev.

Dazed and Confused (1993)

Set over the last day of high school in 1976, this coming-of-age comedy has an ensemble cast full of soon-to-be-big names, including Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich and Matthew McConaughey. Though it’s not strictly a car movie, many of the characters get around in 60s and 70s American classics.

Cars (2006)

The movie we all wish we had growing up as revheads. Young hot-shot Lightning McQueen tries to make it in his rookie season in NASCAR racing.

Cars 2 (2011)

The sequel to the groundbreaking Cars, it was sadly less car racing and more James Bond.

Cars 3 (2017)

The redemption for the Cars trilogy after the dismal Cars 2, Cars 3 takes us back to racing action and a palatable storyline.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

The epitome of 1980s cool. Watch for the destruction of a very collectable Ferrari 250 GT California.

Better Off Dead (1985)

Cult teen comedy starring a very young John Cusack and a ’67 Camaro. A very funny flick that stands up well to repeated viewings.

Back To The Future (1985)

Michael J Fox is sent back to 1955 in a time machine constructed from a 1981 DeLorean – a stainless steel-bodied, gullwing-equipped, mid-engined sports car.