F1 is an amazing sport that moves at more than 200mph. There are multiple teams, drivers, and countries all competing each year to become the champion. In this blog post I’ll take a look at ten of the best 10 movies about f1 and TV series for you to watch for your latest Netflix binge session.
Movies about F1
This movie chronicles the true story of two Formula One racing legends: James Hunt and Niki Lauda. The two drivers have the same passion and desire to win but that’s where the similarities end. Niki Lauda is one of the most well known racing legends because of his near fatal crash in an F1 race. He lost his legs and nearly died in a fire that engulfed his home. Rush not only looks at their rivalry and how it eventually ended with a Formula One championship for each driver, but also explores issues like drug addiction, cheating, and how it pertains to your health.
2. The Destroyer
The Driver movie series continues with this amazing film about one man’s determination for revenge on the sport he loves so much. It stars the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman as a driver who was the best in the world. An accident has left him in his chair, with everyone thinking that he is dead. He returns to racing because of his true love of the speed and adrenaline it provides him. Yes, this movie has some intense scenes and language not suitable for children but if you’re a fan then you’ll love what they do with this franchise.
3. The Fast and The Furious
The Furious franchise is on four films deep now and it just keeps getting better. The original was about illegal street drag racing but now it’s about everything that goes along with being an undercover cop for the FBI. I’m not saying this movie is completely realistic because Vin Diesel driving a car over a skyscraper, but it’s just so much fun to watch. It revolves around a team of cops who can’t stop breaking the law to get their man that the FBI gives them an ultimatum: work for us or go to jail.
4. The Wizard
This one has some intensity to it, but it is a great story about how far someone will go to win at any cost. It’s based on a true story about the man who built some of the best F1 cars in history, Ken Block. Ken is a risk taker who breaks rules and goes outside the box to build his cars. He stepped away from F1 racing and shifted his focus toward doing what he loved more: building cars and doing crazy jumps in them.
I can’t forget to mention one of my favorite movies starring the late Paul Walker. It was an action-packed thriller that shows just how far people will go against each other in stock car racing to win a championship. It stars Walker as the main character who is an undercover cop with the FBI. He has to go deep within a racing team to find out who has been cheating and sabotaging their cars. It looks like Paul died offscreen in this movie, so hopefully he will pop up somewhere else.
6. The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift
This one is not a direct sequel to anything but it’s still amazing. The original F&F movie was set in America, but now it’s in Tokyo, Japan. They keep adding more locations from all around the world into each sequel and this one is no different. This one is all about drifting, but it’s not just the cars that are crazy, the action has gone to the next level. Our main characters chase down a group of people who have kidnapped a princess from Japan. You don’t want to miss out on this movie because it’s so intense and full of surprises.
7. Bone Tomahawk
I don’t think I need to explain why this movie is so awesome, but here goes anyways. It stars Kurt Russell and it is about what can happen when you’re a professional race car driver who has been injured. When bone gets pulled out and crushed during accidents, it usually means that your career is over. This is the first movie from the director of “Mad Max”. If you like any of the “Fast & Furious” movies, then you’ll love this one too because it’s just as intense but goes in a completely different direction.
This is another one of my all-time favorites. It’s about a racing legend who is chased down by two cops (one of them Steve McQueen) in America. They say it’s one of the best car chases ever filmed, but I’d have to disagree. It’s just a normal day on the road in San Francisco and then someone starts chasing him. They turn onto different streets and buildings because they’re trying to get away from the gangsters who are chasing them. The ending has become iconic in movies because Bullitt keeps driving, doesn’t stop, and never looks back as he speeds away from his pursuers no matter how many guns they keep firing at him.
These movies will keep you on the edge of your seat for sure. If you like any movie here, then you’ll love any other one that we’ve reviewed because they all just go so hard no matter what day it is for them.