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March 4, 2013

10 of the Best: Action Movie Vehicles

One of the things that makes an action movie awesome are the vehicles. There are far too many awesome vehicles to put on this puny list, but these are my personal favourites.











Optimus Prime from Transformers: The most honourable truck you’re ever likely to meet; he’s got your back even when your own race has abandoned you. Also can your car transform into a robot and beat up other big robots? Didn’t think so.









Delorean from Back to the Future: It can go back in time. Your argument is invalid.









The Lightcycle from Tron: Legacy: I just think these are the coolest things ever; beautifully realised and very useful if you should ever get sucked into your computer and forced to fight in a tournament fighting programs. Happened to me last weekend, didn’t end well.

5th Generation Ford Mustang







5th Generation Ford Mustang from Death Race: If you’re ever framed for murder and sent to prison, then forced to take part in a race to the death then make sure you go for this vehicle. It has machine guns on the front and also has a shield over the rear window. You also have the added bonus of hilariously attractive women as your co-pilot.








Dead Reckoning from Land of the Dead: The film may be forgettable but this armoured fortress will stick with you. If you need to survive the zombie apocalypse then you want this in your corner; it mows the undead sonsofbitches down with brutal efficiency.

1974 Ford Falcon XB sedan The Intercepter







The Interceptor from Mad Max: The 1974 Ford Falcon XB Sedan is all kinds of cool and definitely the vehicle of choice for all your post apocalyptic needs. It works for Mel Gibson and you’re not about to argue with him are you… sugartits?

Lotus Esprit







Lotus Esprit from The Spy Who Loved Me: No list would be complete without a James Bond vehicle. I was tempted to have the Aston Martin from Goldfinger but for sheer outlandishness this one wins the gold.








Motorbike from Delta Force: Everyone wants a motorbike that fires missiles, anyone says they don’t is a liar and a scoundrel. This also has the bonus of being owned by Chuck Norris. The film starts off a little slow but when this vehicle appears the movie is immediately elevated to classic status.








Tango & Cash Armoured Vehicle: This is one of my all time favourite vehicles; not only do you have Sly and Kurt Russell, but you have this kick ass vehicle with guns on the side of it. Think of the chicks you could pick up with this bad boy!

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The Batmobile: I know this is rather predictable, but let’s face it, nothing comes close to the Batmobile, no matter in what incarnation, it’s always awesome. I think my personal favourite version is from the 1989 Tim Burton Batman movie, but the Tumbler is a more realistic tank-like vehicle which kicks all kinds of ass too.

So those are a select few of my favourite vehicles, what’s your favourite?


About the Author

Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel

I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it’s a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.



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