There are many who think of cars as just a utility to get you from one place to another, and sure, that’s obviously true in the most fundamental sense; there is no other practical reason to own one. But cars have long since evolved into other things such as status symbols or expressions of personality, and one of the best places to see cars being worshipped, in these ways and others, is on the big screen. Sometimes, the vehicle in a film is central to the plot or becomes an icon in and of itself. With that in mind, here are 10 iconic cars from the world of cinema.
10. The 1958 Plymouth Fury from Christine (1983)
The aptly named Fury was the star of this John Carpenter film, based on the Stephen King novel. The quick version: a high school nerd buys and restores an old car to its former glory, but the car is possessed by an evil spirit that seduces said nerd, turns him into an overconfident and obsessive jerk, and then attempts to kill all the people who try to get between them. Also, evil spirit means supernatural powers, so get this: the car can repair itself. (Yet oddly it didn’t repair itself in the first place, and needed someone to buy and restore it.) The car is a beauty… too bad about, you know, all the murder. Fun fact: this film was parodied (among others) in an episode of Futurama, where Bender turns into a were-car.