Can You Figure Out These Popular Car Movies in This Hidden Picture Game?

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Not an exact remake of the 1974 classic, Gone In Sixty Seconds features Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie as car thieves. While it was not well received by the critics, the film was popular with moviegoers, raking in $237 million worldwide.

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Thelma and Louise, a movie directed by Ridley Scott in 1991, starred Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon. It received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Original Screenplay, plus one win. The film kick-started the career of Brad Pitt, who had a small part in the movie.

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One of Will Ferrell's most popular movies, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is filled with a number of humorous gags, one-liners, and the catchphrase "shake n' bake." A number of NASCAR drivers, including Dale Earnhardt Jr., make small cameos in the movie.

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Released in 1968, Bullit was loved by the critics and public alike. Rather than making use of sets, director Peter Yates preferred to use real-life locations in and around San Francisco. The film is remembered for its incredible car chase scene, running over 10 minutes, featuring Steve McQueen driving a 1968 390 V8 Ford Mustang GT fastback.

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A directorial debut for former stuntman Hal Needham, Smokey and the Bandit was intended to be a "B" grade action movie. When Burt Reynolds, a friend of Needham read the script, he agreed to join the cast. This gave the production far more star power and led to a mainstream release. This movie was the second highest grossing film of 1977, losing out on first place to Star Wars.

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The Love Bug, released in 1968, introduced a VW Beetle named Herbie to the world. This little racer is instantly recognizable, thanks to his racing stripes and a big round 53 on his bonnet and doors. The movie grossed over $51 million at the box office, while overall, the franchise has brought in $205 million across all releases (U.S. figures). six movies were made featuring Herbie over a 37-year period.

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Christine, released in 1983, was directed by John Carpenter and featured Keith Gordon in the lead role. Many would argue, however, that the star of the show was indeed Christine, a bright red Plymouth Fury. Although critics didn't praise the film, it quickly became a cult classic.

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The Italian Job is based on a 1969 British movie of the same name and was directed by F. Gary Gray. A classic heist movie, it did extremely well at the box office, raking in $176 million. It includes an epic car chase through the streets of San Francisco featuring Mini Coopers, of which 32 were custom built for the movie.

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Director Lee H. Katzin and Steve McQueen went to great lengths to ensure that Le Mans portrayed this legendary 24-hour race as accurately as possible. Filming was carried out at the 1970 race where a Porsche 908/2 was set up as a camera car and completed 282 laps, finishing in 9th position despite the heavy camera equipment inside it. It did not receive an official classification, however, as it had not completed enough laps.

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Acclaimed film director Quentin Tarantino originally tried to cast a number of actors in the lead role for Death Proof, including John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, William Defoe, and John Malkovich, amongst others, but their prior commitments meant he turned to Kurt Russell, saying, "For people of my generation, he's a true hero." The film also features stuntwoman Zoë Bell in her first acting role.

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The fifth film in the Fast and Furious franchise, Fast Five saw a move away from the traditional theme of underground street racing to a more action-oriented scenario - in this case, a heist involving cars. Although set in Rio de Janeiro, this movie was actually filmed in Puerto Rico after the production was given nearly $11 million in tax incentives from that country's government. It was a massive success at the box office and was the seventh-highest grossing film of 2011.

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Death Race 2000, released in 1975, involves a dystopian future. Racers earn points by running down pedestrians, with a premium placed on the most brutal killings.

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Like Cannonball Run, The Gumball Rally was inspired by the Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, which ran five times in the United States during the 1970s. These two movies were responsible for a host of road-race films coming out of Hollywood as the decade wound down.

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Although filmed in black and white, Thunder Road quickly became a cult classic and was still shown at drive-in theaters in the United States in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s. Robert Mitchum's son, James, also starred in the movie, in a role originally intended for Elvis Presley. This 1958 film about moonshine runners starred Robert Mitchum, who wrote the screenplay, produced the movie, and had a part in writing the theme song.

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Ronin, released in 1998, is widely regarded as one of the best heist movies of all time and is filled with spectacular car chases, including some that used 300 stunt car drivers at a time! Starring Robert de Niro and Jean Reno in the lead roles, it placed 72nd on a list of top action films as voted by actors, directors, critics, and stuntmen in 2014.

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The second in the Transporter franchise, Transporter 2 sees Jason Statham reprise his role as Frank Martin. Although the movie was well received by critics, it managed to take $43 million in the United States and $85 million worldwide.

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The original Gone in 60 Seconds, filmed in 1974, was a labor of love for H.B. Halicki, who not only wrote the outline but also directed and starred in the movie. Interestingly, the movie did not have a script, just an outline of some of the dialogue. Much of the movie was ad-libbed as filming went along. 93 cars were destroyed during the chase scene filmed for this movie! Gone in 60 Seconds was remade in 2000, starring Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie.

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This Herbie movie, although a massive success, suffered from major continuity problems as both 1963 and 1965 VW Beetles were used. The only problem, however, was that the 1965 Beetle had far bigger windows, something people quickly picked up on. Herbie Rides again was released in 2,178 theaters and 1,761 drive-ins in the United States in 1974.

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The Great Race, released in 1965, cost $12 million to produce - the most expensive comedy ever made at the time. And it's easy to see why. One scene in the movie calls for a pie fight. Over 4,000 pies were used in the scene, with the pastry costing $18,000! Written and directed by Blake Edwards of Pink Panther fame, this movie stars Jack Lemon and Tony Curtis.

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After turning down the main role in Dirty Harry, John Wayne jumped at the chance to star in McQ a few years later. Critics didn't like the movie and suggested that Wayne stay with the Westerns for which he was known. This movie features an excellent car chase scene in which Wayne drives a 1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Green Hornet.

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2 Fast 2 Furious, directed by John Singleton, sees Paul Walker reprise his role as Brian O'Connor. Vin Diesel, a star of the first movie, did not appear in the second installment in the series. He was filming XXX at the time.

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Drive was extremely well received by the public and critics alike, so much so that Rolling Stone gave it 4 out of 4 stars! This movie is based on a novel of the same name written by James Sallis. It grossed over $75 million at the worldwide box office and only cost $15 million to produce. Nicolas Winding Refn was named best director at the 64th Cannes Film Awards.

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The Hitch-Hiker is widely considered as the first movie in the United States to be directed by a female - Ida Lupino. Loosely based on a real-life killing spree undertaken by Billy Cook in 1950, Lupino spoke with two victims that Cook kidnapped and worked aspects of their story into the movie. Billy Cook murdered six people over a 22-day period.

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The third Bond film, Goldfinger introduced numerous ideas that would become staples of future movies in the franchise. These included gadgets and humorous lines, as well as a pre-film action sequence that was in no way connected to the main story. The movie was a massive success, grossing $124.9 million worldwide at a cost of just $3 million.

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Rush, directed by Ron Howard, is set in the 1970s and follows the rivalry between F1 Grand Prix racers, James Hunt and Niki Lauda. Although the movie was well received, it is filled with minor inaccuracies. Lauda himself called the racing aspects of the movie "very accurate."

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Few things can pump up the adrenaline more than a car movie. Speed, action and a bit of fun are the way to the finish line. But, how many of these popular car movies can you name in a hidden picture game!

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