Editor’s note: Car guys, and even car girls, can take only so much of those Hallmark holiday movies that fill the airwaves and cable systems this time of year. As an automotive alternative, we’re offering our own suggestions of our favorite car movies for your viewing pleasure. Check out more of our favorite car movies here.
Steve McQueen. That Ford Mustang. Car chases. What’s not to love about the 1968 film Bullitt?
McQueen plays Lt. Frank Bullitt, a San Francisco cop in charge of protecting a key witness in an organized crime case. When a hit is carried out on the witness, the lieutenant starts to investigate.
And then we get that glorious car chase. Originally pursued by hitmen in a 1968 Dodge Charger R/T, Bullitt flips the scenario and begins chasing the would-be killers in his 1968 Ford Mustang GT — you know the one: minimal exterior badging, black wheels, dark green paint.
We don’t want to give away the whole plot, but let’s say there’s more twist and turns than San Francisco’s famed Lombard Street and, at the end, McQueen’s character gets his man.