Car movie of the day: ‘Drive’

Car movie of the day: ‘Drive’

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.


The 2011 film Drive may be an example of some of the finest stunt driving to grace the cinemas.

Starring Ryan Gosling, Drive follows a man simply known as the Driver. He’s a mechanic who moonlights as a for-hire getaway driver. He bonds with a neighbor, Irene, and her young son, which becomes the main point of conflict.

Ryan Gosling is a man of action, not words, in Drive. | FilmDistrict

Ryan Gosling is a man of action, not words, in Drive. | FilmDistrict

Irene’s husband gets the Driver tied up in a pawnshop robbery gone bad that winds up in the husband getting killed. It’s here the plot gets complicated, as everyone is ready to double-cross everyone.

Through it all, the Driver is pulling insane driving stunts and the film closes with him speeding off into the night.

Be forewarned: This one is a little violent.

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