Do you remember the last time you had to sit through a gruelling hour and a half of bad cinema just because it was a movie about cars? Gearheads are often denied the simple pleasures of a good story and compelling performances. Yet, there are tales of glorious cars and legendary drivers littered throughout the history of motorsport. Following are tales of ambition, passion and tragedy, which artfully demonstrate the love of man and machine.
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Jason Statham stars in this dystopian action film about a prison derby race to the death. Death Race was conceived as a prequel to the 1975 Death Race 2000. Privatised prisons are dotted across the United States, and Jensen Ames finds himself in one of them after a mysterious masked assailant incapacitates him and destroys his family. At the Terminal Island penitentiary, he is assigned a car and a navigator, but the race is rigged. Death Race couldn’t win critics over, but as a fast-paced thriller, it works just fine.