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.

Dinner-1982 Diner (1982)

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A semi-autobiographical film by Barry Levinson, this one is nostalgic of a youth spent in Baltimore, Maryland, set in the last week of 1959. Truly the end of an era, Billy and his friends reunite at their local diner, Fell’s Point Diner, to spend a few carefree hours in each other’s company before returning to their tiring adult lives. His friend, Eddie is getting married and Billy is to be the best man at the wedding. Reflective and nostalgic of simpler times, the story of these four friends is truly a delight to watch with its choicest of vintage cars, youthful energy and a bittersweet ending.