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.

highwaymen-4 Highwaymen (2004)

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Rennie’s wife is stalked and killed by a psychopathic murderer, Fargo. The killer may be in a wheelchair but he is able to modify his 1972 Cadillac Eldorado to drive around and carry out his bloody exploits. Rennie takes it upon himself to track down James Fargo and make him suffer as he made his wife suffer. What ensues is a thrilling pursuit—a high-speed car chase which builds up to the ultimate showdown.