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.

ronin_600-1 Ronin (1998)

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This impeccably made action movie hides behind the explosions and loud action of Hollywood. Robert De Niro plays an undercover operative on a mission in France. There are numerous plot twists, splendid action sequences, and car chase scenes devoid of special effects. The movie’s name comes from the Japanese word which means “masterless samurai warrior.” In the movie, the term refers to mercenaries who were left without a mission after the Cold War. With its tight direction and cinematography, Ronin set the pace for other successful action films such as Mission: Impossible — Fallout and games such as Alpha Protocol and Burnout.