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.

Rush

The year is 1976, and everyone’s eyes are on Niki Lauda and James Hunt. Rush has all the excitement of Formula 1 alongside the realities of drivers’ lives (remember Lauda’s crash?). You’ll see every important name in F1 being played by a brilliant actor. For original footage of racers, stick around till the end. Rush impresses with its multi-dimensional characters and impeccable cinematography. You don’t have to be an F1 fanboy to get this movie, but you’ll likely become a motorsport enthusiast after watching Rush.