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.
Witty and proud, the original The Italian Job is a quintessentially British film, a true classic. Michael Caine plays Charlie Croker, our villain who conspires to avenge the death of his friend by executing his plans to rob $4 million worth of gold in Turin. His co-conspirators are a myriad of colourful people who are all seemingly inept to pull off the heist. The Italian Job is underhanded and adventurous with its humor and has some memorable, iconic dialogue. Watch it for the car chases with three diminutive Minis, the intro with the Lamborghini Miura, and the numerous forms of British pride.