The 1971 movie Vanishing Point is an American action thriller directed by Richard C. Sarafian and starring Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, and Dean Jagger.

The story follows the daring exploits of Kowalski (Barry Newman), a daredevil driver who sets out across the country in a souped-up Dodge Challenger to deliver a car to San Francisco in order to collect a $25,000 reward. Along the way, he picks up hitchhiker Lorna (Cleavon Little) and falls for her while they encounter an assortment of eccentric drivers on their way to the West Coast.

Vanishing Point is one of those movies that’s so good it seems like it was made just for you.

Kowalski is a Vietnam Veteran, stock car racer and ex-police officer who now delivers cars. He starts on his mission with no sleep, to get a supercharged Dodge Challenger R/T from Denver to San Francisco. He’s running on Benzedrine pills and speed, and he stops for no one. Meanwhile, a blind radio jockey is tracking his movements and egging him on to run from the cops who are on his tail. Vanishing Point features interesting characters and brilliant views of the pre-interstate midwest. It served as an inspiration for other films on this list.