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The 51 best movie cars of the last 51 years

Autoblog Logo By David Gluckman of Autoblog | Slide 1 of 52: <p>Why are there 51 movies on this list? Once you click over to the first one, from 1966, you'll understand why it had to make the cut. The first love scene between cars and movies appeared shortly after Henry Ford started cranking out Model Ts in 1908. Real car movies hit in the '50s as pop culture and the Baby Boomer generation came of age. And then things started getting really good when James Bond drove onscreen in an Aston Martin DB5 for 1964's Goldfinger.</p><p>We chose the best car movie from each of the past 51 years. it wasn't an easy list to put together; restricting choices to one film from each year certainly bumped a few of the car films we all know and love. but it also forced us to find new automotive cinema pleasures where we hadn't looked before.</p><p>Click through, watch the trailers, and tell us how we did.</p>

Over a half-century of automotive films

Why are there 51 movies on this list? Once you click over to the first one, from 1966, you'll understand why it had to make the cut. The first love scene between cars and movies appeared shortly after Henry Ford started cranking out Model Ts in 1908. Real car movies hit in the '50s as pop culture and the Baby Boomer generation came of age. And then things started getting really good when James Bond drove onscreen in an Aston Martin DB5 for 1964's Goldfinger.

We chose the best car movie from each of the past 51 years. it wasn't an easy list to put together; restricting choices to one film from each year certainly bumped a few of the car films we all know and love. but it also forced us to find new automotive cinema pleasures where we hadn't looked before.

Click through, watch the trailers, and tell us how we did.

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