With the rush trailer being released today, I thought I'd start a thread about motor racing films (and TV shows I guess). Which do you recommend? Or even not recommend... every motor sport fan should watch Driven at least once!
They don't have to be works of fiction, they could be documentaries or based on real events. I'd just like a nice list of racing movies to watch through. (no spoilers though, please)
Here's a couple I've seen:
Driven - Sly Stallone movie that was going to be about F1 but later changed to being about CART. Uses footage from the 2000 season with the cars and helmets of Mark Blundell and JP Montoya used for the main characters. Entirely awful, but needs to be watched just because of that.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby - Comedy movie about NASCAR starring Will Ferrell (Anchorman) and Sacha Baron Cohen (Ali G, Borat). Seen it once but can't remember it too well, Can't have been concentrating. I need to watch it again.
Archer: "Jeu Monégasque" - Season 2 Episode 11 of animated TV series Archer in which dysfunctional intelligence service ISIS send agent Sterling Archer on a mission to Monaco during the Grand Prix weekend. The entire show is set in a completely ambiguous time period, with modern technology like GPS and mobile phones, but with cars, computers and décor straight out of the 1970's. The F1 cars and the circuit itself seem to be modelled on those of the 1960's.
So... any more? I know there are classics like Grand Prix and Days of Thunder... but I've never seen them. worth it? tell me!