Racing movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant racing movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, realistic, entertaining, humorous, semi serious and intense films and TV shows about / with racing, rivalry, chase, race, chases and races, car race, contests and competitions, mentor, catastrophe and storytelling plots mostly in Sport, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, Japan, Germany and other countries.
racing movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as racing: Cars 3 (2017), Speed Racer (1967), Trading Paint (2019), Days of Thunder (1990), Rush (2013), Fast 8 (2017), Turbo (2013), Death Race (2008), Seabiscuit (2003), Primo Baby (1990).

List of racing movies

Cars 3 (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, ...
Style: suspense, entertaining, intense, stylized, funny ...
Audience: kids
Plot: racing, mentor, technology, red car, race car, race track, competition, accident, show, beach, bus, rivalry ...
Place: california
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Speed Racer (1967)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Teenager Speed Racer aspires to be the world's best race-car champion with the help of his friends, family and his father's high-tech race-car, the Mach 5.
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, captivating, tense ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: racing, gadget car, contests and competitions, adventure, hotshot hero, young heroes, car chase, rivalry, espionage, teenage life, save the day, heroic mission ...
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Trading Paint (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A stock car racing legend is drawn back to the dirt track when his son, an aspiring driver, joins a rival racing team.
Style: realistic, intense, exciting, captivating, emotional
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: racing, sport, rivalry, father son conflict, conflict, family, rise to the top, winner, machine, nemesis, car racing
Time: 21st century
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Days of Thunder (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Talented but unproven stock car driver Cole Trickle gets a break and with the guidance of veteran Harry Hogge turns heads on the track. The young hotshot develops a rivalry with a fellow racer that threatens his career when the two smash their cars. ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car race, rivalry, hotshot hero, racing, athlete's life, contests and competitions, friends, rising to stardom, love affair, sport, love and romance, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, california, phoenix arizona, florida, alabama ...
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Rush (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A biographical drama centered on the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One motor-racing season.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, sport, rise to the top, rivalry, world champion, ambition, athlete's life, uninhibited rivalry, rising to stardom, desire for fame, contests and competitions, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1975, year 1970 ...
Place: europe, south africa, new york, austria, italy ...
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Fast 8 (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: China, USA, Japan
Duration: 136 min.
Story: When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.
Style: entertaining, exciting, surprise ending, tense, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, chase, rescue mission, mysterious woman, car chase, technology, revenge, cars, racing, submarine, fight scenes, family ...
Time: 2010s
Place: havana cuba, cuba, russia, manhattan new york city, berlin germany ...
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Turbo (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The tale of an ordinary garden snail who dreams of winning the Indy 500.
Style: humorous, exciting, inspirational, light, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: car race, adventure, friends, follow your dream, dream come true, contests and competitions, accident, underdog, family, snail, ambitious, genetically altered ...
Place: indiana, usa, midwest, cross country
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Death Race (2008)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terminal Island, New York: 2020. Overcrowding in the US penal system has reached a breaking point. Prisons have been turned over to a monolithic Weyland Corporation, which sees jails full of thugs as an opportunity for televised sport. Adrenalized ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, clever, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, prison, ex convict, contests and competitions, violence, prison life, police brutality, chases and races, corruption, survival, criminal heroes, confined ...
Time: future, 2020s, year 2012, 2010s
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Seabiscuit (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, inspirational, exciting ...
Plot: horse, follow your dream, underdog, against the odds, racehorse, gambling, depression, businessman, boxing, horse race, rivalry, hopes ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, future ...
Place: chicago illinois, california, pasadena california, albuquerque new mexico, tijuana mexico
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Primo Baby (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A tomboyish juvenile delinquent, Paschal Draney, is sent to live in a foster home run by a well-known horse breeder where he befriends a Thoroughbred seemingly crippled by a congenital eye defect.
Plot: responsibility, teenager, accident, love, racing, animal, success, racehorse, wheelchair, friendship, underdog, horse ...
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Winners Take All (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Billy Robinson has become the hottest hot-rodder on the professional motorcycle-racing circuit. But when he returns in triumph to his hometown to bask in all the adulation, he also skids into some pretty rank jealousy from envious motorcycling ...
Plot: biker, motorcycle, small town, old friend, rivalry, friendship, racing, manager, dirt bike, childhood friends, motor sport, motorcycle racing ...
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Champion (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the supercharged world of dirt track racing, a single mistake causes the lives of two men to change forever. One must fight for his family, the other must fight to forgive.
Plot: prayer, faith, gospel, christian, forgiveness, grief, racing, sport, parent child relationship, father daughter relationship
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Speedway (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A race car driver tries to outrun the beautiful tax auditor out to settle his account.
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Plot: gambling, racing, love and romance, friends, hidden identity, underdog, rivalry, contests and competitions, rich and poor, rock, ambition, redemption ...
Time: 60s
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Stroker Ace (1983)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Stroker Ace, a champion NASCAR driver, is standing at the top of his career, but is getting fed up with having to do as he's told. In between rebelling against his sponsor (a fried chicken chain)'s promotion gimmicks (like making him dress ...
Style: feel good, not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: rivalry, racing, ambition, cons and scams, rise to the top, rebelliousness, workplace, partners, dishonesty, fighting the system, screwball, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s
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The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix (1975)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Norway
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 100 miles north, a bit east and up, is Flåklypa... home of bicycle repairman Reodor Felgen and his two assistants - Solan Gundersen, morning bird and natural born optimist, and Ludvig who is a true pessimist. Sponsored by oil sheik Ben Redic Fy ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: chases and races, mechanic, racing, adventure, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, master villain, rivalry, car race, vengeance, contests and competitions, blueprint ...
Place: norway, europe
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Fast Company (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An early departure from director David Cronenberg's canon of visceral horror, 1979's Fast Company profiles one of his personal passions, racecars, in a gritty melodrama that also features exciting racetrack footage. Veteran toughguy ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: revenge, drag racing, racing, rivalry, good versus evil, womanizer, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, fugitives, chases and races, ambition, chase ...
Time: 70s
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Taxi 5 (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A police officer who's transfered in the police of Marseille gets assigned to take down a group of Italian robbers who drive the powerfull Ferrari's with the older niece of Daniel, a terrible driver who gets the legendary white taxi.
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, exciting, funny
Plot: taxi driver, taxi, police, car chase, unlikely partners, cars, beautiful scenery, chase, heist, police investigation, goofy hero, chases and races ...
Place: marseille, france
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The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: New Zealand, Japan, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle -- a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.
Style: touching, captivating, uplifting, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: human spirit, motorcycle race, against the odds, hitchhiker, adventure, follow your dream, motorcycle, optimism, obstacle, supportive friend, obsessive quest, journey ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967, 1960s
Place: new zealand, utah, california, usa, salt lake city utah ...
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Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A taxi driver gets more than he bargained for when he picks up two teen runaways. Not only does the pair possess supernatural powers, but they're also trying desperately to escape people who have made them their targets.
Style: exciting, semi serious, atmospheric, entertaining, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, spacecraft, teleportation, taxi driver, benign alien, supernatural ability, laser, ufo, young heroes, escapades, bounty hunter, alien ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
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Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Wreck-It Ralph is the 9-foot-tall, 643-pound villain of an arcade video game named Fix-It Felix Jr., in which the game's titular hero fixes buildings that Ralph destroys. Wanting to prove he can be a good guy and not just a villain, Ralph ...
Style: humorous, touching, exciting, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: villain, car race, courage, misfit, adventure, fish out of water, escapades, lifestyle change, imaginary, nothing goes right, friendship, journey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
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Initial D: Fourth Stage (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sport
Country: Japan
Story: Takumi Fujiwara continues his undefeated racing streak, touring the mountain passes of Japan with rival driver Keisuke Takahashi as a part of ex-racer Ryosuke Takahashi's racing team: "Project D".
Plot: racing, sport, cars, motor
Place: japan
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Ferat Vampire (1982)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A doctor is shocked when his beloved colleague Mima signs a contract with foreign car manufacturer Ferat, in order to work for them as a rally-driver. A scientist convinces him that human blood is being used as fuel for Mima's ever winning car, ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: vampire, car chase, investigation, supernatural, gory, chases and races, drive away, imaginary, crimes, racing, voyeurism, taking off shoes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hungary, czechoslovakia, central europe, czech republic
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Running on Empty (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Mike loves his fast cars and his hot women. When he fancies the girlfriend of the local street racing king, Fox, he gets way in over his head in racing for his girl, his money and his life. Through racing, sex, nightclubs and small road trips the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, road movie
Plot: love triangle, speed, ambition, wooing, gangsters, factory, love and romance, contests and competitions, rivalry, car chase, racing, sport ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Grand Prix (1966)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Grand Prix driver Pete Aron is fired by his team after a crash at Monaco that injures his teammate, Scott Stoddard. While Stoddard struggles to recover, Aron begins to drive for another team, and starts dating Stoddard's wife.
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: car race, rivalry, hopes, unsupportive spouse, athlete's life, danger, opponent, human spirit, ambition, sport team, underdog, relationship vs career ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, england, italy
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Private Road: No Trespassing (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Stock car racer Brad Carlton (Greg Evigan) throws the Mishaw family into a tailspin the night heiress Helen Mishaw slams her car into his motorcycle. He gets romantically involved with Helen Milshaw (Mitzi Kapture), and helps multi-million dollar ...
Plot: motorcycle, racing, romance, love affair, sabotage, car accident, cheating fiancee, attempted murder, drifter, fiance fiancee relationship, father daughter relationship, doctor ...
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Le Mans (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Steve McQueen is ideally cast as a champion race car driver, participating in the famed 24-hour race headquartered in Le Mans, France. Though dedicated to Going for the Gold, McQueen finds time to romance widowed Elga Andersen. The dramatic angle to ...
Style: exciting, realistic, road movie, serious, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, chases and races, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, race against time, rivalry, lifestyle, car race, racing, race, competition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1970
Place: france, europe, maine
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2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: It's a major double-cross when former police officer Brian O'Conner teams up with his ex-con buddy Roman Pearce to transport a shipment of "dirty" money for shady Miami-based import-export dealer Carter Verone. But the guys are ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: car race, car chase, hip hop, chase, crimes, working undercover, initially antagonists, mechanic, tough heroes, ex law enforcer, undercover, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, usa, florida, los angeles
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Speed Racer (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA, Australia, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Speed Racer is the tale of a young and brilliant racing driver. When corruption in the racing leagues costs his brother his life, he must team up with the police and the mysterious Racer X to bring an end to the corruption and criminal activities. ...
Style: stylized, exciting, semi serious, colourful, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: car race, car chase, family, hotshot hero, race, childhood, mechanic, cheating, chase, supportive parent, contests and competitions, loss of sibling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Lifelong friends and national idols Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton Jr. have earned their NASCAR stripes with their uncanny knack of finishing races in the first and second slots, respectively, and slinging catchphrases like "Shake and bake!" ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: divorce, car race, marriage, french, advertising, family dinner, sport competition, prayer, stupidity, farce, ambition, dimwit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, north carolina, usa
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Cannonball Fever (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An illegal race that takes place over the United States and nothing will stop this bunch of racers except for the occasional cop or a damsel in distress. Jackie Chan's car is not in this one, but many new cars make up for that. Who will win? ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, intense, surreal
Plot: chase, car chase, on the road, car race, friends, chases and races, crimes, contests and competitions, siblings relations, ambition, adventurer, chaos ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., cross country
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