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The Coolest, Most Iconic Vehicles in Movies

The only thing that can be cooler than the main character of a movie is the car they drive. That’s right. A cool car can immediately add a whole other level of awesome to any onscreen character. There have been a number of iconic cars throughout film history, but these are without a doubt my favorites.

The 1984 Sheepdog: Dumb and Dumber

 

That’s right! The ‘84 Sheepdog is featured in the 1994 hit comedy, Dumb and Dumber. This vehicle belongs to Harry Dunne, Lloyd Christmas’ idiotic partner. Together, the two men, played by Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, travel across the country in this hilarious vehicle. The van has become an iconic symbol of the flamboyance and idiocy that are conveyed by Harry and Lloyd during the progression of the film. If you’ve never seen Dumb and Dumber, you would be surprised to learn that the sheepdog van is just the beginning of the shenanigans.

The Batmobile: Batman (1989)

For many people, Michael Keaton’s portrayal of Batman is the pinnacle of what a live-action Batman should be about. When he made his first appearance on that rooftop, there wasn’t a lot that could be done to make Keaton’s Batman any cooler than he already was — until the Batmobile was revealed. That car added another level of epic-nessand style to a film that had plenty of both. Tim Burton gave that film a unique comic book feel and that version of the Batmobile fit in perfectly.

The DeLorean: Back to the Future

BACK TO THE FUTURE, Christopher Lloyd, Michael J. Fox, 1985, with the DeLoreon car

Great Scott! If the DeLorean from Back to the Future wasn’t on this list, it would be a crime. In this film, Doctor Emmett Brown, or “Doc,” as Marty calls him, built a time machine out of a DeLorean. This vehicle is so iconic that it is constantly referred to as a time machine and is often forgotten to have been an actual vehicle available for purchase during that time period. Everything from it’s wing doors to it’s enormous thrusters is just so iconically futuristic. If that wasn’t enough, they made it fly in the sequel.

Vehicles are more than just transportation in a film. They can establish so many things about any character on the screen. In some cases, the vehicle can even define who a character is entirely. These iconic vehicles will forever be remembered in cinematic history.


Video production school attendee Evan!Juan Vasquez III is 28 years old and is from in Karnes City, Texas. Jay is doing his part in spreading the Word of God by excelling as a Digital Marketing apprentice at the Center for Creative Media. He enjoys superhero/action movies, comics, and playing basketball on his spare time.

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