The Academy Award nominations were announced on Tuesday and nary was a car movie to be found. That's not all that unusual considering the only car movie to ever get a Best Picture sniff was American Graffitti back in 1973 - and it lost to The Sting.
You can keep your Social Networks, your Black Swans, your Inceptions. The Oscars hold little allure - especially with James Franco and Anne Hathaway as co-hosts. Seriously? If it's not Billy Crystal, it's not worth the three-plus hours.
Instead, come Feb. 27, Oscar's big night, we'll be sitting down with a big bowl of popcorn and a car flick. This list is by no means definitive -there are countless car movies - but when we want to get our four-wheeled fix, these come to mind: