Top 10 Most Popular Trucking Movies Available Online
If you love trucks and watching movie is one of your hobbies, trucking movies is a winning combination. We all love watching a truck driving down the road, while the bad guys are chasing it with a pickup truck, trying to get on it and steal the cargo. But trucking movies bring up much more than just chasing. Here is a list of top 10 most popular trucking movies that are available online.
#1 – Cars (2006)
Cars is one of Pixar’s best movies of all time, bringing up the racing adrenaline with a variety of anthropomorphic vehicles. Kids love this movie, especially the main character, the rookie race car called Lighting McQueen. The rusty hillbilly tow truck called Mater is a friend of McQueen and is voiced by Larry the Cable Guy. Thanks to Cars, Pixar has sold millions of dollars worth of merchandise.
#2 – Terminator 2 (1991)
Terminator 2 has showed us one of the best truck chases on the television of all times with the upgraded Terminator model, T-1000. The scene features the T-1000 transported in a big rig, chasing a motorbike in a claustrophobic and vacant Los Angeles canal. The bad cyborg T-1000, who comes from the future, is trying to catch the 10-year-old John Connor on a small dirtbike. The good cyborg played by Arnold Schwarzenegger appears on a Harley Davidson with a shotgun in his hand and saves the boy. At the end, the truck explodes in an exciting way.
#3 – Smokey And The Bandit (1977)
The two truck driving southerners called Bandit and Cledus take the challenge to run a tractor with a trailer full of beer across the state. In the process, Bandit picks up a runaway bride, who happens to be the future daughter-in-law of a pesky sheriff, Buford T. Justice. Regardless of the toughness of the job, this looked like the best day job ever.
#4: Big Rig (2007)
Big Rig is a movie about the soul of the American truck driver and it has achieved success internationally. Watch this movie online to see how it’s like to be a long-haul truck driver in Australia, a completely different lifestyle than from what we know. One American truck driver says that everything he does is to impress women.
#5: Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Mad Max, starred by Mel Gibson, is a former member of the Australian highway patrol, who turns into a gang-members killer. The car chase in Mad Max 2 in a post-apocalyptic environment is like nothing you’ve seen before. The “Road Warrior” agrees to help a small group of survivors to defend their gasoline supply, which is very rare in that time, from a band of marauders. The showdown between a Mack semi-truck and the punk warriors is just great.
#6: Breakdown (1997)
Breakdown presents a story of a man who finds himself in a real nightmare. A couple driving to California through Southwest deserts have been stranded in the middle of the dessert after their car breaks down. Their biggest mistake was that they’ve bought a brand-new red Jeep. A friendly trucker finds the couple and offers to help them, but instead, he puts the woman in a barn cellar for ransom.
#7: They Drive By Night (1940)
As one of the oldest trucking movies on this list, it takes place in the Depression-era. Two brothers-truckers struggle to make for a living with their own trucking business. They drive long and sleepless nights, hauling loads from one to another end in California, dealing with the many threats of the old, primitive trucking system. Aside from capturing the portrait of the industry in its early age, at one point, the movie transforms into a noir.
#8: Big Trouble In Little China (1986)
What happens when Kurt Russell meets Bruce Lee? An awesome mash-up of American bravado and martial arts. The movie features Kurt Russell as a macho truck driver known as Jack Burton, who drives a truck named the Pork-Chop Express. Jack gets involved into a never-ending battle between good and evil with an ancient sorcerer in the little China.
#9: Joy Ride (2001)
During the summer break, three young students take on a road trip adventure from Colorado all the way to New Jersey with a goal one of the students (Lewis Thomas) to pick up the girl of his dreams. Starred by Paul Walker, Lewis’ dream fades away, as his brother is kidnapped while trying to play a practical joke on a lonely truck over a CB radio, who turned out to be a killer. Watch it online to find out what happens.
#10: Wages Of Fear (1953)
Wages Of Fear is the movie that started this genre and it is a true classic of French Cinema. A thriller directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, this movie has a lot of truck-stuff in it. A South American oil well catches fire and to put out the flames, 4 truck drivers are hired to drive two trucks full of nitroglycerin. They put their lives in danger just to put out the fire and they must pass a plenty of obstacles, both mental and physical.