Movies offer us experiences unlike any other. What we cannot do in real life, we enjoy the thrills of it at the cinema, engrossed in a movie wherein the characters help us live the experience. Sometimes whatever we do in our own lives gets manifested in movies, and that is another unique experience unto itself. There are many of us who enjoy racing movies which have high-speed cars or motorbikes and the movie deals in action, heist, or just plain racing. The high-octane stuff we see in such movies provide us the adrenaline pumping action many of us crave for. And with the arrival of Netflix and other such streaming websites, it has become easier than ever before for us to have access to such movies.
Cinephiles like us now have innumerable options in front of us to choose from. But sometimes, when you want to watch a certain genre or movie, you might not be sure where to look for it. To make things easier, we have compiled some of the best racing movies. Here’s the list of really good car racing movies on Netflix that are available to stream right now.
6. Hajwala: The Missing Engine (2016)
This 2016 movie from the United Arab Emirates is directed by Ali Bin Matar and Ibrahim Bin Mohamed. Bin Mohamed is also the writer of the film. ‘Hajwala: The Missing Engine’ stars Ali Al Marzouqi, Anwar Aljabri, and Haleem Aljabri in leading roles. It is the story of Khalid and Kehailan, two competitive race car drivers and leaders of their respective teams. Khalid is the hero of the movie, and he has been losing races to Kehailan despite trying really hard. This forces him to use an engine in his car which has never before been used in such a vehicle. The problem that arises is that procuring this engine will force him and his teammates to resort to illegal means. ‘Hajwala’ is the highest-grossing UAE movie till date, and considering its minimal budget of $120,000, the film has made profits in millions.
5. Death Race (2008)
‘Death Race’ is a dystopic tale of a time when most prisons are owned by private corporations. It is set in a period where the collapse of the American economy has led to an increase in crime rates. Because there is no state control in how the prisoners are treated, Terminal Island Penitentiary’s warden Claire Hennessey decides to hold a race between prisoners, which she then broadcasts and earns profits. Jason Statham plays the role of a prisoner called Jensen Ames who is a former NASCAR driver. Hennessey’s best driver dies and she forces Jensen to take the former’s place. Though Jensen agrees, there are forces within the prison who will do anything to stop him from winning. The movie has got mixed reactions, but was a huge hit loved by action and racing movie fans.
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