Our Five Favorite Car Movies of the 2010s! | Heartland Ford of Heber Springs

While it might be hard to believe, the 2010s are in the history books, and we're headed into a whole new decade. With the New Year upon us, it's a great time to look back on some of the sights and sounds of the 2010s, including the movies that knocked our socks off in the past ten years.

We're nuts about movies here to Heartland Ford of Heber Springs, and movies that feature fast cars particularly get our motors running. Thankfully, there were a ton of great car flicks in the 2010s. Seen below, check out our five favorite car movies of the 2010s. And when you're ready to leave the silver screen behind and jump into a whole new decade of real-life motoring, stop by Heartland Ford of Heber Springs and check out the future you can drive now, with our great selection of 2020 Ford cars, trucks and SUVs. We hope to see you soon!

Ready Player One (2018) -- With Stephen Spielberg directing a film based on one of the most imaginative novels of the past 20 years, you just knew "Ready Player One" was going to be good. Set in 2045, when most people live a significant part of their lives in a huge virtual gameworld called The Oasis, "Ready Player One" is a visual feast, packed with pop-culture easter eggs from games and films as varied as "The Iron Giant" to "The Shining." The beginning of the film, in which our hero must win a brutal race through a vast virtual city, includes racing scenes that feature a ton of famous movie vehicles, including Ecto 1 from "Ghostbusters," the murderous red 1959 Plymouth Fury from John Carpenter's "Christine," Doc Brown's time-traveling Delorean from "Back to the Future," Bob Chandler's classic Bigfoot Ford F-150 monster truck and more. Visually arresting and full of deep questions about our digital future and the world both online and off, it's a film that may require a few viewings to catch everything.

"Mad Max: Fury Road" (2015) -- In a decade which featured plentiful reboots of beloved films that completely fizzled (we're looking in your direction, "Ghostbusters 2016"), we really didn't expect much when it was announced that the apocalyptic "Mad Max" series was returning. But how wrong we were became apparent within the first five minutes of "Mad Max: Fury Road." Hugely expanding the scope, action and spectacle of the original films, "Fury Road" centers around Max (Tom Hardy) and a new character named Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) as they go on the run in a gasoline-carrying "War Rig," having liberated several of the slave-wives of apocalyptic cult leader Immortan Joe. Joe charges after them with hundreds of crazed followers in an array of truly incredible vehicles, and the result is one of the best films of the century so far.

Baby Driver (2017) --  Written and directed by British filmmaker Edgar Wright, "Baby Driver" was a twenty-year dream for the director, who had originally planned to set it in Los Angeles, though it eventually wound up set and filmed in Atlanta. Like "Drive," it's a film about a getaway driver of incredible talent, played in this case by young Ansel Elgort, who is looking to get out of the business and seek greener, more legal pastures with his girlfriend. We won't spoil the high-octane twists and turns for you, but suffice it to say that final score goes way south, with acting lights like Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey, Jon Bernthal, Jamie Foxx and "Mad Men" alum Christina Hendricks along for the pulse-pounding ride. Packed with action and with a great sense of sound and visual flair, "Baby Driver," is a film with real heart, nominated for three Academy Awards. It's a must-see for anybody with gasoline in their veins. 

Drive (2011) -- Based on the 2005 novel by James Sallis, Director Nicholas Refn's "Drive" is a deep and engaging character study of an unnamed Hollywood stunt driver, played with smoldering intensity by Ryan Gosling, who moonlights as a getaway driver for criminals. The Driver is looking to make one last big job before getting out for good, and as you might imagine, that dream turns into a devolving series of crosses, double-crosses and murder, with Gosling's character trying his best to get himself and everyone he loves out of the spiraling situation in one piece. Co-starring a beautiful 1973 Chevrolet Malibu Laguna that Gosling himself rebuilt from a junkyard derelict to prepare for his part in the film, it's not only a great car flick but one of the best films of the decade period. 

Ford vs. Ferrari (2019) -- Though it showed up late in the decade, we can't help but include the phenomenal racing film "Ford vs. Ferrari" on this list. Headed up by superstars Matt Damon and Christian Bale in some of the best roles of their careers, "Ford vs. Ferrari" is based on one of the greatest true stories in all of motorsports history: the epic, early-60's effort by Ford Motor Company to build the now-legendary Ford GT40 in an attempt to beat the dominating racers from Ferrari at the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans road race in 1966. Starring Damon as the brash automotive genius Carroll Shelby and Bale as the equally-brash British racing driver Ken Miles, the film follows the two as they take on the corporate bureaucracy at Ford to make Henry Ford II's dream of beating Enzo Ferrari a racing reality. In addition to being loaded with incredible action and beauty shots of some of the hottest Fords and Ferraris ever built, the film is a testament to American know-how, friendship, courage and tenacity. Predictions are never a sure thing, but we're betting it will take home a few Oscars in 2020.

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