Can You Match These Iconic Cars to the Films or TV Shows They're From?



By: Olivia C.

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About This Quiz

Films and TV shows all have their memorable storylines, lovable characters, and interesting endings. But some of these flicks and programs may have also featured some other memorable, lovable, and interesting elements in them -- cars!

Yep, you read that right! There are so many films where four-wheeled vehicles stole the scene that they're more known as "that film with this kind of car!" There are also some endearing films where the cars seem to become part of the story, and they feel like they're one of the characters important in the development of the narrative. And of course, being of Hollywood fare, there are indeed films and TV shows where the cars actually become actual characters themselves! This interesting quiz has 'em all! 

But more often than not, these cars -- of whatever build, size, and make -- actually serve as extensions of the personalities of the characters who own or drive them. Scriptwriters and filmmakers don't just accidentally put these cars in there, just for props. They always serve an important role in the narrative -- that's why they take us for a better spin while watching.

So you think you can identify many of the famous and very iconic vehicles from films and TV shows? If you're a huge follower of pop culture over the decades, this quiz will be a cinch for you. So rev up, and gear up for it!


In which 1980s sci-fi/comedy film did the 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 figure prominently?

Michael J. Fox's character, Marty McFly, was excited to see that his scientist friend built a time machine. But to see that it was a 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 car was something that shocked the brand-conscious teen!


The Aston Martin is a brand associated with this movie hero. Where did this car appear?

James Bond's car of choice is the stylish Aston Martin. Though there are other luxury vehicles paraded in 007 films, this one usually stands out.


Bumblebee is actually a yellow Camaro. In which film can you spot this classic?

The now-famous yellow Camaro known as Bumblebee is a character from the Transformer movies. In the original, they used a 1977 model, but replaced it with a newer 2009 Camaro later on.


This TV show about a chemistry teacher gone to the "wilder side" of life features the 1968 Fleetwood Bounder RV as the lead character's vehicle of choice in doing business. What show is this?

Breaking Bad was a famous TV show where a 1968 Fleetwood Bounder RV is used by the lead character. It ran from 2008 to 2013.


Keanu Reeves' character in this revenge movie raised hell when his 1969 Mustang was stolen. In what movie can you find this Mustang?

John Wick was all about a "retired" hitman who got pissed when his Mustang was stolen by some punks. He ain't lettin' that go!


A 1963 white Volkswagen is the "co-star" of Lindsay Lohan in this race film. What's the film?

Herbie: Fully Loaded is not the first time the lovable white VW is seen on the silver screen. Herbie has appeared in other movies prior to this one.


A team of thieves steal back from one of their own using a fleet of enviable 2003 MINI Cooper S cars. What film can you spot these beauties?

The 2003 film The Italian Job is actually a remake of a 1969 British film. But this version stood out because of the great car chase and stunt sequences featuring the MINI Cooper S.


A 1982 Pontiac Trans Am got converted into the black car known as KITT in this 1980s TV series. In which show can you spot this car?

Knight Rider was a famous '80s TV show because of two things: David Hasselhoff and KITT, the car. It's short for Knight Industries Two Thousand, its fictional maker and "employer" of its driver.


BA Baracus, Hannibal, Face and Howlin' Mad Murdock all rode inside their 1983 GMC Vandura in this action-packed TV show. What program was this?

The A Team was famous because of the very kooky individuals who made up this memorable team. But their van, the black 1983 GMC Vandura, also had its fans.


A young driver for a gang of expert robbers could be seen driving a red Subaru Impreza WRX during the opening scene. What 2017 film is this?

The opening sequence of the 2017 film Baby Driver featured Ansel Elgort's character driving a red Subaru Impreza WRX. Watch out for the tunnel scene to see why the car's color is relevant to the story!


The Mercedes Benz G-Class is all over this latest sequel to the prehistoric animal entertainment movie. What 2015 film is this?

Jurassic World seemed to have a product placement tie-in with Mercedes Benz. In particular, the Mercedes Benz G-Class is very visible in this movie.


This gang of young sleuths -- and their dog -- rides in a Ford Econoline van. What TV show-turned-film is this?

The Mystery Machine carries the gang of Scooby Doo in their detective adventures. It's actually a Ford Econoline van.


This musical's summer lovin' got cranked up with the classic Ford De Luxe Convertible car. What movie musical is this?

Grease featured the Greased Lightning cars that the greasers used in the movie. It's actually a Ford De Luxe Convertible.


In this Tom Cruise starrer, his younger self got into parental trouble when his dad's 1981 Porsche got into trouble as well! What film is this?

Risky Business featured a subplot featuring a 1981 Porsche. This is the lead character's dad's car, and is very precious to him -- so of course it gets into some trouble for more comedic mileage!


Tony Stark drove around town in his 2008 Audi RS8. In which film do we first see this car model of his?

Apparently, Iron Man loves his 2008 Audi RS8. We can see his alter ego, Tony Stark, drive this around, prominently.


A 1969 Dodge Charger is actually the main star of this late '70s-mid '80s TV show featuring a group of Southerner cousins. What show is this?

The Dukes of Hazzard actually had a very simple story. But it's their General Lee car, a 1969 Dodge Charger, that got a lot of fans.


In which '80s teen flick with Matthew Broderick can you spot the prized 1961 Ferrari 250 GT?

Ferris Bueller's Day Off featured a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT in the story. But in shooting the movie, they actually used several replicas.


Which International Man of Mystery owns a 1961 Jaguar E-Type?

Mike Myer's film, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, is a comedy that somehow parodies the James Bond series. The parody extended to the luxury cars, so Austin had his own shaguar -- or a 1961 Jaguar E-Type car.


The 1958 Plymouth Fury is the star of this Stephen King-penned horror film. What is this film?

The 1983 horror film called Christine had a scary 1958 Plymouth Fury as its "lead." The car seems to have a mind of its own -- and kills people!


This 1990s TV show featured the life of teens during the 1970s, where one of the owns a 1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser. What show is this?

The 1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser in That '70s Show also became part of the lives of the teens in the show. It's owned by the character of Eric Forman, played by Topher Grace.


The 1969 Ford Mustang GT 390 is featured prominently in this classic film with a car chase, starring Steve McQueen. What film is this?

Bullitt is the famous film with the famous car chase sequence. Its star, Steve McQueen, drives a 1969 Ford Mustang GT 390 in this movie.


A dysfunctional family rides their 1973 Volkswagen T2 Microbus so their little girl could join a beauty contest in this film. What film was this?

Little Miss Sunshine had an extra "cast member" with the inclusion of their cute yellow 1973 Volkswagen T2 Microbus. The vehicle is also important in the storyline.


The Ecto-1 car is actually a 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor used by scientists in this comedy/sci-fi paranormal-ish film. What film was this?

Ghostbusters, the original movie, featured a 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor which they converted into the Ecto-1. Since then, it has been known by that name!


Sonny Crocket's stylish '80s get-up is paired up with his use of a 1972 Ferrari Daytona Spyder. From what TV series is this?

Sonny Crocket is a character from Miami Vice. His 1972 Ferrari Daytona Spyder is always seen in that show.


The 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 is like the holy grail of cars in this fast-paced car-stealing movie. What 2000 film is this?

Gone in 60 Seconds featured a good heist story involving cars. In particular, a 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 is seen here as a huge prize car by the car thieves.


The Transformers featured lots of cars turning into robots, like the 1992 Peterbilt Truck transforming into the huge red-and-blue leader. Who is this leader?

Optimus Prime is the benevolent leader of the Autobots. He's actually a 1992 Peterbilt Truck.


The 1993 Ford Explorer XLT is the SUV of choice for visitors roaming around this theme park with the ginormous creature-features. What film is this?

The original Jurassic Park film had the 1993 Ford Explorer XLT as the official theme park vehicle. A model of this SUV could be seen making a "cameo" in Jurassic World.


These demon-hunting men ride around the country using their 1967 Chevrolet Impala. What TV show is this?

The Supernatural boys drive around using the 1967 Chevrolet Impala. There are some episodes when this car was used as an important plot device.


The 1995 Porsche 991 Turbo is featured in this buddy film, where the buddies are smart-mouthed but comedic cops. What film is this?

Mike Lowrey's character, played by Will Smith, was the one who drove the 1995 Porsche 991 Turbo. This is actually a very rare model for Porsche.


The classic 1932 Ford Coupe was like the "dreamboat car" for the teens featured in this 1973 film directed by George Lucas. What was this film?

The yellow 1932 Ford Coupe is now an iconic image from the film American Graffiti. Hot rod cars became fashionable again because of this movie.


A 1934 Ford Deluxe is what this notorious real-life robbing-and-killing couple used as a getaway car, also in the movie version. What film is this?

Bonnie and Clyde were infamous in life, and famous in death. Their car is, too: the 1934 Ford Deluxe, now bullet-ridden, but displayed prominently as part of American crime history.


This famous singing group of the 1960s also had their TV show, which also featured their vehicle of choice: the 1966 Pontiac GTO. What TV show is this?

Davy Jones was the lead of this musical group called The Monkees. The popular band had a popular TV show featuring them, where a modified 1966 Pontiac GTO functioned as their Monkeemobile.


The Wachowskis directed this 2008 racing film which prominently featured the Mach 5. What film is this?

Speed Racer was the live action film version of the Japanese anime show. It starred Emile Hirsch and Christina Ricci in the leads.


How can the disenchanted character sing "Hello, darkness, my old friend" when he's driving around in a 1966 Alfa Romeo in this classic kinda-coming-of-age film? Know this 1967 film?

The Graduate is the poignant 1967 film featuring a disenchanted college graduate who's unsure of what to do next in life. But he's driving around with a brand new graduation gift, a 1966 Alfa Romeo, to shake off his disenchantment ...


This musically inclined sibling duo drives around with their 1974 Dodge Monaco. What film is this?

The 1980 film The Blues Brothers featured Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. They dubbed their 1974 Dodge Monaco the "bluesmobile."


This bald-headed but formidable detective drives around in this 1974 Buick Century. From what TV show is this?

Kojak stars Telly Savalas. This famous 1970s TV show also featured an appropriate car of those times -- the 1974 Buick Century.


A 1980 Lamborghini Countach LP 400S is featured prominently in this comedy film about a cross-country race. What film is this?

Cannonball Run is a 1981 comedy film. It featured a 1980 Lamborghini Countach LP 400S in a cross-country race.


These two feminist-like characters drive off from their oppressive lives in a 1966 Ford Thunderbird. What film is this?

Thelma and Louise is essentially a road film, where the disenfranchised ladies drove away from their lives. They took the reliable 1966 Ford Thunderbird as their ride.


The legendary Gigahorse 1959 Cadillac is a very amped up car for a villain named Immortan Joe. In what 2015 film can you spot them both?

The 2015 film Mad Max: Fury Road featured two jazzed-up 1959 Cadillac car bodies turned into one humongous vehicle called the Gigahorse. That film had a lot of amped-up vehicles in there!


A cool guy known as The Dude drives this 1973 Ford Gran Torino. What film is this?

The Big Lebowski had the character named The Dude driving around in a 1973 Ford Gran Torino. That the character is kind of a slacker may have given this car model a negative image of sorts...


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