1. Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby (2006)
NASCAR stock car racing sensation Ricky Bobby is a national hero because of his “win at all costs” approach. He and his loyal racing partner, childhood friend Cal Naughton Jr., are a fearless duo — “Shake” and “Bake” by their fans for their ability to finish so many races in the #1 and #2 positions…
2. Speed Racer (2008)
The story begins with Speed Racer who is a young man with natural racing instincts whose goal is to win The Crucible, a cross-country car racing rally that took the life of his older brother, Rex Racer.
Speed is loyal to the family business, run by his parents Pops and Mom. Pops designed Speed’s car, the Mach 5. The owner of Royalton Industries makes Speed a lucrative offer, Speed rejects the offer, angering the owner. Speed also uncovers a secret that top corporate interests, including Royalton, are fixing races and cheating to gain profit.
With the offer to Speed denied, Royalton wants to ensure that Speed will not win races. Speed finds support from his parents and his girlfriend Trixie and enters The Crucible in a partnership with his one-time rival, Racer X, seeking to rescue his family’s business and the racing sport itself.
3. The Cannonball Run (1981)
This comedy film brings Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and an all-star cast to the starting line of the ultimate auto race, a madcap cross-country scramble that roars full-speed ahead.
This action-comedy was inspired by an actual event: the Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, an anything goes, all-stops-out – and very much illegal – competition that has grown to legendary proportions within the last ten years.
4. Smokey And The Bandit (1977)
Big and Little Enos challenge Bandit and Cledus to pick up a truckload of beer from Texas and deliver it to them within a certain amount of time after they accept their dare.
Bandit unintentionally picks up Carrie, a hitchhiking bride-to-be who just left her groom, Junior, at the altar, as they leave Texas after picking it up. Buford T. Justice’s son Junior, on the other hand, is a member of the Justice family. To find the bandit, Buford and Junior embark on a “high-speed pursuit” across the Southeast.
5. Herbie Fully Loaded (2005)
When Maggie Peyton buys Number 53, the wild Volkswagen bug, she puts it through its paces to see if it has what it takes to be a NASCAR contender.
Maggie Peyton bleeds NASCAR, but her overbearing father, Ray Peyton, Sr., forbids her from following her dream of becoming a race car driver. If Maggie accepts Ray Srgift .’s of a car for graduating college, he takes her to a junkyard where she can choose from a variety of very used vehicles.
In Maggie’s mind, an old Nissan is the perfect vehicle for her, but a battered 1963 VW Bug is calling her name. As Maggie prepares to leave the lot, she notices Herbie following closely behind them. Ahead of her departure for a job with ESPN News, Maggie learns that Herbie has other plans for her future—including one that involves leaving town.
6. Pineapple Express (2008)
Dale Denton, a stoner and a lazy court process clerk, visits Saul Silver only for one reason: to buy weed, specifically a rare new strain called Pineapple Express from Silver.
He panics and dumps Pineapple Express at the scene when Dale is the only person who can testify against an incompetent cop and the most dangerous drug lord in the city. To find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to Dale, Dale must now pay a visit to Saul.
As Dale and Saul flee for their lives, they learn that their paranoia isn’t just a product of their weed use: the bad guys are actually after them and trying to find a way to kill them both as quickly as possible. The Pineapple Express has arrived, and everyone is excited.
7. Contraband (2012)
Previously, Chris Faraday was involved in the smuggling of illegal goods and contraband into the country via freighters. He got married, started a family, and changed his name to something more respectable. Briggs, a drug dealer, enlisted the help of his brother-in-law, who blew a deal and now demands restitution, which he can’t provide.
Instead of accepting Chris’ offer, Briggs makes a threat against his family in case he fails to deliver on his promise. So he boards a cargo ship bound for Panama with the sole purpose of bringing back some phony cash. Briggs makes a “visit” to Chris’ home to meet his relatives.
Chris asks his friend Sebastian to look after them when he learns what’s going on. He advises Chris to bring drugs rather than cash to the meeting.
8. I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
Steven Russell is happily married to Debbie and works as a police officer in his community when he is involved in a car accident that causes him to reevaluate his life. With his sexual orientation now publicly known, Steven is determined to live an exciting and fulfilling life, even if it means breaking the law.
Eventually Steven’s new, extravagant lifestyle will land him in the State Penitentiary, where the sensitive and soft-spoken Phillip Morris will be waiting for him. The fact that Steven is so dedicated to getting Phillip out of jail and starting a new life with him drives him to try and succeed at every impossible con he comes up with.
9. Charlie Bartlett (2007)
Charlie Bartlett has issues despite his outgoing personality, friendliness, intelligence, style, authenticity, and wealth.
After losing both his father and his mother, he’s been kicked out of every private school in the area for his heinous crimes against no one in particular. Now he’s in a public school, where he gets pummeled mercilessly on a daily basis by the bully. To be popular, he wants to be the go-to guy, and the crux of his problems is that he always finds a way to achieve this goal, no matter what it may be.
While attending Western Summit High School, he reconciles with his tormentor by starting a prescription drug business with him. A student overdose, new security cameras on campus, an attraction to Susan (the lax principal’s daughter), and Charlie’s open-minded outlook on the world conspire to land him in serious trouble. Is it possible for this self-taught doctor to heal himself while still acting like a kid?
10. 30 Minutes Or Less (2011)
Dwayne, who isn’t very bright, wants to start a massage parlor with his buddy Travis, but he lacks the capital to do so. It is his decision to hire a hit-man to kill The Major, who won a large sum of money in the lottery years ago, but he demands US$ 100,000 from the killer for the task.
To make matters worse, they put pizza delivery boy Nick in a vest loaded with bombs and set the timer to go off. Dwayne then informs Nick that he has ten hours to rob a bank of $100,000 in order to save his life. The code to unlock the vest will be given to Nick once he completes the task. Nick enlists the assistance of his best friend Chet in the heist, but Dwayne’s plan falls through.
11. Superbad (2007)
Seth and Evan are inseparable best friends who are surviving their senior year of high school together as a unit.
With the help of their geeky friend Fogell and despite being shunned by their peers, Seth and Evan find themselves at an invitation-only party where they spend the entire day trying to score enough alcohol to lubricate the party and inebriate two girls, Jules and Becca, so they can begin their seductions and head off to college with a head start.
Fogell’s association with two incompetent cops complicates their mission by slowing and aiding it simultaneously. What happens if they manage to deliver the booze to the event? Do you have to go through sex to pass the test?
12. Thank You For Smoking (2005)
Nick Naylor, the Academy of Tobacco Studies’ Vice President, is the organization’s chief spokesperson and lobbyist.
He has an excellent command of the English language, and he uses it to his advantage when arguing for the cigarette industry. Polly Bailey, who works for the Moderation Council in the alcoholic beverage industry, and Bobby Jay Bliss, who owns the gun industry advisory group SAFETY, are two of his closest friends. They frequently get together in a bar and call themselves the Mod Squad, which is a play on their last name.
Mortal industry competitors argue about which industry has caused the most deaths. Senator Ortolan Finistirre of Vermont is Nick’s greatest foe, as he supports the use of a skull and crossed bones on cigarette packs in the Senate. A business trip allows Nick’s son Joey Naylor to meet his father. Joey Naylor lives with his mother and gets to know Nick. Nick’s life is turned upside-down when the ambitious reporter Heather Holloway betrays him by disclosing his secrets while they were in bed together. Nick, on the other hand, is competent when it comes to handling the mortgage.
13. The Heat (2013)
Aspiring FBI agent Sarah Ashburn doesn’t get along with her coworkers and isn’t interested in a promotion. She’s been sent to Boston to track down a fugitive drug lord’s stooge, Rojas, and is told that if she can find Larkin, she’ll be in line for a promotion. Arriving in Boston, she discovers that Larkin has been systematically eliminating his competitors and acquiring their businesses.
When she finds out that Rojas is being held by the Boston Police Department, she goes to speak with him to find out what he knows about Larkin. However, she is warned that the officer who arrested Rojas, Shannon Mullins, is extremely territorial and not particularly friendly. When the two finally meet, things don’t go well. The reason Ashburn has come to Boston intrigues Mullins, and she sets out to find Larkin on her own. There will be some friction between Ashburn and Mullins because Ashburn follows the rules while Mullins goes her own way.