Mustang in the Movies: Ford Pony Car Team Picks its Top 10 Starring Roles    

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Hot off the heels of the Ford Mustang’s 56th birthday earlier this month and amidst the current stay-at-home environment, we looked back at the dozens of top films featuring the world’s best-selling sports car.

 

While many Mustang fans eagerly await the return of nice weather and shows, they can get their Mustang fix from the comfort of their homes Here are our team’s picks for the top 10 movies starring the iconic pony car and where they can be streamed tonight.

 

Bullitt (watch on Amazon Prime, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play)

Two identical 1968 Mustang GT Fastbacks were used in the filming of the classic Warner Bros. movie “Bullitt” that debuted in theaters on Oct. 17, 1968. Ford revived the iconic nameplate as the 2019 Mustang Bullitt at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

 

John Wick (watch on Amazon Prime, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play)

When it comes to explosive badass assassin movies, the John Wick series is one of the best of the modern era. Enter the 1969 Mustang Mach 1, a car that matches Wick’s quick-tempered reputation for swift and decisive action.

 

Goldfinger (watch on Amazon Prime, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play)

This classic 1964 James Bond movie was the first major motion picture to feature the pony car although Tilly Masterson’s 1964 Ford Mustang meets an unfortunate ending.

 

Gone in 60 Seconds (watch on Vudu (free with ads), Amazon Prime, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play)

For the 2000 remake of the original 1974 film, starring Nicholas Cage and Angelina Jolie, the part of Eleanor was ‘played’ by a 1967 Shelby GT500. Seven Elanor replicas were created for production, with five being totaled during stunt sequences.

 

I Am Legend (watch on Amazon Prime, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play)

Will Smith’s character Robert Neville chose a supercharged red 2007 Mustang Shelby GT500 as his companion (plus his dog) in their fight for survival.

 

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (watch on Amazon Prime, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play) A 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback takes on a rival car in the final climatic mountain race in the third installment of the Fast and Furious franchise.

 

Diamonds are Forever (watch on Amazon Prime, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play)

Bond, James Bond, puts a 1971 Mustang Mach 1 through its paces as a getaway car in a memorable chase sequence through Las Vegas, escaping through an alleyway on two wheels. The stunt was performed by legendary stuntman Bill Hickman.

 

Transformers (watch on Amazon Prime, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play)

This 2005 Mustang was built specially by Saleen and prepped by DreamWorks SKG for the movie. Before being turned into the rolling evil Decepticon known as Barricade, the car started life as a Saleen S281 Extreme with a 4.6-liter V8 and five-speed shifter.

 

Grand Prix (watch on Amazon Prime, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play)

Featuring a 1966 Shelby GT350H, American acting favorite James Garner plays American Formula 1 driver Pete Aron in director John Frankenhiemer’s landmark film about F1 racing.

 

War of the Worlds (watch on Amazon Prime, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play)

The 1966 Shelby GT350H driven by Tom Cruise in director Steven Spielberg’s 2005 film is considered by many auto enthusiasts to be the best part of this particular movie.

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