5 Great Movies With Mustangs

To celebrate the look and longevity of one of cinema’s most iconic vehicles, we’re counting down our favourite movies with Mustangs.

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'68 Mustang from film, Bullitt
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Bullitt (1968)

Few cars can boast the legendary status of Steve McQueen’s iconic ’68 Mustang GT Fastback in the award-winning movie Bullitt. To celebrate the film’s 50th anniversary back in 2018, Ford will premiered a limited-edition 2019 Mustang Bullitt—with features inspired by the original car, including the Dark Highland Green exterior, dark grille and signature fuel cap.

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1967 Ford Mustang from "Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift"
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Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

The third installment of the Fast & Furious franchise introduced a whole new generation of auto enthusiasts to the magic of the Ford Mustang. In the climactic scene of this 2006 film, street racer Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) and his friends rebuild a 1967 Ford Mustang using salvaged and spare parts.

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1966 Ford Mustang from "The Princess Diaries"
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The Princess Diaries (2001)

You wouldn’t think a film about a San Francisco teenager (Anne Hathaway) who finds out she’s actually a princess could double as a love letter to Ford Mustangs, but The Princess Diaries does just that. When the Queen of the fictional Kingdom of Genovia (Julie Andrews) rides the 1966 Ford Mustang for the first time, it’s a match made in car heaven.

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1976 white Mustang Cobra from Charlie's Angels
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Charlie’s Angels (1976)

Okay—this is a bit of a cheat, as we’re referring to a TV show that ended up spawning a series of movies in later decades. Point is, if you drove a sports car in the ’70s or ’80s with blue racing stripes, you have Charlie’s Angels to thank. The character of Jill Munroe (Farrah Fawcett) was a main character on the popular series for only one full season, but her impact on television history is sealed—and so is her unmistakable 1976 white Mustang Cobra.

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Eleanor Mustang from "Gone in 60 Seconds"
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Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)

The plot to 1974’s Gone in 60 Seconds is simple: a group of car thieves is tasked with stealing 48 vehicles in the span of a few days. The car chases, on the other hand, are anything but basic. Eleanor, the 1973 Ford Mustang and crown jewel of the pack, was so central to the cult success of Gone in 60 Seconds that it received its own film credit. According to CNBC, a replica of the car was sold for $270,000 in 2017—if that doesn’t scream “iconic,” nothing does.

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